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Akalis move CEC against Chief Minister’s aide

Akalis move CEC against Chief Minister’s aide

Chandigarh: The SAD on Thursday lodged a complaint with the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) demanding strict action against Raveen Thukral, former media adviser to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, for violating the model of code of conduct by posting official Congress party press releases on the social media. However, Thukral said he had already resigned as media adviser to the CM on April 7 and the same had been accepted by the CM. He said he would continue to handle Capt Amarinder's election campaign for the Lok Sabha polls in Punjab in personal capacity. TNS

Moga dealer booked in pesticide scam

Moga: The Moga police have registered a case against Gurwinder Singh, proprietor of Nambardar Kheti Store, Badduwal, Moga, under Section 420 of the IPC and various Sections of the Insecticides Act and Insecticides Rules. The Agriculture Department had recently recovered spurious pesticide bottles of "Fame" from the accused. Investigating officer Sub-Inspector Baljit Singh said the FIR had been registered on the complaint of Insecticide Inspector Amarjit Singh. TNS

Spell out agenda for farmers, parties told

Chandigarh: The BKU (Rajewal) on Thursday organised a "kisan parliament" here, asking parties to explain their agenda for farmers. With the real issues lost in the din of nationalism and religious jingoism, farmers asked the parties as to what they had proposed to do about farm suicides, stagnant productivity and poor remuneration. No one from the Congress reached the venue, though a confirmation had been sent by Rural Development Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa. MLA Kultar Singh Sandhwan was representing AAP and Harjit Singh Grewal BJP. TNS

State assures farmers timely payment for wheat 

Chandigarh: Chief Secretary (CS) Karan Avtar Singh on Thursday assured arhtiyas that the prevalent system of payment would continue during the rabi marketing season. The CS also assured timely payment to farmers through arthiyas this time. He also directed the Food Department to ensure that payments to farmers were strictly made within 24 hours of purchase of their produce. He directed the officers to ensure that J-forms were duly filled to maintain transparency and efficiency. TNS

Constable commits suicide

Abohar: Rajasthan police constable Sushil Bishnoi (27) reportedly ended his life by hanging from the ceiling fan at the official residence in Sameja Kothi police station in Sriganganagar on Wednesday. His wife Suman, also a constable, found his room closed from inside and sought help of colleagues to open it. They found his body hanging. Senior officers inspected the room, but no suicide note was found there. Sushil of Khanuwali village and Suman were married last year. oc

Poppy husk plants seized

Abohar: The police here seized 12.5-kg poppy husk plants that Sukhjinder Singh had allegedly grown in his fields at Jhurarkhera village. He was arrested under the NDPS Act. This is the fourth incident in which farmers were booked for growing such plants in the subdivision. The police also seized 40 pouches of Rajasthan-made liquor from Gursewak Singh of Pattisadiq village. He was held under the Excise Act. oc

30-yr-old found murdered  

Sangrur: Satnam Singh (30) was found murdered at Kalera village here on Wednesday. Mason Swarn Singh, father of the deceased, said they were working together at a village gurdwara on Wednesday. Around 4 pm, his son went home, saying he was unwell. But when he reached at home, he found his son murdered. “Satnam died of head injury. We have registered a murder case against unidentified persons,” said Harwinder Singh, SHO Dhuri police station. TNS

Protest over teacher’s transfer  

Sangrur: To press the state government to cancel the transfer of teacher Balvir Chand, various organisations on Thursday protested in front of the local residence of Cabinet minister Vijay Inder Singla. “As Balvir Chand has been actively fighting for teachers’ rights, he was transferred to Maniana village, 100 km from Sangrur, from the local DIET,” said a union leader. TNS

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