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Thieves strike at house of school principal

Take away jewellery, household goods at gunpoint12 Dec 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Some unidentified miscreants struck at the house of a school principal in the Cantonment area and took away jewellery and household goods at gunpoint here on Monday evening.

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 11

Some unidentified miscreants struck at the house of a school principal in the Cantonment area and took away jewellery and household goods at gunpoint here on Monday evening.

Harinder Kaur, principal of a public school, told the police that her residence was inside the school. She said her son Parminder Singh resides on the first floor.

“Around 8 pm when I was in my room, four unidentified persons with their faces covered came and held me hostage. They forcibly took my diamond earrings, rings, including a gold one, and two cellphones. They also searched the almirah for cash. After taking jewellery and other goods, they fled,” she added.

According to information, the suspects first entered the servant’s quarter. They tied servant Iqbal Singh and his wife and took away his cellphone.

Surjit Singh, investigating officer, said, “We have registered a case under Sections 379-B, 452 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25/54/59 of the Arms Act in this regard. We are collecting CCTV footage of the area.”

Attack on Nirankari Bhavan: Suspects sent to judicial remand

Attack on Nirankari Bhavan: Suspects sent to judicial remand

12 Dec 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: A local court in Ajnala on Tuesday sent Bikramjit Singh and Avtar Singh, suspects in the grenade attack on Nirankari Bhavan, to nine-day judicial remand.

Anti-encroachment drive

Vendors, kiosk owners up in arms against MC

12 Dec 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Vendors under the banner of the Rehri Phari Union are up in arms against the anti-encroachment drive launched by the MC.

Industrialists seek withdrawal of notices issued to them

Industrialists seek withdrawal of notices issued to them

12 Dec 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Industrialists and their associations have written to Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation Limited (PSIECL) requesting it to withdraw the notices issued to them for cancelling the allotment of vacant industrial plots at Focal Points in the border city.

Gurmeet Bawa performs at Kapil’s ‘jaago’

Gurmeet Bawa performs at Kapil’s ‘jaago’

12 Dec 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: In a series of pre-wedding ceremonies of Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath, a ‘jaago’ was taken out from the former’s residence here.

Armyman among four held for attack on cops

12 Dec 2018 | 1:11 AM

TARN TARAN: The police arrested four persons in connection with Monday’s attack on cops. The accused have been identified as Ranjit Singh, Kuldeep Singh, Jovanjeet Singh and Jasbir Singh.

Orientation programme ends

Orientation programme ends

12 Dec 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: A “Four Week General Orientation Programme-107” concluded at the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) of Guru Nanak Dev University(GNDU) on Tuesday.

New vehicles to come pre-fitted with HSR plates, people feel cheated

12 Dec 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: People, who had deposited their money with the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) for high security registration plates (HSRP) three years ago, are feeling a cheated lot as the Union Government had amended the Central Motor Vehicle Act.

Cyclist-friendly tracks may help curb pollution in city

Cyclist-friendly tracks may help curb pollution in city

12 Dec 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Cycling can be employed to reduce air pollution or to decrease the adverse effects of air pollution, but lack of cyclist-friendly tracks seem to be the biggest deterrent in the city even if a person wishes to shift to cycle riding.

3-day sports meet for teachers

12 Dec 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: The move of the Education Department to hold a sports meet for their teachers has been hailed by the community in the city.

Awareness rally on leprosy taken out

12 Dec 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Health Department organised an awareness rally on Tuesday to apprise people of the symptoms and treatment of leprosy.

Three arrested with intoxicating powder

12 Dec 2018 | 1:11 AM

TALWARA: The police have arrested three youths with intoxicating powder. Vikramjit Singh, in-charge of Talwara police station, said a naka was laid near the Kandi Canal on the Talwara-Mukerian road here by the police.

Association seeks release of pending allowances

12 Dec 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Accusing the state government of not fulfilling their demands, members of the Pensioners Welfare Association staged a protest here on Tuesday.

Harpreet Randhawa is Sessions Judge

12 Dec 2018 | 1:11 AM

TARN TARAN: Harpreet Kaur Randhawa resumed the charge of District and Sessions Judge here on Tuesday. Earlier, she was in-charge of the district courts here.

Postman booked for irregularities in RD accounts

12 Dec 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: A postman posted at the Jandiala Guru post office was booked for irregularities in recurring deposit (RD) accounts here on Monday.

17 booked in firing incident

12 Dec 2018 | 1:11 AM

TARN TARAN: The Bhikhiwind police have booked 17 persons, including Satnam Singh and his son Gurpreet Singh, in connection with a firing incident at Mari Nau Abad village, 40 km from here.

Briefly

Additional stoppages for trains

12 Dec 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: For the convenience of passengers, the Railways has decided to add additional stoppages to 12357/12358 Kolkata-Amritsar-Kolkata Durgiana Express and 22125/22126 Nagapur-Amritsar-Nagpur Express at the Beas railway station on an experimental basis for six months from December 12.

Privatisation of airports flayed

Privatisation of airports flayed

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Employees of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Monday observed a relay hunger strike against the privatisation of airports.

Seminar throws light on allergies in kids

Seminar throws light on allergies in kids

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The Rotary Club organised a public awareness seminar on allergies in children here on Sunday.

Gymnasts do city proud, receive warm welcome

Gymnasts do city proud, receive warm welcome

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Gymnasts were given a grand welcome as they reached holy city on Monday after their terrific performance at 3rd Dubai International Rhythmic Gymnastics DuGym Cup 2018 held in Dubai from December 5-8.

Weapon supplier brought on production warrant

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The CIA staff have brought weapon supplier Preet Phagwara on a production warrant for the second time.

Students develop gas out of stubble

Students develop gas out of stubble

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Mechanical department students of Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology have created synthesis gas by using stubble.

Give evidence on ISI conspiracy claim, AAP leader to CM

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Majha zone in charge Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal on Monday condemned Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for stating that opening of the Kartarpur corridor as a “bigger conspiracy” hatched by the Pakistan Army.

Man held for snatching purse

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

TARN TARAN: The Chabal police arrested a person when he was running after snatching a purse from a woman here on Sunday.

Bharat Financial heist: No breakthrough yet

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have failed to make any breakthrough in the robbery case in which a financial firm was looted by armed robbers in the Chheharta area.

Inderpreet Chadha Suicide Case

Witness alleges threats from accused, approaches cops

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: A witness in the Inderpreet Chadha suicide case has lodged a complaint with the Police Commissioner and the Chheharta police alleging that one of the accused in the case has threatened him of dire consequence if he appears in the court to record his statement.

Two policemen hurt in attack; 10 booked

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

TARN TARAN: Two cops were seriously injured when a police team went to Cheema Kalan village, 40 km from here, on Sunday night to remove a road blockade.

District library promotes reading at PITEX

District library promotes reading at PITEX

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: In a first, the district library, Rani Ka Bagh, put up a stall at the PITEX that concluded here on Monday.

Man booked on fraud charge

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar rural police have booked a man for allegedly duping a resident of Rs4.

Hit by vehicle, 70-yr-old cyclist killed

Hit by vehicle, 70-yr-old cyclist killed

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: A 70-year-old cyclist was killed after he was hit by a vehicle in the wee hours on Monday.

Another car taken away at gunpoint

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Two unidentified persons took away a car at gunpoint in the Ranjit Avenue area here on Sunday.

Tarn Taran-Jandiala Guru road creating law & order problemTarn Taran Diary

Tarn Taran-Jandiala Guru road creating law & order problem

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

The pitiable condition of the Tarn Taran-Jandiala Guru stretch of 18 kilometers is creating a law and order problem for the administration besides resulting in harassment of the people of the area.

Locals turn up in large numbers at PITEX

Locals turn up in large numbers at PITEX

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Local residents in large numbers thronged the Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) here on Sunday.

Missing migrant woman’s body found in fields

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The body of a 50-year-old migrant woman was found in fields near the Sun City area here on Saturday.

Brahmpura terms apology by Badals ‘political gimmick’

Brahmpura terms apology by Badals ‘political gimmick’

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

TARN TARAN: Expelled SAD leader Ranjit Singh Brahmpura on Sunday termed the apology by the Badals at Akal Takht a “political gimmick”.

Over 130 pilgrims leave for Katas Raj Dham in Pakistan

Over 130 pilgrims leave for Katas Raj Dham in Pakistan

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Over 130 pilgrims left for Katas Raj Dham in Pakistan from Durgiana Temple here on Sunday.

5 cellphones, opium seized from jail

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The authorities of the Amritsar Central Jail confiscated five cellphones from a sand-laden tractor-trolley, which was taken inside the jail premises.

Shopkeepers suffer as Majitha Road yet to be re-carpeted

Shopkeepers suffer as Majitha Road yet to be re-carpeted

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Shopkeepers on Majitha Road are at the receiving end as the road in front of their shops from Power Colony to Bypass Chowk has not been re-carpeted.

Snatcher targets Canadian woman

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: A Canada-based NRI woman was robbed of her purse by a bike-borne youth when she, along with her husband, was going to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple here on Saturday.

PSPCL detects 291 power theft cases

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), during a special campaign to check power thefts in Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Gurdaspur, has found 291 erring consumers and it has imposed a fine of Rs32.

Rs 8.5L looted from finance firm

Rs 8.5L looted from finance firm

10 Dec 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: Six unidentified armed men looted Rs 8.59 lakh from a branch of a finance firm at Green Valley in the Chheharta area here in the wee hours on Sunday. The firm was operating from a double-storey house.

Lecture delivered on stress management

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Dr Harjot Singh of Amandeep Hospital addressed the students of IIM Amritsar on the stress faced by them during MBA and regular life in general.

Kapil’s marriage ceremonies begin today

Kapil’s marriage ceremonies begin today

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The marriage ceremonies of comedian Kapil Sharma is set to begin in his home town here from Monday onwards.

Insurance firm told to pay Rs10,638 to complainant

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed an insurance company to pay Rs 2,638 to the complainant along with Rs 5,000 as compensation and Rs 3,000 as litigation expenses withheld by it.

400 doctors attend three-day ENT meet at SGRD University

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The three-day national conference, organised by the Association of Otolaryngologists at Sri Guru Ram Das (SGRD)University of Health Sciences, concluded here on Sunday.

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