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HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

Amritsar

Miscreant opens fire at school bus

 
The students of the Guru Nanak Senior Secondary School, Jourian Kalan had a narrow escape, when four unidentified persons reportedly opened fire at their school bus, here near village Mangian under Dera Baba Nanak police station, today.

Food street that failed to take off

While the residents of Amritsar take delight in savouring all kinds of good food, a 'lollipop' offered by the government in the form of a proposal for setting up a food street in the city has begun to leave a bitter taste in their mouths as the project has failed to take off.

20-yr-old student found dead at Amritsar college

Mystery shrouds the death of a 20-year-old student of Government Medical College here ever since her body was recovered from the bathroom of the girls’ hostel with a dupatta (scarf) around her neck on Tuesday evening. The police started inquest proceedings after it seemed an apparent case of suicide, but probe is on.

Bank employee booked for 'embezzlement' of over Rs 21 lakh

 A case was registered against anemployee of Punjab Gramin Bank for allegedly embezzling over Rs 21 lakh, police said today.
Kapil Bhagat, a clerk working at the Punjab Gramin Bank at Ghoman here, was booked under various sections of IPC and Information Technology Act on a complaint filed by branch manager Prem Chand, they said.

Behave like MP, not comedian,Makkar tells Bhagwant Mann

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar has advised Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Lok Sabha member from Sangrur, Bhagwant Mann, to behave like a responsible MP and not like a comedian.
 

Govt allots 5-kanal land for cremating Kalianwala khuh martyrs’ remains

A day after the Gurudwara Shaheed Gunj managing committee, which spearheaded the work of exhumation of the skeletal remains of 282 martyrs of the 1857 uprising from Kalianwala Khuh in Ajnala.

BSF gives self-defence training to border girls

With an aim to make the girls of border villages tough and confident enough to deal with any situation, the Border Security Force (BSF) has launched a special initiative to train them for self-defence.

PCCTU polls: Jagwant-Walia group retains hold over teachers' union

Candidates of the Jagwant-Walia group were elected unopposed in the annual elections to the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers' Union (PCCTU).

BJP councillors join Joshi to oppose advance tax

Days after local bodies minister Anil Joshi gave ultimatum to the state government to withdraw advance tax being imposed on stocks of traders by Monday and warned of an agitation in case of government's failure to do so, BJP councillors and deed writers in the city joined forces with Joshi on Sunday to oppose the tax.

Man killed for objecting to daughter's affair

To get rid of her father, who objected to her relations with a youth of an adjoining village, a 20-year-old girl along with her lover and mother allegedly killed him with sharp-edged weapons and later tried to dispose of the body in a drain at Dult village under Dera Baba Nanak police station on Saturday night. The police have arrested the three accused in this connection.

Gobindgarh Fort: 8 years on, yet to be opened for public

The Gobindgarh Fort, a legacy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh that remained under the control of the army for over 150 years, is yet to be thrown open to the public even as its keys were handed over to the civil administration in 2006 by then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Wards of registered labourers to get free bicycles

The Punjab government has started a scheme to provide free bicycles to the children of construction workers in the state. Children of all those labourers, who are registered with the Punjab Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, would be eligible to avail of the benefit, Batala assistant labour commissioner Iqbal Singh Sidhu said here on Sunday.

Prayers offered at Akal Takht for ending fratricidal feud

As the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) prepares to unveil its strategy for taking on the Haryana government over the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) issue at the Panthic convention (world Sikh conference) to be held here on Sunday at Manji Sahib Hall.

Sikh convention off, sigh of relief for everyone

The Akal Takht’s calling off Sunday’s Sikh convention of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) at the Golden Temple has brought relief to not only the police and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) officials but also the pilgrims, the tourists, and the general public here.

Amritsar’s lifeline awaits new life

Eight months after one of its narrow side lanes collapsed when a truck tried to traverse it and ended up on the railway tracks below, the Bhandari Bridge, lifeline of Amritsar and the sole link between its walled city and the Civil Lines area, is yet to be repaired and widened amid increasing traffic
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