• Passengers
    Sep 03, 2015 18:01 IST

    Bomb hoax brings train movement in region to a halt

    A bomb hoax call halted the train movement on the Pathankot-Gurdaspur-Amritsar track for an hour and a half on Thursday morning.

  • Srinivasan and his mother Lakshami (centre) with Bibi Inderjit Kaur, president in Amritsar on Wednesday.
    Sep 03, 2015 09:58 IST

    After 15 years, man reunites with mother at Pingalwara

    In an emotional reunion, a Hyderabad man, who had been searching his mentally challenged mother for the past 15 years, finally reunited with her at Pingalwara here — where she was undergoing treatment.

  • RPF jawan killed as malda anti-hawker drive turns violent
    Sep 02, 2015 21:57 IST

    Now, Batala cops beaten up by liquor smugglers

    It happened to the Batala police yet again - two of its cops have allegedly been beaten up by liquor smugglers at Haruwal village, 2 km from Dera Baba Nanak police station.

  • Amritsar 1
    Sep 02, 2015 19:48 IST

    Trade unions’ strike halt life in Gurdaspur

    A nationwide strike by employees of at least 10 trade unions and members of various public organisations against “anti-people” policies of the central and state governments on Wednesday brought life to a halt in Gurdaspur.

  • Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal. HT
    Sep 01, 2015 20:54 IST

    Centre to help resolving sugarcane growers, millers’ problem: Badal

    Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said he had taken up the case of special compensation for extensive loss suffered by cotton growers due to sudden attack of white fly with the Centre.

  • 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.