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MC employee attacked for filming man wasting water

Was deputed to keep a check on wastage of water in city25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: An employee of the MC’s water and sewerage wing was attacked when he made a video of a person allegedly wasting water in Ranjit Avenue here on Monday.

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Charanjit Singh Teja

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 24

An employee of the MC’s water and sewerage wing was attacked when he made a video of a person allegedly wasting water in Ranjit Avenue here on Monday.

Varinder Singh, who has been assigned the task of recovering bills, was asked to keep a check on water wastage in the city. As per the MC Commissioner’s directions, residents are prohibited to wash their cars by using the direct water taps.

Varinder found that a person was washing a car outside the house of Surjit Singh in Ranjit Avenue. As per the official directions, he started making a video of wastage of water on his mobile phone. Meanwhile, the MC employee also asked him not to waste water.

Varinder uploaded the video on the official WhatsApp group. Later, it was uploaded on Facebook.

Surjit felt humiliated with the MC employee’s act and called him in his house. When Varinder went to his house, Surjit Singh and associates attacked him. The accused also hit him in head with an iron rod.

Varinder informed senior MC officials about the incident. Later, a meeting was convened to discuss the issue.

A case under Sections 353, 186, 189, 332 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against Surjit Singh and his associates. No arrest has been made so far.

MC employee attacked for filming man wasting waterMC union members address the media in Amritsar on Tuesday. They demanded strict action against the accused who attacked the employee. Tribune Photo

Undertrial escapes from GND Hospital, three booked

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: An undertrial lodged in the Central Jail escaped from Guru Nanak Dev Hospital during treatment here on Monday. The undertrial has been identified as Gurpreet Singh, alias Happy, a resident of Gurnam Nagar, Sultanwind Road.

Video of Army men’s ransacked house goes viral on social media

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25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

TARN TARAN: The video of the ransacked house of two brothers, both of whom are Army men and residents of Piddi village, eight km from here, has gone viral on social media. It has caused embarrassment to the district administration.

Officials on toes to prevent fire in forest areas

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: As farmers are resorting to burning of crop residue in fields, the Department of Forests and Wildlife has appealed to residents to inform local officials about any such fire incident in forest areas.

Aadhaar-linked biometric machines installed at MC office

Aadhaar-linked biometric machines installed at MC office

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation has installed Aadhaar-linked biometric attendance machines at its head office. Employees marked their attended through the machines on Tuesday. They registered their thumb impressions on Monday.

CBSE move to have sports period hailed

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: City-based academics have hailed the move of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in which it asked schools to ensure a sport period daily in the timetable.

Make admission to meritorious schools more inclusive: Experts

Make admission to meritorious schools more inclusive: Experts

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: The academicians have demand that the government must allow students of all government and aided schools to take admission to Government Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students.

Man dies in hit-and-run

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: A person died in a hit-and-run incident on the Kherabad road here on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Kashmir Singh, a resident of Meera Kot Kalan village.

4 arrested for robbery

4 arrested for robbery

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police claimed to have cracked the theft case at a mobile assembling company with the arrest of four persons including a woman, here on Tuesday.

Int’l honour for city hospital’s video on cataract surgery

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: A cataract surgery research video by Dr Om Parkash Eye Institute was awarded with what is called the Oscar of Ophthalmology, the ‘Best of Best’ award at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) annual conference held in Washington DC recently.

Blood donation camp held

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: The Nirankari Charitable Foundation organised a blood donation camp here on Tuesday in which 531 people donated blood.

Beware! Your fruit can be artificially ripened

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25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: Summer season bids arrival of succulent fruit of varied sizes and taste to beat the heat. Fresh fruits having natural flavor and taste are liked by everyone.

Painters use canvas as a medium to express protest

Painters use canvas as a medium to express protest

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: A special exhibition-cum-live painting workshop titled ‘Canvas Dey Rang, Dhiyan De Sang’ (Colours on Canvas, along with daughters) was hosted by Virsa Vihar society to pay tribute to the Kathua rape victim and issues concerning women and child safety.

Sikh groups take out march against movie

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: Various youth groups including Sikh Youth of Punjab, Sikh Youth Federation Bhindrawala and Jatha Sirlath Khalsa on Tuesday carried out a march in the holy city to protest against the controversial film Nanak Shah Fakir.

DAV college launches alumni portal

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: Educational institutes launched their Alumni Portals on Tuesday. The alumni association of the DAV College in partnership with Almabay Company launched an Alumni Portal linked with college website for the benefits of new and old students.

Students shine in PSEB examsBriefly

Students shine in PSEB exams

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: Students of Ajit Vidyalaya School performed well in the Class XII PSEB exams. In the commerce stream, seven students have scored above 90 per cent — Harpunnet Kaur (93.11%), Jasmeet Kaur (93.11%) Komalpreet Kaur (91.5 %), Divaspreet Kaur (91.3%), Charanpreet Kaur (90.2 %), Pawandeep Kaur (90.2 %) and Prerna (90%).

No shifting of duties at GNDH till Aug 31

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: The authorities at the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH) have instructed the employees not to come with requests for shifting of duties (intra-institute transfers) for the next five months.

SGPC committee to probe sacrilege

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Taking cognisance of the sacrilege incident at Bhundar village in Muktsar district last evening, the SGPC has constituted a probe panel.

GND varsity honours budding artistes

GND varsity honours budding artistes

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) on Monday honoured its student artistes, who won the north zone youth festival organised at Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, and Inter-University National Youth Festival, organised at Ranchi in a special event held at Guru Nanak Bhawan Auditorium.

Seminar on media held

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Agra Saint Peters College, Amrit Vidya Education, Indo-Pak people for Democracy and Peace and other civil organisations collaborated and held an event on the subject ‘Is Indian politics and media ready for transparency?

road safety week

Traffic police hold bike rally

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: To spread awareness about traffic norms among general public, the traffic police on Monday launched road safety week by organising various cultural programmes.

CWG bronze medallist honoured

CWG bronze medallist honoured

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Commonwealth Games bronze medallist in discuss throw, Navjeet Kaur Dhillon was honoured by the Khalsa College management on Monday.

Now, Birmingham flight to take off thrice a week

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: After getting good response from passengers, Air India has increased its flight frequency from Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar, to Birmingham from two to three days per week.

Truck society blacklisted for delayed lifting of wheat

Truck society blacklisted for delayed lifting of wheat

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

TARN TARAN: Accused of delaying the lifting of the procured wheat from the grain markets in the Patti subdivision, the Majha Truck Operator Society was blacklisted by the district administration on Monday.

Wheat harvesting speeds up, 57 grain markets operational

Wheat harvesting speeds up, 57 grain markets operational

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: With the harvesting of wheat crop picking up pace, all 57 grain markets in the district have become operational.

Report sent for action against lab technician

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: The Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH) authorities have forwarded the case of a lab technician, who was allegedly caught red-handed while prescribing neurology medicines to patients illegally, to the Directorate of Research and Medical Education for further action.

Firing in Akhara, 2 booked for murder attempt

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: A dispute over possession of Akhara (monasteries) Sangla Wala resulted in firing on Sunday.

Youth held for ‘raping’ schoolgirl

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: The Cantonment police have arrested a youth for allegedly raping a teenage girl.

Preneet hails Modi over child rape ordinance

Preneet hails Modi over child rape ordinance

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Congress leader Preneet Kaur, former Union minister, has hailed the Narendra Modi government at the Centre for passing an ordinance on death penalty for child rape.

Man held with fake currency

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on a tip-off, the Amritsar rural police have arrested Satpal Singh of Dashmesh Nagar for allegedly preparing fake currency and circulating in the market.

Eatery manager robbed of Rs 81K

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Ranjit Singh, manager of Subway, a food restaurant franchise, was robbed of Rs 81,000 by armed persons near the Meharbanpura village bus stop late on Sunday evening.

Navneet shines as PSEB Class XII results out, pass percentage drops

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24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Navneet Kaur of Dashmesh Public Senior Secondary School, Mehta Chowk, has come out with flying colors in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) provisional result declared on Monday.

SNIPPETS

Students honoured

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

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Boy sodomised

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

TARN TARAN: A teenager allegedly sodomised a seven-year-old boy of Shahbazpur village, 15 km from here, inflicting severe injuries on him on Saturday.

Highly-educated men take to driving cabs

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Amid lack of high-paying jobs, city residents, including highly-educated youths, are taking to driving cabs for firms providing web-based cab services in the city.

Insurance firm fined for repudiating medical claim, to pay Rs 3.35 lakh

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed an insurance company to pay Rs 3,35,678 along with Rs 2,000 as litigation expenses to a resident whose medical claim was earlier repudiated.

Two held with intoxicants

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The Sadar police have arrested Sanjiv Kumar, alias Bau, of Tung Bala locality and Gourav Kumar of New Kapoor Nagar for allegedly possessing over 1,000 intoxicating tablets.

Extremism has no place in modern world: Minister

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23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation SS Ahluwalia on Sunday said that extremism had no place in the modern world and education must put emphasis on liberal values.

Gangsters’ aide caught with firearm, cartridges

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23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: In a major breakthrough, the city police have arrested Gurjit Singh, an associate of notorious gangsters Harry Chatha and Gopi Ghanshampuria, on Sunday.

Nagar kirtan in remembrance of  Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia

Nagar kirtan in remembrance of Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: A nagar kirtan to commemorate the tri-centennial anniversary of Sikh warrior Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia was organised in Amritsar on Sunday.

Session on heart ailments

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The Doctors’ Association, Amritsar, organised a seminar on heart ailments on Sunday.

Neurosurgeons’ convention

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Neurosurgeons of north west zone organised a conference in association with Fortis hospital on Sunday.

600 ACET students get degrees

600 ACET students get degrees

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology (ACET) held its fifth convocation and prize distribution ceremony on its campus on Saturday.

Plantation drive marks Earth Day

Plantation drive marks Earth Day

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Verka, the flagship brand of the state owned Milfed, and other organisations celebrated Earth Day on Sunday.

After penning book, rickshaw puller begins social service

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23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: A rickshaw puller, Rajbir Singh, who wrote a book last year and got overwhelming response from readers, has come up with the second edition of the book.

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