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Promotion to chargesheeted cop: SC quashes HC order
Chandigarh, March 14
Holding that the Punjab and Haryana High Court had erred in concluding that criminal proceedings against an officer could only be held to be pending if charge had been framed by a trial court, the Supreme Court has set aside the notification issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs through which it had promoted PPS officer Sukhmohinder Singh to the IPS.

Copying unabated in class XII maths exam
Gurdaspur March 14
The use of unfair means carried on unabated in centres across the district today during the mathematics examination of Plus II class. The questions in the paper were ‘‘leaked out’’ of centres ‘‘courtesy’’ the supervising staff.

Who’ll extract Bt cotton oil? dealers ask taxman
Seed costs Rs 3,500 per kg
Chandigarh, March 14
What has surprised farmers is the charging of 4 per cent VAT on Bt cotton seed in Punjab. This is the only seed which has been taxed by the state government, which, otherwise, often claims that it has done a lot to promote the sowing of Bt cotton.

100 lakh tonnes of wheat to be procured
Chandigarh, March 14
The Punjab Government is making arrangements to procure 100 lakh tonnes of wheat in the coming months. A total of 80 lakh tonnes of wheat will be procured by the state agencies and the rest by the Food Corporation of India.

Anandpur Sahib
Fatehgarh Sahib


  No medico-legal work for doctors in rural areas
550 doctors to be posted in health centres
Patiala, March 14
The Health Department has decided that the doctors working in the dispensaries, to be brought under the control of Zila Parishads would not do medico legal work. The department has also sanctioned 550 posts for medical and dental officer for hospitals community health centres and subsidiary health centres & the state to provide medicare round the clock.


Employees burn Singla’s effigy
Patiala, March 14
Thousands of employees belonging to various unions today blocked traffic on the Jail road and burnt the effigy of Punjab Finance Minister Surinder Singla in protest against the "maltreatment" meted out to them in the Budget passed in the state Vidhan Sabha.


A group of boys celebrate Holi in their own style in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
A group of boys celebrate Holi in their own style in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Poultry farmers block traffic
Madhopur (Gurdaspur), March 14
Poultry farmers of the district today blocked traffic at Madhopur for two hours to protest against the ban by Jammu and Kashmir government on poultry products from other states.

District status to Mohali decried
Anandpur Sahib, March 14
The recent decision of the state government of granting district status to Mohali created hue and cry among the local leaders and general public on the second day of Hola Mohalla during a political conference here.

288 dogs vaccinated
Kharar, March 14
In a series of anti-rabies immunisation camps organised by the Animal Husbandry Department with the assistance of Punjab Veterinary Council, a camp was held at Mullanpur Garibdass village, near here.


British punter remanded
Kharar, March 14
The British punter, who was arrested by the police for allegedly indulging in betting during the India-England Test match, has been remanded in police custody for two days by a local court.


Diversification must to sustain farming: minister
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 14
The 12th state-level flower and vegetable exhibition-cum-seminar was organised by the Horticulture Department at Aam Khas Bagh here today.


Harassed woman commits suicide
Hoshiarpur, March 14
Regular torturing of the wife by her husband has compelled her to commit suicide at village Bassi Maroof Saila village last evening.

Two arrested for Hisar youth’s murder
Bathinda, March 14
Two persons have been arrested in the murder case of a youth hailing from Hisar. The victim’s mobile phone and cash were recovered from their possession.

Man kills brother for money
Amritsar, March 14
Ajit Singh, a resident of Jabbowal village in Jandiala Guru, was killed by his younger brother Surjan Singh when he refused to give him money to buy liquor.

2 held for selling spurious Bt cotton seeds
Barnala, March 14
Two persons were arrested by a police party headed by Inspector Baljit Singh on Friday for smuggling and selling illicit sub-standard Bt. Cotton seeds at high rates to farmers in Pandher village in Barnala region, about 25 km from here.

3 arrested for refilling gas cylinders
Amritsar, March 14
The Civil Lines police has arrested three persons red-handed for stealing gas from LPG cylinders and then selling the cylinders.


SD College holds convocation
Hoshiarpur, March 14
Despite continuous rain fall and chilly weather conditions, the annual convocation and prize distribution function of S.D. College here was held on the college premises today.

From Colleges
Celebrating Holi with senior citizens
Banur, March 14
Students and staff of the Swami Vivekanand Group of Institutes, Banur, celebrated Holi with members of the Chandigarh Senior Citizens Welfare Association (Greater) here today.


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