Jarnail Singh

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The legacy of Operation Blue Star June 3, 2014

    It was May 1989. I was sitting in the drawing room of one of the sprawling bungalows on Sansad Marg, New Delhi. At the home of my father's mentor and family relative, a Sikh, a serving Major General (name withheld). When the news on the television ended, the General turned...
  • AAP's love-hate relationship with media March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday released its fourth list of candidates for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The party has fielded former Tehelka journalist and gulail.com founder Ashish Khetan from the prestigious New Delhi seat. By bringing in big names, AAP is leaving no stone unturned to...
  • AAP gives Lok Sabha ticket to man who hurled shoe at Chidambaram February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A man, who hurled a shoe at Finance Minister P Chidambaram in 2009, has been chosen by the Aam Aadmi Party to contest the Lok Sabha elections. Jarnail Singh is among the 20 candidates announced by AAP on Sunday. "I had applied for a ticket from West Delhi, and I...
  • 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...
  • Ban on 'Sadda Haq' violates right to expression: producers April 8, 2013

    Chandigarh: The ban imposed on Punjabi film 'Sadda Haq' is "not justified" and hampers the creativity of filmmakers, say film producers. Paramjit Singh Kalkat and Jarnail Singh, both partners in Kalkat Production House and producers of upcoming Punjabi film 'Rangroot' said that the when the Censor Board, a central body of...
  • Punjabi film 'Sadda Haq' on Khalistan movement banned in Punjab April 5, 2013

    Chandigarh: 'Sadda Haq (Our right), a Punjabi film based on real life events during the Khalistan movement, was tonight banned by the Punjab Government on the eve of its release across theatres in the state tomorrow. According to an official spokesman here, the step to ban the film till further orders...
  • Controversy erupts over Akalis' honour to militants June 6, 2012

    Chandigarh: The Akalis have sparked off a controversy on the 28th anniversary of Operation Blue Star by raising a memorial for militants killed in the operation and honouring former chief minister Beant Singh's assassin Balwant Singh Rajoana. The memorial inside the Golden Temple complex glorifies militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale...
  • Haryana bypoll: Congress wins Ratia seat December 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Breaking a 30yearold jinx, ruling Congress in Haryana on Sunday won the Ratia Assembly constituency in Fatehabad district. Congress's candidate Jarnail Singh defeated Sarfi Devi of main opposition INLD. Singh polled 65,071 votes as against 52,368 polled by Sarfi Devi of INLD. The bypoll were held on November 30....
  • 1984 riots: victim's families still seeking justice November 1, 2011

    The families of the 1984 riots say that they still have not received justice even after 27 years. ...
  • Book by Congress vindicates our stand: Badal June 12, 2011

    Patiala: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said that the recent book published by Congress party vindicated Akali Dal's stand that leaders of the ruling party at the Centre was responsible for the 1980s crisis in the state. He, however, refused to comment on the allegation that militant...
  • CWG: Kalmadi drags Jarnail Singh in TSR scam May 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Disgraced CWG OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi, accused of irregularities in TSR scam, on Thursday tried to shift the blame for award of the contract to OC CEO Jarnail Singh insisting that he was aware of the contract and was informed at all stages of decision. ...
  • 142 terrorists removed from India's blacklist May 15, 2011

    New Delhi: In a significant decision, the Central government has removed from its 'blacklist' the names of 142 wanted terrorists and their associates, including the heads of various Sikh extremist groups. The wanted persons whose names have been deleted are believed to be currently based in countries like Pakistan, the US,...
  • CWG scam: CBI to summon Jarnail Singh? April 29, 2011

    New Delhi: On Friday CNNIBN broke the story of involvement of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee OC CEO Jarnail Singh in giving a go ahead to the Timing, Scoring and Result (TSR) deal. And now it is learnt that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is also planning to summon Jarnail Singh...
  • Had no option but to sign deals: Jarnail Singh April 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The CEO of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee told CNNIBN that he had no option but to sign the inflated deals since most deals and purchases were left for the last moment. Talking to CNNIBN, Jarnail Singh said, "In the TSR contract, when I came into the scene, it...
  • Didn't know about TSR kickback: Jarnail Singh April 29, 2011

    PM nominated CWG OC CEO Jarnail Singh talks to Rajdeep Sardesai about the TSR deal. ...
  • CBI defends PM's CWG nominee Jarnail Singh April 28, 2011

    New Delhi: After CNNIBN revealed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's representative on the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Jarnail Singh, cleared the time scoring deal, the Central Burau of Investigatin (CBI) has come out to defend him. The CBI has said that Commonwealth games organising committee CEO Jarnail Singh's role was limited...
  • Full text: Letter that links PMO to CWG scam April 28, 2011

    Full text of the CEO of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Jarianil Singh's letter regarding the choice of Swiss Timing for the time scoring deal for the 2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi: Jarnail SinghChief Executive OfficerFebruary 15, 2010Dear Shri Bhatnagar,The complaint from one Mrs. Sangita Goyal dated 24 Nov 2000 forwarded by...
  • I approved TSR deal based on OC report: Hooper April 28, 2011

    Commonwealth Games Federation CEO Mike Hooper has shirked all blame saying he just went with Commonwealth Games Organising Committee recommendations on the time scoring deal. Hooper spoke to CNNIBN after the channel revealed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's representative on the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Jarnail Singh, knew and approved...
  • BJP alleges coverup in CWG scam cases April 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday alleged that there has been a coverup in the Commonwealth Games scam cases. "This is a part of the coverup. The whole affair is getting closer to the Cabinet. There is definitely suspicion that coverup operation is going on. People of...
  • CWG scam: Shunglu panel accuses Kalmadi April 25, 2011

    New Delhi: The final report, prepared by the VK Shunglu Committee investigating CWG scam, has slammed former CWG OC chief Suresh Kalmadi, former Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy and CWG OC CEO Jarnail Singh. CNNIBN accesses key points of the sixth and final Shunglu panel report. Slamming Suresh Kalmadi, Former Urban Development...
  • Kalmadi's name missing from CWG legacy report March 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi's name is not mentioned in the Games legacy report prepared by authorities here to give a bird's eye view of delays, successes and other issues in the conduct of the sporting extravaganza. Sources said the fourvolume...
  • Journo who threw shoe at Chidambaram assaulted March 10, 2010

    New Delhi: Jarnail Singh, the Sikh journalist who made headlines in April last year for lobbing his shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram, claims he was assaulted outside a Delhi court on Wednesday allegedly by supporters of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar. "I was pushed and manhandled while I was leaving the...
  • Shoethrowing journo releases book on 1984 riots November 7, 2009

    Jarnail Singh, the journalist who shot to fame for throwing a shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram has turned author. His book I Accuse based on the 1984 antiSikh riots was released in New Delhi on Friday in English and Hindi, by Penguin. Jarnail is now working on a Punjabi...
  • Shoethrowing journo honoured by Sikhs in Canada November 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Jarnail Singh, the Sikh journalist who hurled his shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram at a press conference to protest the injustice meted out to the victims of 1984 antiSikh riots, has been conferred an award by the community in Canada. Set to release his book I Accused... on...
  • Watch: Shoethrowing journo talks of '84 riots October 28, 2009

    New Delhi: Journalist Jarnail Singh shot into the public eye this year when he threw his shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram over the lack of action against those responsible for the 1984 antiSikh riots. He takes us through the violence, through the eyes of an elevenyearold. ...
  • Shoe-thrower scribe Jarnail Singh won't vote May 7, 2009

    New Delhi: Journalist Jarnail Singh, who flung a shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram, did not vote on Thursday as a sign of protest against parties negating the "essence of the Constitution" and seeking power on grounds of region, religion and caste. "I'm not voting for anybody. No party deserved my...
  • Shoe-throwing scribe declines SGPC job offer April 13, 2009

    Amritsar: Delhi based journalist Jarnail Singh who tossed a shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram at a press conference in New Delhi on April 7, Monday declined a job offer made to him by the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) during a ceremony in Amritsar. The journalist was honoured by the...
  • Sheila Dikshit welcomes Cong move to drop Tytler April 10, 2009

    Allahabad: Congress high command's decision to drop the names of Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar from its list of candidates has quite a few takers within the party. Delhi's Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had said it’s a sensible move. She was speaking to the CNN-IBN while campaigning in Allahabad. CNN-IBN:...