25 booked in smuggling,arms act case
Amritsar: Amritsar (Rural) district police have registered a case of smuggling under Arms Act and NDPS Act against 25 people hailing from different villages along the border. Police said the case was registered on Tuesday following a tip-off from an informer who claimed the accused used to go cross over to Pakistan and were involved in the smuggling of arms,ammunition,gold,silver,heroin,smack and other drugs. Investigating Officer in the case,Tejinder Singh,said six of the accused had been arrested. Among those named in the case are 10 people from Daoke village.
Delay in framing mining policy deliberate
CHANDIGARH: Accusing Punjab for deliberately delaying the mining policy by one year,Leader of Opposition .in Assembly,Sunil Jakhar,said the delay was political,as the ruling politicians connived to benefit their henchmen. If the revision of the policy was within its jurisdiction,why did the government take a year and tried to pass the blame to the central government? The pressure mounted by Congress and resentment brewing among the masses finally forced the state govt redefine its police on mining few days ago, Jakhar said.
NRI drug haul: ED initiates investigation
JALANDHAR: After registering a case of money laundering against Canada-based NRI Anoop Singh Kahlon in multi-crore drug haul case,the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday began an investigations into the case that was brought to light by the Fatehgarh Sahib police in March. ED sources informed that it had started collecting details of movable and immovable properties of the accused.
Dera chief exempted from court appearance
Ludhiana: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim,who is to appear before the Bathinda court on April 6 in a case of hurting public sentiments,has been exempted from personal appearance. The dera head had filed an application before Chief Judicial Magistrate Kishore Kumar Kapoor stating that on April 6,he also had to appear before the CBI court in Panchkula.
PNDT complaints can soon be filed online
CHANDIGARH: The Haryana health department on Wednesday decided to launch a facility to register complaints pertaining to violation of Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC and PNDT) Act online. “A provision is being made on the NRHM website http://www.nrhmharyana.org to file complaints,” Haryana Health Minister Rao Narender Singh said.
Pvt schools get another year to fulfil norms
CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday announced that schools without recognition would be granted a year to fulfil the eligibility criteria. “Such schools will have to submit an affidavit that they will fulfil the prescribed norms within a year. The school that did not fulfil the norms under the Right to Education Act (RTE) will continue with their admission process,so that academics is not affected,” Hooda said.
INLD seeks pardon for Sanjay Dutt
CHANDIGARH: The Indian National Lok Dal on Wednesday came out in support of convicted Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt. The party’s state president Ashok Arora wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking suspension of Dutt’s sentence till the petition seeking pardon for the actor was disposed of by the Maharashtra governor.
Haryana announces grants for PhD aspirants
CHANDIGARH: The Haryana State Council for Science and Technology on Wednesday announced research fellowships for those eligible to pursue PhD degrees in science subjects,involving full time research work,from any institute or university in Haryana. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).