Punjab

Dera Sacha Sauda Chief gets interim Bail

Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana High Court has granted interim bail to Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh till October 4. Dera Chief has been booked under two cases of murder and one case of rape. The investigation was done by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

As per the court orders, Dera Chief has been directed to surrender his passport. Justice L N Mittal also ordered Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to file an affidavit that he did not possess any other passport.

The Dera chief will have to apply for a regular bail in Ambala court. Till the time, the decision comes from the Ambala court, the interim bail will be applicable. The charges were filed by CBI in Ambala.

Hearing of Dera manager murder case today

Ambala, Sept. 17: A court in Ambala will today hear the murder case of Dera Sacha Sauda manager Ranjit Singh, in which the Dera chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, is an accused.

Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge R K Saini had adjourned the hearing after five accused - Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh, Sabdil Singh, Inder Sain and Avtar Singh appeared before the court.

Baba Gurmeet is accused of murdering Ranjit Singh, who threatened to reveal the name of those who were involved in wrongdoings inside the Dera headquarters at Sirsa.

Badal Demands An Unconditional Apology From The UPA Govt.

Chandigarh: The giant Akali leader and the Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal has demanded a public apology from the UPA government.

Badal yesterday described the Centre's stand before the Supreme Court questioning the very existence Lord Rama, as "shocking beyond belief and utterly insensitive."

Badal demanded that the government should tender a "timely and unconditional apology to the masses for having grievously hurt their religious sentiments."

Badal said, “The government must make amends for this gave lapse.”
He also called for the strict action against the functionaries responsible for the "blunder".

Amarinder Meets Virk In Hospital

Capt Amarinder Singh
Chandigarh: After visiting former director general of police S.S. Virk at the PGI on Monday, Punjab former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh said, “You name one officer who does not have cats. Cats are working in every state, be it Punjab, Tripura or Mizoram. No anti-terrorist operation can be completed without cats.”

Virk has been transferred to a private ward; in D-block on the 5th floor of Nehru Hospital and Mr. Amarinder spend 35 minutes with Mr. Virk.

“Accusing a police officer of keeping cats and that too an officer of Virk’s stature is quite sad on the part of the present government,” Amarinder said.

Former DGP, S.S. Virk Gets Hyper After Arrest

New Delhi: DGP of PunjabSunday was the nightmare for the former DGP Punjab, S.S. Virk, who was nabbed on Sunday by the Punjab Vigilance at Maharashtra Sadan for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to his income sources.

Virk, said to be the close associate of the former CM Punjab, Capt Amrinder Singh, was arrested under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The corruption case was registered against the former DGP on Saturday following preliminary investigations.

Clash Between Dera Followers and Sikhs

Mansa: Dera Sacha Sauda Sikh clashOver a dozen of people were injured in bloody clashes between Sikhs and Dera followers in village Alampur Mundra on Sunday and Monday. ‘Naam Charcha’, Dera’s religious preach, resulted in dispute between the two groups that indulged in use of swords, throwing of acid, and stone pelting.

Punjab Under ‘Dalit Anger’ Turmoil

Chandigarh: Dalit anger bubbled over from Gohana to other regions of Haryana, soaking up Ludhiana and Amritsar in Punjab, as activists across the region ran amok, ablaze vehicles, shuttering shops and blocking up national highways on Wednesday.

The violence was in reaction to the murder of a Dalit Youth, Rakesh on Monday, after he was released by a CBI court on charges of killing a Jat. Dalit groups collided with the police at different places and guaranteed more protests unless the accused were booked.

Punjab Govt To Set Up Civil Aviation University

Prakash Singh Badal
Chandigarh: Punjab may shortly turn into the Country’s first state to have a civil aviation university. This was declared by the chief minister Parkash Singh Badal at a seminar for human resource development (HRD), employment generation and training.

Mr. Badal added that the civil aviation segment is on line for a boom with a great employment potential, and the university will train staff in this area.

Punjab CM Rules Out Fresh Taxes To Improve State’s Economy

Chandigarh: Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh BadalToeing a different line to its ally, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) rejected infliction of new taxes in its bid to activate supplementary resources.

Parkash Singh Badal, Punjab Chief Minister said, “Our government will not put additional burden on the people of the state in the garb of raising additional resources.”

The CM said that his administration was considering waiving off the stamp tax entirely. In the initial budget of the government this year, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh had declared cut of stamp tax from 5-6%.

Congress MLAs’ Suspension Averted By Badal

The suspensionCongress of Cong MLAs for uncivil behaviour in the house was averted by the intervention of the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Behaving in the most irresponsible manner, the Congress legislators created a commotion by uncivilly beating “thalis” (steel plates) with spoons to protest the “failure” of the Government to implement a scheme to provide subsidized food to the people. This compelled Speaker N.S. Kahlon to adjourn the House for an hour.

Minister Tikshan Sud brought forth a resolution seeking the suspension of the Congress legislators, when the House reassembled.




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