Two preliminary tests positive for coronavirus in Punjab’s Amritsar

Chandigarh: Two Indians who returned this week from coronavirus-hit Italy were preliminary diagnosed positive for the disease and they have been hospitalised in Amritsar city since their arrival, Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said here on Saturday. They have been admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar. “The preliminary test from the samples […]

Kartarpur: Hoardings hailing Navjot Sidhu, Imran Khan surface in Amritsar

Chandigarh: Hoardings of Congress’ Amritsar legislator Navjot Singh Sidhu with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan mysteriously surfaced in Amritsar, describing them as ‘real heroes’ for playing a crucial role in linking the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan with the Indian territory. “Kartarpur Sahib da langah khulwaon vale asli hero. Assi Punjabi hik te thok ke kehne […]

Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu (File Photo/Twitter)

Amritsar train disaster victims’ kin upset with Sidhu

Chandigarh: Families of victims, mowed down by a train during Dussehra celebrations in Amritsar last year, here on Monday, alleged indifference on the part of Navjot Singh Sidhu, their legislator and former Minister, and criticised him for not keeping the promises made at the time of disaster that claimed 60 lives and injured over 50. […]

Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri (File Photo/Twitter)

BJP’s Hardeep Puri accepts defeat in Amritsar

Chandigarh:  Union Minister and BJP’s candidate for Punjab’s Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, Hardeep Singh Puri, on Thursday accepted his defeat to his Congress rival Gurjit Aujla. Diplomat-turned-politician Puri faced a tough straight fight in the constituency dominated by the Jat community, and lost by over 100,000 votes. “I was hoping to wrest the Sri Amritsar […]

Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri (File Photo/Twitter)

BJP’s Union Minister candidate trailing in Amritsar

Chandigarh: Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development and the BJP’s candidate for Punjab’s Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, Hardeep Singh Puri, has been trailing his rival and Congress candidate Gurjit Aujla, as per available trends. The diplomat-turned-politician Puri is facing a tough fight in the constituency dominated by the Jatt community, say political observers. […]

Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri (Twitter)

After Jaitley, Puri may face uphill task in Amritsar

Amritsar: After witnessing an embarrassing defeat of its high-profile candidate Arun Jaitley in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP this time fielded Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri from Punjab’s Amritsar. Pitted against Congress sitting MP Gurjit Aujla, diplomat-turned-politician Puri faces a tough fight in Jatt-dominated seat, say political observers. Moreover, with the Congress at the […]