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2,500 teachers to get appointment letters
Minister for School Education OP Soni (centre), along with other officials, reviews the arrangements for a function to be held on June 29, in Amritsar on Monday. Photo: Sunil Kumar

2,500 teachers to get appointment letters

Chief Minister to preside over function on June 2919 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: To meet a shortage of teachers, the state government will give appointment letters to 2,500 teachers under the Master Cadre at a function in the Guru Nanak stadium on June 29. Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will preside over the function and handover the letters.

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 18

To meet a shortage of teachers, the state government will give appointment letters to 2,500 teachers under the Master Cadre at a function in the Guru Nanak stadium on June 29.

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will preside over the function and handover the letters.

The Education Department has hired 3,500 teachers. Of them, the letters will be given to 2,500 teachers and the rest will get the same after their court cases are cleared.

The government is planning to depute 75 per cent of the newly hired teachers in border areas to fill in the vacant seats. The rest of the teachers will be posted in schools situated in other parts of the state.

Minister for School Education OP Soni, along with Deputy Commissioner KS Sangha, Police Commissioner SS Srivastava and Director General School Education (DGSE) Prashant Goyal, reviewed the arrangements for the function.

Talking about the newly recruited teachers, the Minister for School Education said, “We want to empower the education system, especially in rural areas. The teachers will be posted in various schools on the basis of their merit.”

On PSEB results, he said, “We have seen a downfall in the PSEB results. All these efforts are being made to raise the level of education in the state. We want to provide world-class infrastructure to government schools. All energy of my department is directed to improve the overall results and bar of education.”

AIIMS entrance examination: City student bags AIR 50

AIIMS entrance examination: City student bags AIR 50

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: City student Suryansh bagged all-India rank (AIR) 50 in the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS entrance examination, the results of which were declared on Monday.

MR vaccination drive: Health Dept fails to achieve target

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The district Health Department has failed to achieve its target to cover 6.5 lakh children under the measles-rubella vaccination drive. Of the total children, over 5 lakh have been vaccinated for measles and rubella so far.

Compounding case: Committee to take more time to submit report

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The inquiry committee constituted by the Municipal Corporation to probe into the compounding case of two hotels near the bus stand will take more time to submit its report to Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu.

After three days, Aujla again inspects railway station

After three days, Aujla again inspects railway station

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: After inspecting the railway station three days ago, MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla once again conducted a surprise check of the railway station on Monday.

Farmers seek 16-hr power supply for irrigation

Farmers seek 16-hr power supply for irrigation

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of various farmer associations staged a protest in front of the office of PSPCL’s Chief Engineer here on Monday

Seven booked for fraud

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The police on Sunday booked seven persons for duping several residents of Rs 6 crore on the pretext of running a kitty in Chheharta.

Auto-rickshaw menace continues, HC directions go up in smoke

Auto-rickshaw menace continues, HC directions go up in smoke

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Menace of auto-rickshaws continues to haunt residents on the popular and congested roads in the city. Balram Kumar Sharma, president, Punjab Sudhar Sabha said the authorities must make a norm for taxi drivers to drive their vehicles in a queue.

Vernacular languages facing threat of extinction: Prof Banipal

Vernacular languages facing threat of extinction: Prof Banipal

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A three-week refresher course in Punjabi language and literature was inaugurated at the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU).

Real estate developers hits out at govt’s new policy

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Real Estate dealers, developers have denounced the new Real Estate Policy, released by the Capt Amarinder Singh government couple of months back.

‘Govt will invest Rs 100 cr on school infrastructure’

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: To provide adequate infrastructure for government schools in the state, an amount of around 100 crores will be invested by the government, said Education Minister OP Soni.

‘Khedo Punjab’ to promote sports among students

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: After “Padho Punjab” initiative, the state education board is all set for “Khedo Punjab” to promote sports among the students at government schools.

Jagir Kaur launches her compilation of stories ‘Pinjara’

Jagir Kaur launches her compilation of stories ‘Pinjara’

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: At 23, she became one of the few women from her town to come out from the confines of their homes and openly speak about citizen rights.

Jhansi ki Rani Laxmi Bai remembered

Jhansi ki Rani Laxmi Bai remembered

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: To mark the martyrdom day of Rani Jhansi, the city based Rani Jhansi Society on Monday held a commemorative programme at DAV College’s hall, which was attended by MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla and former minister Lakshmi Kanta Chawla.

Campaign to save environment

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: National Eye Centre, Amritsar started a campaign to save environment. Dr K D Singh, Chairman National Eye Centre, advised public to say no to plastic and everyone should adopt a plant.

Remembering the fifth Guru

Remembering the fifth Guru

18 Jun 2018 | 1:27 AM

A sea of devotees at the Golden Temple on the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev in Amritsar on Sunday.

Showers bring double delight

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR:The showers late on Saturday evening brought a double delight for the residents as it, besides reducing the temperature, washed away the dust blanket that had covered the region for the last two days.

Snatchers held

18 Jun 2018 | 1:16 AM

Amritsar: The city police on Sunday claimed to have arrested two snatchers — Prabhjit Singh of Kandowali village and Yadwinder Singh, alias Phuman, of Chetanpura village.

Excessive phone use by kids a health hazard: Experts

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: These days it is easy to convince children for anything just by handing a smart phone over to them.

Three robbers arrested

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on a tip-off, the police have arrested three members of a robbers' gang.

Vendors removed from Mall road

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on the directions of MC Commissioner Sonali Giri, a team, led by Estate Officer Sushant Bhatia, removed the vendors on the Mall road here on Saturday.

Recruitment of sports teachers sought

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the Berozgaar DPI and Physical Education Teachers Union on Sunday urged the state government to fill vacancies of physical education teachers.

Woman travel agent booked for fraud

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The Beas police have booked a woman travel agent for fraud and human trafficking.

Transplant paddy at monsoon onset: Agri Dept

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: To control the depleting water table in the state, the Agriculture Department has urged the farmers to strictly follow the government’s instructions regarding transplantation of paddy after June 20.

Sewerage project nears completion

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The MC superintending engineer inspected the sewerage project going on under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at Majitha Road.

Waste rots near rly station chhabeel stall

Waste rots near rly station chhabeel stall

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The dumping of garbage near chhabeel stalls, set up to serve cold sweetened water to people heading towards the Golden Temple, at the railway station has become irksome for people.

Man accused of forced abortion, bigamy

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: A woman has accused her husband of bigamy and forcing her for aborting her child twice.

Traditional courses students’ favourite

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Traditional courses seem to be the preference of the city students as they seek admissions to colleges.

Ad hoc lecturers unhappy over GNDU’s new recruitment rules

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as Guru Nanak Dev University is all set to start its staff recruitment on Monday, the association of ad hoc teachers has lashed out at the university for changing the eligibility criteria for teaching jobs.

Overcharging: Consumer forum members not on same page

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has referred a complaint regarding overcharging (above MRP) by a bakery to the state commission after a one of its members submitted a dissenting note.

Sidhu for tourism promotion

Sidhu for tourism promotion

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu made a whirlwind tour of several tourist destination sites in the holy city on Sunday.

Technology helps express love for father

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Technology came to rescue of city youngsters, who could not make it to home on the occasion of Father’s Day on Sunday.

Jandiala MC chief joins Cong

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: In a jolt to the SAD-BJP alliance in Jandiala, the president of Municipal Council from SAD, Mamta Rani, shifted her allegiance to the Congress here on Sunday.

Banker booked for fraud

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

TARN TARAN: A manager of the Cooperative Bank’s Valtoha branch along with a secretary of a cooperative society has been booked for Rs 17.

Assaulted, father of cable operator’s employee dies

Assaulted, father of cable operator’s employee dies

18 Jun 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: Dharamvir Singh, who was critically injured after a group of persons had attacked him and his two sons at Tahliwala Bazaar on Sultanwind road here on Saturday, succumbed to his injuries in the late night hours.

Fifth Guru to be remembered

Fifth Guru to be remembered

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

The district is all set to observe the martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev, fifth Sikh Master, which falls on June 17.

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Man held for sexual assault

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

Amritsar: The Majitha police arrested Mahinder Singh of Nangal Punia village for “sexually assaulting” a young girl of the same village on Friday.

Creativity on display at IAFA

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Showcasing the works of art masters in the city, IAFA’s Hidden Treasures exhibition displays a collection of paintings, artifacts, sculptures and books.

Storm drain sought to tackle waterlogging

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAAR: Residents of low-lying areas and congested streets want the Municipal Corporation (MC) to get replaced the old sewage pipes besides installation of storm sewerage to save the city from waterlogging during the rainy days.

171 boys seek admission to meritorious school

171 boys seek admission to meritorious school

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Counseling for boys for admissions to Government Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students witnessed 171 seeking admission to the various streams of the school on Saturday.

No room for visitors at GMC boys’ hostels

No room for visitors at GMC boys’ hostels

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: In the absence of adequate facilities, including visitors’ rooms for guardians, at Government Medical College (GMC) here, the students often have to attend their guests in canteens or under the shade of trees.

3 nabbed with illegal weapons

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police arrested three persons and seized three illegal weapons on Saturday.

Farmers’ union ‘exposes’ claims of agriculture officials

Farmers’ union ‘exposes’ claims of agriculture officials

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

TARN TARAN: In an embarrassment to the Agriculture Department, the Kisan Sangharsh Committee (KSC), Punjab, has rubbished the former’s claim that the paddy transplanted by certain farmers in different villages was destroyed with police assistance.

30 pigs captured from posh localities

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17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The health wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) caught more than 30 stray pigs from posh localities, including Ranjit Avenue, Rani Ka Bagh and Company Garden on Saturday.

4 killed in separate mishaps

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: A man and his eight-year-old daughter were killed while his wife escaped narrowly in a road mishap near the Talwandi Ghumman bus stand on the Amritsar–Pathankot highway here on Saturday.

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