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Suicide Attempt
SHO suspended, ASI sent to Police Lines

Talwandi Sabo, October 1
Taking suo motu notice of suicide attempt by five members of a family of Behman Jassa Singhwala village of this subdivision on Saturday, Rahul Tiwari, district magistrate, Bathinda, has ordered Anil Garg, local SDM, to hold a magisterial probe into the same.

Mobile court from today
1.2 million cases pending in courts: CJ
Chandigarh, October 1
There was a whopping pendency of more than 1.2 million cases in various courts in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, said Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Vijender Jain while announcing the launch of Punjab’s first mobile court at Talwara in Hoshiarpur tomorrow.

Govt to probe misuse of grants to panchayats
Gurdaspur, October 1
The state government will probe into the bungling of about Rs 1,400 crore while releasing grants to various panchayats just months before the Assembly elections, said rural development minister Ranjit Singh Brahmpura here today.

Role of 2 IAS officers under VB scanner 
Ludhiana, October 1
After the City Centre scam, a deputy inspector-general of the Vigilance Bureau is now investigating if former CM, Capt Amarinder Singh, his family and his “powerful” coterie of IAS officers and personal assistants, took kickbacks for favouring different companies in three other projects and a land dispute case during the Congress regime in the state.



Building Collapse in Jalandhar
9 MC officials suspended 

Chandigarh, October 1
The Punjab goverment has suspended two municipal town planners, four ATPs and three building inspectors of the Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar, for their alleged negligence in the construction of a building which led to collapse during construction, causing death of four labourers.

Landran Clash
3 students held; 12 rusticated
Kharar, October 1
Three students involved in a bloody clash at Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, were arrested this afternoon.



It’s Gaganjit show in Dhuri
Dhuri, October 1
With a view to prove his supremacy in the Shiromani Akali Dal in Dhuri area, organising secretary of the SAD and area in charge of the party Gaganjit Singh Barnala today nominated his confidants as presidents of the Dhuri rural and urban circles of the party.

Cong leaders come to rescue of Amarinder
Amritsar, October 1
Senior Congress leaders, including Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Harpartap Singh Ajnala, Savinder Singh Kathunangal, Harminder Singh Gill, Sukhbinder Sukh Sarkaria, Tarsem Singh and others, in a joint statement today condemned the SAD leadership for murdering the legal system in the state and destroying basic tenets of democracy.


‘CM should guarantee freedom of Press’
Muktsar, October 1
In a sharp reaction to the attack on the offices of a Punjabi daily in different parts of Punjab, the media fraternity here today demanded that Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal should guarantee freedom of the Press and also the safety of journalists in the state.

Malwa: Development plan unveiled
Bathinda, October 1
The Punjab government has drawn up a comprehensive development plan to turn a major part of Malwa region into one which will have fast-food joints, tourism centres, air-condition bus stands with business hubs, apart from basic amenitis like potable water, sewerage and good roads.

Stones for strengthening of roads laid
Muktsar, October 1
Working president of the SAD Sukhbir Badal today laid three foundation stones for the strengthening of village link roads under the Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojna in Faridkot parliamentary constituency.

Birth Anniversary of Partap Singh Kairon
Narinder Singh garlands the photograph of Partap Singh Kairon, third Chief Minister of Punjab, in Chandigarh Social worker on mission 

Chandigarh, October 1
Though Punjab government and Chandigarh administration failed to remember third Chief Minister of Punjab Partap Singh Kairon on his birth anniversary, but a 71-year-old social worker from the city, carrying a photograph of the former Chief Minister, cycled around trying to acquaint the new generation with the great freedom fighter and creator of the city beautiful.

Narinder Singh garlands the photograph of Partap Singh Kairon, third Chief Minister of Punjab, in Chandigarh on Monday.

Balbir Singh is Budha Dal chief
Patiala, October 1
Baba Balbir Singh was today installed the fourteenth head of the Baba Budha Dal. He was declared head in the presence of the jathedars of the Takhts and SGPC president Avtar Singh.


Chahal gets pre-arrest bail
Chandigarh, October 1
Allowing pre-arrest bail application filed by the then medial adviser to Punjab’s former Chief Minister, BIS Chahal, in the Ludhiana City Centre case, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today observed ‘he appears to have been implicated merely on the basis of suspicion’.

Hawara moves court on illegal confinement
Chandigarh, October 1
Sentenced to death in Punjab's former Chief Minister Beant Singh assassination case, Jagtar Singh Hawara today moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court against his alleged segregation from other convicts. His petition is likely to be taken up on Wednesday.


Land Acquisition
Farmers threaten a Nandigram in Chandigarh

Ludhiana, October 1
The state unit of the BKU today threatened the Chandigarh Administration that it could face a Nandigram on city roads in case farmers, whose land was being acquired for different projects, were not compensated according to the existing market rates.


Three held for driving boy to self-immolation
Batala, October 1
The police here has arrested Sawinder Singh, alias Kala, and Rattan Singh for driving Sandeep Singh,alias Sonu (14), a Dalit boy of Matholla village in the Sri Hargobindpur area, to commit self-immolation. The third suspect in the case, Raghubir Singh, is absconding.

5 arrested from court complex
Sangrur, October 1
The Sunam police today arrested five persons and seized weapons and vehicles from them. These persons had reportedly come to Sunam court complex in support of an alleged criminal, known as Kala Dhanaula, who had come to the court complex at Sunam for appearing in a court there today.


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