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HindustanTimes Sat,22 Nov 2014

Amritsar

Bhagat Puran Singh biopic: Pavan essays role of selfless saint

Pavan Malhotra has charmed the audience as Geet’s uncle in the blockbuster film Jab We Met, as an army coach Gurdev Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Deep Singh Rana in 1984 Punjab and as Tiger Memon in Black Friday. How can we forget his lead roles in Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s National Award-winning film Bagh Bahadur and Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro?

Residents trash MC's proposal to throw mud on Bhagtanwala dump

While the Amritsar municipal corporation (MC) proposes to throw mud on the voluminous mound of garbage that has accumulated at the Bhagtanwala dump over the years, besides constructing a boundary wall around it, the residents of the localities around the dump have trashed the idea.

ABVP convention to focus on drug addiction in Punjab

Delegates have started arriving in the holy city for participating in the three-day 60th annual national convention of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), commencing on November 14.

MC awaits panel's nod on sterilisation of stray dogs

Dogged by a prevailing financial crunch and several failed attempts at sterilisation of stray dogs, the Amritsar municipal corporation (MC), with its meager resources, plans to try its hand again at sterilising the pariah canines that have made life difficult for the city residents.

BKU demands Rs. 400 per quintal MSP for sugarcane

The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) has urged the Punjab government to use its influence on the central government to get the minimum support price (MSP) of sugarcane fixed at Rs. 400 per quintal.

SGPC hails MP govt's move to waive tax on ' Char Sahibzade'

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar has appreciated the decision of the Madhya Pradesh (MP) government to waive entertainment tax on Harry Baweja's Punjabi movie, 'Char Sahibzade', based on the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh.

Dist education dept organises anti-copying campaign

To create awareness against mass copying through the second phase of 'Nakal Virodhi Abhiyan' Amritsar, the district education department on Tuesday organised a mini-marathon wherein more than 400 students participated.

Senior BJP leader seeks aid for terrorist victims

Senior BJP leader and former minister, Dr Baldev Raj Chawla, has sought a relief package from the central government for those families that were targeted by terrorists in Punjab and had lost their kith and kin during the decade-long period of militancy in the border state.

Unsuccessful attempt to break ATM in Batala

Two unidentified persons unsuccessfully tried to break open an ATM of Central Bank of India, situated in the thickly-populated Chakri Bazar area here, late on Monday night.

Land for proposed IIM identified near Amritsar

The district administration has identified two sites for the proposed Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and sent these to the government. Finance minister Arun Jaitley had announced the IIM for Punjab in the union budget.

Beating the retreat: BSF lifts crowd restriction

As thousands of tourists who reached the Attari border to witness Beating the Retreat ceremony could not watch the spectacle due to the BSF’s restriction on crowd, the border guarding force has now removed the restriction, fearing a stampede like situation outside the visitors’ gallery.

Admn shortlists 2 sites for IIM

After Union finance minister Arun Jaitley announced an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for Punjab in the general budget, the Amritsar district administration has shortlisted two sites for the ambitious project and sent its proposal to the Centre for approval.

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley set to visit land of ancestors after four decades

Almost 40 years after her last visit to India and the holy city, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley is all set her foot on the land of her ancestors again as she reaches Amritsar on November 14.

MC workers in city to shun lifting garbage from today

The city is likely to be besieged by garbage heaps as the sanitation workers of the Amritsar municipal corporation and the members of the MC Workers' Union have decided to shun lifting of garbage from Tuesday.

SAD blames BJP for garbage dump in Bhagatawala area

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has blamed its alliance partner, the BJP, for failing to shift the garbage dump from the Bhagatawala area in the Amritsar South assembly segment to some other place on the periphery of the city.
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