Stand by all allegations made against N K Sharma: Khaira
Punjab Congress spokesperson and former MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Tuesday said he stood by all the allegations he made against CPS and SAD treasurer N K Sharma on Monday. I dare him to file a defamation case against me so that I get an opportunity to expose all his misdeeds in court, he said. Khaira added that all the allegations are supported by authentic documents obtained under the RTI Act. His allegations against me are vague in nature and not supported by documentary evidence. How can a corrupt politician like Sharma expect an apology from me? I challenge him to ask his chief minister to order an inquiry by a sitting judge of the high court. Let the terms of reference of the inquiry include all financial dealings of Sharma as well as mine, said Khaira.
2 cops among 10 booked for death of man,son
Amritsar: A head constable and a constable were among 10 persons booked in a murder and attempt to murder case after a man and his son were killed and another person injured following a dispute over a site meant for dumping cow dung in Kalanwali village near Dera Baba Nanak on Tuesday. Police identified the deceased as Ranjodh Singh and his father Bhagwan Singh. Dera Baba Nanak SHO Satpal Singh said,The dispute was over a piece of land meant for disposing off cow dung. It took an ugly turn and the accused snatched the weapon of one of the deceased and opened fire,killing both on the spot. Raids were on to nab the accused. He said the case was registered on the complaint of one Bhagjeet Singh. Among the 10 accused,there is one head constable and a constable in Punjab police, he added.
25 teams to participate in World Kabaddi Cup
Amritsar: As many as 25 teams would participate in the fourth edition of World Kabaddi Cup to be hosted by Punjab government in November this year,Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said in a press statement here on Tuesday. Majithia said National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) norms would be implemented during the tournament,to ensure that any player indulging in doping was not allowed to play. Majithia said Kabaddi had received worldwide recognition due to the efforts of the state government.
SGPC presidents son cremated
Ludhiana: Tejinder Singh Soni,younger son of Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee (SGPC) president Jathedar Avtar Singh,was cremated on Tuesday at Model Town Extension cremation ground in Ludhiana,amid thousands of mourners and sympathizers who reached here to pay homage to the departed soul.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal,along with Revenue,Information and Public Relation Minister Bikram Singh Majithia,attended the cremation of Soni,who passed away on Monday afternoon after renal failure.
Sukhbir reviews status of Ludhiana projects
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday reviewed the status of ongoing development works in the industrial capital,to realise the state governments dream project Mission Ludhiana. Presiding over a high-level meeting with the officers of Ludhiana Administration,Municipal Corporation,Mayor and GLADA,Sukhbir asked them to expedite the ongoing projects and complete them in the given time frame and also conclude formalities for the projects in pipeline at the earliest. He said that by the end of 2015,Ludhiana would be one of the most developed city in the country.
Nine PPS officers transferred
Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Tuesday issued transfer orders of 9 PPS officers on administrative ground. Disclosing this here,an official spokesman said that some of the transfers include Simratpal Singh posted as AIG/Intelligence,Chandigarh,Ashwani Kapoor as AIG/Hqrs,Intelligence,Chandigarh and Navjot Singh Mahal as SP/Crime,Chandigarh.
Adhikar Yatra enters Banga on 7th day
PHAGWARA: On its seventh day,the Adhikar Yatra of Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) entered Banga,with PYC chief Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary leading it. Chaudhary said that the atrocities of the Punjab government seems never-ending. The ruling alliance seems to have backtracked on all the promises they made in their election manifesto, he said. ENS