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Capt orders intensification of drive against illegally plying vehicles

27 May 2017 | 4:57 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the Transport Department to intensify its campaign against unauthorised vehicles plying across the state and take strict action against violators.

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Tribune News Service 

Chandigarh, May 27

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the Transport Department to intensify its campaign against unauthorised vehicles plying across the state and take strict action against violators.

The Chief Minister has instructed the department to ensure strict enforcement of the Motor Vehicle Act rules by intensifying checking of vehicles, especially buses, goods vehicles, tractor trolleys, etc, an official spokesperson said here on Saturday.

Making it clear that no laxity would be allowed on this count, the Chief Minister has further asked the department to ensure stringent enforcement of the rules and regulations and not to spare anyone found guilty of violation.

Acting on the Chief Minister’s orders, the Transport Department has sent out a communiqué to all Regional Transport Authorities and District Transport Officers to make sure that the time-table of each bus, along with its permit and tax-compliance proof, is checked meticulously by the enforcement teams on the ground. The officers have also been ordered to submit a comprehensive daily report to the office of the STC.

Besides ordering strict action against tractor-trolleys plying illegally for commercial purposes in gross violation of existing rules, the Department has issued directions for efficacious checking to put a stop to the dangerous practice of overloading of vehicles.

The Chief Minister’s directions have come in response to reports of continuing transport violations, resulting in lawlessness and fatal accidents on the roads. While a new Transport Policy is being worked on by the government, Capt Amarinder Singh has asked the Department to pull up its socks to ensure strict compliance with the existing rules and regulations to ensure safety on the roads.

Capt orders intensification of drive against illegally plying vehiclesChief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh. Tribune file

Amarinder speaks to Rajasthan CM over assault on four Sikhs in Ajmer

27 May 2017 | 3:00 PM

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27 May 2017 | 8:25 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police will present a guard of honour as a mark of homage to former DGP KPS Gill during his last rites in Delhi on Sunday afternoon.

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27 May 2017 | 6:45 PM

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KPS Gill dies at 82

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27 May 2017 | 3:02 PM

NEW DELHI: KPS Gill, the supercop credited with rooting out terrorism in Punjab with an iron hand, passed away today, succumbing to a kidney ailment at the age of 82.

Super, and controversial, top cop

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27 May 2017 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: Former Punjab DGP KPS Gill earned the title of a supercop by taking the terrorists head-on.

KPS Gill

He stood by his men, say former colleagues

27 May 2017 | 8:04 AM

CHANDIGARH:Former colleagues remembered KPS Gill as a counter-terror specialist who led from the front and stood by his men through thick and thin.

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Modi recalls Gill’s service to nation

27 May 2017 | 8:06 AM

NEW DELHI/CHANDIGARH: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the death of “super cop” KPS Gill.

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27 May 2017 | 8:10 AM

For KPS Gill, being a police officer offered a much larger canvass than just being one who fought terrorists.

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27 May 2017 | 8:14 AM

When KPS Gill was DGP in Punjab and terrorism was at its peak, I worked under him as Inspector General (Border), Amritsar.

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Bidders told to give bank info

27 May 2017 | 1:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Under fire from the Opposition over Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh’s employees bagging mining contracts, the government has made it mandatory for each bidder to furnish details of the bank account from which the money will be deposited.

Mine Auction Row: Govt under fire

Jakhar toes govt line

27 May 2017 | 1:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sunil Jakhar today chose to deflect criticism on sand mine contracts being won by front men of minister Rana Gurjit Singh by hailing the government for increasing its revenue from such auctions.

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Khaira: Need a day to prove charges against minister

27 May 2017 | 1:21 AM

JALANDHAR: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Sukhpal Khaira said today he would need just 24 hours to bring out the truth behind the shady mining contracts bagged by four employees of Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh’s company.

Mine Auction Row: Govt under fire

Why silent: AAP to Capt

27 May 2017 | 1:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today gave an ultimatum to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to sack Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh by Monday, failing so all party MLAs would protest against the government.

SAD-BJP core group meets on June 3

27 May 2017 | 1:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: The SAD and BJP will hold a joint meeting of their core groups in Jalandhar on June 3 to evolve a strategy to make the Congress government deliver on its poll promises and ensure law and order in the state.

2 Dalits hurt in clash over land auction

2 Dalits hurt in clash over land auction

27 May 2017 | 1:21 AM

SANGRUR: Two men were injured in a clash between two groups of Dalits over the auction of reserved land at Jhaloor village in the district today.

Jhinda confronts SGPC, seeks policy on Jathedars

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27 May 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC, ad hoc) president Jagdish Singh Jhinda today served an ultimatum on the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), seeking the framing of a policy on the appointment, removal and service rules of Takht Jathedars.

Akalis trade abuses in gurdwara

27 May 2017 | 1:21 AM

GURDASPUR: Former CPS Des Raj Dhugga was allegedly assaulted by Akali workers, while former Gurdaspur MLA Gurbachan Singh Babbehali faced their ire during a meeting in the historic Burj Sahib gurdwara here today.

sgpc polls

Notice to Centre, state on Sehajdharis’ plea

27 May 2017 | 1:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the Centre and Punjab on a petition challenging the Sikh Gurdwara Amendment Act, 2016, which debars 70 lakh Sehajdhari Sikhs from casting votes in the SGPC elections.

Capt to re-examine Ladhar case, HC told

27 May 2017 | 1:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chief Minister would have a re-look on the previous government’s decision to let off senior IAS officer SR Ladhar with just a warning, the Punjab and Haryana High Court was today told.

Court stays dismissal of Punsup DGM

27 May 2017 | 1:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Just about a fortnight after the services of Punsup (Punjab State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited) Deputy General Manager were terminated on the allegations of possessing a false experience certificate, Justice Jaishree Thakur of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the operation of the impugned order.

Kanwar Pal Singh Gill: The 'Supercop' who led from the front

Kanwar Pal Singh Gill: The 'Supercop' who led from the front

26 May 2017 | 8:33 PM

CHANDIGARH: Ramrod straight, and with a moustache that defied gravity, KPS Gill was feared in some quarters as much as he was admired in others.

Death sentence of 10 Punjabi youths commuted in UAE

Death sentence of 10 Punjabi youths commuted in UAE

26 May 2017 | 4:49 PM

DUBAI: Ten Indians, facing execution in the UAE for murdering a Pakistani man, may soon return home as their death sentences were commuted to prison terms after a charity paid the blood money to the family of the victim, a media report said on Friday.

Not afraid of threats, don't need more security: Amarinder

Not afraid of threats, don't need more security: Amarinder

25 May 2017 | 9:56 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said he is not afraid of threats to his life from pro-Khalistan elements and that there was no question of enhancing his security.

Cook as mine owner: Parties seek Punjab minister’s dismissal

Cook as mine owner: Parties seek Punjab minister’s dismissal

25 May 2017 | 9:41 PM

CHANDIGARH: Following the Tribune exposé about a cook of the Punjab Power minister bagging a multi-crore mining contract, political leaders across party lines on Thursday demanded sacking of Rana Gurjit from the council of ministers.

Punjab school board chairman resigns

Punjab school board chairman resigns

25 May 2017 | 6:31 PM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) chairman Balbir Singh Dhol has resigned from his post, an official spokesman said here today.

1984 riots case: Tytler refuses to undergo lie-detection test

1984 riots case: Tytler refuses to undergo lie-detection test

22 May 2017 | 5:14 PM

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on Monday refused to give consent to undergo a lie-detection test in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which he was earlier given a clean chit by the CBI on three occasions.

Punjab Board Class-10 percentage a dismal 57; Ropar girl tops

Punjab Board Class-10 percentage a dismal 57; Ropar girl tops

22 May 2017 | 11:31 AM

MOHALI: Shruti Vohra of DAV Public Senior Secondary School, Ropar, stood first in the Class 10 examination of PSEB, the result of which was announced here on Monday.

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