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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Majithia wants to quit as SAD youth wing chief

Jalandhar: Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Friday said he is ready to quit the post of Shiromani Akali Dal youth wing chief as he did not want to hold too many positions. “The post of the youth wing president of Shiromani Akali Dal is a huge responsibility. I am representing the government in the Council of Ministers, besides being the president of the Punjab Rifle Association. I do... 

Remembering great Punjabi Scholar Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha

Dr Ravinder Kaur Ravi: Great Punjabi scholar Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha was supreme amongst the great personalities of his time (1861-1938 A.D). His ancestral village was ‘pitho’ in district Bathinda and he was ‘Dhillon Jatt. Born on 30th august, 1861 to Mata Har Kaur and father Narain singh , in village  Banera Khurd in the state of  Patiala. Bhai Kahan Singh’s ancestral culture matches with... 

Muslim Minister’s flip flop over ‘Hindutava agenda’

New Delhi: Under attack from community clerics for endorsing RSS viewpoint of terming all Indians as ‘Hindus’ union Minority Affairs Minister and BJP leader Najma Heptullah on Friday clarified that she had used the word ‘Hindi’ and not ‘Hindu’ in her reported remarks that the term is used to identify all Indian citizens. The Cabinet minister clarified her statement, saying... 

Australian PM to visit India in September 1st week

Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is all set to make his first official visit to India next week to further strengthen the strategic partnership and promote trade and investment between the two sides. “I will travel to India and Malaysia from September 4 to 6. On my first visit to India as Prime Minister, I will visit New Delhi and India’s financial capital, Mumbai, to strengthen... 

PAU Scientist participated in International Congress in Australia

LUDHIANA: Dr Sandeep Singh, Assistant Entomologist, Department of Fruit Science, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) participated in the “29th International Horticultural Congress: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes” at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from August 17-22, 2014. The Congress was organized by International Society for Horticultural Science. According to Dr Singh, more than... 

Modi empowers poor Indians by launching Jan Dhan Yojna

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched NDA government’s flagship ambitious scheme Jan Dhan Yojna, which entails providing a bank account to every Indian family. While addressing the media PM Modi said, “1.5 crore bank accounts will be opened on Day 1 of the scheme.” “Never before have so many accounts been opened on a single day,” he said. Reports say about 80,000... 

Phoolka writes to HM, wants Z-security to Tytler & others withdrawn

Sh. Rajnath Singh Union Minister for Home Affairs Ministry of Home Affairs, North Block Central Secretariat New Delhi – 110001 Subject: Withdrawal of  Z Security provided to the accused of 1984 Riots. Sir, The issue of providing the Z-Security to the political leaders who are facing serious criminal charges of instigating riots and killing innocents has come into focus and media glare recently.... 

5th World Kabaddi Cup from Nov 29 to Dec 13

Chandigarh: With a view to develop and strengthen the sports culture at grass root level Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced to launch Punjab leagues in hockey, volleyball, basketball, football and handball during weekends so that target for maximum participation of Punjabi players in Rio Olympic 2016 from the country could be achieve. Presiding over a meeting with... 

Objections over Badals’ new 5-star hotel coming up near Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira today dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reign in the Badals as he (PM) had often taken a high moral ground, promising to cleanse the political system. He claimed that not content with the two luxurious five-star hotels at Gurgaon, the Badals had now started building another five-star resort, under the banner of Metro Eco Greens, near New Chandigarh. “A... 

Gippi, Ghugi interact with GNDU Amritsar students

Amritsar: Punjabi folk singer and actor, Gippy Grewal visited Guru Nanak Dev University and interacted with the students of the University. He was here alongwith Mr. Gurpreet Ghuggi, an eminent comedian and former student of the University on the promotional tour of his Punjabi film Double the Trouble. On reaching the campus, Dr.Jagjit Kaur, Director Youth Welfare welcomed these stars and gave the... 

BJP violates Coalition-Dharma to induct SAD leader into party fold

MOGA: What can be construed as alarming signal for the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal SAD, its alliance partner BJP has done a major ‘coalition-Dharma-violation’ by inducting SAD senior leader and Punjab ex-DGP Paramdip Singh Gill into party fold. The development indicates that BJP high command was caring a little about the SAD in taking decisions and that it could go to the extent of contesting Punjab... 

AAP popularity graph falls flat in Punjab

Bathinda: Having made a history of winning four Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, recently, Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Admi Party AAP has fast begun to loose its mass base. The alarming signal of AAP becoming one election miracle has been noticed in the by-poll results. AAP leadership would have to wake up to analyse that what was going wrong with the party and why there was delay in appointing state party chief? AAP... 

Jassi’s defeat poses questions on Dera chief’s credibility

Talwandi Sabo: With the massive defeat of Congress candidate Harminder Singh Jassi in Talwandi Sabo by-poll, the credibility of controversial Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh turned out to be almost zero. As Jassi is a close relative of Dera chief (Jassi’s daughter is married to Grumeet Ram Rahim’s son), his defeat is considered to be a serious setback to the later. Jassi lost to... 

Yuvi’s father arrested following his involvement in a brawl

Chandigarh: Yograj Singh, father of famous cricketer Yuvraj Singh, has been detained for trespassing and criminal intimidation by Panchkula Police for a family brawl. Yograj’s sister and her family had a scuffle with their neighbour’s over parking. The cops arrested the warring parties. Yograj had gone for compromise but has been detained. The 56-year-old Yograj, a former India right-arm... 

Nirmal Bhangoo’s Rs 50000cr empire under scanner

MUMBAI: There have been many Ponzi schemes in India’s history and then there’s Pearls Agrotech Corporation Ltd (PACL), a conglomerate that has investments ranging from a hotel in Australia to educational institutes. The company has now been instructed by market regulator Sebi to return Rs 50,000 crore to investors within three months. On its website, the group says it began with a clear... 

Badal in no favour of Hindutavization of India

Ludhiana: Amid storm over the booing of non-NDA CMs at functions attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today rejected the “hooting culture” saying political parties must maintain decorum. He rubbished RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement on Hindutva saying “India is a secular state inhabited by people of different religions, castes, faiths and communities”. The... 

‘Qudrat’ brings Charisma of organic products in Amritsar

Amritsar: People of the holy city, Amritsar and surrounding areas, who are worried about the health hazards of the eatables and cosmetics produced with the help of poisonous insecticides and synthetic fragrance enhancer ingredients, need not to worry anymore as a complete organic multi-commodity store named ‘Qudrat’ has opened up in the city. Located in the AlphaOne Mall in the city ‘Qudrat’... 

BJP chief defends power tariff hike by Punjab govt

Chandigarh: Punjab BJP President Kamal Sharma has termed the power hike of 2.74%announced by Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) as “the minimum burden the government can put on the people of state”. It is worth to mention here that this hike is lowest in last 7 years since Akali-BJP came into power in the state. Terming the decision on power hike as satisfactory Mr. Sharma... 

Capt questions Modi’s silence over hooting of CMs

CHANDIGARH: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today questioned the silence of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi as some Chief Ministers were hooted and howled at by his supporters in his presence in Haryana and Jharkhand, saying there was nothing new in this as Mr Modi has practised this trick with some of his own party leaders he did not like earlier also. “His silence... 

Punjabi film ‘Qaum De Heere’ on Indira’s assassins banned

New Delhi: The Government today barred the release of controversial Punjabi film ‘Kaum De Heere’ on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination tomorrow citing apprehensions of law and order problems in parts of the country. The decision was taken collectively by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Home Ministry and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) after... 

Amritsar Springdale school shooters shine

AMRITSAR: Sharp shooters from Spring Dale Senior School made their mark in the 15th Punjab State Inter School Shooting Championship, 2014, organized by Amritsar Rifle Club, Punjab, at the Guru Nanak Dev University campus, by clinching gold, silver and bronze medals in the event. Spring Dales’ team rubbed shoulders with a total of 278 participants of 78 schools from 20 districts of Punjab to win... 

Pakistan don’t want normal relations with India: Arun Jaitley

Amritsar: Slamming Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today said the “provocative” act of talking to Kashmiri separatist leaders and “deliberate” border ceasefire violations clearly show that the neighbouring country and “powers within” it do not want normal relations with India.  He asserted that it was for Pakistan to choose what kind of relationship it wants... 

Shoe thrower on Chidambram was honoured by SGPC: Capt reminds Badal

CHANDIGARH: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today reminded the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of how his party controlled SGPC honoured one Jarnail Singh after he hurled a shoe at the then Union Home Minister P Chidambaram. “You are reaping what you sowed”, he told Mr Badal. “You also offered him a job for this act”, he reminded Mr Badal while asking him not... 

Amarinder hand-in-glove with Badals: Kejriwal

Patiala: Shiromani Akali Dal led by Badals and Congress leader Amarinder Singh were hand in glove and simply playing with the sentiments of common people, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal alleged today. Kejriwal, who was here to campaign for AAP candidate H S Adaltiwala for the by-poll to Patiala (Urban) seat to be held on August 21, said Akalis and Congress were dividing people in the name of... 

Tribunal directs govt to act against officers involved in real estate

 Devinder Pal: Chandigarh: The local Bench of the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) has directed the Centre and the Punjab Government to take action against officers involved in real estate business. Delivering a judgement in the Sherwood Officers Society case in which the Punjab National Bank is the complainant, the tribunal indicted the officers for obstructing the process initiated by the bank to recover... 

BJP MP’s role under scanner into Sikh-Muslim riots

LUCKNOW: A five-member committee headed by UP Minister Shivpal Yadav, which probed the communal violence in Saharanpur that left three persons dead, has blamed administrative lapses for the incident and questioned the role of the BJP. “The report has been submitted by the committee to Chief Minister in which a BJP MP has also been named, besides laxity of administrative officers”, Samajwadi... 

Another hockey legend aspires for Bharat Ratna

Chandigarh: In the wake of Major Dhyan Chand’s name being nominated for India’s highest civilian honour – Bharat Ratna, another hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr has made a humble request to bestow upon him the honour in his lifetime. The 90-year-old hockey veteran, who too like Dhyan Chand has brought 3 Olympic golds(1948, 1952, 1956) to India, feels that he deserves the honour for what he... 

Online Visa Processing for New Zealand on the cards

Amandeep Kaur: Hamilton: International students aspire to come to New Zealand will be able to apply online for New Zealand visas in the next few weeks. Immigration ONLINE, an online new technology platform will allow international students around the world to apply, pay fees and upload supporting documents online. The new service will be available to full fee paying, scholarship, exchange and English... 

Tarun Chugh becomes BJP national secretary, gets admirers

Chandigarh: The state BJP unit of the party has hailed the induction of state BJP leader Tarun Chugh into the national team of the party as the national secretary. Thanking the national president of the party Sh.Amit Shah for this move, BJP state chief Kamal Sharma said that induction of Chugh, who is presently general secretary of the party, is an honour for the state BJP. Sharma also congratulated... 

Amit Shah announces new BJP team

NEW DELHI: Varun Gandhi was today dropped as general secretary by BJP president Amit Shah who constituted his new team, inducting former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa as vice-president and new RSS pointsman Ram Madhav as general secretary. A week after his formal anointment as party President, Shah announced his new team of party office bearers that includes 11 vice-presidents, eight general... 

Punjab youth Congress objects to screening of ‘Kaum de Heere’

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Youth Congress has strongly objected to the permission granted for the screening of the controversial movie ‘Kaum de Heere’ which glorifies and glamourises the assassins of former Prime Minister Ms Indira Gandhi. In a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the PYC president Vikramjit Singh Chaudhry said, there was profound anger among the people that a movie that... 

Youth hurls shoe at Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal

Sangrur: An unemployed youth threw his shoe allegedly towards Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal while he was on the dais during a political conference today at Issru, around 50 kms from here, police said.  However, the shoe fell a few metres away from the dais. It was thrown as the Chief Minister stood up to address the gathering.  The youth, identified as Vikram (23), is a resident of Dhanoula... 

President’s police medal for distinguish Pb Police Officers

Chandigarh:  Mr. Ganesh Dutt Pandey, IPS, DGP –cum-Commandant General, Home Guards & Director Civil Defence, Punjab has been awarded President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service on the occasion of Independence Day-2014.  According to a spokesman of Punjab Police 14 other police officer/officials Mr. Khubi Ram, IGP Security, Punjab, Mr. Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh, DIG/Jalandhar... 

‘Green’ redefining Kar Sewa in Gurdwaras

Chandigarh: Under the aegis of Sri Ganga Nursery of Zirakpur the historical Gurdwara Nabha Sahib is all set to inaugurate its first ever green patch on 16th August, 2014 at 10AM. Jathedar Giani Mull Singh Ji of Takhat Sri Kesgarh Sahib will offer prayers and plant the ceremonial tree. Many Sikh delegations from SGPC and Punjab government are arriving grace the special environmental event at the Gurdwara... 

Interested to get job in Punjab? Undergo dope test first

Chandigarh: In a significant move aimed at checking the entry of drug addicts in the state government services, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today gave his nod for making the clearance of ‘Dope Test’ mandatory during the recruitment process in all departments of the state government. A decision to this effect was taken by the Chief Minister, while presiding over a high... 

Gatka aficionado cop HS Bhullar to be honoured by CM

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal would honour Mr. Harcharan Singh Bhullar Commandant 4th Commando Battalion Mohali, with Police Medal, in the state level Independence Day function at Patiala. Disclosing this here today a spokesman of the Punjab Government said that Mr. Bhullar has a distinguished career as Police Officer in the state. Apart from having served as the Senior... 

Shahrukh Khan attracts controversy by picking lady police officer into arms

Kolkata: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was seen dancing with a woman police officer in Kolkata on Monday, said it was not about the uniform but about a lady in a uniform and such distinctions between men and women were “silly”. “It’s strange. Four-five years back, I was shooting for Veer Zaara. At that time, I danced with jawans in uniform. In the ’60s and ’70s,... 

Stop proxy war with India: Modi tells Pakistan

Leh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed officers and soldiers of the Indian Army and Air Force here today. He condemned the continuing proxy war by Pakistan. He said that the neighbouring country has lost the strength to fight a conventional war, but continues to engage in the proxy war of terrorism. The Prime Minister added that the Indian Armed Forces are suffering more casualties from terrorism... 

Eminent economist Prof Dhillon appointed GNDU registrar

Amritsar: Eminent economist and Professor of the Guru Nanak Dev University has been appointed as Registrar of the Guru Nanak Dev University. The Syndicate accorded its approval for the appointment of Prof. Sharanjit Singh Dhillon as new Registrar of the University as Dr. Inderjit Singh, Registrar is completing his tenure as Registrar on August 14. The Senate & Syndicate also put on record the contribution... 

Ludhianvis discuss business advantages through technology

LUDHIANA: Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) organized a lecture-cum-dinner meeting at Hotel Park Plaza, yesterday evening.  Mr Ravi Chauhan, Managing Director, SAP India was the Chief Guest who delivered a talk on the topic, “Business Advantages through Technology” In his talk, Mr Chauhan emphasized that the business in the future will be required to create advantage through four pillars viz....