Archive | Punjab News Updates

SYL face-off: Section 144 invoked in Patiala, Ambala districts

Tags: , , ,

SYL face-off: Section 144 invoked in Patiala, Ambala districts

Posted on 22 February 2017 by GGS News

 SYL face-off: Section 144 invoked in Patiala, Ambala districts

Patiala : Sensing that the political considerations may not allow the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Haryana government to use much force against opposition party Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) that has given a call to dig Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal, the Punjab government has fortified Shambhu Barrier, the entry point of Punjab from the neighbouring state, to ensure status quo on the issue.

The government has barricaded roads, brick-walled bridges and deployed around 2,000 security personnel in the area. Drone cameras will be used to keep an eye on the movement of INLD workers on the Haryana side on Thursday, the day they are assembling at the Ambala Vegetable Market, 2km from the Shambu Barrier.As Punjab and Haryana police are gearing up to avoid a face-off between the two states, the ministry of home affairs, too, is keeping tabs on the situation. Both state governments have demanded central reserved forces, 20 battalions by Punjab and five by Haryana.

Authorities in Punjab apprehend that Haryana government may not use force against the INLD as the action may have negative political repercussions, considering the sensitivity of the issue. Punjab DGP Suresh Arora is personally monitoring the security arrangements at Shambu Barrier, the entry point of Punjab from Haryana , including aerial surveillance. “The status quo order of the Supreme Court on SYL will be maintained at all costs,” said Arora.
“I don’t want to comment on hypothetical questions, but let me make it clear that all possible measures has been taken, forces are ready to tackle any situation,” he said, when asked the number of people he was expecting at the site.

The DGP reviewed the arrangements and issued instructions to strengthen the barricading.

More than 5,000 policemen have been asked to reach Patiala and central reserve force will arrive on Thursday. He also held a series of meetings with police officers from Haryana and both sides agreed to work in tandem. Flanked by DGP (law and order) Hardeep Dhillon, Arora briefed the cops at Shambu Sarai, where a temporary control room has been set up.

Dhillon will keep tabs on situation and Patiala IG B Chander Shekhar will lead the force on Thursday.

A mock drill will be conducted on Wednesday. SSPs of Patiala, Sangrur, Barnala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ropar; DIG (Patiala), DIG (Ropar) and several commandants of various police battalions have been called to Patiala. The central security forces will be deputed as the first line of defence, along with the Punjab Police. Sangrur SSP has been ordered to stop the All India Sikh Students Federation march at Sanaur, where they are going to assemble.

Comments (0)

IAF man kills colleague over affair with wife, cuts body into 16 pieces; stores them in polythene bags

Tags: , , , , , , ,

IAF man kills colleague over affair with wife, cuts body into 16 pieces; stores them in polythene bags

Posted on 22 February 2017 by GGS News

Bathinda : An Air Force Sergeant from Bhisiana air force station in Punjab, and his wife have been arrested for allegedly murdering a colleague, chopping his body into pieces and stuffing it into polythene bags.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, police found pieces of the body of Vipin Shukla, a corporal in the Air Force Wives Welfare Association Canteen, stuffed in 16 polythene bags and hidden in different parts of the accused’s quarters.
Shukla had been missing before his body was recovered in pieces. The accused, Sulesh Kumar, and his wife Anuradha have been arrested and booked under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which relates to murder. However, Sulesh’s brother-in-law Shashi Bhushan, who worked in the Merchant Navy, is absconding, said the report.

Shukla (27), a resident of Gonda in Uttar Pradesh, joined the airforce in 2009 and was posted at the Bhisiana airforce station in May 2014. He went missing on February 8, said the report.

After his wife Kumkum complained to the police, a case of kidnapping was registered against unknown persons at Bathinda’s Nathana police station on February 15.

During a search in the area, the police detected a foul smell emanating from Sulesh Kumar’s residential quarters on Tuesday. Soon, they discovered Shukla’s cut-up body.

Kumar has confessed to his crime and claimed his motivation was Sulesh’s illict sexual relationship with his wife Anuradha.

“After discovering she was pregnant, Anuradha asked Vipin to marry her but he refused. He had also been spreading details of their relationship among other employees. Thus, Anuradha, with her husband and brother hatched a conspiracy to murder Vipin for revenge,” the Superintendent of Police at Bathinda was quoted as saying.

On the evening of February 8, Sulesh called Vipin to help him pack as he was to change his quarters, then attacked him with an axe, killing him. After packing Vipin Shukla’s body in a box, Sulesh took it to his new quarters.

On February 19, Sulesh cut the body into pieces with a meat knife and packed it in 16 polythene bags. He put some bags in the refrigerator and others in the wardrobe, the SP was quoted as saying.

The police are yet to ascertain how Sulesh planned to dispose of the body, said the report.

Comments (0)

2 bombshells recovered in Chandigarh

Tags: , , , , ,

2 bombshells recovered in Chandigarh

Posted on 21 February 2017 by GGS News

Chandigarh : Two bombshells were on Monday recovered from a park here leading to panic in the area, police said.
“We have recovered two bomb shells lying in Rajindra Park here,” UT Chandigarh DSP Ram Gopal said.

Bomb shells were recovered after information about suspicious items lying in the park was received, he said.

Police have cordoned off the area, the DSP said, adding the department has written to the Chandigarh administration to ask the Army to diffuse these bomb shells.PTI

Comments (0)

Army jawan kills ex-girlfriend’s fiance in Rupnagar

Tags: , ,

Army jawan kills ex-girlfriend’s fiance in Rupnagar

Posted on 21 February 2017 by GGS News

Rupnagar : An Indian Army jawan on Sunday allegedly killed the fiance of his former girlfriend at a bus stand in Rupnagar area of Punjab. The deceased has been identified as Neeraj Kumar.
Police investigating the case said that Neeraj Kumar, 27, and Shivani Sharma, 26, were going to Nalagarh from Una in Himachal Pradesh which was their hometown.
Kamal Dev, 27, who was still bitter about his former partner being betrothed to someone else, was harassing the couple on the bus. After the couple got off at a bus stand in Rupnagar, Kamal Dev attacked Neeraj Kumar with a sharp weapon. Shivani Sharma was also seriously injured while trying to save her fiance.

Neeraj Kumar received serious injuries around his neck and was declared brought dead at the hospital. The injured woman was taken to Chandigarh’s Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research.

Kamal Dev was caught by a mob and was beaten and handed over the police after he attacked the couple.

Reportedly, Dev was enraged at the fact that his relationship with Shivani Sharma had not been approved by the girl’s family. She soon got engaged to Kumar and their wedding date was set in August.PTI

Comments (0)

AAP attacks Congress, SAD-BJP over allegations on party leaders

Tags: , , , ,

AAP attacks Congress, SAD-BJP over allegations on party leaders

Posted on 19 February 2017 by GGS News

Chandigarh : Aam Aadmi Party today rubbished the accusations that its members had links with gangsters and terrorists and made as it accused the Congress for “patronising” dreaded gangsters including the key accused of Nabha jail break.
AAP state convener Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi said that it had became a habit for PPCC president Amarinder Singh to name AAP for any miss happening in Punjab even though the party has time and again made it clear that none of its leaders are involved in any kind of anti-social activity.

He said that Gurpreet Sekhon, the key accused in Nabha jail break, belongs to a Congress family and Vicky Gounder, an accomplice of Sekhon, was brought to the world of crime by a Congress leader.

Ghuggi claimed that family members of these gangsters have on record accused Congress for misguiding their wards.

He refuted charges that any AAP leader had given shelter to these gangsters.

The AAP leader affirmed that no office bearers of the party were involved in harbouring any gangster.

He also slammed state BJP chief Vijay Sampla for the meaningless allegations and said that gangsters and terrorists in Punjab were products of Congress and SAD.

This shows the frustration of SAD-BJP alliance and Congress leaders, Ghuggi said.

He alleged that the SIT formed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to probe the remaining cases of 1984 anti-Sikh riots had proved a hoax and it was used to give clean chit to criminals and leaders of Congress and BJP involved in the killings of Sikhs.

Modi had formed SIT to pre-empt formation of SIT by AAP government in Delhi. AAP was satisfied with the working of Election Commission and Congratulates the apex election body for peaceful conduct of elections in the state, Ghuggi said.

He, however, said that AAP had raised discrepancies at administrative level in Punjab and the EC has rectified the problems with positive mind.PTI

 

Comments (0)

4 killed in road accident at Gharuan

Tags: , , , , ,

4 killed in road accident at Gharuan

Posted on 17 February 2017 by GGS News

Mohali : Four persons, including three members of a family, were killed on Friday when their car collided with a Punjab Roadways bus at Gharuan, about 10 km from here.
The accident took place at around 8 AM near a private university in Kharar here, police said.

The Ludhiana-based family was going towards Chandigarh when their car rammed into a state roadways bus coming from the opposite direction, they said.
Four of the car occupants died on the spot, they added.

The car was badly damaged in the accident, police said, adding that it took quite an effort to retrieve the bodies.

The deceased were identified as Dalip Kumar, his wife Ranjana, their daughter Pooja and driver Harjit Singh, they said.PTI

Comments (0)

11 members of family killed in Punjab accident

Tags: , ,

11 members of family killed in Punjab accident

Posted on 17 February 2017 by GGS News

Chandigarh : In a freak accident, 11 members of a family were killed when a coal-laden truck overturned and fell on their vehicle in Punjab’s Ferozepur district, 210 km from here, on Thursday evening.
The loaded truck fell over their Chevrolet Tavera multi-utility vehicle, killing 11 people on the spot.

The accident site is close to Zira town, some 40 km from Ferozepur.

The ill-fated Tavera car was moving parallel to the truck. The accident occurred as both vehicles were negotiating a turn.
The Tavera was carrying 14 people. The injured were admitted to a government hospital in Zira town.

A Punjab Police constable, Jatinder Singh, who was on security duty with the family of Satnam Singh of Tarn Taran district, survived the accident with minor injuries. The constable was assigned to the family following a firing incident in Tarn Taran district on February 4, when voting for assembly elections was held.

Satnam Singh, who was among the killed, was travelling back from a religious fair near Zira town.

The dead included Satnam Singh, his wife Ranjit, sons Sukhchain and Mandeep, mother Mohinder Kaur and other relatives.

Punjab Police have booked the truck driver, who fled the spot following the accident.

 

Comments (0)

Amarinder Singh seeks probe into AAP’s ‘nexus’ with militants

Tags: , , , , , ,

Amarinder Singh seeks probe into AAP’s ‘nexus’ with militants

Posted on 16 February 2017 by GGS News

Chandigarh : Reacting to the arrest of Nabha jailbreak mastermind from the alleged house of an AAP worker, Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh today sought a probe into what he called Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s “nexus” with militants and gangsters in the state.
The Congress chief ministerial candidate flagged concern over the arrest of Gurpreet Singh Sekhon from the house of an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activist, just two weeks after Kejriwal had courted controversy by staying at a KLF militant’s home in Punjab.

There is apparently a “strong nexus between AAP and the militants as well as dreaded gangsters, posing a major threat to Punjab’s security and safety”, alleged Amarinder, demanding an independent investigation, preferably by a central agency, into the party’s “dangerous” links.

With the Maur bomb blast also being traced to KLF and occurring just a few days after Kejriwal’s stay at KLF terrorist Gurwinder Singh’s house during his Punjab visit ahead of the assembly polls, the situation warranted a detailed inquiry into what appeared to be “nefarious links” between AAP and anti-social elements, he said.

Amarinder said while Kejriwal-led AAP had increasingly been exposing its “extremist ideology” in the run-up to the polls, things had now come to a head in the wake of the latest reports of Sekhon’s arrest from the home of party activist Goldy Gill, an NRI who had been actively engaged in campaigning for his party.

“It was no longer possible,” he said, “to brush away controversial Kejriwal’s stay as a mere coincidence, as the AAP leadership had been trying to project.”PTI

 

Comments (0)

LIVE: VK Sasikala en route to Bengaluru; police force deployed outside Golden Bay Resort

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

LIVE: VK Sasikala en route to Bengaluru; police force deployed outside Golden Bay Resort

Posted on 15 February 2017 by GGS News

Chennai : Over 500 police officials can be seen a t the Golden Bay resort, wheer the MLAs are staying. The police battalion has reached with Kuvathur village.

Sasikala visits MGR Memorial House before heading to Bengaluru.

AIADMK MLA Saravanan files complaint against Sasikala and Edappadi Palaniswami for allegations including kidnapping, says report

Sasikala and two others have started their journey to Bengaluru to surrender before the court. She will visit Jayalalithaa’s memorial at Marina Beach before going to Bengaluru.

Sasikala asked for two weeks time to surrender from the Supreme Court, but apex court turns down.

She has now filed a plea before Bengaluru Special Court seeking two weeks time to surrender citing ill health.

Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Thambidurai says soon review petition will be filed against the SC order.

He said, “I am sure Chinna Amma (Sasikala) will come back soon and will rule the State.”

He also welcomed the appointment of Dinakaran as Deputy General Secretary of AIADMK.

Sasikala will be driven down to Bangalore to surrender.

Pannnerselvam camp led by Minister Pandiarajan planning to visit the private resort, where Sasikala supporting MLAs are staying, to urge them to rethink decisions taken yesterday and stay united.BS

Comments (0)

ISRO sets world record by successfully launching 104 satellites in single mission

Tags: , , , , ,

ISRO sets world record by successfully launching 104 satellites in single mission

Posted on 15 February 2017 by GGS News

Sriharikota : Today at 9.30 am, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) marked its name in history by setting a new world record after launching 104 satellites into orbit in a single mission. The launch saw PSLV-C37 pushing a mindboggling 104 satellites into orbit.

Of the 104 satellites, 101 satellites were from international clients. Of the 101 international co-passenger nano-satellites, 96 are from the US, and one each from Israel, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. The weight of all the satellites at launch totals 1,378 kg.The countdown for the launch of PSLV-C37/Cartosat2 Series satellite mission began at 5:28 AM soon after the Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorisation Board gave its approval for lift off, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.
This mission was ISRO’s second successful attempt after launching 23 satellites in one go in June 2015. PSLV first launched the 714 kg CARTOSAT-2 Series satellite for earth observation and then injected the 103 co-passenger satellites, together weighing about 664 kg at lift-off into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit, about 520 km from Earth. ISRO scientists have used the XL Variant — the most powerful rocket — earlier used in the ambitious Chandrayaan and during the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).
Out of the 101 co-passenger satellites onboard, a total of 96 belong to USA alone, five are from International customers to ISRO, which include Israel, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, respectively. Two Indian nano satellites, weighing a total of around 1,378 kg, also rode piggyback on the PSLV rocket. The nano-satellites belonging to international customers were launched as part of the arrangement by Antrix Corporation Ltd (ANTRIX) the commercial arm of the ISRO.
Cartosat-2 Series, which is the primary satellite, will be similar to the earlier four satellites in Cartosat-2 Series. After coming into operation, it will provide remote sensing services. Images sent by it will be useful for coastal land use and regulation, road network monitoring, distribution of water and creation of land use maps, among others. Cartosat-2 Series has a mission life of five years.
The two Indian Nano-satellites INS-1A and INS-1B were developed as co-passenger satellites to accompany bigger satellites on PSLV. The primary objective of INS (ISRO Nano Satellite) is to provide an opportunity for ISRO technology demonstration payloads, provide a standard bus for launch on demand services.
INS-1A carries Surface Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function Radiometer and INS-1B caries Earth Exosphere Lyman Alpha Analyser as payloads.
In its 39th flight, the PSLV launched the 714-kg Cartosat-2 satellite for earth observation and 103 co-passenger satellites, together weighing about 664kg, at lift-off. The satellites have been successfully placed in an orbit 505km above the Earth.
ISRO has confirmed that all the 104 satellites were sucessfully seperated from the launch vehicle and are being placed into their respective orbits.
After the launch, PM Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO team for successful launch of 104 satellites: space agency chief A S Kiran Kumar.DECCAN CHRONICLE.

Comments (0)

Advertise Here


Advertise Here















View amritpal Singh SIDHU's profile on LinkedIn