The Lok Sabha election schedule for Punjab may not suit the farming community which remains busy in the month of April, harvesting the wheat crop, transporting it to mandis for sale and in other allied activities.
Four days after the exhumation of the skeletal remains of 282 martyrs of the 1857 uprising from the 'Kalianwala Khuh' in Ajnala, the demand for renaming the well has got an official nod.
After the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the schedule for Lok Sabha polls, Amritsar deputy commissioner Ravi Bhagat on Wednesday held a meeting with representatives of various political parties and asked them to strictly follow the model code of conduct.
The Punjab government has sanctioned prestigious projects worth Rs 127 crore for Amritsar, local bodies minister Anil Joshi has said. The solid-waste management and internal circular road works would be completed for Rs 98 crore and Rs 29 crore, respectively, the minister said here on Tuesday.
A day after the state government promised to construct a memorial-cum-museum in memory of the 282 Indian soldiers who were dumped in a well by the British in the wake of the 1857 uprising, a debate has emerged on whether to preserve their remains or immerse them in a river.
With a view to easing endless snarls on city roads, the Amritsar police on Tuesday launched a traffic helpline to invite feedbacks from the public on traffic-related issues.
A couple of unemployed youths, wards of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited employees who died on duty, climbed a water tank at Ram Bagh demanding jobs on compassionate grounds.
Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal on Monday said People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) chief Manpreet Badal will have no impact in Bathinda seat. Sukhbir, who had come to the city with his wife and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple, said, “The Congress is already in a disarray in Punjab and needs life support. But the support they have taken (Manpreet Badal) is already very weak."
Nurses and paramedical staff working on contractual basis, who have been agitating outside medical education minister Anil Joshi’s residence for the past few days, continued their agitation on Monday, with their mouths gagged.
A day after work on exhuming the skeletal remains of over 250 Indian soldiers dumped in a well at Ajnala in 1857 concluded, the district administration and the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee joined hands with the Gurdwara Shaheed Gunj Managing Committee to build a memorial-cum-museum for the martyrs.
Two more girl children have been abandoned recently at 'Panghoora', launched by the district administration a few years back.
Continuing their protest, nurses and paramedical staff working on contractual basis on Sunday staged a demonstration outside the residence of local bodies and medical education minister Anil Joshi at Medical Enclave here.
Exhumation of the remains of more than 250 Indian soldiers, who were dumped unceremoniously in a deep well by the British in the wake of the 1857 uprising, was stopped on Sunday, but it remained unclear as when the martyrs will be given funeral rites.
Leaders of various farmer organisations on Sunday paid tributes to Bahadur Singh during his ‘bhog’ and ‘antim ardas’ ceremony at his native village Bundala in Amritsar district.
Even as the Lok Sabha polls are coming near, the Amritsar Municipal Corporation (AMC) is yet to chalk out an action plan on political banners and hoardings that come up in violation of the election code of conduct.