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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

Soaring temperatures in Amritsar distress tourists - 01 Jun 2010
Amritsar, June 1 (ANI): The intensifying heat wave in Punjab is putting life out of gear as temperatures in Amritsar are hovering around 45 degrees Celsius... in Amritsar. The temperature is around 45 to 47 degree Celsius, but even then I have

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

Amritsar Airport may lose international passengers - 06 Aug 2010
Amritsar, August 6 (ANI): A dream that intended Amritsar's Raja Sansi... its certain services from Amritsar airport, located about 11 kilometres from... operations, Singapore Airlines already withdrew their services from Amritsar while

Heat wave has Amritsar reeling - 11 Apr 2010
Amritsar, Apr 11 (ANI): With the mercury soaring above the 40 degrees Celsius mark, Amritsar is reeling under severe heat wave conditions since Saturday.  "We are facing lots of problem. It (weather) has become very hot

Amritsar devotees to visit temples in Pakistan - 24 Dec 2010
Amritsar, Dec.24 (ANI): A group of devotees have started their journey from Amritsar to Pakistan to pray at various temples falling in Sindh province. Jagrati Shadani, a Hindu devotee, said they are going to Pakistan to spread

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

College students celebrate Shravan in Amritsar - 11 Aug 2011
Amritsar, Aug.11 (ANI): College students in Amritsar organised a day-long cultural celebration on Wednesdayto mark the ongoing festivities related to the month of Shravan. The college premises was decorated with swings and other

Cabinet approves renaming of Rajasansi International Airport at Amritsar - 04 Nov 2010
of the Rajasansi International Airport in Amritsar as the "Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar".  The Airports Authority of India (AAI... at Amritsar, which is suitable for operations of "E" Category aircrafts (such as B767

Amritsar woman dies of Swine Flu - 10 Aug 2010
Amritsar, Aug.10 (ANI): Amritsar reported its first case of death due to HIN1 virus when a 48-year-old Malti Devi died here at a private hospital on Monday. She was cremated in the evening.  According to Hardeep Singh Ghai

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

Indonesian delegation in Amritsar to strengthen cultural ties - 04 May 2011
Amritsar, May 4 (ANI): A high-level Indonesian delegation visited Amritsar's Golden Temple on Wednesday. Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia Lt. General (Retd) Andi M. Ghalib led the delegation, which included many members

Customs Department seizes six Kg heroin in Amritsar - 15 Apr 2010
Amritsar, Apr 15 (ANI): The Customs Department seized six kilograms of heroin from courier service provider's office in Amritsar.  According... M Akhtar, Additional Commissioner of Customs Department, Amritsar. "If our

Heat wave distresses residents in Amritsar, Patna - 11 May 2011
Amritsar/Patna, May 11 (ANI): A heat wave has left the residents of Amritsar and Patna distressed. "The temperature is soaring in Amritsar at the moment. It is equally hot in the morning and the evening, with the temperature rising up

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

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

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

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. 

Amritsar woman dies of Swine Flu - 10 Aug 2010
Amritsar, Aug.10 (ANI): Amritsar reported its first case of death due to HIN1 virus when a 48-year-old Malti Devi died here at a private hospital on Monday. She was cremated in the evening.  According to Hardeep Singh Ghai

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

Heroin worth Rs. 25 crore seized in Amritsar - 16 Nov 2010
Amritsar, Nov 16 (ANI): Punjab Police have recovered heroin worth Rs. 25 crore and huge cache of arms from Amritsar. The recovery was made after Punjab Police received specific information that Pakistan-based smugglers were

Devotees visit Amritsar's Golden Temple on Baisakhi - 14 Apr 2011
Amritsar, Apr 14 (ANI): Thousands of devotees from across India visited the Golden Temple, the holy shrine of the Sikhs at Amritsar on Thursday on the occasion of Baisakhi celebration. They waited patiently to pay their respects

Heat wave continues unabated in Amritsar - 17 Apr 2010
New Delhi, Apr 17 (ANI): With temperature rising several degrees above the average, locals reel under the scorching heat wave condition in Amritsar. .... "Its very hot in Amritsar. We did not expect that the temperature would

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

Amritsar farmers welcome arrival of early monsoon - 10 Jul 2011
Amritsar, July 10(ANI): Farmers in Amritsar, Punjab, have expressed happiness over the early arrival of monsoon, which has led to increase in the production of fruits. According to the experts of the state's horticulture department

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

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

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

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

Amritsar tea traders demand trade deal with Pakistan - 21 Jun 2011
Amritsar, June 21 (ANI): Tea traders in Amritsar have demanded the opening up... Asia where tea is in great demand. Amritsar Tea Traders' Association President... government must realise that Amritsar's tea market could further expand, if Pakistan

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

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

Liquor offered at Muslim seer's shrine in Amritsar - 25 Mar 2011
Amritsar, Mar.25 (ANI): Devotees in Amritsar offered liquor at the shrine of a Muslim seer Baba Rode Shah during a three-day annual fair, which began on Wednesday.. During the course of the fair, devotees visit the shrine with liquor

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

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

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. 

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

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

Fourth 'Punjabi Film Festival' concludes in Amritsar - 04 Apr 2011
Amritsar, Apr 4 (ANI): Amritsar recently hosted the fourth 'Punjabi Film Festival' that was attended by eminent Punjabi artists, who used this as an opportunity to promote Punjabi films.  An idea, which was conceived about four year

Sikh committee organizes plantation drive in Amritsar - 09 Apr 2011
Amritsar, Apr 9 (ANI): With awareness on environment gaining momentum, the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), an apex body overseeing Sikh shrines, has initiated a plantation drive around the Golden Temple in Amritsar

Amritsar hosts Mohammad Rafi Award Night - 27 Sep 2010
Amritsar, Sep. 27 (ANI): Mohammad Rafi Memorial Society organised... in the singing field and we have not achieved much, yet they have honoured us. Amritsar city has produced many artists and we are also happy to be honoured 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

Teej, the festival of swings, celebrated in Amritsar with fervour - 31 Jul 2010
Amritsar, July 31 (ANI): Teej or, the festival of swings, was marked here on Saturday with traditional fervour.  Celebrated in the country, especially...;At Amritsar's Khalsa College for Women, students attired in colorful, traditional

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 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

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

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

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 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. 

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'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

University of London holding exhibition on Amritsar's Golden Temple - 29 Aug 2011
Nevada (US), August 29 (ANI): The University of London is holding an exhibition on Amritsar's Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of Sikhism. Titled 'The Golden Temple of Amritsar: Reflections of the Past', this exhibition sponsored

1984 anti-Sikh riots affected take out protest march in Amritsar - 07 Aug 2010
Amritsar, Aug.7 (ANI): A group of 1984 anti-Sikh riots affected staged a protest march in the holy city of Amritsar on Friday against Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government and Delhi Gurdwara Management committee (DSGMC

President Patil visits Amritsar to support save girl child campaign - 06 Oct 2010
Amritsar, OCT.6 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil visited Amritsar on Wednesday to give a boost to 'Nanhi Chhaan', a campaign that aimed at protecting the girl child and trees. Bhatinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal had

Over 300 dogs participate in Amritsar show - 20 Dec 2010
Amritsar, Dec.20 (ANI): Over 300 dogs of 50 different breeds participated in a dog show organised by the Kennel Club of India (KCI) here recently. ... come here. Many new breeds are participating. This year people of Amritsar

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 police seize fake currency worth Rs 9,00,000 - 11 Aug 2010
Amritsar (Punjab), Aug 11 (ANI): The Amritsar police have seized fake Indian currency worth Rs 9,00,000 from a goods train arriving from Pakistan. ... Akhtar, Additional Commissioner (Customs), Amritsar. "The railway department

BSF seizes drug worth Rs 155 crore in Amritsar - 04 Jul 2010
Amritsar, July 4 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized 31 kilograms of heroin worth Rs 155 crore in the international market from a village in Amritsar. BSF DIG Mohhammad Aquil said that that the consignment

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

Prime Minister's birthday marked with prayers, sweets distribution in Amritsar - 26 Sep 2010
Amritsar, Sept. 26 (ANI):Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's 78th birthday was celebrated on Sunday in Amritsar city by his brother, well wishers and other... Parkash Singh Soni, Congressman from Amritsar. Manmohan Singh was born

President Patil to Visit Amritsar to boost "Nanhi Chhaan" girl and tree campaign - 04 Oct 2010
Amritsar Oct.4 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will visit Amritsar on Wednesday (October 6) to give a boost to the "Nanhi Chhaan", a campaign... visit to Amritsar, Archana Dutta, Officer on Special Duty (Public Relations

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

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

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

Inspired by Hazare, Amritsar residents pay tribute to Jallainwala Bagh martyrs - 13 Apr 2011
Amritsar, Apr.13 (ANI): Inspired by last week's action of noted social activist Anna Hazare, residents of Amritsar paid rich tribute to the unknown martyrs... memorial was built. On Wednesday, residents of various localities of Amritsar

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

Birth anniversary of fourth Sikh guru celebrated in Amritsar - 09 Oct 2011
Amritsar, Oct 9 (ANI): Hundreds of Sikhs gathered at the Golden Temple on Sunday to witness a 'Nagar Kirtan' or religious procession organised to celebrate... of the Sikhs and also the founder of the city of Amritsar. (ANI) 

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

Devotees visit Amritsar's Golden Temple on Baisakhi - 13 Apr 2010
Amritsar, Apr 13 (ANI): Thousands of devotees from across the country visited the Golden Temple at Amritasar, as festivities began for the harvest festival... it with great enthusiasm. Amritsar's Baisakhi is very popular. It is peace all around

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Punjab MPs demand restoration of direct flights between Amritsar, Canada - 30 Nov 2010
and demanded restoration of direct flights links between Amritsar and Toronto. Sukhbir Badal said restoration of Toronto-Amritsar flights have been demanded... Patel to request him to restore the flights between Toronto and Amritsar. Punjabis

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