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
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
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
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.
Posted on 11 February 2017 by GGS News
Chandigarh: The BSF has recovered five kg of heroin from the tyre of a bullock cart near the India-Pakistan border in Punjab’s Ferozepur sector, an official said on Saturday.
The seizure was made in the area of Border out Post (BoP) Jagdish in Ferozepur sector on Friday evening, a Border Security Force spokesman said.
“BSF troops performing gate management duties at Fence Gate No. 193 in the area recovered 5 packets of contraband from the bullock cart tyre of a farmer Karnail Singh of Gandu Kilcha village,” the spokesman said.
A search of the cart led to the recovery of the heroin consignment, valued at Rs 25 crore in the international market.IANS
Posted on 07 February 2017 by GGS News
New Delhi : An earthquake of 5.8 magnitude struck Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand, causing tremors across North India, including capital Delhi.
Apart from Delhi, tremors were also felt in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. The earthquake reportedly struck Rudraprayag at a depth of 10km at 10:33pm.
The epicentre of the quake was Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand, said J L Gautam, Operations head at the National Seismological Bureau, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences. “The depth of the quake was 33 km and it occurred at 10.33 PM,” he said.
Uttarakhand, which falls in the Himalayan belt, is known for high seismic activities.
Earthquake tremors felt in Uttarakhand, people evacuated their buildings (Visuals from Dehradun)
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reportedly asked for a detailed report, while the NDRF said it had rushed two teams to Rudraprayag.
Tremors were felt across Punjab, Haryana and their common capital Chandigarh also after which many people rushed out of their homes.
People, especially those living in high-rise apartments and buildings, rushed to the ground floor.
Tremors were felt at various places in Haryana, including Gurugram, Faridabad, Rohtak, Ambala, Panchkula, Sonepat, Panipat and Karnal.
In Punjab, tremors were felt at many places, including Mohali, Patiala, Ropar, Ludhiana and Jalandhar. Meanwhile, people felt the tremors also in neighbouring Noida of Uttar Pradesh.”Bed started shaking and the ceiling fan was swinging a little,” Sohil Sharma, a resident of Sector 20 in Noida, said.
“I was lying on bed suddenly it started shaking,” said Savita Gupta, resident of Sector 21.NEWS18
(With agency inputs)
Posted on 29 January 2017 by GGS News
Chandigarh : With less than a week to go for the February 4 assembly elections in Punjab, authorities in Punjab’s Bathinda district on Saturday seized 1.2 lakh bottles of liquor from two godowns.
Officials said that the liquor was stored in the godowns without permission and could be meant for free distribution to people before voting.
The liquor, including Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL), countrymade liquor and beer, was recovered in 10,000 cartons.
Elsewhere in Punjab, thousands of bottles of liquor have been seized by authorities since the imposition of the Model Code of Conduct on January 5.
Voting for 117 assembly seats will take place on February 4.
Posted on 29 May 2016 by GGS News
Chandigarh, 29 May : Former Punjab Chief Minister slain Beant Singh’s grandson Harkirat Singh shot himself at his Sector 5 residence in Chandigarh on Sunday afternoon. He was taken to the Chandigarh PGI where he was declared dead.
Sector 3 SHO Neeraj Sarna told The Indian Express that Harkirat Singh shot himself with his licenced revolver at his residence. He said that the doctors at the PGI declared him dead.
Harkirat Singh’s postmortem will be done tomorrow at PGI.Singh was the sarpanch of Beant Singh’s native village, Kotli in Ludhiana. He was elected as the village head in 2013.
His brother Gurkirat Singh is the Congress MLA from Khanna.Indiaexpress
Posted on 16 May 2016 by GGS News
A File Photo Aap Protest.
Chandigarh, May 16: Security in Chandigarh was tightened on Monday ahead of Aam Aadmi Part (AAP) protests against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal government’s alleged failure to curb the menace of drugs, mafia and corruption.
The area around the residences of the chief minister and his son and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in the upscale Sector 2, was completely sealed by Chandigarh Police with barricades. Scores of police personnel, many of them in anti-riot gear, were deployed in the area.
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Tight security in Chandigarh
Chandigarh Police also stationed its personnel around the Haryana Raj Bhawan, the official residence of Haryana and Punjab governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, in Sector 6.
Security was also increased near the Rose Garden chowk and the Sector 7-8 diving road to prevent AAP protestors from proceeding close to the VIP residences.
The AAP protest is against the alleged Rs 12,000-crore missing food grain scam in Punjab, rampant corruption and failure of the Punjab government to curb the drugs racket.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has cancelled all his official engagements for Monday to receive AAP leaders who wish to protest outside his official residence.
“The chief minister has cancelled all his engagements for Monday, including the Sangat Darshan at Dirba in Sangrur district. He will instead be available at his residence to receive any political leader or representative for discussion on any issue concerning the state’s people,” Badal’s spokesman said here.
“The doors of my house remain open 24 hours a day to listen to people and their representatives and to address and solve their problems,” the chief minister earlier said in a statement.
“I will fulfil my democratic obligation and remain present to engage in responsible, meaningful and serious discussion with any representative of the people,” he said, adding “AAP leaders had no control over their workers and resemble an unruly mob in which it is free for all for everyone on every issue”.
In the past, Badal stayed at his official residence to meet Congress leaders protesting outside.
Assembly elections in Punjab are likely to be held in February next year.
Posted on 11 May 2016 by GGS News
Chandigarh, 11 MAY : One of the two owners of a jewellery shop here, who claimed of being looted of Rs 14 crore, was today arrested for concocting the story allegedly to claim insurance money, police said.
“We have arrested Vinod Verma, one of the owners of the jewellery shop in Sector 17, while the other owner Rajnish is evading arrest,” station house officer Uday Pal Singh said.
He said earlier both the owners were booked following a “confessional statement” of the store manager.
A case under various sections of IPC including 420 (cheating), 466 (forgery), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence), among others have been registered against the accused, he said.
Two days back, Chandigarh police had claimed that shop owners, Vinod Verma and Rajnish Verma, had concocted the robbery story to claim insurance On the basis of fresh evidence which had come to fore in the case, the police had removed sections of robbery from the FIR and added fresh sections like cheating and forgery.
The shop owners had earlier told the police that they were at the shop along with an employee Ajay when the robbers arrived.PTI