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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Vote AAP in 2017 assembly poll: appeals BJP MLA Dr Sidhu

Chandigarh: In what may irk BJP leadership in Punjab, the party’s MLA Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu has overtly stated that she would advise electorate to vote for Aam Aadmi Party in the 2017 Assembly elections. In an interview to a newspaper TV network, Dr Sidhu said that if BJP will not go alone in the elections then she will advise people to vote for AAP. When asked how she sees AAP’s presence... 

Should Haryana CM be booked for cow slaughter ban?

N.S.PHERUMAN: The utter bigotry and prejudice displayed by Mr. Khattar, CM Haryana in his open threats to the Muslim community under the guise of protection of the cow speaks for itself for his narrow vision and personality, which spreads hatred in society. As such not only that he should be made to resign but action should be taken against him under provisions of spreading communal hatred as per law.... 

BJP old guards revolt against Modi, Amit Shah

Vibha Sharma: New Delhi: Two days after its embarrassing defeat in Bihar, there is an open revolt in the BJP. Relegated to the sidelines, veteran leaders LK Advani , Murli Manohar Joshi, Yashwant Sinha and Shanta Kumar today launched a scathing attack on the BJP’s top leadership and their management of party affairs. While the joint statement does not name anyone, it is quite clear who the veterans... 

The Modi presidency is over

HARISH KHARE: The clever and the cunning among the Modi ‘bhakts’ were prescient enough to enter a caveat by way of  an insurance: the Bihar vote would not be a verdict on the Prime Minister. True, every analyst knew that whatever be the Patna outcome, the Lok Sabha numbers would remain unchanged. But there is a message way, way beyond Patna because he opted — so breathtakingly and so recklessly... 

Bhagwant Mann in trouble for showing ‘disrespect to Guru Granth Sahib’

Chandigarh: Slamming AAP Punjab MP Bhagwant Mann for showing disrespect to Sri Guru Granth Sahib by attending bhog of two Sikhs killed in police firing under the influence of liquor on Sunday, BJP today said that party chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal should take an exemplary action against Mann. Tarun Chugh, the national secretary of the BJP, said that it was highly unfortunate that Bhagwant Mann... 

Farmers’ Gehrao threat forces leaders to stay in ‘safe moles’

Aman Sood: Patiala: The police top brass has asked all district police chiefs to ensure safe and clear passage for all travelling ministers in view of the latest threat by farmer unions. Despite calling off their “rail roko” agitation, farmers have decided to gherao state ministers and MPs across the state. Farmer leaders said though they had ended their “rail roko” agitation, the protest would... 

In damage-control mode, Badal govt suspends Moga SSP

Ruchika M Khanna: Chandigarh: Heads must roll and responsibility fixed for the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib. Peace and tranquility in the border state of Punjab cannot be compromised. This was the message conveyed by the members of the Akali Dal’s Core Committee that held an emergency meeting here this evening. The suspension of Moga SSP Charanjit Sharma with immediate effect for lapses in the... 

Resigned due to Modi govt shielding 84 riots culprits: Phoolka

New Delhi: Advocate HS Phoolka said today that he had  resigned due to the attitude of Modi Government and its apathy towards Justice for victims of 84 Carnage. “I am informed that BJP has stated that I resigned due to attitude of kejriwal, which is absolutely false.” Phoolka said that the matter fact was that the Modi Government had gone back from its promise to punish the guilty, rather had... 

Akalis versus BJP in the Pb assembly session

Ruchika M Khanna: Chandigarh: On a day when the Vidhan Sabha session began, inner wrangling within the SAD and BJP came to the fore during joint and separate meetings held by their legislators. While three of the four BJP ministers — Madan Mohan Mittal, Anil Joshi and Surjit Jiyani — came under fire from own party MLAs, Akali legislators targeted  Adesh Pratap Kairon over deletion of over five... 

Ex-MLA Jagdish Sahni attacked with chilli powder

Ravi Dhaliwal: Batala: Former Batala BJP MLA Jagdish Sahni was today attacked with red chilli powder after a meeting of the Batala Municipal Committee (MC) was cancelled by MC president Naresh Mahajan without specifying any reason. Soon after the meeting was called off, many Akali workers and councillors walked up to Sahni’s office, 50 metres from the MC office, but were asked to wait outside the... 

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... 

BJP leader Navjot Sidhu sits on fast until death against own party coalition govt

Amritsar: Chief Parliamentary Secretary Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Saturday began an indefinite fast against the state government as the latter had allegedly failed to float tenders for road work worth Rs 10 crore in her constituency before August 15, as per an ultimatum issued by her. Talking to The Tribune on Friday, CPS Sidhu had said the government had promised that tenders for road work worth Rs 10... 

PU panel report backs student polls in Pb

Jupinderjit Singh: Chandigarh: Thirty-two years after Punjab banned student polls in universities and colleges, a renewed attempt is being made to make campuses politically active. A resolution by a committee of Punjab University, the lone varsity where elections were held regularly, has recommended lifting the ban in more than 180 colleges affiliated to it. The state government is yet to take a final... 

Belan Brigade finds faults with Punjab’s drugs abuse policy

Ludhiana: Belan Brigade an NGO against drug abuse has organized a camp to create awareness about the Anti Drug Abuse Day to be observed on June 26 every year. In this camp men and women took the pledge to fight the drug menace. According to the UNODC, nearly 200 million people are using illicit drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, opiates and hallucinogens and sedative hypnotics worldwide. In December... 

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... 

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... 

SAD wins Dhuri, requires no more BJP to run Punjab

DHURI: Shiromani Akali Dal SAD achieved its target of majority on its own in the 117 member state assembly house by winning the Dhuri by-poll the result of which was declared today. With this victory, the tally of SAD in the 117-member Punjab Assembly has reached 59, one more than the figure required for an absolute majority, its ally BJP had 12 members, Congress 43 and the number of independents are... 

BJP leader arrested for assaulting police

Phagwara: Police today arrested BJP leader Gurdeep Singh Deepa on the charges of assaulting cops on duty and intervening in official work inside a police station. Police have registered a case against  Gurdeep, who is BJP district unit general secretary and also husband of BJP  councillor Kuljit Kaur, under various sections of IPC. On the recommendation of Phagwara DSP Manpreet Singh Dhillon, and... 

BJP Ministers to boycott Pb Cabinet meeting

Chandigarh: The Punjab BJP on Thursday decided to boycott the joint legislators’ meeting with the Akalis scheduled later in the evening and the cabinet meeting on Friday over the issue of police action in murder bid on Rajesh Joshi, brother of cabinet minister Anil Joshi. The decision was taken today afternoon in a meeting of the BJP state executive and the party legislators. A spokesperson of the... 

BJP announce 111 member new national executive

New Delhi: The first meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) new national executive finalized today by party president Amit Shah is expected in the first week of April in Bangalore. Shah finalised the party’s 111-member national executive today, which includes top party leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Prime Minister A B Vajpayee besides a host of top party... 

Cong counters Badal Bahu’s claim of AIIMS for Bathinda

Amritsar: District Congress Committee Amritsar Rural Gurjeet Singh Aujla said that the announcement of All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Punjab by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley had brought some hope for the people of Guru Nagri and the residents of its surrounding towns but the self-imposing nature of Hasimrat Kaur Badal has dashed all the hope to the ground. Aujla said that... 

In Modi’s presence Mufti sworn in as J & K CM

Jammu: Ending 49-days of Governor rule, Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday got a new government with veteran PDP leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed taking oath as Chief Minister of a 25-member cabinet, which marked the entry of BJP for the first time in the state government. 79-year-old Sayeed was administered oath of office and secrecy by Governor N N Vohra at Zorawar Stadium where the ceremony was attended... 

Akalis open fire injure four including BJP Minister’s brother

Tarn Taran: Four persons were injured in a violent clash between Akali and BJP workers outside the SDM’s office here this morning where they had gone to sort out issues related to delimitation of wards. Former councillor Raja Joshi, who is brother of Local Bodies Minister Anil Joshi, was among those attacked. Gunshots were heard being fired into the air. The trouble began when a SAD delegation led... 

Delhi smashed Kiran Bedi’s arrogance

New Delhi: The BJP parachute Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi not only piloted her whole party into a massive defeat in the Delhi poll, but herself lost from party’s stronghold Krishna Nagar. AAP’s SK Bagga defeated the former IPS officer by a margin of 2,277 votes from the seat which had stood by BJP even during the 15 years of Congress rule under Sheila Dikshit. Considered to be an arrogant... 

NAPA seeks Modi’s resignation on moral ground

Jalandhar: Indian American Community while congratulating the Aam Adami Party for sweeping the Delhi Assembly poll seek the resignation of Prime Minister Narendera Modi. Satnam Singh Chahal executive director of North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) said that  a defeat  of BJP is a referendum against the BJP government for which the Prime Minister should respect the mandate of the people... 

Delhi voters reject Modi’s divisive politics, give landslide victory to Kejriwal

New Delhi: The wise voters of Delhi rejected the divisive politics of Modi-Shah duo and gave a massive mandate to Arvind Kejriwal led AAP. AAP decimated the BJP and the Congress by recording a landslide victory and is set to secure 67 of the 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections, halting the Narendra Modi juggernaut in its tracks. Arvind Kejriwal, the former Revenue Service officer who led his party... 

Time for Narendra Modi to abandon ‘Hindutava tag’

JPJI BUREAU: New Delhi: The man, who steered the BJP to a massive victory to occupy the coveted post of Indian Prime Minister 10-months ago, is no more cynosures country masses. His fast cascading charisma and credibility has alarmed the BJP rank and file. US President Barack Obama’s remarks about growing ‘acts of intolerance’ in India apart predicted Delhi voters’ mood to discard BJP have... 

AAP is set to get clear majority in Delhi: Exit polls

New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party seemed set for a clear majority in the Delhi Assembly elections, with exit polls on Saturday giving it between 35 and 43 seats in the 70-member House. The BJP were projected to get 23 to 29 seats. The Congress was being given three to five. As per the India Today Cicero exit poll BJP is expected to get 23-29, AAP 35-43 seats and Congress 3-5 seats. The... 

BJP alluring voters with money, liquor: AAP

New Delhi: The AAP-BJP bitter spat on Thursday saw the Aam Aadmi Party accusing the saffron party of trying to “buy votes” ahead of February 7 Assembly polls by distributing money and free liquor. “We have information that the BJP is distributing money, liquor and non-vegetarian food to the public and they are also seizing voter identity cards of poor,” AAP leader Ashutosh alleged. “We also... 

Court cases hanging around his neck Dera Sacha chief announces support to BJP

Chandigarh: Facing plethora of criminal cases including latest one of forcing around 400 men to undergo castration, Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim made another frantic move to buy ruling party’s support by announcing Dera support to the BJP during the February 7 Delhi state assembly poll. The announcement came at a crucial time when BJP is facing stiff challenge from Arvind Kejriwal led... 

BJP concedes defeat? says Delhi poll results not referendum on PM

NEW DELHI:  With most of the opinion polls giving an edge to AAP in Delhi elections, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the electoral mandate in the national capital cannot be seen as a referendum on the performance of Narendra Modi government at the Centre. “It is the election for the Chief Minister and not for the Prime Minister. Narendra Modi is not fighting Assembly elections. It... 

Would Kejriwal again wear the crown of Delhi CM?

New Delhi: Enjoying the overwhelming support of minorities especially Muslims, Sikhs and Christians; backed by the poor and downtrodden and having penetrated deep into the hearts of youths and those who want to change the corrupt system, Aam Aadmi Party AAP is all set to gain in the Delhi assembly poll. Blooming with confidence and energy, Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is aggressively pitching... 

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... 

How would Amit Shah face the challenge thrown by Capt Amarinder?

JPJI BUREAU: Amritsar: Immediately after the Delhi poll BJP chief Amit Shah would be faced with another major challenge – how to make his proposed anti-drugs Amritsar rally more successful than that of the sitting MP and senior Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh? During his ‘Lalkaar’ rally in Amritsar on Saturday, Capt Amarinder Singh declared that he would be holding similar rally on the day... 

Not invited for R-Day ceremony Kejriwal makes it poll issue

New Delhi: Expressing surprise, former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday claimed the Centre has not extended him an invite to attend the Republic Day celebrations. The Aam Aadmi Party slammed the Centre for ‘not extending’ invitation to the former Delhi Chief Minister while Congress said it showed “petty mindset” of BJP dispensation. Reacting to the issue, Union Minister... 

Through Amritsar rally Amarinder proves he being the real Capt of Punjab Congress

AMRITSAR: Through a massive show of strength wherein his loyalist leaders including 35 of the total 43 party MLAs, one after another projecting him as their “Boss & next Punjab Chief Minister” Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday sent a strong signal to the Congress high command that he was the apt choice to sail the party through in the January 2017 state assembly polls.   “This is the beginning... 

Former Indian cricket Capt Sourav Ganguly may join BJP

New Delhi: Former India cricketer Sourav Ganguly is in talks with senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and is likely to join the political outfit soon, say sources. In the last few months, the BJP has been very aggressive in Ganguly’s home state of West Bengal and has taken on the Trinamool Congress government of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee head on on several issues including the multi-crore... 

Delhi poll: SAD to field four candidates – 1 on Takkari, 3 on Lotus symbol

New Delhi: Remaining defensive due to its leaders including prominent Minister Bikram Singh Majithia facing charges involvement in Rs 6000 crore international drug smuggling scam, Shiromani Akali Dal SAD agrees for Delhi-poll agreement on conditions laid down by the alliance partner BJP. As per reports SAD (Badal) has agreed to scale down its stand and have only one of its four candidates contest on... 

Transfer of ED officer amounts to cover up drug scam: AAP

Ludhiana: Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Ahbaab Singh Grewal said that the transfer of ED official Niranjan Singh right after he questioned Bikramjit Singh Majithia in the Drug scam raises many questions, especially after the ED officials had complained to their senior officials in Delhi regarding their phones being tapped by Punjab Police and they being pestered for information regarding the filing... 

Congress dares BJP to go for prohibition

CHANDIGARH: Lashing out at the surprise transfer of a senior Enforcement Directorate official Niranjan Singh, who was probing the drug racket and had questioned several Akali bigwigs, senior Congress leader and Kapurthala MLA Rana Gurjeet Singh today questioned the Bhartiya Janata Party’s double standards on the issue. “Practise what you preach, otherwise better shut up and stop taking high moral...