Golden Temple

  • HSGMC leader Jhinda pays obeisance at Golden Temple 3 days ago

    Amritsar Haryana SGPC leader Jagdish Singh Jhinda along with 34 members of the newly-formed ad hoc committee on Monday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple. "Peace, religious harmony and sanctity of Sikh religion has to be followed strictly and nobody would be allowed to disturb the sanctity of any Gurdwara in...
  • From Golden Temple to Delhi, Punjab families pray for Iraq hostages June 20, 2014

    Chandigarh: Scores of families and relatives of men from Punjab who have been held hostage or are stuck in strife-torn Iraq are offering prayers and reaching out to officials and ministers to ensure the safe return of their loved ones. At least 40 Indian construction workers, mostly from Punjab, have been...
  • News 360: Delhi burns at 47 degrees, hottest day in 19 years June 6, 2014

    North India is reeling under a severe heat wave. On Friday the National Capital recorded a maximum temperature of 47 degree Celsius. However, Monsoons have hit Kerala. It is also likely to rain in Maharashtra and West Bengal in the next 48 hours. ...
  • 'Will take action against perpetrators of Golden temple clashes' June 6, 2014

    Sri Akal Takht member Giani Gurbachan Singh said that many people were injured in the clashes in the Golden Temple. Some anti-social forces sparked the violence. "We will investigate the case and take strict action against the perpetrators," he added. Earlier in the day, clashes broke out within the Golden...
  • Amarinder Singh condemns Golden Temple clashes, says SGPC must act responsibly June 6, 2014

    Congress leader Amarinder Singh said, "Such incidents should not have happened and it is the duty of SGPC to ensure the security of the temple." Earlier in the day, clashes broke out within the Golden Temple premises between two groups on the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. ...
  • What happened is unfortunate, but police shouldn't enter Golden Temple: SAD MP on clashes June 6, 2014

    Fifteen people have been detained after clashes broke out in the Golden Temple during a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. Clashes broke out between the Golden Temple task force workers and supporters of the SAD (Amritsar) MP Simranjeet Singh Mann. ...
  • 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star June 6, 2014

    Amritsar: Billboards welcome tourists on roads leading to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the holiest place for Sikhs. It is a symbol of peace and it is always festive here. But it was not so three decades back. On June 6, 1984, the area near the Golden Temple was under curfew...
  • Sword fight breaks out between Golden Temple task force workers, several injured June 6, 2014

    Amritsar: Clashes broke out within the Golden Temple premises in Amritsar between two groups on the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on Friday. The sword fight broke out between Golden Temple task force workers and supporters of SAD MP Simranjeet Singh Mann. Several people have been injured in the...
  • 30 years of Operation Blue Star: Chilling black and white photos of the day the Indian Army stormed the Golden Temple June 3, 2014

    Thirty years ago, on this day (June 3, 1984) the Indian Army entered the holiest place for the Sikhs, the Golden Temple in Amritsar, to flush out militants led by Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. Operation Blue Star was a military operation ordered by Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister, to remove...
  • Watch: Nita Ambani visits Golden Temple in Amritsar May 22, 2014

    Philanthropist Nita Ambani visited the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Thursday morning. "There is a lot of peace and tranquility here," she said. ...
  • Need to improve connectivity, tourism infra in Amritsar: Arun Jaitley April 8, 2014

    Amritsar: BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday highlighted the need for improving connectivity and tourism infrastructure in Amritsar. "There is a need to upgrade the railway station, complete the road and highway development programme, and have more directly connected international flights," the party candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat wrote...
  • Deepika Padukone offers prayers at Golden Temple March 12, 2014

    Amritsar: Actress Deepika Padukone visited the Golden Temple to seek blessings here today. Dressed in a white salwar suit, the 28-year-old actress offered her prayers inside the Temple and also donated Rs 1000, said ADCP Punjab police Parampal Singh who accompanied her inside the temple. The 'Chennai Express' star spent...
  • The Last Word: What should we make of the UK file on Operation Bluestar? January 16, 2014

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a swift investigation into claims of Britain's alleged covert involvement in Operation Bluestar. The British government said it will probe claims that a special force officer helped Indira Gandhi's plan the Operation at the Golden Temple in 1984. But Lt General Brar, who...
  • Operation Bluestar: David Cameron promises swift investigation January 16, 2014

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a swift investigation into claims of Britain's alleged covert involvement in Operation Bluestar. The British government said it will probe claims that a special force officer helped Indira Gandhi's plan the Operation at the Golden Temple in 1984. But Lt General Brar, who...
  • No evidence of British role in Operation Bluestar yet: Cameron January 15, 2014

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday said there was no evidence so far to suggest that elite British special forces played a role in the 1984 Operation Bluestar to flush out Sikh militants holed up in the Golden Temple. "I don't want to prejudge the outcome, but I would note...
  • Indira Gandhi 'quick to take offence': UK file on Operation Bluestar January 15, 2014

    London: The newly-declassified file that has set off a storm over Britain's alleged involvement in planning Operation Bluestar in 1984 speaks about concerns over the attitude of Indira Gandhi who was "quick to take offence at slights". A background briefing document contained in the file PREM 19/1273 and marked 'UK/India Relations'...
  • Lt General Brar rubbishes UK involvement in planning Operation Bluestar January 14, 2014

    Lt Gen (Retd) KS Brar, who led the offensive, rubbished charges that British special forces were involved in planning attack on Golden Temple in 1984. He said that Operation Bluestar was planned and executed by Indian military commanders. ...
  • India-UK ties were 'bad during Operation Bluestar', says former BBC bureau chief Mark Tully January 14, 2014

    Operation Bluestar has come back to haunt the Congress after 30 years. Declassfied British documents reveal that the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi asked for Britain's help to deal with the raid on the Golden Temple. ...
  • Government should come clean on UK's help during Operation Bluestar: Arun Jaitley January 14, 2014

    A Sikh member of the House of Lords in London has claimed that recently released top secret documents suggest former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government helped Indira Gandhi plan the storming of the Golden Temple in 1984. ...
  • India to ask UK for details of claims of help during Operation Bluestar January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A Sikh member of the House of Lords in London has claimed that recently released top secret documents suggest former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher's government helped her the then Indian counterpart Indira Gandhi plan the storming of the Golden Temple in 1984 to flush out terrorists holed...
  • UK to probe Thatcher's association with Operation Bluestar January 14, 2014

    British Prime Minister David Cameroon has directed his Cabinet to investigate the claims that Margaret Thatcher's government may have helped Indira Gandhi plan the storming of the Golden Temple 1984. A Sikh member of the House of Lords in London has claimed that recently released top secret documents suggest that...
  • British PM orders probe into Thatcher's link with Operation Bluestar January 14, 2014

    British Prime Minister David Cameron has directed his Cabinet Secretary to establish the facts behind claims that Margaret Thatcher's government may have helped Indira Gandhi plan Operation Bluestar in 1984. Labour MP Tom Watson and Lord Indarjit Singh had demanded an explanation after recently declassified documents indicated that Britain's Special Air...
  • Thatcher colluded with Indira for Operation Bluestar, claims Labour MP January 13, 2014

    A British MP on Monday claimed that top secret documents suggested Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government helped Indira Gandhi plan the storming of the Golden Temple in 1984 to flush out militants from the shrine, an operation that left more than 1,000 people dead. Tom Watson, the Labour lawmaker from West...
  • Former Punjab CM Beant Singh's assassin released on parole for 28 days December 26, 2013

    Chandigarh: Former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh's assassin Gurmeet Singh was released on Thursday on 28 days parole. His parole comes after the Punjab government gave in to the pressure mounted by Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, an activist who was on fast for the past 41 days. Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, a militant...
  • Akal Takht, Sikhs honour kin of Indira's assassin October 31, 2013

    Sikh groups,on Thursday, observed the death anniversary of Beant Singh, one of the assassins of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on this day in 1984, and honoured his son at a function held at the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar. Sarabjit, son of Beant, was honoured by the head of Akal...
  • Sukhbir Singh Badal re-elected as Akali Dal president September 3, 2013

    Sukhbir Singh Badal was on Tuesday re-elected as the president of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal. Sukhbir, 51, who is Punjab's deputy chief minister, was unanimously re-elected by 445 delegates of the Akali Dal who had assembled in Amritsar at the Teja Singh Samundri hall at the Golden Temple complex of...
  • Sukhbir Singh Badal approves revised Amritsar Master Plan June 15, 2013

    Amritsar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday approved the revised City Master Plan that aims to transform Amritsar into a world class city. Badal made a detailed review of all projects after he was given presentations by PWD, Municipal Corporation, Water Supply and Sanitation, Tourism and other...
  • Cameron visits Jallianwala Bagh, calls it a shameful incident February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday visited the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, the site of a massacre of innocent people during independence struggle. Cameron expressed regret at the carnage, calling it a deeply "shameful act in British history". Cameron is the first British Prime Minister to visit...
  • British PM Cameron to visit Golden Temple today February 20, 2013

    Amritsar: After visiting Mumbai and Delhi, visiting UK Prime Minister David Cameron is set to go to Amritsar later on Wednesday. Cameron, who is in India with a high level business delegation for three days, will be in Punjab and is expected to visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Meanwhile, radical...
  • London: Sikh woman charged in Lt Gen Brar attack case February 9, 2013

    London: A 38-year-old Sikh woman has been charged in connection with the attack on the 1984 Operation Blue Star hero KS Brar in London in September, 2012, taking to four the number of people accused in the case. "Harjit Kaur appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday charged...