The Akali-BJP alliance is confident of retaining its hold over the 27-member municipal council House here.
During a surprise visit to Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students here on Friday, deputy commissioner (DC) Ravi Bhagat inspected various facilities at the school and interacted with the students and teachers to know about the academic development and teething problems.
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.
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.
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.
Nepalese domestic help Parkash Nepali was on Thursday accused of theft at one of the houses in the Kennedy Avenue area here.
Smugglers on the Pakistan border are now using chopped logs of wood to push narcotics across into India.
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.
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.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has welcomed the move to raise a Sikh army regiment in Britain.
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.
All arrangements have been made for free and fair polls to Tarn Taran and Patti municipal councils and Bhikiwind nagar panchayat on Wednesday.
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.
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.
With the campaigning for the elections in the 35 wards of Batala municipal council (MC) coming to a close by Monday night, various parties are making last-ditch efforts to turn the tide in their favour by promising the moon to the voters, but infighting in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress, has given the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which is contesting 28 wards here for the first time, an upper hand.