panel awaits govt nod on inquiry cell
Magician Samrat Shankar displays magical skills before mediapersons in Amritsar on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph
The proposal of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission before the
state government to allow it to set up its independent investigative
cell for a free and fair judgement on complaints against the
administrative authorities is hanging fire for the past few months.
100°C hot, says PPCB
Temperature of the flyash that burnt feet of three children in Chehlan
village near Amloh town was 100 degree celsius. It was found by
experts of the Punjab Pollution Control Board, who dug the dump to
find out the temperature.
meeting on June 11
A meeting of workers of the Shiromani Akali Dal Circle (Khanna rural
and urban) will be organised on June 11 at 9 a.m. in Gurdwara
Kalgidhar to choose candidate for the election of the Khanna Primary
Cooperative Agricultural Bank, said Ms Satwinder Kaur Dhaliwal, former
Many trees fell as a result of the heavy storm last night in Patiala.
— Photo by Rajesh Sachar
currency case: prisoner’s daughter seeks CBI probe
Ms Jaspreet Kaur, daughter of Dev Raj who has been undergoing
imprisonment for seven years in a counterfeit currency notes case, has
urged the Director, CBI, to initiate an inquiry into her father’s
case to “expose” influential politicians, who had allegedly got
fake currency notes prepared from his father, and punish them.
docs bay for Dr Singla’s blood
MO writes to Secretary (Health)
The issue pertaining to the alleged misbehaviour of a medical officer
with Civil Surgeon and subsequently the remarks used by the latter
against former took a new turn today when the PCMS Association and
IMA, Punjab, condemned the behaviour of Civil Surgeon and demanded his
DTO's Office under a cloud
Chandigarh, June 10
The issue of the licence of a man who died in a road accident has
brought to the fore serious discrepancies in the record of the office
of the District Transport Officer (DTO), Faridkot. Asked to verify if
the driving licence of the deceased, Lakhbir Singh, was original, the
office of the DTO gave three different answers, one after the other.
stock of flood-control measures
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 10
The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jaspreet Talwar, yesterday held a meeting
of district officials to take stock of flood-control measures in the
machines of 2 clinics seized
Bathinda, June 10
The district health authorities have seized ultrasound machines from
two private clinics for lack of authentication of their records, Civil
Surgeon, Dr HS Dhillon, disclosed this at a press conference here
kills 2 sons, self
In a bizarre incident, Ms Satpal Kaur, a resident of Jattawala Chontra
locality of this town, today poisoned her two sons to death and then
killed herself after slashing her wrist.
help raped, woman booked
A minor girl working as a domestic help has allegedly been raped and a
jewellery shop located in a thickly-populated market looted by a few
persons in the past 24 hours here.
businessman, drugged, robbed
Gulab Singh of Kailash Nagar, New Delhi, a businessman dealing in
readymade garments who come here to meet his brother Karam Singh by a
Punjab Roadways bus, was drugged and robbed of his valuables on the
way. It took him 24 hours to reach here in a stupor last night and
another 36 hours to regain full consciousness this morning.
officials held for raping minor
Three district administration officials and a commission agent have
been arrested on the charge of kidnapping and raping a minor girl.
Interestingly, a case had been registered in this regard under Section
109, IPC which was today converted into a case of kidnapping and rape.
in cheating case
The Kharar police today booked four persons on charges of cheating a
Mohali resident in a land dispute.
probe shifted to Vigilance
In an unprecedented move the state government has shifted the
investigation of a criminal case registered at the city police station
of Faridkot against unidentified persons following the leak of
question paper of the pre-medical entrance test (PMT) conducted by the
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, on June 5.
tops in BA exam
Minkle Wadhwa of Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala, topped in the Guru
Nanak Dev University BA examination securing 647 marks out of 800,
while Anamika of Hans Raj Mahila Mahavidyalya, Jalandhar, bagged the
top shot in the BSc examination getting 659 marks out of 800.