Navjot Kaur Sidhu, wife of Punjab minister of Tourism, Cultural Affairs comes out of a hospital after enquiring about the well being of train accident victims, in Amritsar, Friday, Oct 19, 2018

DW BUREAU / Amritsar A tragic train accident here on Friday took a political turn with the Opposition accusing the state’s Congress government for lapses in allowing celebrations near railway tracks and Punjab minister Navjot Sidhu’s wife facing allegations of leaving the site soon after the incident. Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who was the chief guest […]

Relatives mourn at the site of a train accident at Joda Phatak in Amritsar, Friday, Oct 19, 2018

DW BUREAU / Amritsar At least 58 people were killed and 72 injured Friday evening after a crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching burning of Ravana effigy was run over by a train near here, officials said. The train was going from Jalandhar to Amritsar when the incident occurred […]

The state will remain in mourning tomorrow in view of #Amritsar train mishap

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered an inquiry into the tragic Amritsar train accident in which at least 58 people were killed and 72 injured and declared one-day mourning in the state on Saturday. The chief minister, who was scheduled to leave for Israel this evening, has postponed his […]

70 pc drop in stubble fires likely this season

DW BUREAU/ Chandigarh The Punjab Government was expecting not more than 12,000 stubble burning incidents this season, a reduction of about 70 per cent compared to last year, on the back of a “vigorous” awareness drive and distribution of crop residue management machinery, Agriculture Secretary KS Pannu said here on Thursday. Stubble burning in Punjab […]

Akal Takht Jathedar resigns

DW BUREAU / Amritsar Citing ill health as reason, Giani Gurbachan Singh night resigned as Jathedar of Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikhs on Thursday. He forwarded his resignation letter to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee President Gobind Singh Langowal and the executive members of the SGPC, the release issued to the media […]