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City rolls out red carpet for Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister along with family members visits Partition Museum, Golden Temple22 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the Partition Museum located at Town Hall on Wednesday. Navjot Singh Sidhu, Minister of Local Bodies, Culture and Tourism, Gurjeet Singh Aujla, Member of Parliament from Amritsar, and Karamjit Singh Rintu, Mayor, were accompanying him. He had been to Golden Temple before turning up here.

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 21

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the Partition Museum located at Town Hall on Wednesday. Navjot Singh Sidhu, Minister of Local Bodies, Culture and Tourism, Gurjeet Singh Aujla, Member of Parliament from Amritsar, and Karamjit Singh Rintu, Mayor, were accompanying him. He had been to Golden Temple before turning up here.

The Canadian PM spent about 25 minutes in the museum. He had a look at various sections of the museum, telling stories of pain and sufferings of displaced people in 1947. Trudeau during his short visit spent time in the gallery of migration hearing stories and looking at the various objects carried by people as they fled their homes and moved across the newly-drawn borders.

Mallika Ahluwalia, CEO and Curator, Partition Museum, said, “We are very grateful to the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for visiting the Partition Museum. We are keen to record and include the stories of Punjabis settled in Canada due to vibrant presence of the Punjabis.”

It is the world’s first museum dedicated to the Partition of the Indian sub-continent in 1947. The Museum is dedicated to all those millions impacted in the largest migration in human history and is a space of reconciliation. 

He was accompanied by five of his cabinet ministers and 15 MPs. Trudeau also shared his thoughts on the Partition Museum. “We need to remember that it has always been easy to divide people. Bringing people together with love and understanding is the only path to be followed. We have to be vigilant about what we are putting into the world.”

Earlier, Trudeau visited Golden Temple where he performed ‘sewa’ at the community kitchen. Trudeau, his family and his cabinet colleagues were presented siropa inside the shrine. In a first, the head priest also offered a bouquet to the Canadian PM.

TRUDEAU’S NOTE

Canada PM leaves a note on the Tree of Hope that reads... 

The museum is a poignant reminder that dividing people is never the answer. We must learn to live together and love our differences.

City rolls out red carpet for TrudeauCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives with his family members at the city airport.

Canadian politician narrates ‘ordeal’

22 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A Canadian citizen and Liberal Party member Paramjit Singh Randhawa, who had also come to Golden Temple on his own today, said he was once a part of the blacklisted Sikhs in Canada.

Delegates visit Pakhoke village

22 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

TARN TARAN: A delegation of the Canadian MPs, which has come to India along with Justin Trudeau, visited Pakhoke village here today.

Cleanliness, traffic mgmt: Residents rejoice

Cleanliness, traffic mgmt: Residents rejoice

22 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The visit of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resulted in a makeover for the city. The civic body along with the district administration had ensured cleanliness not only alongside roads but also across the city besides appropriate traffic management.

Warden held for supplying mobiles in jail

22 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The Central Jail authorities have arrested a jail warden for supplying mobile phones to notorious criminals. The police recovered seven mobile phones from the accused, identified as Gurcharan Singh, a jail warden and a resident of Chamba Dhaeywala in Tarn Taran.

Youth shot dead at Baba Bakala

22 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth, identified as Sandeep Singh (24), was shot dead by two unidentified motorcycle borne youths at Baba Bakala here late last evening. Though the police have registered a case, it is yet to make any breakthrough.

Biker shot at in Vikas Nagar

22 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Three youths shot at a biker after an altercation over collision of bikes in Vikas Nagar near Khandwala today evening. The victim, Yuvraj Singh, is said to be critical at a hospital.

Rs 100 cr announced for MC

Rs 100 cr announced for MC

22 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh visited the Municipal Corporation (MC) office and held a meeting with the newly-elected Mayor and others here today.

Three attack officials of PSPCL, police; 2 nabbed

22 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A team of officials of Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) was attacked in Mudh village where it had gone to collect payment from defaulters yesterday. The team was headed by PSPCL Sub-Divisional Officer Rakesh Kumar.

Bullet with modified silencer, 6 arrested

22 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

TARN TARAN: The police arrested six youths for producing cracker-like sound from the modified silencer of their Bullet bike on the Amritsar road late last night.

Travel agency owner booked for fraud

22 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The Mehta police have booked a travel agency owner, Sahilnoor Singh, for allegedly defrauding a local woman on the pretext of sending her daughter abroad.

Punjabi lovers for language promotion

Punjabi lovers for language promotion

22 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjabi language lovers in the city showed respect for their mother-tongue on the occasion of International Mother Language Day. They opined that there was a need to promote the language.

Illegal autos bane of cityPathankot Diary

Illegal autos bane of city

22 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

THE three poke marks on the once scenic city of Pathankot are the illegally plying auto-rickshaws, stray cattle menace and the seven railways crossings on the narrow gauge Jogindernagar-Pathankot stretch which remain closed for long periods of time throwing life in a state of disarray.

Roadways staff demand regular jobs

22 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The protesters said contractual employees should be regularised. Release of arrears, equal pay for equal work and addition of buses in the Roadways fleet are among their demands.

IELTS academy inaugurated

22 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: District Education Officer (Elementary) Shishupal Kaushal inaugurated the Oxford IELTS Academy at Chogawan today.

Four arrested with heroin

22 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

TARN TARAN: The district police have arrested four persons for possessing drugs. As much as 540 gm of heroin was seized.

Briefly

Lahan sized

21 Feb 2018 | 1:12 AM

TARN TARAN: The Sarhali police led by Sub-Inspector (SI) Gursharanpreet Kaur recovered a huge quantity of Lahan from Shakari village, 30 km from here, on Monday evening.

Annual sports meet held

Annual sports meet held

21 Feb 2018 | 1:12 AM

TARN TARAN: The 44th annual Sports and Athletic meet of Sri Guru Angad Dev College, Khadur Sahib, 25 kilometers from here was organised here today.

Cultural programme held at Attari border

21 Feb 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The Song and Drama Division of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in coordination with the Border Security Force presented a special cultural programme at the Attari-Wagah joint check-post here today.

Inconsistency in road design, alleges RTI activist

21 Feb 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: There is widespread inconsistency in the size of speed-breakers, slip roads, marking of roads and zebra crossings. This irregularity in road design and lane markings give an impression that the Municipal Corporation (MC) does not have any set of established rules to follow when it comes to offering surface infrastructure, alleged RTI activist Naresh Johar.

GNDU wins inter-university taekwondo championship

GNDU wins inter-university taekwondo championship

21 Feb 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) won the All-India Inter-University Taekwondo (Men) Championship. The second position was bagged by Panjab University, Chandigarh, while MDU Rohtak secured the third position in the competition.

Vocational courses for students

21 Feb 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The State Education Department is providing vocational skill-based courses to students at government schools under National Skills Qualification framework through an outsource system.

CKD elections: Dr Santokh Singh files nomination

CKD elections: Dr Santokh Singh files nomination

21 Feb 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: With the general house of Chief Khalsa Diwan Charitable Society (CKD) scheduled to meet on March 4 to elect its office bearers, the top post fell vacant after removal of Charanjit Singh Chadha.

Loudspeakers hampering preparations for exam

21 Feb 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: City residents are irked at the blaring sound of loudspeakers installed at public places (religious institutions) and automobiles. The problem is felt acutely close to schools and other educational institutions.

Orphanage keeps memories of Udham Singh alive

Orphanage keeps memories of Udham Singh alive

21 Feb 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: City-based Central Khalsa Orphanage is keeping the memories of Shaheed Udham Singh alive by preserving his belongings at a room in the orphanage. He lived in the orphanage from 1907 to 1919 after the death of his parents.

Man arrested for stripping, thrashing Dalit children

21 Feb 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The police yesterday arrested Ashurbanpal Singh Latti, who is accused of stripping and thrashing five Dalit children for plucking radish at Sohian Kalan village. He was presented in the court, which sent him to judicial remand.

Security up ahead of Canadian PM’s visit

Security up ahead of Canadian PM’s visit

21 Feb 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: In the wake of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to the city, the Amritsar police have made strict security arrangements on the route from the airport to the Golden Temple. The police today conducted the final rehearsal for their arrangements.

Canadian MP Sukh Dhaliwal meets faculty of Govt Medical College

Canadian MP Sukh Dhaliwal meets faculty of Govt Medical College

21 Feb 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Member of Parliament from Canada Sukh Dhaliwal paid a visit to Government Medical College here today. He interacted with the faculty and enquired about the medical services being provided by the college.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Roads get new look for Trudeau’s visit

Roads get new look for Trudeau’s visit

20 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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