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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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Capt Amarinder stayed away from Punjab Congress conference at Rakhar Puniya
Punjab News Express
BABA BAKALA(Amritsar): Deputy leader of Congress in Lok Sabha and former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today stayed away from the political conference organised by Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee here today on eve of Rakhar Puniya. AICC General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed presided over the conference alongwith PPCC President Parap Singh Bajwa. Capt Amarinder is leading the campaign to replace Bajwa.
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President, PM pay tributes to 1965 war martyrs
Punjab News Express/IANS
NEW DELHI : President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday laid a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti to pay tribute to the soldiers as India marked the 50th year of the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war.
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Revamping disaster management in Himachal Pradesh is priority: Rajinder Rana
Punjab News Express/Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH:  There is an old saying that it is not the hazards that kill but the ill-preparedness and lack of awareness that converts a hazard into a killer disaster. While Himachal Pradesh falls in Seismic Zone 5 which is defined as a dangerous damage risk zone hence disaster management becomes of paramount importance. Given the indulgence and thrust of the state government in zipping up infrastructure and shoring up awareness standards, it can surely look forward to a perfect future. 
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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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Canada’s Guruvayurappan Hindu Temple gets permit after “long & difficult process”
Punjab News Express
BRAMPTON, Canada: Guruvayurappan Temple of Brampton in Canada has reportedly received the building permit from the City of Brampton in Ontario, which it calls “a long and difficult process”.
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Cheema emphasise on practical training to vocational students
Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Education Minister Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema has stressed on providing practical training to vocational students. Presiding over a meeting of senior officials of the education department at Punjab civil Secretariat said that motive of vocational is achieved only if students are able to get jobs or start their own business.
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Losing weight as easy as drinking a glass of water!
Punjab News Express/IANS
LONDON : Slimming can't get any easier than this! Researchers have shown that drinking 500ml of water half-an-hour before eating the three main meals of the day may help you lose weight.
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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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