• cancer cell
    Jan 24, 2015 21:48 IST

    A multi-crore-rupee hi-tech Lab opened at pharmacy college in Amritsar

    A multi-crore-rupee hi-tech Khalsa Diagnostic Laboratory (KDL) and research block was on Saturday opened at the Khalsa College of Pharmacy (KCP) here.

  • Boys fly kites on Lohri festival in Amritsar on Monday. Sameer Sehgal/HT
    Jan 24, 2015 21:32 IST

    Banned Chinese string on the market for Basant

    The banned Chinese string is available at every kite shop in the district during Basant. Popular because of its tough but stretchable plastic, it is preferred over the domestic cotton string, even though it cuts fingers, slits throats, injures cyclists and two-wheelers, and kills birds.

  • Wagah border.N
    Jan 24, 2015 21:24 IST

    Glittering start to Border Security Force golden jubilee celebrations

    The Border Security (BSF) began its golden jubilee celebrations on Saturday here with an exhibition of weapons at the Attari border.

  • Capt Amarinder Singh-N
    Jan 24, 2015 21:06 IST

    Lalkar rally projects Capt Amarinder Singh as undisputed leader

    Setting its one-point agenda for the 2017 assembly polls, the state Congress on Saturday declared to wage an all-out battle against drugs in Punjab under former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who was projected as the "unchallenged" leader of the party.

  • BJP leader Tarun Chug showing bugs in whole wheat flour being used in mid-day meal Kitchen in Amritsar
    Jan 24, 2015 21:00 IST

    BJP terms it 'lalkar' against Bajwa

    Taking a dig at the "Lalkar Rally" of Captain Amarinder Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party national secretary Tarun Chugh said it was Amarinder's 'lalkar' against "not the rival parties but Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa".

  • Capt Amarinder Singh, former Punjab chief minister. HT Photo
    Jan 24, 2015 20:53 IST

    Amarinder accuses BJP of double standards

    Taking on the BJP and its chief Amit Shah, the Amritsar MP on Saturday accused the saffron party of "double standards" on the drugs issue. Speaking at the Lalkar rally here, Amarinder said that on the one hand, Shah talked about fighting against drugs, while on the other, his party is fighting the Delhi assembly polls with the SAD.

  • Capt Amarinder Singh-N
    Jan 24, 2015 14:55 IST

    All set for Capt’s Lalkar rally, Amarinder loyalists trying their best

    Former chief minister and Amritsar MP Capt Amarinder Singh may succeed in drawing a large crowd to his Lalkar rally scheduled for Saturday but much of its charm was lost the day the BJP called off its anti-drug rally to be held in Amritsar the same day.

  • Devotees throng Gurudwara Chheharta Sahib during Basant-N.
    Jan 24, 2015 14:16 IST

    Fair at Chheharta is biggest draw

    The Basant Panchami mela at Gurdwara Chheharta Sahib is the most famous festival of Amritsar that is held on the fifth day of the bright half of the month of Magh (January- February).An annual fair is held in which lakhs of people from various cities of Punjab get together. Devotees take a dip in the holy sarovar of the gurdwara that is believed to cleanse the soul and cure the body of ailments.

  • Girls dressed in traditional attire celebrating Basant Panchami-N
    Jan 24, 2015 13:28 IST

    Basant in its splendour

    In the holy city of Amritsar, Basant Panchami has a religious ring to it. The festivity starts with the Hazoori raagi rendering the Gurbani in Basant Raaga at the Golden Temple. The hymns are sung in the Basant Raaga and this tradition would be on till the first day of Visakhi.

  • Congress
    Jan 23, 2015 21:56 IST

    Former Cong leader advises party to set its own house in order

    On the eve of the Congress party's 'lalkar rally' against drugs, a former Congress leader of Tarn Taran district on Friday advised the party to "clean up its own house before pointing fingers at others".

  • Capt Amarinder Singh-N
    Jan 23, 2015 21:47 IST

    After BJP leaves the field, Cong's 'lalkar' looses charm

    Former chief minister and Amritsar MP, Captain Amarinder Singh may succeed in drawing a large crowd to his 'lalkar rally' on Saturday but much of its importance and charm is lost with the opposition as well as the Congress casting doubts over its organisation.

  • ATM
    Jan 23, 2015 21:22 IST

    Rs 3.92 lakh robbed from ATM in Batala on Friday

    Some unidentified persons robbed Rs 3.92 lakh from a Punjab Grahmin Vikas Bank automated teller machine (ATM) at Naushera Mahja Singh under Sekhwan police station in the wee hours of Friday and after cutting open the chest with the help of a gas cutter.

  • Nurses wearing protective masks enter the Government Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad
    Jan 23, 2015 21:14 IST

    Swine flu: health dept conducts fogging for dengue and malaria

    Call it an effect of the fears triggered by the recent death of a 55-year-old lady suffering from swine flu or just misplaced priorities, the district health authorities are nowadays focusing their attention on fogging the city for malaria and dengue, both of which are by and large ailments that are reported in the summer months and hence, less likely to occur in winters.

  • Haryana governer Kaptan Singh Solanki
    Jan 23, 2015 19:16 IST

    Solanki pays obeisance at Golden temple; praises farmers of Pb

    Governor of Haryana and Punjab Kaptan Singh Solanki on Friday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple and offered floral tributes at the historic Jallianwala Bagh here, a day after assuming the additional charge of Governor of Punjab state.

  • Ranjit Bawa-N in a still from his song 'Lahore'
    Jan 23, 2015 13:11 IST

    Singles made Ranjit Bawa a singing sensation

    Ranjit Bawa is the voice behind popular numbers like Jinde meriye, Munda sardara da and Lahore. Just 10 years old when he performed live for the first time, Ranjit did not taste success overnight, rather he struggled for years to reach where he is now.