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MC drive: Two structures razed, 4 buildings sealed
MC staff seal a property in Amritsar on Wednesday. Tribune photo

MC drive: Two structures razed, 4 buildings sealed

Instructions issued to owner to stop construction immediately19 Jul 2018 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) demolished two structures during a drive to check illegal constructions in the walled city here on Wednesday.

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 18

The Municipal Corporation (MC) demolished two structures during a drive to check illegal constructions in the walled city here on Wednesday. Besides, four buildings were sealed and an owner was issued orders to stop construction immediately.

The officials accompanying the MC team stated that as per the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC), new construction was not allowed in the walled city but some people had been flouting the orders. The team was led by Assistant Town Planner Parminderjit Singh.

Building Inspector Paramjit Singh said notices had been issued to the errants in the past against whom action was taken on Wednesday. The team demolished the basement of a building in Gheo Mandi, under construction lintel of a building in Lalan Wali Gali, sealed two buildings inside Sheranwala gate, one building in Mai Ratto Wali Gali and one building in Hussainpura Chowk. The team also instructed the owner of a building at Hussainpura Chowk to immediately stop the construction activity.

The team also faced resistance from local residents as while demolishing the basement of a building in Gheo Mandi. The residents complained that as heavy machinery was being used, the act of demolition might cause damage to adjoining buildings.

Paramjit Singh said the concerns of the residents were addressed and the demolition work was done with extreme care to ensure no damage to the structures of nearby buildings.

The HC, in response to a public interest ligitation (PIL) filed over construction of illegal hotels around the Golden Temple, had instructed the MC not to approve site plans of any of the new constructions in the entire walled city.

Youth shot dead in Manjh village, four on the run

19 Jul 2018 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Paramjit Singh, alias Kalu (35), a resident of Manjh village, was shot dead by armed persons over an old enmity late on Tuesday evening.

Sanjhi Rasoi project in city struggles to find volunteers

Sanjhi Rasoi project in city struggles to find volunteers

19 Jul 2018 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: A year on, providing a meal at Rs 10 to people is costing dearly to the administration as the community kitchen project is running at a loss.

12-year-old missing from Kakkar Kalan

19 Jul 2018 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: A 12-year-old boy, identified as Ravinder Singh, of Kakkar Kalan village has gone missing under mysterious circumstances.

Mobile seized from drug peddler in jail

19 Jul 2018 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Just 22 days after the special task force (STF) caught jail inmate Eric Masih, alias Kanni, running a drug cartel from inside the high security jail through mobile, the Central Jail authorities confiscated another smart phone from his possession.

Two drug peddlers arrested with heroin

19 Jul 2018 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The CIA staff arrested two drug traffickers, identified as Veer Singh, alias Viru (31), and Gulshan Kumar, alias Prince (22), of New Azad Nagar on Wednesday.

Encroachments a bane for Jahajgarh

Encroachments a bane for Jahajgarh

19 Jul 2018 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: A major portion of Jahajgarh has been encroached upon by several traders.

Subordinate staff stage protest, want services to be regularised

Subordinate staff stage protest, want services to be regularised

19 Jul 2018 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab Pensioners Union (PPU) and the Punjab Subordinate Service Federation on Wednesday burnt an effigy of the state government for ignoring the demands of employees.

Carmaker launches service on wheels

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19 Jul 2018 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz launched ‘Service on Wheels’ here on Wednesday.

New plan to end traffic congestion

19 Jul 2018 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: In the absence of signage and direction boards for the new route plan, the roads leading to the Bhandari bridge witness heavy traffic jam in the morning hours.

Contractual GMC staff boycott work

19 Jul 2018 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Contractual staff, including nurses and paramedics, at Government Medical College (GMC) continued with their protest against the state government for the third consecutive day.

Witnesses in mass suicide case fail to appear in court

19 Jul 2018 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The police witnesses in the mass suicide case, in which five members of a family had committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance in 2004, didn’t appear in the court on Wednesday.

Colourful report cards for pre-primary kids

19 Jul 2018 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The Education Department has come up with colourful report cards for pre-primary kids.

Fatwa against Nida flayed

19 Jul 2018 | 12:48 AM

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Seminar on drug abuse

19 Jul 2018 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: A seminar over drug addiction was organised at the Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Mall road, where DC Kamaldeep Singh Sangha addressed the gathering.

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Snippets

Woman molested

19 Jul 2018 | 12:48 AM

Tarn Taran: Gurbaj Singh Baj of Paringri village, 35 km from here, has been booked by the Harike police for allegedly molesting a woman of the same village.

Six booked in firing case

18 Jul 2018 | 1:11 AM

Tarn Taran: The local police on Monday booked six residents of Machhike village, 40 km from here, in connection with a firing incident in which two persons — Kuldeep Singh and his uncle Gurpreet Singh — were injured.

Youth dies of ‘drug overdose’

18 Jul 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth reportedly died of drug overdose at a village in the Vallah area here on Monday. The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Jagroop Singh of Vallah.

Pingalwara society holds seminar

18 Jul 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Pingalwara Charitable Society organised a talk for the students of Bhavans SL Public School as a part of its educational programme.

Govt has anti-Dalit attitude, alleges Chugh

18 Jul 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: The incidents of atrocities on Dalits in Punjab have seen a steep rise after the Capt Amarinder Singh-led Congress government came to power, alleged BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh during a meeting with the SC leaders of the party at his office here on Tuesday.

‘Comply with food safety norms’

18 Jul 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to make hoteliers comply with the safety guidelines under “Tandarust Punjab” mission and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India guidelines, the health department is sending messages to the owners on daily basis on their phones.

14 US teachers pay visit to GND varsity

14 US teachers pay visit to GND varsity

18 Jul 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: A total of 14 teachers from the US visited Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) under a programme organised by the university in collaboration with Uberoi Teacher Training Institute.

Air news in regional languages too, demand residents

18 Jul 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: To get news updates in vernacular languages, city residents have demand that the bulletins should be aired in Punjabi, Hindi, English, Dogri and Urdu languages from All India Radio Amritsar 103.6 FM.

Chain hunger strike enters Day 13

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18 Jul 2018 | 1:11 AM

TARN TARAN: The chain hunger strike by members of the district unit of the MGNREGA Employees’ Union entered its 13th day here on Tuesday.

Event on family planning organised

18 Jul 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: The district health department on Tuesday organised an event to create awareness about contraceptive measures available at public health institute as part of the ongoing World Population Fortnight at Civil Hospital here.

Littering on GND hospital premises to cost Rs 200

18 Jul 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: To deal with the problem of littering faced by visitors and staff, Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH) installed warning boards against littering and announced to impose a fine of Rs 200 on violaters.

23 stolen vehicles recovered from 2 thieves

23 stolen vehicles recovered from 2 thieves

18 Jul 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: The local police arrested two persons and recovered 23 stolen vehicles from them here on Tuesday.

Man booked for raping 12-yr-old

18 Jul 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: The local police booked a man for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl here on Monday. The accused has been identified as Ranjit Singh, alias Jeeta, a resident of Kohali village.

Pvt transporters support AIMTC, to observe strike from July 20

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18 Jul 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: The Transport Welfare Association has announced to support the proposed nationwide indefinite strike by the All-India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) from July 20.

3 women among five booked for assault

18 Jul 2018 | 1:11 AM

TARN TARAN: The local police on Monday booked five persons, including three women, of Naushehra Dhala village, 30 km from here, for allegedly assaulting a resident.

Police constable looted at gunpoint

18 Jul 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Four unidentified car-borne miscreants looted a police constable at gunpoint in the Vallah area here on Monday. In his complaint to the Maqboolpura police, victim Gurpreet Singh said on Monday, he and his father were heading toward the bus stand on a bike around 4 am when the incident took place.

Assault case: Protest over police ‘inaction’

17 Jul 2018 | 12:07 AM

GURDASPUR:Nearly 300 teachers on Monday held a protest against the Dinanagar police, claiming that they were not adding Section 186 IPC (obstructing public servant from performing duty) in an FIR lodged after a vocational educational teacher was beaten up by students on June 7.

PSPCL installed poles on our land sans consent: Dalit family

17 Jul 2018 | 12:07 AM

GURDASPUR:A Dalit family from Dinanagar has complained to the Punjab State Scheduled Caste Commission that the authorities of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) have installed poles in the tract of agriculture land owned by them.

DAV College session begins

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AMRITSAR: DAV College started its 64th academic session on Monday.

Musical event organised

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AMRITSAR: Bhavan’s Kala Kendra organised a musical eve named ‘Golden Melodies of Yesteryears’ on the school premises.

GND varsity ad hoc teachers for pay hike

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Vet graduates take oath

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Medico comes up with poetry book

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AMRITSAR: A woman of both science and imagination, Dr Seema Grewal, an ayurvedic doctor and a poet, believes in balancing both the aspects perfectly.

ASI lifts photography ban, tourists cheer

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17 Jul 2018 | 12:07 AM

AMRITSAR: After the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) allowed photography at its monitored sites, barring three, in the country, tourists are a happy lot.

Road mishap victim dies

17 Jul 2018 | 12:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Surinder Singh (35), a resident of Mari Udhoke village, 45 km from here, who was injured in a road accident near Darajke village around 10 days ago, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.

Several establishments without licence

17 Jul 2018 | 12:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The recent raids at prominent private clubs in the city have revealed that a number of food establishments are operating without licence in violation of the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSAI).

Colleges putting pressure for fee payment: Students

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17 Jul 2018 | 12:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Students belonging to schedule castes (SC) studying in Khalsa College and Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) reached the office of Deputy Commissioner KS Sangha on Monday.

600 policemen to adopt villages to combat drug abuse

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17 Jul 2018 | 12:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Around 600 cops of different ranks of the Amritsar rural police vowed to adopt villages to combat the menace of drug abuse prevalent in the state.

Six arrested with drugs

17 Jul 2018 | 12:07 AM

TARN TARAN: Six persons, including a woman, have been arrested by the police for drug peddling.

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