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Prayer ceremony to mark Operation Bluestar passes off peacefully

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Amritsar : The prayer ceremony to mark Operation Bluestar at the Golden Temple Complex here on Tuesday passed off peacefully. There were a few tense moments when a group raised anti-government slogans during the customary address by Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh. No violence was reported. The situation became tense when the parallel acting Akal Takht jathedar Dhyan Singh ...

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BJP lodges formal complaint with ED against Rana Gurjit

Jalandhar : The Punjab BJP on Saturday met the Enforcement Directorate officials here and demanded the registration of cases against Rana Gurjit and seven others for the alleged scam reported during the allotment of sand mine contracts in the state. The other accused are Amit Bahadur, Kulwinder Paul, Balraj Singh, Avtar Singh Gill, Ajit Pal Singh Gill, Sanjit Singh Randhawa ...

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Oppn MLAs meet Guv, demand minister’s ouster

Chandigarh : Seeking the removal of Power and Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjit Singh, MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party and the Lok Insaaf Party today submitted a memorandum to the Governor. Leader of Opposition HS Phoolka, state AAP convener Bhagwant Mann, co-convener Aman Arora, and MLAs Sukhpal Khaira and Simarjeet Singh Bains led the delegation. They told the Governor that ...

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I-T Dept takes note, seeks bank details of Rana’s staff

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Chandigarh : Tightening the noose around Power and Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjit Singh’s four employees, who participated in recent auction of quarries, the Income Tax Department has started investigating their financial status. The I-T Department has asked the Mining and Minerals Department to provide the record of their financial transactions, bank details etc. Sources said in a letter written to ...

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Cook’s company gave loan of Rs 50 lakh to Rana Gurjit

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Chandigarh : Punjab Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh has denied any links with Amit Bahadur, his Rs 26-crore sand mine successful-bidder cook, but documents show that he, his family-owned company and brother received a loan of Rs 5.79 crore in 2015-16 from a company in which Amit Bahadur was shown as a director. As per the records with The ...

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