Eight months after one of its narrow side lanes collapsed when a truck tried to traverse it and ended up on the railway tracks below, the Bhandari Bridge, lifeline of Amritsar and the sole link between its walled city and the Civil Lines area, is yet to be repaired and widened amid increasing traffic
The Batala small scale industry which was famous in the country for its machinery was already passing through a deep crisis owing to the policies of the centre and state government, but now country wide recession played the role of last nail in the coffin of Batala industry.
Third heat-related death in recent days was reported in Amritsar on Friday.
In view of the Panthic convention to be held by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) at the Golden Temple here on Sunday, the city police have banned the plying of four-wheelers inside the walled city for a day. The move is likely to inconvenience the locals and visitors alike.
Local MP Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday warned chief minister Parkash Singh Badal against pushing Punjab into a constitutional crisis, by not only "abdicating his authority and responsibility" as the chief minister but also by "building up an explosive situation that had the potential to explode and spiral out of control only to satisfy his ego and vested interests".
The local chapter of the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) held a meeting with the bankers in the city on Friday to make bank managers aware of the permanent lok adalat (public utility services), Amritsar.
The combined drive by various government departments to start drug de-addiction camps this week remained confined to paper.
The Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission deferred the hearing of the petition seeking the dismissal of the high-profile Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) auditor SS Kohli to August 7.
With the changing climatic conditions, water from rain is becoming more unreliable. It is in such a situation that the agricultural sector will have to feed more people and have very little water to spare as there is also pressure for increasing water demand from other sectors.
Taking on the Punjab government on the issue of advance tax being imposed on stocks belonging to traders, local bodies minister Anil Joshi on Thursday gave an ultimatum to the state government saying he would lead an agitation with traders in case the government failed to withdraw the tax by Monday.
A couple was killed when a speeding truck collided with their motorcycle near Aliwal bypass here on Thursday.
An auto-rickshaw driver was killed and 10 students were injured when the auto-rickshaw in which they were travelling to school collided with a private bus near the new court complex here on Thursday.
Even as narcotics and arms and ammunition keep getting pushed into India through the Indo-Pakistan border, the ambitious Integrated Check Post (ICP) constructed by India to improve trade with Pakistan continues to miss the full body truck scanners.
The efforts made by the Amritsar district administration at ensuring the maximum voter turnout in the recently held Lok Sabha elections have paid rich dividends as the Election Commission of India (ECI) has awarded the first rank to Amritsar in the implementation of Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme.
Led by District Congress Committee president and Dera Baba Nanak MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, the Congress workers staged a dharna before the deputy commissioner's office here on Wednesday to highlight the alleged failure of the SAD-BJP government on all fronts.