CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government on Monday issued transfer and posting orders of three IAS officers with immediate effect. While Financial Commissioner (Taxation) C S Srivastava has been posted as the Principal Secretary (Lokpal),D P Reddy has been made the financial commissioner (Taxation). Special Secretary (Revenue)D D Ternach,in addition to being the director (Land Records Settlement & Consolidation and Land Acquisition Jalandhar) will also hold the charge of the post of special secretary (Home Affair & Justice).
Ignored at rail link opening: Kataria
CHANDIGARH: Former Punjab Congress president Virendra Kataria said he was ignored at the opening of the Abohar-Fazilka rail link project,which was held recently,though he had conceptualised and executed the project. In a letter to Railway Minister Mukul Roy,Kataria said he had sponsored the project in the Parliament in 1994 and pursued its survey and approval by the Planning Commission.
Four of robbers gang arrested
AMRITSAR: The police on Monday claimed to have arrested four members of a gang involved in cases of 60 snatchings and robberies in Amritsar. Commissioner of Police R P Mittal said the police had recovered 500 gm of charas,400 gm of intoxicant powder,two pistols,one laptop,seven stolen mobiles and a stolen car from the accused Manjit Singh,Daljit Singh,Harjit Singh and Jaswinder Singh. Raids were on to nab their two accomplices,who managed to give the police a slip during a raid conducted near Jahajgarh.
Dal Khalsa slams clean chit to Dera Beas
Amritsar: The Dal Khalsa has expressed its disagreement with the issuance of clean chit to Dera Beas sect by the SGPC and Jathedar of the Akal Takht in the matter of alleged demolition of Gurdwara structure in Wariach village near Beas. The radical Sikh organisation took exception over the contents of the report saying that it had so many lapses and lacunas and moreover it was prepared with a motive to shield Dera Beas management.
Cong MLAs seek special bonus
CHANDIGARH: Congress MLAs on Monday demanded a special bonus of Rs 600 per quintal on paddy to be equally shared by the Punjab government as well as the Centre to compensate paddy farmers reeling under drought-like condition in the state. The MLAs have written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in this regard. They also plan to meet the two leaders to press for the demand. In a statement,Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee vice-president Laal Singh said: The Chief Minister,who claims to be the messiah of farmers,should have unilaterally announced relief by now,rather than merely issuing statements of seeking compensation from the Centre.