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Trouble Season
Crackdown on spurious mithai makers

Amritsar, October 17
The reports of spurt in import of adulterated khoya and milk products from other parts of the country into Punjab, in view of ongoing festival season, has started giving sleepless night to the health department, which has stepped up checks at sweetmeat shops in and around the city.

Crackers to be sold in notified areas only: DC
Amritsar, October 17

In view of the illegal sale of firecrackers in various parts of the city, the district magistrate here has banned the sale of firecrackers except in the areas notified by the district administration, that too after taking requisite permission from the authorities.

MC to introduce e-governance soon
Amritsar, October 17
The local municipal corporation would soon introduce e-governance to facilitate the general public, especially the business community, in paying their taxes through the Internet.

City not ready to fight fires: NDMA
Amritsar, October 17
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), which has been set up after the Tsunami destruction, recently reviewed the city fire-fighting arrangements. The committee reportedly found many deficiencies, including severe crunch of fire tenders, modern equipment and trained manpower, in disaster management system conceived by the district administration in case of major fire.

  Rajasansi Airport drill passes terror test

Karva Chauth was celebrated with great enthusiasm in Amritsar
Karva Chauth was celebrated with great enthusiasm in Amritsar on Friday. 


Alive And Kicking
BSF jawans during Beating the Retreat ceremony at the Attari-Wagah joint checkpost in Amritsar
BSF jawans during Beating the Retreat ceremony at the Attari-Wagah joint checkpost in Amritsar on Friday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Discrimination against Majha discernible: AVM
Amritsar, October 17
The facts, compiled by Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM), has shown that the tall claims of the state government notwithstanding, the discrimination against Majha (border belt) is discernible.

‘Govt hospital fully equipped to handle dengue’
Amritsar, October 17
The government hospital is fully equipped to handle all kinds of emergencies, including dengue and other infectious diseases presently prevalent in the city.

AIDS awareness for jail inmates
Amritsar, October 17
With a view to spread awareness regarding HIV/AIDS, the Fortis Escorts Hospital today held an interactive session for more than 250 inmates of the high-security central jail here in the jail education center.

Campus Buzz
Varsity to host intl sports medicine congress next yr

Amritsar, October 17
Guru Nanak Dev University would host the 12th Asian Federation of Sports Medicine (AFSM) congress next year in December. This is going to be the first international congress sports medicine in India.

Probe against former  varsity FDO to go on
Amritsar, October 17
The Guru Nanak Dev University syndicate today decided to continue all the pending inquiries, ordered against former finance and development officer, Varinder Kumar Sharma.






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