Amritsar: News

11 Feb 2024


IndiGo plane causes runway closure at Delhi airport

An IndiGo flight (6E 2221) from Amritsar on Sunday missed the taxiway after landing at Delhi airport, causing a temporary blockage on one of the runways, PTI reported.

14 Jan 2024


Delhi: Dense fog returns, zero visibility affects flight, train operations 

Dense fog returned to several places in North India, including the national capital, Delhi, on Sunday, causing zero visibility.

14 Jan 2024


Dazzling dances and bonfires: Top destinations for Lohri celebrations

Lohri, the vibrant and exuberant harvest festival celebrated primarily in North India, is a time of joy, warmth, and communal harmony.

'Wants to divide India': NIA on Khalistani leader Gurpatwant Pannun 

The founder of the banned separatist group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, is reportedly wanted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for allegedly "commissioning terrorist acts."

NIA seizes pro-Khalistani leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun's property in Punjab

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday seized Canada-based pro-Khalistani leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun's property in Punjab, NDTV reported.

06 Sep 2023


Craving some delicious kulchas? Try these recipes at home

A popular leavened Indian flatbread from Amritsar in Punjab, kulcha is usually made with maida or refined white flour and is served with spicy Amritsari chana masala.

30 Jul 2023

New York City

Drunk passenger gropes mother-daughter duo on Delta's NY-Athens flight: Report

A drunk passenger on a Delta Air Lines flight from New York to Athens allegedly groped a 16-year-old girl and her mother while the crew denied them help, per a lawsuit.

13 Jun 2023


IndiGo flight grounded at Delhi Airport after tailstrike, says DGCA

An IndiGo flight has been grounded following a tailstrike during landing at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said.

24 May 2023


Punjab: Gangster Jarnail Singh shot dead during alleged gang war

Gangster Jarnail Singh was shot dead by four unidentified persons in Sathiala village in Punjab's Amritsar on Wednesday, reported Times Now.

15 May 2023


Drunk passenger molests air hostess on IndiGo's Dubai-Amritsar flight: Report

In the latest in a series of incidents involving mid-air misbehavior, a drunk passenger traveling on an IndiGo flight from Dubai to Amritsar reportedly harassed an air hostess after she stopped him from disturbing other passengers.

11 May 2023

Golden Temple

Amritsar: Third blast reported near Golden Temple, suspects nabbed

A low-intensity blast was reported in the early hours of Thursday on Heritage Street near the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, for the third time since last Saturday. Police have arrested three suspects in connection with the explosion.

08 May 2023

Golden Temple

Amritsar: Explosion near Golden Temple, second one in 24 hours

A second blast reportedly took place on Monday morning at Heritage Street near the Golden Temple in Punjab's Amritsar, just hours after an individual was injured in a similar explosion at the same spot.

11 Apr 2023


What did Amritpal's aide Papalpreet Singh tell the police

Papalpreet Singh, the aide of fugitive radical Khalistani preacher Amritpal Singh, who was apprehended on Monday, reportedly told the police that Singh was in Punjab.

02 Apr 2023


Amritsar: Security beefed up amid speculations of Amritpal Singh's surrender  

Security has been beefed up in Amritsar, Punjab, following speculations that Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh may surrender at Golden Temple.

23 Mar 2023


New photo shows Amritpal Singh on cart; mother, wife questioned

A new photo of fugitive Khalistani sympathizer and Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh surfaced on Wednesday, in which he is seen on the carriage of a three-wheeler cart with a motorcycle and another man apart from the driver.

21 Mar 2023


Punjab: Internet ban lifted in many cities, except sensitive pockets

The Punjab government lifted the mobile internet and SMS ban in several cities of the state after 12:00 pm on Tuesday, reported Mint.

24 Feb 2023


Punjab: Pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh's supporters clash with police

Armed with guns, swords, and other sharp weapons, hundreds of supporters of the pro-Khalistani (sovereign state for Sikhs) leader Amritpal Singh clashed with Punjab Police personnel on Thursday in Amritsar's Ajnala, injuring a few.

Amritsar-Singapore flight takes off 5 hours early, leaves 35 passengers

A Singapore-bound flight reportedly departed hours ahead of schedule from Amritsar's Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, leaving 35 passengers behind.

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 had allegedly 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.

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


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.

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

Pakistan News

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.

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?

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.

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

Indian Railways

#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.

#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.

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.

21 Oct 2018

Punjab Police

#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.

21 Oct 2018

Amarinder Singh

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.

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.

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".

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.

20 Oct 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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,

20 Oct 2018

Train Accident

#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.

20 Oct 2018

Indian Railways

#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.

20 Oct 2018

United Nations (UN)

#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".

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.

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.

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.

20 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

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.

20 Oct 2018

Indian Railways

#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.

20 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Over 60 dead, horror captured-on-camera, railways calls it trespassing

At least 60 were killed and 77 injured after a train mowed people reveling in Dussehra celebrations near Amritsar on Friday.

19 Oct 2018

Amarinder Singh

Amritsar train accident: Over 50 feared dead, rescue operations underway

In an unfortunate incident, over 50 people are feared dead in a train accident which happened near train tracks in Amritsar.

Punjab: Acid attack on BEd student, suffers severe burn injuries

A 23-year-old woman suffered severe burn injuries when two unidentified masked men allegedly threw acid on her in Thoba village, nearly twenty 25km from Amritsar, Punjab, police said on Saturday.

21 Aug 2018


#FoodBytes: Top 5 cities in India for lip-smacking street food

No fine-dining experience can beat the feels of standing by a humble stall, overloaded with puchkas, burgers, chat-tikki and savoring the addictive, flavorful taste of the undisputed Indian street food.

01 Aug 2018


India, Pakistan to install new gates at Attari-Wagah border soon

India and Pakistan are set to install new gates at the Attari-Wagah border, where people from both the sides throng every evening to watch the lowering of the national flags.

17 Jul 2018


Main entrance of Golden Temple to be plated with gold

A dome atop the main entrance of the Golden Temple would be plated with gold, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) said, adding that devotees were generously donating ornaments for decorating the holiest religious site for Sikhs.

02 Apr 2018


Mortal remains of 38 Indians killed in Iraq brought back

Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh has landed in Amritsar with the bodies of 38 Indians killed by the ISIS in Iraq four years ago.

09 Mar 2018


Pyarelal Wadali, younger Wadali brother, passes away of cardiac arrest

In an unfortunate news for Bollywood and the music industry, Ustad Pyarelal Wadali, the younger brother of the famous Wadali Brothers, passed away Friday morning due to cardiac arrest.

15 Feb 2018


Fresh trouble disrupts Kapil Sharma's new beginning

Fresh troubles have caught up to Kapil Sharma who seemed to have moved past the bad phase with the announcement of his comeback show. The ace comedian just recently started making news for the right reasons but is now back under the dubious spotlight.

15 Mar 2017


Bomb scare at Amritsar airport

An unidentified briefcase was found at the parking lot of the Amritsar airport, leading to a bomb scare.

Amritsar shares most child porn; Delhi ranks second

Following American linguistics expert James Kirk Jones's arrest for possessing/sharing 30,000 child pornography files, government data revealed the rot runs deeper.