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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PSEB declares the class 10th exams result

SAS NAGAR: Natasha Aggarwal of Sarvhitkari Vidhya Mandir, Barnala, topped class 10th Punjab School Education Board exams. She scored 99.08% marks to remain topper. The result could be viewed on the Punjab school education board’s website.  Read More →
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CBSE class 12 result out: Jalandhar boy shines with 98.8% marks

Neha Arora: He regrets about not getting the additional two marks which could have made him the India topper in CBSE class 12 exams along with M Gayatri of New Green Field School in New Delhi, who scored 496 marks out of 500. However, Jalandhar-boy Gurwinder Singh Saini, who scored 494 marks, is quite happy bagging the all India third rank along with Poonam Yadav of Mahendragarh (Haryana) and N Nishok... 

THE GREAT GURU – GURU ARJAN DEV JI

By N.S.PHERUMAN: On 7th Vaisakh, 94 Nanakshahi (1563 AD), Bibi Bhani w/o Guru Ram Das JI gave birth to a great, pious and noble soul Arjan Dev in village Goindwal, Dist. Amritsar (now Dist. Tarn Taran). During childhood his maternal grandfather Guru Amar Das JI prophesied him as ‘ Dohta Paani Ka Bohita’ i.e. He will act as a boat to take the humanity across worldly ocean. One day Guru Ram... 

PU Chandigarh declares few exam results

Chandigarh: Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh has announced the results of B.E.MBA (ECE)- 9th Semester, M.E. Computer Sc.& Engg.(Modular)- 1st Spell, M.E. Computer Sc.& Engg.(Regular) – 1st Semester, M.A. Psychology- 3rd Semester, MCA- 3rd Semester, Pre-Ph.D. Course work in Physics, Pre Ph.D. Course work in Education, January 2015, Pre-Ph.D. Course work in Education, March 2015, PGDCGA –... 
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Punjab transport mafia running more buses with less route permits

Jupinderjit Singh: Chandigarh: The number of private buses plying on Punjab roads is much more than the valid route permits issued in the state. About 50 transporters, mostly from political heavyweight families or their associates, have been issued up to 40 per cent of the 2,885 route permits. Around 900 other transporters share the remaining around 60 per cent permits. Official documents about route... 

No end to Kejriwal-Jung standoff as Delhi suffers

New Delhi: Delhi lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung flexed his administrative muscle on Wednesday, cancelling all bureaucratic appointments made by the Aam Aadmi Party government without consulting him in the past four days, deepening an unprecedented political stand-off in the Capital. The L-G’s move came hours after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, complaining... 

Baba Farid University declares PMT result

Faridkot: The provisional result of the Punjab Pre-Medical Entrance Test (PMET), conducted by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, on Sunday, was announced late on Monday night. The result has been uploaded on the BFUHS website (bfuhs.ac.in). The test was conducted at a single centre, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara. More than 15,000 students had appeared in the examination... 

ICSE declares class 10th & 12th exam results

New Delhi: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) declared the Class 10 (ICSE) and Class 12 (ISC) 2015 results on Monday with girls outperforming boys. While the overall pass percentage in ICSE is 98.49%, it is 96.28% in ISC. Arka Chatterjee (99.75%), from Vivekanand Mission School, Kolkata, topped ISC. This is the highest for the last five years. In Delhi and NCR region,... 

ISIS has killed all 39 kidnapped Punjabis: claims survivor

Jupinderjit Singh: Chandigarh: Harjit Masih, Batala youth who was one of the 40 Indians (mostly Punjabis) reportedly kidnapped by ISIS militants in Iraq in June last year, today claimed that he was a witness to the killing of all of them. He claimed the youths were shot dead by a firing squad at an undisclosed location within four-five days of their kidnapping. While the Union Government rubbished... 

Now Badal buses illegally use oil tankers as fuel station

Archit Watts: Malout: A transport company owned by the ruling Badal family allegedly continues to flout road safety norms. The family-owned Dabwali Transport Company Private Limited (Bathinda) has stationed a fuel tanker at Malout Bus Stand to fill diesel in the company-owned buses. This practice has been reportedly going on since the past around six months. As soon as any bus belonging to the company... 

AAP moots anti-corruption march from Amritsar

Amritsar: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has announced to launch Jan Chetna Yatra against corruption in Punjab from Jallianwala Bagh Amritsar from today. The march will end at Anandpur Sahib on May 23 after covering 22 districts. Addressing the media here on the eve of the big journey, AAP state convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur said the state was being misruled. “Our mission is to generate awareness... 

Badal resorting to radical agenda to divert attention: Capt

Chandigarh: Congress deputy leader in Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh on Thursday alleged that Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, having failed on all fronts, is now trying to divert the people’s attention by “resorting to radical agenda”. Realising that the ground had already slipped beneath his feet, Badal was now trying to push for “radical and extremist agenda” which... 

BJP leader slams the arrest of Bains brothers

Ludhiana: National Secretary BJP Kisan Morcha and Prabhari Himachap Pradesh Advocate, Sukhminderpal Singh Grewal today condemned the arrest of two Ludhiana Independent MLAs Balwinder Singh Bains and Simarjit Singh Bains in Ropar. In a press statement here today he said that the Sand, land, transport, media and drug mafia nexus, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Punjab demands a Central Bureau of Investigation... 

Sukhbir claims to create 1 lakh jobs by next year

Bathinda: The state government will provide jobs to at least one lakh youths by next year. All departments have been asked to provide a detailed list of vacancies and the recruitment process will commence in six months. This was stated by SAD president and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal while addressing a rally of the Youth Akali Dal (YAD) on the occasion of a special drive to enrol members... 

Supreme Court rtd Judge to probe Vadra land deals

Chandigarh: After dragging its feet for over six months, the Khattar Government is set to appoint a Commission of Inquiry, headed by a retired Judge of the Supreme Court, to probe alleged irregularities during the 10-year Congress rule in Haryana, including controversial land deals involving AICC chief Sonia Gandhi’s businessman son-in-law Robert Vadra. “A notification on the constitution of the... 

41 bus passengers shot killed in Karachi

KARACHI:  At least 41 people were killed in Pakistan’s Karachi on Wednesday when armed men entered a bus and opened fire at a busy crossing in the city. There were around 60 passengers, including children, on the bus. Around a dozen people are seriously injured. Witnesses say six men came on three motorbikes, entered the bus and fired indiscriminately. Most passengers were reportedly shot at... 
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Amritsar woman gives birth to plastic baby

AMRITSAR: A very strange and unbelievable incident has come up at Guru Nanak Dev Medical College and Hospital in Amritsar where a mother has given birth to a plastic baby. The baby looks  like a cute little rubber doll having wax and shining skin. Scientifically such plastic babies are also known as collodion babies. Collodion newborns are very rare and born once among six lakh babies. The plastic... 

PSEB DECLARES 12th CLASS EXAM RESULT

MOHALI: Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) today declared its Class 12th result for the session 2014-15. The results are available online at the PSEB website. A total 3,50,600 students had appeared for the exam. The total number of girls who took the exam was 1,97,250 while that of boys was 1,52,650. 76.24% of the students have passed this year. Last year all the top three positions were bagged... 

Mahatama Gandhi’s great grandson booked for calling Shaheed Bhagat Singh ‘criminal’

Jalandhar: The City Police have booked Tushar Gandhi, great grandson of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi, for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the people on a complaint from local BJP leader Kishan Lal Sharma. In his complaint to police commissioner Yurinder Singh Hayer, Sharma had accused Gandhi of insulting Shaheed Bhagat Singh at a function in Jaipur on May 8. Sharma said, “Gandhi’s... 

Phoolka Lambasts Badal govt’s arrogance

Ludhiana: H. S. Phoolka, Aam Aadmi Party National Legal Cell In-charge lambasted the Badal government in Punjab for filing cases against the university students who had protested the plying of the buses owned by the Badals following the Moga Orbit bus molestation case incident. Hitting out at the state government and its police for assaulting and lathi charging the students and then registering cases... 

AAP holds candle light vigil in memory of Arshdeep

Ludhiana: Aam Aadmi Party Ludhiana’s “Clean and Green Ludhiana” team launched an awareness drive under its “Save Satluj and Buddha Dariya Project”. The team lead by Col.  C.M. Lakhanpal held an awareness drive on Ferozepur road near the sidhwan canal bridge near Verka Milk Plant. Aam Aadmi Party volunteers could be seen holding banners and placards creating awareness about how the pollution... 

Modi govt couldn’t meet peoples’ expectations during 1st one year: Harsimrat

Kamaldeep Singh Brar: Bathinda: Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has said that the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘had found it difficult to meet expectations’ of the country during its first year in power. The Bathinda MP, in town to launch three Central schemes — life insurance, accident insurance and guaranteed pension after 60 —- in the presence... 

80 per cent Punjab youths are drug addicts: Ramdev

CHANDIGARH: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday claimed that 80 per cent of Punjab’s youth were enslaved by drugs. “Eighty per cent youths in Punjab have fallen in the trap of drug menace. Whenever I travel abroad, people keep telling me to do something about this and save Punjab,” he said. Ramdev, who is Haryana’s brand ambassador for promotion of Yoga and Ayurveda, said that the state government... 

Sukhbir owned Orbit buses back on roads

Chandigarh: Buses of the Orbit company, owned by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, were back in business on all permitted Chandigarh routes from various stations across the state today. The staff of these buses have returned after attending a two-day orientation course at the State Institute of Automobiles and Driving Skills, Mehuana, in Lambi Assembly segment. During the course, drivers and... 

MODI GOVT ON THE PATH OF RUINING THE FARMERS

N.S PHERUMAN: MODI Govt is following an Anti-Farmer and Anti-Labour policy, farmers and workers, who constitute about 70 percent of the population of India and are bread and bowl and foundation of our country. They are being ignored, harassed, squeezed and weakened by economic repression of the govt to be finally axed with the most anti-farmer amendments to UPA Govt. Land Acquisition Bill 2013 to... 

No re-test, PMT paper not leaked:says CBSE

New Delhi: Three days after the Rohtak police claimed to have busted a gang involved in the alleged All-India Pre-Medical Test paper leak, the CBSE today said no such leakage ever happened and that the sanctity of the examination held on May 3 was fully maintained. After a meeting convened today to discuss the consequences arising from the alleged paper leak, the board, which annually conducts AIPMT... 
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Court directs to register another criminal case against Dera chief

Jaipur:  A local court on Thursday ordered the Jawahar Circle police station to register a criminal case against Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for alleged wrongful confinement and kidnap of a woman. According to the woman’s husband, she has been missing since she visited him in the last week of March. Kamlesh Kumar (27), a resident of Manoharpura slum in Jagatpura... 

Trial against Badals to restart from May 21

Chandigarh: A local court today accepted an appeal against the dismissal orders in a defamation case filed against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and others in 2003. The suit was filed seeking Rs 2.1-crore damages for malicious prosecution. The court has ordered to restart trial in the case. Former Additional Director, Information and Public Relations, Punjab, Jagdip Singh Chowhan moved... 

Moga bus Kaand: HC sends notice to Pb govt

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday issued notice to Punjab government and Orbit Aviation Ltd in connection with the molestation and death of a 13-year-old girl. The minor girl died after she and her mother were allegedly pushed off a moving bus on the Moga-Bathinda highway on April 29. The incident led to widespread outrage and a ban on the Orbit Company’s buses by the... 

PU declares BA/Bed/MCom/MSc/MBA results

Chandigarh: Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh has announced the results of M.Com. 1st Semester, MBA (Human Resources) 1st Semester, M.Sc. (Bio-Informatics) 1st Semester, M.F.C. 1st Semester (Re-aapear) and B.A. Hons. (Education) B.Ed 3rd Semester.  The detailed results would be available on PU website http://results.puchd.ac.in/.  Read More →
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PU alumna gets best supporting actress award

Chandigarh: Panjab University (PU) alumna and noted actress Mrs. Baljinder Kaur has received the Best Supporting Actress Awards at the 62nd National Film Awards. Mrs. Baljinder Kaur received the award from the President of India Sh. Pranab Mukherjee at New Delhi on Sunday. Baljinder Kaur received Rajat Kamal and Rs. 50,000/- for her role in Haryanavi Film ‘Pagdi the Honour’. She was the awarded... 

Badals take Panthic route to divert public attention from Moga bus Kaand

PATIALA: In an apparent attempt to divert people from their outrage over the Moga bus horror, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has taken the old winning route of religion. A joint event of the Punjab government and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the bringing of Sikh Gurus’ relics from Patiala to Anandpur Sahib after a journey across Punjab, began on Wednesday as the exclusive... 

Bains brothers to launch new political party

ROPAR: Two independent legislators, who had been vocal against the policies of the Parkash Singh Badal government in Punjab, on Tuesday announced to float a new political party . Balwinder Singh Bains, an independent MLA from Ludhiana South assembly seat, who has recently set up a social platform ‘Insaaf Group’, said here that he and his brother Simarjit Singh Bains, also an MLA from Atam... 
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Court finds Salman Khan guilty in 2002 hit-nd-run case

Mumbai: Salman Khan has been proven guilty of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case. Bombay Sessions Court concludes that Salman was driving the car under the influence of alcohol. “All charges against you are proved,” says Judge DW Deshpande. Quantum of punishment is yet to be announced. Salman Khan was charged with killing one person and injuring four by ramming his SUV into a bakery... 

Parliament disrupted over Moga Kaand; President’s rule demanded in Punjab

New Delhi: The Moga molestation case rocked Parliament on Tuesday with Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh moving an adjournment motion to discuss the law and order situation in Punjab. The decision of the former Punjab Chief Minister to move adjournment motion in Lok Sabha comes days after a teenaged girl was killed in Moga after being thrown off a moving bus by her molesters. Singh,... 

Sukhbir Badal’s Gurgaon hotel empire is worth Rs 4 billion, claims India Samvad

By INDIA SAMVAD: Any guesses? Who owns the newest most expensive luxury hotel in India? Is it the Ambanis, the Tatas or the Birlas. Neither of them. The best designed newly built 5 star hotel (the Oberoi Gurgaon) is owned by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal. Besides Oberoi’s, Badal owns another 5 star hotel Trident in Gurgaon. After capturing power in Punjab, Badal is now all set... 

Another woman molested in Ludhiana bus

LUDHIANA: As if the Moga molestation and murder was not enough to jolt Punjab’s conscience, another similar case has been reported, this time from Khanna near Ludhiana. A 35-year-old woman was allegedly molested in a moving bus by the staff on Sunday. The company Rajdeep Bus service is owned by Rajdeep Singh, an NRI based in Australia. Police have arrested the bus driver and conductor and launched... 

PU declares Master of Library Science result

Chandigarh: Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh has announced the results of Master of Library Science – 1st Semester, Master of Library Science – 2nd Semester, Master of Library Science – 3rd Semester, M.B.A. Bio-Tech-1st Semester, M.A. History of Arts-1st Semester, M.B.A.(General)- 1st Semester  and Diploma in Forensic Sc. & Criminology -1st Semester. The detailed results would be available... 
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UK poll contestant Sikh told to remove turban in Dubai

LONDON: Northern Ireland’s first-ever Sikh candidate contesting the UK general election has complained that he was allegedly forced to remove his turban by police at Dubai airport. Amandeep Singh Bhogal, a Conservative party prospective parliamentary candidate for the May 7 polls, was on his way back to Belfast when he was allegedly made to remove his turban and ‘kara’ (bracelet). Singh... 

Sukhbir too needs orientation: Dal Khalsa

Amritsar. In the wake of the Moga incident that has shaken every conscious Punjabi, Dal Khalsa today asserted that Badals have let down the people of Punjab and now it’s turn of people at large to teach them a lesson. Dal Khalsa secretary Dr Manjinder Singh and spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh has echoed the growing people’s demand that the permits and licenses of the orbit buses should be...