Police have arrested Balwant Singh of Rayya Khurd village in Beas on charge of raping his minor neice aged six on Sunday evening. Balwant was booked under Section 376 of the IPC at Beas police station on the complaint of Kuldeep Kaur, the child's mother.
Tension prevailed in the wake of attempts by two groups of Namdharis to take possession of the Namdhari dharamshala on the Kahnuwan road here on Monday.
BJP national vice-president Laxmi Kanta Chawla on Sunday held the Punjab government responsible for violence during campaigning for zila parishad and block samiti polls, which claimed four lives. In a communique to the chief minister, which was released to the media here, Chawla said that the incidents were a "blot on the image of our government."
Senior Punjab Congress leader Fateh Jung Singh Bajwa on Sunday claimed that his party would register victory due to large voter turnout in the zila parishad and block samiti election held during the day.
The Congress on Sunday alleged that the SAD-BJP alliance had created political terrorism in the state by misusing Punjab civil and police administration to strike fear among the supporters of the opposition parties, which was on display in the run-up to zila parishad and block samiti elections.
The Amritsar rural police on Sunday announced the arrest of six more persons in the Chak Mishri Khan village murder case, taking the total number of arrests to nine.
Hundreds of passengers were put through unnecessary inconvenience as train traffic on the Amritsar-New Delhi route was affected since 2pm on Saturday after farmers held a sit-in on the tracks at the Jandiala railway station, around 17 km from Amritsar, to demand the immediate release of 11 farmers arrested in the wake of death of a Punjab Police ASI.
Even as the state machinery geared up to hold zila parishad and block samiti polls on May 19, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Partap Singh Bajwa on Saturday expressed apprehensions of rigging and intimidation of voters by the ruling SAD-BJP alliance.
The Shiromani Akali Dal-Amritsar (SAD-A) has initiated a move to bring about disgruntled Akali leaders as well as "lesser known" Akali factions on a single platform, barring Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) of the Badals.
Syndicate of Guru Nanak Dev University held a meeting here on Saturday and approved the increase in seats in different courses in affiliated colleges, special re-appear chance under semester system (except credit-based evaluation system) and start of education department on the university campus.
Internationally renowned award-winning filmmaker Meera Dewan has come up with 'Gur Prasad: The Grace of Food', a 58-minute documentary on the tradition of food-sharing through community kitchen, an integral aspect of Sikh religion known as 'langar'.
In a bid to stay afloat, cash-strapped Amritsar municipal corporation has not only started tightening its belt by cutting down on unwarranted expenses but is also looking forward to auction its properties lying unused this month to raise much-needed funds.
A 67-year-old widow Kashmir Kaur on Friday appealed for chief minister Parkash Singh Badal's intervention to ensure the arrest of the alleged murderers of her 23-year-old son Gurpreet Singh.
Farmers continued to protest outside the deputy commissioner office here on the second consecutive day on Friday on the issue of release of their colleagues arrested in connection with the death of an ASI at Jeobala village.
Revenue and public relations minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Thursday said that the Punjab Congress leadership should tender an apology to the people of the state for their "proven connivance in continuous step- motherly treatment" meted out by the Congress-led UPA government during the last 10 years