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BJP’s final list leaves many disgruntled
Amritsar, July 27
The BJP declared the final list of candidates for the forthcoming municipal corporation elections today. But the final outcome left many of its applicants disgruntled.

SAD list
Chandigarh, July 27
Acting president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced 26 party candidates for Amritsar MC elections. The candidate for ward 56 of Amritsar was not announced.

Caught in a mesh
Low-hanging cables pose big threat
Amritsar, July 27
Every area has its own problem, whether small or big, and with the elections to the municipal corporation round the corner, city residents are hopeful that at least now their grievances would be addressed.

Guru Bazaar is one of the several areas of the city reeling under the problem. — A Tribune photograph

Guru Bazaar is one of the several areas of the city reeling under the problem.



Lets talk Gandhi......
Amritsar, July 27
Meet twenty five-year-old Sham Lal Gandhiwadi who has taken upon himself the task of spreading awareness about Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals. He can be seen as the odd one in a crowd, sporting a white spotless dhoti and a pure cotton blanket wrapped around him for a shirt, teamed up with a Gandhi cap. As he sets out every day out on his lady cycle to different colonies in the city to propagate the message of non-violence and communal harmony he is a man with a mission. A little more than five feet tall, Sham Lal says though he has not read many books on Gandhi, it was the film Gandhi which inspired him to follow Gandhigiri in his daily routine three  years back.

Sham Lal Gandhiwadi has chosen to tread on the Mahatma’s path.—Photo by Rajiv Sharma 

Sham Lal Gandhiwadi has chosen to tread on the Mahatma’s path.

Forces’ involvement in anti-social activities raises concern
Amritsar, July 27
The arrest of Santokh Singh, a Military Estate Service (MES) employee, and recovery of 3 kg of heroin from his possession has raised serious concern about the functioning of the security and counter intelligence agencies of the country. Earlier too such involvement of Border Security Force (BSF) and police employees have come to light.

Doc does city proud
Amritsar, July 27
ADr Atul Kapur, chief consultant at the Advanced Diagnostics and Institute of Imaging, has been elected active member of the American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) at its annual business meeting held at Chicago, Illinois.

School Buzz
DPS celebrates ‘French Week’
Amritsar, July 27
Delhi Public School, held a special assembly in school to mark the French week. School students also sang a poem in French. Sangeeta Singh, principal of the school while addressing the students said liberty; equality and fraternity were the three most important principles that France given to the world. Great architecture and high fashion are also gifts of France to  the world.
Students of Delhi Public School pose with a model of Eiffel Tower during a summer camp.
Students of Delhi Public School pose with a model of Eiffel Tower during a summer camp.—A Tribune photograph

Campus Notes
GND varsity opens doors to needy students
Amritsar, July 27
The Guru Nanak Dev University has permitted its colleges to admit five poor students in each course under the existing rules of the university for this academic session. Such students would have to submit an affidavit that their income is less then 24,000 per annum. These students would have to pay a fee of Rs 2,000 only to the college  per annum.

My City
Pear - real fruit of Amritsar
The pear ( Pyrus pyrifolia ) is one of the six main fruit crops of Punjab. The fruit originated in China and was introduced in India during the reign of Lord Kanishka (120-170 A.D.), who helped some Chinese tourists settle near village Harsha Chhina of Amritsar. The pear’s cultivation then spread to other parts of Northern India.

Escorts to start academic course in cardiology
Amritsar, July 27
City’s Escorts Heart and Super Speciality Institute has been approved by the National Board of Examinations (NBE), a premier medical body for academic activity under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, for starting the super speciality academic course in cardiology.

Orphan gets doc’s help
Amritsar, July 27
Dr N.S. Neki, professor of medicine, Government Medical College, Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, donated blood for the 24th time. This time he donated blood to 15-year-old Shinda, a poor Dalit orphan boy, a resident of Haripura. AThe boy is suffering from severe anaemia and rheumatic heart disease. He has been under the treatment of Dr Neki for the past 15 days. 







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