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More soldiers move HC over pension anomalies
Chandigarh, July 13
Some additional issues have surfaced in a case taken up by retired officers, who have knocked on the door of the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking the removal of perceived anomalies in their pension that had remained unnoticed for the past about two decades.

DRME sends in her papers
Says her family being hounded

Amritsar, July 13
The resignation tendered by Kiranjit Kaur as director, research and medical education, has levelled serious charges against her successor J.S. Dalal.

B.I.S. Chahal, former media adviser to Capt Amarinder Singh, being produced in court in Patiala on Friday. 3-day police remand for Chahal
Patiala, July 13
The additional CJM, Patiala, today remanded B.I.S. Chahal, former media adviser to Capt Amarinder Singh, in three-day police custody in a disproportionate assets case.

B.I.S. Chahal, former media adviser to Capt Amarinder Singh, being produced in court in Patiala on Friday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar



HC seeks value of Chahal’s properties
Chandigarh, July 13
Mr Justice Uma Nath Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the State of Punjab to inform the court the worth of Bharat Inder Singh Chahal's properties.

Punjab Congress chief Shamsher Singh Dullo addresses a press conference in Jalandhar on Friday. CM controlling Takht: Dullo
Jalandhar, July 13
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee has accused Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of “holding the Akal Takht in his hands” and politicising public offices like police stations, tehsils and the administration.

Punjab Congress chief Shamsher Singh Dullo addresses a press conference in Jalandhar on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Naam Charcha’
Cops stop followers
Chak Attar Singh Wala (Bathinda), July 13
The district police today prevented hundreds of followers of Dera Sacha Sauda from attending “naam charcha” organised here at the bhog ceremony of Jaswinder Singh, who committed self-immolation on July 2.

Four pilgrims killed
Hoshiarpur, July 13
Four pilgrims on two motorcycles were crushed to death by a speedy Punjab Roadways bus of Pathankot depot (No. PB-12C-9723), bound for Chandigarh from Hoshiarpur, at Bahowal near Mahilpur, about 20 km from here, today.


Developing Amritsar top priority: Kalia
Amritsar, July 13
Manoranjan Kalia, Minister of Local Bodies, while talking to the media here today said that the development of the holy city was the top priority of the SAD-BJP government.

87 engineers undergo training
Ropar, July 13
87 assistant engineers of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) underwent training at the thermal training institute of Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant.

‘SGPC, KAC misleading Sikhs’
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 13
Former Akal Takht Jathedar Bhai Ranjit Singh here today came down heavily on the SGPC and the Khalsa Action Committee (KAC), claiming that both had failed to resolve the dera row.

Voter Lists
Ex-MLA alleges anomalies
Amritsar, July 13
Former Congress MLA Jugal Kishore Sharma today alleged that large-scale irregularities had been made in the voters list for the forthcoming municipal corporation elections.

Doctors save 550-gm premature baby
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 13
After having lost all hopes of saving their 550-gram premature baby, the parents found optimism at a local nursing home, which saved the child and helped him recuperate.

Hindu bodies threaten to gherao SSP
Hoshiarpur, July 13
Various Hindu organisations at a meeting held at Shakti temple here today criticised the district police for registering just a case of stone pelting on the police in the dera complex of Baba Fattu Shah Bibi Sahiba temple of Sri Ramshevar Mahadev at the local Rahimpur on Wednesday night without mentioning the name of any culprit.

10 hurt in collision
Hoshiarpur, July 13
Ten persons, including seven passengers of the Somnath Express, bound for Ahmedabad from Jammu, were injured when the engine of the train collided with a truck at an unmanned level crossing at Pawar village, about 1 km from the Mukerian railway station, in the district on the Jalandhar-Pathankot railway section today, the police said.

Dera chief’s kin suffers burns
Bathinda, July 13
Pavan Deep Kaur, a young girl and kin of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, head, Dera Sacha Sauda, suffered severe burns after she caught fire while preparing tea in her house at Sivian village, 5 km from here, today.

Labour bodies hold protest
Sangrur, July 13
A protest rally by three labour organisations - the Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union, the Dehati Mazdoor Sabha, Punjab, and the Pendu Mazdoor Union (Mashal) - in the district administrative complex (DC office) here today ended amid tension protests.



Mealy-bug attack
Farmers urge Badal for subsidised pesticides
Chandigarh, July 13

Cotton growers in the Malwa belt have urged Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to provide subsidised pesticides to counter the attack of mealy-bug. Bogh Singh, a farmer activist, has asked Badal to provide quality pesticides recommended by the PAU and the agriculture department on subsidised rates to farmers through official channels.

Rs 600-cr credit for farmers: Capt
Patiala, July 13
Punjab Agriculture Development Bank will provide a credit of Rs 600 crore in the form of agriculture loans to farmers in the state this year. The loan will be given on a long-term basis. This is a considerable increase over the credit provided to farmers last year.

Roll back interest rate hike: BKU
Chandigarh, July 13
The BKU (Ekta) has urged the union government to roll back 2 per cent increase announced in interest rate on money to be advanced as loan to the farm sector.


2,012 online kiosks to be set up
Govt records just a click away
Patiala, July 13
Revenue records and information regarding other government offices in the state will now be just a click away. People will not have to make rounds of the offices of patwaris to get revenue records (farads). They can get it from kiosks that will come up in different parts of the state in the near future.

8 IPS officers shifted
Chandigarh, July 13
The Punjab government today ordered fresh postings of eight IPS officers and 29 others Punjab Police officials. Among those who got postings is the recently repatriated SSP of Chandigarh, Gaurav Yadav, who has been given the important charge of DIG (Intelligence) and also the special task force.

Sundaram heads for Centre
Chandigarh, July 13
Sundaram Krishna, a senior IAS officer of Punjab cadre, has got posting as joint secretary in the ministry of defence.


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