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Punjab proposes Entrance Test for JBT colleges, to discontinue TET: Dr.Cheema
Process starts to fill 12000 posts of teachers
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Education department has proposed to start Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission into JBT colleges and 
discontinue the Teacher Eligibility Test(TET) which is taken at the time of recruitment into government service. This was revealed by Education Minister Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema in an interview with Satinder Bains Editor of Punjab News Express. He also said that his department would soon recruit 12,000 teachers to fill the vacancies.
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Akali Dal and BJP allies in drug smuggling necessitating CBI probe: Bajwa
Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Congress President Mr Partap Singh Bajwa today said the ruling Akali Dal and BJP were allies too in all sorts of crimes including drug smuggling which necessitated High Court monitored CBI inquiry as the issue concerned the future of the state.
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Media responsible for tension between India-Pakistan: Shekhar Gupta
"TV Channels exaggerate facts to get attention and hype"
Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Noted Journalist, Padma Bhushan and Panjab University (PU) alumnus Shekhar Gupta today said that media sometimes exaggerate the facts so that they get attention & hype and over a period of time that exaggeration is taken as a fact by the people.
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Himachal lawmakers rue decline in education
Punjab News Express/Vishal Gulati
SHIMLA:  About 200 state-run primary schools in Himachal Pradesh have no teacher at all. Fifty percent of Class 5 students in government schools are not able to comprehend textbooks meant for Class 2 students and cannot solve three-digit problems, so say many of the state’s legislators.
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Chandigarh court awards life imprisonment till death to accsued in Pinky murder case
Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: In an examplary judgement, a court in Chandigarh awarded life imprisonment till death to two of the three persons and life term to a woman co-accused in a case of kidnapping, rape and murder of a 11 year old girl, a resident of Palsora here. The dead body of minor girl was found from forest area on December 1, 2013 after she was kidnapped by the convicts.
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Hindus concerned at Hindu shrine vandalism in Trinidad & Tobago
Punjab News Express
NEVADA (USA) : Hindus are highly concerned after reports of vandalism of a Hindu shrine in Blanchisseuse village (Trinidad and Tobago), defacement with human filth and destruction of statues of deities and other property.
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Aryans Group of Colleges organises a workshop on “Mind Your Mind”
Punjab News Express
MOHALI : Aryans Group of Colleges, Chandigarh organized a workshop on “Mind Your Mind” at its campus. Marital Counselor and Gemologist, Col. Gursewak Singh was the Key Note Speaker on the occasion. The event was attended by Engineering and management students of Aryans Group. Chairman, Aryans Group of Colleges, Dr Anshu Kataria presided over the event.
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Italy based NRI woman among five booked for abetment to suicide by Punjab Police
Punjab News Express/Sameer
PHAGWARA: The Phagwara Police has registered case under section 306 IPC against Village Dholike near Bhogpur residents including Italy based NRI Geeta Rani her father Lal Ji, Mother Babli and brother Gurnam and Sandip on the charges of abetment of suicide of Panchayat Member of nearby Village Mannawali.
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Health exhibition marks opening of Nutrition Week at Fortis Mohali
Punjab News Express
MOHALI : With the theme ‘Better Nutrition – Key to Development’, the National Nutrition Week kicked off at Fortis Hospital Mohali with a ‘Health Food Exhibition’ comprising healthy products and foods being inaugurated by Mr Ashish Bhatia, Regional Director (North), Fortis Healthcare Ltd, on Monday. The health exhibition will remain open in the OPD lobby of the hospital till September 2. 
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Punjab to give cash awards to 3293 players on Birthday of Hockey legend Dhyan Chand
Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Sports Department will honour 3293 outstanding players of the state on August 29 on the occasion of National Sports Day which is celebrated on the birthday of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. The functions to felicitate the players would be held in different cities across the state. During the functions, a total of 3293 players, with achievements from 2010-11 to 2014-15, would be given cash prizes worth Rs. 5.83 crores (5,83,44,900).
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