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School Board declares Class x results
Pass percentage up by 10

Mohali, June 14
The Punjab School Education Board has recorded 10 per cent increase in pass percentage of Class X examinations this year. The results of matriculation were declared by the board here today.

Ravi-Beas project-II ill-conceived: Dept
Madhopur (Pathankot), June 14
Dubbing the second Ravi-Beas link project, cleared by the Centre on the concept report of the Haryana government without taking consent of the Punjab government early this year, as ill-conceived and anti-Punjab action, the state Irrigation Department is likely to prepare a report opposing the same.

Dharna against withdrawal of tube well scheme
Bathinda, June 14
On the last day of the three-day protest against the withdrawal of the OYT (own your tube well) scheme and for the grant of new tube well connection (general category), farmers under the banner of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta) Ugrahan staged a dharna against the state government in front of the deputy commissioner’s office here today. District president of the BKU Shingara Singh Mann led the protest.

Forged Documents Case
CBI court awards 6-year jail to five

Patiala, June 14
The CBI court here has awarded six years in jail to five persons in a case relating to forged documents. Special magistrate Rakesh Kumar Gupta today sentenced Sardara Singh, Puran Singh, Gurnam Singh, Rajinder Pal Singh and Anoop Sood finding them guilty of forging the documents of the Supreme Court (SC) allegedly to help three of them get bail.





MC Polls
No SAD-BJP pact on Bhawanigarh

Sangrur, June 14
The SAD-BJP alliance today “failed” to reach a consensus on the distribution of wards of the Bhawanigarh municipal council.


Police wing to guide, help tourists
Phillaur, June 14
The police in Punjab is to have a wing to promote tourism and help in tourism related affairs in the state. A pilot project training junior officers from Amritsar, Kapurthala, Patiala and Ropar districts ended at the Punjab Police Academy (PPA) here today.

Security Breach at Attari Post
Customs officer transferred

Amritsar, June 14
The fallout of the security breach by Bangladeshi national Abu Tahir, who sneaked into the Pakistan territory hiding himself in an onion-laden truck, resulted today in the shifting of a senior Customs officer to the headquarters with immediate effect.

Use of Fly Ash
Highway officials flout norms

Chandigarh, June 14
The Ropar thermal plant authorities have taken a serious note of the violation of the notification issued by the Union government with regard to the use of fly ash generated by the thermal plant for a national road project.

Tehsildar in soup again
Amritsar, June 14
Tehsildar Rajesh Sharma, who had been suspended for allegedly registering a fake power of attorney of Prime Minister’s property in New Delhi, has now been indicted for conniving with two persons in a land scam. A probe into the case was carried out by deputy commissioner Kahan Singh Pannu.

Vedanti for avoiding code row
Amritsar, June 14
Even as Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti has admitted that there is disparity of “maryada” (Sikh code) being pursued by managements of certain gurdwaras in the country, he has urged the Sikh Sangat not to kick off any controversy till the tercentenary celebrations of the “Gurta Gaddi” of Guru Granth Sahib, which falls this year.

Ex-minister Khiala dead
Mansa, June 14
Former Punjab minister and leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal (1920) Baldev Singh Khiala (72) died in a private hospital here today.


Paddy Cultivation
Drip irrigation saves 70 pc water

Labourers transplant paddy in a field near Malout in Muktsar district Rurka Kalan (Jalandhar), June 14
More than 200 farmers from across the state on Thursday visited this village to see the results of a pilot project on paddy cultivation. Under the new technique, the seed is planted directly and drip irrigation saves more than 70 per cent water.
Farmers came from villages in Bathinda, Amritsar, Ferozepur, Ropar, Ludhiana and Jalandhar districts. 
Labourers transplant paddy in a field near Malout in Muktsar district. Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh


Cop held with drugs, luxury cars
Amritsar, June 14
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials nabbed Rachan Singh, head constable posted in Sangrur, from the Delhi-Jaipur highway today and seized 60 kg of amphetamine and 150 kg of catamine chemical worth Rs 1.5 crore from him.

2 Pak nationals held
Amritsar, June 14
The BSF has arrested two Pakistani nationals while they were trying to sneak into Indian territory.

Dairy farmers in Punjab milking huge profits.
Women come up for recruitment in BSF.


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