Pakistan tightens security for Sikh pilgrims
Amritsar: Sikh devotees, currently on pilgrimage to Pakistan to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, have been advised to stay in gurdwaras in view of possible threat to them from terror outfits in Pakistan, in the wake of Wagah suicide bomb blast recently. "Pak authorities have made unprecedented security arrangements for the jatha," said president of Nankana Sahib Sikh Yatree Jatha, Swaran Singh Gill. "As soon as the Sikh jatha crossed the border, a security cordon was thrown around. Security vehicles were escorting us wherever we went," he said.
Drunk man beheads two sons
Chandigarh: Haryana police on Sunday arrested a middle-aged man for allegedly beheading his two young sons in a village in the state. Police said Sheel Pal killed his two sons, Sadeek and Salim, aged 21 and 18, respectively, while they were asleep at their home in Kharati Khera village of Fatehabad district, about 225km from here, Saturday night. Police said the accused, who was drunk at the time of the crime, used a sharp-edged weapon to kill them.