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HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014

Amritsar

Hotels around Golden Temple searched

Taking no risk over an extortion call received by the SGPC from an unidentified person a couple of days ago, the Amritsar police on Wednesday searched hotels around the Golden Temple. A police official told that the exercise was done to keep out suspicious visitors.

J&K students a worried lot: Fail to hear kin, running out of money

Sitting hundreds of miles away, they are spending days with prayers on their lips for the safety of their near and dears one's back home in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir.

Candidates train to become paralegal volunteers

The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) on Wednesday started a four-day refresher course for paralegal volunteers. The training programme was inaugurated by Gurbir Singh, district and sessions judge-cum-chairman, Amritsar DLSA.

Demanding death for rape accused, aganwadi workers stages protest

Demanding capital punishment for the rape accused, who reportedly abducted and raped a five-year-old Dalit girl repeatedly at Chanan Ke village, hundreds of aganwadi workers staged a demonstration here on Wednesday.

Man posing as Rajnath’s son-in-law held

 The Amritsar police on Tuesday arrested a man who was posing as the son-in-law of Union home minister Rajnath Singh. The accused was identified as Giri Raj.

Forum directs Improvement Trust to return `9.8 lakh to complainant

The district consumer disputes redressal forum directed Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) to refund a sum of `9.87 lakh to a complainant who paid the money for allotment of a residential plot as the scheme under which the land was allotted has been stalled by the Punjab and Haryana high court.

Security and safety go for a toss at mission road park

Like any other park in the town, the park at Mission Road Colony is more or less ruled by addicts or so-called lovebirds, who took to fight when their activities are objected by locals, and thus, the locals feel threatened by the unwelcome guest here.

SGPC sends medical team, medicines to Srinagar; 29 airlifted

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) continued with its humanitarian task of providing relief and assistance to flood-ravaged people of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), with its president Avtar Singh Makkar declaring that the gurdwara body would continue with its 'sewa' as long as it was required by the people of the Valley.

252 J-K evacuees land safe

Evacuees from flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir continued to land at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in the holy city on Monday, where the administration and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) have made elaborate arrangements for them.

One held for raping schoolgirl

The police arrested a man, identified as Bodh Raj alias Monu, a resident of Gurdaspur, on charges of raping a schoolgirl.

Left parties protest against bill seeking to prevent damage to public, pvt properties

Left parties and their affiliated trade and kisan unions joined hands to lodge their protest against the Prevention of Damage to Public and Private Property Bill proposed by the Punjab government with an aim to curtail protests and demonstrations against the government.

AAP party sends relief to Srinagar

Aam Aadmi Party,Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur flagged off two trucks carrying relief material for the flood-hit people of Srinagar from Dhariwal near here on Monday.

Parks at D block, Ranjit Avenue, in scruffy state owing to disparity in maintenance

Parks are not just supposed to be a mere piece of green land carved out in residential areas rather it is a well-kept area that needs to be nurtured regularly and should have facilities of public utility. However, things are not the same at D block area in Ranjit Avenue, where parks and green belt areas are found to be in pathetic state.

Police claimed to have unearthed two inter-district gangs of thieves.

The district police claimed to have unearthed two inter-district gangs of thieves and robbers during two special police 'nakas' laid near Punjab Agricultural University here and at the bridge across a canal at Bhattian village under Kahnuwan police station on Monday.

Airport turns into relief camp, as 1,500 land

Sree Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport has virtual turned into a relief camp with as many as 1,500 people evacuating from flood-hit Srinagar landing at the Holy City since late Saturday night
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