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Mumbai attacks may cast shadow on Indo-Pak trade
Amritsar, December 26
The current stand-off between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of terror attacks on Mumbai is likely to cast shadow on the growing trade from here in view of the reported misinformation campaign launched by several Pak TV channels across the border.

Trucks carrying fresh vegetables going to Pakistan from the Wagah border in Amritsar. Photo: Vishal Kumar

‘Energy day’ in holy city today
Industrial workers hold rally against long power cuts

Amritsar, December 26
Even as the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) is going to observe December 27 as “energy day” in the holy city, the industrial workers here today organised a rally against the state government and the PSEB for long power cuts.


Three trees ‘sacrificed’ for building room in BJP office
Amritsar, December 26
Uprooted trees lie at the district BJP office in Amritsar The “Go green go clean” campaign, launched by BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, seemed to have failed to cut much ice with the district BJP office where at least three trees were uprooted to construct a new room here today.

Uprooted trees lie at the district BJP office in Amritsar on Friday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Sood heads varsity officers’ association
Amritsar, December 26
All candidates who had filed their nomination forms for the election to the Guru Nanak Dev University Officers’ Association for the year 2009 have been declared elected to the executive of the association as there was no contest for any office, informed Dr Jaspal Singh, returning officer.

PCCTU hails UGC pay scales for teachers 
Amritsar, December 26
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) has hailed theclearing of UGC pay scales for college and university teachers by the central government.

Basant Singh Hanspal Philanthropist’s body donated to hospital
Amritsar December 26
Philanthropist Basant Singh Hanspal’s body was donated to SGPC-run Sri Guru Ram Dass Hospital and Medical College as per his written and registered will. Basant passed away after a brief illness at Escorts/Fortis hospital. This was disclosed by Dr Chanjit Singh Gumtala, patron, Amritsar Vikas Manch, here today.

Basant Singh Hanspal

Amritsar youth attends URI global assembly
Amritsar, December 26
Anantdeep Singh being presented a scroll of honour by Charles Gibbs, executive director, URI, and Yoland Trevino, chairperson, Global Council, URI. Sikh youth ambassador for peace from Amritsar Anantdeep Singh Dhillon participated in the second Global Assembly of the United Religions Initiative (URI) held in Mayapur this month.

Anantdeep Singh being presented a scroll of honour by Charles Gibbs, executive director, URI, and Yoland Trevino, chairperson, Global Council, URI. 

3,000 artistes from country to perform
Amritsar, December 26
The government has prepared a final blue print and have taken a major initiative to involve general public by holding live performances during the seven-day-long national youth festival to be held in the holy city from January 12.

Panel to check brick-kilns spreading pollution
Tarn Taran, December 26
On the instructions of Hira Singh Gabria, Punjab minister for jails and tourism, the district administration has formed a three-member committee to check the brick-kilns situated around the town allegedly spreading pollution.

Absent veterinary officer faces probe
Tarn Taran, December 26
Deputy director of animal husbandry Dr Pawan Kumar Gandhi in a letter to the higher authorities has said the veterinary officer of civil veterinary hospital, Thathi Sohal, is running absent from his duty.

DC’s directions on tenants
Amritsar, December 26
Expressing concerns that many of the tenants do not reveal their identity and disappear after committing crimes, the district magistrate has passed an order asking residents to deposit the photographs of their tenants along with their identity and original residential addresses with the nearby police stations.




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