Jarnail Singh

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The legacy of Operation Blue Star 03-06-2014 11:20 AM

    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 10-03-2014 09:55 PM

    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 17-02-2014 12:00 AM

    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,...
  • No evidence of British role in Operation Bluestar yet: Cameron 15-01-2014 10:59 PM

    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...
  • Ban on 'Sadda Haq' violates right to expression: producers 08-04-2013 12:25 PM

    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...
  • Punjabi film 'Sadda Haq' on Khalistan movement banned in Punjab 05-04-2013 11:24 AM

    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...
  • Controversy erupts over Akalis' honour to militants 06-06-2012 11:50 PM

    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 04-12-2011 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: Breaking a 30-year-old 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...
  • 1984 riots: victim's families still seeking justice 01-11-2011 04:05 PM

    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 12-06-2011 05:53 PM

    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 26-05-2011 06:44 PM

    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. Senior advocate Siddharth...
  • 142 terrorists removed from India's blacklist 15-05-2011 12:30 PM

    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...
  • CWG scam: CBI to summon Jarnail Singh? 29-04-2011 08:12 PM

    New Delhi: On Friday CNN-IBN 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...
  • Had no option but to sign deals: Jarnail Singh 29-04-2011 07:27 AM

    New Delhi: The CEO of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee told CNN-IBN that he had no option but to sign the inflated deals since most deals and purchases were left for the last moment. Talking to CNN-IBN, Jarnail Singh said, "In the TSR contract, when I came into the scene,...
  • Didn't know about TSR kickback: Jarnail Singh 29-04-2011 12:21 AM

    PM nominated CWG OC CEO Jarnail Singh talks to Rajdeep Sardesai about the TSR deal. ...
  • CBI defends PM's CWG nominee Jarnail Singh 28-04-2011 08:50 PM

    New Delhi: After CNN-IBN 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...
  • Full text: Letter that links PMO to CWG scam 28-04-2011 05:12 PM

    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...
  • I approved TSR deal based on OC report: Hooper 28-04-2011 03:46 PM

    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 CNN-IBN after the channel revealed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's representative on the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Jarnail Singh, knew and approved...
  • BJP alleges cover-up in CWG scam cases 28-04-2011 01:41 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday alleged that there has been a cover-up in the Commonwealth Games scam cases. "This is a part of the cover-up. The whole affair is getting closer to the Cabinet. There is definitely suspicion that cover-up operation is going on. People of...
  • CWG scam: Shunglu panel accuses Kalmadi 05-04-2011 09:24 AM

    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. CNN-IBN accesses key points of the sixth and final Shunglu panel report. Slamming Suresh Kalmadi, Former...
  • Kalmadi's name missing from CWG legacy report 06-03-2011 02:38 PM

    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 four-volume legacy report and a...
  • Shoe-throwing journo releases book on 1984 riots 07-11-2009 02:30 AM

    Jarnail Singh shot to fame for throwing a shoe at Chidambaram. ...
  • Watch: Shoe-throwing journo talks of '84 riots 28-10-2009 12:10 PM

    Jarnail Singh threw a shoe at Chidambaram for lack of action. ...