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Roads get new look for Trudeau’s visit

Removal of garbage, levelling of roads, fixation of minor flaws in several parts of city underway20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: Ahead of the arrival of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the district administration is on toes to give the city a new look. A drive was taken up today to spruce up city roads, particularly those Trudeau is scheduled to pass through.

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Manmeet Gill

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 19

Ahead of the arrival of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the district administration is on toes to give the city a new look. A drive was taken up today to spruce up city roads, particularly those Trudeau is scheduled to pass through.

From painting fresh stripes on roundabouts and roadsides to installing flag posts, workers were seen engrossed in works assigned to them to make city roads presentable to the visiting dignitary and his entourage.

According to Dr Raju Chowan, Municipal Health Officer, “Such works are taken up routinely, not just before the arrival of VIPs. Efforts are being made to ensure cleanliness as a Swachh City ranking team of the Centre is here to assess the city on the basis of certain parameters.”

Talking about his today’s experience, a city resident, Jagtar Singh, said he was surprised to see MC workers levelling a portion of a road near Novelty Chowk that had been turned into almost a pit due to installation of a sewerage manhole. It had been troubling commuters for months.

A tilted traffic signal post at Rialto Chowk, which had been in such a state for months, too, was fixed today. Residents said Canadian PM’s visit has proven to a blessing for the city residents as many meagre issues have been addressed which earlier were being overlooked by the civic body as well as the district administration.

Another resident, Himmat Singh, said, “Visits by VVIPs result in proper sanitation with the city getting a new look. Earlier, during Prime Minister’s visit to the city, roads of the area surrounding Golden Temple were recarpeted overnight.”

He said it was good that the local administration had been working to impress the foreign dignitaries. “But these efforts should be made a routine,” he added.

Roads get new look for Trudeau’s visitStripes on roads and chowks have been painted afresh in the wake of Canadian Prime Minister’s visit.

Money exchanger robbed of Rs 5 lakh

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: Four unidentified persons robbed a money exchanger of Rs 5 lakh here today. They also took away 500 Australian and US dollars along with other valuables, the victim said.

Rs 1 lakh looted from garment outlet

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: Four unknown persons barged into a garment showroom and snatched nearly Rs 1 lakh from the outlet manager late on Saturday evening.

Cop assaulted in Ajnala, three at large

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: The Ajnala police booked three persons for allegedly assaulting a cop in Lakhuwal village yesterday. The accused have been identified as Kanwarpal Singh, Jagroop Singh and Vikram Singh, all residents of Lakhuwal village.

4 booked for abduction

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

TARN TARAN: Four members of a family of Talwandi Sobha Singh village, 45 km from here, have been booked for allegedly abducting a teenage girl of the same village.

Theft at Golden Temple, 2 held

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: The SGPC task force caught two persons for allegedly stealing purse of a devotee at the Golden Temple complex here yesterday. They were handed over to the Galliara police where a case was registered.

Villagers catch two thieves

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

TARN TARAN: Residents of Bachre village caught two thieves yesterday. One of their accomplices managed to flee along with Rs 1.8 lakh and 34-gm gold ornaments.

PSEB staff imparted training to upload marks after evaluation

PSEB staff imparted training to upload marks after evaluation

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: A number of heads of government schools, computer teachers, coordinators of evaluation lectures among others were imparted training for the new online marking system to be introduced by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) from this session, here today.

GND university to have distance learning centre

GND university to have distance learning centre

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to provide better education to students, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) will establish Directorate of Open and Distance Learning.

Residents against ‘costly’ inspection by LPG dealers

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: With employees of the LPG distributors busy in conducting inspections at consumers’ houses, residents have been raising questions over the move as they are being charged Rs 150 each.

Spurt in fraud by travel agents

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: Though the state government has asked the travel agencies to get themselves registered in order to curb human trafficking, several unscrupulous people and unauthorised travel agents have been operating sans licence and defrauding youths who wish to go abroad in search of greener pastures.

Aujla inspects passport office

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: Congress Lok Sabha MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla today conducted an inspection at the Regional Passport Office here. He said that he had received complaints from people regarding unnecessary delay in the processing of passport applications at the office which prompted him to conduct a check to have a insight into the issue.

Three arrested for vehicle thefts

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: Three persons have been arrested in separate cases for stealing vehicles. In the first case, the Beas police nabbed Jagroop Singh and Manpreet Singh of Jalalabad in Tarn Taran for vehicle thefts.

‘Promote Punjabi language’Briefly

‘Promote Punjabi language’

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: Nine organisations on Monday appealed to the state government to promote Punjabi language in the state. A memorandum was given to Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Subash Chander by Ramesh Yadav, head of Folklore Research Academy, and Bhupinder Singh Sandhu, Ludhiana general secretary of Punjabi Sahitya Akademi and others.

Inter-city Express delayedBriefly

Inter-city Express delayed

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

Amritsar: Passengers of the Amritsar-Chandigarh Inter-city Express train were a harried lot as the train’s departure was delayed. As per the schedule, the train was to depart at 4.30 pm but it managed to chug off only after 7 pm.

Birmingham flight starts tomorrow

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The maiden direct flight between Amritsar and Birmingham will take off on February 20. MP Rajya Sabha Shwait Malik and Union Minister of State and BJP state president Vijay Sampla will inaugurate the flight at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar.

Couple booked for harbouring gangsters

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

TARN TARAN: The Goindwal Sahib police have booked a couple for allegedly harbouring gangsters. Harbhajan Singh and his wife Ranjit Kaur of Khadur Sahib, had been providing financial help and shelter to gangsters Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi Kaura, of Nagoke and Gurwinder Singh of Khadur Sahib, the police said.

Heritage lovers against civil work in moat around Gobindgarh Fort

Heritage lovers against civil work in moat around Gobindgarh Fort

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Heritage experts in the city are against the ongoing civil work in the moat encircling the 18th century Gobindgarh Fort, a fine specimen of war preparation during the period of Sikh Misls and Maharaja Ranjit Singh. As per the plan, a new small water channel, walkway and landscaping will be raised in it.

Man strangles wife, flees; police on hunt

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: A married woman was strangled to death allegedly by her husband in Bandala village here yesterday. The police have booked the accused, identified as Kuldeep Singh. He is yet to be arrested.

Harinder Sidhu meets Partition survivors, visits museum

Harinder Sidhu meets Partition survivors, visits museum

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu today said the gruesome incidents of the Partition would guide the posterity to value multiculturalism.

ADA official booked for corruption

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Civil Lines police officials have registered a case against an assistant engineer of Amritsar Development Authority (ADA) for allegedly causing a loss to government treasury to the tune of Rs 10 lakh.

Universal Academy organises fest

Universal Academy organises fest

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

TARN TARAN: Universal Academy (School) organised a a cultural fest here today. MLA Dr Dharambir Agnihotri was the chief guest. Students from several academies participated in various competitions.

IIFA celebrates Basant fest

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The Indian Academy of Fine Arts today celebrated the Basant festival with great enthusiasm at an event titled Raga Rang Basant.

Book on former CKD head released

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) authorities today released a book ‘Lok Nayak Sardar Kirpal Singh: Apne Samay Da Yodha’ highlighting various aspects of their former president Kirpal Singh here at the auditorium of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public Senior Secondary School on GT Road.

Health camp for old-age home inmates held

Health camp for old-age home inmates held

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: A dental and eye check up camp was organised by city-based NGO Voice of Amritsar (VOA) at Guru Ramdas Old Age Home, Sultanwind canal link road, here today.

Suicide attempt: Wife, in-laws accuse man of harassment

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as the rural police are yet to take any action in connection with the suicide attempt case in which a married man tried to end his life by consuming poisonous substance, his wife has rubbished his allegations.

Over 200 sportspersons honoured at DAV College

Over 200 sportspersons honoured at DAV College

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The sports and athletic meet of DAV College concluded here today. Around 220 sportspersons were awareded. Events, including 800-metre race (boys), shot put (boys), high jump, long jump (boys), sack race, relay race and obstacle race, were organised.

1,275 sanitation-related challans, city undeterred

1,275 sanitation-related challans, city undeterred

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) has issued 1,275 challans regarding sanitation to residents in the current financial year. Out of these, 43 challans have been issued for open defecation and urination.

Congress rally brings forth tussle among leadersTarn Taran Diary

Congress rally brings forth tussle among leaders

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

The first ever public gathering organised by the ruling Congress in the border district after regaining power has brought forth the infighting within the party leaders.

Food festival organised

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: To inculcate healthy eating habits in children, a food festival was organised at Spring Blossoms.

Cricketer honoured

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar Games Association (AGA) honoured cricketer Abhishek Sharma at the Heritage Club for this commendable performance in the U-19 World Cup.

Expert for innovation in paddy straw management

Expert for innovation in paddy straw management

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: “There is a need to come up with a new technology for Punjab and Haryana farmers to help them manage their paddy straw so that air pollution can be curbed,” said Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi.

DAV College holds sports meet

DAV College holds sports meet

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: DAV College kickstarted its 63rd sports and athletics meet here today.

Brawl over parking of car, two booked

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: A minor dispute over parking took an ugly turn when a man allegedly opened fire in the air in Ranjit Enclave, Loharaka road, here yesterday.

Uncovered vehicles trouble commuters

Uncovered vehicles trouble commuters

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Uncovered heavy vehicles, such as trucks and tractor-trolleys carrying sand, earth and debris, have been troubling commuters on city roads.

Man live-streams suicide attempt

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: In a shocking incident, a man live-streamed his suicide attempt by consuming sulphas tablets here yesterday.

PSPCL official assaulted

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: An assistant junior engineer of the Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) was attacked by two persons in Patti Baath village in Tarsikka recently.

Several localities receive contaminated water

Several localities receive contaminated water

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Residents of Gopal Nagar, Nehru Colony, New Nehru Colony Jagdambe Colony and Meer Sah are a harried lot as they have been getting contaminated water supply for the last few days.

Swachh City Survekshan: Open defecation can play spoilsport

18 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

AMRITSAR: Open defecation, non-availability of urinals and toilets in most of the city markets and localities may affect the city’s ranking in the Swachh City Survekshan 2018. A Central Government’s team is in the city to observe sanitation. According to information, the team has come across residents urinating on walls.

Costa Rica artistes enthral audience at Khalsa College

Costa Rica artistes enthral audience at Khalsa College

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Artistes from Costa Rica on Saturday gave scintillating performance during the `7th Amritsar International Folk Festival’ at Khalsa College of Education (KCE) here today.

Youth booked for assault

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth has been accused of assaulting a family and outraging the modesty of a woman.

Majha House to nurture art aficionados

Majha House to nurture art aficionados

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: House number 489 in Basant Avenue is all set to emerge as the hub of literature lovers, artists and film makers.

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