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Dheera ready to disclose all
Patiala, May 29
Prime accused in the job for money PPSC scam Randhir Singh Dheera is likely to take the names of all persons whom he had missed out while recording his statement under Section 164 of the CrPC on May 16 for which he has filed an application in a local court.

Jagman’s bail plea rejected
Ropar, May 29
Mr Maghar Khan, Sessions Judge, here today dismissed the bail application of Jagman Singh, a right-hand man of Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu, Chairman, Punjab Public Service Commission, and an accused in the PPSC recruitment scam. 

Bar association to intensify stir
Chandigarh, May 29
A day after the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association submitted a memorandum to the Governors of the two states for entrusting the PPSC scam probe to an “independent agency”, besides the transfer of local Judges, members today resolved to intensify the stir by generating public opinion against alleged corruption in the judiciary.

PCS officers file plea
Chandigarh, May 29
In less than a week after the Punjab government decided to dispense with the services of certain PCS officers, seven more petitions were filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday.

Scams galore in Social Security Dept
Amritsar, May 29
Even as the vigilance has started an inquiry against Mr Govind Singh Kanjla, former Minister of Social Welfare, the Social Welfare Department here, was allegedly involved in siphoning off hundreds of crores of rupees during the five-year tenure of the Akali-BJP government.



Eyebrows over probe panels raised
Chandigarh, May 29
Eyebrows are being raised over the composition of four separate one-member panels to go into the alleged scandal of fake degrees on the basis of which certain teachers were recruited in the Education Department. 

Pre-arrest bail for Ahluwalia
Chandigarh, May 29
Granting anticipatory bail to Punjabi University’s former Vice-Chancellor Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia in an alleged cheating case, Mr Justice R.C. Kathuria of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed him to surrender his passport if not already submitted in any other case against him.

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Convention to elect ‘real’ SAD chief
Moga, May 29

Sarv Hind Shiromani Akali Dal president Gurcharan Singh Tohra said today that a convention for the “revival of real Akali Dal” would be held in July in Amritsar to elect a “real president” of the Shiromani Akali Dal.

SAD (A) ready for zila parishad poll
Phagwara, May 29
Mr Jaskaran Singh, general secretary of the SAD (A), said yesterday that though the party was for the postponement of elections of panchayat samiti and zila parishads, it would contest them with full might in case they were held on schedule.

9 file nominations for poll
Dera Bassi, May 29
Nine candidates filed their candidature for the forthcoming Block Samiti elections on the third day here today. A majority of the candidates who filed the nominations papers belong to the Congress party.

BSP for tie-up


Novel campaign against drug abuse
Jalandhar, May 29
Fed up with the failure of the police to contain drug trafficking and “open” sale of smack to students and youth in the city and the surrounding areas, irate residents of Qazi Mandi and Bhim Nagar have initiated a novel campaign against drug addicts by putting up special “nakas” and catching hold of about 70 of them, all aged between 12 and 25.

Jacob visits border areas 
Khem Karan (Amritsar), May 29
Army jawans and officers deployed along the Indo-Pak frontier in the district and residents living close by exuberated confidence to counter any eventuality from across the border.

Army officer killed in border firing

Jalandhar, May 29
The mortal remains of Capt Satnam Singh Parmar of 320 Field Regiment, who had sacrificed his life in Dras while returning the enemy fire yesterday, reached the local Military Hospital this afternoon.

Lt-Col (retd) Avtar Singh Parmar consoles his son Captain Satnam Singh Parmar's widow
Lt-Col (retd) Avtar Singh Parmar consoles his son Captain Satnam Singh Parmar's widow Daljeet Kaur at Jalandhar on Wednesday. — PTI photo 

Govt seeks World Bank aid for healthcare
Ropar, May 29
After receiving hundreds of crores from the World Bank (WB) for strengthening health services in 157 civil hospitals of the state, the Punjab Government has now demanded sufficient funds on the same pattern from the WB.

Two pairs of Emu chicks
Two pairs of Emu chicks that have been procured by the Chhat Bir Zoo authorities to add variety to the Deer Park, Patiala, and the Mini Zoo, Ludhiana. 
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan 

Emu pairs for zoos in Ludhiana and Patiala 
Chhat Bir (Patiala), May 29
To add variety and attraction to the Deer Park in Patiala and the Ludhiana Zoo, the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park authorities have procured three pairs of Emu, an Australian bird.

Paucity of funds hits development work
Nawanshahr, May 29
Lack of coordination among various government departments coupled with the poor financial position of the local municipal council is causing hindrance in carrying out the extension and augmentation of sewerage and water supply scheme in the town.

NPA abolition: Docs to hold dharna
Ludhiana, May 29
The state executive of the Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Association, Punjab, has decided to hold dharna in front of the office of the Director, Health Services, Chandigarh, on Friday in protest against the move of the Punjab Government to abolish the non-practising allowance (NPA) and against the termination of the entire batch of doctors selected during the tenure of the PPSC chairman, Mr Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu.

Janshatabdi to link Ferozepore with Delhi
Bathinda, May 29
The Chairman of the State Finance Committee, Mr Surinder Singh, has said that a Janshatabdi train between Ferozepore and New Delhi will be introduced shortly.


Randhawa: no plan to reorganise dists
Faridkot, May 29
The Punjab Government has no plan to reorganise districts in the near future to improve the economic condition of the state. Smaller districts prove more useful to resolve the problems of the people, said Mr Jasjit Singh Randhawa, Minister for Rural Development, Panchayats and Public Health, while talking to this reporter here on Sunday evening.

District grievances panels after Budget
Ropar, May 29
The Punjab Government has decided to constitute District Public Grievances Redressal Committees in all districts of the state after the Budget session. Such committees at the subdivisional-level throughout the state will also be formed.

6 cops suspended
Amritsar, May 29

The Punjab Police today suspended six police officials on the charges of harassment and extortion. Mr Narinderpal Singh district police chief said serious complaints were received against the traffic police for extorting money from visitors who came here for sight-seeing and for paying obeisance at Golden Temple or Durgiana Mandir.

Chhina new SSP of Jagraon


Two gangs of supari killers busted
Jalandhar, May 29
Role of money and hired killers in Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana and Khanna districts, surfaced following the interrogation of a five-member gang of contract killers, recently arrested by the Hoshiarpur police, and another strong seven-member gang nabbed by the Phillaur police today. 

Theft of wheat worth Rs 68,200 detected
Bathinda, May 29
The police today detected pilferage of wheat by procurement agency officials during transportation by special trains. Acting on a tip-off the police raided Bhagwati Rice Sheller, Rampura Phul, 35 km from here, today and recovered 220 bags of wheat worth Rs 68,200.

Police ‘refuses’ to register FIR of dowry victim
Jalandhar, May 29
Ragini Sharma, a resident of the local Ambika Colony, has been running from pillar to post for the registration of an FIR against her husband for the past 15 days, who had allegedly used to beat her up for not bringing adequate dowry. 

GND varsity Dean’s PA booked for graft
Amritsar, May 29
The police has reportedly indicted Parmanand, personal assistant to the Dean, Academic Affairs Guru Nanak Dev University and also scrutinised the role of Head of the Department of Computer Engineering and Sciences, SP City-II Dr S.P. Kalia who held the inquiry prime facie found that Parmanand and other senior officers of the university had taken bribe of Rs 2.75 lakh from Rakesh Kumar a student for accommodating him as a student of Masters of Computer Applications last year.

Boy, sister killed in accident
Jalandhar, May 29
A boy and his sister were killed when their scooter was hit by a PRTC bus at the Adarsh Nagar Chowk here, yesterday. According to the police, the bus rammed into the scooter. 

Gang of car thieves busted, two held
Gurdaspur, May 29
The local police has busted a gang of car thieves with the arrest of two members of the gang identified as Santokh Singh, a resident of Khurde in Hoshiarpur district and Jagtar Singh, alias Dara, a resident of Nanowal Khurd in this district.


Punjab PMT postponed
Hoshiarpur, May 29
The Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mr Romesh Chander Dogra, has said due to some changes in the admission policy for providing admission in medical colleges of Punjab, PMT and PG entrance tests will be delayed this year. Talking to mediapersons at PWD Rest House here today, he said PG entrance test would be held on June 16. The date for PMT entrance test would be announced later.Top

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