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Will get required material through other sources: Ranjit Singh panel
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

The commission on Monday summoned an inspector through bailable warrant of Rs 5,000 on October 17 in connection with the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib in Moga district which the commission suspects may be linked to incidents in Faridkot district.

Punjab STF wants powers to intercept communication of ‘drug traffickers’
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

The STF was formed in March after Congress formed the government; CM Amarinder Singh had declared that menace of drugs would be ended in Punjab in four week’s time

Desecration cases in Punjab: Why was DGP Saini shifted out, asks probe panel
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Facing massive outrage over the sacrilege and killing of two protesters in police firing, the SAD-BJP government had removed Sumedh Singh Saini and appointed Suresh Arora as Punjab Director General of Police on October 25, 2015.

Sucha Singh Langah: Runaway ex-minister rose rapidly in SAD ranks, fell flat-out
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

SAD spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema said: “Allegations against him were very serious. No political party can afford to defend such allegations. Let him face the law.”

The story of four days: An extradition that wasn’t
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Canada had set aside a ruling against the extradition by the same British Columbia Court of Appeal, and ordered Badesha and Kaur be sent to India to face trial in the murder case in India.

Desecration probe panel summons SGPC chief
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

The Commission has asked the SGPC chief or his representative to appear before it on October 9 and submit all records on grant and withdrawal of the controversial pardon to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim.

Nabha jailbreak: UP STF chief refutes Punjab claim, says wanted man never nabbed
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

Punjab Police had not named any specific officer of the UP Police in their input. It was only in media reports that Amitabh Yash’s name was mentioned. I shall submit my report to the UP government in a few days.”

Behind blame-game over Punjab’s drugs problem, uncertainty around real numbers
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

The Indian Express summarises the contradictory findings of multiple surveys, and how they are impeding the fight against drugs in the state

Punjab police vs UP police over ‘release’ of wanted man
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

“We received an intelligence input regarding Gopi and shared it with UP police on September 13,” Punjab DGP (Intelligence) Dinker Gupta. “The input was that probably Gopi was caught in UP and let off subsequently. One of my officers spoke with his counterpart in UP the same day.”

Punjab plans reviving State Law Commission
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

The last Law Commission of Punjab was functional till 2013, after it was created in 2007 when the SAD-BJP formed the government after dislodging the previous Congress government led by CM Captain Amarinder Singh

In 2nd report, Gill panel finds 47 cases filed during SAD regime to be ‘false’
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Out of the 47 cases, in which final report under section 173 CrPC has not been filed or the accused have been acquitted, identified as “false”, the commission recommended cancellation of FIRs in as many as 37 cases.

Desecration cases in Punjab: Chairman says probe panel staff working without pay, seeks six-month extension
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

In a letter written to Punjab Home Department on September 4, Commission chairman Justice (retd) Ranjit Singh cited the large ambit of the probe and difficulties being faced by the panel while seeking the extension.

Set to be ‘retired premature’, Salwinder was suspended, reinstated six times
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Salwinder hit headlines after terrorists hijacked his car on the night of December 31, 2015, and drove it to Pathankot where they infiltrated the airbase and launched an attack on it from inside on January 1, 2016.

Chhapar Mela: Badal senior skips, Sukhbir goes soft on Capt in his address
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Another reason for Amarinder to go slow on Akalis, Kumar said, could be that Amarinder wants a peaceful tenure as any action against Akalis could lead to a backlash from Akali Dal which controls SGPC and Akal Takht. 

Amarinder Singh’s first trip abroad as CM is private visit to UK, wants Centre to ask British govt to ensure security
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

The letter points out the threats while underlining that Amarinder is a Z-plus category protectee “facing serious threat to his life from various terrorist outfits and fundamentalist groups operating in India  and abroad...”

Blasphemy case: Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Sing cited ‘rehab of rape victims’ to get off hook
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

The case is back into spotlight. The Punjab and Haryana High Court is hearing the case after a revision petition was filed in 2015. The case was partly heard by judge Surinder Gupta on August 17. The next date of hearing in the case will be notified later.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim: Punjab has Dera properties worth Rs 52 crore
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

In Muktsar district, another district in the Malwa region, a loss of Rs 10 lakh worth public property and Rs 13 lakh of private property has been calculated. Incidentally, Dera has properties worth Rs 5 crore in Muktsar district alone.

Akal Takht never pardoned Ram Rahim: Chief
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

The Punjab & Haryana High Court is hearing a revision petition against his acquittal by a Bathida court for sacrilege under Section 295 A.

Ram Rahim rape case: Why a court verdict has Punjab, Haryana on tenterhooks
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Ram Rahim rape case: CBI questioned 18 sadhvis who had left the Dera, some of whom told investigators that the Dera chief and his followers were “very dangerous people”.

‘Non-delivery of rice by millers caused Rs 30-cr loss to exchequer’
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

As per PSWC, the non-delivery of rice by the millers during the said period caused a loss of nearly Rs 30 crore to the state exchequer.

Concerned over law and order situation, Punjab tells Centre
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

A CBI court in Panchkula will pronounce the verdict in the alleged rape of a Sadhvi in which Gurmeet Ram Rahim is the accused.

Curtains for SWAT team soon, fate of its elite commandos unclear
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has given in principle approval for the SOG, and suggested its personnel could be sent to Israel for training. The annual expenditure on it has been estimated at about Rs 5.7 crore

Shift Gujjar deras, step up security in Attari, MHA tells Punjab govt
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

According to a list available with the Punjab government, more than 15 Gujjar deras in three districts of Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Pathankot alone are situated in close proximity to the border.

Punjab likely to enhance punishment for giving false information in corruption cases
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

About three years after the Vigilance Bureau \suggested giving stricter punishment to anyone giving false information to public servants in corruption cases, Punjab government is likely to give its nod to the proposal for enhanced punishment.

Farmer suicide in Fatehgarh Sahib village: Family stares at void as debt kills all three male members in 8 years
Sun, Aug 06, 2017

All three suicides have been attributed to farm crisis and alleged exploitation by commission agents. Left behind in the family are Devinder’s mother, his wife and daughter Arshpreet, studying in Class II.

Simply put: 36 years on, a hijack lands back in dock
Mon, Jul 31, 2017

The hijackers were arrested on September 30, 1981 after Pakistani commandos entered the plane. There were no deaths or injuries. The men spent three years in a military prison, and were put on trial for the hijack in 1984. They were sentenced to life imprisonment on January 20, 1986.

Former Punjab CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal wants back penal rent she paid for overstay in official bungalow
Sat, Jul 29, 2017

Bhattal paid Rs 84 lakh to get no-dues certificate to be eligible to contest Feb 4 Assembly polls

How can V K Singh make such claims: Families lash out at govt
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

For the last three years, the families had been waiting with a hope that one day the fight will get over in Mosul and there will be some information about the missing men.

With AG’s backing, Sidhu’s ministry set to build strong case against four IAS officers
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Navjot Singh Sidhu had also said that four IAS officers who approved such tenders as MC Commissioners would also be chargesheeted for “alloting works worth Rs 500 out of Rs 800 crore through single bid tenders”.

Thirty-nine missing Indians in Iraq: After latest reports from Mosul, families question MEA claims
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

Kin were assured the missing men were in a prison; reports suggest it’s in ruins now.

To rev up revenue, Punjab may cut prices of fancy vehicle numbers
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

An official in the transport department said there have not been many takers for the number and there is a considerable backlog of the number across the state in different series of registration numbers in the past.

Finance department to take call on Advocate General retainership fee proposal sent by Home department
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

As per the terms and conditions sent by the Home department, AG is to be paid a retainership fee of Rs 2.5 lakh per month, revised from Rs 1.10 lakh retainership fee paid earlier, or the pay or allowances admissible to a cabinet minister.

36 years on, fresh trial begins: Two hijackers get interim bail
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

The Delhi High Court on May 18, 2017 vacated the trial court order. It ordered Section 82 CrPC proceedings against the absconding accused persons and summoned Tejinder and Satnam to appear and seek bail and face trial in the case

Sushma Swaraj calls families of Indians missing in Iraq for meeting
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

The family members said they received calls from Sushma’s private secretary Vijay P Dwivedi Friday. Devinder Singh, brother of one of the missing men Gobinder Singh, said this will be the 12th meeting with Sushma since the men, believed to have been abducted by IS militants on June 11, 2014, were reported missing.

CM-backed proposal to appoint OSD for AG blocked by Punjab Finance
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Sources told The Indian Express on Thursday that Finance Department had again declined to give its nod to the proposal while emphasising that the Home Department did not categorically respond to its observations and objections.

Panel probing desecration cases summons IG-rank officers
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Two protesters, who were part of the group protesting against the alleged desecration of Guru Granth Sahib, were killed in the firing incident.