Usmeet Kaur is a staff correspondent in Amritsar. She covers district administration, education and civic issues, besides writing for HT City.
Articles by Usmeet Kaur
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2017 03:51 PM IST
Special gallery for Saragarhi martyrs to give tribute to 21 Sikh martyrs.
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2017 10:55 AM IST
The illumination by digitally-controlled, multi-coloured LED lights would bedazzle visitors this Diwali
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2017 12:44 AM IST
The flag is hoisted with great pomp and show, but is either damaged or just flies away very so often; strong winds, fabric quality, even pollution are cited as possible reasons. Amritsar Improvement Trust has spent around Rs 10 lakh on the flags since 2015.
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2017 10:05 PM IST
The 360-ft high flag near Indo-Pak border at Attari, repeatedly damaged due to wind, was taken off by Amritsar admn in April and has not been hoisted again ever since.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2017 02:22 PM IST
Ouoting a Sikh prayer, he said, “Live by the ideology Sarbat da bhala (welfare ,peace and prosperity for all).
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2017 09:59 AM IST
Experts running the centre said patients who get detoxified in the OPD are reluctant to stay in the rehab for the longer period as their livelihood gets affected due to being confined.
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2017 07:46 PM IST
“It’s been over 400 years that this langar tradition is on. This being among the world’s biggest community kitchens, we now have plans to expand it.”
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2017 08:15 AM IST
Renovation work on the building, which once housed the office of the Amritsar deputy commissioner, has been started. The state government is planning to convert it into a museum or a heritage restaurant.
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2017 09:09 PM IST
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UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2017 09:00 PM IST
Cheaper machine-made Chinese daggers have flooded the market, rendering local units out of business. Though the quality of the Amritsari kirpan is arguably better, the impact can be seen as the city that once housed hundreds of manufacturing units can today boast of only 30 to 40.
By Usmeet Kaur
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2017 09:58 AM IST
Anmol said he will go for the Indian Foreign Services. ”India is growing by leaps and bounds. I want to play a pivotal role in it,” he added.
PSEB Class 10 results 2017: Majha region records highest pass percentage, Gurdaspur leads with 89.97%
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2017 05:29 PM IST
The Majha region of Punjab recorded the highest pass percentage in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class 10 board examinations, the results of which were declared on Monday, even though the state toppers do not belong to the 4 districts in the area.
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2017 11:59 PM IST
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2017 10:44 AM IST
Even though construction has taken off, but deadlock between the government and IIM committee continues over campus land
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2017 03:30 PM IST
A student of non-medical stream, Riya scored 441 marks out of 450.
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2017 07:11 PM IST
Appealing in favour of maintaining bilateral cultural ties between India and Pakistan, theatre activist Jatinder Brar, theatre personality Kewal Dhaliwal and actor Anita Devgan said “Cinema and theatre are the only channels left which can revive amicable relations between the two countries.
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2017 08:44 AM IST
The CM also reiterated his government’s commitment to waiving off farmers’ debts, saying the State Farmers’ Commission would work out the modalities and give viable recommendations on the issue within two months.
Hindustant Times, Amritsar | By Usmeet Kaur
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2017 09:47 AM IST
The move was necessitated after Prof AS Brar resigned after the formation of the Congress government in the state. Prof Brar, who joined the GNDU as the vice-chancellor in 2009, had two extensions during his tenure.
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2017 09:08 AM IST
15 buses operational since December pulled out of road last week; Sidhu says project not shelved
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2017 08:08 PM IST
“The students must realise that people who are backing them are doing that for their political and personal interests.”
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2017 08:08 PM IST
KCC president Satyajit Singh Majithia reached Amritsar on Monday and declared the postponement of examinations “until normalcy returns”.
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2017 09:24 AM IST
The deadlock is due to the approach road to the proposed campus. Currently the approach road is from NH-1 (Amritsar-Delhi highway) side, but the IIM authorities want another one from the NH-15 side.
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2017 02:27 PM IST
After paying obeisance at the Golden temple on Thursday morning, Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan reached Pingalwara at Manawala, Amritsar, where he spent time with inmates, encouraging them to be “goal-oriented”.
By Usmeet Kaur
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2017 10:11 AM IST
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2017 04:34 PM IST
As high profile visit of the Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan starts today (on Wednesday) evening, the Amritsar police have made elaborate security arrangements to ensure safety of the dignitary during his visit to the holy city.
Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Usmeet Kaur and Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2017 10:24 AM IST
The much-awaited ‘Saragarhi Sarai’, a luxurious inn for pilgrims, was inaugurated along the Heritage Street near Golden Temple on Tuesday. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) had laid the foundation stone of the Rs 44-crore project in December 2011 to provide better facilities to devotees.
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2017 03:06 PM IST
Bamboozled by the regular damage to the tallest national flags hoisted in Amritsar, the district administration wrote to the state home department seeking expert advise on how to tackle the problem. But more than a week later, the department is yet to respond.
Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Aseem Bassi and Usmeet Kaur
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2017 10:59 AM IST
He said that Pakistan was not a market for him. “It is a ladder that can connect the cultures. I would make it very clear that the ban on one movie cannot jeopardise the long efforts made to bring peace between two nations,” he added.
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2017 06:41 PM IST
Time has not healed this Partition. Seven decades on, India still hasn’t come to terms with the trauma ordinary people go through after the extraordinary divide of 1947 that created Pakistan but united the two Punjabs in grief.