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Capt spots ‘illegal’ mining, officials in a tizzy

Punjab
Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 6 Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today ordered a crackdown on illegal mining in Nawanshahr and Jalandhar districts after he spotted “unauthorised” activity on the Sutlej riverbed on his way to Kartarpur in a helicopter. Photographs posted by the CM showed over a dozen JCB machines and tippers digging and loading sand from the riverbed, purportedly at Malikpur village in Nawanshahr district. However, the district police claimed that mining was taking place on a quarry auctioned by the state government. Nawanshahr SSP Satinder Singh said: “It was the use of JCB machines that attracted the CM’s attention. We are in the process of registering an FIR against the six contractors in the district as they were found us...
Sonam Kapoor’s marriage plans postponed

Sonam Kapoor’s marriage plans postponed

Entertainment
Sonam Kapoor’s marriage plans postponed With Aunt Sridevi’s sudden and mysterious death, the proposed marriage in the Kapoor family is now stands postponed. We are speaking of  Sonam Kapoor’s wedding plans this year with her loyal and extremely affable boyfriend Anand Ahuja. The two have been seeing each other for nearly two years now. So close has Anand become to the entire family that during this time of bereavement a

Khaira castigates Capt. Amarinder Singh for inflicting injustice upon RAMSA and SSA teachers

Punjab
CHANDIGARH: The leader of opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Tuesday condemned the Punjab govt.’s decision to reduce the salaries of teachers working in state govt. schools on contract basis to one fourth of the salary they are withdrawing at present.  Reacting sharply on the move, Khaira said that it is shocking to know that the govt. is pressurizing the teachers to work on contract basis for three more years on basic salary of Rs. 10,300 or leave their jobs as it will not be able to pay them full salaries.

Maur blast: Govt jobs for victims’ kin sought

Punjab
Tribune News Service Bathinda, March 5 Kin of those killed in the Maur blast along with the members of the Maur Blast Sangharsh Committee today staged a protest in the town in support of their demands while accusing the state government of turning a blind eye towards them. Addressing the protesters, Sangharsh Committee convener Gurmel Mela claimed that the government had failed in delivering justice to the affected families while it had also not paid heed to their demands. He sought enhancement of financial aid to the kin of those killed and providing government jobs to their family members, besides extending free treatment to those injured. However, the government hasn’t taken a sympathetic view of these issues, he alleged. Baba Hardeep Singh from Dal Khalsa and Gursewak Singh Jawahar