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18-Feb-2017 Amritsar

Seven kg heroin recovered in Punjab

At least seven kg of heroin, worth Rs 35 crore, was recovered in a joint operation by the Border Security Force (BSF) and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) here, a BSF official said on Saturday.The heroin was in seven sealed packets."Based on a specific input,...

06-Feb-2017 Amritsar

Tension in Punjab after Congress-Akali Dal clash

Tension prevailed in Punjab's Majitha constituency on Monday following clashes between supporters of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and Congress, a police officer said.Police reinforcements were rushed to Mian Pandher village in Amritsar district, 275 km from...

04-Feb-2017 Amritsar

Congress will win Punjab marking its revival : Navjot Singh Sidhu

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday said the Congress will win the Punjab Assembly elections, marking its revival.Congress' candidate from Amritsar East, Sidhu said he was confident that Congress was going to form the new government in Punjab and that it...

31-Jan-2017 Amritsar

Panj Payaras bestow blessings on Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met the Panj Payaras (Five beloved of the Guru) at the residence of Bhai Major Singh in Amritsar on Monday to seek their blessings.Kejriwal who had met the Panj Payaras (Five...

30-Jan-2017 Amritsar

After Modi, Shah invokes Pakistan threat to seek votes in Punjab

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked the possible threat of destabilisation and terrorism from Pakistan, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday urged people to vote for the SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab if they wanted a strong and stable government.Shah...

27-Jan-2017 Amritsar

Punjab Adhiyapak Sangh extends support to Congress in assembly polls

Punjab Congress president has assured priority redressal of the Punjab teachers’ demands, including regularization of the contractual employees in the state, once the party comes to power.He gave this assurance in response to a letter written to him by the...

26-Jan-2017 Amritsar

NRIs campaign for AAP despite inclement weather

Braving the inclement weather in Amritsar, the team of NRI Diaspora  accompanied by Amritsar Zone Incharge (Women Wing) Seema Sodhi and Campaign Manager Jaspreet Bal held a spree of door to door campaigns in Chabba, Guruwali, Attari, Dhanoa and Rajataal...

23-Jan-2017 Amritsar

Bhagwant Mann warns Capt Amarinder against threatening NRIs

Bhagwant Maan, AAP campaign committee Chairman who reached here today to boost the morale of NRIs from Canada warned PPCC president Capt Amarinder Singh against threatening the NRIs and using absurd language against them.He said that Capt Amarinder Singh was...

21-Jan-2017 Islamabad/Amritsar

Pakistan frees Indian soldier, family overjoyed

Pakistan on Saturday released Indian Army soldier Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chavan, who had "inadvertently" crossed the LoC in September last year. Chavan was handed over to Indian authorities at the Wagah-Attari joint check post, a Border Security Force (BSF) official...

18-Jan-2017 Amritsar

Navjot Singh Sidhu files nomination from Amritsar East

Two days after joining the Congress, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu filed his nomination from Amritsar East seat on Wednesday.Sidhu had termed his joining the Congress on Sunday as a "homecoming"."This time the victory will be of Punjab,...

14-Jan-2017 Amritsar

Navjot Sidhu is 100 per cent in Congress : Amarinder Singh

Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was already a member of the Congress and will be contesting the assembly polls."He (Navjot Singh Sidhu) is 100 per cent in the Congress, and as Navjot...

14-Jan-2017 Amritsar

Major jolt to Akali Dal as Upkar Singh Sandhu joines AAP

Ahead of the polls, Aam Aadmi Party got a shot in arm when former Amritsar President of Shiromani Akali Dal and Ex-Chairman PEDA Upkar Singh Sandhu joined the party during a press conference in Amritsar today in the presence of State Convener Gurpreet Singh...

12-Jan-2017 Amritsar

Taapsee Pannu visits Golden Temple with 'Runningshaadi.com' team

Actress Taapsee Pannu, accompanied by director Amit Roy and her "Runningshaadi.com" co-star Amit Sadh, recently visited the Golden Temple here.Taapsee said in a statement: "I remember last year when I was really praying and hoping 'Runningshaadi.com' to release,...

10-Jan-2017 Amritsar

Arvind Kejriwal to launch 'Ghar bachao' campaign in Punjab

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will launch a 'Ghar Bachao Muhim' (Save Home Campaign) in Punjab to encourage people "to stand united against corrupt politicians who have ruined numerous young lives by patronizing the drug trade in Punjab", AAP leader...

10-Jan-2017 Amritsar

TMC Will Release Next List Of Candidates Very Soon : Mukul Roy

National Vice President of the Trinamool Congress and former Railway Minister Mukul Roy visited Amritsar today. He began his day by paying obeisance at Darbar Saheb and Jalianwala Bagh and then led a large protest march against demonetization and the misuse of...

08-Jan-2017 Amritsar

Punjab BJP’s Vijay Sankalp Rath Yatra concludes in Amritsar

The 8-day long Vijay Sankalp Rath Yatra of the Punjab BJP today concluded in Amritsar. State party president, Vijay Sampla and the State party leadership paid obeisance at Shri Harmandir Sahib, marking the culmination of the Yatra. Earlier in the day, the...

01-Jan-2017 Amritsar

Amritsar city to get heritage look : Sukhbir Singh Badal

“The whole walled city of Guru Ki Nagri Amritsar will be given a heritage look and in the next 3 years it would become the tourist hub of the entire country.” These views were expressed by the Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, S. Sukhbir Singh Badal here today...

31-Dec-2016 Amritsar

Modi Misusing CBI to intimidate AAP leaders- Satyendra Jain

Delhi Health Minister and senior AAP leader Satyendra Kumar Jain accused the Modi Government of misusing the CBI to intimidate the leaders of Aam Aadmi Party by framing false accusations and raiding the offices of AAP ministers. While addressing a press conference...

21-Dec-2016 Amritsar

Bikram Singh Majithia Inaugurates A State Of Art Amritsar Press Club

Punjab Revenue & Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia today said that SAD-BJP combine believe in delivering what promised, whereas Congress and AAP were limited to make false promises only . He said that the ruling alliance will contest ensuing...

04-Dec-2016 Amritsar

Pakistan delegation denied visit to Golden Temple

Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and his delegation, who came to attend the Heart of Asia Istanbul Process conference on Afghanistan's peace process on Sunday were denied permission to visit the historic Golden Temple here.Sources...

04-Dec-2016 Amritsar

Amritsar Declaration names Lashkar, Jaish as threat to peace

An international conference on Afghanistan here on Sunday named Pakistan-based terrorist groups, including Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, as grave threats to peace in the South Asian region.The resolution called Amritsar Declaration, adopted at the...

04-Dec-2016 Amritsar

Don't blame one country for terrorism : Sartaj Aziz

Reiterating that his country "is committed to lasting peace in Afghanistan and the region", Pakistan's de facto foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz on Sunday said only one country cannot be blamed for rising terrorist violence in the region."The first and foremost...

04-Dec-2016 Amritsar

Afghan President names Pakistan as terror 'sanctuary'

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday unambiguously named Pakistan for promoting terrorism and said no amount of financial assistance can help stabilise the war-ravaged nation if "support to terrorists" from the neighbouring country continued.Ghani, in his...

04-Dec-2016 Amritsar

Narendra Modi becomes first PM to serve 'langar' at Golden Temple

Narendra Modi distributed food to devotees at the Golden Temple here on Saturday night thus becoming the first Prime Minister to serve the community kitchen, or langar, at the holiest of Sikh shrines in this Punjab city, It was the Prime Minister's first visit...

04-Dec-2016 Amritsar

Act against supporters of terror : Narendra Modi

In an oblique reference to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged action against those who support and finance terror and endanger peace in the entire South Asian region."We must demonstrate strong collective will to defeat terror networks....

04-Dec-2016 Amritsar

Indian support for Afghan development is unconditional : Ashraf Ghani

Appreciating India's unconditional support for the economic development of war-ravaged Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said the expansion of the key Chabahar port between India, Iran and his country was very important for regional trade and connectivity.Ghani...

04-Dec-2016 Amritsar

Narendra Modi , Ashraf Ghani hold bilateral meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday held a bilateral meeting here and discussed aspects of strengthening counter-terror cooperation."The two leaders discussed several aspects of the close and friendly relations between...

30-Nov-2016 Amritsar

AAP to create atmosphere of fearlessness in Punjab- Arvind Kejriwal

"Badals and Captain Amarinder Singh share a secret alliance and both the partiers are contesting 2017 elections in Punjab jointly" National Convener of Aam Aadmi Party and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal while addressing an impressive gathering at “Punjab...

18-Nov-2016 Amritsar

Court Frames Charges Against Arvind Kejriwal And Two Others

In a bitter jolt to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ahead of the assembly elections in Punjab, a local court today framed charges against accused AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal and leaders Sanjay Singh and Ashish Khetan in a criminal defamation case filed against...

10-Nov-2016 Amritsar

Golden Temple not to accept demonetised notes

The authorities at the Golden Temple here announced on Thursday that they would not accept demonetised currency notes from devotees.Over 100,000 devotees visit the Golden Temple every day and the cash offerings run into lakhs of rupees."We have instructed...

05-Nov-2016 Amritsar

Kirpal Singh Badungar elected SGPC president

Sikh intellectual Kirpal Singh Badungar was on Saturday elected as the new president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini parliament of the religion, officials said.Badungar will replace outgoing SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar,...

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