Thieves’ gang busted, 2 held in Amritsar


Amritsar: With the arrest of two persons, the police on Monday claimed to have busted a gang of thieves that used to commit burglaries at houses in the night. Those arrested were identified as Vishal alias Kalu of Noori Mohalla and Pawandeep Singh alias Chiri of Mullechak village. Two of their accomplices, Rishi of Noori Mohalla and Golu of Hoshiarpur, were yet to be arrested. The police recovered an air-conditioner, a washing machine, an inverter, five LPG cylinders, five LCDs of different brands, an electronic stove, five fans, two UPSs and a flash light from their possession. Police officials said the accused were distributing the stolen goods among themselves when they were arrested following a tip-off. They said raids were under way to arrest the missing persons. They had committed a theft in the Division D police station area on July 3. TNS

Planning course in September

Guru Ramdas School of Planning of the GNDU has invited students, research scholars and professionals in planning to participate in a short course on history of city planning, which will be held from September 5 to 9. Professor Nezar Alsayyad from Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Berkley, California, USA, shall deliver the lectures.The course is organised under the GIAN (Global Initiative for Academic Networks) initiative of the Centre. TNS
More time to enrol for courses
Amritsar: The last date to apply for the self-employment certificate and diploma courses for 2017-18 session of Guru  Nanak Dev  University (GNDU) has been extended up to August 11. The one-year courses are being offered for matriculation and senior secondary pass unemployed girls by the Life Long Learning Department of the university. Dr Suninder Tung, Director, Life Long Learning Department, said certificate course in dress designing, cutting and tailoring, diploma in fashion technology, diploma in fashion and textile designing, diploma in cosmetology and diploma in computer application are included. She said admission forms could be taken from the office of the department. TNS

Seminar on income tax

The Income Tax Department on Monday organised a seminar on the role of income tax in nation building at the local Indian Academy of Fine Arts. RIS Gill, Principal Commissioner of Income Tax-II, Amritsar, was the chief guest. This seminar was attended by serving and retired officials of the department, Amritsar, members of the Bar Association and Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Rajat Bhardwaj, secretary of the Income Tax Gazetted Officers’ Association, discussed the current working priorities of the department. Circle president of Income Tax Employees Federation, Rajinder Singh, also spoke on the occasion. Income Tax Bar Association president Sanjay Kapoor (chartered accountant) highlighted various schemes of the government. Pooja Trikha, chairperson, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Amritsar Division, and Gurmeet Singh Chawla (advocate) also spoke about the role of income tax in nation building. They said people should pay tax voluntarily to help build the nation. TNS
BBK DAV shines in exams
Sharangi Chabbra and Taniya Mahajan of BSc Economics, Semester II, BBK DAV College for Women, have secured second and eighth positions, respectively, in the GNDU exam held in May 2017. Principal Pushpinder Walia felicitated the achievers and encouraged them to maintain the momentum in future as well. TNS

Sports meet under way

Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Amritsar Cantt, is organising its 48th Regional Sports Meet from Monday to Wednesday on school premises. Teachers and students took part in the inaugural ceremony. The chief guest of the event was Amreek Singh Pawar, DCP, Amritsar. As many as 34 experts are participating in four games — boxing, swimming, archery and shooting. TNS

Protest over police failure

Members of Anglican Church of India held a protest against the delay in arresting the killers of a pastor, Sultan Masih. He was murdered in Ludhiana recently. The community members after paying tribute to the deceased asked for an early action in the case. They submitted a memorandum to the district administration, demanding early action over it. TNS

Krishav brings laurels

Krishav Mahajan, a student of The Millennium School, brought laurels to the city as well as the institute as he has bagged the first prize in the Karate Sub Junior Open Championship held in Nabha recently. TNS


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