Hero Cycles, Rockman and Ralson bid for industrial park in cycle valley

LUDHIANA: Three proposals have been received for the cycle valley project at Dhanansu near Ludhiana after the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation Limited (PSIEC) floated a request for proposal to select a project company that will set up an anchor unit-cum-industrial park. According to highly-placed sources in the PSIEC, three prominent corporate houses with headquarters in Ludhiana — Hero Cycles Limited, Rockman Industries and Ralson industries — have submitted proposals for this project. The successful bidder will not only get an opportunity to set up the anchor unit for…

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Bring all guilty to book: RSS

JALANDHAR: Punjab unit of Rashtriya Swaymsewak Sangh (RSS) has said that full justice to victims of November 1984 massacre of Sikhs could be delivered only if the main conspirators of the mass murders and those among the officials and political class shielded the guilty were brought to book. RSS Prant Sangh Chalak (state chief) Brij Bhushan Singh Bedi, in a statement issued here on Tuesday, said that life sentence awarded to former Congress MP Sajjan Kumar was like some balm on the wounds of the victims but complete truth of…

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Markfed MD’s kin killed at behest of fraudster: Cops

PATIALA: Patiala police on Tuesday claimed to have cracked the November 18 murder of Markfed MD and senior IAS officer Varun Roojam’s father-in-law, Swaran Singh Saini, who was shot dead at Uksi Sainyyan village, 5km from Rajpura. Senior superintendent of police (SSP) M S Sidhu said Saini, a former superintending engineer of the public works department, was killed by contracy killers, at the behest of a wealthy property dealer who had duped the deceased of Rs 4 crore. Saini was headed back to Chandigarh from his ancestral village, Uski Sainyyan,…

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‘We want death penalty for Congress man’

LUDHIANA: After the Delhi High Court announced life sentence to Congress leader Sajjan Kumar for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the victims living in the city said they had expected death penalty. They said the decision would, however, lead to punishment to other accused leaders as well. Secretary of 1984 Sikh Qatl-e-Aam Welfare Society, Punjab, Daljeet Singh Soni said though they welcome the judgment, they had expected death sentence for his barbaric crime. He said, “The court has imposed a penalty of Rs 5 lakh on the accused for killing five…

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Jail officials help gangsters run extortion racket, probe starts

PATIALA: The organised crime control unit of Punjab Police started a probe on Monday into allegations of jail officials helping gangsters at Patiala Central Jail run an extortion racket. To begin with, a team of the unit collected the “first line of evidence” against a top official and three gangsters. The probe had been ordered after ADGP (jails) Rohit Chaudhary, in a recent report, stated that gangster Gaurav Sharma, alias Goru Bachcha, in connivance with former jail superintendent Rajan Kapoor tortured Brajesh Thakur, prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home…

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