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Honorarium for doctors hiked
: Junior doctors of the Medical Education and Research Department are in for a Diwali bonanza with the Punjab Government on Friday announcing a five-fold increase in their honorarium. The honorarium of house surgeons had been hiked from Rs 4,500 to Rs 21,000 per month whereas the scholarship for medical internship students had been increased from Rs 1,500 to Rs 9,000 per month. Punjab Medical and Research Education Minister Chunni Lal Bhagat said the hike in the honorarium of house surgeons would be effective from October 8 while the increase in scholarship would be effective from November 1.

Nawanshahr ADC pulled up: The Punjab State Human Rights Commission has pulled up Nawanshahr Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) for his failure to take appropriate action to tackle deteriorating sanitary conditions in his area of jurisdiction. The ADC has been told to appear before the commission. Rajya Sabha MP Avinash Rai Khanna had filed a complaint with the commission, pointing out the heaps of garbage lying on road side and dirty water obstructing the passage of people in Rahon near Nawanshahr.

Paddy farmers block highway
: Irked over slow lifting of paddy, farmers of Virk Khera village in Malout sub-division on Slow lifting of paddy in various mandis of Punjab has become a cause for concern. Friday blocked the Fazilka-Malout highway for two hours. The farmers alleged that their produce was lying in local mandi for the last few days but the officials concerned had failed to lifting it. “If the officials can’t streamline the process, we will have no other option but to sell our produce in neighbouring states,” a farmer said. The dharna was lifted only after an assurance from the officials concerned.
Slow lifting of paddy in various mandis of Punjab has become a cause for concern. A Tribune photograph

Two booked for abducting minor
: The police has registered a case against a youth and his mother for allegedly abducting a minor girl hailing from Kular Khurd village in Sunam. In his complaint, the victim's father alleged that his 16-year-old daughter had been abducted by Ravinder Singh ‘Vicky’, hailing from the same village, who was 30 years old. However, no person had been arrested in the case so far, the police said.



Visit to Narora atomic plant put off: The district authorities have postponed the visit of mediapersons to Narora Atomic Power Station in UP scheduled for October 29 to 31. The authorities had announce to take a team of mediapersons to the Narora plant of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) in Bulandshahr district of UP to allay people’s fears about the atomic power projects. Earlier, the authorities had taken some farmers to Narora.

School records gutted: Records and some other valuable items have been damaged in a fire that broke at DAV School in Tohana on Friday. The fire believed to have been started due to a short circuit in the principal's office. Principal Mala Upadhyaya has put the loss to Rs 10 lakh.

Inter-college quiz contest
: The English Literary Society of RKSD (PG) College, Kaithal, hosted an Inter-College Literary Quiz Contest "Battle Royale: A War of Words and Wit" recently in the main hall of the college. The team from the Department of English, Kurukshetra University, bagged the first prize, while the team from MM College, Fatehabad, got the second prize. The third prize was won jointly by the teams of Dyal Singh College, Karnal, and RKSD College, Kaithal.

Nine held for creating nuisance
: The police has arrested nine persons in the district for allegedly consuming liquor and creating nuisance at public places and seized 13 bottles of country-made liquor from their possession on Thursday night.

Three booked on dowry charge: In a complaint lodged with the police, Bhumika of Pehowa has alleged that she was married to Mohit of Rajpura in Punjab and since her marriage, her husband and his family members have been demanding dowry. The police has registered a case against three persons in this connection.

Complaint lodged in accident case: Rajbir Singh of Govindgarh has lodged a complaint with the police that his brother's wife, Tejo Devi, was killed on the spot when a vehicle hit his motorcycle on the GT Road near Pipli on Thursday.

Youth’s body found from tubewell
: The body of a youth identified as Lalit Kumar (24) of Mundi village was recovered by the police from a tubewell at Aulant village on Thursday. Lalit had been missing from Mundi village for the past one month. The body has been sent to the PGIMS, Rohtak, for a post-mortem examination.

Roadways staff hold protest: Haryana Roadways employees held a demonstration and staged a dharna on Friday under the banner of their Joint Action Committee. Raising anti-government slogans, they denounced the state government's decision to issue 3,519 permits to private bus operators. Later, they presented a memorandum to the General Manager of the Haryana Roadways for onward submission to the Director General of the Haryana State Transport.


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