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Punjab: As politicians rush for dope tests, doctors say not done this way
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

The urine screening kits, which are being used normally, can only provide positive results in case the person under screening has taken the habit-forming drugs in the last one to five days and results also depends upon how much water one has drunk.

On Navjot Singh Sidhu’s turf, drug den continues to thrive
Fri, Jun 29, 2018

Gori Phelwan is a veteran Congress worker from Maqboolpura. He is among those who think that sports can lift Maqboolpura out of drug menace.

Punjab: Fresh drug death videos heat up politics over smuggling in Tarn Taran
Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Tarn Taran again in spotlight; Cong MLA says supply chain broken

Why a damages claim for detentions 34 years ago is roiling Punjab today
Wed, Jun 27, 2018

Who are the ‘Jodhpur prisoners’ who were detained after Operation Blue Star? Why do they want compensation?

Operation Blue Star arrests: Congress seizes upon Centre’s plea opposing aid
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Congress MLA from Patti, Harminder Singh Gill, was one of the 379 people arrested from the Golden Temple in 1984 and later sent to a jail in Jodhpur. Of these, 40 filed a case for compensation after their release.

Centre challenges lower court order to compensate Operation Blue Star ‘victims’
Fri, Jun 15, 2018

Victims were allegedly kept in illegal detention initially in Amritsar and then in Jodhpur jail after Operation Blue Star had ended. In its plea, Centre has said that it was not in jurisdiction of Amritsar court to hear the petition and the plaintiffs had, in fact, joined terrorists during Operation Blue Star.

In new session, SGPC institutes likely to ask SC students to pay fee from own pocket
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Avtar Singh, secretary, SGPC, said, “Controversy over the SC scholarship scheme has badly hurt the financial condition of our colleges. We have been awaiting payment of around Rs 20 crore from the government. It is the fee amount that we didn’t charge SC students in hope that government will pay us.”

Punjab: Organisational structure soon, says Damdami Taksal
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

Till now, the head of Damdami Taksal was the only representative of the body and all decisions were taken at his level.

Mounting molasses, and a scare in Beas
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

Distilleries in Punjab have the capacity on paper to consume 25 lakh quintals of molasses. In reality, though, they use up only 17 lakh quintals. Mills manage to sell around 5 lakh quintals to other states, while the rest is carried over.

Kathua trial begins, prosecution seeks transfer of accused
Fri, Jun 01, 2018

During the in-camera trial, which began around 10.45 am and continued till 3 pm, the prosecution moved an application seeking directions to keep the accused in Pathankot District Jail during the pendency of the trial.

Akal Takht Jathedar says Sikh activist framed in terror case
Sun, May 27, 2018

Gurjant Singh, who is from Ludhiana and recently moved to Australia for studies, became a social media hit about a year ago after he started going live on Facebook on the issue of vulgarity in Punjabi songs.

Molasses spill in Beas: PPCB says ensuring safety was mill’s added duty
Fri, May 25, 2018

While the mill was found to have been at fault, the molasses spill has also underlined that the PPCB has no policy of disallowing industrial units near water bodies.

Spillage of molasses in Beas — A boatman bemoans: I would drink from it often… will I do it again?
Thu, May 24, 2018

In the only action so far against the sugar mill, the state’s wildlife department has produced a challan in a court at Batala, which has kept the next hearing for June 2.

To scan movies on Sikhism, Akal Takht Jathedar forms 21-member ‘censor board’
Wed, May 23, 2018

This announcement to form the censor board came after a huge controversy that had erupted last month over the release of movie ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’, based on life of first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak Dev.

Punjab: Days after sealing of sugar mill, it’s business as usual for two distilleries on its premises
Tue, May 22, 2018

Two liquor-making units located on the premises of the mill are functioning.

Molasses spillage into Beas: Wildlife dept files court challan against sugar mill
Sun, May 20, 2018

Meanwhile, Saturday brought some good news for the wildlife officials who sighted two dolphins near Harike Wetland on Saturday, for the first time since the spillage.

Spillage of molasses in Beas: Ghariyal safe, Dolphin not sighted yet
Sat, May 19, 2018

Officials are concerned about two species in particular, the endangered Indus Dolphin and Ghariyal.

Molasses spills from Gurdaspur sugar mill into Beas, villagers protest
Fri, May 18, 2018

A molasses tank has to be equipped with facilities for re-circulation and for pumping the molasses from one storage tank to another. It should have an air injection system and adequate ventilation on the roof top.

Punjab: Youth, woman murdered in Tarn Taran, police say four held for ‘honour killing’
Tue, May 15, 2018

Both the victims were residents of Khemkaran village. The girl’s father is among those arrested.

On guard at a bridge on the border: Day in the life of Narrot Jaimal Singh Police Station in Pathankot
Sun, Apr 29, 2018

Since the 2016 Air Force base attack, this police station receives an alert once every fortnight, including one two weeks ago. Across its seven check-posts, sand bags go up as men wait for ‘lean days’

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