HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014


Akal Takht jathedar backs film

Backing the controversial film, Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh on Saturday said it depicted reality and must be shown. Replying to a question regarding the Centre not allowing the release of the film, the jathedar said, "The film shows reality and it is tough to see reality. It must be shown and people's sacrifices brought to light."

Recognition row: MCI sends 150 medical college students back to Baba Farid varsity

Students of Chintpurni Medical College, who with their parents on Wednesday met Medical Council of India (MCI) chairman Dr Ved Parkash Misra, were on Friday shuttled back to the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) again and told to look for solution there only.

SGPC flays FIBA as matter comes to a head again

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has asked International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to let Sikh players wear 'patka' in international matches and not ban the headgear.

Octogenarian raped,struggling for life

 A woman, 85, is struggling for life in an Amritsar hospital was allegedly raped on Tuesday night.


Amritsar nursing home claims success in treating rare bone cancer

Doctors of Amandeep Hospital claim to have treated a rare bone cancer at the local nursing home.

Dal Khalsa slams stalling of Punjabi film

A day after the Centre barred the release of Punjabi film 'Kaum De Heere', radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa on Friday described the move as illegal and claimed that it has hurt the sentiments of the Sikh community.

'Kaum de Heere' producer suspects political pressure behind movie's stay

Satish Katyal, producer of the controversial Punjabi movie 'Kaum de Heere', has said that he suspects political pressure behind the withdrawal of the censor certificate of his movie by the Censor Board.

Long delayed, work on new RPO building in Amritsar begins

Construction work on the new Regional Passport Office (RPO) at Ranjit Avenue has begun finally begun, six years after the ministry of external affairs bought a 2,000-square yard plot. The authorities now expect the building to be ready by December 31, 2015.

CMO's team plans raid at private hospital, returns empty handed on being barred by public to go ahead with the raid

 A team from the civil surgeon's office was prevented from entering the premises of a private hospital in the Islamabad area, ostensibly by the residents.

Early release of jailed cop,Family approaches Akal Takht

 The case pertaining to the premature release of Babbar Khalsa militant-turned-policeman, Gurmeet Singh alias Pinki from jail 'for good conduct', has reached the Akal Takht Jathedar. Determined to put Pinky back behind bars, Amrik Singh, the father of Avtar is seeking that the highest temporal seat of Sikhism issue directions to the SAD leadership to put 'Pinky back to his rightful place'.

Illegal hotels: Citing law-and-order situation, MC defers sealing

 Citing a law-and-order situation, the Amritsar municipal corporation did not go ahead with the sealing of the illegal hotels in the Galliara area that were given 72-hour sealing notices on Saturday evening, despite much hype about its commitment to ensure fulfilment of the court directives.

Govt searches for 200 acres in Amritsar to set up IIM

After the announcement of an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for Punjab by union finance minister Arun Jaitley in the annual budget, the Punjab government searches for a 200-acre premises for setting up of the prestigious institute in Amritsar district.

Amritsar MC to seal hotels today

Notwithstanding the protest launched by members of the Federation of Hotel and Guest Houses Association, Amritsar, the municipal corporation is all set to seal the ‘unauthorised’ hotels in Galliara area on Wednesday as the 72-hour deadline for sealing came to end on Tuesday evening.

Makkar asks Centre to tame RSS chief

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar has called upon the central government to rein in Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat for his controversial remark, calling "all citizens of Hindustan as Hindus".

Amarinder stays away from Amritsar constituency

Have the people of Amritsar once again elected an MP who might not be easily accessible to them, as he has stayed away from the constituency for most of the last three months?
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