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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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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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Radio Pakistan terms Hindus as 'fundamentalists' - 29 Oct 2008
Amritsar, Oct.29 (ANI): People living in the border areas in Punjab are perplexed to hear Radio Pakistan making allegations that Hindus are 'fundamentalists' in nature. eople, including prominent Hindu seers, in Amritsar have taken

Pakistan traders apprehend trade slump due to Mumbai militant strikes - 04 Dec 2008
Amritsar, Dec 4 (ANI): Pakistan traders in Amritsar fear that the recent terrorist strikes in Mumbai could hamper trade and economic co-operation between India and Pakistan. Pakistani traders participating in the Punjab International

Pakistan artistes in India for cultural festival - 19 Oct 2008
Wagah border (Punjab), Oct 19 (ANI): More than 30 artistes crossed over from Lahore to Amritsar, to take part in 'Saanjh: Amritsar-Lahore Festival', a cultural... in Lahore and second in Amritsar, and showcases a diverse range of performing arts

BSF chief visits India-Pakistan border areas - 27 Dec 2008
Amritsar, Dec 27 (IANS) Amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan... general M.L. Kumawat Saturday visited frontline security positions in Amritsar... in the Amritsar-Tarn Taran belt of Punjab.  Meanwhile, a mentally challenged

Sikhs disrupt screening of Bollywood flick 'Singh is Kinng' in Punjab - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, August 8 (ANI): Bollywood's latest release 'Singh is Kinng' drew wrath from Sikh community when a mob of irate protesters disrupted the screening of the film on Friday in Amritsar in Punjab. 'Singh is Kinng' which released

Two killed in army recruitment camp stampede - 01 Dec 2008
Amritsar, Dec 1 (IANS) At least two youth were killed in a stampede during an army recruitment process near this Punjab city Monday, the police said. ...,' Amritsar district police chief Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh said.  

Shahrukh Khan offers prayers at Golden Temple - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, Sept 3 (ANI) Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan offered prayers at Golden Temple here last evening.  "Earlier also, I have come here. My mother brought me here in my childhood. We have earlier also visited the Golden Temple

US ashamed over killing of Sikhs in hate crime in America: US Embassy - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, Sept 10 (ANI): Public Diplomacy Officers from US Embassy Lisa... to media at Amritsar today.A delegation of American embassy is currently on a visit to Amritsar under "America Day" program initiated by the US Embassy in New Delhi

Punjab policeman suspended for firing at cobbler - 27 Oct 2008
Amritsar, Oct 27 (IANS) A Punjab police constable was Monday suspended after he allegedly fired at a cobbler here following an argument. The cobbler, Nand Lal, was injured in his leg and was admitted to a government hospital here

Cold wave grips north India - 30 Dec 2008
Srinagar/Amritsar, Dec 30 (ANI): Cold wave gripped north India as the mercury... Amritsar, the residents complaining of damage to crop. "We are facing lot... degrees in Amritsar on Tuesday, making it impossible for the farmers to go out

Vice President to inaugurate National Youth Festival today - 12 Jan 2009
Amritsar, Jan 12 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari will inaugurate the fourteenth National Youth Festival here today.  It is the first time that National Youth Festival would be held in Punjab till January 16.  Punjab Chief

Chief minister cleans shoes, utensils as Punjab celebrates Gurpurab - 13 Nov 2008
Amritsar/Chandigarh, Nov 13 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday cleaned shoes and utensils at the Harmandar Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar as Gurpurab - the birth

Ex-Army personnel protest against Sixth Pay Commission recommendations - 01 Jan 2008
New Delhi/ Amritsar, July 6 (ANI): Ex-Army personnel took out a protest march in New Delhi demanding a review of pay commission recommendations. ...;Meanwhile in Amritsar city too, ex-servicemen of the Army took out a protest march

Rahul Gandhi begins his three-day Punjab visit - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, Sept 22 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi began his three-day Punjab visit from here today.  The Amethi MP started his visit..., Tarn Taran, Amritsar and Gurdaspur on Tuesday. Before proceeding

Sikh devotees commemorate Guru Gobind's 342nd birth anniversary - 03 Jan 2009
Amritsar/Patna, Jan.3 (ANI): Millions of Sikh devotees participated in the 342nd birth anniversary celebrations of their tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. ..., was born at Patna Sahib in 1666. In Amritsar, the anniversary will be observed

Sikh devotees recall Pakistani hospitality - 20 Nov 2008
Attari (Amritsar), Nov.20 (ANI): The 3,000 devotees returned from Pakistan... would set up of a visa center at Amritsar to popularize the Amritsar- Lahore and Amritsar Nankana Sahib bus service.  Surjeet Kaur, another devotee, said

15 kgs of heroin recovered in Punjab - 19 Oct 2008
Amritsar, Oct 19 (IANS) The special narcotics cell of the Punjab Police Sunday arrested two men and recovered 15 kgs of heroin from them. The drug haul, valued at over Rs.150 million in the international market, was made following

Rahul Gandhi interacts with his party's youth activists in Punjab - 24 Dec 2008
Amritsar, Dec 24 (ANI): Congress party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi addressed youth activists of the party here last evening.  Rahul was in the city to witness the organisational election of the Punjab Youth Congress (PYC). 

Gurpurab festivities begin across Punjab - 13 Nov 2008
Chandigarh/Amritsar, Nov 13 (IANS) Celebrations to mark Gurpurab - the birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev - began in Punjab Thursday...;At the holiest Sikh shrine of Harmandar Sahib in Amritsar (popularly known as the Golden

Bollywood actor cum politician Raj Babbar loves the Punjabi spirit - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, July 15 (ANI): From earning a wide acclaim in Bollywood for his... hails from Amritsar. After the partition of India in 1947, we migrated from Pakistan to Amritsar. During those days, there was no trend of spending vacations

Guru Nanak Dev University all set to go international - 31 Oct 2008
Amritsar, Oct.31 (ANI): Apart from its agricultural success, Punjab has also... University in Amritsar is one among the five existing universities in the state... the 500th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar

Heroin worth Rs.140 mn seized in Punjab - 06 Nov 2008
Amritsar, Nov 6 (IANS) The Punjab Police seized 14 kg heroin worth Rs.140 million Thursday. Two people, including a ruling Akali Dal politician, have been arrested. Two people carrying the heroin were arrested on the Jandiala-Tarn

18 students injured in Punjab accident - 08 Nov 2008
Amritsar, Nov 8 (IANS) At least 18 students were injured Saturday when their bus collided with a truck on the highway to Punjab's Tarn Taran town near here, the police said. The injured students, going to schools and colleges, were

Two men die in army recruitment centre stampede in Punjab - 01 Dec 2008
Amritsar, Dec 1 (IANS) The rush at an army recruitment rally near this Punjab... 20s.  'Two persons were killed in the stampede at the gate,' Amritsar... camping outside the recruitment centre since Sunday night.  Amritsar Deputy

Jathedar Vedanti challenges his removal - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, August 14, (ANI) Former Jathedar of the Akal Takht, Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, has challenged his removal from the post.  He questioned the process the SGPC had taken for removing him from the post of Jathedar

Sikh body flays BJP's 'double standards' on terrorism - 19 Nov 2008
Amritsar, Nov 19 (IANS) The radical Sikh organization Dal Khalsa Wednesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for adopting 'double standards' on terrorism. Seeking an apology for the attacks on Muslims in recent years, the Dal

Guru Gobind's birth anniversary being celebrated with traditional fervour - 05 Jan 2009
Amritsar, Jan 5 (ANI): The 343rd birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh Guru Sri Guru Govind Singh is being celebrated today with great fervour.  Devotees began thronging at the 'Golden Temple' here to pray and to listen to Shabad Kirtans

Ansari calls on Indians to cherish their cultural heritage and diversity - 12 Jan 2009
Amritsar, Jan.12 (ANI): Vice President M.Hamid Ansari on Monday said that Indians live in a plural society and should cherish their cultural heritage and diversity.  In a speech delivered after inaugurating the 14th National Youth

Saga 2008 promotes Sikhism among youth - 09 Dec 2008
Amritsar, Dec.9 (ANI): A non-governmental organization here is aiming to promote Sikhism and encourage among young people a sense of affection for Sikhs' way of life.  Saga-2008 has been organized here for the Sikh youth as part

Rahul Gandhi calls 1984 incidents "wrong and tragic" - 18 Nov 2008
Amritsar, Nov.18 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday... established a stronghold in the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Rahul also visited Amritsar recently on September 22. y Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI) 

Over 2,500 leave for Pakistan for 'Gurpurab' - 11 Nov 2008
Amritsar, Nov 11 (IANS) More than 2,500 devotees Tuesday left here for Nankana Sahib in Pakistan to take part in the 'Gurpurab' (birth anniversary) celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism. The main celebrations

Now, idiots club steps out to buy MPs - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar July 21, (ANI) While political parties are maneuvering for the final showdown on July 22, the common man is questioning the sincerity of our political... at Lawrence Road, one of the busiest markets of Amritsar, on Monday and performed

Punjab police seize fake currency worth one million rupees - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, Sept 5 (ANI): Punjab police has seized fake currency worth one million rupees from a woman who arrived here from Pakistan on Thursday. Additional Commissioner, Customs Jasbir Singh informed the media in Amritsar on Friday

Pakistan Radio finds prosperous farmers in Punjab miserable - 06 Oct 2008
Amritsar, Oct.6 (ANI): Radio Pakistan in its latest edition of Punjabi Durbar programme has discovered that the Central and Punjab State governments...;Farmers from village Pandori Wariech in Amritsar district stated that they were

Shah Rukh Khan's Pakistani fan to be released from jail - 21 Nov 2008
Amritsar, Nov 21 (IANS) Nasir Sultan, a 15-year-old Pakistani boy who was jailed in Punjab after illegally crossing the border to meet Bollywood star Shah Rukh...,' Amritsar's Deputy Commissioner of Police K.S. Pannu told IANS.  The police

Festivities, prayers as India rings in 2009 - 01 Jan 2009
Kolkata/ New Delhi/ Amritsar/ Varanasi, Jan 1 (ANI): People across India took part in festivities and prayers on Thursday to herald an auspicious start... the winter chill, devotees in Amritsar took a dip in the holy pond outside

Sikhs-sponsored shutdown disrupts rail, road traffic in Punjab - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, July 23 (ANI): Normal life was hit across Punjab on Wednesday... Samaj activists squatted on railway tracks near Vala village in Amritsar District...;As a precautionary measure, railway authorities stopped the Amritsar-Delhi Shatabdi Express

Sikhs-sponsored shutdown disrupts rail, road traffic in Punjab - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, July 23 (ANI): Normal life was hit across Punjab on Wednesday... Samaj activists squatted on railway tracks near Vala village in Amritsar District...;As a precautionary measure, railway authorities stopped the Amritsar-Delhi Shatabdi Express

India-Pakistan Kabaddi matches will strengthen cultural ties - 10 Nov 2008
Amritsar, Nov.10 (ANI): With efforts to revive and strengthen cultural... gathering of sports lovers who converged in Amritsar from far off places... at Amritsar so that Punjabis are given due opportunity to pay obeisance at their centres

Gurbachan Singh named acting Akal Takht Jathedar - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, Aug.5 (ANI): Giani Gurbachan Singh was today named the acting Jathedar of the Akal Takht, a day after his predecessor, Joginder Singh Vedanti, resigned from the same post. The Akal Takht is the highest temporal seat

Sikhs celebrates 540th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak - 13 Nov 2008
Amritsar, Nov 13 (ANI): The 540th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh Guru, is being celebrated across the nation today. Devotees thronged Gurudwaras to pay their obeisance Hundreds of devotees thronged to the Golden

Security matters to dominate India-Pakistan home secretary talks - 24 Nov 2008
Amritsar, Nov 24 (ANI): Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta looks forward to addressing various security related aspects during the Home Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan begin in Islamabad on Tuesday. Gupta is leading

Fearing another girl child, Punjab couple aborts male foetus - 28 Dec 2008
Amritsar, Dec 28 (IANS) The rampant practice of female foeticide has cost a couple from a border Punjab district dearly. The foetus they illegally aborted has turned out to be a male. The mother of the unborn child, Lakhbir Kaur, has

Gurbachan Singh formerly appointed acting Jathedar of Akal Takht - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, Aug.7 (ANI): Heads of various Sikh organizations on Thursday witnessed the annointment and coronation of Giani Gurbachan Singh as the acting Jathedar... was the Head Priest of the Sri Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar. His

Rahul Gandhi personally monitors Punjab Youth Congress polls - 23 Dec 2008
Amritsar, Dec 23 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday flew down to this Sikh holy city to personally monitor the conduct of elections... round of the election was held at a marriage palace on the Amritsar bypass road

Narender Chanchal, the Punjabi singer, taking devotional singing to places - 20 Jan 2009
Amritsar, Jan.20 (ANI): Having devoted major part of his life to singing praises of Goddess Vaishno at religious ceremonies, Narender Chanchal today rules... into a religious Punjabi family of Amritsar, Narender Chanchal has gained so much

Passenger train collides with goods train in Uttar Pradesh - 28 Nov 2008
Lucknow, Nov 28 (IANS) Amritsar bound Jansewa Express train collided with a goods train in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district as the passenger train driver...;The passengers were transferred to another Amritsar bound train. An inquiry has been

"Sikh tourism can help Pak earn 500 mln dlrs" - 01 Jan 2008
per year, a visiting editor of a local paper in Amritsar, India, said in Lahore... compared to the Amritsar Airport, Brar said and added that it would be beneficial... a distance from Amritsar.  The Indo-Pak visa treaty, which restricts

Navjot Sidhu objects to his 'poor' rating by Punjab government - 14 Jan 2009
Amritsar has been rated as 'poor' by the state's planning department. He called....  The Amritsar MP quoted from the letter of the Amritsar deputy

Punjab develops method to preserve green fodder for lean months - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, Sep.5 (ANI): Punjab agriculture department has developed a novel method to preserve green fodder by making silage and hay to feed the cattle when..., Punjab which has been successfully implemented in the border areas of Amritsar

Gurudwara Plah Sahib, a shining example of valour and communal harmony - 22 Dec 2008
Amrirtsar, Dec.22 (ANI): Gurudwara Plah Sahib near Amritsar stands not as just a symbol of victory of good news over the evil, but also as a shining symbol... Sahib near Amritsar. It is said Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan came hunting

Vedanti paid price for praising Manmohan Singh - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, August 5, (ANI): Senior Congress leaders from Majha have strongly criticized the Shiromani Akali Dal leadership for unceremoniously removing Joginder Singh Vedanti from the post of Jathedar Akal Takht. In a press statement

Sikh Jatha on a 10-day tour to Pakistan for Guru Nanak Dev's death anniversary - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, September 18 (ANI): A Sikh Jatha (group) comprising nearly 500 devotees left for Pakistan on Thursday morning by train for the death anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh Guru.  They will observe the occasion

Sikh Jatha on a 10-day tour to Pakistan for Guru Nanak Dev's death anniversary - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, September 18 (ANI): A Sikh Jatha (group) comprising nearly 500 devotees left for Pakistan on Thursday morning by train for the death anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh Guru.  They will observe the occasion

Sarabjit Singh's family hopes to celebrate Diwali together at home - 06 Oct 2008
Amritsar, October 6 (ANI): Family of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner in Pakistan jail on death roll, is eagerly looking forward to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, together in India.  Despite the meeting of Pakistani Law

Radio Pakistan, now a patron of Dalits in India - 21 Oct 2008
Amritsar, Oct.21 (ANI): The Punjabi Durbar programme of Radio Pakistan has been having a staple diet talking about the status of Sikhs in India. Now the radio has a new object to patronize - the Dalits in India.  In broadcasts

Punjab government ties up with Bharti Wal-Mart - 12 Nov 2008
Chandigarh, Nov 12 (IANS) The Punjab government has tied up with Bharti Wal-Mart Pvt Ltd to set up 'Bharti Wal-Mart Skill Centre' in Amritsar, a vocational training institute for the unemployed youth of the state. 'This skill centre

BJP should introspect on supporting terror accused: Rahul - 18 Nov 2008
Amritsar, Nov 18 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to do some introspection on supporting people accused of masterminding a terrorist attack. 'It is very sad that such things

Bhindranwale portrait in Golden Temple stirs strife - 01 Dec 2007
Bhindranwale portrait in Golden Temple stirs strife Dec 01: The installation of the portrait of rebel Sikh leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in the museum of Golden Temple, Amritsar has created a political turmoil in the state

Sports Minister Gill hopes India will win more medals at 2012 London Olympics - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, September 5, (ANI): Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Dr. M.S. Gill has expressed a wish and hope that Indian sportspersons bring more glory to the country by increasing their medal tally at the 2012 London Olympics

Pakistan Radio says India is not keen on improving relations! - 13 Oct 2008
Amritsar, Oct.13 (ANI): For the last few days, the media in India and Pakistan have been reporting various statements issued by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Zardari which emphasise confidence building steps.  

Punjabi Durbar unaware of festival at Nankana Saheb - 18 Nov 2008
Amritsar, Nov.18 (ANI): Radio Pakistan's latest installment of Punjabi Durbar programme was oblivious of the festival being celebrated at Nankana Saheb where pilgrims in their thousands visited the birthplace of Guru Nanak.  

Rahul Gandhi says 1984 anti-Sikh riots 'wrong' - 18 Nov 2008
Amritsar, Nov 18 (IANS) A quarter century after his father Rajiv Gandhi justified the anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, Rahul Gandhi said the violence against the community in the aftermath of his grandmother's assassination was 'wrong' 

Learning to tie turbans - 19 Dec 2008
Dhool Kalan (Punjab), Dec 19 (ANI): In an attempt to preserve the culture of tying turbans among the Sikhs, a man in Amritsar teaches different ways of tying turbans to the young.  As life gets faster, Sikh youth find it cumbersome

Move to 'save' Amristar international airport from closure - 11 Nov 2008
International Airport at Amritsar from where some major airlines have withdrawn flights... have withdrawn some of their international services from Amritsar over the past few... at Amritsar airport, which according to him was too high. He demanded the charges

Jitender Brar wedded to social cause through theatre - 15 Dec 2008
Amritsar, Dec.15 (ANI): An engineer by profession and a successful entrepreneur... Amritsar come in large numbers to watch the shows. Even people from places like... it a nice thing as Amritsar has certainly made its contribution to Punjabi theatre

SGPC congratulates Abhinav Bindra for winning gold at Beijing - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, Aug.11 (ANI): Congratulating Abhinav Bindra's gold winning feat in the 10 M air rifle event at the Beijing Olympics, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the apex body of the Sikhs, today announced that it would honour

I may be a 'bachcha', but so are most Indians: Rahul Gandhi - 18 Nov 2008
Amritsar, Nov 18 (IANS) In a polite riposte to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Rajnath Singh who called him a 'bachcha' (child), Congress general secretary... here.  He was in Amritsar along with former chief election commissioner

Some US Sikh leaders not in favour of nuke deal with India - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar July 17, (ANI) Leaders of the Sikh community in the United States have said that they have reservations about the US-India civilian nuclear cooperation deal, and are determined to continue their campaign against it. Several

Sikh diaspora censures Badal for removing Vedanti as Akal Takht Jathedar - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, Aug.5 (ANI): The unceremonious removal of Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC), on Tuesday evoked sharp criticism from the Sikh Diaspora.  Various Sikh bodies

Dhadhi singing finding hard to carry on its legacy - 15 Dec 2008
Amritsar, Dec.15 (ANI): There was a time when Dhadhis, the traditional Sikh musicians and singers, used to educate and inspire people by singing the sagas of Gurus' heroic deeds and valour. It was done in the service of their community

25 children among 35 arrested trying to cross from India to Pakistan - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar, Sep 30 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) Tuesday arrested 35 people, including 25 children and five women, when they were allegedly trying to cross the international border from India to Pakistan, a police official said

25 children among 35 arrested trying to cross from India to Pakistan - 06 Oct 2008
Amritsar, Sep 30 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) Tuesday arrested 35 people, including 25 children and five women, when they were allegedly trying to cross the international border from India to Pakistan, a police official said

SGPC demands arrest of Dera Sacha Sauda chief - 01 Jan 2008
Amritsar July 18 (ANI): Condemning the killing of a Sikh in a clash between followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda Sect and a group of Sikhs in Haryana's Dabwali town today, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) demanded

Over 3000 Indian Sikh pilgrims to arrive in Lahore for Guru Nanak Jayanti - 11 Nov 2008
Lahore, Nov 11 (ANI): More than 3000 Sikh pilgrims are expected to arrive in Lahore from India, mostly from Amritsar, at the Wagah Border today to commemorate the 540th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Jee at Nankana Sahib

High-level meeting discusses border-related issues at Attari - 24 Nov 2008
Attari (Punjab), Nov 24 (ANI): Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta chaired a meeting at Attari near Amritsar on Monday where matters relating to the Punjab sector of the India-Pakistan border with particular reference to the Attari-Wagah




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