HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014


Common man's peace effort glows Candlelight vigil

Amid the rapport of gunfire exchange along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, there were echoes of friendship on the zero line at Attari on Thursday midnight, as peaceniks from both India and Pakistan reached the Joint Check Post to hold a candlelight vigil.

Hostile along LoC, Pakistan sweet on a different front

Bullets are being exchanged across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, and sweets on the Attari border near Amritsar. Hostilities apart, Pakistan Rangers on Thursday kept the annual tradition of being sweet for a day to their Border Security Force (BSF) adversaries on the anniversary of their freedom, a day before India celebrates own Independence Day.

Dr Sidhu raids illegal bottled water units in Amritsar

Punjab chief parliamentary secretary (CPS), health, Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu here on Wednesday raided local soft drinks and packaged water manufacturing units. During the raids, the CPS found these units to be functioning illegally without requisite licences and trained staff, and in unhygienic conditions.

PSPCL penalises farmer for own shortcomings

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL, also Powercom) hardly misses an opportunity to slap hefty fines on farmers using electricity illegally to operate tubewells, especially during the paddy season; however, at times, the fines imposed so do not justify the action.

Tension in Pak drops number of guests for peace mela

The ongoing tension within Pakistan has cast its shadow on the Indo-Pak peace mela organized annually by peaceniks as only two persons reached India for participating in it this time from across the border.

SGPC to fast-track US-based global centre

With incidents of hate crime on the rise against Sikhs, especially in the US, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to put on fast track the construction of its Global Sikh Centre for Learning and Information, which is to come up in Yuba City, California.

Arun Jaitley to visit Amritsar on August 18

After losing his maiden Lok Sabha poll from Amritsar, union defence and finance minister Arun Jaitley will make his first visit to the holy city on August 18.

Akal Takht, SGPC criticise RSS chief for his comment

The Akal Takht and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) are feeling offended over the reported statement of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in which he had said that all citizens of Hindustan were Hindus.

GNDU appoints Dhillon as new registrar

Noted economist Prof Sharanjit Singh Dhillon was on Tuesday appointed the registrar of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU).

Like all other projects, MC's night sanitation comes a cropper

If the Amritsar municipal corporation authorities fail to act soon, the night sanitation project of the MC could end up being listed among the civic body's failed projects. This is because the contract of the Chandigarh-based firm that was handling the night sanitation project has expired after a year and the MC authorities are yet to take a decision.

Pathankot to face sanitation problem

There will be sanitation problems in the town as the safai workers' unions have once again decided to go on strike from Wednesday morning.

After losing poll, Jaitley set for maiden visit to Amritsar

After losing his maiden Lok Sabha poll from Amritsar, union defence and finance minister Arun Jaitley will make his first visit to the holy city on August 18.

Punjabi film on Indira’s assassins to finally release on August 22

After months of stalling due to objections by the Censor Board, Kaum de Heere (Diamonds of the Community), a Punjabi movie on the assassination of the former prime minister Indira Gandhi, is set to release on August 22.

SHO, 2 other cops suspended

Police commissioner Jatinder Aulakh has suspended Civil Lines SHO inspector Vavinder Mahajan and two other cops after an incident where the cops had allegedly beaten up a few boys, including the son of an additional commissioner of police.

Indian bus arrives from Pakistan

The Amritsar-Nankana Sahib bus that was stuck in Pakistan due to the ongoing clashes there finally arrived here on Monday afternoon.
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