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Protest mars Teacherís Day function
Mohali, September 5
From next year, the government will earmark special funds for upgrading infrastructure in government schools, especially in rural areas.

Punjab teachers who were honoured on Teacherís Day by the government in Mohali on Friday.Punjab-aided school teachers try to break a police barricade at the venue of the function.
Punjab teachers who were honoured on Teacherís Day by the government in Mohali on Friday; and (right) Punjab-aided school teachers try to break a police barricade at the venue of the function. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

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Bill on violence against docs, nursing homes passed
Chandigarh, September 5
The Punjab Vidhan Sabha today came to the aid of doctors and other medical personnel in the state by bringing in a Bill to check violence against doctors and their supporting staff after the death of patients.

Manpreet owns responsibility for delay in clearance of file
Chandigarh, September 5
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal today owned responsibility for the delay in the financial clearance of a file, which resulted in the cancellation of speaker Nirmaljit Singh Kahlonís tour to Malaysia to attend the Commonwealth Parliament conference in the first week of August.






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POLITICS

Navjot Singh Sidhu Dissent brewing against Sidhu
Amritsar, September 5
Voices of dissent are becoming shriller in the BJP even as senior leader Om Parkash Kalia has met national party president Rajnath Singh to express concern over the alleged interference by elected representatives, especially Navjot Singh Sidhu, party MP from Amritsar, in the formation of district units.

COMMUNITY

Batala all decked up for Guru Nanakís marriage
Batala, September 5
Three-day celebrations of the 521st marriage anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first master of the Sikhs, kicked off here today with thousands of people leaving for Sultanpur Lodhi to join as members of a marriage party, which will reach here tomorrow.

Skin diseases hit flood-ravaged dists
Jalandhar, September 5
High incidence of skin diseases and drinking water are two major problems faced by people in the flood-ravaged area of Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts.

Work suspended at PepsiCo plant in Channo
Sangrur, September 5
Due to the suspension of production by PepsiCo India at its plant at Channo village (near Bhawanigarh) in this district, thousands of potato growers are a worried lot nowadays as in present circumstances they are unable to understand whether Pepsi will purchase their next potato crop or not.

 
COURTS

Moga Sex Scam
CAT notice to govt
Chandigarh, September 5
As no challan has been submitted by the CBI in the Moga sex scandal, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has issued a notice to the Punjab government to explain the reason for non-reinstatement of former Moga SSP Davinder Singh Garcha.

EDUCATION

Engg colleges penalised
Jalandhar, September 5
Penalties running into lakhs of rupees have been imposed by Punjab Technical University (PTU) on certain engineering colleges resorting to blatant violation of admission norms.

CRIME

Man rapes daughters
Mamdot (Ferozepur), September 5
A 62-year-old man from Lakhoke Baram village on the Indo-Pak border has been charged with sexually exploiting his daughters for the past 12 years.




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