Sikh clergy could not proceed against former Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Paramjit Singh Sarna in the 1984 Genocide Memorial case, after he expressed his inability to appear before them on Monday 'due to certain family and personal compulsions'.
Two Indian smugglers were shot dead by Border Security Force jawans on Monday in Amritsar sector of the Indo-Pak border.
Punjabi movie actor Neeru Bajwa, famous for her role in the comedy, Jatt and Juliet, has apologised to the Sikh head priests for 'hurting the Sikh sentiments' by inscribing a verse from 'Gurbani' on one of her arms.
Punjab BJP Chief Kamal Sharma, in Amritsar, to prepare for Narendra Modi's visit, said: "I have already visited Jalandhar, Batala, Pathankot and Gurdaspur to mobilise workers for Modi's maiden visit. It is an honour that Modi will be addressing the people of Punjab."
The body of CPI leader and former Punjab minister, Satya Pal Dang, was consigned to the flames, with state honours, at the Chheratta cremation ground on Sunday. As mandated in his will, no prayers were offered and no mantras were recited.
The area under basmati in Amritsar this year will cross 1 lakh hectares, an increase of 13,500 hectares over last year, while the area under paddy will fall from 97,000 hectares to 81,000 hectares. Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Gurdaspur are major basmati growing areas not only in Punjab, but also in the country.
A man was shot dead at the local Ghanupur Kale area by three men on Saturday, after an argument over parking a motorcycle in the locality on Friday.
Former secretary of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and Akali leader Manjit Singh Calcutta has taken a strong exception to the raising of the 1984 genocide memorial inside the historic Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib Complex in New Delhi, contending that it is "against Sikh traditions and ethics".
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.
The Nehru Park Bachao Sangarsh Committee organised a convention of various bodies of employees, farmers, labourers, youth and social activists on saving the local Nehru Park from being turned into a car parking lot by the municipal authorities at Ram Singh Hall here on Saturday.
The Tarn Taran police claimed to have arrested Sarwan Singh, the third accused in the Sukhraj Singh murder case. Sarwan's two brothers - Harcharan Singh and Sukhwinder Singh - had already been arrested.
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.