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100 per cent seats in ITIs filled
: The government has succeeded in filling 100 per cent seats in all the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the state, an official spokesman said here on Monday. In the current academic session, all the available 16,684 seats in 111 government ITIs have been filled whereas 80 per cent seats in 294 ITIs in the private sector have been taken, the spokesman said, adding 799 ITI students were given jobs by leading auto companies this year.

Info on ministers’ tours to go public: In a step towards implementing administrative reforms, the government has decided to disclose information on official tours of ministers and officials. The government has directed all financial commissioners and department heads to give such information suo motu and under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. An official spokesperson said the information could contain nature of the official tour, places visited, the period, number of people included in the official delegation and the total cost of such travel.

Rs 21.24 Cr for child welfare scheme: : The government has issued a grant of Rs 21.24 crore under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) which aimed at providing safe and secure environment for the overall development of underprivileged children. The objective of the scheme was to bring several existing child protection programmes under one umbrella. Out of 22 districts in Punjab, the government had constituted child welfare committees in 20 districts and Juvenile Justice Board in each district, an official said.

3 booked for killing woman
: The police on Monday registered a case under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC against three persons, including the husband of the deceased and two women, for allegedly killing a 30-year-old woman. Amandeep Kaur was allegedly strangulated at at Bakhshiwala village on Sunday. In his complaint, the victim's father Bagga Singh of Kharrial village alleged that Amandeep's husband Mewa Singh used to suspect his wife of having an extramarital affair and murdered her along with his two women relatives, Rani and Baljit Kaur.

Tarn Taran
Fake currency seized in Tarn Taran
: The Chohla Sahib police has seized fake currency notes totalling Rs 5,000 from Sarwan Singh, a resident of Brahampura village, in the district on Monday. A case has been registered at the city police station. The seized currency includes nine notes of Rs 500 denomination and five of Rs 100.


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