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Free water, sewer facilities may end
Amritsar, October 24 
The free water and sewerage facilities announced by the previous Congress government for the owners of five-marla houses in the holy city would soon be withdrawn if the comprehensive plan submitted by the local bodies department to the Punjab government is approved.

Woman, daughter crushed by tractor-trailer
Amritsar, October 24
A woman and her one-and-half-year-old daughter were crushed by a speeding tractor-trailer near Sakki Nallah here this morning.

Dengue situation worsens
Amritsar, October 24
With as many as 40 new patients, with suspected and confirmed dengue reportedly admitted to various hospitals here today, the dengue threat continues to be a major headache for the health and civic authorities.

Tarn Taran in trouble too
Tarn Taran, October 24
With a reported case of dengue in the town, it is a wakeup call for the health department and municipal council.


Sikh jatha arrives from Peshawar
Amritsar, October 24
Sikh jathas continue to arrive in the city from Pakistan through the Wagah joint check post to participate in the Gurta Gaddi Divas of Guru Granth Sahib at Takht Hazur Sahib in Nanded. An 80-member Sikh jatha from Peshawar, led by Surjit Singh, arrived this evening through the Wagah joint check post today.

Blasting Crackers

Students take part in an anti-cracker rally in Amritsar.
Students take part in an anti-cracker rally in Amritsar. — A Tribune photograph

City emerging as major health tourism hub
Amritsar, October 24
The holy city has been offering multi-speciality health services for many decades due to which a number of foreign patients have been coming here for the treatment of various ailments.

Despair over walkway repair
Amritsar, October 24
A large number of regular morning and evening walkers who converge on the historic Rambagh Gardens, popularly known as Company Bagh, have raised serious concern over the digging of about 1-km-long patch of the walkway.

150 kg spurious sweets seized
Amritsar, October 24
Taking serious view of the poor quality of sweets being produced by a large number of confectioners and sweet shops, health officials have destroyed adulterated sweets and seized 150 kg of spurious “sonpapri” from a runaway tempo which was caught after a chase.

District food inspector Sukhrao Singh (centre) along with other members of the health department team check sonpapri seized in Amritsar. — A Tribune photograph

Majithia details big development plan for Majitha
Amritsar, October 24
A massive development plan has been prepared for the Majitha block of Amritsar. This was stated by information minister Bikram Singh Majithia in a release issued to the press today. The idea is to complete all the development projects in next three years, said the minister after a meeting at Athwal villager in Tarsika block of Majitha.

1,000 students participate in zonal youth fest
Amritsar, October 24 
The four-day zonal youth (C-zone) festival of Guru Nanak Dev University opened here on Friday. It started with bhangra in Dasmesh Auditorium in which more than 1,000 students and artistes from 21 colleges of Jalandhar are participating in 38 items of dance, music, theatre, literary and fine arts.

Rallying for anti-cracker Divali
Amritsar, October 24 
The students and staff of SL Bhawan’s Public School organised an anti-cracker rally at Bhandari Bridge. The principal of the school Anita Bhalla said the students carried placards and banners creating awareness regarding the pollution caused by crackers during Divali.

Turning dream into reality
Living your life and portraying it through cinema is every moviemakers dream. And that is what debutant director Kaushik Ghatak has done in his film Ek Vivaah... Aisa Bhi.

Mazdoor union thanks minister
Amritsar, October 24
The Punjab Pradesh Galla Mazdoor Union (PPGMU) today organised a meeting to thank Adesh Partap Singh Kairon, food and supplies minister, at Chheharta railway station in which thousands of members of the union from Jandiala Guru, Patti and Rayya participated.

‘Maximum complaints against telecom dept, insurance firms’
Amritsar, October 24 
Justice SN Aggarwal, president of state consumer disputes redressal commission, today expressed satisfaction over the working of district consumer dispute redressal forum. He was here for annual inspection of the Amritsar unit of the commission. Earlier, he was accorded warm welcome by SP Bangar, district and session judge, BS Mangat, additional district and session judge (retd) and president of district unit of redressal forum along with other authorities from the judiciary.

Drama, poetry tips for Springdale students
Amritsar, October 24
To discover and nurture the latent skills of students, a drama and poetry workshop was organised at Spring Dale School by noted playwright Rani Drew and poet John Drew of University of Cambridge. The couple is known worldwide for their creative talent.




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