Stressing that Punjab was going through a “bad phase”, Congress spokesperson and film actor Raj Babbar claimed on Friday that funds sent by the Centre under different schemes were not properly used in the state.
In a daring broad daylight attack in a crowded market in the town, more than three dozens youths injured BJP mandal president Kamal Jyoti and Punjab Youth Akali Dal vice-president Parmajeet Singh on Friday.
The controversy surrounding the Operation Bluestar memorial took a new turn on Friday as a Sant Samaj faction led by Bhai Ram Singh dubbed the octagonal marble structure in the Golden Temple complex "incomplete memorial that fails to convey the message of sacrifices made by the 'qaum' (community) in its long struggle against repression and injustice."
The Amritsar municipal corporation's proposal to seek a loan of Rs. 100 crore from local banks has not gone down well with opposition Congress councillors, who have charged the MC top brass with leading the civic body into the financial mess and not carrying out development in the holy city.
Senior Congress leader Fateh Jung Singh Bajwa has received a shot in the arm as the opposition party has managed to win eight of the 17 panchayat samiti seats and one zila parishad seat of Dakoha in Sri Hargobindpur block of Gurdaspur district.
Amritsar (rural) police on Thursday said one Rajinder Kumar had been arrested and 10 kg opium worth Rs.
8 lakh allegeldy seized from him. Amritsar (rural) SSP Manmoham Singh, said that SI Sanjeev Kumar, incharge of narcotics cell, made the seizure from the accused.
Punjab witnessed crushing of all forms of dissent at the grassroots level in the just concluded elections to the zila parishads and panchayat samitis and these were not signs of a healthy democracy, which is supposed to begin at the village level.
Teachers of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) started a relay hunger strike on the Surta Singh road here on Thursday to protest against the non-payment of arrears from 2006 to mid-2009 following revision in their pay scales.
A widow of Murgi Mohalla who has been on a fast unto death at Sukha Singh Mehtab Singh Chowk since May 17 to seek action against persons whose threats had forced her husband to end his life has received support from the Bahujan Samaj Party and it affiliate Luv Kush Sena.
Italy's ambassador to India Daniele Mancini has described his recent visit to Amritsar, and particularly to the Golden Temple, as a unique experience, and added that a place of spirituality in India affects people of any religion or belief.
A minor girl was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by four unidentified persons at Pandori Ran Singh village, 20 km from Tarn Taran.
Commenting on the Congress performance in the zila parishad and panchayat samiti elections, senior Congress leader Fateh Jung Singh Bajwa on Wednesday expressed satisfaction and maintained that his party had strongly made its presence felt.
In a daring daylight crime, a State Bank of Patiala cashier was robbed of Rs. 49 lakh at gunpoint outside SBP branch in Gidderbaha, even as the miscreants shot at the bank gunman twice and injured him seriously on Wednesday afternoon.
As the gates of the historical Gobindgarh fort continue to be closed ever since it was handed over to the civil administration, Punjab chief secretary Rakesh Singh has said that the fort would be thrown open to the public in phases, from November 2013.