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Grading: Deadline extended as only 50% schools give data

Punjab
Sanjeev Singh Bariana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 8 The Education Department has told about 3,700 government high and senior secondary schools to submit data for the purpose of grading the institutes by July 10. The department will declare the first gradation list on July 20. Only about 50 per cent of the schools have so far sent their data. They are complaining of difficulties in calculating the data based on results (2017-18), attendance, extracurricular activities, sports, discipline and parent-teacher interaction. The last date for the receipt of data was earlier July 5. Schools offering vocational subjects are facing maximum problems. Talking to The Tribune, a school principal said: “We have already got two extensions. Data compilation needs minute details, which is a ...

Dept has no data, yet minister claims only two drug deaths

Punjab
Vishav Bharti Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 3 Health Minister Brahm Mohindra’s claim in the Cabinet meeting on Monday that there were just two deaths due to drug overdose in the state is based on “unreliable” data. Sources say the Health Department doesn’t maintain any data on deaths caused by drugs in the state. They say the data collection exercise to present it in the meeting was done on WhatsApp in the last week of June. All civil surgeons were asked to provide figure of deaths due to drug overdose since April 1 last year. No wonder, most civil surgeons sent reports of zero death. The sources say there was no question of providing such data as there isn’t any. The state’s mental health cell deals with all kind statistics related to drugs. Dr ...
After 18 years, Suniel Shetty not only has taken up singing but also rapping

After 18 years, Suniel Shetty not only has taken up singing but also rapping

Entertainment
After 18 years, Suniel Shetty not only has taken up singing but also rapping For everyone, who has heard our beloved Anna sing almost 18 years ago, it is time to revive the memory. Suniel Shetty has lent his voice yet again. Not just singing but he has also experimented with rapping this time for a song titled ‘Bollywood Kollywood’. In fact, he has also shot for a music video of the same. Let us tell you that it is n
SANJU: Sanjay Dutt won’t be attending any special screenings of his biopic; he will watch it only after its release

SANJU: Sanjay Dutt won’t be attending any special screenings of his biopic; he will watch it only after its release

Entertainment
SANJU: Sanjay Dutt won’t be attending any special screenings of his biopic; he will watch it only after its release The trailer of Sanju has left many surprised! While it was known to all that Sanjay Dutt has had a controversial life, very few were aware of what exactly the actor had gone through. Rajkumar Hirani finally decided to tell his version of the Sanju story in the forthcoming film starring Ranbir Kapoor as San

Fertiliser subsidy only on urea with neem coating

Punjabi Politics
Amarjit Thind Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 13 The Centre’s decision to implement direct benefit transfer (DBT) for fertiliser subsidy across the country is aimed at preventing the diversion of fertilisers for commercial use. From this paddy season, farmers will only get subsidy for neem-coated urea, which they will have to purchase by producing Aadhaar card to get subsidy credited to their accounts. As per a study, data from various states showed that transaction time and alleged instances of overcharging by retailers has come down following this method. Also, the overuse of subsidised fertilisers and its diversion for industrial use registered a decline. As a result, the government could limit the fertiliser subsidy for 2017-18 to Rs64,999 crore in the revised budget estimates,

Now on, only senior officials to investigate NDPS cases

Punjab
Aman Sood Tribune News Service Patiala, June 12 Low conviction rate in drugs cases has raised a question mark over the investigating officers (IO) in the state police, who have been “flouting laid down procedures and deputing lower-rung officers to investigate NDPS cases”. Perturbed, the police top brass has issued strict directions to SSPs and commissioners to depute only officers of the rank of ASI and above for cases under the NDPS Act. The directions came after the acquittal of over 900 accused in drugs cases in the past around six months. In its orders, the Director, Bureau of Investigation, Punjab, has said the NDPS cases would now be investigated by a regular ASI or higher-ranked officer. The top cops were recently informed that hundreds of drug peddlers were arrested, b...