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Dera Apology Issue
Cong questions role of govt

Chandigarh, June 28
Giving a new twist to the Dera Sacha Sauda controversy, the Congress today stalled the working of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha charging the ruling SAD-BJP combine with playing politics on the issue and jeopardising the fragile peace of the state.

Dera Chief’s Acts
Panthak panel sought

Amritsar, June 28
Demanding the setting up of a “panthak” commission to look into the acts of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in the past, Sikh organisation the Gursikh and its wing the ‘Shahibaz Khalsa’ here today presented copies of newspapers brought out by the Dera and contents on the Dera websites.

Students to run community radio
Ludhiana, June 28
Guru Nanak Girls College here has been granted licence by the ministry of information and broadcasting for starting an FM community radio station, “Guru Nanak Girls College FM Community Radio Station”. It will be the first community radio station in Punjab and will start broadcast on 90.4 Megahertz from July 1.

Fatehgarh Sahib




Punjab farmers enter retail market. 


Question Hour
CM’s Relief Fund meagre

Chandigarh, June 28
The CM’s Relief Fund has only Rs 13 lakh while promises have been made worth Rs 19 crore to various needy individuals, Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal revealed this in the Vidhan Sabha today. He was replying to a question why funds were not being released to certain accident victims.

SAD workers revolt in Tanda
Hoshiarpur, June 28
Workers of the ruling SAD in the Tanda circle of this district have revolted against their district president Thakedar Surinder Singh Bhulewal Rathan allegedly for ignoring them and their leader Balbir Singh Miani, former minister, who was defeated by Sangat Singh Gilzian in the last Assembly elections.


Kuldip Sidhu Scientist from Moga wins award
Sydney, June 28
India-born Aussie scientist wins award Indian-born Australian Kuldip Sidhu has won the “2007 Top Invention Prize” for his work on stem cell research that, he says, is of “great relevance for India”.

MC chief resigns
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 28
President of Bassi Pathana Municipal Council Ms Amita Tangri, a Congress loyalist, resigned paving the way for installing a SAD(B)-BJP councillor as president of the council. In her resignation letter to the secretary, local government she mentioned due to ill health she was unable to continue as president of the council.

Punjab govt to add 300 more buses
Mohali, June 28
The Punjab Government will add 300 buses to the existing fleet of 1,482 buses of PUNBUS, Punjab Roadways and PRTC in the next three months. An equal number of new buses under the kilometre scheme are also in the pipeline.

Subodh Kumar
Chemistry scientist of Guru Nanak Dev University Subodh Kumar who has been awarded Ramanna Fellowship in recognition to hiscontribution to a project on development of optical chemosensors.

Staff body challenges FM’s claim
Chandigarh, June 28
The Punjab civil secretariat staff association today challenged the statement of finance minister Manpreet Badal in which he claimed that 76 per cent of the establishment costs went towards the salaries of employees.

Trust chief backs Ram Bagh clubs
Amritsar, June 28
Supporting the stand taken by the three clubs located inside Ram Bagh, chairman of the local improvement trust Jugal Kishore Sharma said today that the clubs were part of the heritage of the city and should not be shifted out of the bagh.

PSEB’s new engineers welcomed
Patiala, June 28
PSEB chairman Y.S. Ratra held an interactive session with the new batch of 40 assistant engineers (OT), here today.


Virk’s suspension extended
Chandigarh, June 28
In a new development, the Punjab government has extended the suspension of former DGP S.S. Virk beyond the first three months of the original suspension period.


Cong leader, 25 others booked for murder
Abohar, June 28
The police has registered a case against Khuyiansarwar block Congress president Balbir Singh Danewalia and 25 others in connection with the murder of Gurjit Singh Tinna, alias Churla, official sources confirmed this evening.

NRI arrested for conspiring to kill wife
Moga, June 28
An NRI, whose wife was murdered here yesterday, was arrested today on the charge of conspiring to kill her, a senior police official said.

Man’s death: 3 booked
ABOHAR: Raj Kumar Raju and two other residents of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Jammu Basti) have been booked in connection with the death of one Charanjit Singh. The victim, along with the accused, had reportedly gone to Sriganganagar to get firewood. 

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GND varsity officer chargesheeted for ‘whistleblowing’
Amritsar, June 28
Guru Nanak Dev university Syndicate today served a charge sheet on Varinder Pal Sharma , finance and development officer for "whistle blowing" . The charge sheet enclosed media reports in which the suspended FDO had criticised the university , the vice- chancellor and other senior functionaries, levelling serious charges against them.

Counselling for PG admissions in medical colleges
Authorities keep students on tenterhooks 

Fatehgarh Sahib, June 28
A large number of medical students from Punjab who are seeking admission to various post-graduation courses in the state medical colleges are groping in the dark as the health authorities have not yet finalised the counselling dates despite the fact that June 30 is the deadline for completing the admission process.

Teachers allege exploitation, block traffic
Patiala, June 28
The members of the Education Volunteer Teachers Union blocked traffic near the Patiala bus stand on the Patiala-Chandigarh road today for about an hour to press for their demands.

Members of the Education Volunteer Teachers Union, who blocked traffic near the Patiala bus stand on Thursday. —  Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar
Members of the Education Volunteer Teachers Union, who blocked traffic near the Patiala bus stand

Uniformity in IAS exam system sought
Patiala, June 28
Uniformity is Indian Administrative Service (IAS) exams can increase objectivity of system that selects the top executive officers of the country. The present system of IAS exams has regional and subject bias. The present examination system is very subjective has strong bias against some of the subjects.
Vinod Sharma
Vinod Sharma

PU regional centre starts law courses
Hoshiarpur, June 28
Panjab University, Chandigarh, has introduced BA LLB (hons) five-year integrated course and LLB three-year professional course in Swami Sarvanand Giri Panjab University Regional Centre, Bajwara (Hoshiarpur) from the current session.

Four teachers invited abroad 
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 28
Four teachers from the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College (BBSBEC) have been invited to present research papers in international conferences.

Dancing her way to glory
Patiala, June 28
Thirteen-year-old Isha Dang, a class VIII student of Lady of Fatima Convent High School, has a knack for winning prizes through sheer talent, for she has so far won 91 prizes in different dance competitions at state, national and international level.


Internet learning module launched
Patiala, June 28
Internet service provider Sify Limited launched its learning module to spread awareness among common masses about the Internet here today.


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