Almost two months after a truck carrying hydrogen peroxide exploded inside the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari Border, the district administration has found that the material of the truck carrying the chemical was not compatible and was overloaded.
Accusing city mayor Bakshi Ram Arora of not being serious about the "garbage dump" issue, the local Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) councillors led by senior deputy mayor Avtar Singh Truckanwala have demanded that MC general house meeting should be called at the earliest.
In a bid to appease a particular lobby of shopkeepers, some party leaders, tearing the Motor Vehicle Act to shreds, have allegedly pressurised the Batala traffic police to impose restrictions on movement of vehicles on a city road leading to Hansli bridge.
The Guru Nanak Hospital and Government Medical College, which was set up to provide health care facilities to patients, is plagued with lack of facilities. Poor infrastructure, pitiable sanitation conditions and lack of cleanliness are some of the problems which are annoying the staff of the hospital-cum-college.
Trusting a stranger to arrange an accommodation for her in a strange city, cost a young woman her modesty. A 24-year-old mentally distraught married woman hailing from Jalandhar, who had sought shelter in the city after a disagreement with her family, was allegedly gang raped in a hotel near the Golden Temple in Amritsar by three persons, one of them the man whom she had trusted to arrange an accommodation for her.
Anguished over the apathetic attitude of BJP leaders over the issue of the garbage dump at Bhagtanwala and the reluctance of mayor Bakshi Ram Arora over shifting the proposed solid waste treatment plant to an alternate site, the residents of localities in the area plan to 'gherao' the mayor's office on Friday.
There seems to be no end in sight to the 'politics of garbage' between the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the BJP, with local leaders of both the parties continuing to take jibes at each other.
Kiran Bedi, who began her career as a lecturer in political science at Khalsa College for Women (KCW) in Amritsar in 1970 but joined the Indian Police Service two years later, on Wednesday recalled her times in college and encouraged the young women to stand for their rights and be courageous and financially self-reliant.
Gurdaspur police have arrested a married man for allegedly molesting a nine-year-old orphan girl at Hardobathwala village in the district.
Reacting to the complaint filed against him by alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), former MP Navjot Singh Sidhu said he had never named anyone in his remarks and the SAD's reaction was proving his accusations true.
The prayers of the residents of localities near the Bhagtanwala dump, who have been protesting for the past 17 days to press their demand for shifting of the dump, may get answered as the Amritsar municipal corporation (MC) has launched a search for alternate landfill sites in the city.
Has the Punjab government been ignoring the advisory of the Union petroleum ministry on keeping VAT on petrol, diesel and gas within permissible limits, so as not to burden consumers?
In their ongoing drive against anti-social elements, the Batala police have arrested a snatcher who was involved in at least 10 incidents of snatching in and around the town.
The 'Star of Punjab' award was conferred on hockey legend Balbir Singh, former hockey coach Rajinder Singh and world's oldest runner Fauja Singh at the 7th annual function of the International Fateh Academy here on Tuesday.
Ever wondered how India’s first woman police officer Kiran Bedi became a top cop? A new book ‘Making of the top cop’, based on Bedi’s life, has all the answers to your queries about the super cop. It would be released on Tuesday during a function at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Bedi’s alma mater.