• Child abuse
    Apr 25, 2015 22:57 IST

    Amritsar: Alert kin prevent rape of 7-yr-old pilgrim

    An alert kin and enterprise of sewadars of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) helped save the modesty of a seven-year-old girl, while landing the accused in the police net.

  • Avtar Singh Makkar-N
    Apr 25, 2015 21:59 IST

    SGPC to send food packets to quake-hit Nepal

    The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) is set to supply ration to Nepal where hundreds of people lost their lives following a high-intensity earthquake. The decision was taken by the SGPC after Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal called up SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar and asked him to ensure that ration is supplied to the neighbouring nation.

  • Mobile phones
    Apr 25, 2015 19:32 IST

    Students advised avoid playing games on mobile phone, watching cartoon

    Beant College of Engineering and Technology principal Ravi Kumar has advised students not to play games on mobiles and watch cartoon programmes on the television for it would create in them a sense of loneliness, which might be harmful for their future career.

  • Gurkha Regiment
    Apr 24, 2015 21:15 IST

    First Gorkha Rifles marks 200 years of service

    With officers and other ranks from India and Nepal in attendance, the First Gorkha Rifles (1/1 GR) on Friday marked its 200 years of military service here.

  • A medical staff administers polio drops at polio eradication campaign in Shimla. Santosh Rawat/HT
    Apr 24, 2015 19:32 IST

    Gurdaspur: Migrant children will be given polio vaccine from April 26-28

    The district health department has planned a three-day special pulse polio programme to administer polio vaccine to 0-5 years of as many as 7,572 migrant children.

  • mangoes
    Apr 24, 2015 18:10 IST

    Horticulture dept to extend 50% subsidy on crates: Trikha

    Deputy commissioner Abhinav Trikha said here on Friday that crop diversification is the need of the hour and horticulture is being looked upon as a viable change.

  • 1984 riots
    Apr 24, 2015 10:38 IST

    1984 riots witness to act in film

    After accusing actor Amitabh Bachchan of having a hand in the anti-Sikh riots that shook Delhi in November 1984, Bibi Jagdish Kaur despite being confined to a wheelchair, is all set to perform in a Punjabi film that deals with the period of turmoil and bloodshed in Punjab after Operation Bluestar.

  • Anil Joshi
    Apr 24, 2015 09:56 IST

    Joshi camp hits back at Amritsar SAD chief, tells him to oppose drug menace

    After maintaining silence for two days, the camp of BJP minister Anil Joshi on Thursday fired a salvo at local Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) unit chief Upkar Singh Sandhu, asking him “not to oppose the development agenda of Joshi”, while suggesting him to “oppose the prevailing drug menace in Punjab”.

  • Child abuse
    Apr 23, 2015 22:50 IST

    Mute, mentally challenged boy punished brutally in Batala school

    A mute and mentally challenged boy of 7 from Thathiri Gate locality here was on Wednesday allegedly received a brutal punishment from his schoolteacher for forgetting to do homework.

  • Cover photo of Nanak Shah Fakir.
    Apr 23, 2015 22:33 IST

    SGPC welcomes pulling of contentious film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’

    Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the top Sikh body on Thursday welcomed the pulling of a controversial biopic of their religion's founder from cinemas worldwide, following protests against the movie that critics deemed blasphemous.

  • Students reading in the Bhai Gurdas Library at Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar.
    Apr 23, 2015 22:05 IST

    World Books Day: Libraries help inculcate reading culture

    In the age of computer and Internet, when information technology (IT) has revolutionised almost every gamut of human experience and knowledge is just a click away, the education system too has experienced phenomenal shift in teaching-reading techniques — for eg, normal classes have paved way to IT-based ‘smart classes’ in school, which are considered as more practical in approach. This remarkable transformation, in turn, has also affected book reading habit among students.

  • A distressed farmer waiting for the procurement of his wheat crop lying atthe grain market, Bathinda
    Apr 23, 2015 22:03 IST

    Fear of rain leads farmers to ‘panic harvest’ of wheat

    Uncertain weather predictions and fear of rain lashing the state in the coming days have worried the farmers, with some of them resorting to ‘panic harvest’ of the wheat crop, which could have done with a couple of more days of sunshine in the fields.

  • Students reading in the Bhai Gurdas Library at Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar.
    Apr 23, 2015 00:27 IST

    District library: more than 50,000 books only 1,000-odd readers

    "Reading maketh a full man," said the 16th century British philosopher Francis Bacon. His quote still rings true as it for any state to progress it is imperative that its youth is well-read.

  • Wheat crop
    Apr 22, 2015 23:34 IST

    Open burning of paddy: Bacteria, PAU’s small solution to the issue

    Bacteria, a microscopic organism, may be the solution to a gigantic problem that has long challenged the state government and the agriculture department — to stop the open burning of paddy straw after harvesting.

  • Anil Joshi
    Apr 22, 2015 23:18 IST

    SAD-Joshi row: State BJP chief to take up matter with Akali high command

    A day after the local unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) demanded the removal of Punjab local bodies minister Anil Joshi, state BJP chief Kamal Sharma said he would take up the matter with the SAD high command.