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Recruitment of 6,000 teachers by Nov 10: Bajwa
Gurdaspur, October 8
The Punjab government will advertise another 6000 posts for master cadre next week. Master cadre teachers will be recruited for the senior secondary schools in the state. A memorandum to this effect will be put up to the Cabinet in the next two to three days. The state has hired C-DAC an agency of the Union Human Resource Ministry to carry out recruitment of the teachers.

Russia’s offer to industrialists
Multiple entry visas for five years
Chandigarh, October 8
Industrialists in Punjab, who are willing to renew trade ties with Russia, will now be granted multiple entry visas to Russia for a period of five years.

Shiv Sena activists block rail traffic
Burning of deities’ effigies in Bathinda district
Chandigarh, October 8
Train traffic was disrupted for about three hours today in the state, as some activists blocked trains at several places to protest the recent alleged burning of effigies of deities of Lord Rama, Sita and Hanuman at Rampura Phul in Bathinda district.
Shiv Sena activists block a train in protest against the alleged burning of effigies of Lord Rama, Sita and Hanuman on Dasehra at Bathinda, in Amritsar railway station on Sunday.
Shiv Sena activists block a train in protest against the alleged burning of effigies of Lord Rama, Sita and Hanuman on Dasehra at Bathinda, in Amritsar railway station on Sunday. — PTI




Badal’s speech irks Singla
Phagwara, October 8
An unpleasant scene was witnessed during the launching ceremony of the Punjab edition of a vernacular newspaper at Mayfair Resorts, near here, today when Finance Minister Surinder Singla raised a protest against the speech being delivered by former Chief Minister and SAD President Parkash Singh Badal and asked a TV channel chairman to ask Mr Badal to avoid any political comments.

Indian Oil stops paying octroi to council
Gurdaspur, October 8
The Indian Oil has stopped paying octroi to Pathankot Municipal Council. The oil company, that has its dumps in the municipal limits of the city used to pay octroi of Rs 17 lakh per month to the council.

Truck driver missing in Iraq returns home
Gurdaspur, October 8
Gurvinder Singh Sony, the truck driver who had gone missing in Iraq, returned home at his native village Bhagowal, near Batala, yesterday.

To make one shahtoosh shawl, 3 chirus are killed
Chandigarh, October 8
Do the ones who make fashion statement and flaunt their status by wearing shahtoosh shawls know that how many innocent and beautiful-looking chirus (Tibetan antelopes) have to be killed to prepare one shawl? Perhaps, not. Had they known the fact that three chirus are sacrificed to prepare one shahtoosh shawl of two-metre length, perhaps, many of the women from rich and famous families would have never purchased such a stuff.      
A file photo of chirus



Lodhianangal joins SAD
Amritsar, October 8
The Shiromani Akali Dal led by Mr Parkash Singh Badal today received a shot in the arm when Mr Lakhbir Singh Lodhinangal, who had recently resigned as Chairman Improvement Trust, Batala, joined the party along with a large number of his supporters here.

Ex-trust chief’s induction into SAD opposed
Gurdaspur, October 8
Though Mr Lakhbir Singh Lodhinangal, chairman of the Improvement Trust, Batala, joined the SAD at Amritsar today, the party leaders from the area have opposed his inclusion.

Rival Akali faction heads attend ‘Save Panth rally’
Rajasansi, October 8
The ‘Save Panth rally’, organised by rebel SGPC Secretary, Raghbir Singh and attended by leaders of various rival Akali factions, here today set the tone for forthcoming Assembly elections, slated for February next year.

Sarpanch of Kahlon’s native village joins Cong
Fatehgarh Churian (Gurdaspur), October 8
In a major setback to the SAD in the Fatehgarh Churian constituency, the sarpanch of the native village of former SAD minister Nirmal Singh Kahlon, SAD nominee from the constituency, today joined the Congress.

Cong to hold Yuva Chetna rallies
Barnala, October 8
The Punjab Youth Congress, under the leadership of Mr Vijay Inder Singla, president, Punjab Youth Congress, will launch its Yuva Chetna rallies from Sangrur district on October 10.

Parties yet to sense mood of electorate
Ludhiana, October 8
With only four months to go for the Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections, people have started viewing seriously the techniques and methods being adopted by major political parties to woo the electorate. So far both the Congress and Akali Dal have done much to malign their leaders and make the slogan of corruption meaningless in the eyes of people of the state. A section of the people have rather looked contemptuously at the slanderous campaign by the Congress and Akalis against Captain Amarinder Singh and Mr Parkash Singh Badal, respectively. Some people have even hinted that such tactics may result in turning the election campaign violent this time.


Couple arrested for deserting daughters
Bathinda, October 8
Conveying a stern warning to those trying to get rid of their “unwanted girl child”, the police has arrested a woman who had abandoned her two daughters at the local bus stand a few days back, and her husband. However, the girls are yet to be restored to any of their relatives and they continue to remain in the custody of Sahara, a local NGO.

Rajni Devi, who had deserted her two daughters at Bathinda bus stand, and her husband, Jagmohan Singh, in police custody in Bathinda on Sunday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera
Rajni Devi, who had deserted her two daughters at Bathinda bus stand, and her husband, Jagmohan Singh, in police custody in Bathinda on Sunday.

Dengue case reported in Bathinda
Bathinda, October 8
A one-and-a-half-year-old child has tested positive for dengue here. This is the first case of confirmed dengue in Bathinda district. According to sources, the child, Monu, was brought to the Civil Hospital by his father Ratan Kumar, a migrant labourer, staying at Ganesha Basti, last night.

Free insurance for 30 cr BPL persons
Ludhiana, October 8
The Centre is preparing a comprehensive health insurance policy for people living below the poverty line. Under the scheme, 30 crore persons across the country will get free health insurance and the annual premium of about Rs 3,000 crore will be paid by the government.

Brinda Karat flays govt for acquiring land for industry
Hoshiarpur, October 8
Ms Brinda Karat, MP and member of the CPM Politburo alleged corruption was being indulged in by sarpanches and officials concerned in the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), 2005, in Hoshiarpur district.

NC president Sahota dies in road accident
Phillaur, October 8
A pall of gloom descended at Nurmahal when Phumman Ram Sahota, president, Nurmahal Nagar Council, died in a road accident here today.

Shiv Sena against mercy to Afzal

“Sappan Wala Baba” dies of snakebite
Abohar, October 8
Chhinder Singh popularly known “Sappan Wala Baba” died due to snakebite yesterday night at Mahalam village located on the Abohar-Ferozepore road.


A fruitful alternative to wheat-paddy cycle
Citrus & agri juicing council shows way
Tahliwala Jatta (Fazilka), October 8
A silent revolution is sweeping fields of southern Punjab where the Council for Citrus and Agri Juicing in Punjab is enticing farmers to switch over from traditional wheat-paddy cycle to more paying citrus farming.

A view of a reservoir and a drip irrigation unit on 95-acre farm at Tahliwala Jatta village near Fazilka. — Photo by Kulbir Beera
A view of a reservoir and a drip irrigation unit on 95-acre farm at Tahliwala Jatta village near Fazilka.

Dry weather facilitates paddy procurement in Punjab
Khanna, October 8
The dynamics of grain procurement have changed in Punjab. The ongoing kharif season is a market that suits farmers. Thanks to the dry weather in the past three weeks and adherence to a schedule on sowing and reaping paddy, the produce of the Punjab farmer is being procured by the government agencies smoothly. The usual fuss of the procurement agencies over the paddy having more moisture content than the permissible limit or the problem of a higher percentage of discoloured grain is not there.


Mother of 2 commits suicide
Ropar, October 8
Mamta Rani (25), a mother of two children, today committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance allegedly following a dowry demand from her in-laws. She was a resident of Phulkhurd and had married five years ago.

Daughter files complaint against mother
Amritsar, October 8
In a virtual revolt against the family ties, a minor girl filed a complaint against her mother for her forcible marriage as she used to object to her alleged illicit relations.


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