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22 Jul 2019

Sikh delegation leaves for Pakistan

22 Jul 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR:Representatives of various Sikh organisations from Haryana on Sunday crossed the border to visit Gurdwara Nankana Sahib and Gurdwara Panja Sahib.

Theatre festival concludes

22 Jul 2019 | 7:17 AM

Amritsar: A theatre festival organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Fine Arts concluded here on Sunday.

Healing touch for drug addicts

22 Jul 2019 | 7:17 AM

The district administration has set up a healing forest at OOAT Clinic and Government Rehabilitation Centre Bhagupur (Patti) for drug addicts. Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Rishi while inaugurating the forest said it was a concept of Dr Jaspreet Singh, Medical Officer of Rehab Centre Bhagupur.

City lad bags gold in karate at Kuala Lumpur

22 Jul 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: City lad Krishav Mahajan, a student of The Millennium School, has bagged gold medal in the 20th Milo International Open Karate Championship at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia recently.

Civic body to plant 3,000 saplings

22 Jul 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation will plant 3,000 saplings in tree guards as part of its green drive.

Dairy training course from August 13

22 Jul 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development has announced to organise a four week dairy training course to impart technical skills to farmers aspiring to set up their own dairy farms from August 13.

Girls honoured on completion of vocational course

22 Jul 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Rotary Club South-East and West distributed certificates to children from underprivileged sections of the society on the completion of vocational training here on Sunday.

Company fails to provide job, directed to refund Rs 1.4 lakh

22 Jul 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer forum has directed a firm, which promises jobs in foreign countries, to refund Rs1.40 lakh to a local resident after it failed to fullfil its promise.

Book presents Maharaja Ranjit Singh in new light

22 Jul 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The history of Punjab is incomplete without Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Highlighting his life, rule, its impact and his courtroom stories, Sarbpreet Singh has penned a book on the legendary ruler. On Sunday, he was in holy city for an elaborate discussion on his book—The Camel Merchant of Philadelphia—at Majha House.

Treatment plant: Industrial bodies to share 50 pc cost

22 Jul 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the Punjab State Industrial Export Corporation (PSIEC) and industrialist members of the New Focal Point Industrial Association have decided to share the 50 per cent cost of setting up the Common Effluent Treatment Plant.

Missing boy recovered from Anandpur Sahib

22 Jul 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: A 14-year-old boy, who went missing a few days ago, was recovered from Anandpur Sahib on Saturday evening.

PSPCL gets Rs 61.85 lakh for increasing power load

22 Jul 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The PSPCL (border zone) got Rs61.85 lakh from 528 consumers for increasing their power load by 1,222 horse power during camps held in all subdivisions on Sunday.

Warder held for sneaking in charas, heroin inside jail

22 Jul 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: A warder of the Amritsar Central Jail has been arrested with 45 gm of charas and 3 gm of heroin. The warder is accused of sneaking in the contraband inside the jail.

R’sthan man booked for spying

22 Jul 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on a tip-off, the police have booked a Rajasthan resident on the charge of spying.

Delay in desilting of sewer lines leads to problem

22 Jul 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The operation and maintenance wing of the MC looks after 22 disposal plants, which pump the sanitary sewerage in routine to drain out dirty water to nullahs.

Man hurt in firing incident, 3 booked

22 Jul 2019 | 7:17 AM

TARN TARAN: Three persons have been booked by the Valtoha police in connection with a firing incident in which a resident of Theh Sarhali village, 40 km from here, was injured.

21 Jul 2019

Three caught with intoxicants

21 Jul 2019 | 7:37 AM

Tarn Taran: The police have arrested three persons with 807 habit-forming tablets. A team of the Chohla Sahib police station arrested Sunil Kumar, alias Dimpa, of Marhana village with 476 intoxicating tablets.

Right way of water harvesting important: Experts

21 Jul 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Only 3% of the water on the planet is fresh.

Summer school ends

21 Jul 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: A six-day summer school program — VISTAS OF SCIENCE — sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, under Star College Scheme was organised at DAV College, concluded on Saturday.

Kin blamed for woman’s death

21 Jul 2019 | 7:37 AM

TARN TARAN: After the death of a 25-year-old woman of Chahal village, 35 km from here, her family has accused her in-laws of murder.

Do you know from where did butter chicken originate?

21 Jul 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjabi cuisine has always been a symbol of good, rich and flavourful life.

Lok Sabha MP inspects grain market construction

21 Jul 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Lok Sabha MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla visited the Bhagtanwala grain market and inspected the ongoing renovation and construction work here on Saturday.

Inadequate chairs at GNDH, visitors inconvenienced

21 Jul 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Due to inadequate seating arrangement for patients’ attendants outside the operation theatres and indoor wards of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH), people can be seen sitting or lying on the floor.

Untreated effluent at Focal Point a concern

21 Jul 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Untreated effluent, discharged from factories at the Focal Point (New), Mehta Road, is being used to irrigate fields.

CBSE: Promote science event

21 Jul 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: The CBSE, in a circular, has asked school heads to encourage the students to take part in the Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan, a programme for educating and popularising science among students.

Schoolteacher booked for fraud

21 Jul 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police have booked a government-aided schoolteacher, identified as Rupinder Bhalla, for allegedly bungling over Rs 7 lakh meant for midday meal.

Three jail inmates booked for forgery

21 Jul 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Three jail inmates have been booked for trying to get bail from the Punjab and Haryana High Court by submitting fake medical certificates.

Khalsa Hockey Academy players get scholarships

21 Jul 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Seven women hockey players from the Khalsa Hockey Academy (KHA), under the aegis of the Khalsa College Charitable Society (KCCS), have been selected by Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) for scholarships worth Rs 79,000 each annually.

Dengue case surfaces, Health Dept alerts residents

21 Jul 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: As the district has reported a dengue positive case, the Health Department has asked the residents to take ample precautions to keep the disease at bay.

Woman alleges rape, 1 booked

21 Jul 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police booked a youth for allegedly raping a woman here on Friday.

1 caught with 10-kg opium

21 Jul 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Special Task Force (STF) personnel on Saturday arrested an interstate drug peddler and confiscated 10 kg of opium from his possession.

Covered drains cause clogging

21 Jul 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: In the name of development, the government has covered almost all of the open drains in the city.

Moderate rain floods roads

21 Jul 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Even a moderate rain left posh localities and low-lying areas of the city waterlogged on Saturday afternoon.

20 Jul 2019

Four arrested with heroin

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

Tarn Taran: Four persons have been arrested in separate cases for possessing heroin. As much as 159 gm of heroin has been seized from them.

Youth held for murder bid

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth has been arrested for allegedly trying to run his car over cops at a checkpoint.

Save water drive launched

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

TARN TARAN: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), on Friday organised a water awareness camp under Jal Shakti Abhiyan at Booh in which farmers from different villages participated.

Indo-Pak fest on Aug 14

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The Indo-Pak Friendship Festival will be held on August 14-15, Folklore Research Academy president Ramesh Yadav informed here on Friday.

Sidhu to be CM in 2022, says Bains

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Simarjit Singh Bains, president, Lok Insaaf Party, on Friday said the people of Punjab would elect Navjot Singh Sidhu as the Chief Minister of Punjab in the 2022 Assembly elections.

Special edition of Gurmat Parkash released

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Dedicated to the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the Dharam Prachar Committee released its monthly magazine ‘Gurmat Parkash’ with special 25 research articles on the founder of Sikhism.

Pali staged at art gallery

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Pali, Bhisham Sahni’s most notable literary work, was staged as a play at the ongoing theatre festival at art gallery.

Sandhu first alumnus to receive honoris causa from GNDU

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Gurtej Singh Sandhu, a senior fellow and vice-president at Micron Technology, INC, on Friday scripted history by becoming the first alumnus of Guru Nanak Dev University(GNDU), who received honoris causa degree on the varsity’s golden jubilee year convocation.

Memorable day for scholar with disability

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

AMRITSAR: For 32-year-old Jaspal Singh, it was a memorable day.

Dental students demand hike in monthly stipend

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The Dental Students Association (DSA) of Punjab, in their memorandum submitted to the Deputy Commissioner, has demanded increase in monthly stipend.

Residents for BRTS halt points at Bhandari bridge, Hall Gate

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The 31-km Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) route doesn’t have any halt points at the major intersections of the city — Bhandari Railway Overbridge (ROB) and the Hall Gate.

2 killed in mishap

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

AMRITSAR: A woman and her son died in a road mishap in Umarpura village here on Thursday.

3 arrested with illegal firearm

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The police arrested three persons for possessing illegal firearms on Thursday evening.

Four youths arrested for highway robbery

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have arrested four persons for allegedly robbing a mini truck, carrying furniture, on Thursday.

PSPCL team held captive

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

TARN TARAN: A team of PSPCL employees, which was in Khalra township to check power theft, was held captive for hours by electricity “thieves”.

Woman caught for bid to supply heroin to jail inmates

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Security personnel at the Amritsar Central Jail arrested a woman for allegedly trying to take heroin to two jail inmates.

30 AIT employees found absent

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Around 30 employees of the Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) were found absent during a surprise check conducted by Dinesh Bassi, new chairman of the AIT, on Friday.

Culture shouldn’t be imposed: Bajwa

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 173 gold medals, 15 memorial medals, Shri Sham Sunder Memorial Trophy, 179 Ph.D, 21 M.Phil, 256 master’s and 256 bachelor’s degrees were awarded to students during the GNDU Golden Jubilee convocation on Friday.

Failure of storm sewer triggers waterlogging

20 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The 445-year-old holy city is naturally sloped down towards the Golden Temple.

19 Jul 2019

Immigration fraud, 4 booked

19 Jul 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: A local resident has been duped by four persons on the pretext of getting his son settled in England.

‘Teach kids about good and bad touch’

19 Jul 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The recent cases of child abuse and alleged rape have highlighted need for creating an awareness in kids on good and bad touch.

Complaint against waterlogging

19 Jul 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Waterlogging on the elevated road near Alpha Mall has been irking the commuters.

‘Quacks’ against practice restriction

19 Jul 2019 | 8:53 AM

TARN TARAN: “Unqualified” medical practitioners from across the state, under the banner of Medical Practitioners’ Association, Punjab, organised a state-level rally here on Thursday against the orders of the district administration restricting them from doing medical practice.

Students sensitised to environmental issues

19 Jul 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Three faculty members of DAV College will be creating awareness among school children of district Amritsar about eco-wash techniques through participatory approach through a science project from National Council For Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Aujla raises agri issues in Lok Sabha

19 Jul 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Gurjeet Singh Aujla, Lok Sabha member from Amritsar, highlighted various issues concerning the agriculture sector and the holy city while speaking in the Parliament on Thursday.

Civic body to conduct fresh survey of 352 illegal hotels

19 Jul 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Officials of the Municipal Town Planning (MTP) wing of the MC will conduct a fresh survey of the 352 illegal hotel buildings the owners of which have applied for regularisation under the one time settlement scheme of the Amritsar Walled City (Recognition of Usage) Act 2019.

Now, govt schools’ English medium sections find several takers

19 Jul 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Several government schools in the city have seen a surge in their English medium classes.

MC workers to be verified

19 Jul 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The MC has been conducting verification of sanitation workers (safai karamcharis) in the city.

Police clueless about body found on tracks

19 Jul 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Even after elapsing more than 24 hours, the police are still clueless about the identity of the youth who was found murdered near railway tracks between Kot Khalsa and Chheharta on Wednesday.

Man commits suicide, live-in partner booked

19 Jul 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: A man, identified as Roop Singh (35), committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his house in Sandhu Colony, falling under the Sadar police station, here on Wednesday.

Waste segregation awareness yields results: MC

19 Jul 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Streamlining the solid waste management scheme in city, the MC has launched the pilot project of waste segregation and collection in three wards.

BRTS buses off road as staff protest salary delay

19 Jul 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Employees of the metro bus service, running under the Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS), staged a protest against non-payment of salaries on Thursday.

18 Jul 2019

Workshop on Finance on Jul 27

18 Jul 2019 | 7:29 AM

Amritsar: The Federation of Indian Export Organisations, in association with Capital Quotient, will organise an advanced personal finance workshop for business owners on July 27.

Horticulture institute a distant dream

18 Jul 2019 | 7:29 AM

AMRITSAR: It has been two years since the state government allotted land at Dhaul Kalan village to set up the Central Government-sponsored Post Graduate Institute of Excellence in Horticulture, but no concrete step has been taken on grass-roots level.

Volleyball match, medical camp in Gurdaspur jail

18 Jul 2019 | 7:29 AM

GURDASPUR: The Gurdaspur Central Jail organised a medical camp and a volleyball match ostensibly to divert the attention of inmates from drugs and internal squabbles.

Campaign to plant saplings under way

18 Jul 2019 | 7:29 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration’s campaign to plant 550 saplings in each village on the occasion of Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th Prakash Utsav is under progress.

International flights expected to resume

18 Jul 2019 | 7:29 AM

AMRITSAR: With Pakistan opening its air space for civilian traffic, two international airlines, which halted their operations, are expected to re-start their flights from Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport.