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40,000 police officers go without salary
Jalandhar, July 13
Over 40,000 officials of the Punjab police, some of the rank of Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) , Additional Inspector General (AIG), SP, DSP, Inspectors, have been going without salary, thanks to certain 'objections' raised by the Finance Department, Punjab, over temporary posts of the Punjab police.

No takers for PTU architecture courses
Chandigarh, July 13
Despite the realty boom in Punjab, engineering colleges across the state are having a difficult time finding students for their architecture courses.

Development: Badal accepts CM’s challenge for debate
Chandigarh, July 13
The Shiromani Akali Dal today accepted the challenge of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, with regard to the holding of a debate on the floor of the Punjab Assembly on the issue of development in the state.

Badals shielding PMT paper-leak mafia: ministers
Chandigarh, July 13
A section of Congress ministers today alleged that SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Badal were linked to the PMT paper-leak mafia, whose members were recently nabbed by the Chandigarh police.



SAARC ministers agree to set up fund, says Bansal
Wagah, July 13
The seven-member conglomerate of SAARC agreed to set up finance ministerial secretariats at Kathmandu (Nepal), head office of SAARC, for managing the corpus of $300 million with the help of Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Sidhu’s plea disposed of
Chandigarh, July 13
The High Court on Thursday disposed of a PIL filed by former Indian cricketer and Lok Sabha Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, seeking directions to the Congress government in Punjab to release Rs 34 crore to the Municipal Corporation, Amritsar, as its share from taxes collected from there.

Charges framed against Akali leader
Ropar, July 13
The district court today framed charges against the Akali leader Rajbir Singh and five others who were involved in the Kharar shootout case in which two persons were killed during a rally in 2004.


SGPC restores kar seva to Baba Jagtar Singh
Amritsar, July 13
In a volte face, the emergency meeting of the SGPC executive today decided to restore kar seva to Baba Jagtar Singh of Tarn Taran.

Another Indian spy awaits gallows in Pakistan
Gurdaspur, July 13
Sarbjeet is not the only Indian spy facing death sentence in Pakistan. The Punjab High Court in Pakistan has also awarded death sentence to Kirpal Singh, a resident of the college road, Gurdaspur, on the charges of spying. Kirpal Singh is at present lodged in Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore.

ITBP jawan scales Mount Everest
Gurdaspur, July 13
Hussan Singh Jaggi, a jawan of the 21st battalion of ITBP and a resident of Atehpur village near Sujanpur, has become the first person from the district and the third from the state to have climbed Mount Everest.

Farmers oppose land acquisition
Sangrur, July 13
Protesting against the acquisition of land by the Punjab Government for big industrial houses in the state, especially in three villages of Fatehgarh Chhana, Sanghera and Dhaula in Barnala subdivision, members and activists of various farmer organisations staged a dharna and held a rally in front of the office of the SDM here today.

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Judicial remand for Gurcharan Singh
Gurdaspur, July 13
Gurcharan Singh, who was deported from Canada and spent 13 days in police custody, was today remanded to judicial custody.

Police remand for two in kidnapping case
Bathinda, July 13
A local court today sent Daljit Singh and Kulwant Singh, both of whom were arrested yesterday on the charge of kidnapping a Delhi-based person, to one-day police remand.

Bheora’s aide handed over to Rajpura police
Rajpura, July 13
Over three-and-a-half months after the Delhi Police arrested Jasbir Singh, a resident of Hulka village, near here, for allegedly harbouring Paramjit Singh Bheora, top Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) militant, the accused was today handed over to the local police.


Undertrial thrashes woman cop
Moga, July 13
A woman undertrial Jasbir Kaur allegedly thrashed woman constable Rajni Bala in the district courts complex in Moga today. She had been brought from Ferozepore jail to Moga to produce her in the court of Additional Sessions Judge BS Sandhu in a case.

5 cops booked on graft charge
Patiala, July 13
The Patiala Vigilance Bureau today booked five Punjab Police personal after they were caught receiving illegal gratification at different places.

Woman commits suicide
Kharar, July 13
A woman allegedly committed suicide here today by consuming some poisonous substance.


Fulfil poll  promise, PCCTU asks Amarinder
Chandigarh, July 13
Members of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU), representing teachers working in more than 150 non-government colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh, have appealed to Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, to fulfil his promise regarding implementing the pension-gratuity scheme for college teachers made in the Congress poll  manifesto.


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