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Idle ITI instructors to be shifted: Joshi
: Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister Anil Joshi has ordered immediate shifting of idle instructors posted in various ITIs where the trade of their specialty was not being taught. Issuing the orders, the Minister said posting instructors at an ITI where the trade they had specialised in was not taught not only was a waste of government money but also a wastage of instructors' talent. 

4 villages identified for rural tourism: The state government has identified a cluster of four villages — Katli, Bahadarpur, Tibba Tapparian and Ranjitpura Bas in Rupnagar district — which would be developed as part of a rural tourism project. Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur said the project would give a fillip to tourism in Punjab. He said the identified villages were situated near the Sutlej and possessed picturesque surroundings. The main objective of rural tourism would be to bring tourists closer to the rich cultural heritage of Punjab, the Minister said. 

Capt backs bigger role for Rahul: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh has hailed the decision of the high command to give a bigger role to party general secretary Rahul Gandhi. “This is the much-awaited moment for the youth in particular as they identify with Rahul,” he said. The PCC chief said Rahul had worked hard at the grassroots level. 

Stolen laptop recovered
: The police has arrested a person with one laptop and five mobile phones.
The accused has been identified as Nadeem, a resident of Bijnor. A laptop and five stolen mobile phones were recovered from him. A case under Sections 454 and 380 of the IPC has been registered in this connection.

Residents oppose construction of public toilet: Expressing resentment over the construction of a public toilet near the national highway, residents of Ward No.13 here have lodged a complaint with the SDM. They alleged that the civic body was constructing the toilet on PWD land. Executive officer of the municipal council Varinder Jain said the public toilet was being constructed for the convenience of commuters.

Woman’s body found
: The decomposed body of an unidentified woman was found from the muddy water of a canal near Khotrra village today. It was suspected that somebody threw the body after killing the woman. The police is investigating the matter. The body was sent to Government Hospital for post-mortem.



Three sentenced
: A court at Ratia on Wednesday sentenced three persons to three years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000 each for kidnapping a minor girl from Tohana by alluring her for a career in modelling. Parminder Kaur, SDM, directed that Rs 15,000 from the fine remitted by the accused shall be paid to the victim as compensation. The victim’s father had lodged a complaint on March 7, 2011, that his neighbour, Shanti, and two Delhi residents, Deepak and Cheema, had lured his daughter away by tempting her for a career in modelling. 

: In view of the violence at the Maruti plant in Manesar, the mega drill on earthquake, which was scheduled to be held at 11.30 a.m. on Friday(July 20) has been postponed. It was to be organised by the Gurgaon Disaster Management Authority and the National Disaster Management Authority. 

Convict held
: The jail authorities in Sirsa on Wednesday caught Balbir, a murder convict, with 50 gram opium when he reported after enjoying 20-day “furlough” leave. Shamsher Singh Dahiya, superintendent of Sirsa District Jail, said the convict, serving imprisonment for murder, had packed the contraband in the crease of his pant. Dahiya said the jail authorities had reported the matter to the police. 


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