Badals announces remission of sentence
CHANDIGARH: On the occasion of Independence Day,Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has announced remission of sentence from one year to two months to prisoners serving in jails across the state. Remission of one year would be granted to those awarded imprisonment from 10 to 20 years. Those sentenced for 7 to 10 years have been granted remission of 9 months. Similarly,six months remission will be granted to those sentenced for 5 to 7 years,three months to prisoners sentenced for 3 to 5 years and two months for those serving less than 3 years.
Dal Khalsa objects to medal for SSP
JALANDHAR: The Dal Khalsa took exception to reports that Tarn-Taran SSP Rajjit Singh,who has courted controversy over fake death certificates,will be awarded the Presidents Police Medal during Independence Day celebrations. Party head H S Dhami said Rajjit Singhs name figures among 18 cops to get the police medal for meritorious service and slammed the state government while questioning the criteria for such awards.
Mangat Rai released on bail
LUDHIANA: Convicted in paddy scam case,former Congress MLA Mangat Rai Bansal was released on bail from Mansa jail on Wednesday. Earlier a Congress MLA,he had switched over to SAD in October 2012. He was sentenced to to seven years RI by a CBI court on April 20 in Patiala. Soon,it will be proved that I was falsely implicated in the case, Bansal said.
3 districts declared tobacco smoke-free
Chandigarh: Sri Muktsar Sahib,Sangrur and Bathinda were declared tobacco smoke-free districts by Madan Mohan Mittal,Health and Family Welfare Minister on Wednesday.
The School of Public Health,PGIMER,Chandigarh conducted a survey to verify the compliance with Cigarettes & Other Tobacco Products Act,2003.
ASIs posted outside home districts
PANCHKULA: Police Commissioner,Ambala-Panchkula,range,Rajbir Deswal has issued an order that officials up to the rank of assistant sub inspector (ASI) will not be posted in their home district so that they do not come under the influence of locals. However,sources said that employees up to the rank of ASI were facing difficulties because they not only have to live away from family but it is difficult to live on their meagre salaries.
Cong demands relief for farmers in Patti
Amritsar: Congress leader Harminder Singh Gill on Wednesday demanded Rs 20,000 compensation per acre for farmers whose crops were reportedly damaged by excess water released from dams. The water had damaged paddy,fodder,vegetable and sugarcane crops across 8000 acres in Patti constituency,he said.
Woman,lover held for attack on husband
JALANDHAR: A woman and her lover were arrested on Wednesday for attempting to murder her husband in Jalandhar. The victim,Kuldip,is battling for his life at a hospital after he was attacked by his wifes paramour Munish a factory labourer on Tuesday night. He sustained severe head injuries.