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73-year-old Punjab man left for dead in Canada after robbery attempt


Ropar : A 73-year-old resident of Giani Zail Singh Nagar here died at Brampton in Canada after two youths robbed and injured him seriously. The deceased Amarjit Singh Bhatnagar, a former president of the Rotary Club, Rupnagar, had gone to meet his elder son there. Arvinder Singh, another son of the deceased, informed that his father had gone to Canada for ...

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Rain in Chandigarh brings relief from dust, pollution


Chandigarh : Chandigarh and its nearby areas in Punjab and Haryana were lashed by rains, bringing much relief from a thick haze of dust and pollution that enveloped the region for the past two days, the weather office said on Saturday.The weather turned pleasant and the visibility cleared following the overnight rainfall, which lasted for around two hours. However, the ...

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This Eid, no exchange of sweets at Attari border


Amritsar, June 16 : The Border Security Force (BSF) troops on Saturday did not exchange sweets on the occasion of Eid with the Pakistan Rangers in view of simmering tension between the two countries after ceasefire violations in the Jammu region. The exchange of sweet between the two forces is a usual trend on special occasions, such as Eid and Diwali. ...

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Rs 590-cr tourism push for state


Chandigarh : Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday announced an ambitious project to transform 30 tourist destinations in the state at a cost of Rs 590.97 crore. Presiding over a department meeting, Sidhu said Amritsar would remain the centre of tourist activity, with its 11 destinations on the list. The department is availing a loan of ...

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Documenting Sikh women’s pain on ’84


Amritsar : Clad in an Indian attire, Fernanda Vazqufz of Mexico can be mistaken for an Indian for her local resemblance. A professor and researcher atMetropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico City, she is back in the city after a gap of 10 years to continue with her study on the impact of 1984 Operation Bluestar and riots on Sikh women who ...

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