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Garg commission evokes protests
Chandigarh, May 5
The Department of Home, Vigilance and Justice Affairs of the Punjab Government, has been receiving a spate of bouquets and brickbats for the actions it has taken after the new government assumed office two months ago.

Mann not to support SAD stir move
Tarn Taran, May 5
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) (Amritsar) and member of the Lok Sabha has refused to extend support to the agitation to be launched by the SAD led by Mr Parkash Singh Badal to protest against alleged atrocities against SAD workers but has suggested Mr Badal to come forward to oppose the POTA and other anti-Punjab policies of the union government.

Mere sympathy for crash victims’ kin
Jalandhar, May 5
Seven families have lost their near and dear ones as death came in the shape of a MiG-21, but all they have had received so far is mere lip sympathy from politicians, who did pose for photographs along with those victims who had sustained injuries and were admitted to the Civil Hospital, but did not bother to pay a visit to their ruined homes and share their grief.

Another recruitment scam alleged
Bathinda, May 5
Will the Punjab Government take action on the judgement passed by the Supreme Court pertaining to the selection of Block Development and Panchayat Officers (BDPOs) by the Punjab Public Service Commission in 1995-96?



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DDPO among 14 booked in corruption case
Budhlada (Mansa), May 5
A criminal case under the Prevention of Corruption Act and IPC against the District Development and Panchayat Officer (DDPO), Mr Bhajan Singh, Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO), Mr Maghar Singh, Panchayat Officer, Mr Bipan Kumar, and 11 others has been registered by the local police for their alleged involvement in causing a huge loss to the income of the Panchayat of the village.

Aided colleges get 18-cr grant
Gurdaspur, May 5
Punjab Education Minister Khushal Behl today released a grant of Rs 18 crore to government-aided private colleges in the state which had been blocked during the tenure of the previous government.


Sena unit splits
Pathankot, May 5
The district unit of the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) has split following serious differences between rival groups led by Mr Ashok Sooden, president of the district Gurdaspur Shiv Sena, and Mr Parveen Manhans, who was the party candidate for the Pathankot Assembly seat in the recent elections.

SAD-BJP denied justice to urbanites: BJYM
Phagwara, May 5
A meeting of the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) held for the first time here today after Punjab Assembly elections attributed defeat of the BJP to denial of justice to urban constituents.


IT centre — down in the dumps
Amritsar, May 5
The information and technology centre set up at Government Medical College here at a cost of 25 lakh is in a state of flux even after 10 months of its inauguration by the then Minister of Medical Education and Research, Mr Manoranjan Kalia.

He treasures Guru’s Hukamnama
Zahur Ahmed Khan, a descendant of Ghani Khan who along with his brother, Nabi Khan, saved the life of Guru Gobind Singh at Machhiwara, is living in poverty in a densely populated area of Lahore.

Plea on Gurdwara Malaksar Sahib dismissed
Kharar, May 5
Mrs Preeti Sahni, Additional Civil Judge (Senior Division), Kharar, today dismissed an application of Sant Baba Darshan Singh of Dhaki Sahib filed against Mr Pritam Singh and others, all residents of Gharuan village for permanent injunction, restraining the defendents from interferring in the management and control of the plaintiff over Gurdwara Malaksar Sahib, Gharuan.

Man’s kidney removed illegally: wife
Ludhiana, May 5
Baljinder Kaur of Pamma village has complained to the Sahnewal police that two employers of her husband have cheated them by taking out his kidney in an operation at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here in January this year.

Brick-kiln strike continues
Nawanshahr, May 5
Complete strike at 42 and partial strike at three brick-kilns in this subdivision has been going on since April 22 to press owners for the implementation of the increase in minimum wages.

IMA hails raids on hospitals
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 5
The state unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has welcomed the steps taken by the government to curb the menace of corruption as well absenteeism, particularly in health centres in rural areas.

398 cases settled at lok adalat
Amritsar, May 5
As many as 260 matrimonial and 138 Negotiable Instrument Act cases were settled at a state-level lok adalat organised here today under the supervision of Mr Justice H.S. Bedi, Punjab and Haryana High Court, who is also the Chairman of the Punjab Legal Services Authority.

Pregnant woman ‘killed’
Phagwara, May 5
A 20-year-old pregnant woman Rajwant Kaur was allegedly poisoned to death by her in-laws at nearby Manawali village yesterday. The local Sadar police had registered a case under Sections 304B and 498-A, IPC, against Parkash Singh, husband, Simar Kaur, mother-in-law, Hari Singh, brother-in-law, and Sarabjit Kaur, sister-in-law, of the deceased.

Jalandhar gets burn-care centre
Jalandhar, May 5
Even as the state government had failed to set up a trauma centre to deal with severe burn injuries in the city which has a population of about 10 lakh and because of which the local authorities had been forced to shift all MiG-21 crash victims to the CMC, Ludhiana, a private hospital has come forward to fill the gap by setting up a sophisticated burn-care centre, which became operational here today.


Thieves decamp with jewellery
Malerkotla, May 5
The house of Mr Ram Swaroop Bhalla at Singla Colony, near Pipli Filling Station, was burgled last night. The thieves decamped with jewellery and cash worth Rs 1 lakh.

Four cops suspended for taking bribe
Jalandhar, May 5
Four Punjab Police personnel have been suspended for allegedly taking a bribe from a college professor of Moga last month.

Chemists’ shops raided, 2 held
Gurdaspur, May 5
The police raided the premises of chemists at Dhariwal and Gurdaspur and seized a large quantity of intoxicants yesterday.


Topper’s wait for medal
Bathinda, May 5
Davinder Kumar Mittal the topper in BE, chemical engineering, Punjab Technical University, in 1997, is yet to get his gold medal. Davinder, a city resident, completed his BE from Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Longowal, in 1997.

Walia is chief of principals’ body
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 5
At a meeting of the Association of Principals of Non-Government Colleges affiliated with Punjabi University held here today, the following were elected office-bearers.



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