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AAP leader Suresh Sharma under treatment at a hospital in Amritsar on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Vishal Kumar

AAP leader shot at

Victim, an RTI activist, is Sukhpal Khaira supporter21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

AMRITSAR: Former district president of the AAP and RTI activist Suresh Sharma suffered bullet injuries after an unidentified person fired at him this evening.

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Charanjit Singh Teja

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 20

Former district president of the AAP and RTI activist Suresh Sharma suffered bullet injuries after an unidentified person fired at him this evening.

The incident took place around 6.30 pm when Sharma was at his furniture shop in the main market of Chheharta. A youth came and fired four bullets, of which three hit him in the lower part of the body.

The attacker fled after firing. Sharma was rushed to a private hospital. His family members stated that his condition was stable.

The police said he was not in a condition to record his statement. The police were collecting the CCTV footage from Sharma’s shop and nearby establishments.

Sharma is an active RTI activist, who has often flagged embezzlement in various departments. After joining AAP a few years back, Sharma targeted political parties and politicians on various issues. He resigned from post of district president of AAP after Sukhpal Khaira was removed from post of the Leader of Opposition. He is now associated with the Khaira group.

“I condemn the murderous attack on our party colleague and PAC member Suresh Sharma. This speaks of total breakdown of law and order in Punjab. It appears there is no security to the life of ordinary people in Punjab. We demand immediate arrest of the culprits,” Khaira said.

In a statement, Leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema condemned the attack on Suresh Sharma. Cheema said the law and order situation in the state had gone from bad to worse. He demanded to arrest of the attackers as early as possible.

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21 Nov 2018 | 9:21 PM

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Second death sentence in 1984 anti Sikh  riots

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21 Nov 2018 | 6:53 PM

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MP appeals to Chief Justice for speedy trial in 1984 riots

21 Nov 2018 | 7:01 PM

CHANDIGARH: In light of the first conviction in the 1984 riots case by a Delhi Court, former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPPCC) chief and Rajya Sabha MP Partap Singh Bajwa has urged the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to direct the trial court to speed up hearing in the pending cases.

OP Soni loses Environment portfolio

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21 Nov 2018 | 2:42 PM

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Sikh activists detained in Amritsar post attack

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21 Nov 2018 | 9:43 AM

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Cong hails riots case verdict

21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

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21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Police investigation into the six-day-old Pathankot carjacking case has suggested that a gang of car thieves instead of a terror outfit committed the crime.

Despite ban, 35 brick-kilns operational

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21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

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Ex-PM Manmohan to join Capt at Sultanpur LodhiGuru’s anniversary

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21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

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21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

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Badals give credit to Modi govt

21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal have welcomed the Delhi court verdict sentencing one person to death and another to life imprisonment in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Sukhbir doing politics over dead: Sidhu

21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu today accused SAD chief Sukhbir Badal of playing politics over the dead.

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21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab and Haryana High Court will adjudicate whether non-preparation of rehabilitation and resettlement scheme for affected and displaced families was justifiable after the acquisition of houses for widening, maintenance, management and operation of a national highway.

Bargari to play host on Nov 25

21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Sant Samaj on Tuesday urged people to reach Bargari on November 25 to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.

2 HC judges take oath

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21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Justice Nirmaljit Kaur and Justice Ravi Ranjan were on Tuesday administered oath as judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court by Chief Justice Krishna Murari.

Soon, boards to display registry fee

21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Revenue Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria on Tuesday directed the officers to install boards depicting fee for drafting and registration of documents outside the offices of deed writers in all tehsils and sub-tehsils.

13-yr-old raped, child molested

21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

LUDHIANA: A 13-year-old was allegedly raped, while a five-year-old was reportedly molested in the city.

Bargari to play host on Nov 25

21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Sant Samaj on Tuesday urged people to reach Bargari on November 25 to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.

Ferozepur man ‘ends life’ in Malaysia

21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

FEROZEPUR: Kulwinder Singh (33), a resident of Kot Ise Khan village in the Zira sub-division of Ferozepur district, who was residing in Malaysia for the last few years, allegedly committed suicide.

2 get 10-yr jail for selling drugs

21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

MOGA: A woman drug peddler of Daulewala village in the district has been sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment by the District and Sessions Court on having being found guilty of selling intoxicant powder (chitta) to local youths.

Finally, lyricist cop gets credit for song

21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

JALANDHAR: Kapurthala policeman Amrik Shera, whose song ‘Gwandian de dhol vajda’ had been released without giving him credit, has won the battle as his name has found mention as the original writer of the song.

Man booked in rape case

21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

SANGRUR: The Malerkotla-II police have registered a rape case against a local resident on the complaint of a girl.

Rajasthan man held with 1-kg opium

21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

SANGRUR: The police arrested a Rajasthan-based smuggler and seized one kg of opium from his possession on Monday night.

Labourer dies of ‘drug overdose’

21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

MUKTSAR: A labourer identified as Bhupinder Singh from Badhai village died under mysterious circumstances here on Monday night.

Akshay to appear before SIT today

Akshay to appear before SIT today

21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Actor Akshay Kumar will appear on Wednesday before the SIT probing the sacrilege and police firing cases.

Chit fund accused getting VIP facilities: AAP

21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

Chandigarh: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has criticised Capt Amarinder Singh government for allegedly providing VIP facilities to chit fund accused Pearl group head Nirmal Bhangu, who was arrested for cheating 25 lakh people of the state of

Fuel station owner robbed of Rs 3 lakh

Fuel station owner robbed of Rs 3 lakh

21 Nov 2018 | 1:19 AM

ABOHAR: The owner of a fuel station was robbed of Rs 3.32 lakh by three car-borne miscreants at gunpoint in the subdivision on Tuesday.

Pak visa for 3,800 Sikh devotees

Pak visa for 3,800 Sikh devotees

21 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the 549th Parkash Utsav of Guru Nanak, the Pakistan High Commission here has issued visa to over 3,800 Sikh pilgrims.

Chronology of events: From fatal attack to death penaltyanti-sikh riots

Chronology of events: From fatal attack to death penalty

20 Nov 2018 | 8:50 PM

NEW DELHI: Following is the chronology of events that led to conviction and the awarding of capital punishment in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in which Yashpal Singh was given death penalty and co-convict Naresh Sherawat imprisoned to life on Tuesday.

Amarinder, Badal hail Delhi court verdict in '84 riots case

Amarinder, Badal hail Delhi court verdict in '84 riots case

20 Nov 2018 | 8:35 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday described the first death conviction by a Delhi court in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case as long overdue.

Amarinder slams Sukhbir for blaming him for Amritsar grenade attack

Amarinder slams Sukhbir for blaming him for Amritsar grenade attack

20 Nov 2018 | 8:20 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday lashed out at SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal for blaming him for Amritsar grenade attack and said his allegations were “totally unwarranted and politically motivated”.

OP Soni gets Food Processing portfolio, CM Amarinder takes over Environment

OP Soni gets Food Processing portfolio, CM Amarinder takes over Environment

20 Nov 2018 | 8:06 PM

CHANDIGARH: In a minor Cabinet reshuffle, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has taken over the Environment portfolio.

Pak visa to 3,800 Sikh pilgrims for Guru Nanak birth anniversary celebrations

Pak visa to 3,800 Sikh pilgrims for Guru Nanak birth anniversary celebrations

20 Nov 2018 | 8:22 PM

NEW DELHI: Ahead of Guru Nanak Dev birth anniversary celebrations, Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has issued over 3,800 visas to Sikh pilgrims from India.

DGP: Local youths behind Nirankari Bhavan attack

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20 Nov 2018 | 12:33 PM

CHANDIGARH:Investigations into the grenade explosion inside Nirankari Bhavan in Amritsar's Adliwal village on Sunday point to the involvement of ISI-backed local youths instead of any militant group.

Sukhbir quizzed by SIT, lashes out at Cong govt

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20 Nov 2018 | 10:25 AM

CHANDIGARH:Former Deputy CM and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal appeared before the SIT regarding the Kotkapura police firing in 2015.

Punjab school board has no funds for salaries

Punjab school board has no funds for salaries

20 Nov 2018 | 12:32 PM

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab School Education Board has no funds to pay November wages to staff.

Bus catches fire, none injured

20 Nov 2018 | 1:29 AM

Abohar: A Lok Parivahan Sewa luxury bus from Sriganganagar to Jaipur caught fire on the Hanumangarh mega highway on Monday.

Illegal liquor seized, 2 held

20 Nov 2018 | 1:29 AM

SANGRUR:The Moonak police arrested two persons on Sunday night and confiscated 150 boxes of smuggled liquor from their possession.

3-day international book fest concludes

20 Nov 2018 | 1:29 AM

SANGRUR:The three-day international book fest organised by the Sangrur Heritage Preservation Society in Government Girls Senior Secondary School here concluded on Sunday.

Rice millers ask FCI to relax norms

20 Nov 2018 | 1:29 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: A delegation of the Punjab Rice Millers’ Association, led by national president Tarsem Saini, on Monday met the General Manager (GM) of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to air their grievances over the working of the FCI staff at the grassroots level.

Abohar MC sanitation workers call off agitation

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20 Nov 2018 | 1:29 AM

ABOHAR: The Municipal Council Safai Sewak Union on Monday agreed to call off their stir that was launched on Thursday resenting non-payment of salary for the past four months.

No headway in poll violence case against former Dy CM

20 Nov 2018 | 1:29 AM

MUKTSAR: It’s been two months since SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal was booked for alleged poll violence in the Lambi Assembly constituency, but the Muktsar police have taken no further action.

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