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BEd teachers meet: A meeting of the B.Ed Teachersí Front, Bathinda, took place at the Teachersí Home on Tuesday, in which details regarding preparations for the rally scheduled for October 25 in Lambi were sought by Karamjeet Singh Dalal, district president of the Front. The Front demanded that teaching fellows and education providers of the state should get paid equally, which was declined by the government.

Elections: Elections for the governing body of the Guru Nanak Senior Secondary School, managed by the Gurudwara Sangat Civil Station, will be held on November 8. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is October 20. Sukhdev Singh Sidhu, Manohar Singh and Mohinder Singh Bandi are in fray for the post of president while Hoshiar Singh and Rajinder Singh have been elected unopposed as the vice-president and the treasurer, respectively. Manwinder Singh and Hardeep Singh are contesting for the post of secretary.

Jagir Kaurís challenge to Khaira: Former SGPC president and chairperson of the District Planning Committee, Kapurthala, Bibi Jagir Kaur on Tuesday asked Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira to choose any of the SAD district president to have an open debate on the performance of the SAD-BJP government on development front rather than asking for a debate with SAD president Sukhbir Badal. She said Khaira must seek a debate with his equal and not the party president.


Narrow escape: All passengers travelling in an HRTC bus (HP48-4534) had a narrow escape when it overturned and kept hanging downside the hill near Jassourgarh in Churah subdivision of the district on Monday. Chamba SP Mudhu Sudan said an FIR in this connection had been registered at the Tissa police station on the statement of bus conductor Subhash Chand who alleged that bus driver Chatro Ram was rashly driving the bus. However, the driver absconded from the accident spot.

Nepalese dead: Neema Singh, a Nepalese, was found dead in a drunken condition near the office of Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil) at Killar, the subdivisional headquarters of Pangi tribal valley in the district on Monday. According to an official information, the deceased was working as labourer with a contractor Pempa Sherpa. A case under Section 174 of the IPC had been registered at the Killar police station. The body of the deceased has been handed over to his kin after a post-mortem examination.

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