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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Ex-Minister J Natarajan holds Rahul responsible for her quitting Congress

Chennai: In a blow to Congress, former Environment minister Jayanathi Natarajan on Friday quit the party and mounted a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi, claiming that she followed his directions on green nod to projects but was “vilified, humiliated and sidelined” by central leadership. A longtime Congress loyalist, Natarajan said she was ready to face probe into environmental clearance accorded... 

Capt to Modi: Fuflill your promise, do justice with Punjabi farmers in Gujarat

Chandigarh: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi about his broken promise to the Punjabi farmers in Gujarat which he had made during a public rally at Jagaraon about a year ago. He also condemned Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for his silence and forgetting the plight of the Punjabi farmers who are being hounded out from Gujarat... 

Start food processing courses in Punjab: Harsimrat

Bathinda: The Union Minister for Food Processing Industry Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal today called upon the educational institutes to introduce courses in food processing in sync with the burgeoning demand and opportunities in this industry. While inaugurating third international fest of Baba Farid Group of Institutes, Mrs Badal said that her ministry is setting up food processing training-cum-business... 

Punjab schools exams to begin after Feb 27

SAS NAGAR: As urban local bodies elections of Punjab’s six municipal corporations (MC) and 123 municipal councils/nagar panchayats are set to clash with the annual school examinations across the state, the reluctant education department has decided to reschedule the “annual and board examinations” and start it at least two days after the February 25 deadline the Punjab government has set before... 
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Major research projects for GNDU faculty

Amritsar: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi has granted Major Research Project of Rs. 30 Lacs to Prof. (Mrs.) Avinash Kaur Nagpal of the Department of Botanical & Environmental Sciences of the Guru Nanak Dev University. This project will be jointly collaborating with Dr. Balwinder Singh, Biotechnology Department, Khalsa College and Dr. Vipin Halan from Institute... 

GNDU to provide question papers in Punjabi, English languages

Amritsar: Guru Nanak Dev University will provide question papers in both Punjabi and English languages to the students of the semester examination going to be held in May/June 2015. Dr. Renu Bharadwaj, Professor Incharge (Examinations) said that the regular and private students of M.A. (History, Political Science, Economics, Fine Arts, Police Administration, Public Administration, History of Art, Geography,... 

Poet Surjit Patar interacts with GNDU students

Amritsar: Guru Nanak Dev University organized an evening with renowned poet of Punjabi, Dr. Surjit Patar in the Guru Nanak Bhawan Auditorium of the University. This programme was organized by the Department of School of Punjabi Studies to give an opportunity to the students and faculty to interact with the poet of repute. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. A.S. Brar presided over. Prof. Dr. H.S. Bhatia, Head of... 

Fashion Technology & Vocational Development workshop

CHANDIGARH: University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development (UIFT & VD), Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh would organize a week long workshop from February 2 to 7. Internationally renowned textile craft artist and a Fulbright scholar, Nita Thakore would conduct the workshop, being organized to give an impetus for students, who are going to launch their own collection in... 

Dr Anil Sharma of PAU selected for national award

LUDHIANA: The Assistant Director (TV) at the Centre for Communication and International Linkages, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Dr Anil Sharma has been selected for the national award for making outstanding efforts in science and technology communication through innovative and traditional methods during the year 2014. The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has selected... 

Would the Padma Vibhushan honour bring some sense of maturity in Badal?

By BIR DEVINDER SINGH: Patiala: After receiving Padma Vibhushan the second highest civilian honor in the country after Bharat Ratna, there have to be a perceptible change, in the conduct and behavior of Mr. Parkash Singh Badal Chief Minister of Punjab. He is now expected to address the large fraternity of human brotherhood rather than indulging in narrow political accusations and mudslinging against... 

Bathinda govt college’s placement-cum-info brochure out

Bathinda: In order to ensure good placements for the students of Government Polytechnic College Bathinda, the college’s placement-cum-information brochure was released today. The chief guest of the event was SP city Mr Des Raj and college principal Mr Yadwinder Singh. Congratulating the college’s team for taking out this informative brochure, Yadwinder Singh said that the brochure is sent to various... 

Minorities have no room in “Hindu India Nation’: Dal Khalsa

Hoshiarpur: Twenty four hours after the US president Barack Obama counselled India for its growing religious intolerance, the Shiv Sena an alliance of the ruling BJP has advised the government to remove the word secular and socialist from preamble of the Indian constitution as the Hindutva family reiterated that India is a Hindu Nation. Party spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh in a strong worded reaction... 

PM Modi urged to end 6th river of liquor flowing in Punjab

A Punjab based NGO through a letter to the PM Narendra Modi urges him to take appropriate measures to stop the sixth river of liquor flowing through Punjab. Jago Punjab Jago India releases the copy of the letter: Hon’ble Prime Minister, New Delhi. Dear Sir, I Anita Sharma do hereby request in this Letter for your kind information and action against Drug abuse especially in Punjab state. Where thousand... 

SWINE FLU SCARE IN PUNJAB & HARYANA

Chandigarh: Having already taken at least 10 lives in the region and 45 positive cases the menace of swine flu, a communicable disease caused by HiNi virus has started panicking people across Punjab and Haryana. A least 10 people, 7 in Haryana and three in Punjab out of which two in Amritsar only, have fallen prey to the swine flu, as the health department authorities in both the states are ill-prepared... 

PSEB cancels 616 exam centres to curb copying

SAS Nagar: In a move to curb the practice of copying during examination, the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has cancelled those examination centres where the number of students was less than 50. The PSEB has cancelled a total of 616 examination centres in the state. The revised list of examination centres for Classes X and XII has been sent to DEOs. The examinations of Class XII are starting... 
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Honour killing of two brothers in Bathinda

Bathinda: In a case of alleged honour killing, two brothers were murdered in broad daylight at Jhandu Ke village on Wednesday. Resham Singh and his brothers Lachman Singh and Bahadur Singh on their way to a local court on a motorcycle were attacked with sharp-edged weapons by Maghar Singh, his sons Gamdur Singh alias Kali and Gori Singh and three unidentified persons. Lachman and Bahadur died on the... 

NRI jailed for 20 yrs on drug charge in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: An Indian businessman was today sentenced to 20 years in jail after a Malaysian court here found him guilty on a charge of possessing 3.2 kgs of Ketamine three years ago. High Court Judge Abdul Halim Aman ordered Kabeer Kather, 55, to serve the jail sentence from the date of his arrest on March 26, 2012. The charge under Malaysia’s Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 carries a maximum jail... 

GNDU to start tourism & hospitality department

Amritsar:  A Meeting of the Academic Council of the Guru Nanak Dev University  was held here today in the Senate Hall of the University. Besides discussion on syllabi of various courses, starting of new courses and equivalency of various classes was also approved in this meeting. Prof. Ajaib Singh Brar, Vice-Chancellor presided over the Meeting while Prof. Paramjit Singh, Dean, Academic Affairs... 

192 pass-outs get degrees at PAU convocation

LUDHIANA: A total of 192 pass-outs of B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons.), 78 of B.Sc. Biotechnology (Hons.) and 22 of B.Tech Food Technology (Hons.) during the years 2012 and 2013 were awarded degrees at the 14th Annual Convocation of the College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today. Besides, six students were awarded University Gold Medals, and 13 other medals. In addition, one student... 

Harsimrat Badal invited US President Barack Obama to visit Harmandar Sahab

Bathinda: Union minister for Food Processing Industries Mrs.  Harsimrat Kaur Badal has invited United States President Barack Obama to visit the Harmandar Sahab in Amritsar. Interacting with the U.S. president during the banquet held in his honour, Mrs Badal urged the U S President to visit the unique religious and spiritual center at Amritsar to acquaint himself with the Sikh faith and its rich... 

NRI quota MBBS seats to be filled on merit

R SUJATHA: The Medical Council of India has issued circular advising medical colleges to admit students under the Non-resident Indian (NRI) quota based on merits through a common entrance test. The circular, dated January 16, available on the MCI website exhorts colleges to abide by the norm from the next academic year of 2015-2016. Since government-run medical colleges do not admit NRI students, the... 

NRI kills his 2nd wife, cooks story to hide crime

Banga (Nawanshahr): In a shocking case, an NRI allegedly killed his second wife on the way to Delhi while returning to the UK, dumped her body in a well and then told her family that the victim had fled with her friend after reaching England on January 17. As police unraveled the case, it came out that the accused, Gurnam Singh Beesla, who hails from Malla Sodhian village of Nawanshahr district, married... 

Now special ‘Parvasi Bharriya Divas’ for UP only

Lucknow: Upset over removal of ‘UP Rising’ posters at Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh government has planned to organise a Diaspora conclave of its own. The state for the first time to woo investors and associate NRIs in development of the state will host Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas. “We are going to organise UP Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas in the state for the first time.... 

Sikhism lesser known in America; what does the SGPC do?

Washington: Despite the tall claims of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee SGPC of propagating Sikhism worldwide, majority of Americans are unaware of what Sikhism is or what a Sikh looks like and this despite the country being home to more than half a million of them, a latest study has said. According to the report ‘Sikhism in the US: What Americans know and need to know’, many... 

Delhi poll: Survey shows Kejriwal’s edge

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has an edge over the BJP in the Delhi assembly elections where the Arvind Kejriwal-led party seems to have forged a major support base among Muslims, SC\ST\OBC and lower income group voters, said the latest snap poll conducted by ABP News-Nielsen. The poll, conducted over two days during January 24-25 in all 70 constituencies with 2,262 respondents, also suggested... 

‘Man Ki Baat’ straight from hearts of Modi, Obama

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama tonight addressed Indian people on radio in a talk ‘straight from the heart’. The episode aired on AIR and Doordarshan, will be repeated in regional languages and in the Northeast at 0900 hrs tomorrow. The ‘Mann-ki-Baat’ is a sequel to the ‘Joint Editorial’ that was written by the Prime Minister and Mr Obama during Mr... 

Punjab to harness biogas CNG from cattle dung

Chandigarh: Punjab is all set to lead the nation to become first state in the country to harness Biogas CNG and has firmed up a plan to set up one pilot plant in each district this year. Giving details of the project, brain behind this green energy push Punjab New and Renewable Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said he had conceived this project to harness Biogas CNG potential of the state by offering... 
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Hit by car three of a family died in Faridkot

Faridkot: Three of the four members of a family, who were riding on a bike were hit by a speeding car, died on Tuesday. According to police sources, four members of a family of Bhagthala village of Faridkot namely Gurmail Singh, his daughter Manpreet Kaur, son Amandeep Singh and granddaughter Reet Kaur were riding on a motorcycle when they were hit by a speeding car on Faridkot-Talwandi Road. After... 

Decorated Army Col among 4 killed J & K encounter

Pulwama: A day after receiving the Yudh Seva Medal, the 9 Gorkha Rifles Regiment Col Munindra Nath Rai was killed in an encounter with terrorists in strife-torn Jammu & Kashmir. Army encounter with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists took place in Tral Area of Pulwama district on Tuesday. The Colonelwas injured and shifted to the 92 Base Camp hospital at the Badami Bagh cantonment in Srinagar where he... 

Development of Amritsar is my mission: Sukhbir

Amritsar: While presenting the outlay designed to make Holy City, Amritsar, one of the most beautiful city in the country, Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal said he has taken the development of this city as a ‘mission’. He said he has initiated monthly review meetings of ongoing development projects of Amritsar. He said that this Holy City would have world class heritage entry gate, which... 

Punjab is numb 1 state with 4G, 4/6 lane roads connectivity & surplus power: Sukhbir

Amritsar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal today gave a clarion call to Punjabis not to let anyone tarnish the image of the State. “We are number one and will remain number one”, he said while urging Punjabis to unite and face and vilification campaign launched by vested interest jointly. Addressing intellectuals, opinion makers and teaching fraternity at the Guru Nanak... 

Obama’s discreet message to Modi: India will succeed till splintered on religious lines

New Delhi: In a prudent message to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, visiting US President Barack Obama said, “India will succeed so long it is not SPLINTERED on religious lines”. Through these remarks Obama indirectly warned Modi against the ‘Hindutava’ agenda being pushed by the BJP led NDA government leading to some sort of alienation among minority communities. Making a strong pitch... 

Amritsar SpringDaleans bag gold in Gun for Glory fight

AMRITSAR: Budding sharpshooters from Spring Dale Senior School hit the bulls eye which helped them secure gold and silver medals during the Fourth Gun for Glory Shooting National Championship held at Pune. Kavya Jain and Nabarun Singh, both Spring Daleans, bagged gold medals in the event, while Penaz Heir, also from Spring Dales, won a silver medal. Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior... 

Legal notice to Kejriwal for his self (honest) versus Kiran Bedi (Opportunist) comparison

New Delhi: BJP’s chief ministerial nominee Kiran Bedi on Tuesday sent a legal notice to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for using her photograph in the party’s poster campaign without her permission. “Yes, she has sent a notice to Kejriwal. He has been asked to ensure that the posters are removed,” Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) media convener Praveen Shankar Kapoor said. The... 

Famous cartoonist RK Laxman passes away

New Delhi: Legendry Cartoonist R K Laxman who animated the famous ‘protagonist’ Common Man has died. He was 94. Lately, Laxman was diagnosed with a disease battling which the world-renowned cartoonist died. On Sunday, his condition worsened after which he was put on life support.He was admitted to Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital in Pune under critical condition. Laxman was the younger brother... 

Raids in Bathinda to detect urea black marketing

Bathinda: On the orders of Punjab government, the Bathinda district administration today conducted raids at several places in the district to detect the black marketing of urea. The Deputy Commissioner Dr Basant Garg checked the record of urea stocks stored in godowns to ascertain that stocks are not held back. Giving information in this context today Deputy Commissioner said that to combat the black... 

12 of a family killed in unmanned rail crossing mishap

Hissar: Twelve members of a family, including five women and four children, were killed when the vehicle carrying them was hit by a train at an unmanned railway crossing near Sarsod village in Hissar’s Barwala subdivision on Monday. Police said the accident took place in the morning. The victims were going to Panghal village to attend a religious function when the Dhuri-Sirsa passenger hit the... 

Columbia student becomes Miss Universe

MIAMI: Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday’s pageant in Miami. Vega, a 22-year-old student of business administration from Barranquilla, Colombia, said the contests leading up to Miss Universe were the first she had participated in. She also said they would be her last... 

Punjabi actor, singer Diljit Dosanjh ready to romance with Kareena Kapoor

Mumbai: Abhishek Chaubey has reportedly decided to cast Pollywood star Diljit Dosanjh in his upcoming movie, ‘Udta Punjab’.  If the sources are to be believed Diljit, who is also famous Punjabi singer would be seen romancing Kareena Kapoor in the movie. The director of the movie, along with his team, will leave for Punjab this weekend to finalise locations and the movie will go on floors by the... 

Hardliner Sikh bodies observe ‘Black R-Day’

Amritsar: Observing India’s republic day as Black Republic day, the Dal Khalsa with the support of SAD (Panch Pardani) today organized public rallies to protest against Constitutional wrongs, injustices and discrimination’s at Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Kot Isse Khan (Moga). The Sikh hardliner group appealed to visiting US president Mr Barack Obama to discuss Human Rights violation...