GURU GOBIND SINGH JI – A SAVIOUR OF HUMANITY --- He, who mocked Sikh sentiments, objects against being mocked --- Pearl company MD NS Bhangoo arrested for Rs 45000 cr scam --- 2016: A year of moral reckoning --- Kejriwal may shift base for Punjab battle --- Punjab govt declares 1.14 lakh new jobs, life imprisonment for desecration of Guru Granth Sahib --- Thinking beyond the concept of SGPC to safeguard Sikh ethos --- ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ appoints Beant Singh assassin as Akal Takht Jathedar --- The Modi presidency is over --- Law & logic don’t work in Punjab; 2 brothers held in haste, let off under public pressure

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US Sikhs hire top strategist for perception makeover

Washington: Newly formed National Sikh Campaign launched by US Sikhs has hired the most prominent political consultant in Washington DC to begin the first-ever exploration of creating positive perception about Sikhs among Americans. Geoffrey Garin, who helped direct the strategy team for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and in 2012 he served as the pollster and strategic advisor to Priorities... 

NRIs in US hail Modi’s elevation as PM

Washington: The Indian-American community today greeted the elevation of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister with a series of celebrations across America and hoped that it would usher in a new era in India’s development. Celebrations took place in Silicon Valley, New York, New Jersey, Houston, Los Angeles and Tampa, during which supporters of Modi exuded confidence that India under his leadership would... 

Google’s cars readying to scroll without steering & driver

Google has been working on self-driving cars with a mechanism to return control of the steering wheel to the driver in case of emergency. But Google’s brightest minds now say they cannot make that handoff work anytime soon. Their plan? Take the driver completely out of the driving. The Economic Times reported on Thursday. The company has begun building a fleet of 100 experimental electric-powered... 

Punjabi film ’47 to 84’ crew visits Golden Temple

Amritsar: The presenter of Shemaroo Films Punjabi production ‘47 To 84’ Babli Singh is also one of the writers of the film. He wanted to bring this story from words to the big screen as he himself is a victim of those serious circumstances of 1984. Scheduled to be released on 30th May, this film is being promoted in different cities these days. Babli reached Amritsar on Sunday with director Rajeev... 

Include Kartarpur Sahib Corridor issue in Indo-Pak bilateral talk: Dal Khalsa

Amritsar: As the Pakistan Prime Minister Janab Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to meet the newly elected Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi on May 27 for bilateral talks, the Dal Khalsa wants both the regional leaders to discuss a free walkway corridor from Dera Baba Nanak to Kartarpur Sahib about 4 kms into Pakistan. In a personal welcome note to the visiting Pakistan Prime Minister, Dal Khalsa’s... 

Nawaz Sharif to attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi in Delhi, ending two-day suspense over his decision amid reports that there was stiff opposition from hardliners in the establishment. A spokesperson of the Prime Minister Office and Pakistan Foreign Ministry confirmed that Sharif will travel to Delhi to attend Modi’s... 

Modi condemns terror attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi today talked to Afghan President Hamid Karzai over the attack on the Indian Consulate in Herat province and was assured that everything will be done to protect the Indian missions in Afghanistan. Modi also spoke to India’s Ambassador in Afghanistan Amar Sinha soon after the attack, condemned it and said that he was closely monitoring the situation. He... 

SC sets aside HC order declaring 3700 acre in Punjab as forest land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today set aside Punjab and Haryana High Court’s verdict declaring an entire 3,700 acres of land in village Karoran in Ropar district of Punjab as forest land and directed it to hear the case afresh. A bench headed by Justice A K Patnaik, however, allowed a CBI probe into alleged land-grabbing and constructions in the forest area as directed by the High Court. “We, therefore,... 

US based Sikh body raises $330000 for Punjab’s poor bright students

Washington: Hundreds of Sikh community members gathered from across the Washington area and some traveled far distances to offer their support to Punjab’s poor but bright students in a fund raising event held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in the Washington area. A glittery gala gave a thumbs up endorsement to the program of assistance for financially strapped students... 

SAD shows no seriousness for genuine introspection

JPJI BUREAU: Chandigarh: Despite its poor performance in the recent Lok Sabha poll, Shiromani Akali Dal SAD seems in no mood for serious introspection and digging deep into reasons for Punjab peoples’ ire against it. The three member panel of oldies and non-visionary leaders comprising of Sewa Singh Sekhwan, Tota Singh and Maheshinder Singh Grewal, floated by the SAD to rummage into reasons of party’s... 

Motorola launches budget smartphone for Rs 6999

Mumbai: Motorola has announced the launch of its budget smartphone – the Moto E – in India today for just Rs 6,999. Yahoo News, India reported on Thursday. Motorola Moto E has a 4.3-inch touch-screen display with 540×960 pixels resolution. This IPS display has Corning Gorilla Glass coating and is said to have low glare. Moto E is armed with a dual core 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon 200 processor... 
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NRI with Punjab background becomes Mayor in Britain

LONDON: A Punjab-born Councillor has been elected as mayor in Erewash ward in Britain’s Derbyshire, a media report said. The Conservative Party’s Councillor for Wilsthorpe, Kewal Singh Athwal, became the first Erewash mayor to be elected by a casting vote at a meeting at Long Eaton Town Hall in Derbyshire, Nottingham Post reported Tuesday. The outgoing mayor, Councillor Val Clare, cast... 

IN INDIA, A POLITICAL DYNASITY PROSPERS IN POWER

BY NIHARIKA MANDHANA: CHANDIGARH, India—Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal runs the northern Indian state of Punjab from his office in the secretariat building. His son, a wealthy businessman, works next door as deputy chief minister. A few floors away, the deputy’s two brothers-in-law run key ministerial offices. Together, the four men sit atop half of Punjab’s governmental departments,... 

Film crew arrives Amritsar to promote ‘Romeo Ranjha’

Amritsar: Chasing cars, water skiing, falling from tall buildings and much more. Scheduled for release on 16th may, Punjabi film ‘Romeo Ranjha’ is full of romance, action and thrill. Gunbir Singh Sidhu and Manmord Sidhu have produced the film under their joint banner White Hill Basic Brothers Production Pvt. Ltd. The film has been directed by Navaniat Singh and the story has been penned down by... 

Dera Sacha Sauda chief is a pop star as well

Sushil Manav: Sirsa: For most he is a Godman, but Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has varied interests to impress. For instance, he is a pop star, an engineer and an agriculturist. If dera spokesman Dr Aditya Insan is to be believed, the controversial godman recently sold over three million copies of his latest album “Highway Love Charger” in just three days. And the dera chief has... 

Aishwarya’s ex-lover mulls to sue her

New Delhi: Bollywood diva Aishwarya Rai who is now the lovely wife of Abhishek Bachchan and a mother of a cute daughter seems to be in trouble now. Aishwarya who has reportedly dated several actors like Salman Khan, Vivek Oberoi in the past is now to be sued by a Sri Lankan. According to reports, Niroshan and Aishwarya were dating prior to her marriage to the Bachchan lad. The Sri Lankan called Niroshan Devapriya... 

Prestigious award of excellence to Indian-American doctor

HOUSTON: Indian-American cardiologist Mitul Kadakia has been granted the 2014 Gregory Braden Memorial Fellow of the Year Award by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Foundation. The award, considered a tremendous prestige in the cardiology community, is given to one graduating interventional cardiology fellow per year, out of the thousands in the US. Kadakia is currently a... 

‘Application of Gurbani in solving human problems’ workshop at PU

CHANDIGARH: As part of the Major Research Project titled “Application of Teachings of Guru Granth Sahib Sahib in solving Human Problems of Modern Age”, a four-day “Gurbaani Impact Study Programme” would be organized from May 9 at the Panjab University (PU) Campus. The Principal Investigator of the Project and Chairperson Deptt. Guru Nanak Sikh Studies Prof. Jaspal Kaur Kaang is conducting the... 

Process on to strip Haryana boxer of CWG medal

Chandigarh: Commonwealth Games bronze medallist boxer Dilbag Singh is all set to lose the Haryana government’s sporting award bestowed on him this year due to a dope test he failed in 2011. Dilbag, a former Commonwealth Championships gold medalist and a multiple-time national champion, flunked the test after clinching gold in the 2011 Jharkhand National Games. The welterweight boxer was presented... 

Kanwar Sandhu’s take on purchase of votes by Akalis in Faridkot

The Tribune group of newspapers, Executive Editor, Kanwar Sandhu records his view on the alleged incident of purchase of votes by some Akali supporters in the Faridkot (reserve) constituency. Kanwar Sandhu also urges Election Commission of India to seriously get this matter probed by some senior bureaucrat from a state other than Punjab to reach the bottom of occurrence to avert such incidents in future...