HindustanTimes Wed,23 Jul 2014


HSGPC issue: SGPC carries on with anti-Cong rhetoric

A day after the Haryana assembly gave its consent to the formation of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (HSGPC), the Amritsarbased Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) continued with its anti-Hooda and anti-Congress tirade.

No heavy rains yet, but MC learns no lessons

Though there have been no signs of rain that people have been waiting to get relief from the searing heat, the civic condition in the city is so pathetic that even a brief shower leaves most city areas inundated.

BJP leader slams Punjab govt for 'demolishing' city's heritage

BJP national vice-president Laxmi Kanta Chawla has sought to know from the Punjab government whether it understood the concept and meaning of 'heritage', as it was more involved in "demolishing the old order instead of preserving it and all this was being done in the name of development".

Man booked for attempt to rape

A housewife in Islamabad area of the city has lodged a complaint with the police that Vijay Kumar, a resident of Gali Masitwali, attempted to molest her while she was alone in her house on Friday afternoon.

Army personnel's rifle used in murder

A resident of Ghanupur Kale village on the outskirts of the city was allegedly murdered on Friday by two fellow villagers with whom he had a land dispute.

DEO feels sorry after hurting woman employee over phone

District Education Officer (DEO-elementary ) Didar Singh had to feel sorry for his alleged misbehaviour with a woman inclusive education volunteer (IEV) over phone after she lodged a formal complaint against at the local police station on Thursday.

MC proposes to bring 'illegal'hotels under old building bylaws

In a significant move, the Amritsar municipal corporation on Friday passed a proposal to bring 'illegal' hotels under the old building bylaws (of 1976) to provide relief to hoteliers.

19 mobiles seized from central jail in Amritsar

In a search operation in the Amritsar central jail, which is mostly in the news for the wrong reasons, the police on Friday recovered 19 mobile phones and six SIM cards.Besides, suspected narcotic powder and opium was also recovered during the search operation that started at around 6 am and continued for four hours.

Panel tells Gurdaspur DC to restore NRI’s property

The NRI Commission, Punjab, has ordered the Gurdaspur district administration to take prompt action in handing over possession of a property to its Denmark-based owner, Sarjit Singh Ahluwalia (78).

HC notice to Khanna on plea seeking disqualification

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday issued a notice of motion to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of Parliament from Gurdaspur Vinod Khanna on an election petition seeking his disqualification on the grounds of issuing election advertisements on television channels seeking votes in the name of religion and not declaring the exact amount spent on advertisements and election rallies.

SGPC forms separate sub-committee for Haryana

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Friday announced a separate sub-committee to look after Gurdwaras in Haryana as the ruling Congress introduced a Bill in the state Assembly seeking a separate body to manage affairs of Sikh shrines.

MC delays birth certificates of people with dues

If the residents of Batala need death or birth certificates, they are supposed to clear all their pending bills relating to water supply, sewerage and house tax.

Jaitley loses track of ‘vision’ for Amritsar

When union finance minister Arun Jaitley came to Amritsar to contest his first Lok Sabha election, he rolled out his ‘vision document’ in which he promised the moon to the people, but in his first budget presented in Parliament on Thursday he seems to have lost track of his visionary zeal.  Budget 2014 highlights: Jaitley gives tax relief I Budget and the region

Four-laning of Pathankot-Amritsar highway misses another deadline

 The slow pace of work on the four-laning project of the Pathankot-Amritsar national highway is going to miss yet another deadline, which was last extended from July 2013 to July 2014.

CPS Navjot wants husband’s money back from dist admn

Amid all the protests going on against the massive tree cutting drive in Amritsar in the name of development, chief parliamentary secretary Navjot Kaur Sidhu has demanded back Rs. 1 crore contributed by her husband and former MP Navjot Singh Sidhu to district administration for promoting 'greenery' in the city a few years ago.

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