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Govt to revive 28 improvement trusts
: The Punjab Government has decided to revive all 28 improvement trusts in the state. Deputy Commissioners concerned have been appointed as chairpersons of improvement trusts located at district headquarters. In case of improvement trusts located at sub-divisional headquarters or in other towns, additional deputy commissioners have been appointed as their chairpersons. These trusts were dissolved a few months ago. 

4,600 students to be enrolled for ETT course: Chandigarh: The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has decided to give admission to 4,650 students in two-year elementary teachers training (ETT) course in the 2012-14 academic session. Applicants can apply at Director General School Education's website http://ett.ssapunjab.org. 

Singla writes to CAG chief on coal issue: Former Finance Minister Surinder Singla has urged the CAG chief Vinod Rai to revisit the report on coal in view of the opinion expressed by the Supreme Court with regard to the Presidential Reference. In a letter addressed to Rai, Singla stated, "The SC, while expressing its opinion on the Presidential Reference, has decisively confirmed the constitutional position that the policy making power lies within the exclusive domain of the executive and none of other constitutional authorities." 

BSP protests against ‘fake’ case
: Activists of the BSP blocked traffic at Naloyian Chowk in protest against a “false” case against Balbir Chand and his two sons. Dalip Chand (80) was found injured in his fields. He was admitted to the Civil Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The Sadar police booked Balbir Chand and his sons on murder charges allegedly on behalf of a SAD leader who wanted the land belonging to Chand who had got it from the government.

Thrashed by lover's kin, man dies in hospital
: Hardip Singh (23), a resident of Tibba village near Sherpur, who was allegedly beaten up by his beloved's family on September 26, died at a Ludhiana hospital yesterday. Sherpur SHO Gurcharan Singh Dhaula said Hardip was thrashed by the girl's father Nirmal Singh, her brother Sandeep Singh and cousin Gulzar Singh. He was admitted to the Civil Hospital, Dhuri and later shifted to Government Rajindra Hospital, Patiala. Based on his dying declaration to the police, a case was registered under Sections 325, 323 and 34 of the IPC against the girl's relatives on October 1.



GJU should have research directorate
:The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology has recommended that the university should establish a full-fledged directorate of research to promote and consolidate research and development activities.
The recommendation was made at a meeting of the cell held here under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor ML Ranga. 


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