10 more drug de-addiction centres will be set up in Punjab

The Punjab government will set up ten more drug de-addiction centres in the state, taking their number to 31.

Amritsar-Nankana Sahib bus passengers have narrow escape

Passengers travelling in Nankana Sahib-Amritsar bus had a narrow escape today after it got involved in a multi-vehicle collision, in which three policemen were injured.

Ex SAD leader, 4 others awarded life in prison for killing ASI

A local court on Friday sentenced a former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and four others to life imprisonment till death for killing a policeman who protested against eve-teasing of his daughter by them in a busy market place in 2012.

HSGMC leaders to meet Hooda seeking control of Sikh shrines

Alleging that Amritsar-based SGPC and SAD supporters are "occupying" Sikh shrines in the state, Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee leaders today said they will meet Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda tomorrow seeking control of the Gurudwaras and eviction of their Punjab counterparts.

SGPC row: Sikh leaders call off congregations as Akal Takht steps in

Stepping into the row over creation of a separate Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the Akal Takht - the highest temporal seat of the Sikh religion - on Saturday asked the warring factions to call off the planned Sikh congregations in Amritsar and Karnal tomorrow.

SGPC seeks removal of Haryana Governor, Chief Secretary

Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee, Amritsar-based supreme religious body of Sikhs, on Monday demanded the removal of Haryana Governor and state`s Chief Secretary in the wake of formation of separate HSGPC.

BSF jawans get special shoes to perform border closing parade

Soldiers participating in the routine `lowering of the flags` parade at the Attari Indo-Pak border in Amritsar have been provided with special shoes to help them perform the ceremony in comfort.

Amritsar to get IIM

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for Punjab, announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the annual budget, would be set up in Amritsar, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said here Friday.

Heroin worth Rs 25 crore seized in Amritsar

Five kg of heroin with a street value of Rs 25 crore was seized in Amritsar district by the Special Narcotic Cell of Punjab police here on Tuesday.

Drugs worth Rs 60 crore seized in Punjab, one arrested

A person was arrested and a consignment of drugs, worth Rs 60 crore in the street market, was seized in Tarn Taran area here, police said on Sunday.

Separate Sikh panel recommended for Haryana: Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Amid a growing controversy over the issue, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Tuesday said a committee set up by the state government on the issue of a separate managing committee for Haryana gurudwaras was in favour of a separate Sikh body for the purpose.

Prayers offered at Golden Temple for abducted Indians in Iraq

People offered prayers for the abducted Indians in Iraq at the Golden Temple on Tuesday.

Parkash Singh Badal condemns clash at Golden Temple

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today strongly condemned a clash between two groups inside the Golden Temple premises in Amritsar.

People disenchanted with SAD-BJP: Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the outcome of the recent Lok Sabha polls in Punjab showed that the people were disillusioned with the SAD-BJP government and exuded confidence his party would form the next government in the state.

Abhishek Bachchan visits `Golden Temple`!

Our film stars know how to make headlines and when it`s about a holy visit, it surely cannot be missed. 'Junior B' Abhishek Bachchan recently took some time out of his busy shooting schedule and visited the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Majithia given religious punishment for distorting `Gurbani`

The Five Takht Jathedars have pronounced religious punishment to Punjab Revenue Minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia for allegedly distorting the Gurbani while canvassing for BJP`s Amritsar candidate Arun Jaitley.

Patiala by-poll: Amarinder says Congress high-command will decide candidate

Congress leader Amarinder Singh, who will be vacating Patiala (Urban) Assembly seat as he has been elected as MP from Amritsar, on Saturday said the decision on who will contest by-election from the constituency will be taken by the party High Command.

Arun Jaitley would maintain his house in Amritsar: Harsimrat

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would maintain his house in Amritsar and remain in touch with the people here despite losing the Lok Sabha elections from the holy city, Union Minster Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Thursday.

Amarinder opposes `wanton slaughter` of trees in Amritsar

Amritsar`s newly-elected MP Amarinder Singh Wednesday warned against the indiscriminate cutting of trees in the Punjab city in the name of road-widening and setting up of the Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS), saying he would move court if this was not stopped.

Amarinder Singh resigns as Patiala MLA

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday tendered his resignation as Patiala MLA to Assembly Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal, after his election to Lok Sabha from Amritsar.