HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014


Heat claims beggar's life

Third heat-related death in recent days was reported in Amritsar on Friday.

Recession shatters hopes of batala industrialists

 The Batala small scale industry which was famous in the country for its machinery was already passing through a deep crisis owing to the policies of the centre and state government, but now country wide recession played the role of last nail in the coffin of Batala industry.

Akal Takht intervenes, Panthic conventions called off

In an attempt to defuse the rising tension and end confrontation between the two Sikh groups over the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) issue, the Akal Takht on Saturday ordered the cancellation of the Panthic conventions that were to be held in Amritsar and Karnal. Punjab BJP in-charge hails decision

Akal Takht directive fails to restrain Makkar

Defeating efforts by the Akal Takht to defuse tension, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar continues to spit venom at the fellow Sikhs who created a separate gurdwara body in Haryana.

Phoolka welcomes jathedar order

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader HS Phoolka has welcomed the decision of the Akal Takht to call off the confronting Panthic conventions at Amritsar and Karnal.

SGPC panel to visit Saharanpur for inquiring into incident

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Saturday announced the formation of a four-member panel, which will visit Saharanpur to make an on-the-spot assessment of the situation there following clashes between members of two minority communities over possession of a disputed property adjacent to a gurdwara. Western UP on boil again: 2 killed in Saharanpur clashes, curfew clamped

Prayers offered at Akal Takht for ending fratricidal feud

As the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) prepares to unveil its strategy for taking on the Haryana government over the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) issue at the Panthic convention (world Sikh conference) to be held here on Sunday at Manji Sahib Hall.

Manmohan cancels Amritsar visit

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh has cancelled his visit to Amritsar. He was scheduled to arrive here on Saturday and pay obeisance at the Golden Temple on Sunday, besides attending a private function.

Haryana move attack on Sikh panth: Akal Takht

Ignoring appeals from a section of the Sikh community for finding an amicable solution to the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) issue so as to put an end to the ongoing tussle within the community, the Akal Takht has described the formation of a separate gurdwara committee by the neighbouring state as “a direct attack on the Sikh panth”.

Capt Amarinder warns Badal against pushing Punjab into constitutional crisis

Local MP Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday warned chief minister Parkash Singh Badal against pushing Punjab into a constitutional crisis, by not only "abdicating his authority and responsibility" as the chief minister but also by "building up an explosive situation that had the potential to explode and spiral out of control only to satisfy his ego and vested interests".

Panthic meet: Police ban movement of four-wheelers inside walled city

In view of the Panthic convention to be held by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) at the Golden Temple here on Sunday, the city police have banned the plying of four-wheelers inside the walled city for a day. The move is likely to inconvenience the locals and visitors alike.

DLSA holds meeting with bankers

The local chapter of the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) held a meeting with the bankers in the city on Friday to make bank managers aware of the permanent lok adalat (public utility services), Amritsar.

Special de-addiction camp mere announcement

The combined drive by various government departments to start drug de-addiction camps this week remained confined to paper.

Small farmers can increase production by adopting rice intensification technique

With the changing climatic conditions, water from rain is becoming more unreliable. It is in such a situation that the agricultural sector will have to feed more people and have very little water to spare as there is also pressure for increasing water demand from other sectors.

Advance tax on traders: Joshi serves ultimatum on state govt

Taking on the Punjab government on the issue of advance tax being imposed on stocks belonging to traders, local bodies minister Anil Joshi on Thursday gave an ultimatum to the state government saying he would lead an agitation with traders in case the government failed to withdraw the tax by Monday.
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