A Batala resident allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance over a property dispute with his sister here late on Wednesday night.
Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has asked the Sikh community to show due respect to all women, come forward to answer their distress calls and prevent them from being exploited. He said this while taking a serious note of the last week’s incident involving a British woman’s mental harassment by Sukhwinder Singh, a turbaned (Sikh) Home Guards jawan on board a Delhi-bound train.
The farmers of Punjab, who are still reeling under the loss suffered during the wheat season, have been advised by the state government to “play it safe” in the upcoming paddy season — that is, they should not put all their eggs into one basket.
Radical Sikh group Dal Khalsa has given a call for Amritsar bandh on June 6 to protest against the “destruction of the Akal Takht” during Operation Bluestar, which was launched in June 1984 to flush out armed militants from inside the Golden Temple complex under the command of the then Damdami Taksal head Jarnail Singh Bhinderanwale.
A 31-year-old man died on Monday while a woman was critically injured after the couple allegedly self-immolated themselves here following their parents' disapproval over marriage, the police said.
Delay in wheat harvesting has left Ravi tributaries dry even in the last half of May, when these are usually full of water for watering fields by midterm vegetable growers, who plant the crop before paddy. Besides, these tributaries help locals beat scorching heat when summer is at its zenith.
A seven-year-old boy was allegedly sodomised by two teenagers in Gurdaspur district following which one of them has been arrested, police said today.
Police claimed to have arrested two people for allegedly hatching a robbery plan near Athwal drain and seized two revolvers, six live cartridges and sharp-edged weapons from their possession.
The failure of the Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) to ensure proper underground passage of ‘Ganda Nala’ underneath the GT Road often leads to flooding of houses in Maqboolpura and its surrounding localities.
Thirty students from families of economically weaker sections (EWS) and rural areas have been selected for a 10-day children’s theatre workshop kicked off at Khalsa College Senior Secondary School here on Wednesday.
The local police have arrested five persons who were allegedly placing bets on the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at Mumbai on Tuesday.
Even as local Akali leaders continued to blame local bodies minister Anil Joshi for ignoring the approach road to the Golden Temple, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday announced that the approach road would soon be “developed as the world’s best streets”.
Continuing their agitation against the private bus operators in the city against alleged attack on their vehicles, the minibus operators on Monday decided to go on strike on Tuesday.
A large number of devotees welcomed the ‘Darshan Didar Yatra’ as it entered the Majha belt at Harike — the confluence of the Beas and Sutlej rivers — on Monday after completing its journey through the Malwa region.
In a shocking incident, a resident of Duniya Sandhu village under Qadian police station allegedly killed his six-month-old daughter and dumped her body in a near-by river.