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Future of 100 students in dark
Forensic science degree of Amritsar
college invalid
Mohali, October 23
It’s surprising but true. The MD Forensic Science degree being given out by the Government Medical College Amritsar for the past 23 years is not recognised by the Medical Council of India.

Majha SAD-BJP in poll mode
Jalandhar, October 23
Political momentum has started picking up in the Majha belt with candidates of the SAD-BJP combine for the Lok Sabha polls preparing for election campaigns. The combine has announced its candidate for all three Lok Sabha seats in the Majha region.

Gurta Gaddi Diwas
Security cordon at Hazur Sahib
Hazur Sahib, October 23
This small town of Maharashtra, situated on the banks of the Godavari, was like any other centre of pilgrimage a year ago. Now, it has started bustling with the tercentenary celebrations of Gurta Gaddi Diwas amid unprecedented security cover of more than 5,000 personnel.

A nagar kirtan taken out from the native village of Bhagat Namdev being received at Takht Hazur Sahib on Thursday. — Photo by Vishal Kumar
A nagar kirtan taken out from the native village of Bhagat Namdev being received at Takht Hazur Sahib on Thursday.



Govt not to observe Sankalp Divas
Chandigarh, October 23
The state government today decided to ignore the communication from the Centre about observing October 31 as Sankalp Divas. Media adviser to Chief Minister Harcharan Bains said the communication marked to the district heads stood withdrawn.

Housefed offers low-cost housing
Chandigarh, October 23
Cooperative housing from Punjab Housefed is set to challenge the monopoly of private builders both on the outskirts of the city as well as in Kapurthala and other cities in Punjab by providing low-cost housing at competitive prices.


Allocation of Paddy
Mill owner’s guarantee to lessee arbitrary
Chandigarh, October 23
The Punjab and Haryana High Court is of the prima facie opinion that the requirement of mill owner’s guarantee before the allocation of paddy to a lessee for milling was apparently arbitrary.

Dengue patients still pay for treatment
Jalandhar, October 23
Notwithstanding the announcement by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to provide free treatment to dengue patients in the government hospitals, the health department has not as yet released any circular in this regard.

350 teachers held, released
Gurdaspur, October 23
The police resorted to a mild lathicharge today when about 350 teachers, including women teachers of the government-aided private schools of the district, allegedly tried to make a forcible entry into the deputy commissioner’s office here. They had earlier held a protest march and a rally in the city to pressurise the Punjab government to implement their already accepted demands.

Centre responsible for farmers’ indebtedness: Kanwaljit
Chandigarh, October 23
The SAD general secretary and Punjab’s co-operation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh has said that the UPA government has proved to be a failure on three major fronts. These include curbing inflation, protecting the life and property of the people and in curbing the communal and sectarian forces in the country.

Constructions on Sutlej bed led to floods
Ludhiana, October 23
The fact-finding committee, which was set up by the state government to look into the causes of breaches in dhussi bundhs and canals during recent floods, has maintained that the implementation of the recommendations of earlier committees would have gone a long way in tackling the problem of floods on a long-term basis.

Pbi varsity to run more short-term courses
Mastuana Sahib (Sangrur), October 23
To promote vocational education in a big way, Punjabi University, Patiala, will introduce more short-term vocational courses from the next academic session (2009-10).


7-year RI for militant
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 23
A local court today awarded seven-year rigorous imprisonment to Harnek Singh, alias Bhap, a terrorist and self-styled chief of KLF.



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