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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014

Amritsar

Harsimrat speaks only for riot victims: Laxmi Kanta

The Akalis and its saffron coalition partner on Friday stepped into an argument started by former state health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla when she accused Union minister for food processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal of speaking only for the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Photo row: SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar seeks apology from US gurdwara

The photograph of a young Sikh woman in bridal attire, posing before the Guru Granth Sahib inside a gurdwara in Glen Cove town of New York, has triggered a controversy after it went viral on Facebook. The photo shows the bride, Sonal Parmar, sitting with her back to the holy book.

Wailing woman gets no justice from CM Badal

Wailing with outstretched hands, a local woman did manage to attract the attention of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal during the sangat darshan at Guruwali village in this district on Thursday. But she failed to get justice.

Ghuman botched-up eye surgeries: No headway even after a week

Even more than a week after the Ghuman botched-up eye surgeries incident came to light, Batala police are yet to make any headway in this case. The police have even failed to identify the persons, who were running the administration of the hospital, where 153 surgeries were conducted without the permission of the health authorities.

In Amritsar, CM yet to visit eye patients

Even as Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal is in Amritsar for the last two days, attending sangat darshans in various areas and watching plays, he is yet to visit the ailing 25 eye patients affected by the botched-up eye surgeries, who are admitted into the medical college and hospital here.

Gurdaspur boy wins gold in Asian junior judo competition

Gurdaspur boy Jasleen Singh has brought laurels to the state and the country by winning a gold medal in the 66 kg category in the ongoing 18th Asian Junior Judo Championship at Hong Kong in China on Thursday.

Sukhbir promises jobs to sports achievers

To encourage and promote sports, the Punjab government will soon have a job policy wherein players excelling at the international-level tournaments would automatically become eligible for a government job.

Akal Takht demands action against DJJS

Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has reiterated his demand for imposing a ban on the activities of the Nurmahal-based Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS), saying that these are against Sikhism.

Photo row: Makkar seeks apology from US gurdwara

The photograph of a young Sikh woman in bridal attire, posing before the Guru Granth Sahib inside a gurdwara in Glen Cove town of New York, has triggered a controversy after it went viral on Facebook.

SGPC asks PM to review cases of Sikh detainees

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for reviewing the cases of Sikh detainees who have been languishing in jail despite having completed their sentences.

Time to seek release of Sikh detainees: Akal Takht

The Akal Takht feels the prevailing political scenario in the country is ideally suited to Sikhs to seek the release of all Sikh detainees (pertaining to period of militancy) who have completed their jail sentences and also to find a permanent solution to Article 25 (b) of the Constitution, which clubs Sikhs with Hindus, a view not acceptable to Sikhs.

Aided colleges’ staff to boycott university exams on Dec 15, 19

The teaching and nonteaching staff of aided-colleges of Punjab — who are backed by their college principals — have decided to intensify their struggle and mount pressure on the government for the release of 95% grant-in-aid to these colleges.

Govt initiates process to offer respite to owners

The Punjab government has set in motion the process of formulating a policy to offer a much-needed respite to owners of “illegal hotels” during a meeting convened in Chandigarh on Wednesday even as the Punjab and Haryana high court had directed the Amritsar municipal corporation to initiate action against them.

Aided-colleges staff to boycott university exams on Dec 15, 19

The teaching and non-teaching staff of aided-colleges of Punjab — who are backed by their college principals — have decided to intensify their struggle and mount pressure on the government for the release of 95% grant-in-aid to these colleges.

Bajwa exhorts Sujanpur Cong workers to expand party ambit

Taking his party’s membership campaign from Pathankot town to Sujanppur on Wednesday, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa called upon Congress activists to expand its mass base in Punjab.
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