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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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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

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

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

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

Children beat heat in pools in Amritsar - 05 Jun 2013
Amritsar, June 4 (ANI): Unable to play outdoor games in the blistering heat, children relax themselves by taking a dip in indoor pools in Amritsar.Students say playing in the indoor pools gave them relief.Rahul, a school student, wants

Cleanup campaign in Amritsar - 04 Jun 2013
Amritsar, June 4 (ANI): Volunteers in Punjab have come together to lead... the city.Hotel Radisson Blu in Amritsar, is taking the lead in the city by organising a cleanup campaign, 'Let's Do It! AMRITSAR', around the Golden

Amarinder files nomination for Amritsar seat - 04 Apr 2014
Amritsar, April 4 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh Friday filed his nomination papers as the Congress candidate for the Amritsar Lok Sabha... sitting MP from Amritsar, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, from

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

Ready for Amritsar fight: Amarinder - 22 Mar 2014
the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat.Indicating that he had overcome his initial reluctance... it out against Jaitley and ensure a Congress victory in Amritsar."I was reluctant...," Amarinder said here.The Amritsar seat goes to polls April 30 along with 12 other Lok

Seven killed as bus rams into truck in Amritsar - 29 Oct 2013
Amritsar, Oct.29 (ANI): A bus rammed into a truck on the Amritsar-Pathankot... to reports, the bus was on way to Amritsar from Pathankot and collided..., Amritsar, Sukhdev Singh, said: "The road was under construction. It was turned

Suspected Pakistani spy arrested in Amritsar - 01 Oct 2013
Amritsar, Oct.1 (ANI): A suspected Pakistani spy has been arrested near Amritsar on charges of gathering and passing on vital information about the movement...), Narcotic Cell of Amritsar (Rural) Police Station,said two Pakistan-origin SIM

Amritsar's Mahabharat: `reluctant contestant' vs `outsider' - 30 Mar 2014
Amritsar, March 30 (IANS) Amritsar is witnessing a political "Mahabharat... the election in Amritsar this time is that the two main contestants, Arun Jaitley... of the Congress, do not belong to the city.The Sikh holy city of Amritsar

Sarabjit's body arrives in Amritsar - 02 May 2013
Amritsar, May 2 (IANS) The body of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh arrived here Thursday evening from Lahore on a special Air India flight.The aircraft carrying the body landed here almost one hour behind expected time after red-tape

Amritsar to get a facelift - 11 Jun 2013
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) Amritsar, considered a holy city by Sikhs, will get a facelift with development projects worth Rs.1,668 crore ($280 million... of the city and installation of CCTV cameras to make Amritsar a safe city.Revenue

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

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

To woo Punjabis, Cameron to visit Amritsar - 19 Feb 2013
Amritsar, Feb 19 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron will visit the Sikh holy city of Amritsar Wednesday in a clear message to woo Sikhs and Punjabis... shrines, Harmandar Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, n Amritsar. He

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

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

Marathon held in Amritsar to motivate young voters - 30 Mar 2014
Amritsar, Mar. 30 (ANI): With an aim to spread awareness among people to encourage them to exercise their voting right, a marathon was organised in Amritsar... voters aged between 18 and 19 in Amritsar. Around thousand young voters

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

Scuffle breaks out during re-polling in Amritsar - 02 Feb 2012
Amritsar, Feb 2 (ANI): A Scuffle broke over allegations of illegitimate ballots during re-polling in Amritsar East assembly constituency in Punjab on Thursday.  The Election Commission ordered a re-polling in the Amritsar East

Scuffle breaks out during re-polling in Amritsar - 02 Feb 2012
Amritsar, Feb 2 (ANI): A Scuffle broke over allegations of illegitimate ballots during re-polling in Amritsar East assembly constituency in Punjab on Thursday.  The Election Commission ordered a re-polling in the Amritsar East

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. 

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

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

14 kg heroin recovered from Amritsar - 15 Aug 2013
Amritsar, Aug 15 (IANS) The Special Operations Cell of the Punjab Police recovered 14 kg of heroin from Amritsar's Ranjit Avenue area Thursday, a source said.The drug haul is valued at nearly Rs.70 crore in the international market. Three

Jaitley seeks votes from Christians in Amritsar - 24 Mar 2014
Amritsar, Mar.24 (ANI): SAD-BJP candidate for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat... community.Jaitley said that the Amritsar constituency comprised of people coming... style of churches in Amritsar."I am impressed by the heritage churches in the city

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

Plane carrying Sarabjit's body lands in Amritsar - 02 May 2013
Amritsar, May 2 (ANI): The special flight carrying Sarabjit Singh's body landed at the Amritsar airport on Thursday evening.Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur is present at the airport here on behalf of the Congress-led

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

BSF seizes 17 kilogram of Heroin loaded pipe in Amritsar sector - 06 Oct 2013
Amritsar, Oct.6 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized 17 kilogram of heroin here in Amritsar sector.BSF deputy inspector general, M. F. Farooqi... to be Heroin on Punjab border with Pakistan in Amritsar sector. (ANI

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

Amritsar wrestlers pray for speedy recovery of Dara Singh - 09 Jul 2012
Amritsar, July 9 (ANI): Wrestlers in Amritsar today organised a special prayer for ailing former wrestling champion and veteran Bollywood actor Dara Singh.They offered prayers to Lord Hanuman and wished for the recovery and good health

Prime Minister's assurance of special package for Amritsar welcomed - 06 Jul 2013
Amritsar, July 6 (ANI): The assurance given by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to a group of industrialists that the border districts of Amritsar region... of the region to the Prime Minister. The suggestions included connectivity of Amritsar-Makhu

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

Amarinder arrives in Amritsar to challenge Jaitley - 28 Mar 2014
Amritsar, March 28 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh arrived... of unity by all Congress leaders of the Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency, offered... complex."I feel a deep spiritual and emotional bonding with Amritsar and I am

Intense heat wave in Amritsar leads to water and power crisis - 27 Jun 2012
Amritsar, June 27 (ANI): Residents of Amritsar are facing an acute shortage of water and electricity due to the heat wave. The scorching heat has left locals... some respite from the heat.Narender Singh said, "In Amritsar, there is a lot

Woman alleges rape in moving car in Amritsar - 26 Mar 2013
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.The woman told police that she was waiting for a bus when a car stopped near

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 and BJP workers clash in Amritsar - 30 Jan 2012
Amritsar/Jallandhar, Jan 30 (ANI): Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers clashed at a polling booth during the assembly polls in the state here today.  The clash took place after allegations ran from both the sides

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

Preparations in full swing for counting of votes in Amritsar - 05 Mar 2012
Amritsar, Mar 5 (ANI): As Punjab gets set the counting of votes on Tuesday, the district commissioner of Amritsar along with the city's police commissioner... will be conducted in three different locations of Amritsar. In every assembly

Preparations in full swing for counting of votes in Amritsar - 05 Mar 2012
Amritsar, Mar 5 (ANI): As Punjab gets set the counting of votes on Tuesday, the district commissioner of Amritsar along with the city's police commissioner... will be conducted in three different locations of Amritsar. In every assembly

Congress fields Amarinder from Amritsar - 21 Mar 2014
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Congress Friday fielded former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh from Amritsar to take on senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley... the Amritsar seat, Amarinder Singh said in a statement in Chandigarh that he had

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

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

Fiesty Sidhu remains loyal to Amritsar - 15 Mar 2014
stand of contesting Lok Sabha elections from Amritsar while ruling out trying his luck from elsewhere."Amritsar is the place where my work and action speaks... promised myself never to abandon this place. Either, I will contest from Amritsar

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

SAD backs Jaitley's nomination from Amritsar - 16 Mar 2014
Amritsar, March 16, (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and a cabinet... Janata Party's (BJP) move to nominate Arun Jaitley from Amritsar constituency."A welcome and a much needed step has been taken by the BJP. People of Amritsar

Badal wants Pakistan consulate in Amritsar - 02 Nov 2012
a liberalised visa regime, the need for a Pakistan consulate in Amritsar and an Indian... Shinde, Badal stressed the importance of a consulate in Amritsar. The step would... for an Indian visa.While Amritsar is 30 km from the Attari-Wagah check post

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

Seven held with forged visas at Amritsar Airport - 04 Oct 2012
Amritsar, Oct.4 (ANI): Immigration and custom authorities at Amritsar International Airport arrested seven persons with fake visas, as they were about to board a flight to Canada along with a travel agent.Of the seven accused, one

Protestors block railway tracks in Amritsar following farmer's death - 20 Mar 2012
Amritsar, Mar 20 (ANI): Farmers blocked railway tracks in Punjab's Amritsar District on Tuesday following the death of a farmer. Kisan Sangharsh Samiti General Secretary Satinder Singh Satana said the protest would continue till

Protestors block railway tracks in Amritsar following farmer's death - 20 Mar 2012
Amritsar, Mar 20 (ANI): Farmers blocked railway tracks in Punjab's Amritsar District on Tuesday following the death of a farmer. Kisan Sangharsh Samiti General Secretary Satinder Singh Satana said the protest would continue till

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. 

BSF seizes 11 packets of Heroin in Amritsar sector - 02 Sep 2013
Amritsar (Punjab), Sept 2 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday... with Pakistan in Amritsar sector. Its international market value is said to be Rs. 55... of Border Out Post Amar, Amritsar Sector observed some suspicious movement on both

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

Karate player gang-raped in Amritsar - 25 Oct 2013
Amritsar, Oct 25 (IANS) A teenaged student, who is a karate player, was gang-raped by three people in this Punjab city Friday while she was her way to school, police said.The victim was kidnapped by the three accused in a van and driven

24 kg heroin recovered in Amritsar - 28 Oct 2013
Amritsar, Oct 28 (IANS) The Punjab Police arrested four men here Monday and recovered 24 kg of heroin worth Rs.120 crore ($19.5 million) on the international market from them, an officer said.Sources in the state special operations cell

Case against Asaram's spokesperson in Amritsar - 28 Aug 2013
Chandigarh, Aug 28 (IANS) A case was registered in Amritsar Wednesday against a spokesperson of spiritual guru Asaram Bapu on charges of hurting religious sentiments of a community, police said.Police officials said that spokesperson

'Missing' Navjot Sidhu in Amritsar after eight months - 04 Sep 2013
Amritsar, Sep 4 (IANS) He may have been making TV appearances almost daily but BJP's Lok Sabha member from Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu was "missing" from his... and some party leaders received Sidhu at the Amritsar international airport.Sidhu

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

In birthplace Amritsar, relatives remember Rajesh Khanna - 18 Jul 2012
Amritsar, July 18 (IANS) In a congested neighbourhood of Amritsar's walled city, the place where the family of Rajesh Khanna, who went on to become a Bollywood... for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat to contest against cricketer-turned-politician

Now, a turf war over Amritsar! (Punjab Newsletter) - 13 Sep 2013
Amritsar, Sep 13 (IANS) The Sikh holy city of Amritsar is known globally... of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who has held the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat since 2004... for nearly eight months, prompting an NGO to put up his posters around 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

Sarabjit's sister takes ill in Amritsar - 27 Apr 2013
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."She has high blood pressure (110/160), chest pain

Sikhs pray for Sarabjit's recovery in Amritsar - 29 Apr 2013
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."We

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

Hazare starts all-India tour from Amritsar - 31 Mar 2013
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.The tour is part of Hazare's

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

Baptized Sikh youth brutally thrashed by protesters in Amritsar - 15 Mar 2014
Amritsar, Mar.15 (ANI): A Sikh youth was brutally thrashed on Saturday by demonstrators in Amritsar for no apparent reason after he asked for a way to reach to his shop near Bhandari Bridge.Activists of various Dalit organizations were

Italian envoy terms visit to Amritsar as successful - 23 May 2013
Amritsar, May 23 (ANI): Italy's Ambassador to India Daniele Mancini has described his recent visit to Amritsar, and particularly to the Golden Temple, as a unique experience, and added that a place of spirituality in India affects people

Sidhu refuses to fight from anywhere except Amritsar - 15 Mar 2014
Saturday said he will not fight the Lok Sabha polls from anywhere except Amritsar... Arun Jaitley fighting from Amritsar but he would refrain from the electoral battle. "I had promised the people of Amritsar I will always fight polls from

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




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