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Acting on a tip-off police raided Charik village and rescued 15 cows and bulls that were being loaded onto a mini-truck late Monday.

Written by Express News Service | Updated: April 17, 2014 12:25 pm

15 cows and bulls rescued in Moga

Charik (Moga): Acting on a tip-off police raided Charik village and rescued 15 cows and bulls that were being loaded onto a mini-truck late Monday. While the accused fled the spot,police the cattle were being transported for their meat in the UP registered truck. Police have registered case under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,1960. “A case will also be registered under the Cow Slaughter Act,1955,if the charges are proved,” ASI Tara Singh said.

PhD holders eligible for professorship: HC

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday stated that one is eligible to apply for the post of assistant professor in a college in Haryana if one possesses a PhD degree from any institute recognised by UGC. The grading of the institute will have no relevance if it is recognised by UGC. The judgment was passed by a division bench while hearing a bunch of petitions filed by various PhD holders. The petitioners had challenged the Haryana government’s decision that made it mandatory for PhDs from A grade institutes for the post of assistant professor.

Ludhiana police question Nachattar

Ludhiana: Punjabi singer Nachattar Gill,who was called by the Ludhiana Police on Tuesday to present his side to rape and forgery charges levelled by a Ludhiana-based model,ran from the back door to evade media queries. The meeting was at ACP Gurpreet Kaur Purewal’s office where ADCP Nilambari Jagdale was also present. Gill was grilled by police for about 3 hours in the presence of the model and her family. Both,however evaded the media. Police officers stated that it was too early to comment on the issue. “Two senior IPS women officers are investigating the case,and the report has not yet reached me. I will only be able to comment once I read the report. Due action will be taken against the culprits as per the law,” Ludhiana Police Commissioner Ishwar Singh said.

HP govt to take back Nurpur stadium

Shimla: After having ordered an inquiry into the leasing of 3.8 hectares of land to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association by the previous BJP government,Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday announced that the government’s stadium at Nurpur will be taken back from the HPCA. The stadium was handed over to the state cricket association,led by BJP MP Anurag Thakur,by the previous government. At Nurpur,Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said the stadium would be taken back from the Association and will be utilised as multi-purpose sports stadium.

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