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Take publisher in custody: CM
Main conduit of Tota Singh absconding
Ludhiana, June 29
Adding a new chapter to the alleged recruitment scandal involving former Education Minister Tota Singh, the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has ordered the Vigilance Bureau to take in custody a Jalandhar based publisher who was reportedly the main conduit between job aspirants and the minister.

Relations with Centre cordial: CM
Chandigarh, June 29
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, said today that his government was getting all required financial and other support from the BJP-led government at the Centre.

Exorcist kin, SGPC men clash
Amritsar, June 29
Even as Mr Narinder Pal Singh, Assistant Information Officer, in his communication faxed to the SGPC, chief claimed that he was no exorcising at Baba Balak Nath temple as claimed by the members of the SGPC flying squad, the task force of the SGPC allegedly used force to remove the ‘encroachment’ outside the shop of his (Narinder Pal Singh’s) father near the Golden Temple today.

PSEB violates power Act
No money to pay arrears
Patiala, June 29
The Punjab State Electricity Board seems to have been caught in a debt trap by consuming more coal than being procured by it from the coal companies in Bihar which could result in major power breakdowns in case of any disruption in the coal supply.




Admn seeks legal view to recover grants
Bathinda, June 29
Even as the district administration has issued notices to various rural clubs, non-governmental organisations and religious bodies in connection with the recovery of grants allocated to them under the sangat darshan programmes held by former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal against the norms in the district a few months ago, no club, NGO or religious body has deposited the same with the Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development).

DFSC’s role being probed
Muktsar, June 29
Even though 22 of the 34 rice mill owners have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the fraud regarding the delivery of rice to the state agencies in 1999-2000, a probe has been started into the role of officials of the District Food and Supply Control in this connection.


12 more trains for Ferozepore division
Phillaur, June 29
The Northern Railway has approved the introduction of 12 new trains, including four express trains and eight diesel multiple unit trains, in different sections of Ferozepore division with effect from July 1.

Musical extravaganza at Lashkara function
Jalandhar, June 29
The city, reverberated with different genres of music and dance as artistes turned the Lashkara Music Award-2002 into a musical extravaganza with their soulful performances last night.

Eight get bail in corruption cases
Ropar, June 29
The District and Sessions Judge, Mr Maghar Khan, today granted bail to eight persons accused in various corruption cases. They include Prem Sagar, Randhir Singh Dhera and Paramjit Singh Pammi, alleged agents of the ousted PPSC Chairman Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu, Jasbir Singh, PA of Sucha Singh Langah, Jasbir Singh, field officer of Markfed caught yesterday while stealing wheat from a godown, Maheshwar and Naresh Kumar, Junior Engineers and Chaman Lal Premi, Deputy Director, Rural Development Department accused in the Kahlon case.

Pak intruder shot
Ferozepore, June 29
An intruder was killed in an exchange of fire that took place between them and security personnel in this sector near Jalalabad today morning.
According to details available, a few intruders opened fire from the Pakistani side near the Border Observation Post of Yaru falling under Chak village today morning at about 4.30 a.m. in a bid to intrude into the Indian territory.

Police shielding dept head: Dang
Amritsar, June 29
Accusing the authorities concerned of delaying action against the “guilty” top officials of Guru Nanak Dev University who were indicted by the police in the fake admission case for MCA course, veteran CPI leader Satya Pal Dang today sought intervention of the Governor.

Kapurthala gets mobile PCR units
Kapurthala, June 29
The district police has launched a mobile police control room units in the town in order to check crime. Mr R.N. Dhoke, Senior Superintendent of Police, flagged off 10 motorbikes from the Local Police Lines at a function held in this regard.

Drive to check liquor smuggling
Ropar, June 29
The local police has launched a drive against smuggling of liquor in the district from Chandigarh and other states.
The SSP, Mr G.P.S. Bhullar, while addressing a press conference said here today that 4,62,692ml of IMFL liquor, 37, 950ml illicit liquor, 44 kg lahan and 23,400ml of beer had been seized in the recent past.

Probe pigeon episode: JD(S)
Phagwara, June 29
Mr Balwant Singh Khera, Chairman, Malta Boat Tragedy Probe Mission and Janata Dal (S) leader, today wrote to the Punjab Government to punish Akali leaders involved in the alleged human trafficking during the SAD-BJP regime.

Woman dies in pickle factory
Abohar, June 29
A woman was killed and three others were injured due to inhaling of suffocating gas while working in a pickle factory at Sriganganagar, 40 km from here, yesterday. The factory has been sealed. The owner of the factory reportedly absconded when the police carried raids.


800 quintal wheat found missing
Ropar, June 29
After the seizure of two truckloads of wheat allegedly stolen from the plinths of Markfed in Chamkaur Sahib yesterday, it has been found that 800 quintals of wheat have been allegedly reported missing from the possession of the Block Development Officer, Anandpur Sahib.

Politicisation of APCC decried
Chandigarh, June 29
The Bharti Kisan Union has decried the politicisation of the Agricultural Prices and Cost Commission. In a statement issued today, Mr Balbir Singh Rajewal, general secretary of the BKU, said that it was unfortunate that the APCC by not recommending any increase in the MSP of paddy was indirectly fixing a low return for the crop as important factors like increase in the prices of diesel, power and withdrawal of subsidies on fertilizers had not been taken into consideration while calculating the MSP.

SEA awards rice bran producers
Chandigarh, June 29
The Solvent Extractors’ Association of India, as part of its drive to encourage rice bran processing in the country, presented awards to three firms here today.
Choudhary Santokh Singh, Minister for Social Security, Women and Child Welfare, presented the award for the highest producer of refined rice bran oil to A.P. Solvex Limited, Dhuri, Sangrur District.


Contractor held for patchwork
Bathinda, June 29
The district police today arrested contractor Jagjit Singh for allegedly misappropriating funds during 1993 in the premix coating job for the Ganga-Barkandi-Goniana link road of the district.

Bank employee’s house robbed
Tarn Taran, June 29
Cash and jewellary worth Rs 1.24 lakh have allegedly been stolen from the house of Mr Harjinder Singh, a resident of Muradpur mohalla.
The robbers have not been identified as yet. Mr Harjinder Singh said he had gone to a religious place from June 23 to 27.


Don’s reinduction shatters victim
Ludhiana, June 29
The decision of Punjab Agricultural University to reinstate the Professor accused of molesting a girl student has shattered the victim who says that she has “lost faith in justice and the law of the land.”

Results of PU BA II, BA III declared
Chandigarh, June 29
Panjab University today declared results of BA Part II and BA Part III conducted earlier this year, besides several other examinations, an official press release said.


Reduce carriage charges, truck unions told
Faridkot, June 29
Mr A. Venu Pradad, Deputy Commissioner, has directed truck unions of Faridkot, Kot Kapura, Jaitu and Sadiq in the district at least to reduce 10 per cent of their carriage charges to give relief to traders, industrialists and others who are already suffering a lot due to economic crisis and other problems in Punjab.

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