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Modi condemns Congress for Sikh pogrom

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked people to build on the legacy of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for a “shresth” (great) India at a “Run for Unity” Friday, using the occasion to denounce the Congress over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Just before thousands jogged down the Rajpath up to the India Gate monument nearly two kilometres away, Modi lavished praise on Sardar Patel... 

SAD to move censure motion against Sikh genocide

Chandigarh: A day after Aam Aadmi Party AAP announcing to move censure motion in the winter session of Parliament to condemn the genocide of the Sikhs in November, 1984 and demand exemplary punishment to the perpetrators of this crime against humanity, SAD too decided to move the similar motion from the floor of the house. Shiromani Akali Dal General Secretary and MP Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra said... 

BVP Jalandhar holds ‘Bharat ko Jano’ quiz

Jalandhar: Bharat Vikas Parishad (Astha) Jalandhar organized a branch level quiz competition on ‘Bharat ko Jano’ theme at Labbu Ram Doaba School here today. Students from various schools have participated in junior and senior teams. From the senior team, Jalandhar Model School and from junior team Seth Hukam Chand School grabbed the first positions. In this competition, various rounds of quiz were... 

PAU to train farmers, youths for gainful works

LUDHIANA: The Directorate of Extension Education of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will organize two training courses entitled “Preparation of Natural Vinegar and Non-Alcoholic Carbonated Beverages” and “Garment Grooming Techniques for Market Profitability” in November 2014. Giving details, Dr R.S. Sidhu, Director of Extension Education, said that the course on “Preparation of Natural... 

BJP leader tells Badal to drop Akali CPS

New Delhi: BJP Leader from Punjab and National Secretary, BJP Kisan Morcha Sukhminderpal Singh Grewal today urged Punjab Chief Minister Sr. Parkash Singh Badal to ask Chief Parliamentary Secretary Avinash Chander to resign from his post since his name has cropped up in the infamous case related to dismissed Punjab Police DSP and druglord Jagdish Bhola. Talking with the media persons here today, Grewal... 

Modi govt applies balm on Sikhs wounds: kin of 3325 victims to get Rs 5 lakh each

New Delhi: In a significant move, the Narendra Modi government on Thursday announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to be given to the kin of 3325 people killed during anti-Sikh riots in the national capital in 1984. The order was passed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who took the decision after a high-level meeting where the issue of compensation to civilian victims of communal, terrorist or Naxal... 

Capt blames Badal for denying Pb Jats benefits of OBC reservation

CHANDIGARH: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha and president of the All India Jat Maha Sabha, Capt Amarinder Singh today blamed the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for the denial of benefits under OBC reservation to the poor Jats of Punjab. Addressing a state level convention organised to appoint the state and district level office bearers of the Sabha in Punjab, Capt Amarinder expressed surprise... 

OXXY claims to make health care affordable

New Delhi: A Man’s best companion – Health and Wealth, initiated with OXXY- India’s largest Healthcare Network tied up with more than 1,00,000 center locations across the nation is now all set to serve its services to the general public. OXXY has claimed to make health ‘transparent and affordable’ at every corner of the country. First time ever, OXXY gives an open platform for the general... 

Amarinder fires direct salvo at Bajwa

CHANDIGARH: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today disapproved of the indiscriminate removal of the elected office bearers of the party including the district and block presidents. “Rather than keeping our doors open, we are trying to shut these and that too at our own elected office bearers who have been there with the party for such a long time”, he told reporters... 

GNDU Amritsar honours Asian Medalist Khushbir

Amritsar: Prof. A.S. Brar, Vice-Chancelllor of Guru Nanak Dev University honoured an International athlete, Ms. Khushbir Kaur with cash prize. Dr. H.S. Randhawa, Deputy Director Sports & Head, Prof. Paramjit Singh, Dean, Academic Affairs, Dr. Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Registrar, Dr. A.S. Sidhu, Dean Student’s Welfare, Dr. Sukhbir Kaur Mahal, Principal, Khalsa College for Women and coaches were... 

Badal raises again the issue of Chandigarh, Punjabi speaking areas

Badiala (Maur): The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today paid rich tributes to Sant Fateh Singh on his 42nd death anniversary at a state level function organised here at his native village. Remembering the founder of modern day Punjab for his unprecedented contribution towards formation of the state, the Chief Minister said that Sant Fateh Singh has immense contribution towards formation... 

Modi govt deprives Babus from 1st class travel, 5 star stay

NEW DELHI: Issuing fresh directions to curtail expenditure, the Finance Ministry on Thursday asked the government departments to cut some non-plan expenditure by 10%. “In the context of the current fiscal situation, there is a need to continue to rationalise expenditure and optimize available resources,” the Finance Ministry said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration banned bureaucrats... 

Punjab CM Badal seeks revision in wheat MSP

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal today asked the Government of India to upwardly revise the Minimum Support Price for wheat for the forthcoming season, advocating the need for adopting and implementing aggressively pro-agriculture and pro-farmer policies to offset the negative effects of the agrarian crisis brought upon the economy in general and farmers in particular farmers... 
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Nov 1 Bandh to disrupt life, rail traffic for 5 hours

Amritsar: Calling for Punjab Bandh on November 1 in protest against the government’s failure to provide justice to 1984 riot victims, various Sikh organisations today asked the SAD-BJP government to do justice with the aggrieved Sikhs as they have their government at the Centre. Addressing mediapersons here today, All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) chief Karnail Singh Peermohammed, Manjeet... 

SAD on back foot for paltry Rs 50 per quintal wheat MSP hike

Chandigarh: Already cornered by alliance partner BJP, SAD faces more embarrassment as Modi government has given a paltry Rs 50 per quintal hike in the wheat MSP for the coming Rabi season. Despite the announcement of wheat MSP fixed for Rs 1450 per quintal the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) opted not to react to the hike announced by the NDA government, unlike in the past when it would raise a hue and cry... 

Clamour up to replace Bajwa as Pb Cong chief

Chandigarh: There is a growing clamour for Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa to step down with a section of party workers protesting against his continuance in the post and the ruling Akali Dal upping its offensive against the Congress leader. A section of party men, reportedly owing allegiance to Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh, has been protesting against Bajwa’s... 

Rs 31 lakh looted in two incidents in Punjab

Faridkot/Amritsar: Two motorbike-borne youths allegedly robbed a commission agent’s worker of Rs 16 lakh in Jaitu town of Faridkot on Wednesday afternoon. The police said, Sat Pal, employees of Panna Lal Manoj Kumar, a commission agent, had withdrawn the money from the State Bank of India. After the withdrawal, when Sat Pal was going to his office on a bicycle, two unidentified youths on a motorcycle... 

Kairon stands exposed for ties with drug Smugglers: Congress

Amritsar: Senior Congress leader from Tarn Taran Harminder Singh Gill today accused Cabinet Minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon of links with drug smuggler Sahib Singh. The latter was arrested from Patti in Tarn Taran yesterday. Sahib Singh, a former BSF jawan and a resident of Patti, was nabbed by the state’s special operations cell (SSOC) with 14 kg of heroin worth Rs 70 crore in the international... 

In Ludhiana Congmen greet Bajwa with protest

Ludhiana: A number of this industrial city Congressmen considered loyalists of Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday staged protest against PPCC President Partap Singh Bajwa. Demanding his immediate replacement to save the Punjab Congress, they also burnt an effigy of Bajwa. High drama prevailed for almost an hour as protesting Congressmen waited for Bajwa to come to the hotel for a scheduled interaction... 

GNDU releases book on Komagata Maru

Amritsar: Guru Nanak Dev University released a Book on Bibliography of Komagata Maru to mark 100th year of the Komagata Maru voyage taken by the fateful Punjabis in 1914. This book is edited by Dr. H.S. Chopra, Librarian, Bhai Gurdas Library of the University was released by Honourable Education Minister, Punjab, Dr. D S Cheema and Prof. A.S. Brar, Vice-Chancellor at the eve of one-day national... 

Armed forces preparatory Mai Bhago Institute

SAS Nagar (Mohali): Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal envisioned showcasing the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute (MRSAFPI) as a world class institution in view of its growing popularity in the country being the best training institute for the cadets desirous of joining Armed Forces as their career. Addressing the cadets undergoing training in the MRSAFPI here last... 

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Workshop begins in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today mooted a proposal to form a working group of members of Commonwealth nations with a permanent headquarters in the state to create a mechanism for the exchange of ideas, experiences and future strategies. In his keynote address during the inauguration of three days Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) workshop for Chairpersons and... 

President Pranab Mukherjee to attend PU convocation

CHANDIGARH: President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has given his “in principal” consent to attend the 64th Annual Convocation of Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh. This was communicated to PU Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Arun Kumar Grover by the Private Secretary to the President. PU VC Prof Grover has earlier requested the President to grace the Annual Convocation of the PU in March 2015. The final... 

Phoolka urges govt to make memorial of 84 riots victims

Here is the text of letter that AAP leader Advocate HS Phoolka wrote to the union Home Minister.  Shri. Rajnath Singh, Union Minister of Home Affairs North Block, Central Secretariat, New Delhi-1 Subject : Memorial for Victims of November 84 Carnage at 12, Rajindra Prasad Road, Ram Bilas Paswan’s House. Sir, This is in reference to my letter dated 12.9.2014 on the captioned subject. On the      30th... 

Top HP/Pb cops fight for wards matrimony

Chandigarh: This marriage, due next month, was to bring two high-profile families together. Today, Gurpreet Singh Gill, former DGP of Himachal Pradesh, his wife and son are on the run. The daughter of a serving Inspector General of Punjab Police has filed a case of rape and dowry harassment against the Gills. The Gills, in turn, have alleged misuse of power by the Punjab Police officer. The case against... 

List of 627 black money account holders submitted to SC

New Delhi: The central government Wednesday submitted to the Supreme Court names of the 627 Indians who are holding accounts in foreign banks revealed to it by the French government. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi handed over two sealed envelopes to the apex court bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu.Rohatgi said that half of these account holders are Indian residents and these accounts concern... 

13 injured as Sikhs clash with DJJS followers

Tarn Taran: Tension prevailed in the area following a clash at Jodhpur village between two groups of Sikhs and Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS) that left at least 13 persons injured, some of them seriously. The clash took place between followers of Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS) and a Sikh organisation over a religious gathering organised by the former at a private residence in Tarn Taran.  Giving... 

Sarpanch shot dead in Faridkot

Faridkot: A 40-year-old sarpanch was shot dead by two miscreants in broad daylight in Harindra Nagar here, police said today. Baldev Singh, village head of Behlewala village, was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne persons yesterday, police said. The miscreants pumped at least three bullets into Baldev’s body when he was travelling along with his wife Rupinder Kaur on a scooter, they said. Police suspect... 

Amarinder predicts Badal to revive ‘Panth in danger’ issue

Patiala: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh has expressed apprehension that being relegated to ‘petite puffin’ by its electoral partner BJP, SAD could resort to disturb communal harmony in Punjab. Amarinder said that Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had raked the issue of transfer of Chandigarh to Punjab only because he feared that the BJP might walk out of the government.... 

Devenra Fadnavis to be the Maharashtra CM

MUMBAI: Devendra Fadnavis (44) was today elected the leader of the BJP Legislature Party in Maharashtra, paving the way for his appointment as the first party Chief Minister of the state. The name of Fadnavis, state BJP president, was proposed by Leader of Opposition in the outgoing Assembly Eknath Khadse and seconded by his counterpart in the Legislative Council Vinod Tawde, and members of the party’s... 

Punjab govt transferred 14 IAS officers

Chandigarh: In a major administrative reshuffle, Punjab government today transferred 14 IAS officers in the state with immediate effect. Jagpal Singh Sandhu, Principal Secretary, Home Affairs and Justice, has been given additional charge of the post of Financial Commissioner Revenue and Principal Secretary, Information and Public Relations, an official spokesperson said today. Sandhu will relieve N... 

CM asks PUDA & GMADA to make affordable housing policy

Chandigarh: In a bid to fulfill the state government’s dream of Housing for all, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today directed the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) and the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) to formulate an affordable Housing policy. Presiding over the meetings of PUDA and GMADA here at his residence this evening, the Chief Minister accompanied... 

Seminar on Komagata Maru Episode held

Amritsar: A one-day national seminar on Komagata Maru Episode was organized here today at Conference Hall, Guru Nanak Bhawan of Guru Nanak Dev University to commemorated the 100th year of the Komagata Maru voyage taken by the fateful Punjabis in 1914. Eminent historians and scholars from various institutions of the country deliberated upon the perspectives of this episode and its complex issues.... 

PU IAS Centre releases schedule for UGC/NET, Civil Services batches

CHANDIGARH: October For the first time in about two decades of its existence, the Panjab University (PU)’s Centre for IAS and Other Competitive Examinations has brought out an exclusive prospectus of its own. The prospectus was formally released today by PU Advisor and Secretary to VC and former Dean University Instructions, Prof Madhu Raka. Releasing the Prospectus, Prof Madhu Raka appreciated... 

Dal Khalsa expects other religion outfits at Nov 3 rally

Amritsar: In a significant political development, the representatives of the Sikhs, the Kashmiris, the Tamils, the Nagas, the Manipuri peoples and Christians will come on a single platform at a rally being organized by the Dal Khalsa at Jantar Mantar, Delhi on Nov 3 to commemorate the 30th year of Nov 1984 killings in Delhi and elsewhere. Supported by Damdami Taksal and SAD (Panch Pardani), the Dal... 

Dr Balwinder, Dr Sidhu get key PAU Ludhiana posts

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has made new appointments to various key posts during its Board of Management meeting at University Camp Office, SAS Nagar (Mohali) today. Dr Balwinder Singh has been appointed as Director of Research while Dr R.S. Sidhu has been appointed as Director of Extension Education. Dr R.S. Singh has been appointed as Director, Regional Research Station (RRS),... 

Free dental camp held at new Sunny Enclave

Kharar: Free Dental Check-Up Camp was organized at Main Gurudwara, Desumajra, kharar by Jindal Dental Clinic, New Sunny Enclave, Sec-125, Kharar. As claimed by organisers, this Camp was held to make people aware about various dental problems. Around 200 patients were examined during the camp. The camp was held in the presence of the president of Gurudwara Sahib, Kulwant Singh Desumajra, Sukar Singh,... 

Heavy penalties for loud horn users in Punjab

Chandigarh: Motorists using loud horns will have to pay heavy penalties and their driving licence could be cancelled under new guidelines issued by the Punjab government. Transport Minister Ajit Singh Kohar today said that the new guidelines are to be implemented within the state to ensure safety and peace of the commuters, pedestrians and residents. He said authorities concerned, including district... 

Pb govt boasts of de-addiction drive success

Chandigarh: As many as 2.93 lakh drug-addicts have been treated in Out Patient Departments (OPDs) and 9427 have been detoxicated as indoor Patients in Indoor Patient Departments (IPDs) in 24 drug de-addiction centers across the state till date.  This was revealed during the second Board meeting of Punjab State Drug de-addiction & Rehabilitation Board chaired by the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash... 

Crushing in 16 Punjab sugar mills from Nov 20

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today gave approval to start the crushing in the sugar mills from November 20, 2014 for the crushing season 2014-15.  Disclosing this here a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that Mr. Badal cleared the proposal in this regard mooted by the state Cane Commissioner.  It may be recalled that the state government had also...