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Renuka anguished over low sex ratio in state
For common law on NRI marriages
Lehra Gaga, October 1
On her first visit to Punjab on Friday, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury made no attempts to hide her anguish over the notoriously low female sex ratio in Punjab.

Union Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury with a child at Lehra Gaga during a function on Friday. Union Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury with a child at Lehra Gaga during a function on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Singla blames female foeticide on women
Fazilka, October 1
The Finance and Health Minister, Punjab, Mr Surinder Singla, has held women more responsible for female foeticide stating that they were not exercising their rights properly. Addressing a seminar on female feticide at the local Civil Hospital yesterday, he said it was time for introspection by them.




Scribes honoured for crusade against foeticide
Abohar, October 1
A unique social awareness campaign against female foeticide was launched as part of a seminar on the media’s role against this evil held here today. The seminar was organised by Pragtisheel Patarkar Manch and was sponsored by Dhiraj Trikha Memorial foundations.

Pak spy handed over to cops
Gurdaspur, October 1
The railway police has handed over Pakistan spy Khalid Parvez, who had kidnapped a child from Jammu, to the Punjab Police. The spy was handed over after incriminating evidence regarding his spy activities was collected.

Education system has collapsed, says Dr Johl
Nawanshahr, October 1
Departments of Economics and Commerce of Amardeep Singh Shergill Memorial College, Mukandpur (Nawanshahr) organised a two-day UGC sponsored national seminar on “Second Generation Economic Reforms in India: Prospects and challenge”. experts from the north India participated in it. Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairperson, Punjab State Planning Board inaugurated the seminar yesterday.

Veterinary pharmacists block traffic in front of the bus stand in Bathinda on Sunday.
Veterinary pharmacists block traffic in front of the bus stand in Bathinda on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Vet pharmacists block traffic for 3 hours
Bathinda, October 1
Hundreds of activists of the Veterinary Pharmacists Union, Punjab, blocked traffic near the bus stand for around 3 hours here today.

24 pharmacists held after scuffle with police
Ludhiana, October 1
Twentyfour newly appointed rural pharmacists, including girls, who were staging a dharna, demanding regularisation of their services, and better emoluments, were arrested following a scuffle with the police.



Badal convenes meeting of MLAs, SGPC members today
Amritsar, October 1
Even as the Shiromani Akali Dal supremo, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, has convened a meeting of SGPC members, MLAs, district jathedars and senior Akali leaders of Gurdaspur and Amritsar districts to chalk out a programme on the birth centenary of Baba Budha here tomorrow, he might use the occasion to get feedback on the performance of the SGPC.

CPM against SAD-BJP govt in Punjab
Chandigarh, October 1
The CPM’s effort in the Assembly elections will be to stop the SAD-BJP alliance from coming to power in Punjab.

Jalandhar page: Seat-sharing between SAD and BJP to be finalised soon: Avinash Rai


Attack on Dalit youths: police inaction alleged
Amritsar, October 1
Even after three weeks of the incident, the Dharamkot police in Moga district has failed to take any action against the accused who caused grievous injuries to two Dalit youths in a dispute over agricultural land.

CM extends Dasehra greetings
Chandigarh, October 1
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today extended his greetings to the people of the Punjab on the occasion of Dasehra.

Dhadi Sabha seeks fund for Dhadi Jathas’ welfare
Amritsar, October 1
The Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Shiromani Dhadi Sabha today supported creation of fund of Rs 100 crore for the welfare and promotion of dhadis (those who recite ‘Vars’) and other old traditional singing arts so that this glorious tradition is revived.

100 plus celebrate Senior Citizens Day
Bathinda, October 1
International Senior Citizens Day was celebrated at Teachers Home here today. People aged over 100 belonging to various parts of the district participated in the function.

Jail inmates get wooden cots
Amritsar, October 1
To provide more facilities, Central Jail here has provided wooden cots to inmates becoming the first jail to do so.


Baba Farid varsity plans supplementary examination
Chandigarh, October 1
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences has decided to conduct supplementary examination of student who have failed or have a compartment in one or more subjects. The examination is scheduled to be held on October 13. This will save six months of an academic session for the students who clear these examinations.


Be ready for challenges, bankers told
Patiala, October 1
Mr Amar Pal, general secretary, All-India Bank Officers Confederation, has assured members that their demand for a second pension option and appointments on compassionate grounds will be taken up at the level of the Indian Banks Association (IBA).


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