GURMEET SINGH

  • Former Punjab CM Beant Singh's assassin released on parole for 28 days December 26, 2013

    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 militant...
  • 'What The Fish' review: The year's most exhausting and vacuous film December 13, 2013

    Cast: Dimple Kapadia, Manu Rishi, Anand Twari, Manjot Singh, Vishal Sharma, Deepti Pujari Director: Gurmmeet Singh The thought of spending 108 minutes in front of a washing machine watching your clothes spin around as they dry is probably not your idea of entertainment. But it sure beats being trapped in a cinema...
  • What The Fish: Check out Dimple Kapadia's new look November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran actress Dimple Kapadia, who plays the lead role in 'What The Fish', was set to do a promotional song of the upcoming film with a focus on the younger cast members. But even though she couldn't reach in time for its shooting, she didn't let the work...
  • J&K: Army foils infiltration bid, kills 12 terrorists in Kupwara September 26, 2013

    Srinagar: A major infiltration bid was foiled by Army and 1012 terrorists were killed in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday, said General Officer Commanding 15 Corps Lieutenant General Gurmeet Singh. The Lt General said the troops at the Line of Control in the Keran sector of Kupwara district of north Kashmir...
  • Indians disappoint at Athletics World Championships August 11, 2013

    Moscow: Indians disappointed in the men's 20km Race Walk competition at the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships here on Sunday with K T Irfan being disqualified after raising hopes of a creditable finish till the halfway mark. National record holder Irfan was in the sixth position after the halfway mark and...
  • Olympian Gurmeet wins bronze in 20km walk in Japan March 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympian Gurmeet Singh on Sunday won a bronze medal but Khushbir Kaur had to be content with a fourth-place finish in the Asian 20km Walking Championship, held at Nomi City, Japan. Gurmeet took 1hr 21min 38sec to complete four lap course. Yusuke Suzuki of host Japan won the gold...
  • Anubhav Sinha's next film has no interval August 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Directorturnedproducer Anubhav Sinha says shooting for 'Warning' has been wrapped up and the twopart underwater 3D movie will be released without any intermission. "Warning is a 90minute 3D franchise. It is about sixseven friends who ignore a warning and get into life threatening crisis. Some survive and some don't," Sinha,...
  • US: Indian cab driver arrested on rape charges January 11, 2012

    New York: An Indian cab driver in New York has been arrested on charges that he raped and robbed a 26yearold passenger in his taxi last year. Gurmeet Singh, 40, had allegedly held his victim at knifepoint and bound her wrists. He faces charges of rape, assault and robbery among others. The...
  • MBA from Derbyshire is sarpanch in Kashmir May 31, 2011

    Jammu: He earned a masters in business administration (MBA) in Derbyshire and was flooded with job offers. But Gurmeet Singh Bajwa had other dreams. He has just been elected a sarpanch of a small village close to the Pakistan border. At age 28, Bajwa says this is what he is committed...
  • Sect followers torch trains, buses in Haryana, Punjab February 27, 2010

    Chandigarh: Dera Sacha Sauda sect followers on Saturday set fire to two trains and rioted in various parts of Punjab and Haryana to protest against their chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh being charged with murder, police said. Dera followers set afire a compartment each of the FerozepurLudhiana Sutlej Express and two...
  • PM's lookalike walks into AIIMS to wish him well January 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The waiting media as well as the security personnel posted at AIIMS, where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh underwent a bypass surgery, were taken by surprise on Saturday when his lookalike walked in, dressed in the same manner as the PM himself. Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Jungpura, walked into...
  • Dera chief asked to leave Mysore, then Delhi June 23, 2008

    New Delhi: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh returned to his headquarters in Sirsa in Haryana after the police shifted him out of his ashram in Mysore in the middle of the night to prevent trouble. The Dera chief took a Monday morning flight to Delhi and was...
  • Bomb attack on Dera chief in Karnal, 11 hurt February 2, 2008

    New Delhi: The chief of Dera Sacha Sauda, Baba Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim, came under a bomb attack on Saturday when a tyre stuffed with explosives was hurled before his cavalcade triggering a blast, which injured 11 people. Baba Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim, however, escaped unhurt. The Baba has Zplus category...
  • Lookahead wipes: What's making news in India October 25, 2007

    New Delhi: A special court in Ambala will deliver its verdict on three cases pending against Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Baba Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim. Home Secretaries of the eight SAARC countries will meet in New Delhi on Thursday. A sessions court in Coimbatore will sentence the remaining 35 convicts...
  • Dera follower who set himself ablaze dead July 10, 2007

    New Delhi: A Dera Sacha Sauda follower who allegedly attempted selfimmolation in Bathinda on Sunday succumbed to his injuries in Delhi on Monday. Thirtytwoyear old Sham Sunder Bansal, who suffered 80 per cent burns, died at the Safdarjung Hospital, Deputy Commissioner Rahul Bhandari was quoted by news agencyn PTI as saying. Sunder...
  • Another Dera follower sets self on fire July 9, 2007

    New Delhi: A Dera Sacha Sauda follower attempted selfimmolation outside a Gurdwara in Bathinda, Punjab, on Sunday. Thirtytwoyear old Sham Sunder Bansal set himself ablaze in front of a gurudwara situated at Paras Ram Nagar in Bhatinda following the announcement by about 10 to 11 Dera followers of their dissociation from...
  • Dera row: Angry Sikhs clash with police in Punjab July 8, 2007

    New Delhi: Angry Sikhs clashed with the police at Ferozepur in Punjab over the Dera issue on Sunday. The incident occurred when hundreds of Nihangs, Sikhs who follow a militant ideology, ransacked the meeting place of the Dera Sacha Sauda. Police resorted to lathicharge and fired tear gas shells to...
  • Despite warrant, Dera head free man June 29, 2007

    Chandigarh: It's been over a week now since a court in Bathinda issued an arrest warrant against Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, for hurting Sikh sentiments. However, much to the anger of the Sikh bodies, which rejected yet another apology by the Dera chief on Wednesday,...
  • Cops get govt nod to arrest Dera head June 28, 2007

    New Delhi: After the state government gave its go ahead, the Punjab Police can now arrest Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. A Bathinda court had issued a nonbailable arrest warrant against Ram Rahim Singh, and directed the Bathinda Police to get the state's sanction for arrest. However, there...
  • Arrest warrant against Dera chief June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: A court in Bhatinda, Punjab, has issued an arrest warrant against Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, head of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect, for hurting Sikhs. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate A L Kitchi issued a warrant on the basis of a May 20 case registered against Gurmeet. The police...
  • Sikh clergy seeks Dera chief's arrest June 2, 2007

    New Delhi: A group of Sikh organizations have asked the Centre and the governments of Punjab and Haryana to arrest Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by June 18, failing which their activists would court arrest in front of the Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh on June 19. We want...
  • Sikh clergy slams Dera apology May 29, 2007

    Amritsar: In the DeraSikh controversy, the Sikh high priests are mulling their next course of action after receiving a letter of apology from Dera chief, Baba Ram Rahim. Five top priests of Sikh Gurudwara committees will give out a statement after a meeting in Amritsar on Tuesday. Dera Sacha Sauda...
  • CBI in the dock for shielding Dera May 28, 2007

    New Delhi: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has pulled up the CBI for failure to come up with names of the accused in its chargesheet in the Dera Sacha Sauda case. The CBI is investigating Dera chief Baba Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim's alleged involvement in criminal cases. The court...
  • Does Dera sorry matter? | More May 28, 2007

    Amritsar: First an expression of regret and now a direct apology to the 10th Sikh Guru. In the tug of war between the Dera Sacha Sauda and the Sikhs clergy, there are no clear winners. There's been a cautious reaction from the Sikh clergy to the Dera chief's apology for...
  • Deadline for Dera ends | Special May 27, 2007

    New Delhi: The May 27 deadline set by the Sikh clergy for the vacation of all Deras expires Sunday. The Akal Takht, the supreme temporal body of the Sikhs, has issued an ultimatum saying if their demands are not met, they will file a memorandum to the governor of Punjab. The...
  • 30 min: Is Sacha Sauda a real deal? May 26, 2007

    New Delhi: Traditional Sikhs on one side and Deras and sects on the other which side will Sikhism turn. The violent events of the past few days have put the Akalis and the Dera Sacha Sauda up against each other. ...
  • PM should look into Dera row: SAD May 26, 2007

    Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal on Friday demanded that the Central government and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should play a "positive and active role" for peaceful solution of the Dera controversy. "The Centre should come forward. It's a matter of national interest," PTI quoted SAD acting chief Sukhbir Singh Badal...
  • Sorry but no sorry, Dera clears air May 24, 2007

    New Delhi: The standoff between Sikh clergy and Dera Sacha Sauda continued on Thursday with confusion prevailing over whether the sect had apologised to mediator Swami Agnivesh. While there were reports early on Thursday that Swami Agnivesh had got a draft letter from the Dera that included an apology, the sect...
  • Punjab readies to smoke peace pipe May 24, 2007

    New Delhi: The Akali Dal legislature party headed by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal held an emergency meeting on the Dera Sacha Sauda issue on Thursday. After the meeting it was indicated that the matter might soon be resolved. The meeting comes a day after SGPC President Avatar Singh Makkar...
  • Dera followers reconvert to Sikhism May 24, 2007

    Amritsar (Punjab): The Akali Dal seems to be softening its stand over the Dera deadlock. Hours after stressing on the May 27 deadline for the Dera to vacate, the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) backed down. Says SCPC President, Avtaar Singh Makkar, "I have never said that we...