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Union Home Secy, state officials review security
A view of holy Bein of Sultanpur Lodhi. Tribune photo
550th Parkash Purb

Union Home Secy, state officials review security

Visit tent city, parking sites, holy Bein15 Oct 2019 | 7:29 AM

SULTANPUR LODHI : Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla today reviewed the security arrangements at Sultanpur Lodhi for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, along with a high-level delegation of officials from the state government under the leadership of Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Suresh Kumar and Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta.

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Tribune News Service

Sultanpur Lodhi , October 14

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla today reviewed the security arrangements at Sultanpur Lodhi for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, along with a high-level delegation of officials from the state government under the leadership of Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Suresh Kumar and Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta.

During the visit to the tent city, near Machijova village, the Union Home Secretary minutely reviewed the security preparations along with the arrangements for arrival of VVIPs from across the country. He also visited the banks of the holy Bein where the Chief Principal Secretary apprised him of the development projects of Rs 400 crore initiated by the state government to mark the historic event.

Keeping in view a higher footfall in the town from November 1 onwards, the Union Home Secretary also visited parking sites. He asked the officials to ensure foolproof security for pilgrims by adopting least restriction policy.

The DGP informed the Home Secretary that the Punjab Police had divided the whole area into 15 sectors where nine huge parking lots were established to facilitate the pilgrims. He said the security arrangements had already been made by the police and nearly 5,000 police personnel would be deployed during functions.

Earlier, they also paid obeisance at Gurdwara Ber Sahib. ADGP Ishwar Singh, Deputy Commissioner DPS Kharbanda, IG Naunihal Singh and SSP Satinder Singh were among those others present.

CM to dedicate Rs 400-cr projects to people

Chief Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Suresh Kumar said today that Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh would dedicate development projects worth Rs 400 crore to people on October 23. Besides, he would lay the foundation stone of the ‘Guru Nanak Marg’ from Sultanpur Lodhi to Dera Baba Nanak via Kapurthala-Subhanpur-Beas-Batala.

He said as over 60 lakh persons were expected to visit the holy city, the state government had made elaborate arrangements to facilitate them. Suresh Kumar asked police officials to put minimum restrictions on pilgrims as the event would be a lifetime opportunity for them.

The Chief Principal Secretary ordered the district administration to ensure uniformity in signage installed at various places to avoid any inconvenience to devotees. He also asked the Deputy Commissioner to ensure publication of a pocket-size directory having the deployment plan of officials for better communication.

Suresh Kumar also asked officials from the Transport Department to deploy e-rickshaws in advance keeping in view the large footfall of the pilgrims. He asked the Drainage Department to expedite the work as 500 cusecs of water would be released in the holy Bein to ensure its beautification.

Duped, youth lands in Thai police custody

Duped, youth lands in Thai police custody

15 Oct 2019 | 7:29 AM

JALANDHAR: Desire to settle in Canada has cost a Punjabi youth dear who after being duped by two illegal travel agents is now staying in the custody of the Thailand Police.

1.5-yr-old with heart defect gets new lease of life

1.5-yr-old with heart defect gets new lease of life

15 Oct 2019 | 7:29 AM

JALANDHAR: It was a heart-warming experience for Muzaffarpur-based labourer Ram Babu and his family.

3-day equestrian events at Sultanpur Lodhi from Oct 31

3-day equestrian events at Sultanpur Lodhi from Oct 31

15 Oct 2019 | 7:29 AM

JALANDHAR: When a horse, 6ft in height, gallops in from afar, it catches everyone’s attention, followed with curiosity, the moment it approaches the target — a peg fixed on the ground.

All set for light & sound show, digital museum

15 Oct 2019 | 7:29 AM

JALANDHAR: The stage is set for the three-day digital museum and two-day light and sound show at Lyallpur Khalsa College.

He translated Guru’s bani in five languages

He translated Guru’s bani in five languages

15 Oct 2019 | 11:30 AM

JALANDHAR: Ahead of the 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, devotees from across the world are engaged in contributing in one way or another to the celebration of the historic occasion.

Minister’s statement draws flak, BJP leader terms it empty talk85th Amendment

Minister’s statement draws flak, BJP leader terms it empty talk

15 Oct 2019 | 7:29 AM

JALANDHAR: A fierce speech by Punjab Forest and Social Justice Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti on Sunday reinforced the state government’s commitment to implement the 85th Amendment to the Constitution to facilitate reservation in promotions.

LPU pugilist wins silver in world boxing c’ship

15 Oct 2019 | 7:29 AM

PHAGWARA: A student of Lovely Professional University (LPU) has brought glory to the nation by winning a silver medal in the 48-kg category in the Women’s World Boxing Championship held at Ulan-Ude, Russia.

12 auto-rickshaws challaned

12 auto-rickshaws challaned

15 Oct 2019 | 7:29 AM

JALANDHAR: Tightening noose over the overloading of passengers by auto-rickshaw drivers, the traffic police wing on Monday issued challans to all such vehicles.

70-kg sweets destroyed

15 Oct 2019 | 7:29 AM

NAWANSHAHR: Cracking heavily on sweet shops, in the wake of the festive season, district SBS Nagar Food Safety team collected seven samples, besides getting 70 kg of sweets destroyed.

Seminar on drugs at GNDU

15 Oct 2019 | 7:29 AM

JALANDHAR: Guru Nanak Dev University College, Ladowali, organised a seminar on drugs.

Hockey meet: Indian Oil come from behind, outplay Navy Mumbai 3-2

Hockey meet: Indian Oil come from behind, outplay Navy Mumbai 3-2

15 Oct 2019 | 7:29 AM

JALANDHAR: With the help of attacking hockey in the last quarter of the match, Indian Oil bounced back and beat Indian Navy Mumbai 3-2 to earn three points in the 36th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament at Surjit Hockey Stadium on Monday evening.

Phone snatched from passenger

15 Oct 2019 | 7:29 AM

PHAGWARA: Two unidentified youths snatched a mobile phone from an Amritsar resident, Raghav Sharma, who was standing near the door of Ludhiana-bound Shane-e-Punjab Express last evening.

70-yr-old raped by sister's grandson

15 Oct 2019 | 7:29 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A 70-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her sister’s grandson in a village here.

8 trains cancelled due to maintenance work

8 trains cancelled due to maintenance work

14 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The Northern Railways has cancelled eight trains on the Jalandhar-Haridwar route from October 13 to 22.

Farmers apprised of straw mgmt  machines

Farmers apprised of straw mgmt machines

14 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: In order to apprise the farmers about the in-situ management of the paddy straw, the Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department, Jalandhar, on Sunday organised a field day camp at Goal Pind village, block Adampur, to sensitise the farmers against the paddy straw burning menace.

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10 bottles of liquor seized

14 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

Phagwara: The police on Saturday arrested a liquor smuggler, identified as Kuldip Singh of Badela village, and recovered 10 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession. A case under the Excise Act has been registered.

Seminar on applications of AI in English learning

14 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The Department of Cambridge Assessment English, University of Cambridge, organised a seminar on “Artificial Intelligence and English language learning, teaching and assessment” recently.

Marathon to mark Arthritis Day

14 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: NHS hospital here organised a marathon event, Run for Arthritis, on the occasion of World Arthritis Day.

LPU student gets direct entry to FBB campus princess finale

LPU student gets direct entry to FBB campus princess finale

14 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

PHAGWARA: A student of Mittal School of Business at Lovely Professional University (LPU) has got a direct entry to FBB Campus Princess Finale Pageant, which is to be held in Mumbai.

Insurance company told to pay Rs9.5L due

14 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum here has directed United India Insurance Company Limited (UIICL) to make a payment of Rs 9,50,000 (insured amount) to complainant Gurmit Singh.

3-day Dalhousie film fest concludes

3-day Dalhousie film fest concludes

14 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The People’s voice, a Jalandhar-based organisation, held the 9th edition of film meet in Dalhousie.

Surjit hockey tourney: Indian Navy beat PNB

Surjit hockey tourney: Indian Navy beat PNB

14 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: Indian Navy reserve their berth in the league stage after beating Punjab National Bank( PNB), Delhi, 4-1 in the 36th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament being played at Surjit Hockey Stadium here this evening.

9-year-old hopes to be a cop to beat bad guys

9-year-old hopes to be a cop to beat bad guys

14 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: A nine-year-old drives her cycle cart around a busy uptown market in the city oblivious to the shining neon signs and plush showroom window displays during the festive season.

Education Department launches ‘Fit-Guru’ app

Education Department launches ‘Fit-Guru’ app

14 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

NAWANSHAHR: As teachers are the pivot around which the ‘Shikihiya Sudhar Muhim’ (Quality improvement drive in school education) revolves, the Secretary School Education, Krishan Kumar, has launched ‘Fit Guru’ App and has exhorted the teachers to keep themselves fit.

Medicine shortage at govt dispensary, patients suffer

Medicine shortage at govt dispensary, patients suffer

14 Oct 2019 | 7:26 AM

JALANDHAR: The dispensary at the Civil Hospital has been facing a shortage of medicines. Patients, due to the scarcity of medicines have to return empty-handed. They are approaching private medicine stores to purchase the doctor recommended medicines. Sources said, only 40-50 per cent medicines listed by the government in the essential drugs category were available in the dispensary.

IN BRIEF

Two injured in group clash

13 Oct 2019 | 10:02 AM

Phagwara: Tension prevailed at Palahai village near here as two persons sustained injuries in a clash between two different groups on Saturday.

Purse snatched from woman

13 Oct 2019 | 9:59 AM

TARN TARAN: Two motorcycle-born miscreants snatched a purse from a woman on the Goindwal Sahib road on Saturday.

UK-based society for poor to open its franchise in state

UK-based society for poor to open its franchise in state

13 Oct 2019 | 12:07 PM

JALANDHAR: To mark the 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, members of a UK-based charity oganisation, “Midland Seva Society (MLSS)”, on Saturday announced to open its franchise in Punjab.

Ferozepur resident held with 3-kg heroin

Ferozepur resident held with 3-kg heroin

13 Oct 2019 | 10:00 AM

JALANDHAR: The police on Saturday arrested a person with 3 kg of heroin and Rs 2 lakh.

Shobha yatra taken out ahead of Valmiki Jayanti

Shobha yatra taken out ahead of Valmiki Jayanti

13 Oct 2019 | 9:59 AM

JALANDHAR: A state-level function to commemorate the Parkash Utsav of Bhagwan Valmiki will be held at DAVIET on Sunday.

Punjab Police, Indian Railways settle for draw

13 Oct 2019 | 9:59 AM

JALANDHAR: In the ongoing 36th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament, Punjab Police Jalandhar and Indian Railways today locked 1-1 draw at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium.

Floods dampen Gurpurb spirit

Floods dampen Gurpurb spirit

13 Oct 2019 | 10:02 AM

JALANDHAR: Hundreds of farmers of Wattanawali village alone, six kilometre from Sultanpur Lodhi, would attend the fair for the Gurpurb celebrations until last year.

Teachers apprised of need for quality edu

13 Oct 2019 | 9:59 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A faculty development programme was organised at GGDSD College, Hariana.

Employees hold protest in poll-bound Phagwara

13 Oct 2019 | 9:59 AM

PHAGWARA: After protests by Pensioners Association, patwaris and anganwadi workers in poll-bound Phagwara, it was the turn of Democratic Mulazim Federation, which held a dharna on Saturday to protest against the ‘indifferent’ attitude of the government towards their long pending demands.

Jalandhar-native honoured for services with orphanage

Jalandhar-native honoured for services with orphanage

13 Oct 2019 | 9:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Monica Seth (51), a Jalandhar-native based in Delhi, has bagged Rashtriya Shiksha Ratna Award for her services with orphanage, ‘Family Asha Niwas’, for the past 16 years.

Students celebrate Int’l Day of Single Girl Child

13 Oct 2019 | 9:59 AM

PHAGWARA: Students of MLU DAV College, Phagwara, celebrated ‘International Day of Single Girl Child’ on Friday.

Special events to mark Karva Chauth this year

Special events to mark Karva Chauth this year

13 Oct 2019 | 9:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Gone are the days when the festival of Karva Chauth was confined to bearing hunger pangs or performing age-old rituals at home.

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