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JCB case takes new turn
Chandigarh, June 23
The vigilance case pertaining to the purchase of 103 JCB machines by the Department of Rural Development in 2001 has taken a new turn with the Punjab Agriculture and Rural Development Minister, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, stating in the Vidhan Sabha that no complaint about any irregularity in the purchase of these machines was received by the government.

Tota Singh remanded in judicial custody
Kharar, June 23
Former Education Minister and Akali Dal MLA Tota Singh was today sent in judicial remand till July 3, after being in the custody of Punjab Vigilance Bureau for eight days.

Villages to have mini-markets
Bathinda, June 23
A proposal to set up mini-markets in villages with the help of NRIs is in pipeline so that rural people can get domestic and other goods easily. Such markets will be more useful in case multi-national companies MNCs) started selling their products in India under the new global trade.

CM’s remarks decried
Patiala, June 23
The Forum for Education Action and Reform (FEAR) has criticised the remarks of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, in which he had absolved the Chairman of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), Dr Kehar Singh, of any wrongdoings in the affairs of the board.




Aware of NRIs' reluctance to make big investments in Punjab, the state government takes steps to woo them in a big way.
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Record backward walking
Who would verify the distance Tamil Nadu-born D’ Muniappan alias Raju might have covered “walking backwards” in Punjab towards his mission of getting his name mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records. This million-dollar question is being asked because no government agency took upon itself the responsibility of monitoring his activities in this state.

Few turn up at meeting on blood transfusion
Bathinda, June 23
Only a handful of people were present at the local SSD Girls College today, where a state-level conference was organised on ‘Safe blood transfusion’ by the Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and immunohaematology (ISBTI).

2 Pak nationals arrested
Abohar, June 23
Two Pakistani nationals were nabbed by intelligence agencies in Hindumalkot sector yesterday. One of them had intruded into India six years back and had been living under fictitious names.

Trade unions to launch stir
Chandigarh, June 23
Representatives of various Punjab-based trade unions, which met at Cheema Bhavan here today, announced the launching of an agitation against certain fiscal policies of the Punjab Government.

AWWA releases journal
Ferozepore, June 23
The Ferozepore chapter of the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), known as the Golden Arrow AWWA held a function here yesterday to mark the release of its journal, “Anubhuti”. Major-Gen O.P. Nandrajog, GOC, 7 Infantry Division, released the journal.

Assistant Director dies in mishap
Patiala, June 23
Mrs Paramjeet Kaur, Assistant Director, Punjab Languages Department, died in a car mishap near Jalandhar on Sunday. She and her family members were coming to Patiala from Amritsar in the car after paying obeisance at the Darbar Sahib. She is survived by her husband, a son and a daughter.

General visits border areas
Gurdaspur, June 23
Major-Gen Ashok Kumar, VSM recipient, visited forward areas near here and addressed troops deployed on the border. He commended the troops for maintaining high moral and full operational preparedness.


Privatisation move opposed
Bathinda, June 23
The INTUC unit of the local PRTC depot has urged the Punjab Government not to privatise the PRTC and Punjab Roadways. The union passed a resolution at a meeting held last evening in which it urged the government that the proposal to privatise the state-run transport should be withdrawn.

MC demolishes 12 illegal shops
Bathinda, June 23
In a pre-dawn swoop, the municipal council (MC) authorities demolished more than a dozen shops in the city allegedly constructed in violation of the norms.


Nine held in flesh trade case
Amritsar, June 23
Close on the heels of the arrest of seven ‘couples’ from a government-run Amritsar International Hotel, the police today arrested nine persons, including a woman, in connection with flesh trade running with the help of cellphones.

Two arrested for robberies
Gurdaspur, June 23
With the arrest of Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Lehal under Dhariwal police station, and Amarbir, a resident of Master Colony, Sant Nagar here, the police has solved as many as six robbery cases committed on the link routes in this district.

Murder case: 3 more arrested
Bathinda, June 23
The police has arrested three more persons in connection with the murder of Darshan Kumar, a resident of the city today. Two of the accused are at present lodged in Central Jail of the city.

Cop held for graft
Mansa, June 23
Assistant Sub-Inspector, Jaswant Singh, posted at the local Police Lines was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a suspect allegedly involved in a local sex scandal.


35 institutes get nod for distance education
Amritsar, June 23
As many as 35 institutes have been authorised by Guru Nanak Dev University to impart educational instructions under the distance education programme. This was informed by Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the university, here today.


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