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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014

Amritsar

Green cover over Company Gardens depleting fast

Shades of grey have began showing up amidst the fast depleting green cover over the historic Company Gardens that houses the legacy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the legendary ruler of Punjab, as a major chunk of the park has been covered by concrete in the name of its beautification.

125 back from J-K, tearful reunion at airport

Leaving behind the devastating floods that claimed over 200 lives and uprooted many families in Jammu and Kashmir, as many as 125 tourists struck in the flood landed at Sree Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport here on Saturday afternoon.

Golden Temple kitchen in full swing for Kashmir

As Kashmir continues to battle floodwaters, the langar or community kitchen facilities of the Golden Temple and other shrines here are putting in all the efforts to cook as much food as possible for the tragedy-hit people.

Lush green Fish Park craves for admn's attention

 The only operational park in the town - Fish Park - is in bad shape due to lack of its proper maintenance. Spread over eight-acre premises, it is situated between residences of district and sessions judge and deputy commissioner.

Admn dispatches relief material; DC appeals people to donate generously

 The district administration on Saturday airlifted a consignment of relief material comprising cooked food, blankets, rations and water to the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir by two Indian Air Force (IAF) planes.

Aid pours in for flood victims

The philanthropic spirit of Amritsar residents came to the fore yet again when a truck loaded with blankets was dispatched for the flood-affected Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

J-K floods: Golden Temple responds to Omar’s SOS, sends food packets

Following a phone call from the Jammu and Kashmir chief minister to his Punjab counterpart, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Friday sent langar (food prepared in community kitchens of gurdwaras) for around 50,000 flood-affected people of Srinagar.

Amritsar receives three suspected cases of dengue

The deadly dengue, which has struck the city residents several times in the past, has begun to raise its ugly head again. Amritsar has received three suspected cases of the disease, which have put the district health authorities on their toes.

Protest over custodial death

After the mysterious death of a Pathankot resident in Faridkot jail, the parents of the deceased and local residents kept the body on the road and blocked the Pathankot-Jalandhar national highway for more than three hours on Friday.

Green belts in district shopping complex turn an eyesore

Amid all the chants of 'Go Green, Go Clean' by the local civic authorities, the green belts in district shopping complex at Ranjit Avenue here depict a contrary picture, as they have just turned out to be garbage dumping grounds, a happy playground for beggars and a hangout for anti-social elements, posing security risk to woman employees working in the complex.

Amritsar, Ludhiana picked to be developed as smart cities

The cities of Amritsar and Ludhiana meet the criterion for being developed as smart cities. At a meeting called by the union urban development ministry on Friday, seeking suggestions from various states, Punjab local bodies minister Anil Joshi said the two cities fell in the category of 10-lakh-plus population.

Seek info under RTI, get booked for creating obstacle in govt functioning

In Ajnala sub-division one must be cautious while approaching the block development and panchayat office (BDPO) for seeking information on funds spent on developmental works in various villages under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. If information leaks out to the cops, you may find yourself behind the bars the Ajnala police station with several cases slapped on you.

Overloading of school vans ,Traffic cops summon school principals

Taking a strong exception to overloading by school vans, the Amritsar traffic police authorities on Thursday summoned principals of various city schools for a meeting on Friday to take up the issue with them.

Left leader's 10-year ordeal for opposing Akalis continues

A decade may have passed but the words of a Punjab Police inspector still haunt him and remind him how difficult it is to get justice in the state. The inspector had told him: "Comrade, tu ki karenga, naare maar levenga, dharne layenga, mere upar koye asar nahi hona.

Ram Tirath issue: Govt resolves dispute amicably

The dispute over the possession of various historical sites at the ancient Ram Tirath temple was amicably resolved on Wednesday following the intervention of the Punjab government.
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