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HindustanTimes Tue,22 Jul 2014

Amritsar

BTech student drowns in Ravi

 A BTech student of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) drowned to death in Ravi river at Dharamkot Pattan village under Dera Baba Nanak police station on Sunday evening while his companion was saved by some army personnel deployed in the area.

IAF woman officers embark on Himalayan cycling expedition

Pathankot: An Indian Air Force all-women officers’ team on Sunday embarked on a month-long cycling expedition from here to Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, an official statement said.

Felling of trees Amid criticism, minister takes to tree plantation

In a bid to stem widespread criticism of tress being uprooted in different parts of the holy city, local bodies minister Anil Joshi on Sunday inaugurated a tree-plantation drive here to showcase his government’s commitment to keep the green cover of the city intact.

No heavy rains yet, but MC learns no lessons

Though there have been no signs of rain that people have been waiting to get relief from the searing heat, the civic condition in the city is so pathetic that even a brief shower leaves most city areas inundated.

HSGPC issue: SGPC carries on with anti-Cong rhetoric

A day after the Haryana assembly gave its consent to the formation of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (HSGPC), the Amritsarbased Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) continued with its anti-Hooda and anti-Congress tirade.

BJP leader slams Punjab govt for 'demolishing' city's heritage

BJP national vice-president Laxmi Kanta Chawla has sought to know from the Punjab government whether it understood the concept and meaning of 'heritage', as it was more involved in "demolishing the old order instead of preserving it and all this was being done in the name of development".

Army personnel's rifle used in murder

A resident of Ghanupur Kale village on the outskirts of the city was allegedly murdered on Friday by two fellow villagers with whom he had a land dispute.

Man booked for attempt to rape

A housewife in Islamabad area of the city has lodged a complaint with the police that Vijay Kumar, a resident of Gali Masitwali, attempted to molest her while she was alone in her house on Friday afternoon.

19 mobiles seized from central jail in Amritsar

In a search operation in the Amritsar central jail, which is mostly in the news for the wrong reasons, the police on Friday recovered 19 mobile phones and six SIM cards.Besides, suspected narcotic powder and opium was also recovered during the search operation that started at around 6 am and continued for four hours.

DEO feels sorry after hurting woman employee over phone

District Education Officer (DEO-elementary ) Didar Singh had to feel sorry for his alleged misbehaviour with a woman inclusive education volunteer (IEV) over phone after she lodged a formal complaint against at the local police station on Thursday.

Four-laning of Pathankot-Amritsar highway misses another deadline

 The slow pace of work on the four-laning project of the Pathankot-Amritsar national highway is going to miss yet another deadline, which was last extended from July 2013 to July 2014.

MC proposes to bring 'illegal'hotels under old building bylaws

In a significant move, the Amritsar municipal corporation on Friday passed a proposal to bring 'illegal' hotels under the old building bylaws (of 1976) to provide relief to hoteliers.


CPS Navjot wants husband’s money back from dist admn

Amid all the protests going on against the massive tree cutting drive in Amritsar in the name of development, chief parliamentary secretary Navjot Kaur Sidhu has demanded back Rs 1 crore contributed by her husband and former MP Navjot Singh Sidhu to district administration for promoting 'greenery' in the city a few years ago.

MC delays birth certificates of people with dues

If the residents of Batala need death or birth certificates, they are supposed to clear all their pending bills relating to water supply, sewerage and house tax.

SGPC executive to meet at Chandigarh today

A meeting of the executive committee of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will be held on Friday at its Chandigarh sub-office in Sector-27.

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