Punjab

Indi: Punjab CM wants $20 service fee Kartarpur corridor waved

Chandigarh, Oct 18 (PTI) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday appealed to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to withdraw the USD 20 service fee imposed by his government on pilgrims visiting the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.

"I appeal to @ImranKhanPTI to withdraw $20 fee imposed by @PakGovernment on pilgrims to Kartarpur Sahib to facilitate 'khulle darshan deedar' of the final resting place of Guru Nanak Ji Sahib. The world Sikh community will be grateful for this gesture on the part of Islamabad," Amarinder said in tweet.

India: Brother of Germany-based Khalistan terror module handler arrested

Chandigarh, Sep 25 (PTI) A brother of a Germany-based handler of the terror module busted by the Punjab Police recently was arrested for alleged involvement in the dropping of arms and ammunition by drones from across the border, police said on Wednesday.

Gurdev Singh, a resident of Jhaj village in Hoshiarpur, was nabbed by a team of the state special operation cell (SSOC) of the Punjab Police from PAP Chowk in Jalandhar, a police official said.

Fake currency with a face value of Rs 3 lakh was also recovered from his possession, police said.

India: Cab sub-committee to check stray cattle menace in Punjab

Chandigarh, Sep 16 (PTI) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday formed a five-member cabinet sub-committee to check growing menace of stray cattle in the state.

He announced Rs 10 lakh each to the deputy commissioners for opening an additional 'gaushala' (cow shelter) in their respective districts to address this problem.

India: Amarinder welcomes Centre's decision on Sikh black list

Chandigarh, Sep 13 (PTI) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday welcomed the Centre's decision to virtually scrap the controversial 'black list', which he said was totally discriminatory towards the Sikh community.

He said the decision was taken by the Centre, in response to the state government's persistent demand and efforts.

The Centre has removed from its blacklist names of 312 Sikh foreign nationals involved in anti-India activities and only two persons figure in the list now, Union Home Ministry officials said on Friday in the national capital.

Pakistan's former legislator seeks asylum in India

Chandigarh, Sep 10 (PTI) A former legislator from Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party has sought asylum in India, claiming that minorities were deprived of their rights in the neighbouring nation.

Baldev Kumar (43), along with his wife and two children came to India last month and is presently staying at Khanna in Punjab's Ludhiana district.

"I have come here to seek asylum and will request (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi Sahib to help us," Kumar told reporters in Khanna on Tuesday.

Kartarpur corridor: 3rd round of talks between India, Pak at Attari

Attari (Amritsar), Sep 4 (PTI) The third round of meeting between delegates of India and Pakistan to discuss and finalise the draft agreement for the operationalistaion of the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims was underway here on Wednesday, officials said.

A 20-member Pakistani delegation crossed over to India for the joint secretary-level meeting at Attari in Amritsar, they said.

India: 8 Apache attack helicopters to be inducted into IAF at Pathankot

Pathankot, Sep 2 (PTI) In a major boost to the Indian Air Force's combat capabilities, eight US-made Apache AH-64E attack helicopters are set to be inducted into the IAF on September 3, officials said on Monday.

Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa will be the chief guest during the induction ceremony, which will take place at the Pathankot Air Force station.

The AH-64E Apache is one of the world's most advanced multi-role combat helicopters and is flown by the US Army.

India: Dalits protest demolition of Delhi's Ravidas temple

Phagwara, Aug 15 (PTI) Members of the Dalit community here on Thursday took out a protest march against the demolition of the Guru Ravidas temple in New Delhi's Tughlakabad area on the apex court order.

They demanded the reallotment of the land for the reconstruction of the temple.

Carrying black flags and banners, they first assembled at the PWD rest house here and then took out a protest march on the national highway, before converging on the sugar mill chowk.

India: Punjab Chief Minister's wife duped of Rs 23 lakh

Chandigarh, Aug 7 (PTI) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's wife Preneet Kaur fell prey to a cyber fraud, losing Rs 23 lakh to a scamster who duped her through a mobile phone call, posing as a bank manager, said police.

Also a Congress MP from Patiala, Kaur was duped a few days back, said police on Wednesday, adding the scamster, however, has been arrested.

A team of Punjab police arrested the fraudster after tracing his phone call to Ranchi in Jharkhand, said officials .

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