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PM Modi visits Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Amritsar, meets Dera head Gurinder Singh Dhillon
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PM Modi visits Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Amritsar, meets Dera head Gurinder Singh Dhillon

The Radha Soami Satsang Beas, also known as Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, is located in Beas town, nearly 45 km away from Amritsar city. It has followers across the country, especially in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh

After Sidhu Moose Wala, now Sudhir Suri slain: How severe is Punjab’s gun violence problem?
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After Sidhu Moose Wala, now Sudhir Suri slain: How severe is Punjab’s gun violence problem?

Sudhir Suri’s killing immediately recalls memories of the murder of Sidhu Moose Wala in May. However, the state has witnessed a series of murders of right-wing and religious leaders from Hindutva outfits in past years

WATCH: Punjab cop 'accidentally' fires at mobile shop employee in Amritsar, youth 'critical'
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WATCH: Punjab cop 'accidentally' fires at mobile shop employee in Amritsar, youth 'critical'

The accused Punjab Police personnel has been suspended. Further investigation is underway and statement of eyewitnesses and family are being recorded

BSF shoots down Pakistan drone at Punjab border; third incident in four days
India

BSF shoots down Pakistan drone at Punjab border; third incident in four days

A Pakistani drone carrying suspected narcotics has been shot down by the Border Security Force along the International Border in Punjab's Amritsar, an official said on Tuesday.

Golden Temple museum to get Rai Bular Bhatti’s portrait: Who is the Muslim disciple of Guru Nanak?
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Golden Temple museum to get Rai Bular Bhatti’s portrait: Who is the Muslim disciple of Guru Nanak?

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will install the portrait of Rai Bular Bhatti at the Central Sikh Museum in the Golden Temple complex on 15 October. Bhatti, a 15th Century Muslim landlord, was the second disciple of Guru Nanak Dev

India to hoist flag higher than Pakistan at Attari-Wagah border
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India to hoist flag higher than Pakistan at Attari-Wagah border

The present 360 feet high flag was installed in March 2017 at a cost of Rs 3.5 crore. In response, Pakistan hoisted a 400 feet flag in front of the Wagah check post in August the same year. But now the new tricolor will be 18 feet taller than the Pakistani flag

Car cleaner told about bomb under my car, says Punjab Police officer; CCTV clip shows two bike-borne men plant explosive
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Car cleaner told about bomb under my car, says Punjab Police officer; CCTV clip shows two bike-borne men plant explosive

CCTV footage shows two bike-borne men ride close to the vehicle, where one of them alights from the two-wheeler and places something under the car before driving away. Investigation is underway and police are not ruling out terror angle

Punjab: Report into alleged land scam at Amritsar village handed over to CM Bhagwant Mann
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Punjab: Report into alleged land scam at Amritsar village handed over to CM Bhagwant Mann

Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, said that the scam happened in Bhagatpura village, where the village Panchayat had sold the land to Alpha International City

Amritsar encounter: Asked Sidhu Moose Wala suspect killers to surrender but they did not stop firing, say Punjab Police
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Amritsar encounter: Asked Sidhu Moose Wala suspect killers to surrender but they did not stop firing, say Punjab Police

Gangsters Jagroop Singh Roopa and Manpreet Singh alias Mannu Kusa were killed in a nearly five-hour-long encounter with the Punjab Police on Wednesday

Two gangsters involved in Sidhu Moose Wala murder killed in a four-hour encounter in Punjab
India

Two gangsters involved in Sidhu Moose Wala murder killed in a four-hour encounter in Punjab

Police said Manpreet Singh alias Mannu Kusa and Jagroop Singh Roopa were killed in Amritsar encounter and an an AK47 and a pistol were recovered from them

Encounter underway between Sidhu Moose Wala murder suspects and cops in Amritsar; 1 gangster killed
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Encounter underway between Sidhu Moose Wala murder suspects and cops in Amritsar; 1 gangster killed

The encounter between the two gangsters and Punjab Police was reported from Bhakna Kalanaur village in Amritsar. Three cops have sustained bullet injures in the firing

Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi brought to Amritsar's Special Operation Cell in Rana Kandowalia murder case
India

Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi brought to Amritsar's Special Operation Cell in Rana Kandowalia murder case

The Patiala House Court of Delhi on 14 June had allowed Punjab Police to arrest Bishnoi in connection with Singer Sidhu Moose Wala's murder case

1 dead, another critical in clash outside Amritsar’s Khalsa College; Police call it 'routine crime'
India

1 dead, another critical in clash outside Amritsar’s Khalsa College; Police call it 'routine crime'

There is no gangster angle to this incident, stated ADCP Gurmeet Singh Virk

Punjab: Skeletons of 282 Indian soldiers killed in 1857 revolt found in a well near Amritsar
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Punjab: Skeletons of 282 Indian soldiers killed in 1857 revolt found in a well near Amritsar

'They were revolting against the use of pork and beef greased cartridges, a study suggested. Coins, medals, DNA study, elemental analysis, anthropological, radio-carbon dating, all point toward the same,' Dr JS Sehrawat, Assistant Professor at Punjab University said

College girl caught with heroin worth Rs 30 Crore in Punjab
India

College girl caught with heroin worth Rs 30 Crore in Punjab

The girl and two other people who were arrested were travelling in an SUV when they were intercepted by police following a tip-off. Report says that they were smuggling the consignment from Pakistan to Delhi

PM Modi pays tribute to Jallianwala Bagh massacre victims, says their unparalleled courage will motivate generations
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PM Modi pays tribute to Jallianwala Bagh massacre victims, says their unparalleled courage will motivate generations

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place on 13 April 1919, when troops of the British Indian Army fired machine guns into a crowd of unarmed protesters who had congregated in Punjab's Amritsar

Coronavirus: Lab faces probe after 173 passengers from Rome test positive at Amritsar airport
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Coronavirus: Lab faces probe after 173 passengers from Rome test positive at Amritsar airport

Some of the passengers who had arrived at Shri Guru Ramdas International Airport had subsequently tested negative in a re-test later, officials said

At least 173 passengers on second Italy-india flight test COVID-19 positive in Amritsar
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At least 173 passengers on second Italy-india flight test COVID-19 positive in Amritsar

Last Thursday, 125 passengers travelling from Milan on another charter flight were found positive after being tested at the Amritsar airport

125 passengers on charter flight from Italy test positive for Covid-19 in Amritsar
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125 passengers on charter flight from Italy test positive for Covid-19 in Amritsar

Since Italy is one of the 'at risk' countries according to the Union Health Ministry, all eligible passengers – 160 in this case – were tested for COVID-19

Golden Temple 'sacrilege' case: Unidentified accused man cremated in Amritsar
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Golden Temple 'sacrilege' case: Unidentified accused man cremated in Amritsar

Police said his last rites were performed after the post-mortem examination was conducted at a government hospital