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HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

Amritsar

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

Recession shatters hopes of batala industrialists

 The Batala small scale industry which was famous in the country for its machinery was already passing through a deep crisis owing to the policies of the centre and state government, but now country wide recession played the role of last nail in the coffin of Batala industry.

Heat claims beggar's life

Third heat-related death in recent days was reported in Amritsar on Friday.

Panthic meet: Police ban movement of four-wheelers inside walled city

In view of the Panthic convention to be held by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) at the Golden Temple here on Sunday, the city police have banned the plying of four-wheelers inside the walled city for a day. The move is likely to inconvenience the locals and visitors alike.

Capt Amarinder warns Badal against pushing Punjab into constitutional crisis

Local MP Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday warned chief minister Parkash Singh Badal against pushing Punjab into a constitutional crisis, by not only "abdicating his authority and responsibility" as the chief minister but also by "building up an explosive situation that had the potential to explode and spiral out of control only to satisfy his ego and vested interests".

DLSA holds meeting with bankers

The local chapter of the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) held a meeting with the bankers in the city on Friday to make bank managers aware of the permanent lok adalat (public utility services), Amritsar.

Special de-addiction camp mere announcement

The combined drive by various government departments to start drug de-addiction camps this week remained confined to paper.

Gurdwara panel postpones hearing of petition against SGPC auditor

 The Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission deferred the hearing of the petition seeking the dismissal of the high-profile Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) auditor SS Kohli to August 7.

Small farmers can increase production by adopting rice intensification technique

With the changing climatic conditions, water from rain is becoming more unreliable. It is in such a situation that the agricultural sector will have to feed more people and have very little water to spare as there is also pressure for increasing water demand from other sectors.

Advance tax on traders: Joshi serves ultimatum on state govt

Taking on the Punjab government on the issue of advance tax being imposed on stocks belonging to traders, local bodies minister Anil Joshi on Thursday gave an ultimatum to the state government saying he would lead an agitation with traders in case the government failed to withdraw the tax by Monday.

Couple killed in accident

A couple was killed when a speeding truck collided with their motorcycle near Aliwal bypass here on Thursday.

Pathankot auto-rickshaw driver killed in collision with bus

An auto-rickshaw driver was killed and 10 students were injured when the auto-rickshaw in which they were travelling to school collided with a private bus near the new court complex here on Thursday.

ICP sans full body truck scanners

Even as narcotics and arms and ammunition keep getting pushed into India through the Indo-Pakistan border, the ambitious Integrated Check Post (ICP) constructed by India to improve trade with Pakistan continues to miss the full body truck scanners.

EC recognises Amritsar for implementing voter scheme

The efforts made by the Amritsar district administration at ensuring the maximum voter turnout in the recently held Lok Sabha elections have paid rich dividends as the Election Commission of India (ECI) has awarded the first rank to Amritsar in the implementation of Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme.

Cong workers protest against SAD-BJP govt's 'failure'

Led by District Congress Committee president and Dera Baba Nanak MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, the Congress workers staged a dharna before the deputy commissioner's office here on Wednesday to highlight the alleged failure of the SAD-BJP government on all fronts.

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