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Murder cases to be registered: CM
Amritsar, January 27
Capt Amarinder Singh, Punjab Chief Minister today declared that murder cases would be registered against all those found responsible for the deaths of poor kidney donors. Talking to reporters after the convocation at Khalsa College for Education here, Capt Amarinder Singh said his government won’t spare anybody, including police personnel and doctors, involved in the kidney scam.

State-wide Republic Day celebrations
Jacob’s stress on new strategies in farm sector
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 27
The 54th Republic Day function was celebrated at Mata Gujri College Stadium here yesterday. Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) unfurled the National Flag and took the salute from contingents of the Punjab Armed Police, Punjab Police, Home Guards and NCC cadets.

Students of different schools sporting yellow turbans before performing at the Republic Day celebrations in Bathinda
Students of different schools sporting yellow turbans before performing at the Republic Day celebrations in Bathinda on Sunday. — Photo By Kulbir Beera



Fatehgarh Sahib


  Vigilance picks up MC chief for interrogation
Gurdaspur, January 27
The district Vigilance Bureau today picked up Mr Satish Sharma, President, Municipal Committee, Dhariwal, at 10 a.m. from his medical shop at Dhariwal and took him to an undisclosed place for interrogation.

Block samiti members picked up: SAD
Chandigarh, January 27
While the SAD said today that the Punjab police had picked up its elected members of the block samitis on the eve of the elections of chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of these bodies, the state government denied the allegation.


Mann recognises Nandgarh
Talwandi Sabo, January 27
Mr Balwant Singh Nandgarh, who was recently appointed Jathedar of Takht Damdama Sahib by the SGPC, today got recognition from Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president, Akali Dal (Amritsar).

Cong infighting comes to fore
Amritsar, January 27
Infighting in the Congress came to fore when Mr Om Parkash Soni, who had joined the party after being elected as an independent MLA, organised parallel Republic Day function, here yesterday.

SAD meeting tomorrow
Chandigarh, January 27
A meeting of the SAD officer-bearers, including district presidents, MLAs, MPs and members of the SGPC will be held at Gurdwara Alamgir, near Ludhiana, on January 29 to discuss the latest political situation.


RSS ‘Shaurya Samaroh’ sparks controversy
Amritsar, January 27
The RSS announcement to honour 600 of members and their family members at Amritsar, for saving thousands of Hindus from the clutches of ‘Muslim goons’ during partition, has kicked up a controversy.

Martyrs remembered
Patiala, January 27
The Tricolour was unfurled by the Punjab Assembly Speaker, Dr Kewal Krishan, at the YPS stadium here on the occasion of Republic Day yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, he called upon the people to maintain communal harmony and paid tributes to martyrs Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.

Brahmpura to get 7-day notice before arrest
Chandigarh, January 27
Taking up a petition filed by Punjab MLA Ranjit Singh Brahmpura seeking the grant of anticipatory bail, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the issuance of a seven-day notice if the petitioner was required to be arrested. The Court had earlier extended the stay on arrest till today.

Body to defend Bhullar formed
SAS Nagar, January 27
Various religious and political leaders of Sikhs today formed a ‘Forum for the Defence of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar’. The forum has been constituted to set the ball rolling for a series of collective actions to protest and appeal against the Supreme Court verdict awarding the death sentence to Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar in the 1993 Delhi bomb blast case. Justice A.S. Bains will be the Convener of the forum and Mr D.S. Gill its Coordinator.

With no cable TV, DD ‘shines’
Bathinda, January 27
With the deadlock between cable TV operators and the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) yet to be broken subscribers were forced to watch DD. Cable TV remained disconnected for the third day today, with some sections of the city getting to watch only four channels.

Mill owner remanded in custody
Barnala, January 27
Mr Jagnahar Singh, Additional CJM, Barnala, today remanded Rajvir Singh of Durga Rice Mills, the prime accused in the Barnala rice scam, in judicial custody till February 10.


Bhattal’s assurance to farmers under debt
Mansa, January 27
“No farmer will be arrested due to failure to repay the bank loan received for agriculture purpose as announced by the Chief Minister Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh”. This was stated by Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Rural Development and Panchayats and Agriculture Minister, Punjab, while talking to mediapersons here yesterday.


One arrested on cheating charge
Gurdaspur, January 27
The police has arrested Harjinder Singh, a resident of Batala, on a charge of cheating persons on the pretext of sending them abroad. Mr Kulwinder Kaur, his mother, who is an alleged conspirator, is still at large.

Police role in flesh trade: panel summons 3 ASIs
Moga, January 27
The Punjab State Women Commission has started an inquiry into the alleged involvement of three police officials of Kot Kapura in Faridkot district in flesh trade in the area.

Sacked cop Budh Singh remanded in police custody
Bathinda, January 27
A case under the Excise Act was registered against Budh Singh, a dismissed Punjab Police inspector, for possessing liquor. He was remanded in police custody till Monday by a court here on Saturday in a case registered against him under the Prevention of Corruption Act last evening.


UGC team
Patiala, January 27
A 10-member UGC team led by Dr Parmod Talgeri arrived at Punjabi University today to take stock of the teaching and research activities.


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