Punjab News

BSF DG to visit Gurdaspur, Indo-Pak border on Wednesday

BSF Director General DK Pathak will visit border area of Punjab's Gurdaspur district along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan on Wednesday and review the security setup there in the wake of the terrorist attack there.

Bajwa bats for equipping Punjab police with modern weapons

 Lauding the police action in the Gurdaspur terror attack, Punjab Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa today stressed the need to equip the state police with modern weaponry to deal with such situations.

Gurdaspur terror attack: Slain SP's family demands jobs, Badal to meet families

The family of Superintendent of Police Baljit Singh, who died in the terror attack in Gurdaspur in Punjab, on Tuesday demanded government jobs for his three children.

Punjab and Haryana Governor condoles Dr Kalam's death

Punjab and Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Tuesday expressed deepest condolence over the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

Gurdaspur terrorists also planned to attack civil lines

The three terrorists, who struck at several places in Punjab's Gurdaspur yesterday, had plans to attack the civil lines area in the district headquarter town besides Dina Nagar police station, investigators said on Tuesday.

Centre should consider hot pursuit of terrorists: Amarinder Singh

Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Tuesday suggested to the Centre to consider the policy of hot pursuit of terrorists and their patrons across the border in the wake of the Gurdaspur terror attack.

Gurdaspur terror attack: Parkash Singh Badal to visit families of those killed

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will on Wednesday visit the families of the seven persons killed in the terrorist attack in Gurdaspur.

'Bombs found on Amritsar-Pathankot Rly tracks made of unmarked RDX'

 The five live bombs that were found on Amritsar-Pathankot railway tracks yesterday were made of unmarked RDX, Army sources said.

Woman dies after jumping from hotel's third floor in Punjab

A 26-year-old woman died after she allegedly jumped from third floor of a hotel here, police said today.

Punjab terror attack: Martyr's family refuses to cremate him, demands job

 The family of police officer Baljit Singh, who was killed fighting terrorists in Dinanagar, on Tuesday refused to cremate him till the state government hands over appointment letters of SP rank to his son and post of tehsildar to his daughters.

Punjab terror attack: Is there a 'China' angle?
Punjab terror attack: Is there a 'China' angle?

The terrorists, who launched a terror strike in the Gurdaspur district in Punjab on Monday, had 'Made in China' grenades with them.

Unsung heroes saved many lives in Punjab terror attack

Satpal, Darshan Kumar and Nanak Chand are no ordinary people as they are the ones who saved scores of innocent lives in this Punjab town during a terror attack.

Suspected LeT militants may have entered India from Pakistan

Preliminary probe into the terror strike in the district that left seven persons dead indicates that the three suspected Lashker-e-Toiba militants had entered the country from Pakistan through Bamiyal village close to the International Border.

Gurdaspur attack: Punjab CM calls off meeting with Pakistan envoy

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has called off his meeting with Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit, scheduled for July 29, in view of Monday's terror attack at Dina Nagar in the border district of Gurdaspur.

Punjab terror attack: GPS points to Pakistan angle

The global positioning system (GPS) sets recovered from the three terrorists killed here clearly indicates to a Pakistan link in Monday's terror attack in Punjab's Dinanagar town, sources said on Tuesday.

Gurdaspur terror attacks: Prakash Singh Badal calls off meeting with Pakistani envoy

In wake of the terror attack in Punjab`s Dinanagar town on Monday which left seven people dead, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal called off his scheduled meeting later this week with Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit, an official said.

SP Baljit Singh's father too died in a terror attack

Baljit Singh, the police officer, who was on Monday killed in the gun-battle with terrorists in Gurdaspur district, was a son to a policeman who too was killed by militants during the height of militancy in Punjab in 1984.

Guilty will not be spared: MP Vinod Khanna on Gurdaspur terror attack

Four time BJP MP from Gurdaspur Vinod Khanna on Monday termed the terrorist attack in his constituency as "shocking" and "unfortunate", saying the guilty will not be spared.

Politicians opt for Twitter to condemn Gurdaspur attack

 Politicians took to Twitter to condemn the terror attack in Punjab`s Gurdaspur district on Monday, expressing their sympathies for the victims and their families.

Punjab terror attack: Will Narendra Modi change his Pakistan policy?
Punjab terror attack: Will Narendra Modi change his Pakistan policy?

Ever since Narendra Modi assumed office as the Prime Minister of India, his foreign policy initiatives towards Pakistan have had a roller coast ride.

Bus driver, villagers saved many lives in Punjab

 The alertness and bravery of a bus driver saved several lives as terrorists launched an attack here in Punjab on Monday.

Gujarat on alert after Gurdaspur terror attack

In the wake of a terrorist attack in Gurdaspur district of Punjab on Monday, Gujarat police has been asked to be on alert especially the border district police as the state shares land border with Pakistan.

Terror strikes Punjab's Gurdaspur, SP among seven dead; all three militants killed
Terror strikes Punjab's Gurdaspur, SP among seven dead; all three militants killed

After nearly 12 hours, the Gurdaspur terror attack in Punjab's Dinanagar town came to an end on Monday evening as police killed all terrorists in counter-operation.

Terror strikes Punjab's Gurdaspur: All terrorists eliminated but 3 questions remain
Terror strikes Punjab's Gurdaspur: All terrorists eliminated but 3 questions remain

Mother India's sons have once again given the supreme sacrifice to restore her honour. All the terrorists who hijacked a car, drove down to this town in Punjab`s Gurdaspur district, opened fire at bus stand and then stormed a police station have been eliminated but they have left behind serious questions for the nation to ponder upon.

Gurdaspur terror attack: Six trains running on Amritsar-Pathankot route cancelled

Six trains running on the Amritsar-Pathankot route have been cancelled after the police recovered bombs on the railway tracks following the Gurdaspur terror attack.

Khalistan movement reviving in Punjab: Congress MP

Congress parliamentarian from Ludhiana, Ravneet Singh Bittu, said on Monday that the terrorist attack in Punjab`s Gurdaspur district was an attempt to revive the Khalistan movement in the state and urged the Punjab and central governments to immediately take necessary steps to stop it.

Punjab terror attack: What makes Gurdaspur so vulnerable?
Punjab terror attack: What makes Gurdaspur so vulnerable?

If it was not for a last minute change of plan by Radcliffe, the entire Gurdaspur would have been a part of Pakistan when the line was drawn on land and on hearts of millions of Punjabis.

Attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur unlike Khalistani terror: Ribeiro

Former Punjab Police chief Julio F. Ribeiro said Monday's terror attack in Punjab are "not the normal terrorist strikes" seen in the early 1980s by Khalistani separatists.

Gurdaspur terror attack first in nearly eight years in Punjab

 Following are some of the terror-related incidents that have taken place in Punjab between 2001 and 2015. These do not include seizure of arms and ammunition during the period.

Gurdaspur terror attack: J&K Police rushes bullet proof vehicles to help Punjab in ops

The Jammu and Kashmir police today rushed bullet proof vehicles to Punjab for its use following the terror attack in Gurdaspur district.