• Punjab chief secretary Sarvesh Kaushal.
    Mar 27, 2015 19:45 IST

    Chief secretary reviews ongoing developmental projects in holy city

    Punjab chief secretary Sarvesh Kaushal has instructed the district administration to speed-up work on various ongoing developmental projects, a majority of which have missed the deadlines for their completion.

  • Amritsar Municipal Corporation. HT Photo
    Mar 27, 2015 19:40 IST

    Dirty ‘Heritage Walk’ route bears testimony of MC’s lack of concern

    Started amid much fanfare by the Punjab tourism department in 2011, the ‘Heritage Walk’ wears a pathetic look with the authorities concerned turning a blind eye to garbage heaps piled along the route.

  • Indian rupee is the official currency of the Republic of India. HT Photo
    Mar 27, 2015 19:28 IST

    Panchayati raj dept spends over Rs 2,000 cr on infrastructure in Tarn Taran villages

    The panchayati raj department has made an effort to provide quality facilities to people in rural areas in Tarn Taran district by undertaking multipurpose development works worth Rs 2,947 crore in the past three years.

  • Avtar Singh Makkar,president of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC). HT Photo
    Mar 27, 2015 09:24 IST

    Makkar: Maharashtra govt interfering in Hazoor Sahib

    Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar has taken strong exception to recent reports that the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra is planning to take control of the Takht Hazoor Sahib management board at Nanded.

  • Cover photo of Nanak Shah Fakir.
    Mar 27, 2015 00:25 IST

    Guru Nanak film row: producer denies violating Sikh tenets

    Upcoming Hindi film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ has run into trouble over the reportedly animated depiction of Guru Nanak, even as the movie’s producer, Harinder Singh Sikka, has denied violating Sikh tenets while using computer graphics for the purpose.

  • Execution by hanging
    Mar 26, 2015 23:12 IST

    Unable to raise money to go Dubai, man ends life

    Anguished over his inability to raise money to go abroad, a man, identified as Kamlesh Narain (25), a resident of Chheharta, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on Wednesday.

  • Watch: Kidnapper abduct a 22-month-old baby from the park
    Mar 26, 2015 23:07 IST

    Man booked for abducting son

    The Amritsar city police have booked a Ludhiana resident for allegedly abducting his eight-year-old son from the house of the child’s maternal grandparents, where the child was putting up with his mother after a matrimonial dispute between his parents.

  • Snag developed in a traffic light add to woes of commuters. JS Grewal/HT
    Mar 26, 2015 23:03 IST

    With no parking slots, Pathankot bears brunt of traffic chaos

    In the absence of proper parking spaces in Pathankot, haphazardly parked vehicles are creating traffic chaos in almost all localities of the town everyday.

  • Suicide-N
    Mar 26, 2015 13:42 IST

    21 death petitions disposed off by President since 1981: RTI

    A total of 121 death petitions involving more than 163 persons were disposed off by the President of India in the last 34 years. In response to an RTI query, ministry of home affairs (Judicial Division) said that since 1981, there were 124 cases, whereupon 90 cases were rejected and 31 were extended relief as their death sentences were condoned as commuted to life imprisonment, J P Agrawal, joint secretary, Judicial & CPIO said.

  • Garbage
    Mar 25, 2015 22:47 IST

    Despite lucrative offer, MC receives poor response to SWM project bidding

    Despite the proposal of the Amritsar municipal corporation to spend rs 20 crore from its coffer to for the ambitious Solid Waste Management (SWM) Project, besides rs 21.8 crore from the central government under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, the response to the MC’s tenders remained dismal, with only two firms, including one from the UK, showing their interest.

  • Drugs-n
    Mar 25, 2015 22:39 IST

    6-kg heroin seized near Pakistan border in Amritsar

    The Border Security Force (BSF) seized 6-kilogram heroin on Tuesday night near its Chhanmula outpost in the Amritsar sector.

  • Avtar Singh Makkar-N
    Mar 25, 2015 21:49 IST

    SGPC chief Makkar flays clean chit to Tytler

    The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has flayed the clean chit given by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 riots case.

  • Guitar Hero
    Mar 24, 2015 22:09 IST

    Computer workshop held at Amritsar school

    A five-day computer workshop was recently organised by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Punjab, at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Mall Road, here with an objective to train the participating teachers in information technology and acquaint them with modern information tools.

  • Parkash Singh Badal-N
    Mar 24, 2015 22:03 IST

    Badal hopes NDA govt will safeguard farmer's interests

    Mar 24 (PTI) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today expressed hope that NDA government would take care of farmers' interest while amending the contentious Land Acquisition Bill.

  • Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini-n
    Mar 24, 2015 20:52 IST

    Punjab now only a transit route for drugs: DGP

    Claiming that the Punjab Police have succeeded in smashing the local availability of drugs in the state, director general of police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini on Tuesday said that now Punjab was only a transit route for drugs and priority was to smash this also in six months.