Rolling out Christmas bonanza for the Christian community in Punjab, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday announced that the government would construct a ‘Massihi Bhavan’ in all sub divisions of the state.
The Batala police are yet to trace any of the three accused, who reportedly opened fire at a Batala-based trader and robbed him of Rs70,000 near Shehkupura village on the busy Amritsar-Pathankot national highway on the evening of December 13.
While only time will tell where the proposed solid waste treatment plant actually comes up, a communiqué sent by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to the Amritsar municipal corporation seeking details of the proposed plant drove Bhagtanwala area residents out of their houses on Thursday, five days after they had put off their 42-day-long protest.
In yet another incident of ATM (automated teller machine) robbery, unidentified miscreants ran away with Rs. 10 lakh from a Punjab National Bank ATM machine in New Amritsar area on Thursday.
Three matches were played on the third day of the ongoing 12th Maharaja Ranjeet Singh Junior Gold Cup Hockey Tournament.
Condemning the action taken by the Amritsar traffic police against illegal auto-rickshaws, the auto-rickshaw union in the city observed a strike on Wednesday.
Amritsar police commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh has formed a four-member special investigation team (SIT) to probe into the latest attack advocate on Vaneet Mahajan and submit its report in 15 days.
Reacting to the alleged threat by former state minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sucha Singh Langah to Gurdaspur district development and panchayat officer (DDPO) Jagwinderjit Singh Sandhu, Aam Admi Party (AAP) Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Tuesday said SAD's practice of appointing defeated party leaders as halqa incharges is the root cause behind such incidents.
The officers of the rural department went on strike in Gurdaspur district on Monday to protest against an alleged threat by former minister and SAD leader Sucha Singh Langah to eliminate district development and panchayat officer (DDPO) for not complying with his wishes in allotment of panchayat land.
The Akal Takht has rejected the findings of a probe by the special investigation team (SIT) into the burning of 'bir' of Guru Granth Sahib at a gurdwara in Jodhpur village in Tarn Taran district on December one.
Two young housewives gave vent to their anger and frustration against the city police over a case against their husbands as they attempted to commit suicide outside the office of the Amritsar police commissioner, only to be saved by a couple of alert police constables.
Dr Narpinder Singh, professor, department of food science and technology, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), has been elected president of Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, India (AFSTI), the apex body of food scientists of the country.
The third attempt of the Amritsar municipal corporation aimed at sealing the illegal hotels in the vicinity of the Golden Temple also turned out to be a damp squib as the MC officials, who had approached the spot with large police force, manpower and machinery to seal and demolish these hotels, yielded as soon as they saw local Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders and BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh supporting the hoteliers.
The delimitation procedures adopted by the officials of the Pathankot municipal corporation (MC) have come in for flak and a large number of objections, including those from the Congress, have surfaced against the entire process.
Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Sunday paid rich tribute to Lance Naik Satnam Singh during the ‘bhog’ of ‘akhand paath’ held in memory of the martyr.