The Akali-BJP alliance is confident of retaining its hold over the 27-member municipal council House here.
For the second consecutive time, finance minister Arun Jaitley has been kind to the city that was cruel to him in his first Lok Sabha election.
During a surprise visit to Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students here on Friday, deputy commissioner (DC) Ravi Bhagat inspected various facilities at the school and interacted with the students and teachers to know about the academic development and teething problems.
A day after the SAD claimed to have the support of an Independent, raising their number to 15, the BJP too trying to bring back the three dissidents, who emerged victorious in the civic polls, back into the party fold.
Nine of prisoners lodged at the Gurdaspur central jail made a written complaint against deputy superintendent Kulwant Singh, purportedly charging him with extortion and abuse of power.
A day after the murder of Anngarh resident Harpal Singh here, the people of the locality came out in protest on Thursday to demand the arrest of main accused Jasbir Singh and eleven other named in the case.
Nepalese domestic help Parkash Nepali was on Thursday accused of theft at one of the houses in the Kennedy Avenue area here.
Smugglers on the Pakistan border are now using chopped logs of wood to push narcotics across into India.
Heavy rain and hailstorm were met with a heavier voter turnout in the local municipal elections on Wednesday, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claimed most seats in the end.
Dr Rajwant Singh, president of US-based volunteer organisation EcoSikh on Wednesday visited Khalsa College Amritsar (KCA) and Khalsa College School (KCPS), where he appealed to the students to participate in the global Sikh Environment Day events March 14.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has welcomed the move to raise a Sikh army regiment in Britain.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won a decisive victory over its otherwise-ally BJP in Tarn Taran, where the two partners fought a bitter battle against for control of the 23-member municipal council (MC), votes for which were cast on Wednesday along with the local bodies of other towns of Punjab.
An American woman was arrested at the airport here after 25 live cartridges were allegedly recovered from her baggage during checking, police said.
All arrangements have been made for free and fair polls to Tarn Taran and Patti municipal councils and Bhikiwind nagar panchayat on Wednesday.
With an objective to curb mass copying in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class 12 exams commencing from February 28, the district education authorities have spotted 52 sensitive examination centres in Amritsar district where the entire examination proceedings will be videoed.