Confirming one of the six samples of the dead geese positive for the dreaded avian influenza (H5N1)virus, the UT Administration has suspended every activity in and around Chandigarh’s famous Sukhna Lake this week. The Administration on Wednesday banned morning and evening walks at the lake. “Though no alert has been issued by the Centre, we [...]
AMRITSAR – The demand to amend Article 25 (b) of the Constitution, which clubs Sikhs with Hindus, is gaining force again. Top community leaders have taken up the issue after around three decades.
While Akal Takht and the SGPC have already voiced their support to the demand, a US-based rights group has also launched an online [...]
LUDHIANA – Senior advocate HS Phoolka has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that income from drug supply was used to fund elections for his government partners.
He has asked him to form a special investigation team (SIT) of officers from outside the Punjab Police to investigate allegations that schoolchildren are being used [...]
GURDASPUR – The BSF, in a joint operation with the Special Operations Cell of the Punjab Police, killed a Pakistani drug smuggler when he entered the Indian Territory carrying 17 packets of heroin and some opium.
BSF DIG NK Mishra said movement of some Pakistani smugglers was noticed near the Kamal Jattan Border outpost (Kalanaur sector) [...]
AMRITSAR – A 16-year-old girl has accused her employer of sexually abusing and illegally confining her allegedly.
The police have registered a case under Sections 376, 344, 506 and 120-B, IPC, against the culprit, Simran Kaur, a resident of the New Amritsar area, at Division B police station. Simran Kaur has been on the run since [...]
CHANDIGARH – The Punjab and Haryana High Court issued contempt notice to the DGPs of Punjab and Haryana and the Chandigarh IGP for not deploying women constables in state transport vehicles to prevent eve-teasing.
The notice by Justice Harinder Singh Sidhu was issued for March 23, 2015, to Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini, his Haryana counterpart [...]
Policemen try to prevent them from committing self-immolation outside the office of the Commissioner of Police in Amritsar on Tuesday.
AMRITSAR – Accusing the police of registering cases against their husbands under pressure from the local Bar Association, two women attempted self-immolation outside the office of Police Commissioner here today.
Priya Kapoor and Kanishka Sarpal reached the [...]
GURDASPUR – The rape case registered against senior BJP leader Swaran Salaria (52) in Mumbai has stunned the BJP rank and file. No senior party leader is willing to speak on the issue. A 55-year-old Mumbai woman has accused Salaria of rape.
Salaria, who ownes the Mumbai-based Trig Guard Security Firm which provides security to top [...]
CHANDIGARH – Indicating that the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is going back to its Panthic agenda, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that the Sikhs had a separate identity that must be preserved.
He said the SAD would ask the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in Haryana to repeal the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee [...]
The state has also asked the Union Government that it should pay Rs1,500 crore in advance to purchase the gunny bags required to stack wheat in April.
CHANDIGARH – Besides handing over a bill of Rs 24,431 crore to the Centre for payment as expenses incurred on the procurement of foodgrain for the Central pool in [...]