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
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.