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Carpenter’s daughter tops Class X exam

Jalandhar, June 13
Leaving behind students of top private schools of the state, the daughter of a carpenter has topped in Class X examination. A student of Government Model Co-Educational Secondary School, Ladowali Road, Arshdeep has brought laurels for her simple family based at Prem Nagar here.
Mohali, June 13
In a state that is notorious for female foeticide, girls have once again proved their mettle by outshining boys in the matriculation examination of Punjab School Education Board. A large number of girl students have made their parents proud after making it to the merit list released by the board here today.
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Circumstances made me CM: Badal
Chandigarh, June 13
In an informal talk with mediapersons here today, Parkash Singh Badal said he did not try ever to be a chief minister. “Every time circumstances played crucial role to make me occupy the chief minister’s chair”, said Badal, sharing experiences of his political life spread over 50 years.

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Badal playing with fire, says Bhattal
Chandigarh, June 13
Leader of the opposition in the Punjab assembly Rajinder Kaur Bhattal here today said Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was playing with fire by keeping the dera issue on the boil in Punjab’s countryside.

Yet another case against Chahal
Weapons recovered from house
Patiala, June 13
Former media adviser to former Chief Minister Bharat Inder Singh Chahal was booked in another case here today. This is the second case registered against him in two consecutive days.

B.I.S. Chahal in police custody at his house in Patiala on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

B.I.S. Chahal in police custody at his house in Patiala

HC Suggestion
Chahal wakes up to Article 226
Chandigarh, June 13
With Chahal moving the Punjab and Haryana High Court today under Article 226, it seems that he has finally woken up to the June 1 order by Justice Uma Nath Singh. An inadvertent legal glossover has landed Chahal, now booked by the Punjab police in two cases, in a terrible mess.

CD Examination
Dimpa may get relief
Amritsar, June 13
Former Congress MLA Jasbir Singh Dimpa, who was booked for violence resulting in the death of an Akali worker on the eve of the Beas election, might get some relief in the examination report of the CD, which was projected as a proof of his participation in the clash between workers of the Congress and SAD.

Ram Bagh Clubs
Joshi threatens to quit

Amritsar, June 13
The controversy over the proposed vacation of three century-old clubs of the British era at historical Ram Bagh, the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, today took a fresh turn with BJP MLA Anil Joshi threatening to resign as legislator if the orders of the sub-divisional magistrate-cum-collector were implemented to get the clubs vacated by June 20.

Illegal immigration: UK envoy for crackdown on ‘crooks’
Chandigarh, June 13
The UK high commissioner to India, Sir Michael Arthur, today said steps had been initiated to tackle the problem of illegal immigration from India to the UK. “ I have discussed this issue with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, leader of the opposition Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, chief secretary Ramesh Inder Singh and DGP N.P.S. Aulakh and others concerned”, he said talking a group of mediapersons at the residence of Bhattal here.

State Round-up
CM writes to Pranab on immigrants
Chandigarh, June 13
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has urged union minister of external affairs Pranab Mukherjee to ask all Indian consulates and embassies across the world to provide every possible assistance to Punjabi immigrants to avail themselves of the benefit of amnesty schemes for regularising illegal immigrants in the countries concerned.


Cong failed to take tough stance: Khaira
Chandigarh, June 13
In a surprise reaction Congress MLA from Bholath, Sukhpal Khaira, said today that the Congress faltered and could not take on the ruling SAD-BJP combine on the law and order situation during the Dera Sacha Sauda controversy.

Sidhu hints at homecoming
Patiala June 13
It was a homecoming for Navjot Singh Sidhu, MP, from Amritsar. He participated in a political press conference here, along with Sahib Singh Verma, party in charge for Punjab, after being elected as MP from Amritsar.


Land-Grab Bid
Dera alleges MLA’s hand
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 13
Mahanats of Dera Das Nami Akhara have alleged that some miscreants were trying to grab a piece of prime property on the National Highway No.1, near Sirhind, that belonged to the dera. They alleged that this was being done at the behest of local MLA Didar Singh Bhatti.

Mob torches 2 barber shops
Cheema Mandi (Sangrur), June 13
In the wake of ongoing tussle between the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda and members of Sikh organisations over the “anti-Sikh Panth” activities of its chief, an agitated mob, comprising members of Sikh community, today burnt a rehri, belongings of two barbers and that of a house besides a motor cycle of five dera followers in the main market on the Sunam-Mansa road here.

129 posts of SMO to be filled
Bhawanigarh (Sangrur), June 13
To improve the health care services in the state, the Punjab government has decided to fill 129 vacant posts of senior medical officer by provisionally promoting medical officers. The posting orders will be issued within a week.

2 more die of heat wave
Bathinda, June 13
The intense heat wave in the region, which has been refusing to subside, claimed two more lives today. A sadhu and a youth identified as Kala Singh of Naruana village died due to the sunstroke. Besides them, two persons who had suffered sunstroke were battling for their lives in the local civil hospital.

BSNL signal fails again
Pathankot, June 13
Poor connectivity continued to cause harassment of thousands of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited mobile phone subscribers on the second day here today. Subscribers were disconnected from the rest of the world and traders were the worst affected.

Grievances removal panels
Chandigarh, June 13
The Punjab government has ordered reconstitution of district grievances removal committees in the state. Each committee will be headed by a cabinet minister. The DC, SSP and assistant commissioner (grievances) would be its official members.


First taste of victory for Pavneet Kaur
Hoshiarpur, June 13
It was the first taste of victory for Pavneet Kaur who, till now, had been relegated to the second position in the state. Pavneet, a student of M. C. Johli Senior Secondary School, Urmur, has created a history of sorts by topping Class X examination of Punjab School Education Board in the district.

Substitute teachers meet Badal
Chandigarh, June 13
A delegation of the Substitute Computer Teachers Union, Punjab, today met Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and apprised him of their demands. Baljinder Singh, president of the SCTU, claimed that the Chief Minister assured them that he had already passed instructions to the officials concerned to reinstate computer teachers.

Arthur assures Badal on English teachers
Chandigarh, June 13
The Punjab government is keen to collaborate with the British authorities and institutions to check environmental pollution and the consequent health hazards. The matter was discussed here today by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal with the British high commissioner, Sir Michael Arthur, when the latter called on Badal at his official residence today.

Environment week celebrated
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 13
The Desh Bhagat College of Nursing, Mandi Gobindgarh, celebrated the world environment week by initiating a series of seminars in the nearby villages and on the college campus under the leadership of Dr Zora Singh, chairman of the Desh Bhagat Group.


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