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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India above all in diaspora population in world: UN

India’s diaspora population is the largest in the world with 16 million people from India living outside their country in 2015, according to a latest UN survey on international migrant trends. The survey conducted by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) said the number of international migrants — persons living in a country other than where they were born — reached 244 million... 
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6 GNDU student Clear PCS preliminary exam

Amritsar: Six Students of all India services pre Examinations Training Centre and Centre of preparation for competitive examinations of the Guru Nanak Dev University have cleared PCS (Preliminary Examination). This competitive Examination was held recently. Dr. Sudha Jatinder, Director of the centre said that Mr. Charat Singh, Paramjit Kaur, Satinder Roop Singh, Lakhbir Singh, Ralvinder Singh, and... 

Kejriwal determined to expose Jaitley for DDCA fraud

NEW DELHI: Triggering another row, the Centre has declared the Commission of Inquiry constituted by the Delhi government to probe alleged irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), “unconstitutional and illegal”. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hit back, arguing the commission was set up as per law and the Constitution and claimed the Centre’s opinion was “not binding”... 

2016: A year of moral reckoning

HARISH KHARE:  A NEEDLESSLY unhappy and unproductive year is behind us. On the last day of 2015, we were subjected to a blatantly staged partisan confrontation between the Centre and the Delhi Government, a standoff that diminishes both sets of elected representatives. A few weeks earlier, we felt a strange satisfaction at seeing the Gandhis and Arun Jaitley — depending upon which side of the political... 

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.... 

Facing $ 57 million fraud in Sydney NRI tarnishes India’s image in Australia

BY ERYK BAGSHAW: A private Sydney college is being accused of recruiting illiterate and disabled students to take out thousands of dollars in loans to fund courses they were never told they were being signed up for, documents lodged in the federal court allege. A joint investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the NSW Fair Trading Department will allege that the... 

Underworld don Chhota Rajan falls in CBI net

New Delhi: Underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan, who is wanted in several cases of murders in India, has been arrested by the Indonesian police in Bali, CBI officials said today. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh too confirmed the arrest, calling it a “major success”. Acting on a tip-off from the Australian police, Indonesian authorities detained the fugitive yesterday as... 

4 yrs-old beheaded in India to please deity

ONGOLE:  In a shocking incident, a four-year-old boy was beheaded in a case of alleged human sacrifice in an occult ritual in Pokuru SC Colony of Valetivaripallem mandal in Prakasam district on Wednesday. As soon as the incident came to light, enraged villagers nabbed the accused, thrashed him and set him afire accusing him of indulging in black magic. He was rescued by the police and shifted to hospital.... 

High Court stays agri-Director’s removal

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed operation of the order vide which Dr Mangal Singh Sandhu was removed from the post of Punjab Director Agriculture. One of the contentions raised by his counsel before the court was that an employee junior to Dr Mangal Singh was ordered to be given charge of the director’s post. Taking up the petition, Justice Gurmeet Singh Sandhawalia of... 

India begins to show ways to the world: Modi

San Jose: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the 21st century belonged to India and the world had begun to acknowledge the fact, as he addressed an 18,000-strong cheering crowd of Indian community members at the SAP Centre here. Modi heaped praise on the skill and commitment of Indian IT professionals, saying the magic created by their fingers on the keyboard has given India a new identity in the world. In... 

Heroin smuggler associate of KS Makhan gets 6 yrs jail

Toronto: An associate of Punjabi singer KS Makhan was sentenced to six years in jail for attempting to smuggle heroin into Canada from India, a media report said. In July, the British Columbia Supreme Court had convicted Hardev Sihota of attempting to smuggle heroin through the Vancouver airport when he arrived on a flight from India on April 22, 2010, the Voice Online reported on Thursday. He was... 

Dal Khalsa favours cow slaughter houses in Punjab

Amritsar- Sikh hardliner group Dal Khalsa has contested the move engineered by RSS-BJP to ban beef in J&K and other states wondering why liquor and cigarette were not being banned throughout the country. Talking to media persons, party head HS Dhami and spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said ever since RSS sponsored Modi government has taken the reins of power, the Hindutva elements have intensified... 

2 UK nationals killed as train derails in India

Solan: Two British nationals were killed and 13 others injured after two coaches of a chartered train carrying 37 tourists from the UK derailed on the Kalka-Shimla heritage link near Parwanoo, 3 km from Kalka, around 12:55 pm today. The cause of the accident was not immediately known but sources in the railways said over-speeding could be the reason. The deceased are Loraine Marie (55) and Joan Nicholas... 

‘Jinda Sukha’ film banned in India, to be released abroad

Chandigarh: The Censor Board today banned Punjabi film “The Mastermind: Jinda Sukha” after objections were raised by the Union Home Ministry on its release on the grounds that it glorified the acts of the killers of General AS Vaidya who was the Army Chief during Operation Bluestar in 1984. The ban clamped on the Indian release of the film based on the life of Harjinder Singh Jinda and... 

Now, deposit your gold in bank & earn interest

Sanjeev Sharma: New Delhi: In an attempt to reduce the demand for physical gold (around 300 tonne every year) and put surplus yellow metal (around 22,000 tonne) in Indian households to economic use, the Cabinet today cleared the Sovereign Gold Bond and the Gold Monetisation Scheme. India, along with China, is among top consumers of gold in the world. A study by the World Gold Council (WGC) said with... 

‘I am the messiah for farmers–what the hell you have to do with them?’

Chandigarh: Taking strong exception on the misleading propaganda of the Congress party over the whitefly attack on the cotton crop, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today asked the Congress leaders to refrain from shedding crocodile tears over this sensitive issue. In a statement issued here today, the Chief Minister, while expressing solidarity over the loss of crops, said that the... 

Chandigarh Airport goes international from October 19

Ruchika M Khana: Chandigarh: Chandigarh is set to witness its first-ever international flight on October 19. IndiGo’s Dubai-bound A320 will take off over a month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the new international airport — a joint venture of the Airports Authority of India, Punjab and Haryana — coming up in Mohali on September 11. However, the airline is yet to get a slot... 

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... 

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... 

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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Amritsar airport set to roll out e-visa facility

Neeraj Bagga: Amritsar: With the Sri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport in Amritsar joining the list of airports with electronic-tourist visa facility for eligible countries, its authorities have made all necessary arrangements. The Amritsar airport is among seven other airports which will have the facility now. Earlier, only nine airports were tagged as entry points to India with the e-tourist... 
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Dr Dhillon gets another extension as PAU VC

LUDHIANA: An internationally known Plant Breeder and Geneticist, Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon has been granted extension as the Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). Giving this information, Dr P.K. Khanna, PAU Registrar, said “His Excellency, the Governor of Punjab and Haryana and the Chancellor of PAU, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki has appointed Dr Dhillon as Vice-Chancellor of PAU for... 

AAP govt presents ‘dream budget’ for Delhi

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party Legal Cell In-charge H. S. Phoolka praised India’s first ‘Swaraj Budget saying it is the first budget in 67 years which has been made by asking what the residents want and allocating funds accordingly. He thanked the Delhi Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal and the Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Manish Sisodia for this excellent budget. Here is the overview of... 

Centre okays IIMs for Amritsar, Sirmaur

Girja Shankar Kaura: New Delhi: Two of the six new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) today approved by the Cabinet, chaired by PM Narendra Modi, will be set up in Amritsar (Punjab) and Sirmaur (HP). The other four IIMs will come up at Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Nagpur (Maharashtra) and Sambalpur (Odisha). All six institutes will start courses from the upcoming academic... 

International Yoga Day Celebrated in France

Paris: In his address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2014, Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi urged the world community to adopt an International day of Yoga. Soon thereafter, on December 11, 2014, the 193 member UN General Assembly approved a resolution co-sponsored by a record 177 countries to establish June 21 as the “International Day of Yoga”. The resolution... 

Modi on path of destroying India’s secular democracy

N.S.PHERUMAN: Religious sensitivity has touched the highest level since the advent of MODI Govt at the centre. Parochialism is showing its ugly face. PM Narendra Modi claims a false principle of ‘Sarva Dharma’ to show to the international community, after being strongly reprimanded by President OBAMA on this issue, but the ground reality is otherwise. The US commission on international... 
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Why farmers’ Messiah Badal not implementing Swaminathan Committee report?

Bir Devinder Singh: Patiala: In pursuance of the unanimous resolution of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha  adopted on March 25, 2015, exhorting the Punjab Government to approach the Central Government for the implementation of the farmers related recommendation of the Swaminathan Committee report, The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, if sincere to the cause of the farmers, is expected to take... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Sonia Gandhi supports Manmohan Singh

NEW DELHI:  Congress president Sonia Gandhi and over 100 party leaders today walked in a large group to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s residence in a striking show of solidarity after a court summons to him in a coal scam case. “He is known not just in India but throughout the world as a person of integrity and probity. We offer our unstinting support and are fully behind him.... 

Governor pushes Badal govt’s claim over Chandigarh, river waters

Chandigarh: Making a strong plea for early resolution of long pending territorial issues facing the state, the Punjab Governor Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki today expressed hope that these issues would be addressed in right earnest and the longstanding injustice and discrimination against the state would end in the near future. Addressing the members of Punjab Vidhan Sabha in his inaugural address of the... 

Renowned Journalist Vinod Mehta dies

New Delhi: journalist and author Vinod Mehta passed away today after prolonged illness in New Delhi.  Mehta, 72, who had founded the Outlook Magazine and served as its Editor-in-Chief, last held the post of editorial Chairman of the publication. An eminent political commentator, Mr. Mehta was served as the editor of several publications, including The Pioneer, The Sunday Observer, The Independent... 

Inter-varsity Gatka tournament begins

Patiala: Punjabi University Patiala will host third all India Inter-University Gatka (Men & Women) prize money tournament-2015 from March 25 to March 27 at university campus in which more than two dozen university Gatka teams would vie for championship. Disclosing this here today Director Sports of Punjabi University Dr Raj Kumar Sharma said the team winners would be awarded cash prizes from Rs... 

PAU horticulturist gets Scientist Award-2014

LUDHIANA: The horticulturist of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Dr W.S. Dhillon has been awarded “Distinguished Scientist Award-2014” for his outstanding contributions to the field of horticulture. The Hi-Tech, Horticultural Society presented the award to Dr Dhillon during iinternational conference on “Technical Interventions in Agricultural Sciences for Enhanced Productivity, Nutritional... 

NAPA seeks President Obama’s intervention to secure Sikh prisoners release

WASHINGTON: US Based North American Punjabi Association (NAPA)  expressed its solidarity and support to one of its Director Mr Surat Singh Khalsa who is on hunger strike unto death  in Ludhiana in Punjab State of India  to demand the release of Sikh prisoners from different Jails of the country who had already completed their sentence under the rule of the land. Dalwinder Singh Dhoot Chairman North... 

Barack Obama’s veiled attack on Modi govt, pinpoints acts of intolerance in India

Washington: US President Barack Obama on Thursday said the “acts of intolerance” experienced by religious faiths of all types in India in the past few years would have shocked Mahatma Gandhi. The comments by Obama came a day after the White House refuted suggestions that the US President’s public speech in New Delhi in which he touched upon religious tolerance was a “parting... 

GNDU Prof elected Indian Society of Human Genetics President

Amritsar: Prof AJS Bhanwer, Department of Human Genetics and Dean Faculty of Life Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar has been elected as the President of the Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG). The society is a premier body of about 1600 human geneticists from all over India. The results of the election were declared at Mumbai during the deliberations of International Symposium on Genomics... 
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Pb govt moves Apex Court on river waters issue

CHANDIGARH: On the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, the State government has moved the Supreme Court of India under Article 131 of the Constitution, seeking that the Union government be directed to constitute an appropriate Tribunal under Section 4 of the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956 and refer to it the disputes raised by the State of Punjab in its earlier complaint...