Man shot at, injured in Amritsar

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Amritsar: A group of armed men opened fire at Gurmeet Singh (55), a resident of Tungbala, Majitha road, leaving him injured. He has been admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital. Gurmeet said he had lodged a complaint with the police against some people involved in drug peddling. The accused got a wind of his complaint. He said the accused used to park their vehicle outside his house and sell drugs to youths. He was raising objections. The police are investigating the matter. TNS
One arrested with fake visa
The immigration authorities at Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport here have arrested Amandeep Singh, son of Ranjit Singh of Randhawa Barotan village in Hoshiarpur, for allegedly possessing a fake visa. Satish Kumar, immigration officer, said during checking Amandeep Singh’s visa was found to be fake. A case has been registered and the accused was arrested by the police. TNS
Two girls elope, 2 booked
The city police have booked two youths in separate instances after two girls eloped from their homes. Those booked were identified as Lovepreet Singh, son of Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Bhai Manj Road here, and Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi of the Mustafabad area. Cases were registered on the complaints filed by the mothers of the victims. Meanwhile, a boy identified as Sandeep Kumar also went missing on August 4. As the police failed to trace him, it has now registered a case of kidnapping against unknown persons. TNS

Seminar on scripture

Guru Nanak  Dev University (GNDU) organised a one-day seminar on ‘Sri Guru Granth Sahib: Its perspective on cultural diversity’ here today. The seminar was organised by the Centre on Studies in Sri Guru Granth Sahib at the auditorium of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Bhawan, dedicated to Prakash Utsav. Vice Chancellor Prof Jaspal Singh Sandhu presided over the inaugural session. Former Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti was the chief guest. Vedanti said, “The scripture is one of the newest and unique in the history of religions. It was Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth master, who compiled and canonised Adi Granth.” Bhai Ashok Singh Bagrian defined Guru Nanak’s message into three stages and advised to refocus on Sikh ideology, conceptual aspects of Gurbani language, Gurbani music and Sikh philosophy. TNS

Camp on cancer held

A three-day free medical camp, jointly held by the World Cancer Care Charitable Society in association with the SGPC, concluded on Friday at Guru Ramdas Serai in the Golden Temple complex. Society MD Dharminder Singh Dhillon said about 4,000 patients were examined and medicines were given to them free of cost. He said different kinds of cancer were examined, elaborating that the objective of the camp was to identify the disease in its initial stage.  TNS

Lecture on Bhagat Puran

An extension lecture on “Service philosophy of Bhagat Puran Singh” was organised by the Department of Sanskrit, DAV College Amritsar. Dr Dalbir Chahal, Head department of Sanskrit, GNDU Amritsar was the resource person. Principal Rajesh Kumar congratulated the head department of Sanskrit and highlighted the importance of such events. TNS

Orientation programme ends

College of Engineering and Technology (ACET) organised a three-week orientation programme  for its first-year students for the session 2017 in accordance with the guidelines of AICTE and MHRD, New Delhi.  TNS

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