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HindustanTimes Fri,11 Jul 2014

Amritsar

CPS Navjot wants husband’s money back from dist admn

Amid all the protests going on against the massive tree cutting drive in Amritsar in the name of development, chief parliamentary secretary Navjot Kaur Sidhu has demanded back Rs 1 crore contributed by her husband and former MP Navjot Singh Sidhu to district administration for promoting 'greenery' in the city a few years ago.

SGPC executive to meet at Chandigarh today

A meeting of the executive committee of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will be held on Friday at its Chandigarh sub-office in Sector-27.

Advocate assault case: BJP councillor’s bail plea rejected

A local court on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of BJP councillor Prabhjit Singh Rataul in the case relating to the assault on local advocate Vineet Mahajan and his brother Aneesh.

Four-kg heroin, fake currency recovered on Indo-Pak border

Thwarting yet another smuggling attempt from Pakistani side, the Border Security Force (BSF) have recovered 4-kg heroin, valued at Rs 20 crore in the international market, and fake Indian currency of Rs 7.83 lakh on the Indo-Pakistan border.

Punjab wants industrial package from Centre: Dhindsa

An industrial package "on par and on the lines" of the one given to the neighbouring hill states is one of the main expectations of the Punjab government from the maiden budget to be presented by union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday, according to state finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa.

Harshest rail budget in recent memory: Capt

Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha and Amritsar MP, Captain Amarinder Singh, has said that there is nothing to cheer about the railway budget presented by the railway minister in the parliament on Tuesday.

5-kg heroin seized, 1 held

The State Special Operations Cell (SSOC) on Tuesday claimed to have seized 5-kg heroin smuggled from Pakistan by arresting one person.

ACET gets autonomous status, NBA and NAAC accreditation

Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology has become the first college in the country, having NBA and NAAC accreditation, to achieve the autonomous status.

Heroin worth Rs 25 crore seized in Amritsar

Five kg of heroin with a street value of Rs 25 crore was seized in Amritsar district by the Special Narcotic Cell of Punjab police here on Tuesday. One accused from whom the consignment was recovered has been arrested, police said.

Lawyers to go on strike today

Advocates in the city will observe Tuesday as 'no work day' to protest against the failure of the police authorities of Fatehgarh Churian police station in Gurdaspur district to come to the aid of a fellow lawyer whose agricultural land was forcibly occupied by some persons despite a status quo order having been ordered by a court.

Labourers protest against lathicharge on Dalits

Farm and village labourers, most of them belonging to Dalit community, on Monday held a protest outside the office of the deputy commissioner here, demanding the release of their fellow workers who were lathicharged and arrested while protesting against the "illegal" allotment of panchayati land reserved for Dalits in Balad Kalan village in Sangrur district.

Haryana's decision on separate SGPC unconstitutional: Sekhwan

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) spokesman and former state minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan on Monday said that the decision taken by Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to form a separate gurdwara management committee in his state is unconstitutional.

Police solves blind murder case

The Amritsar police on Sunday claimed to have solved a blind murder case wherein a 50-year-old woman, Veena Rani, was stabbed to death a few days ago.

12 kg heroin seized, 2 held

In a major breakthrough, the Tarn Taran police have seized 12 kg heroin smuggled from Pakistan along with two Chinese made pistols by arresting two smugglers, identified as Bhajan Singh and Delhi-based "end-recipient" Raman Pandit.

Akali-turned-Congress leader alleges vendetta

The decision of the district administration directing a government school teacher to vacate the government house allotted to he, has raised many an eye brow, as she happens to be the mother-in-law of Mandeep Singh Manna, former Akali leader who joined the Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
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