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Another teachers’ body to begin stir:
The teachers seem to be an unhappy lot in the state. Earlier, the ETT teachers protested against the government. Later, the EGS union sat on a hunger strike. College lecturers were next and now, the SC/BC Teachers' Union has planned to put their demands forward.
The teachers are pressing hard that the government implements the new pay commission in the state. "Other states have already implemented the pay commission while Punjab government is delaying it. We want that the primary teachers be given increment according to the 4, 9 and 14 scheme and 'prabhakar' qualified teachers be given increments after 8, 16, 24 and 32 years of service," Baljeet Singh, senior president of the union, said. “We would speak to the DEO (primary) about it soon. The plan of action, if a dharna or rally is to be held, would be decided in our next meeting," he added.

Mercury on the rise: The mercury is on rise here as the minimum temperature for the past three days ranged between 10.8 degree Celsius and 13 degrees while the maximum remained between 20 and 24 degree Celsius. On Tuesday, the mercury touched 8. 2 degrees at 7 am and shot up to settle at 23.5 at 2.30 pm, as per the Agro-MeT advisory services, PAU Regional Station, Bathinda. According to the forecast made by the weatherman today, the weather is likely to remain dry and clear in the next three days. There are chances of fog and mist in the morning and in evening, the weathermen added.



1 killed in house collapse:
A woman was killed when the house, in which she was living, collapsed due to heavy rains in a remote village of Paddar area in the district, police sources said here on Tuesday. The victim, identified as Kailasho Devi, was buried under the debris after the roof collapsed due to incessant rains in Hamori village on Monday, they said. The body was extricated from the debris by the police with the help of locals and handed over to her relatives, they said.

Leopard killed:
A leopard was killed after it strayed into a village and attacked a group of people in Baramulla district, official sources said. A leopard strayed into Loridora village in Chandoosa area of Baramulla district and injured a villager, Abdul Lateef Khan, the sources said. A police party rushed to the spot and shot dead the animal.

Six hurt in accident: Six persons, including a National Conference leader, were injured in a road accident in Ganderbal district, a police spokesman said on Tuesday. NC leader Ghulam Ahmad Sheikh, alias Saloora, and five others were injured when two cars collided at Wayal on the Ganderbal-Kangan road, on Monday evening, the spokesman said. He said both vehicles suffered extensive damages in the collision.


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