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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.

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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. 

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sikhs continue protests against atrocities on their community by Taliban - 07 May 2009
Amritsar, May 7 (ANI): Sikhs continued protests across Punjab against the atrocities being committed on their brethren by the Taliban in Pakistan. Scores of activists took to the streets in Amritsar to express their anguish

Radio Pakistan urges Sikhs, Muslims to unite against Hindus - 21 Mar 2009
Amritsar, Mar.20 (ANI): Radio Pakistan appears determined to continue... of Kalarkheda village in Amritsar District. "There is no discrimination... other but this is not true, we live together. The Golden Temple of Amritsar

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

Peace bus to Pakistan crosses border, but sans passengers - 03 Apr 2009
Amritsar, April 3 (IANS) Pakistani security authorities Friday allowed the Amritsar-Lahore-Nankana Sahib peace bus between the two countries to enter its territory, but the bus did not have any passengers. Border Security Force (BSF

Voting starts on a dull note in Golden Temple city - 14 May 2009
Amritsar, May 13 (ANI): Voting in the city of the Golden Temple started.... Polling started at 7 a.m, in the urban areas of Amritsar. A dull beginning... we can strengthen democracy."  In the rural areas of Amritsar

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

Punjab celebrates harvest festival Baisakhi - 13 Apr 2009
Amritsar, Apr 13 (ANI): The Sikh community on Monday celebrated the annual spring harvest festival of Baisakhi. Farmers, dressed in colourful attires, danced to 'Bhangra' beats in middle of the fields. Throughout the year

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.  

'Punj-a-aab' service should continue between India, Pak - 06 Mar 2009
Amritsar Mar 6 (ANI): Describing the militant attack on Sri Lankan..., passengers of the Amritsar-Nankana bus service said the government should...-Lahore, Amritsar-Nankana Sahib and Amritsar-Lahore buses and the Samjota

BJP's Navjot Singh Sidhu enters poll fray - 23 Apr 2009
Amritsar, Apr 23 (ANI): Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and sitting MP of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Navjot Singh Sidhu entered the poll... of the people of Amritsar," said Sidhu. The polls for the Amritsar constituency

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

Voting starts on a dull not at Golden Temple city - 14 May 2009
Amritsar, May 13 (ANI): The city of Golden Temple started voting on a not so... polling started at 7 a.m, in the urban areas of Amritsar despite a dull beginning... strengthen the democracy."  In rural areas of Amritsar constituency

Voting starts on a dull not at Golden Temple city - 14 May 2009
Amritsar, May 13 (ANI): The city of Golden Temple started voting on a not so... polling started at 7 a.m, in the urban areas of Amritsar despite a dull beginning... strengthen the democracy."  In rural areas of Amritsar constituency

SGPC honours Sikh scribe for tossing shoe at Chidambaram - 13 Apr 2009
Amritsar (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) Delhi based journalist Jarnail Singh who tossed a shoe at Home Minister P. Chidambaram during a press conference in New...) Monday at Golden Temple complex in Amritsar. Avtar Singh Makkar, president

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

Police baton charge students protesting renovation of Jallianwala Bagh - 13 Feb 2009
Amritsar, Feb 13 (ANI): Police baton charged thousands of students who were... of police, Amritsar. The Central Government in 1991 sanctioned construction...;Situated in Amritsar, Jallianwala Bagh was the park where hundreds of Indians

Punjab beats the heat with ice candies and yogurt shakes - 04 May 2009
Amritsar, May 4 (ANI): With most of northern India reeling from the intense... making a steady business. "Temperature in Amritsar is 43 degree Celsius. We.... The scorching sun aggravated the heat in Punjab as temperature in Amritsar

High alert on Indo-Pak border after attack on Lankan team in Pakistan - 04 Mar 2009
Amritsar, Mar. 4 (ANI): Following the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan... of Amritsar sector. All border outposts along the international border in Punjab and particularly those in the Attari sub sector of Amritsar, have been put

PM in Punjab: No politics, only thanksgiving - 24 Mar 2009
Amritsar, March 24 (IANS) His family roots may lie in Punjab but that doesn't... in the state's politics. His personal visit to the Sikh holy city of Amritsar... that he should contest the Lok Sabha polls from Amritsar. But he has managed

Sukhbir Singh Badal takes oath as Punjab Dy.CM - 21 Jan 2009
Amritsar, Jan.21 (ANI): Sukhbir Singh Badal, the son of of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab on Wednesday. Punjab Governor General (retired) S F Rodrigues administered the oath

One dies in fire cracker unit explosion in Punjab - 09 Mar 2009
Amritsar (Punjab), March 9 (IANS) One person was burnt to death and three others were injured when an explosion took place at a fire cracker manufacturing unit... of the Sikh holy city of Amritsar, 225 km from state capital Chandigarh. 

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

Religious procession taken out on birth anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev - 01 May 2009
Amritsar, May 1 (ANI): Thousands of Sikh devotees participated in a religious procession on Friday to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth... (Harmandir Sahib) in Amritsar. He also designed the four doors in a Gurdwara

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). 

Punjab takes steps to collect licensed before elections - 21 Mar 2009
Amritsar, Mar. 21 (ANI): Punjab authorities have asked local licensed arms holders to deposit their arms to ensure fair and safe polling. According to standard election norms in India, arm holders are asked to deposit

Prime Minister pays obeisance at Golden Temple - 24 Mar 2009
Amritsar, Mar 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday morning paid obeisance at the Sri Harmandir Sahib also known as the Golden Temple.  Dr. Singh along with his wife Gursharan Kaur offered thanks giving

New Year celebrations in India - 14 Apr 2009
Amritsar/ Jorhat, Apr 14 (ANI): Residents in different parts of the country indulged in fun and frolic as they rang in the traditional New Year in some states. In Amritsar, devotees waited patiently to pay their respects at the Golden

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

Uncertainty prevails over India-Pakistan peace bus - 03 Apr 2009
Amritsar, April 2 (IANS) Uncertainty prevails over the India-Pakistan peace bus... in that country in the wake of the recent terrorist strikes near Lahore. The Amritsar... at the international bus terminus here said Thursday that the Amritsar-Lahore bus

Idiots' Club highlights free liquor distribution in Punjab villages in polls - 19 Apr 2009
Amritsar, April 19 (ANI): With the festivity surrounding parliamentary..., nearly 40km from Amritsar started a drive to curb the influence of the use of money... was inaugurated in one of the rural areas of Amritsar district. A rally was also taken out

Congress, BJP make last attempt to woe Sikh voters - 11 May 2009
Amritsar / Majitha, May 11 (ANI): Just hours before the election campaign... an election rally for a Congress candidate Om Parkash Soni from Amritsar, said... Singh.  Dr. Singh recalled his good old days spent in Amritsar and how

Congress, BJP make last attempt to woo Sikh voters - 11 May 2009
Amritsar / Majitha, May 11 (ANI): Just hours before the election campaign... rally for a Congress candidate Om Parkash Soni from Amritsar, said that India... recalled his good old days spent in Amritsar and how much he still values a personal

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

In poll time, politicians make beeline to Golden Temple - 05 Apr 2009
Amritsar, April 5 (IANS) As the poll temperature rises over Punjab, politicians of all hues are seeking benediction at the Golden Temple before embarking on their campaign. Right from the country's first Sikh Prime Minister Manmohan

Rahul describes Manmohan Singh as the "pride of Punjab and the country" - 11 May 2009
Amritsar, May 11 (ANI): Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Monday described Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh as the "pride of Punjab and the country".  Sharing the stage for the first time with Dr. Singh at an election rally

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