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Police Commemoration Day observed at PAP in JalandharDGP Suresh Arora lays the wreath at the martyrs'' memorial. Tribune photo

Police Commemoration Day observed at PAP in Jalandhar

21 Oct 2017 | 11:26 AM

JALANDHAR: The 58th Police Commemoration Day was observed at the Punjab Armed Police grounds here on Saturday. DGP Suresh Arora laid the wreath at the martyrs' memorial erected inside the PAP campus here. Following this, the names of all 383 martyrs from the police and paramilitary forces of 2017 were read out by Rajpal Sandhu, Commandant, In Service Training centre, PAP.

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Rachna Khaira

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 21

The 58th Police Commemoration Day was observed at the Punjab Armed Police grounds here on Saturday.

DGP Suresh Arora laid the wreath at the martyrs' memorial erected inside the PAP campus here. 

Following this, the names of all 383 martyrs from the police and paramilitary forces of 2017 were read out by Rajpal Sandhu, Commandant, In Service Training centre, PAP. 

While addressing the martyrs’ families and the officials present on the occasion, Arora said that since 1981, 2,719 police personnel had laid down their lives in various anti-terrorism and other operations in Punjab. 

He urged the officials who had joined the department recently to put the concern of the martyrs’ families at the top. 

While applauding Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s concern for these families, Arora said the Punjab government had restored the special family pension of the terrorist-affected families and the red-card facilities to them.

He said the police department would leave no stone unturned to maintain law and order in the state.

The day commemorates the sacrifices of the 10 policemen who were martyred while defending India’s border with China in 1959. Police personnel were responsible for manning the 2,500-mile-long border of India with Tibet until the autumn of 1959.

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AMRITSAR: Akal Takht’s hukamnama exonerating Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on September 25, 2015, of a “blasphemous act”, and another one withdrawing it on October 16, 2015, following an uproar in the Sikh community, was the trigger that led to the creation of a “parallel” Akal Takht.

NIA to probe RSS leader’s killing

21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

CHANDIGARH: The state government has decided to hand over the murder case of RSS leader Ravinder Gosain to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

No FIR over stolen bike, two cops suspended

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21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

Police Commissioner RN Dhoke today suspended head constables Balraj and Deep Chand for being “negligent” in dealing with a theft complaint of a motorcycle, which was allegedly used by assailants of RSS leader Ravinder Gosain.

HC order violated, but state witnesses lesser pollution

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21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

PATIALA: The state witnessed lesser pollution on Diwali this year as compared to last year, thanks to the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s restrictions on bursting crackers.

Bandi Chhor Divas peaceful

Bandi Chhor Divas peaceful

21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Much to the relief of the SGPC, the Bandi Chhor Divas (Diwali) went off peacefully at the Golden Temple complex yesterday.

‘Thrifty’ Manpreet availing power subsidy

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21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

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Special family pension for widows back

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21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

CHANDIGARH: The state government has restored the Special Family Pension for widows of government employees killed by extremists.

NRI shot near Abohar over ‘property dispute’

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21 Oct 2017 | 6:16 PM

ABOHAR: Canada-based NRI Balkaran Singh Bhullar (57) was shot dead by car-borne assailants outside his farmhouse near Balluana village of Fazilka district on Thursday.

Under debt, farmer jumps before train

21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

MUKTSAR: A 38-year-old debt-ridden farmer of Bajak village in Bathinda district today allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a train near Daula village in Gidderbaha sub-division.

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21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

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21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

SANGRUR: Jhaloor is the only village in the district where all 50 acres of common fertile land have been lying unused for the past more than six months as the administration has failed to settle a dispute between Dalits and upper caste landlords over leasing of 17 acres of reserved land.

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21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

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Row over MC building collapse

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21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

FARIDKOT: The removal of debris of a building, owned by the Municipal Council (MC), by its tenants put the police and civil administration in a difficult situation today.

200 stubble-burning incidents in Muktsar district, but no FIR

21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

MUKTSAR: Despite the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order banning stubble-burning, the district administration is yet to penalise a single violator.

Car, two scrap godowns burnt on Diwali night

21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

MUKTSAR: In three separate incidents, a car was gutted in fire and two scrap godowns got partially burnt on Diwali night on Thursday in the district.

Dengue spreads tentacles in Ferozepur

21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

FEROZEPUR: Dengue has spread its tentacles in this border town.

Youth shot at near Morinda, probe on

21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

ROPAR: A youth was shot at near his home by an unidentified person on Wednesday evening.

Two booked for firing at Cong worker

21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

TARN TARAN: Gursewak Singh, sarpanch of Van village in the district, and his aide Manjit Singh have been booked for allegedly firing at a Congress worker.

Milk trader kills self, 5 booked

21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

SANGRUR: A milk contractor committed suicide by consuming poison at Longowal this morning.

Woman ends life; husband, in-laws booked

21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

SANGRUR: A married woman committed suicide at Ugraha village on Thursday morning.

BRIFFLY

5-year-old boy falls from roof, dies

21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

ANANDPUR SAHIB: A seven-year-old boy died after falling from the roof of his house here on Friday.

15 boxes of liquor seized

21 Oct 2017 | 1:16 AM

SANGRUR: The police have confiscated 15 boxes of smuggled liquor from a house in Ubhawal village.

Punjab govt restores special family pension for widows

Punjab govt restores special family pension for widows

20 Oct 2017 | 9:22 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday restored the special family pension for widows of government employees killed by extremists.

Pollution levels declined in Punjab this Diwali: PPCB

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20 Oct 2017 | 9:17 PM

CHANDIGARH: The pollution levels across Punjab this Diwali have significantly declined as compared to last year, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) said on Friday.

Cloth worth lakhs destroyed as 25 shops gutted in Jalandhar

Cloth worth lakhs destroyed as 25 shops gutted in Jalandhar

20 Oct 2017 | 9:18 PM

CHANDIGARH: Goods worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed in a Diwali night fire that gutted nearly 25 shops in a cloth market in Jalandhar city, police said on Friday. No loss of life was reported in the fire. The fire in the Sudama cloth market near Jyoti Chowk in Jalandhar started on Thursday night and spread quickly.

Punjab to hand over Gosain murder probe to NIA

Punjab to hand over Gosain murder probe to NIA

20 Oct 2017 | 1:17 PM

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RSS leader murder: 2 cops suspended for not pursuing stolen bike case

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20 Oct 2017 | 9:35 AM

LUDHIANA: Head constables Balraj and Deep Chand were suspended on Thursday in connection with the RSS worker Ravinder Gosain murder case.

SAD hits back at Congress

19 Oct 2017 | 2:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: The SAD today hit back at the Congress for advising it on its internal matters.

Bodies recovered from Indira canal

19 Oct 2017 | 2:21 AM

Abohar: Two bodies were recovered from the Indira Gandhi canal in Hanumangarh on Wednesday.

Don’t impose rejected leaders: Mann

19 Oct 2017 | 2:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: State president of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Bhagwant Mann today condemned Capt Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in Punjab for allegedly forcibly imposing the rejected leaders on the people.

Phillaur man ends life in UAE

19 Oct 2017 | 2:21 AM

Phagwara: Chhokran village resident Avtar Kumar (42), who was currently residing in the UAE, reportedly committed suicide by jumping from a multi-storeyed building in DIC City of the UAE on Monday.

Jalkheri is Sirhind Block Samiti head

19 Oct 2017 | 2:21 AM

Fatehgarh Sahib: With the efforts of Fatehgarh Sahib MLA Kuljeet Singh Nagra, Swarn Singh Jalkheri was unanimously elected as the Sirhind Block Samiti chairman and Gurjeet Kaur Badoshi as the vice-chairman at a meeting on Wednesday.

Bike used by Gosain’s  killers found

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LUDHIANA: The motorcycle, Honda Stunner, used by the assailants of RSS leader Ravinder Gosain was recovered today. The bike was found abandoned near the Jalandhar-Ludhiana highway at Manj Phaguwal village.

Civic polls: On anvil, infra plan for Patiala, Jalandhar

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19 Oct 2017 | 2:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: For the election-bound civic bodies in Punjab, the Local Bodies Department is coming up with an infrastructure plan for Patiala and Jalandhar municipal corporations.

CM okays hike in ‘creamy layer’ income cap for OBCs

CM okays hike in ‘creamy layer’ income cap for OBCs

19 Oct 2017 | 10:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today approved increase in the gross annual income limit for the “creamy layer” of the Other Backward Classes/Backward Classes from Rs6 lakh to Rs8 lakh.

Protect shakhas: BJP

19 Oct 2017 | 2:21 AM

JALANDHAR: A day after the killing of RSS leader Ravinder Gosain in Ludhiana, BJP leaders from the district today gave a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma, demanding security at RSS shakhas across the state.

All victims from Mohali village

19 Oct 2017 | 2:21 AM

MOHALI: The festival of lights turned dark for a Kansal village family who lost six of its members in a road mishap in Mansa on Wednesday.

Govt issues notification on debt waiver

19 Oct 2017 | 2:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Giving practical shape to the announcement of loan waiver, the Punjab government today issued a notification regarding the same.

PPCB for green Diwali

PPCB for green Diwali

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PATIALA: With stubble-burning causing damage to the environment, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) chairman Kahan Singh Pannu today appealed to people to celebrate Green Diwali, warning them the air quality in the state would deteriorate.

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