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SNC identifies smuggling spots in riverine belt
Amritsar, October 27
In a bid to thwart the nefarious designs of the international drug cartel which had been probing the loopholes on the Indo-Pak border to facilitate smuggling, the Special Narcotics Cell (SNC) has managed to identify certain vulnerable points in the riverine belt of the Harike and Ferozepore sector.

Smuggler held with fake currency
Amritsar, October 27 The special narcotics cell (SNC) seized fake currency worth Rs 5 lakh from notorious Indo-Pak and inter-state smuggler Sukhchain Singh, alias Chaina, a native of Khurmania (Chhehrta) here on Sunday.

Global meltdown gives traders a glum Divali
Amritsar, October 27
The global economic meltdown and rising prices of essential commodities have had their tremendous fallout on Divali, which is generally celebrated with great bonhomie and traditional fervour.


Sweetshop challaned: Insects found in ‘chashni’
Amritsar, October 27
The district health authorities raided and challaned Bansal Sweet Shop situated in the Lawrence Road area here for not maintaining cleanliness and took samples of various sweets from the preparation unit of the shop.

Sultanwind Bridge  
MLAs’ efforts bear fruit, repair after Divali 

Amritsar, October 27
The work on repairing the 124-year old Sultanwind bridge would be started after Divali. An amount of Rs 2 crore, allotted for the renovation of the bridge, has been handed over to the irrigation department by the municipal corporation.

Old persons get home to stay 
Amritsar, October 27
The Guru Ram Dass old-age home constructed by the Vishvakarma Welfare Trust was formally inaugurated by Mayor Shawet Malik at a special function held here.

‘Reality shows do not promote classical music’
Amritsar, October 27
Ustad Faiyaz Wasifuddin Dagar The younger generations should adopt and learn classical singing and music. It’s not as difficult as people who start pursuing for shortcuts to gain prominence think it is, says Ustad Faiyaz Wasifuddin Dagar, the young scion of the Dagar family, which keeps alive the tradition of Dhrupad classical style of singing.  20th generation descendant of the family, Usatd Faiyaz said this while commenting on the surfeit of reality shows being telecast on various TV channels which were considered a sure shot way to success by the youth.

Ustad Faiyaz Wasifuddin Dagar

Zonal Youth Festival
PJ college, Jalandhar, is ‘A’ division champion
Amritsar, October 27
The APJ College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, won the “A” division championship trophy, while the Master Gurbanta Singh Memorial College, Kartarpur (Jalandhar) lifted the “B” division championship trophy of the four-day zonal youth festival (C-Zone) of Guru Nanak Dev University which concluded here today. Over 1,000 student-artistes from 21 degree colleges of Jalandhar district affiliated to the university participated.

Girls perform giddha at the zonal youth festival in Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Girls perform giddha at the zonal youth festival in Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
A girl performs giddha at the zonal youth festival in Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
A girl performs giddha at the zonal youth festival in Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. — A Tribune photograph

Students pledge to celebrate safe Divali
Amritsar, October 27
Hundreds of students of DAV Public School under the aegis of Sahodya Schools Complex (CBSE-affiliated schools) today pledged to celebrate clean, colourful but pollution-free Divali this year.

A lesson in caring, sharing for students on Divali
Amritsar, October 27
On the eve of Divali, students and staff of the Spring Dale Senior School visited Citizen Forum Vidya Mandir School to share the happiness of Divali with them. Candles, candies and tetra packs of juices were distributed among the schoolchildren. They were also served mouth-watering “puri, chane and halwa”.

Special sammelan on Infantry Day
Amritsar, October 27
A special sainik sammelan was organised at Khasa Military Station by Panthers Division to commemorate the 61st Infantry Day. Wreaths were laid at the Dorgrai War Memorial by Major-Gen P.S. Paul, GOC, Panthers Division, and other officers.

Homage paid to martyrs on police Commemoration Day 
Amritsar, October 27
The police Commemoration Day parade was held at Police Lines recently to pay homage to police personnel who laid down their lives while patrolling at Hot Spring (Ladakh) during an attack by the Chinese Army on October 21, 1959.

People given tips to keep dengue off
Amritsar, October 27
Keeping in view the rising cases of dengue and air and noise pollution of Divali, a social awareness programme was organised by Mission Aagaaz in a private school. Residents of Guru Harkrishan Nagar, Surta Singh Road, along with the students participated in the programme.

3 robbers nabbed
Amritsar, October 27
The district police nabbed three robbers when they were escaping after robbing one Shera of mobile phone and some cash last evening.




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