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Recruitment scam in PRTC, 12 drivers expelled
Patiala, June 8
A fake recruitment scandal in the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation has led to the suspension of three officials and issuance of a chargesheet to an officer of the rank of General Manager. The PRTC authorities are taking prompt action and have expelled all 12 drivers who were recruited in the Sangrur depot through illegal means by a section of regular employees.

Staff crunch takes toll on Class XII results
1,000 out of 3,500 students from Mansa fail in English
Mansa, June 8
Staff crunch in government schools of the district is costing dear to students and it is clearly reflected by the fact that about 1,000 out of the total of 3,500 students failed in English in the recently declared Class XII result.

Minor boy joins thieves to lead luxurious life
10-member gang busted
Amritsar, June 8
One could hardly believe that an innocent looking Shubham Sharma(15), sporting golden colour hair, was one of the member of an infamous 10-member thieves gang which was busted by the district police. Mr S.S Shrivastava, SSP, talking to the Tribune said here today that a disturbing trend was coming up in the society.

Four held for parading woman naked
Abohar, June 8
Four persons, including two women, responsible for humiliating an aged woman at Chak Sarhia village in Jalalabad west subdivision yesterday, have been arrested. Mr Arpit Shukla, SSP, said the police had been rushed to Rajasthan to nab other accused.

Fatehgarh Sahib


Canada-based portal seeks justice for Jassi
Ludhiana, June 8
It is over six years since Jaswinder Kaur Jassi, a love-lorn Canadian Punjabi girl was killed by contract killers near Malerkotla for marrying an Indian taxi driver against the wishes of her NRI parents. Justice still eludes the case. Her parents, the prime accused in the case, had allegedly hired killers and are yet to be extradited to India.

Sukhvinder and Jasvinder during happier times. — A file photograph

Sukhvinder and Jasvinder during happier times

Inside Babudom
Punjab gets back FCI post
Chandigarh, June 8
Punjab has, at last, got back the post of Senior Regional Manager of the Food Corporation of India. Mr Sarvjit Singh, a 1992-batch IAS officer, will be the new SRM, FCI, Punjab Region. He will relieve Mr T.C. Gupta, an IAS officer from Haryana, of the additional charge.


Post office in damaged building
Bathinda, June 8
The Sirki Bazar sub-post office has been operating from a single room since Monday after the roof of the office building partially caved in, damaging its entire front portion. Sources said the roof caved in on Sunday night causing damage to the furniture and front office counter.

A view of the Sirki Bazar sub-post office where the roof caved in on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Rs 990 cr for water, sewerage, says minister
Hoshiarpur, June 8
A sum of Rs 990 crore was being spent on providing potable water supply and sewerage facilities in all 124 Municipal Councils in Punjab.

A view of the Sirki Bazar sub-post office where the roof caved in

Police ‘releases’ truck impounded by excise officials
Patiala, June 8
The age old adage of “Might is Right” proved to the hilt when the Patiala police allegedly facilitated the escape of a private truck, which was impounded by the local enforcement wing of the Excise and Taxation Department for evading sales tax, from the premises of the CIA police station here today.

Commissioner, Mayor tiff hits development work
Patiala, June 8
The tiff between Mr Vishnu Sharma, Mayor, and Mr S. K. Alhuwalia, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, which has been going on for the past many days over certain issues, seems to have forced Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to jump into the scene for setting things right.

PSEB imposes weekly off on industry
Patiala, June 8
Keeping in view the increase in demand of electricity due to the supply of power to agriculture sector, the Punjab State Electricity Board has decided to impose compulsory weekly off for one day on all industries being fed through urban pattern supply feeders from June 10.

Road blocked over petrol price hike
Rajpura, June 8
Activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) today blocked traffic on the Patiala-Rajpura road in protest against the hike in the prices of petrol and diesel by the Congress-led UPA government. Hundreds of vehicles and commuters were put to a lot of inconvenience as they were stranded on the road in the sweltering heat.

Workers of the SAD (B) block the Patiala-Rajpura road to protest against petrol price hike on Thursday.
Workers of the SAD (B) block the Patiala-Rajpura road to protest against petrol price hike

Children’s quarrel turns ugly
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 8
A quarrel between two children took a ugly turn as parents of both the children indulged in a free-for-all, leading to serious injuries to one of the children, Gurpreet Singh, who had to be admitted to Civil Hospital here.

Badal to lead jatha to Pak
Amritsar, June 8
SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal, will lead the jatha of Sikh devotees to participate in the nagar kirtan procession to Pakistan. According to information the procession will visit Lahore on occasion for 400th martyrdom day of the fifth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Arjun Dev.

BKU activists hold dharna
Abohar, June 8
Hundreds of farmers carrying banners of the BKU today held a demonstration in front of the house of Mr Parkash Singh Bhatti, Congress MLA from the Balluana constituency. The police cordoned off the house, but the BKU activists, including women and children, managed to get past it.

Traffic blocked against DC’s ‘behaviour’
Hoshiarpur, June 8
Hundreds of activists, including women and children, of the Christian Front Punjab, led by its president Lawrance Chaudhry, general secretary Haleem Nathri and Sant Sunder Lal from the Pastor Association Punjab, blocked vehicular traffic in front of mini secretariat for more than two hours here this afternoon.

MC gets regular president after 14 months
Sangrur, June 8
Following the election of Ms Simrat Rana Punia, an Independent municipal councillor, as President of the local Municipal Council today, the council will now have a regular chief after a gap of more than 14 months.


Mann seeks permission to visit Pak
Chandigarh, June 8
The vacation Bench of Mr Justice K.S. Garewal and Mr Justice A.N. Jindal today issued notice to the Punjab Government for June 12 on the plea of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann for directions to the government to give him permission to visit Pakistan.


SHO, ASI among 7 cops booked
Abohar, June 8
A case has been registered against SHO Jagrup Singh, ASI Balkar Singh and five constables posted at the Sadar police station, Fazilka, at the Sangria police station, sources said today.

3 killed in road mishaps
Hoshiarpur, June 8
Three persons were killed in different road accidents during the last 24 hours in the district. Sarabjit Singh of Rama Mandi (Jalandhar) died when a truck hit a bus (PB-07P-8454) in which he was going to Jalandhar, near the Piplanwala area here last evening.


SGPC move to reinstate Dr Dhaliwal runs into rough weather
Ludhiana, June 8
The move of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee to reinstate suspended Principal-Director of the Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, appears to have run into rough weather.

Dharna by ITI employees, students
Hoshiarpur, June 8
Employees of ITIs, Jalandhar and Amritsar, led by Mr Sunil Dutt Sharma, president, ITIs Employees Union, Punjab, staged a dharna at the local ITI today in support of their demands.

3-member panel to probe teachers’ posting
Amritsar, June 8
The state government today constituted a three-member inquiry committee to enquire into complaints of corruption in the posting of teachers at the station of their choice.


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