HindustanTimes Fri,24 Oct 2014


'It's injustice to pay toll tax after paying hefty road tax'

 Senior BJP leader and former minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla on Sunday said "it was sheer injustice to pay toll tax for the use of highways and roads after having paid a heavy amount as road tax".

Improvement Trust ignores District Shopping Centre

 Punjab local bodies and medical education minister Anil Joshi has got every reason to pat his own back, as the minister who normally remains at the receiving end as far as the issues concerning the holy city, on Sunday wielded a broom to clean District Shopping Centre (DSC) at B-Block in Ranjit Avenue.

Bharatiya Janata Party camp erupts into celebrations

As results of Haryana and Maharashtra assembly elections started pouring in since Sunday morning and the Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the single largest party in both the states, the jubilant local unit BJP leaders and workers celebrated the comprehensive victory by bursting crackers and dancing on the beats of drums.

'SAD must explain what it has done for people'

Hitting back at the SAD after its local unit accused former MP Navjot Singh Sidhu of being thankless, chief parliamentary secretary and Sidhu's wife Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Saturday said she would like to ask the Akali Dal what it had done for people in the past two and a half years.

Border Security Force to launch ‘day tourism’ at Attari border

Accommodating nearly 20,000 people in a space meant for just 5,000 is a difficult task that becomes all the more problematic on the Pakistan border. This is the problem that the Border Security Force (BSF) faces every evening when large crowds come flocking to the Attari joint checkpost to witness the retreat ceremony.

Administration yet to issue licences to cracker vendors in city

With less than a week left in Diwali, the district administration is yet to issue licences to cracker vendors in the city.Though an area has been designated in New Amritsar for setting up a cracker market on the national highway, the sale of crackers is yet to start in the absence of licences. The makeshift cracker market that has come up in the area so far seems abandoned.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh's palace in shambles

Dinanagar, a tiny town in Gurdaspur District, can boast of being the erstwhile summer capital of the great Sikh emperor Maharaja Ranjit Singh, but it has failed to maintain the glory of the monuments related with him.

Diwali festivities begin on unsafe note

Near Diwali, this eating capital of the country is abuzz with activity of the gastronomic kind, with adulteration changing the flavor of traditional sweets.

Honour killing: Woman's father, uncle get death sentence

In a 2012 case of honour killing, a local court on Thursday awarded death sentence to the victim woman's father, Balwinder Singh, and his elder brother, Baldev Singh, who are from Verowal village in Tarn Taran district.

Former block samiti chief, 2 sons booked for shooting

Former Fatehgarh Churrian Block Samiti chairman Ravail Singh, and his sons, Amandeep Singh and Amritpal Singh, are charged with firing at a man a few days ago.

Unpaid employees give MC 72 hours to prevent strike

Anguished by the delay in getting salaries, the Amritsar Municipal Corporation employees on Thursday threatened to go on strike in 72 hours.

BSF launches anti-drug campaign in Amritsar

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday launched an anti-drug campaign in border villages here, to bring awareness among the rural populace against misuse of drugs.

Instructions, issued by the state govt to be enforced in coming rabi season

The government has decided to do away with the previous practice of selling subsidised seeds to farmers whose application forms used to be signed by the sarpanches or nambardars of villages

Sidhu’s message to Punjab BJP, stay united and fight for rights

As former Amritsar MP and BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has yet again taken the battle to the Badal camp; the cricketer-turned-politician has given a clear message to the Punjab BJP leadership that they must stay united. “United we stand, divided we fall,” he added.

2 Spring Daleans chosen for national CBSE skating

Roller skaters from Spring Dale Senior School to have won laurels in the CBSE North Zone Roller Skating Championship held at Rohtak.
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