Moga Sex Scam
Probe indicates nexus between cops, girls
Innocent persons trapped to extract money
Chandigarh, February 11
Less than three months after the Punjab and Haryana High Court observed that the Moga sex scam was apparently "nothing less than the Jammu sex scandal", investigations in the matter indicate a nexus between the police top brass and the girls for framing innocent persons in rape cases to extract money.
Next hearing on March 12
Chandigarh, February 11
Turning down State of Punjab’s plea to adjourn the Moga sex scam case sine die to wait for the Supreme Court’s orders in the matter, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today fixed March 12 as the next date of hearing.
High-powered panel on change of land use instituted
Jalandhar, February 11
The Punjab Local Bodies Department has constituted a high-powered committee for change of land use
(CLU). Local bodies, industries and commerce minister Manoranjan Kalia said this soon after holding a monthly monitoring meeting regarding the ongoing development projects in the city here today evening.
New projects mooted, old still incomplete
Ropar, February 11
The new Central investment plan submitted by the Punjab government to the Union Ministry of Tourism for the development of Anandpur Sahib will hardly help improve the economy of residents of the area. It primarily aims at raising new structures at Anandpur Sahib.
The neglected and incomplete
tourist reception centre at Anandpur Sahib. — Photo by Subhash
100 dairies to be set up
Patiala, February 11
The cooperation minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, said here today that the government was all set to promote dairy farming in the state in a big way. It would open 100 commercial dairies to increase milk production, thus paving the way for White Revolution.
Products of conception sent for test
Sangrur, February 11
In the case of suspected abortion, the police today sent products of conception taken from the womb of the woman, to the chemical examiner,
Kharar, and the Government Medical College, Patiala, for examination.
Pre-paid taxi service to start at Golden Temple
Amritsar, February 11
The district administration has finalised a proposal to provide pre-paid taxi facility at the Golden Temple and Jallianwala
Facilitation charges scrapped
Hoshiarpur, February 11
The Punjab Police has stopped collecting facilitation charges for rendering services like verification of passports, arms licence and issue of character certificates and no-objection certificates with immediate effect.
Man commits suicide
Nakodar (Jalandhar), February 11
Debt-ridden man Jaswinder Singh Kala committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at Karshaidpur village falling under Nakodar police station here today.
Punjabi balle balle in Canada
Vancouver, February 11
With the latest census showing a 35 per cent increase in its speakers since 2001, Punjabi is set to become the fourth largest spoken language in Canada.