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Entrust job scam to central agency, says Badal
Chandigarh, July 4
Expressing dismay over the manner in which the Punjab Government was handling the multi-layered job-for-cash scam, SAD President and former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today demanded that the investigations be handed over to an independent central agency.

Sidhu, teachers’ remand extended
Patiala, July 4
Local courts today extended the judicial remand of the suspended PPSC Chairman Ravinderpaul Singh Sidhu till July 17 and that of two teachers who were arrested two days ago on charges of increasing award numbers on PCS (Judicial) answer-sheets by overwriting on original awards.

PPSC lists were tampered with: experts
Ludhiana, July 4
Investigations into the PPSC’s jobs for sale scam have established that not even a single list of candidates those, finalised by Ravi Sidhu as well as those by the examiners is without tampering.

PPSC ex-secy ‘influenced’ examiners
Patiala, July 4
Needle of suspicion in the PPSC’s jobs for-sale scam today again pointed towards former PPSC Secretary Pritpal Singh with accused Professor of Law Dr Gurpal Singh stating he had made overwritings and increased score in some answer sheets of PCS (Judicial) examination at the behest of Pritpal Singh.

Petitioner told to approach Sessions Court
Bank manager’s pre-arrest bail application
Chandigarh, July 4
Disposing of a petition for the grant of anticipatory bail filed by a bank manager accused of sending illegally earned money to foreign countries through the hawala channel in the PPSC scam, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked him to “approach the Sessions Court in the first instance”.


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Vigilance seizes documents from PAU
Ludhiana, July 4
Following the submission of a memorandum by certain MLAs of the state to the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to look into the working of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and some appointments made in the last few years, a vigilance team is learnt to have seized certain documents from the administrative branch of the university.

PSEB engineers seek govt help
Power theft by senior officers
Chandigarh, July 4
PSEB engineers have sought the help of the state government to catch senior civil and other officers resorting to “kundi connections”. The issue of power theft by officers at certain places in the state has been brought to the notice of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Chief Secretary Y.S. Ratra.

Lashkar ultras behind blast in bazar: SSP
Hoshiarpur, July 4
Mrs Gurpreet Deo, local SSP, in a press conference here today said the interrogation of Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Abdul, alias Vijay Kumar, resident of Karachi Pakistan, who was recently arrested by the Khanna police, had revealed the active involvement of the group in the bomb blast on February 23 last year in a shop in the local Sheesh Mehal Bazar.

It is Sonia’s victory, not Tohra’s: Mann
Batala, July 4
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, President, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) and member of Parliament, has alleged that the Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee (DGMC) elections was a contest between the Congress and the BJP. Hence, Ms Sonia Gandhi, Congress President, deserved congratulations on the landslide victory of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal.

No-confidence motion against councillor
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 4
The councillors of Municipal Council, Sirhind, Fatehgarh Sahib, have submitted a no-confidence motion to the Executive Officer against the Senior Vice-President of the council. The councillors have written to the EO that they have lost faith in the Senior Vice-President due to his style of working, so he should fix the date for the meeting of the councillors at the earliest.


Boy rescued hours after abduction
Amritsar, July 4
A 17-year-old plus two student of Ajanta School, Navin Surekha, who was kidnapped yesterday was rescued hours after his abduction. One of the kidnappers, Mangat (23), a painter, was arrested while the other, a property dealer, Manish (23), managed to escape.

Porters carry boxes of almonds exported from Afghanistan at the Wagah border on Thursday.
Porters carry boxes of almonds exported from Afghanistan at the Wagah border on Thursday. Though the border tension is there, the trade between India and Afghanistan still continues through Pakistan. — PTI

Police delaying arrest of millers: DFSC
Faridkot, July 4
Mr Sukhdev Singh Aulakh, District Food and Supply Controller (DFSC), Muktsar, has expressed shock over the attitude of the district police in probing the matter against district Food and Supply Department for not honouring the agreement and partnership deeds of two rice millers based at Malout and Muktsar, who had allegedly committed a fraud of more than Rs 1 crore by misappropriating the government rice in 1999-2000 in the district.

NHRC tells Punjab to check bonded labour
Ferozepore, July 4
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Punjab Government to strictly implement the Bonded Labour Prevention Act and bring about awareness among the people of the state regarding this.

Attack incident: 6 Cong councillor’s supporters booked
Jalandhar, July 4
The district police has finally registered a case against six supporters of a Congress councillor, who allegedly attacked Balbir Singh at his residence in the Baldev Nagar locality here on July 1 and injured three persons, including two women.

Patialvis discover off-beat spots  to beat heat
he scorching summer sun has forced people to remain indoors but Patialvis seem to have discovered new places to defeat the heat.

Haryana Governor, CM pay obeisance
Saidpur (Amritsar), July 4
It was a quiet visit of Babu Parmanand, Haryana Governor, devoid of any politics to the ‘dera’ of Baba Teja Singh to this remote border village.

Convention against graft mooted
Chandigarh, July 4
Dr Dharminder Singh, president of the Unemployed Union, Punjab, said today the union had held conventions at several places to highlight the menace of corruption which had hit unemployed youth the most in recent years. A state-level convention would be held by month-end at Patiala.

Women protest against manch chief
Abohar, July 4
A large number of women demonstrated outside a three-star hotel when Mr Jagdish Rai Dhosiwal, president, Ekta Bhalai Manch for SCs, BCs and STs, was holding a meeting with media and workers here today.

Nanak Singh’s 105th birthday celebrated

Power shutdown


Wheat diversion in PWHC: 3 held
Abohar, July 4
The city police has arrested three persons in connection with alleged siphoning off wheat from godowns of Punjab Warehousing Corporation (PWHC).

Rice scandal: mill owners booked
Moga, July 4
The city police today registered cases against several owners of local rice mills who were allegedly involved in a scandal in shelling of rice belonging to Markfed which had been given to them for shelling.

2.25 lakh intoxicating  capsules seized
Patiala, July 4
In a major seizure, a special team of the Health Services accompanied by the police today confiscated 2.25 lakh capsules of various intoxicants from a chemical factory by Bahadurgarh, near here.

3 killed in separate incidents
Bathinda, July 4
As may as three persons, including an Army personnel, were killed in two incidents in the district last night.

ADO held on bribe charge
Abohar, July 4
Mr Sukhdev Singh, Agriculture Development Officer (ADO), Khuiyansarwer, was arrested by the vigilance team led by DSP Jagir Lal Chawla while accepting illegal gratification here today.

Mother-in-law, husband held in dowry case
Barnala, July 4
Ms Gurmit Kaur, a resident of Bhadaur, about 25 km from here allegedly tried to commit suicide by jumping into Tallewal village canal yesterday. She was being tormented by her in-laws for bringing insufficient dowry.

Man held on murder charge
Gurdaspur, July 4
Barjinder Kumar of Bihar has been arrested for murder of associate Sultan Yadav. His associates, Paswan and Anmol Mehta, also from Bihar, are however, still at large. The information was given here today by the SSP, Mr B.K. Uppal.


Strike by ITI students
Sunam, July 4
Students of the local ITI went on indefinite strike and marched in procession through main bazaars of the city demanding acceptance of their demands.

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