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Vigilance Bureau raids 20 Revenue Dept offices
Jalandhar, July 5
Teams of the Vigilance Bureau made surprise raids simultaneously on offices of 20 revenue officials, including tehsildars, across Punjab in the afternoon today. The raids, ordered by top Vigilance Bureau authorities to check corrupt practices in the Revenue Department took off at 4.30 p.m. and were till late in the evening.

PPSC scam: process to remove tainted
ones on
Chandigarh, July 5
The process to remove the entire batch of the PCS (Executive) and allied services of 1999 and other tainted batches of candidates selected to various cadres during the tenure of suspended PPSC Chairman Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu has been set in motion.

Labour scam: Vigilance cell begins scrutiny of records
Ropar, July 5
The Vigilance cell of the Punjab State Electricity Board has started scrutinising records of the Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant, Ropar, in connection with the contract labour scam. Sources said taking cognizance of the reports published in The Tribune, a team of Vigilance officials was now camping at the thermal plant and scrutinising the attendance sheets of contract labourers.

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SHSAD plans no-trust move against Badungar
Amritsar, July 5
After securing a convincing victory in the Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee elections, the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal has announced that it would bring a no-confidence motion against Mr Kirpal Singh Badungar, President, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee in the near future.

Bhaur: Badal has lost credibility
Phagwara, July 5
SHSAD secretary general Jathedar Sukhdev Singh Bhaur today claimed that Shiromani Akali Dal president Parkash Singh Badal had lost credibility and anybody who sided with him would end up like Mr Avtar Singh Hit and his group who lost heavily in the DSGPC poll.

Gurdwara judicial panel may be reconstituted
Amritsar, July 5
Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, may accept the demand of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal to reconstitute the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission. A senior leader of the SHSAD said yesterday that during his tenure as Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal had “unconstitutionally” reconstituted the Sikh Judicial Commission and appointed men of his choice as president and members.

Supplementary charge sheet against scholar
Patiala, July 5
In a significant development, the local police today filed a supplementary charge sheet against Ms Amandeep Kaur, a research scholar of the Fine Arts Department of Punjabi University, who is a co-accused alongwith the ousted Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, in the attempt to rape case registered against the latter.


PRD recovers VCD system from Sekhwan
Gurdaspur, July 5
The District Public Relations officials here, after a lot of persuasion yesterday managed to recover department’s VCD-system from one of their former ministers and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sewa Singh Sekhwan.

Poll petition dismissed
Chandigarh, July 5
Dismissing a petition filed by two voters from Abohar tehsil in Ferozepore district seeking directions for setting aside the election of Mr Parkash Singh Bhatti from 90-Balluana (SC) assembly constituency, Mr Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that limitation, as per the relevant Act, for filing a poll petition was 45 days from the date of elections.

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PSSF dharnas from July 9
Patiala, July 5
The Punjab State Services Federation will organise dharnas at all district headquarters in the state on July 9 followed by a fast by employees of different departments from July 16 to August 15 to protest against the Punjab Budget proposals.

Mill staff demand salary
Bathinda, July 5
Even as the Punjab Government has not been taking any interest to revive Bathinda Cooperative Spinning Mill (Bacospin) which has been lying closed for the past about 10 months, its employees, who have not been paid their monthly wages for the past eight months held a rally and dharna near the mill today.
Employees of a cooperative mill hold a dharna in Bathinda
Employees of a cooperative mill hold a dharna in Bathinda on Friday to express their resentment against the non-payment of salaries for the past eight months. — A Tribune photograph

8 LIC agents die in road mishap
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 5
Eight LIC agents belonging to Bassi Pathana, Mandi Gobindgarh and adjoining villages died on the spot and two were seriously injured in an accident near Saharanpur town in Uttar Pradesh today. These agents were going to Mussoorie as part of an LIC incentive scheme for agents.

Four killed in road mishap
Moga, July 5
Four persons were killed and 13 others injured in a head-on collision between a private bus and a truck near Dharamkot on the Dharamkot-Jalandhar road today, the police said.

ADM to probe tubectomy death
Bathinda, July 5
Mr Anurag Verma, District Magistrate, today ordered a magisterial probe into the tubectomy death which took place at the Raman Mandi Civil Hospital after Rani, a 24-year-old woman of Raman Mandi died a few hours after she was operated upon for tubectomy on July 3.

1,200 AIDS cases in Amritsar
Amritsar, July 5
The Health Department has detected 1,200 AIDS cases in the district till June this year making the district most prone to this infectious disease.

Bathinda Sessions Judge quits
Bathinda, July 5
Bathinda’s District and Sessions Judge, Mr B.C. Rajput, submitted his resignation to the Punjab and Haryana High Court late in the afternoon today.

BJP dharna: police not to relent
Pathankot, July 5
Mr Bachan Singh Randhawa, SP, has said the police will not succumb to the tactics of the local BJP leaders and activists who had been holding a dharna for the past one week here.


Strict action against traffic offenders: DC
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 5
The directions of the High Court regarding transportation will be strictly implemented in the district and no vehicle carrying schoolchildren more than the prescribed limit will be allowed, said Mr Vikas Partap, Deputy Commissioner, in a press note issued here today.

Dr S. K. Mittal promoted
Chandigarh, July 5
Dr S. K. Mittal has been promoted as Joint Director of Agriculture (Hydrology) by the Punjab Government.


4 killed, 3 hurt in group clash
Sunam, July 5
Four persons were killed and three injured in a clash which took place among the families of two brothers. The cause of the clash was stated to be a land dispute. Mr Gurmeet Singh Chauhan, DSP, while addressing the media here today said Sadhu Ram Mahant, his wife Mukhtiar Kaur, his son Krishan Dass (members of the complainant family) and his nephew Tarsem Lal (member of the accused family) were killed when members of both families attacked each other with sharpedged weapons at Gandua village, about 15 km from here, last night.

4 booked for outraging girl’s modesty
Abohar, July 5
Khushal Chand and his four sons were today booked by the police for trying to outrage the modesty of a Rajasthani girl at Gidderanwali village in this subdivision last week.

300 bottles of whisky seized
Hoshiarpur, July 5
The local Excise and Taxation Department launched a campaign against liquor smugglers today. Mrs Neelam Chaudhry, Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, told this correspondent that on the very first day, the department achieved a breakthrough when a naka party headed by Mr Piyush Kant Sharma, Excise and Taxation Officer, along with Mr Balbir Sharma and Mr Surinder Singh Heer, both Excise Inspectors, tried to stop a Maruti car at Handowal on the Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh road.


Teachers meet DEO regarding scam
Ropar, July 5
A mass deputation of the district unit of the Government Teachers Union, Punjab, led by Mr Sucha Singh Khatra, district president of the union, today met Dr Malti Batra, District Education Officer (Primary), Ropar, at her office here and sought a clarification from her as to how three leaders of the union were involved in scam in the Education Department.

Agitating students burn CM’s effigy
Amritsar, July 5
Even as the Punjab Government has closed down the only government-run boys college of the city due to the shortage of funds, students today burnt effigy of Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, and the Punjab Government here today.


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