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Amritsar News:The nerve center of spirituality and Sikh culture is now also an urban hub of learning. The famous Golden Temple, a pious and serene place is located here. Apart from this, the Akal Takht, which is the political HQ of Sikhs, is situated here. It is a home to Pingalwara, where the destitutes and homeless people are sheltered. Amritsar is the land of spirituality indeed as a number of sikh historical gurudwaras are based here. In the past it had witnessed a mass massacre in the form of Jallianwala Bagh killings which consequentially led to great political turmoil, the imprints of which reverberates till today. This mini Punjab is an upholder of sikh culture and ethics and has been much publicized for the same. Moreover, now it has an international airport too. Browse this site for more news from this eccentric city covering all issues be it political, cultural or economic ones.
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Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he hugs Amitabh Bachchan who later gave him an award for his contribution to sound industry on behalf of Western India Motion Pictures & TV sound engineers association in Mumbai.
Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he hugs Amitabh Bachchan who later gave him an award for his contribution to sound industry on behalf of Western India Motion Pictures & TV sound engineers association in Mumbai.

Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he displays his Oscar and Bafta awards after recieving an award from Amitabh Bachchan for his contribution to sound industry.
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Sale of Amritsar kirpan on the rise - 02 Jan 2010
Amritsar, Jan 2 (ANI): The sale of kirpans (a ceremonial dagger or sword sported by devout Sikhs) has increased here in Amritsar. Devotees and tourists... the Amritsar as I want to take along a memorabilia from this place, we worship sword

Mass marriage ceremony in Amritsar - 01 Jan 2010
Amritsar, Jan 1 (ANI): At least 51 poor couples tied the nuptial knot at a mass marriage ceremony that was held near Amritsar on Thursday (December 31).  The ceremony organised at Majithia, around 35 kilometers from Amritsar saw

Shawl industry flourishing in Amritsar - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, Sep.19 (ANI): With winters approaching, the over two centuries old Amritsar Shawl industry is experiencing a boom in the domestic as well... dominated the Indian shawl industry for ages, shawls from Amritsar have also grown

Sale of Amritsar kirpans on the rise - 13 Jan 2010
Amritsar, Jan 13(ANI): The sale of kirpans (a ceremonial dagger or sword sported by devout Sikhs) has increased in Amritsar, as devotees and tourists have been... is no more," said Amardeep Singh, a sword manufacturer in Amritsar.  

Thick fog disrupts life in Amritsar - 26 Dec 2008
Amritsar, Dec 26 (ANI): A thick fog enveloped Amritsar throwing life out of gear on Friday morning. The traffic moved at a snail's pace because of poor..., Amritsar shivered as the minimum temperature fell to 2.4 degrees Celsius. 

Amritsar to be a major tourist destination - 13 Jul 2009
Amritsar, July 13 (ANI): Known for its rich Punjabi culture, religious environment, and sumptuous food, Amritsar has been a draw for visitors from across... guru of the Sikhs, Amritsar literally means a pool of nectar. It derives its

PM to visit Amritsar Monday - 23 Mar 2009
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Amritsar later Monday and pray at the Golden Temple. 'Singh is expected to go Monday evening and it will be a private trip,' an official at the Prime Minister's

Wal-Mart launches store in Amritsar - 30 May 2009
Amritsar, May 30 (ANI): Wal-Mart Stores Incorporation opened its first cash-and-carry store in Amritsar on Saturday. Bharti Wal-Mart, the joint venture between the American retailer and India's Bharti Enterprises, was scheduled

Two Afghan drug peddlers caught with heroin in Amritsar - 14 Nov 2009
Amritsar, Nov.14 (ANI): Indian police arrest two Afghan nationals with two kilograms of heroin from Amritsar district. Officials said the contraband... 430,000 dollars was displayed before the media in Amritsar. "State Special

Amritsar all set to "Go Green" - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, July 4, (ANI): Taking a serious note of the depleting green cover in the holy city Amritsar, the district administration with the help of a city... the Member of Parliament from Amritsar, Navjot Singh Sidhu came forward in its

Three-day Amritsar heritage festival gets underway - 20 Feb 2009
Amritsar, Feb. 20, (ANI): People from all walks of life in Amritsar are participating in the three-day Amritsar Heritage Festival that commenced here on Friday....  Organised by the Amritsar Heritage Society (AHS) in support of the Virsa

Manmohan Singh to visit Amritsar on Monday - 22 Mar 2009
New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be visiting Amritsar on Monday to pay his obeisance at the Golden Temple. This is his.... He will also visit the Durgiyana Mandir during his visit to Amritsar

Gangs indulge in shootout in Amritsar, two injured - 16 Jan 2010
Amritsar (Punjab), Jan 16 (ANI): At least two people including a policeman have been injured in a shootout that took place between two gangs in Amritsar. ... injured in the encounter. "Today firing took place in front of Amritsar Bar

Dense fog disrupts normal life in Amritsar - 19 Jan 2010
Amritsar, Jan. 19 (ANI): A dip in mercury levels and dense fog engulfed Amritsar on Tuesday reducing visibility and disrupting normal life. Amritsar... schools due to a sharp dip in mercury. "The weather is very cold in Amritsar

Qatar Airways to start Doha-Amritsar flights - 11 Jun 2009
Amritsar June 11 (ANI): Punjab's Amritsar city would soon be linked... East airlines that will connect holy city Amritsar, the city of Golden Temple..., Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode.  The addition of Amritsar and Goa

Women held with fake currency in Amritsar - 08 May 2009
Amritsar May 8 (ANI) The customs staff posted at the Attari railway station, Amritsar, seized fake Indian currency worth Rs one lakh fifty thousand from a lady passenger Shakila, coming from Pakistan in Samjhauta Express last night. 

SGPC unveils Nanakshahi calendar in Amritsar - 14 Mar 2010
Amritsar, March 14 (ANI): Celebrations for the Sikhs New Year are underway in Amritsar as the Nanakshahi or, the Sikhs' almanac was unveiled by the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) here at the Golden Temple on Sunday. 

Sidhu seeks establishment of visa centre in Amritsar - 26 Jun 2008
Amritsar June 26, (ANI): Amritsar's Member of Parliament Navjot Singh Sidhu... service to Pakistan from Amritsar without the setting up of a visa centre here... in the state from the Centre.  "If the Pakistan visa consulate opens up in Amritsar

Indo-Pak Judicial Committee visits Amritsar jail - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, Aug 18 (ANI): A delegation comprising Indian and Pakistani judges today visited the Amritsar jail and met the Pakistani prisoners lodged there. ... Pakistani prisoners kept in the central jail in Amritsar 30 would be released

Shawl sales multiply, industry flourishes in Amritsar - 13 Jan 2010
Amritsar, Jan 13(ANI): With north India freezing with the onset of winter season, the over two centuries old Amritsar Shawl industry is experiencing a boom... have dominated the Indian shawl industry for ages, shawls from Amritsar have also

Amritsar students protest against recent Mumbai attacks - 26 Dec 2008
Amritsar, Dec 26 (ANI): Hundreds of school children staged a demonstration in Amritsar city to voice their anguish at the recent terror attacks in Mumbai. The students dressed in army uniforms and chanting patriotic slogans, vowed

New technique to control stray dogs' population in Amritsar - 14 Aug 2009
Amritsar, Aug. 14 (ANI): Amritsar administration has come up with a plan to control the growing population of the stray dogs without killing them.  ... of Amritsar captured total 21 dogs to conducted study. All the 21 dogs showed

It's boom time for traditional Amritsar shawl industry - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, Aug 27 (ANI): With the winter season approaching, the famous shawl industry of Amritsar experiences a boom in both domestic and international markets... in Amritsar. The people involved in the industry feel that the industry

Heroin, fake currency seized in Amritsar, three nabbed - 30 Mar 2009
Amritsar, Mar 30 (ANI): Police seized four kilograms of heroin and fake currency worth rupees one million from three suspects in Amritsar.  The three suspects were from neighbouring Tarn Taran district, said P K Rai, Senior

Boiler blast injures four in Amritsar - 30 Sep 2009
Amritsar, Sep 30 (ANI): At least four people including a woman were injured when a boiler in a butter factory exploded here early on Wednesday. The impact of the blast was such that windowpanes of the nearby buildings were smashed

Congress supporters file online missing complaint for Sidhu in Amritsar - 21 Sep 2009
Amritsar, Sep. 21 (ANI): A group of local Congress party leaders in Amritsar... Navjot Singh Sidhu, who represents their Amritsar constituency in Parliament... of an FIR on behalf of the public of Amritsar, stating Sidhu has gone

PM arrives in Amritsar on personal visit - 23 Mar 2009
Amritsar, March 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in this Sikh... by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Bharatiya Janata Party's Amritsar MP...;Amritsar district police chief Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh confirmed the prime

Top leaders focus on Amritsar during final campaign - 11 May 2009
Amritsar, May 11 (IANS) Top leaders of the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) focussed on Punjab's Amritsar parliamentary seat Monday - the last day... cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu of the BJP for the Amritsar seat

Stationary train catches fire in Amritsar, no casualties - 22 Jul 2009
Amritsar, July 22 (ANI): A coach of a stationary train caught fire here on Wednesday.  However, no casualties were reported.  The air-conditioned... while the train was parked at Amritsar railway station. The railway

Abandoned briefcases causes scare in Amritsar - 11 Oct 2008
Amritsar, Oct 11 (IANS) Two briefcases of a businessman, which were stolen and later abandoned by a thief, created a scare in this Sikh holy city Saturday as people suspected they were bombs. The police rushed a dog squad and cordoned

BJP protests against fuel price hike in Amritsar - 27 Feb 2010
Amritsar, Feb 27(ANI): Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took out a bicycle rally in Amritsar on Saturday to protest against the hike in petroleum prices in the Budget.  The rally saw provincial lawmaker Anil Joshi

Artisans keep copper relief art alive in Amritsar - 09 Feb 2010
Amritsar, Feb 6(ANI): Several ancient art forms such as copper relief art are on the verge of extinction in the country, but a few artisans in Amritsar have.... In Amritsar, these craftsmen have been practicing this craft for centuries

Army finally hands over Amritsar's Gobindgarh fort - 06 Oct 2008
Amritsar, Oct 6 (IANS) Amritsar's Gobindgarh Fort, built in 1760 and associated with the Sikh warrior king Maharaja Ranjit Singh, was Monday formally handed... who handed over the place to Amritsar deputy commissioner K.S. Pannu. 

Five drug peddlers nabbed in Amritsar - 22 Mar 2010
Amritsar, Mar 22 (ANI): The Special Intelligence Wing of Punjab Police have arrested five drug peddlers and seized 26 kilograms of heroin after a brief gun battle with them on Sunday.  Acting on a tip-off, the sleuths intercepted

Amritsar girl transforming lives of neglected children - 30 May 2009
Amritsar, May 30 (ANI): Many children of rickshaw-pullers, domestic helps, migrant labourers, and single or abandoned mothers in Amritsar have.... It is because of her initiative that these once neglected children in Amritsar

Bangladeshi prisoner attempts suicide in Amritsar jail - 20 Mar 2009
Amritsar, March 20 (IANS) Upset over not being released even after his prison term ended two years ago, a Bangladeshi national Friday attempted suicide inside the Amritsar central jail in Punjab, police officials here said. Mohammed

PM to address election rally in Amritsar today - 11 May 2009
Amritsar, May 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will address a series of election rallies here today.  Dr. Singh is also scheduled to address another poll meeting at Khadoor Shaib parliament constituency falling in the Tarn

Summers bring a variety of therapeutic drinks on Amritsar roads - 11 May 2009
Amritsar, May 10 (ANI): Even though summers make life difficult people.... One popular Lassi shop of Amritsar is Gyan Singh's Punjabi lassi, which... floating on the top. Gyan Singh's lassi is popular not only in Amritsar but outside

Amritsar hosts Mr. Singh International - 21 Dec 2009
Amritsar, Dec 21(ANI): Several Sikh youth walked down the ramp recently to stake a claim for the title of Mr. Singh International, which stands for quintessential Sikh identity with single-minded devotion.  Selected

101 couples enter wedlock at Amritsar mass marriage - 30 Nov 2009
Amritsar, Nov 30 (ANI): An NGO named the 'Indian Dalit Social Morcha' solemnized the mass marriage of 101 underprivileged couples here on Sunday. Both birdie grooms and brides, dressed in traditional clothes, were wedded according

Amritsar plays host to second Punjabi film festival - 05 Feb 2009
Amritsar, Feb.5 (ANI): Amritsar recently hosted the second Punjabi Film festival which was attended by eminent Punjabi artists who used this opportunity to promote Punjabi films. An idea conceived a year ago by prominent film lover

Amritsar teacher booked for assaulting schoolboy - 26 Jan 2009
Amritsar, Jan 26 (IANS) A physical training teacher of a private school here has been booked by the police after he mercilessly beat up a student, fracturing his arm, for not wearing his turban to school, police said Monday. 

Celebrations at Dr. Manmohan Singh's college in Amritsar - 21 May 2009
Amritsar, May 21 (ANI): As the news flashed on television channels with Dr. Manmohan Singh stating that the President Pratibha Patil gave him... at the Amritsar's Hindu college here.  Students and faculty of Hindu

Varun Gandhi pays obeisance at Amritsar's Golden Temple - 16 Aug 2009
Amritsar, Aug. 16 (ANI): Dressed in white, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Varun Gandhi paid obeisance at the Golden Temple here on Sunday. ... local BJP cadre. After a meeting with local leaders at the Amritsar Circuit

Amritsar hosts annual heritage festival to popularize Punjabi culture - 06 Mar 2010
Amritsar, March 6 (ANI): A five-day annual Heritage Festival has been organized in the holy city of Amritsar that got off to a colourful start here... is intended to further lend a boost to Amritsar appearing on the global tourist map

Amritsar's studded traditional jewellery has a glitter - 11 Aug 2009
Amritsar, Aug. 11 (ANI): Punjab has traditionally been a paradise... with precious stones.  However, Amritsar city, known for its Golden... stones are the pride of Amritsar.  Most of the craftsmen here are the natives

Pakistan hockey team arrives in Amritsar - 22 Feb 2010
Amritsar, Feb.22 (ANI): Led by captain Zeeshan Ashraf and coach and former Pakistani goalkeeper Shahid Ali Khan, an 18-member Pakistan squad arrived here in the wee hours of Monday (February 22) to participate in the Hockey World Cup

Radical Sikh group takes out 'genocide remembrance march' in Amritsar - 03 Jun 2009
Amritsar, June 3(ANI): Sikh radicals on Wednesday took out a 'genocide remembrance march' in Amritsar to mark the start of events linked to the 25th..., who had taken shelter in amritsar's Golden Temple. Bhindranwale was one

Shiv Sena activists burn Pakistan national flag in Amritsar - 13 Sep 2009
Amritsar Sep. 13 (ANI): Outraged over the rocket firing incident by Pakistan on Friday night in Attari Sector of Punjab's Amritsar district, a group of Shiv...;A number of activists assembled at the Hathi Gate Chowk of Amritsar

Shiv Sena activists burn Pakistan national flag in Amritsar - 13 Sep 2009
Amritsar Sep. 13 (ANI): Outraged over the rocket firing incident by Pakistan on Friday night in Attari Sector of Punjab's Amritsar district, a group of Shiv... at the Hathi Gate Chowk of Amritsar and burnt Pakistan's national flag.  

Amritsar's Khanna Paper Mills, the largest user of paper waste in country - 12 Aug 2009
Amritsar, Aug 12 (ANI) Based in Amritsar, Khanna Paper Mills Pvt Ltd specializes in manufacturing quality and environment friendly paper from waste paper.  It caters to the domestic market and exports it to SAARC countries, Africa

Sports activities help youth to be disciplined in Amritsar - 09 Mar 2009
Khalchain (Amritsar), Mar 9 (ANI): Khaidan Khalchain Diyan, the sports meet organized here has inspired village youth in the region to be disciplined and become sportsmen.  Village Khalchain, located near Amritsar, has been

Protestors stall Amritsar Shatabdi near Ludhiana - 06 Nov 2009
Ludhiana, Nov 6 (ANI): The Swaran Shatabdi from Amritsar to Delhi was stopped near Ludhiana by 1984 riot victims on Friday morning. The protestors have blocked rail tracks at many places.  The protests have been held in many

Breast Cancer awareness rally in Amritsar - 08 Mar 2009
Amritsar, Mar. 8 (ANI): Hundreds of school children, volunteers and doctors joined the mass awareness rally to create awareness about breast cancer in Amritsar.KC Roko Cancer Charitable Trust in association with Indian Medical

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's birthday celebrated in Amritsar - 26 Sep 2009
Amritsar, Sep.26 (ANI): Relatives of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his... journey from Pittsburgh for G20 summit.  Amritsar-based Surjit Singh... to Amritsar. Singh married Gursharan Kaur in 1958 and has three daughters

MiG 29 intercepts Air France plane over Amritsar - 27 Aug 2009
Amritsar, Aug 27(ANI): An Air France plane was intercepted by an Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG 29 aircraft over Amritsar on Thursday morning as it crossed into Indian airspace.  IAF radars picked up the aircraft, flying at a flight

Pakistan-bound junior hockey team stopped in Amritsar - 10 Nov 2008
New Delhi/Karachi, Nov 10 (IANS) India's junior hockey team is camping at Amritsar to hear from the authorities on the fate of their five Test series against... as scheduled reached Amritsar to cross to Wagah border Monday, but were told

Pak considers opening of a visa section in Amritsar - 15 Nov 2008
to open a visa section at Amritsar to facilitate their future travel. "Opening a visa section in Amritsar to facilitate Sikh yatrees' visit to Pakistan

Sikhs vie for title of 'Mr Singh' in Amritsar - 29 Nov 2009
Amritsar (Punjab), Nov 29 (ANI): Sikh youths from across the world competed for the coveted title of 'Mr Singh International' at a Sikh fashion show here on Saturday.  Organised by a voluntary organisation, named Akal Purakh Ki

National Youth Festival gets underway in Amritsar - 12 Jan 2009
Amritsar, Jan 12 (IANS) January's harsh winter in this Punjab city may... Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu was present on the occasion.  Badal... Minister M.S. Gill said that Punjab and Amritsar were chosen for the youth

After a high, Amritsar airport falls on bad days - 14 Nov 2008
Amritsar, Nov 14 (IANS) Touted till recently as competition to Delhi's Indira... is charging Rs.154,000 per flight in Amritsar from Singapore Airlines as compared... inside the terminal are also not of international standards.  Amritsar

Agitated Sikhs burn effigy of Taliban in Amritsar - 01 May 2009
Amritsar, May 1 (ANI): Activists of various Sikh organizations burnt an effigy of the Taliban here on Friday to express their anguish and protest against the barbarism being meted out to Sikhs in Pakistan's North West Front

Gurudwara Kotha Sahib promoting brotherhood among all near Amritsar - 20 Feb 2009
Vallah (Amritsar), Feb.20 (ANI): In Sikhism, the places visited by Sikh gurus... happens to be Village Vallah located near Amritsar. This place was visited... Guru's house. It is said Guru Tegh Bahadur, while leaving Amritsar

India, Pakistan activists promote peace at Amritsar seminar - 12 Jan 2009
Amritsar, Jan. 12 (ANI): Indian and Pakistani social and peace activists besides religious leaders attended a special seminar on Sunday, intended to defuse the growing tensions between countries since the Mumbai terror attacks of 26/11

Parliamentary panel visits Amritsar's airport to help save it - 16 Dec 2008
Amritsar, Dec 16 (IANS) A parliamentary panel, led by Sports Minister Manohar Singh Gill, Tuesday visited the international airport at Rajasansi near here... the airport. Gill, accompanied by Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, former

Badal snubs Sidhu over land for Amritsar airport - 19 Dec 2008
plans of the Amritsar international airport. 'This government cannot act... to the demand of the MP from Amritsar.   The reaction from Badal came a day

Third Amritsar International Festival delights folk dance lovers - 08 Feb 2010
Amritsar, Feb.7 (ANI): Folk dance lovers had great fun watching a convergence... recently. It was an endeavour to bring Amritsar on the global map for its... at the Third Amritsar International Festival, which was organised here on February

Prayers in Amritsar for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's success - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, July 21, 2008 (ANI): While various political leaders are putting up their best argumentative skills during the ongoing vote of confidence in the Indian Parliament in the national capital, religious prayers have been held here

NRI couple caught with 3.7 kg heroin at Amritsar airport - 06 Oct 2008
Amritsar, Oct 5 (IANS) Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Sunday arrested an elderly non-resident Indian (NRI) couple from the Amritsar-Birmingham-Toronto flight that was about to take-off and seized from them 3.7

Principal of Govt. Medical College, Amritsar suspended by Punjab govt. - 21 Sep 2007
of Guru Nanak Medical College of Amritsar has been suspended for the alleged... after the enquiry by the Amritsar deputy commissioner who found them guilty... Medical College and Hospital of Amritsar. Other members of the inquiry team would

Bharti Wal-Mart opens its first cash and carry store in Amritsar - 09 Jun 2009
Amritsar, June 9 (ANI): With the Government allowing Foreign Direct...-and-carry store-in Amritsar. The first sales outlet of Wal-Mart has been opened... Wholesale'.  The opening of Wal-Mart's first outlet in Amritsar city is a high

India's first 2-mega watt solar power plant inaugurated in Amritsar - 15 Dec 2009
Amritsar, Dec.15 (ANI): Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday inaugurated country's first commercial 2 mega watt Solar Power Plant in Punjab's Amritsar District. The plant is proposed

India's first 2-mega watt solar power plant inaugurated in Amritsar - 15 Dec 2009
Amritsar, Dec.14 (ANI): Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday inaugurated country's first commercial 2 mega watt Solar Power Plant in Punjab's Amritsar District. The plant is proposed

India, Pakistan artistes promote brotherhood through music in Amritsar - 22 Oct 2009
Amritsar, Oct.22 (ANI): Indian and Pakistani shared the stage at the ongonig South Asia Festival (SAF) here on Wednesday, lending fillip to efforts for peace and brotherhood. The SAF is a secular, non-political and non-profit event

531st birth anniversary of Guru Amar Das celebrated in Amritsar - 23 May 2009
Amritsar May 23, 2009 (ANI) Thousands of devotees on Saturday took part in a religious procession in the holy city to mark the 531st birth anniversary... Amritsar, Guru Amardas's birthday is celebrated on 9 Jeth as per Nanakshai

Indian women tie Rakhi on the hands of Pakistani jail inmates in Amritsar - 05 Aug 2009
Amritsar / Wagah. Aug.5 (ANI): A group of women belonging to the BrahmaKumari..., who has been in the Amritsar jail since March 2006 on charges of spying in India...;On the occasion, G. S. Sidhu, Superintendent of the Amritsar Central Jail, said

Music festival to strengthen bonds between India-Pakistan held in Amritsar - 13 Nov 2009
Amritsar, Nov 12(ANI): In an initiative to bring the world closer by breaking the barriers of language, a music festival was organized here to bridge... and the second one in Amritsar. Also known as the South Asia Foundation Peace Festival

Satirist Jaspal Bhatti to field candidate from Amritsar for LS polls - 18 Mar 2009
Amritsar, March 18 (ANI): At a time when all political parties... for Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency for the forthcoming parliamentary elections.  In a comical function that was held at Nehru Complex in Amritsar, Ghulle Shah

Bus, train to Lahore find few takers from Amritsar - 28 Dec 2008
Amritsar, Dec 28 (IANS) Very few passengers from India are boarding the bus service from here to Lahore and Nankana Sahib in Pakistan and the numbers..., the Amritsar-Lahore and Amritsar-Nankana Sahib (the birthplace of Sikhism founder Guru

BSP fields former Punjab governor against Sidhu for Amritsar - 09 Mar 2009
Chandigarh, March 9 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Monday announced former Punjab governor B.K.N. Chhibber as its candidate for the Amritsar Lok Sabha... Amritsar,' Kashyap told the media here Monday.    Chhibber joined the BSP

Sikhs burn effigy of controversial sect leader in Amritsar during Punjab Bandh - 07 Dec 2009
Amritsar, Dec.7 (ANI): Supporting the public call to observe closure across Punjab, thousands of activists of various Sikhs organizations set ablaze effigy of Ashutosh Maharaj, the controversial sect leader, who heads

Punjab seeks help to save Amritsar airport from closure - 07 Nov 2008
flights to the Amritsar airport were not discontinued and expansion work... government spokesman said landing charges in Amritsar were nearly double... discontinuation of flights from Amritsar.  The resolution said

Manmohan Singh to pay obeisance at Golden Temple today - 23 Mar 2009
Amritsar, Mar 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will pay obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar today.  During his visit, Dr. Singh will also visit the Durgiyana Mandir.  This will be his first trip outside Delhi

BJP workers protest against price-rise - 09 Nov 2009
Amritsar , Nov. 9 (ANI): BJP activists in Amritsar staged a protest against the rising prices of essential commodities on Monday. Holding placards and raising slogans against the Congress party, protestors burned effigies

Thousands witness fireworks at Golden Temple on Diwali. - 18 Oct 2009
Amritsar, Oct 18 (ANI): Thousands of devotees gathered at the Golden Temple in Amritsar to witness amazing fireworks on the occasion of Diwali, on Saturday. The Golden Temple, the most important Sikh shrine in the world

Annual heritage festival underway in Punjab - 22 Feb 2009
Amritsar, Feb 22 (ANI): A three-day cultural extravaganza, featuring the rich heritage of Amritsar, got underway with a colourful procession. People from... commissioner, Amritsar. Harpreet Kaur, a participant, said she felt proud

Radical Sikhs disrupt train service in Punjab - 03 Nov 2009
Amritsar (Punjab), Nov 3 (ANI): Activists of the radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa today blocked trains and buses in Amritsar to enforce the Punjab bandh... from the Amritsar main bus stand. Hundreds of passengers were left stranded

Heroin peddler arrested in Punjab - 21 Jul 2009
Amritsar, July 21 (ANI): In a major breakthrough, the Punjab narcotics cell arrested a heroin peddler with four kilograms of drugs in Amritsar on Tuesday.  Acting on a tip-off, a specially constituted police party from

Sikhs mark 334th Martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur - 24 Nov 2009
Amritsar Nov. 24 (ANI): Marking 334th martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth master of the Sikhs, a religious procession was taken out in Amritsar... which passed through various bazaars of the Amritsar. "Panj Piaras

Sikhs celebrate annual 'Hola Mohalla' festival - 12 Mar 2009
Amritsar (Punjab), Mar 12 (ANI): A large number of Sikh devotees converged at the Golden Temple in Amritsar to participate in the annual 'Hola Mohalla' celebrations. The spring festival of 'Holla Mohalla' that coincides with Holi

Tarlochan Singh, an unknown achiever in Hindi playback singing - 09 Feb 2010
Amritsar, Feb 6(ANI): Tarlochan Singh, a Hindi playback singer from Amritsar... in Amritsar, which was formed in 1982 to award established and upcoming singers... to Kotla Sultan near Amritsar and I used to listen to his songs. I was unlucky that I

Hypercity launches its first store in Punjab - 08 Mar 2010
Amritsar, Mar 8, (ANI/Business Wire India): Hypercity, India's finest hypermarket chain launched its 1st store in Amritsar. The sprawling 1,00,000 sq. ft. store is situated at AlphaOne, on Main G.T. Road, Amritsar and offers a wide

Customs officials seize 20 kilograms of heroin - 21 Feb 2010
Amritsar, Feb 21 (ANI): Customs officials confiscated approximately 20... a drug runner at Amritsar. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has termed... official of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Amritsar Range said

Amritsari fish continues to be a popular dish of Punjab - 19 Jan 2009
Amritsar, Jan.19 (ANI): Amritsaris or, the people of Amristar are generally... is mouth watering. It is claimed that the kind of fish available in Amritsar... not miss a chance to visit Amritsar during their visit to India and partake

Shilpa Shetty prays at Golden Temple for IPL success - 10 Apr 2009
Amritsar, Apr 10 (ANI): Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty offered prayers at the Golden Temple in Amritsar for the success of her co-owned Rajasthan Royals team in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Other Bollywood stars of yesteryears

Golden Temple, a symbol of communal harmony - 13 Nov 2009
Amritsar, Nov 13(ANI): Reaching out to serve and uplift humanity... in Amritsar is a living example of communal harmony in the country.  ..., established the city of Amritsar, people here have been very happy. People

200 Sikhs leave for Pakistan for Guru Arjun Dev martyrdom anniversary - 09 Jun 2009
Amritsar, June 9 (ANI): Nearly 200 Sikh pilgrims left for Pakistan on Tuesday from the Golden Temple in Amritsar to mark the 403rd martyrdom anniversary... expanded the city of Amritsar and Kartarpur and founded the city of Tarn Taran

Cold climate cripples North India - 06 Jan 2009
Amritsar/Shimla, Jan 6 (ANI): Strong cold wind rose in the North India after... with dense fog shrouding over Amritsar crippled normal life. School children found... to zero degrees Celsius in Amritsar on Tuesday. "It is very difficult

BJP leader Sidhu hails Rahul Gandhi's visit to Golden Temple - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, September 24, (ANI): Popular for his jibes on political opponents... in Amritsar.  "Rahul Gandhi is a leader of the Congress Party. It felt nice that he visited the Sri Amritsar Sahib. I welcome this gesture. This place

Heroin worth billions seized in Punjab - 22 Jan 2010
Amritsar, Jan 22 (ANI): Special Operation Cell sleuths of Punjab Police have seized 28 kilograms heroin and arrested two persons. The Special Operation... Superintendent of Police, Amritsar. The seizure drug is worth around 1.25 billion

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