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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PAU does well in research, teaching & extension: VC

Ludhiana: Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Vice Chancellor, Dr. B.S. Dhillon today said that annual grant from Punjab government, during the past three years, has increased from Rs 183.6 crore (2011-12) to Rs 300 crore (2013-14).  This has help to augment research, teaching and extension programmes of the University. Addressing a press conference, Dr. Dhillon, who has completed three years in... 

Clerks Recruitment Scam: 82 BC Category seats illegaly converted, sold?

KULDEEP MANN: CHANDIGARH: Still recovering from its ruined image for recruitment scams during its 1997 to 2002 stint, the SAD-BJP combine government in Punjab is faced with another recruitment scam pertaining to the selection 1192 Clerks through the Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board PSSSB. As per information accessed by Punjab’s first Investigative News Portal – Jago Punjab Jago India... 

Drugs menace: Punjab govt runs right campaign in wrong way

JALANDHAR: Punjabi American community has expressed its serious concern that large numbers of Punjabi youths are hooking to illicit drugs and are increasing the risk of their life. Satnam Singh Chahal executive director of North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) said that this was very unfortunate that on the land of our Gurus and saints two in every 10 drug addicts are children aged between nine... 

Anchoring Diljit as Shivjit Mann ‘Punjab 1984’ hits silver screen

BY KULWINDER KAUR KAINTH: After the success of ‘Proper Patola’, ‘Kharku’ & ‘Lak 28’ comedy films like Jatt and Juliet and Disco Singh, the biggest name in Punjabi cinema is back again! Diljit Dosanjh has teamed up again with director Anurag Singh & Gunbir Singh Sandhu for the film ‘Punjab 1984’. So tell us what is your role in the film Punjab... 

Amarinder holds thanksgiving road-show in Majitha

AMRITSAR: The Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha and Amritsar MP Capt Amarinder Singh today thanked the people of Majitha for voting for him and ensuring his victory form Amritsar. He said, they had exhibited exceptional courage against all odds and intimidation and voted for him to ensure his landslide victory from Amritsar. During his thanksgiving visit to Majitha assembly segment here today,... 

SGPC withdraws order banning ‘Kirpan’ at Akal Takht

Amritsar: A day after ordering ban on carrying full-size sword at Akal Takht on the occasion of Operation Bluestar anniversary every year, SGPC withdrew the ‘anti-Sikh’ decision and clarified that that it had not imposed a ban on carrying ‘kirpan’ at Akal Takht during the Operation Bluestar anniversary commemorations. The clarification comes a day after reports in a section of the media that... 

New Zealand emerging as hot destination for higher studies

AMANDEEP KAUR:     Hamilton: Heaven for tourists, NEW ZEALAND, registers a phenomenal increase in the number of international students enrolled in higher level programmes, and in particular postgraduate level qualifications, according to the International Education Snapshot 2013 full year report. International students upward trend in NZ could be gauzed from the fact that there was a net increase... 

Prestigious honour for NRI Punjabi woman

Melbourne: An Indian-origin woman in Australia has been honoured with an international radio award for her documentary exploring family and domestic violence. Manpreet Kaur Singh won the Silver medal at the New York Festival’s International Radio Programme Awards this year for her documentary feature ‘The Enemy Within’. Manpreet works as an executive producer at the SBS Punjabi Radio... 

SGPC bans Sikhs with full-length sword inside Akal Takht —for a day!

AMRITSAR: Sikhs may be fighting an all-pronged war to get the right to carry Kirpan (sword) anywhere in the world where they wish to move, but, community’s own apex religious body – SGPC, has decided to enforce ban on carrying full-size sword inside the temporal seat of Akal Takhat on the occasion of Operation Bluestar’s annual anniversary. SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said despite their... 

Budding biotechnologist award for PAU scientist

LUDHIANA: Parampreet Kaur, a Ph.D. Scholar in the School of Agricultural Biotechnology of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana has been awarded ‘Budding Biotechnology Scientist Award-2014’. The award was presented to her at the International Conference on “Genomics and Proteomics Research” held on 12-13 June at New Delhi.  According to Dr. Kuldip Singh, Director, School of Agricultural... 

Non-agricultural activities gulping Punjab’s fertile land

Pawan Sharma: Chandigarh: Every year, 10,000 hectares of fertile and irrigated land — almost the size of Chandigarh — is acquired for non-agricultural purposes in Punjab, according to the Punjab State Farmers’ Commission (PSFC). In the past 10 years, about 1 lakh hectares of agricultural land was acquired for non-agricultural purposes such as housing projects and industrial units. This was... 

Argentina’s soccer star Lionel Messi is most popular among Indian women

Argentina’s soccer star Lionel Messi has been voted as the most desirable FIFA player by Indian women in a survey. Asked about the most attractive football player in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2014, 59.6 per cent single women voted for Messi in a Shaadi.com survey. Youth heart throb Cristiano Ronaldo, who captains both the Portugal national team and Real Madrid, came a close second with 53.4... 

Preity Zinta levels molestation charges on lover Ness Wadia

MUMBAI: Industrialist Ness Wadia was on Saturday booked over an alleged molestation charge made by his former girlfriend and actress Preity Zinta. The Bombay Dyeing scion denied the charges, while Preity said “I’ve truth by my side”. The first information report (FIR) was lodged on the basis of a detailed written complaint handed over at the Marine Drive police station by Zinta late... 

FIFA World Cup 2014: Netherlands thrash defending champions Spain 5-1

SALVADOR (Brazil): Stunning goals from Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben fired the Netherlands to a 5-1 demolition of Spain who endured a miserable start to their World Cup defence in a pulsating Group B game on Friday. In complete contrast to the tetchy World Cup final between the sides in 2010 which Spain won 1-0, the Dutch took sweet revenge with a vibrant display capped off by two goals each for... 

Barack Obama as ‘unpopular’ as George W Bush

US President Barack Obama’s popularity rating hit a new low with a majority of Americans adjudging him as unpopular as his predecessor George W Bush, a latest opinion poll has said. “Obama is now as unpopular as Bush. Fifty-one per cent have an unfavourable view of Bush; 51 per cent feel the same way about Obama,” said the CNN/ORC International poll. “Obama’s favourable... 

Darkness in Punjab despite CM’s name ‘Parkash’: Bhagwant Mann

Aam Aadmi Party, Sangrur, MP Bahgwant Singh Mann exposes tall claims of Punjab government being ‘power scrupulous’  by delivering hard-hitting speech against Parkash Singh Badal government in Parliament. View what Bhagwant Mann says:  Read More →

Video showing clash of Sikhs at Golden Temple, Amritsar

Amritsar: On the occasion of 30th anniversary of operation Bluestar,  Sikhs fought at the temporal seat of Akal Takht in the premises of Golden Temple Amritsar. While indulging to fight the groups led by Simranjit Singh Mann and SGPC Task Force, in the presence of Guru Granth Sahib, hooligans cared a little about the Maryada. Please click the link below to see the video.  Read More →

Canadian govt to provide Rs 45 lakh for Sikh heritage museum

OTTAWA: A powerful and visually engaging exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the voyage of the Komagata Maru and exploring the contributions of Sikh immigrants to Canada will soon be displayed across the country, thanks to support from the Government of Canada. Tim Uppal, Minister of State (Multiculturalism), announced Inter-Action funding of up to $89,500 (around Rs 45 lakh) for the Sikh... 

Did Pakistan betray Bhindranwale during Op Bluestar?

KULDEEP MANN: Amritsar: Three decades ago, finding it manifestly clear that Indian Army had put a complete seizure around the Golden Temple and that it was about to enter the holy shrine, Sikh militant leader, Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale asked his men to immediately put across a wireless message to Pakistan ISI to attack India. “All right Santji (term used for Bhindranwale). Please tell us the technical... 

Actress Soha Ali Khan to learn Punjabi for her film on 1984 anti-Sikh riots

MUMBAI: Actress Soha Ali Khan, who is in the Gungrana village in Ludhiana shooting for a film on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, says she’s learning Punjabi for her role. The film, directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil, is a realistic gritty look at a Sikh couple’s life and how it was ripped apart by the riots. Soha has gone all-out to get a grip on the gritty character. She has even learnt Punjabi... 

Former Pakistan Minister Sherry Rehman calls Indian Ministers ‘Ugly’

On the historic day of May 26, when the world’s largest democracy, India was welcoming its new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the chatter backstage at a news program in Pakistan began with uncomplimentary remarks about India and its ministers. During the recording of an interview, former minister, and Chair of Jinnah Institute, Shehrbano Rehman, popularly referred to as ‘Sherry’ made derogatory...