Punjab Witnesses Low Intensity Blast Near Golden Temple
One person was injured in a low-intensity explosion that took place on a heritage street near the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab. No detonator has been found and it appears that the explosive was kept in a container, DGP Gaurav Yadav said, adding that it is too early to claim any terror angle yet. Police and forensic teams reached the spot and security was stepped up in the area.
Tags: Amritsar, Golden Temple, blast, One Injured, Indian News
Courtesy: Press Trust of India
Pakistani Pilgrims Arrive At Attari Border, Permitted To Visit Various Sikh Shrines In India
About 48 Pakistani pilgrims arrived at the Attari Border in Punjab’s Amritsar, and are scheduled to visit various Sikh shrines in India. The pilgrimage will be extended to 25 days, and the pilgrims will reportedly be travelling to various parts of India. Some of the highlights of the pilgrimage include, Amritsar’s Golden Temple, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Hemkund Sahib. This is facilitated by the 1974 protocol on visits to religious shrines.
Tags: Pakistan, sikh, Attari Border, Amritsar, Golden Temple
Worker Killed For Chewing Tobacco On Golden Temple Street, 1 Arrested: Punjab
Three people including, two Nihang Sikhs, killed a factory worker over chewing tobacco on a street in Golden Temple, Amritsar. On night of September 7, three accused killed one worker, which was captured in a CCTV outside a hotel, and went viral on social media platforms. The police registered a case and arrested one of the accused Ramandeep Singh. Furthermore, a search for two Nihang Sikhs is underway.
Tags: Amritsar, Golden Temple, murder, Tobacco Chewing, Nihang Sikhs
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Punjab Govt Approves Draft Of Electric Vehicles Policy
AAP-led Punjab Government recently approved to draft Electric Vehicle (EV) policy in the State. CM Bhagwant Mann gave a nod to draft the new EV policy, with an aim to promote electric vehicles in the Punjab region. The new policy will aim to reduce carbon emissions. Furthermore, the major thrust of the new policy will be in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amristar, Patiala and Bhatinda.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Punjab Government, Bhagwant Mann, New Policy, Amritsar
Courtesy: Economic Times
Punjab Police Knocks Down 2 Shooters Of Sidhu Moose Wala In Encounter
In an encounter that broke out on July 20 morning in Amritsar, two shooters of Sidhu Moosewala were shot dead. The encounter broke out between the Punjab Police and the gangsters, responsible for Moosewala's death. Of the four gangsters, two identified as Manpreet Singh alias Mannu Kusa and Jagroop Singh Roopa died at the encounter-spot, in Hoshiarpur. Furthermore, post-encounter, police confirmed the details and recovered an AK-47 and a… read-more
Tags: Encounter, Punjab Police, Sidhu Moose Wala, Shooters Killed, Amritsar
Courtesy: News 18
Sidhu Moose Wala Case: Encounter Breaks Out Between Punjab Police & Gangsters
Near Punjab's Amritsar, an encounter broke out between Punjab police officials and two unidentified assailants, on July 20. The assailants are reportedly suspects in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case. The encounter occurred after the Punjab Anti-Gangster Task Force tailed the two men in Bhakna village. Following the incident, the area has been cordoned off and people have been asked to stay indoors.
Tags: Punjab, Amritsar, Sidhu Moose Wala, Lawrence Bishnoi, Anti-Gangster Task Force
3-Acre Dump Yard Turned Into Mini Forest In Punjab's Amritsar
A polluted dump yard in an industrial site in Punjab's Amritsar, has been transformed into a mini forest by the administration. According to officials, the place has given a recast with a variety of plantations. Furthermore, a wide variety of trees have been planted in the three-acre land. Reportedly, 65 different varieties of trees have been planted in a span of three months.
Tags: Punjab, Amritsar, Dump Yard, AAP, Bhagwant Mann
Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi To Be Presented Before Amritsar Court; Security Heightened
Since gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, the Sidhu Moose Wala murder suspect was taken to the State Special Operation Cell, security has been stepped up in Amritsar. On June 28, Bishnoi will be presented in court in Amritsar. Supreme Court of India announced on June 27 that it will review the petition of accused Lawrence Bishnoi's father appealing the transit remand to Punjab police on July 11.
Tags: Punjab, Lawrence Bishnoi, Amritsar, Court, Sidhu Moose Wala
IIM Amritsar Aims To Raise Educational Standards: Union Minister Of Amritsar
Subhas Sarkar, Union Minister of State for Education, remarked that colleges like the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Amritsar are aiming to improve education quality and provide 21st-century skills. Sarkar emphasized the move to experiential learning as part of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The Union Minister stressed the need of mastering communication and presenting skills, which he defined as a mix of speaking and… read-more
Tags: IIM, Union Minister of State for Education, Subhas Sarkar, India, Amritsar
Courtesy: The Financial Express
Protestors At Golden Temple Raise 'Pro-Khalistani' Slogans On 38th Anniversary Of Operation Blue Star
On the occasion of 38th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, in Amritsar's Golden Temple, supporters of radical Sikh outfits were seen raising pro-Khalistani slogans, on June 6. "Khalistan Zindabad" placards and banners were wielded by youths. Reportedly, the protests took place despite a prohibitory order. Meanwhile, Akal Takht chief Giani Harpreet Singh called for weapons training for all Sikhs, to be able to use "state-of-the-art" weapons… read-more
Tags: sikh, Khalistan, Golden Temple, Amritsar, Operation Blue Star
Courtesy: Hindustan Times