• BSF recovered 12 packets of heroin, one AK-47 rifle and 31 live bullets
    Aug 31, 2015 22:30 IST

    Border Security Force seizes 4-kg heroin near border at Tarn Taran

    The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday seized 4kg heroin worth Rs 20 crore in the international market in the Khem Karan sector of Tarn Taran district.

  • Paramjit Singh Sarna
    Aug 30, 2015 23:37 IST

    Sarna soon to commence ‘kar sewa’ of gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore

    With the management of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) “failed” in its attempts to secure ‘kar sewa’ of Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore, opposition group led by Paramjit Singh Sarna is now all set to undertake the task.

  • batala qila lal
    Aug 30, 2015 21:54 IST

    Attack on Batala cops: SHO suspended for ‘dereliction’ of duty

    Taking a serious note of the incident in which an Akali sarpanch and his companions “barged into” Qila Lal Singh police station and “roughed up” two constables, inspector general (IG) of police, border range, Amritsar, Lok Nath Angra on Sunday suspended the station house officer (SHO) for negligence of duty.

  • SAD leader Gurpratap Singh Tikka at the Bhagtanwala dump site in Amritsar. HT photo
    Aug 30, 2015 21:45 IST

    Speakers highlight health hazards of dump disposal at Bhagtanwala

    At least half a dozen social and environmental NGOs, local representatives of various political parties and residents of various localities joined Bhagtanwala residents and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) legislator Inderbir Singh Bolaria through a seminar on Sunday to protest against a massive mound of garbage — not less than 10 million tonnes —sitting at the Bhagtanwala landfill since 1999 and the proposed Solid Waste Treatment Plant.

  • Punjab cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia. HT Photo
    Aug 30, 2015 21:36 IST

    Partap Singh Bajwa soon to be removed as PPCC president: Majithia

    Punjab minister for information and public relations Bikram Singh Majithia on Sunday said it was for certain that Partap Singh Bajwa would soon be “removed” as president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.

  • PPCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa
    Aug 29, 2015 23:27 IST

    Bajwa attacks Badals and Majithias, Brar calls for Congress unity

    In the midst of the bashing of the Badals and Majithias at a political rally of the Congress here on Saturday, a lone voice was heard calling upon the senior leadership of the faction-riddled party to sink their differences and unite or else they could forget about coming to power in 2017.

  • AAP
    Aug 29, 2015 23:19 IST

    Kejriwal to lead AAP campaign in Punjab polls in 2017

    Exuding confidence, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) made it clear that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal would lead the party campaign in the assembly elections in Punjab in 2017.

  • Deserted office complex at Goindwal Sahib in the Tarn Taran district. (HT Photo)
    Aug 29, 2015 21:42 IST

    Goindwal Sahib, an 'industrial nucleus' that never was

    Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's recent announcement to allocate land to two major industrial houses to set up units at Goindwal Sahib on the banks of the Beas has failed to generate much enthusiasm among a handful of industrialists who continue to run their small-scale units in the historic town which was once touted to be developed as the country's first industrial nucleus.

  • Rakhi Central Jail Patiala
    Aug 29, 2015 21:28 IST

    Women celebrate Raksha Bandhan with Amritsar jail inmates

    A festive mood prevailed at the Amritsar central jail Saturday with women from various walks of life, including social and political organisations, coming forward to tie rakhis on prison inmates.

  • Gang
    Aug 28, 2015 20:57 IST

    Tarn Taran police bust vehicle lifters’ gang, five arrested

    With the arrest of five accused, the Tarn Tarn police on Thursday claimed to have busted a gang of vehicle lifters allegedly involved in stealing vehicles and their illegal sale.

  • BSF
    Aug 28, 2015 19:44 IST

    Amritsar: Border Security Forces guns down Pakistan intruder

    The Border Security Force (BSF) gunned down a Pakistani national who was trying to intrude into India from the section where the Samjhauta Express enters the country in the Attari region.

  • Afghan girl
    Aug 28, 2015 10:02 IST

    ‘Balloons from Pak’ flow into Punjab border village

    The police on Thursday found six balloons, believed to have flown in from Pakistan, from Marhimegha village, 10km from the Indo-Pak border, throwing cops into a tizzy.

  • liquor shop
    Aug 27, 2015 20:30 IST

    School teacher suspended for consuming liquor in school

    A day after he was caught consuming liquor with one of his associates during school hours on the campus by sarpanch and other villagers, district education officer (elementary) Salwinder Singh on Thursday suspended Manjit Singh posted at Government Primary School, Mochpur in Kahnuwan block of Gurdaspur district.

  • Harcharan Singh
    Aug 27, 2015 19:55 IST

    Harcharan Singh assumes charge as SGPC chief secretary

    Former banker Harcharan Singh on Thursday assumed charge as the chief secretary of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).

  • Afghanistan’s Ambassador to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali
    Aug 27, 2015 19:32 IST

    Afghanistan ambassador wants more push to trade via Wagah

    To increase its volume of trade with India, Afghanistan is keen to make the maximum use of the land and rail routes through Wagah and Attari. “This, however, is only possible if goods from Kabul flow through Pakistan’s territory smoothly to reach India,” said Afghanistan’s Ambassador to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali while addressing entrepreneurs during an interactive session organised by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) here on Thursday.