AMRITSAR

  • Amritsar will be one of the best cities by 2017: Sukhbir Singh Badal November 8, 2014

    Amritsar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said the state government will make Amritsar as one of the best cities in the world by year 2017. Stating that he was personally monitoring the ongoing development projects in the city, he said city residents will get relief from traffic...
  • Amritsar: Clashes erupt between Nihang Sikhs, three injured October 24, 2014

    Amritsar: Tension prevailed in Amritsar on Friday as two groups of Nihang Sikhs clashed ahead of a traditional martial arts display, leaving three injured. The groups were reportedly equipped with licensed arms, swords and other sharp weapons. The two groups were moving towards an open ground when the altercation broke out. The police...
  • Fireworks, lighting at Amritsar's Golden Temple October 23, 2014

    Amritsar: The holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, was lighted up on Thursday in festive spirit in this Sikh holy city in Punjab. Fireworks display and millions of lights around the whole complex saw thousands of devotees turning up for the occasion. The day is celebrated in...
  • Amarinder Singh seeks Sushma's help to bring back body of Punjab man August 10, 2014

    Amritsar: Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Sunday sought the intervention of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in bringing back the body of an Amritsarorigin man who was shot dead in the US last week. In a letter, he explained to the minister that Rajinder Kumar Sharma, from Khandwala in Chheharta area...
  • Smuggler with 12 kg heroin held in Punjab July 6, 2014

    Chandigarh: A smuggler with 12 kg of heroin worth Rs.60 crore in the international market was arrested in Punjab, police said on Sunday. The arrest was made on the AmritsarTarn Taran road late on Saturday. The police also recovered two Chinese made pistols and ammunition from the smuggler. "The heroin consignment was...
  • 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...
  • People disenchanted with SADBJP: Kejriwal June 3, 2014

    Amritsar: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the outcome of the recent Lok Sabha polls in Punjab showed that the people were disillusioned with the SADBJP government and exuded confidence his party would form the next government in the state. The mandate given by...
  • 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...
  • Amarinder Singh wishes success to Arun Jaitley May 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: After trading acrid charges during poll campaigning, Congress MP Amarinder Singh on Monday wished success to Union minister Arun Jaitley, whom he defeated on Amritsar seat. The former Punjab chief minister hoped that Jaitley's appointment will help Punjab. Wishing Jaitely "well and success" the former chief minister reminded...
  • 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. ...
  • Amarinder seeks cooperation from Jaitely, Daljeet May 17, 2014

    Amritsar: Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh, who defeated BJP's Arun Jaitley and AAP's Daljeet Singh from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, on Saturday sought their cooperation to serve the people in a better way. The former chief minister hoped that all of them will be working together for the betterment of...
  • Captain Amarinder Singh credits victory to people of Amritsar and party workers May 16, 2014

    Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh who has won the Amaritsar constituency said that there is no 'Modi Wave' in this place and unexpected rise of Aam Aadmi Party which gone up to 26 per cent which we never expected. Speaking to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai Congress leader said, "My intention...
  • Arun Jaitley is an unknown factor in Amritsar: Captain Amarinder Singh May 16, 2014

    Congress leader Captain Amrinder Singh who fought the elections from Amritsar constituency against one of the key candidate of BJP Arun Jaitley, said that he had said on the first day that Jaitley has nothing to do with Punjab. ...
  • Major setback for BJP, Jaitley loses to Amarinder Singh in Amritsar May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major setback to the Bharatiya Janata party on a day when it comfortably crossed the halfway mark of 272 in the Lok Sabha elections, senior party leader Arun Jaitley was defeated by Congress's candidate Captain Amarinder Singh in Punjab. Even before the counting got over, Jaitley conceded...
  • Cyrus Broacha in conversation with Arun Jaitley May 4, 2014

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha election is unwary, Cyrus Broacha talks to Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley who is contesting from Amritsar constituency over drug trafficking in Punjab. ...
  • Arun Jaitley should stop calling me names: Amarinder Singh April 30, 2014

    Former chief minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh who is contesting from Amritsar against BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that he doesn't know what 'gutter inspector' means. On Monday, BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that the former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh is suitable to be a 'gutter inspector'. "Amarinder...
  • Watch: Arun Jaitley appeals to people to go vote April 30, 2014

    Arun Jaitley is fighting his first elections from Amritsar and he doesn't want anyone to waste his/her vote. ...
  • Confident of winning Amritsar, says Arun Jaitley April 30, 2014

    It's a high profile faceoff in Amritsar where senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley is taking on former Punjab CM and Congress candidate Captain Amarinder Singh. Jaitley spoke to CNNIBN and said that he is confident of winning. ...
  • There will be a fair probe into Vadra's land deals: Arun Jaitley April 29, 2014

    BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that it is for the investigative agencies to look into the matter professionally and correctly if there is a case or not against Robert Vadra's land deal. ...
  • Linking Modi with Fatta shows Congress's 'desperation': Arun Jaitley April 29, 2014

    Amritsar: BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday attacked Congress for linking Narendra Modi with Afroz Fatta, arrested in connection with a hawala racket, and said it shows "desperation" of the party. "Fatta was part of a delegation which had come to meet Modi. So, how can Modi be liable for the...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai @ ground zero: Campaign trail in Amritsar April 28, 2014

    Out of the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, the most keenly watched will be the Amritsar constituency where BJP leader and leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley is contesting against former Punjab chief minister and Congress's Capt Amarinder Singh. In the run up to the 2014...
  • Punjab minister inserts Jaitley's name in a hymn, sparks a row April 28, 2014

    Amritsar: A row has erupted over Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia inserting BJP Amritsar candidate Arun Jaitley's name in a hymn. The Akal Takht is now considering Majithia's apology for the move. Majithia was reported to have changed a word in the concluding part of Guru Gobind Singh's hymn...
  • LS polls: 57,000 'fake votes' in Amritsar, claims AAP April 27, 2014

    Amritsar: Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday claimed that there were about 57,000 voters in Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency were fake in Amritsar constituency. "After a random survey in Rajasansi area of Laddey village, it found was found that in a population of 1,200 atleast 178 votes were fake. Similarly, 163 fake...
  • Probe against Robert Vadra will be fair: Jaitley April 25, 2014

    Amritsar: There will be no witch-hunt if the Bharatiya Janata Party forms the next government at the Centre, said party leader Arun Jaitley on Friday just a few hours after his colleague Uma Bharti called Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra a thief and said that he won't be...
  • Jaitley flays Amarinder, accuses him of having a 'feudal mindset' April 23, 2014

    Amritsar: Taking a swipe at Amarinder Singh's royal background, BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the politics of the Congress leader reflects his "feudal mindset" as he has been caught "lying with a straight face" on the property tax and Jagdish Tytler issue. Jaitley, who is pitted against Amarinder...
  • I am not a reluctant contestant for Congress: Amarinder Singh April 21, 2014

    Congress leader Amarinder Singh ridiculed claims that he was not willing to contest the Lok Sabha elections. "I was not reluctant to fight general elections. Initially I thought that I will traverse across Punjab and campaign for Congress party's candidates in all the 13 constituencies, but when Sonia Gandhi asked...
  • Sidhu's wife hits out at SAD, upset over him being denied a ticket April 21, 2014

    Amritsar's sitting MP Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife Navjyot Kaur has lashed out at the Shiromani Akali Dal, expressing her disappointment over Sidhu being denied a ticket this time. The BJP-SAD alliance has fielded Arun Jaitley from Amritsar. Kaur, in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, accused the Akali Dal government of...