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Himachal ADGP Thind joins investigation
Police fails to execute non-bailable warrants against him

Patiala, June 23
The police failed to arrest Mr Bhupinder Singh Thind, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), CID, Himachal government when he joined investigations for a case registered against him last year despite a Rajpura court having issued non-bailable warrants against him in same case.

Third insurance fraud in six months,
two held

Pathankot, June 23
It is the third case in the past six months in Pathankot in which people have been duped by fake insurance agents. However, the police has nabbed the culprits.

Enquiry to sort out Singh Sabha Pathshala mesh
Abohar, June 23
Additional Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari has initiated an inquiry on the basis of a complaint lodged by Rajwinder Kaur, Headmistress of Singh Sabha Kanya Pathshala (Senior Secondary School), against Jaspinder Singh Jakhar, president of the school managing committee.

Taxes have gone up under Cong regime: KanwaljitCapt Kanwaljit Singh
Chandigarh, June 22
The decision of the government to abolish octroi is just a mere eyewash and is like "new wine in old bottle". The government has only changed the name of octroi to Local Areas Development Tax. Probably, Punjab is the only state in the country where "tax on tax" has been imposed.

Fatehgarh Sahib


Master Tara Singh’s belongings gather dust
Amritsar, June 23
Some of the most precious relics of Punjab’s history belonging to Master Tara Singh, who had ruled the hearts of Sikh masses for more than half century, have been gathering dust in his ancestral house here. Master Tara Singh had played a vital role in motivating the Sikhs to opt for India at the time of the Partition.

The historic ‘kirpan’ of legendary Sikh leader Master Tara Singh and other belongings gather dust at his ancestral house in Amritsar. — A Tribune photograph
The historic ‘kirpan’ of legendary Sikh leader Master Tara Singh and other belongings gather dust at his ancestral house in Amritsar.


SAD gives show-cause notice to Calcutta
Chandigarh, June 23
The Shiromani Akali Dal headed by Mr Parkash Singh Badal has started preparing the ground to remove Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, a member of the Political Affairs Committee of the SAD, from the party.


Minister warns officials
Patiala, June 23
Excise and Taxation Minister Sardool Singh gave a warning to officials of various departments who were being negligent in executing developmental works during a meeting of the District Planning and Development Board held at the Mini Secretariat, here today.

New record of thermal plant
Ropar, June 23
The thermal plant, Ropar, has set a new record for round-the-clock functioning of its six units each of 210 MW capacity for 19 days without any tripping. Earlier the record had been registered for non-stop running of its units for 17 days, said General Manager N.K Arora, this evening.


Women join farmers’ dharna
Sangrur, June 23
On the second day of the dharna here in front of the office of the Superintending Engineer (SE), Distribution, PSEB, Sangrur Circle, by the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan), several women today also joined the dharna. The BKU (Ugrahan) has been organising dharnas under the leadership of Mr Joginder Singh Ugrahan, state president of the union, in support of its demands.


Inside Babudom
EC says no transfer, govt seeks review
Chandigarh, June 23
The Election Commission of India has told the Punjab Government that Subdivisional Magistrates (SDMs) who are also associated with election work should not be transferred from their present place of posting till August 31. In response to this, the state government yesterday sent a fresh request to the EC to allow transfers in view of administrative requirements.

Revised voter lists displayed
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 23
The District Administration has displayed the revised electoral rolls of 78 Amloh and 79 Sirhind Assembly constituencies at the offices of the Tehsildar, SDM, post offices as well as polling stations. The names of all those who are eligible to caste votes up to January 1 2006 have been included in these electoral rolls, said Mrs Jaspreet Talwar, Deputy Commissioner-cum-Election Officer.


Couple arrested for firing at truck driver
Hoshiarpur, June 23
Panic gripped the area when a husband and his wife, who were later identified as Swaran Singh Chib and Rani Chib, residents of Noida, after coming out of their car (UP-16M-0800) fired two shots at Bidhi Chand, a son of Ghungru Ram, driver of a TATA-909 truck (PB-07P-6188), near the octroi post at the local Bharwain road last evening. Bidhi Chand had a narrow escape.

Creditor coerces divorcee for marriage
Amritsar, June 23
Two persons barged into the residence of a divorcee, Ms Ritika Nayyar, a resident of Khoo Bombaywala here, and exerted pressure on her to marry one of them.

3 arrested in petrol station looting case
Amritsar, June 23
With the arrest of three persons, the district police today solved the case of looting of a petrol station in which unidentified persons looted Rs 2 lakh from a petrol station here on June 17.

Labourer killed
Phillaur, June 23
A Bihari migrant labourer, Baljit Kumar, alias Jeeta (14), was reportedly murdered with sharpedged weapons by his cousins, Barre Lal and Chotte Lal, with the connivance of an unidentified culprit at the house of a farmer, Assa Singh, at nearby Sarhali village in Phillaur subdivision on Thursday night.


Khadi board’s initiative for rural unemployed
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 23
The Punjab Khadi and Village Industries Board would sanction loans and would provide subsidy to approximately 700 borrowers for setting up industrial units in rural areas to generate sustainable employment for 13,520 rural unemployed of the state.


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