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3 DSPs shifted following poll-related complaints
Chandigarh, April 24
In less than a month before the Lok Sabha poll, the Punjab government today directed the shifting of three Deputy Superintendents of Police. In another election-related development, Additional Director-General of Police (Railways) S.C. Jain was handed over additional charge of Patiala's Inspector-General of Police.

Sidhu starts campaign from schools
Congress complains to observer
Amritsar , April 24
Morning prayers in schools are blended with politics these days. This seems to have become the new mantra of the BJP candidate Navjot Sidhu, who wants to send his message through “tiny ambassadors” to garner votes.

BJP candidate Navjot Sidhu and his wife pose for a photograph with schoolchildren in Amritsar BJP candidate Navjot Sidhu and his wife pose for a photograph with schoolchildren in Amritsar.
— A Tribune photograph

Discard ‘Manuwad’ and join BSP, says Mayawati
Barnala, April 24
BSP chief Mayawati today announced that the BSP doors were open to the members of upper castes, if they gave up “Manuwadi” ideology and mentality. She said the BSP wanted to set up equality-based society in the country.

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Trust only thy kin as covering candidate
Chandigarh, April 24
"Thou shall trust thy kin and no one else," is a common saying which candidates of all major political parties in Punjab for the Lok Sabha elections have proved to be true.

Hearing in Badals’ assets case on April 29
Ropar, April 24
The proceedings in the case of disproportionate case against former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal picked up momentum today with the prosecution engaging Supreme Court lawyer Uday Lalit as special public prosecutor.

Getting xerox copies police style
Ropar, April 24
The way of doing things by the police is unique and surprising. One such incident here illustrated ability of the police to get the work done quickly and cost effectively.

I’m contesting on my achievements: Preneet
It is difficult to imagine Ms Preneet Kaur, as a member of an erstwhile royal family. She has no royal airs and puts visitors at ease by her enthusiastic welcome by walking up to them.

They stay thirsty even on the banks of Bhakra dam
About 350 villages on the banks of Gobind Sagar are reeling under an acute drinking water shortage. All the villages are of the Bhakra oustees and do not have a proper drinking water supply scheme even after 40 years of the commissioning of the dam that solved the drinking and irrigation water problems of the plains and ushered in Green Revolution in North India.

Stay in corruption cases not permitted: HC
Chandigarh, April 24
Stay of proceedings in cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act is not permitted, Mr Justice K.S. Garewal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has held in a significant judgement. The Judge also ruled that the trials in such cases should be concluded expeditiously.



Tiwana is chief of Bar body
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 24
Mr Narinder Singh Tiwana has been elected the president of the District Bar Association. He defeated Mr Tejinder Singh Salana by two votes. Mr Harpal Tiwana defeated Mr Kanwaljit Mattoo by one vote for the post of vice-president.



Gang of vehicle thieves busted
Amritsar, April 24
With the arrest of five persons, the Majitha police today claimed to have busted a gang of vehicle thieves and recovered five vehicles and seized weapons from them. The accused are identified as Raj Kumar, of Rattan Singh Chowk , Sikandar Singh, Jaswant Singh, and Arvinder Singh of Fateh Garh Churian Road and Shamsher Singh of Gumtala Colony here.

7 booked for assaulting Youth Congress chief
Jalandhar, April 24
The district police has booked seven persons, including a close relative of a Congress councillor, for allegedly beating up District Youth Congress chief Ravinder Pal Singh Sethi in front of the Congress Bhavan here on Friday.

Commission agent robbed of Rs 3.55 lakh
Samana, April 24
Mr Harjinder Kumar a Commission Agent, here withdrew Rs 5 lakh from a bank today and he was returning home in Krishna Basti on a scooter. The house is in main bazar and near the police CJA staff and main Bus Stand.

Punjab police on trail of Mumbai-based duo
Mohali, April 24
The police will send a team outside Punjab to look for the Mumbai-based duo — Aryan and Sahil — who allegedly duped a group of small-time businessmen here, luring them into investing large amounts of cash to organise a mega competition that never took place.

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