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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
A day after one person was killed immediately after an election rally in Bhatinda district, two more were gunned down today in a village in Amritsar in an exchange of fire between two groups, pushing the toll in the run up to the May 19 panchayat polls in Punjab to four.
A year after he appeared before the Akal Takht and underwent religious punishment (tankhah) for attending a congregation of Dera Sacha Sauda, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) member Navtej Singh Kauni was again spotted at a dera congregation on Thursday, ahead of the zila parishad and block samiti elections.
In a development that puts a question mark over the much-hyped midday meal scheme of the state government, more than 3,000 students of 38 government and aided primary schools of Batala have not been provided with midday meals for the last 15 days.
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
The Punjab government has ordered a judicial probe into the alleged "murder" of a Punjab Police assistant sub- inspector (ASI) near Geobala village in March this year.
Nine persons owing allegiance to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) sustained injuries following a clash between two groups in Mianawala village near Khem Karan on Wednesday.
With the state government giving its go-ahead to mining on 63 sites of less than five hectares and indicating the opening of more quarries for the extraction of minor minerals, both crusher owners and local residents desirous of constructing houses are feeling relieved.