With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) set to hold its parliamentary board meeting (March 8-11) to discuss the allotment of tickets for the Lok Sabha polls, Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday met the BJP top brass in New Delhi and made it clear that he would contest only from his constituency.
Arms and ammunition for riot-hit Muzzafarnagar in Uttar Pradesh were the major catch on Thursday from the cross-border Samjhauta Express train that came to India from Pakistan.
People's Party of Punjab (PPP) chief Manpreet Badal on Thursday said he was ready to take on Harsimrat Badal, the SAD nominee from Bathinda parliamentary segment, and the move was vital to stop the Akali-BJP juggernaut.
A day after the clash between the police and agitating farmers in which a farmer, Bahadur Singh (75), died on Friday, tension prevailed here on Saturday as the protesters demanded the release of all their colleagues arrested during the lathicharge.
A day after the lathicharge on protesting farmers led to the death of a man in Amritsar on Friday night, the police on Saturday justified the action and claimed that the police were not responsible for the tragedy.
After a dream debut on the political pitch in 2004, former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu has seen many ups and downs in the past decade as the Amritsar MP. With the Lok Sabha elections around the corner, the former India opener is taking guard for perhaps the toughest innings of his political career so far, as he not only has to win over the voters once again but also to confront factionalism in his own camp.
Nearly 30 farmers, including women, were injured after police cane charged them late Friday to rescue the electricity officials taken hostage during a protest outside the Powercom office.
As uncertainty prevails over the candidature of sitting BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu for Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, the cricketer-turned-politician has fired yet another salvo at the Badals indicating that he was ready to opt out of the Lok Sabha race if chief minister Parkash Singh Badal asks him to do so in public.
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday accused Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi of sheltering party leaders who were behind the killing of Sikhs in Delhi in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday ducked queries on his statement that senior advocate and Aam Aadmi Party's Ludhiana candidate, HS Phoolka, took hefty amounts for fighting cases of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims.
Every politician, irrespective of political affiliations, considers it a privilege to represent Amritsar, the holy city, in Parliament. Notwithstanding the VIP status of the Lok Sabha constituency, the race for the party ticket used to be a smooth affair until the turn of the century.
With a view to collecting funds for various projects and launch new schemes in Amritsar, the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) has mooted a proposal to auction prime properties located in the Civil Lines area here.
Drug smugglers from across the border in Pakistan appear to have stepped up their game with the border security force (BSF) recovering more heroin – worth around `180cr – from two places along the Indo-Pak border in Punjab.
Three Pakistani intruders were shot down by Border Security Force (BSF) jawans in an encounter in the Pul Moran area along the India-Pakistan border on Tuesday.
The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered 17 kilograms of heroin besides arms and ammunition in the wee hours of Sunday after an encounter with Pakistani smugglers at the Daoke border outpost (BOP).
Four months after Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu termed deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal's flurry of announcements as 'lollipop', there was hardly any verbal communication between the two leaders on Sunday when they shared the venue during the inauguration ceremony of the Kitchlew Chowk flyover here.
Following dense fog at Delhi, around 15 flights coming to the capital were diverted to Amritsar.People could be seen moving from one counter to another in search of information or tickets.Dense fog started to descend at the Delhi airport around 7pm last evening. Within two hours, the runway visibility dropped from 500 metres to less than 100 metres.
With no information of the instructions beforehand and the lack of on-the-spot facilities, visitors to the Wagah Joint Check Post (JCP) are a harassed lot as they not allowed to carry their handbags or other belongings inside the premises during the daily evening retreat ceremony conducted jointly by the BSF and the Pakistan Rangers.
With a view to curbing smuggling on the Punjab border, India and Pakistan have decided to adopt zero tolerance towards smugglers and infiltrators, agreeing to ensure immediate release of people who happen to cross border inadvertently.
An order from the temporal seat at the Akal Takht on Tuesday asked ex-militant Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who is protesting at Gurdwara Amb Sahib in SAS Nagar for the release of former comrades, to end his hunger strike.