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Garg asks govt to forward cases to him
Chandigarh, May 9
In its first letter to start the task assigned to it, the Chairman of the Punjab Inquiry Commission, Justice A. S. Garg, has asked the state government to submit all complaints and cases which are required to be inquired into by it (commission).

Angry Punjabi youth aspiring for top government posts or denied entry into the Punjab civil services vent their spleen on Sidhu.
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Should selection of lecturers be scrapped?
Chandigarh, May 9
Should the selection of lecturers by the Punjab Public Service Commission during the tenure of Mr Ravi Sidhu be scrapped? This question has become a topic of debate amongst those who had appeared before the PPSC for posts of lecturer and were not selected and those who got selected and are teaching.

Manpreet Badal complains to PHRC against govt
Chandigarh, May 9
The Punjab Human Rights Commission here will take up tomorrow a petition submitted to it by the former Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal’s nephew and Akali MLA, Mr Manpreet Singh Badal, alleging that the Congress government headed by Capt Amarinder Singh had unleashed a “selective, deliberate, sustained and well-orchestrated regime of targeted tyranny” against members and supporters of the Shiromani Akali Dal in Muktsar district.

Fatehgarh Sahib


  CM asks Sonia to appoint new PCC chief
New Delhi, May 9
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh said today that he had requested Congress President Sonia Gandhi to relieve him of the post of PCC chief as he was not finding enough time for party work.

SAD MLA Keetu granted bail
Barnala, May 9
After 43 days in judicial custody in Barnala Sub-Jail Malkiat Singh Keetu, Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) MLA from here was granted bail in Bhadaur and Barnala Truck Union funds misappropriation cases by Mr R. S. Sachdeva, Additional Sessions Judge, yesterday.

Pre-arrest bail for Ahluwalia allowed
Chandigarh, May 9
Issuing notice of motion to Punjab’s Advocate General for May 22 on a petition for anticipatory bail filed by Punjabi University’s former Vice-Chancellor Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia in a cheating case, Mr Justice R. C. Kathuria of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that the arresting officer would release him on bail in the event of his arrest on his furnishing the requisite personal and surety bonds.

  • Traffic-aid posts set up

  • Kahlon files bail plea

  • Naib Tehsildar’s arrest stayed

Punjabi University dons quit admn posts
Patiala, May 9
The United Teachers Front group of teachers in Punjabi University today “gave free hand” to acting Vice-Chancellor N. S. Rattan “to fill all important university posts with anti-Ahluwalia men” by resigning en masse from all 15 posts being held by them even as two new Deans took over office today.


Dissensions over selection of candidates
Amritsar, May 9
Resentment prevails amongst the cadres of both major political parties in the municipal corporation poll fray to be held on May 19. The Congress list, which has left out eight candidates or their confidents out of the total of 11 sitting councillors, has become a cause for worry.

MC poll: Kaypee, Henry have their way
Jalandhar, May 9
Under pressure from two Congress ministers of the district, the Congress selection committee today changed candidates in four wards, pre-empting resentment brewing in a section of party over “wrong” allotment of ticket to a number of aspirants for the forthcoming Municipal Corporation elections.

Cong men file nominations in upbeat mood
Patiala, May 9
Congress candidates today filed their nomination papers for the May 19 Municipal Corporation elections in a celebratory mood causing traffic jams with most of them insisting on filing their papers at the head of a convoy of vehicles.

Bhatia camp jittery as rebels get ticket
Amritsar, May 9
Congress member of the Parliament from Majha region R. L. Bhatia and four party MLAs were left high and dry when 14 candidates of rebel camp led by Mr Om Parkash Soni, a former Mayor and independent MLA managed Congress ticket for the corporation elections just hours before the filing of nomination papers here today.

MC poll campaign disrupts traffic
Jalandhar, May 9
The traffic drive launched by the police here last week went haywire today with “challan happy” cops’ “failure” to regulate traffic in important parts of the city.

Traffic jam at Jalandhar’s BMC Chowk as hundreds of vehicles carrying supporters of candidates crowded the area. — Photo by Inder Mohan

Decision on Modi internal affair of BJP: Badal
Jalandhar, May 9
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) washed its hands off the “Gujarat Affair” as SAD chief Parkash Singh maintaining today that the fate of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and any decision about him was an “internal” matter of the BJP.


Urs sans Pak pilgrims begins today
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 9
Due to strained relations between India and Pakistan and the closing of rail and bus links between the two countries, the visits of pilgrims from Pakistan for annual Urs to pay their obeisance at Rauza Sharif Fatehgarh Sahib have been badly affected. Visits by thousands of Pakistani pilgrims were received only last year after a gap of five years as the Pakistani Government had been denying visas to Pakistani pilgrims due to strained relations. The Pakistani pilgrims used to be the main attraction at the Urs and the shopkeepers at Sirhind stock bulk quantity of goods as visitors from across the border do brisk shopping.

“Untrained” drivers behind fatal mishaps
Chandigarh, May 9
In Punjab, fault of pedestrians, inaccurate judgement by drivers and overspeed are responsible for 72 per cent of the accidents taking place on highways and other major roads. Lack of training and discipline among the drivers is being cited as a major reason behind the accidents.

Judges vow to get panel report implemented
Jalandhar, May 9
The All-India Judges Association has vowed to get the report of the National Judicial Pay Commission implemented and resolved to step up its efforts to take up the cause of the district judiciary with the Government of India and the Supreme Court.

Start anti-corruption drive, lawyers urged
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 9
The District Bar Association held a meeting here today. Addressing the members, Mr Gian Singh Saini, president of the association, urged lawyers to start a campaign against corruption.

Govt in spot over PSEB proposals
Chandigarh, May 9
The Punjab State Electricity Board’s proposals for the revision of power tariff across the board for all sections of power consumers has caught the Punjab Government in a piquant situation.

Polling for RS seat on May 30
Chandigarh, May 9
The Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, Mr Gurjit Singh Cheema, today announced the programme to hold the byelection to fill one casual vacancy in the Rajya Sabha from the state.

Unemployed youth to fight corruption
Bathinda, May 9
The Unemployed Youth Union, Punjab, has decided to launch a massive war against corruption by generating a public opinion against it by holding conventions, seminars, rallies and dharnas throughout the state. Dr Dharminder Singh, president of the Unemployed Youth Union, Punjab, in a press note issued here today, said the first convention in this regard would be held at Panchayat Bhavan, Patiala, on May 12.

Vigilance takes samples of medical goods
Patiala, May 9
The local Vigilance Bureau yesterday took samples of Government Rajindra Hospital which was sealed today following allegations that substandard medical goods had been supplied to the hospital by a medical firm.

Bandh to mourn cows’ drowning
Samana May 9
Complete bandh was observed here today. All shops, commercial establishments, including the educational institutions remained closed, to mourn the death of over 60 cows which drowned in the Bhakra canal near Dhainthal village on Tuesday. Only 13 cows could be saved without the timely help of villagers.


PAC ‘wrongly’ taking bureaucrats’ advice
Chandigarh, May 9
The Public Accounts Committees, Punjab has not been aware of its powers regarding the financial control mechanism as recommended by the S. L. Shakdhar Committee in 1993.

Vigilance check to curb absenteeism
Barnala, May 9
In the wake of special drive of the Punjab government to check absenteeism in various Departments of Punjab Government Vigilance Officials yesterday raided Barnala region.


Liquor smugglers’ gang busted
Hoshiarpur, May 9
The Hoshiarpur police last night busted a gang of liquor smugglers and fake currency peddlers and seized a huge quantity of liquor and fake currency from the gang. Ms Gurpreet Deo, local SSP, stated here today that during nakabandi a police party headed by Mr Dharam Singh Uppal, DSP (D), and Mr Kulwant Singh, Sub-Inspector, CIA staff, intercepted a scooter and checked its occupant Balwant Kumar, alias Suresh Kumar, son of Mr Jiwan Lal Dass of Bihar, at present residing at the local Mohalla Sukhiabad. The police seized two cases of whisky from him.

Manufacture of spurious drugs on rise
Bathinda, May 9
The town seems to be emerging as a haven for manufacturers of spurious, sub-standard and duplicate medicines for the past few years. In the past few years, the police has unearthed factories manufacturing spurious drugs and cough syrups and arrested a number of persons who have been trying to make a fast buck by playing havoc with the lives of unsuspecting buyers.


Students from Bathinda excel
Middle class exam results
SAS Nagar, May 9
Three student of SSD Public High School, Bathinda, have secured the first three positions in the result of the middle class examination of the Punjab School Education Board declared here today.

Sweeper suspended for ‘causing’ burns
Bathinda, May 9
The District Education Officer (Secondary), Ms Bhupinder Kaur, has placed Jagdish Kumar, a sweeper at Government Senior Secondary School, Bhucho Kalan, under suspension for his alleged involvement in causing burn injuries to a Class VIII student, Gurwinder Singh, by asking him to collect waste paper from the school premises and throw it into a fire pit.


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