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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PU Chandigarh declares some exam results

Chandigarh: Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh has announced the results of  B.Sc. (H.S) Bio-Physics- 5th Semester,  B.Sc. (H.S) Chemistry- 3rd Semester, B.Sc. (H.S) Chemistry- 5th Semester, M.Sc. (H.S) Computer Science- 1st Semester, M.Sc. (H.S) Computer Science – 3rd Semester, M.Sc. (H.S) Chemistry- 1st Semester and M.Sc. (H.S) Chemistry- 3rd Semester. The detailed result would be available... 
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How Badal manipulated to get Padma honour?

Bir Devinder Singh: Patiala: In view of the endless sufferings of the Punjab farmers, unprecedented debt against the State and anti-farmer land acquisition policy of the Modi Government, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal Chief Minister Punjab should have politely refused to accept the Padam Vibhushan Award today. Presently, accumulated debt against Punjab amounts to 1,24,000 Crore and out this total debt precisely... 

Bharat Ratna to MM Malviya, Padma Vibhusan to PS Badal

New Delhi: Noted educationist and freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malviya was on Monday posthumously conferred the Bharat Ratna, country’s highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee. A host of other  personalities included veteran BJP leader L K Advani and Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Parkash Singh Badal, were honoured with Padma awards by Mukherjee at a... 

AAP’s anti-VIP culture cycle rally a big draw

Ludhiana: Aam Aadmi Party’s 100 Km Cycle rally from Ludhiana to Chandigarh against Badal Govts. VVIP Culture got an overwhelming response from the people of Punjab as it culminated in Chandigarh this afternoon. The Aam Aadmi Party Volunteers lead by Aam Aadmi Party Leader  Mr. H. S. Phoolka restarted the rally this morning from Morninda after a night halt. Mr. Phoolka himself cycled all the 100... 

GNDU Amritsar declares more exam results

Amritsar: The results of B.B.A, Semester – V, M.A. Dance , Semester – I, LL.B (FYIC) SEMESTER – V, B.A. Journalism & Mass Communication Semester – I and Bachelor of Tourism and Hotel Management SEMESTER – III examinations held by the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in December, 2014 have been declared and are available on University website www.gndu.ac.in  Read More →
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AAP plans 100km cycle rally against VIP culture

Ludhiana: Senior Advocate S. H.S. Phoolka, AAP leader will cycle 100 kms from Ludhiana to Chandigarh with AAP team. The rally will start on 29th March from Ludhiana and will reach Chandigarh on 30th at noon. This Cycle Rally is to protest against the rampant VIP culture and the wastage of public money on VIP’s. The govt. has no money to pay the salaries of its employees but are spending lavishly... 

Aam Admi Kejriwal turns party dictator, expels Yadav, Bhusan from national executive

New Delhi: AAP founder members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, who had challenged Arvind Kejriwal’s leadership, were on Saturday removed from the party’s powerful National Executive by an overwhelming majority at the National Council meet, a move slammed as “murder of democracy” by the duo. Amid high drama, a resolution to remove the two dissident leaders was passed by... 

GNDU declares BA/BSc/BCA/BBA/MA results

Amritsar: The results of B.A./B.Sc., Semester – V, B.C.A., Semester – V, B.B.A., Semester – III, B. Com. (Hons.), Semester – III, M.Sc. Mathematics, Semester – III, M.A. Economics, Semester – I, M.A. Punjabi, Semester – I and M.A. Punjabi, Semester – III examinations held by the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in December, 2014 have been declared and are available on University... 
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Airbus crashed, 148 people feared dead

Marseille: An Airbus operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote area of southern France on Tuesday and all 148 on board were feared dead. French President Francois Hollande said he believed none of those on board had survived. “There were 148 people on board,” Hollande said. “The conditions of the accident, which have not yet been clarified, lead us to think there... 

Punjab 1984 gets best film award

Chandigarh: The PTC Punjabi Film Awards – 2015. Check out the full list of winners and final results Best Background Score – Raju Singh For Punjab 1984 Best Editing – Sandeep Francis For Jatt James Bond Best Story – Jas Grewal for Jatt James Bond Best Cinematography – Anshul Chobey For Punjab 1984 Best Screenplay – Amberdeep Singh for Goreyan Nu Daffa... 

Why Majithia avoided escorting Modi during his Amritsar visit?

Amritsar: Under clouds due to Enforcement Directorate investigations pending against him in the Rs 6000 crore inter-continental drug racket, Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia avoided escorting the visiting Prime Minister Narndra Modi during his visit at the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar on Monday. However, Majithia, who holds Public Relations and Revenue portfolios, welcomed Modi... 

Kalpna Chawla excellence awards for noted achievers

New Delhi: Asian marathon gold medalist Sunita Godara and creative satirist Savita Bhatti received the prestigious 11th Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award from Kalpana Chawla’s father Sh BL Chawla at a Function organised at Islamic Centre, New Delhi on March 18, 2015 jointly by Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh Old Boys Association (PECOBA) and cultural Society Sakha Also, in this Function, Pecoba... 

Two Sikh pilgrimage centres linked with rail

Anandpur Sahib: Takht Keshgarh Sahib at Anandpur Sahib and Golden Temple and Akal Takht at Amritsar today got direct rail connectivity as the Railways introduced a new express train between Nangal and Amritsar.  Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal jointly flagged off the inaugural run of the train, which is expected to run regularly from Baisakhi on April... 

Video on PM Narendra Modi’s Amritsar visit

Video on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Punjab visit wherein he paid obeisance at Golden Temple Amritsar and paid floral tributes at Jallianwala Bagh as well as at the Samadhi of martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.  Read More →

GNDU Amritsar declares other exam results

Amritsar: The results of B.Com., Semester – V, B.Com.(Prof.), Semester – V, M.Sc. Mathematics SEMESTER – I, M.A. English, Semester – I, M.A. Political Science, Semester – I, M.A. Police Administration, Semester – III, M.A. Music Vocal, Semester – III, M.A. Music Instrumental, Semester – III, B. A. (Women Empowerment), Semester – I and B.A. Journalism & Mass Communication, Semester... 

GNDU BA/BSc-1 Math paper postponed

Amritsar: The theory examination of Mathematics paper 1 (8063) under annual system of B.A./B.Sc. Part 1 of Guru Nanak Dev University scheduled to be held on April 8, 2015 has been postponed due to some technical problems. Dr. Renu Bhardwaj, Professor Incharge (Examinations) said that this examination would now be held on May 5, 2015. However time and venue of examination would be remained same as per... 

Pb govt withdraws clearance to meat plant

Chandigarh: Acceding to the request of local residents in the vicinity of Ghanauri Kalan, the Punjab government has immediately withdrawn the Letter of Regulatory Clearances II issued for setting up of a meat plant at Village Ghanauri Kalan in Tehsil Dhuri of Sangrur district in the larger public interest. Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s office said that the Letter... 

National recognition for PAU Ludhiana VC

LUDHIANA: Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has been felicitated by the Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources,  National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), New Delhi on March 5, 2015 for receiving the “Dr B.P. Pal Memorial Award” of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS).  Dr Dhillon was conferred with Dr B.P. Pal Memorial Award... 

Pb govt criticized for wasting funds meant for differently abled students

Ludhiana: Aam Aadmi Party accused the SAD/BJP Govt of wasting funds meant for differently abled students. AAP Ludhiana held a protest this misuse/wastage of funds outside the DC Office and submitted a memorandum in this regard to the administration. AAP District Convenor Ahbaab Singh Grewal said that according to the CAG’s report the Punjab Govt has diverted, misused and wasted funds meant for providing... 
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AAP MP seeks CBI probe into trader’s suicide

Fatehgarh Sahib: Member Parliament from Fatehgarh Sahib, Harinder Singh Khalsa has asked for a CBI inquiry into the suicide of Mandi Gobindgarh businessman Rajesh Gupta, s/o Om Chand Gupta who has blamed Akali leader Sukhvinder Bhanvri and ETO Bhangu for his death as they were constantly harassing him. MP Khalsa called this as the blatant misuse of power and goonda-raj by the ruling SAD. He said Akali... 

GNDU Amritsar declares more exam results

Amritsar: The results of the following examinations held by the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in December, 2014 have been declared and are available on University website www.gndu.ac.in.  Master In Fine Arts (Applied Art), Semester – III Masters In Multimedia, Semester – I                                                                  Masters... 

CBI probe sought into IAS officer’s suicide

Bengaluru: Opposition parties in the Karnataka Assembly today made a strong demand for a CBI inquiry into the death of an IAS officer as they suspected it to be a case of murder and not suicide as stated by police. Raising the issue, Opposition BJP leader and former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar demanded a CBI probe into the death of D K Ravi, Additional Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Enforcement),... 

Sukhbir announces SAD (BC) wing team

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal President and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced the office bearers of the BC wing of the party after consultation with Mr. Hira Singh Gabria President of the wing of the party. In a statement released from the party head office here today, the SAD Secretary and Punjab Education Minister Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema said that every section... 

Supreme Court scraps reservation for JATS under OBC quota

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today set aside the notification issued by the erstwhile UPA government to include Jats in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) for according benefits of reservation to them. “We set aside the notification to implement Jats in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC),” a Bench of Justice Tarun Gogoi and Justice R F Nariman said. The Bench also found... 

400 ghost teachers work in Med Colleges

Chandigarh: In a surprise check, Punjab Medical Council (PMC) has found more than 400 ghost teachers in four private medical colleges in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. In the inspection on Saturday and Sunday at MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana (Ambala); MM Medical College and Hospital, Kumarhatti (Solan); Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur; and Adesh Institute... 

John Key bats for baptized Sikhs’ entry into cricket stadiums

Melbourne: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key today said he was sympathetic towards Sikhs who were barred from entering the ground to watch India play Zimbabwe because they were wearing a kirpan. The Prime Minister said, “The International Cricket Council has rightly set the rules for what could be brought into New Zealand cricket venues.” “It’s their tournament, not ours. So we can’t dictate... 

Amritsar to Anandpur Sahib rail link sought

New Delhi: Members of Parliament from the region today demanded better connectivity for the number of thermal power plants located in Punjab. The pointed out that the coal for the plants was off-loaded at other places. They also demanded that Amritsar and Anandpur Sahib be connected via rail. During the debate on the Railway Budget in the Rajya Sabha, Punjab MPs Avinash Rai Khanna and SS Dhindsa said... 

Ban on entry of baptized Sikhs into cricket stadiums condemned

Ludhiana: H.S. Phoolka, Senior Advocate of Supreme Court and Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader today condemned the decision of International Cricket Council’s (ICC) decision to deny entry of Amritdhari Sikhs carrying kirpans into the stadium during a match played between India and Zimbabwe in New Zealand. Seven Sikh cricket fans were stopped from entering Eden Park to watch India play Zimbabwe... 

Dal Khalsa slams terror attacks on Christians

Amritsar: While expressing his deep shock, sorrow and grief over the loss of innocent lives which resulted due to the two separate blasts at the Churches in Lahore city of Punjab province of Pakistan, Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said that it was absolutely an anti-human and terrorist act and it should be condemned at all levels. While demanding stringent punishment for those involved in... 

GNDU Amritsar declares BA, BSc, LLB results

AMRITSAR: The results of BA/B.Sc Semester-1st, Bachelor of Library & Information Science SEMESTER – I, B.SC. (FASHION DESIGNING) SEMESTER – III and B.SC. (FASHION DESIGNING) SEMESTER – V and LL.B. (Three Years Course ) SEMESTER – III examination held by the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in December, 2014 have been declared and are available on University website www.gndu.ac.in.  Read More →
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AAP slams Jyani for treatment in Pvt hospital

Ludhiana: Senior AAP Leader HS Phoolka today expressed dismay and surprise over the fact the Health Minister of Punjab preferred to get treated in a private hospital as the Govt. hospital did not have adequate facilities. While wishing the Minister good health, Phoolka said that such was the sad state of affairs of Govt. run hospitals under the Health Minister’s watch that they lack even the basic... 

SGPC did fraud with Sikhs by killing Nanakshahi Calendar: Dal Khalsa

Amritsar: Stating that the cat is out of the bag, the Dal Khalsa today fired a salvo against the SGPC accusing the so-called premier institution of the Sikhs for playing a fraud on Sikhs. The organization has stated that committing sin, the SGPC has killed Nanakshahi calendar systematically and buried it secretly. Party spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said the SGPC has printed and released the new-year... 

Belan Brigade slams Pb govt’s excise policy

Ludhiana: NGO Belan Brigade said today that Punjab government’s excise policy would adversely affect the health and life of poor & laborers of state. “Decision to increase the percentage of degree of wine 50% to 75% will result into manifold increase the heart, kidney, liver failure, diabetics, blood pressure, HIV, Aids. It is also increase the accidents, domestic violence, crime and corruption... 

Alcohol is the major cause of domestic violence: NGO

Ludhiana: Belan Brigade Ludhiana based NGO members Shoba Vashisht and Sanjana visited slums areas where 90% people are liquor addicted in these localities alcohol is the major problems of domestic violence. On this occasion Belan Brigade’s president architect Aneeta Sharma told that the revenue policy of Punjab Government to access tax to sale alcohol in the poor locality is wrong. Today due to corruption,... 

PAU inks agreement to produce bio-fertilizer

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana has inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Schiron Crop Sciences Incorporation, Abohar.  Under this agreement the firm has been licensed to produce Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) Culture which is utilized for the production of bio-fertilizer. Dr Balwinder Singh, Director of Research, PAU and Mr. Jiten Kinra, Business Manager... 

Cong gives memorandum to SGPC for AIIMS in Amritsar

Amritsar: District Congress Committee, Amritsar (Rural) president Gurjeet Singh Aujla and other Congressmen today handed over a memorandum to SGPC. The memorandum was received by S. Roop Singh, S. Manjit Singh, S. Bijay Singh and S. Balwinder Singh Jaura on the behalf of SPGC chief S. Avtar Singh Makkar who is at Patna Sahib.  Congressmen demanded that AIIMS must be allotted to Amritsar city and requested... 

9 killed 8 injured in road mishap in Punjab

Ferozepur: At least nine people died and eight others injured in a tempo traveller and truck collision at Harashai near Changarai Ulal village here today. Among 17 people, nine died in which four were women, while eight people were injured. The deceased have been identified as Kartaro, Santo, Durga Bibi, Bhago, Bishambar Singh, Dayal Singh, driver Sonu, Harmesh Singh and Joginder Singh. The deceased... 

15 years-old girl raped in Gurdaspur

Batala: A minor girl was allegedly raped by a youth at Tattle village under Sekhwan police station in Batala (Gurdaspur) police district last night. According to police a 15-year-old girl from Attepur village under Ghoman police station lodged a complaint with the police that Amrik singh, a resident of Attepur village allegedly took her at his native village where he allegedly raped her. Police has... 

Approval for 2 more universities in Punjab

Chandigarh: Under the Punjab Private Universities Policy-2010, the Punjab Cabinet on Friday approved the bills for setting up of two self-financed universities viz. Surya World University at Bapror in Patiala district and Akal University, Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district to impart quality higher education. In a bid to make the lotteries in the state more effective to increase the Revenue of the... 

Punjab approves some pro-people policies

Chandigarh: The Punjab Cabinet on Friday approved the Second Punjab Rural Water & Sanitation Sector Improvement Project of Rs.2200 Crore to be funded by the World Bank. The Project was aimed at ensuring higher service level of drinking water supply and sanitation, effective operation and maintenance of rural drinking water supply schemes and construction of toilets in all villages making Punjab...