Punjab: Court issues non-bailable warrants against kin of former SSP

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PATIALA: A local court on Friday issued non-bailable warrants against three relatives of former senior superintendent of police, SS Grewal, who had been booked by the state vigilance bureau for amassing wealth beyond his known sources of income while being posted at top positions during his tenure with the state police. The warrants have been issued against Grewal’s son Jasjit Singh, his brother-in-law Jaswinder Singh and his cousin Pritpal Singh after they failed to turn up before the court despite being summoned. However, the three have already filed a plea…

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Dal Khalsa march against drugs urges people to expose political-police-smuggler nexus

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HOSHIARPUR: Giving a clarion call to make Punjab a drug-free state, the march against drug menace organized by Dal Khalsa and supported by a dozen village panchayat’s termed the drug suppliers as enemies of society. Carrying black flags and placards, the protesters marched on motorcycles and tractors from village to village urging the people to end the conspiracy of silence on drug abuse and expose political-police-smuggler nexus. They asked the villagers to impress upon the panchayats to pass resolutions for social boycott of those who are indulged in drug trade.…

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Belgavi cops to seek Malabari’s custody

Belagavi: City police are mulling to seek the custody of underworld don Chhota Shakeel’s close aide Rashid Malabari, who was reportedly arrested in Abu Dhabi a couple of days ago. Malabari is wanted by the Belagavi police in connection with the kidnap and murder of industrialist Suresh Redekar’s son Rohan. Police have arrested eight aides of Malabari so far in connection with the murder that took place on February 18, 2015. Police suspect that Malabari, who has been missing after a Mangaluru court granted him bail in July 2014, is…

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One more held in kidnap case

Coimbatore: The city police on Friday arrested one more person in connection with the kidnap of a flower vendor near RS Puram on Saturday morning. On last Saturday, a six-member gang from Madurai with the help of as many people in the city had kidnapped flower vendor Vishnu Raj and abandoned him on Tiruchy – Madurai bypass road. The police had arrested six people from the city on Wednesday. Police arrested Prabhu, who helped the six accused in the case to get in touch with a gang involved in kidnapping…

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Codissia to focus on reforms in MSMEs next year

Coimbatore: For the next one year, Coimbatore District Small Scale Industrial Association (Codissia) is to push for more reforms in micro, small and medium industries. Besides, planning to demand for the release of the new master plan for Coimbatore and the reclassification of industrial sites at the earliest, it seeks a single window system for providing approvals to MSMEs and real estate projects. These decisions were made at the annual general body meeting held on Thursday evening. The functionaries also passed a resolution requesting the government to implement the Small…

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DMK party workers stage protest, police arrest 550

Coimbatore: Over thousands of party workers of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) staged a protest on Friday in front of south Tahsildar office demanding the cancellation of 24*7 water supply project that was assigned to a private company. “This is the first time in history that the civic body has got in into such a long contract period,” said N Karthik, MLA of Singanallur constituency. The contract period is for 26 periods – one year for studying, four years for developing infrastructures and 21 years for maintaining it. At a time…

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19 new buses to replace old ones in Nilgiris

Udhagamandalam: Collector J Innocent Divya flagged off 14 new buses of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) in Ooty on Friday. Of the 19 buses allotted to the district, five buses were inaugurated by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami at a state-level function held in Chennai on July 3. According to officials, the 19 buses attached to the Nilgiris division of TNSTC are for long route services. “While seven are for interstate services (Karnataka), eight buses are to ply to Erode from Ooty, Kotagiri and Gudalur,” said a transport department…

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Woman killed in road accident

Tirupur: A 35-year-old woman was died on Thursday after she fell from a two-wheeler in which she was riding pillion near Tamil Nadu theatre on Palladam Road. The deceased, D Jeyalakshmi of Thirumurugan Nagar at Palladam, was travelling with her husband D Deivendran ode. When they reached the theatre, the vehicle skidded and couple fell from it. Jeyalakshmi suffered severe injuries and was admitted at a private hospital. She was then referred to the Tirupur Government Hospital, but she died before reaching the hospital.

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Mining department allays fear over iron ore site in Tirupur

Tirupur: The geology and mining department has allayed the fears of residents of Pachapalayam near Vellakoil by clarifying that the recent inspection to set up an iron ore mine in the village by a central government enterprise was a routine process. State law and mining minister C Ve Shanmugam also said in the assembly that the government had not given any approval for setting up a mine at Pachapalayam. The minister gave this reply to a question raised by Kangeyam MLA U Thaniyarasu on the issue. A team from Kudremukh…

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