CHANDIGARH, MARCH 19:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the Defence Services Welfare Department to extend financial assistance of Rs. 12 lakh to the family of the Sep Karamjeet Singh, who was killed by the Pakistani troops who violated the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu & Kashmir on Monday.

The relief includes Rs. 7 lakh as ex-gratia and Rs. 5 lakh in lieu of land, to be given to the next of kin of the martyr, as per the existing policy, according to an official spokesperson.

Expressing shock and grief at the death of Moga’s Karamjeet Singh in the Pak action, the Chief Minister last night tweeted his anger. “Pakistan shamelessly continues to violate all principles of international & humanitarian law with its repeated ceasefire violations. Punjab has once again lost a young soldier from Moga due to Pak firing. My heart goes out to the family of Karamjeet Singh,” he wrote.


Vigilance registers corruption case against two head constables, one nabbed

Chandigarh, March 19: State Vigilance Bureau registered a corruption case against two head constables (HC) for accepting bribe of Rs. 5,000 cash and a cheuqe of Rs. 25,000. In this case one constable has been arrested.

Disclosing this here an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said the VB registered a bribery case against head constables Chamkaur Singh and Devinder Singh, both posted at Maur police station in Bathinda district. He said a complainant named Kamal Mittal of ward-6, Aggarwal Colony, district Bathinda has approached the VB and said the both accused were demanding Rs. 30,000 for not registering a case under NDPS Act against him and his brother.

After verifying his information, the Vigilance team laid a trap and constable Chamkuar Singh was arrested on the spot while accepting bribe of Rs. 5,000 cash and a cheque of Rs. 25,000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.

He informed that a case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against both the accused at VB police station Bathinda and further investigation was under progress.


Election Commission of India approves R. N. Dhoke as Punjab Police Nodal Officer (Elections)

Chandigarh, March 19:The Election Commission of India (ECI) has approved the name of ADGP, Punjab Police Mr. R. N. Dhoke as the Nodal Officer, Incharge election cell of Punjab Police in connection with General elections.

Divulging this here today, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Punjab, Mr. S. Karuna Raju said that the orders concerning the appointment of Mr. R. N. Dhoke have been issued by the ECI and a letter to this effect has been sent to the State Government.

It is worth mentioning that before this, Mr. V. K. Bhawra was discharging duties as the Nodal Officer of the Punjab Police for elections



Chandigarh: March 19: The Election Commission of India (ECI) today gave its nod to finalize the tenders for rabi session procurement starting from 1st April, 2019. Disclosing this here today Chief Electoral Officer Punjab Dr. S Karuna Raju said that ECI had also given its approval for finalization of the tenders and also given permission in respect of issuance of notification of Labour and Cartage Policy for RMS 2019-20.The Commission also conveyed its no objection to float and finalise the proposed tenders subject to the condition that due procedure should be followed and no undue publicity should be done in this regard by anyone to attain political mileage anyhow.