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Cong: Pb cops are no good, we want paramilitary forces

Amritsar, May 9
In a missive to the Chief Election Commission (CEC), the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee has asked for the deployment of paramilitary forces to ensure free and fair Amritsar (South) bypoll, which is scheduled for May 22.

Badal tour boosts alliance campaign
Amritsar, May 9
The continuous tour of the Amritsar (South) constituency for the past 10 days by Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, has given the SAD-BJP alliance an upper hand in the poll campaign as more and more Congress workers and former councillors are coming into the SAD-BJP fold.

Chinna group in driver’s seat
Amritsar, May 9
The Chhina-Adlakha group got a shot in the arm when its five office-bearers were elected unopposed after the withdrawal of nominations by opposition led by Tarn Taran SMO Dr Sant Parkash Singh Dhillon.


Door-to-door drive to ensure farmers don’t burn stubble 
Amritsar, May 9
To make peasants aware of harmful effects of burning stubble, the district administration has launched a special door-to-door campaign.

Men at work Jallianwala Bagh revamp going on war footing
Amritsar, May 9
The renovation and modernisation of the historic Jallianwala Bagh is going on a war footing as the restoration of bullet marks on the three walls of the bagh, flooring of the “samadhi” and construction of the plaza at the entrance have almost been completed.

                                    Men at work

Round-the-world cruise for peace
Amritsar, May 9
This man with the mission of world peace is doing it for the third time. Bangalore-based B.V. Narayana is once again on a world tour, but this time on a specially modified motorbike.

Taking Bike For A Ride

A biker prefers to hitch a ride on a bullock cart in Amritsar.
A biker prefers to hitch a ride on a bullock cart in Amritsar. — Photo by Vishal Kumar

Bid to kidnap key witness in murder case
Amritsar, May 9
Several unidentified persons allegedly tried to abduct Jallupur Khera village resident Balbir Singh, who is a key witness in a murder case.In his complaint lodged at the Beas police, Balbir stated that the accused barged into his house when was having his meal in the evening and started thrashing him. They also dragged him out of the house. It was only when his neighbour Kashmir Singh came out for his help, the accused fled after leaving him there.

SGHPS honours toppers of religious contestsStudents of Sri Guru Harkishan Public School pose for a photograph after the felicitation ceremony.
Tarn Taran, May 9
Students of Sri Guru Harkishan Public School (SGHPS), who stood first in the recently conducted religious competitions, were honoured in a special function organised on the school premises today.

Students of Sri Guru Harkishan Public School pose for a photograph after the felicitation ceremony. — A Tribune photograph

Barbora visits Rajasansi air base
Amritsar, May 9 Air Marshal PK Barbora, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command (WAC), IAF today visited the Rajasansi Air Force Station to familiarise with the front line operational units. This was his first visit since he took over the reins  of WAC in January

Man donates land worth Rs 15 crore to Red Cross
Amritsar, May 9
On the occasion of World Red Cross Day, social worker Praful Chand Thakur was honoured by the district civil authorities for donating five acres of land worth Rs 15 crore to the Red Cross Society.

Int’l NGO opens branch in city
Amritsar, May 9 An international NGO Round Table, India, working for providing education to the economically weaker children opened its branch at Amritsar. Organisation’s national president Ajay Handa inaugurated the branch during a function held here.

Biz Buzz
Auscan comes to holy city
Amritsar, May 9
Indian aspirants who wish to study in Australia should apply for visa with valid documents rather than submitting fake documents to seek work permit.

Special literacy drive for children
Amritsar, May 9
The district authorities have launched a special campaign under “Parro Punjab” to literate the children under the Sarv Shikhia Abhiyan up to 14 years of age.





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