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Newly appointed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab co-incharge Raghav Chadha along with AAP MP and Punjab president Bhagwant Mann and AAP MLA Baljinder Kaur during a press conference in Amritsar, Punjab.(Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

AAP will soon announce its CM face in Punjab: Raghav Chadha

Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:58 AM IST
On a question about AAP’s CM face for Punjab, Chadha said, “He will be a person Punjab could feel proud of.”
Anand Mahindra shared a story from his college days in 1975.(HT Photo)
Anand Mahindra shared a story from his college days in 1975.(HT Photo)

Anand Mahindra’s Diwali memory from 1975 may leave you surprised

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 06:58 AM IST
Anand Mahindra’s post is complete with a picture of the Kada and a beautifully-lit photograph of the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
ewellery once owned by Maharani Jindan Kaur are among several Indian artefacts sold in auction(Photo courtesy: Bonhams)
ewellery once owned by Maharani Jindan Kaur are among several Indian artefacts sold in auction(Photo courtesy: Bonhams)

Several rare Punjab-Sikh artefacts auctioned in London

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 12:24 PM IST
Jindan Kaur’s jewellery, comprising a gem-set gold forehead pendant (chand-tikka), gem-set gold mirrored roundel and a pearl-mounted gold pendant – inherited by her grand-daughter Princess Bamba Sutherland – were sold for £62,563 (the estimate £60,000-80,000).
Left leader Balwinder Singh, 55, who was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne men, at Bhikhiwind in Tarn Taran district on Friday morning. (Right) Tarn Taran senior superintendent of police Dhruman H Nimbale at the crime spot.(HT Photo)
Left leader Balwinder Singh, 55, who was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne men, at Bhikhiwind in Tarn Taran district on Friday morning. (Right) Tarn Taran senior superintendent of police Dhruman H Nimbale at the crime spot.(HT Photo)

Shaurya Chakra awardee and Left leader Balwinder Singh shot dead in Punjab’s Tarn Taran

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 09:00 PM IST
Balwinder was on the hit list of terrorist outfits yet his security was withdrawn last month, family suspects it’s a terror attack
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers raising slogans and blocking the road at the Golden Gate on Friday in response to the farmers’ bandh call.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers raising slogans and blocking the road at the Golden Gate on Friday in response to the farmers’ bandh call.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Total bandh in Amritsar, Patiala, Jalandhar and Bathinda against Centre’s farm bills

Hindustan Times, Amritsar/Patiala | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 04:52 PM IST
Shops shut, traffic hit in Punjab cities as people stay home in response to bandh call by farmer organisations; security up across the state
(Mayank Austen Soofi)
(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Delhiwale: Simply sooji, and yet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 02:10 AM IST
Living with husband, son and his family, Ms Rani says she learnt her basic skills in cooking from Swarajvati. “She was my Chaiji.... in my town we address mummy as Chaiji.”
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee task force members using force to disperse Sikh protesters demanding action against culprits of the missing Guru Granth Sahib saroops outside Teja Singh Samundri Hall, the SGPC headquarters, in Golden Temple complex in Amritsar on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee task force members using force to disperse Sikh protesters demanding action against culprits of the missing Guru Granth Sahib saroops outside Teja Singh Samundri Hall, the SGPC headquarters, in Golden Temple complex in Amritsar on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Tension outside Golden Temple after SGPC uses force to disperse Sikhs protesting against missing Guru Granth Sahib saroops

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 04:10 PM IST
Nihang injured in action outside shrine, devotees inconvenienced due to barricades put up overnight
The FCRA registration has been given in the name of the ‘Sachkhand Sri Harmandir Saheb Sri Darbar Saheb Punjab Association’, a body set up in 1925.(ANI)
The FCRA registration has been given in the name of the ‘Sachkhand Sri Harmandir Saheb Sri Darbar Saheb Punjab Association’, a body set up in 1925.(ANI)

FCRA registration to Golden temple pathbreaking move: Amit Shah

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2020 06:57 AM IST
On Wednesday, the Home Ministry approved registration of Sri Harmandir Sahib under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, allowing it to receive foreign funding.
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh leading the assembly in paying tributes to Galwan soldiers, Covid warriors and 28 eminent personalities who had passed away since the last session of the Vidhan Sabha.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh leading the assembly in paying tributes to Galwan soldiers, Covid warriors and 28 eminent personalities who had passed away since the last session of the Vidhan Sabha.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)

Punjab CM leads Vidhan Sabha in paying tribute to Galwan Valley soldiers, unsung Covid warriors

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2020 03:41 PM IST
Former MP Gurdas Singh Badal, former state minister Hari Singh Zira, hockey Olympian Balbir Singh Senior, Golden Temple hazoori ragi Bhai Nirmal Singh among 28 personalities remembered
Amritsar city was ranked the second cleanest city in Punjab after Ludhiana, slotted 39 and 34, respectively, among 47 cities across the country with a population of more than 10 lakh in the Swacch Survekshan Awards 2020.(Getty Images)
Amritsar city was ranked the second cleanest city in Punjab after Ludhiana, slotted 39 and 34, respectively, among 47 cities across the country with a population of more than 10 lakh in the Swacch Survekshan Awards 2020.(Getty Images)

Amritsar second cleanest city in Punjab after Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Mandeep Kaur Narula
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 07:44 PM IST
The city also moved high up in the rankings from 184 last year and 208 in 2018
Devotees taking part in the religious procession at Golden Temple on Wednesday morning.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Devotees taking part in the religious procession at Golden Temple on Wednesday morning.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Covid norms forgotten as hundreds take part in nagar kirtan in Amritsar to mark 416th Parkash Purb of Guru Granth Sahib

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 01:47 PM IST
Ignoring district administration, SGPC’s appeal to devotees to watch live telecast of the procession amid pandemic, hundreds turned up without maintaining social distancing or wearing masks
(HT file photo)
(HT file photo)

BJP’s Doon MLA Paramjeet Singh Pammi among 176 test positive for Covid-19 in Himachal

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 10:02 PM IST
MLA, who is hospitalised in Shimla, had visited Amritsar on August 16 and also gone to Golden Temple; Pammi is the second state BJP legislator to test positive after Sukhram Chaudhary
Randeep Hooda in a still from Extraction.
Randeep Hooda in a still from Extraction.

Randeep Hooda broke his pledge for Extraction, apologised at a gurudwara after cutting his hair: ‘I was very heartbroken throughout the filming’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 08:03 PM IST
Randeep Hooda has revealed he had taken a pledge in front of the Guru Granth Sahib in Golden Temple that he will not cut his hair till the film Battle of Saragarhi reaches its conclusion. He had to break his pledge to step into his character in Hollywood film Extraction.
Religious sites and places of worship are set to reopen only from June 8 as per the order issued by the Central government.(Sameer Sehgal Hindustan Times)
Religious sites and places of worship are set to reopen only from June 8 as per the order issued by the Central government.(Sameer Sehgal Hindustan Times)

Amid Covid-19 lockdown, Sikh leaders, activists stopped by police from entering Golden Temple

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 02:09 PM IST
According to reports, Sikh activists and leaders gathered at Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Golden Temple on Saturday on the 36th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. The shrine has not officially opened due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Social media platforms Facebook and Instagram showed following message to users who wanted to use the Sikh hashtag.
Social media platforms Facebook and Instagram showed following message to users who wanted to use the Sikh hashtag.

Facebook, Instagram unblock Sikh hashtag after nearly three months

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Gagandeep Jassowal | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 11:20 AM IST
The issue surfaced on the social media platforms after the users, including Sikh organisation based in the western countries, started postings on their Facebook accounts about blocking of hashtag Sikh.
The express road corridor will also connect the two holy places of Mata Vaishno Devi and the Golden Temple in Amritsar.(HT Photo)
The express road corridor will also connect the two holy places of Mata Vaishno Devi and the Golden Temple in Amritsar.(HT Photo)

Drive from Delhi to Katra in just 6.5 hours by 2023 on the express corridor: Dr Jitendra Singh

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 08:33 PM IST
The land acquisition for the corridor remains to be done in Punjab and J&K.
The clip ends with an astounding shot of a fully-lit Golden Temple.(Twitter/@capt_amarinder)
The clip ends with an astounding shot of a fully-lit Golden Temple.(Twitter/@capt_amarinder)

This breathtaking aerial footage of Amritsar is mesmerizing netizens. Seen it yet?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 12:52 PM IST
In a clip tweeted by the Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh, a spectacular view of the city can be seen from a bird’s eye view and is bound to bowl you over with its beauty.
Kedarnath shrine.(HT Photo)
Kedarnath shrine.(HT Photo)

Amid Covid-19 lockdown, religious rituals, ceremonies take digital avatar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 09:11 AM IST
Those who used to start their day with a visit to the temples are now performing online darshan to start their day.
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HT Image

COVID-19 outbreak: Golden Temple won’t be closed, devotees to be screened from today

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 10:57 PM IST
Medical staff of SGPC-run Sri Guru Ram Das Charitable Hospital along with teams of the health department will carry out the screening at one of the most visited religions shrines in the world.
Temporary dispensaries will be set up at all entrances of the Sikh shrine as a precautionary measure to combat the COVID-19 threat.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Temporary dispensaries will be set up at all entrances of the Sikh shrine as a precautionary measure to combat the COVID-19 threat.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

SGPC to start screening of devotees at Golden Temple

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 05:10 PM IST
The decision was taken during a meeting held at the SGPC head office in Amritsar on Tuesday
SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowa (2nd from right), Damdami Taksal head Harnam Singh Dhumma and others after unveiling portrait of former SAD and SGPC president Jagdev Singh Talwandi at Central Sikh Museum at Golden Temple in Amritsar on Sunday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowa (2nd from right), Damdami Taksal head Harnam Singh Dhumma and others after unveiling portrait of former SAD and SGPC president Jagdev Singh Talwandi at Central Sikh Museum at Golden Temple in Amritsar on Sunday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

5 years after his death, SGPC unveils Talwandi’s portrait in Golden Temple

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 09:29 PM IST
Talwandi was known as the Iron Man (Loh Purush) of Akali politics and had also held the position of the SAD president twice.
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HT Image

Coronavirus outbreak: Golden Temple plaza basement closed for visitors

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2020 10:04 PM IST
The state government has ordered to close it till further orders.
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HT Image

Attari: Thousands on way to witness retreat ceremony sent back

Hindustan Times, Attari (Amritsar) | By Anil Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 11:16 PM IST
The retreat ceremony was closed for public in view of the coronavirus scare on Indian side; Pak continue to entertain crowd
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HT Image

Coronavirus scare: Footfall remains unaffected at Golden Temple, Kartarpur Corridor

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 11:22 PM IST
Two positive coronavirus cases have been detected in Amritsar
To bake a kulcha, you must use a tandoor where the temperature has been kept low(Shutterstock)
To bake a kulcha, you must use a tandoor where the temperature has been kept low(Shutterstock)

Rude food by Vir Sanghvi: The Amritsar food diaries

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 01:37 PM IST
It is a great food city and the bread capital of India
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HT Image

AAP to replicate Delhi model in Punjab, says Jarnail Singh

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2020 09:34 PM IST
Newly appointed in-charge of state affairs holds meeting with party leaders in Amritsar
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HT Image

1 lakh daily footfall at Golden temple, no precautions in place against coronavirus

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2020 09:36 PM IST
The footfall surges to 1.25 lakh on weekends. There has been no reduction in the rush due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, claim authorities.

BJP will retain ties with SAD: Nadda

Hindustan Times, Punjab | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2020 11:07 PM IST
The Golden Temple has impeccable management and hence visiting it is so hassle free and systematic.
The Golden Temple has impeccable management and hence visiting it is so hassle free and systematic.

Golden Temple, Partition Museum, Wagah Border and more: 5 reasons to visit Amritsar

Hindustan Times | By Saurav Ranjan Datta
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 12:24 PM IST
Mythologically speaking, Amritsar is also believed to have hosted the ashram of Rishi Valmiki from The Ramayana, where Goddess Sita resided and gave birth to her two sons. Coincidentally, the cities of Lahore and Kasur, across the border in Pakistan and founded by the legendary Luv and Kush are not far away from Amritsar.
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