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Teachers to meet CM on Dec 17
A state-level ‘Chetna convention’ of the SSA/RMSA Union will be held on Dec 16 in Jalandhar. File photo

Teachers to meet CM on Dec 17

SSA, RMSA teachers reopen schools; say will intensify protest if salaries not reviewed10 Dec 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: A day after the cancellation of transfers of as many as 96 teachers of the SSA/RMSA Union across the state, even as tempers still run high with SSA-RMSA teachers’ salaries slashed by less than half, the union is now pegging its hopes on a meeting with the CM on December 17.

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Aparna Banerji

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, December 9

A day after the cancellation of transfers of as many as 96 teachers of the SSA/RMSA Union across the state, even as tempers still run high with SSA-RMSA teachers’ salaries slashed by less than half, the union is now pegging its hopes on a meeting with the CM on December 17. In a meeting held today, teachers decided that if the government does not review their salaries, they will hold an intense struggle on the issue in January after the poll code is lifted.

However, for the time being, schools where protests had disrupted the work after teachers were transferred were reopened after assurances were given recently by the Education Department.

While over a 1,000 teachers had been transferred across the state by the department after they refused to accept the regularisation option given by the state government, the dharna held in Patiala was lifted a few days ago after the Education Minister assured that teachers’ victimisation would be stopped, salaries would be reviewed and their meeting would be arranged with the Chief Minister.

Following the assurance, so far, over 100 teachers in the district await the cancellation of their transfers. Of the 450 SSA-RMSA teachers in the city, only 105 had chosen regularisation.

While the government had transferred as many as 117 teachers in Jalandhar, of these only four transfers have been cancelled so far.

Meanwhile, a state-level meeting of the union was held at the local Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall today, where it was decided that a state-level ‘Chetna convention’ of the union will be held on December 16 in the city. They said across the state, block meetings would be held to prepare for the convention. The teachers also demanded the government to release the salaries of union members for the past six months.

With the teachers’ meeting with the Chief Minister still pending, several schools where teachers were transferred, have begun opening though.

While students had locked up many of the schools after the transfer of teachers, after the Education Minster’s assurance that salaries will be reviewed and teachers will be posted again, many of the previously protesting schools remained open on Friday and Saturday.

Executive committee of Dist Badminton Assn dissolved

10 Dec 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: The executive committee of the District Badminton Association (DBA) got dissolved today with immediate effect by the Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma.

Five days after shootout, Talwara police register case against three

10 Dec 2018 | 1:53 AM

TALWARA (HOSHIARPUR): The Talwara police finally filed a case today after five days after a shootout took place in the old Talwara town.

Roadways bus impounded by Delhi transport authorities, released later

10 Dec 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: A bus of the Jalandhar depot was reportedly impounded by the Delhi transport authorities for allegedly “not being able to produce the agreement copy of the Punjab Roadways with the Delhi Airport Parking Authority, which allows the entry of buses to the airport.

City lyricist’s song is ‘most popular’ number of year

City lyricist’s song is ‘most popular’ number of year

10 Dec 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Jalandhar’s young lyricist Vicky Gill of the ‘Gaal ni kadni’ fame is basking in another achievement as his number has been declared as the most popular song of the year.

Two youths arrested with 2.5 kg of ganja

10 Dec 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Two youths were arrested by the police with 2.

Ban on carrying of firearms

10 Dec 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Parambir Singh Parmar has imposed a ban on carrying of firearms during wedding or any public event.

Panel to look into discrepancies before Mar 31, says DharamsotPost-matric scholarship scheme scam

Panel to look into discrepancies before Mar 31, says Dharamsot

10 Dec 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Social Welfare and Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said today that the state government would form a committee to look into the discrepancies in the post-matric scholarship scheme before March 31 next year.

680 cases disposed of in Lok Adalats

680 cases disposed of in Lok Adalats

10 Dec 2018 | 1:53 AM

PHAGWARA: As many as 680 cases were disposed of by the National Lok Adalat held at Kapurthala, Phagwara and Sultanpur Lodhi on Saturday.

Primary school gets a facelift, courtesy NRIs

Primary school gets a facelift, courtesy NRIs

10 Dec 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: The staff of Government Primary School Khanpur Dhadha , Jalandhar, has set an example for other teachers in the state.

Briefly

Man killed in mishap

09 Dec 2018 | 1:54 AM

Phagwara: Balkar Singh (40), was killed on the spot, when a speeding car hit him on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur Road here on Friday.

Four booked for encroaching upon land of cooperative society

09 Dec 2018 | 1:56 AM

PHAGWARA: On a complaint filed by Amarjit Singh, Secretary, Co-operative Agricultural Services Society Ltd, Chachrari village, the Goraya police have booked four persons, Gurdawar Singh, his brother Baljinder Singh, mother Charan Kaur, and wife Lakhwinder Kaur, under Sections 427, 447 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on the charges of illegally encroaching upon the land of theco-operative society.

Intoxicating injections, heroin seized

09 Dec 2018 | 1:54 AM

Phagwara: The police have seized 27 intoxicating injections and 10 gm of heroin from Pardeep Kumar, a resident of Donewal Kuhurad village, and Davinder Kumar, a resident of Urban Estate, Phagwara.

Pensioners union to hold protest on Dec 21

09 Dec 2018 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: A meeting of Cantt Mandal pensioners of the Pensioners Association was held under the patronage of Chamanjit Singh at Jandu Singha.

Youth from across globe take part in goodwill & fraternity camp550th Parkash utsav celebrations

Youth from across globe take part in goodwill & fraternity camp

09 Dec 2018 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: Youth from various states and countries participated in the week-long ‘National Goodwill and Fraternity Camp’ held at Sultanpur Lodhi ahead of the 550th ‘Parkash Ustav’ to be celebrated next year.

Sale of fruits, veggies with stickers goes on unabated

Sale of fruits, veggies with stickers goes on unabated

09 Dec 2018 | 1:54 AM

In a notification issued recently to all district health officers and food safety teams, the State Food Commissioner has made it mandatory that from now onwards, fruits and vegetables with stickers applied on them should not be sold in the market.

Street plays to create awareness against AIDS

09 Dec 2018 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: In an innovative initiative, aimed at creating awareness among people about AIDS in the city, the Punjab State AIDS Control Society (PSACS) has roped in a professional team to sensitise masses about this bane at the grass-roots level.

Hotel mgmt student ends her life at PG

Hotel mgmt student ends her life at PG

09 Dec 2018 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: A hotel management student committed suicide this afternoon by hanging from a ceiling fan of her paying guest (PG) accommodation at Master Tara Singh Nagar here.

Nigerian arrested with 255 gm of heroin

Nigerian arrested with 255 gm of heroin

09 Dec 2018 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: A Nigerian national was arrested here today for reportedly supplying heroin.

Man dies at pvt hospital, kin allege negligence by docs

09 Dec 2018 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: High drama was witnessed after the death of a male patient at a private hospital near Football Chowk here early this morning after his family members claimed medical negligence.

Another suspect held in realtor attack case

Another suspect held in realtor attack case

09 Dec 2018 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: A team, led by SHO Omkar Singh Brar, arrested Harjinder Singh, alias Honey, a resident of Raj Nagar, near a checkpoint at Paragpur, GT Road.

Murder of Kartarpur resident

FIR lodged, no arrest so far

09 Dec 2018 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: A day after Kartarpur resident Dimple Kartarpuria was gunned down by two assailants, with their faces covered, the Jalandhar police lodged an FIR against unidentified persons.

Teachers’ Games

Education Department faces shortage of sports teachers

08 Dec 2018 | 2:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Ahead of the ‘Inter-District Teachers School Games’, to be held in Ludhiana from December 26 onwards, the Education Department will hold trials for the same, from the next week onwards.

Depleting groundwater to be featured in documentary series

Depleting groundwater to be featured in documentary series

08 Dec 2018 | 2:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Waris brothers, along with G Media group Inc., in association with Planet One Foundation and Gursarab productions, today released the title track of ‘The Pain of Water (Pani Di Hook)” — a documentary series.

Football training centre launched

08 Dec 2018 | 2:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Bhaichung Bhutia Football School (BBFS) has opened its first training centre here in partnership with Apeejay School. Children in the age group of 5 to 15-yr will be imparted traing under a structured curriculum set by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) as part of the Academy Accreditation Process.

Smaaash opens its first gaming zone in city

08 Dec 2018 | 2:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Smaaash Entertainment Privat Limited has made its way to Jalandhar and opened its first gaming zone at Curo High Street.

Sanskriti KMV School bags international award

Sanskriti KMV School bags international award

08 Dec 2018 | 2:33 AM

JALANDHAR: For the second time, Sanskriti KMV School has been accredited with International School Award 2018-21 by British Council at a ceremony, which was held in Chandigarh recently.

Include potato in Agri Export Policy:MP

08 Dec 2018 | 2:33 AM

JALANDHAR: MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh today demanded that potato should be included in the newly- announced Agriculture Export Policy, so that potato-growers could be protected from the frequent losses that they were facing.

Kapil to live stream his wedding on YouTube

08 Dec 2018 | 2:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma has decided to live stream his wedding on his YouTube channel KapilSharmaK9.

JDA demolishes unauthorised colony near Hoshiarpur

JDA demolishes unauthorised colony near Hoshiarpur

08 Dec 2018 | 2:33 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A campaign launched against the illegal colonies by the Jalandhar Development Authority (JDA), an illegal commercial colony constructed on the Dholwaha Road, in Dosarka, was demolished with the help of JCB today.

Man shot dead by bike-borne youngsters

08 Dec 2018 | 2:33 AM

JALANDHAR: A Kartarpur resident, Dimple Kartarpuria, was shot dead this evening at his shop on Gangsar Road.

He fought for nation, now battling for his life, says kinArmed Forces Flag Day

He fought for nation, now battling for his life, says kin

08 Dec 2018 | 2:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Usha Devi’s husband was critically ill and admitted to a hospital, but still, the veteran’s wife made sure that she did not break the ritual that her husband followed for long by coming to a function to commemorate Flag Day.

Single teachers in three Kapurthala govt schools

Single teachers in three Kapurthala govt schools

08 Dec 2018 | 2:33 AM

KAPURTHALA: Though the state Education Department claims to have bigger plans such as introducing IELTS programme, providing teaching-learning materials, converting schools into smart schools and improving quality education for government schools, the fact is schools even don’t have teachers.

PUNSUP issues warning to contractorDelay in supply of ration for mid-day meal

PUNSUP issues warning to contractor

08 Dec 2018 | 2:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Following a consistent delay in the provision of ration for the mid-day meal in various schools of the district, Punjab State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited has issued a warning to the local supplier.

Rs 3.45 lakh collected as fine from food joints

08 Dec 2018 | 2:33 AM

NAWANSHAHAR: The Court of Amrit Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General)-cum- Adjudicating officer, Nawanshahr, has collected a total of Rs 3.

ASI opens fire in the air

08 Dec 2018 | 2:33 AM

JALANDHAR: An ASI posted at the division 1 police station today reportedly opened fire after having an argument with his son.

Tipsy cop hits vehicles, 2 booked

08 Dec 2018 | 2:33 AM

NAWANSHAHR: Two police personnel, who were allegedly in a drunken state, were booked after one of them hit two vehicles yesterday in Nawanshahr.

City-based NGO comes to aid of poor, provides meal at Rs10

City-based NGO comes to aid of poor, provides meal at Rs10

08 Dec 2018 | 2:33 AM

JALANDHAR: With an aim to feeding at least 200 poor persons daily, a city-based NGO, ‘Daswandh’, is providing meal for Rs 10 from a stall called ‘Daswandh Rasoi’ which they had set up at SCO 52, Urban Estate, Phase I, near Gurdwara Singh Sabha.

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