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Teetotaller's test

Thirty years ago, those were the golden days of college. The campus atmosphere was electrifying. Student elections were on. The campaigning was fierce and the competition tough. Every voter was a VIP. Writes Jagvir Goyal.

‘No BJP ticket for family members of sitting MPs, MLAs’

The Bharatiya Janata Party election in-charge for Haryana Kailash Vijayvargia on Monday said no family member of the party’s MP or MLA would be given ticket for the October-15 assembly polls.

‘TET no job guarantee, just eligibility’

Hardly four months in the saddle, Punjab education minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema has enough to say on improving the school education system, as he also looks critically at central flagship schemes Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and Midday Meal and makes a case for financial powers to the states for their success.

PSIDC backdates GM’s promotion by 8 years

In a move that has ruffled feathers of many, the Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation (PSIDC) has made an officer’s 2010 promotion as general manager (GM) effective from February 2002. And the GM’s further promotion as executive director (ED) is also being fast-tracked now.

Nomination for civic bodies’ delimitation boards challenged in HC

The Punjab government’s decision to allegedly nominate members of delimitation boards for the purpose of delimitation of wards of municipalities across the state from among workers and leaders of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been challenged before the Punjab and Haryana high court.

Sikhs open free school in Britain

After facing disappointment in Britain’s Coventry schools, members of the Indian-origin Sikh community have set up their own school for their new generation.

BPL survey: Vets challenge govt order

Taking up a petition filed by the Haryana veterinary association, Faridabad, seeking directions to the Haryana government not to detail veterinary doctors to carry out survey of below poverty line (BPL) people, the Punjab and Haryana high court has directed the state government to file its reply.

Anti-drugs drive: Over 12,000 arrests in 8 months

The Punjab police have arrested 12,695 persons in the last eight months and registered 10,830 first information reports (FIRs) under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, as part of a drive against drug abuse.

Book tells stories of disabled soldiers, martyrs’ kin who battled the system

Nineteen heart-rending, insult-to-injury stories about soldiers who had to fight long-drawn battles with our system, not with any enemy from across the border, have been compiled in a 253-page book by retired Major Navdeep Singh. Titled ‘Maimed by the System’, is scheduled to be released on Tuesday by former chief of the army staff Gen VP Malik (retd).

MLA accused Balongi Panchayat of embezzling Rs. 2.70 crore

Local MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu accused the Balongi village panchayat of siphoning of Rs. 2.70 crore allocated for development projects.

Health ministry cancels PGI governing body meeting

Without having any member of Parliament as a member of the governing body, the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) administration tried to conduct a meeting of its top body but got a blank from the health ministry.

Students' response to newly elected SFS candidate surprising: ABVP

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Monday said the students' response to the recently elected Students for Society (SFS) candidate was surprising.

CTU's integrated transport service evokes positive response

The integrated transport service the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) launched in the tricity and other neighbouring areas recently has evoked a positive response.

20 illegal structures demolished near PEC

The UT estate office demolished 20 illegal structures constructed in an area adjacent to Punjab Engineering College (PEC). The drive began around 10 am and several officials of estate office were present on the spot under the supervision of tehsildar Amrinder Singh.

Beas tragedy case: HC impleads two assistant professors of Hyderabad institute

Himachal Pradesh high court on Monday has given an order to implead the two assistant professors of VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, who were allegedly negligent in identifying the bodies.
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