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HindustanTimes Sat,27 Dec 2014

Amritsar

Spring Daleans bags silver in CBSE national hockey

Budding sportspersons from Spring Dale Senior School proved their mettle again in sports by bagging a silver medal in CBSE National Hockey Championship held at Rampur.

Sant Samaj firm on Bikrami calendar, hands over memo to Takht jathedar

The Sant Samaj, a conglomerate of a number of Sikh religious groups and sects, has called upon the Akal Takht to replace the Nanakshahi calendar with the traditional Bikrami calendar, which was followed by the Sikh community before the Sikh calendar came into being in 2003.

Residents sore as MC starts dumping garbage in Verka area

The mess created by the prevailing standoff at Bhagtanwala and Fatahpur and the resultant non-availability of an alternate landfill site to dump garbage has also taken Verka area, already affected by myriad civic problems, in its spate as the Amritsar municipal corporation has started dumping the city's waste at a vacant space near a school there, triggering protests.

Khalsa College holds alumni meet

It was an emotional home-coming for more than 450 ex-students of the historic Khalsa College, Amritsar (KCA) as they assembled at their alma mater to attend the 'Alumni Meet-2014' on Monday.

SGPC makes pilgrims' stay in Golden Temple cosy

As the cold wave is tightening its grip on the holy city, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) authorities have made special arrangements to make the sojourn of pilgrims in the Golden Temple cosy.

Badal for raising Baba Jeevan Singh's memorial in Delhi

In recognition of the supreme sacrifice made by Baba Jeevan Singh (Bhai Jaita Ji) for the Sikh community, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has demanded that a suitable monument be built at Chandni Chowk in New Delhi in the memory of this valiant martyr.

Garbage dumps at Lawrence Road shopping complex

It's been more than two months since some shopkeepers of the Nehru shopping complex, Lawrence Road, approached the Amritsar improvement trust and gave a representation on the problems being faced by the complex, including filthy conditions.

Class-9 student found dead in Gurdaspur, mother alleges rape

A Class-9 student of Dasmesh Public School, Dhariwal, was found dead in her house at Jiwanwal Babri village near here on Friday.

DDPO-Langah row: Officers' body to go on indefinite strike

The controversy between the Gurdaspur DDPO and Sucha Singh Langah has deepened further with the Punjab Rural Development Officers Association deciding to go on indefinite strike until an FIR is registered against the latter.

Govt honours martyred cop by installing bust

In a first of sorts, the Punjab Government on Saturday honoured one of its cops, who gunned down by militants in Patiala in 1987, by installing his bust at the Ghee Mandi Chowk in Amritsar.

Akal Takht jathedar slams comments against Majithia on social media sites

Taking a strong note of recent comments posted on social media sites accusing Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia of distorting verses from the Gurbani, Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh on Friday said Majithia had already tendered an apology for the comments that he had made at a campaign during the Lok Sabha elections.

Principals, staff of aided colleges hold massive protest

Following a call by the Joint Action Committee of Principals, teachers and non-teaching staff of non-government aided and affiliated colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh held a massive rally at Ram Bagh Gardens here on Friday to protest against “anti-education” and “anti-employees” policies of the government.

PSPCL barred from charging commercial tariff form lawyer

The district consumer disputes redressal forum has issued an interim order restraining the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) from recovering impugned bill and disconnecting the electricity connection of a consumer till further order.

Unsanitary situation returns as garbage lifting suspended

With politicians exploiting the garbage dump issue for petty gains, the city returns to square one. The city virtually stank on Friday as the garbage removal operations had been suspended for more than four days at Fatahpur.

‘Massihi Bhavan’ in all sub-divisions now: CM Badal

Rolling out Christmas bonanza for the Christian community in Punjab, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday announced that the government would construct a ‘Massihi Bhavan’ in all sub divisions of the state.
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