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CBI raids Sangrur MLA’s house
Nothing incriminating found
Sangrur, October 10
A 10-member team of the CBI, led by Mr S.S. Sandhu, DSP, today raided the house of local Congress MLA Arvind Khanna situated on the Gaushala Road here. The search of Mr Khanna’s house continued for five hours from 7 a.m. to 12 noon, but nothing incriminating was reportedly found from the house and the CBI team did not take anything in its possession.
CBI officials inspect documents at Arvind Khanna’s Sector 39 official residence in Chandigarh on Tuesday. CBI officials inspect documents at Arvind Khanna’s Sector 39 official residence in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Govt pursuing package for farmers with Centre: CM
Bunga Sahib (Ropar), October 10
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said today the government was pursuing with the Central Government early announcement of a viable financial package on rural indebtedness to bail out debt-ridden farmers in the state. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to make an announcement of a special package for farmers during his proposed visit to the state by the end of this month.

Fatehgarh Sahib


Sidhu demands enactment of relief to indebtedness Act
Mehal Kalan (Sangrur), October 10
BJP MP from Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu paid a visit to members of the family of Sukhdev Singh (30), a farmer at Khyali village, near here, who had committed suicide.

Ludhiana doctor held for youth’s murder
Amritsar, October 10
A surgeon killed a youngster who wanted to go abroad, in a hotel here. The doctor used a syringe to kill the youth. He booked a room in a hotel under a fake name and address, killed the youth by administering injections and fled. The police was clueless for more than a month. Mystery shrouded the murder, but a vial which was left by the doctor helped the police to crack the murder case.
Dr Ravinder Singh Thind in police custody for murdering Visakha Singh in Amritsar on Tuesday.
Dr Ravinder Singh Thind in police custody for murdering Visakha Singh in Amritsar on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Tribune Impact
62 patients of skin diseases identified, treatment started
Patiala, October 10
A total of 62 patients suffering from skin diseases have been identified at a special camp organised in the Kallar Colony here by the district health authorities, which swung into action after a news item appeared in this connection in these columns on October 9.

Engineers, MBAs willing to be ASIs
Ludhiana, October 10
The burgeoning employment drought in Punjab and the declining physical standards of the youth have come to the fore in the recruitment of Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASI) of Punjab Police currently under way in several places in Punjab.



Seelam Sohi stakes claim on Banur segment
Zirakpur, October 10
Even as the Punjab Assembly elections are almost four months away, the electoral scene in the Banur segment has hotted up with Ms Seelam Sohi, senior Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee(PPCC) leader and widow of veteran Congress leader Ravinder Singh Sohi, today throwing her hat in the electoral ring.

No poll tie-up with Cong in state: Karat
Chandigarh, October 10
The CPM, which held a meeting of the State Committee here today to discuss various aspects related to the Assembly elections in Punjab, decided to make the SAD-BJP combine its main target in the poll and not have any adjustment or electoral alliance with the ruling Congress in the state.

PYC to raise village-level committees
Sangrur, October 10
The Punjab Youth Congress (PYC), led by Mr Vijay Inder Singla, organised a rally outside Nabha Gate here today. Almost all the speakers criticised the Shiromani Akali Dal for its policies, and appreciated the Amarinder government for its development-oriented projects in the state.


Constitution of Punjab Library Act sought
Amritsar, October 10
The Punjabi Writers Cooperative Society yesterday appealed to the government to constitute a “Punjab Library Act” to open a number of libraries in rural areas “to divert the mind of the youth towards constructive purposes and move them away from drugs”.

CM will ensure Naya Gaon NAC, assures Kang
Kharar, October 10
The Morinda MLA and Cabinet Minister, Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, today kicked off work on a new tube well, meant to provide drinking water to residents of the Shivalik Vihar, Naya Gaon village, falling in the periphery of Chandigarh under Kharar subdivision.

Maharashtra DGP visits Damdama Sahib
Bathinda, October 10
The Director-General of Police (DGP), Maharashtra, Mr P.S. Pasricha, today paid obeisance at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib along with members of his family.

Light shed on rights of mentally challenged
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 10
Mentally challenged persons will be provided free legal aid and their legal rights protected in all judicial courts of the district, said Madam Sabina, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairperson, District Legal Services Authority.


NIT student’s death: HC summons accused
Chandigarh, October 10
No one really knows what happened on the intervening night of October 10 and 11 that led to the death of first-year engineering student Amit Gangwar last year on the rail tracks near Dr Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar. The boy died and a suicide note was found naming 10 students, including a girl, for ragging him severely.


11 PCS officers shifted
Chandigarh, October 10
The Punjab Government today ordered the postings and transfers of 11 PCS officers. Mr V.K. Janjua, Commissioner of Fardikot Division, has been given additional charge of Commissioner, Surplus Pool.


3 foetuses found abandoned
Nangal, October 10
The Nangal police recovered three foetuses on the bank of the Sutlej here yesterday. Two male and one female foetuses were found lying abandoned near the cremation ground. The foetuses were sent for a post-mortem examination in the BBMB Hospital.

Rs 2.72 lakh robbed from bank
Bathinda, October 10
In a daylight robbery, three unidentified men struck at the State Bank of Patiala branch in Mehraj and fled away with about Rs 2.72 lakh cash.


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