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HindustanTimes Fri,19 Dec 2014

Amritsar

Akal Takht jathedar to meet Sant Samaj on Dec 22

“I will be meeting the Sant Samaj leaders including its chairman and Damdami Taksal chief Harnam Singh Dhuma on December 22,” he said, adding that he would take up Dhuma’s application for reverting to the Bikrami calendar for consideration. The application was submitted in December last year and had never been discussed till date.

Rs 10 lakh robbed from ATM in New Amritsar

In yet another incident of ATM (automated teller machine) robbery, unidentified miscreants ran away with Rs. 10 lakh from a Punjab National Bank ATM machine in New Amritsar area on Thursday.

Akal Takht justifies Bluestar memorial

Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh on Thursday defended the construction of the Operation Bluestar memorial in the Golden Temple complex, saying that “Sikhs have the right to give their martyrs a place of honour in their shrines.”

NGT letter to MC drives residents of Bhagtanwala

While only time will tell where the proposed solid waste treatment plant actually comes up, a communiqué sent by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to the Amritsar municipal corporation seeking details of the proposed plant drove Bhagtanwala area residents out of their houses on Thursday, five days after they had put off their 42-day-long protest.

4 days on, police failed to trace miscreants in robbery incident

The Batala police are yet to trace any of the three accused, who reportedly opened fire at a Batala-based trader and robbed him of Rs70,000 near Shehkupura village on the busy Amritsar-Pathankot national highway on the evening of December 13.

‘Massihi Bhavan’ in all sub-divisions now: CM Badal

Rolling out Christmas bonanza for the Christian community in Punjab, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday announced that the government would construct a ‘Massihi Bhavan’ in all sub divisions of the state.

Hockey tournament enters Day-3

Three matches were played on the third day of the ongoing 12th Maharaja Ranjeet Singh Junior Gold Cup Hockey Tournament.

Auto-rickshaw drivers in Amritsar go on strike

Condemning the action taken by the Amritsar traffic police against illegal auto-rickshaws, the auto-rickshaw union in the city observed a strike on Wednesday.

Fresh controversy may hit Nanakshahi calendar

With a section of the Sant Samaj (a group of Sikh religious leaders) unhappy with the amended Nanakshahi calendar, a fresh controversy is in the offing. The amendments to the Nanakshahi calendar carried out in 2010 at the behest of the Akal Takht jathedar have led to more discrepancies rather than offer clarity over significant dates in Sikh history.

Langah hits back, calls DDPO a former terrorist

Former Punjab minister and senior Akali leader Sucha Singh Langah on Wednesday alleged that Gurdaspur district development and panchayat officer (DDPO) Jagwinderjit Singh Sandhu, who had accused the former of threatening and abusing him on the phone, was a former terrorist.

Day after attack on students, Wagah mute spectator to pain

The nearly empty spectator gallery, absence of music and a lowered flag indicated the sombre mood of a nation recovering from the brutal attack on innocent schoolchildren by Talibani militants in Peshawar.

SGPC to build memorial to 1982 plane hijacker

After building a memorial to victims of Operation Bluestar at the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has now decided to build a library as a memorial to Gurbax Singh, who had hijacked an Air India plane in 1982.

British on a new Ranjit Singh campaign, goal is now friendly

More than 165 years after the British grabbed the empire of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, a young team from the United Kingdom has come to annex the junior hockey gold cup named in his honour.

AAP leader Chhotepur slams institution of halqa incharge

Reacting to the alleged threat by former state minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sucha Singh Langah to Gurdaspur district development and panchayat officer (DDPO) Jagwinderjit Singh Sandhu, Aam Admi Party (AAP) Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Tuesday said SAD's practice of appointing defeated party leaders as halqa incharges is the root cause behind such incidents.

'Bir' burning case: Akal Takht rejects SIT findings

The Akal Takht has rejected the findings of a probe by the special investigation team (SIT) into the burning of 'bir' of Guru Granth Sahib at a gurdwara in Jodhpur village in Tarn Taran district on December one.
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