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Heaps of wheat, bags block roads
Abohar, April 26
All roads that connect the grain market here with the NH 10 have been blocked with heaps of wheat as the contractors for stitching jute bags and lifting filled ones allegedly failed in expediting their work.

Bags of wheat block a road leading to the grain market in Abohar. Bags of wheat block a road leading to the grain market in Abohar. — Photo by Raj Sadosh

Inferior material used in road
DC for action against executive engineers
Ferozepore, April 26

Deputy commissioner Bhagwant Singh has written a letter to a secretary of the public works department (PWD), Punjab, for taking action against two executive engineers, involved in the construction of the Moga-Makhu main road, for using substandard material.

Tarn Taran


Satya Devi Follow-up
Satya gangrape: Police fails to file challan 

Chandigarh, April 26
Numerous guidelines of the Supreme Court of India notwithstanding, investigations of rape cases continue to be lax. The case of Satya Devi, gang rape victim from Kala Singhya, Kapurthala, is no exception to the norm. Allegedly brutalised on February 23 by 10 men from the neighbourhood, Satya is still waiting for investigations to move.

Satya Devi



Bhattal defends Capt over absence
Amritsar, April 26
Leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP), Rajinder Kaur Bhattal here today came to the defence of former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh saying that as CLP leader she had not got any complaint from party workers that his absence was creating problems from them.

Badal’s plain speaking on travel agents 
Chandigarh, April 26
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today did some plain speaking with his police force on the issue of dealing with unscrupulous travel agents.

Preneet should tell husband to return to state: Dullo
Chandigarh, April 26
President of the Punjab pradesh Congress committee Shamsher Singh Dullo today advised Preneet Kaur, MP from Patiala, that she should refrain from seeking his resignation. Rather, she should tell her husband — Capt Amarinder Singh — to return to Punjab.


Mandi Gobindgarh gets ESI hospital
Chandigarh, April 26
Almost 20 years after an employees state insurance (ESI) hospital was conceptualised at the steel capital of India--Mandi Gobindgarh--the project is finally set for commissioning.

Rights front: Probe fake encounters
Chandigarh, April 26
The Majha ex-servicemen human rights front has urged the Punjab government to take action against those police officials who were involved in fake encounters and the killing of innocent persons by branding them as militants.

Govt allots 7,000 liquor vends; earns Rs 29 cr 
Patiala, April 26
The government today allotted 7,000 liquor vends across the state through the open draw of lots. This was stated by excise commissioner, Punjab, A.Venu Prasad. He said there was tremendous response from traders for getting liquor vends’ license. The department received 47,241 applications. The fee for processing each application was fixed at Rs 6,000.

Punjab ‘not to allow’ release of water in Haryana canal
Patiala, April 26
The government will not allow Haryana to release water in the Hansi-Bhutana canal, a newly constructed branch of the Bhakra mainline. Punjab cooperation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh stated this at a press conference here today. He was here to preside over a ‘sangat darshan’ organised at PWD rest house.

Paramedics, pharmacists unite for a cause
Fazilka, April 26
Chairman of the paramedical and health employees co-ordination committee, Punjab, Ravinder Luthra, and president of the punjab state pharmacists association (Ferozepore) Shashi Kant in joint statement issued here today disclosed that Luthra and Lal Singh Dhanaula have forged an unity for the betterment of the committee.

Rural doctors oppose govt order
Patiala, April 26
The Rural Medical Services Association (Punjab) decided at a meeting held here today that doctors posted in rural areas would get their attendance signed by the SMOs and BDPOs only before sending it to the zila parishads.

BSF, Rangers discuss joint patrolling
Amritsar, April 26
The proposal of joint patrolling along the India-Pakistan border, besides issues pertaining to checking of smuggling of drugs and maintenance of pillars, were discussed at a meeting of representatives of the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Satluj Rangers held here today.

Promoting Punjabi theatre
Patiala, April 26
The National Theatre Arts Society held its annual socio-art programme here today. Members of the society discussed ways and means of promoting Punjabi theatre movement in the state.


Ten more designated senior advocates
Chandigarh, April 26
Less than two months after the Punjab and Haryana High Court designated seven advocates as senior advocates, 10 more lawyers were today added to the list. One important outcome of today’s full court meeting was that for the first time in years, a woman lawyer has been finally designated senior advocate.


Sekhon PSEB member again
Patiala, April 26
Punjab government has re-appointed J.S. Sekhon as member, distribution, for one more year. He had assumed the charge of member distribution of PSEB on April 21, 2006.


Miscreants beat up man, son
Bathinda, April 26
Om Parkash, who manned the level crossing at Goniana Mandi, 15 km from here and his son were mercilessly beaten up by four car borne persons yesterday night.

1 held with cough syrup
Bathinda, April 26
A joint team of the district health authorities and the police today arrested one person and recovered about 400 vials of intoxicating cough syrup from his house in the Ajit road area of the town.

ASI nabbed
Tarn Taran, April 26
ASI Kuldeep Singh, posted at police station Harike, has been arrested for taking bribe. The case was registered on the complaint of Mahan Singh of Gujarpura village from whom the ASI allegedly took a bribe of Rs 15,000 some days back.

Impersonator held for cheating people
Abohar, April 26
The city police has arrested Harpreet Singh,a resident of Dhaani Kamayianwali village, under Section 384, 365, 342 and 419 of the IPC.

2 migrants die in mishap
Mukerian, April 26
Two migrant labourers, including a woman, died and 13 other injured, five of them seriously, in a road accident involving a tractor trailer and a truck on the Jalandhar-Pathankot road in Khanpur village this evening.


Pbi varsity reader suspended
Patiala, April 26
In a late evening development today Punjabi University authorities put under suspension Kulbir Singh Dhillon, a Reader in the Department of History, for allegedly attacking Vice-Chancellor Swaran Singh Boparai.

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