To give boost the security set up and keep a close vigil during the Beating the Retreat ceremony held every evening at the Indo-Pakistan joint check post at the Attari border, the Border Security Force (BSF) has decided to instal more CCTV cameras in the area
After a prolonged verbal duel and blame game over the garbage dump issue in the holy city, the SAD and the BJP leaders finally sat together on Saturday to find a solution to the problem that has not only left the civic conditions in Amritsar in an absolute mess, but also led to cracks in the alliance.
In the wake of the ongoing controversy over the Bhagtanwala dump, cessation of dumping of garbage there and absence of alternate landfill sites, the lifting of garbage all over the city has been adversely affected, so much so that the municipality has come to resemble a huge garbage dump.
'Unwinding Times', a two-day annual theatre festival of the Spring Blossoms School, Amritsar, was inaugurated by deputy commissioner Ravi Bhagat at Spring Dale Senior School on Saturday.
Almost two months after a truck carrying hydrogen peroxide exploded inside the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari Border, the district administration has found that the material of the truck carrying the chemical was not compatible and was overloaded.
Illegal auto-rickshaws plying in the city are proving to be the bane of existence of the Amritsar city bus service which hit the roads in January this year after a long wait of seven years. This is evident from the fact that the set of 20 new buses that arrived in the city a few months ago have not yet hit the roads.
The Azad Kisan Sangharsh Committee has joined hands with the residents of Cheeta Kalan village to prevent a prominent housing and urban infrastructure company from acquiring a prime piece of land in the village to include it in the housing project that the company started some time back.
The administration seems to have woken up to the poor civic conditions of the city as the authorities are reportedly busy finding out solutions to problems being faced by residents.
Accusing city mayor Bakshi Ram Arora of not being serious about the "garbage dump" issue, the local Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) councillors led by senior deputy mayor Avtar Singh Truckanwala have demanded that MC general house meeting should be called at the earliest.
The Guru Nanak Hospital and Government Medical College, which was set up to provide health care facilities to patients, is plagued with lack of facilities. Poor infrastructure, pitiable sanitation conditions and lack of cleanliness are some of the problems which are annoying the staff of the hospital-cum-college.
Trusting a stranger to arrange an accommodation for her in a strange city, cost a young woman her modesty. A 24-year-old mentally distraught married woman hailing from Jalandhar, who had sought shelter in the city after a disagreement with her family, was allegedly gang raped in a hotel near the Golden Temple in Amritsar by three persons, one of them the man whom she had trusted to arrange an accommodation for her.
Anguished over the apathetic attitude of BJP leaders over the issue of the garbage dump at Bhagtanwala and the reluctance of mayor Bakshi Ram Arora over shifting the proposed solid waste treatment plant to an alternate site, the residents of localities in the area plan to 'gherao' the mayor's office on Friday.
Gurdaspur police have arrested a married man for allegedly molesting a nine-year-old orphan girl at Hardobathwala village in the district.
Kiran Bedi, who began her career as a lecturer in political science at Khalsa College for Women (KCW) in Amritsar in 1970 but joined the Indian Police Service two years later, on Wednesday recalled her times in college and encouraged the young women to stand for their rights and be courageous and financially self-reliant.
The prayers of the residents of localities near the Bhagtanwala dump, who have been protesting for the past 17 days to press their demand for shifting of the dump, may get answered as the Amritsar municipal corporation (MC) has launched a search for alternate landfill sites in the city.