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Dhadrianwale’s security reviewed

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Patiala: A police team headed by SP (Headquarters) Kanwaljeet Kaur and SP (Traffic & Security) Amarjeet Singh Ghuman visited gurdwara Parmeshar Dwaar, Sekhupura, on Friday and checked the security of Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale in wake of ‘threat’ by the Damdami Taksal. TNS  The Tribune

Two booked for ‘thrashing’ minor

Punjabi Politics
Our Correspondent Abohar, May 25 A deputation led by state president of the Akhil Bharatiya SC Yuvjan Samaj, Gopi Chand Sandar, on Friday met SP Amarjit Singh Matwani here to seek action against two persons who had allegedly thrashed a 14-year-old Dalit boy of a family of shepherds in Jandwala Hanvanta village. The boy was allegedly called to a house, made captive in a room and thrashed on May 22. The miscreants later made a video of the incident. Matwani said a case under Sections 342, 323 and 34 of the IPC and Section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act was registered against the two accused and provisions of the SC/ST Act would also be added to the FIR. A DSP-rank officer would conduct the investigation and the erring miscreants would not be spared, he said. The Tribune

Provide books on time: Soni to PSEB

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Chandigarh, May 25 Education Minister Om Prakash Soni on Friday directed officers to distribute textbooks to students before the academic session starts. He was presiding over a meeting of the Punjab School Education Board in Mohali. The printing process should be completed well in time so that students do not face any inconvenience, he said. The minister took strong note of reports of textbooks stocked in the board and various depots. Officers should inspect all such places and make an inventory of undistributed textbooks, he said. He also told the officials to coordinate with the Social Welfare Department to get dues worth Rs 250 crore pending for supply of textbooks. Similar cases of outstanding payment with various departments should be pursued without delay, he directed. — TNS The T

Ex-ADC, eight others get jail for 3 years

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Our Correspondent Ferozepur, May 25 The Court of Special Judge (Central Bureau of Investigation), Punjab, has convicted nine persons, including a former PCS officer who was posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), in a 16-year-old fake arms licence scam that had surfaced in Ferozepur. All accused have been sentenced to three years of imprisonment and fined Rs 69,000. They are then ADC of Ferozepur Ram Gopal Sahota (75), gun shop owners Jagtar Singh Arora (50) and Harbhajan Lal, stamp vendor Vipin Kumar Chopra (44), businessmen Amar Lal Setia (60) and Ravi Kumar Gakhar (48), Satpal (50) of Punjab Home Guards and Dinesh Palta (40), all of whom were earlier booked at the CBI police station, New Delhi, on November 7, 2002, in compliance with the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s or...

Subordinate judges get pension benefit

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Saurabh Malik Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 25 Judicial officers, whose appointment initially came under scanner after the PPSC cash-for-job scam in 2002, have been granted the benefit of pension. The judicial officers after their re-appointment by the Supreme Court were deprived of the benefit. The judicial officers were appointed by the PPSC from 1998 to 2000, but were removed after surfacing of the recruitment scam involving the Punjab Public Service Commission and its chairman Ravinder Pal Singh, alias Ravi Sidhu. The order of removal was passed by the Administrative Committee after holding that the selections were tainted. The officers then approached the HC and were given appointment along with all benefits, after their selection was declared non-tainted. The HC moved the apex...

Paddy sown early destroyed

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Archit Watts Tribune News Service Muktsar, May 25 A few days after The Tribune published a report, ‘In Muktsar dist, paddy sowing on before date’, the Agriculture Department on Friday swung into action and destroyed paddy crop sown in advance in some fields. Department officials said the state government had this year set June 10 as the date to begin sowing of paddy. Baljinder Singh Brar, Chief Agriculture Officer, Muktsar, said, “In all, 32 villages affected by waterlogging of the 236 villages in the district have been given an exemption by the state government and the farmers there can sow paddy a month in advance from the set date. However, the water table is decreasing in other parts of the state. So, the farmers are stopped from advanced sowing.” Meanwhile, Karanjit Singh, project di

Jassi killing: Centre begins probe into failed extradition

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Jupinderjit Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 25 More than 10 months after a state police team returned empty-handed from Canada where it had gone to bring back the two main accused in the Jassi honour killing case, the Ministry of External Affairs has initiated an inquiry into the failed extradition. In September last year, a three-member police team had reached Canada after an over 17-year-long process for extradition of Jassi’s mother Malkiat Kaur and uncle Surjit Singh Badesha to face trial in India for allegedly conspiring her killing. On September 20, the team took into custody the two accused and even boarded a flight to India. However, just before the take-off, the Canadian authorities got them de-board the plane citing an order by the Canada Minister of Justice, sta...

Record sugar output, govt may scrap move to privatise 2 mills

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Ruchika M Khanna Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 25 The highest-ever sugar production in Punjab this year could ultimately thwart the move of the state government to hand over at least two cooperative sugar mills to private parties for their operations. Punjab has produced 81 lakh quintals of sugar in 2018-19 with the highest-ever yield of 325 quintals per acre as against 66 lakh quintals of sugar produced in the 2016-17 cane crushing season. With the cane crushing season ending on May 17, the total sugarcane crushed in all 16 sugar mills of the state (private and cooperative sugar mills) this season was 840 lakh quintals as against 675 lakh quintals of sugarcane crushed in 2016-17. With the crushing season going well this year, the proposal to hand over two cooperative sugar mills t...

SGPC commends villagers for merging five gurdwaras

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Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 25 Adopting Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee’s (SGPC) campaign of ‘one village, one gurdwara’, residents of Sarfkot village near Fatehgarh Churian in Gurdaspur have merged their five gurdwaras. SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal on Thursday visited the village and honoured the residents for their appreciable move and later announced contributing to the construction of a ‘diwan hall’ at the gurdwara. Longowal said the campaign was launched to show the ‘panthic’ and social unity while discouraging multiple gurdwaras in the name of caste and sect. “The concept will also help to curb the instances of desecration as efficient security arrangements at the gurdwara will be possible,” he said. Jathedar of Takht Kesgarh Sahib Giani Raghbir Singh said