The United Kingdom did advise India ahead of the 1984 Operation Bluestar to flush out militants from the Golden Temple but it had a “limited impact”, foreign secretary William Hague told the British parliament on Tuesday.
A dense fog today disrupted normal life in most parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, throwing air, rail and road traffic out of gear even as the minimum temperature settled three degrees Celsius above normal.
A thick blanket of fog over entire Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh today affected the normal life even as the minimum temperature in the region rose by up to four notches above normal at some places.
Widespread rainfall drenched most parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Friday even as the minimum temperature rose by up to 6°Celsius (C) above normal in the region.
After making it to British and Canadian parliaments, Punjabis have now made their presence felt in the Australian elections. Jagjit Singh 'Jag' Chugha (39), who migrated from Moga in 1976, has become the first Punjabi to contest as well as win the federal elections Down Under.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday rejected the demand of the opposition Congress for a special assembly session on the key issues related to the state, pointing out the Congress boycott of the last budget session in the assembly.
The Delhi High Court Friday sought response from the CBI on the bail pleas of former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla and three others, accused in a Rs. 10 crore cash-for-post railway bribery scandal.
To protest against mass transfers of specialist doctors, the Punjab Civil Medical Services Association has decided not to perform postmortems and do medico legal cases.
Two factions of the Shiromani Akali Dal clashed soon after chief minister Parkash Singh Badal ended his Sangat Darshan programme at Jogewala village in Moga district.
Khatkar Kalan: The recently appointed Punjab Congress chief, Partap Singh Bajwa, on Saturday paid tributes to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh on the 82nd anniversary of his martyrdom.
A 20-year-old woman was abducted and gang-raped by four youths in a moving car in Amritsar on Monday evening. The abduction took place in Golden Avenue, in the eastern part of the city, around 7.40 pm.
The Amritsar police today have arrested five persons in a case where a 21-year-old girl was teased and beaten up by a few boys yesterday.
“There is a need for a ‘Jan Kranti’ (people’s revolution) and people as well as politicians should be made to realise that the common man has the power to pull down governments,” he said. HT
Cop killed by car-borne assailants on Jalandhar highway after he catches one for suspected drug use.
Area under kharif crops, including paddy, has increased by 22.51% to 620.20 lakh hectares so far, thanks to the monsoon rain.