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PPSC scam: Dheera suspended
Chandigarh, May 1
The Markfed authorities have suspended Randhir Singh Gill, alias Dheera, senior branch officer, who is posted in Ludhiana as District Officer. A Markfed statement said that Mr Randhir Singh had been suspended with effect from April 28, the day he was arrested by the state Vigilance Bureau in connection with the Punjab Public Service Commission recruitment scam.

Former PPSC member defends son’s merit
Patiala, May 1
Former Punjab Public Service Commission Member T.C. Gupta today came out with a statement on the academic qualifications of his son Rahul Gupta to set the record straight regarding allegations that he had influenced the selection of his son to the PCS (Executive) in 1998.

Coop Department suspends Chhina
Amritsar, May 1
The Cooperative Department today placed Surinderpal Singh Chhina, Managing Director, Central Cooperative Bank, under suspension, till further orders following his arrest by the Vigilance Bureau.

Order on Ahluwalia’s bail plea reserved
Chandigarh, May 1
Reserving orders on the anticipatory bail petition moved by Punjabi University’s former Vice-Chancellor Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia in the Saru Rana case, Mr Justice M.L. Singhal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed that the interim orders against his arrest would continue till further directions.




Is Vigilance Bureau ‘soft’ on bureaucrats?
Chandigarh, May 1
The Punjab bureaucracy’s opposition to the registration of a case by the state Vigilance Bureau against an IAS officer, Mr R. Venkatratnam, without the permission of the three-member committee set up in this connection, is likely to blunt the campaign launched against corruption by Capt Amarinder Singh.

Afghan Hindus, Sikhs invited to return
SGPC to send jathas to Afghanistan
Jalandhar, May 1
The Hamid Karzai government will return the property of thousands of Hindus and Sikhs, which had been freezed by the Taliban regime and offer protection and support to them on their return to Afghanistan.

A policeman on duty near one of the 25 buses which are donated by the Indian Government to Afghanistan, near the Indo-Pak border on Wednesday. PTI photo

In search of ‘captive’ daughter
Afghan couple camping in Amritsar for months
Amritsar, May 1
A desperate Afghan couple has been moving heaven and earth for a glimpse for their beautiful daughter Mooska. Nida Mohammed Kakar her father, has been camping in a city hotel for the past many months.

Murder bid case against Mukhmailpur
Patiala, May 1
The police here today registered a case of attempt to murder against former Shiromani Akali Dal Minister Ajaib Singh Mukhmailpur and six others, including his brother, for attacking a member of Panchayat Bahadurgarh near his house opposite Punjabi University.

SGPC meeting to frame rules postponed
Amritsar, May 1
Even as the SGPC has postponed the meeting of the Dharam Parchar Committee scheduled for tomorrow to frame rules for the appointment and removal of Sikh High Priests, indefinitely, the Akhand Kirtani Jatha has taken a serious view of authorising Mr Kirpal Singh Badungar, President, SGPC to select Jathedar of Takht Damdama Sahib.

Panel to review labour laws
Jalandhar, May 1
The state government, in its bid to ensure speedy disposal of cases related to problems of labourers, has decided to set up a committee of experts to review the existing labour laws.

A protest march in Jagraon in connection with May Day.
— Photo Jasbir Shetra

PSEB to buy power from Kol Dam
Patiala, May 1
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) today signed a power purchase agreement with the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for purchase of power from the 800 mw Kol Dam Hydroelectric Project.


Too busy to unveil statue
Ludhiana, May 1
In the twilight of her life, the mother of a 1965 Indo-Pak war martyr, is looking towards 18th Cavalry Regiment of the Indian Army and the Punjab Government for the past about four months to unveil the statue of her only son erected by her at her native Latala village in this district.

Cleanliness drive a sham?
Patiala, May 1
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s move to sweep away corruption may have met with success, but his act of actually picking up the broom to clean up his city and encourage his partymen to do likewise has been a damp squib. Congress politicians have made the ongoing cleanliness drive in the city a sham, leaving school children to sweat it out in the heat for the ‘cleaning’ part.

Man seeks protection
Amritsar, May 1
Mr Dalbir Singh, a resident of Goindwal Sahib, has appealed to the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to ensure protection to his life following threats by eight persons to eliminate him.

BSNL to give phones on demand
Jalandhar, May 1
BSNL today announced that it would provide telephone connections on demand basis to subscribers falling under 29 rural telephone exchanges of the Jalandhar telecom circle comprising Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Nawanshahr districts, in which they had already achieved zero-pendancy target during the last financial year.

Entertainment complex for Punjab mooted
Chandigarh, May 1
The Canadian High Commissioner, Mr Peter Sutharland, today called on the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, at his residence.

Driving schools function sans instructors
Mansa, May 1
A large number of driving schools are being only on papers in the district and have no vehicle or instructor available for training.

Doctor’s 16-year wait for justice
Amritsar, May 1
A doctor with 16 years of service is allegedly being denied the right of regularisation even after promotion.

Ex-servicemen for CSD facility for car
Kharar, May 1
The Ex-Services League Punjab and Chandigarh District Ropar, in a letter written to the Chief of Army Staff, has demanded CSD (I) facilities to ex-servicemen of all ranks for the purchase of car.

1 killed, 7 hurt in accident
Mansa, May 1
The driver of a car was killed on the spot while seven other occupants, including two women, and a child, were seriously injured when their car collided head-on with a tractor-trailer near Kottra village situated on the Patiala-Mansa road in the district.

Arrest of doctor condemned
Bathinda, May 1
The district unit of PCMS has today condemned the implication of Dr Harbhajan Singh Hayer an eye specialist posted at Talwandi Sabo hospital, by the Vigilance Bureau for allegedly accepting bribe.

Fire in cotton mill

Rotary drive to eradicate polio

Farmers cautioned against Bt cotton sowing
Chandigarh, May 1
The Punjab government today cautioned farmers against sowing of Bt cotton as no variety of the seed had been approved for the state yet. Vested interests have been inducing farmers into sowing Bt cotton in various parts of the state.


MC staff to get salary for March
Amritsar, May 1
A cheque for Rs 4.95 crore for the payment of salary to municipal corporation employees today brought cheer to them. The salaries for March will be paid tomorrow.


Travel agent held for duping woman
Kapurthala, May 1
The Bholath police today arrested Gurmej Singh, a travel agent on the charge of duping Mrs Kamaljit Kaur, a resident of Rajpur village in Jalandhar district of Rs 2.25 lakh for sending her son to Italy.

Car thief held, 12 vehicles recovered
Faridkot, May 1
A four-member interstate gang of car thieves was busted with the arrest of one member of the gang. As many as 12 vehicles, worth Rs 50 lakh, were recovered from him. The members of the gang have been identified as Gurcharan Signh, alias Charna, and Ajit Singh, both residents of Madoke under Nihal Singh Wala police station, in Moga district, and Manoj and Kala, alias Mukesh, of Delhi.

Sarpanch booked on assault charge
Bathinda, May 1
The police today booked Thana Singh, sarpanch of Mohallan village, for allegedly making an attempt on the life of sarpanch and other residents of Dhunike village when she objected to interference by the former while the voters’ lists were being corrected at Dhunike.

Gang of cheats busted; 1 held
Bathinda, May 1
The police has busted a gang of cheats by arresting one of its members. The gang members used to cheat people by promising them that they would double their money.

Two nabbed for killing labourer
Patiala, May 1
Killers of a brick-kiln labourer, who was found murdered on the roadside in Rajpura on April 22, have been nabbed by the Rajpura police.


No more dissection of live animals
Ludhiana, May 1
A decision that will be hailed by animal lovers, the Punjab School Education Board has decided to omit dissection of animals in the syllabus of science in schools. According to information available here, the Additional Secretary, Education, Punjab, Mr S.S. Johal, has communicated this to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (Animal Welfare Division), Government of India.

US company invites GND varsity teacher
Amritsar, May 1
Dr P.K. Sehajpal, Reader and Head of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University, has been invited by the research committee of Harbour Medical Associates Inc, California, USA, to join their prestigious group as Director of Research.


Beopar Mandal urges for relief
Faridkot, May 1
The Punjab Beopar Mandal has appealed to the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to take some measures to give economic relief to the business community after the quashing of the decision of the previous SAD-BJP government by the Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding the abolition of octroi in the state.

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