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Three of family die by suicide over monetary dispute in Punjab’s Gurdaspur

Share video on social media, blaming nine people, including relatives, for driving them to take the extreme step
A 42-year-old sugarcane juice seller, his 38-year-old wife and their 16-year-old daughter died by suicide in Gurdaspur district on Tuesday night.(Representational photo)
A 42-year-old sugarcane juice seller, his 38-year-old wife and their 16-year-old daughter died by suicide in Gurdaspur district on Tuesday night.(Representational photo)
Published on Dec 23, 2020 01:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByHT Correspondent

2 men held in plush Mohali society for IPL betting racket, drug dealing

Investigations revealed that the men had been living in the apartment for two months and had placed bets on around 35 cricket matches so far
Mobile phones and other items seized during police raids at Homeland Heights in Mohali.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Mobile phones and other items seized during police raids at Homeland Heights in Mohali.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Published on Oct 11, 2020 07:56 PM IST
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Pakistani team to meet Indian authorities at Dera Baba Nanak for building bridge in Kartarpur Corridor

The engineers will discuss the construction of a bridge on a low-lying stretch near the border on the Pakistan side besides surveying the bridge constructed on the Indian side
Police personnel and residents near the Indian stretch of the bridge on the Kartarpur Corridor near Dera Baba Nanak town of Gurdaspur district in Punjab in November 2019. India built its 100-metre stretch before the inauguration of the corridor last year, while Pakistan expressed its inability to build the 320-metre portion in the stipulated time but promised to complete the construction in due course.(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo)
Police personnel and residents near the Indian stretch of the bridge on the Kartarpur Corridor near Dera Baba Nanak town of Gurdaspur district in Punjab in November 2019. India built its 100-metre stretch before the inauguration of the corridor last year, while Pakistan expressed its inability to build the 320-metre portion in the stipulated time but promised to complete the construction in due course.(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo)
Published on Aug 27, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Difficult to pay 100/quintal incentive for not burning paddy stubble, Manpreet tells House

The state has, so far, paid 24 crore as incentive to at least 30,000 farmers. The state is pressing the Centre to make the incentive a part of the Minimum Support Price.
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Published on Mar 02, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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1 held for attack on Shiv Sena leader in Dhariwal

Mahajan was injured while trader Ashok Kumar was killed in the attack.
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Updated on Mar 01, 2020 10:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur | By, Gurdaspur

No drones in Gurdaspur district till R-Day

AMRITSAR/GURDASPUR The Gurdaspur administration has banned the operation of drones in the border district till the Republic Day. The ban been has imposed under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore will unfurl the national flag at the state-level Republic Day function being held at Shaheed Lieutenant Navdeep Singh Sports Stadium, Gurdaspur.
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Published on Jan 23, 2020 10:31 PM IST
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Kartarpur Corridor opening testimony to Pak’s commitment to regional peace: PM Imran Khan

The Kartarpur Sahib Corridor linking Dera Baba Sahib in Gurdaspur in India and Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan was thrown open on Saturday, in a historic people-to-people initiative, sparking a glimmer of hope for improvement in the strained ties between the two countries.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a news conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran on October 13, 2019.(Photo: Reuters)
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a news conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran on October 13, 2019.(Photo: Reuters)
Published on Nov 09, 2019 03:26 PM IST
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SAD mobilising workers for Kartarpur corridor inaugural function

Senior SAD leaders Bikram Singh Majithia and Daljit Singh Cheema on Tuesday held at least four meetings in the Majha region.
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Updated on Nov 05, 2019 11:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chnadigarh | By, Amritsar

Duped Gurdaspur woman forced to work as maid in Kuwait

A Gurdaspur woman was duped of ₹1.5 lakh by a Delhi-based travel agent on pretext of a nursing job in Kuwait and was forced to work as a domestic help there. After her plight was highlighted on Twitter, Union external affairs minister S Jaishankar has assured help to facilitate her return home.
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Published on Oct 11, 2019 11:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Gurdaspur

Now, Pak says ‘no date fixed for Kartarpur corridor opening’

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Published on Oct 10, 2019 11:46 PM IST
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Bomb-making led to Tarn Taran explosion: Capt Amarinder Singh

A specialised post-blast investigation team of the National Security Guards visited the explosion site on Friday, a day after a team of the National Investigating Agency visited there.
The two people killed and one injured in a blast in Punjab’s border district of Tarn Taran were trying to make a bomb in a bottle, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Friday.(PTI)
The two people killed and one injured in a blast in Punjab’s border district of Tarn Taran were trying to make a bomb in a bottle, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Friday.(PTI)
Published on Sep 07, 2019 05:55 AM IST
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Chandigarh | ByPress Trust of India

‘Seemed like an earthquake’: Batala cracker factory blast survivors recount horrific explosion

Someof the injured who are being treated at the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar have no idea about the whereabouts of their families and fellow workers who were with them at the time of the blast.
Some of the injured of the cracker factory blast under treatment at the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar.(Sameer Seghal/HT PHOTO)
Some of the injured of the cracker factory blast under treatment at the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar.(Sameer Seghal/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 04, 2019 10:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByAnil Sharma/Mandeep Kaur Narula

‘Extrajudicial’ killings in Punjab: SC to hear PIL tomorrow, victims’ kin pray for justice at Akal Takht

With the Supreme Court on Monday taking up a public interest litigation (PIL) related to alleged extra-judicial killings of 8,257 persons in Punjab during militancy, the families of some victims gathered at the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs, to pray for justice.
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Published on Sep 01, 2019 01:16 AM IST
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Kartarpur corridor project unhindered by government move in J-K

With both countries having announced the opening of the corridor for the occasion of 550th parkash gurpurb (birth anniversary) of Guru Nanak, construction work on the passenger terminal and the highway is in full swing in India and in Pakistan.
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Updated on Aug 07, 2019 09:14 AM IST
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Islamabad drops pro-Khalistan member from Kartarpur panel

Following objections from India, the Pakistan government on Friday announced a new 10-member Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) without Chawla, who was its general secretary.
Machines at work beyond the border fence for the construction of the Indian side of Kartarpur corridor, in Gurdaspur district.(PTI Photo)
Machines at work beyond the border fence for the construction of the Indian side of Kartarpur corridor, in Gurdaspur district.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2019 09:31 AM IST
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Only bridge to mainland damaged, 4,500 Punjab villagers left stranded

A pontoon bridge on Ravi river is the only link between eight border villages in Gurdaspur district and the mainland.
The pontoon bridge on Ravi river in Gurdaspur district connects 8 villages to the mainland.(HT Photo)
The pontoon bridge on Ravi river in Gurdaspur district connects 8 villages to the mainland.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 24, 2019 11:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur | ByKamaljit Singh

Pak unwilling to build bridge on Kartarpur zero line, say officials

The proposed corridor will connect Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak, to Dera Baba Nanak Sahib in India’s Gurdaspur district.
Heavy machines at work beyond the border fence for the construction of the Indian side of Kartarpur corridor, in Gurdaspur district, Monday.(PTI Photo)
Heavy machines at work beyond the border fence for the construction of the Indian side of Kartarpur corridor, in Gurdaspur district, Monday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 08:08 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Former Punjab DGP PC Dogra says never go against your conscience and you will live with no regrets

In Words of Wisdom, Former Punjab DGP PC Dogra believes in leading from the front and earning respect by giving it first.
Former Punjab DGP PC Dogra at his residence in Chandigarh.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Former Punjab DGP PC Dogra at his residence in Chandigarh.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Updated on May 30, 2019 05:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

Gangster wanted for right-wing leader’s murder held with aide

While Vipan Sharma was gunned down, in broad daylight in the Bharat Nagar locality of Amritsar on October 30, 2017, Gurdeep Pehalwan was shot dead in a wrestling arena on June 3 last year.
Police arrested gangster Shubham Singh, wanted for the murders of Hindu right-wing leader Vipan Sharma and Amritsar councillor Gurdeep Pehalwan.(HT File Photo)
Police arrested gangster Shubham Singh, wanted for the murders of Hindu right-wing leader Vipan Sharma and Amritsar councillor Gurdeep Pehalwan.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 29, 2019 10:27 AM IST
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India, Pak teams discuss Kartarpur modalities

In a major initiative last November, both India and Pakistan had agreed to set up the Kartarpur corridor to link the historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib — the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev — to Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur.
Sikh pilgrims eat food in front of Kartarpur Gurdwara Sahib after a groundbreaking ceremony for the Kartarpur Corridor in Kartarpur on November 28, 2018. (File photo by AFP)
Sikh pilgrims eat food in front of Kartarpur Gurdwara Sahib after a groundbreaking ceremony for the Kartarpur Corridor in Kartarpur on November 28, 2018. (File photo by AFP)
Updated on May 27, 2019 10:27 PM IST
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India, Pak officials meet, discuss modalities for Kartarpur corridor

India and Pakistan had on March 19 held a meeting of technical experts on the Kartarpur corridor during which its alignment, coordinates and other engineering aspects of the proposed crossing points were discussed.
A man serves food to Sikhs from India outside the shrine of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, founder of Sikhism, during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur border corridor.(Reuters/ File photo)
A man serves food to Sikhs from India outside the shrine of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, founder of Sikhism, during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur border corridor.(Reuters/ File photo)
Published on May 27, 2019 03:51 PM IST
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Chandigarh | ByPress Trust of India

‘Pakistan expects to resume talks on Kartarpur Corridor after elections in India’: Report

Pakistan expects the resumption of talks on the Kartarpur Corridor once the new government takes charge in India, said the report.
The last phase of six-week long general elections in India is scheduled to take place on May 19 and final results would be announced on May 23.(REUTERS FILE)
The last phase of six-week long general elections in India is scheduled to take place on May 19 and final results would be announced on May 23.(REUTERS FILE)
Updated on May 13, 2019 02:59 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Tantrik kills seven-month pregnant woman in Batala to ‘transfer foetus’

During investigation, the police found that the victim Jasbir Kaur was last seen accompanying Rajwinder Kaur (30), the issueless woman, going towards the house of the tantrik Dehso on the outskirts of the village.
The victim Jasbir Kaur’s husband Balwinder Singh lodged a missing complaint at the Fatehgarh Churrian police station.(Sourced photo)
The victim Jasbir Kaur’s husband Balwinder Singh lodged a missing complaint at the Fatehgarh Churrian police station.(Sourced photo)
Updated on May 01, 2019 04:27 PM IST
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India, Pakistan officials hold technical meeting on Kartarpur corridor

The Pakistani team included 8-10 delegates from the foreign ministry, and religion and federal works departments, while the 12-member Indian team comprised officials from the Land Ports Authority of India, National Highways Authority of India, Centre Public Work Department and Border Security Force.
Various issues were discussed for speedy completion of the proposed project(AFP File)
Various issues were discussed for speedy completion of the proposed project(AFP File)
Updated on Apr 17, 2019 09:22 AM IST
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Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab) | ByPress Trust of India

Shiv Sena leader shot dead in Gurdaspur

Ajay Salaria, 30, of a resident of Jagatpur village, was about to board a bus from near a bus stand in the Purana Shalla area. Three youths, who have been identified, came on a motorcycle and one of them pulled a gun and opened fire at Salaria.
A Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) leader was shot dead in Gurdaspur district on Friday evening by three youths over a dispute, police said.(AFP File Photo)
A Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) leader was shot dead in Gurdaspur district on Friday evening by three youths over a dispute, police said.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Apr 06, 2019 03:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur | ByHT Correspondent and PTI

India defers Kartarpur meet over Khalistan row

According to the officials, even if Pakistan responds to India’s request for clarifications before April 2, a decision on the meeting will be made only after examining the response.
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the shrine of spiritual leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan(AP File Photo)
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the shrine of spiritual leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan(AP File Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2019 08:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySudhi Ranjan Sen

190 crore terminal on anvil for Kartarpur Corridor

The design of the passenger terminal building has been inspired by the Khanda sign – a symbol of the Sikh faith that represents the values of oneness and humanity.
An architecture design of the Passenger Terminal Building, approved by Ministry of Home Affairs, to be constructed for the Kartarpur corridor, in Gurdaspur, Saturday, March 9, 2019.(PTI file photo)
An architecture design of the Passenger Terminal Building, approved by Ministry of Home Affairs, to be constructed for the Kartarpur corridor, in Gurdaspur, Saturday, March 9, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Mar 10, 2019 10:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Screening panel meeting on March 10, Capt Amarinder ‘clears’ Jakhar from Gurdaspur

In an inauguration spree ahead of poll code, Amarinder was in Gurdaspur district on Friday to “rededicate” the long- pending Shahpur Kandi project to the people. Jakhar counts its revival as his biggest achievement as MP.
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 10:13 PM IST
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India to send draft pact on Kartarpur to Pakistan within a month

The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur — the final resting place of Sikh faith’s founder Guru Nanak Dev — with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district
Pilgrims eat food in front of Kartarpur Gurdwara Sahib after a groundbreaking ceremony for the Kartarpur Corridor in Kartarpur, Pakistan, on November 28, 2018.(AFP)
Pilgrims eat food in front of Kartarpur Gurdwara Sahib after a groundbreaking ceremony for the Kartarpur Corridor in Kartarpur, Pakistan, on November 28, 2018.(AFP)
Published on Feb 06, 2019 10:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

No funds from Centre: Punjab CM hints at delay in Kartarpur corridor work

In November 2018, the government had announced its decision to develop the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district till the gurdwara at Narowal in Pakistan.
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Monday claimed that the Centre has not sanctioned the funds required to acquire land for the construction of the Kartarpur corridor.(File Photo)
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Monday claimed that the Centre has not sanctioned the funds required to acquire land for the construction of the Kartarpur corridor.(File Photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2019 01:36 PM IST
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