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XEN involved in ‘power theft’
Enforcement wing raids his govt quarter
Sangrur, April 29
A case of suspected power theft by a senior Executive Engineer of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has come to light. As per information, a senior XEN of the local PSEB Enforcement Wing, Mr A.K. Kansal, on April 19 raided the government quarter of a senior XEN in the Ranbir Club locality.

Class XII results out
Mohali, April 29
Two girls from Mukerian and Jalandhar topped the science group while a girl from Ludhiana bagged the first position in commerce group in the Class XII examinations of the Punjab School Education Board the result of which was declared here today.

Made-in-Punjab show in Canada
Chandigarh, April 29
Punjab can export to Canada woolen goods like ski caps, cardigans, shawls, mittens, garden hand tools, garments for both men and women, cotton and woolen clothes and yarn, auto, bicycle parts and bicycles, sports goods, handicrafts, carpets, designer wear, books publications, leather goods, handbags, wallets, belt shoes and perishable consumer goods belonging to agro sector.

Traders observe bandh in protest against VAT
Hoshiarpur, April 29
Members of the Punjab Beopar Mandal burn an effigy of VAT in Amritsar on Friday. On the call of various business organisations, local traders observed complete bandh today in protest against the implementation of VAT and for filing of stock statement existing in their stocks on March 31.

Members of the Punjab Beopar Mandal burn an effigy of VAT in Amritsar on Friday. — ANI

Fatehgarh Sahib



SAD activists burn effigy  of VAT
Patiala, April 29
Youth Shiromani Akali Dal and All-India Samaj Sewa Dal activists burnt an effigy of VAT at the YPS chowk near the Chief Minister’s Moti Bagh residence here today.

Inside Babudom
IGP Chadha to look after rights panel work
Chandigarh, April 29
In an attempt to rationalise and restructure the Police Department, the Punjab Government today posted an Inspector-General of Police (IGP) with the Punjab State Human Rights’ Commission, instead of an Additional Director-General of Police (ADGP).

Kidnapped railway official rescued
Ferozepore, April 29
The police has rescued the railway official, who was allegedly kidnapped from the office of the Divisional Railways Manger (DRM), Ferozepore Division.

Five-year-old missing girl recovered
Phagwara, April 29
The Sultanpur Lodhi police today traced a five-year-old missing girl and restored her to her parents, according to Kapurthala SSP Arun Pal Singh.

Caretakers endanger priceless Sikh relics
Amritsar, April 29
The over-enthusiasm of caretakers has endangered many relics of Sikh history even as the ‘kharavan’ (traditional wooden shoes) and ‘pangura’ (cradle ) belonging to the Sikh Gurus have been covered with gold .


Regularise docs’ services, says PCMSA
Hoshiarpur, April 29
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) today blamed the red tapism for the delay in regularising the services of all those members of PCMS who had completed four years of short-term or ad hoc service.

BKU(E-U) men protest against jail officials
Sangrur, April 29
A large number of BKU(E-U) activists, led by its state president, Mr Joginder Singh Ugrahan, today staged a dharna in front of the local district administrative complex in protest against the alleged “beating up” of Mr Balbir Singh Jhaloor, farmers’ leader, on April 14 in District Jail by its officials.

Akali Dal (L) plans agitation
Mohali, April 29
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal) today announced the beginning of the second phase of its mukti andolan. At a press conference organised by the party here today, party president Prem Singh Chandumajra said over 10 lakh persons were expected to be enrolled during the special campaign till August 20.

MLA seeks transfer of Ropar DC
Kharar, April 29
Mr Bir Devinder Singh, MLA, today launched a scathing attack on the Ropar Deputy Commissioner, calling for her immediate transfer for allegedly obstructing development work in the Kharar constituency.

Social activist alleges victimisation
Patiala, April 29
Social activist Balwinder Singh Saifdipur has alleged that the modikhanas (ration shops) he had opened across the city to help the poor and needy were being shut down at the behest of the Punjab Minister, Mr Jasjit Singh Randhawa.

Syrian actor praises Amitabh’s humility
Jalandhar, April 29
Working with Amitabh Bachchan has been nothing, but, a miracle for the world’s second tallest man and Syrian actor Haisan.

Presentation was solid waste for top Local Bodies’ officials
Chandigarh, April 29
The top brass of the Punjab Local Bodies Department here today failed to turn up at a presentation organised by the Punjab Pollution Control Board on the management and productive use of municipal solid waste, which has become not only a major health hazard but also a social problem in the state.

Musical evening on May 1
Amritsar, April 29
The local Sur-Taal Kendra will organise a musical evening ‘Kal Ke Kalakaar’ on May 1 at Punjab Naatshala here.


PSEB to release temporary tubewell connections
Patiala, April 29
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), keeping in view the persistent demand of farmers, has decided to release temporary tubewell connections up to a maximum load of 7.5 BHP during this paddy season.

Cong anti-farmer, says Wadala
Jalandhar, April 29
Terming the Congress as an “anti-farmer force”, senior Akali leader Kuldip Singh Wadala on Wednesday demanded that subsidies and export incentives be extended to farmers to save the farm sector from further decay.


NOC only after clearance by Sewerage Dept
Kharar, April 29
The municipal council here has decided that private colonisers will be given no-objection certificate (NOC) by the civic body only when they produced a certificate from the Punjab Sewerage Department which stated that the colony would not be obstructing the natural flow of water.


Minor raped by migrant
Phagwara, April 29
Mohammed Naseem, father of three children, last night raped a minor girl at the local Kaulsar Mohalla on Khothran road.

Fourteen hurt in bus-truck collision
Ropar, April 29
Fourteen persons were injured, including five women — three of them seriously, when the Punjab Roadway bus in which they were travelling collided head-on with a truck coming from the opposite direction near Bothgarh Balna village in the Morinda sub-division of the district this evening.

ASI held in cheating case
Hoshiarpur, April 29
The police today arrested ASI Karamjit Singh posted at Garhdhiwal police thana in a cheating and bribe case.

One booked on duping charges
Gurdaspur, April 29
The Gurdaspur police has arrested Makhan Singh, resident of Jandeh village near Dorangla on the charges of duping his relative.

Kidnapped boy found
Batala, April 29
The Batala police’s prompt action has resulted in the recovery of 8-year-old kidnapped boy Rakesh of Talwandi Lal Singh village.

Gang of vehicle thieves busted
Faridkot, April 29
The CIA staff has busted an inter-state gang of vehicle thieves and arrested five of its members, besides recovering three vehicles from them.

Murder case solved, 1 held
Muktsar, April 29
The police has solved a murder case registered in 2003 and arrested a person in this connection.

Fake currency racket busted
Phillaur, April 29
The Goraya police has busted an inter-district gang of fake currency manufacturers with the arrest of Harwinder Kaur, wife of Sukhdev Singh Sukha, at Virk village in Phillaur sub division today. Fake currency notes worth Rs 1.90 lakh was recovered from her possession.

One hit by car, killed
Kharar, April 29
One person was killed and another was seriously injured when they were hit by a car near the bus stand here last night.


Doc cross-examined in Harpreet murder case
Patiala, April 29
Dr B.S. Sohal was cross examined by the defence in the case pertaining to SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur, who is being tried for alleged murder of her daughter, Harpreet Kaur, in the court of Special Judge S.P. Bangar here today. The defence team comprising Mr N.P.S. Waraich and Mr S.S. Kler, grilled Dr Sohal for nearly two hours.

Magisterial probe into Pawani case
Bathinda, April 29
The Deputy Commissioner today ordered a magisterial inquiry into the alleged rape and torture of Pawani Bai in the police custody. The SDM of Talwandi Sabo would investigate the matter.

DGP Virk’s case
Chandigarh, April 29
The Government on Friday submitted in the High Court the entire record pertaining to the chargesheet served on Mr S.S. Virk, Punjab Director General of Police. Mr Virk’s service book was also submitted.


PCCTU threatens to boycott exams
Amritsar, April 29
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) here today threatened to boycott examination duties if the Punjab Government failed to restore agreed upon issues in the budget passed by the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

DC for transfer of guilty Headmaster
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 29
Following the publication of a news item in Chandigarh Tribune regarding a conflict between the Headmaster and a woman teacher of Government High School, Badochi Kalan, the Deputy Commissioner had ordered an inquiry. The Headmaster was alleged to have caught the teacher from the arm at the school.

VC’s ouster demanded
Patiala, April 29
The Punjab Scheduled Castes Welfare Society (PSCWS), at a meeting held here today, demanded the ouster of the Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor, Mr S.S. Boparai, for financial irregularities.

NFL employees form education society
Nangal, April 29
Employees of National Fertiliser Limited, Nangal unit, yesterday formed a Fertiliser Employees Education Society to run Capt Amol Kalia Model School in Nangal on a no-profit-no-loss basis.

Workshop on personnel management ends
Nawanshahr, April 29
A three-day workshop on “Personnel Management,” conducted by the Mahatama Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration, Punjab, to impart training to officials of different departments of the district at Rayat College of Law, Rail Mazra, about 40 km from here, concluded today.


Debt-ridden farmers leave banks in a fix
Bathinda, April 29
Tough days are ahead for cooperative banks as on the one hand Nabard is asking them to recover loans, on the other the state’s struggling farmers are finding it difficult to repay their debt.

RCF to set up wheel, axle unit soon
Kapurthala, April 29
Rail Coach Factory (RCF) is all set to open wheel and axle production unit in its workshop soon.

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