DIG-rank officer booked for embezzlement
Ferozepore, May 23
In a significant development, a criminal case was registered in the local police station against a Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) rank officer of the Punjab Police and other junior officials for their alleged involvement in the embezzlement of money recovered form an accused involved in a theft case and keeping him in illegal confinement for more than a month.
Alcoholism, corruption bane of police: Addl IG
Amritsar, May 23
A-B-C — Alcoholism, behavioral problems and corruption — three evils are the bane of the police force. This was the essence of a study by Additional Inspector-General of Punjab Armed Police Dr Jatinder Jain.
Online registration of FIRs soonJalandhar, May 23
The Punjab Government has cleared a project relating to computerised registration of FIRs at all its police stations. The government had recently given its approval to integrated computerised format, which enabled complainants to get registered their FIRs online.
Police seeks facts about graveyardBatala:
The Deputy Superintendent of Police, Batala, Mr Narinder Bedi, said the police had written to the Subdivisional Magistrate to let it know whether there was a cremation ground or graveyard at Sunaiya village, 4 km from here, on the Batala-Fatehgarh Churian road.
Woman burnt alive by in-laws, 4 bookedPhagwara, May 23
In a dowry harassment case, a woman was burnt alive by her husband and in-laws in nearby Bhaghana village late last night, the police said.
|Diseased and deserted, sisters die a slow death
Rajpura, May 23
Surjit Singh refuses to give up hope though he knows it won't cure his three ailing daughters. Not long before he discovered they were all infected with muscular dystrophy, one of the deadliest and the rarest diseases in the world.
Until then, he thought they were polio ridden and would survive with
regular medical attention. Little had he imagined that he would have
to watch his children degenerate before his very eyes.
Surjit Singh holds his eldest daughter Sonu in the lap as his other two daughters look on. Infected with muscular dystrophy, the three children are dying a slow death.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Cong asks Badal to part company
with BJPPhagwara, May 23
Block Congress Committee (urban) President Mr Manmohan Sharma today asked SAD president Parkash Singh Badal to snap ties with the BJP. He was talking to newsmen after a function here.
Sonia bowed to fascist forces, says MannPhagwara, May 23
SAD (A) President and former MP Simranjit Singh Mann yesterday alleged that by not becoming the Prime Minister, AICC President Sonia Gandhi had capitulated before fascist forces and shown disrespect to the mandate of the voters.
Dal Khalsa decries Jaswant MannAmritsar, May 23
Countering claim of Mr Jaswant Singh Mann that rival Akali factions have decided to field a joint candidate for the post of SGPC president, the Dal Khalsa questioned the status of Mr Jaswant for issuing a statement on behalf of the Dal Khalsa.
Lessee, manager of
marriage palace beaten upAbohar, May
The alleged detention and beating of a lessee and a manager of a
local marriage palace by octroi contractors has snowballed into a
controversy. Mr Gurdev Singh Brar and Mr Ramesh Kumar Soni were
admitted to the Nehru Memorial Civil Hospital here yesterday.
Path held to thank SoniaFaridkot, May 23
The management Committee of Gurdwara Godri Sahib and Tilla Baba Sheikh Farid, here performed an akhand path bhog here yesterday as a thanks giving function for AICC President, Mrs Sonia Gandhi for making Dr Manmohan Singh Prime Minister of the country from a minority.
Sikhs’ body hails Sonia GandhiLudhiana, May 23
Prof Prithipal Singh Kapoor, Chairman of the Master Tara Singh Institute of Studies and Contemporary Politics today welcomed the elevation of Dr Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister and also hailed the sacrifice of Ms Sonia Gandhi.
as PM of little help to Sikhs: KMCAmritsar,
Dr Manmohan Singh heading the government at the Centre would not solve
the problems of Sikhs, the Khalra Mission Committee (KMC) stated here
Ban Ja Stara semifinals todayAmritsar, May 23
Punjabi singers Amrinder Gill, Sarbjit Cheema, Preet Harpal, Surinder Laddi will perform in the second semifinal of Pepsi Ban Ja Stara II at Khalsa College grounds here tomorrow. It was being organised by the ETC Channel Punjabi under the aegis of Pepsi Co.
25 children taken ill
after eating kulfi
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 23
More than 25 children of Baba Pir Colony Sirhind suffered from gastroentiteritis after eating Kulfi and were taken to various private hospitals of Sirhind and
19 more cases of diarrhoea
detectedGidderbaha, May 23
As many as 19 new cases of diarrhoea were detected in this town of Muktsar district today. Diarrhoea has claimed two human lives so far in the district.
One-year-old girl burnt aliveKapurthala, May 23
One-year-old female child of a migrant labourer was burnt alive in a fire in jhuggis at Sultanpur Lodhi this afternoon. Four jhuggis were destroyed in the fire caused due to wind in the area.
Judicial courts complex inaugurated
Jalandhar, May 23
The Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr Justice B.K. Roy, today formally inaugurated judicial courts complex here today.
The Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr Justice B. K. Roy, addresses a gathering after inaugurating a courts complex at Jalandhar on Sunday.
— Photo by S. S. Chopra
Life term for 6 in triple murder case
Sangrur, May 23
Mr Jagroop Singh, Sessions Judge, Sangrur, in a triple murder case, yesterday sentenced six persons — Jaspal Singh, Nachhatar Singh, Mahinder Singh, Nachhatar Singh (second), Baldev Singh and Sukhpal Singh — to life imprisonment.
Post-poll scene: cops back to their posts
Chandigarh, May 23
All police officers who were transferred by the Election
Commission during Lok Sabha elections have been posted back at their
original positions. The beneficiaries include two Deputy
Inspectors-General (DIGs) , three Senior Superintendent (SSPs) and six
Superintendents (SPs) besides others.
Company office sealed, 2 held
Jalalabad, May 23
The local police has sealed the office of a private company doing business of home appliances. Two employees have been arrested in this regard.
PTU launches e-governance project
Chandigarh, May 23
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, has become the first university in the country by going digital in implementing e-governance solutions on its central university campus and the affiliated colleges and study centers for overall delivery of quality education by introducing satellite-based Tele Education.