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City Centre Scam
VB gets incriminating documents
70 per cent of deal money was usurped
Ludhiana, October 13
In the biggest evidence of corruption in the City Centre project deal, the Vigilance Bureau has found incriminating documents on how the officials of the Today Homes Ltd duped the public exchequer by leasing out showrooms and showing in government papers only one-third of the actual lease money taken from traders.

Dullo hits out at previous Cong govt
Chandigarh, October 13
Shamsher Singh Dullo who today quit as president of the Punjab Pradesh Congrress Committee, poured his heart out against the previous Capt Amarinder Singh government at a function organised at the Punjab Congress Bhavan. Though Dullo did not name Amarinder Singh but he said the previous government did not extend him any support.

PSGPC likely to be reconstituted
Amritsar, October 13
The Pakistan Evacuee Property Trust Board (PEPTB) is likely to reconstitute Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) shortly with announcing the nomination of its new president, replacing Bishan Singh.

SAD urges Centre for direct visa to Pak visitors
Sangrur, October 13
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has been urging the government of India to issue direct visas for Punjab to the Pakistanis, aspiring to visit Punjab, especially, Malerkotla, from the office of India’s High Commission in Pakistan, in place of issuing visas to them from Delhi for Punjab.

Fatehgarh Sahib


Dr Paul Love Nostalgia grips Baring college
Batala, October 13
Nostalgia was the dominant emotion among more than 60 alumni of the Postgraduate Centre of Department of English, Baring Union Christian (BUC) College, Batala, who descended on the complex today to once again listen to their favourite teacher, 78-year-old Dr Paul Love.

                                                                                 Dr Paul Love



Removal of SAD youth leader sought
Amritsar, October 13
Former councillor Gurvinder Singh Vicky and his mother Parkash Kaur, independent councillor from Ward No. 40, have urged Sukhbir Singh Badal to remove president of the Youth Akali Dal Gurpartap Singh Tikka for his anti-party activities. Vikky said here today that Tikka was harassing him and his family and trying to drag him in false cases.


Ayurveda varsity takes roots in state
Hoshiarpur, October 13
Punjab Ayurvedic University will be set up at Kharkan village, 12 km from here, on the Hoshiarpur-Una road. For this purpose, the draft of the Punjab Ayurvedic University Act, 2007, has been prepared and will be placed in the forthcoming session of the state Assembly for its enactment.

Bureau probes ‘benami’ land deal by Virk
Ludhiana, October 13
A 13,000 sq yard piece of land in South City, worth over Rs 1 crore, has figured in the vigilance investigations into aimed at collecting details of the property of former DGP S.S. Virk.

Sarpanch’s sons ‘forcibly occupy’ NRI’s house
Moga, October 13
NRI Nasib Kaur has alleged that her house at Smalsar village was forcibly occupied by sons of the sarpanch here today. The Baghapurana police has registered a case against Angrej Singh and Gurnam Singh, sons of the sarpanch of the same village, and Major Singh for engineering an assault on Friday night.

CM greets people on Id-ul-Fitr
Chandigarh, October 13
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today extended warm greetings to all Punjabis, especially Muslims, on the eve of Id-ul-Fitr.

Parminder Singh Dhindsa Rs 500 cr for rural roads
Bathinda, October 13
Public works department minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa said today that Rs 500 crore would be spent on the expansion and strengthening of rural link roads. Dhindsa said links roads, on which traffic was increasing, would be widened up to 18 feet from the existing 10 feet.
Parminder Singh Dhindsa

SAD leader opens fire over land row
Amritsar, October 13
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Baljit Singh, who is a resident of the Baba Bakala area falling under the Amritsar (Rural) police district, allegedly opened fire in the area in the evening today. Sources said he did this due to a land dispute he was involved in.Baljit Singh is a SAD circle president.

Students raise voice against child labour
Beas, October 13
The Bachpan Bachao Andolan, an NGO, in collaboration with the Navchintan Kala Manch carried out an awareness rally against child labour here today, which had students from 40 schools taking part in it.

Gurjant’s daughter cremated
Rampura Phul (Bathinda), October 13
Twenty-year-old physically challenged daughter of Gurjant Singh Rampal Kaur today submitted a memorandum to the SDM here to be forwarded to the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Vijender Jain.

Drug addiction: CJ for nabbing mafia
Bathinda, October 13
“The menace of drug addiction can be checked only if the administrators cut the line of supply by nabbing the drug mafia”. Stating this, Mr Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Vijender Jain said the law could help to a great extent in checking this problem.

IAF organises air show
Bathinda, October 13
To mark its platinum jubilee, the Indian Air Force (IAF) organised an air show at the Air Force Station, Bhisiana, near here, today. Air warriors of the station took a pledge on the occasion. It was followed by an impressive static display and flypast in which MiG-21 and microlight aircraft, besides an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), took part.

Truck owners resent multiplicity of taxes
All-India Motor Transport Congress President Charan Singh Lohara makes a point at a press conference in Jalandhar on Friday. Jalandhar, October13
Truck owners are unhappy over the policy to be announced by the government shortly and threatened statewide agitation the day it is implemented. President of the All-India Motor Transport Congress Charan Singh Lohara yesterday alleged that the government had decided to levy additional taxes that would make it impossible for them to earn a living.

All-India Motor Transport Congress President Charan Singh Lohara makes a point at a press conference in Jalandhar on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Accountants robbed of Rs 16 lakh
Faridkot, October 13
In a daring daylight robbery, two unidentified persons snatched a bag containing Rs 16 lakh from two accountants of a private firm at Kotkapura, near here, today. Dina Nath and Company, Ashok Kumar and Rajesh Kumar were returning from a Punjab National Bank branch after withdrawing Rs 16 lakh.

Sale inside temple sparks controversy
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 13
Selling items inside the temple premises in the main market of the Sirhind Township here has become a bone of contention between the shopkeepers and the management of the temple.


Doctor booked for foeticide
Muktsar, October 13
A team of the Health Department has detected a case of foeticide at a private hospital here and the suspect doctor has been booked under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act.

13-year-old raped
Son of block samiti member booked
Banur, October 13
In a shocking incident, a minor girl of village Khaspur was allegedly raped by the son of Banur block samiti member. The accused is the son of block samiti member Narmail Singh Khaspur.

26 kg of gold recovered from conman
Amritsar, October 13
With the arrest of a conman, the Amritsar (Rural) police today claimed to have busted a gang of robbers and recovered more than 26 kg of gold jewellery worth Rs 20 lakh.More recoveries are expected to be made from the accused identified as Rajvir Singh of Pabbawali village.


Campus placement drive at CEC
Kharar, October 13
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) today conducted a joint campus placement drive at Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran.

Chak De’ girl wishes to pursue mgmt course
Kharar, October 13
After winning accolades for her performance in ‘Chak De India’, actress Tanya Abrol, now wishes to pursue management course after completing her graduation. Interacting with students of Aryans Business School (ABS) here today, she said team effort and winning spirit are best illustrated in the movie.


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