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Badal hails SC decision on Tytler
:Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal today hailed the refusal of the Supreme Court to stay proceedings on framing of charges against Congress leader Jadish Tytler. In a statement here, the Chief Minister said: "It is only just, right and fair that the apex court has taken note of the 30-year delay in the delivery of justice and relief to the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots".

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Proclaimed offender held
: The Sirhind police on Friday nabbed a member of a thieves’ gang that was active in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. The accused named Joga Singh of Manjpur village in Amritsar district was held at naka. He has been booked in various police stations in Punjab, UP and Ambala and has also been declared a proclaimed offender in eight cases. The gang had stolen trucks from across Punjab.

Relief for Capt in land scam case
: Former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has been granted permission for one month to go abroad by a local court. Amarinder Singh had appeared in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge (Senior Division) Parminder Pal Singh in connection with the Amritsar Improvement Trust land scam case. He has furnished a personal bond of Rs 5 lakh. Talking to mediapersons, Amarinder Singh denied that there was a rift in the state Congress.

750 PSEB students get into IITs: As many as 750 candidates from the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) cracked the IIT and JEE competition this year. The PSEB lagged behind only the CBSE and the AP School Board of Education. Dr HC Gupta, the JEE (Advanced) Chairman, said, “Out of 30 provincial boards in India, the Andhra Pradesh Board and the PSEB have taken the lead. This is for the first time that more than 750 students from the PSEB have got selected in the IITs.” 

Farmers demand 8 hrs of power
: Farmers staged dharnas outside the offices of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) at Sangrur, Lehra, Dirba, Sunam and Dhuri in the district in protest against irregular power supply. District president of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan) Amrik Singh Gandhuan demanded that eight hours of power supply to tube wells be resumed without any further delay as their paddy crops were drying up.


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