• Road accident
    Jan 25, 2015 21:39 IST

    Four of family killed in Pathankot road mishap,truck rammed into a motorcycle

    Four members of a family were killed when a speeding truck rammed into a motorcycle they were riding on at Sujanpur on Pathankot-Jammu national highway on Sunday evening.

  • A view of the land-N in Sectors 76-80 in SAS Nagar on Friday. Gurminder Singh/HT
    Jan 25, 2015 21:24 IST

    Reviving 'red blood' malta: Govt orchard at Attari chosen for revival plan

    The famed 'red blood' Malta of Punjab, which has become a rare commodity these days, will once again make its appearance in the markets of the state with the horticulture department deciding to revive and popularise the cultivation of this citrus fruit.

  • airplane
    Jan 25, 2015 21:15 IST

    Portion of airport road caves in, a major embarrassment for admn

    In a major embarrassment to the district administration, a small portion of the busy Airport Road caved in outside the Amritsar central jail, leading to protests from residents of colonies along this busy road and suspension of traffic.

  • Road accident
    Jan 25, 2015 21:02 IST

    Eight cars pile up after bus loses control, one killed on Sunday evening

    The local elevated road witnessed absolute chaos after eight cars and three motorcycles crashed into each other after being hit by a Punjab Roadways bus from the rear side on Sunday evening. The incident led to the death of one person who is yet to be identified.

  • cancer cell
    Jan 24, 2015 21:48 IST

    A multi-crore-rupee hi-tech Lab opened at pharmacy college in Amritsar

    A multi-crore-rupee hi-tech Khalsa Diagnostic Laboratory (KDL) and research block was on Saturday opened at the Khalsa College of Pharmacy (KCP) here.

  • Boys fly kites on Lohri festival in Amritsar on Monday. Sameer Sehgal/HT
    Jan 24, 2015 21:32 IST

    Banned Chinese string on the market for Basant

    The banned Chinese string is available at every kite shop in the district during Basant. Popular because of its tough but stretchable plastic, it is preferred over the domestic cotton string, even though it cuts fingers, slits throats, injures cyclists and two-wheelers, and kills birds.

  • Wagah border.N
    Jan 24, 2015 21:24 IST

    Glittering start to Border Security Force golden jubilee celebrations

    The Border Security (BSF) began its golden jubilee celebrations on Saturday here with an exhibition of weapons at the Attari border.

  • Capt Amarinder Singh-N
    Jan 24, 2015 21:06 IST

    Lalkar rally projects Capt Amarinder Singh as undisputed leader

    Setting its one-point agenda for the 2017 assembly polls, the state Congress on Saturday declared to wage an all-out battle against drugs in Punjab under former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who was projected as the "unchallenged" leader of the party.

  • BJP leader Tarun Chug showing bugs in whole wheat flour being used in mid-day meal Kitchen in Amritsar
    Jan 24, 2015 21:00 IST

    BJP terms it 'lalkar' against Bajwa

    Taking a dig at the "Lalkar Rally" of Captain Amarinder Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party national secretary Tarun Chugh said it was Amarinder's 'lalkar' against "not the rival parties but Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa".

  • Capt Amarinder Singh, former Punjab chief minister. HT Photo
    Jan 24, 2015 20:53 IST

    Amarinder accuses BJP of double standards

    Taking on the BJP and its chief Amit Shah, the Amritsar MP on Saturday accused the saffron party of "double standards" on the drugs issue. Speaking at the Lalkar rally here, Amarinder said that on the one hand, Shah talked about fighting against drugs, while on the other, his party is fighting the Delhi assembly polls with the SAD.

  • Capt Amarinder Singh-N
    Jan 24, 2015 14:55 IST

    All set for Capt’s Lalkar rally, Amarinder loyalists trying their best

    Former chief minister and Amritsar MP Capt Amarinder Singh may succeed in drawing a large crowd to his Lalkar rally scheduled for Saturday but much of its charm was lost the day the BJP called off its anti-drug rally to be held in Amritsar the same day.

  • Devotees throng Gurudwara Chheharta Sahib during Basant-N.
    Jan 24, 2015 14:16 IST

    Fair at Chheharta is biggest draw

    The Basant Panchami mela at Gurdwara Chheharta Sahib is the most famous festival of Amritsar that is held on the fifth day of the bright half of the month of Magh (January- February).An annual fair is held in which lakhs of people from various cities of Punjab get together. Devotees take a dip in the holy sarovar of the gurdwara that is believed to cleanse the soul and cure the body of ailments.

  • Girls dressed in traditional attire celebrating Basant Panchami-N
    Jan 24, 2015 13:28 IST

    Basant in its splendour

    In the holy city of Amritsar, Basant Panchami has a religious ring to it. The festivity starts with the Hazoori raagi rendering the Gurbani in Basant Raaga at the Golden Temple. The hymns are sung in the Basant Raaga and this tradition would be on till the first day of Visakhi.

  • Congress
    Jan 23, 2015 21:56 IST

    Former Cong leader advises party to set its own house in order

    On the eve of the Congress party's 'lalkar rally' against drugs, a former Congress leader of Tarn Taran district on Friday advised the party to "clean up its own house before pointing fingers at others".

  • Capt Amarinder Singh-N
    Jan 23, 2015 21:47 IST

    After BJP leaves the field, Cong's 'lalkar' looses charm

    Former chief minister and Amritsar MP, Captain Amarinder Singh may succeed in drawing a large crowd to his 'lalkar rally' on Saturday but much of its importance and charm is lost with the opposition as well as the Congress casting doubts over its organisation.