The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has welcomed the reported decision of the Pakistan government to grant the holy city status to Panja Sahib, one of the holiest Sikh shrines associated with Guru Nanak Dev, in Pakistan.
Claiming that Amritsar will get a facelift and best of infrastructure in the next two years, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal on Friday approved the revised master plan for the holy city that would put the city on par with international cities.
A day after a 15-year-old girl approached the police alleging rape by her former school senior, the Amritsar city police arrested 21-year-old Sumeet Kumar, alias Pathan, and 29-year-old Deepika, both residents of Sultanwind Road, on charges of raping a 17-year-old girl.
Deputy commissioner Abhinav Trikha on Friday earmarked specific sale points for dealing in sand and concrete in the district on Friday.
The court of additional sessions judge Baljinder Sidhu has sentenced Lakhwinder Kumar to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs. 1 lakh on him for killing his wife Usha Rani. The court also sentenced Usha's mother-in-law Asha Rani to 10-year imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000 on her.
The Shiromani Akali Dal on Friday said it will go with the NDA's choice of the prime ministerial candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
At a time when the Janata Dal-United seems all set to leave the NDA over the issue of prominence to Narendra Modi, the BJP's oldest ally, the Shiromani Akali Dal, Friday said it has no issues over the BJP's prime ministerial candidate.
The local police have arrested an attendant of the local Arora Hospital, Sandeep Kumar, for allegedly molesting a young woman admitted in the ICU ward.
Pilgrims returning from Pakistan after observing the martyrdom day of the fifth guru, Guru Arjan Dev, have complained of 'shabby treatment' by the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) and the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), which looks after the gurdwara affairs.
A dispute between two communities threatened to aggravate on Thursday with supporters of one of these surrounding the Civil Lines police station.
A 15-year-old girl was raped by her school senior at her house on June 1 and then again a few days later. The accused is the son of a Punjab police employee.
A major demand of the farmers, voiced normally only during the paddy growing season, relates to compensation for working hours lost due to power breakdowns, in the assured 8-hour uninterrupted power supply promise of the government. The compensation that demanded is not in cash, but in kind.
A four-year-old girl was kidnapped from the Fatahpur area on Wednesday. Talking to HT, Gate Hakima SHO inspector Parvesh Chopra said, "A man named Baljinder Singh came to us with a complaint that his daughter Preet (4) had gone out of the house to play but did not return back."
Local MLA and chief parliamentary secretary Gurbachan Singh Babbehali has said that Rs. 56 crore would be spent on flood control measures and cleaning of the drains in the district. He was addressing a rally at the Hardan village after inaugurating the desilting of a 15-km drain Hardan-Kila Nathu Singh and 20 km Nabipur cut-drain at a cost of Rs. 22 lakh and Rs20 lakh, respectively, on Wednesday.
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar has taken strong exception to reports that some Sikh pilgrims were stopped by members of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandik Committee (PSGPC) from visiting Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore for participating in a religious function on the occasion of the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev.