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Time for Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma, mentor for drug mafias, to go

Ferozepur: The BJP Punjab chief Kamal Sharma stands exposed as mentor of drug lords mafias, as another of his protégés and close aides from his home district Ferozepur, has been arrested on drug trafficking charges in the BJP ruled state Rajasthan. This development can lead to voices against Kamal Sharma more vocal, thereby, triggering the possibility of his immediate replacement as Punjab BJP chief. The... 

AAP suspends Punjab MPs Gandhi, Khalsa for anti-party activities

KV Prasad: New Delhi: Growing fissures in the Punjab unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today came out in the open with the party cracking the whip by suspending two of its four MPs—Dharamvira Gandhi and Harinder Singh Khalsa—from its primary membership for “anti-party activities”. The party’s political affairs (PAC) committee, which includes Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, read... 

PPP chapter going to close as Manpreet Badal set to join Congress

Deepkamal Kaur: Jalandhar: If leaders in the state Congress are to be believed, Manpreet Badal, the estranged nephew of CM Parkash Singh Badal, is set to formally join the Congress. Manpreet, who was expelled from the SAD in 2010, had floated People’s Party of Punjab. The modalities of the merger of the PPP and the Congress have almost been finalised. While it was being said that Manpreet Badal could... 

Akali sarpanch, SAD workers assault cops

Ravi Dhaliwal: Batala: An Akali sarpanch and some Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers barged into the Qila Lal Singh police station of Batala police district around 10pm yesterday, assaulted two constables and tore their uniforms. More than 10 policemen were reportedly present in the police station when the incident occurred. How the Akali leader and his accomplices managed to assault policemen on duty... 

Ex-Akali Kulwant Singh elected Mohali Mayor without SAD support

Mohali: JLPL MD and Azad Group head Kulwant Singh has been elected as the first Mayor of Mohali. The former SAD leader was elected on Friday after Akali-BJP councillors boycotted the election. Kulwant Singh had contested the 2014 Lok Sabha poll from Fatehgarh Sahib on SAD ticket, but, had lost to AAP’s Harinder Singh Khalsa. Congress councillor Rishabh Jain was elected senior Deputy Mayor and Independent... 

Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Chandigarh to be made smart cities in 5 yrs

Jalandhar: It’s official. Six cities, including Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ludhiana, and the union territory of Chandigarh have made it to the list of 98 smart cities that will be part of the Narendra Modi government’s ambitious project for the next five years. Besides Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Amritsar in Punjab, Karnal and Faridabad in Haryana and Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh have found a place... 

AAP heads for split in Punjab

Amritsar: Fissures in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have once again come to the fore with a faction of the party all set to hold a parallel rally at Baba Bakala on the occasion of Rakhar Punya here on Saturday. The party’s official rally is being organised by its Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur. Chhotepur feigned ignorance about the parallel rally. When asked whether any action would be initiated... 

Accident again! but, no one dares lodge complaint against Badals’ bus

 Deepkamal Kaur: Jalandhar: A day after a bus of Dabwali Transport, a company owned by Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal, hit two cars at Rail Majra village near Balachaur in Nawanshahr, the bus driver managed to go scot free as no complaint was lodged against him. The impounded bus has also been handed back to the company. The bus had hit the car of Nirmaljit Kaur, wife of former Jails Minister and Kartarpur... 

SAD student wing SOI sweeps PU polls

Chandigarh: ShiromaniAkali Dal SAD’s wing Student Organisation of India (SOI) led alliance swept the Panjab University Campus Student Council elections on Wednesday, by bagging all four seats. On all four posts, the alliance’s panel won by the margin nearly double or more than double, defeating its opponents, especially NSUI, the youth wing of the Congress and winner for last two consecutive years. This... 
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Migration leads to decline in Sikh count in India

Sarbjit Dhaliwal: Chandigarh: Of all communities, Sikhs have reported maximum decline in population, according to the religion-based census data (2001-2011) released by the Centre yesterday. The decadal growth rate in Sikh population was pegged at 24.3 per cent in 1991, which fell to 18.2 per cent in 2001 and further to 8.4 per cent in 2011. The fall in 2001-2011 is 9.8 per cent when compared with... 

Shielding of 1984 riots villains: US court dismisses case against Sonia

NEW DELHI: A United States court of appeals for the second circuit in New York has affirmed the order of the district courts dismissing rights violation case filed against Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The district court had dismissed the case in June last year and the court of appeal gave its decision on Tuesday. “Upon due consideration whereof, it is hereby ordered, adjudged, and decreed... 

Badal bats for fully-funded central schemes for states

New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today forcefully pleaded with the Government of India to continue RKVY as a Central Sector Scheme with 100% funding and the existing sharing pattern of other flagships schemes viz. National Health Mission, National Food Security Mission should also be retained. These views were expressed by Mr. Badal during a meeting with the Union Agriculture... 

PU Chandigarh declares more exam results

Chandigarh: Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh has announced the results of Advanced Diploma Course in Chinese/Russian/Urdu/German/French; Diploma Course in Chinese/Russian/Urdu/German/French; Certificate Course in Chinese/Russian/Urdu/German/French; PG Diploma in Cyber Crime- 2nd Semester; MA Public Admn- 1st Semester (Re-Evaluation); B.Com. LL.B (Hons.)- 2nd Semester; B.Sc. (H.S) Physics & Electronics-... 
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ED Director blames Bikram for his transfer

 Chandigarh: Enforcement Directorate officer Niranjan Singh today, for the first time, squarely blamed Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia for his transfer. Appearing in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the ED Assistant Director’s counsel submitted that Majithia’s summoning and examination was the only reason behind his transfer from the Jalandhar office. “The only reason why Niranjan... 

Don’t vote for Badals backed SOI: Kuljit Nagra

Here is content of Kuljit Nagra’s appeal for PU Students:  My Dear Students, Today I am just communicating to you all through this open letter when you are ready to go for the polls in this prestigious institution. This premier institute has made names across the globe and pan India too. It has produced one of finest educationists and political leaders who have achieved the highest success in... 

Engage BARC to check underground water contamination in Punjab

By Bir Devinder Singh: Patiala: Ground water contamination in the Malwa region of Punjab is alarming and magnitude of problem demands immediate measures on war footing. Reports emanating from the reliable source confirm beyond doubt that the ground water contamination in this region, is not only by general pollutants but also contaminated with heavy metals and radioactive uranium in frightening proportions. A... 

PU announces BA, BSc, MA, MCom results

Chandigarh: Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh has announced the results of M.Com, 4th Semester, B.Sc. (Home Science), 2nd Year, B.Sc. (Pass Course) Mathematics, M.A. Disaster Management 4th Semester, M.A. Sanskrit, 2nd Semester, M.A. Punjabi 4th Semester, B.Sc. (Bio-Informatics), 1st year Compartment, B.Sc. (Microbial & Food Tech.) 1st Year, Improvement, M.A. Dance 2nd Semester, M.Phil Sociology,... 

PU Chandigarh declares more exam results

Chandigarh: Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh has announced the results of M.Sc.(H.S.) Microbiology, 2nd Semester, M.B.A. (Bio-Tech), 2nd Semester, M.E. (ECE), 4th Semester, M.A. (Buddhist & Tibetan Studies), 2nd Semester, M.A. (Psychology), 2nd Semester, M.Sc. (H.S.) Geology, Spl. Exam, 3rd Semester, Pre-Ph.D Course Work Gandhian Peace Studies, M.A. (Sociology) 4th Semester and M.A. Pol Sc. (Re-evaluation)... 
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Capt leads Dharna outside Badal’s residence

Chandigarh: Former chief minister and Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh along with other party leaders arrived at the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here on Friday morning to stage a dharna to raise demands related to the state, especially farmers. Capt Amarinder was accompanied by Sunil Jakhar and Rana Gurjit Singh among other Congress leaders and workers. The leaders were... 

Punjab can take Kejriwal to Indian PM’s chair

Kuldeep Mann: Chandigarh: Plundered by political parties and hopeless politicians since decades, Punjab is now pinning hopes on the immaculately-clean and visionary politician, Arvind Kejriwal, to change its fate and revive its pristine glory as number one state of India. None other than Kejriwal himself needs to take command of Punjab to liberate it from the shackles of real-rogues be it from SAD-BJP... 

EcoSikh observes Amritsar Foundation Day

Amritsar Foundation Day, which marks the day when Sikh Guru Ram Das founded the city in 1577, has been revived in recent years after EcoSikh petitioned to observe the historical day following years of indifference. Four years after its birth, EcoAmritsar has emerged as a leading environmental organization in Punjab, entrusted with making Amritsar cleaner and greener and ensuring the longevity of the... 

PU declares BSc, MA, MCom, MSc results

Chandigarh: Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh has announced the results of B.Sc. (HS) Bio-Chemistry- 6th Semester; PG Diploma in Library Automation & Networking; M.Sc. in Medical Physics- 2nd & 4th Semester; M.Sc. in Medical Physics- 3rd Year; M.A. Disaster Management- 2nd Semester; M.A. (Ancient Indian History Culture & Archaeology)- 2nd Semester; M.Com (Hons)- 2nd Semester; MBA (HR)-... 
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BDS seats for NRIs to be filled without test

Chandigarh: Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh has decided not to conduct separate Entrance Test for admissions to BDS 1st Year Course under NRI category. Following the directions of the Medical Council of India (MCI), the PU has decided that the admissions to 15 NRI/ International Students seats in BDS 1st Year Course at Dental Institute would be made on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying... 

PAU Ludhiana scientist honoured in Canada

LUDHIANA: The Assistant Director (TV) of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Dr Anil Sharma has been honored by the House of Commons, Canada and Bulla Art International at Winnipeg, Toronto. The Member of Parliament (House of Commons), Mr Kevin Lamru honored Dr Sharma for his vital contributions to culture, creating awareness among the masses regarding environment, and promoting international... 

From Tihar jail to Bathinda jail – Chautala may find way for comfort zone

Pawan Sharma: Chandigarh: Former Haryana chief minister and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) supreme leader Om Prakash Chautala, who is lodged in Delhi’s Tihar jail, is likely to be transferred to the Bathinda district prison in Punjab, according to the government sources. Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal and he are close friends with strong family relations. Even though in Punjab, Badal’s Shiromani... 

Bains brothers are ready to join AAP

 Ludhiana: Ludhiana legislators Simarjit Singh Bains and his brother Balwinder Singh Bains, whose “satyagraha” against the sand mafia recently created a stir, are ready to join hands with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the 2017 Assembly elections. As reported by The Tribune, Simarjit said the national leadership of AAP had been in touch with him. “It is a two-way communication. We spoke to them... 

Polywood King Diljit has high hopes from ‘Udta Punjab’

Chaya Unnikrishnan: After Honey Singh, Badshah and Gippy Grewal. singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh is the latest import from Punjab to Bollywood. Diljit, who is a popular musician in Punjab, turned actor with The Lion Of Punjab, but it was with Jatt and Juliet that he became a hit. And now, Diljit is all set to make his debut in Bollywood with Abhishek Chaubey’s Udta Punjab opposite Kareena... 

Capt to gherao CMs residence on Aug 21

Chandigarh: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh will gherao Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s residence on August 21 to press for the long pending payment to the sugar cane growers and the delay in payment of compensation to the farmers whose crops were damaged during the unseasonal rains and floods in the state. The dharna will be attended by the sitting and former MPs,... 
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PU declares BA, LLB. PGDCA, MA, MSc. MCA results

Chandigarh: Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh has announced the results of M.A. Human Rights & Duties, 2nd Sem; M.Sc. Statistics, 2nd Sem; PGDCA; B.A/B.Com/LLB (Hons) Re-appear- 1st Sem; MA Women Studies- 2nd Sem; B.A. (HS) in Economics- 6th Sem; B.Sc. (Pass Course) Mathematics; B.A. LLB (Hons.) 5 year Integrated Course- 6th Sem; B.Com LLB (Hons.) 5 year Integrated Course- 6th Sem; Basic Certificate... 
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GNDU’s revised exam schedule for regular/ pvt candidates

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University has released the revised Examination schedule for private candidates of under-graduate classess semster 1st, 3rd and 5th and Post-graduate classess semester 1st & 3rd examinations scheduled to be held in November/December 2015 for online submission of applications form. It would also included the submission of application forms of students admitted in first... 

Bhattal, Capt trade charges of Akalis support

Varinder Singh with inputs from JPJI: Chandigarh: The ongoing ‘ceasefire’ between the former Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh and his arch-rival and the PPCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa notwithstanding, Senior Congress leader and former CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today launched a full-fledged war against veteran party leader Capt Amarinder Singh accusing him of “clinching a deal” with... 

Roof collapse kills 7 Punjab pilgrims in Manikaran Sahib

Manikaran: Seven pilgrims were killed and 11 others were injured when a boulder tore through a serai at Gurdwara Manikaran Sahib in Kullu district today. All 18 pilgrims belonged to Rogla village of Sangrur district in Punjab. The tragedy could have been bigger as 300 people were inside the eight-storey building when the boulder from a hill fell on it around 1.50 pm today. The two rooms of the building’s... 

Probe NRI quota admissions in Pvt Med Colleges

Indore : Whistle Blower Dr Anand Rai once again lodged a complaint with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against private medical and dental colleges of the State for giving admissions to students under the NRI quota without following norms. He alleged that these colleges had given admissions to those students who were not NRI and they didn’t even take the MPPMT or DMAT. In his complaint,... 
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PU PhD/MPhil entrance test result is out

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh has declared the results of Entrance Test(M.Phil./Ph.D-2015). The candidates for M.Phil/Ph.D. Programme of Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh can check their results on PU website: www.puchd.ac.in. The admission criteria for the M.Phil programme and the schedule for the M.Phil programme have also been put on the PU website. Interested candidates are advised... 
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Clash mars Mohali MC Mayor’s election

Mohali: The first mayoral election of Mohali Municipal Corporation was put off on Tuesday following a clash between the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Congress members outside the MC headquarters. Sources said the Congress and SAD members who accused each other of horse trading clashed with each other. Some of the members were also roughed up during the clash. There are reports of stone pelting... 

WHY BIKRAM DUMPED BUDDY BOLARIA?

JPJI BUREAU: Amritsar: Having enjoyed close intimacy for couple of years two young prominent Akali leaders – Bikram Singh Majithia and Inderbir Singh Bolaria, have now become poles apart – to the extent that they do not want to see each other eye-to-eye. While, Bolaria is on warpath and consistently agitating against his own party government against the move to put up waste management plant in... 

B-Blast in Hindu Temple kills 38, injures 123

Bangkok: Thai authorities on Tuesday launched a hunt for a male “suspect” who may have left a bomb inside the hugely popular Lord Brahma temple in a crowded area in central Bangkok that killed at least 38 people and injured 123 others. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha said there is a male suspect who appeared on CCTV near the scene of the blast. “We are looking for this... 

Punjab has forgotten Partap Singh Kairon on his 50th death anniversary

Ph. Studio/June, 1957/R.D.L., A32kSardar Pratap Singh Kairon, Chief Minister of Punjab. (June 4, 1957). By Bir Devinder Singh:  It is a matter of great commiseration that the Punjab Government has completely forgotten the illustrious son of Punjab Late Sardar Partap Singh Kairon, Chief Minister of Punjab (1956 to 1964) on his 50th death Anniversary. A great visionary and architect of the ‘Modern... 

All India Pre-Medical Test result is out

New Delhi: The results of the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT), the gateway exam for admission into some top-notch state-run medical colleges, were declared on Monday by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The retest was held on July 25. The results are now available on board’s official website, cbseresults.nic.in. The examination is used to fill up over 3,800 coveted medical seats... 
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BJP leader Navjot Sidhu ends fast-unto-death in haste

Amritsar: Like her husband and former Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu,  Chief Parliamentary Secretary Navjot Kaur Sidhu today ended her fast-unto-death in haste after Local Bodies Minister Anil Joshi convinced her that the tenders of roadwork of another Rs5  crore in her constituency will be floated by Wednesday. Navjot Sidhu had kicked off her indefinite fast here yesterday. Earlier, Navjot Singh...