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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Amritsar

Air force employee held for 'spying' in Pathankot

An employee from the air force base here was on Saturday arrested on a charge of selling strategic information about the station to a woman. The cyber squad of the air base had put him under surveillance and it has his emails to the woman registered as Meena Raina on the internet.

Narang hospital raid: Health service providers hold district-wide strike

Medical services were disrupted again on Saturday as health service providers observed a district-wide strike to protest against the non-cooperative attitude of the Narang hospital authorities towards a medical team led by civil surgeon Dr Rajiv Bhalla.

No uniformity in uniform distribution in schools

Her eyes are filled with dreams of future when she walks to school; she is as adorable as any other girl studying in a private school; but she isn't as blessed as the latter. Her uniform is old and mucky, her hairs are messy and she wears a withered 'chappal' instead of a pair of shoes - Muskaan from Government High School at Mehlanwala village is being looked after by her grandmother, living in the same village, since the death of her mother.

After Indira assassins, now Vaidya killers made 'heroes'

The makers of "Sukha-Jinda", an upcoming movie that portrays the two militant assassins of former army chief general AS Vaidya as "heroes", on Friday committed 50% profit in advance to various causes of Sikh community.

Minor boy commits suicide

 A minor boy committed suicide by hanging under mysterious circumstances on Saturday, said police.

BSF seize drugs, arms near Amritsar

Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have reportedly seized contraband, arms and ammunition from unknown miscreants here.

Stir affects medical services, impact to be severer on Friday

Patients at various hospitals in the city were inconvenienced on Friday by the pen-down strike there for two hours.

Arrangements completed regarding Guru Nanak wedding anniversary

The local administration claimed to have completed all the arrangements regarding the forthcoming 527th marriage ceremony of first Guru, Guru Nanak Dev ji, popularly known as "Babe Da Viah", which is going to celebrate on September 1 in this industrial city.

Embarrassment for SGPC during meeting with Kiwi envoy

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar and executive members should do their homework before they approach foreign dignitaries with problems related to the Sikhs living abroad.

BSF recovers four kg heroin in Punjab

BSF troopers recovered four kg of heroin sought to be smuggled in from the Pakistan side in the Amritsar sector of Punjab, officials said here Friday.

Unplanned divider ruins charm of McLeod Road

Morning walkers in the holy city have lost what was, perhaps, their last remaining favourite road.
An unplanned concrete divider has killed the beauty of Mcleod Road running along the Government College for Girls (GCG). The strolls over there used to be smooth, as the road used to be wide and traffic-free. The median has brought in potholes, logjams, and encroachment.

Cleanliness drive on near Golden Temple

 

A day after a meeting with the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president and senior office-bearers, the municipal corporation on Thursday began cleaning around the Golden Temple.

Double murder in the name of honour

 A double murder in the name of honour came to light on Thursday at a village in this district. A minor girl (15) and her boyfriend (19), who eloped on Monday, are the victims, while the seven accused from her family include her brother.

Amritsar MC officials, SGPC chief discuss cleanliness drive plan

With the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee taking up the cleanliness work around the Golden Temple in its hands, the MC authorities on Wednesday swung into action and held a meeting with SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar and senior office-bearers.

SGPC’s cleanliness drive to be launched from Sept

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will no longer look to the Amritsar municipal corporation (MC) for removing heaps of garbage from streets and bazaars around the Golden Temple, as the gurdwara body is all set to launch its cleanliness drive from September 1.
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