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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014

Amritsar

Day after attack on students, Wagah mute spectator to pain

The nearly empty spectator gallery, absence of music and a lowered flag indicated the sombre mood of a nation recovering from the brutal attack on innocent schoolchildren by Talibani militants in Peshawar.

SGPC to build memorial to 1982 plane hijacker

After building a memorial to victims of Operation Bluestar at the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has now decided to build a library as a memorial to Gurbax Singh, who had hijacked an Air India plane in 1982.

British on a new Ranjit Singh campaign, goal is now friendly

More than 165 years after the British grabbed the empire of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, a young team from the United Kingdom has come to annex the junior hockey gold cup named in his honour.

AAP leader Chhotepur slams institution of halqa incharge

Reacting to the alleged threat by former state minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sucha Singh Langah to Gurdaspur district development and panchayat officer (DDPO) Jagwinderjit Singh Sandhu, Aam Admi Party (AAP) Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Tuesday said SAD's practice of appointing defeated party leaders as halqa incharges is the root cause behind such incidents.

'Bir' burning case: Akal Takht rejects SIT findings

The Akal Takht has rejected the findings of a probe by the special investigation team (SIT) into the burning of 'bir' of Guru Granth Sahib at a gurdwara in Jodhpur village in Tarn Taran district on December one.

SIT formed to probe attack on Mahajan

Amritsar police commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh has formed a four-member special investigation team (SIT) to probe into the latest attack advocate on Vaneet Mahajan and submit its report in 15 days.

Women attempt suicide outside police commisioner's office in Amritsar

Two young housewives gave vent to their anger and frustration against the city police over a case against their husbands as they attempted to commit suicide outside the office of the Amritsar police commissioner, only to be saved by a couple of alert police constables.

Punjab: 17-kg heroin seized; 1 Pak smuggler killed

The Border Security Force (BSF), in a joint operation with the special cell of the Punjab Police, killed a Pakistani smuggler, when he entered Indian territory carrying 17kg heroin and some quantity of opium.

Radha Soami sect chief pays obeisance at Golden temple

Beas-based Radha Soami sect chief Gurinder Singh Dhillon on Tuesday paid obeisance at the Golden temple here. He almost spent nearly an hour at the historic Sikh shrine.

PunjabL principals, teachers hold statewide rallies

On the call given by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) comprising representatives of the Federation of Principals’ Association of Aided Colleges, the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) and the Non-Teaching Employees’ Union, rallies in protest against the ‘anti-education’ policies of the Punjab government were organised on Monday in various affiliated and government-aided private colleges across the state. There are more than 130 such colleges in Punjab.

DDPO alleges Langah threatened to kill him

The officers of the rural department went on strike in Gurdaspur district on Monday to protest against an alleged threat by former minister and SAD leader Sucha Singh Langah to eliminate district development and panchayat officer (DDPO) for not complying with his wishes in allotment of panchayat land.

Delimitation procedures draw flak in Pathankot

The delimitation procedures adopted by the officials of the Pathankot municipal corporation (MC) have come in for flak and a large number of objections, including those from the Congress, have surfaced against the entire process.

Illegal hotels: MC surrenders before hoteliers

The third attempt of the Amritsar municipal corporation aimed at sealing the illegal hotels in the vicinity of the Golden Temple also turned out to be a damp squib as the MC officials, who had approached the spot with large police force, manpower and machinery to seal and demolish these hotels, yielded as soon as they saw local Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders and BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh supporting the hoteliers.

GNDU food scientist elected AFSTI head

Dr Narpinder Singh, professor, department of food science and technology, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), has been elected president of Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, India (AFSTI), the apex body of food scientists of the country.

Third attack on lawyer who dragged Joshi to court

In a third attack this year on lawyer Vineet Mahajan who had dragged local bodies minister Anil Joshi to court in the dual vote case, his car was fired upon on Sunday here with his gunmen also sitting inside.
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