Punjab Minister Kanwaljit Singh to be cremated today

Punjab Minister Kanwaljit Singh to be cremated todayChandigarh, Mar 30 : Punjab Cooperation Minister Kanwaljit Singh, who was killed in a road accident on Sunday, would be cremated today at Chandigarh Sector 25 cremation ground at 2 p. m.

In the honour of Singh, the Punjab Government has announced a three-day state mourning. All the state government offices would remain closed today as a mark of respect to the 67-year old Shiromani Akali Dal leader.

Heroin, fake currency seized in Amritsar, three nabbed

Heroin, fake currency seized in Amritsar, three nabbedAmritsar, Mar 30 : Police seized four kilograms of heroin and fake currency worth rupees one million from three suspects in Amritsar.

The three suspects were from neighbouring Tarn Taran district, said P K Rai, Senior Superintendent of Police, Special Narcotic Cell of Punjab police.

Chandigarh organizes its maiden Art and Heritage Festival

Chandigarh organizes its maiden Art and Heritage FestivalChandigarh, Mar 30: Chandigarh organised a six-day 'Arts and Heritage Festival' to promote itself as a tourist destination, with the help of State's Tourism Department.

The inaugural event at the festival saw a scintillating performance by Hindustani Music proponent Shubha Mudgal. A lot of people connected with art and theatre participated in this event.

It’s now raining liquor in Punjab villages!

punjabAmritsar, March 29 : The biggest festival in politics—the Lok Sabha elections—has not only intensified political activities, but also brought a big cheer to the faces of boozers and liquor manufacturers.

A visit to villages in Punjab in the run-up to elections shows that it is party time in the countryside. Country liquor is being offered to all those who fancy it with gusto and without gumption.

Like political leaders, who are busy campaigning to woo voters by hook or crook, liquor manufacturers are meeting the high demand for ambrosia.

Rains damage crops in Ludhiana

Rains damage crops in LudhianaLudhiana, Mar 26 : Torrential rains have damaged Rabi crops in Ludhiana, causing huge losses to local farmers.

Distraught farmers in the city say surprise rains and hailstorms have ruined their wheat crops.

"For last three to four days there is a strong wind blowing accompanied by rain. As a result of this, there are clouds in the night due to which our wheat crop is getting damaged. We have lost one fourth of the wheat crop due to the rains," said Harcharan Singh.

Prime Minister pays obeisance at Golden Temple

Prime Minister pays obeisance at Golden TempleAmritsar, Mar 24: Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday morning paid obeisance at the Sri Harmandir Sahib also known as the Golden Temple.

Dr. Singh along with his wife Gursharan Kaur offered thanks giving prayers after his successful coronary by-pass surgery.

Before entering the sanctom sanctorum, the Prime Minister did ''Parikrama'' of Sri Harmandir Sahib and then listened to the ''path'' and ''ardaas''. He spent more than half-an-hour there.

Before leaving for New Delhi, Dr. Singh also visited the Durgiana Temple.