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HindustanTimes Wed,22 Oct 2014

Amritsar

Asiad medallist seeks bigger reward

Taking a dig at the Punjab gover nment, Asiad silver medallist Khushbir Kaur said while neighbouring Haryana was giving lucrative cash prizes to Asian Games medallist, Punjab’s sportspersons were feeling cheated as the cash prizes announced were too “paltry and insulting”.

Faith preserved, Guru Hargobind's sacred robe restored

Chola Sahib, the 400-year-old sacred robe that sixth Sikh Guru wore on the first Bandi Chhor Diwas in October 1619, has been restored close to another Diwali.

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.

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.

Badal to meet PM for remunerative MSP for farmers

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said he would soon meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek his personal intervention for ensuring remunerative MSP to farmers

‘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.

'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.

Bitterness at Attari to deprive Pak rangers of Diwali sweets

The bitterness that has started brewing between the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistani Rangers in the Attari sector and came to fore on Eid, will also be seen on Diwali, with the BSF deciding not to offer sweets to the Pakistani Rangers on India’s one of the biggest festivals.

'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".

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.

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.

'SAD must explain what it has done for people'

Hitting back at the SAD after its local unit accused former MP Navjot Singh Sidhu of being thankless, chief parliamentary secretary and Sidhu's wife Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Saturday said she would like to ask the Akali Dal what it had done for people in the past two and a half years.

Border Security Force to launch ‘day tourism’ at Attari border

Accommodating nearly 20,000 people in a space meant for just 5,000 is a difficult task that becomes all the more problematic on the Pakistan border. This is the problem that the Border Security Force (BSF) faces every evening when large crowds come flocking to the Attari joint checkpost to witness the retreat ceremony.
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