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AAP leader Khaitan booked for hurting religious sentiments

Amritsar: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashish Khaitan has been booked for allegedly hurting religious sentiments for having “equated” the party’s youth manifesto with Guru Granth Sahib. The AAP leader was booked under Section 295-A (hurting religious sentiments) by Amritsar Police on Wednesday after All-India Sikh Students Federation president Karnail Singh Peermohammad lodged a complaint

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Video: Man shoots self while cleaning rifle in Amritsar

Amritsar: A man shot himself while cleaning his rifle here on Tuesday and died on the spot. The police have taken his body into custody. As per SP Police Gurpreet Singh, Jagtar Singh was cleaning his rifle early in the morning when the incident took place. The police have filed a case under Section 174

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Video: Man shoots self while cleaning rifle in Amritsar

Amritsar: A man shot himself while cleaning his rifle here on Tuesday and died on the spot. The police have taken his body into custody. As per SP Police Gurpreet Singh, Jagtar Singh was cleaning his rifle early in the morning when the incident took place. The police have filed a case under Section 174

Kejri faces resistance on Day 1

Amritsar: Aam Aadmi Party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his supporters had to face resistance from unidentified Sikh persons in the Golden Temple complex on Sunday when they threw pamphlets at them. Kejriwal was in Amritsar on a three-day tour to release the ‘youth manifesto’, the first poll document of the party

Arvind Kejriwal releases 51-point youth manifesto in Amritsar

1. Make Punjab corruption-free, pass Jan Lokpal Bill, major crackdown on corruption, complete overhaul of governance and use of technology to eliminate scope of corruption. 2. Restore faith of the industry in the State and its Government. 3. Create at least 25 lakh jobs and employment opportunities in the State. 4. “Theka-System” controlled by politicians

Kejriwal begins Punjab tour from Golden Temple

Amritsar: Thronged by hundreds of people, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday started a three-day political tour of Punjab with prayers at two famous shrines in this Sikh holy city. A lone protestor threw some pamphlets towards Kejriwal as he stepped out of the Golden Temple complex, blaming the AAP leader for the razing

Vigilance arrests Patwari taking Rs 10,000 bribe in Amritsar

Chandigarh: Vigilance Bureau Punjab has arrested Patwari, Bikramjit Singh while accepting bribe money of Rs 10,000 for registering Ancestral Mutation, on Friday. Disclosing this, an official spokesman of the the VB said that the Patwari was arrested on the complaint of Sandeep Kaur a resident of Village Jakhowal Tehsil Baba Bakala, district Amritsar. It was

Breaking- Fire breaks out at Amritsar Railway station, reservation counter gutted

Amritsar: Major fire broke out at Amritsar Railway station, on Thursday. According to the reports reservation counter was reduced into

CM slams Capt, Kejri on public welfare issues

Vehra (Amritsar): Terming that pro-people exercise like Sangat Darshan was not every Chief Minister ‘s ‘cup of tea’, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said that ‘once bitten, twice shy’ Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and state Congress Chief Captain Amarinder Singh were a complete misfit for this exercise. Addressing the public

Breaking- Delhi girl commits suicide at Amritsar

Amritsar: A newly married Delhi woman committed suicide by jumping from the 5th floor of a building, on Friday at Amritsar. The deceased has been identified as Kamaljit Kaur native of delhi.  The woman had come to pay obeisance at Golden Temple and other Amritsar Gurdwaras along with 20 relatives including her husband.   The deceased jumped

Thieves break into ATM at Amritsar, loot over Rs 3 Lakh

Amritsar: Unidentified persons looted Rs 3 lakh after breaking an ATM machine of PNB at Amritsar, on Thursday. While providing the information, the police said that the bank manager alerted the police regarding the incident. Vivek Verma, manager of Punjab National Bank said that the incident had taken place in the wee hours on Thursday.

Breaking- Woman strangled to death in Amritsar

Amritsar: A married woman strangled to death by some unidentified persons, on Wednesday at Amritsar. The deceased has been identified as Harmeet Kaur native of Sultanwind in Amritsar. The police said that deceased has been staying alone in her house as her husband was in Italy. Neighbors raised the alarm, when they witnessed her boy

Scuffle inside Amritsar jail claims one life

Amritsar: In what comes as one more pointer to the state of affairs prevalent in the jails of Punjab, two prisoners clashed in the Central Jail here on Tuesday, which left one inmate dead. Police said the duo first had some petty arguments, which snowballed into a scuffle in which Swaran Singh, 45, an under-trial

Masterpiece entry plaza to be constructed at Durgiana Mandir: Dy CM

Amritsar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal announced on Monday that a masterpiece entry point plaza would also be constructed soon near Sri Durgiana Mandir to provide best facilities to the devotees visiting the religious place. While talking to media at Sri Durgiana Mandir today here, Badal said the Punjab government was working on

Will not allow mid-session fee hike by private schools: Irani 

Amritsar: Private schools will not be allowed to hike fees in the middle of a session and any increase at the start of the academic year would also need to be consulted with parent-teacher associations, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said today. “We have proposed to states that if private schools want to hike fees

Jaitley lays foundation stone for IIM-Amritsar campus

  Amritsar: Education and agriculture willhave to go hand in hand for India’s development as has been the case in countries like Japan and South Korea, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today as he laid the foundation stone for a new campus of IIM-Amritsar. This would be the own campus of IIM-Amritsar, the 15th Indian

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Amritsar: Man posing as police inspector arrested

Amritsar: The police on Wednesday arrested a conman posing as a police inspector. The con act also involved a vehicle with a blue beacon light used by the police personnel in Punjab.  As per police sources, the conman had duped a number of people with his con act. The police has seized a police uniform,

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Former Ragi Baldev Singh Wadala released after 10-hr police custody

Chandigarh: Former Golden Temple hazoori ragi Baldev Singh Wadala has been released by the Raja sansi police.   Wadala, who was arrested in the morning Wednesday, was in police custody for 10 hours. Bhai Baldev Singh was heading towards the Golden Temple when he was arrested from his home by the Amritsar police at 3 AM.  Earlier

Breaking- Former Ragi Baldev Singh Wadala arrested

Amritsar: As per emerging reports, ex-hazoori Ragi of Golden Temple, Bhai Baldev Singh Wadala has been arrested by the Amritsar police, on Wednesday. Bhai Baldev Singh heading towards Golden Temple when he was arrested  from his home by the Amritsar police in the wee hours, on Wednesday. Bhai Baldev Singh was transferred to Jind (Haryana) last year

Breaking- 15 injured in clash among farmers and labourers at Amritsar

Amritsar: Fifteen persons injured in a clash between farmers and labourers for taking the possession of plots at Mandi Nangal at Amritsar, on Sunday. The police said that labourers visited the site to take the possession of the plots allotted them that triggers the clash with farmers. Meanwhile, police visited at the spot and opened the