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Accuse Amarinder of cheating
Bathinda, November 29
Activists of the Aided School Teachers Union and the Punjab Field and Workshop Workers Union today took out separate rallies in support of their demands.
Reject govt proposal
Sangrur, November 29
The Punjab State Aided School Teachers and Other Employees Union today rejected the government’s proposal, regarding the formation of a trust for granting pension to the aided schools’ retired teachers and other employees.
Activists of the Aided School Teachers Union stage dharna in support of their demands in Bathinda on Wednesday. Activists of the Aided School Teachers Union stage dharna in support of their demands in Bathinda on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo by Kulbir Beera

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A Rs 17.58-crore sports fee scam

Chandigarh, November 29
Even as the decline of sports in Punjab is evident, officials of the Punjab School Education Department have kept Rs 12.3 crore, meant for sports in schools, in bank accounts and FDRs instead of using it for the purpose intended. A sum of Rs 5.28 crore has been used for so-called sports activity, however, records shows that a large part of the money is unaccounted for and was used elsewhere.

Tarn Taran


Revenue Dept in dock over transfers
Chandigarh, November 29
Almost all major political parties other than ruling Congress are crying foul over the cancellation of transfers of District Revenue Officers (DROs) by the Punjab Government.

1.50 lakh rendered jobless
Rice millers on strike
Jalandhar, November 29
Over 1.5 lakh employees of about 3100 rice mills across Punjab have been idle as indefinite strike by millers entered the third day on Wednesday.

Ex-sepoy wins legal battle
Gets pension, arrears 58 years after suffering injury
Chandigarh, November 29
Fiftyeight years after he sustained a bullet injury while fighting the enemy in Jammu and Kashmir, ex-sepoy Dalip Singh of Amritsar district has emerged victorious in the battle for survival and justice against administrative apathy.

Kin of decorated officer living in fear
Say cops delaying action in criminal case
Patiala, November 29
The family of Wing Commander (Retd) D. D. D. Dhanda, a decorated Air Force officer, who has fought three wars for the country, is living in constant fear.


NGO launches awareness against child marriage in slums
Sangrur, November 29
The Koshish Welfare Club, Sunam, a non-government organisation (NGO), has launched weeklong programme to bring awareness against child marriages, especially in slum areas, at Sunam 13 km from here.

PNDT cell for legal action against five
Bathinda, November 29
The PNDT cell today recommended legal action against five persons, including a doctor, in a case of female foeticide.

Dead, but still in harness
Kapurthala, November 29
The Army while ignoring the objections raised by the Taraksheel Society is still continuing with the services of Sepoy Harbhajan Singh of the 23 Punjab Regiment and even granting 'promotions' though he had died 38 years ago.

Agitation by subordinate staff of DC office
Tarn Taran, November 29
The whole staff of the local Deputy Commissioner (DC) office today went on agitation for indefinite period against the alleged misbehaviour of the DC, Mr  Jaspal Singh.

SGPC raises demands for relics
Amritsar, November 29
The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) has once again raised the demand for the plume belonging to Guru Gobind Singh and relics of Maharaja Ranjit Singh with the British Government.

Work on underbridge to start soon: Political secy
Bathinda, November 29
Political secretary to Punjab Finance Minister Anil Bhola today met the DRM, Ambala Cantt, here and requested him to re-start the construction work on underbridge at Gate No. 245-A.


5 get life term in triple murder case
Sangrur, November 29
Mr S.K. Goel, Additional Sessions Judge, Sangrur, today awarded rigorous imprisonment for life to five persons in a triple murder case.


SP Khushwant Pal Singh retired for misconduct
Ludhiana, November 29
After inquiring into charges of misconduct and moral turpitude against a Superintendent of Police (SP) during the elections in Gujarat for over four years, the Punjab government has retired him compulsorily.

Goel is Chief Engineer of thermal plant
Ropar, November 29
Mr R.K. Goel today joined as the Chief Engineer of the Thermal Plant, Ropar. He had worked at various positions in 22 years of his career in the Thermal Plant. He had joined the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) in 1973.


Six booked for selling girl
Moga, November 29
The Moga police today booked six persons, including two women, for allegedly selling a 16-year-old girl to an aged man who forcibly tied the nuptial knot with the minor. The girl, who was one-month pregnant, was also rescued by the police.

One killed in mishap
Barnala, November 29
One person was killed and two others were injured near Bhotna village about 20 km from here, on the Barnala-Moga road in an accident today.


Panel to monitor private colleges: R.C. Sobti
Hoshiarpur, October 29
Panjab University, Chandigarh, has formulated a plan to make education viable and result oriented. A committee comprising of experts in various subjects would soon be constituted to ponder on all aspects and prepare a comprehensive plan in this regard.


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