Feb 27, 2015 20:09 IST

    SAD, BJP out to woo Independents in Batala

    A day after the SAD claimed to have the support of an Independent, raising their number to 15, the BJP too trying to bring back the three dissidents, who emerged victorious in the civic polls, back into the party fold.

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    Feb 27, 2015 20:03 IST

    Prisoners accuses deputy jail superintendent with extortion

    Nine of prisoners lodged at the Gurdaspur central jail made a written complaint against deputy superintendent Kulwant Singh, purportedly charging him with extortion and abuse of power.

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    Feb 26, 2015 23:15 IST

    Day after murder, residents come out to demand arrests

    A day after the murder of Anngarh resident Harpal Singh here, the people of the locality came out in protest on Thursday to demand the arrest of main accused Jasbir Singh and eleven other named in the case.

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    Feb 26, 2015 23:10 IST

    Domestic help charged with theft

    Nepalese domestic help Parkash Nepali was on Thursday accused of theft at one of the houses in the Kennedy Avenue area here.

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    Feb 26, 2015 22:00 IST

    Tree logs as heroin carriers: Smugglers' latest method on India-Pak border

    Smugglers on the Pakistan border are now using chopped logs of wood to push narcotics across into India.

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    Feb 25, 2015 22:20 IST

    In Sujanpur, BJP storms to victory after rain

    Heavy rain and hailstorm were met with a heavier voter turnout in the local municipal elections on Wednesday, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claimed most seats in the end.

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    Feb 25, 2015 22:14 IST

    EcoSikh motivates students to mark Sikh Environment Day

    Dr Rajwant Singh, president of US-based volunteer organisation EcoSikh on Wednesday visited Khalsa College Amritsar (KCA) and Khalsa College School (KCPS), where he appealed to the students to participate in the global Sikh Environment Day events March 14.

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    Feb 25, 2015 21:59 IST

    SGPC hails British move to raise Sikh regiment

    The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has welcomed the move to raise a Sikh army regiment in Britain.

  • Anil Joshi
    Feb 25, 2015 21:39 IST

    Majha prefers SAD: Joshi fails, Bajwa's reputation takes further beating

    The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won a decisive victory over its otherwise-ally BJP in Tarn Taran, where the two partners fought a bitter battle against for control of the 23-member municipal council (MC), votes for which were cast on Wednesday along with the local bodies of other towns of Punjab.

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    Feb 25, 2015 16:51 IST

    US woman arrested at Amritsar airport with 25 live bullets

    An American woman was arrested at the airport here after 25 live cartridges were allegedly recovered from her baggage during checking, police said.

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    Feb 24, 2015 19:26 IST

    All arrangements in place for free and fair MC polls

    All arrangements have been made for free and fair polls to Tarn Taran and Patti municipal councils and Bhikiwind nagar panchayat on Wednesday.

  • 12th standard students
    Feb 24, 2015 18:31 IST

    Class 12 exams to be videoed at 52 centres across city

    With an objective to curb mass copying in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class 12 exams commencing from February 28, the district education authorities have spotted 52 sensitive examination centres in Amritsar district where the entire examination proceedings will be videoed.

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    Feb 24, 2015 09:52 IST

    Tarn Taran sees more fire against Joshi, cops on toes

    As campaigning for the 23-ward local municipal council elections ended on Monday evening, fresh posters targeting local bodies minister Anil Joshi appeared in certain areas in the city to spark fresh fears of violence between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers and their Akali alliance partners after the recent clash.

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    Feb 22, 2015 22:01 IST

    AAP to launch 'Dard Punjab Da Hall Punjab Da' on Feb 26

    Aam Admi Party (AAP) Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Sunday claimed that the party will launch a campaign 'Dard Punjab Da, Hall Punjab Da' on February 26 to expose the "anti-people policies and misdeeds" of the ruling SAD-BJP alliance and the Congress.

  • Vinod Khanna
    Feb 22, 2015 21:58 IST

    Bollywood Star Vinod Khanna stays away from elections

    BJP Member of Parliament (MP) from Gurdapur, Vinod Khanna, who could not secure party tickets for candidates backed by him in the Pathankot municipal corporation (MC) elections, was conspicuous by his absence in the run-up to the polls.