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Badal in retirement mode, says Bhattal
Varinder Singh
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, April 21
Accusing the SAD-BJP government of adopting double standards on certain vital issues, leader of the Congress Legislative Party in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Rajinder Kaur Bhattal has alleged that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is seemingly in a “retirement mode” and the lax attitude of the government is causing harm to people’s interests.

Bhattal alleged that the SAD-BJP coalition was not working and was rather on a collision course, particularly from the power sharing point of view. She said she was apprehensive about the government’s ability to implement the “atta-dal” scheme.

“The government is ‘non-existent’ in Punjab. Badal sahib seems to be in a retirement mode. His government is functioning with the help of ‘crutches’ of the BJP. BJP’s arm-twisting tactics are hampering the functioning of the government. I am not against the ‘Sangat Darshan’ programme of Badal, but since he gets all the bureaucracy entangled in it, the functioning of the government gets crippled,” alleged Bhattal while talking to The Tribune over the phone from Lakhimpur in Uttar Pradesh. She is currently campaigning for the Congress in the UP.

Bhattal said the government had adopted double standards on many issues. “They started clamouring when we made some parliamentary secretaries and accused the Congress of misusing its position and wastage of public resources. But now they have appointed parliamentary secretaries. Similarly, they have retained an army of legal officers whereas they had criticised us on this front,” Bhattal said.

 

SGPC now wants plume of Guru Gobind Singh
Varinder Walia
Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 21
The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) has now decided to bring ‘kalgi’(plume) of Guru Gobind Singh, which was taken away by Lord Dalhousie to the Albert Museum of London after annexation of Punjab into British rule.

Talking to The Tribune on telephone, SGPC chief Avtar Singh said he would make personal efforts to get back the 'kalgi' of Guru Gobind Singh, sacred to every Sikh.

Earlier, the SGPC had earned flak from the Sikh sangat for participating in the auction of the 150- year-old bust of Maharaja Duleep Singh in the UK which was later dropped. The SGPC chief has also written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and asked him to help the SGPC to get back the ‘kalgi’ from England.

On the other hand, the name of the person who had purchased the bust of Mharaja Duleep Singh for Rs 14.45 crore during the auction in Bonhams on April 19 has been kept secret for security reasons. However, UK-based Sikh scholar and veteran journalist, Narpal Singh Shergill , who was present in Bonham at the time of the auction said the bidders had evinced a keen interest in purchasing the Indian and Islamic paintings, especially those of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Guru Nanak Dev,which were soldon April 19.He said out of total 461 relics , put to auction in Bonham, the Indian ivory paintings were sold at attractive prices.

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is the world's oldest and largest auctioneer of fine art and antiques remaining with British ownership.

 

 

Katara case
Delhi police raids agents’ houses
Dharmendra Joshi
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, April 21
A three-member team of the Delhi police raided agent Santu’s house at Salempur village of Tanda sub-division in Hoshiarpur district yesterday in connection with the human-trafficking case. The team was accompanied by some local police personnel.

However, his house was found deserted and locked as he along with his parents had already been absconding since April 18 when Gujarat BJP MP Babubhai Katara was caught at the Delhi airport for making an attempt to take Paramjeet Kaur (26) and Amarjeet Singh (16) to Toronto illegally on his wife Shardaben and son Rajesh’s diplomatic passports.

The agent Santu had demanded Rs 10 lakh from Jaswant Singh, national vice-president of the youth wing of the ruling SAD,for safely taking his adolescent son Amarjeet to Toronto.

Despite raiding Santu’s house, the team also went to Paramjeet’s in-laws’ house at Tahli village and Amarjeet’s house at Jalalpur village (both falling under Tanda subdivision).

The team questioned Paramjeet’s mother-in-law Charanjeet Kaur about the deal struck with their agent Joginder Singh of Fatehgarh Seikri village in Kapurthala district, Paramjeet’s sister-in-law Rajwinder Kaur told The Tribune from her house in Feroze Sanghowal in Kapurthala district.

Amarjeet’s house was found locked as his father Jaswant Singh along with his wife and other son had gone to Delhi for providing legal help to his arrested son. However, they met the village panchayat and got the required information.

Meanwhile, when contacted, Delhi, DCP (Crime), Neeraj Thakur confirmed that a police team from the capital had been sent to Punjab in connection with the human trafficking case, but he refused to divulge any information on that.

When asked that both agents had already fled due to lack of coordination between the Delhi and Punjab police on the matter, he said they would be nabbed soon.

In the meantime, Kapurthala SSP Rakesh Agarwal said the district police was trying to nab agent Joginder Singh who had struck deal with Paramjeet’s in-laws to send her to Toronto. Joginder had been fleeing since April 19.

 

City Centre Scam
Money exchanged hands: ex-trustee
Jupinderjit Singh
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 21
Even as the six trustees of the dissolved Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) are maintaining a studied silence over the multi-crore City Centre Project scam, a former trustee, Suba Harbhajan Singh, has stated that officials of the construction company had presented Rs 1 lakh as Divali gift, besides other presents, to the two accused officials - executive officer D.C. Garg and chief engineer Manmohan Singh - in 2005.

Vigilance sources revealed that the special investigation team (SIT) inquiring into the scam was all set to bring the six trustees into the ambit of investigation following the statement made by Suba Harbhajan Singh.

He told the vigilance bureau that he, too, received Rs 1 lakh and costly gifts which were delivered at his house in his absence. However, he returned the money and gifts when he reached his house on Divali evening.

It was precisely on this statement that the vigilance bureau arrested chief engineer of the Improvement Trust Manmohan Singh and executive officer D.C. Garg. Manmohan Singh is the brother of an Independent MLA from Chamkaur Sahib, Charanjit Singh Channi. The MLA is supporting the SAD-BJP government in the state.

Till now, the vigilance only had the statement of former LIT chairman Ashok Singh Garcha in which he had stated that he was offered Rs 1 crore for towing the line of persons with vested interests in the project.

 

Chiefs appointed for new police dists
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 21
The Punjab police today ordered the transfers of 32 officers and posted the police chiefs of newly created districts after abolishing Majitha and Jagraon police districts.

Iqbal Singh has been posted as senior superintendent of police of Amritsar (rural) and Gurpreet Singh Bhullar as senior superintend of police of Ludhiana(rural). Lok Nath has been posted as senior superintendent at Gurdaspur. R.N. Dhoke has been posted as senior superintendent of police at Batala.

Shiv Kumar has been sent to the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, as its deputy director. S.P.S. Basra becomes commandant, 9th battalion, PAP, Amritsar, Tulsi Ram, SSP, special narcotics cell, Amritsar, and Manmohan Singh, SP, security, Punjab, in Chandigarh.

Rakesh Kumar Kaushal has been posted as SP (security and traffic), Jalandhar, Sararbjit Singh, SP, city (II), Jalandhar, Amar Singh Chahal, SP, detective, Kapurthala, Rajpal Singh assistant commandant, 75th battalion, PAP, Jalandhar, and Harbhajan Singh, SP, crime against women, Punjab, in Chandigarh.

Bachan Singh Randhawa becomes assistant commandant, 4 IRB, Jalandhar, Dilbagh Singh, SP, headquarters, Amritsar (rural), Paramjit Singh Khaira, assistant commandant, 5 IRB, Jalandhar, Baljit Singh Randhawa, SP, Amritsar (city), Manminder Singh, SP, detective, Amritsar, and Tejinder Singh, deputy director, Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur.

Harinderjit Singh has been posted as SP, headquarters, SAS Nagar, Inder Mohan Singh, SP, Chief Minster’s security, Kanwaldeep Singh, SP, operations, SAS Nagar, Jagtar Singh, SP, headquarters, Nawanshahr, Gurdial Singh, SP, crime against Scheduled Castes and weaker sections, and Ashok Bath, SP, detective, Ludhiana (rural).

Vijay Kumar has been posted as assistant commandant, 82nd battallion, PAP, Chandigarh, Sukhbinder Singh, SP, computer, Chandigarh, Bhupinderjit Singh Virk, SP, detective, Gurdaspur, Satpal Joshi, SP, headquarters, Muktsar, Gurdev Singh, SP, Punjab Human Rights Commission, and Kewal Kumar, SP, city, Amritsar.

 

Death of Cong worker in custody sparks protest
Manish Sirhindi
Tribune News Service

Moga, April 21
Death of a Congress worker in custody sparked a protest here this evening when a large number of Congressmen, led by four MLAs of the district, staged a dharna outside the sadar police station.

The protest was held after Congress worker Kewal Singh of Bukkan Wala village died while he was lodged at the Ferozepore Central Jail. Kewal was arrested by the police on April 16 in connection with a case registered against him under Section 307 of the IPC.

He was sent to the Moga sub-jail from where he was transferred to the Ferozepore jail on Friday. There he died under mysterious circumstances.

The Congressmen alleged that Kewal Singh had died of police torture and held the Akalis responsible for the same.

The Congress MLAs Joginderpal Jain from Moga, Ajit Shant from Nihal Singh Wala ,Joginder Singh and Darshan Brar from Baghpurana alleged that Kewal Singh had died while in police custody and later to shift blame, he was transferred to the jail.

Backing their allegations, the MLAs said the authorities of the Ferozepore jail had refused to accept Kewal Singh as he was already dead.

The protest brought the traffic on national highway No. 95 to a virtual halt for several hours.

Showing the injury marks on the body of Kewal Singh, the protestors alleged that these were the signs of torture. They stated that a local Akali leader was behind the death as Kewal Singh had opposed the SAD candidate during the recent Assembly elections.

None of the senior officials from the civil or the police administration reached the spot.

Meanwhile, the Congress leaders demanded that the Akali leader and the cops responsible for the death should be booked under Section 302 of the IPC.

They said in case no action was taken in this regard, they would gherao the SSP office and give a call for Moga bandh on April 26 under leadership of CLP leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal.

When contacted, Moga SSP Davinder Singh Garcha refuted the allegations as false.

 

2 brothers rescued from illegal police custody
Chander Parkash
Tribune News Service

Sardulgarh (Mansa), April 21
In yet another case which has exposed the hollowness of claims being made by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal that the rule of law prevails in Punjab, a warrant officer appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court has rescued two brothers from the illegal custody of the local police.

This is the second such incident in this region in the past four days . Earlier, a warrant officer appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court rescued three persons from the illegal custody of the police at Bhagta Bhai Ka town in Bathinda district. The three, including Muslim, were in illegal custody for days together. The victims also faced torture at the hands of policemen.

The Bathinda SSP has sent the in charge of the Bhagta Bhai Ka police post to the Police Lines and initiated a departmental inquiry against him.

After getting information about the Sardulgarh incident, which took place on the intervening night of April 19 and 20, Mansa SSP Ram Kumar ordered a departmental inquiry against the station house officer (SHO) of the local police station and two head constables.

Official sources said Sardulgarh DSP Satpal Singh, who had conducted the inquiry into this case, would submit his report to the SSP shortly. The action against SHO Amarjit Singh and two head constables, Amrik Singh and Karnail Singh, would be taken as per the report of the DSP.

Information gathered by TNS revealed that Mohan Kumar and Shalinder Kumar (brothers) were picked up by the local police on the pretext that a complaint had been received against them in the local police station.

Though the victims were taken into custody on April 17, no entry was made in that connection in the ‘rojnamcha’ of the police station. The victims were kept in illegal custody without registering a case against them.

When the police did not release the victims from its illegal custody, one of the brothers of the victims approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court through a writ petition. Acting on the writ petition, the court appointed a warrant officer for the purpose.

The warrant officer raided the local police station during night and found Mohan Kumar and Shalinder Kumar in the illegal custody of the police. After securing their release, the victims were handed over to their kin. The warrant officer also recorded his comments in the ‘Rojnamcha’.

Ajit Inder Singh Mofar, MLA, Sardulgarh, alleged that both victims were tortured by the police under the ‘diktats’ of their so-called political masters despite the fact that people had defeated them in the last assembly elections. He added that a request had been made to the authorities concerned for a medical examination of the victims.

 

Bhandari to ensure smooth functioning of govt
Sarbjit Dhaliwal
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 21
Newly appointed president of the Punjab unit of the BJP Rajinder Bhandari today said he would give top priority to expand the base of his party and ensure the smooth functioning of the SAD-BJP government in the state.

“I believe that there is excellent political rapport between the SAD and the BJP and their leaders in the state. I will help in further strengthening it”, he said. “ It goes to the credit of the SAD-BJP leadership that it faced former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh boldly and remained together in the most trying circumstances”, he said.

Bhandari had a word of praise for Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. He said “ Badal is a leader who tries to take all leaders along”. However, he said he would follow the previous policy of watching the interests of his party as well as its MLAs and ministers in the state government. “ I have worked as a member of the coordination committee of the SAD-BJP combine earlier and fully understand its functioning”, he claimed.

Talking to The Tribune on the phone, Bhandari said “ the party did exceedingly well in the last assembly elections. It is an important player in the state government. The party has given me a duty as well as task to further improve the party’s standing by expanding its base in all parts of the state”, he said.

Asked when he would assume charge as president, Bhandari, who has emerged from the RSS ranks to be the state chief, said he would consult his party colleagues in this regard.“After consulting senior party colleagues, a meeting of the party office- bearers will be called”, he said.

An MCom from Panjab University and former student activist, Bhandari is now a nominated senator of the university. In fact, it his third term as senator since 1996 when he was first elected as senator from the graduate constituency. He had contested the assembly byelection from Ludhiana( north) in 1998. His father was an RSS man. He has remained associated with the RSS from his childhood. He is now serving as lecturer at Arya College, Ludhiana.

“ I have been rooted in the ideology of the RSS and the BJP for several years. I became active on the party front in 1977 after the emergency”, he added.

 

Heritage hotel project in doldrums
Lalit Mohan
Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 21
The department of tourism and the local administration are in a maze over the construction of a heritage hotel in the Chhoti Baradari area of Patiala.

The Patiala Municipal Corporation has asked the Neem Rana company to submit the details of the project map of the heritage hotel project. The company till date has failed to submit the blueprint with the corporation. The company was provided 4.5 acres in the heart of Patiala city by the previous government for the heritage hotel project.

Principal secretary (tourism) Geetika Kalha told The Tribune that there was no need for the company concerned to get the site plan approved from the local corporation.

As per the plan, the company will only make minor changes in the existing building to make it appropriate for stay of visiting tourists.

As per an agreement, the project is a joint venture of Punjab tourism and the private company. The company has to complete the heritage hotel within two years. “I have no knowledge about the current status of the project,” she said.

Asked if the main road passing through the Baradari garden connecting the Leela Bhawan area with the Sherawala gate was part of the project, Geetika Kahla said an alternative road was constructed by PUDA keeping in view the government project. “One cannot allow a road to pass in front of the main entrance of the heritage hotel. From the government side, the project is still on,” she said.

The prestigious project of the previous government ran into trouble after the change of government.

Company officials closed the main road passing through Baradari Garden in March for carrying out the construction work. However, morning walkers raised a hue and cry over the project and the closure of the road.

They held protests and demanded that the road be opened. Many social organisations also objected to the demolition of internal portions of Rajindra Kothi that is to be converted into a heritage hotel.

Though the district administration officials remained tightlipped about the developments, the road has been opened. The construction at the site has also been stopped for the time being.

 

Brides refuse to marry
Our Correspondent

Abohar, April 21
Dowry and drugs prompted two brides to say a firm “no” to their grooms yesterday.

The Malerkotla-based parents of the bride accepted the terms and conditions laid down by the groom’s family and arrived to solemnise the marriage at a private resort located near Roopnagar village. But they exchanged hot words when the parents of the bridegroom insisted on adding a car to the dowry besides the fixed amount of cash. Thereupon the bride refused to marry when the groom was going to perform the ribbon-cutting ceremony to enter the reception hall.

Her parents lodged a complaint with the police after terminating the engagement and demanded that they should get Rs 6 lakh back that was spent on ceremonies related to the marriage.

Another similar incident occurred here when the bride refused to endorse her wedding. Anand Karaj of Jaswinder Kaur with Harjit Singh of Bathinda was performed on Friday noon, but an unpleasant situation developed during lunch at a hotel located near the police complex.

The bride noticed that the groom was moving his limbs in an extra-ordinary manner. Her relatives suspected that the groom was an addict. However, he strongly refuted the allegations but confessed to consuming liquor. Jaswinder took a stand and refused to go with the barat.

As tension mounted and a scene was created on the main road, the police was called. The barat preferred to flee, sources said.

 

Patient’s death: Widow turns hostile
Bipin Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service

Pathankot, April 21
The doctor-chemist nexus in the city once again came to the fore as they managed to escape the noose, tightened by the Gurdaspur civil surgeon after the death of Charan Singh, a resident of Chhak Bhatian village, in the local Civil Hospital on Tuesday night.

The strong lobby of doctors and chemists allegedly managed to turn the complainants hostile before the inquiry committee. After a two-day inquiry, the committee, led by Dr Chandanjit Kaundal, deputy medical commissioner, Gurdaspur, compiled a report giving a clean chit to the doctors and chemists concerned.

Sources in the village revealed that the influential lobby of chemists and doctors allured the family with money to given statements in their favour. It is also learnt that the widow of Charan Singh was asked to go hostile from her previous statement by offering money.

The sources said certain doctors and chemists approached the family and urged Rita Devi, widow of Charan Singh, to settle the case for money.

Talking to The Tribune, deputy medical commissioner Chandanjit Kaundal said after recording statements of 12 persons, including doctors, owner of Kumar Medical Store, staff nurses, younger brothers of the deceased and the village sarpanch, it was found that there was no nexus between doctors and chemists.

He claimed that Charanm Singh's wife Rita Devi had given an affidavit saying that she was not in her senses after the death of her husband while giving statements to the media.

 

Govt dithers over PSEB appointments
Lalit Mohan
Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 21
The government is dithering over appointments of members of the PSEB. Both technical members of the board have completed their term.

The term of member (generation) H.M. Jain ended last month, while the term of J.S. Sekhon, member (distribution and operation) ended yesterday.

The absence of technical members is likely to hamper the working of the board. As per the board rules, at least one technical member should be present during a meeting to pass the agenda.

Due to the absence of both technical members, the regular work of the board is likely to be delayed till the new members take over.

With the paddy season approaching,the board has to take vital decision regarding power purchase in the near future.

Two other administration members of the board, including Raman Bhalla and Hardial Kamboj, are political appointees. Their terms are to end in June, but they have lost relevance due to a change in government.

 

Contempt plea against 10 SGPC members
Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 21
Raghubir Singh, secretary, SGPC, through his council has filed a new contempt petition against the SGPC president and nine others, for violating the orders of the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission (SGJC) here today.

The petition has urged the SGJC for staying the operation of the order passed by the SGPC under Section 151 CPC for forming the sub-committee on April 7 in which it had asked Raghubir Singh to appear before the new committee.

He said this was in utter disregard and violation of orders of the commission as it had no legal sanctity.

 

Dera managers summoned to Takht

Bathinda, April 21
Balwant Singh Nandgarh, jathedar, Takht Damdama Sahib, today said managers of the dera running “Shonh Panth” in the Ramgarh Sandhu area of the Lehragaga assembly segment would be summoned to Akal Takht for their alleged involvement in bringing dishonour to Gurbani.

In a press note issued here, the jathedar alleged that the dera managers had created another granth under the name of “Roohani Granth” in which various parts of Gurbani had been presented in a distorted manner.

He added that “Roohani Granth” was being studied further to look for more blunders committed by the dera managers. — TNS

 

Farmer commits suicide

Sangrur, April 21
A debt-ridden farmer today allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a train near Mehsampur village under the Dhuri police station, the police here said.

The deceased, identified as 27-year-old Resham Singh, was under heavy debt and was being pressed by his creditors to repay the loans he had taken. The wheat crop that he had harvested from his 7- bigha land was damaged in the recent rains and he had no money to repay his loans.

The police after completing the legal formalities handed over the dead body to his relatives. — UNI

 

Medical seminar

Patiala, April 21
A state-level seminar was organised by Dr Khushdeva Singh TB Hospital on its premises here on Saturday. Dr Kiranjot Kaur, director, research and education, said patients did not have to go to private hospitals as all modern facilities were available at the T B hospital.
— TNS

 

Markfed official suspended
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 21
G.S.Grewal, managing director of Markfed, today suspended Surjit Singh, district manager, Markfed , Faridkot.

A spokesman of Markfed said that during his visit to Faridkot, the MD found that the district manager had allegedly not followed the payment schedule for procured wheat. K.S. Sidhu, senior manager (procurement and movement), head office, had been asked to officiate as district manager.

 

Cop suspended for assault

Batala, April 21
Taking a serious note of the Dahiya village incident in which cops assaulted an elderly woman to death on Tuesday, the Punjab police today placed the Udhanwal police post in charge under suspension. Six other cops, who were accompanying the police post in charge, were sent to the Police Lines.

Superintendent of police (headquarters) S.S. Sandhu said Palwinder Singh, police post in charge, had been placed under suspension.

The incident occurred when Palwinder Singh, along with the other cops, reached the house of Bir Singh on a complaint of former Akali sarpanch Mohinder Singh for settling a dispute with the former.

The cops reportedly thrashed Ranjit Singh and Manjit Singh, sons of Bir Singh, and assaulted their mother Surjit Kaur, a patient, who died on the spot. — TNS

 

Couple dies in mishap minutes after wedlock
Tribune News Service

Bathinda, April 21
When Vinod Kumar and Meera, a newly married couple, left the marriage ‘mandap’ yesterday after taking a pledge to live together forever, little did they know that destiny had decided otherwise for them.

Barely half an hour after the newly married couple left Kalianwali town in Haryana, where the marriage ceremonies were performed, the vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident near Masana village on the Bathinda-Dabwali road late last evening, leaving both of them dead on the spot.

They were on their way to their house at Amar Pura Basti in this town. The bodies of the newly married couple were taken to the local Civil Hospital for a postmortem late last evening. They were cremated at the local cremation ground. A large number of people attended the funeral.

Achhar Singh, the driver of the vehicle, who was the only breadwinner of his family, also died on the spot. Five occupants of the vehicle suffered multiple injuries.

The newly married couple, along with other members of the marriage party, were travelling in an Innova when it collided head-on with a bus of the Haryana Roadways.

Though the driver of the bus managed to flee, the police has impounded the vehicle. A case has been registered.

 

Man dies after being beaten up
Tribune News Service

Sangrur, April 21
Bharpur Singh, alias Chamkaur (30), a video movie-maker and resident of Kapial village, succumbed to his injuries in the civil hospital here this afternoon. He was severely “beaten up” by three persons in the Kapial village last night.

Talking to the Tribune, the DSP said Bharpur Singh was involved with a married woman in Kapial village. He went to her house last night. When the relatives of the woman came to know about it, they severely man handled him and informed the police about it. The police first got Bharpur Singh admitted to the Bhawanigarh hospital, from where he had been referred to the Sangrur civil hospital, where he died this afternoon.

The DSP further said the Bhawanigarh police has registered a case against three persons, a former Sarpanch of the village, his son and his nephew in this connection under Section 304 of the IPC.

 

4 killed in road accident
Tribune Reporters

Gurdaspur, April 21
Four persons died in a road accident this evening at the Gurdaspur-Batala road.

The deceased are identified as Gurpinder Singh, Kamaldeep Kaur, Sukhbir Kaur and Joban Preet. They were on a scooter going from Dakhla to Purowall Jattian village when a private bus (PB 06-2887) approaching from the opposite direction hit the scooter and ran over it. Kamaldeep Kaur, Sukhbir and Gurpinder died on the spot, while Joban Preet succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. The police has registered a case against the bus driver.

 

2 bookies held
Tribune News Service

Rajpura, April 21
The police tonight arrested two bookies from the old Anaj Mandi area ahead of tonight’s world cup super eight match between England and West Indies.

According to sources, the police raided a house in the area and arrested Balram and Krishan. They were allegedly accepting bets for the match. An amount of Rs 8,000 and two mobile phones were seized.

 

Uniformity in BEd syllabus
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 21
From the coming academic session, there will be uniformity in the syllabus for the BEd course in all universities in Punjab.

Sources today said that the decision was taken at a meeting held in this regard.

The board of studies set up to bring about uniformity in the syllabus has finalised its draft. It will be sent to all universities concerned for implementation. And there will also be uniformity in the total marks. The universities are Punjabi University, Guru Nanak Dev University and Panjab University, Chandigarh.

 


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