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Separate panel for Army men killed in ’84 riots sought
Amritsar, September 4
The government should set up a separate commission to inquire into the killing of Sikh Army personnel during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots as the Nanavati Commission had failed to highlight the plight of the families of those killed in its report.

Traders start chain fast
Octroi collection at Dhuri
Dhuri , September 4
Protesting against continuation of collection of octroi by the octroi contractor from September 1 (evening) here, a 21-member group of leaders of various trader organisations under the leadership of Mr Vijay Singla, senior vice-president of the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal, Dhuri, began 24-hour fast at 10 am at the Kranti Chowk here today.

Students block traffic on Wagah road; VC orders probe
Amritsar, September 4
Students of Guru Nanak Dev University here today, boycotted classes, blocked traffic on the Wagah road and resorted to sloganeering against the Vice-Chancellor and security personnel following the denial of medical aid to a girl living in hostel yesterday late night.

Fatehgarh Sahib


BEd teachers to be recruited at district level
Chandigarh, September 4
As the Education Department has decided to make drastic changes in the recruitment of school masters, the master cadre will no longer be a state cadre. And soon the Education Department will have a Director, Cultural Affairs (Schools), and a Director, Sports (Schools).

Paddy procurement from October 1
No paddy for defaulting rice mills
Patiala, September 4
The different agencies of the Punjab Government will start procurement of paddy on October 1 and by keeping in view the bumper crop this season, all arrangements for the same have been made by the authorities concerned to make the whole exercise a smooth affair.

Rain damages crops

Lighting up their lives with education
Bathinda, September 4
Like other kids of her age Nandini(7) aspires to be a doctor, but what makes her different is the fact that she has started attending school just a couple of months ago. She is one of the 40 destitute children who are attending a “mobile school” started by Goodwill Society, an NGO, near the railway station here.

Destitute children studying at a mobile school in Bathinda. — Photo by Kulbir Beera
Destitute children studying at a mobile school in Bathinda.

Ranjit Sagar Dam spillways tested

Shahpur Kandi, September 4

Ranjit Sagar Dam attained the highest water level today at 523 metres. This gave the dam authorities an opportunity to test the spillway of the dam. The spillway was tested for the first time since installation about a decade ago.

Water flows from spillways of Ranjit Sagar Dam for the first time. — Photo by Jangi

Water flows from spillways of Ranjit Sagar Dam for the first time.

Engineers oppose shifting of meters
Patiala, September 4
The PSEB Engineers Association has disapproved the decision of the board to abandon the exercise of shifting meters outside consumer's premises on verbal directions of the state government.

BJP to hold Vande Mataram yatra
Chandigarh, September 4
To celebrate the centenary of the composition of national song Vande Mataram, the state unit of the BJP today announced to hold a “Vande Mataram Shatabadi Yatra” on Thursday in the state. This was stated by party spokesperson Vijay Sampla.

SAD (Longowal) protests against cutting of hair
Rajpura, September 4
Activists of the SAD (Longowal) here today took to the street in protest against the forcible cutting of hair of a Delhi based Sikh boy.

Training programme for govt staff begins
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 4
Ms Jaspreet Talwar, Deputy Commissioner, inaugurated a training programme for employees of various district offices that was organised by the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Public Administration (MGPSIPA) here today.


Dowry death: panel to seek justice
Malerkotla, September 4
A meeting of the joint action committee, formed to get justice for dowry death victim Manpreet Kaur, was held at a gurdwara here today.

Rs 1.51 lakh stolen from scooter
Ferozepore, September 4
In a case of theft, unidentified persons stole Rs 1,51,200 which had been kept in the dickey of a scooter parked inside the Tehsil complex here this afternoon.


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