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HindustanTimes Mon,29 Dec 2014

Amritsar

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.

4 days on, police failed to trace miscreants in robbery incident

The Batala police are yet to trace any of the three accused, who reportedly opened fire at a Batala-based trader and robbed him of Rs70,000 near Shehkupura village on the busy Amritsar-Pathankot national highway on the evening of December 13.

NGT letter to MC drives residents of Bhagtanwala

While only time will tell where the proposed solid waste treatment plant actually comes up, a communiqué sent by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to the Amritsar municipal corporation seeking details of the proposed plant drove Bhagtanwala area residents out of their houses on Thursday, five days after they had put off their 42-day-long protest.

Rs 10 lakh robbed from ATM in New Amritsar

In yet another incident of ATM (automated teller machine) robbery, unidentified miscreants ran away with Rs 10 lakh from a Punjab National Bank ATM machine in New Amritsar area on Thursday.

Hockey tournament enters Day-3

Three matches were played on the third day of the ongoing 12th Maharaja Ranjeet Singh Junior Gold Cup Hockey Tournament.

Auto-rickshaw drivers in Amritsar go on strike

Condemning the action taken by the Amritsar traffic police against illegal auto-rickshaws, the auto-rickshaw union in the city observed a strike on Wednesday.

SIT formed to probe attack on Mahajan

Amritsar police commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh has formed a four-member special investigation team (SIT) to probe into the latest attack advocate on Vaneet Mahajan and submit its report in 15 days.

AAP leader Chhotepur slams institution of halqa incharge

Reacting to the alleged threat by former state minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sucha Singh Langah to Gurdaspur district development and panchayat officer (DDPO) Jagwinderjit Singh Sandhu, Aam Admi Party (AAP) Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Tuesday said SAD's practice of appointing defeated party leaders as halqa incharges is the root cause behind such incidents.

DDPO alleges Langah threatened to kill him

The officers of the rural department went on strike in Gurdaspur district on Monday to protest against an alleged threat by former minister and SAD leader Sucha Singh Langah to eliminate district development and panchayat officer (DDPO) for not complying with his wishes in allotment of panchayat land.
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