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HindustanTimes Thu,23 Oct 2014

Amritsar

Badal opens first phase of Golden Temple plaza

 On the eve of Diwali, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal dedicated the first phase of the Golden Temple plaza to the people, with the promise that his government was committed to making Amritsar a heritage city.

UGC-NET eligibility test 2014 on December 28

 The UGC-NET eligibility test 2014 would be held on December 28, 2014 (Sunday). This was disclosed in a notification by University Grants Commission, New Delhi (UGC) through its website www.ugcnetonline.in.

Talent Hunt Programme on Creative Skills

A three - day talent hunt special programme on creative skills 'Kala-e-Noor' was concluded here today at the Guru Nanak Dev University. This programme was organized by the Department of Life Long Learning of the University. As many as 100 students participated in fine arts and culinary skill competition during this event.

Desist from making provocative statement, Chawla tells jathedar

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla on Tuesday described as “unfortunate” the reported statement of Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, in which he had criticised her party colleague and former MP Navjot Singh Sidhu for performing a ‘havana’ at his newly-constructed house here on Monday.

2 persons killed in separate accidents

 A truck driver and an unidentified person have been booked in two separate incidents of road accidents in which two persons were killed.In the first cases, Mahesh Khanna (45), a resident of Katra Khazana, died after being hit by a truck. Khanna was riding a scooter when he was hit by the truck on Monday.

Ludhiana woman robbed, 2 booked

The Amritsar city police have booked two unidentified persons in connection with robbing a Ludhiana woman of her purse containing an iphone, an ipad and cash when she was on way to the Golden Temple in an autorickshaw.

Tribute paid to Punjab police martyrs on Commemoration Day

Rich tribute was paid to the martyrs of the Punjab police at a district-level function organised to mark Police Commemoration Day at Police Memorial in Police Lines here on Tuesday.

'Deregulation of diesel price not in farmers’ interest'

The central government’s decision to deregulate diesel price and subsequent cut in the price of diesel by Rs. 3.37 per litre has brought some relief to the farming community, however, kisan (farmer) unions have expressed their apprehension over linking domestic diesel price with the international oil prices.

‘There is constant fall in quality of teaching’

Today’s youth, irrespective of their country, were drifting away from mathematics and science and teachers were to be blamed for it, observed M Shamsher Ali, president, Educational Quality Assurance Foundation (EQAF), while delivering a lecture at Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) on Monday.

Bharatiya Janata Party camp erupts into celebrations

As results of Haryana and Maharashtra assembly elections started pouring in since Sunday morning and the Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the single largest party in both the states, the jubilant local unit BJP leaders and workers celebrated the comprehensive victory by bursting crackers and dancing on the beats of drums.

Improvement Trust ignores District Shopping Centre

 Punjab local bodies and medical education minister Anil Joshi has got every reason to pat his own back, as the minister who normally remains at the receiving end as far as the issues concerning the holy city, on Sunday wielded a broom to clean District Shopping Centre (DSC) at B-Block in Ranjit Avenue.

'It's injustice to pay toll tax after paying hefty road tax'

 Senior BJP leader and former minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla on Sunday said "it was sheer injustice to pay toll tax for the use of highways and roads after having paid a heavy amount as road tax".

Administration yet to issue licences to cracker vendors in city

With less than a week left in Diwali, the district administration is yet to issue licences to cracker vendors in the city.Though an area has been designated in New Amritsar for setting up a cracker market on the national highway, the sale of crackers is yet to start in the absence of licences. The makeshift cracker market that has come up in the area so far seems abandoned.

Diwali festivities begin on unsafe note

Near Diwali, this eating capital of the country is abuzz with activity of the gastronomic kind, with adulteration changing the flavor of traditional sweets.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh's palace in shambles

Dinanagar, a tiny town in Gurdaspur District, can boast of being the erstwhile summer capital of the great Sikh emperor Maharaja Ranjit Singh, but it has failed to maintain the glory of the monuments related with him.
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