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SYL: Bains asks parties to join hands

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Ludhiana : Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) legislator Simarjit Singh Bains said here today that various parties should come together on the SYL issue and ensure that Punjab was not forced to share its water. Addressing a press conference, Bains said the Congress government should call an emergency session of the Vidhan Sabha and table a Bill that must be passed unanimously. “Once ...

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Punjab rushes to name rights panel chairman

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Chandigarh : Appearing to be making most of the absence of the Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Assembly, the state government today rushed through the appointment of Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari, former Chief Justice of Patna High Court, as the State Human Rights Commission Chairman. The appointment was finalised despite the law suggesting that the selection process had to ...

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Capt tells ADC to submit report on discrepancies before joining new posting

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Muktsar : Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday directed ADC (D) Muktsar Kulwant Singh to submit his report in the alleged discrepancies in disbursement of Rs 40 crore house repair funds in Lambi and then only take charge of the ADC (G), Pathankot. Raveen Thukral, media adviser to the CM, confirmed the development on phone. The state government on Thursday had ...

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ED chargesheets Avinash, Phillaur

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Jalandhar/Mohali : The Enforcement Directorate today submitted its fifth chargesheet naming 12 persons, including former Akali minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur, his son Damanvir Phillaur and former Akali CPS Avinash Chander, in the Bhola drug case. The 211-page charge sheet was submitted by ED’s special public prosecutor Jagjit Singh Sarao, who was accompanied by the ED Deputy Director Niranjan Singh, in the ...

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Loan default: Bank attaches farmer’s pension

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Muktsar : The farmers who have stopped repaying loans on an assurance by the Congress government are in trouble. Nationalised banks have started recovering loans from the social security pension credited into their accounts. Recently, a Gidderbaha farmer was denied his old-age pension by the State Bank of India, as he had failed to clear his crop loan. Exercising its ...

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