Oct 07

Hawara asks Panj Pyaras to lead Sarbat Khalsa, SAD (A) opposes

Fatehgarh Sahib: The assassin of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, Jagtar Singh Hawara, who was appointed ‘Akal Takht Jathedar’ (head priest of Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikhs) at last year’s ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ at Chaba village has asked ‘Panj Pyaras’ to lead the next ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ schedule to be organised at Talwandi Sabo

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Pilgrim count at Golden Temple falls

Amritsar: Rising tension between India and Pakistan has hit tourism in the border district of Amritsar, with the per day pilgrim count at the iconic Golden Temple witnessing a steep fall by up to 25 per cent. “On an average, anywhere between 80,000 to 90,000 pilgrims including foreigners visit Darbar Sahib daily. During the past few

Amarinder meets Rahul, to launch door to door campaign in Punjab

New Delhi: Punjab Congress chief and former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh met party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and discussed the latest situation in the state in the context of party’s campaign. It was decoded to launch door-to-door campaign sometime later this month to cover about 50 lakh households. It may be mentioned that Rahul is

Union Defence Minister must apologise for belittling Indian Army : AAP Punjab Convener

Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Punjab Convener, Gurpreet Singh Waraich (Ghuggi) has sought immediate apology from Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and BJP National spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao for belittling the Indian army by claiming in the media that it was the BJP led government at the centre after which the Indian defence forces have woken

Now lodge complaint directly to Deputy CM regarding paddy problem

Chandigarh: The farmers of the state can now lodge a direct complaint with the Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal in case of encountering any difficulty in selling their produce during the ongoing paddy season and if the problem is not resolved at the sub-divisional and district level. The Deputy Chief Minister’s helpline and E-Mail

Sikh activist Joga Singh Khalistani succumb to injuries at Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Sikh activist Joga Singh Khalistani ,who was  allegedly attacked by car borne unidentified persons , succumbed to his injuries at DMC hospital in Ludhiana on Thursday.  late evening. On July 1 Joga singh khalistani  with his three accomplices were allegedly attacked following the incident  the victim had suffered injuries and admitted to DMC  hospital. However,  Joga Singh Khalistani

Congress rejects govt plan to convert 31000 cr theft into loan

Chandigarh:  Punjab Congress today rejected the state government proposal to convert the Rs 31,000 crore theft, committed on the state on account of the food grain scandal, into loan. The party has decided to approach the court to scuttle the move. Reacting to the admission made by the state government about missing food grains to

Rebel SAD MLA Inderbir Bolaria to join Congress on Oct 11

Chandigarh: Rebel Akali MLA Inderbir Singh Bolaria is likely to join the Congress at Amritsar on Dussehra on October 11. He along with Onkar Singh Sandu, Ex City President Amritsar Urban (SAD) met Capt Amarinder Singh, Asha Kumari and Harish Chaudhary at Delhi today. After having the detailed discussion,it has been decided that duo will

Chhotepur announced office bearers of APP for Punjab elections 2017 (List available)

Chandigarh: AAP rebelled leader, Sucha Singh Chhotepur announced the panel of newly constituted Aapna Punjab Party (APP), on Thursday at Chandigarh. After announcing the district presidents, spokespersons and other office bearers, Chhotepur said that he was in talks with former MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, but did not confirm any joining for

Badal appoints Cheema, Nijjer and Harpalpur as Senior Vice-Chairmen

Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has made fresh appointments in Mandi Board, on Thursday. While announcing the appointments, government appointed Ravinder Singh Cheema, Gurdial Singh Nijjer and Harvinder Singh Harpalpur as Senior Vice-Chairmen in Punjab Mandi Board, Punjab Agro Industries Corporation and Punjab Khadi and Gram Udyog Board respectively. Similarly, Mandeep Singh has also been appointed

Rahul Gandhi to meet Congress leaders and workers in Delhi today

New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will hold a meeting with top leaders of the party’s Punjab unit on Thursday in Delhi to discuss the strategy for the high-stake Assembly polls in the state in 2017. The meeting will be attended by Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh and state in-charge of the party Asha

55 year old cloth merchant murdered in Ludhiana

Ludhiana: A 55-year-old cloth merchant brutally killed by some unidentified armed-men in Ludhiana, on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Rajinder Singh resident of Ludhiana. The police said that the victim was residing along at rented accommodation at Jodhewal basti in Ludhiana. The police said that miscreants managed to flee from the spot leaving

Three among two children, mother crushed to death by truck at Moga

Moga: Three among two children and mother crushed under the wheels of a truck in Moga, on Thursday. According to the information, trio were walking in front of SSP office where an over-speeding truck crushed three members of a family to death. Soon after the accident, the passerby rushed the victims to civil hospital where

Terror threat: Chandigarh on high alert after IB warning

Chandigarh: Threat of terrorist attack was sounded in Chandigarh on Thursday morning. Intelligence Bureau (IB) has warned of a possible terror strike in the city, a senior police officer said. Chandigarh Police have raised the alarm of high alert in the city. Security have been beefed up in and around the sensitive places including airport, railway station

Kejriwal again urges Centre to expose Pakistan

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday again urged the Centre to expose Pakistan internationally, while hailing the media for exposing its false propaganda on surgical strikes. “So happy that some media exposing Pakistan’s false propaganda. I congratulate them. Urge Indian govt (government) to likewise expose Pakistan internationally,” Kejriwal tweeted. He quoted a

Supreme Court panel set to take over BCCI

New Delhi:The Supreme Court will today take the decision at the hearing ,where the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is to give a progress report on implementing the Justice R M Lodha Committee’s

Attack on Army camp: 3 militants killed in operation in Kupwara district

Srinagar, Oct 6 (IANS) Three separatist militants were killed on Thursday in a gunfight that erupted after they attacked a counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles (RR) camp in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.”Three terrorists were killed in the resulting encounter,” Colonel Rajesh Kalia, spokesman of the Indian Army’s Srinagar-headquartered 15 Corps confirmed to IANS. “Heavily armed terrorists dressed

Guerrillas attack army camp in Kashmir

Srinagar: Militants on Thursday attacked a army camp in Kupwara town of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The 30 Rashtriya Rifles camp in Langate town of northern district came under the fire, a senior police officer said, adding that “alert guards have prevented the militants from entering the camp”. “Heavy exchange of fire was going

Army foils 3 Pak-aided infiltration bids along LoC in J-K

Srinagar:  Army today foiled three infiltration bids assisted by Pakistani posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. “Three infiltration bids were foiled in two separate sectors on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir on the intervening night of October 5-6,” an army official said here. He said while two infiltration bids

Two Babbar Khalsa militants acquitted in terror case

New Delhi: Two aides of Babbar Khalsa militant Jagtar Singh Hawara, who were arrested for reportedly planning terror acts here, have been acquitted by a special court which said there was no evidence to prove the allegations against them. Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh absolved Kulwinder Singh Khanpuriya and Baljinder Singh, who were arrested by