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Farmers in Punjab's Amritsar extend rail blockade till next week

India, Oct. 22 -- Farmers in the Majha region of Punjab on Thursday decided to extend the rail roko agitation for a week even as farmer organisations in other parts of the state lifted the blockade fo... Read More


Row over inducting ex-MLA Farzana Alam in SAD women wing

AMRITSAR, Oct. 22 -- The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has stoked a controversy by appointing former party MLA Farzana Alam as general secretary ofits women wing Istari Akali Dal as some Sikh segments opp... Read More


Shaurya Chakra awardee who fought terrorism in Punjab shot dead

Tarn Taran, Oct. 19 -- Two motorcycle-borne men on Friday shot dead Left leader and Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu, who fought against terrorism in Punjab in the '90s, at Bhikhiwind in ... Read More


Inquire into security withdrawal, says Bitta

AMRITSAR, Oct. 18 -- All-India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) chairman Maninderjit Singh Bitta on Saturday called for an inquiry into the withdrawal of security from Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Sin... Read More


Shaurya Chakra awardee who fought terrorism in Punjab shot dead

Tarn Taran, Oct. 17 -- Two motorcycle-borne men on Friday shot dead Left leader and Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu, who fought against terrorism in Punjab in the '90s, at Bhikhiwind in ... Read More


62 attacks on Left leader, still he was stripped of security

AMRITSAR, Oct. 17 -- Despite being on terrorists' hit-list, the state government withdrew Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu's security a year ago on the recommendation of Tarn Taran police... Read More


Shaurya Chakra awardee and Left leader Balwinder Singh shot dead in Punjab's Tarn Taran

India, Oct. 16 -- SECURITY WITHDRAWN DESPITE APPEALS RMPI leader Chaman Lal Darajke said Balwinder's security was taken back last month. He said they had requested the senior police officials to rest... Read More


SC grants bail to accused in 2018 Nirankari Bhawan attack

Amritsar, Oct. 13 -- The Supreme Court has granted bail to accused Bikramjit Singh in case of grenade attack launched on Nirankari Bhawan at Rajasansi in Amritsar district in 2018, in which three peop... Read More


Sukhbir meets Akal Takht jathedar over SGPC polls, takes jibe at BJP

AMRITSAR, Oct. 12 -- Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday met Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh in the Golden Temple complex and said his party was ready for... Read More


Centre should make MSP a legal right, say Cong MPs Bajwa, Dullo

Amritsar, Sept. 29 -- Congress Rajya Sabha members Shamsher Singh Dullo and Partap Singh Bajwa on Monday demanded that the Centre must make the minimum support price (MSP) a legal right to prevent pri... Read More