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HindustanTimes Sat,02 Aug 2014

Amritsar

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.

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.

Ex-PM at Golden Temple on Sunday

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh will be in Amritsar, his hometown, on Saturday and Sunday. He will pay obeisance at the Golden Temple on Sunday morning and attend a private function in the city on the same day.

Morcha call to be history’s date with Manji Sahib hall

With the neighbouring state in no mood to relent on the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC), the focus now will be on the Panthic convention, being termed the World Sikh Conference, convened by Punjab’s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) at the Manji Sahib hall in the Golden Temple complex here on July 27.

Former PM Manmohan to visit Amritsar on Sunday

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh will visit Amritsar, his hometown, on Saturday, July 26.
Singh will pay obeisance at the Golden Temple on Sunday morning and attend a private function in the city on the same day.

Couple killed in accident

A couple was killed when a speeding truck collided with their motorcycle near Aliwal bypass here on Thursday.

Gurdwara panel postpones hearing of petition against SGPC auditor

 The Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission deferred the hearing of the petition seeking the dismissal of the high-profile Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) auditor SS Kohli to August 7.

Manmohan Singh to visit Amritsar on Sunday

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh will visit Amritsar, his hometown, on Saturday, July 26. Singh will pay obeisance at the Golden Temple on Sunday morning and attend a private function in the city on the same day.
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