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 […]

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri (File Photo/Twitter)

BJP fields Hardeep Singh Puri from Amritsar, repeats four Delhi MPs

New Delhi: A day after actor Sunny Deal met BJP President Amit Shah, giving indication that he may be fielded from Amritsar, the party on Sunday announced Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri as its candidate from the seat. Puri has replaced Union Minister Arun Jaitley, who unsuccessfully contested from Amritsar in 2014. Jaitley has decided not […]

Talks begin between India & Pakistan to discuss and finalize the modalities for the #KartarpurCorridor, at Attari, Amritsar, that’ll facilitate Indian pilgrims to visit the holy shrine of Gurudwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur Photo Tweeted By Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia)

India-Pakistan Kartarpur meet underway

Attari (Punjab): Exactly a month after the Pulwama terror attack killed 40 CRPF troopers, Indian and Pakistani officials met for the first time at Attari border near Amritsar on Thursday to finalise modalities of the corridor to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara. “Commitment to fulfill a dream!” is how Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Raveesh Kumar […]

Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara (Photo: Facebook)

Kartarpur corridor talks between Indian and Pakistani officials begin at Attari

Attari (Punjab):  Exactly a month after the Pulwama terror attack which left 40 CRPF troopers dead, Indian and Pakistani officials met on Thursday here, near Amritsar, to finalise modalities of the corridor to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara. This is the first time the two sides met after tension escalated between the neighbours. IANS