The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana was not giving 'due importance to the Punjabi language'. "Punjabi has officially been given the second language status in Haryana after Hindi.
Three days after witnessing a terror attack in nearby Dinanagar town, panic gripped Gurdaspur on Thursday afternoon when a suspicious black packet with wires attached was spotted on a road near the city’s bus stand.
After substantial evidence emerged from the GPS devices recovered from the Pakistani terrorists, Border Security Force director general DK Pathak on Wednesday inspected various forward posts along the India-Pakistan border in the Bamial sector.
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 Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa has said the families of the martyrs killed in the militant attack on Dinanagar police station must be given `50 lakh each in compensation.
A day after the Punjab government patted its back for “successful” handling of Dinanagar terror attack, opposition Congress slammed it for “ignoring” intelligence inputs and handling the operation “unprofessionally.”
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.
Punjab director general of police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini on Tuesday said there was no specific alert from any corner on possible terror strike in the state.
Security forces from Pathankot and Gurdaspur district began a massive search operation from Tuesday in border belts between India and Pakistan.
The family of police officer Baljit Singh, who was killed fighting terrorists in Dinanagar, on Tuesday refused to cremate him till the state government hands over appointment letters of superintendent of police (SP) rank to his son and post of tehsildar to his daughters.
The terrorist attack in Dinanagar is being seen as a “typical fidayeen strike” resulting from augmented infiltration activities on the Indo-Pak border in the past few months.
Monday’s deadly terror attack at Dinanagar in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district has a striking similarity, both in terrain and tactics, to a string of such strikes along Pathankot-Jammu national highway over the past 13 years. It is in fact, the fifth such incident this year on the highway -- the only link between the rest of India and Jammu and Kashmir.
Punjab Police personnel said on Monday they heard terrorists shout 'Allah hu Akbar' - Arabic for 'God is great' - as a gunfight between the attackers and security forces in Gurdaspur entered its 10th hour, indicating the assault was a suicide attack.