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‘Honeymoon wives’ turn to airport authorities for help
Amritsar, June 15
Having strong apprehensions that their NRI husbands might never return, newly wed girls of the region, with no alternative left to save their marriage, have thought of writing to the airport authorities for help.

Forest dept launches ‘green city’ campaign
Amritsar, June 15
“Land banks,” each comprising a large track of land, will be offered to NGOs and corporate houses for the plantation of saplings and their subsequent maintenance for a period of three years, which can be extended for longer period.

Govt urged to make city smoke-free
Amritsar, June 15
The Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM), an NGO, has urged the Punjab Government to make Amritsar India’s first smoke-free city.


GND varsity scholarships for 69 students
Amritsar, June 15
Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) is committed to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships, fellowships and awards to the poor, needy and intelligent students to pursue their higher education, said vice-chancellor Dr Jai Rup Singh.

‘Link education with industry, commerce’
Amritsar, June 15
Academic institutions are entrusted with the responsibility of imparting skills and knowledge to students, which is necessary for the progress of society. However, academia alone cannot discharge this responsibility.

Adolescent education for school kids 
Amritsar, June 15
In order to equip students with better knowledge on adolescence period, an adolescent education and HIV/AIDS awareness programme was organised at DAV Public School premises recently.

‘More awareness needed on VAT’
Amritsar, June 15
The Punjab government must hold conferences, debates, discussions on weaknesses of the VAT Act and difficulties faced by the trading community, on the lines of Delhi government. Besides, it must open a large number of customer, tax payer care centers to spread legal knowledge.

Indo-Pak artistes to stage Partition pain
Amritsar, June 15
The stage of Punjab Natshala would soon come alive with real life stories of partition narrated by artistes from India and Pakistan. An Indo-Pak theatre workshop with 15 artistes from Pakistan and 20 from different parts of India is being held in the city by Manch Rang Manch, in collaboration with the National School of Drama.

Kewal Dhaliwal of Manch Rang Manch at the Indo-Pak theatre workshop in Amritsar. A play on Partition would be staged at Punjab Natshala in July after the workshop. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma 
Kewal Dhaliwal of Manch Rang Manch at the Indo-Pak theatre workshop

Dhupia still in search of dream role
Amritsar, June 15
“I am in search of a dream role, which will project me as the person I am rather than being somebody else. A role, which is closer to my heart,” stated bollywood actor Neha Dhupia. Dhupia was in the city to attend launch party of Flying Cats, an airhostess training school.
Giving tips to the students at the academy, Dhupia asked them to possess self-confidence, which was an important factor to get famous.

Bollywood actor Neha Dhupia with her portrait in Amritsar. Photo by Rajiv Sharma 

Bollywood actor Neha Dhupia with her portrait in Amritsar

Sidhu’s plan - clubs can pay for Ram Bagh maintainence
Compromise formula ‘in offing’ on clubs in Ram Bagh

Amritsar, June 15
To douse the raging controversy over the eviction orders passed by a former SDM to vacate the century-old clubs from the historic Ram Bagh Garden, BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu along with BJP MLA Anil Joshi and other leaders of the holy city have come out with an alternate proposition.

Assurance to clubs flayed
Amritsar, June 15
Former MLA Satyapal Dang has objected to the political assurances given to members of the three clubs being run in Ram Bagh for their restoration in the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Rain ushers in water woes
Amritsar, June 15
A heavy downpour this week, a much-awaited respite from the scorching heat, has also brought with it problem of widespread water-logging in different parts of the city.

Some respite, some problems: A brief shower at night gave residents many cool moments but left the roads in different parts of city water logged. 

Rain God Smiles At Last

Health dept to issue licence for selling eatables
Amritsar, June 15
The health department has asked the shopkeepers and vendors involved in selling and storing of any type of eatables to take licence from the department for the year 2007-08 instead of the municipal corporation by June 30.





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