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19 Nov 2019

Stir over Dalit man’s death

19 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

PHAGWARA: Resentment prevailed among Dalits and their respective organisations in Phagwara on Monday after the death of a Dalit youth in Sangrur recently. Activists of the Bahujan Samaj Party, Ambedkar Sena Sena, Ambedkar Sena (Ambedekar), Lok Insaaf Party, and different other Dalit organisations hold noisy demonstrations here today.

‘Register case against Ramdev’

19 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

AMRITSAR: The Phule Ambedkar Joint Action Committee (PAJAC) has demanded registration of a case against yoga guru Ramdev for the remarks he made against followers of Dr BR Ambedkar as “intellectual terrorists”.

Two booked on fraud charge

19 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

AMRITSAR: The Rambagh police have booked two Uttar Pradesh residents, including a woman, for allegedly duping a local resident of Rs 22.50 lakh on the pretext of marrying him.

Teenager raped, 3 youths arrested

19 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police today arrested three youths for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.

Youth injured in firing, 8 booked

19 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth sustained bullet injuries while his brother escaped narrowly after a group of persons opened fire at them.

Bouncer shot at in restaurant

19 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth, working as a bouncer at a restaurant, was injured when a group of persons fired at him yesterday evening.

Foot overbridge construction begins at city railway station

19 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

AMRITSAR: Construction of a foot overbridge (FOB) has commenced near platform 6 and 7 at the railway station here.

Lecture on gender equality

19 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

AMRITSAR: The school of social sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, organised a lecture in the memory of Jagtar Singh Dhesi here on Monday.

Cultural fest at DAV school

19 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

DAV Collegiate Sr Sec School organised "Blooming Teens" a cultural fest on Monday. The fest witnessed various cultural programme by students of XI and XII classes.

20,000 watch light and sound show

19 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

AMRITSAR: The light and sound show being conducted by the state government to mark Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th birth anniversary in the Beas river has had a footfall of over 20,000 in four days.

IIM students to coach schoolkids for competitive examinations

19 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

AMRITSAR: Young management students of the Indian Institute of Management, Amritsar, are making sure to serve their bit to society through Sankalp, a CSR club of the institute.

Working women demand hostels

19 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

AMRITSAR: The expansion of the city and its industries draws many professionals and job seekers from towns and villages on the city’s periphery and surrounding areas.

City BRTS scripts a success story

19 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

AMRITSAR: Amritsar’s one of its kind dedicated bus service under the nomenclature of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) is gaining momentum slowly but steadily.

As winter sets in, demand for woollens rises

19 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

AMRITSAR: The sharp in temperature, that too in the first month of its arrival, has brought cheers to manufacturers of shawl, blankets, tweed, blazers, mufflers and other woolen products.

387 disabled given equipment

19 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

AMRITSAR: Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) Limited, continuing with its second phase of CSR activity under the Accessible India campaign, distributed battery-operated tricycles, wheelchairs, CP chair and hearing aids among 387 people with disabilities.

E-payment for traffic violation fine sought

19 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

AMRITSAR: On the pattern of Ludhiana, city residents are demanding e-payment of fine for traffic violation information slip (TVIS) challans, which are sent to violators’ postal address.

This dying artiste community awaits push for revival

19 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

AMRITSAR: The once popular folk artiste community of Bhands and Marasis is today on the edge of hanging their boots forever.

18 Nov 2019

‘Helping prevent straw-burning’

18 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

Amritsar: New Holland, which deals in agriculture machinery, has stated that balers supplied by it are preventing more than 1.5 million tonnes of crop residue from being burnt in the country every year.

Civic body’s garbage dump afire for a year

18 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

The garbage dump of the Municipal Council, situated at the Sachkhand road, has been afire for more than a year. The authorities concerned, who assure from time to time to douse the flames, don’t appear to be serious as efforts so far have failed to bring desired results.

Workshop on adolescence education

18 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: A two-day capacity building programme in adolescence education was organised for the teachers at Bhavan’s SL Public School here today.

Retracing Guru Nanak’s legacy

18 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: “Why Guru Nanak Dev journeyed across remote areas and face hardships? Why did he never document his journeys? Why is there a limited narrative given by men of faith, who followed him despite the fact that Guru Nanak Dev travelled across geographical landscape that expands across nine countries?”

Traders unhappy with new GST rule

18 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: GST registered dealers are irked at the Union Government for its new provision as per which 80 per cent of the input credit of the buyer will be withheld in case the seller of his products does not upload the bill on portal.

Bus carrying Sikh pilgrims from Canada reaches city

18 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: A special bus, carrying Sikh pilgrims from Canada, today reached India through the Attari-Wagah joint checkpost after attending programmes organised in connection with the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in Pakistan.

Meal price hike irks passengers

18 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Passengers, who frequently travell through trains, are upset at the proposed increase in meal rates.

Insurance firm fined for rejecting medical claim

18 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed an insurance company to pay Rs 54,389 as medical insurance claim and Rs 10,000 as compensation for arbitrarily rejecting the claim.

Show on First Guru extended

18 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration has extended the schedule of light and sound shows, dedicated to the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev being organised at Beas, for one more day in view of the public demand.

Three booked for immigration fraud

18 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have booked two Delhi residents among three persons for duping a local resident of Rs 10.75 lakh on the pretext of getting him settled abroad.

Robbers shoot man, take away valuables

18 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Three armed persons shot a youth and snatched his mobile and purse in Lohgarh village, falling under the Khalchian police station, here yesterday evening.

Online monitoring system at sewage treatment plant soon

18 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has instructed the Municipal Corporation to install online continuous effluent monitoring system (OCEMS) at one of its sewage treatment plants in the city.

MC terminates service of mechanical sweeping firm

18 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Finally, the Municipal Corporation has ended the services of the company hired for mechanical sweeping on major roads and streets leading to the Golden Temple in the city.

Bridge construction work launched

18 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Amritsar (West) MLA Raj Kumar Verka inaugurated the construction of a bridge to connect Guru Ki Wadali with Thande village here today.

Encroachments removed

18 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The estate wing of the Municipal Corporation removed 10 kiosks and other encroachments at Mustafabad and Batala Road area here yesterday.

Finally, CRPF personnel deployed at Central Jail

18 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar Central Jail has become the first one in Punjab to have a company of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) that arrived here yesterday.

17 Nov 2019

Academicians discuss challenges in higher education

17 Nov 2019 | 7:29 AM

AMRITSAR: A one-day national seminar on “Teacher Education: Issues and Challenges” was organised at the Sidana Institute of Education here on Saturday.

Man held with 1-kg heroin

17 Nov 2019 | 7:29 AM

TARN TARAN: The CIA team of the local police nabbed a smuggler and recovered 1.055 kg of heroin from his possession, while his accomplice managed to flee.

City BRTS bags best urban transit award

17 Nov 2019 | 7:29 AM

AMRITSAR: The metro bus service being run under Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in the city is selected for award of excellence under the category of ‘Best Urban Mass Transit Project’ by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Afairs.

No lessons learnt: Jewellers ignore security while on tour

17 Nov 2019 | 7:29 AM

AMRITSAR: Though a jeweller was assaulted and robbed of gold ornaments worth Rs 1 crore two days ago, local jewellers have failed to learn any lesson from such incidents.

NGO to help devotees fill online applications

17 Nov 2019 | 7:29 AM

AMRITSAR: A Dubai-based businessman has announced that his NGO will provide assistance to devotees in filling their online forms to visit Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara. SP Singh Oberoi, founder of Sarbat Da Bhala Charitable Trust, said his NGO would organise camps in this regard.

Patients devoid of basic civic amenities at GNDH

17 Nov 2019 | 7:29 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite tall claims by the government regarding improved public health services for the patients at government hospitals, a mere look at the washrooms near the emergency block of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital(GNDH) is enough to see why the general public does not trusts these claims.

NGO: Need to streamline traffic to improve air quality

17 Nov 2019 | 7:29 AM

AMRITSAR: With so much talk on pollution, its impact on human life and poor air quality in the national capital, city-based residents, environmental activists feel that there is a need to take little steps to bring curb pollution and small changes can lead to bigger success.

Gill’s ‘Punjab’ offers talk on social issues

17 Nov 2019 | 7:29 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjabi author Narjan Singh Gill released his book titled Punjab at the Virsa Vihar here on Saturday. The book comprising of Punjabi poetry that also serves as a social commentary and satire on issues prevailing in Punjab, was appreciated by the present eminent literary personalities, including Shiromani poet Ajaib Singh Hundal and Shiromani theatre director Kewal Dhaliwal.

16 Nov 2019

Seminar on road safety held

16 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMRITSAR: A two-day national seminar-cum-workshop on ‘Road Safety and Right to Walk’ commenced at Guru Nanak Dev University here on Thursday.

Story-telling contest to promote creativity

16 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMRITSAR: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked schools to motivate students to take part in storytelling competitions to be held from November 18 to November 23.

Free material to improve language skills of students

16 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMRITSAR: To improve communication skills of students studying at government schools, the state Education Department is providing them with free-of-cost audio-visual material.

Singer Pawni Pandey in city, all set to come up with Punjabi number

16 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMRITSAR: Bollywood singer Pawni Pandey, who is better known for her song ‘Laila Main Laila’ of Shahrukh Khan-starrer Raees, is looking forward to begin her new phase of her career as an Independent artiste.

Boy reunited with family

16 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMRITSAR: Aditiya (4), who was kidnapped by two persons from the Golden Temple on Sunday, was reunited with his family on Friday. The police recovered the boy within 72 hours.

Sarkaria joins as zila parishad head

16 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMRITSAR: Dilraj Singh Sarkaria, chairman, zila parishad, joined his office here on Friday. Dilraj Singh Sarkaria said he was committed to implement welfare policies of the state government.

Mystery ‘solved’, husband held for woman’s murder

16 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMRITSAR: The police on Friday claimed to have solved the murder case of a woman with the arrest of three persons, including her husband. The woman, Baljit Kaur, was strangled to death by unidentified persons in the New Azad Nagar on Wednesday.

State govt plans Rs 18-cr indoor sports stadium

16 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMRITSAR: The state government to construct indoor multipurpose sports stadium at a cost of Rs 18 crore at Raminder Singh Bolaria park, popularly known as Sakatri Bagh.

MC seals 10 shops of tax defaulters

16 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after the directions by Joint Commissioner of Municipal Corporation (MC), the property tax wing of the MC has taken action against tax defaulters.

Mystery shrouds death of GND varsity student

16 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMRITSAR: Mystery shrouds the reason behind the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) student death as police found no suicide note from her room while the family members also remained silent over her death.

Adopt healthy lifestyle to reduce stress’

16 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMRITSAR: The suicide by a student of Guru Nanak Dev University has brought to the fore alarming rise in number of such cases among youngsters in the city.

Door-to-door garbage collection yet to streamline

16 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMRITSAR: Though vehicles of solid waste management company were deployed on major roads during Gurpurb celebrations, the door-to-door garbage collection is yet to streamline.

Cong protests Centre’s ‘anti-poor’ policies

16 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMRITSAR: Prominent district Congress leaders and workers organised a protest against the BJP-led Central Government at Bhandari Bridge here on Friday.

Industry leaders meet ESI, Powercom officials, raise workers’ medical issues

16 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMRITSAR: A meeting to discuss issues of industry concerning Employees State Insurance (ESI) hospital and the Power Corporation was held in the presence of Additional Deputy Commissioner here on Thursday.

Use of robots in manufacturing demonstrated at CII seminar

16 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMRITSAR: Naresh Kantoor, MD of Encon Systems and Chairman of CII Smart Manufacturing Council, introduced a novel concept of collaborative automation to digitalise and use robots in manufacturing.

Film on Guru Nanak’s spiritual journey likely next year

16 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMRITSAR: Writer, historian and documentarian Amardeep Singh is working on a film that traces Guru Nanak’s legacy and footprints across nine countries.

Ajnala Nagar Panchayat chief among seven booked for fraud

16 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMRITSAR: The Vigilance Bureau has booked the president of Ajnala Nagar Panchayat, Zoravar Singh, and six others on charges of fraud, after they allotted Nagar Panchayat shops in a fraudulent manner.

15 Nov 2019

Civic body targets Rs 35-cr property tax collection

15 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: Irked over poor recovery of property tax, MC Joint Commissioner Nitish Singla has conducted a meeting with zonal superintendents and given them targets to achieve.

Civic body to buy road sweeping machines

15 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: Upset over routine strikes by employees of private companies hired for sanitation, the MC has decided to buy its own road sweeping machines and equipment.

City becomes part of global observatory

15 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: Amritsar has become a member of the Global Urban Air Pollution Observatory, a regulatory body comprising of global cities such as New York, London, Paris and Madrid.

Gangster gives police the slip

15 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: A notorious criminal managed to slip from the police custody from outside police station D-Division here on Wednesday evening.

MC fails, NGO conducts fogging in city

15 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: In the absence of proper fogging by the Municipal Corporation (MC), a local NGO has been conducting fogging in the slums and periphery areas of the city.

Change in trains’ schedule next month

15 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: At least nine trains connecting the holy city with major destinations have been cancelled while frequency of three more trains has been decreased due to foggy weather season.

Fun, creativity mark Children’s Day fair

15 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: Phulkari CAN, the philanthropic wing of NGO Phulkari- Women of Amritsar, celebrated the Children’s Day by holding a 'mela' (fair) for underprivileged children of Shri Vinayak Nishulk Paathshala.

AIT issues final notice to bank to pay dues

15 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) issued final notice to Central Bank of India's branch office at Dharm Singh market to pay pending rent here on Thursday.

Declining reading habit a cause for concern: Prof

15 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: “Declining reading habit amongst the younger generations of today is a cause of concern for all stakeholders, be it society at large or parents or the teachers,” said Prof Balwinder Singh, Director of the Centre for Data Analytics and Research and professor of the University School of Financial Studies of the University, while delivering an inaugural address of the three-week orientation programme at Guru Nanak Dev University.

‘Check overexploitation of water resources in agriculture, industry’

15 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: The National Water Resources Department and Jal Shakti Mission on Thursday organised a workshop for judicious use of underground water in agricultural sector here.

3 snatching incidents in 24 hours in holy city

15 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: Three snatching incidents in the past 24 hours have rocked the holy city.

Pre-primary admissions begin

15 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: The admissions to pre-primary classes commenced at elementary schools on the occasion of Children’s Day on Thursday.