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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

Amritsar

CMO's team plans raid at private hospital, returns empty handed on being barred by public to go ahead with the raid

 A team from the civil surgeon's office was prevented from entering the premises of a private hospital in the Islamabad area, ostensibly by the residents.

Long delayed, work on new RPO building in Amritsar begins

Construction work on the new Regional Passport Office (RPO) at Ranjit Avenue has begun finally begun, six years after the ministry of external affairs bought a 2,000-square yard plot. The authorities now expect the building to be ready by December 31, 2015.

Three booked for embezzlement of paddy worth Rs 3.11crore

A case of embezzlement of paddy worth Rs. 3.11 crores has come to light as the Batala police had registered a cheat case against the owners of the rice mill on the recommendation of Deputy Commissioner Gurdaspur today.

Illegal hotels: Citing law-and-order situation, MC defers sealing

 Citing a law-and-order situation, the Amritsar municipal corporation did not go ahead with the sealing of the illegal hotels in the Galliara area that were given 72-hour sealing notices on Saturday evening, despite much hype about its commitment to ensure fulfilment of the court directives.

Lahore-Delhi bus in pile-up near Amritsar

The Lahore-Delhi bus was involved in a pile-up on Wednesday on the Amritsar bypass. In the accident that occurred around 2pm on the Loharka road, no loss of life is reported, though a policeman accompanying the bus was injured.

Amritsar hoteliers move HC against sealing order

Taking up the petition of six owners of Amritsar hotels and guest houses challenging the municipal town planner sealing order for buildings raised against bylaws, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday issued notices of motion to the Punjab government and the Amritsar municipal corporation.

Govt searches for 200 acres in Amritsar to set up IIM

After the announcement of an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for Punjab by union finance minister Arun Jaitley in the annual budget, the Punjab government searches for a 200-acre premises for setting up of the prestigious institute in Amritsar district.

Makkar asks Centre to tame RSS chief

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar has called upon the central government to rein in Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat for his controversial remark, calling "all citizens of Hindustan as Hindus".

Tourists left stranded as owners of 'illegal' hotels pull shutters

Tourists to the holy city suddenly found themselves wandering in search of a hotel room when owners of 'illegal hotels', where they were staying, asked them to checkout by 12pm on Monday - stating that they are on strike and have to shutdown their hotels.

Make Amritsar dream city, says Jaitley

Despite his defeat in the Lok Sabha polls from Amritsar, union defence and finance minister Arun Jaitley on Monday expressed concern for the Holy City and advised all elected representatives to rise above petty issues to make Amritsar a “dream city”.

Badal reiterates govt's resolve to make Punjab 'drug free state

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday reiterated his government's determination to root out the menace of drugs from Punjab and make it a "drug free state".

ATM robbed in Amritsar, case registered

In yet another instance of attempt to rob an ATM in the city, the Amritsar City Police have booked an unidentified person under sections 511/830/427 IPC in a case registered at B-Division Police Station on the complaint of Amarjit Singh, Senior Executive, FIS PSSWDIA PVT LTD, Mohali.

Ex-militant again threatens fast-unto-death for release of 6 militants

Former militant Gurbaksh Singh, who had gone on a 45-day fast in Novermber-December last year, demanding the release of six militants from jail, has once again threatened to go on a fast-unto-death if his demand is not met.

4 on one bike killed in Tarn Taran mishap

Four youngsters riding a single motorcycle were killed when a car crashed into the two-wheeler on Saturday night near Chabhal village in Tarn Taran district.

15 illegal hotels around Golden Temple to be sealed in 72 hours

Contrary to a proposal passed in the House to bring all illegal hotels in the city under the building bylaws dating back to 1976, the municipal corporation is going to seal 15 of these establishments in 72 hours.
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