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Amritsar

Pathankot to face sanitation problem

There will be sanitation problems in the town as the safai workers' unions have once again decided to go on strike from Wednesday morning.

GNDU appoints Dhillon as new registrar

Noted economist Prof Sharanjit Singh Dhillon was on Tuesday appointed the registrar of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU).

After losing poll, Jaitley set for maiden visit to Amritsar

After losing his maiden Lok Sabha poll from Amritsar, union defence and finance minister Arun Jaitley will make his first visit to the holy city on August 18.

Like all other projects, MC's night sanitation comes a cropper

If the Amritsar municipal corporation authorities fail to act soon, the night sanitation project of the MC could end up being listed among the civic body's failed projects. This is because the contract of the Chandigarh-based firm that was handling the night sanitation project has expired after a year and the MC authorities are yet to take a decision.

Indian bus arrives from Pakistan

The Amritsar-Nankana Sahib bus that was stuck in Pakistan due to the ongoing clashes there finally arrived here on Monday afternoon.

College teachers strike work for two hours

Around 4,000 teachers working in 172 non-government affiliated colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh observed cease work for two hours in their respective college campuses on Monday.

2-member delegation of SAD (A) leaders met Akal Takht jathedar

The Haryana unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD-Amritsar) wants the Akal Takht to play the lead role in finding an amicable solution to the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) issue that is acceptable both to the Sikhs of Haryana as well as to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).

SHO, 2 other cops suspended

Police commissioner Jatinder Aulakh has suspended Civil Lines SHO inspector Vavinder Mahajan and two other cops after an incident where the cops had allegedly beaten up a few boys, including the son of an additional commissioner of police.

SGPC flays assault on NRI Sikhs, seeks PM’s intervention

Criticising the attack on a Sikh man and his mother in New York on August 7, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar on Sunday sought the central government’s intervention for ensuring safety of the Sikhs living abroad.

Intruder at GNDU girls' hostel: Residents demand securityon campus to be beefed

In the wake of unidentified "naked"intruder terrifying and "molesting" girls at hostels on Guru Nanak Dev University campus last week, a meeting between students, police officials and university officials held at Hostel No. 1, where vice-chancellor AS Brar and dean of students' welfare, AS Sidhu tried to pacify the infuriated students by assuring them necessary action immediately.

AAP debut political conference draws impressive crowd

It was the first political conference of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on the occasion of a religious 'mela' or fare and it was a huge success, in terms of numbers.

Capt urges Sushma for early transportation of Amritsar man's body

Member of Parliament Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday wrote to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, seeking her urgent attention towards transportation of the body of Rajinder Kumar Sharma, an Amritsar resident, who was shot dead in the US on Wednesday last.

SGPC condemns assault on Sikh, seeks PM intervention

Criticising the attack on a Sikh man and his mother in New York on August 7, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar on Sunday sought the central government's intervention for ensuring safety of the Sikhs living abroad.

CWG winner brings out disparity in recognition

 Arpinder Singh of Amritsar, the brone medallist in the recent Common wealth Games, has highlighted the disparity in the prize money awarded to the winners by Punjab and Haryana

School van staff accuses police of torture

Even as the Amritsar police are yet to nab the accused in the school boy kidnapping case, three persons, including the driver and helper of the school bus, by which five-year-old Harwanshbir commuted, have approached the Punjab Human Rights Organisation (PHRO), levelling charges against the city police of subjecting them to "inhuman torture".
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