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Amritsar administration gears up for Justin Trudeau’s visit on February 21
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

A press release issued by the administration reads, “The Deputy Commissioner has issued instructions to make an outline for the Canadian Prime Minister’s visit and duties have been assigned in this regard.”

The law, penalty, and aid for acid attack cases
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Only since 2013 are there specific laws to deal with acid attack cases, while state governments are still to regularise compensation

Gurdaspur acid attack: From strained friendships to fear — the girls fight on
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Two years ago, a spurned teenager flung acid on six girls on their way back from school. Now, as the case draws to a close, The Indian Express travels to Gurdaspur and finds that the girls fight on. First up, the Class X Boards that start in less than a month.

Persuade them to surrender, Punjab police urge kin of gangsters on the run
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

A senior Punjab police officer said written orders in this regard were received from the office of DGP Suresh Arora, saying that all SSPs in the state should visit families of absconding gangsters in their respective areas and ask them to convince their children to surrender.

Violence in Punjab town after SUVs mow down two
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

One victim fell out with accused, other was his friend: Police

‘Gangster’ held a day after he posted on Facebook his fears of fake police encounter
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

According to the police, 18 criminal cases, including attempt to murder and robbery, are registered against Gagan Pandit in the state.

Navjot Singh Sidhu takes U-turn, visits office of Amritsar mayor
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Earlier, Sidhu had openly expressed his displeasure on the appointment of Rintu, his party’s choice for the mayoral post, and even skipped his swearing-in ceremony last week.

Two arrested for helping Vicky Gounder in judical remand till Feb 9
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

On Saturday night, police had arrested Lovepreet Singh, brother of gangster Gopi Rauke wanted in Nabha Jail break case, and Amritpal Singh Bath, a political and social activist.

In Punjab twister, Rajput leaders watch Padmaavat, give it a big thumbs-up
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

After watching the movie, Rajput Mahasbha Punjab president Davinder Darshi said, “We had opposed this movie earlier, due to which movie makers had to make 300 cuts. We have watched the movie today and found now it has nothing objectionable against the Rajput community."

‘This is Sidhu’s department, I am his assistant, will support him 100%’
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

I have no ego and no such issue with Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has left behind his birthplace Patiala for the development of Amritsar.

Amritsar gets first Sikh Mayor, Sidhu stays away from swearing-in event
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

The Congress had appointed minister Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa as observer for the city. Bajwa also announced Raman Bakshi as senior deputy mayor and Younis Kumar as deputy mayor of city.

Navjot Singh Sidhu says not invited to meeting to pick Amritsar mayor, party refutes claim
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

District Congress Committee president Jugal Kishore, however, refuted the charge and said that he himself went to house of Navjot Singh Sidhu to invite him for the party meeting and the official function.

Congmen seeking sense of belonging from Capt govt, says Ashwani Kumar
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Talking about Punjab politics, Ashwani Kumar asked Captain Amarinder Singh to make his state government “more inclusive” for Congress workers.

Amritsar officials rush to repair ‘killer’ bridge day after boy spoke of seeking PM’s help
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Ravinder Singh said, “There are many such bridges in Amritsar district on drains. We had estimated that Rs 12.5 crore would be required to repair all such bridges in bad shape."

Amritsar boy to make 3 demands when he meets PM to receive bravery award: ‘Fix bridge that killed my friends, build hospital in village’
Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Muhawa and Thuluwal are near the Indo-Pak border and students need to travel long distances to go to school. Karanbeer and others from his school travel 15 kilometres extra every day to avoid the narrow bridge.

16 more gurdwaras in Canada, 96 in US ban entry of Indian officials
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

American Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee claims nod from 96 gurdwaras in US, says number could rise.

National-level karate player kills self, family blames police inaction after sexual assault
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

“There is a wedding in the family five days later. Most of us were out of home shopping. When we returned home, we learnt that Kuldeep had consumed some poisonous substance,”

14 gurdwaras in Canada ban entry of Indian officials
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

In recent years, the Indian High Commission in Canada has been making attempts to improve ties with the Sikh diaspora there, which had been affected since Operation Blue Star in 1984. The latest development has come as a setback to these efforts.

Noted eye surgeon Dr Daljit Singh passes away at 83
Thu, Dec 28, 2017

He thought about Punjab till his last breath, says family. Dr Singh is known for his pioneering effort to introduce lens implants in the country in 1976.

Chief of Sikh charitable body in ‘objectionable’ viral video, he files FIR
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

President of 115-year-old prominent Sikh body debunks purported video as fake and an attempt to blackmail him

SAD documentary silent on Bhindranwale, blames Indira Gandhi
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

In the documentary, Jo Larey Deen ke Het, Parkash Singh Badal gets a certificate as the “most acceptable Sikh leader for Hindus” and Indira Gandhi is accused of hatching a conspiracy to attack the Golden Temple because of her hatred of Sikhs who did not support the Emergency

Anyone staring down Christians will have their eyes gouged out, says Navjot Singh Sidhu
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Sidhu, speaking in Punjabi to a gathering of Christians, said: “Jehda vi tuhade val aakh chak ke vekhu ga, us di aakh kadh devange (If anyone stares you down, we will gouge their eyes out).” 

Deaths most foul: What sanitation workers go through in Punjab
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

Civic bodies blatantly violate the 2013 Act prohibiting manual cleaning of sewers. Just this year, there have been eight such deaths, two most recently in Ludhiana

British Sikh MPs upset with minister who said Jagtar Singh Johal was fine in Punjab jail
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

Many Sikh bodies in Britain had alleged that Johal, who was arrested for his alleged role in series of murders of right-wing leaders in Punjab, was exposed to human rights violations in jail

Johal fine, has access to all essentials required, says UK minister
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

The minister also revealed that “consular officials in London have also engaged with Johal’s family, and I met Johal’s brother and his MP, Martin Docherty-Hughes, to discuss the case on Monday, November 27”.

‘If Mumbai & Karachi can trade with each other, why can’t Amritsar and Lahore’
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

The Punjab government’s request that Pakistan traders be allowed to participate in the fair was turned down by the Centre. It was the 12th edition of the fair and this was the second year in a row that Pakistan traders were not allowed.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan in Amritsar says UK govt should apologise for Jallianwala Bagh massacre
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

“It was important to me to come to Jallianwala Bagh. Indian Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims were peacefully protesting against the British government. In response to peaceful act, General Dyer and his soldiers closed the gate and open fire on men, women and children.”

Amritsar trade fair kicks off today, no traders from Pakistan allowed
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

After Centre’s objection, Punjab wrote again on December 1 seeking permission for Pak nationals to attend the fair

Akal Takht Jathedar defends new SGPC chief
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

“I never went to Dera Sacha Sauda to seek votes. I was summoned by Akal Takht, but had given it in writing that I never asked votes from the dera. I was never sentenced by Akal Takht,” Longowal had said.

Sukhbir Singh’s pick is new SGPC chief
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Longowal proved a dark house as his name was not even initially considered for the post of SGPC president. SAD-affiliated SGPC members had given all rights to decide the candidate for the post to party president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday.

New SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal was declared a ‘Tankhahia’ early this year
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

The Akal Takht declared Gobind Singh Longowal ‘Tankhahia’, and though it does not make him ineligible for a post in SGPC, it is a badge that no Sikh wants to wear.

Sukhbir Singh Badal’s pick Gobind Singh Longowal is new SGPC chief
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Gobind Singh Longowal, a former SAD MLA, has just one year of experience of working as SGPC member.

Punjab targeted killings: UK talks of ‘extreme action’ if Johal tortured; ‘baseless’ charge, says Captain
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

The chief minister's remarks came a day after UK government said it would take “extreme action” if any British citizen was being “tortured”. On Wednesday, Amarinder said that due process of the law was being followed in the case of Johal, who is an accused in the cases of targeted killings in Punjab.

Bhindranwale finds place with Ambedkar in posters at convention in Amritsar
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

The event is being organised by All India Backward (SC, ST, OBC) and Minority Communities Employees Federation

In a first, Sikh museum puts up woman’s portrait at Golden Temple for contribution to Gurmat Sangeet
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Head of Gurmat Sangeet Department, Gurnam Singh, at Patiala university was present as SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar unveil the portrait of Jasbir Kaur in central Sikh museum on Thursday. Portrait of three more Sikhs were installed in museum along with Jasbir Kaur.

Punjab: Gangster Saraj Singh Sandhu owns up to Hindu leader Vipin Sharma’s murder
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Wanted in over 15 cases of heinous crimes including murder, attempt to murder and robbery, Saraj has been uploading such posts on Facebook earlier too, but has never been arrested.