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PSEB wants Rs 750 cr for paddy crop
Patiala, May 14
A crisis-stricken PSEB today asked the state government to give it Rs 750 crore so that it may be able to provide adequate power supply for the transplantation and upkeep of paddy crop from June to September even as the government has decided to file objections to the proposed power tariff hike by the State Power Regulatory Commission.

Pbi varsity VC: search panel to be set up
Chandigarh, May 14
The Punjab Government is all set to adopt a new procedure for the selection of Vice-Chancellors of various universities in the state in the future. The immediate need of the government is to find a suitable candidate for appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University. 

Vigilance begins probe into 23-cr fraud
Chandigarh, May 14
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau, continuing its drive against corruption, has started an inquiry against Naginder Singh Bhatia, Deputy Director, Technical Education, M.K. Chawala and others in connection with the alleged embezzlement in a building project worth Rs 23 crore of the Technical Education Department.

Highway 4-laning: Punjab to remind Vajpayee
SAS Nagar, May 14
The Punjab Government will press the Prime Minister to implement his promise made at the time of the coronation celebrations of Maharaja Ranjit Singh regarding the four-laning of the Jalandhar-Amritsar-Wagah highway.




Cong changes 3 candidates for Amritsar civic poll
New Delhi, May 14
The Congress high-command has changed three of its candidates for the municipal election in Amritsar. According to a communication from office of Ms Mohsina Kidwai, General Secretary in charge of Punjab, candidates have been changed in ward numbers 48, 37 and 27. 

BTF terrorist arrested
Patiala, May 14
A Bhindranwale Tiger Force (BTF) terrorist, who during parole in a murder case had absconded was today arrested by the Patiala police.


Scam vindicates aspirants’ claims
Amritsar, May 14
The names of at least six persons in the PPSC selection list vindicates the stand of several aspirants that the selection was not on merit. Among the names that figured in complaints by these aspirants was that of Kuljit Kaur, daughter of SSP Gurcharan Singh, Ferozepore, who made it to the selection list despite having failed twice in her Bachelor of Arts examination.

Appointment letter not issued despite selection
Kapurthala, May 14
Mr Surjit Singh of Dudwindi village in Sultanpur Lodhi subdivision and practising as lawyer in the District Courts here has been driven from pillar to post to get appointment letter for the post of District Attorney in the Punjab State Election Commission, Chandigarh.

Ministers, MLAs told to declare assets
SAS Nagar, May 14
As part of the crusade against corruption launched by the Capt Amarinder Singh, the MLAs, and ministers have been asked to provide details of their assets.

Encroachments galore in town
Bathinda, May 14
A local resident’s hopes of building a house dashed against the wall when he realised that a 20-foot wide street leading to his plot of land had been allegedly encroached upon by a landlord with the connivance of some municipal council officials.

Sharp showers in Jalandhar
Chandigarh, May 14
The heat wave sweeping the entire length and breadth of northwest region intensified at several places today, while people in and around Jalandhar and Ludhiana of Punjab had some respite following sharp showers.

SOS children showcase talent
Rajpura, May 14
The four-day Bal Mitra Utsav being celebrated at SOS Children’s Village, Rajpura, concluded today, amongst great festivity and enjoyment. Many people, including students from neighbouring schools and noted personalities like Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, Governor of Punjab, Mr D.S. Bhogal, Joint Managing Director, Bhogal Group of Industries and Mr Shiv Singh, an eminent artist, participated in the utsav, making it a grand success.

Attendants ransack hospital
Amritsar, May 14
Medical dues cost a nursing home dearly with more than 100 villagers led by their sarpanch damaging expensive ICU medical equipment, besides taking away the patient, before the police arrived on the scene late last night.

Rare eye defect corrected
Amritsar, May 14
Plastic surgery helped restore the impaired vision of Amit Singh of Jammu due to a rare birth defect caused by the reduction of skin on the eyelids that narrows space between the eyelids.

High Court Judge inspects jail
Sangrur, May 14
Mr Justice Nirmal Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today inspected the District Jail here. Mr R.M. Gupta, District and Session Judge, Mr A.S. Rai, SSP, and Mr Balbir Singh, ADC, accompanied him.

2 police officials suspended
Kapurthala, May 14
The Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr R.N. Dhoke, today placed Shivdev Singh, SHO, and Balwinder Singh, ASI, of the Subhanpur police station under suspension on the charge of registering a false case against Mr Varinder Dhiman, a businessman of Kartarpur.

YAD leader Brar held
Moga, May 14
A senior Youth Akali Dal (Badal) leader was arrested by the Punjab police from his residence last night on the charge of forcibly taking away university examination papers about 10 years ago.


CM’s assurance on Punjab farmers
New Delhi, May 14
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, said yesterday said the state government had not given any instructions for arrest of farmers for the non-payment of instalments of cooperative loans.


9 held for old couple’s murder
Amritsar, May 14
The police today claimed to have solved a case of broad daylight murder in which an aged couple was strangled with the arrest of nine members of a gang. However, one accused is still at large.

Arrested persons escorted by the police at Amritsar on Tuesday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma 

Arrested persons escorted by the police

SDO, patwari booked for graft
Bathinda, May 14
An SDO of the Improvement Trust, Moga, and a patwari of Ferozepore district have been booked for allegedly taking bribe in separate cases.

3 held for posing as doctors
Mansa, May 14
The police has registered a case and arrested three members of a gang who used to dupe women while posing as doctors. Those arrested include two women, Sudesh Rani and Mamta of Begu village of Sirsa district in Haryana.


Anti-corruption drive gets kids’ support
Abohar, May 14
The campaign against corruption in recruitment has now received support from school children also. At the annual function of the LRS DAV Senior Secondary School here on Sunday students, teachers and other prominent citizens extended support to the state government.


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