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Families of victims of the Punjab hooch tragedy mourn in Tarn Taran district | Photo: ANI

Punjab Police DG orders formation of 2 SITs to fast-track investigations into hooch tragedy

DG Dinkar Gupta said superintendent of police-level officers have, for the first time, been nominated as Investigating Officers for to ensure conviction of the offenders.
Families of victims of the Punjab hooch tragedy mourn in Tarn Taran district | Photo: ANI

Punjab hooch tragedy toll 104, Congress leaders join opposition chorus for stricter action

SAD accuses 5 MLAs of ‘involvement’, demands probe led by HC judge. AAP’s Kejriwal asks for a CBI inquiry, Amarinder tells him to mind his own business.
File image of Punjab CM Amarinder Singh | Photo: @capt_amarinder | Twitter

Amarinder faces opposition heat, resignation demand as hooch tragedy death toll crosses 85

SAD alleges the illicit liquor trade in Punjab is running with Congress patronage, causing a loss of Rs 5,600 crore to the state. It demanded an independent probe by a high court judge.
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38 people die in 3 days in Punjab after ‘consuming’ illicit liquor, 7 bootleggers arrested

CM Amarinder Singh has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the matter. Police said the toll could rise further as the spurious liquor network is spread across many areas.
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Punjab Police busts ‘Agra gang’ supplying pharma opioids worth lakhs to 11 states

Punjab Police have arrested 20 people with allegedly a huge cache of drugs, drug proceeds and five vehicles, in an operation that spanned over 8 weeks.
File image of Punjab CM Amarinder Singh | Photo: @capt_amarinder | Twitter

Punjab CM’s chief principal secy ‘gives up’ position again, returns vehicles & relieves staff

This is the third time in 2 yrs that Suresh Kumar has given up his position, ‘upset’ over no progress in the 2017 HC case challenging his appointment as chief principal secretary.
Representational image. A file photo of a Punjab Police officer in Jalandhar. | Photo: ANI

How Punjab plans to turn IT, finance, legal experts into investigators to strengthen police

Nearly 800 experts in IT, law, forensics and finance will be taken on board as plainclothes civilian support staff working for the Punjab Investigation Bureau.
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Rapper Sidhu Moosewala booked for promoting violence after he hails Arms Act FIR in song

Punjabi rapper and singer Sidhu Moosewala, who has been an active campaigner for the coronavirus lockdown, was booked under Arms Act in May.

CBI-Punjab Police tussle continues over who should probe sacrilege cases that name Badals

Earlier this month, CBI moved trial court to restrain Punjab Police from conducting a ‘parallel probe’, even though SC had dismissed its plea to continue probing the case.
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Fish delivery to migrant database ⁠— a govt app for everything in India during lockdown

Around 40 apps have been created by various state govts to meet the needs of people, as well as their own, and mitigate the challenges arising out of Covid.

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A woman in a marketplace deserted due to lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ANI

India isn’t facing up to the true financial cost of Covid

Truth is currently as scarce as capital in India. The govt doesn’t have the appetite for large-scale socialisation of private losses, lest the opposition accuse PM Modi of cronyism.

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A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.