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DC calls for action against sarpanch for embezzlement

Punjabi Politics
Our Correspondent Fazilka, June 22 The office of the Deputy Commissioner has recommended action against a woman sarpanch and a panchayat secretary for alleged misappropriation of government funds. Official sources said the DC office received information regarding misappropriation of government funds to the tune of Rs 1,06,493 meant for the beneficiaries of the MGNREGA scheme at Penchanwali village of the district. The Addtiional DC (Development) summoned the woman sarpanch and the then panchayat secretary of the village to explain. But despite summoning thrice on March 14, 27 and April 10 they did not appear before the competent officers. Now the DC office has asked the Director, Rural Development and Panchayats, to take suitable action against the accused woman sarpanch and panchayat sec...

Jyani condemns case against Akali leader

Punjabi Politics
Fazilka, June 21 Former BJP minister Surjit Kumar Jyani has condemned the registration of a case against SAD leader and Abohar Pesticide Dealers Association president Suresh Satija. In a press statement released here on Thursday, he accused the government of falsely implicating Satija at the behest of ruling party leaders. Asija was booked under various stringent sections of the IPC allegedly for forging a bill on June 17. Jyani alleged that the government was trying to gag the voice of people. He also alleged that Satija was implicated to settle political scores. He further alleged that not only Satija, many other leaders were being harassed on one pretext or the other. He warned that if the atrocities were not stopped, the combine would launch an agitation. Abohar Superintendent of Pol...

Act against Khaira, Cong tells Kejriwal

Punjab
Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 21 The Congress on Thursday attacked Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal for not reprimanding the party’s Punjab leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira enough for the latter’s alleged pro-secession remarks. Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar said, “Mr Arvind Kejriwal, leader of your own legislative party in Punjab Sukhpal Khaira flagrantly supports secessionist demands and your idea of stringent action is ‘refusing to meet’ him? Please don’t fool Punjab by excusing yourself from accountability.” The Congress has decided to rub Kejriwal’s nose in the Khaira remark with an eye on the Haryana elections. Kejriwal has already announced his decision to contest the next Haryana elections. The Congress feels that it has a good chance of returning to power in Haryan

Withdraw plea against Bluestar detainees: CM

Punjabi Politics
Chandigarh, June 20 Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has urged the Centre to withdraw its appeal in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the award of compensation to those arrested and detained in the Jodhpur prison following the Operation Bluestar. Capt Amarinder has appealed to the Centre to pay, without further delay, half the compensation amount of Rs 4.5 crore that was awarded by the District and Sessions Court of Amritsar in April last year. In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the CMon Wednesday said the Centre’s appeal against the compensation, which the court had held to be jointly payable by the Union and state governments, had evoked a strong reaction among the Sikh community. — TNS The Tribune