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Chhibber’s report on Dullo, 3 others accepted
Chandigarh, September 19
As expected, the Punjab Assembly today passed a resolution endorsing the report of a former Punjab Governor, Lieut Gen B.K.N. Chhibber (retd), in which he had turned down the recommendations of the Lokpal for initiating action against four ministers in the erstwhile Beant Singh government.

Capt focuses on development issues
Chandigarh, September 19
Presenting the report card with regard to the performance of his government during the past four and a half years, the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today said in the state Assembly that he had laid the foundation for building a modern Punjab in such a manner that even the most incompetent governments would not be able take it back from the path of development in future.

Assembly nod to quota for Mazhbi Sikhs, Balmikis
Chandigarh, September 19
The Punjab Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes (Reservation in Services) Bill-2006, entailing a fixed percentage of reservation for Mazhbi Sikhs and Balmikis, was approved by the Punjab Assembly today. Turning a bit emotional, the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, thanked the Speaker, Dr Kewal Krishan, for running the House in an efficient manner.

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Five-year-old Agam Shingar, having his name in the Limca Book of World Records as the youngest classical tabla player, during a television show in Amritsar on Tuesday.
TABLA Prodigy: Five-year-old Agam Shingar, having his name in the Limca Book of World Records as the youngest classical tabla player, during a television show in Amritsar on Tuesday. — PTI

CM ‘dampens’ hopes of farmers, employees
Chandigarh, September 19
Contrary to the expectations of employees and farmers, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh did not make any announcement in the Punjab Assembly with regard to their demands. While employees were expecting that the Chief Minister would announce the promotional scale on the completion of four, nine and 14 years of service, the farmers were looking forward to relief package on loans.

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Sidhu ready to contest against CM
Amritsar, September 19
BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu would resign from the Lok Sabha before contesting Assembly elections from Patiala if the party high command issued directive in that regard.

Woman held for husband’s murder, paramour at large
Ropar, September 19
A woman allegedly killed her husband in connivance with her paramour at Sandhwa village in the Chamkaur Sahib subdivision last night.


BSP to go it alone in Assembly poll
Amritsar, September 19
The Bahujan Samaj Party will not have alliance with any political party in Punjab and will put up its own candidates on all 117 seats in the forthcoming Assembly elections, Mr Narinder Kashyap, national general secretary of the BSP, told mediapersons here today.

BJP to organise ‘oust Capt rally’
Amritsar, September 19
After the “parda fash” rally (exposing the government), the Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to organise a “takhta palt” (Oust Congress government) rally, here in October.

35 SGPC members seek action against Badal
Amritsar, September 19
At least 35 SGPC members, led by Mr Karnail Singh Panjoli, met Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar Akal Takht, and sought action against Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President, Shiromani Akali Dal, for accepting a donation of Rs 8 lakh from the ITC, a tobacco company as party fund .

Dharna by CPM activists
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 19
Activists of the CPI(M) organised a dharna in front of the district administrative complex here today in protest against the alleged failure of the Bassi Pathana police in arresting the culprits who had beaten up the district secretary of the CPI(M).


37,400 for 872 posts of constable
Ludhiana, September 19
In a shocking pointer to the level of unemployment in the state, the Punjab Police has been deluged with the applications for the recruitment of constables commencing tomorrow with physical tests at Tarn Taran, Ferozepore, Kapurthala and Patiala.

Malta tragedy mission plans contempt plea
Hoshiarpur, September 19
The Malta Boat Tragedy Probe Mission will file a contempt of court plea against the state government for “non-implementation” of the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding payment of ex gratia of Rs 50,000 each and issuance of death certificates to the kin of the victims of the tragedy.

2 girls go missing from Nari Niketan
Amritsar, September 19
Two girls went missing from the Nari Niketan being managed by the Punjab Government here today. The police lodged a report of missing of two young girls who were staying in the Nari Niketan.

Birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh to be celebrated
Patiala, September 19
The Punjab Student Union (PSU) has decided to celebrate the birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh by making it a movement to oppose policies of the government, under which it has allowed capitalists to loot the wealth of the country.

Rally on drug awareness
Abohar, September 19
The city police today organised a drug-awareness rally with the cooperation of some local schools. Mr Jaskiran Singh, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, flagged off the rally at Government Model Senior Secondary School for Boys.

Physically challenged stage dharna
Sangrur, September 19
Members of the district unit of the Physically Handicapped Association, Punjab, led by Mr Bhan Singh Bhaura, district president of the association, yesterday staged a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here in protest against the non-acceptance of their demands.


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Relief for farmers recommended
Ropar, September 19
Taking note of farmers plight of over 100 villagers of Nurpurbedi and Nangal subdivisions who have suffered losses due to Maize crop failure, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Alok Shekhar, today recommended compensation for them in a report sent to the Chief Secretary.


1 arrested with 1 kg of opium
Abohar, September 19
The district police today nabbed a person with 1 kg of opium. He had recently been released on bail for similar offence after serving four years’ sentence.

3 booked for raping minor
Rajpura, September 19
The Rajpura police has booked three residents of Nanhera village on the charges of raping a minor girl of the village.


BEd colleges working without principals
Amritsar, September 19
About two dozen B.Ed colleges are running without regular principals, infrastructure and faculty members that exposed the standard of education in education colleges in the state.

Dr Gurjeet Singh Law university set for start
Patiala, September 19
After getting over initial hiccups, the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, the first of its kind in Punjab, is all set to formally start its first academic session from September 25. The arrangements for the same got an impetus after Dr Gurjeet Singh took over the charge as university’s first regular Vice-Chancellor recently.

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New recruitment rules for teachers soon
Chandigarh, September 19
State Education Minister Partap Singh Bajwa has said all new recruitment of teachers will be purely based on merit. Speaking during the Assembly session here today, he said no test would be held to select teachers and there would be no marks for an interview. There was a proposal to select 10,000 teachers to fill vacant posts, he added.

College librarians seek confirmation of services
Patiala, September 19
The Punjab College Librarians Association has expressed its resentment over unnecessary delay in clearance of the probation period and confirmation of the services of college cadre librarians, who were recruited by the Punjab Public Service Commission during 1997-98.

March against polytechnic, ITI sale on Sept 23
Patiala, September 19
The Punjab Polytechnic Staff Association and the ITI Association will organise a protest march towards the private residence of Chief Minister here on September 23.


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