The city police have arrested five members of a seven-member gang and seized arms and ammunition from them. The accused were nabbed from a park near the Focal Point, Mehta road, where, according to the cops, they were planning to commit a robbery, during a raid conducted by the police. Of the seven people, two managed to flee after giving the police a slip.
Swaraj Grover, 68, president of the city-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) Jan Kalyan Sangathan will represent India as a special guest in the International Arya Conference at Singapore and Bangkok.
A 26-year-old woman was killed along with her four-year-old daughter when the motorcycle on which she was commuting with her husband was hit by a mini bus in Tarn Taran. The deceased have been identified as Baljit Kaur (26) and Jasmine (4), both residents of Naurangabad.
Adding to the discomfiture of the Punjab government in general and the Badals in particular, chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu rubbed shoulders with some local Congress leaders and sat with them on a dharna by property dealers to protest against the failure of the government to issue 'no objection certificates' (NoCs) to plot and property holders in the colonies which have not been regularised.
Uday Mehtab Singh, a student of Spring Dale Senior School here, has bagged three gold medals in the Punjab School Silambam State Championship held at PBN Senior Secondary School.
Six people, including a child and two women, all members of a marriage party, died while at least 16 others were injured when the bus they were travelling in lost control and overturned in a field.
A migrant labourer of the Cinema road locality under the city police station was allegedly killed by two people, when he refused to give them monthly extortion money.
Leader of the Congress group in the Amritsar municipal corporation (MC), Raj Kanwal Preet Singh Lucky, has questioned the sincerity of local bodies minister Anil Joshi towards the holy city of Amritsar, claiming that the minister had not initiated even a single developmental project in the city.
Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal was in for a surprise during a 'sangat darshan' he held at Heir village about a forthnight ago. In the habit of doling out large sums of money to panchayats for developmental projects, the chief minister was taken a back when he heard a couple of youngsters saying, "Paise saade kole haigey ne, paise de lorh nahi " (We have money, we do'nt need it).
Local bodies minister Anil Joshi and Amritsar mayor Bakshi Ram Arora on Saturday took different positions on the issue of fund crunch the municipal corporation has been grappling with of late.While on the one hand, the minister stressed that there was no paucity of funds in the municipal corporation, the mayor on the other maintained that the civic body’s financial condition was weak and it urgently needed assistance in the form of a package.
Former union minister for law and justice and Rajya Sabha MP Ashwani Kumar on Saturday said keeping in view the sentiments of party workers in Punjab, the Congress high command is likely to take decision on the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa in the near future.
Illegal constructions are rampant in Amritsar, the hometown of local bodies minister Anil Joshi, even as the Amritsar Municipal Corporation has claimed to have been acting tough against such activities here.
Call it an outcome of residents’ will to observe an eco-friendly Diwali, the thrill of burning crackers that often results in tragedies such as incidents of fire, burn injuries and scuffles, besides causing pollution, failed to hamper the festivities this year
Acting tough against earring policemen, senior superintendent of police Manminder Singh on Friday suspended eight police constables deputed at various nakas in and around the city.
A 22-year-old girl of Shikar village under Ghuman police station was allegedly killed on the spot while she was trying to save her brother during a clash.Police have registered a case of murder against Sukhjeet Singh, who is at large.