Amritsar

  • The cable operator's widow, Balbir Kaur (left) with her family in Amritsar on Wednesday. HT Photo
    Apr 02, 2015 09:32 IST

    How Jassi got linked to Siti Cable sex scandal

    It was a car that cable operator Jaswinder Singh Jassi had purchased from Sarabjit Singh Raju in 2003 that led to his link-up with the Siti Cable sex scandal. The car was seized by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) during its investigations into the case. Raju and others had used this car to ferry call girls to influential customers.

  • Wife of cable operator Jaswinder Singh,
    Apr 01, 2015 22:04 IST

    Amritsar cable operator’s suicide: Wife narrates the story of ruin

    'Baba Deep Singhji insaaf karenge',the 36-year old Balbir Kaur muttered softly as she folded her hands and looked towards the large sized photograph of Shaheed Baba Deep Singhji, the legendary Sikh warrior Shaheed Baba Deep Singh, who attained martyrdom while defending Harmandar Sahib.

  • Cover photo of Nanak Shah Fakir.
    Apr 01, 2015 21:50 IST

    Row over ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’: Don’t be a Rushdie, Dal Khalsa warns film-maker

    Objecting to the human representation of Guru Nanak in the upcoming film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’, Sikh radical organisation Dal Khalsa has warned its maker not to be “a Salman Rushdie”, who’s a controversial author accused of blasphemy.

  • Amritsar-based cable operator Jaswinder Singh Jassi.HT/Photo
    Apr 01, 2015 21:01 IST

    Amritsar cable operator’s suicide: No arrest yet, police release photos of suspects

    Having failed to arrest the persons named in the suicide case of cable operator Jaswinder Singh Jassi, the Amritsar police commissionerate on Wednesday released photographs of the suspects.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.