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MC demolishes encroachment by multiplex
Amritsar, November 11
The municipal corporation today demolished an encroachment made by Omaxe Novelty Multiplex on the Mall Road-Lawrence Road intersection here today. Corporation men reached the spot with a bulldozer this noon as they were armed with orders to clear the encroachment on the road, which has taken over almost 40 feet of the road.
The encroachment was made by Omaxe Novelty Multiplex on the Mall Road The encroachment was made by Omaxe Novelty Multiplex on the Mall Road.
— A Tribune photograph


Concerted Efforts
Save Amritsar airport drive gains steam
Amritsar, November 11
The Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM) has urged the government to make the holy city a business, corporate and IT hub, besides setting up SEZ, IIT, IIM, IIIT, national institutes of biotechnology, nanotechnology, central university, etc, as promised by the governments a number of times so that much of the airlines’ complaint over paucity of executive class passengers could be addressed.

Notorious robber among 5 held, stolen bikes recovered
Amritsar, November 11
District police today busted a gang of robbers and arrested five persons. Three motorcycles were also recovered from the accused, who have been indentified as Ranjit Singh of Abadi Sunder Nagar Chowk, Meeran Kot, Jadip Singh of Mahal village, Sanjay Kumar of New Kishan Kot, Raman Kumar of New Cemetery Road and Rakesh Kumar of Gwal Mandi area.

Suchi Sanjh: A tale of platonic love
Amritsar, November 11
The silver jubilee show of the two-hour-long Punjabi one-act play, “Suchi Sanjh” (pious relationship), an adaptation of the much talked-about story, “Rajai” (quilt), authored by immigrant Punjabi short story writer Veena Verma, was staged at Punjab Naatshala here on Monday evening.
The play was staged at Naatshala in Amritsar.
— A Tribune photograph
The play was staged at Naatshala in Amritsar

Spotlight on Hussain
Amritsar, November 11
A play on M.F. Hussain’s memoir “Pencil se brush tak”, showcasing various stages of his life, was staged at Naatshala here on Tuesday. The role of Hussain’s wife Fazila was played by Juhi Babbar, daughter of actor and parliamentarian Raj Babbar.

Patwari in vigilance net
Tarn Taran, November 11
Revenue patwari Darshan Singh has been nabbed by a Vigilance Bureau team for taking a bribe of Rs 5,000 from a farmer, Harjinder Singh of Chack Mehar village. Vigilance DSP Ashok Kumar told newsmen that the patwari took the bribe for effecting intqal of the farmer’s land in the revenue records.

100 new homoeopathic dispensaries for Punjab
Amritsar, November 11
A total of 100 new homoeopathic dispensaries would be opened in Punjab to promote the alternative system of medicine in the region. The interviews for posts of doctors would be held recently.

Campus Diary
Higher education needs cash boost, says Chahal
Amritsar, November 11
Enhanced investment is required to improve quality and accessibility of higher education to one and all. This was stated by director of research S.S. Chahal in his keynote paper at the inaugural session of the one-day seminar on “Higher education in the wake of globalisation in India” organised by Guru Nanak Dev University here on Tuesday.

From Schools
Declamation contest on ‘Each one, teach one’
Amritsar, November 11
A declamation contest was organised at DAV International School on “Each one, teach one” to mark National Education Day. More than 18 students participated in the competition. In the Hindi declamation contest Shreya of DAV Public School stood first, while Harpreet Kaur of Police DAV Public School and Dishabh of DAV International School secured the second position.

Polish delight at Khalsa College

Polish(ed) Performance

Amritsar, November 11
Students from various universities of Poland gave a scintillating performance at the Khalsa College of Education by presenting their folk dances and songs on November 9. The 15-member Polish delegation from three universities is on a four-day visit to Punjab under the aegis of the Punjab Art and Culture Promotion Council (PACPC).

Polish students enthrall audience at Khalsa College in Amritsar. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Polish students enthrall audience at Khalsa College in Amritsar

Tributes paid to writer Kaang
Amritsar, November 11
Eminent writers, scholars and literary persons paid tributes to famous writer and Shiromani Sahitkar Kulbir Singh Kaang on his bhog ceremony held at Gurdwara Tut Sahib on Sultanwind Road here on Sunday.


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