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Punjabi singer Diljaan (31) dies in an accident

30 Mar 2021

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.

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

25 Mar 2021

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.

Foundation stone of Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Memorial park laid

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.

IMD forecasts cold wave across North India later this week

28 Dec 2020

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.

Coronavirus: 22 who returned to India from UK test positive

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.

Passengers protest at Amritsar airport over delay in virus testing

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.

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

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.

Former Hazoori Ragi of Golden Temple dies, was coronavirus positive

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.

Top five Indian cities to travel on low budget

17 Feb 2020

Top five Indian cities to travel on low budget

Has the travel bug bitten you recently?

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

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.

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

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.

After FIR over hurting religious sentiments, Raveena Tandon clarifies stance

27 Dec 2019

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.

Five best places to visit in November 2019 in India

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?

06 Nov 2019

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.

Pakistani drones dropped rifles, grenades in Punjab to help terrorists

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.

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

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).

Sunny Deol BJP candidate from Amritsar? Speculations rife

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.

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

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.

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

30 Dec 2018

#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'.

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

27 Dec 2018

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.

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

23 Dec 2018

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.

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

23 Nov 2018

#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.

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

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.

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

19 Nov 2018

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.

Amritsar: Bike borne individuals throw bomb, three feared dead

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.

Amritsar train tragedy adds to India's lakhs of avoidable deaths

21 Oct 2018

Amritsar train tragedy adds to India's lakhs of avoidable deaths

Much has been said about the Amritsar train tragedy, but what remains crystal clear is that the accident could have been easily avoided.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Protesters removed from track, train services resume after 40hrs

21 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Protesters removed from track, train services resume after 40hrs

Over 40 hours after the accident in Amritsar in which 59 Dussehra revelers were mowed down by a train, protesters were cleared off the tracks and services resumed on Sunday afternoon.

Amritsar: Locals continue sit-in protest at train accident site

21 Oct 2018

Amritsar: Locals continue sit-in protest at train accident site

The situation remained tense Sunday as locals continued with their sit-in at Joda Phatak, where 61 Dussehra revelers were mowed down by a train.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Dead, injured people robbed of their belongings

21 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Dead, injured people robbed of their belongings

Much has been said about the Amritsar train tragedy that killed 61 people, but as more information comes in, more disturbing details are surfacing.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Ambulance driver recollects how the scene was at accident-site

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Ambulance driver recollects how the scene was at accident-site

An ambulance driver, who ferried some of the victims from the train accident site to the Guru Nanak Hospital in Amritsar today described the scene as "very disturbing".

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Most dead are daily wage laborers from UP, Bihar

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Most dead are daily wage laborers from UP, Bihar

Most people who were mowed down by a speeding train in Amritsar during Dussehra celebrations yesterday evening were migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, an official said today.

No permission granted for Dussehra event at Amritsar accident-site: Officials

20 Oct 2018

No permission granted for Dussehra event at Amritsar accident-site: Officials

The Amritsar Municipal Corporation said no permission was granted to hold Dussehra celebrations at 'Dhobi ghat' ground in Amritsar a day after the train tragedy,

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Residents stage protest, demand action against train driver

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Residents stage protest, demand action against train driver

Scores of people on Saturday staged a sit-in on the railway tracks near Amritsar where 61 people were mowed down by a train during a Dussehra event.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Train driver says he was given green signal

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Train driver says he was given green signal

In the aftermath of the tragic Amritsar accident that killed 60 people, the driver of the train responsible was detained and questioned by the Punjab and the Railway police.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: UN chief Guterres, Canada's Trudeau condole death of victims

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: UN chief Guterres, Canada's Trudeau condole death of victims

United Nations chief, Antonio Guterres, has expressed his deepest condolences to the families and friends of over 60 people who died in a train accident in Amritsar, Punjab terming the incident as "tragic".

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Russian President Vladimir Putin offers condolences on train accident

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Russian President Vladimir Putin offers condolences on train accident

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday offered condolences to India on the train accident near Amritsar in Punjab, which claimed 61 lives, the Russian Embassy said.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Services between Amritsar, Jalandhar affected after train accident

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Services between Amritsar, Jalandhar affected after train accident

All services between Jalandhar and Amritsar remained suspended for hours after Dussehra revelers were mowed down by a train near Amritsar, railway officials said.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: 'Ravana Dahan' taking place at accident site for 20yrs

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: 'Ravana Dahan' taking place at accident site for 20yrs

For over 20 years, people from adjoining villages would gather at the vacant plot at Joda Phatak near Amritsar, barely 50m from railway tracks, to witness the burning of Ravana effigy to celebrate Dussehra.

39 of those killed in Amritsar train accident identified: Officials

20 Oct 2018

39 of those killed in Amritsar train accident identified: Officials

Thirty-nine of the 61 people killed in the train accident near Amritsar in Punjab have been identified so far, officials said on Saturday.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Man, who played Ravana, dies; eyewitnesses recall horror

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Man, who played Ravana, dies; eyewitnesses recall horror

In the train tragedy near Amritsar, which killed at least 60 and injured 71, the man who played Ravana also lost his life, ANI reports.