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Panipat-Jalandhar LPG pipeline by 2008
Jalandhar, May 24
In an initiative, which, would help residents of certain areas of Punjab and effect a drastic cut in heavy LPG transportation costs, the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has started an exercise to lay 273-km long LPG pipeline between its Panipat refinery and Jalandhar-based bottling plant.

Do not hike minimum market value of land, DCs told
Chandigarh, May 24
The Punjab Government has withdrawn the order regarding the fixation of the minimum market value of land and other property located in various districts.

State directed to file challan in Peacock poaching case
Chandigarh, May 24
Almost two years after the then Pathankot SDM, Mr Puneet Goyal, allegedly poached the national bird, departmental proceedings against him are yet to be initiated. But if today’s orders passed by the Acting Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court are anything to go by, the state will have to file a charge sheet against him within a month.

Cop compiles document on Sikh-Muslim warmth
Amritsar, May 24
In common perception, many Sikhs and Muslims see themselves as inveterate foes. However, a dispassionate reading of the research-based document, Mulaman Kahawan Muskal, compiled by police officer Iqbal Singh, who was decorated with the President Award for meritorious service, highlights the affectionate relationship between Sikh Gurus and Muslim seers.





Jagmeet Brar’s supporters reply to party notice
Chandigarh, May 24
Mr Tara Singh Sandhu, Mr Harinder Pal Singh Harry and Mr Kulbir Singh Bathinda, who were suspended from the Congress, today submitted their replies to the show-cause notice served on them for allegedly violating party discipline. Sources in the party said that the three leaders submitted their replies in sealed envelopes at Punjab Congress Bhavan here today.


DC sees no threat to Chhatbir Zoo from Ghaggar
Patiala, May 24
Even as the Ghaggar has been posing a threat to Chhatbir Zoo during the monsoon, the authorities concerned seem to have turned their backs to the problem as no funds have been allocated to any agency to carry out flood protection measures.

Cantt boards functioning under 1924 Act
Amritsar, May 24
Cantonment boards across the country continue to function under the outdated Act of 1924. A senior resident of the cantonment area here, Mr Swaranjit Singh Butt, a former Cambridge Cricket Blue, said elections to the board were held on the whims and fancies of the Army and no set procedure was followed in this regard. He said the elections in all probability were being held next month after a gap of more than five years.

Two labourers buried alive
Patiala, May 24
Two persons were buried alive under bricks and soil when they were working in a well at Jhandi village, near Dakala, about 8 km from Patiala, today.


CBI chargesheets ex-SSP in firearm licence scam
Ferozepore, May 24,
A CBI team probing the firearm licence scandal has filed a chargesheet against a former SSP, Ferozepore, Mr G. S. Pherurai, along with some of his relatives and a former ADC, Ferozepore, Mr R. G. Sahota, in two cases.


New SSP for Mansa
Chandigarh, May 24
The Punjab Government today transferred the SSP, Mansa, Mr Amit Prasad, and posted Mr Ram Singh in his place.


Bodies of ‘lovers’ found in canal
Rajpura, May 24
Bodies of two lovers of Sham Nagar locality, who had reportedly eloped after their family members objected to their marriage, were found from Narwana canal at Sarala village near here, this morning.

Teenaged Dalit girl gang-raped
Batala, May 24
A teenaged Dalit girl of Kot Todar Mal village was allegedly raped by three youths, Daljeet Singh, a son of Joginder Singh of Tugalwal village, Gurinder Singh, alias Happy, a son of Balkar Singh of Kot Todar Mal village and Balwinder Singh, a son of Kartar Singh of Varaich village.

Spurious ghee maker booked
Abohar, May 24
The police yesterday unearthed a spurious desi ghee-manufacturing unit here. Sources said a police party cordoned off a house in Street No 6 in the Nai Abadi locality on a tip-off and seized some quantity of the ghee suspected to be spurious along with containers of vegetable oil, perfuming essence, chemicals and liquid sugar allegedly being used for preparing desi ghee.

Doctor held for beating wife, mother-in-law
Muktsar, May 24
The police has arrested a local doctor on the charge of thrashing his wife and mother-in-law here today. The doctor has a clinic on Pandit Jai Dayal Street in the city.

2 arrested for killing baba
Amritsar, May 24
The local police arrested two Bhattres (alms seekers) for killing Baba Bhola Singh, alias Baba Gurbax Singh Bhola, of Gurdwara Gurusar Satlani Sahib on May 16.

Mother killed, son hurt in road accident
Batala, May 24
Mohinder Kaur, alias Mindhi (57), was killed and her son, Balwinder Singh, was injured when the motor cycle they were riding was hit by an Army truck on the GT Road near Model Town here today. They belonged to Jaadpur Sekhwan village under Rangar Nangal police station in Batala police district.

7 hurt in clash over land
Hoshiarpur, May 24
As many as seven persons were injured in a clash between two groups over the possession of land at Tanauli village in this district last evening. All the injured persons of both the groups were admitted to the local Civil Hospital.


SGPC in a fix over Dhaliwal’s fate
Ludhiana, May 24
The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhik Committee (SGPC) appears to be in a dilemma over the suspension of Dr U.S. Dhaliwal, former Director of Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar. The SGPC had suspended Dr Dhaliwal on charges of misconduct and abuse of power.


Meeting held to review DRIP progress
Chandigarh, May 24
The state-level project coordination and guidance committee meeting was held at the NABARD Regional Office last evening, to review the progress of DRIP (district rural industries project) in four districts of Bathinda, Muktsar, Kapurthala and Patiala.


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