In a major administrative reshuffle,the Punjab government on Thursday transferred with immediate effect 27 senior police officers to fill up vacancies and on administrative grounds. RP Singh,ADGP (Traffic) has been transferred as MD,Punjab Police Housing Corporation (PPHC),Arpit Shukla IGP (Provisioning) to IGP (Hqrs),SS Chauhan,IGP (Hqrs) to IGP (Traffic),Kuldip Singh,IGP (Crime) to IGP (Modernisation) and AS Rai IGP (Modernisation) to IGP (Provisioning). Besides,Shashi Prabha Dwivedi,IGP (Training) has been transferred to IGP (Crime),RPS Brar,IGP (Traffic) to IGP (Community Policing & Training),LK Yadav,DIG (PR to DIG/CM security) and Arun Pal Singh,DIG (CM Security) to DIG (Admn).
Terror suspect in judicial custody
Jalandhar: British National Jaswant Singh Azad,who was arrested on September 30 for allegedly funding terror outfits,was remanded in judicial custody on Thursday. He has been accused of being being associated with Babbar Khalsa International,Khalistan Commando Force and Khalistan Tiger Force,and creating sleeper cells in Punjab.
Mega education city in Mullanpura soon
Jalandhar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal announced on Thursday that a mega education city spread across 1,500 acre would soon come up in Mullanpura to give impetus to the quality of higher education in the state. Badal said the education city will house world-class educational institutions and universities in humanities,medicine,pharmacy and engineering.
Energy efficient street lights in state
Chandigarh: The Punjab government has introduced energy efficient street lighting project in the state with a view to improving the overall energy efficiency of all the Urban Local Bodies,leading to a substantial savings in the electricity consumption,Local Bodies Minister Chunni Lal Bhagat said on Thursday. The project would encompass the replacement of about 3.5 lakh street light points with Light Emitting Diodes (LED).
Millers not to lift grains from mandi
Ludhiana: Rice millers announced on Thursday that they will not lift grain from the state mandis until the government changed its policy. They also conveyed to the government that they will not give bank guarantee,advance cheques and interest,and wanted joint custody. A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of nearly 1,000 millers at Mullanpur under the flagship of Punjab Rice Millers Welfare Association led by Rakesh Jain on Thursday .
Powercuts back in Ludhiana
Ludhiana: Delayed harvesting of paddy has forced the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited to supply extra power to farm sector in state leading to 3-4 hours of power cuts across the domestic sector on Thursday. Anil Verma,Director (Distribution) of SPCL,said: The agriculture sector needs power for another week. On Thursday,while the demand was 1,350 lakh units,the supply was 1,310 lakh units.
Drive to improve law,order: Sukhbir
Amritsar: Punjab will launch a state-wide campaign to check cases of crime in the state and all district police chiefs have been asked to personally monitor the drive,Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Thursday. A Rs 52-crore rapid rural police patrolling system will become operational from next month to ensure effective monitoring and surveillance.