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SGPC confirms appointment of Calcutta
Amritsar, September 3
Even as the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission has restrained Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta from functioning as secretary, the SGPC’s executive committee meeting held at Fatehgarh Sahib today confirmed his appointment.

Undertrials’ escape: five cops held
Patiala, September 3
The local police today arrested five of its own men, including a Sub Inspector and an Assistant Sub Inspector, besides suspending nine other members of the police party that was responsible for the custody of eight undertrials who escaped from the cell in which they were lodged in the District Court Complex yesterday.

Cops ‘kidnap’ former informer
Amritsar, September 3
The police in mufti bundled off its former informer, Satwinder Singh, a resident of Jaura Fatak, into a jeep before he could address a press conference to expose the alleged misdeeds of senior police officials.

Panj pyaras participate in the 4th Chetna march from Harmandar Sahib, Amritsar, to Gurdwara Sees Ganj Sahib, Delhi Panj pyaras participate in the 4th Chetna march from Harmandar Sahib, Amritsar, to Gurdwara Sees Ganj Sahib, Delhi, on the occasion of Baba Jeevan Singh's birth anniversary on Wednesday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

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Cops absolved of custodial death charge
Patiala, September 3
A day after registering a case against three cops, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector, for allegedly keeping a 20-year-old man in illegal police confinement, which led to his death, the Samana police has now claimed that the victim had died of natural causes.

Students to file PIL on VC’s appointment
Jalandhar, September 3
Holding the appointment of Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Technical University, Dr Y.S. Rajan, as against the prescribed norms of the University Grants Commission, the All-India Sikh Students Federation (Mehta faction) today announced that it would file a public interest litigation petition, seeking the quashing of the appointment.

Khadoor Sahib to have multimedia Sikh museum
Amritsar, September 3
The first multimedia Sikh museum will be built at Khadoor Sahib near here. The project is sponsored by the Sikhs in Canada, USA, England, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and other countries.


Ravi Inder Singh plans agitation
Faridkot, September 3
The Shiromani Akali Dal floated by Ravi Inder Singh plans to launch a statewide agitation from the first week of December if the Centre does not accept its demands. A memorandum in this regard has already been submitted to the Punjab Governor, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), by senior party leaders.

Gagandeep is Punjab Youth Cong Gen Secy
Chandigarh, September 3
Mr Gagandeep Singh Wasu has been appointed General Secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress with immediate effect.


Principal Secretary orders demolition of illegal building
Amritsar, September 3
The Principal Secretary, Local Government, Mr A.K. Dubey, has directed the Commission of the local Municipal Corporation to “personally ensure” that the Basant Avenue building, which was constructed in violation of the bylaws, is demolished.

An able administrator
R Rajesh Chhabra, who died at Badrinath in Uttaranchal yesterday, was not only a senior bureaucrat but also an able sports administrator. Son of Mr P.L. Chhabra, also an IAS officer, he was born in April, 1945. He belonged to the 1967 batch of the IAS. He joined as Assistant Commissioner, Ropar.

Mansa to be developed
Mansa, September 3
“Mansa will be brought under the Integrated Development of Small and Medium Towns Planning Scheme,” Mr Jasbir Singh Dimpa, Chairman, Punjab Sewerage and Water Supply Board, told newsmen on Monday.

Power bill collection at Ropar post offices
Chandigarh, September 3
The Chandigarh Postal Division has entered into an agreement with the Punjab State Electricity Board for collection of electricity bills through Post Offices in Ropar District.

PSEB staff stage dharna against  screening
SAS Nagar, September 3
Employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board sat on a dharna in protest against the policy of the board, which made screening compulsory at the age of 50, 55 and above. The dharna was staged by employees here yesterday as the first meeting of the screening committee was held at which five assistant linemen were screened.


Police to recall 201 cops
Chandigarh, September 3
The Punjab Police has decided to recall 201 constables, who have been on deputation with the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department for long, as part of a new policy finalised today. Sources in the Police Department said most of these constables had developed vested interests and were reluctant to return to parent department.

DC inspects cleanliness drive
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 3
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, visited Ward No. 4, 5 and 6 of Bassi Pathana town of the district today at around 7 am to inspect the cleanliness drive that has been launched by the district administration.

FCI staff hold protests
Sangrur, September 3
On the call of their Zonal Committee (North), members of the FCI Executive Staff Union today sat in dharna in front of the FCI district office here to force the management to implementing their long-pending demands.


Wife, paramour kill man
Bathinda, September 3
In a bizarre incident, a woman along with her paramour killed her husband about a week ago and then buried the body in an orchard, which had been taken on contract by the deceased in Machana village of the district, to destroy the evidence of the crime committed by them.

Father strangles infant
Bathinda, September 3
In a bizarre incident, Chinda Singh of Pitho village killed his six-month-old daughter and later threw the body into the well on the night of September 1. Information revealed that Chinda Singh, who got married over a year ago, always wanted a son and used to tell his wife that a son would be born to them. However, when a girl was born about six months ago, he started quarrelling with his wife and accusing her of infidelity.

Cop tampered with statement, says driver
Barnala, September 3
Mr Rawail Singh, who drives a bus for a private transporter of Bathinda, was allegedly first beaten up by a transporter and then his statement to the police was tampered with to help the accused.

5 sportsmen held on looting charge
Jalandhar, September 3
The district police has arrested five sportsmen on the charge of looting a youth at gun point outside a hotel here last night. Ajay Kumar of Railway Colony had reported that five youths had deprived him of cash and mobile phone outside the hotel where he had gone to have dinner with his friend.

2 ‘extortionists’ held
Amritsar, September 3
The SSP, Mr Kultar Singh, conducted a commando action in mufti and arrested two youths who had allegedly tried to extort money from a girl belonging to a big business house.


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