Everything you need to know about Amritsar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Amritsar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Amritsar, May 19 (ANI): Polling for 146 Panchayat Samitis and 22 Zila Parishads is taking place under full security arrangements here today.
She walked into my study with a sort of aggressive authority that has become the hallmark of younger TV interviewers, custom made for shrill current affairs chat shows.
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Television actor Angad Hasija, the latest entrant in "Amrit Manthan", says his character in the show will confuse the audience.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) A pair of casual jeans, stylish cotton tees, sunglasses and hats are a must when you are travelling, says designer Rina Dhaka and adds that women should carry outfits and accessories according to the nature of destination.
Amritsar, May 13 (ANI): In a major initiative, the Pakistan Muslim League (N) which has registered a landslide victory in Pakistan elections, today nominated first Sikh member Ramesh Singh Arora to the provincial assembly.
Amritsar May 11 (ANI): The Italian envoy Daniele Manchini said here today that they want fast and fair trial of the two marines involved in the killing of two Indian fishermen and also suggested that the accused should be tried under Italian jurisdiction.
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) They were of no use to him when he was alive. But when Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh died after being beaten up inside a Lahore prison, top politicians made sure that they were seen at every occasion associated with his sacrifice.
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court was Tuesday moved seeking direction to the central government to repatriate critically injured Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay in the interest of "universal justice and equity".
Ludhiana, May 5 (IANS) Train services on the Amritsar-New Delhi railway line were hit Sunday when Sikh protestors squatted on tracks. They were agitating against the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case by a Delhi court.
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday demanded a detailed statement from the central government about the missing vital organs of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian death row prisoner who died in a Lahore hospital a week after a murderous attack in jail.
Amritsar, May 4 (ANI): Protesters of the Sikh community took to the streets in Amritsar on Saturday, after court acquitted Congress party leader Sajjan Kumar accused of murder during the 1984 anti-Sikh communal riots in Delhi.
Bhikiwind (Punjab), May 3 (IANS) Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who died after a murderous attack in a Lahore jail, was Friday cremated with full state honours of a martyr as tens of thousands of people joined in to bid him a tearful farewell.
Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) Following the attack on a Pakistani prisoner in a Jammu jail by a fellow inmate Friday, authorities in Punjab have imposed curbs on the movement of Pakistani prisoners lodged in jails in Punjab for their safety.
Amritsar, May 3 (IANS) Refuting the theory put up by Pakistani authorities that Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh was fatally injured in a "scuffle" of prisoners, Indian doctors who conducted a second autopsy on him Friday said that the brutal assault was with the "motive to kill".
Bhikiwind (Punjab), May 3 (IANS) Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who died after a murderous attack in a Lahore jail, was cremated at his hometown here Friday amid jostling crowds of tearful mourners.
Bhikhiwind (Punjab), May 3 (ANI): A sea of humanity that included political leaders like Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, the state's Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and other dignitaries stood witness as the mortal remains of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who died in a Pakistan hospital yesterday, was consigned to flames in his native village Bhikhiwind on Friday afternoon with full state honours.
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): India on Friday said it would provide consular access to Pakistan of its prisoner injured in a attack in the Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu only after the medical arrangements are in place.
Bhikhiwind (Punjab), May 3 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people thronged this Punjab town Friday to be part of the last journey of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner killed in a brutal attack in a Pakistani prison.
Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Shamshad Begum was born in Lahore, not in Amritsar, the legendary singer's only daughter, Usha Ratra, has clarified, also opening up about her mother's shy nature, personal struggles and professional achievements.
Jammu, May 3 (ANI): Inmates have reportedly attacked a Pakistani prisoner lodged in Jammu's Kot Bhalwal Jail.
Bhikhiwind (Punjab), May 3 (IANS) Hundreds of people flocked to this dusty Punjab town since early Friday to catch a last glimpse of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who was killed in a brutal attack in a prison in Lahore, Pakistan.
Bikhiwind, May 3 (ANI): Sarabjit Singh, an Indian death row prisoner who died in Pakistan on Thursday a week after a brutal assault by other inmates of a high-security jail, will be accorded state funeral in his Punjab hometown of Bhikhiwind this afternoon.
Amritsar/New Delhi/Lahore, May 2 (IANS) Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh's body was brought to India after he died in a Pakistani hospital early Thursday, succumbing to his injuries six days after being attacked by his fellow inmates in a jail and pushing the India-Pakistan equation to a new low.
Amritsar, May 2 (ANI): The body of Sarabjit Singh, which has been brought back to India from Pakistan, is being taken to a civil hospital in Patti for post-mortem.
Amritsar, May 2 (ANI): The special flight carrying Sarabjit Singh's body landed at the Amritsar airport on Thursday evening.
Amritsar/Lahore, May 2 (IANS) Sarabjit Singh finally returned home Thursday - for a final adieu. Six days after a murderous attack by fellow prisoners, the Indian death row prisoner died in a Lahore hospital in the early hours of the morning, leaving thousands in India mourning his death and pushing the India-Pakistan equation to a new low.
Amritsar, May 2 (ANI): Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur, who is representing the Congress-led UPA Government at the Amritsar airport here where Sarabjit Singh's body is expected to arrive soon, said this a very sad moment for the family of the Indian prisoner and the entire country.
Amritsar, May 2 (IANS) The body of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh arrived here Thursday evening from Lahore on a special Air India flight.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The special aircraft carrying Sarabjit Singh's body took off from Lahore on Thursday evening.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The special aircraft carrying Sarabjit Singh's body is now all set to take off from Lahore.
Bhikhiwind (Punjab), May 2 (IANS) Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who died in Pakistan early Thursday, will be cremated in his hometown Bhikhiwind in Punjab's border district of Tarn Taran, amid great anger in the town.
Bhikhiwind (Punjab), May 2 (ANI): Family members of Sarabjit Singh have reached their hometown Bhikhiwind where his body will be brought to from Pakistan.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A special aircraft has left for Pakistan to bring back the body of India prisoner Sarabjit Singh who died in a Lahore hospital Thursday, an official said.
Amritsar, May 2 (IANS) Sarabjit Singh - the impoverished family man from a Punjab village, the death row prisoner who languished for 23 years in Pakistan, the man who in death became the latest bone of contention in India-Pakistan ties - who died Thursday after being brutally assaulted by fellow prisoners in Pakistan, was of all these.
New Delhi/Amritsar, May 2 (ANI): India on Thursday reacted with anger and dismay on hearing the news of death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Lahore's government-run Jinnah Hospital this morning.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday told the family of Sarabjit Singh who died in a Lahore hospital that his body would be flown back to India in a special aircraft.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Sarabjit Singh, the Indian death row prisoner who died in a Lahore hospital early Thursday, should be given the stature of a "shahid" or, martyr, his family has said.
Lahore/Amritsar, May 1 (ANI): Distraught family members of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh returned home via the Wagah-Attari land border route on Wednesday after doctors at Lahore's Jinnah Hospital reportedly indicated that he was clinically dead.
Attari (Punjab), May 1 (IANS) The family of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, battling for life in Pakistan, returned to India Wednesday saying that they were dissatisfied with the way he was being treated and had been kept in the dark about his condition.
Lahore/Amritsar, April 30 (IANS) The distraught family of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was brutally assaulted in a Lahore jail last week, is likely to return home Wednesday after doctors have reportedly indicated that he was "clinically dead".
Lahore/Amritsar, April 30 (IANS) The distraught family of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was brutally assaulted in a Lahore jail last week, is likely to return home Wednesday after doctors reportedly indicated that he was "clinically dead".
Amritsar/Lahore, April 30 (IANS) The distraught family of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was brutally assaulted in a Lahore jail last week, is likely to return home Wednesday after doctors have reportedly indicated that he was "clinically dead".
Amritsar/ Lahore, April 29 (ANI): Well-wishers of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who is in coma, prayed for his speedy recovery at the Golden Temple on Monday and hoped that he would be allowed to return to India for medical treatment.
Lahore/Amritsar, April 28 (IANS) With doctors in a Lahore hospital describing as "slim" the chances of survival of badly beaten up Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, his hapless family Sunday pleaded for help from the Indian government, which said it would do everything it could to bring him home.
Lahore/Amritsar, April 28 (IANS) With doctors in a Lahore hospital saying that chances of survival of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was brutally assaulted by fellow inmates, were "slim", his family Sunday pleaded for help from the Indian government and prayed for his life.
Attari (Punjab), April 28 (IANS) Family members of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who is in coma after a murderous attack on him by fellow prisoners in a Lahore jail, crossed over to Pakistan Sunday afternoon to visit him in a hospital in Lahore.
Amritsar/Lahore/New Delhi, April 28 (ANI): Four members of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's family will travel to Lahore, Pakistan on Sunday, even as the latter has slipped into "deep coma" at the government-run Jinnah Hospital, and continues to remain on ventilator support.
Amritsar, April 27 (IANS) Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh's daughter Saturday pleaded that he be shifted to a better facility from Lahore's Jinnah Hospital for treatment.
Amritsar/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh continued to be critical in a hospital in Pakistan's Lahore city even as his family members said that they would go there Sunday to look after him.
Amritsar/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Four family members of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh will cross over to Pakistan Sunday, to visit him in a Lahore hospital where he has been admitted after a brutal asssault, after the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi issued the visas Saturday evening as a special case.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Four family members of Sarabjit Singh were Saturday granted visas to travel to Pakistan to see the critically injured Indian death row prisoner who was brutally attacked in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail.
Amritsar/Lahore, April 27 (IANS) The condition of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, admitted to a Lahore hospital after being brutally assaulted by fellow inmates, continued to be critical Saturday, even as his family demanded Pakistani visas to visit him.
Amritsar, April 27 (IANS) Dalbir Kaur, sister of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, was Saturday advised rest by a doctor here after she complained of uneasiness and chest pain.
London, April 25 (IANS) Built with contributions from members of the Sikh community, Scotland's largest gurdwara is set to open April 28 in Glasgow.
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Condoling the death of legendary playback singer Shamshad Begum, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said the industry had lost its "golden voice", while Lata Mangeshkar remembered her as a "nice and happy soul".
Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) Navjot Singh Sidhu had a chequered stint with the Indian cricket team. Either he was a plodder or ended up with the 'Sixer Sidhu' sobriquet, given the number of sixes he started hitting late in his career. Once, he even walked out of the team during a series in England. In his political career too, as the MP representing Amritsar in the Lok Sabha, Sidhu has remained close to controversy.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) BJP president Rajnath Singh Friday spoke to party MP Navjot Singh Sidhu following reports of his feeling "suffocated" in the system and assured that his grievances will be looked into.
BJP Chief Parliamentary Secretary and wife of former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, Navjot Kaur Sidhu has raised a controversy saying that her husband may quit politics as he is feeling suffocated and sidelined.
Amritsar, Apr 11 (ANI): BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife and Amritsar-East MLA Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu has alleged that her husband has been "sidelined" by his party.
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The delegation of US Congressman and business leaders visiting the country left for home Sunday after a 10-day trip of India.
Amritsar, April 4 (IANS) Thanks to his sculpted body and macho looks, Kapil Nirmal is quite popular among girls, but the actor clarifies that he is not aiming to become a small screen hunk.
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday criticised the central government for deliberately stopping international flights from the Amritsar airport.
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) TV show producers every time introduce fresh faces and Prashant Bhatt says this is because newcomers bring freshness and viewers find it easy to connect with them.
Chandigarh, April 1 (IANS) In yet another killing of an official of Punjab Police, an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) was shot dead by unidentified people near Jalandhar city late Sunday night, police said Monday.
Amritsar, Mar 31 (ANI): Veteran social activist Anna Hazare highlighted the issues of rampant corruption and rising inflation during nationwide campaign held in Amritsar city of India's northern Punjab state.
Amritsar, March 31 (IANS) Warning that India was headed to "disaster", anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare Sunday began his year-long, all-India campaign from Amritsar's historic Jallianwala Bagh ground.
Amritsar, Mar. 31 (ANI): Veteran social activist Anna Hazare will begin his 'Janatantra Yatra' from Amritsar today to garner support against the Congress-led UPA Government's policies and push for a strong Lokpal bill.
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Anna Hazare will embark on a year-long, all-India tour from Sunday to campaign for a stronger Lokpal bill, electoral reforms and other issues he has been raising for the past few years, an aide said here.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 (ANI): Veteran social activist Anna Hazare, who left for Amritsar to begin a series of public rallies under the banner of 'Janatantra Yatra' to garner people's support against the Congress-led UPA Government, on Saturday said the country can witness a change only through a mass movement.
Amritsar, March 26 (IANS) A 21-year-old woman alleged that she was raped by four men in a moving car in Amritsar Monday night and then dumped, police said Tuesday.
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Monday stressed the need for a specialised and motivated workforce for the growth of tourism sector.
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) The title of new show "Gurbani" will be replaced, said an official statement from channel Colors Monday. The decision comes after various Sikh organisations reportedly expressed concern over it.
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) The men in khaki, it would seem, are hellbent on denting the image of police - and even the state - as happened during the 1980s and early 1990s at the height of terrorism in Punjab.
New Delhi, Mar. 6 (ANI): Terming as extremely unfortunate the killing of a cop in Punjab's Tarn Taran District, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur on Wednesday said it is a challenging task to maintain law and order in a country, which is so diverse.
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) Tuesday asked the Punjab Police chief to probe the attack on a woman by policemen in the state's Tarn Taran district.
Amritsar, Mar. 3 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence Jitender Singh on Sunday highlighted the need for strengthening the country's intelligence machinery in the wake of recent serial blasts in Hyderabad city that claimed 16 lives.
Kolkata, Mar 1 (IANS) Flaying the Congress-led UPA government over several issues including the budget, the CPI-M Friday said only the Left parties had alternative policies that were being propogated through the party's "Sangharsh Sandesh Jathas" (revolutionary message marches).
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Terming India's rate of price rise the highest in the world, the CPI-M Sunday blamed the Congress-led UPA government's policies for creating a tendency of suicide among farmers.
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) When world leaders visit the Sikh holy city of Amritsar or Punjab, it is not religion but politics at the back of their minds. The holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandar Sahib, better known as the Golden Temple, is the one stop that some of the world leaders must do on their visit to India.
Amritsar, Feb.20 (ANI): Martyrdom Day, which is observed in the memory of those who died while fighting to protect the sanctity of the Sikh Gurdwaras before the partition of the subcontinent, is being observed at Nanakana Sahib near Lahore in Pakistan from Tuesday to Thursday.
Amritsar, Feb 20 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday offered prayers at the holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandar Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, in this Punjab town.
Amritsar, Feb 15 (IANS) A total of 445 kg of heroin, worth Rs.2,225 crore, seized in the last few years was burnt here, an official said.
Amritsar Feb.15 (ANI): To prevent the inflow of drugs from Pakistan, Indian Customs will soon use Labrador dogs at the Attari- Wagah border that separates road and railway routes between India and Pakistan.
Chandigarh, Feb 13 (IANS) Faced with the problem of crowded jails, Punjab Wednesday approved the setting up of three new ultra-modern high security prisons at Amritsar, Bathinda and Muktsar for housing 5,000 inmates, an official said.
Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Veteran writer-lyricist Gulzar and filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj are on their back after a brief visit to Pakistan, but there is "nothing political" about their return, said an official statement from the latter's office.
Amritsar, Feb 10 (IANS) Alert troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) Sunday recovered fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with face value of Rs.13.88 lakh near the India-Pakistan border in Amritsar sector of Punjab, officials said here.
New Delhi/Amritsar/Srinagar, Feb 5 (ANI): Wet spell in northern India brought back the chill on Tuesday, as temperatures plunged several notches below normal, forcing people to stay within the confines of their homes.
Amritsar, Feb.4 (ANI): A motorcycle enthusiast and mechanic in Amritsar, Punjab, has designed a motorbike that looks like a crocodile on wheels.
Kolakat/ Bangalore/ Amritsar, Jan. 26 (ANI): The 64th Republic Day was celebrated across the country in the spirit of patriotism and brotherhood to showcase unity in diversity on Saturday.
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) The CPI-M will take out four 'jathas' (processions) from across the country from Feb 25 to propagate its stand on issues affecting the people and alternative leftist policies.
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India and Canada are likely to sign a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) by the end of this year that could raise bilateral trade to $15 billion in two years and substantially boost two-way investments.
Amritsar, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian authorities are all set for a historic move to issue visas on arrival to Pakistani nationals aged 65 and above, from Tuesday, immigration officials said here Monday.
Amritsar, Jan. 13 (ANI): Hundreds of Sikh devotees visited at Golden Temple here took holy dip and offer prayer on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on Sunday.
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Jaypee Punjab Warriors will be shifting their base from Jalandhar to Mohali from the next season of the Hockey Indian League (HIL) for logistical reasons.
Attari (Punjab), Jan 12 (IANS) It's a military ceremony that never fails to arouse nationalist emotions as Indian and Pakistani flags are lowered at sunset at the Attari-Wagah border gates amid much pomp and jingoism. And so it has been all these past days despite the tensions along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
Amritsar/Patna/Mumbai/ Lucknow, Jan 10 (ANI): The Central Government's decision to hike railway fares after almost a decade has upset passengers across India.
New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): Cold wave and dense fog disrupted normal life across India with plummeting temperatures and low visibility, forcing the people to stay within the confines of their houses.
Chandigarh, Jan 3 (IANS) Narnaul town in Haryana was freezing Thursday morning with the minimum temperature registering 0.5 degrees Celsius, Met officials said here.
Amritsar, Dec 27 (IANS) A middle-aged woman and her four minor children were killed when the roof of the house where they were sleeping in caught fire and collapsed in Punjab, police said Thursday.
New Delhi/ Amritsar, Dec. 24 (ANI): Dense fog enveloped most parts of the northern states including national capital on Monday, plunging temperature, shutting down highways and causing delays in the flights, which has added to the woes of the travellers.