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To boost recovery, 2 teams have been formed: Commissioner
House tax defaulters: MC gets the whip cracking 

Amritsar, February 19
In order to speed up the development projects in the holy city, the financially crunched Amritsar municipal corporation has intensified its campaign for recovering arrears totalling Rs 37 crore. Under the movement, the MC is collecting tax on account of house tax and water supply charges from various commercial establishments.

State Of Affairs
Peeved over low facilities at Attari, IFCC shoots missive to Lalu
Amritsar, February 19
The Indo-Foreign Chamber of Commerce (IFCC), a body which represents Afghanistan and Pakistan trade in India, today blamed the railway authorities for not providing enough facilities at the local railway station, probably the only international dry port under the railways.

Cong leader rebuffs assault charge
Amritsar, February 19 Congress leader Gagan Bhatia refuted the allegations levelled against him by Harjinder Kaur of the Hussainpura Chowk area that he beat up her with the help of his henchmen on Tuesday, claiming that it was all done to defame him.

France: No solution to turban trouble in sight, says Vedanti
Amritsar, February 19 Sikhs residing in France are facing many difficulties due to a ban on turban imposed by the French government and there is no scope of any solution to the issue in the near future.


The first woman IPS officer of the country Dr Kiran Bedi was in Amritsar on Tuesday. Police needs to win back people’s confidence: Bedi
Amritsar, February 19
Exhorting the cops to do their duties honestly, first woman IPS officer of the country, Dr Kiran Bedi today said the police was reeling under severe image crisis. “Instead of becoming savior, it has turned into a notorious force, which has lost confidence and trust of the common man,” said Bedi.
The first woman IPS officer of the country Dr Kiran Bedi was in Amritsar on Tuesday. — A
Tribune photograph

Ruralites get tech tips on internet use
Amritsar, February 19
In order to create awareness among the rural youth about the internet facilities being provided by Bharatiya Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), a GPRS week is being observed throughout the state from February 18 to 24.

Nihangs put up a dazzling gatka show near the Golden Temple on Tuesday
Nihangs put up a dazzling gatka show
near the Golden Temple on Tuesday.
— Photo by Vishal Kumar

Campus Pulse
Dr Thukral elected fellow of Linnaean Society
Amritsar, February 19
Dr A K Thukral from the department of botanical and environmental sciences of GNDU has been elected as fellow of the Linnaean Society of London.

‘Awareness on genetic
 disorders need of hour’

Amritsar, February 19
The geneticists who participated in the three-day fifth international symposium on genetics, health and disease on “OMICS in 21st century” have unanimously recommended that the genetic diagnostic in general is very poor, especially in the developing countries. They were of the view that there was an urgent need to expedite the efforts to empower medical education to promote awareness regarding genetic diseases.

Antarctica warming raises concern
Amritsar, February 19
Expressing concern over the melting of snow in the Antarctica region due to global warming, Dr Surjeet Singh Dhillon, former dean and head of the zoology department, Punjabi University, said if the process continued, then most of the world’s land would be submerged in the sea.





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