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Vigilance bureau registers 455 fresh inquiries against officers 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 20 The State Vigilance Bureau (SVB) has registered 455 fresh inquiries against officers, including 5 IAS, 1 IPS, 4 HCS, 1 HPS officer, 6 chief engineers, 6 superintending engineers, 45 executive engineers, 8 tehsildars, 7 naib-tehsildars and 47 sub-divisional officers, sub-divisional engineers, mechanical engineers of various departments. An official spokesperson said the complaints against the officials pertained to corruption, misappropriation of government funds and owning disproportionate assets. During the last three-and-a-half-year tenure of the BJP government, 276 inquiries had been finalised on the basis of which 49 criminal cases against 60 government officers and 56 non-government officers were registered and 71 others were recommended and departmental action was recommended in 94 inquiries against delinquent officials. Of these, criminal cases and departmental action was recommended in 14 inquiries. He said 482 criminal cases, including 389 trap cases, had ...
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Tractor-trailer impounded for illegal mining 21.5.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 20

The Ramdas police, in association with mining officials, have impounded a tractor-trailer for illegal mining. The driver fled away from the spot leaving the vehicle behind.

Mining officer Purshotam Kumar stated to the police that when he signalled the tractor-trailer driver to stop, he abandoned the vehicle and fled away. They have recovered 200 cubic feet of sand. A case under Section 379 of the IPC and Section 21(1) of the Mining Act has been registered against unknown persons.

Meanwhile, in another incident, Naib Tehsildar Janak Raj, found an illegal sand mine in Ballarwal village. Acting on the orders of Sub-division Magistrate, he along with a team visited Ballarwal village and found an illegal sand mine on a chunk of land belonging to Bachan Singh.

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Land scam: Lawyer ‘connived’ with sarpanch to siphon funds 20.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 19 The questioning of recently arrested lawyer, Sohail Khan, by the Vigilance Bureau into a land scam at Jheurheri village in Mohali district has brought to the fore some vital information. It has been revealed that how crore of rupees were allegedly siphoned off by purchasing land in other villages at less than half the price that it had been acquired for on paper. The land acquisition was being done for the expansion of the Chandigarh airport. Sohail Khan, allegedly connived with sarpanch Gurpal Singh, in goading farmers into accepting a lesser price than the amount shown on registry papers for their land. Investigations have also revealed that at least 21.50 acres of land was purchased in Kandipur and Karimpur villages of Fatehgarh district in lieu of the money for Jheurheri land. Farmers were actually paid only Rs29.50 lakh per acre, even as the land was shown to be registered at Rs54 lakh per acre. Initial investigation has revealed that at least Rs5.08 crore was ...
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A perfect metamorphosis 20.5.2018 Delhi Age
Anchal Khosla works with the old and the new to create home decor items that are luxurious and mesmerising.
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Central revenue ministry sought 20.5.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 19

Members of the All India Patwar/Lekhpal and Kanungo Union have urged the NDA Government at the Centre to form a Union revenue ministry to simplify the registration of properties.

Addressing a gathering of patwaris and lekhpals from across 10 states at a meeting here, Punjab Patwar and Kanungo Association president Nirmal Singh Bajwa said that there had been a number of issues of the revenue department that needed to be sorted out at the Central level.

He added that these changes would ultimately offer convenient services to the public and trouble-free job to patwaris.

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Cannabis plants grow in tehsil complex, MLA seeks action 19.5.2018 The Tribune
Sangrur, May 18 Sunam AAP MLA Aman Arora on Friday found cannabis (bhang) plants growing in the local tehsil complex. He has demanded action against officers concerned. “It is surprising that Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh makes big claims against drugs, but cannabis plants are growing easily in the tehsil complex of Sunam, which houses all government offices, including of the SDM and Tehsildar,” alleged MLA Arora while checking cannabis plants with his team. He alleged that he had got complaints from area residents that cannabis of the complex were popular among city youngsters and even the surrounding addicts also visited the place to get their daily dose. Some locals alleged that addicts could be seen enjoying the doses of cannabis during morning and evening times despite the presence of security staff. “Addicts can be seen many times even during daytime here. But surprisingly there is no action against them,” alleged Gurvinder Singh, another local. When contacted, Sunam SDM Rajdeep Brar, ...
Kasauli firing: Magisterial probe indicts SP, 16 others 19.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, May 18 The 17 officials indicted in the inquiry report submitted by Divisional Commissioner, Shimla, into the Kasauli firing could face severe penalty as Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday said strong action would be taken to ensure there is no repeat of a similar incident. Dinesh Malhotra, Divisional Commissioner, Shimla who had been entrusted the task of holding the inquiry into the May 3 Kasauli firing, submitted the 136-page report to Additional Chief Secretary (Home) BK Aggarwal on Thursday. A total of 18 witnesses had been examined by him during the course of inquiry and the major onus for the laxity in the demolition drive seems to have been put on the police. “Strict action will be taken against all those who erred in their duty. We will not allow repeat of such incidents as there has to be prompt action on the part of law enforcing agencies and they cannot be found to be napping,” he said. There could be strict action on the report on May 24, when the Cabinet is ...
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Palghar by-poll: Revenue official suspended for dereliction of duty 18.5.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: A revenue department official posted in poll-bound Palghar has been suspended on charge of dereliction
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Devki Devi Jain College students shine 18.5.2018 The Tribune
Ludhiana: Students of the Devki Devi Jain Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana, have brought laurels to the college by performing well in MA Hindi third semester exams held by Panjab University. Merry secured fifth position in the district and first in the college by securing 73 per cent marks. Puneet bagged seventh position in the district and second in college with 72per cent marks. Komal clicnhed third position in college with 69 per cent marks. The total pass percentage of the college remained 100per cent. Chairman of the college managing committee Sukhdev Raj Jain and college Principal Sarita Bahl congratulated the students and staff. Students of Tara Singh College bring laurels Students of MA Hindi first and third semesters of the Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana, brought laurels to the college by showing excellent performance in Panjab University exams. Shivani of first semester scored 70.75per cent marks. Shimmpi and Sarita Devi secured second and third positions by securing ...
5 men threaten Naib Tehsildar, booked 18.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 17 The Beas police have booked five persons, including a lawyer, for allegedly threatening Baba Bakala Naib Tehsildar Gurbinder Singh for registration of a property on the basis of an unregistered will. Those booked were identified as Kultar Singh, a resident of Ranjit Avenue; Lakhwinder Singh, a lawyer and resident of Taragarh; Balraj Singh of Saudelehal village and Soma of Supariwind village, along with unknown persons. In his complaint to the police, the Naib Tehsildar said the accused met him in his office at around 4.30 pm and produced an unregistered will. They asked him to register a property on the basis of the will and also tried to bribe him. He said he refused to oblige them so the accused, enraged over this, started misbehaving and abusing him. According to him, they also pushed him and tried to obstruct him from discharging his duty. Investigating officer Gurnam Singh said raids were being conducted to nab the accused who were at large. A case under ...
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Two villages’ revenue records gutted 18.5.2018 The Tribune

Pulwama, May 15

Revenue records of two villages were gutted when the house these were kept in caught fire during a gunfight in Pulwama on May 12.

Firdous Ahmad, patwari of Karimabad revenue constituency, said the officials had set the patwar khana in the house of Abdul Rashid Ganie, where an encounter took place on May 12.

Firdous said revenue records of Wagam village dating back to 50 years and that of the newly created Chinar Bagh village were lost.

“It will take a lot of time to assemble the records, including patwari latha (cadastral map), girdawari, misli and other related material, of Wagam village from various sources in the Revenue Department while that for the new village will take about a month,” he said.

Pulwama tehsildar Reyaz Ahmad confirmed that the records were gutted but the place was not registered as a patwari khana. However, the services were being provided from this place for the last four years, he said. — OC

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Govt amends rules to check misuse of stamp duty rebate 18.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 17 The alleged large-scale misuse of a scheme meant to empower women by giving a rebate on stamp duty if property is bought in their name has forced the state government to act tough. If the same property is transferred back in the name of a male relative, the government will claim back the 2 per cent rebate availed at the time of property registration. The decision was taken by the Revenue Department after misuse of the rebate was reported by patwaris and tehsildars at a recent meeting. Revenue officials had reported that properties were first registered in the name of women to avail the rebate and later, transferred in the name of a male relative (husband, son or brother). The transfer of property between relatives is free in the state. While a stamp duty of 6 per cent is charged for property registration/transfer in the name of a man, it is only 4 per cent in the case of a woman. In cases of joint ownership of property at the time of registration (both man and ...
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Addasaram farmers allege land grab bid 18.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Joint Collector promises to examine the matter
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Diva farmers stage protest in Thane over bullet train route 17.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
On May 16, the farmers of Diva staged a symbolic two hour protest in front of the District Collectorate Thane against bullet train project. Refusing to take political support, the farmers said that this is just the beginning of their protest to ensure that they do not lose their lands and gaothans to fulfill somebody else's dream. On Wednesday, over 100 farmers gathered in front of the collector office to stage protest against Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor. "We want them to stick to the earlier Ahmedabad-Mumbai-Colaba route or take it from Vasai and Thane Creek, through Mulund to end at Bombay Port Trust (BPT)," says Govind Bhagat, president of Aagri Yuvak Sanghatna (Aayus) which organised the protest. He said that they also opposed the forceful land survey done by the collector's office for the project. "Since 1962 they have not done the gaothan survey, and now have declared our village as a slum. We want the forceful survey done by them to be dismissed. We also want action to be taken ...
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Gherao: MLA, ex-Mayor booked 17.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, May 16 The Shimla police on Wednesday booked Theog CPM MLA Rakesh Singha, former mayor of the Shimla MC Sanjay Chauhan and 55 others for obstructing a public servant from discharging his duty, wrongful confinement and unlawful assembly. The case was registered on the complaint of naib tehsildar, Jubbal, Raghuvir Singh, who said Singha with Sanjay Chauhan and others protested the removal of encroachments on the forest land and barged into his office, raised slogans and gheroed him on May 14. The situation became so tense that he had to call the police. The government was removing encroachments above five bighas on the forest land on the orders of the High Court, seeking action against encroachers. The court also sought the compliance report. On the other hand, Singha, who is also the general secretary of the Himachal Kisan Sabha, alleged that the government did not plead the case of encroachers properly and was harassing small farmers. A Bench consisting of acting Chief ...
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Junior engineer held taking bribe of Rs 8,000 16.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 15 The Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Tuesday arrested a junior engineer (JE) of the PSPCL and his agent for accepting a bribe of Rs 8,000. VB officials of the Jalandhar range said JE Jaswinder Kumar, posted at the PSPCL sub-division, Mukandpur, SBS Nagar, and his accomplice Joga Nand were arrested on the complaint of Pawanjeet Singh Sidhu of Gunachor village in SBS Nagar district. The complainant approached the VB in which it was mentioned that the JE was demanding Rs 10,000 for the installation of the domestic power connection and the deal was struck for Rs 8,000. After verifying this information, the Vigilance team laid a trap and the accused JE and his accomplice were arrested on the spot while accepting the bribe from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused at the Vigilance Bureau police station here and further investigations were under progress. Naib tehsildar held ...
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Kisan sangharsh samiti rues inaction against Rohru DFO 16.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, May 15 The Kisan Jameen Bachao Sangharsh Samiti on Tuesday lashed out at the district administration for not lodging an FIR against Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Rohru, and stopping an eviction drive against small and BPL farmers of Jubbal tehsil as promised by a team formed under the ADM, Shimla. Farmers alleged that no action had been taken against the DFO in connection with the felling of apple trees from their private land. They said the government had instead lodged an FIR against 55 protesters who gheraoed the office of the Naib Tehildar, Jubbal, on Tuesday. The samiti has decided to hold a meeting of apple farmers at Hatkoti on May 21 to chalk out further course of action. Meanwhile, the farmers lifted the siege of the Naib Tehsildar office at 2 am following the intervention of a government team formed under ADM GC Negi. Later, leaders of the Himachal Kisan Sabha Rakesh Singha, Dr Kuldip Tanwar and Sanjay Chauhan met Shimla Deputy Commissioner Amit Kashyap seeking ...
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Akun Sabharwal gets tough 15.5.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Holds review meeting with dist. officials
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Kerala: Fed up with delay in land survey, man sets files in govt office on fire 15.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Azamgarh: Re-open arson attack case, SC/ST panel tells police 15.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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