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CBI probe sought into FIR cancellation 
Damage to ancient school: ADTA says cops not doing enough

Amritsar, July 10

Amritsar Diocesan Trust Association (ADTA) has demanded a CBI probe into cancellation of an FIR in a case pertaining to demolition of boundary wall of 127-year-old Alexandra High School here.

Indian Idol

A vendor selling idols catches a wink on a hot Tuesday afternoon in Amritsar
A vendor selling idols catches a wink on a hot Tuesday afternoon in Amritsar. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma


Now, lodge FIR online
Cops go hi-tech, tie up with hotels to stem crime
Amritsar, July 10
The city police is going hi-tech. In a major step, initiated to provide more convenience to residents, it has unveiled a new facility which allows registration of complaints online. SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh said the people now need not visit police station for lodging FIRs. Stating that the new facility is being lapped up by the residents, the SSP said, “In the last 10 days, we have received more than 20 FIRs. It helps save precious time, both that of authorities and citizens.” The district police chief was addressing a meeting of Amritsar hotel and restaurant association here.

Corruption-free India: He lives his dream
Amritsar, July 10
As his aircraft was about to nosedive in a lake in Tamil Nadu after it caught fire, he made a frantic prayer —- If I get to live on, I will devote my life to humanity. His wish was granted and his DC-3 transport plane landed in a manner that no one was hurt. Considering it a miracle, Squadron Leader N.V. John wrote his resignation in 1982. But it was rejected. Finally, after much coaxing, he took premature retirement in 1989, and then began his search for truth. 

Swami Sachidananda
Swami Sachidananda

Woman among 5 held for smuggling drugs 
Amritsar, July 10
Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) nabbed five persons on the charges of drug peddling in a special operation here. The police recovered 200 gm smack from the possession of the smugglers. The accused were identified as Mandeep Kaur of Kot Khalsa, Rajinder Singh of Kartar Nagar, Chheharta, Hardev Singh alias Deba of Mohalla Baba Farid, Gurpreet Singh alias Bunty of Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar and Nirmal of Uttam Singh Nagar.

2-year-old boy gets fresh lease of life
Amritsar, July 10
Doctors at the Escorts Heart and Super Specialty Institute gave a second lease of life to the two-and-half-year-old Gurbir Singh who was suffering from a rare diabetic complication.

‘Commitment a must for teachers’
Amritsar, July 10 A four-week general orientation course organised by the academic staff college of Guru Nanak Dev University concluded here. More than 23 teachers from different parts of the country attended the programme.

Children film fest in Sept
Amritsar, July 10 A children film festival would be organised under the aegis of the Children Film Society of India from September 10 to 15, additional deputy commissioner Paramjeet Singh said at a meeting held here today. During the festival, documentary films as well as films on educational, historical and social values would be screened for the children free in eight cinema halls of the city from 9 am to11 am.

DAV students bag silvers at essay contest
Amritsar, July 10
Two students of DAV Public School bagged prizes in an essay competition whose result was declared recently.

Photo exhib from July 12
Amritsar, July 10
'SOS-From The Conquerors Of The Sky', a four-day photo exhibition, will start from July 12 at Art Gallery on M. M. Malavia Road here. The event would display photographs of young photo artist Arsh Rup Singh.

Now, IAF goes on mission green
Amritsar, July 10 The Indian Air Force launched ‘Mission Greening India’ at the Rajasansi International Airport to commemorate country’s biggest ever sporting event, the fourth Military World Games, scheduled to be held at Hyderabad and Mumbai in October. Group Captain Vishwas Gaur, station commander, Rajasansi International Airport, said the motto of this programme is to make the whole nation take a look at the games in order to catch the public imagination projecting a humane face of the Indian armed forces.
Sonali Gaur, president, Air Force Wives Welfare Association, helps schoolchildren of Air Force School plant saplings on the school campus
Sonali Gaur, president, Air Force Wives Welfare Association, helps schoolchildren of Air Force School plant saplings on the school campus. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Maintain discipline to avoid mishaps
Remember the most important rule for safe driving on the roads: mirror-signal-manoeuvre. Always check your mirrors for other traffic, give a clear signal well in advance, and then only turn, change lane or stop.

The eleventh wonder
Whenever you have to multiply any number by 11, usually you follow a long multiplication process but do you know that instead of using this lengthy multiplication method, you can directly write down the answer of any number multiplied by 11.

AVM seeks HC bench in city
Amritsar, July 10
The Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM) has demanded establishment of a full bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and a full bench of the Punjab Information Commissioner in Amritsar. This would facilitate disposing off of pending cases in three districts of Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Tarn Taran. The Manch has also urged to run courts in double shifts on the pattern of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

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