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Cops tortured Gurdev, alleges Badal
Parkash Singh BadalLudhiana, November 29
The SAD chief and former Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today said the next course of action after the ‘successful’ jail bharo stir would be decided at the PAC meeting to be held soon.

Ludhiana page: Gurdev Badal’s police remand extended

Amarinder failed to keep word, says Badal
Chandigarh, November 29
SAD President Parkash Singh Badal said in a statement today that Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s mock heroics on honesty and transparency in public life had been given an unceremonious burial by his statement on non-declaration of assets by the Congress ministers and legislators.

Badal’s OSD joins probe
Chandigarh, November 29
Adding a twist to the controversy, former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s Officer-on-Special-Duty Hardeep Singh on Friday asserted that he had joined investigations in a case registered against him, contrary to the state’s claim.

MP urges SAD to give up confrontation
New Delhi, November 29
Mr Ashwani Kumar, Congress MP from Punjab, has appealed the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) to give up the path of confrontation with the Congress government and join hands on the issues concerning the state.



Fatehgarh Sahib


An Army jawan prepares himself for demining operation
An Army jawan prepares himself for demining operation near the Indo-Pak border in Amritsar on Friday. — PTI

Tohra lashes out at Central Government
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 29
Jathedar G.S.Tohra, president, SHSAD, while talking to Ludhiana Tribune here today alleged that Central Governments had always gaven a step-motherly treatment with the state and fleeced the people in one or the other manner.

‘Right to motherhood’ seeker’s husband already on parole
Ludhiana, November 29
In the case of Ms Kalpana Daniel, who had moved the Punjab State Human Rights Commission, seeking cohabitation with her imprisoned husband as her Constitutional ‘right to motherhood’, it has been revealed that the person, Dr Sunil Daniel was already on parole two times each of 28 days and lived with his wife.

SHO booked in bribery case
Ferozepore, November 29
The Vigilance Bureau has booked SHO, Dharamkot, under the Prevention of Corruption Act and seized among other things, Rs 1.34 lakh from his house. The bureau has also asked the local police to register three separate cases against the SHO under the NDPS Act, the Excise Act and Section 342, IPC, following seizures from his house. The SHO is missing.

2 held in question paper leakage case
SAS Nagar, November 29
The Vigilance Bureau, Punjab, arrested Sukhdev Singh Patwari, owner of Media Printers, Industrial Area, SAS Nagar, and one of his employees, Rajwinder Singh, last night from their residences on charges of involvement in the leaking of question papers of the Punjab Nurses Registration Council. Both have been sent to police custody till Monday by a Kharar court.


Break ties with NDA, Badal told
Bathinda, November 29
Reacting to the comments of former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal regarding the project to interlink all major rivers of the country where he had stated that it was not in the interest of Punjab, Mr Jagroop Singh Gill, member, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, said today that Mr Badal was shedding crocodile tears.

PPCC list resented
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 29
Resentment prevails among the local Congress leaders as well as among the workers for ignoring the district completely while forming a new PPCC as not even a single name from the district has figured in the released list.

Singla Congress observer for Shimla
Patiala, November 29
Senior Congress leader and former MP Sant Ram Singla has been appointed observer for Shimla district for the forthcoming Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh.


Keep off temples, Sena warns LeT
Ropar, November 29
The Punjab unit of the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) today warned the Lashkar-e-Toiba that if it continued its attacks in Hindu temples throughout the country, the Shiv Sena would not remain a mute spectator and give a befitting reply to the Pakistan-based militant outfit.

Parents blame girl’s ‘polio’ on hospital
Maur Mandi, November 29
Even as the parents of a local girl have been alleging that their daughter has been crippled for life due to polio because of negligence on part of the district health authorities, the Civil Surgeon’s office denied the same.

Plan to end jams near Golden Temple soon
Amritsar, November 29
The elevated road project for decongesting roads leading to the Golden Temple is in its final stages of planning.

Butchers scuttle MC move
Patiala, November 29
City butchers today partly scuttled a move by the Municipal Corporation to not allow them to operate from within city limits from December 1 by collecting in force at the corporation office and requesting the authorities to give them a further 10-day grace period.

Hike pension, say milk plant workers
Bathinda, November 29
The Milk Plant Workers Union has urged the authorities concerned that the pension given to the plant workers should be on the pattern of the employees of the Central and state governments.

Repair of streetlights: forum issues notices
Muktsar, November 29
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has issued notices to the Secretary, Local Bodies, Punjab, President and Executive Officer of the local municipal council and others to appear before the forum on December 23 as they failed to follow the directions of the forum. 

Move to implement amendment flayed
Bathinda, November 29
The General Category Welfare Federation of thermal plant at Lehra Mohabbat has condemned the government move to implement the 85th Constitutional Amendment, which will give some special benefits to the members of the reserved categories in promotions in government jobs.

Rs 11 cr to desilt 21 km of Tangri
Patiala, November 29
Punjab Finance Minister Lal Singh said today that 21-km-long bed of Tangri river would be dug up to remove silt and Rs 11 crore would be spent on it to save the Bhunerheri and Dakala areas of the district from floods.

IMA’s plea to curb quackery
Phagwara, November 29
The Indian Medical Association, Punjab unit, today asked the government to curb quackery and implement the October 24 judgement of a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice G.S. Singhvi and Mr Justice Kiran Anand Lal.


Chandigarh, November 29
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the state of Punjab to give in future 50 per cent of the post meant for constables to special police officers recruited during the period of militancy.

Police post at Durgiana temple to go
Amritsar, November 29
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, gave clearance for the removal of a police chowki in the Durgiana temple complex here today.

1 hurt in attack in court complex
Ropar, November 29
Surjit Singh (29), who hails from Dehar village near Chamkaur Sahib, was injured today at the judicial complex here when he was attacked by certain persons with sharpedged weapon. The incident reportedly took place after an altercation between members of two parties over a land dispute.

Probe into Shagun Scheme sought
Amritsar, November 29
Mr Subaj Puri, newly appointed General Secretary of the Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee, today demanded a vigilance inquiry into ‘misappropriation’ of the Shagun Scheme.


Farmers Club launched
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 29
The Farmers Club has been launched in the district at Baher village in Bassi Pathana block today. Mr B.S. Sidhu, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development), inaugurated the club. In his address, he highlighted the importance and benefits of Farmers Clubs and termed it as the best medium for transfer of technology from lab to land, creation of awareness among rural people on various development programmes and social engineering.


Karam Singh is Punjab DPR
Chandigarh, November 29
Mr Karam Singh, Director, Hospitality, Punjab, has been given additional charge as Director, Information and Public Relations. Mr Chander Gaind has been given additional charge as Land Acquisition Officer, PWD Jalandhar, and also as Administrator of the Improvement Trust there.


MC chief, EO held for embezzlement
Rampura, November 29
Mr Charanjit Singh Jatana, President, of the local Municipal Council and confidant of former Power Minister, Sikander Singh Malooka and Executive Officer (EO) Rakesh Kumar Garg were arrested today for embezzling council funds and demanding bribe from a person for making payment of his dues.

Schoolboy’s murder suspects held
Tarn Taran, November 29
The local district police claims to have resolved the murder of Ranjit Singh, alias Rana (12), a student of class V of Amandeep Memorial Public School, Chohla Sahib, who was found murdered on the midnight of October 28-29.

Four held for smuggling liquor
Bathinda, November 29
The police has arrested four persons near here for smuggling country made liquor. According to information, Mr Gurdev Singh Bhalla, SHO, Bhucho Mandi police chowki had laid a naka near the town when four persons in a car were stopped. 

Man gets 10-yr RI for wife’s murder
Sangrur, November 29
A local court today sentenced Sukhdev Singh of Hassanpur village under the Dhuri police station to rigorous imprisonment for 10 years on the charge of murdering his wife Rajpal Kaur for more dowry and to get transferred a handsome chunk of the agricultural land of his father-in-law in his name.

Booked for selling expired pesticides
Mansa, November 29
The city police has registered a case under Sections 420 and 427 of the IPC against Bhim Sain Goyal, a pesticide dealer and former president of the Mansa Fertilisers, Seeds and Pesticides Dealers Association for selling expired, substandard and spurious pesticides. The case has been registered on the complaint of Mr Darshan Singh, lambardar of Bhame Kalan village, in the district.

Cash, jewellery looted
Jalandhar, November 29
A group of thieves decamped with some cash and gold ornaments from the residence of an industrialist at Riazpura Mohalla here today. Mr Agya Ram Gulati, house owner, told the police that he went for a walk early in the morning after locking the main door of the house even as his family were asleep.


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