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HindustanTimes Fri,11 Jul 2014

Amritsar

Labourers protest against lathicharge on Dalits

Farm and village labourers, most of them belonging to Dalit community, on Monday held a protest outside the office of the deputy commissioner here, demanding the release of their fellow workers who were lathicharged and arrested while protesting against the "illegal" allotment of panchayati land reserved for Dalits in Balad Kalan village in Sangrur district.

Lawyers to go on strike today

Advocates in the city will observe Tuesday as 'no work day' to protest against the failure of the police authorities of Fatehgarh Churian police station in Gurdaspur district to come to the aid of a fellow lawyer whose agricultural land was forcibly occupied by some persons despite a status quo order having been ordered by a court.

Haryana's decision on separate SGPC unconstitutional: Sekhwan

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) spokesman and former state minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan on Monday said that the decision taken by Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to form a separate gurdwara management committee in his state is unconstitutional.

Police solves blind murder case

The Amritsar police on Sunday claimed to have solved a blind murder case wherein a 50-year-old woman, Veena Rani, was stabbed to death a few days ago.

12 kg heroin seized, 2 held

In a major breakthrough, the Tarn Taran police have seized 12 kg heroin smuggled from Pakistan along with two Chinese made pistols by arresting two smugglers, identified as Bhajan Singh and Delhi-based "end-recipient" Raman Pandit.

Akali-turned-Congress leader alleges vendetta

The decision of the district administration directing a government school teacher to vacate the government house allotted to he, has raised many an eye brow, as she happens to be the mother-in-law of Mandeep Singh Manna, former Akali leader who joined the Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Conspiracy to divide Sikhs; will write to Rajnath: SGPC

Reacting to Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda's announcement to form a Haryana gurdwara committee, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) again termed it a "conspiracy hatched by the Congress to divide and weaken the Sikh community".

Cong’s demand for separate SGPC for Haryana a third attack on Sikhism: Badal

Terming it to be a third attack on Sikhism after Operation Bluestar and anti-Sikh riots in Delhi in 1984, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday said the Congress by demanding a separate Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) for Haryana was adopting a divisive tactic aimed at creating rift among the Sikhs.

AAP holds protest against rising prices

The Amritsar unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) held a protest march against the rise in prices of vegetables, diesel, petrol, LPG and other essential commodities, besides the hefty increase in rail fare announced by the BJP-led NDA government.

Don't get misled by Badals, Amarinder cautions Rajnath

Captain Amarinder Singh,Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha and Amritsar MP, on Saturday cautioned the union home minister Rajnath Singh against being misled by Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy chief minister son Sukhbir Singh Badal on the issue of a separate gurdwara management committee for Haryana.

After Kerala nurses' return, Punjab families pray for safe return of abducted sons

Even as the 46 Indian nurses from Iraq reached Kochi, Kerala, families in Punjab are still praying for the safe return of their sons, who were abducted by militants in Iraq.

CM Badal orders probe into ‘false’ drug cases

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday ordered probe into allegations by some inmates in the Amritsar Central that ‘false’ drug cases have been registered against them by the police.

Martyrs' remains may get send-off in local crematorium

The failure of the government to provide land for the cremation of the remains of 282 martyrs of the 1857 uprising, whose skeletal remains were excavated from a well in Ajnala where the British dumped them after gunning them down, might force the panel constituted by the government and Gurdwara Shaheed Gunj Managing Committee to conduct their "last rites" in the village cremation ground.

SGPC for creating awareness about Sikh symbols in US

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has appealed to Sikh religious leaders and groups based in the US, Canada, Britain and other countries to join hands and launch campaigns in their respective countries about Sikh history and religion, with special emphasis on their religious symbols, like turban. In a release issued here on Friday, SGPC additional secretary Daljeet Singh Bedi made a mention of the awareness drive launched in the US through the cable network by Waris Ahluwalia, a US citizen.
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