HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014


Kirpan row: SGPC, Akal Takht seek action against Rajasthan college

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has sought strict action against the management of a college in Kota (Rajasthan), which debarred an ‘amritdhari’ (baptised) Sikh student from taking a written entrance test as he was wearing the kirpan (small sword).

Unfinished projects CCTV cameras

Five years after Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) suggested installing closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at points where surveillance was necessary, the electronic eye is missing.

Akal Takht, SGPC express concern over Rajasthan college debarring baptized Sikh student from taking exam

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee (SGPC) has sought punishment against the authorities/management of a Kota based college in Rajasthan that had debarred a 'amritdhari' (baptized) Sikh student from taking a written entrance test for admission into a medical course being run by the institution as he was wearing a 'kirpan' (small sword).

Pro-VC group accuses GNDUTA of tarnishing university's image

To counter the call for protests by the Guru Nanak Dev University Teachers Association (GNDUTA) against the "non-cooperative attitude" of vice-chancellor (VC) AS Brar, some senior faculty members have come out in defence of the VC.

Makkar sees bid to oust SGPC from Hazoor Sahib

After Haryana, it’s in Maharashtra now that a Congress government is accused of trying to ease out the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee.

Cyclists near strip delay air force plane landing in Amritsar

The landing of an air force C-130 Hercules aircraft was delayed on Wednesday morning after the spotting of bicyclists near the runway of Sree Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport here. Confirming the report, airport director Sunil Dutt said it had happened around 10.30am.

Miscreant opens fire at school bus

The students of the Guru Nanak Senior Secondary School, Jourian Kalan had a narrow escape, when four unidentified persons reportedly opened fire at their school bus, here near village Mangian under Dera Baba Nanak police station, today.

20-yr-old student found dead at Amritsar college

Mystery shrouds the death of a 20-year-old student of Government Medical College here ever since her body was recovered from the bathroom of the girls’ hostel with a dupatta (scarf) around her neck on Tuesday evening. The police started inquest proceedings after it seemed an apparent case of suicide, but probe is on.

BSF seize four packets of heroin from BOP Pulmoran

The BSF personnel on Wednesday seized four packets of heroin of one kilogram each, estimated to cost Rs. 20 crores in the international market, from the area of responsibility of Border out Post (BOP) Pulmoran, nearly 150 meters away from the international border, where it was hidden under a sack of soil.

Indian, Pak troops say it with sweets

Bonhomie was displayed at the India-Pakistan border at Attari near here as the officials of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistan Rangers exchanged pleasantries and sweets on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr on Tuesday.

CPS Sidhu seeks amendment in anti-quackery law

Expressing concern over the threat posed by quacks, nearly 10 lakh of whom are practicing in allopathic and traditional medicine, to the health of gullible people, chief parliamentary secretary (health) Navjot Kaur Sidhu has urged union health minister Harsh Vardhan to bring about an immediate amendment in the anti-quackery law.

BSF constable arrested for facilitating Pak smugglers

The Border Security Force (BSF) has nabbed one of its own constables who had allegedly ‘compromised’ to make way for a consignment from across the border a couple of months ago.

Behave like MP, not comedian, Makkar tells Mann

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar has advised Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Lok Sabha member from Sangrur, Bhagwant Mann, to behave like a responsible MP and not like a comedian.

Phoolka writes to Takht over communal violence

In the backdrop of the communal violence in Saharanpur, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader HS Phoolka has called upon the Akal Takht to take the lead in maintaining communal harmony and peace.

Behave like MP, not comedian,Makkar tells Bhagwant Mann

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar has advised Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Lok Sabha member from Sangrur, Bhagwant Mann, to behave like a responsible MP and not like a comedian.
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