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HSGPC chief Jhinda not allowed to enter the Akal Takht

Amritsar: Haryana SGPC leader Jagdish Singh Jhinda along with 34 members of the newly-formed ad hoc committee on Monday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple. “Peace, religious harmony and sanctity of Sikh religion has to be followed strictly and nobody would be allowed to disturb the sanctity of any gurdwara in Haryana,” Jhinda told reporters here. When asked about taking charge and possession... 

SAD kicks off campaign for Patiala by-poll

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal today kicks off elections campaign for Patiala by-poll in a party meeting held here at party head office under the leadership of Party Patron and Chief Minister Punjab Mr. Parkash Singh Badal and party President and Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal. In this meeting attended by senior party leaders from Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Mohali, Ropar, Ludhiana, Nawan... 

Akal Takht orders to cancel Amritsar, Karnal Panthic conventions

JPJI BUREAU: Amritsar: In a significant development the Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh on Saturday ordained to cancel the parallel Sikh Panthic conventions at Amritsar and Karnal. On confrontational path over the issue of separate Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee HSGPC, the Shiromani Akali Dal SAD and Haryana Sikhs had decided to hold parallel Panthic conferences at Amritsar and... 

Sukhbir Badal releases book on Kabaddi

Chandigarh: Dy.CM of Punjab Mr. Sukhbir Singh released sixth book written by Dr. Sukhdarshan Singh named, ” Kabaddi Di Balle Balle ” in the presence of Padam Shri Pargat Singh M.L.A , Mr. Gurdeep SIngh Mundi, Mr. Raman Reheja, Mr. Surjeet Singh Tutt and many sports personalities. This Book is all about World Cup Kabaddi 2013 which was held in Punjab last year, contains information about... 

Drug trafficking case: Khaira lodges formal complaint against Majithia

Jalandhar: Sukhpal Khaira, PPCC spokesman, has submitted a complaint to the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Jalandhar, against Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia for allegedly having received hawala money to the tune of Rs 70 lakh from money-launderer Gurmeet Manchanda, an accomplice of “drug lord” Jagdish Bhola, presently lodged with him at Nabha jail. Later, addressing a press conference,... 

Bhagwant Mann goes poetic in Parliament to ask ‘Achhe Din Kab Aane Wale Hain’?

Sangrur MP and Comedian recites poetry in Parliament to ridicule BJP on its ‘Achhe Din’ ploy. Click the link below to see video:    Read More →

Panthic Morcha a Badal ploy to elevate son Sukhbir as Punjab CM

By Bir Devinder Singh: Chandigarh: The proposed so-called “Panthic Conclave “in Amritsar by SAD (Badal) on 27th of July 2014 is nothing but an absurd opportunity to enact just a one act play, to swap places, between the father and  son. It is evident from the political developments taking shape for the past few weeks that Mr. Parkash Singh Badal is all set to assume the role of the... 
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SAD decides to hold World Sikh Conference on HSGPC issue

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal today decided to hold a Vishal Panthic Ikath (Massive Panthic Conference) of Sikhs from all over the world at 10.00 am on July 27 at Manji Hall in Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, to chalk out the programme to fight the assault on Sikh religion , religious institutions and the Sikh Gurdwara Act 1925 by the Congress government in Haryana headed by Chief Minister Bhupinder... 

295 killed as Malaysian plane ‘shot down’ over Ukraine

Kuala Lumpur: All 295 people on board a Malaysia Airlines plane were killed today after the aircraft was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, nearly four months after the mysterious disappearance of MH370 in the Indian Ocean. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew members. “Nearly 300 persons died... 

SGPC put to ridicule, sacked employ reinstated within 24 hours

Amritsar: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee SGPC stooped to new low as it allegedly reinstated a controversial employee SS Kohli, who was charged with overdrawing hefty amounts of Rs 1 crore per month (for himself and his personal staff) from Guru’s Golak, within 24 hours of removing him. Reacting to the development Dal Khalsa has asserted that by reinstating the controversial Chartered Accountant... 
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Akal Takht excommunicates Hry Minister, 2 Sikh leaders for formation of HSGPC

Amritsar: Akal Takht, the supreme temporal seat of the Sikhs today excommunicated Haryana minister HS Chatha and two Sikh leaders from the community on the charge  of “dividing and trying to weaken the Sikhs” and assisting formation of separate Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee. Chatha and Sikh leaders Jagdish Singh Jhinda and Didar Singh Nalwi were excommunicated from the community... 

Youth focus of Rs 4253 cr revenue deficit Punjab budget

Chandigarh: Focusing on youth, Punjab Budget 2014-15 has earmarked Rs 500 crore for skill development and Rs 100 crore for setting up rehabilitation centres for drug addicts in each district, while refraining from imposing fresh taxes. Presenting the SAD-BJP led state government’s third state budget, Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa today tabled in state Assembly the budget with total size... 

Men lose sex appeal at 39

LONDON: Men are viewed as father figures rather than sex symbols as they reach 39 even if their looks have not faded, according to a new study. The research found that men start becoming ‘invisible’ sexually to younger women when they approach their 40s. This was due to a number of factors – not all concerned with ageing, the Daily Express reported. According to the 1,000 people polled,... 

Jaitley budget scripts ‘Bure Din’ saga for Badals

Chandigarh: Through his maiden budget, wherein he completely ignored Punjab, NDA government Finance Minister Arun Jaitley scripted a saga of Shiromani Akali Dal SAD’s fall. Arun Jaitley ignored all the demands raised by the Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal and his son and Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal to put the border state’s economy back on track. Arun Jaitley budget which has got a stamp of PM... 

Obama formally invites Modi for ‘defining partnership’

NEW DELHI: Extending a formal invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a visit to the US, President Barack Obama has expressed keenness to work closely with him to make the bilateral relations a “defining partnership” in the 21st century. Thanking Obama for the invitation, Modi said he looks forward to a “result-oriented visit” in September with “concrete outcomes that impart... 

Punjabi woman to contest Oz Assembly poll

Varinder Singh: Chandigarh: The Liberal Party of Australia (Victoria Division) has nominated a woman of Punjabi origin for the first time to represent the Bundoora seat in the state assembly elections scheduled to be held on November 29. Amita Gill had resided in Chandigarh before migrating to Australia in 2005. She is now based in Melbourne. Her husband hails from Rania village in Moga district. Her... 

Sukhbir runs SGPC show, promotes unworthy elements: Dal Khalsa

Chandigarh: Dal Khalsa has asked the SGPC president and other executive members to explain to Sikh Panth, why and under whose instruction S S Kohli an employee getting huge salary (around one crore per year) was given free hand and unbridled powers to run the affairs of the premier institution and why they (executive) were tolerating the loot and misuse of golak by him.  Party head H S Dhami has asked... 

Argentina beats Netherlands to float into FIFA World Cup finals

SAO PAULO: Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate. A day after Germany lit up the World Cup with its clinical 7-1 destruction of host Brazil, the Netherlands and Argentina could not manage a goal between them in 120 minutes before the shootout. Romero —... 

Germany enters final by routing Brazil (7-1)

BELO HORIZONTE, (Brazil): Germany rained the goals Tuesday to hand Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation. Miroslav Klose scored a record-setting 16th career World Cup goal in a five-goal spurt in the first half as Brazil’s defense was torn apart. The Germans reached their eighth final and will face either Argentina or... 

Sikhs’ apex body tag to SGPC under threat

JPJI BUREAU: Amritsar: With the announcement of formation of separate Haryana SGPC, the grandeur magnitude of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee SGPC which is better known as Mini Parliament of Sikhs or apex body of Sikhs, has been hooked to risk. Separate Haryana Committee means SGPC operations would be confined to controlling Sikh shrines only in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and UT Chandigarh.... 

SGPC/SAD rely on centre to stall Haryana-SGPC

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, the apex religious body of Sikhs, today strongly condemned Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for announcing a separate SGPC for his state and said the move was Congress’ “nefarious design to weaken” the community. Reacting to Hooda announcing a separate panel to manage the affairs of Gurudwaras in Haryana, which are presently... 

London to host exhibition on role of Sikhs during World War-I

LONDON: As the world turns its attention to the centenary of the Great War, this summer will see a landmark exhibition by the UK Punjab Heritage Association (UKPHA) to commemorate the remarkable, but largely forgotten contribution and experiences of Sikh soldiers, as well as the families they left behind.   Empire, Faith and War: The Sikhs and World War One? will be held at the Brunei Gallery, School... 

Comedian Kapil Sharma’s dream debut film project punctured

MUMBAI: Here’s a bad news for all the fans of ace comedian Kapil Sharma and Comedy Nights with Kapil as the talented stand-up comedian has lost out on his Bollywood debut with YRF.  Kapil, who is currently in the news for his twitter fight with Deshdrohi fame actor Kamaal Rashid Khan will no longer be a part of Bank Chor with Yashraj Films. The film will now go on floors without him. “We... 

Punjab to institute Satguru Ram Singh Award

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to give befitting tribute to Satguru Ram Singh ji, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today approved to institute an award in his name.  Presiding over a high level meeting of Kuka Martyrs’ Memorial Trust led by its President Baba Surinder Singh Namdhari here at Chief Minister’s Office this morning, Mr. Badal asked the state government to work out the modalities...