Chandigarh, May 23 -- The Punjab education department has decided to hold supplementary exams of students placed under compartment in Class 10 from June 24 to save their academic year.

Announcing this, Punjab education minister Aruna Chaudhary instructed the Punjab School Education Board to hold the supplementary exams of the students placed under compartment in one or two subjects from June 24 and declare the result by July 31 to enable them to... Read More

Cops detain protesting BJP district chief

Ludhiana, May 23 -- Police on Monday detained district BJP chief Ravinder Arora, who along with his supporters, was protesting against opening of a liquor vend on Barewal road near a school. The cops first tried to persuade the protesters but when they didn't relent, the latter were detained. Later, when BJP workers assembled outside the police station, the protesters were released.

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Farmer commits suicide due to poverty

Bathinda, May 23 -- A farmer facing poor financial conditions committed suicide in Gill Kalan village by hanging himself on Sunday night. The victim has been identified as Gurnam Singh, 55. His body was spotted by the family on Monday morning. Poor financial conditions forced him to take the extreme step. Police have handed over the body to his family after conducting inquest proceedings.

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Man booked on sodomy charges

Bathinda, May 23 -- Police have booked a man for sodomising a minor boy in Talwandi Sabo. On complaint of the father of the 8-year-old victim, a case under Section 377 (unnatural offences) of IPC has been registered against Sandeep Singh of Talwandi Sabo. The complainant alleged that the accused took his son into a hut and sodomised him.

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Desecration case: Villagers demand arrest of accused

Bathinda, May 23 -- Residents of Dhan Singh Khana village, along with activists of Sikh organisations demanded the police to trace and arrest the accused involved in desecration of 'gutka' in the village. The residents, along with leaders of Dal Khalsa, SAD (Amritsar) and other organisations gathered in the village gurdwara to raising their demands. They handed a memorandum to Kotfatta station house officer Mahesh Kumar, demanding that accused to... Read More

Harvard University invites KU faculty member to present research

Kurukshetra, May 23 -- Pradeep S Chauhan, associate professor,department of economics, University college of Kurukshetra University, has been invited by Harvard University, USA, to present his research on "Energy and climate change technology innovation and its transfer to emerging economies like India." An official spokesperson of the University said that Chauhan has been invited to associate himself with the group of experts on United Nations F... Read More

Construction waste processing plant in Gurgaon

Chandigarh, May 23 -- The first construction and demolition waste processing plant of Haryana will be set up in Basai village of Gurugaon at a cost of about 13 crore to make the city debris-free. The plant to be set up on a three-acre land and will have capacity to process 300 tonne of waste per day, a government spokesperson said. The civic body will earmark different sites for dumping of construction and demolition waste.

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Karnal, May 23 -- Three women labourers were killed in a wall collapse in a private nursery near Kutail village of Gharaunda block of Karnal district on Sunday evening. The deceased have been identified as Beena, Darshana and Jassi-all residents of Kutail village. According to the police, the deceased were working in Deepak nursery, when the boundary wall collapsed due to strong winds. They were rushed to a hospital by labourers working in nearby... Read More

Bahona sarpanch appears before Akal Takht

Moga, May 23 -- Sarpanch of Bahona village Harbhajan Singh, who had shorn his beard to protest water woes at his village, appeared before the Akal Takht on Monday.

Harbhajan had snipped off his beard and hung it on the door of Moga DC office on Friday after the latter allegedly failed to fulfil his promise to ensure restoration of potable water supply at Bahona village. Harbhajan submitted a written apology to Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan... Read More

HC raps Punjab for not procuring crops on MSP

Chandigarh, May 23 -- Rapping the Punjab government for its failure to initiate measures to procure crops on the MSP, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday asked it to copy other states if it was not able to devise its policy.

The HC bench of justice SS Saron and justice Darshan Singh expressed its surprise as to how Punjab was not able to find out a solution. Copy Haryana, if are unable to find any other solution, the bench observed orall... Read More