Golden Temple

  • Need to improve connectivity, tourism infra in Amritsar: Arun Jaitley 08-04-2014 05:13 PM

    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...
  • Operation Bluestar: David Cameron promises swift investigation 16-01-2014 11:09 AM

    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 15-01-2014 10:59 PM

    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...
  • Indira Gandhi 'quick to take offence': UK file on Operation Bluestar 15-01-2014 10:35 PM

    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...
  • Lt General Brar rubbishes UK involvement in planning Operation Bluestar 14-01-2014 11:23 PM

    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 14-01-2014 10:10 PM

    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 14-01-2014 06:50 PM

    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 14-01-2014 05:01 PM

    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 14-01-2014 02:55 PM

    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...
  • Thatcher colluded with Indira for Operation Bluestar, claims Labour MP 13-01-2014 11:39 PM

    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...
  • Former Punjab CM Beant Singh's assassin released on parole for 28 days 26-12-2013 09:13 AM

    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...
  • Akal Takht, Sikhs honour kin of Indira's assassin 31-10-2013 07:02 PM

    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...
  • Sukhbir Singh Badal re-elected as Akali Dal president 03-09-2013 04:58 PM

    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...
  • Sukhbir Singh Badal approves revised Amritsar Master Plan 15-06-2013 02:08 AM

    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...
  • The Khalistan episode cuts both ways, requires healing and reconciliation

    Post Mortem |  Brijesh Kalappa
    Newspapers have carried extensive coverage of the news of the honouring of the killers of Congress MP Lalit Makhen and General AS Vaidya by the...

  • Black flags to PM not at our behest: Team Anna 01-01-2012 04:35 PM

    New Delhi: Team Anna on Sunday denied involvement of its members in showing black flags to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar and said it was the people's own reaction. "I don't think it was done at the behest of Team Anna but...
  • PM begins his New Year at the Golden Temple 01-01-2012 12:55 PM

    Amritsar: On a personal visit to the holy city, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began his new year by paying obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Sunday morning. Singh along with his wife Gursharan Kaur reached the Golden Temple at 6.30 am and went to the sanctum sanctorum where...
  • Black flags waved at PM outside Golden Temple 01-01-2012 08:32 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was greeted with blag flags from Anna Hazare supporters after his arrival at Golden Temple in Amritsar on Sunday. The protest by some Hazare supporters caught the security agencies completely off guard. Though none of the protesters could reach anywhere near the prime minister,...
  • PM to begin 2012 with a trip to Golden Temple 31-12-2011 11:17 AM

    Amritsar: With his government having faced a tough year, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wants to usher in the new year with prayers at the Harmandar Sahib, the holiest of Sikh shrines, popularly known as the Golden Temple. He is expected to arrive here on Saturday evening with his wife Gursharan...
  • Advani faces slogan shouting crowds in Amritsar 15-11-2011 03:59 PM

    Amritsar: BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani on Monday faced hostile crowds of workers of some Akali Dal factions during his visit to the Golden Temple when he was greeted by slogans. In the morning, when Advani entered the periphery of the Golden Temple to pay obeisance, he was greeted with...
  • Pakistan cancels controversial Gurudwara land deal 27-03-2011 06:25 PM

    The Pakistan government, in a goodwill gesture on Sunday, canceled a controversial Gurudwara land acquisition deal. This was announced by the Pakistan Home Secretary during his visit to Golden Temple on Sunday. ...
  • Pak cancels controversial Gurudwara land deal 27-03-2011 05:42 PM

    New Delhi: The Pakistan government, in a goodwill gesture on Sunday, canceled a controversial Gurudwara land acquisition deal. This was announced by the Pakistan Home Secretary during his visit to Golden Temple on Sunday. Pakistan Federal Minister of minority had ordered an inquiry last year. Resentment among the Sikh community...
  • Obama Amritsar skip: Time's Top 10 Religion Stories 14-12-2010 10:49 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's decision to skip a planned visit to the Golden Temple during his India trip has been listed ninth among Time magazine's 'Top 10 Religion Stories'. Explaining why it put "Obama Decides Not to Visit the Golden Temple" on the list, the US magazine wrote: "The...
  • Lack of time makes Obama give Taj a miss 02-11-2010 01:24 PM

    Washington: The White House has clarified that US President Barack Obama will not visit Amritsar's Golden Temple and the Taj Mahal at Agra due to paucity of time. "Anybody that would go to (India), would love to... spend a lot more time there," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told...
  • Obama can wear cap inside Golden Temple: SGPC 20-10-2010 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: A day after US President Barack Obama dropped the Amritsar's Golden Temple visit from his itinerary during his forthcoming visit to India, Siromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the nodal body of the Sikhs says, Obama doesn't have to wear a headscarf. Citing previous examples, it has said Obama...
  • Obama to visit Golden Temple, college in Amritsar 15-10-2010 03:15 PM

    Amritsar: When US President Barack Obama lands in India next month, his itinerary will include a visit to the Golden Temple here, the holiest Sikh shrine. This is being seen as a recognition of the importance and influence of the large Sikh community in the US. Obama will arrive in...
  • Kanishka crash perjury trial starts in Canada 10-09-2010 12:51 PM

    Vancouver: A Canadian man's own actions will prove he lied to a court about having no knowledge of the conspiracy that led to the deadly bombing of Air India Flight 182 in 1985, prosecutors said at the start of a perjury trial on Thursday. Inderjit Singh Reyat is accused of...