Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal is optimistic that the upcoming Progressive Punjab Investor Summit will have tremendous impact on the state's economy, as it will go a long way in attracting fresh investments from leading industrial houses of the country.
Even as the climate is getting colder with every passing day making the situation adverse for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (a vector that carries dengue parasite to human body) to breed, dengue cases refuse to die down, which is evident from five dozen fresh confirmed cases of dengue in the city.
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal advocated for a strong Indo-Pak trade ties, hoping that the ongoing seventh edition of the Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX-2013) would give a further momentum to the efforts already being made in this regard from both the sides.
Rail traffic was disrupted for hours after a truck load with sand fell on the railway track after the side ramp of Bhandari Bridge collapsed on Friday.
Call it an outcome of the failure of the civic authorities to keep Amritsar filth-free and the resultant unsanitary conditions prevailing in the city, particularly in the slum areas; or inability of the health authorities to effectively pursue their own campaigns or attribute it to the decreasing immunity among the residents for pulmonary ailments - the constantly increasing instances of tuberculosis (TB) continue to pose a major challenge to the district health authorities.
A minor girl was allegedly abducted and gangraped by five to six youths at Shri Hargopindur village on Monday night. The station house officer, Shri Hargobindpur police station, Tersem Singh said Safi Mohammad, a resident of Shakla village, lodged a complaint with the police that on the evening of December 2, his 15-year-old niece was allegedly abducted by some youths while he was coming from Shri Hargobindpur.
Overcrowded area, filthy toilets, garbage strewn at every nook and corner, encroachments by venders and haphazardly parked rickshaws, taxis and public vehicles are common sight at the local bus stand, which represent a dismal picture of the Batala municipal council's apathy.
In a breakthrough, the Batala police claimed to have busted a gang of robbers with the arrest of two of its members, who were involved in about half a dozen incidents of crime in and around the city and recovered two 7.65 bore pistols and four live cartridges from them.
With events and functions to mark the World AIDS Day on December 1 fresh in memory, it will perhaps be instructive to remember that Amritsar tops the state in number of AIDS cases with more than 10,000 reported so far this year of the 2,85,664 tested. Last year, more than 9,735 cases were reported.
Take any wall of the city, be it in the walled-area or in the new, posh areas or even a slum, posters of all kinds stare at you. Public places such as bus stand and railway station posters are swamped with posters of various kinds. The municipal corporation never seems to have taken the issue of walls getting defaced by posters seriously.
Partap Singh Bajwa, MP, and President, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), on Wednesday flagged off the Pathankot-Delhi Express train (Dn 14038) at the Dhariwal railway station where the train has been given a halt from Wednesday with the efforts of Bajwa.
Members of seven trade chambers from Pakistan will participate in the PITEX trade fair being organized in Amritsar from December 5 to 9. The trade fair is also likely to witness the participation of traders and businessmen from Egypt, Thailand, Taiwan, Ghana, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
A day after four pilgrims were hospitalised after consuming 'parsad', which was suspected to have been laced with some poisonous substance, banners have come up inside the Golden Temple complex appealing the public not to accept any form of (eatable) offering from unknown persons inside the shrine.
Amritsar-kidney-racket convict Dr Arjinder Singh Bains on Tuesday moved into judicial custody after the expiry of police remand. On November 29, he was brought on production warrant to the district where more than a year ago, police had given him clean chit in a similar case.
The Amritsar municipal corporation (MC) goes online on Wednesday to make the collection of property tax viable, both for the officials and residents, by stashing details of the taxpayers' data online.