Amritsar

In first show of strength, Navjot Singh Sidhu visits Golden Temple with 62 MLAs

Earlier in the day, the 62 Congress MLAs gathered at Sidhu's Amritsar residence and reached the Golden Temple complex in two chartered luxury buses. On reaching the Golden Temple, they were given a warm welcome by the party functionaries.

Jul 21, 2021, 15:47 PM IST

Red Fort violence case accused Gurjot Singh, carrying Rs 1 lakh bounty on his head, arrested from Punjab

A resident of Tarn Taran in Punjab, Gurjot Singh was reportedly present at the Red Fort when the violence broke out. The police were looking for him his alleged involvement in the “conspiracy” and in “instigating” the crowd through “provocative speeches” that he delivered from the monument itself.

Jun 28, 2021, 12:29 PM IST

Six-time MP from Amritsar and Congress leader Raghunandan Lal Bhatia dies aged 100, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh condoles death

Raghunandan Lal Bhatia had also served as the governor of Kerala and Bihar.

May 15, 2021, 13:32 PM IST

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: Recalling the horrors of the fateful day after 102 years

April 13 marks the day of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, and Tuesday (April 13) is the 102nd anniversary of the celebrations of Baisakhi festival which took a grim turn back in 1919.

Apr 13, 2021, 08:01 AM IST

Amritsar’s Golden Temple sees poor attendance of devotees due to Bharat Bandh

The majority of the tourists who had arrived in the holy city to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple from far-flung places had to remain confined to their hotels in the absence of local transport

Mar 26, 2021, 16:56 PM IST

Cycle rally organised in Punjab's Amritsar to celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence

The rally began at Jallianwala Bagh and concluded at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Company Bagh.

Mar 12, 2021, 12:50 PM IST

Train services resume in Punjab after farmers end blockade of rail tracks after 169 days

Savinder Singh, a leader of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangarsh Committee, said they decided to withdraw the rail blockade after a meeting of all protesting farmer unions.

Mar 12, 2021, 12:04 PM IST

Man arrested for sharing child porn videos on social media

Social media giant Facebook had complained to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) that the accused were sharing child porn videos through its messaging platform Messenger. Taking note of the complaint made by Facebook, the Home Ministry directed the cybercrime wing of the Punjab Police to investigate the matter. It was found that the objectionable videos related to child pornography were being shared by two brothers from Amritsar.

Mar 03, 2021, 09:13 AM IST

Two women jump off moving cab in Punjab to escape molestation bid by driver

Two women jumped out of a moving car to avoid molestation bid from the driver. The incident took place on Saturday in Punjab's Amritsar. 

Oct 18, 2020, 16:20 PM IST

Death toll in Punjab spurious liquor tragedy rises to 57; magisterial probe ordered, ten arrested

Huge quantity of spurious liquor, drums, storage cans etc were also recovered from the arrested.

Aug 01, 2020, 17:35 PM IST

5 Indian High Commission officials, including 2 staffers abducted, tortured by Pakistan's ISI, return home

On June 15, two staff members of the Indian mission, who are working as drivers in the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, were detained for over 12 hours.

Jun 22, 2020, 16:48 PM IST

Amritsar to Delhi in four hours by road, Nitin Gadkari approves Greenfield expressway plan

The Minister said this greenfield alignment will not only provide shortest and alternate express connectivity to Amritsar city but also to other religious centres.

Jun 02, 2020, 19:36 PM IST

Akal Takht mulling ban on mobile phones inside Golden Temple

Photography and videography in the precincts of the Golden Temple have already been banned by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to avoid any "disturbance" to the spiritual atmosphere

Feb 07, 2020, 17:54 PM IST

Akali Dal leader shot dead in Amritsar; CBI probe sought

Gurdeep Singh was shot multiple times by assailants while returning from the Gurudwara.

Jan 02, 2020, 21:13 PM IST

Amritsar turned coldest city on Saturday night at 7.8 degrees

According to Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, the reason can be attributed to the good amounts of rain and snowfall over the hills.

Dec 01, 2019, 14:09 PM IST

Janhvi Kapoor visits Golden Temple in Amritsar ahead of 'Dostana 2'—See pics

Janhvi looked gorgeous in her traditional avatar, wearing a pretty gotta-patti work sharara-kurta and dupatta set.

Nov 07, 2019, 19:40 PM IST

Malaika Arora seeks divine blessings at Golden Temple, shares pics

Well, the stunner recently celebrated her 46th birthday and it was a starry affair. 

Nov 06, 2019, 13:24 PM IST

Amid arms drop to terrorists near Indo-Pak border, Home Ministry tells BSF to adopt anti-drone technology

The BSF has been directed to take necessary counter-measures against drones, which of late, has become terrorist's preferred mode to smuggle AK-47 rifles and grenades from Pakistan to India. 

Oct 14, 2019, 14:28 PM IST

Farmers in Punjab's Amritsar continue to burn stubble despite ban

The farmers of the state say that they are left with no other alternatives then to burn the paddy stubble. They also suggested that if the government wants to stop the practice of stubble burning, they should set up plants where they can sell the crop residue.

Oct 14, 2019, 11:55 AM IST

Complaint against Punjabi singer Gurdaas Maan for cancelling Durga Puja performance in Kolkata over Golden Temple replica venue

The 22 pally Durga puja committee which had made the pandal on the theme of Amritsar's Golden Temple, had invited Maan to perform on October 6.

Oct 13, 2019, 14:40 PM IST