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Power bills worth lakhs not paid
Lawmakers breaking rules

Batala, April 24
Lawmakers have been violating rules with impunity in this subdivision for the past couple of years. Top officials from the various government departments have been causing revenue loss worth lakhs of rupees to the PSEB due to non-payment of electricity bills for the past several years.

Protect party workers or quit, Preneet tells Dullo
Patiala, April 24
“If Shamsher Singh Dullo, president of PPCC, does not find himself capable of protecting Congress workers being victimised by the SAD/BJP government, he should resign from the post and allow Capt Amarinder Singh take over the party,” said Preneet Kaur.
A file photo of Preneet Kaur
A file photo of Preneet Kaur. A Tribune photograph

Ludhiana City Centre Scam
From whistle-blowers to scamsters

Ludhiana, April 24
From whistle-blowers in the City Centre Scam to the alleged party to the corruption and finally to the alleged nucleus of the entire scam, the role of the accused LIT officials, Chief Engineer Manmohan Singh and Executive Officer D C Garg underwent a rapid change with the progress of the project as well as the irregularities.






SAD (A) wants Katara’s membership cancelled
Amritsar, April 24
The Akali Dal (Amritsar) here today condemned the involvement of Member of Parliament Babu Bhai Katara in human smuggling on a fake passport.In a press statement Ram Singh, general secretary of the Dal said parliamentary membership of Katara should be cancelled and legal proceedings initiated against him.


Chemists sore over minister’s remarks
Patiala, April 24
The Punjab Chemists Association has condemned the statement of Tikshan Sood, minister for medical education and research, that every wholesale medicine dealer should recruit a qualified pharmacist. A convention of the state chemists was held here today. It was attended by over 10,000 chemists from all over Punjab.

Pak refuses to own its national
Abohar, April 24
The Pak Rangers has reportedly refused to own a Pakistani national who had intruded into the Indian territory on February 12.



high court
Notices to govt, Ludhiana MC over encroachments

Chandigarh, April 24
Notices were issued to the Punjab government and the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, (respondents) over a public interest litigation highlighting the misuse of residential areas for commercial activity, encroachments, traffic congestion and pollution in the city.


Probe begins into misuse of jeep
Sangrur, April 24
A two-member sub-committee of the local municipal council today began an inquiry into the alleged misuse of a jeep of municipal fire brigade by the staff.

Transfer SSP, demands Khangura
Ludhiana April 24
In a new development in the ongoing investigations into the Ludhiana City Centre scam, the Kila Raipur MLA Jassi Khangura has demanded the transfer of SSP (Vigilance) Kanwarpreet Singh Sandhu for his alleged vindictive attitude towards his family.

Cops at receiving end
Chandigarh, April 24
If you think only the members of the public feel aggrieved with the Punjab Police, change your opinion. A group of cops have also been at the receiving end and their careers in the police have been ruined.


Five commit suicide
Abohar, April 24
Five persons committed suicide in the neighbouring Sriganganagar and its surrounding areas yesterday.Two children died of drowning while alert swimmers rescued a married woman as she jumped in to the city canal.

Cop held for killing wife
Patiala, April 24
The police here has arrested assistant sub inspector (ASI) Harinder Pal Singh posted at Mansa for killing his wife Rupinder Kaur. The wife of the cop, who was staying at 21 Model town area of Patiala had received burns on April 14. She was shifted of DMC Ludhiana where she succumbed to burns.

FCI official held for taking bribe
Ferozepore, April 24
Vigilance Bureau officials today arrested an FCI official while he was accepting bribe from a rice miller for issuing quality certificate for rice consignment. SSP Vigilance Bureau (Ferozepore Range) Rajinder Singh said Dharampal Bhardwaj assistant manager ( quality) FCI at Talwandi Bhai had been delaying the issue of quality certificate to the consignment of Kohinoor Rice Mill.

Land row: Woman killed by son, daughter-in-law
Kot Bakhtu (Bathinda), April 24
Jarnail Kaur of this village was murdered by her son and daughter-in-law when the deceased refused to transfer a piece of land in the name of her son’s wife. She was done to death by her son identified as Malkit Singh and his wife Manjeet Kaur with a sharp-edged weapon. The old woman ran for safety towards her fields after the accused attacked her, but was chased and given repeated blows with a ‘gandasi’ and a‘dah’.

Unauthorised travel agent nabbed; fake visas seized

Jalandhar, April 24
In the wake of human trafficking case of BJP MP Babubhai Katara, the Kapurthala police nabbed an unauthorised travel agent, Harbhajan Singh, from a locality falling under the Maqsoodan police station in Jalandhar on today morning. Three fake visas, including those of America and Canada, were recovered from his possession, said Kapurthala SSP Rakesh Agarwal while talking to The Tribune.

Travel agent Harbhajan Singh in police custody in Jalandhar on Tuesday. — PTI

Travel agent Harbhajan Singh in police custody in Jalandhar on Tuesday


Women teachers rally behind VC

Patiala, April 24
After ad hoc employees, women teachers of Punjabi University rallied behind vice-chancellor Swaran Singh Boparai today. In a representation to the Chief Minister and chancellor-cum-governor, as many as 77 women teachers praised the role of the vice-chancellor.
Members of the Punjabi University Students Confederation on a dharna in front of the varsity main gate in support of their demands in Patiala on Tuesday. —A Tribune photograph

Members of the Punjabi University Students Confederation on a dharna in front of the varsity main gate in support of their demands in Patiala on Tuesday.

Students seek grace marks
Amritsar, April 24
Students of ECE and EEE courses of Punjab Technical University have demanded that the results should be revised by awarding grace marks. The results were declared yesterday.

Harvard law graduate not good enough for GND varsity’s PhD
Iqbal JafreeChandigarh, April 24
He is LLM with honours from Harvard University, a reputed advocate with 40 years standing in the supreme courts of the USA, the UK and Pakistan and a former adviser to the President of Pakistan But all this is of no consequence to the authorities of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, who have been sitting on barrister Iqbal Jafree’s case for admission to PhD (Law) for three years. Reason - Harvard is not a recognised foreign university with Guru Nanak Dev University.

                                                                                                                        Iqbal Jafree


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