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Sewage submerges Ekta Nagar street
The waterlogged street in Ekta Nagar on the Chamrang road in Amritsar on Monday. Tribune photo

Sewage submerges Ekta Nagar street

Waterlogging in Gali No. 3 haunts residents for over a month; councillor assures solution16 Oct 2018 | 2:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Residents of Gali No. 3 of Ekta Nagar at Chamrang Road here have been a worried lot because of a street that has been waterlogged for over a month. They say the problem has been caused by overflowing sewage.

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Manmeet Singh Gill

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 15

Residents of Gali No. 3 of Ekta Nagar at Chamrang Road here have been a worried lot because of a street that has been waterlogged for over a month. They say the problem has been caused by overflowing sewage.

BJP leader Happy Khosa said, “The streets here were repaved recently but the underlying sewerage and chambers were overlooked. The old sewage lines have been choked.”

Residents said they feared an outbreak of malaria and other gastro diseases in the locality due to the stagnant water that stinks round the clock. “It has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. People cannot even walk in the street as it can cause skin diseases,” said Mela Ram, a resident of the area.

Residents said they had brought the matter into the notice of the area councillor and the officials concerned of the MC but nobody came to help. Another resident, Babli, said, “We feel embarrassed when some relative visits us. It is like having a home in the middle of a drain. MC employees visited the area today, but they were of no help.”

A visit to the street revealed that people have placed bricks in the waterlogged street to walk out of their houses. They stated that children often slipped into the sewage.

When contacted, area councillor Jatinder Sonia said, “The work to fix the same has been sanctioned by the MC and tenders have been called. I had got the sewerage laid in the area in 2002. Later, no one took up the work in the area.”

“Sewer men visit the area daily and drain out the water. I know people are facing problem. I assure them that the work will start in 15 or 20 days,” she added.

Farmers protest, defy stubble burning ban

Farmers protest, defy stubble burning ban

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

TARN TARAN: Farmers of Plasaur village, under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), staged a protest by burning stubble on Monday.

Meet Gurbachan who makes others shun stubble burning

Meet Gurbachan who makes others shun stubble burning

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AMRITSAR: At a time when pollution has reached the alarming level, choking many cities in north India because of stubble burning, a farmer in Tarn Taran village has set an example for others to follow.

Foreign dreams land two in fraudsters’ trap

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Now, state history, culture must in GNDU undergraduate courses

Now, state history, culture must in GNDU undergraduate courses

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AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University has made the Punjab history, culture and basic Punjabi compulsory in the undergraduate-level courses.

Man dies in accident

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Pritpal Singh, a resident of Ranjit Avenue, lost his life when a “rashly-driven” car hit his scooter near Ranjit Avenue gurudwara here on Saturday.

Six booked for land fraud

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

TARN TARAN: Six persons, including a bank manager, sub-registrar and a patwari, have been booked by the Chabal police for cheating.

Snatchers target tourist

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: A tourist from Himanchal Pradesh was robbed by two snatchers when she, along with her family, was going towards the Attari-Wagah Joint Check Post to witness the Beating Retreat ceremony here on Sunday.

Banker on the run after fraud

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

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Asha workers stage protest, demand hike in wages

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AMRITSAR: Asha workers and facilitators with the Health Department on Monday staged a protest outside the office of the Civil Surgeon and demanded fixed salaries instead of commission-based pay.

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AMRITSAR: Italian jazz artiste Matteo Fraboni conducted a two-day workshop at Delhi Public School(DPS).

Jan Sewa train from city to resume soon

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AMRITSAR: Jan Sewa and Jan Nayak trains, which were stopped during the overhauling of services at the city railway station in August, will remain off track for over a fortnight in Amritsar.

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AMRITSAR: The Education Department has asked the district education authorities and school heads to implement ‘buddy group’ system in government schools.

Road blocked for CM’s visit, commuters hit

Road blocked for CM’s visit, commuters hit

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: While the residents hailed the state government’s plan to built five flyovers in the city to ease the traffic, they felt the pain of congestion during Capt Amarinder Singh’s visit to the city on Monday as the police had blocked the Mall road, near Company Bagh.

Road safety drive reaches Attari, receives support from residents

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Spreading the message of road safety, the unique project, titled ‘1 Crore Steps for Safer Roads’, of the Drive Smart Drive Safe, an NGO, visited the Attari-Wagah Joint Check Post here on Sunday.

Pathankot Army school takes out go-green rally

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PATHANKOT: Army Public School, Mamun Cantonment, organised a go-green rally on the school campus in which 250 students of Class VIII took part.

Pvt buses at rly station create traffic mess

Pvt buses at rly station create traffic mess

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: Private buses stationed outside the railway station cause traffic bottleneck.

People forced to drink contaminated waterTarn Taran Diary

People forced to drink contaminated water

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

The Public Health Department has not been serious about providing potable water to the residents of Naushehra Pannuan village.

Open-air gym inaugurated at Green Avenue

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: An open air gym was inaugurated at Green Avenue Community Park by Raya Sabha MP and BJP president Shwait Malik.

Seminar on robotic-assisted knee surgery

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: A private hospital in association with the Rotary Club organised a seminar to increase awareness of robotic assisted knee replacement technique.

Woman alleges rape, three booked

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: A married woman has accused three neighbours of raping her.

Construction relaxation sought near Vallah ammunition depot

Construction relaxation sought near Vallah ammunition depot

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: Fruit and vegetable wholesalers have demanded reduction in the no-construction zone ambit from 1,000 yards of the ammunition depot at Vallah to 350 yards.

Use technology for stubble management

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: The Agriculture Department has issued an appeal to the farmers to attach a special machine to their self-propelled combine harvesters to facilitate in-situ management of crop residue, an alternative to the pollution-causing practice of paddy straw burning.

Give up stir, says Soni

Give up stir, says Soni

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: School Education Minister OP Soni on Sunday said the state government was in no mood to shut the associated schools in the state.

Dealer fined for delay in vehicle registration

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed a car dealer to immediately hand over the original registration certificate (RC) to a person who purchased a vehicle from him.

3 arrested with two weapons

3 arrested with two weapons

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have arrested three persons in two separate incidents for allegedly possessing country-made weapons.

Arpinder’s memorable homecoming

Arpinder’s memorable homecoming

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: It’s a memorable homecoming for Arpinder Singh, the gold medallist in the triple jump event in Asian Games 2018.

International chefs take back 
worldwide culinary treasure

International chefs take back worldwide culinary treasure

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: The first edition of the World Heritage Cuisine Summit and Food Festival 2018 being held at Qila Gobindgarh concluded on Sunday.

Briefly

Man arrested with drugs

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

TARN TARAN: The Patti police nabbed a man with 16,800 intoxicating tablets from Saido village on Friday. SP (Investigation) Tilak Raj said on Saturday said the accused was identified as Bhagwan Singh Raju of Jaur Singh Wala village.

Gates’ restoration plan hailed

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: The announcement made by Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu regarding the revival of the 12 gates of the walled city has been welcomed by heritage lovers.

Gobindgarh Fort wall comes off, heritage lovers fume

Gobindgarh Fort wall comes off, heritage lovers fume

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: A portion of the wall, constructed near the toshakhana (treasury) as part of the ongoing conservation work of the18th century Gobindgarh Fort, came off recently, much to the chagrin of heritage lovers who question the architectural planning and the quality of the work carried out here.

Nordic flavours for Punjabi taste budsWorld Cuisine Summit

Nordic flavours for Punjabi taste buds

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AMRITSAR: Not exactly known for its gourmet food, the Icelandic cuisine has rather earned a reputation for its limited food options and weird food practices.

Back to roots is call for Indian food industry’s future

Back to roots is call for Indian food industry’s future

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite the fact that butter chicken officially holds the status of representing the best of the Indian cuisine among the meat-eating western world, culinary expert and food historian Gunjan Goela feels that the best of the Indian cuisine is in its traditionally vegetarian diet.

Rain slows harvest; 8K MT procured in district mandis

Rain slows harvest; 8K MT procured in district mandis

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: The recent showers in the district have slowed the harvesting of paddy as the combine harvesters are unable to operate in wet fields. Mandi Board officials say they hope that the harvesting will pick up the pace in a day or two.

Three booked for assault

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

TARN TARAN: Three persons of Buraj 195 village have been booked by the Chabal police for allegedly attacking the manager of Shahi Marriage Palace, Gaggobua, for not allowing them entry with arms and ammunition.

Insurance firm official booked for fraud

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Ajay Dudeja, an employee of DHFL Life Insurance Company Ltd, has accused the regional manager of defrauding him. The accused has been identified as Ashish Arora, a resident of railway link road here.

Gold chain snatched

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: A local resident, identified as Ansh Mahajan, was robbed of his gold chain by two persons on Friday. One of the robbers has been identified as Kunal Mahajan of Bombay Wala Khuh in the walled city. No arrest has been made so far.

Water bottling plant sealed; 6th in 3 days

Water bottling plant sealed; 6th in 3 days

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Health officials sealed an “illegal” water bottling unit in Anngarh on Saturday. They also conducted a surprise inspection at the famous Giani Tea Stall near the Bhandari Bridge where they found unhygienic conditions.

Ethical values discussed at IIM-Amritsar

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: The Indian Institute of Management, Amritsar, conducted its second annual finance and marketing conclave — Pariprekshya’18 — on Saturday.

Teachers' union protests for regular job

Teachers' union protests for regular job

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: EGS/AIE/STR Teachers' Union, Punjab, held a protest against the state government at Ram Bagh on Saturday. Union president Gagan Rani, while addressing mediapersons, said, “This is a beginning of our agitation.

Budding gymnasts bag medals

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Budding gymnasts from Spring Dale Senior School have bagged gold medals in various district-level events in the city.

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