Amritsar

  • Ranjit Sagar Dam. HT Photo
    May 23, 2015 18:52 IST

    Delay in wheat harvesting leaves Ravi tributaries dry

    Delay in wheat harvesting has left Ravi tributaries dry even in the last half of May, when these are usually full of water for watering fields by midterm vegetable growers, who plant the crop before paddy. Besides, these tributaries help locals beat scorching heat when summer is at its zenith.

  • Robbery
    May 23, 2015 18:18 IST

    Two held for hatch robbery plan in Batala

    Police claimed to have arrested two people for allegedly hatching a robbery plan near Athwal drain and seized two revolvers, six live cartridges and sharp-edged weapons from their possession.

  • Child abuse
    May 23, 2015 17:08 IST

    Minor boy sodomised in Punjab; one arrested

    A seven-year-old boy was allegedly sodomised by two teenagers in Gurdaspur district following which one of them has been arrested, police said today.

  • relics of Guru Gobind Singh
    May 23, 2015 09:34 IST

    Sikh Gurus’ relics authentic, say Sikh scholars, historians

    Sikh scholars and historians of the Centre on Studies in Sri Guru Granth Sahib at Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) here claim that a majority of the relics of the Sikh Gurus that are on display in the ongoing ‘Darshan Yatra’ have been authenticated on the basis of historical evidence.

  • Suicide
    May 22, 2015 22:16 IST

    Undertrial ex-cop makes suicide bid in Pathankot jail, survives

    An undertrial ex-police officer attempted to commit suicide by slitting his wrist in sub-jail on Friday, the police have claimed. The undertrial has been identified as Gulshan Veer Singh, a former assistant sub-inspector (ASI) with the Punjab police.

  • Avtar Singh Makkar,president of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC). HT Photo
    May 22, 2015 21:51 IST

    SGPC warns Pak gurdwara body not to defy Akal Takht

    The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has warned the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) against challenging the authority of the Akal Takht, the supreme institution for all Sikhs.

  • child abuse minor rape
    May 21, 2015 23:06 IST

    Pathankot: 5 booked for harassing minor Dalit girl

    Seeing the troubles the boy had started giving to their uncle, they secretly sent the girl to her aunt's house in a Pathankot locality, which the boy again came to know and harassed them. The girl's uncle even tried to end his life by strangulating himself, Surinder alleged.

  • Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh-N
    May 21, 2015 20:23 IST

    Akal Takht warns 'granthis' against taking scripture to cremation grounds

    The Akal Takht has again issued a stern warning to 'granthis' (priests) and others concerned against taking the Guru Granth Sahib to cremation grounds, graveyards, tombs or any such place where the dead have been buried or cremated, as this is against the 'maryada' (traditional code) of the scripture.

  • Open Ganda Nullah poses serious health risk for residents of Maqboolpura area
    May 21, 2015 19:53 IST

    Covering of ‘Ganda Nala’ moves at a snail’s pace in Maqboolpura

    The failure of the Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) to ensure proper underground passage of ‘Ganda Nala’ underneath the GT Road often leads to flooding of houses in Maqboolpura and its surrounding localities.

  • Kids
    May 21, 2015 19:39 IST

    Amritsar: 30 EWS students selected for theatre workshop by Dastak

    Thirty students from families of economically weaker sections (EWS) and rural areas have been selected for a 10-day children’s theatre workshop kicked off at Khalsa College Senior Secondary School here on Wednesday.

  • relics of Guru Gobind Singh
    May 21, 2015 09:40 IST

    Gurus’ relics continue journey through Majha, to reach Amritsar today

    The ‘Darshan Didar Yatra’, carrying the relics of three Sikh gurus, continued with its onward journey on Wednesday moving from Tarn Taran, the town founded by fifth guru Arjan Dev, to Khadoor Sahib, the town founded by second guru Angad Dev.

  • Manpreet Singh Badal
    May 20, 2015 18:37 IST

    Manpreet for HC-monitored probe into misuse of govt machinery to amass wealth

    People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) chief Manpreet Singh Badal has demanded the setting up of a Special Investigating Team (SIT) under the supervision of the Punjab and Haryana high court to probe into “misuse of the government machinery for amassing wealth by selected ruling families of Punjab”.

  • Arrest-handcuffs-P
    May 20, 2015 18:16 IST

    Pathankot: Five arrested for betting on CSK, MI match

    The local police have arrested five persons who were allegedly placing bets on the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at Mumbai on Tuesday.

  • Richard Rahul Verma
    May 20, 2015 15:20 IST

    Times conducive for stronger India-America ties: US ambassador Richard Verma

    Stressing on strategic India-US partnerships in various sectors, US ambassador to India Richard R Verma said here on Wednesday that if both countries continued to work together, they could make a significant contribution to the rest of the world.

  • Arrest-handcuffs-P
    May 20, 2015 00:02 IST

    Man kills six-month-old daughter, dumps body in river; arrested

    In a shocking incident, a resident of Duniya Sandhu village under Qadian police station allegedly killed his six-month-old daughter and dumped her body in a near-by river.