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Service in rural schools must for new teachers
Mohali, February 28
The Punjab government has decided to implement the condition making newly recruited teachers in the state to serve for three years in village schools. Director public instructions (secondary) Punjab Jagtar Singh Khatra stated this here today.

Adarsh Schools will lead to bias: MLA
Chandigarh, February 28
Congress legislator from Qila Raipur Jassi Khangura has contested the claim of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal made on the floor of the House during the last session of the Vidhan Sabha wherein he had said that the Adarsh Schools scheme received kudos from the deputy chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia. Quoting Badal, he said Ahluwalia was so enthused by the Adarsh proposals that he stated it should be extended to the whole country.

SGPC finally shows Bedi the door
Amritsar, February 28
Diljit Singh Bedi The SGPC has finally dismissed Diljit Singh Bedi, assistant secretary, with immediate effect following charges of moral turpitude here today. The order issued by the SGPC secretary has reversed its own three previous decisions taken by the SGPC chief and executive committee.

Diljit Singh Bedi



Depts in no hurry to send cases to AG office
Chandigarh, February 28
How pension cases of “ retiring” government employees are treated in Punjab, the office of accountant general, empowered to authorise pension after dealing with such cases, has shed light on it.


Municipal council workers break the RCC cover over a drain to relay it.Wasting funds MC style
RCC slabs covering drain to be replaced
Nangal, February 28
Nangal Municipal Council officials are busy getting RCC slabs covering main drain of the town in the Rajnagar area removed. They have engaged two labourers who are finding it hard to break the concrete cover with hammers. They are working at the site for two days and have been able to break just a few feet area.

Municipal council workers break the RCC cover over a drain to relay it. — Photo by Sushil Sharma

Harassment to passengers
Forum tells Railways to pay Rs 55,000
Jalandhar, February 28
Subash Trehan of Urban Estate here booked 11 berths in Chhattisgarh Express (train number 3238) from Jalandhar to Mathura for March 11, last year.

PPSC to recruit PCS officers: CM
Inaugurates textile unit
Bhindran (Sangrur), February 28
As the Union Public Service Commission has reportedly declined to hold selection of officers for the Punjab Civil Service (PCS) and allied services, the Punjab government has made up its mind to entrust selection of the PCS officers to the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC).

State gets 104 MW additional power
Chandigarh, February 28
Science, technology and environment minister Bikram Singh Majithia today formally commissioned eight Bagasse-based cogeneration projects (104.25 MW ). These have been set up with an investment of Rs 422 crore.

State chosen for Bamboo Mission
Chandigarh, February 28
Punjab has chosen as a nodal state by the Union Agriculture Ministry to implement the National Bamboo Mission Programme for promoting cultivation, value addition, processing and marketing of bamboo crop.

4 teachers lose job for fake papers
Sangrur, February 28
Services of four regular ETT teachers, recruited by the Sangrur Zila Parishad, have been terminated by the authorities on the charge of submitting fake residence certificates to get job.

Ekta Manch accuses VC of graft, seeks probe
Amritsar, February 28
Accusing Guru Nanak Dev University vice-chancellor Dr Jai Rup Singh of corruption and seeking a probe, Ram Sharan Paul, convener, Punjab Ekta Manch, here today sent an affidavit to the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Patna Sahib Jathedar criticises Vedanti
Amritsar, February 28
Patna Sahib Jathedar Iqbal Singh today again criticised Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti for “unilaterally” making an appeal to Giani Balwant Singh Nandgarh, Jathedar, Damdama Sahib, to call off the dharna.

Cong threatens stir over road condition
Ropar, February 28
The Congress has threatened that it will launch an agitation if steps are not taken to improve the condition of the Ropar-Anandpur Sahib road.



Fast-track court to try Chahal case
Ludhiana, Feburary 28
Sessions judge G. K. Rai today referred the attempt to murder and land grab case involving BIS Chahal former media adviser of former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to a fast-track court for trial.

Bhadaur Gurdwara Row
Probe report placed before HC
Barnala, February 28
The crime branch today produced its first inquiry report by SP Ranjeet Singh Dhillon, crime branch, before the high court Bench of Mr Justice L.N.Mittal. The court fixed March 26 for the next hearing.

High Court
5 PAU professors to continue in service
Chandigarh, February 28
Issuing a notice of motion for April 22, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has allowed five Punjab Agriculture University professors to continue in service on the posts they were working on. Three of the petitioners were to retire on February 29 upon attaining the age of 60.


Roll numbers on website
Mohali, February 28
The Punjab School Education Board has put roll numbers for open school and private candidates on its website www.pseb.ac.in <http://www.pseb.ac.in>.


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