Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar on Wednesday flagged off five truck-loads of relief material to the flood-hit state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
In the wake of the security issue involving party colleague and former MP, Navjot Singh Sidhu, senior BJP leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla has asked the Punjab government to define the rules and parameters followed by the government in providing security guards to political figures in the state.
The Amritsar cops’ delayed response to an important e-mail sent by the Rupnagar police in the highly sensitive case involving the abduction-cum-murder of an inmate of the local central jail, wherein one of the accused is a Punjab Police inspector (now dismissed), has raised a question mark over the intentions of the men in uniform.
The deadlock between commission agents and traders, which had suspended the procurement of paddy at the Batala grain market, ended after the intervention of the Youth Akali Dal (YAD) leader and tubewell corporation chairman, Ravi Karan Singh Kahlon, here on Tuesday.
The round-the-clock helpline '104', launched by the Punjab government to assist people, particularly in rural areas, in getting information on health problems and access to a qualified doctor, has also become an effective platform for prompt redressal of people's grievances.
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) has launched a two-month protest programme against the state government' education policy.
Taking time out of their main task of issuing of challans, the Amritsar traffic police have taken up a novel drive to clean the statues of freedom fighters installed in various parts of the city.
Criticising the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for making an alliance with the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) for Haryana assembly elections, BJP national secretary RP Singh on Monday said that by going all out in favour of INLD, the SAD has hurt the BJP leadership.
At least 13 students of a government school were seriously injured, when a four-wheeler in which they were travelling overturned near Satkoha village on Amritsar-Pathankot national highway on Monday.
A 14-year-old girl was repeatedly raped by her mother's live-in partner and was allegedly forced to undergo abortion after she conceived.
Radical group Damdami Taksal has decided to join the Dal Khalsa’s Amritsar-New Delhi march scheduled to start on November 2 from the Akal Takht, aimed at “bringing justice” to the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
While the BSF is alert on the posts, the local police are holding meetings to educate the locals on what to do in case the Punjab borders also face a situation like that of Jammu and Kashmir, where Pakistan has been violating the ceasefire for the past many days and targeting civil areas with heavy shelling.
As part of their drive against drugs, the local police have arrested a person and recovered 35-gm heroin from his possession. SSP Batala Manminder Singh said that acting on a tip-off, a police team, under sub-inspector Parkash Singh, laid a naka near police lines and during checking, they arrested a person with 35-gm heroin.
After a vociferous protest against Punjab cabinet minister Anil Joshi, the students of the Chintpurni Medical College, Pathankot, lifted their dharna near his house " on Sunday after Congress MLA Raj Kumar Verka, who is also deputy chairman of the National Commission for SC/ST, assured them of "all possible help.
Punjab, known for its sprawling agricultural fields, is equally famous for burning of paddy and wheat straw by farmers after the harvesting season. The smoke released from burning of paddy straw is extremely bad for health.