- May 27, 2015 10:26 IST
Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has asked the Sikh community to show due respect to all women, come forward to answer their distress calls and prevent them from being exploited. He said this while taking a serious note of the last week’s incident involving a British woman’s mental harassment by Sukhwinder Singh, a turbaned (Sikh) Home Guards jawan on board a Delhi-bound train.
- May 26, 2015 20:35 IST
The farmers of Punjab, who are still reeling under the loss suffered during the wheat season, have been advised by the state government to “play it safe” in the upcoming paddy season — that is, they should not put all their eggs into one basket.
- May 25, 2015 20:06 IST
A 31-year-old man died on Monday while a woman was critically injured after the couple allegedly self-immolated themselves here following their parents' disapproval over marriage, the police said.
- May 24, 2015 19:37 IST
Radical Sikh group Dal Khalsa has given a call for Amritsar bandh on June 6 to protest against the “destruction of the Akal Takht” during Operation Bluestar, which was launched in June 1984 to flush out armed militants from inside the Golden Temple complex under the command of the then Damdami Taksal head Jarnail Singh Bhinderanwale.
- May 24, 2015 14:03 IST
A devotee was killed and 18 others were injured when a mini bus in which they were travelling overturned after colliding with a tractor trolley near Chudewal village on Sunday.
- May 23, 2015 22:47 IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will get a Delhi-like mammoth mandate in the next assembly elections in Punjab, party's state observer Sanjay Singh said at a rally on Saturday here on the conclusion of the 'Beimaan Bhajao, Punjab Bachao' Yatra against corruption.
- May 23, 2015 18:52 IST
Delay in wheat harvesting has left Ravi tributaries dry even in the last half of May, when these are usually full of water for watering fields by midterm vegetable growers, who plant the crop before paddy. Besides, these tributaries help locals beat scorching heat when summer is at its zenith.
- May 23, 2015 18:18 IST
Police claimed to have arrested two people for allegedly hatching a robbery plan near Athwal drain and seized two revolvers, six live cartridges and sharp-edged weapons from their possession.
- May 23, 2015 17:08 IST
A seven-year-old boy was allegedly sodomised by two teenagers in Gurdaspur district following which one of them has been arrested, police said today.
- May 23, 2015 09:34 IST
Sikh scholars and historians of the Centre on Studies in Sri Guru Granth Sahib at Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) here claim that a majority of the relics of the Sikh Gurus that are on display in the ongoing ‘Darshan Yatra’ have been authenticated on the basis of historical evidence.
- May 22, 2015 22:16 IST
An undertrial ex-police officer attempted to commit suicide by slitting his wrist in sub-jail on Friday, the police have claimed. The undertrial has been identified as Gulshan Veer Singh, a former assistant sub-inspector (ASI) with the Punjab police.
- May 22, 2015 21:51 IST
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has warned the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) against challenging the authority of the Akal Takht, the supreme institution for all Sikhs.
- May 21, 2015 23:06 IST
Seeing the troubles the boy had started giving to their uncle, they secretly sent the girl to her aunt's house in a Pathankot locality, which the boy again came to know and harassed them. The girl's uncle even tried to end his life by strangulating himself, Surinder alleged.
- May 21, 2015 20:23 IST
The Akal Takht has again issued a stern warning to 'granthis' (priests) and others concerned against taking the Guru Granth Sahib to cremation grounds, graveyards, tombs or any such place where the dead have been buried or cremated, as this is against the 'maryada' (traditional code) of the scripture.
- May 21, 2015 19:53 IST
The failure of the Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) to ensure proper underground passage of ‘Ganda Nala’ underneath the GT Road often leads to flooding of houses in Maqboolpura and its surrounding localities.