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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Amritsar

Sukhbir's BRTs destroying green cover, heritage, snatching livelihood: Chawla

Senior BJP leader and former minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla on Saturday claimed that deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's pet project Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) would "not solve problems, instead create more problems for the holy city".

Cops suspect threat call made to SGPC 'hollow'

The Muzzafarnagar resident, who has been held for allegedly making a threat call to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Wednesday, might not have had any intention of carrying out the threat, but the Amritsar police are not taking the issue "lightly" and will approach the SGPC authorities to beef up security at the Golden Temple complex.

Govt to instal 286 deep tubewells in Kandi area

In order to provide the farmers of the Kandi area with standard irrigational facilities, the Punjab government is installing 286 deep tubewells at a cost of `30 crore. This was stated by Punjab Water Resources Management and Development Corporation chairman Ravikaran Singh Kahlon while talking to mediapersons at his residence at Dadu Jodh village on Thursday.

Man who threatened Golden Temple staff nabbed in city

In a major breakthrough, the Amritsar police nabbed the man who made an extortion threat to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) recently, leading to an alert in and around the Golden Temple.

DC orders probe into 'poor quality' of bar chambers

District deputy commissioner Abhinav Trikha has ordered an inquiry into the alleged poor quality of the building having chambers for the bar members by Gurdaspur PWD executive engineer Parminder Singh Tiwana.

Makkar hails basketball body move to lift ban on turban

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar on Wednesday appreciated the International Basketball federation (FIBA) for allowing players wearing turban to participate in the basketball tournaments.

SAD-INLD tie-up in Haryana a 'business alliance': Bajwa

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Partap Singh Bajwa on Thursday termed the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) alliance with the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) ahead of the assembly polls in Haryana an "attempt by the Badals to promote their business interest".

Zonal youth festival for B-Zone starts at GNDU

A four-day Zonal Youth Festival of affiliated colleges of Guru Nanak Dev University from 'B-Zone' - Tarn Taran, Pathankot, Gurdaspur districts - inaugurated here on Wednesday at the Dashmesh Auditorium.

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.
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