Taking cognidance of reports that hurdles still existed at the ICP (Integrated Check Posts) at Attari-Wagah which was not conducive to Indo-Pakistan trade, the co-chairman of Punjab Committee of the industrial body, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, RS Sachdeva has expressed serious concern.
After the terror attack in Dinanagar in which three terrorists stormed into the police station and killed three home guard jawans and a superintendent of police in an encounter, vigil has been stepped up at the police stations in Amritsar and the border district of Tarn Taran.
Punjab Police home guard Jai Chand, who survived the fierce encounter between the militants and the police by hiding in the dense bushes and wild overgrowth of the Dinanagar police station remains in trauma, a day after the incident.
Security forces from Pathankot and Gurdaspur district began a massive search operation from Tuesday in border belts between India and Pakistan.
A home guard with Punjab Police deployed at the Dinanagar police station survived the terrorist attack by hiding in toilet for the entire duration of the 11-hour encounter.
Veteran BJP leader and former minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla has condemned the terrorist strike in Dinanagar town of Gurdaspur district and called it "a failure of the intelligence wings of the country and the state police ".
A 150-foot new sewerage pipeline was being laid at a cost of Rs 3 lakh in Post Office Chowk, Gopal Nagar and Jail Road localities, said deputy commissioner Abhinav Trikha here on Saturday. He said the work on it had already been started and it would be completed by Wednesday.
Though opening of a new bypass has lessened the burden of heavy traffic on the roads passing through Gurdaspur city, it has proved a curse to local hoteliers whose business have affected substantially.
Following a three-hour-long dharna protest by BJP leaders at Gandhi Chowk here on Saturday, the Batala police finally added section 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) of the IPC to the case against Congressmen in connection with attacking a BJP councillor and his brother on the night of July 23.
It was not really a ‘Happy’ Birthday for a 20-year-old girl from Tarn Taran who was allegedly gangarped by her coaching friends and their accomplice on Friday.
To pull Punjab out of economic mess and put it on the road to development, the Peoples Party of Punjab (PPP) is not averse to form a united front of opposition parties to take on the SAD-BJP alliance in the 2017 assembly elections.
Two cops booked by the Amritsar police on Thursday for allegedly molesting a woman and taking bribe are on the run. The police, however, said efforts were on to nab them.
Renowned agriculture economist and Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, chancellor Dr SS Johl has dismissed the widely-held viewpoint that debt was the only reason for farmer suicides in the state.
Police have arrested Bahadur Singh, alias Kaka, a resident of Nawan Pind Jhawar, after recovering 1,020 bottles of illicit liquor from a Tavera (PB 06 F 0069) that he was driving at a naka at the Purana Shalla Chowk on the Gurdaspur-Mukerian Road on Wednesday night. Bahadur was arrested, but his three accomplices managed to escape under the cover of darkness.
Demanding a “bribe” from a woman for resolving a matrimonial dispute proved damaging to two cops posted in the city, as it led to their suspension.