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SAD president Sukhbir Badal demands job of DSP for Asian gold medalist wrestler Navjot Kaur

Punjab
CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today while appreciating the Congress government for appointing India’s Women cricket world cup star Harmanpreet Kaur as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said the country’s first women wrestler to bag a gold in the Asian Wrestling Championship – Navjot Kaur – should also be rewarded with the same post.

BSF spots a PAK intruder at Gurdaspur border

Punjab
JALANDHAR: On 05 March 2018 at about 0420 hrs, BSF troops of Border Out Post Ghaniake, Ex164 Bn BSF, Sector Gurdaspur observed the suspicious movement of a Pak intruder who crossed International Boundary and came inside Indian Territory. BSF troops challenged the intruder to stop, but the Pak intruder kept on moving towards Border Security Force in an aggressive posture. 

Canada-based NGO urges PM to rename Andaman islands after freedom fighters

Punjab
Ravi S Singh Tribune News Service New Delhi, March 5 A Canada-based NGO, Professor Mohan Memorial Foundation, named after a poet from Punjab, on Monday urged the Centre to replace the names of islands within Andaman and Nicobar archipelago after those who made supreme sacrifices and suffered tortures at the hands of British colonisers during the Independence struggle. In a representation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the NGO’s president Sahib Thind said the islands have been named after British colonial officials who perpetuated colonial rule, and who defamed and heaped cruelties on our heroes. He made a special mention of Ghadar Party, which was floated in North America, and whose leaders were in plenty and operated from Canada. He referred to Sohan Singh Bhakna, a native o...

Pakistani intruder killed near Indo-Pak border in Punjab

Punjab
Chandigarh, March 5 A 40-year-old Pakistani intruder was on Monday shot dead by BSF troops near the Indo-Pak border in Punjab’s Gurdaspur sector, an official of the force said. BSF troops noticed suspicious movement near the border fence at the Ghaniake Border Outpost, the official said. The Pakistani man crossed the border fence and entered Indian territory. BSF troops challenged him but he did not stop, he said. BSF personnel then opened fire and killed him, the official said. Pakistani Rangers has been contacted for handing over of the body, he said. — PTI The Tribune

Sukhbir Badal asks Punjab govt to reward Asian gold medalist wrestler Navjot Kaur with job as DSP

Punjab
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today while appreciating the Congress government for appointing India’s Women cricket world cup star Harmanpreet Kaur as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said the country’s first women wrestler to bag a gold in the Asian Wrestling Championship – Navjot Kaur – should also be rewarded with the same post.

‘Mahal March’ culmination is beginning of a new journey to carry ‘Punjab’ forward in educational sphere: Aruna Chaudhary

Punjab
The launching of pre-primary classes in the Government schools throughout the length and breadth of state is a landmark achievement of the State Government which under the exemplary leadership of the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh stands committed to strengthen the educational infrastructure as education is the very foundation on which a strong edifice for the future is built.

Seven arrested for dual murder

Punjab
Hoshiarpur: A day after the murder of a mother-son duo here, seven persons were arrested on Sunday. SSP J. Elanchezhian said the motive behind the crime was to take revenge from Rajinder Sharma (victim’s husband) as the main accused, Lovepreet, held him responsible for the divorce of his father. Sharma told the police that Lovepreet alias Chinu, Ramesh Kumar, Roop Lal, Prem Lata and Surinder Kaur had attacked his wife Seema Sharma (47) and son Harsh Sharma (15) with sharp weapons. He alleged that the accused were instigated by Channan Singh and his wife Manjeet Kaur of Akash Colony, Ravidas Nagar. A case under sections 302, 148, 140, 120B IPC was registered. The SSP said all accused were arrested from different places during raids by the investigating team. OC The Tribune

Residents pool money for civic amenities

Punjab
Our Correspondent Abohar, March 4 Residents of Ekta Colony here who had submitted almost two dozen memorandums and led deputations to the Municipal Council with request to provide basic amenities have finally pooled money to improve the civic health of the locality. Project in charges Bhisham Dhuria and Rajinder Monga said the residents had lost hopes as the authorities paid no heed to their requests. “The residents repaired potholes, plugged water leakage, replaced damaged streetlights and renovated a park that stood abandoned for the last few years. They levelled the ground in the park, repaired the walking track and planted saplings. The process for the second phase of development will be initiated soon,” they added. The Tribune