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Promotion of dental medical officers questioned
Chandigarh, August 12
Some dentists have questioned the promotion of certain dental medical officers as assistant professors by the Department of Medical Education and Research, Punjab.

Raids fetch PSEB Rs 62-cr fine
Patiala, August 12
The PSEB has detected power theft worth over Rs 62 crore during a series of raids across the state. Fine worth about Rs 85 lakh was recovered from defaulters during raids in border zone, north zone, central zone and south zone on August 8.

Sutlej damages crop on 400 acres
Fazilka, August 12
Paddy crop on at least 400 acres in the border village of Dilawar Bhaini across barbed wire fencing in Fazilka sector has been destroyed due to floods in the Sutlej.
A view of flooded barbed wire fencing gate at the entrance of Bhaini Dilawar village in Fazilka.
A view of flooded barbed wire fencing gate at the entrance of Bhaini Dilawar village in Fazilka. — Photo by writer

Special girdawri ordered
Tarn Taran, August 12
The district administration here today ordered special girdawri in villages of Tarn Taran to survey damage to paddy crop by flash floods in the Beas and Satluj which inundated villages in the area.



Centre’s free education scheme to benefit 32,380 students
Ludhiana, August 12
As many as 32,380 students from minority communities (in the Central list) in Punjab can get education free of charge, besides scholarship of Rs 100 per month under a recent special scheme of the Ministry of Minority Affairs. They will not be required pay admission or tuition fees. Applications can be sent by August 31.


4 in race for SAD ticket from Patiala
Chandigarh, August 12
Four candidates are in the race to secure ticket from the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), headed by Sukhbir Singh Badal, to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Patiala.

Dal Khalsa flays BJP for violence in J-K
Amritsar, August 12
Leaders of the Dal Khalsa here today lashed out at the BJP for engineering violence in the Jammu region to reap electoral benefits for the impending elections.


Rakhi in waterproof envelopes

The Department of Posts has designed water-resistant envelopes.
Sangrur: The Department of Posts has designed water-resistant envelopes. Superintendent of post offices of Sangrur Sukhdev Ram said the cost of the rakhi envelope was just Rs 5 apart from normal postage charges. — TNS

Badal’s no to farm cess shocks PAU
Ludhiana, August 12
The assurance by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to the BKU (Rajewal) that no cess will be imposed on farm produce to help PAU in tiding over the financial crisis has sent a shock wave at the university campus here today.

CM gives 50,000 to ailing artiste
Chandigarh, August 12
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today gave Rs 50,000 to Bhag Singh, theatre and Punjabi film artiste.

Village Land Row
ADC orders demarcation
Anandpur Sahib, August 12
ADC (general) Arshdeep Singh Thind and ADC (development) Pradeep Singh Kalike visited Dehni village today. Villagers had complained against panchayat administrator JE Naresh Kumar for selling panchayat land protected under the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA).

Sweets for Children on I-Day
Chawla sends Rs 1 lakh cheque to DC
Chandigarh, August 12
Punjab health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla, who has launched a drive against substandard eatables, synthetic milk, spurious medicines, drugs etc, has set a precedent for ministers visiting district headquarters on Independence Day (August 15) to unfurl the national flag.

School roof gives way in 45 days
Anandpur Sahib, August 12
Just after 45 days of its construction, the roof of the government primary school in Paharpur Samlah village collapsed this morning. However, the incident took place before the school was to start for the day.

Computer books not available
Jalandhar, August 12
The non-seriousness of the government towards computer education can be gauged from the fact that subject books are yet to be made available to government schools by the Punjab School Education Board even as the first terminal examination are only a month away.

4 of family drown in canal
Ferozepur, August 12
Four members of a family were drowned when the Jeep in which they were travelling fell into a canal near Kulgarhi village in this border district this morning.

Beekeepers reap sweet harvest
Bathinda/Dabwali, August 12
The 40-km stretch of the highway between Bathinda in Punjab and Dabwali in Haryana is dotted with bee farms that are having a bumper yield these days. Most of these makeshift farms have been set up alongside the cotton fields where the crop would bloom shortly. At the moment, the bees are carrying honey from the “kikkar” trees.

Beekeepers extract honey from beehives in Bathinda. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
Beekeepers extract honey from beehives in Bathinda.

Punjabi producer in search of talent
Chandigarh, August 12
Eminent Punjabi producer-director Manmohan Singh, credited with the revival of Punjabi cinema through his NRI-inspired films, is on a new mission to turn the region into a centre for cinematic tourism. Cashing in on the youth's craze for a career in tinsel world, the veteran director has decided to launch a talent hunt all over the region from August 20 to September 25.

                                                                                                                   Manmohan Singh
Manmohan Singh



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