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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Pb Cong MLA quits assembly in protest against sacrilege incidents

Tarn Taran: Congress MLA from Khadoor Sahib Ramanjit Singh Sikki has quit the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in protest against the recent incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib across the state. He sent copies of his resignation letter to the assembly speaker and the governor on Sunday. In the letter written in Punjabi, Sikki said, “Keeping in view the recent incidents of sacrilege and the current scenario,... 

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... 

Navjot Sidhu inducted in the BJP national executive

AMRITSAR: BJP firebrand leader Navjot Singh Sidhu is the only one from Punjab to find a place in the BJP National Executive which was announced on Thursday. In the 111 member national executive all the top leaders in the national politics were inducted.  Sidhu, who was sidelined for quite sometime was also inducted in party’s highest decision making body. BJP national chief Amit Shah, who made the... 

Akalis backed land acquisition bill for clean chit to Majithia: AAP

Ludhiana: H.S. Phoolka, Senior Leader of Aam Aadmi Party today condemned the passing of Land Acquisition Bill in Lok Sabha and asked people to exert pressure on the Government not to get it passed in Rajya Sabha. Phoolka said that it was surprising that the Akalis, who vehemently were opposing the bill in the past and who always claim to vouch for the interest of the farmers, were now supporting it.... 

Now special ‘Parvasi Bharriya Divas’ for UP only

Lucknow: Upset over removal of ‘UP Rising’ posters at Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh government has planned to organise a Diaspora conclave of its own. The state for the first time to woo investors and associate NRIs in development of the state will host Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas. “We are going to organise UP Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas in the state for the first time.... 

Union Minister Naqvi jailed for one year

Rampur: A local court on Wednesday sent Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to one year in jail for violating prohibitory orders during the 2009 Lok Sabha polls. Judicial magistrate Manish Kumar held Naqvi guilty under Sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 342 (wrongful confinement) of IPC, 7 Criminal Law Amendment Act and Section 144 of CrPC. Eighteen others were also convicted.... 

SAD jugaad of Badals to fill family coffers: Manpreet Badal

After an extended hibernation since his none-too-impressive performance in the May Lok Sabha elections, People’s Party of Punjab founder Manpreet Singh Badal, estranged nephew of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, is back in action, doing what he is good at – railing against the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP government on just about any issue that comes his way. In a renewed strategy to resurrect him... 

Capt condemns attack on Vineet Mahajan; warns police against laxity

AMRITSAR: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha and Amritsar MP Capt Amarinder Singh today condemned the attack on party leader and leading advocate Vineet Mahajan here yesterday. He warned the police against any laxity that can endanger the life of the lawyer who was attacked earlier also and had to spend several weeks in the hospital. Reacting to yesterday’s attack on Mahajan, during which gunshots... 

Rs 6000cr drugs racket: Bajwa writes to Modi

Ferozepur: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Partap Singh Bajwa, in a strongly-worded letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has asked him to honour his commitment made to the people of the state ahead of the Lok Sabha elections to eradicate drug menace and “mafia raj”. Bajwa has asked Modi to order a CBI probe or initiate a judicial inquiry headed by a Supreme Court judge into the drug... 

Capt demands wastage treatment plant for Amritsar

AMRITSAR: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha and local MP Capt Amarinder Singh today demanded setting up of the waste disposal plant in the city. He said, currently all the municipal and household waste was being dumped at Bagtanwala which had turned into a huge mound about 16 feet high. He said, the garbage dump has been emitting foul smell and harmful gases which has made the life of the residents... 

SAD on back foot for paltry Rs 50 per quintal wheat MSP hike

Chandigarh: Already cornered by alliance partner BJP, SAD faces more embarrassment as Modi government has given a paltry Rs 50 per quintal hike in the wheat MSP for the coming Rabi season. Despite the announcement of wheat MSP fixed for Rs 1450 per quintal the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) opted not to react to the hike announced by the NDA government, unlike in the past when it would raise a hue and cry... 

Congressmen from Ludhiana launch oust Bajwa campaign

Ludhiana: Tension simmering in the Punjab Congress after drubbing in Lok Sabha polls came to the fore today as a section of party leaders launched a “signature campaign” seeking removal of party’s state chief Partap Singh Bajwa.  Block presidents and other party office bearers from Ludhiana and other parts of the state launched the “remove Bajwa” signature campaign saying,”... 

Replace Bajwa with Amrinder as PPCC chief: Singla

Bathinda: Congress leader and former MP Surinder Singla today said voices within the party to replace Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa were getting louder with each passing day. He claimed a number of senior leaders had conveyed their sentiment to the party high command. He said he had recently met top party leaders in New Delhi. He refrained from giving details of the meeting, but said:... 

AAP popularity graph falls flat in Punjab

Bathinda: Having made a history of winning four Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, recently, Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Admi Party AAP has fast begun to loose its mass base. The alarming signal of AAP becoming one election miracle has been noticed in the by-poll results. AAP leadership would have to wake up to analyse that what was going wrong with the party and why there was delay in appointing state party chief? AAP... 

Amit Shah announces new BJP team

NEW DELHI: Varun Gandhi was today dropped as general secretary by BJP president Amit Shah who constituted his new team, inducting former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa as vice-president and new RSS pointsman Ram Madhav as general secretary. A week after his formal anointment as party President, Shah announced his new team of party office bearers that includes 11 vice-presidents, eight general... 

SAD decides to hold World Sikh Conference on HSGPC issue

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal today decided to hold a Vishal Panthic Ikath (Massive Panthic Conference) of Sikhs from all over the world at 10.00 am on July 27 at Manji Hall in Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, to chalk out the programme to fight the assault on Sikh religion , religious institutions and the Sikh Gurdwara Act 1925 by the Congress government in Haryana headed by Chief Minister Bhupinder... 

Jaitley budget scripts ‘Bure Din’ saga for Badals

Chandigarh: Through his maiden budget, wherein he completely ignored Punjab, NDA government Finance Minister Arun Jaitley scripted a saga of Shiromani Akali Dal SAD’s fall. Arun Jaitley ignored all the demands raised by the Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal and his son and Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal to put the border state’s economy back on track. Arun Jaitley budget which has got a stamp of PM... 

SAD shows no seriousness for genuine introspection

JPJI BUREAU: Chandigarh: Despite its poor performance in the recent Lok Sabha poll, Shiromani Akali Dal SAD seems in no mood for serious introspection and digging deep into reasons for Punjab peoples’ ire against it. The three member panel of oldies and non-visionary leaders comprising of Sewa Singh Sekhwan, Tota Singh and Maheshinder Singh Grewal, floated by the SAD to rummage into reasons of party’s... 

Rise of Sukhbir-led SAD brings cautious joy for BJP

Sanjay Sharma: CHANDIGARH: The rise of the Sukhbir Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) after virtually sweeping the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), routing the Congress-led Paramjit Sarna group, may appear to be good news for the BJP ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections, but may also caution the BJP strategists against a more demanding ally. Certain sections in the BJP believe that...