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Farmers block railway tracks during a protest organised under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) against the alleged anti-farmer policies of Punjab government

38 Delhi-Amritsar trains cancelled as farmers protest on railway tracks

Farmers in Punjab have been protesting on rail tracks to demand loan waivers and payment for sugarcane crop with 15% interest among other issues.
Air passengers stranded after Amritsar airport was shut down in the view of the tension along the Pakistan border, in Amritsar

Nine airports in northern India shut as tensions between India and Pakistan rise

Operations at airports of Srinagar, Jammu, Leh, Pathankot, Amritsar, Shimla, Kangra, Kullu Manali and Pithoragarh have been suspended.
Bullet marks seen at Jallianwala Bagh | Flickr

UK’s House of Lords is considering an apology for Jallianwala Bagh massacre

Baroness Annabel Goldie also confirmed plans to mark 100 years since the tragedy 'in the most appropriate and respectful way'.
Panorama of Jallianwala Bagh | Commons

Jallianwala Bagh massacre: ‘Amidst hundreds of corpses, I passed my night, crying and watching’

As the bodies and crowds blocked the exits, bullets would ricochet off the surrounding walls, or fragment, and injure more people.
Panorama of Jallianwala Bagh | Commons

It’s 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh, not that you would know if you were at the memorial

The memorial is a picture of apathy and its most popular attraction — a 52-minute sound and light show — was last conducted in 2014.
File image of Laxmi Kanta Chawla | Facebook

BJP leader takes a train from Amritsar to Ayodhya, says no ‘achhe din’ in railways

BJP’s Laxmi Kanta Chawla, travelling on Saryu-Yamuna Express, has a message for Modi & Piyush Goyal — stop thinking of bullet trains, Indian Railways.
Amritsar train accident

Navjot Kaur Sidhu given ‘clean chit’ in probe into Amritsar train tragedy

Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu was the chief guest at a Dussehra event in Amritsar where a train tragedy claimed 60 lives. 
Wailing relatives of a victim of the grenade attack in the Nirankari Bhawan | PTI

Khalistan Liberation Force operative held for Sunday’s grenade attack in Amritsar

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh says the arrested man helped identify the second perpetrator who is absconding, grenade given by Pakistan-based handler.
A Nirankari congregation

Rivalry between Sikhs & Nirankaris is almost a century old

The Nirankaris and the Sikhs have shared a deeply troubled relationship since before Independence.
People come out of the Nirankari Bhawan in Adliwal village near Amritsar | PTI

CM Amarinder Singh suspects Pakistan hand in Amritsar grenade attack

The Punjab CM calls it an act of terror, says grenade used was similar to ones manufactured in Pakistan army ordnance factory.

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Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.


1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?