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Friday, Nov 15, 2019
Aseem Bassi

Aseem Bassi


A principal correspondent, Aseem Bassi is the bureau chief at Amritsar. He covers politics, Indo-Pak border, gurdwara politics, crime, border trade and civic issues.

articles by Aseem Bassi (890 results)
Dec 21, 2016 12:55
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi at New Delhi on Tuesday. During the meeting that lasted for half-an-hour, the former BJP MP discussed his plans about joining the party. read more
Dec 17, 2016 13:48
In a major development, it is almost certain now that former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu will open his innings in Congress by contesting the assembly elections 2017 in place of his wife.  read more
Dec 09, 2016 10:48
The cash crunch caused by demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes has brought the India-Pakistan trade through the Attari border here to a standstill. As the contractor has no cash for wages of over 1,000 porters who usually load and unload trucks... read more
Dec 06, 2016 19:42
As the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is all set to announce its candidate against revenue minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) firebrand Bikram Singh Majithia at its rally in Majitha on December 14, its organisation-building head, Durgesh Pathak, is camping... read more
Dec 04, 2016 13:19
Terrorism took centrestage at the Heart of Asia conference on Sunday as Afghanistan and India jointly delivered a stinging attack on Pakistan and indicated Islamabad was doing little to rein in militancy in the region. read more
Dec 04, 2016 00:22
As many as 40 countries and groupings will participate in the meet aimed at helping war-ravaged Afghanistan in its political and economic transition. read more
Dec 03, 2016 17:05
Pakistan’s top diplomat Sartaj Aziz will arrive in Amritsar on Saturday to attend a key meet of Asian leaders, advancing his trip by a day in a surprise move even as New Delhi and Islamabad struggled to improve frosty ties. read more
Dec 03, 2016 12:29
Amritsar The senior official level talks of the ‘Heart of Asia’ kicked off to discuss Amritsar Declaration ahead of the ministerial talks that will take place on Sunday read more
Dec 02, 2016 19:59
The two-day conference, which focuses on regional cooperation between Afghanistan and its neighbours to improve connectivity and tackle security threats, also assumes significance as Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, will... read more
Dec 02, 2016 13:03
Back in town after joining the Congress, Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who will start campaigning in Amritsar-East from Friday, said the high command will soon answer party members opposed to her being given a ticket for the assembly polls from the constituency.... read more
Dec 02, 2016 12:20
A day after the Supreme Court ordered status quo on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) issue, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal asserted that the canal will never become a reality. read more
Dec 02, 2016 00:04
No announcement of tickets as yet; newly-inducted Congress leader, a CPS in the ruling SAD-BJP regime not so long ago, says the high command will soon answer those questioning ticket being given to her from the constituency. read more
Nov 25, 2016 20:09
Once a serious critic of the Congress, especially of its state unit chief Capt Amarinder Singh, former Bharatiya Janata Party leader Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who will be formally joining the Congress in New Delhi on November 28, now sees it as the “best... read more
Nov 24, 2016 18:46
Haley’s parents hail from rural Punjab; they moved to Amritsar before emigrating to North America in the early 1960s. Haley, 44, was born Nimrata Randhawa in Bamberg, South Carolina. She was called “Nikki” as a child and took the family name of husband... read more
Nov 22, 2016 20:19
The demonetisation of the old banknotes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 is even affecting the capacity for devotional measures, too. At the Golden Temple (Darbar Sahib) in Amritsar, there is a significant dip in bookings for ‘akhand path’ (chain prayers) at the... read more