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Punjab school dept issues notice to 45 teachers for marking correct answer wrong

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Balwant Garg Tribune News Service Faridkot, December 23 The Punjab school education department has issued a notice to 45 teachers of government schools in Faridkot for their alleged negligence in marking the answer sheets of Class X students. The notice has been issued to teachers in Faridkot, Muktsar, Bathinda, Fazilka and Mansa districts. The teaches have been accused of marking the correct answers wrong, making a wrong award list, totaling the marks of students wrong and leaving many questions in the answer sheets unmarked. The negligence was detected when students who had failed earlier not only passed but scored well after re-checking. In the revised result, the total marks of some of the students showed an increase from 5 marks to 21 marks, 10 to 60, 23 to 52, 13 to 49, 1 to 21,...

Trains to Patna flagged off

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Tribune News Service Amritsar, December 22 Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu today flagged off a special train, carrying 1,470 devotees and 42 officials from various departments, from the local Railway Station to Patna as part of the series of functions being held by the state government dedicated to the 350th Parkash Purb of Guru Gobind Singh. The train carried the Sikh devotees of Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Gurdaspur. The expenses have been borne by the state government. Interacting with mediapersons he said he was thankful to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh due to whose initiative scores of devotees got a chance to visit the birthplace of Dasam Pita Guru Gobind Singh. He said 42 officials drawn from various departments would ensure that the devotees did not face any hassle dur...

3-day Jor Mela concludes

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Tribune News Service Chamkaur Sahib, December 22 The three-day Shaheedi Jor Mela concluded with “nagar kirtans” by Nihang Sikhs here today. The mela is organised every year to commemorate the martyrdom of Ajit Singh and Jujhar Singh, the two elder sons of Guru Gobind Singh and other Sikh soldiers, who sacrificed their lives fighting the Mughal forces. While thousands of devotees reached the town to pay obeisance at different gurdwaras during the mela, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and Nihang Singhs took out “nagar kirtans”. The “nagar kirtan” organised by the SGPC started from Gurdwara Shir Garhi Sahib. Later, the Nihangs displayed “gatka” at a stadium in the evening. The Tribune

Capt Amarinder in Patna for Parkash Utsav

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Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh landed in Patna on Friday to attend the closing ceremony of Parkash Utsav to mark the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.  The ceremony was inaugurated by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at SK Memorial Hall with a cultural programme on Friday. Nitish presented Capt Amarinder a memento and shawl. The Bihar government provided free boat service to ferry Sikh devotees from the Gai Ghat to the Kangan Ghat. Pilgrims are  converging on Patna to attend Shukrana Samaroh. TNS  The Tribune

SGPC opposes govt stand on ‘parkash’ of Guru Granth Sahib

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Tribune News Service Anandpur Sahib, December 22 The SGPC has opposed the state government’s decision to not install Guru Granth Sahib on stage during the state-level function to be organised here on December 24 to commemorate the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. Sources said the government was reluctant to hold ‘parkash’ of Guru Granth Sahib, apprehending trouble in case any violation of maryada was reported. A meeting of senior officials, including Culture and Tourism Director Shiv Dular Singh Dhillon, Ropar Deputy Commissioner Gurneet Tej, SSP Raj Bachan Singh Sandhu and Anandpur Sahib SDM Rakesh Kumar, with Takht Kesgarh Sahib Jathedar Bhai Raghubir Singh and gurdwara manager Ranjit Singh remained inconclusive. The SGPC contended that ‘parkash&rsqu...

Court notice on PIL against police torture

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Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 22 The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the states of Punjab and Haryana along with the UT Administration on a PIL seeking enforcement of measures to prevent torture in jails and police stations. Directions were also sought against smuggling of mobile phones and narcotics into jails. The notice by the division Bench of Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal and Justice Amit Rawal also fixed January 29 as the next date of hearing on the PIL filed by advocate Hari Chand Arora. As the petition came up for hearing, Arora cited several instances of torture of undertrials and accused in police stations, including the latest instance of Ashok Kumar in the Ryan case. Arora submitted that the bus conductor had confessed to murder of studen...