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Autorickshaw fares go up, residents fret
Accuse three-wheeler drivers of fleecing them, ask govt to intervene
Amritsar, June 29
Three-wheeler operators’ decision to hike fares has drawn flak from city residents. The Consumer Rights Protection Society, condemning the hike, has termed the decision as “arbitrary and illegal.”
The minimum fare has been increased from Rs 2 to Rs 5 per passenger.
The minimum fare has been increased from Rs 2 to Rs 5 per passenger. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Do away with encroachments, admn told
Amritsar, June 29
In a request to the chairman of the Improvement Trust, the members of Nehru Shopping Complex Welfare Association have asked to remove the illegal constructions, which have encroached upon the parking and service lane of the building.



Cruel fate: Heavy weight falls
on bad days

Battling poverty, 33-yr-old weightlifter Nirmal Singh says he’s contemplating suicide
Amritsar, June 29
Thirtythree-year-old Nirmal Singh, a popular weightlifter in his hay days, is now fighting it out with unemployment and poverty.
The weightlifter shows medals and trophies won by him.
Once a champ: The weightlifter shows medals and trophies won by him. — A Tribune photograph

Airtel fined for poor service
Amritsar, June 29
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Bharti Airtel, a mobile phone company, and its proprietor Sansons, to give a compensation of Rs 4,000, besides refunding the security deposit and litigation charges to Harmeen Kaur Soch, a senior lecturer, department of commerce and business management, Guru Nanak Dev University here.

Weeding Out Evil
Special panel to look into menace of drugs in city
Amritsar, June 29
The district administration has constituted a special central committee to eradicate drug menace in the city, said deputy commissioner Kahan Singh Pannu.

At 17, city lad is a dance guru
Teen tunes: Meet apna Mover & Shaker
Amritsar, June 29
He surely has dancing feet. At 17, Amit Sharma is not only an accomplished performer but also teaches others to shake a leg.

Amit Sharma

Amit Sharma

Change of Guard
Seven varsity depts get new HoDs
Amritsar, June 29
Guru Nanak Dev University has appointed seven new heads of the departments of molecular biology and biochemistry, physics, history, computer science and engineering, electronics technology, Hindi and laws at Regional Campus, Jalandhar.

Society chief complains of blackmailing in forgery case
Amritsar, June 29
“The issue of community centre has been raised again and again to harass us by Himesh Sharma and his mother Prem Lata against whom a complaint was lodged in Civil Lines police station in a fraud case,” Kashmir Avenue Welfare Society president Lakhwinder Singh said at a press conference here.

My City
Don’t let Amritsar go up in fumes
Environment is virtually our mother that has given us a terra firma to stand on, fresh air to breathe in and sweet water to drink.

Rural health officers to launch peaceful protest
Amritsar, June 29
Rural health officers have decided to launch a peaceful protest from July 1 to express their displeasure and to press the government for regularisation of their services.





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