Mar 17

Mann, Khaira should quit party, seats: SAD
Apology shows Kejriwal weak: Khaira

Chandigarh – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) unit of Punjab on Friday accused said party convener Arvind Kejriwal of becoming ‘weak,’ a day after the latter apologised for his drug trade allegations against former minister Bikram Singh Majithia.At a press conference that saw the several leaders of AAP’s state unit come together to condemn Kejriwal’s apology, leader

Kejriwal’s apology fallout: LIP to break alliance?

Kejriwal’s apology fallout: LIP to break alliance?. Criticizing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) head Arvind Kejriwal for issuing an apology to former Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia for his “drug trade” remarks, Lok Insaf Party (LIP) member and MLA Simarjit Singh Bains said his party will now reckon over snapping alliance with AAP in Punjab. “He

BSF seizes 11-kg heroin worth Rs 55 cr along Indo-Pak border
BSF seizes 11-kg heroin worth Rs 55 cr along Indo-Pak border

Amritsar – BSF personnel on Thursday seized 11 kg of heroin along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab’s Amritsar Sector, an official of the force said on Thursday. BSF troops posted at the Ramkot outpost noticed some suspicious movement of Pakistani smugglers across the border security fence last night, he said.“At around 2:15 am in the area

Nine additions likely to Cabinet on April 2
Nine additions likely to Punjab Cabinet on April 2

Chandigarh – The defeat of BJP in the Parliamentary by-polls in Uttar Pradesh has seemingly paved the way for Cabinet expansion in Punjab. According to sources in the central Congress office in Delhi, the expansion will take place in the first week of April, most likely on April 2. After the exchange of lists of names,

Amritsar Save Girl Child Awareness Rally
Awareness rally on ‘save girl child’ held in Amritsar

Amritsar Save Girl Child Awareness Rally: In an endeavour to improve sex ratio in the state of Punjab, the District Administration of Amritsar organised “Beti bachao, Beti padhao” rally. Over 200 girls participated in the rally. The participants raised slogans like ‘save the girl child’ and displayed placards.The rally commenced from BBK DAV College and

Heroin seized worth Rs 30 cr from Indo-Pak border
Heroin seized worth Rs 30 cr from Indo-Pak border

Ferozepur – Border Security Force troops on Wednesday claimed to have successfully seized two packets of contraband suspected to be heroin from the area around the International border with Pakistan. Also, in a joint search operation troops of BSF and Special Task Force (STF), Amritsar, Punjab Police successfully seized as many as four packets of

374th Gurta Gaddi Diwas to be celebrated as Sikh Environment Day
374th Gurta Gaddi Diwas of Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji to be celebrated as Sikh Environment Day

374th Gurta Gaddi Diwas of Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji to be celebrated as Sikh Environment Day. The apex Sikh body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee, constituted to govern historic Sikh shrines in Punjab and northern India, has decided to celebrate 374th Gurta Gaddi Diwas of seventh Sikh master Sri Guru Har Rai Ji as

Punjab’s excise policy slashes number of liquor vends

Punjab’s excise policy slashes number of liquor vends. The Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday approved the new Excise Policy for the state, with the aim of breaking the monopoly in the liquor business and keeping liquor prices under control, by slashing the group size from Rs 40 crore to Rs 5 crore, thus increasing the number

BSF seized 9 packet heroine worth Rs. 45 crore from Tarn Taran
BSF seized 9 packet heroine worth Rs. 45 crore from Tarn Taran

BSF seized 9 packet heroine worth Rs. 45 crore from Tarn Taran. On Wednesday morning at around 3:30 BSF  force have recovered 9 packets of heroin (9 kg) and one foreign pistol from smugglers. The recovered 9 packet heroine are  worth Rs. 45 crore .Balbir Singh, son of Sohan Singh of Amritsar  has been arrested

'Blackmailer' RTI activist handed over to police for taking bribe
‘Blackmailer’ RTI activist handed over to police for taking bribe

Chandigarh – A RTI activist from Punjab was on Monday handed over to the Chandigarh Police by the Punjab Information Commission following allegations that he took a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a respondent. The respondent, a government school principal, was also handed over to the police. Punjab Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) SS Channy ordered that the

Manpreet Badal faces babus’ ire over ‘English writing' remark
Manpreet Badal faces babus’ ire over ‘English writing’ remark

Chandigarh – State Finance Minister’s Manpreet Singh Badal’s remark that most IAS officers in Punjab lack proficiency in English has created furore in the bureaucratic circles. Addressing the concluding session of the World Punjabi Conference in Chandigarh on Sunday, Manpreet had said, “Barring one or two, other IAS officers don’t know how to write correct English.

Illegal mining: Captain's aerial action comes with bunch of question marks
Illegal mining: Captain’s aerial action comes with bunch of question marks

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was apparently kept in dark by his ‘trustworthy’ lieutenants that he was shocked to see the illegal business of mining going on at Sutlej river bed when he was travelling in a chopper over the districts of Nawanshahr and Jalandhar last week. Seeing through his own spectacles, the Chief Minister,

Atwal apologises for embarrassing Canadian PM Trudeau in India
Atwal apologises for embarrassing Canadian PM Trudeau in India

OTTAWA: Jaspal Atwal, a convicted Sikh terrorist, has apologised for the embarrassment’ he caused to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and India by attending an event during his visit to Mumbai and asserted that he no longer supported the Sikh independence movement. The controversy surrounding Atwal erupted last month after he was photographed with Trudeau’s wife Sophie

Pyarelal Wadali dies in Amritsar

Pyarelal Wadali dies in Amritsar. Pyarelal Wadali , one of the wadali brother and  younger brother of Ustad Puran Chand Wadali died in Amritsar on Friday morning. He was 75. On Thursday he was admitted at Fortis Escorts Hospital in Amritsar where he breathed his last. Wadali Brothers, who hail from a village near Amritsar,

Disclose names involved in illegal mining: Oppn to Captain
Disclose names involved in illegal mining: Oppn to Captain

Chandigarh – Opposition parties AAP and BJP on Thursday stepped up attack on Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh over illegal mining in the state, asking him to name those found to be involved in the illegal activity during a recent crackdown in Nawanshahr and Jalandhar districts.The opposition also sought formation of an all party Vidhan Sabha

Vigilance nabs Head Constable while taking Rs. 720,000 bribe
Vigilance nabs Head Constable while taking Rs. 720,000 bribe

Vigilance nabs Head Constable while taking Rs. 720,000 bribe Amritsar – State Vigilance Bureau on Wednesday nabbed Head Constable Nishan Singh posted at police station Tarntaran in Amritsar redhanded while accepting bribe of Rs 20,000. Disclosing this here on Wednesday, an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said HC Nishan Singh posted at city police station Tarntaran

SAD to honour Asian Championship gold medalist with two lakh award
SAD to honour Asian Championship gold medalist with two lakh award

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will honour Navjot Kaur, the country’s first wrestler to bag a gold in the Asian Wrestling Championship, with a cash award of Rs two lakh. SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal gave this assurance to Navjot and her family members when they called on him as well as Union Food Processing Minister

GST on langar: Protesting activists in Amritsar forcibly lifted after DC order
GST on langar: Protesting activists in Amritsar forcibly lifted after DC order

Amritsar – Local police have forcibly lifted the hunger strike by workers of All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) and other social activists against imposition of GST (Goods and Services Tax) on Wednesday, after Congress MP from Amritsar Gurjit Singh Aujla joined them for half-an-hour.Seeking exemption of GST for langar (free community kitchen) at the Golden Temple

Gangster Saraj Mintoo, wanted for murder, arrested
Gangster Saraj Mintoo, wanted for Amritsar Hindu outfit leader’s murder, arrested

Gangster Saraj Mintoo, wanted for Amritsar Hindu outfit leader’s murder, arrested. Punjab Police arrested Saraj Singh Sandhu, alias Mintoo, 26, prime accused in the killing of Vipan Sharma, an Amritsar-based leader of a right-wing organisation called Hindu Sangharsh Sena, in Jalandhar on Tuesday.Saraj and his friend Shubham Singh allegedly shot Sharma in broad daylight on October

SGPC’s exec body meeting today
SGPC’s exec body meeting today

Amritsar SGPC’s exec body meeting today. The issue of controversial appointments during the erstwhile regime may find a place on the agenda of the SGPC’s upcoming executive body meeting. SGPC’s president Gobind Singh Longowal said that the meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow at Fatehgarh Sahib. Other issues likely on the agenda are matters related