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I-Day: Showers exacerbate admn’s woes
Students of a school during Independence Day celebrations in Amritsar. Photo: Vishal Kumar

I-Day: Showers exacerbate admn’s woes

Morning rainfall adds to slush at Guru Nanak Dev Stadium where celebrations will take place15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Heavy showers lashed the city, adding to the slush at the Guru Nanak Dev Stadium, on Tuesday morning. The stage is set for the Independence Day celebrations. The rain has added to the worries of the ground staff as they are working hard to help it dry before the event begins.

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Manmeet Singh Gill

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, August 14

Heavy showers lashed the city, adding to the slush at the Guru Nanak Dev Stadium, on Tuesday morning. The stage is set for the Independence Day celebrations. The rain has added to the worries of the ground staff as they are working hard to help it dry before the event begins.

Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal is scheduled to unfurl the national flag here on Independence Day. Workers were busy draining out water from the ground right since morning hours. “If it rains tonight, trouble will aggravate. It will become difficult to organise events, such as dance and march—past, on the slippery ground,” said a worker.

With the Meteorological Department forecasting more rain, it is going to be a testing time for the administration as venue cannot be shifted at a short notice, said an official, who visited the place. “We are trying our best and hope that it will not rain till celebrations are over,” he said.

Meanwhile, the district administration claimed that elaborate seating and security arrangements had been made. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kamaldeep Singh Sangha has invited residents to attend the event along with their children.

“Proper arrangements for seating, drinking water and fans have been made. We hope that city residents will attend the event in large numbers,” said Sangha, adding that efforts were under way to keep the ground dry.

Flag march, foolproof security

Flag march, foolproof security

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: With the city all set to celebrate the Independence Day, the police have made appropriate security arrangements. The movement of people on key routes has been restricted.

It’s heartening to be in holy city: Kher

It’s heartening to be in holy city: Kher

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: At 44, Kailash Kher became the youngest commercial and folk singer to receive Padma Shree in 2017. In his own words, he considers his win overwhelming.

DC apprised of school without electricity

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Varun Khanna, a paralegal volunteer under the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), has complained to Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kamaldeep Singh Sangha regarding “poor condition” of the elementary school in Alkare village of Majitha block.

Nonagenarian freedom fighter bats for Indo-Pak peace

Nonagenarian freedom fighter bats for Indo-Pak peace

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Hirutai Ramji Patil, 90, a freedom fighter, who was one of the leading lights during the nationalist movement at the time of Nana Patil’s call for parallel governance in Satara, stood out from the rest of the panel of speakers at the seminar conducted by Hind Pak Dosti Manch and Folklore Research Society.

Student booked for ‘harassing’ classmate

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: A student of Class XI was booked for allegedly teasing his female classmate here on Monday. The accused is also said to have slapped the girl in the classroom at Bhai Gurdas Senior Secondary, Basarke Gillan village.

Road accident victim dies

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: A person, who was injured in a road accident on intervening night of Sunday and Monday, died here on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Jagdeep Singh.

Patriotic fervour marks I-Day

Patriotic fervour marks I-Day

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: As India proudly celebrates its 72nd Independence Day on August 15, educational institutes across the city welcomed the day with patriotic zeal and fervour.

Parking of trucks on road hinders traffic flow

Parking of trucks on road hinders traffic flow

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Parking of heavy vehicles, especially trucks, on the stretch from Akali Phula Singh road to Ghee Mandi road and Shera Wala Gate road create bottlenecks for tourists heading towards the Golden Temple.

Weeds dot city roads

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The haphazard growth of congress grass during the rainy season has been causing medical problems to people. Congress grass (parthenium hysterochorus), sukha (cannabis sativa) and bhang (verbesina prostrata) pose a threat to crops as well as health of residents.

Seven trains rescheduled

Seven trains rescheduled

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The Northern Railways has issued a new time table for trains, including those connecting Amritsar, to come into force from August 15. Schedule of seven Amritsar bound trains stands changed.

20 booked for blocking road

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

TARN TARAN: As many as 20 leaders of the Anti Corruption Morcha (ACM) along with residents of Nandpur village have been booked for blocking a national highway on Monday.

Snippets

Theft in Tarn Taran shop

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

Tarn Taran: Three persons have been booked for allegedly committing a theft in a shop in Patti.

Woman ends life

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Rupinder Kaur (30), a resident of Kammoke village, ended her life by consuming some poisonous substance here on Sunday.

Man shot dead, two kin hurt

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Partap Singh (40), a resident of Guru Nanak Pura, was shot dead by two persons here late on Sunday evening.

Documenting the untold stories of Partition

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14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Scholars at the Centre on Studies in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) are working on documenting experiences, mostly untold stories of survivors of the 1947 Partition, one of the biggest migrations in the world.

Slushy ground hampers I-Day rehearsals

Slushy ground hampers I-Day rehearsals

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Due to heavy rainfall lashing the city for the past couple of days, water accumulation made several parts of the Guru Nanak Dev Stadium ground slushy, hampering the final rehearsals of the Independence Day celebrations here on Monday.

Poppy husk seized, 2 held

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

PHAGWARA: The police have arrested two drug peddlers, identified as Surjit Kaur, a resident of Sarhal Kalan village, and Ram Pal, a resident of Khotrra Road in Phagwara.

Chhina lashes out at state over crimes

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Expressing his anguish over the horrifying rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Batala, senior BJP leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina accused the Punjab government of showing a little interest in delivering justice.

Activists begin march for employment scheme

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Naujawan Bharat Sabha and All India Students’ Federation activists started a march from Bakna village, native area of freedom fighter Baba Sohan Singh Bakna, on Monday.

3 held for stealing transformer oil

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The Chheharta police have busted a gang of thieves, who used to steal oil from transformers installed in villages.

Padho Punjab Padhao Punjab

836 pre-primary schools all set to get grant

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The Education Department has issued instructions to district authorities to ensure learning material of pre-primary classes of government schools is utilised properly.

Madeeha Gauhar remembered for her contribution to peace

Madeeha Gauhar remembered for her contribution to peace

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Hind Pak Dosti Manch, Punjab Jagriti Manch and Folklore Research Academy initiated the Independence Day celebrations with a special commemoration meet at Punjab Naatshala for late Pakistani peace activist and theatre thespian Madeeha Gauhar.

Capacity building workshop held

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: A two-day capacity building workshop on career guidance concluded at The Senior Study II on Monday.

GNDU, NSDL ink pact for academic depository

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has signed an agreement with the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) for establishing the National Academic Depository (NAD) cell.

Delegation from UK pays obeisance at Golden  Temple

Delegation from UK pays obeisance at Golden Temple

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The delegation of 18 students from the UK paid obeisance at the Golden Temple on Monday.

Agri official rubbishes urea shortage reports

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The Agriculture Department has asked farmers not to believe in the reports of urea shortage in the market as a special train carrying the fertiliser is expected to reach the city by Tuesday.

Elevated road alteration plan draws experts’ ire

Elevated road alteration plan draws experts’ ire

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Former engineering officials, associated with the elevated road, have warned of a disaster in case the officials concerned go ahead with their plan to cut a portion of the road to pave way for raising six terminals for the buses of the BRTS.

Tarn Taran Diary

Bribery case dents police image

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

The dismissal of four police personnel and suspension of an ASI for their "involvement in bribery" has dented the image of the police force in the district. Already the image of the police is not that good in the region. This incident has become the talk of the town.

SNIPPETS

2 held with drugs

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

Amritsar: The police have arrested a woman among two persons for allegedly selling intoxicants to addicts. A raid was conducted in Guru Ki Wadali where Lakhwinder Kaur and Jagdeep Singh were nabbed. According to the police, 50 habit-forming capsules were seized from them.

MC begins preparations for House meeting

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Learning a lesson from the previous “mismanaged” House meeting, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has started preparing for the upcoming General House meeting, which is expected in September.

Collapse of commercial building damages vehicles

Collapse of commercial building damages vehicles

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: A commercial building near Lawrence Road, lying closed for a long time, collapsed due to heavy rain on Sunday afternoon.

UK students at Partition Museum

UK students at Partition Museum

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: A delegation of 18 students from England, having Punjab roots, visited the Partition Museum, under a programme titled ‘Connect with your roots’ of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday.

Police Commissioner inspects security arrangements

Police Commissioner inspects security arrangements

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Police Commissioner SS Srivastav along with other police officials supervised the security arrangements in various parts of the city on Sunday.

Heavy rainfall pours trouble in city

Heavy rainfall pours trouble in city

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Heavy rain lashed the city, leaving several parts of the city waterlogged, on Sunday afternoon.

Nat’l conference on neonatal deafness

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Amritsar: Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences organised its first national conference themed ‘Screening of universal neonatal deafness (SOUND) for early identification and intervention of children with hearing impairment for facilitating societal inclusion on Sunday.

Play on struggle of educationist staged

Play on struggle of educationist staged

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjabi play ‘Peyasaa Kaan’ was staged at the Punjab Naatshala on Sunday.

HR conclave at IIM-Amritsar

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: The Indian Institute of Management-Amritsar organised a Human Resource (HR) conclave- Yukti’18 on Saturday.

Consumer forum against PSPCL move to impose Rs1.02 lakh fine on city resident

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AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has asked Power State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) not to demand Rs 1,02,560 as electricity consumption charges from a local resident, who has a dispute going on with the Powercom.

Teej festival fervour grips holy city

Teej festival fervour grips holy city

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AMRITSAR: Teej was celebrated in the city with fervour. Folk singer Gurmeet Bawa was the chief guest at the Indian Academy of Fine Arts (IAFA).

Shri Ram Ashram students shine

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 22 students of Shri Ram Ashram Public School made their institute proud by securing seat in prestigious engineering colleges, including IITs.

GST amendments worrying: Tax experts

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Multiple amendments in the GST are causing confusion among dealers and tax practitioners, opined income tax practitioners in the two-day Amrit National Tax Conference, which concluded here on Sunday.

Govt schools asked to grow veggies in kitchen gardens

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: An advisory issued by the Mid Day Meal Society to have kitchen gardens at government schools across the state has evoked mixed reaction from teachers.

AAP Majha leaders urge dissidents to return

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13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Leaders of the AAP Majha zone have called upon rebel leaders, including Sukhpal Singh Khaira, to return to the party fold to give a united fight to the Congress and the SAD-BJP alliance.

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