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Five held with weapons

Batala police have arrested five people: Hukam Singh,Sunil Kumar,Sukhbir Singh,Vikram Kumar and Jit Gill wanted in a dacoity case.

Written by Express News Service | Amritsar | Published: September 5, 2012 1:42:26 am

Batala police have arrested five people: Hukam Singh,Sunil Kumar,Sukhbir Singh,Vikram Kumar and Jit Gill wanted in a dacoity case. The accused had allegedly decamped with a number of weapons from a gun house on August 29 last year. Police have recovered four guns and seven live cartridges from their possession.

SGPC panel to visit gurdwaras in Leh,Ladakh

Amritsar: SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar on Tuesday said a three-member SGPC committee will visit the Gurdwara Pathar Sahib and Gurdwara Daatan Sahib in Leh and Ladakh to take stock of their condition. He added that committee had been asked to submit a report after the visit.

HCS answersheets: Deadline extended

Chandigarh: A week after the Punjab and Haryana High Court found fault with the main written examination for HCS (Executive Branch) and gave the Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) three days for publishing the answer sheets,a division bench on Tuesday extended the deadline. Issuing notices on an appeal,the division bench also gave HPSC ten days to respond.

Panchkula Law College: Classes by next session

Panchkula: The proposed Law College in Panchkula is likely to start the classes from next academic session as the Haryana government claims to be working on the final modalities. Addressing a seminar at Panchkula on Tuesday,state Education Minister,Geeta Bhukkal said: “Steps are being taken to ensure that classes at the proposed Law College in Panchkula start from the next academic session”.

Haryana to launch plantation drive in 5 dists

Chandigarh: With a view to increase green cover in Haryana cities like Gurgaon,Mahendergarh,Kurukshetra and Palwal,a massive tree-plantation drive will be carried out in five districts with the State Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) fund.

State reconstitutes advisory board

Chandigarh: The Haryana Government has reconstituted the state advisory board under the chairmanship of the minister-incharge,Women and Child Development Department,to advise the state government on matters related to establishment and maintenance of “homes”. The Board will consider ways and means to implement the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act. The Board will also issue guidelines regarding provisions for education,training and rehabilitation of children in need of care and protection and juveniles in conflict with the law.

HP student body demands hostel facilities

Shimla: The Student Central Association of Himachal Pradesh University on Tuesday presented a memorandum to Vice-Chancellor ADN Bajpai seeking the setting-up of an Advisory and Monitoring Committee to address issues relating to hostels. In a statement issued here,SCA president Rahul Chauhan warned that if the administration didn’t consider their demands the SCA would hold protests.

PPCB to facilitate land for treatment plant

Chandigarh: PPCB chairman Ravinder Singh on Tuesday stated that the board is committed to facilitating the setting up of a Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in the Dera Bassi region. At a meeting organised by PHD Chamber and Derabassi Industries Association,Singh said the board will facilitate allotment of land for the CETP and also help the industry in getting grants from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Ministry of Environment and Forests to make the project more viable.

Akali Sarpanch ‘abducted and released’

Amritsar: Tarn Taran police have begun investigations into a case,in which,the Akali sarpanch of Alawalpur village Sardara Singh was allegedly kidnapped by four people when he was on his way to the village on Monday night. Sardara Singh,whose mother is a former SGPC member,was found by police at Harike on Tuesday morning. Tarn Taran SP of Police Kamaljit Singh said Sardara alleged that he was kidnapped at the behest of a faction in the village with whom he had a dispute.

162 borewells sealed in Gurgaon

Chandigarh: A total of 162 borewells at 80 construction sites in Gurgaon have been sealed by the Gurgaon authorities. Notices have also been issued to builders,who have prima facie been illegally extracting water for construction purposes. This was informed to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday during the resumed hearing of a petition demanding action against builders for illegally using underground water for construction activities. Meanwhile,some local residents and developers on Tuesday moved the High Court claiming that Gurgaon authorities have wilfully misinterpreted the court orders. They stated that Deputy Commissioner,Gurgaon,has stayed construction activity on all sites. In response,the court clarified that no blanket stay has been ordered on construction activity in Gurgaon.

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