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Car, house of ‘Congress’ candidate attackedIqbal Singh Sherry (left), the Congress candidate from Ward No. 48 shows the cracked windscreen of his neighbour’s car in Amritsar on Thursday. Photo: Vishal Kumar
Mistaken Identity

Car, house of ‘Congress’ candidate attacked

13 Dec 2017 | 1:54 AM

AMRITSAR: The Congress candidate from Ward No. 48 alleged that some miscreants allegedly associated with a local BJP leader threw stones at his neighbour’s house, mistaking his house and damaged the windshield of his car last night.

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 12

The Congress candidate from Ward No. 48 alleged that some miscreants allegedly associated with a local BJP leader threw stones at his neighbour’s house, mistaking his house and damaged the windshield of his car last night. The Congress candidate, Iqbal Singh Sherry, alleged that four unidentified persons threw bricks on a house similar to his house in the same street. The accused were abusing him. But under the influence of alcohol, they targeted his neighbours’ house.

“I returned home around 1:30 am after campaigning in the area. I got a call around 3:30 am from the owner of Ram Karyana Store that some persons were abusing me under the influence of liquor. They threw bricks at his residence, mistaking it to be my house. The accused fled before I reacheded there”, said Sherry.

“Today morning, we collected the CCTV footage from a camera installed outside the house and identified four persons, namely Hardeep Singh, AP Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Monu Bhatia associated with a BJP local leader”, he added.

On the complaint of the Congress candidate, the police has registered a case against the suspects and are investigating the matter.

Campaign din disturbs calmness of city residentsMC elections

Campaign din disturbs calmness of city residents

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Careless use of loudspeakers and dhols by political parties in election campaign for the upcoming MC elections have been creating nuisance in the city.

BJP leader Khanna talks to party workers to pep them up

BJP leader Khanna talks to party workers to pep them up

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: In an attempt to motivate party workers for the coming Municipal Corporation elections, senior BJP leader Avinash Rai Khanna today held a meeting with heads of different wings of the district unit of the saffron party to assess the party’s campaign.

Rain slows down campaigning

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

Unpredicted rain and a dip in the mercury have proved to be a hurdle for political leaders in campaigning for the upcoming MC poll.

Khaira is PSPCL chief engineer

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Karamjit Singh Khaira, who assumed charge of the Chief Engineer of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (Border Range) yesterday, stressed on consumer-convenient services.

Rain soaks paddy, Basmati stocks at Bhagtanwala

Rain soaks paddy, Basmati stocks at Bhagtanwala

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Rainfall in the past 24 hours in the area caused damage to the paddy stocks lying at the district’s biggest Bhagatanwala grain market here.

You can’t browse through newspapers at ISBT

You can’t browse through newspapers at ISBT

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Shahid Madan Lal Dhingra Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) does not even have a single newspaper stand.

Civic amenities first on residents’ wish listAmritsar votes 2017

Civic amenities first on residents’ wish list

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Residents have high expectations from those who will be elected councillors and say they should work towards providing basic civic amenities.

Chef Vikas Khanna meets special children

Chef Vikas Khanna meets special children

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Michelin-starred Chef Vikas Khanna today inaugurated a new centre of Webberz in the city.

Dairy farmers to get training for six weeks

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development has announced to organise a six-week training workshop to impart technical skills to farmers who are willing to set up dairy farms.

City dentists awarded fellowship

City dentists awarded fellowship

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Dr Ramandeep Singh Bhullar and Dr Nitin Verma were awarded the fellowship of the International College of Dentists (ICD) during an event held in New Delhi on December 10.

DLSA holds camp for residents

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: To address grievances and help residents avail benefits of government schemes, the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) organised a camp at Daoke village here today.

GND varsity postpones examinations

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Ahead of the Municipal Corporation election rehearsals, Guru Nanak Dev University has deferred the examinations scheduled to be held on December 13 and 14.

Snippets

MC orders to cut power supply to illegal structures

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation has ordered the PSPCL to snap the power connections of unauthorised buildings in the walled city.

GIAN course inaugurated

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

Amritsar: The Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) course on histories of city planning inaugurated at the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Bhawan Auditorium, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), here today.

Dysfunctional traffic signals leave commuters baffled

Dysfunctional traffic signals leave commuters baffled

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR:Dysfunctional traffic signals at many chowks, especially near Hartej Hospital, have been causing inconvenience to commuters for the past at least four months.

Man killed in road mishap

12 Dec 2017 | 2:06 AM

Tarn Taran: Major Singh (45), a truck driver of Roorikapura (Jaito), was killed in a road accident near Bagrian village bypass Sunday evening.

Theatre fest organised

Theatre fest organised

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The five-day theatre festival 'Panj Roza Rang Utsav' concluded at Virsa Vihar today.

Man robbed

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

TARN TARAN: The police have registered a case into a robbery incident that took place two months ago.

Contaminated water problem crops up again

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Just days after finding a solution, the problem of water contamination has cropped up again in Guru Arjan Dev Nagar area near Putlighar.

GNDU students to have say in syllabus amendments soon

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has decided to involve meritorious students in the process of syllabus amendment of their respective classes.

PITEX concludes sans Pak participation

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Famous Pakistani non-vegetarian dishes, articles and fashion line were not a part of the five-day 12th edition of the Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) concluded here today.

Young voters want results

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Candidates are making tall promises during their campaigns, but the young voters, especially those voting for the first time, want concrete results in terms of development after they (councillors) make it to the MC House.

Blame game at peak as polls nearAmritsar votes 2017

Blame game at peak as polls near

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The city is abuzz with electioneering.

Aadhaar services at GPO replace Post Shoppe

Aadhaar services at GPO replace Post Shoppe

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The Aadhaar correction and modification service, started at the local General Post Office (GPO) a few months ago, is getting a good response, say officials.

3 nabbed for snatching, theft

3 nabbed for snatching, theft

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The Sultanwind police have arrested three snatchers in two cases and recovered gold ornaments.

Man robbed of Rs 7 lakh; one detained

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Three motorcycle-borne persons today robbed a labour contractor of Rs 7 lakh at gunpoint.

Election campaign ends on Dec 15

Election campaign ends on Dec 15

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The campaign for the civic body polls will end on December 15.

Illegal hoardings galore in city

Illegal hoardings galore in city

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: With the Municipal Corporation (MC) elections less than a week away, every nook and corner of the city has been occupied by hoardings and posters.

Briefly

1 booked for abetting suicide

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have booked a person for allegedly forcing his wife to commit suicide. The accused has been identified as Rakesh Kumar alias Raju.

Roadshow on December 22 to mark Rafi’s birth anniversary

Roadshow on December 22 to mark Rafi’s birth anniversary

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The Mohammad Rafi Manch is all set to celebrate the birth anniversary of legendary singer on December 22. The manch has planned a massive roadshow by a bedecked bus with his posters and playing the memorable songs of the singer hailing to a place near Amritsar.

Patiala MP for opium cultivation in state

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The Sai Mian Meer Foundation today said the cultivation of poppy husk and opium should be allowed. Activists of the foundation and scholars stressed at a seminar that the youth could be saved from synthetic drugs by removing the ban on the cultivation of organic drugs.

Dal Khalsa members hold rally

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

GURDASPUR: Dal Khalsa held protest to mark the 69the World Human Rights Day in Gurdaspur today. People held photographs of their near and dear ones, who lost their lives during the militancy era.

Relaxation in FSSA norms sought

Relaxation in FSSA norms sought

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the Amritsar Distributors’ Association held a meeting with the district health officer to discuss various problems faced by them here today.

Residents question traffic police functioning at seminar

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The seminar on traffic violations and road safety, organised by the Voice of Amritsar (an NGO) as part of its seven-day awareness programme, provided a platform to city residents to voice their concerns in the presence of senior police officials and Lok Sabha member Gurjit Singh Aujla.

Activists against PCOCA

Activists against PCOCA

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

TARN TARAN: Several organisations, after a meeting, submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner’s office against the proposed Punjab Control of Organised Crime Act (PCOCA).

Pandits’ rally to commemorate Guru Teg Bahadur’s sacrifice

Pandits’ rally to commemorate Guru Teg Bahadur’s sacrifice

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS), the apex body representing over 60 Kashmiri pandit organisations worldwide, will hold Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Sanmaan Yatra from Delhi’s Gurdwara Sri Sis Ganj Sahib to Anandpur Sahib Gurdwara Sri Kesgarh Sahib on January 6.

Students highlight menace of rampant illegal mining

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

PATHANKOT: Students of Army Public School, Nangal Bhut, presented their project on ‘Effects of sand and gravel mining from Chakki river on local communities’ at a state level function recently.

Traffic, waste mgmt should be focused areas: Expert

Traffic, waste mgmt should be focused areas: Expert

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Architects must redress the issues of ever-growing traffic as well as waste management while beginning with the construction of new buildings, said architect Surinder Bagha, a member of the advisory committee of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

PITEX witnesses massive footfall

PITEX witnesses massive footfall

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The ongoing trade fair — Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) — has turned out to be a favourite outing for residents of the holy city.

Sportsmen honoured

Sportsmen honoured

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Six sports personalities were awarded during the 27th Kamaljit Khedan-2017 held at Kotla Shahia village today. During the four-day sporting event, more than 1,500 sportspersons from different states of northern parts of the country participated in eight sports disciplines, including athletics, football, hockey, volleyball, netball, kabaddi national style, kabaddi circle style.

Hard Kaur is all about women power: Cast

Hard Kaur is all about women power: Cast

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: With an aim to highlight the women power, the star cast of the upcoming Punjabi movie Hard Kaur was in the city today to promote the flick.

Jolly accuses Cong of issuing threats

Jolly accuses Cong of issuing threats

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Avinash Jolly, ex-deputy mayor, has alleged that some anti-social elements associated with the ruling Congress had been threatening him and his family to pressurise him to withdraw his candidature.

Nine magazines, three grenades seized

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

TARN TARAN: The 14th battalion of the BSF recovered nine magazines and three grenades from the its Khemkaran premises, 45 km from here, late yesterday evening.

Miniature juttis catch residents’ fancy

Miniature juttis catch residents’ fancy

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Strolling across the premises of the Punjab International Trade Expo, people, especially youngsters, take a halt at the footwear stall of Budh Ram.

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