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.
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.
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.
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
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. Though the border tension is there, the trade between India and Afghanistan still continues through Pakistan.
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.
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.
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
Patialvis discover off-beat spots
to beat heat
The scorching summer sun has forced people to remain indoors but Patialvis seem to have discovered new places to defeat the heat.
Governor, CM pay obeisance
Saidpur (Amritsar), July
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.
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.
Singh’s 105th birthday celebrated
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.