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Cops make Daler remove trousers
Also make him sing songs during probe
Patiala, October 28
Pop star Daler Mehndi was made to take off his trousers, besides being asked to belt out his hit songs by the investigating team interrogating him in the human smuggling case in which he is an accused along with his brother Shamsher.

Popstar Daler Mehndi shows documents of his visits abroad to newsmen in Patiala on Tuesday. — Photo Subhash Patialvi
Popstar Daler Mehndi shows documents of his visits abroad to newsmen in Patiala on Tuesday.

PHRC demands CBI probe into human trafficking
Bathinda, October 28
The Punjab Human Rights Committee while demanding a CBI probe into allegations of human trafficking against famous Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi sought action against the police officials who reportedly instigated hooliganism against Daler Mehndi when he appeared before the police in Patiala yesterday to join investigation in a criminal case registered against him.

Fatehgarh Sahib



Badals write to Vigilance Bureau
Repeated queries mere hog-wash
Chandigarh, October 28
Giving a rebuff to the Punjab Vigilance Bureau, the former Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, has in a letter sent to the bureau termed the repeated queries being sent to him and his family as a mere hog-wash.

Defamation case against Chief Minister adjourned
Chandigarh, October 28
A defamation suit filed against Chief Minister of Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh, by Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, the General Secretary of Shiromani Akali Dal and also son of former Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today adjourned for December 5 by a local court.

Cops to probe case of missing cricketers in UK
Jalandhar, October 28
The Punjab police is all set to probe the case pertaining to the disappearance of three members of a Jalandhar-based women cricket club in Hounslow in West London on August 12. The case is being viewed as a part of the human trafficking racket operational in Punjab under the garb of international cultural and sports exchange programmes.

Now Punjabi comedians hit back
Chandigarh, October 28
When a senior officer of the Punjab Government roughed up a popular comedian Jaswinder Bhalla outside his office in the Civil Secretariat here a few months ago, he must have been unaware of the popular Punjabi saying that “laiye na panga Mirasi Jat nal”.

30 arrested for group clash
Jalandhar, October 28
Tension gripped Khojewal village in Kapurthala district as a middle-aged woman and her daughter were allegedly manhandled during a clash between two groups of the village on Monday evening, forcing the police to intervene and detain about 30 residents from each side.

Canadian PM’s visit to boost ties, says Malhi
Jalandhar, October 28
Terming the directions of the Central Government that political affiliations should not come to the forefront during Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chertien’s visit to the country as unfortunate, Mr Gurbax Singh Malhi, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour, Canada, said the visit was a step further in boosting trade and political relations with India.


52 leaders of Akali Dal (A) resign
Jalandhar, October 28
The Akali Dal (Amritsar) today suffered a jolt when 52 senior office-bearers of the party from the Doaba region resigned from their posts while accusing the leadership of ignoring the dedicated party workers.


Sexual harassment victim joins duty after police assurance
Kharar, October 28
Ms Sandhiya Sharma who was allegedly sexually harassed by a senior officer of the Directorate of Health Services and Family Welfare, Punjab, joined duty today as Lab Supervisor, Civil Hospital, Kharar, after the local police gave assurance regarding her protection.

Residents decry poor quality of new road 
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 28
Residents of Sirhind and Bassi Pathana towns in the district, in a complaint to the Deputy Commissioner, have demanded an inquiry into the poor condition of the newly constructed Sirhind Chandigarh road. They alleged that the road was completed after many delays and proper material was not being used for its construction.

Railway commuters seek facilities for Sirhind
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 28
Though Sirhind, the district headquarters town is an important railway station of the Northern Railway, it lacks basic facilities for passengers and daily commuters. The daily commuters in a press note issued here today, alleged that the enquiry counter at the station remained locked and no official was present to answer queries of passengers or those calling on telephone.

Poor families to get plots
Jalandhar, October 28
The state government has decided to allot one-marla plots to those living below poverty line for dumping household waste. It was also decided to launch the “Ashirwad”, a scheme for poor families for the marriage of their daughters.

NZCC to stage musical play
Patiala, October 28
Mr R.T. Jindal, Director, North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, in his message read out at the ongoing theatre workshop of the centre at Sheesh Mahal, assured trainees and the workshop directors, Mr Pran Sabharwal and Ms Sunita Sabharwal, that “Andher Nagri Chopat Raja”, a workshop musical play, would be staged at Patiala shortly and its repeat performances given at other places.


Punjab DIG’s petition dismissed
Chandigarh, October 28
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, comprising Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar and Mr Justice S.S. Grewal, today dismissed a petition filed by Punjab’s Deputy Inspector-General of Police challenging the order passed by the Central Administrative Tribunal.

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Nine kale kachhewale gang members arrested
Ropar, October 28
The Ropar police has claimed to have busted a kale kachhewale gang involved in thefts and robberies across the state with the arrest of its nine members. With the arrest of the gang members, the police has also claimed to have solved the case of recent robbery at Gosainwala Dera in Kurali in which one of the gang members was shot dead by a vigilant ASI from the Kurali police station.

Cop booked for molestation
Bathinda, October 28
Malkit Singh, Assistant Sub-Inspector, Punjab police, posted in the city police station, against whom a case was registered for involvement in the molestation of a woman in the police station on October 21, was arrested yesterday. He was subsequently bailed out.

Bride elopes with cousin
Bathinda, October 28
Savita Sharma (name changed), of Dabwali town of Sirsa district who married a resident of this town, eloped with her first cousin three days after her marriage.


Students protest against arrest of Principal
Kharar, October 28
Resentment prevails among students of the Shaheed Kanshi Ram College of Physical Education in Bhago Majra village, near here, over the arrest of the Principal of the college, Dr Bhupinder Singh Ghuman, by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Students’ protest against govt policies
Bathinda, October 28
Manpreet Singh, leader of the Punjab Student Union (Randhawa), said today that a week-long programme had been started to unveil the “anti-people” and “anti-student,” policies of the state government.

DAV schools’ festival ends
Bathinda, October 28
The zonal competition of all DAV schools of the Bathinda region, which was held at RB DAV Public School here, concluded today.


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