Amritsar

  • Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh-N
    May 27, 2015 10:26 IST

    Akal Takht jathedar asks Sikh community to respect women

    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.

  • A farmer harvesting
    May 26, 2015 20:35 IST

    Govt asks farmers to divide area between paddy, basmati

    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.

  • murder
    May 25, 2015 20:06 IST

    Jhajjar resident dies as couple immolates self in Pathankot

    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.

  • Famrers blocking Amritsar-Delhi route. HT Photo
    May 24, 2015 19:37 IST

    Dal Khalsa calls for Amritsar bandh on June 6

    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.

  • bus accident
    May 24, 2015 14:03 IST

    Punjab: 1 killed, 18 injured in as mini bus collides with tractor

    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.

  • Aam Aadmi Party logo, AAP
    May 23, 2015 22:47 IST

    Aam Aadmi Party will do a Delhi in Punjab: AAP leader Sanjay Singh

    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.

  • Ranjit Sagar Dam. HT Photo
    May 23, 2015 18:52 IST

    Delay in wheat harvesting leaves Ravi tributaries dry

    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.

  • Robbery
    May 23, 2015 18:18 IST

    Two held for hatch robbery plan in Batala

    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.

  • Child abuse
    May 23, 2015 17:08 IST

    Minor boy sodomised in Punjab; one arrested

    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.

  • relics of Guru Gobind Singh
    May 23, 2015 09:34 IST

    Sikh Gurus’ relics authentic, say Sikh scholars, historians

    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.

  • Suicide
    May 22, 2015 22:16 IST

    Undertrial ex-cop makes suicide bid in Pathankot jail, survives

    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.

  • Avtar Singh Makkar,president of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC). HT Photo
    May 22, 2015 21:51 IST

    SGPC warns Pak gurdwara body not to defy Akal Takht

    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.

  • child abuse minor rape
    May 21, 2015 23:06 IST

    Pathankot: 5 booked for harassing minor Dalit girl

    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.

  • Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh-N
    May 21, 2015 20:23 IST

    Akal Takht warns 'granthis' against taking scripture to cremation grounds

    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.

  • Open Ganda Nullah poses serious health risk for residents of Maqboolpura area
    May 21, 2015 19:53 IST

    Covering of ‘Ganda Nala’ moves at a snail’s pace in Maqboolpura

    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.