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Land Grab Case
Chahal relative’s claim to be probed
Ludhiana, June 12
In what could be further trouble for relatives of B.I.S. Chahal, arrested along with him in an alleged land grab case, the Economic Offences Wing have started investigating if Kartar Singh, grandfather-in-law of Chahal’s son had in 1988 made a false freedom fighter certificate and was later shown as dead in the sadar police station files in 1993 when he was about to be exposed.

SIT to probe plaints
Ludhiana, June 12
The city police has formed a special investigation team (SIT) to deal with the plethora of complaints made against B.I.S. Chahal after he was arrested in a land-grab case.

City Centre Scam
Despite bail, Chetan to remain in jail for a day
Ludhiana, June 12
Despite getting bail today from a local court in the City Centre scam, Chetan Gupta, a Delhi-based businessman, will have to remain in the jail for one more night. He was granted bail by special judge Gurbir Singh here today. The judge ordered his release on bail, subject to his furnishing of surety bonds to the tune of Rs 25 lakh. Apart from it, he was also ordered to surrender his passport and not leave India without prior permission of the court.

Chetan Gupta
Chetan Gupta

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Jassi murder case
Extradition process begins
Ludhiana, June 12
More than seven years after Jaswinder Kaur Jassi was murdered and her husband seriously injured after contract killers hired by her Canada-based parents attacked them, the Canadian government has finally initiated the process of examining the extradition of her parents. Jaswinder Kaur Jassi fell in love with Sukhwinder Singh, a taxi driver. Both secretly married in 1999.



Badal must quit: Bhattal
Chandigarh, June 12
After visiting the Nurmahal area where a youth, Balwinder, was killed in police firing and others were injured a few days ago, leader of the opposition in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Rajinder Kaur Bhattal here today asked Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to resign for his failure to check police excesses.

‘Board chiefs in a month’
Patiala, June 12
Chairpersons of various boards and corporations in the state will be appointed within a month. Senior BJP leaders who were denied party ticket will be adjusted as chairpersons. Senior leaders of the SAD will also be adjusted.


Death toll rises with temperature
Bathinda, June 12
The heat wave which has been sweeping this region for the past five days today claimed four lives. While three persons died due to sunstroke, one person drowned when was taking a bath in a canal.

Makkar goes soft on dera issue
Says people misunderstood SGPC
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 12
Coming out clean on the SGPC’s stand on the Dera issue, its president Avtar Singh Makkar stated that the SGPC never wanted to forcibly get the deras evicted from Punjab.

DGP visits Salabatpura
Salabatpura (Bathinda), June 12
In a goodwill gesture DGP, Punjab, N.P.S. Aulakh visited this town, where the main dera of the Sacha Sauda sect is located, and listened to the grievances of policemen deployed there since May 17.

No salary makes hospital staff suffer
Amritsar, June 12
The staff of the SGPC-run Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research has reportedly not been paid salaries for nearly four months now. Despite repeated assurances by the SGPC and the institute authorities, the paycheques are nowhere in sight, leaving the team of doctors frustrated.

Plan to put Mohali on e-governance track soon
Mohali, June 12
The Punjab government proposes to make Mohali an e-governance district to pass on the benefits of information technology(IT) to the general public in Chandigarh's periphery, this was stated by Adesh Pratap Singh Kairon, food, civil supplies and information technology minister here today.

Probe begins in water supply case
Sangrur, June 12
An officer belonging to the vigilance wing of Punjab Local Government Department, Rajinder Rai today gathered reports in a probe related to the alleged unplanned execution of water supply work by the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board (PWSSB).

Farmers gherao DC office
Sangrur, June 12
A large number of farmers led by the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Dakonda) gheraoed the Deputy Commissioner’s office after no officer visited their dharna site to receive a memorandum from them, here today.


Ram Bagh Clubs Vacation
Decision reserved for today
Amritsar, June 12
Even as SDM-cum-Collector Vimil Setia has ordered the vacation of all three clubs from the historic Ram Bagh - the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh - by June 20, the Commissioner of Jalandhar Division today reserved his decision of granting the stay to clubs for tomorrow. Perturbed over the eviction orders, the management of all the three clubs have convened an emergency meeting of the general houses tomorrow where they have invited BJP MP Navjot Sidhu.

NREGS to cover more districts
Chandigarh, June 12
The centrally-sponsored National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), which has already been successfully implemented in Hoshiarpur district, would now be extended to Jalandhar, Amritsar and Nawanshahr districts.


One held for selling drugs illegally
Patiala, June 12
A team of the drugs department, including Dinesh Gupta and Dr Vikas Goyal, raided two chemist shops in Gurbax Colony here.

Surjit Singh, who was arrested for selling drugs without a valid licence, in police custody on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar
Surjit Singh, who was arrested for selling drugs without a valid licence, in police custody on Tuesday.


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