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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

Amritsar

ABVP demands CBI probe, to launch state-wide agitation from January 12

A day after holding a protest against Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Jalandhar, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has demanded a CBI probe against all political leaders whose names have been surfaced in the drug racket.

City police stringent on druken driving

With the New Year round the corner and party enthusiasts all set to hit the deck, the city police have tightened their belts to tight the noose around drunken drivers by installing special nakas (barricades) at several points from Monday.

Another bid to break ATM in Batala

Some unidentified miscreants reportedly made an unsuccessful attempt to break open an ATM of Punjab National Bank at Ghuman here early on Saturday morning.

In absence of amenities, villagers dumping garbage in open

With panchayats ill-equipped to manage daily garbage generated by villages, residents are disposing of waste in open near their house.

Importance of Golden Temple does not weigh on minds of Akali, BJP leaders

The city's politicians have stooped so low that they have not even once given a thought to keep the Golden Temple out of the ambit of the "politics over garbage" that has turned 'Guru Ram Dass di Nagri' into a 'city of garbage heaps'.

Tourism police to become operational by Dec end

Right at the end of 2014, the Amritsar police commissionerate is all set to launch a ‘tourism police’ service with an aim to make tourists flocking to the city from across the country and the globe in big numbers safe and secure.

3 bonded labourers rescued from dargah of self-styled baba

The Valtoha police rescued three bonded laboures confined in inhumane condition at the dargah of a self-styled preacher, Dilbaag Singh, at Bhadur Nagar (Valtoha village) in Tarn Taran district.

Cong to launch agitation over blue card issue: Raman Bahl

Senior Congress leader Raman Bahl on Thursday flayed the Punjab government for its alleged failure to issue blue cards for providing ration at cheap rates to all eligible families of the state.

Prisoner escapes from Pathankot hospital, four cops suspended

A drug-peddling accused from the sub jail here escaped on Thursday from the local civil hospital to which he had been moved for treatment. The four policemen who were guarding him have been suspended for negligence.

Under 'Swachh Bharat', drain carries garbage, diseases in Sant Nagar

The ongoing Swachh Bharat drive initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi across the country seems to have no impact in Sant Nagar locality of Pathankot where residents and the administration seem hardly bothered about their filthy surroundings.

Sikh activists go on hunger strike to express solidarity

A day after chief minister Parkash Singh Badal sought the release of 13 Sikh militants who have been under detention in jails across the country since the era of militancy in Punjab, activists of 'International Sikh Organisation' (ISO), went on a day's hunger strike to support the cause.

Madan Mohan Malaviya had close link with holy city

Freedom fighter and educationist Madan Mohan Malaviya, who has been chosen for India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, had a close association with the holy city of Amritsar, dating back to the times when the British used 'black laws and ordinances' to crush any form of revolt against their oppressive rule.

RSS-backed conversions against spirit of Constitution: Cong MP

Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ashwani Kumar on Wednesday said that religous conversions engineered by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) had shocked the secular spirit of the Constitution of the country.

Christian leader slams BJP for 're-conversion'

Former Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board member and senior Congress Christian leader Kanwal Bakshi said that "re-conversion" of Christians to Hinduism was nothing but a hoax.

Cong holds protest against Valtoha

Local Congress leaders and workers came out on the streets to protest against Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA and chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) Virsa Singh Valtoha, who referred to himself as a 'militant' in the Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday.
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