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No salary for staff on illegal stay
: An official spokesperson of the Punjab Government on Thursday said state employees, who do not clear their official accommodation within two months after their transfer to new stations, would not get their salaries. The employees would also have to settle the rent for their unauthorised stay on the premises. He said officials retaining their accommodation illegally after their transfer delayed the allotment of houses to eligible employees. 

State to work out e-tendering process: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday asked Chief Secretary Rakesh Singh to work out a transparent e-tendering process so that quality and timeline of a project was not compromised. In a high-level meeting to review the progress of infrastructure projects, Badal said the Punjab Government was placing a special emphasis on the infrastructure sector and would not allow certain infrastructure operators to derail the ambitious projects of the state. 

Man booked for bid to molest daughter
: The district police on Thursday booked Shagan Singh of Dabra village for allegedly trying to outrage the modesty of his 14-year-old daughter. The police said on a complaint lodged by the girl's mother, a case had been registered at the Lakhewali police station. The accused is absconding.



Off-road challenge: Mahindra Uncaged, an extreme off-road challenge, will be held at Dera Bassi on April 27. As many as sixty participants from the region will compete on a track spread over around 20 acres, with highly challenging obstacles. 

Teenager ends life: Disappointed over her failure to clear a compartment in the BA final-year examination, a 19-year-old girl student of a private college allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence in Mani Majra. The police said the deceased, Jyoti, left a suicide note in which she did not blame anyone for ending her life.


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