Amritsar

  • Amarinder questions Jaitley over Bhopal gas tragedy case 20-04-2014 07:16 PM

    Amritsar: Congress leader and Amritsar candidate Amarinder Singh asked his BJP rival Arun Jaitley to come clean on his alleged defence to Dow Jones against Bhopal gas tragedy victims over denial of compensation. Amarinder, in a statement, asked Jaitley whether it was not a fact that the latter gave legal...
  • PM walked on snow, but didn't leave any footprints: Arun Jaitley 19-04-2014 01:39 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley is on a writing spree this election season. This time, he has taken on the Prime Minister's media advisor Pankaj Pachauri's statements that Dr Manmohan Singh is not a silent Prime Minister. Jaitley, in his 'The Campaign Diary' series that he writes online, has...
  • As row simmers, Jaitley shifts to new house 15-04-2014 07:49 PM

    Amritsar: Amid ongoing row over purchase of a new house by Arun Jaitley in Amritsar, the veteran BJP leader and a contestant for Lok Sabha election from the holy city, on Tuesday shifted to his new residence. Prayers were held to seek blessings of the Almighty as Jaitley moved into...
  • Show Me The Money: Arun Jaitley's total assets valued at Rs 113 Crore 14-04-2014 05:54 PM

    Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley who is contesting the Lok Sabha election from Amritsar has Rs 1.42 crore cash reserve. He owns 6 vehicles including Mercedes, a BMW, a Porsche worth Rs 3.10 crore. Jaitley has properties in Haryana, Delhi and Gujarat valued at Rs 37.3 crore. ...
  • LS polls: Pursue, prove my accounts, Amarinder Singh dares Modi 12-04-2014 06:32 PM

    Amritsar: Dismissing charges of having foreign bank accounts and assets of his family members in other countries, Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Saturday dared BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to pursue the accounts and prove that they were his. "Imagine a man charged with mass murder of hundreds of...
  • Open Mike: Should elections be fought by candidates from local areas and not outsiders? 10-04-2014 08:02 PM

    In a special series 'Open Mike', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits the city of Amritsar where Congress candidate and former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh is contesting against BJP's senior leader Arun Jaitley. She interviews Capt Amarinder Singh and finds out the views of the voters on the...
  • 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...
  • Luxury cars, bungalows in Jaitley's over Rs 110 crore assets 07-04-2014 07:22 PM

    Amritsar: A fleet of luxury cars, residential houses in Delhi, NCR and Gujarat, besides cash and jewellery, are part of the Rs 113.02 crore worth assets of senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley declared in an affidavit filed in Amritsar on Monday. Making an electoral foray from Amritsar seat, Jaitley is...
  • Not just Varanasi, India has over two dozen holy cities as LS seats 28-03-2014 01:42 PM

    New Delhi: All eyes are on Varanasi, the holiest place for the Hindus. BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's candidature from Varanasi has made it a politically very important city in this election season. But, it is not the only holy city or religious place, which is also a Lok...
  • Jaitley targets Sonia after Congress calls him 'outsider' in Amritsar 23-03-2014 04:03 PM

    New Delhi: Hitting out at the Congress over "outsider" remark, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that despite my ancestral roots in Punjab, Captain Sahib called me an "outsider" and a "pseudo" Punjabi. In his blog, Jaitley went on to ask, "It will be kind enough to tell me which...
  • Will not contest LS polls from 2 parliamentary constituencies: Jaitley 22-03-2014 09:32 PM

    Amritsar: After the Congress fielded Capt Amarinder Singh from Amritsar seat, BJP candidate Arun Jaitley on Saturday said he would not contest from two parliamentary constituencies as he was dedicated to the holy city only. "The question doesn't arise to contest election from one more constituency along with Amritsar," said...
  • Arun Jaitley an outsider, doesn't stand a chance: Amarinder 22-03-2014 03:54 PM

    The Congress has decided to field Captain Amarinder Singh against BJP's Arun Jaitley in Amritsar. Amarinder Singh, a former Punjab chief minister, was earlier reluctant to fight. He now says he is battle ready and Arun Jaitley is an outsider who doesn't stand a chance. The Congress leader spoke to...
  • Ready for contest with Jaitley in Amritsar: Captain Amarinder Singh 22-03-2014 11:54 AM

    Congress candidate from Amritsar, Captain Amarinder Singh says he is up for a contest with senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley who is also contesting the Lok Sabha polls from the same constituency. ...
  • Amarinder Singh to contest LS polls against Jaitley 21-03-2014 08:35 PM

    The Congress has fielded former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh against senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley from Amritsar constituency in the upcoming general elections. ...
  • LS polls: Amarinder Singh likely to contest against Arun Jaitley from Amritsar 21-03-2014 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: Congress has asked former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh to contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections against BJP leader Arun Jaitley from Amritsar, sources said on Friday. The Congress leader had earlier expressed that he was ready to take on Arun Jaitley from Amritsar constituency. Speaking to...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Cong headed for worst ever performance, says Jaitley 18-03-2014 06:39 PM

    Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday slammed the UPA government saying that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections would see the worst ever performance by the Congress-led alliance. ...
  • Fire accident at Jaitley's roadshow in Amritsar, no casualties 18-03-2014 01:19 PM

    Amritsar: There was a minor fire accident at senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley's roadshow in Amritsar on Tuesday. According to eyewitnesses, a cracker burst in front of Jaitley's cavalcade which led to a small fire in which two huge bunches of balloons were caught. There have been no reports of...
  • Jaitley gets Amritsar ticket, to visit city today 18-03-2014 08:31 AM

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley will be visiting Amritsar on Tuesday. He'll be visiting the famous Golden temple. Jaitley has been given a Lok Sabha ticket from Amritsar, a seat held by Navjot Singh Sidhu. Even when the reports of Jaitley getting the Amritsar seat was...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Fog disrupts normal life, Amritsar coldest at 0.4 degree Celsius 12-01-2014 02:27 PM

    A thick blanket of fog disrupted normal life at many places as there was no let up in the cold wave conditions sweeping most parts of Punjab and Haryana for the past several days, with Amritsar again reeling under severe chill at 0.4 degrees Celsius. A MeT official said in...
  • Fog woes: Flights, trains delayed in Delhi; Amritsar airport shut 18-12-2013 08:41 AM

    New Delhi: There seemed to be marginal respite from the fog in the national capital on Wednesday morning. At the IGI Airport, visibility was slightly better early in the morning, but started dropping after 8 am. Between 30 and 35 flights were delayed as both the main runways have been...
  • Swarna Shatabdi, Palace on Wheels to get designed toilets soon 17-11-2013 10:30 AM

    New Delhi: Wary of using stinking train toilets? Now, get ready to use newly designed washrooms fitted with vacuum toilet system, like the one seen in planes, as Railways is planning to introduce it on the Delhi-Amritsar Swarna Shatabdi and luxury tourist train Palace on Wheels. "Swarna Shatabdi is going...
  • Heroin worth Rs 30 crore seized, two held 09-10-2013 05:45 PM

    Amritsar: Six kg of heroin worth Rs 30 crore was seized and two persons arrested in this connection near the Sultanwind canal, police said Wednesday. Acting on a tip-off, a white colour car was intercepted near the canal late Tuesday night, they said. Gurdev Singh and Tarsem Singh were arrested...
  • Woman found murdered in AC coach of Dibrugarh-Amritsar Express 26-09-2013 03:53 PM

    A young woman was found murdered on Thursday in the toilet of an AC coach of a train passing through Uttar Pradesh, police said. The woman, aged around 25 years, was found dead in the coach of the Dibrugarh-Amritsar Express. Her body was taken off at Ghazipur railway station, said...
  • Sidhu slams Punjab govt, accuses it of not funding Amritsar 05-09-2013 06:39 PM

    Amritsar: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Navjot Singh Sidhu accused the ruling SAD government in Punjab of turning a blind eye towards Amritsar's development. The Cricketer-turned-BJP MP said that here has been no support for his attempt to improve Amristar and alleged that for the last two years he has not...
  • Sidhu accuses Punjab govt of not giving money to develop Amritsar 05-09-2013 04:21 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has accused the Punjab government of not supporting his endeavours to develop Amritsar. He said, "Amritsar Trust is for the development of Amritsar. The corporation does not have any money for the Trust. I have not received any money for the past two...
  • Sidhu to visit Amritsar after a year 04-09-2013 11:41 AM

    Amritsar: A week after a poster campaign in the city announcing a reward of Rs 2 lakh for bringing back BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu to his Lok Sabha constituency, the cricketer-turned-politician will visit Amritsar Wednesday. Sidhu will visit the city to listen to grievances of the people, his office...