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Chandigarh
The Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government has successfully secured from the Supreme Court a stay on the bail granted by the High Court to the accused in drugs cases, thus paving the way for further action against them, including their re-arrest if needed.

Acting on a plea by the state government, the Supreme Court today issued notice and granted stay of judgment on a batch of 19 Special Leave petitions filed by the State of Punjab. The SLPs related to grant of bail by the High Court of Punjab & Haryana to the accused in drugs cases, on the legal ground that their trial should have been conducted by Special Court under the Drugs and Cosmetic Acts and not under the NDPS Act.

Taking cognizance of the weakening of the prosecution case as a result of the grant of bail to such accused, the Chief Minister had asked the Advocate General to challenge the High Court orders before the apex court.

Prima-facie accepting the challenge put up by the State of Punjab, the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice R.V. Ramana has issued notices and stay in all these matters, thereby effectively cancelling the bail of all these accused.

The Supreme Court orders have been communicated by Advocate General Atul Nanda to the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police, with the request to ensure implementation of such interim orders, leaving it to the authorities to re-arrest, where found necessary, such accused who were previously on bail.

The stay order comes as a shot in the arm for the state government in dealing with drug related offences as now the technical plea of jurisdiction/Court which is holding the trial is no longer a ground for bail for such accused.

Mohali
Great excitement has been observed among the students for admissions in Aryans College of Law being run by Aryans Group of Colleges near Chandigarh.

Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group of Colleges said that Aryans Group was started in the year 2007 near Chandigarh. 3 Courses in 3rd batch of Aryans College of Law including LL.B (3 Years), BA-LL.B (5 Years), B.Com-LLB (5 Years) are being run.

Prof. A.P Jain, Dean, Aryans Group said that the courses are approved by Bar Council of India, New Delhi & affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala.

Jain further added that Aryans is also providing scholarships to the needy and deserving students. Interested students can call on Aryans Helpline numbers 98762-99888, 98765-99888 or visit www.aryans.edu.in.

LED LIGHTING, MULTI LEVEL CAR PARKING, INTERGRATED COMMAND CONTROL CENTRE TO METAMORPHOSE AMRITSAR INTO CITY OF FUTURE
CHANDIGARH
“The development of Guru Ki Nagri Amritsar on all parameters of progress is an article of faith with the Punjab Government and the soon to be tendered smart city projects worth Rs. 150 crore chalked out for the development of the city would witness it metamorphosing into a city of the future.”

Disclosing this here today, the Local Government Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu said that the developmental plan has prepared after taking into account all the pros and cons and would be a feather in the cap of the government. He said that the projects pertaining to installation of LED lights, Multi Level Car Parking, Integrated Command and Control Centre besides Development of parks & open spaces would be set in motion in the coming 6-12 months with the maintenance period ranging from 3-5 years.

Mr. Sidhu said that the project would be implemented in multiple phases and during the course of the first phase LED lights would be installed all across the city at a cost of Rs. 34.57 crore. He further said that during the course of next 6 months span 63000 lights would be installed with more than 3000 already put in place. The minister also divulged that specialized focus would be laid on the maintenance aspect of the project. He also said that facility of free WiFi would be provided at the Heritage Street at a cost of Rs 2.3 crore.

Elaborating more, the minister said that keeping pace with the futuristic trends a fully automated multi level car parking (MRCP) mechanism would be put in place at the Kairon market in the Hall Bazaar area at a cost of Rs. 18.24 crore over the next 12 months span with maintenance period ranging to 5 years. He further disclosed that the MLCP would have provision for 415 cars and 80 two wheelers thus creating a space for nearly 500 vehicles.

Coming to another significant segment of the project, Mr. Sidhu said that an Integrated Command & Control Centre (ICC) would be set up over a duration of 12 months with a maintenance span of 5 years to keep a hawk’s eye on all the activities in the entire city. Terming it as a safe city project, the minister elaborated that the main feature of this segment would be the installation of cameras at the important points in the city. He also said that Rs. 94 crore would be spent for the purpose.

Detailing further, the minister said that another important part of the smart city project would be the development of parks as well as the open spaces in 8 months time at a cost of Rs. 3.83 crore. Explaining the rationale behind the part, he said that ensuring the robust health of the people of Punjab plus leaving a clean and green environment for posterity is the priority area for the government.

Listing out the plans for the 2nd phase, Mr. Sidhu said that this phase would see the emphasis being laid on the sewerage system, water supply system, storm drains, smart roads, tourism aspect and beautifying the open spaces beneath the flyovers.

MOVE AIMED AT BRINGING GREATER TRANSPARENCY, BREAKING ALLEGED NEXUS AT THAT LEVEL

Chandigarh
On directives by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to break the alleged nexus that reportedly exists among lower rank officials, and bring transparency in their functioning, the Punjab Police have decided to cap the tenure of an SHO and a Munshi at a police station to a maximum of three years, and that of Constables & Head Constables to five years.

It has also been decided, under a new transfer policy, that no SHO incharge of a police station shall be posted in his home Sub Division, according to a police spokesperson. The spokesperson said the Chief Minister had taken serious note of complaints of nexus between criminals and lower rung of police officers, and had ordered DGP Suresh Arora to come out with the new policy to curtail long tenures in plum field postings.

The new transfer policy also provides that no Upper or Lower Subordinate shall remain posted in the same district after registration of a criminal case against him/her in the district. The Range IG/DIG shall immediately post him to anther district in the Range.

Under the new policy, the minimum tenure of a SHO incharge of a police station shall be one year, which can be extended upto three years by the concerned SSP/CP for reasons to be recorded in writing (Section 15.1, Punjab Police Act, 2007). It further provides that police officers not below the rank of regular Sub Inspectors shall be posted as SHOs where posts of Sub Inspectors are sanctioned for SHOs, and police officers not below the rank of regular Inspectors shall be posted as SHOs where posts of Inspectors are sanctioned for SHOs.

As per the new policy, the tenure of a MHC/AMHC (Munshi/Additional Munshi) of a police station shall be three years, after which they shall be transferred to another post. The total period spent shall be counted, excluding breaks (if any). The tenure of incharge CIA and incharges of Special Staffs shall ordinarily be one year, which can be extended to a maximum of three years by the concerned CP/SSP.

Further, the tenure of Upper Subordinates posted in a police station shall ordinarily be three years, which may be extended up to five years by the concerned SSP/CP [Punjab Police Rules 14.15 (3)]. The normal tenure of posting for Lower Subordinates (Constables and Head Constables) in a police station shall be three years (Punjab Police Rules 14.16).

Upper Subordinates (Inspectors, Sub Inspectors & ASIs) who have completed eight years in a district as Upper Subordinate (Inspector, Sub Inspector & ASI) shall be transferred to another district within a Range by the Range IG/DIG.

Upper Subordinates (Inspectors, Sub Inspectors & ASIs) who have completed twelve years in a Range as Upper Subordinate (Inspector, Sub Inspector & ASI) shall be transferred to another Range by the CPO after receipt of a report from the Range IG/DIG.

The necessary changes in compliance with the new policy are required to be completed by July 25, 2018.

In exceptional cases, the DGP will have the powers to grant exemption from the above policy, on written requests from concerned CPs/SSPs, said the spokesperson.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing the media ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on July 18, 2018. The Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Ananth Kumar, the Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics & Programme Implementation, Shri Vijay Goel and the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal are also seen.

The Vice President and Chairman, Rajya Sabha, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu conducting all party meeting, on the eve of Parliament Session, in New Delhi on July 17, 2018. The former Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics & Programme Implementation, Shri Vijay Goel, the former Union Minister for Agriculture, Shri Sharad Pawar and other dignitaries are also seen.

The Speaker, Lok Sabha, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan holding a meeting with the Leaders of Parties in Lok Sabha, on the eve of the Monsoon Session 2018, in New Delhi on July 17, 2018.

Before today Sajan Bhanwal had won 4 international medals, all of them bronze. On Monday, he climbed the all-important two steps on the podium, to experience his first golden high. His victory in the final of the 77kg Greco Roman was the high point for the hosts on Day 1 of the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship. For the past four years, Sajan, the national junior champion, has been India’s best Greco Roman wrestler across weight categories with medals at Asian Championships and World Championships. He lived up to his reputation as he dominated his bouts against rivals from Tajikistan, South Korea and Iran. Ignoring a bleeding cut above his left eye, Sajan didn’t concede a single point in his three bouts.

“It’s a great feeling to win the gold medal in front of the home crowd. Everyone in the family has been waiting for this for a long time. They always asked me when I will stop winning bronze medals and finally get a gold. With so many close friends and my coach Rajveer Chikkara in the stands, it was a great day for me. So many people are congratulating me and my father,” the 20-year-old wrestler says.

The journey to the gold medal hasn’t been easy for Sajan, whose father Mahipal, a farmer in the Kasandi village in Sonipat, didn’t have the financial resources to support the family’s wrestling star. And that’s the reason, Mahipal asked his son to give up on academics and join Pratap School in Kharkhoda. Though, it is called school, the Kharkhoda institution is primarily wrestling academy.

“I was never really interested in studies so my father decided to send me to Pratap School. It turned my life. I wasn’t keen on studies. Once I reached Kharkhoda, I concentrated on freestyle for six months. I realised that I wasn’t good at freestyle as well. So I switched to Greco Roman and fortunes changed. My father used to ask for money from his friends and people in the village so that I could concentrate on wrestling. All that ends today,” he says.

The gold medal wasn’t the only good news for the day for Sajan. After his phenomenal run at the Asian meet, he is now all set to join the Indian Air Force.

“I was desperate to win this medal. I had planned this final and kept thinking about it. The Iran wrestler is good but I had beaten wrestlers from Iran before, so I was confident. I planned not to give any points early. I knew he will make a mistake so I waited and I came up with a counter,” he says.

India coach Naresh Kumar said that Sajan has a strong Greco Roman basics. “During age-group wrestling in India, we do not focus much on stance and base of a Greco-Roman wrestler. But Sajan has a great stance which helps him to get a stable position on the mat. The Iran wrestler have a great stance as well but Sajan matched him today,” Naresh says. Besides Sajan no other Indian wrestlers could match the Iran wrestlers in the final bout. Iran proved their status as the powerhouse of Asian wrestling. They had a wrestler in each of the five final that were contested today. In 55kg, Vijay lost to Pouya Mohammad Naserpour 0-8 while Aryan Panwar suffered a heartbreaking loss in the 130 kg final to Amin Mohammadzaman Mirzazadeh 1-2.

To the utter disbelief of their army of supporters who had thronged Headingley in anticipation of a grand finale, India produced a limp show on the most important day of the limited-overs leg of their tour as they were outperformed by England in all departments in the third and final ODI on Tuesday.

Having conceded the psychological edge to England at Lord’s, the visitors lost the plot in the series decider on Tuesday as the rampaging England outplayed Virat Kohli’s men by eight wickets to clinch the ODI series 2-1.

After restricting India to a below par 256/8, Joe Root (100 no) and captain Eoin Morgan (88 no) lead the chase with authority.

It was abject surrender as the Men in Blue put up an abysmal batting show and were equally listless on the field. They failed to make any impact on England with the ball and the game was over as a contest in the first 10 overs of the second half.

It undid the psychological advantage India had gained by dominating the early exchanges as England ticked all boxes in preparation for the 2019 World Cup.

The India pace bowlers only needed to keep it tight for the spinners to try and build pressure. But by the time the spinners got into the attack, England had reached 74/1 in nine overs. It left them with simply too much to do. It was pedestrian stuff from India’s new ball bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya. There was no movement in the air and nothing off the pitch. They were wayward as well.

It was a complete performance by England. They won the battle with dangerman Kuldeep Yadav as well. To his luck, Root was at the crease when he came to bowl and the England Test captain, who hit 113 at Lord’s continued from where he had left, working around Kuldeep’s bowling. The chinaman bowler’s first spell read 4-0-23-0 before he finished wicketless, going for 55 runs in 10 overs.

England elected to bowl and their bowlers put up a strong showing to pin down India’s powerful batting. After playing on sun-kissed grounds, India faced tough English conditions on Tuesday. Shikhar Dhawan (44 runs), Virat Kohli (71), Dinesh Karthik (21), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (42) and Hardik Pandya (21) all got starts but couldn’t capitalise.

Mark Wood and David Willey bowled well with the new ball, but the men who made the difference were spinners Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali.

Leggie Rashid made the biggest splash. In a dream spell of 10-0-49-3, he put England on top in the decisive game. It was his double strike in the 31st over that knocked the wind out of India’s sails. Rashid produced the ball of the series to knock Kohli’s off-stump, with a delivery which pitched outside leg and turned across to the disbelief of the India captain. Raina fell on the last ball of the over, turning a leg spinner into the hands of the leg-slip fielder.

To the utter disbelief of their army of supporters who had thronged Headingley in anticipation of a grand finale, India produced a limp show on the most important day of the limited-overs leg of their tour as they were outperformed by England in all departments in the third and final ODI on Tuesday.

Having conceded the psychological edge to England at Lord’s, the visitors lost the plot in the series decider on Tuesday as the rampaging England outplayed Virat Kohli’s men by eight wickets to clinch the ODI series 2-1.

After restricting India to a below par 256/8, Joe Root (100 no) and captain Eoin Morgan (88 no) lead the chase with authority.

It was abject surrender as the Men in Blue put up an abysmal batting show and were equally listless on the field. They failed to make any impact on England with the ball and the game was over as a contest in the first 10 overs of the second half.

It undid the psychological advantage India had gained by dominating the early exchanges as England ticked all boxes in preparation for the 2019 World Cup.

The India pace bowlers only needed to keep it tight for the spinners to try and build pressure. But by the time the spinners got into the attack, England had reached 74/1 in nine overs. It left them with simply too much to do. It was pedestrian stuff from India’s new ball bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya. There was no movement in the air and nothing off the pitch. They were wayward as well.

It was a complete performance by England. They won the battle with dangerman Kuldeep Yadav as well. To his luck, Root was at the crease when he came to bowl and the England Test captain, who hit 113 at Lord’s continued from where he had left, working around Kuldeep’s bowling. The chinaman bowler’s first spell read 4-0-23-0 before he finished wicketless, going for 55 runs in 10 overs.

England elected to bowl and their bowlers put up a strong showing to pin down India’s powerful batting. After playing on sun-kissed grounds, India faced tough English conditions on Tuesday. Shikhar Dhawan (44 runs), Virat Kohli (71), Dinesh Karthik (21), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (42) and Hardik Pandya (21) all got starts but couldn’t capitalise.

Mark Wood and David Willey bowled well with the new ball, but the men who made the difference were spinners Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali.

Leggie Rashid made the biggest splash. In a dream spell of 10-0-49-3, he put England on top in the decisive game. It was his double strike in the 31st over that knocked the wind out of India’s sails. Rashid produced the ball of the series to knock Kohli’s off-stump, with a delivery which pitched outside leg and turned across to the disbelief of the India captain. Raina fell on the last ball of the over, turning a leg spinner into the hands of the leg-slip fielder.

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