Custodial death: 6 cops get life term
Sangrur, June 3
Mr D.S. Malwai, Additional Sessions Judge, Sangrur, today awarded life imprisonment to the then Sherpur DSP Gurjit Singh, then Sherpur SHO Kulwinder Singh, Sub-Inspector Yudhistar Singh, Head Constable Chamkaur Singh, C II Sohan Singh and Constable Mukhtiar Singh in a custodial death case.
Society fights for victims of fraudulent NRI marriages
Nawanshahr, June 3
An activist of the Canadian Marriage Victims Fraud Society, Mr Ravinder Pannu, and the chairman of the World Human Rights Protection Council, Mr Ranjan Lakhanpal, have filed a PIL in the Punjab and Haryana High Court demanding guidelines to be issued from the government in connection with NRI marriages and extradition proceedings be initiated against the NRIs indulging in fraudulent marriages.
Exonerated PSEB engineer awaits justice
Barnala, June 3
A Junior Engineer of the PSEB lost his job and remained in jail for one year following his conviction in a bribery case, for no fault of his.
New turn in land grab case
Bathinda, June 3
The controversy surrounding 27 acres at Jhumba Bhaika village today took a new turn with the first wife of Mr Amarinder Singh, alias Neetu, Ms Amarpreet Rana Sidhu, accusing his “second wife”, Veerpal Kaur, of forcefully trying to usurp a part of her land. She alleged that Veerpal never got married to her husband and she was making “false claims only to grab his property”.
Women show way to de-addiction
Bathinda, June 3
The endeavour of women from Jodhpur Pakhar village, who have waged a fight against drugs, bore fruit today when 42 drug addicts from their village arrived at the Red Cross Drug De-addiction Centre here.
Video parlours flout ban on ‘The Da Vinci Code’
Abohar, June 3
The ban imposed by the state government on the film ‘The Da Vinci Code’ notwithstanding, the pirated CDs of the controversial movie are selling like a hot cake here.
Protest against non-payment of salary
Tarn Taran, June 3
Workers of the local Co-operative Sugar Mills, Sheron, organized a protest march of seven kilometers yesterday and demonstrated by sitting on the road at Bohri crossing here protesting against the non-payment of their monthly salary for the past five months. The demonstration led to the traffic blockade for hours.
Move to give free power to backward castes
Patiala, June 3
The Punjab Cooperation Minister, Mr Jasjit Singh Randhawa, has said the state government was contemplating to extend the free power facility to members of the backward castes.