SAD(A) files misappropriation
case against SGPC members
Criminals or victims of circumstances? This question has arisen regarding three dancing girls caught in the ‘desi-kabootries’ emigration racket, busted by the Jagraon police yesterday, even as the police today launched a massive manhunt across the state for nabbing seven more dancing girls, who were presented as NRI brides by a travel agent of Jalandhar and a cloth merchant of Raikot.
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Policy on toll awaits Punjab Cabinet nod
Mr Gurmit Singh Matharu, a senior leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal, said here today that PWD Minister Partap Singh Bajwa had purchased shamlat land worth several crores at Bharojian village (Kharar) in the names of his close relatives.
In spite of the release of first installment of Rs 10.5 crore, by the Central Government from its share for the completion of second phase of Kandi Canal Project from Hoshiarpur to Balachaur, the state government has failed to start the construction work of the said project due to non-release of the amount by the Finance Department.
After transcendental meditation, it is blue lotus meditation, which is becoming popular in the USA now. Its propagandist is Swami Balaji, who has close links with North India. Born in Ludhiana on May 10, 1957, Ashok Vir Sharma, as he was known before he took up divinity, had his schooling in Saint Joseph Academy, Dehra Dun. He took his Masters degree in psychology from Delhi University in 1974.
A 57-member trade delegation, led by Mr Mohammad Tariq Sayyad, chairman of the Trade Affair Authority of Pakistan, today crossed over to India through Wagaha joint check post.
Members of the local branch of the Indian Medical Association today decided to set up a task force for surveillance to ensure that all members adhered to the norms prescribed under the Pre-Natal Determination Tests Act.
Tension gripped Hasanpur village, near Dhaui, following a stone-throwing incident between Dalits and Zimidaars today over the possession of a disputed piece of “shamlat” (common land) in the village. As many as 20 persons from both sides, including women, and two policemen injured in the stone throwing.
SP, DSP visit ‘disputed’ land
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission has ordered the state government to pay Rs 25,000 as interim compensation to complainant Bishamber Dass, a local resident, for the gross violation of his right to life, liberty and dignity by ASI Baldev Singh.
The District Consumer Forum, Ropar, has directed a doctor, serving in government hospital and also indulging in private practice, to pay compensation to dependents of patient who allegedly died due to his negligence in the course of private practice.
Hearing in suit against Amarinder adjourned
The Excise and Taxation authorities have detected sales tax evasion on a turnover of more than Rs 15 crore during raids conducted on the premises of five manufacturers of plastic pipes and other plastic goods at Dhuri, about 15 km from here, yesterday.
Mr B. Sarkar, Commissioner, Faridkot division, has suspended the local Naib Tehsildar, Mr Kuldeep Singh, after finding him absent from his office today. The Commissioner also issued a chargesheet to Mr Ram Singh, local Tehsildar, for the same reason.
The Punjab Government today transferred one IAS and three PCS officers. Mr Surinderjit Singh Sandhu has been posted as Special Secretary in the Department of Cooperation.
Transparency in the police functioning, redress of public grievances and disposal of complaints in a set time frame will be ensured. This was stated here today by Mr Narinder Bhargav, new SSP, Barnala police district, while talking to mediapersons.
The Jalandhar police has arrested one of the six accused who had gangraped woman here on Sunday. She is now a traumatised woman trying to cope with the tragedy. The woman, whose husband is an undertrial in the Jalandhar Central Jail and was facing allegations of selling poppy husk, belonged to the Saansi tribe and is a mother of three kids.
The Islamabad police busted a gang of vehicle thieves here today. Four persons were arrested in this regard and three motorcycles and two scooters were recovered from them. A case under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC has been registered against those arrested.
The Punjab Public Service Commission today announced that the process of re-conducting the interview of college lecturers, who had been recommended for jobs during the tenure of former Chairman of the PPSC Ravinderpal Singh Sidhu, would be held from December 8.
Activists of the Punjab Radical Students Union today held protest rallies at the local Government Ranbir College and Akal Degree College, Mastuana Sahib, in protest against the attack on union leaders at Shaheed Udham Singh College at Sunam yesterday by certain students.