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The Punjab government on Wednesday transferred seven IPS officers,including two police commissioners and inspector general of police.

Seven IPS officers transferred

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab government on Wednesday transferred seven IPS officers,including two police commissioners and inspector general of police (Headquarters). According to the orders issued by the home department,IPS Sahota has been posted as IGP (Headquarters),S S Chauhan as Ludhiana police commissioner and R P Mittal as Amritsar police commissioner. While Gurdev Sahota has been transferred as IGP at Border Zone in Amritsar,Ishwar Singh has been posted ad IGP Jalanadhar (Zone),C S R Reddy as IGP (Economic Offences Wing) in Crime Wing and Parampal Singh Sidhu at Punjab Armed Police in Jalandhar

Criteria for undergraduate courses revised

CHANDIGARH: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has revised the entry level qualifications for admission to various undergraduate programmes for the year 2011-12. While stating this,a spokesman of Technical Education department,Haryana,said that now 45 and 40 per cent marks for general and reserved category students respectively is the minimum eligibility criteria for admission to undergraduate programmes.

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Haryana marks fund for border areas

CHANDIGARH: Haryana has earmarked Rs 716.76 crore for the projects to be funded jointly by National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) and the state government in the current financial year for the development of area situated in close proximity to New Delhi. It was disclosed in a meeting chaired by Haryana chief secretary,Urvashi Gulati,on Wednesday to review the progress of the completed and ongoing schemes funded by NCRPB.

Maternal mortality rate registers a dip

CHANDIGARH: A decline of 17.74 per cent in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has been registered in Haryana. Health Minister Rao Narender Singh on Wednesday said that as per the data released by the Registrar General of India,the MMR in Haryana had come down from 186 in 2004-05 to 153 per one lakh live births in 2009-10 as compared to national average of 212. The MMR in Haryana was far better compared to neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh,Rajasthan and Punjab where it stood at 359,318 and 172 respectively.

Minimum price too low,say rice exporters

CHANDIGARH: The rice exporters of the region have strongly objected to recent notification of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade for export of non-basmati rice. Following central government’s nod to export of 10 lakh tonnes of non-basmati rice,the DGFT had issued a notification dated July 19 laying down the procedure for the export. The All India Rice Exporters’ Association has termed the procedure as not workable and the minimum export price (MEP) quoted by the government as “totally unreasonable”. In a letter to the director,DGFT,the exporters’ body has demanded a review of the notification.

Punjab suspends vigilance IG

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government today suspended Paramdeep Singh Sandhu,Assistant Inspector General of Police (Internal Vigilance Cell),who was arrested by the CBI while accepting bribe. A government spokesman said that during his suspension period,the IG’s headquarters has been fixed at the office of DGP,Punjab. Presently Sandhu is in judicial custody.

Eight booked for abducting minor girl

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AMRITSAR: The city police on Wednesday booked eight persons,including women,for abducting a teenage girl from her home. The girl’s father Baldev Singh,a resident of Bazaar Debi Wala,Verka had filed a complaint saying he alongwith his wife Harjit Kaur and son Rajvir Singh went to Gurdwara Shaheedan while his daughter Pawanveer Kaur was at home. When they returned,they found her missing. “The accused lured my daughter out and kidnapped her’’,he stated.

‘Cong,SAD should join hands on wall issue’

HOSHIARPUR: The Dal Khalsa president Harchranjit Singh Dhami on Wednesday said that instead of entering into shadow boxing,Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukbir Singh Badal and Opposition leader Capt Amarinder Singh should act together to stop the construction of wall on Hansi-Butana canal and save state’s river water wealth. He said Punjab also has every right to demand Rs 20,000 crore in royalty for the state’s river water flowing into Rajasthan.

Army man’s wife goes missing

AMRITSAR: An Army man has on Wednesday filed a complaint with the police saying that his wife was missing from their home and alleged her former lover of abducting her. Harjinder Singh,a resident village Khara in Tarn Taran,in a complained said that his wife went missing on Tuesday night from the service quarters at Lohgarh. He alleged in the FIR that his wife was in a relationship with Ranjit Singh,also a resident of village Khara. A case under sections 363,366 of IPC has been registered at Islamabad police station.

Congress gears up for Aug 13 rally

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AMRITSAR: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee senior vice president Laal Singh on Wednesday urged party workers to assemble in huge numbers at the Rakhar-Punnia Mela at Baba Bakala for the party’s proposed rally on August 13. The district Congress Committee (rural),president Harpartap Singh Ajnala,raised the issue of misuse of SGPC machinery by the Akalis. He alleged that Akalis were using the SGPC money and were distributing utensils in villages to garner voters. He asked PCC vice president to raise this matter with the election commission of Punjab.

MGNREGA worker killed another for Rs 180

HOSHIARPUR: The police claimed to have cracked a case in which a MGNREGA worker was killed by another over Rs 180 at Chaknatha village on July 13. The SSP,Hoshiarpur,Rakesh Aggarwal said that deceased Sukhjinder’s body was recovered from the village on July 13. Police had arrested two persons Gurjit,the son of Chaknatha Sarpanch Joginder Singh and his friend Gurjinder in connections with case. During interrogation they revealed that they had killed Sukhjinder as he had refused to pay back Rs 180 he had borrowed from Gurjinder.

BJP-SAD form 32 panels to manage civic body

AMRITSAR: Putting an end to the rumours of there being cracks in the SAD-BJP alliance,former minister and Akali legislator Bikram Singh Majithia and BJP parliamentarian Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday announced formation of different committees of the municipal corporation to manage the affairs of the civic body. SAD and BJP will head 16 panels each.

First published on: 21-07-2011 at 03:18 IST
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