HindustanTimes Sun,24 Aug 2014


Let down by MC, SGPC takes up cleanliness chore around temple

 Unhappy with the Amritsar municipal corporation (MC) over poor state of cleanliness around the Golden Temple, the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Saturday decided to take up the job in its own hand.

Body of man shot dead in US reaches home, cremated

The body of city resident Rajinder Sharma, who was shot dead by unidentified robbers in the United States of America (USA) a few days back, reached here early on Saturday morning.

Sepoy Mutiny: Martyrs' skeletal remains begin their final journey

 The skeletal remains of the 282 martyrs of the First War of India's Independence (1857), who were gunned down by the British in Ajnala and dumped ignominiously in a well later called 'Kalianwala Khuh', on Saturday began their final journey to Haridwar - courtesy the efforts of Gurdwara Shaheed Gunj managing committee.

Punjabi film 'Kaum de Heere' be screened, says SGPC chief

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar on Saturday said the Punjabi film 'Kaum de Heere' based on the assassins of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, should be screened as it was already passed by the censor board.

Akal Takht jathedar backs film

Backing the controversial film, Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh on Saturday said it depicted reality and must be shown. Replying to a question regarding the Centre not allowing the release of the film, the jathedar said, "The film shows reality and it is tough to see reality. It must be shown and people's sacrifices brought to light."

Recognition row: MCI sends 150 medical college students back to Baba Farid varsity

Students of Chintpurni Medical College, who with their parents on Wednesday met Medical Council of India (MCI) chairman Dr Ved Parkash Misra, were on Friday shuttled back to the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) again and told to look for solution there only.

SGPC flays FIBA as matter comes to a head again

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has asked International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to let Sikh players wear 'patka' in international matches and not ban the headgear.

Octogenarian raped,struggling for life

 A woman, 85, is struggling for life in an Amritsar hospital was allegedly raped on Tuesday night.


Amritsar nursing home claims success in treating rare bone cancer

Doctors of Amandeep Hospital claim to have treated a rare bone cancer at the local nursing home.

Dal Khalsa slams stalling of Punjabi film

A day after the Centre barred the release of Punjabi film 'Kaum De Heere', radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa on Friday described the move as illegal and claimed that it has hurt the sentiments of the Sikh community.

'Kaum de Heere' producer suspects political pressure behind movie's stay

Satish Katyal, producer of the controversial Punjabi movie 'Kaum de Heere', has said that he suspects political pressure behind the withdrawal of the censor certificate of his movie by the Censor Board.

Long delayed, work on new RPO building in Amritsar begins

Construction work on the new Regional Passport Office (RPO) at Ranjit Avenue has begun finally begun, six years after the ministry of external affairs bought a 2,000-square yard plot. The authorities now expect the building to be ready by December 31, 2015.

CMO's team plans raid at private hospital, returns empty handed on being barred by public to go ahead with the raid

 A team from the civil surgeon's office was prevented from entering the premises of a private hospital in the Islamabad area, ostensibly by the residents.

Early release of jailed cop,Family approaches Akal Takht

 The case pertaining to the premature release of Babbar Khalsa militant-turned-policeman, Gurmeet Singh alias Pinki from jail 'for good conduct', has reached the Akal Takht Jathedar. Determined to put Pinky back behind bars, Amrik Singh, the father of Avtar is seeking that the highest temporal seat of Sikhism issue directions to the SAD leadership to put 'Pinky back to his rightful place'.

Illegal hotels: Citing law-and-order situation, MC defers sealing

 Citing a law-and-order situation, the Amritsar municipal corporation did not go ahead with the sealing of the illegal hotels in the Galliara area that were given 72-hour sealing notices on Saturday evening, despite much hype about its commitment to ensure fulfilment of the court directives.
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