• A child plays with color and water gun during Holi celebrations in Amritsar. Sameer Sehgal/HT
    Mar 05, 2015 21:53 IST

    Badals extend Holi greetings

    Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday greeted the people on the eve of Holi, saying that the festival of colours held special significance in our centuries-old cultural heritage that propagated unity, tolerance and compassion.

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    Mar 05, 2015 20:07 IST

    Cong leader opposes ban on BBC documentary

    Kanwal Bakshi, former member of the Punjab State Subordinate Services Selection Board and a Congress leader, said here on Thursday that blocking of “India’s Daughter”, a documentary by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, in which she selected the rarest of the rare case of the December 2012 Delhi gang rape, was not the solution to the problem.

  • Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe. HT Photo
    Mar 05, 2015 19:37 IST

    Youngsters perfoming seva increased, post movie

    Even as the makers of ‘Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe’ had the intent to showcase selfless service of Bhagat Puran Singh to the society, the movie has succeeded in inspiring hundreds of youngsters, who are making their way to Pingalwara to perform ‘seva’ (service).

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    Mar 05, 2015 10:54 IST

    Floodlights making way for LED along border fence

    With the aim of enhancing visibility and saving electricity along the India-Pakistan border fence, the Border Security Force (BSF) has started replacing floodlights with LED (light-emitting diode) lights in the Amritsar sector.

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    Mar 04, 2015 22:17 IST

    Pathankot to get adequate police personnel soon, says IG Chander

    Inspector general of police (Border Range), Amritsar, Ishwar Chander on Wednesday claimed that the Punjab police were planning to provide Pathankot adequate police staff soon.

  • Bad roads
    Mar 04, 2015 22:03 IST

    MC orders survey of uncovered manholes

    The death of 12-year-old Upinder, a resident of Gate Hakima, who fell into an uncovered manhole and drowned near his house on Monday, has brought the Amritsar municipal corporation (MC) out of its slumber to order a survey of the uncovered manholes for covering.

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    Mar 04, 2015 21:52 IST

    GNDU decks up for cultural event ‘Jashan’

    The preparation for a four-day inter-departmental cultural event, Jashan 2015, is on full swing at Guru Nanak Dev University, with students from various departments working hard to make it successful.

  • Mangal Dhillion
    Mar 04, 2015 10:38 IST

    Dhillon to make documentary on Op Bluestar

    Punjabi filmmaker Mangal Dhillon is going to make a documentary drama on Operation Bluestar of June 1984 in which the army flushed out armed militants from the Golden Temple.

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    Mar 03, 2015 23:35 IST

    Ex-armyman held for spying for Pakistan

    The state special operations cell (SSOC) of the intelligence wing of the Punjab police on Tuesday arrested a retired armyman for allegedly spying for Pakistan intelligence agencies.

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    Mar 03, 2015 23:30 IST

    10-kg heroin seized in Amritsar sector

    The Border Security Force (BSF) seized 10-kg heroin on Tuesday near the Tota outpost in Amritsar sector along Pakistan.

  • Golden Temple
    Mar 03, 2015 22:14 IST

    SGPC to print Guru Granth Sahib in Canadian province

    The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has finally accepted the demand of non-resident Indian (NRI) Sikhs by agreeing to print Guru Granth Sahib in British Columbia, Canada.

  • Bad roads
    Mar 03, 2015 21:18 IST

    Uncovered manholes on roads causes threat to life

    Taking no lessons from the tragic incident that claimed the life of 12-year-old Upinder, who fell into an uncovered manhole and drowned, the ignorant civic administration is hardly doing anything to prevent such tragedies in future, even after knowing that the city is dotted with many such ‘potential dangers’.

  • Punjab and Haryana High court
    Mar 03, 2015 00:05 IST

    Drafting notification restricting use by hotels, Amritsar MC tells HC

    The Punjab and Haryana high court was told on Monday that the Amritsar municipal corporation was in the process of drafting a notification to restrict the area around the Golden temple for the use of hotels, guest house and serais.

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    Mar 02, 2015 20:40 IST

    Amritsar: Twelve year old boy falls in manhole, dies

    In yet another case of open manholes leading to tragedies, a 12-year-old boy on Monday died after he fell into an uncovered manhole near his house in Gate Hakima area here.

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    Mar 02, 2015 18:45 IST

    state govt to provide 70% subsidy on installation of solar voltaic panels

    Minister for non-conventional energy sources Bikram Singh Majithia on Monday said the Punjab governments aims to fulfil the domestic power requirement by installing solar voltaic panels on the rooftops of houses and to achieve the target the government will extend 70% subsidy on the project.