Kamaldeep Singh Brar

Articles By Kamaldeep Singh Brar

Punjab: Held in drug case, policeman shoots self

Police said he shot himself using a service rifle. As per Supreme Court orders, a judicial inquiry will be conducted in the case.

Akal Takht condemns Ravidas temple ‘demolition’

He alleged that governments and courts “selectively” use laws to demolish these buildings related to minorities and Dalits.

Pak’s suspension of bus service prompts worry over whether trade will stop too

On Saturday, a Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) bus made its way from Amritsar to Lahore for the last time. The decision to scrap was announced Friday evening.

Religious duty of Sikhs to protect Kashmiri girls: Akal Takht Jathedar

Without naming anybody, the jethedar said, “The manner in which some people are posting pictures of Kashmiri daughters on social media has hurt India’s image. Such comments objectify women."

Pakistan stops Samjhauta at Wagah, Indian crew escorts train to Attari

Two drivers and a guard were sent to Wagah on board an engine at 3 pm. They returned to Attari with the stranded passengers around 5 pm. Heavy security was deployed at the Attari station.

550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak: US welcomes boost in ‘people-to-people’ ties

Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th birth anniversary and idea of Kartarpur Corridor dedicated to this anniversary has kept the dialogue alive between India and Pakistan for almost last one year despite Pulwama attack.

Punjab: 3 elite clubs in protected monument get Mayor’s support in court case seeking relocation

The Amritsar Club, Lumpsden Club and Service Club have been in existence since the British era — before 1930. Their members include the city’s elite. Sources say influential members have been lobbying to stop removal of these clubs.

Bargari sacrilege case: Dal Khalsa says Cong, SAD helping Sirsa dera

A day after Sukhbir’s comments, Sikh group Dal Khalsa has said that it looked like both the Congress and the SAD were trying to protect Dera Sirsa men. The CBI closure report had given a clean chit to Dera followers in the case.

To cut delay, Nankana Sahib devotees to carry Granth Sahib on their head to cross border

On Monday, 508 Sikh devotees were granted visas and they will leave for Pakistan on Tuesday to be part of the processio

Mandarin training for teachers: SCERT sets ball rolling

The move comes a year after Punjab Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced that Chinese language would be offered as an optional subject in government schools in state.

Death of 532-kg drug hail accused: Autopsy shows no internal injury, SAD seeks HC-monitored probe

Amritsar-based importer, Gurpinder Singh (29), was found vomiting blood inside washroom of the Amritsar jail hospitalon Sunday morning at around 8.30 am, after which he was admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar. Gurpinder was declared “brought dead” by the hospital.

Punjab: Drug case accused dies in custody, SAD demands probe

The autopsy performed before the cremation showed no internal injury, but pointed to excessive bleeding as the cause of death.

Punjab: Key accused, link to solving 532-kg drug bust mystery, dies in judicial custody

Gurpinder’s arrest on June 29 was followed by arrest of Lone and truck driver Jasbir Singh, by the Customs Department. Later, Customs also named a drug peddler Ranjit Singh Rana and Jasbir’s son, Harpreet Singh, the case.

Amritsar drug racket case: ‘My sons hid nothing from customs, cops’

Ajay Gupta and Ashutesh Mahajan were booked along with Gurpinder, Parminder and 20 other persons in a separate case registered by Amritsar rural police at the Gharinda police station.

India, Pakistan move closer on Kartarpur corridor, pro-Khalistan leader dropped from panel

Visa-free travel for 5,000 India passport, OCI card holders on all days of week. Differences, however, remained on the Indian proposal to allow 10,000 additional pilgrims to visit on special occasions.

Customs not seeking remand of accused stumps Punjab Police’s anti-drug STF

STF’s Additional IGP, Rashpal Singh said, “Now we are seeking legal advice to know if we can bring both the accused on production warrant. We want to know the final destination of this big consignment. There must be nexus in place for the sale of this heroin in market.”

Sunny Deol appoints representative for Gurdaspur, Congress calls it betrayal

Gurpreet claimed that he has been associated with Deol for almost eight years and met him during the filming of the movie ‘Yamla Pagle Deewana’.

Ludhiana jail clash: An IG who faces action, an officer who challenges seniors

The incident coming days after the death of prime accused in Bargari sacrilege case, who was allegedly killed by two inmates in Nabha jail on June 22, kept Kumar on toes.

‘He was our leader…police officials, politicians and bureaucrats listened to him’: Dera followers remember Bittu

Gurdev, a native of Kotkapura’s Burj Jawahar Singh Wala village, from where Bir of Guru Granth Sahib was stolen in in June 2015 sparking the sacrilege issue, was murdered in June 2016.

Bargari sacrilege case: Dera follower Bittu’s body cremated two days after murder in jail

Bittu was killed Saturday evening by inmates Maninder Singh and Gursewak Singh. Dera and the victim’s family agreed to cremate the dead body after several rounds of meetings with the district administration.