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Punjab police SP abducted by armed men

Gurdaspur: Security forces were put on high alert in Pathankot in Punjab’s frontier district Gurdaspur on Friday after a senior police officer said he and his associates were seized by five armed men in army fatigues. Talwinder Singh, a superintendent of police, said he and his associates were going in his multi-utility vehicle to a religious shrine on Thursday night when they were signalled... 

Sukbir blames ISI for sacrilege incidents

Amritsar: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal has termed the November 10 congregation an engineered political programme christened as Sarbat Khalsa. He along with his wife and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur paid obeisance at the Golden Temple today. Without naming anyone, he said those appointed leaders during the congregation were facing charges of murder and other heinous crimes. “How could they... 

Punjabi now third language in Canadian Parliament

Toronto: Four years after Punjabi became Canada’s third most common language, it attained the same status in the country’s new Parliament after English and French following the election of 20 Punjabi-speaking candidates to the House of Commons. Twenty-three Members of Parliament of South Asian origin were elected to the House of Commons, Parliament of Canada on October 19 parliamentary elections. Three... 

Sacrilege was political move to divert focus from dera case: Sarna

Amritsar: On the disturbed situation in Punjab following the sacrilege incidents, SAD (Delhi) chief Paramjit Singh Sarna has said that it was a political move to divert attention from the controversial decision of the five Takht heads to grant pardon to the Sirsa dera head. On his return from Pakistan today, the former president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee (DSGMC) said that the government... 

Worst crime of its kind: beastly man in Pakistan rapes 48 dead women

A beastly man has been arrested by the Pakistan police on the charges of raping at least 48 dead women after taking them out from their graves. Click the link below to see video:  Read More →
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Terrorist from Pak, killer of 2 BSF cops, held

Jammu: A militant captured on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir after an ambush on a BSF convoy is a Pakistani, police sources said. The young militant, identified as Kasim Khan, is from the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist group and hails from Gujranwala in Pakistan, the sources said. He was part of a militant gang that attacked the Border Security Force convoy killing two troopers and injuring 11 on... 

Dal Khalsa slams terror attacks on Christians

Amritsar: While expressing his deep shock, sorrow and grief over the loss of innocent lives which resulted due to the two separate blasts at the Churches in Lahore city of Punjab province of Pakistan, Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said that it was absolutely an anti-human and terrorist act and it should be condemned at all levels. While demanding stringent punishment for those involved in... 

Vipul Mehta’s single ‘Vande Mataram’ music launch at Wagah

Wagah: Universal Music Group today announced the launch of the single “Vande Mataram” by Indian Idol 6 winner and one of the most promising singers, performers and entertainers, Vipul Mehta.  Army Official Ajay Sehgal who is part of the Ministry of Defence, Amritsar Cantonment, wrote the lyrics and using these very lyrics as inspiration, Vipul’s version of the iconic anthem ‘Vande Mataram’... 

Slain CM Beant Singh’s assassin arrested in Thailand

New Delhi: Former Punjab CM Beant Singh’s assassin Jagtar Singh ‘Tara’ was arrested in Thailand on Monday. Tara was nabbed by Thai authorities on a tip-off about his movements by the Punjab Police. As per reports, he was arrested from the house of a man who was sheltering Tara at the behest of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency. Self-styled commander of terror... 

SAD alluring people with drugs: Jakhar

Amritsar: Congress Legislature Party (CLP) Leader Sunil Jakhar today said the Akali Dal should stop blaming Pakistan and neighbouring Rajasthan for the supply of drugs as Punjab was not the only state sharing border with the two. “Many other states share border with Pakistan while Haryana does so with Rajasthan. Why is no other state as infamous as Punjab for drugs?” said Jakhar while addressing... 

Harsimrat seeks uniform policy to fight against drugs

Bathinda: Laying emphasis on a uniform policy for all states to fight against drug abuse in country, the Union Minister for Food Processing Industry Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that center should put a ban on cultivation of narcotics and its other derivates in some states to check smuggling to other states. Talking to media persons after laying foundation stone of the first-of-its-kind food processing... 

BJP chief to launch anti-drugs drive from Amritsar

Ludhiana: National BJP Leader and Former Punjab State President Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Sukhminderpal Singh Grewal told that BJP Party’s National President Shri Amit Shah will launch his party’s campaign against drugs in Punjab on January 22 from Amritsar. Talking with the media persons here today Grewal said that the campaign would be launched from Amritsar under the aegis... 

Congress demands President’s rule in Punjab

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress today alleged SAD’s proposed protests on border against what it claimed to “pressurise the BSF” to stop entry of drugs from Pakistan will be “highly demoralising” for the force and sought slapping of sedition charge against party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal. State Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa also demanded imposition of the President’s rule in the state claiming... 
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Taliban suicide bombers attack school, kill 132

Peshawar: The bloodiest terror attack in Pakistan in years, has ended in the death of at least 132 people, mostly children, on Tuesday, killed by heavily armed Taliban suicide bombers who stormed an army-run school here and took several hostages, a throwback to the 2004 Beslan school siege by Chechen rebels. The police around 7.30 pm (local time) said all attackers had been killed. A group of eight... 

Border areas to get uninterrupted power supply

Attari (Amritsar): In a major reprieve to the residents of the border districts of the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today announced that the state government would provide round the clock power supply to the residents of the border districts of the state. Addressing the gathering during second day of his Sangat Darshan program here today, the Chief Minister said that he... 

India, Pak chambers resolve for better trade

Amritsar: A meeting of different Chambers of Commerce and Industry was held during the five day State event PHD- Punjab International Trade Expo, PHD-PITEX, 2014 being held at Amritsar. The meeting was attended by representatives of PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Sargodha Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Jhelum Chamber of Commerce and Industry;... 

Let us give Indo-Pak peace a chance: Punjab Governor

AMRITSAR: Stating that the indiscriminate acts of terror along the international boundary had led to immense tragedies and inexplicable pain for the sea of humanity on both sides of the border, Punjab Governor Mr Shivraj Patil, while endorsing the need for establishing peace in the region, joined his voice with those of the Indian and Pakistani artistes, who shared the stage on the occasion of Saanjh:... 

Pak peaceniks arrive Amritsar for ‘Saanjh Festival’

AMRITSAR: Undaunted by disturbances created along the international border by random acts of terror, peaceniks from across the border marched into the Indian Territory with songs of love on their lips and a prayer for peace in their hearts, to partake of Saanjh: 11th Amritsar-Lahore Peace Festival, being organized by Punarjyot in collaboration with its Lahore-based counterpart Rafi Peer Theater Workshop... 

Majithia need not to resign: Badals Sr & Junior

Chandigarh: Even as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is ready to summon Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, the SAD-led Punjab government is firmly behind the minister. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today came to the rescue of Majithia and denied he would be asked to step down after ED made it clear that it would summon Majithia in the Rs... 

India, Pak should work hand-in-hand to fight terrorism: Amarinder

AMRITSAR: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today condemned the bomb blast across the border at Wagah which killed more than 60 people and injured over 100 others. He said, it was high time that India and Pakistan cooperated with each other to fight terrorism and hoped that the rogue elements in that country are not provided state protection and patronage. Addressing a public... 

Indo-Pak trade halted, retreat ceremony suspended

ATTARI: Land border trade between India and Pakistan was halted on Monday following a suicide bomb attack at Wagah in Pakistan that left 60 people dead Sunday evening. Customs officials here said that there was no trade activity from either side Monday following’s Sunday’s blast that left over a 100 injured. The blast took place at Wagah, just 500 metres from the international border gates... 
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Book on sexual life of Benazir Bhutto & Sherry Rehman causes political storm in Pakistan

Story of the Century: A long-awaited book by Roshan Mirza on the secret sex life of Benazir Bhutto is finally appeared. The book is titled, “Indecent Correspondece: Secret Sex Life of Benazir Bhutto”. It is available on Amazon in ebook format and on Lulu in the print. The news & glimpses of this story have already created a controversy when first published on Weekly Blitz, a Bangladesh tabloid…  SAIRA... 

No exchange of sweets on Eid at Wagah-Attari border

AMRITSAR: With tension prevailing on the border, the traditional exchange of sweets between the troops of India and Pakistan along the Wagah border in Punjab on Eid has been called off.  Official sources said during a late evening flag meeting between the sector commanders of the Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers yesterday, the other side refused to fix a proper time for the ceremony to be... 

Pakistan no more safe country for Sikhs; 8 killed in 18 months

Peshawar (Pakistan): Every time someone walks into his pharmacy in the volatile Pakistani city of Peshawar, Amarjeet Singh prepares for the worst. “I don’t know if it’s a customer or an assailant who will reach out for his gun,” Amarjeet, a member of Pakistan’s tiny Sikh minority, said. Easily recognised because of their colourful turbans, members of the Sikh community here say they have... 

India beat Pakistan to become Asian hockey champion

INCHEON: A spirited Indian men’s hockey team defeated arch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan 4-2 in a nerve-wracking shoot-out to end its 16-year gold medal draught at the Asian Games and earn a direct berth to the 2016 Rio Olympics, here today. It turned out to be a humdinger of a contest between the two sub-continental foes as both India and Pakistan refused to give an inch to each other... 

Dal Khalsa mourns Khalistani Dhillon’s death

Amritsar: Dal Khalsa today expressed its grief over the demise of Khalistani protagonist Ganga Singh Dhillon in USA. Party’s senior leaders Satnam Singh Paonta Sahib and Kanwar Pal Singh in a statement mourned the death of Dhillon, who was US citizen and chairman of Nankana Sahib Foundation an NGO formed to look after the Sikh religious affairs in Pakistan. He took his last breath on 24-09-2014... 

High alert as Al Qaeda claims to spread tentacles in India

NEW DELHI: India has ordered several states to be on increased alert after al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri launched a new branch of the militant Islamist group in Asia. A video posted on jihadist forums features the 63-year-old saying the new force would “crush the artificial borders” dividing Muslim populations in the Indian subcontinent. Al Qaeda is active in Afghanistan and Pakistan,... 

Punjab – Haryana Sikhs face off detrimental for Panth: Dal Khalsa

Hoshiarpur: In the context of Pakistan and India observing their respective independence day on 14th and 15th, the Dal Khalsa has decided to observe August 13 as “Azaadi Sankalp Divas” (Independence Determination Day) by organizing a Conference at Jalandhar. Party head H S Dhami while addressing the press conference here today said Muslims got Pakistan on August 14th and Hindus got India... 

Sikhs’ apex body tag to SGPC under threat

JPJI BUREAU: Amritsar: With the announcement of formation of separate Haryana SGPC, the grandeur magnitude of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee SGPC which is better known as Mini Parliament of Sikhs or apex body of Sikhs, has been hooked to risk. Separate Haryana Committee means SGPC operations would be confined to controlling Sikh shrines only in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and UT Chandigarh.... 

Did Pakistan betray Bhindranwale during Op Bluestar?

KULDEEP MANN: Amritsar: Three decades ago, finding it manifestly clear that Indian Army had put a complete seizure around the Golden Temple and that it was about to enter the holy shrine, Sikh militant leader, Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale asked his men to immediately put across a wireless message to Pakistan ISI to attack India. “All right Santji (term used for Bhindranwale). Please tell us the technical... 

Former Pakistan Minister Sherry Rehman calls Indian Ministers ‘Ugly’

On the historic day of May 26, when the world’s largest democracy, India was welcoming its new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the chatter backstage at a news program in Pakistan began with uncomplimentary remarks about India and its ministers. During the recording of an interview, former minister, and Chair of Jinnah Institute, Shehrbano Rehman, popularly referred to as ‘Sherry’ made derogatory... 

Nawaz Sharif to attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi in Delhi, ending two-day suspense over his decision amid reports that there was stiff opposition from hardliners in the establishment. A spokesperson of the Prime Minister Office and Pakistan Foreign Ministry confirmed that Sharif will travel to Delhi to attend Modi’s...