Articles about Amritsar

29 Nov 2022

Punjab: Another Pakistani drone shot down by BSF in Amritsar

The Border Security Force (BSF) reportedly shot down a drone on Monday that allegedly had entered Punjab's Amritsar district from Pakistan.

04 Nov 2022

Punjab: Hindu right-wing leader Sudhir Suri shot dead in Amritsar

A Hindu right-wing leader Sudhir Suri, of a local religious outfit called Shiv Sena — unrelated to the political party from Maharashtra — was shot dead during a sit-in outside a temple over a management dispute in Amritsar of Punjab on Friday.

27 Sep 2022

5 things to bring back home from your Punjab trip

Popular for its rich history, scenic landscape, and iconic religious sites, Punjab witnesses thousands of tourists every year.

22 Aug 2022

Delhi Police
Delhi: Farmers' mahapanchayat at Jantar Mantar; high vigil at borders

The Delhi Police has beefed up security across the city—especially at Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur borders—with farmers' body Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) calling for a mahapanchayat from Monday at Jantar Mantar.

14 Aug 2022

Sidhu Moose Wala case: Father alleges 'close friends' behind murder

Sidhu Moose Wala's case took a fresh twist after his father Balkar Singh revealed a new information.

20 Jul 2022

Sidhu Moosewala killing: 2 suspects shot dead in Punjab encounter

Two gangsters, suspected to be involved in the killing of singer-turned-politician Sidhu Moosewala, have been shot dead by the Punjab Police in an encounter.

27 Jun 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Meet Sangrur LS by-poll winner and pro-Khalistani Simranjit Singh Mann

ShiromaniAkaliDal (Amritsar) chief SimranjitSingh Mann won the SangrurLok Sabha by-poll by defeating Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s Gurmail Singh on Sunday.

06 Mar 2022

Punjab: Five dead after BSF jawan opens fire at colleagues

In a shocking incident, five Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were killed after one of them opened fire at his colleagues.

19 Feb 2022

5 most popular tourist attractions in India

From north to south and east to west, there is so much that India offers to tourists.

06 Jan 2022

Amid Omicron worry, 125 Italy-Amritsar flight passengers test COVID-positive

As many as 125 passengers from a chartered flight from Italy's Milan tested positive for COVID-19 after landing in Punjab's Amritsar on Thursday afternoon.

19 Dec 2021

Man accused of 'sacrilege' beaten to death at Golden Temple

A young man was beaten to death by a mob over alleged sacrilege at the Golden Temple in Amritsar Saturday evening.

18 Oct 2021

Farmers Protest
Farmers stage 'Rail Roko' today to seek Union Minister's resignation

Farmers will today hold a "Rail Roko" protest to call for the sacking and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

24 Aug 2021

SGPC to print Guru Granth Sahib's 'saroops' abroad

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) in Amritsar, Punjab has decided to set up presses abroad to print saroops, copies of holy scriptures Guru Granth Sahib.

09 Aug 2021

Pakistan drone reportedly drops tiffin box bomb in Amritsar village

Ahead of Independence Day, police has recovered a tiffin box bomb packed with over 2 kg of RDX from a village in Amritsar which they suspect was dropped by a drone flying in from Pakistan.

07 Apr 2021

Pakistani smuggler shot dead along border in Amritsar

A Pakistani smuggler who crossed over to India with around 22 kgs of heroin was shot dead along the International Border (IB) in Amritsar in a joint operation of the Punjab police and the BSF, officials said.

30 Mar 2021

Road Accidents
Punjabi singer Diljaan (31) dies in an accident

Punjabi singer Diljaan passed away at the age of 31 in a road accident near Amritsar on Tuesday. He was on his way to Kartarpur at the time.

25 Mar 2021

COVID-19 Guidelines
Thousands offer liquor at shrine, COVID-19 norms shredded to bits

Notwithstanding the surge in COVID-19 cases, several devotees without face masks and not adhering to social distancing norms converged to pay obeisance to Baba Rode Shah shrine in Punjab's Amritsar district and offered liquor bottles to seek his blessings.

25 Jan 2021

Foundation stone of Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Memorial park laid

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday virtually laid the foundation stone of the Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Memorial park at Amritsar, dedicated to unsung heroes of the massacre.

28 Dec 2020

Madhya Pradesh
IMD forecasts cold wave across North India later this week

Several places in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, recorded their minimum temperature below the five-degree Celsius mark on Sunday, with the India Meteorological Department forecasting severe cold wave in parts of the region later this week and warning of dense fog.

23 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: 22 who returned to India from UK test positive

At least 22 people who returned to India from the United Kingdom in the past few days have tested positive for COVID-19.

22 Dec 2020

Passengers protest at Amritsar airport over delay in virus testing

Passengers who arrived at Amritsar's Sri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport from the UK protested against the authorities over the alleged delay in carrying out their coronavirus tests.

21 Aug 2020

Punjab: Stricter curfew, weekend lockdown introduced, as COVID-19 cases rise

The Punjab government on Thursday announced sweeping restrictions, including a stricter curfew, and weekend lockdowns in all of its 167 cities and towns across the state.

02 Apr 2020

Former Hazoori Ragi of Golden Temple dies, was coronavirus positive

In a sorrowful development, Giani Nirmal Singh, the former Hazroori Ragi of Golden Temple, passed away on Thursday morning, a day after testing positive for coronavirus.

17 Feb 2020

Top five Indian cities to travel on low budget

Has the travel bug bitten you recently?

27 Jan 2020

Court directs police to not take "coercive steps" against Bharti

After actress Raveena Tandon and filmmaker Farah Khan, comedian and TV actress Bharti Singh had filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, thereby seeking quashing of an FIR against her.

29 Dec 2019

Protests against Raveena Tandon, Farah Khan, Bharti Singh in Punjab

On Friday, peaceful protests were carried out in several parts of Punjab against actor Raveena Tandon, director/choreographer Farah Khan, and comedian Bharti Singh, for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of the Christian community on a television program.

27 Dec 2019

Bollywood News
After FIR over hurting religious sentiments, Raveena Tandon clarifies stance

After a police complaint was filed against her over allegations of hurting religious sentiments of the Christian community, actor Raveena Tandon clarified her stance on the matter and offered an apology.

14 Nov 2019

Five best places to visit in November 2019 in India

Bringing along the winter season, November is a month marked by awaited celebrations.

Did Modi commit a big mistake by green-lighting Kartarpur's inauguration?

Days before the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor, which connects two shrines in India and Pakistan, Islamabad released a video aimed at welcoming the pilgrims.

25 Sep 2019

Pakistani drones dropped rifles, grenades in Punjab to help terrorists

In what confirms that Pakistan is continuing with its notorious plans to hamper peace in India, some drones from across the border dropped arms and grenades in Punjab, multiple reports said.

09 Jun 2019

Identical twins graduate from IMA together; to serve different army-units

Identical twins, Abhinav Pathak and Parinav Pathak born only two minutes apart, created history by becoming the first pair of identical twins to graduate together from the prestigious Indian Military Academy (IMA).

21 Apr 2019

Sunny Deol BJP candidate from Amritsar? Speculations rife

On Friday, BJP President Amit Shah met Bollywood actor Sunny Deol in Pune and sparked off speculations that the latter may be fielded from Amritsar, Punjab.

02 Jan 2019

Since 2016, 18 Khalistani terror-modules busted in Punjab, 95 held

As many as 18 Khalistani terror modules were busted in Punjab, and 95 people arrested in the last two years, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir informed the Rajya Sabha today.

30 Dec 2018

Piyush Goyal
#ThatWas2018: A year of 'firsts' for Indian Railways; highlights here

With year coming to an end, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had described the Indian Railways' year as being one of 'many firsts'.

27 Dec 2018

Narendra Modi
Modiji, forget bullet-train: BJP leader slams Modi after upsetting journey

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was told by a leader of the BJP to forget about the bullet train, his pet project, and focus on improving the conditions of existing trains.

23 Dec 2018

Railway Police
New-born, who was strangled, flushed down train's toilet, miraculously lives

On Saturday, the sweepers in Amritsar were shocked to see a new-born baby flushed down one of the toilets of Howrah Express, which they were cleaning.

23 Nov 2018

Piyush Goyal
#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Probe gives clean-chit to Railways, blames people's negligence

The negligence of people led to the train tragedy in Amritsar on Dusshera that killed 61, an inquiry by the Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS) SK Pathak has concluded.

19 Nov 2018

Amritsar-blast: CM announces Rs. 50L reward for information on suspects

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today announced a reward of Rs. 50 lakh for anybody providing information on those involved in the Amritsar grenade blast that left three persons dead yesterday.

19 Nov 2018

Indian Railways
Railways to build 3,000km of walls to keep trespassers away

On the back of the Amritsar train tragedy last month, the Indian Railways has decided to build 3,000km of walls to fence its tracks and ward off trespassers.

18 Nov 2018

Amritsar: Bike borne individuals throw bomb, three feared dead

Three people are feared to have died and several were injured on Sunday after two bike-borne individuals threw a bomb at Dera Nirankari near Rajasansi in Amritsar.