Punjab govt suspends DIG for indiscipline

The Punjab government, late on Saturday evening, suspended DIG (Border Range) Paramraj Singh Umranangal for indiscipline. "He (Umrananagal) has been suspended for not performing his duties efficiently and he has created indiscipline in the border range," a order stated. According to sources, both Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal have cleared his file for suspension. When contacted, Umrannangal said: "It is an internal matter.'' Meanwhile, Amritsar police Commissioner Ram Singh has also gone on leave for a few days. "I had applied for leave a month ago and it has been approved,'' said Singh.

Next World Cup to have 25 teams: Sukhbir

Amritsar: Buoyed over the response from several countries to participate in World Cup Kabaddi 2012, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal on Saturday said 25 countries will participate in next edition of the World Cup. Sukhbir made the announcement at Chohla Sahib while addressing a gathering during a kabaddi match. He added that state government will invest Rs 3 crore for construction of ultra-modern multi-purpose stadium at Chohla Sahib.

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