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HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014

Amritsar

House Tax Collection:Big fish out of Municipal Corporation net in Amritsar

Even as more than 100 big establishments in the city are yet to clear their house tax payments, no action has been initiated against them despite the fact that the cash-starved Amritsar municipal corporation needs huge money to carry out its various projects.

Medical students holds candle light march to protest against Punjab govt

On the fourth day of their protest against the Punjab government, students of Chintpurni Medical College near Pathankot held a candlelight march to "awaken" chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and medical education and research minister Anil Joshi from their "slumber" so that they could come forward to save their careers from being ruined

Golden palanquin worth Rs. 1cr offered to Harmandir Sahib

A 'palki' (palanquin) carved out of 3-kg gold was given in offering to the Harmandir Sahib by a Kanpur-based Sikh family here on Wednesday.

DC raids civil surgeon's office, finds 64 absent

Amritsar deputy commissioner Ravi Bhagat on Wednesday conducted a surprise raid at the civil surgeon's office and found nearly 64 of 117 employees absent from duty.

Amritsar to become first smart city of India

The fact came to the fore during a meeting between Anup Bartaria, chairman, World Trade Park, officials of the district administration and the Amritsar municipal corporation on Wednesday.

Blast at Attari Border  ICP, truck burnt

Panic gripped at the integrated check post (ICP) of Attari Border on Wednesday after a blast took place in the truck that came from Pakistan yesterday. The Blast took place at 7:48am and the truck was carrying Hydrogen Peroxide.

Pinned drug lords, now keep them down, says former IPS officer Kiran Bedi

Claiming that the drug abuse situation in Punjab was worrisome about a year ago and the Punjab government initiatives had improved it a lot since, former IPS (Indian Police Service) officer and Magsaysay Award winner Kiran Bedi said here on Tuesday that the menace could be fought now or never.

Gurdaspur hammered-to-death case 'solved' , victim's kin held

The police on Tuesday arrested a man they claimed had hammered a woman to death after robbing her of gold ornaments and Rs. 15,000 cash at her Babbehali farmhouse near here on September 22.

UK based Sikh TV-channel contributes Rs. 10 lakh for J&K

The United Kingdom (UK) based television channel, 'Akal Channel' contributed a sum of Rs. 10 lakh to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) relief fund for the flood hit families of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

Punjab youth asked to confront problems

People's walking away from problems had aggravated the woes of Punjab, scholars opined on Tuesday during a Sikh youth conference here.

Fifth kabaddi world cup in December, says CPS

The Punjab government will organise the fifth edition of World Cup Kabaddi in the first week of December, with 17 countries competing for record prize money over a fortnight, chief parliamentary secretary Gurbachan Singh Babbehali has said here.

Kiran Bedi visits drug de-addiction centre

Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi on tuesday visited a drug de-addiction centre at local government medical college here

Drug de-addiction centres across Punjab under great strain

A visit to drug de-addiction centres of Punjab reveals the scourge of sweeping substance addiction that does not discriminate between class, caste or creed, and has become an immense leveller.

Reduced hours of power supply make Basmati growers worried

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) decision to reduce the daily supply of electricity to tube-wells from six hours to four has basmati growers in the state worried.

No brides for men married to substance abuse in Punjab

The evidences of the adverse impact of drug abuse have started to stand out from the past with more crime, domestic violence, widows, orphans, and addict women; and worst that substance abusers and men of their families are not getting brides.
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