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Punish officers for misguiding govt on land act: MP

Holding forest department officials responsible for misguiding the state government on the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA), 1900, Hoshiarpur MP Vijay Sampla on Saturday submitted a memorandum outlining facts to chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Two hurt in Amritsar acid attack

Local resident Sonia, 30, had acid thrown on her on Sunday during a minor argument with husband. The acid has affected her right eye and hand, besides that side of the face; and she is since under treatment at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here.

Floods damage 40 km border fencing along LoC, IB in J&K

Over 40 km of the three-tier border fencing and flood-lighting have been damaged by the recent floods along the line of control (LoC) and international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir and security forces are racing against time to repair it to prevent cross-border infiltration ahead of winters.

Do not belittle office of MLA: Amarinder to Badal

Opposition Congress on Sunday asked the Punjab chief minister not to "belittle" the office of the MLA as it fired a fresh salvo at him in the row which was triggered over the recent verbal duel between a legislator of the party and an SDM in Fatehgarh Sahib district.

BJP, BSP announce candidates

With other major political parties yet to officially announce candidates from Kalanaur (reserve) constituency in Rohtak, which is the home turf of chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday announced Ram Avtar Balmiki as its nominee.

Rania seat: Cong, HJC yet to name candidates

With the sitting Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MLA Krishan Kamboj deserting the party and joining the Haryana Lokhit Party (HLP), headed by former minister Gopal Kanda, the battle of ballot has got another dimension, as two veterans — Ranjit Singh and Jagdish Nehra — are set to face it each other in the October-15 assembly poll.

No stopping turncoats in poll season

Till a stringent anti-defection law was put in place, Haryana was known for unashamed change of loyalties by politicians of all hues. The politics of the state in fact became synonymous with the phrase “Aya Rams and Gaya Rams” — an expression coined by former union home minister Yashwantrao Chawan in late 60s in light of the political defections which took place in the state.

CII Thailand trade show draws crowd

The CII Thailand Trade Show attracted huge crowd, especially women, in Sector 28 on Saturday. People started coming in the morning at Himachal Bhawan and took rounds of all the stalls.

In superhero garb and turban, fighting ignorance about Sikhs

Standing before his living-room mirror one morning in August 2001, Vishavjit Singh put his fumbling fingers to the task of wrapping on his turban for the first time in a decade. It slumped to one side. Then the creases were not crisp enough.

24-year-old held for raping minor

A 24- year-old man was arrested on charges of raping a minor girl on Friday. Giving details, police said the accused was booked for abducting and raping the 14-year-old girl. The victim alleged that Ajit Kumar, a resident of Colony Number 4, abducted, raped and threatened her on Friday.

15 PEC teachers to go on Singapore study tour

About 15 faculty members of PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, will undertake an international study tour to Singapore next month.

Servant flees with Rs. 2 lakh in Sector 35

A city resident claimed that his servant fled with Rs. 2 lakh from his house in Sector 35 on Friday evening. The police said Tarun Kalani, a businessman, is staying on rent at Sector 35.

Woman set ablaze ‘for dowry’

A woman was allegedly set afire by her in-laws at Burail on Friday after she failed to meet their demands for dowry. The victim’s father, Tejpal Singh, who hails from Kurukshetra, said his daughter Tony Rani was married to Amandeep in June this year.

Contaminated water pose threat at 75% govt schools

Water contamination is a big issue at schools in the district and a recent laboratory report only confirms the worst fears. Of the samples taken from 44 schools in the district, only 11 have been declared fit for drinking.

IG case: Co-accused Rashmi Negi seeks CBI probe

Rashmi Negi, a co-accused in the case involving suspended inspector general (IG) of police Gautam Cheema and alleged conman Devinder Gill, on Saturday claimed that she had filed a complaint against a senior Punjab police officer for favouring Gill and pressuring the SAS Nagar police to act against Cheema.
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