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Attack on IAF base in Jammu: Brief history of UAVs being sent across border with arms and ammunition
India

Attack on IAF base in Jammu: Brief history of UAVs being sent across border with arms and ammunition

While Pakistan has been using drones for supply of arms and ammunition to terror networks in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, this is the first time the system has been used to carry out an 'terror attack'

Maharaja Ranjit Singh Death Anniversary: Facts about the icon known as Sher-e-Punjab
India

Maharaja Ranjit Singh Death Anniversary: Facts about the icon known as Sher-e-Punjab

Among other things, Maharaja Ranjit Singh is known for the beautification of the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib Gurdwara) in Amritsar

Navjot Singh Sidhu dares Amarinder Singh to prove he wanted to switch to Aam Aadmi Party
India

Navjot Singh Sidhu dares Amarinder Singh to prove he wanted to switch to Aam Aadmi Party

The Punjab chief minister had recently slammed Sidhu for criticisng his govt over the desecration issue, and suggested that the Amritstar MLA may be switching sides

Read an excerpt from Arjun Raj Gaind's The Anatomy of Scars, based on the aftermath of Operation Blue Star
Arts & Culture

Read an excerpt from Arjun Raj Gaind's The Anatomy of Scars, based on the aftermath of Operation Blue Star

Amidst mounting conflict, when the protagonist of Gaind's narrative, a young boy named Himmat, visits his grandparents in Amritsar he becomes witness not only to the acts of dissidents fighting for a free Khalistan but also the violence brought on in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi's death.

Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakhand receive snowfall; western disturbance brings rains in Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab
India

Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakhand receive snowfall; western disturbance brings rains in Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab

Several areas of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh also witnessed rainfall on Saturday. The minimum temperatures stayed above normal in most parts of Punjab and Haryana

In a new book on partition, Marina Wheeler reconciles India's political struggle with personal histories
Arts & Culture

In a new book on partition, Marina Wheeler reconciles India's political struggle with personal histories

Using her mother's story as the primary source for the non fiction, the human rights lawyer and Queen's Counsel crafts a meaningful prose that describes India's struggle for political independence alongside her mother's quest for her own freedom.

Punjab hooch tragedy: Police arrests 25 as toll across three districts rises to 86
India

Punjab hooch tragedy: Police arrests 25 as toll across three districts rises to 86

Raids have exposed a massive liquor racket extending across several districts, with several dhabas at Shambhu, Banur and Patiala having been sealed

Punjab spurious liquor deaths: 38 dead, eight arrested; police to conduct raids in Amritsar, Batala, Tarn Taran
India

Punjab spurious liquor deaths: 38 dead, eight arrested; police to conduct raids in Amritsar, Batala, Tarn Taran

The Punjab DGP said that a resident of a village in Amritsar district had been arrested for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and under provisions of Excise Act

In Punjab, construction workers bear brunt of post-lockdown real estate slump, but welfare funds to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore remain unspent
India

In Punjab, construction workers bear brunt of post-lockdown real estate slump, but welfare funds to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore remain unspent

In Punjab, funds to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore received by the government through a labour cess are presently lying unspent.

'Won't betray Hippocratic oath': In the face of deficient PPE kits, spike in cases, Punjab doctors put up tough fight against coronavirus
India

'Won't betray Hippocratic oath': In the face of deficient PPE kits, spike in cases, Punjab doctors put up tough fight against coronavirus

Doctors in Punjab say that apart from testing their endurance, PPE kits, if faulty, pose a grave danger of exposure. Returning home amid a lack of accommodation facility at GMCH Amritsar also causes worries about their families' safety

Pakistani man's back-to-roots trip to India went off script during COVID-19 lockdown; here's what happened next
India

Pakistani man's back-to-roots trip to India went off script during COVID-19 lockdown; here's what happened next

When a Pakistani man came looking for his ancestral home in India, he had not intended for it to be a long stay

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: Narendra Modi, Amarinder Singh, Kejriwal pay tribute to martyrs on tragedy's 101st anniversary
India

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: Narendra Modi, Amarinder Singh, Kejriwal pay tribute to martyrs on tragedy's 101st anniversary

On 13 April, 1919, British soldiers, under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer, opened fire at a crowd of unarmed protesters and pilgrims who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar on Baisakhi

Amritsar hospital reports two coronavirus infections based on preliminary tests; samples sent to NIV Pune for confirmation
India

Amritsar hospital reports two coronavirus infections based on preliminary tests; samples sent to NIV Pune for confirmation

Two persons from Hoshiarpur tested positive for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus at the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar, the hospital said on Saturday

Six ‘asymptomatic’ Chinese tourists put under surveillance in Shimla amid coronavirus outbreak; none visited Wuhan after 15 Jan
India

Six ‘asymptomatic’ Chinese tourists put under surveillance in Shimla amid coronavirus outbreak; none visited Wuhan after 15 Jan

Six Chinese nationals, who arrived in Himachal Pradesh in the past few days, were put under surveillance in Shimla in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China

Coronavirus outbreak: Doctors to be stationed at Amritsar airport from tomorrow to screen passengers, say govt officials
India

Coronavirus outbreak: Doctors to be stationed at Amritsar airport from tomorrow to screen passengers, say govt officials

'Our civil surgeons have taken a meeting with the officials concerned at both airports and they have been alerted', said Dr Gagandeep Singh, State Programme Officer, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme.

Punjab CM criticises 1917 star Laurence Fox over 'forcing diversity' remark; actor issues apology to Sikh community
Entertainment

Punjab CM criticises 1917 star Laurence Fox over 'forcing diversity' remark; actor issues apology to Sikh community

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh advised 1917 actor Laurence Fox to familiarise himself with military history after the actor stated a particular scene in Sam Mendes' film was 'forcing diversity' on viewers by showing a Sikh soldier,

Preservatives, trans fats used in popular processed foods have major health risks
Health

Preservatives, trans fats used in popular processed foods have major health risks

Research suggests that most preservatives have some harmful effects on your health, partially hydrogenated oils are nothing but industrially-produced trans fats, which are associated with cardiovascular diseases, increased risk of strokes, heart attacks

Diwali pollution: AQI in Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, Ghaziabad remains 'very poor'; air quality to improve slightly tomorrow, says SAFAR
India

Diwali pollution: AQI in Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, Ghaziabad remains 'very poor'; air quality to improve slightly tomorrow, says SAFAR

To curb air pollution, Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has announced implementation of Odd-Even scheme from 4 to 15 November 2019

Delhi’s air quality remains ‘poor’ with increased stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana; SAFAR predicts overall AQI to touch 273 by tomorrow
India

Delhi’s air quality remains ‘poor’ with increased stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana; SAFAR predicts overall AQI to touch 273 by tomorrow

SAFAR has predicted that the air quality will remain in the poor category tomorrow as well with the overall AQI touching 273

Stubble-burning continues in Amritsar despite ban; farmers claim lack of alternatives forcing them to set fire to crop residue
India

Stubble-burning continues in Amritsar despite ban; farmers claim lack of alternatives forcing them to set fire to crop residue

The farmers also said that they are ready to follow the government's instructions, but they should be practical and economically viable, meanwhile, air quality in Delhi remained poor for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday with overall Air Quality Index docking at 266