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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

Amritsar

Girl child born at SGPC hospital will be given Rs. 1,000 as 'shagun'

With an aim to discourage female foeticide, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has announced to hand over a 'shagun' of `1,000 to every girl child born at SGPC-run Ram Das Charitable Hospital at the time of birth.

Robbers break open ATM, run away with Rs. 26 lakh

In yet another incident of ATM robbery, miscreants ran away with `26 lakh after breaking open an automated teller machine of State Bank of India (SBI) in Rajasansi on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

Over 500 stuck in flood as drain coming from Pak wreaks havoc

Increasing water level of Basantar drain - which flows down from Pakistan to merge into the Ravi in the Indian Territory has wreaked havoc in villages along the Indo-Pak border in Dera Baba Nanak sector.The drain has not only swept away pavement of pukka roads, but more than 500 villagers were also stuck.

Shrine land possession: Mahant gets more security

Apprehending tension over a piece of land at the ancient Ram Tirath shrine near here, police have increased the security of the mahant to whom the Punjab and Haryana high court has given the possession.

Amritsar MC slaps notices on unsafe buildings

With incessant rain claiming nine lives in the last two days, the focal point of the municipal corporation authorities has once again shifted to “unsafe” buildings in the city. The MC authorities have slapped notices on the owners’ of unsafe buildings- 100 of which are located in narrow lanes of the walled city area alone and continue to serve as shops-cum-residence- asking them either get their buildings repaired or vacate them.

City schools get CBSE sports promotion award

Two city schools - DAV Public School, Lawrence Road, and Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School, Majitha road bypass - had been felicitated with the CBSE Sports Promotion Award on Friday for their volunteered efforts in hosting and organising CBSE sporting competitions and promoting sports and games at the school level.

'Controlling damage is our top priority'

With unsafe houses and buildings continue to collapse due to incessant rain in the region, Amritsar district has seen nine deaths in just past two days. This phenomenon is not new to the city as the same had happened in 2012 when many precious lives were lost. Though the administration had promised to check unsafe houses and buildings, these continue to exist and claim lives even after two years.

Roof collapse due to rains kills 8 more

Wails of women rented the air of this sleepy village on Saturday morning when they woke up to find eight of a family, including two children, buried under debris of the roof of a house that collapsed due to incessant rain in the region since Wednesday evening.

8 members of family killed as house collapses

Eight members of a family were killed and one was seriously injured after the roof of their house collapsed due to rains at Dhalla village near on Saturday, police said .The incident occurred late last night when the roof of the house collapsed following heavy downpour, police said.

More showers can spell disaster for crops

When the rain was most required by the farmers, the monsoon eluded them and they went about pumping out precious groundwater so that their paddy and basmati crops could be saved. Now when they would prefer the weather to remain more dry than wet, the rain has come pouring down.

7 die in Amritsar roof cave-ins

A day after a youth was killed in a roof collapse in the city due in an incident of roof collapse, seven more persons lost their lives on Friday as heavy rains continued to hit the region.

Rain, poor infrastructure mar Modi's address in rural schools

An electrician rushed through the narrow lanes of the village carrying a television set, with a teacher covering him with an umbrella to protect it from the rain in a desperate bid to ensure that students could watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi's live address on the Teachers' Day.

Sukhbir Badal sets March 3 deadline for BRTS project

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday set the deadline for the completion of the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) project till March 3, 2015. The project would now cost rs 333 crore and would include seven corridors at important geographical points in the city

SGPC protests killing of Sikh by terrorists in Pak

 

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar has condemned the recent killing of a Sikh trader by terrorists in Mardan town of the Khyber area of Pakistan.

Rain, poor infrastructure mar Modi's address in rural schools

An electrician rushed through the narrow lanes of the village carrying a television set, with a teacher covering him with an umbrella to protect it from the rain in a desperate bid to ensure that students could watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi's live address on the Teachers' Day.
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