Two land mafia members allegedly attacked local senior Congress leader Raman Bahl here on Tuesday, apparently for supporting the protest by owners of residential plots grabbed by the land mafia.
A total of 33 cases were taken up in the monthly Lok Adalat held here on Tuesday, out of which 21 cases were settled and an amount of more than `2.21 billion was awarded as compensation.
A 32-year-old married woman allegedly attempted to commit suicide by immolating herself and received severe burn injuries at Phool Piyare village here, police said today.
Four persons, including two Pakistani nationals, were held with heroin and weapons in New Amritsar area on Monday.
The Dal Khalsa has launched a campaign to garner support for its shutdown call for June 6, the 31st anniversary of ‘Operation Bluestar’, a military operation against armed militants holed up inside the Golden Temple.
With the monsoon approaching, residents are skeptical if the authorities would be able to keep their promise of smooth roads in the district by June end.
The Punjab and Haryana high court has directed Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) not to grant any further extension beyond the contract period to teachers employed for the 2014-15 academic session. The court has also directed the varsity to fill up vacant posts only after following the procedure as laid down the University Grants Commission (UGC).
The Dhaul Kalan gram panchayat in the Amritsar parliamentary constituency has accorded its approval to the development plan for the village under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY).
At first glance, the façade of Sikh Heritage Model School in the main bazaar of Harchowal village in the district does not seem to be any different from 100s of such schools scattered across rural Punjab. However, the school is emerging as a pioneer of sorts as Class 3 students here use internet-enabled tablets to crack mathematical problems at a special room earmarked for the purpose.
Sewerage water flooding the classrooms of Bibi Bhani Istri Netarheen Kirat Ate Sikhlai Kendra — a school for visually impaired girls in Chheharta area here — has kept 16 students and four teachers, all visually impaired, away from the classes for almost past six days.
A day after the matter of an open power theft - use of 'kundi' connection - for over a year by the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) complex building at Dera Baba Nanak was reported, the Punjab government on Saturday ordered a time-bound probe into this.
The Amritsar rural police have arrested a man, identified as Jasdeep Singh, a resident of Chheharta, for allegedly killing his sister for “honour”.
A day after Hindustan Times highlighted the matter of open power theft — use of ‘kundi’ connection — for over a year by the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) complex building at Dera Baba Nanak, the Punjab government on Saturday ordered a time-bound probe into this.
Concern about the safety of her unborn child is keeping 30-year-old Rajwinder Kaur away from her home at Achintkot village near Attari.
The Railway Protection Force (RPF) have found the minor Jalandhar girl who was allegedly abducted and reunited her with her parents here on Friday in the presence of the Jalandhar police.