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SGPC bans recruitment
Sacks seven employees
Amritsar, September 26
The SGPC executive today banned recruitments/promotions till the annual election of office-bearers, due to be held before November 30. The recruitment of surplus staff in the SGPC has been receiving flak from the Sikh circles.

Kidney case: Principal, DRME rivalry comes to fore
Amritsar, September 26
Working of the Department of Medical Education and the office of the Director Research and Medical Education (DRME) is mired in a controversy following allegations and counter-allegations in the case of suspension of principal Government Medical College due to personal rivalry.

Rang de Basanti

Schoolchildren hold photographs of Shaheed Bhagat Singh during a function to celebrate the birth anniversary of the martyr at Prem Ashram School in Amritsar
Schoolchildren hold photographs of Shaheed Bhagat Singh during a function to celebrate the birth anniversary of the martyr at Prem Ashram School in Amritsar. — AFP photo



High Court
College allowed to make B.Ed admissions
Chandigarh, September 26
A division bench, comprising Justice A.K. Goel and Justice Ajai Lamba, yesterday quashed the memo and show-cause notice issued to Punjab College of Education, located in Patiala district, by Punjabi University, Patiala, and allowed it to make admissions for the BEd course.

Education commission remains a 

Chandigarh, September 26
The Punjab Education Commission has remained non-starter. It was set up at the fag end of its tenure by the Capt Amarinder Singh government to revamp the education system at school, college and university level in the state.

Punjab to revive canal water charges
Chandigarh, September 26
The Punjab Government is all set to revive “abiana” (canal water charges) in the state. Official sources said the irrigation minister had cleared the proposal in this regard and it had been sent to the chief minister for approval.



BJP infighting comes to fore
Pathankot, September 26
The foundation stone-laying ceremony of the trauma ward at the civil hospital here has become a bone of contention for the coalition government in view of the ongoing infighting among the BJP leaders for the past couple of days.


45 employees found absent
Sangrur, September 26
During a surprise checking of various government departments here this morning by deputy commissioner V. K. Ohri along with additional deputy commissioner Indu Malhotra, as many as 45 employees were found absent from duty in different departments. Besides, eight officers, including two PCS officers, were also not available in their respective offices when the deputy commissioner conducted the checking in their offices.

Air India Bombing
Cop rules out key suspect’s involvement
Toronto, September 26
A Canadian police officer who travelled to India to interrogate Lal Singh, one of the prime suspects in the 1985 Air India bombing, has testified before an inquiry commission that he came away believing that the man was not part of the conspiracy.

Bank strike today
Patiala, September 26
More than 45,000 bank employees of all associate banks including State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Indore, State Bank of Mysore and State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur will observe a daylong strike tomorrow, general secretary of the State Sector Bank Employees Association N.K. Gaur said here today.

Proposal to put Balongi under Mohali MC
Kharar, September 26
A proposal has been floated to bring Balongi under the Mohali Municipal Council for better development of area. Cabinet minister Captain Kanwaljit Singh claimed this at sangat darshan function held here today. He said with an aim to impart more facilities it has been planned to include Balongi under Mohali Municipal Council. He added that Kharar bypass and bus stand projects are on anvil and will soon come up in a big way.

Custodial Death
Four cops suspended

Kharar, September 26 
Four cops deployed at the Balongi police post have been suspended following an inquiry by a Mohali SP-rank officer into the alleged custodial death of Naresh Kumar, a resident of Mohali on August 10.


Notice to state govt
Chandigarh, September 26
The Division Bench comprising Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Ajai Lamba today issued notice to Punjab chief, home and education secretaries for October 11 on a writ petition filed by Swaran Singh Boparai, vice-chancellor of Punjabi University. Boparai has sought directions against any interference in his working as the vice-chancellor or any attempt to curtail his powers by the state government.


Lakhowal for paddy MSP hike
Jalandhar, September 26
Punjab Mandi Board chairman Ajmer Singh Lakhowal has asked the Union Government to raise the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy from Rs 675 to Rs 916 per quintal.

Pulkanjri Heritage
Farmers want more compensation
Pul Kanjri (Indo-Pak border), September 26
Pul Kanjri village, where dance and melodious voice of Moran (a nautch girl) used to ring out during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, has failed to convey to the authorities its voice on compensation for land to be acquired for building a heritage site here.


Two teenagers arrested for killing father
Muktsar, September 26
The police arrested two teenaged brothers for killing their father with a shovel and iron rod late night at Lakhewali village in the district.


Holiday in pvt schools on Sept 28
Amritsar, September 26
The Amritsar district administration has declared a holiday in all private schools in the district on September 28 in view of the state-level function to be organised here to celebrate birth centenary of Shaheed -e-Azam Bhagat Singh.

Govt promises to train education volunteers
Chandigarh, September 26
Bowing to the wishes of education volunteers, some of whom threatened to commit suicide by jumping from a 400 feet high water tank at Kapurthala yesterday, the Punjab Government has promised to train them for appointment as regular teachers.

Students chips in for SOS village kids 
Rajpura, September 26 
Students of the local Patel Public School collected a total of Rs 81,500 for children at the SOS village.



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