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SpiceJet launches Amritsar-Dubai direct flight

Amritsar: SpiceJet on Sunday launched a direct flight service from the city of the Golden Temple to Dubai. The flight, which had a traditional flag-off at Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, will operate on all days except Saturday. “In line with the aviation tradition to mark key milestones, SpiceJet’s Boeing 737NG aircraft deployed in this route was greeted with a grand water... 

Sukbir blames ISI for sacrilege incidents

Amritsar: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal has termed the November 10 congregation an engineered political programme christened as Sarbat Khalsa. He along with his wife and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur paid obeisance at the Golden Temple today. Without naming anyone, he said those appointed leaders during the congregation were facing charges of murder and other heinous crimes. “How could they... 

48 held post-Sarbat Khalsa, sedition charge against 20

Jupinderjit Singh & GS Paul: Chandigarh/Amritsar: The police today slapped sedition charges on 20 persons out of the 48 arrested since November 11 amid fear of law and order problem after the controversial Sarbat Khalsa and appointment of “parallel” jathedars. Those booked for sedition include 10 leaders of various outfits, who played a key role in holding Sarbat Khalsa and allegedly caused... 

No lighting, fireworks at Harmandar Sahib this Diwali

Amritsar: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to celebrate a subdued Diwali at the Golden Temple and other gurdwaras under its control this year in the wake of incidents of the Guru Granth Sahib’s sacrilege. Avtar Singh Makkar, SGPC president, said, “Harmandar Sahib will not be illuminated in the manner it used to be on festive occasions nor will there any display of... 

Kejriwal prays for Punjab peace at Harmandar Sahib

Yudhvir Rana: AMRITSAR: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal prayed for peace and communal harmony in Punjab. He was here on Saturday to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple. During a brief interaction with mediapersons, Kejriwal said he was deeply hurt by the incidents of disrespect to the Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab recently. Firing by the police on people protesting peacefully against the sacrilege... 

Inderbir Bolaria stands up against own govt

Amritsar: A day after raising a banner of revolt against the state government, CPS Inderbir Bolaria today termed “foolish” the officials who drafted the plan to set up solid waste management plant at Bhagtanwala, 1.5 km from Golden Temple. Bolaria continued his dharna against the plant for the second day today. The CPS said it was unfortunate that Amritsar ranked 430 and was among the dirtiest... 

Why Majithia avoided escorting Modi during his Amritsar visit?

Amritsar: Under clouds due to Enforcement Directorate investigations pending against him in the Rs 6000 crore inter-continental drug racket, Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia avoided escorting the visiting Prime Minister Narndra Modi during his visit at the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar on Monday. However, Majithia, who holds Public Relations and Revenue portfolios, welcomed Modi... 

Governor pays obeisance at Golden Temple Amritsar

CHANDIGARH:  The Governor of Haryana and Punjab & Administrator, Chandigarh, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki visited the holy city, today at Amritsar. He paid obeisance at Golden Temple and Durgiana Mandir and offered floral tributes at the historic Jallianwala Bagh on his maiden visit to the city after taking oath as Governor of Punjab. Accompanied by his wife, both the sons Mr. Rajesh Solanki, Mr.... 

PM Narendra Modi’s charisma & credibility start diminishing

KULDEEP MANN: Bhartiya Janta Party BJP led National Democratic Alliance NDA government’s honeymoon period seems to have over. The lead person in the regime, Narendra Modi, who despite his controversial past, commanded unflinching credibility by giving a hope to 125 million Indians, has now virtually put himself on a track of incredibility. Firmly following the path of Hindutava Modi appears unconcerned... 

Garbage grows across Amritsar as politicians fight over dump

JPJI BUREAU: Amritsar: In a stark contrast to the ‘Swachh Bharat Campaign’ initiated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, holy city Amritsar is on path of becoming the dirtiest city in India thanks to the political tug-of-war between Amritsar based BJP leader Anil Joshi and Akali leader Inderbir Singh Bularia. With ongoing tussle between two Amritsar leaders – both from the SAD–BJP alliance... 

Golden Temple to be under regular pollution scanner

Yudhvir Rana,TNN: AMRITSAR: Worried over reports about India’s most loved monument Taj Mahal turning yellow due to pollution, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has woken up to the imminent threat to Golden Temple, Sikhs’ holiest shrine. In an effort to keep the Golden Temple’s sheen intact, the PPCB is all set to install Punjab’s first continuous monitoring station... 

Nikki Haley arrives in the city of Golden Temple

Amritsar: Nikki Haley, the first Indian-American governor of a state in the US, arrived in this Sikh holy city Friday evening. Haley, whose father Ajit Singh Randhawa is a Sikh, will pray Saturday at the Harmandar Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, the holiest of all Sikh shrines. Haley, whose father’s family used to live in Amritsar’s Verka suburb till the early 60s before migrating... 

Amritsar would be among world’s best cities by 2017: Sukhbir

Amritsar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said the state government will make Amritsar as one of the best cities in the world by year 2017. “The state government stands by its commitment to develop Amritsar as one of the best cities in the world by 2017,” Badal told reporters here. Stating that he was personally monitoring the ongoing development projects... 

CM sets Golden Temple entrance plaza open

Amritsar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday dedicated the newly constructed Golden Temple entrance plaza to the people, terming it an ‘architectural marvel’. Constructed at a cost of Rs 130 crore, this plaza is designed to give the Harminder Sahib a facelift. The Punjab tourism department also launched a pictographic booklet to mark the occasion. On the occasion, Badal... 

India’s largest hotel to come up in Amritsar

Sudipta Dev: MUMBAI: The largest hotel in India is coming up in Amritsar at a distance of nine km from the Golden Temple. The property is being developed by DJB Infrastructures and Developers India, an FDI company with many construction activities in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. With 1113 rooms, this will be a mixed used property, with 75 per cent of the rooms marketed as timeshare, in partnership... 

HSGPC chief Jhinda not allowed to enter the Akal Takht

Amritsar: Haryana SGPC leader Jagdish Singh Jhinda along with 34 members of the newly-formed ad hoc committee on Monday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple. “Peace, religious harmony and sanctity of Sikh religion has to be followed strictly and nobody would be allowed to disturb the sanctity of any gurdwara in Haryana,” Jhinda told reporters here. When asked about taking charge and possession... 

Indira Gandhi was pre-determined to attack Golden Temple

One thing Kuldip Nayar and Media has always ignored is the fact that Indira Gandhi had already decided and was making plans to attack the Golden Temple as per Lt. Gen. Sinha. Indira Gandhi never wanted to resolve Punjab problem peacefully. There were many meetings with Akali leaders to resolve the problems, and many times it was declared that both sides have reached an agreement. But every time Indira...