Punjab

Farmers hold protest as Modi arrives in Punjab for farmers’ rally

Farmers hold protest as Modi arrives in Punjab for farmers' rally

Farmers owing allegiance to various organisations held a protest and showed black flags as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Wednesday to address a rally.The Punjab Police and security agencies stopped the protesting farmers at a distance from the venue and some were detained.Tight security arrangements were made as …

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Amarinder defends dope test for govt. employees

Amarinder defends dope test for govt. employees

The current situation in the State has warranted such harsh steps, he says Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday defended his decision to conduct dope tests on government employees and police personnel, saying such tests were held in the Army too. “The current situation in the State, where addicts …

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9-year-old girl sexually abused in Moga village

9-year-old girl sexually abused in Moga village

A nine-year-old migrant girl was sexually assaulted by a youth at Badhni Kalan village in Moga district, police said on Monday.Investigating officer ASI Manpreet Kaur said a case under Sections 376 and 511 of the IPC and under the POCSO Act had been registered against Bablu Singh of Sitamarhi in …

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7 cops suspended for ‘aiding’ drug peddlers

7 cops suspended for ‘aiding’ drug peddlers

Seven Punjab Police officials, including an SI and incharge of the Fazilka narcotics cell, have been suspended for allegedly conniving with drug smugglers.The suspended officials are Sub-Inspector Punjab Singh, incharge of the Fazilka narcotic cell head constable Harjinder Singh, head constable Pargat Singh posted at Arniwala police station, head constable …

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Sherwood boy’s death shrouded in deep mystery

Sherwood boy’s death shrouded in deep mystery

A class VII student of Sherwood College, a top residential school in Nainital, has died under mysterious circumstances allegedly from a gunshot wound. The 13-year-old was the son of the brother-in-law of a senior Punjab minister from Majha. Some village residents claimed the boy wished to study near Chandigarh. His school …

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Ex-IPS officer’s son gets 10-yr jail for diamond robbery

Ex-IPS officer’s son gets 10-yr jail for diamond robbery

Mohit Sharma, son of Shiv Kumar Sharma — a retired IPS officer of the Punjab cadre — and four other persons were sentenced to a 10-year jail term on Friday in connection with a diamond robbery that took place in 2008. The sentence was pronounced by the court of Deepak …

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Death for peddlers: CM writes to Rajnath

Death for peddlers: CM writes to Rajnath

Chandigarh: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for amending the existing laws to provide for death penalty for first-time drug smugglers and peddlers. In a demi-official letter seeking steps to initiate the process of amending the NDPS Act to provide for more …

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Drug war: Villagers to walk 230 km to remind CM of vow

Shaken by the death of two youths due to drug addiction in their village recently, residents of Khai Feme Ki near Hussainiwala in Ferozepur decided they could not wait for government intervention.A group of villagers have taken upon themselves the task to remind Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh the oath …

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CM seeks report on new Moga SSP

CM seeks report on new Moga SSP

A day after the transfer of Moga SSP Raj Jit Singh, who was accused of patronising drug-tainted Inspector Inderjit Singh, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday summoned the drug-related case file of Raj Jit’s replacement Kanwaljit Singh Dhillon.Capt Amarinder took the decision after the CM’s office briefed him about …

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