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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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Badal fumes as Amritsar duplicates multi-crore sewerage - 14 Jun 2013
Amritsar, June 14 (IANS) Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal... and improvement trust of Amritsar had laid down parallel sewerage line in the city... Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Amritsar Municipal Corporation. JICA provided Rs.348

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 hosts peace festival to strengthen bonds of Indo-PaK friendship - 04 Nov 2012
Amritsar, Nov.4 (ANI): Artistes from Pakistan participated in a peace festival... objective of the colourful Amritsar-Lahore Peace Festival was to strengthen... of this. Nine years back, we started this effort of Amritsar and Lahore peace festival

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

Badal slams snapping of Amritsar's international air links - 03 Apr 2013
flights from the Amritsar airport.Badal told media in Moga, 180 km from here... at the national capital a profitable venture.He said that the Amritsar... shrines in the world, and a major tourist attraction.He said that the Amritsar

Amritsar traders hope new ICP will provide respite to green tea trade - 21 May 2012
Amritsar, May 21 (ANI): Tea traders in Amritsar on Monday expressed hope..., Amritsar was the hub of the tea trade. The green tea business had a trade... to Afghanistan," said R.K. Goel, former president of the Amritsar Tea Traders

Police in Amritsar worship their arms during Dussehra - 24 Oct 2012
Amritsar, Oct.24 (ANI): Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel worshiped their arms on Wednesday on the occasion of Dussehra here.According to local residents, it is an age-old tradition where Hindu goddess Durga is worshipped.Each

Protestors stop Delhi-Lahore bus near Amritsar - 09 Aug 2013
Amritsar, Aug 9 (IANS) Protestors stopped the Delhi-Lahore bus briefly near this Punjab city Friday to protest the killing of five soldiers by Pakistan Army... on the Amritsar-Attari road near here.The bus, which moves with pilot and escort

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