HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014


Tourism police to become operational by December end in Amritsar

Right at the end of 2014, the Amritsar police commissionerate is all set to launch a ‘tourism police’ service with an aim to make tourists flocking to the city from across the country and the globe in big numbers safe and secure.

Madan Mohan Malaviya had close link with holy city

Freedom fighter and educationist Madan Mohan Malaviya, who has been chosen for India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, had a close association with the holy city of Amritsar, dating back to the times when the British used 'black laws and ordinances' to crush any form of revolt against their oppressive rule.

Cong to launch agitation over blue card issue: Raman Bahl

Senior Congress leader Raman Bahl on Thursday flayed the Punjab government for its alleged failure to issue blue cards for providing ration at cheap rates to all eligible families of the state.

Prisoner escapes from Pathankot hospital, four cops suspended

A drug-peddling accused from the sub jail here escaped on Thursday from the local civil hospital to which he had been moved for treatment. The four policemen who were guarding him have been suspended for negligence.

Under 'Swachh Bharat', drain carries garbage, diseases in Sant Nagar

The ongoing Swachh Bharat drive initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi across the country seems to have no impact in Sant Nagar locality of Pathankot where residents and the administration seem hardly bothered about their filthy surroundings.

Sikh activists go on hunger strike to express solidarity

A day after chief minister Parkash Singh Badal sought the release of 13 Sikh militants who have been under detention in jails across the country since the era of militancy in Punjab, activists of 'International Sikh Organisation' (ISO), went on a day's hunger strike to support the cause.

RSS-backed conversions against spirit of Constitution: Cong MP

Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ashwani Kumar on Wednesday said that religous conversions engineered by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) had shocked the secular spirit of the Constitution of the country.

Christian leader slams BJP for 're-conversion'

Former Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board member and senior Congress Christian leader Kanwal Bakshi said that "re-conversion" of Christians to Hinduism was nothing but a hoax.

Cong holds protest against Valtoha

Local Congress leaders and workers came out on the streets to protest against Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA and chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) Virsa Singh Valtoha, who referred to himself as a 'militant' in the Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday.

Ranjit Avenue turn into garbage dumping ground

Local bodies minister Anil Joshi may have gone overboard in laying tiles in the posh locality of Ranjit Avenue but when it came to garbage heaps, he seems to have forgotten the task to be done.

SGPC chief Makkar releases book on Harmandir Sahib

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar on Tuesday released the 145th edition of the book, 'Harmandir Sahib', authored by Dr Saroop Singh Alagh.

2014 sees filth all over holy city

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal spoke of making Amritsar one of the most beautiful cities every time he visited the holy city this year, but as 2014 nears its end, the city is struggling to get a clean look as garbage heaps dot it all over and politics is being played over the issue.

Filth conditions continue to mar Bhagtanwala area

Just a few days after the residents of localities near the Bhagtanwala dump called off their protest following assurances that garbage would not be dumped there any longer and the proposed solid waste treatment plant would be shifted from there, the two ditch machines deployed in the area to clear garbage, which had spilled into the adjoining locales, were called off leaving these localities as filthy as ever before.

Spring Daleans bags silver in CBSE national hockey

Budding sportspersons from Spring Dale Senior School proved their mettle again in sports by bagging a silver medal in CBSE National Hockey Championship held at Rampur.

Sant Samaj firm on Bikrami calendar, hands over memo to Takht jathedar

The Sant Samaj, a conglomerate of a number of Sikh religious groups and sects, has called upon the Akal Takht to replace the Nanakshahi calendar with the traditional Bikrami calendar, which was followed by the Sikh community before the Sikh calendar came into being in 2003.
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