• Congress leader Sukhpal Khaira interacting with mediapersons in Chandigarh
    Apr 01, 2015 09:23 IST

    Powerful accused threatening witnesses, CBI had told police

    “Influential and powerful accused such as Sarabjit Singh Raju (in charge of Fastway cable TV in Amritsar) are threatening and harassing the witnesses in the Amritsar sex scandal case,” the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) wrote to the Amritsar police in 2008.

  • Wife of cable operator Jaswinder Singh,
    Apr 01, 2015 09:18 IST

    Victim’s family seeks justice, accuses govt of sheltering accused

    Unhappy with the attitude of Amritsar Police, the family of deceased cable operator Jaswinder Singh Jassi, along with friends, relatives and a few cable operators, took out a candlelight march on Tuesday and blamed the state government for sheltering the accused.

  • Wife of cable operator Jaswinder Singh,
    Mar 31, 2015 21:57 IST

    Amritsar cable operator suicide: 4-member SIT formed

    A four-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed on Tuesday to probe the suicide by local cable operator Jaswinder Singh Jassi, who had died at a private nursing home on Monday. Police commissioner Jatinder Aulakh said the SIT headed by deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Harjinder Singh comprised ADCP (special) HS Brar, ACP (north) Harjit Singh Daliwal and Civil Lines SHO Sukhwinder Singh Randhawa. The SIT will give its report in 15 days.

  • Building of Town Hall in Amritsar
    Mar 31, 2015 20:03 IST

    MC burkes protesting residents, resumes dumping at Bhagtanwala

    Burking the protest staged by residents quite close by, the Amritsar Municipal Corporation on Tuesday resumed the process of dumping garbage at the Bhagtanwala land fill.

  • GNDU V-C
    Mar 31, 2015 19:44 IST

    GNDU compartment students protest denial of promotion to 6th semester

    Students with compartment result during a course (s) in 1st or 3rd semester exams in colleges affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) are protesting the varsity's decision to deny them promotion to the 6th semester and withhold their 5th semester result.

  • Avtar Singh Makkar
    Mar 31, 2015 13:15 IST

    Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee passes Rs 993-crore budget

    The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Monday unanimously passed its budget for 2015-16, earmarking Rs 993.31 crore as expenditure, an increase of Rs 88.17 crore or around 10% over 2014-15 expenditure of Rs 905 crore.

  • Building of Town Hall in Amritsar
    Mar 30, 2015 22:48 IST

    Beg, if you can't manage funds, Cong councillor tells mayor

    In a stormy start to the budget meeting of the municipal corporation House on Monday, Congress councillor Raj Kanwalpreet Pal Singh Lucky advised the BJP mayor Bakshi Ram Arora and MC commissioner Pardeep Sabharwal to go and beg for money and placed two bowls before the duo.

  • jesus
    Mar 30, 2015 22:40 IST

    Five convicted for selling church land by fraud

    Five people were convicted by a local court for selling a piece of land belonging to a church in Madhopur, Pathankot, by fraudulent means. Additional Sessions Judge Rajiv Kalra, on Monday, convicted Stiphen Bhatti, Rockus Sandhu, Sat Pal, Parkash Masih and Mohinder Kumar, sentencing them to jail for three years and also fined them rs 25,000 each.

  • Avtar Singh Makkar,president of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC). HT Photo
    Mar 30, 2015 20:37 IST

    SGPC passes Rs 993-crore budget for 2015-16

    The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Monday unanimously passed its budget for 2015-16, earmarking Rs 993.31 crore as expenditure, an increase of Rs 88.17 crore or around 10% over 2014-15 expenditure of Rs 905 crore. SGPC executive committee general secretary Sukhdev Singh Bhaur presented the budget before the 15-member committee that cleared it after a brief discussion. SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar presided over the meeting.

  •  school students
    Mar 30, 2015 20:09 IST

    Education spend needs to increase, says GNDU registrar

    Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) registrar Dr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon has said that increasing the expenditure on education at all levels was necessary to ensure sustained development and progress of the country. The registrar was addressing the convocation of Government College and bestowed MA Economics, BA, BSc Medical, BSc non-Medical, B Sc Economics, BSc Computer Science, BCA and BCom degrees on Monday.

  • Arrest-handcuffs-P
    Mar 29, 2015 22:30 IST

    No arrests made in cable operator’s suicide attempt

    A day after a local cable operator attempted to commit suicide, alleging harassment at the hands of some top officials of Fastway Cable Network and their associates, the local police are yet to arrest any of the accused named in the FIR.

  • Building of Town Hall in Amritsar
    Mar 29, 2015 22:16 IST

    Fireworks likely as mayor presents budget on Monday

    Fireworks is likely at the municipal corporation’s budget meeting on Monday, with the opposition Congress gearing up to take up the issue of prevailing insanitation condition in the city, which saw a temporary facelift to selected localities for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit here.

  • Attari border
    Mar 29, 2015 15:36 IST

    Construction of 39 border out posts along Indo-Pak border delayed

    Construction of 39 Border Out Posts (BOPs) along the Indo-Pak border to check attempts of infiltration have got delayed by a year due to problems like land acquisition and public protests.

  • murder
    Mar 28, 2015 22:29 IST

    Amritsar cable operator attempts suicide in presence of judges

    A local cable operator attempted to commit suicide right in the presence of judges of the Supreme Court and the Punjab and Haryana high court during a seminar organised by the Telecom and Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) at a hotel here on Saturday.

  • A devotee pays obeisance at Golden Temple
    Mar 28, 2015 21:18 IST

    Golden Temple plaza basement non-starter, exists on paper only

    Even as the ground floor of the Golden Temple Plaza was inaugurated by Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal in October last, the much ambitious basement work of the plaza continues to be a non-starter.