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Computer teachers lathicharged Policemen lathicharge agitating computer teachers at Kheowali village, Muktsar district, on Sunday.
Lambi (Muktsar), October 26
The police lathicharged protesting computer teachers at Kheowali village, just 5 km away from Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s house, here today.

Policemen lathicharge agitating computer teachers at Kheowali village, Muktsar district, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Kulbir Beera

Hooda vows to make Haryana No. 1 in education
Nabha, October 26Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda confers roll of honour on Prof Rajinder M. Gupta at the Founders Day function of Punjab Public School in Nabha on Sunday.
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said his government was leaving no stone unturned to make Haryana No.1 in education. He was addressing a gathering on the occasion of the 48th Founders Day celebrations of the Punjab Public School (PPS) here today.
Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda confers roll of honour on Prof Rajinder M. Gupta at the Founders Day function of Punjab Public School in Nabha on Sunday.



Anupam Kher Kher for boost to state film industry
Amritsar, October 26
The Punjab government should provide infrastructure facilities to Mumbai film producers in the state which will help in promoting tourism in a big way, said film actor Anupam Kher.
Anupam Kher

Moga village switches 100 pc to CFL
Moga, October 26
With the state reeling under severe power crisis, Dhurhkot Charat Singh village, near here, has set an example by switching 100 per cent to Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) to save power and money.


Delhi Assembly Elections
Akalis demand 15 seats
Jalandhar, October 26
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will not allocate more than six seats to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) that has sought 15 seats to contest Delhi Vidhan Sabha elections. The SAD and the BJP will contest the elections jointly.

SAD to contest on party symbol
Jalandhar, October 26
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal yesterday said his party would contest the Delhi Assembly elections on its symbol and talks with the BJP were in a positive mode.

Dhindsa to meet Advani, Rajnath to solve symbol row
Chandigarh, October 26
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is continuing with efforts to convince its ally, the BJP, to allow it to contest the forthcoming Delhi Assembly elections on it own symbol with party leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa scheduled to meet BJP senior leader L. K. Advani and party president Rajnath Singh on this issue tomorrow.

Hans Raj Hans SAD may field Hans Raj from Jalandhar seat
Jalandhar, October 26
Popular folk and Sufiana singer Hans Raj Hans has emerged as the front-runner for the ruling alliance ticket for the Jalandhar parliamentary seat. Earlier, the ticket had been promised to Dalit leader Pawan Tinnu of the Bahujan Samaj Morcha.
Hans Raj Hans

CPI seeks paddy sale details
Sangrur, October 26
The Communist Party of India (CPI) yesterday wanted the government to publish details of distress sale of paddy as Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal admitted initially that farmers faced problems in the sale of paddy and the chairman of the Punjab Mandi Board too had admitted distress sale of paddy and cotton in the state.


Queues of devotees at Takht Hazur Sahib on Sunday.
Queues of devotees at Takht Hazur Sahib on Sunday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Devotees from Pak stranded in Amritsar
Amritsar, October 26
A large number of Pakistani Sikh pilgrims, who had come to India to participate in the Gurta Gaddi Diwas celebrations at Takht Hazur Sahib in Nanded, have been stranded here on account of unavailability of railway reservations.

DIGs asked to submit major city security plans
Chandigarh, October 26
Punjab police chief N.P.S. Aulakh has directed Range DIGs to submit comprehensive security plans for major cities within 15 days, besides setting a deadline of December 31 for registration of all FIRs on computer throughout the state.

Deregulate bus services, Khangura urges Badal
Chandigarh, October 26
Congress legislator Jasbir Singh Khangura has sought a Diwali gift from Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. In a letter sent to Badal, Khangura has sought a gift that he says will benefit all Punjabis. “Deregulate public bus transport. People have suffered far longer than necessary from the deficient public transport. It appears that to date the public transport policy has been largely set to protect the interests of the operators and not the travelling public”.

Water table shows signs of rising
Chandigarh, October 26
There is some good news for Punjab. For the first time in the past decade, the sub-soil water level has shown an upward trend. In testing done by a Central agency, results have shown that with excessive monsoon this year, coupled with late and regulated sowing of paddy, water levels in some parts of Punjab have risen by up to 4 m.

Ex-servicemen to intensify stir
Amritsar, October 26
The ex-servicemen wing of the SAD, at a meeting held here today, said its members would burn their medals in front of the India Gate in New Delhi if the government failed to resolve the issue of pay anomalies.

State officers mourn deaths of Kirpal Singh, A.S. Chhatwal
Chandigarh, October 26
The Punjab Civil Service (Executive Branch) Officers' Association at a meeting here today mourned the deaths of Kirpal Singh, ADC, Tarn Taran, and A.S. Chhatwal, commissioner, NRI Affairs, and secretary, Science and Technology, who died on October 19 and 20, respectively.

Pritam’s death has left a void, say GND varsity staff
Amritsar, October 26
Members of Senate and Syndicate and the staff of Guru Nanak Dev University today expressed their sorrow over the demise of Prof Pritam Singh, father of Prof Jai Rup Singh, vice-chancellor. They said his death had left a great void in Punjabi literary world, which could not be fulfilled.

Bureaucrat gets charge of medical varsity VC
Patiala, October 26
The post of vice-chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, has gone to the bureaucracy.

Goyal is SSP (vigilance)
Chandigarh, October 26
Sandeep Goyal has taken over as SSP, vigilance, at Patiala after Shiv Kumar Sharma, whose son has been accused in the October 9 Phillaur diamond robbery case, proceeded on long leave.

Sukhbir flays Raj’s attitude
Hoshiarpur, October 26
Criticising Maharashtra Nawnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray for his attitude towards non-Maharashtrian people settled in Mumbai following which recent violence incidents had taken place in Mumbai and Patna resulting in loss of public property worth crores of rupees, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal asserted that from Kanyakumari to Kashmir India is one and anyone could settle and flourish anywhere. — OC


2 cops suspended for ‘torturing’ granthi
Khalra (Tarn Taran), October 26
Kanwaljit Singh and Kuljit Singh, SHO and ASI of Khalra police station here, were, suspended for allegedly torturing Balwinder Singh, a granthi of Maarhi Udoke village.



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