HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014


BSF recovers four kg heroin in Punjab

BSF troopers recovered four kg of heroin sought to be smuggled in from the Pakistan side in the Amritsar sector of Punjab, officials said here Friday.

Unplanned divider ruins charm of McLeod Road

Morning walkers in the holy city have lost what was, perhaps, their last remaining favourite road.
An unplanned concrete divider has killed the beauty of Mcleod Road running along the Government College for Girls (GCG). The strolls over there used to be smooth, as the road used to be wide and traffic-free. The median has brought in potholes, logjams, and encroachment.

Cleanliness drive on near Golden Temple


A day after a meeting with the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president and senior office-bearers, the municipal corporation on Thursday began cleaning around the Golden Temple.

Double murder in the name of honour

 A double murder in the name of honour came to light on Thursday at a village in this district. A minor girl (15) and her boyfriend (19), who eloped on Monday, are the victims, while the seven accused from her family include her brother.

Amritsar MC officials, SGPC chief discuss cleanliness drive plan

With the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee taking up the cleanliness work around the Golden Temple in its hands, the MC authorities on Wednesday swung into action and held a meeting with SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar and senior office-bearers.

SGPC’s cleanliness drive to be launched from Sept

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will no longer look to the Amritsar municipal corporation (MC) for removing heaps of garbage from streets and bazaars around the Golden Temple, as the gurdwara body is all set to launch its cleanliness drive from September 1.

Makkar sees Cong hand in fall of SGPC representation in Hazoor Sahib Board

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) sees a Congress’ hand in the reduction of its members in the Takht Sri Hazoor Sahib Board.

Akali councillor pleads innocence, sent in judicial custody

A day after the Amritsar police arrested SAD councillor Dilbagh Singh in connection with thrashing of a head constable, a local court on Tuesday sent the councillor in judicial custody.

British filmmaker’s Amritsar connection

While Oscar-winning British filmmaker Richard Attenborough will be remembered for ‘Gandhi’ (1982), his epic biopic on Mahatma Gandhi, the film has an Amritsar connection, too.

Amritsar SHO, 3 other policemen dismissed for beating up another cop

Police commissioner Jatinder Aulakh on Monday dismissed Gate Hakiman SHO and three other policemen after they were arrested for allegedly beating up another policeman in illegal custody at the behest of a SAD councillor.

Plea defying selection of SGPC auditor withdrawn for lack of documents

The petition challenging the appointment of high profile Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee (SGPC) auditor SS Kohli before the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission was withdrawn here on Monday for lack of relevant documents.

Security forces on high alert on Indo-Pak border

In the wake of cross-border firings in Jammu and Kashmir, security forces have been put on high alert on India-Pakistan International Border (IB) in Bamial Sector in Punjab.

Retired Session Judge B C Gupta appointed as Inquiry Officer in case pertaining to charge sheeting of 33 MTP officials

Post the charge sheeting of 33 officials of the Municipal Town Planning Department of the Amritsar Municipal Corporation, who had allowed illegal construction during their tenures, B C Gupta, a retired Sessions Judge has been appointed as the Inquiry Officer and the enquiry process is on.

Bridge over Beas river at Pattan to be ready by March, says DC

 Deputy commissioner Abhinav Trikha has said that the 755-metre Rs. 65 crore concrete bridge across the Beas river at Dhanoa Ferry (Pattan) in the district will be completed by March next year.

'Akal Takht's edicts not taken seriously'

Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh's issuance of edicts and even the ex-communication of three Sikh leaders from Haryana drew criticism at a seminar on Sunday.
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