Amritsar

  • Smuggler with 12 kg heroin held in Punjab 06-07-2014 12:44 PM

    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 Amritsar-Tarn Taran road late on Saturday. The police also recovered two Chinese made pistols and ammunition from the smuggler. "The heroin...
  • Amarinder Singh condemns Golden Temple clashes, says SGPC must act responsibly 06-06-2014 04:50 PM

    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 06-06-2014 02:22 PM

    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 06-06-2014 11:21 AM

    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...
  • Sword fight breaks out between Golden Temple task force workers, several injured 06-06-2014 11:03 AM

    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 SAD-BJP: Kejriwal 03-06-2014 07:56 PM

    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 SAD-BJP government and exuded confidence his party would form the next government in the state. The mandate given by the voters...
  • 30 years of Operation Blue Star: Chilling black and white photos of the day the Indian Army stormed the Golden Temple 03-06-2014 12:04 PM

    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 26-05-2014 09:08 PM

    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 him...
  • Watch: Nita Ambani visits Golden Temple in Amritsar 22-05-2014 11:57 AM

    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 17-05-2014 05:00 PM

    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 16-05-2014 02:57 PM

    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 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai Congress leader said, "My intention...
  • Arun Jaitley is an unknown factor in Amritsar: Captain Amarinder Singh 16-05-2014 02:09 PM

    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 16-05-2014 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: In a major setback to the Bharatiya Janata party on a day when it comfortably crossed the half-way 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...
  • Cyrus Broacha in conversation with Arun Jaitley 04-05-2014 12:50 PM

    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 30-04-2014 08:58 PM

    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 30-04-2014 05:39 PM

    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 30-04-2014 09:21 AM

    It's a high profile face-off in Amritsar where senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley is taking on former Punjab CM and Congress candidate Captain Amarinder Singh. Jaitley spoke to CNN-IBN and said that he is confident of winning. ...
  • There will be a fair probe into Vadra's land deals: Arun Jaitley 29-04-2014 07:11 PM

    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 29-04-2014 06:55 PM

    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...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai @ ground zero: Campaign trail in Amritsar 28-04-2014 10:57 PM

    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 28-04-2014 11:20 AM

    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 27-04-2014 08:45 PM

    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...
  • Probe against Robert Vadra will be fair: Jaitley 25-04-2014 05:04 PM

    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' 23-04-2014 09:02 AM

    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 21-04-2014 10:13 PM

    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 21-04-2014 09:28 AM

    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...
  • 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. ...