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Teachers on exam duty flouting rules
Bathinda, March 30
The written orders from the director public instructions, secondary, (DPI-S) notwithstanding, a large section of teachers, who are on exam duties in the ongoing board exams of tenth and senior secondary classes, are not reporting to their schools even when there are no exams in their centres on some specific days.

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Badal summons Improvement Trust records
Jalandhar, March 30
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has finally summoned records of the controversy-ridden Jalandhar Improvement Trust, which had allegedly handed over a piece of land worth crores of rupees to a Patiala-based ‘obscure looking’ educational trust for peanuts.

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Bibi Jagir Kaur has a word with Sukhbir Badal at an SAD working committee meeting at Kalgidhar Niwas in Sector-27, Chandigarh False cases against Akalis may go
Chandigarh, March 30
Criminal and other cases registered against Akali leaders during the tenure of the previous Amarinder Singh government will be re-investigated and withdrawn, if found false.

Bibi Jagir Kaur has a word with Sukhbir Badal at an SAD working committee meeting at Kalgidhar Niwas in Sector-27, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

SGPC passes Rs 330-cr budget
Haryana members boycott session
Amritsar, March 30
The SGPC today passed its Rs 330-crore annual budget while members from Haryana boycotted the proceedings at the historic Teja Singh Sammunderi Hall here today.

66 law officers appointed
Chandigarh, March 30
The Parkash Singh Badal-led Punjab government today appointed 66 law officers to assist advocate-general Hardev Singh Mattewal in handling the government’s legal problems. The law officers appointed today include four for Delhi.



PPCC chief after UP poll, says Oscar
Ludhiana, March 30
Congress general secretary and union minister of state for labour and employment, Oscar Fernandes said today that the new president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) would be appointed after the Uttar Pradesh elections. He said party president Sonia Gandhi was busy with the UP elections and all decisions were left pending for the time being.

Councillors’ tussle to affect development
Moga, March 30
The ongoing tug-of-war between Congress and Akali councillors of the local civic body that started after the alleged locking up of local legislator Joginder Pal Jain and his wife inside the Municipal Corporation premises is all set to disrupt development works in the town.


Govt fails to give job to kin of martyr
Parents of Lieut Triveni Singh of 5 Jakli, who was honoured with Ashok Chakra posthumously, in Pathankot. Pathankot, March 30
Parents of Lieut Triveni Singh of 5 Jakli, who was honoured with Ashok Chakra posthumously on January 2, 2004, are still waiting for the appointment of their daughter in the Punjab civil services. The state government in June 2005 had recommended the next of kin of 46 war heroes from Punjab for the grant of employment in class I, II and III of the civil services.

Parents of Lieut Triveni Singh of 5 Jakli, who was honoured with Ashok Chakra posthumously, in Pathankot. — A Tribune photograph

‘Stop caste division for better governance’
Bathinda, March 30
The government should provide quality educational facilities to all Indians rather than dividing them on the basis of their caste.

1.26 crore children rehabilitated
Amritsar, March 30
As per a survey, in the year 2000, there were more than 7.50 crore cases of child labour across the world, of which some were involved in life-threatening jobs.

Clarification on holidays
Chandigarh, March 30
The Punjab government here today clarified that April 2 and September 19 would only be bank holidays under the negotiable instruments act and not general holidays. All educational institutions, offices, boards and corporations would remain open.

Book on Punjabi culture released
Patiala, March 30
The best way to preserve our culture is to give it the shape of poetry. This was stated by Prof Surjeet Paatar, a Punjabi writer, at a book release function organised by the department of journalism and mass communication, Punjabi University, Patiala, here today.


Tehsildar among 15 booked in fraud case
Tarn Taran, March 30
Local naib tehsildar Lakhwinder Pal Singh and a self-styled Bishop Tabir-Ul-Haq have been booked, along with 13 others, under relevant sections of fraud for selling a piece of about 7 acres of prime land belonging to the Amritsar Diocese Trust Association(ADTA) in the town.

Labourer killed for eve-teasing
Phillaur, March 30
A migrant labourer Ghooran Yadav was allegedly murdered by his friend Jagdish Gop in nearby Dosanjh Kalan village last night.


Students from Punjab colleges to get 15 pc extra marks in PMET
Patiala March 30
The Punjab Government has decided to give preference to its own students in the post-graduate medical entrance test(PMET). For the first time students of medical colleges in the state will be given 15 per cent extra marks in the test for post-graduate medical courses being conducted by Baba Farid Medical University.

PTU CET on May 26
Jalandhar, March 30
Punjab Technical University (PTU) has decided to hold CET exam for admission to all engineering, pharmacy and architecture colleges in the state on May 26.


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