Apr 01

VK Singh to leave for Iraq to bring back bodies of 39 Indians
VK Singh to leave for Iraq to bring back bodies of 39 Indians

VK Singh to leave for Iraq to bring back bodies of 39 Indians. Minister of State for External Affairs General V K Singh (retd) will leave for Mosul to bring back the mortal remains of the 39 Indians who were killed in the war-torn country. The minister is expected to bring back the bodies by

Harbhajan Mann honoured at England parliament for 'Clean Songs'
Harbhajan Mann honoured at England parliament for ‘Clean Songs’

Prominent Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann has been honoured in Parliament of England for contributing in the field of Music cinema Folkfore. This happened during the ongoing controversies between authorities and present Punjabi singers, requesting for keeping clean lyrics in their songs.Mann sang in front of dignitaries as well. His wife accompanied him for the honour.

Alberta allows Sikhs to drive motorcycles without helmets
Alberta allows Sikhs to drive motorcycles without helmets

TORONTO: Canada’s Alberta province, which has the third largest population of Sikhs after British Columbia and Onatrio, will allow turban-wearing Sikhs to drive motorcycles without a helmet from April 12. British Columbia and Manitoba already allow Sikhs to drive motorcycles without helmets. Alberta’s Transportation Minister Brian Mason said on Thursday that the exemption was granted at the

Sidhu forms Cultural Commission, Chief Minister office unaware
Sidhu forms Cultural Commission, Chief Minister office unaware

Chandigarh – Like the Censor Board, the Punjab government on Saturday announced the setting up Punjab Cultural Commission, which will decide about the future of the Punjabi song, either it is fit or not according to Punjabi culture. The Commission will have power to register FIR against anyone, who will violate the rules, set up

Plea in SC against CBSE move to conduct re-examinations
Plea in SC against CBSE move to conduct re-examinations

NEW DELHI: A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court against the decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to cancel and re-conduct the economics exam of Class XII held on March 26 and the mathematics paper of Class X on March 28 over suspicion of alleged question paper leak. The petition, filed by

Preneet joins issue with Harsimrat on debt waiver

Patiala – Former Union External Affairs Minister Preneet Kaur on Saturday made a frontal political attack against the previous SAD-BJP combine state government over the debt waiver of state farmers and even questioned Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal over the issue and asked her to name BJP state government’s candidates, if any has gave a reprieve

Punjab govt appeals to SC brethren to maintain peace during bandh call on April 2
Punjab govt appeals to SC brethren to maintain peace during bandh call on April 2

Chandigarh – In view of the Bandh Call on April 2, against the dilution of SC/ST Atrocities Act, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh appealed the people of the state especially the members of SC community to keep restraint and maintain law and order in the larger public interest. In a statement issued here on Saturday, Captain

Protest march taken out against film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir' in Jalandhar
Protest march taken out against film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ in Jalandhar

Protest march taken out against film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ in Jalandhar Jalandhar – Many roads in the city were jammed on Saturday as there was a protest over the film “Nanak Shah Fakir’. The satkar committee held the protest holding pictures of the film crew. The movie produced in 2015 has run into trouble with the SGPC, which

Sushma swaraj meets families of 39 Indians missing in Iraq
Waiting for Iraq’s nod to bring back mortal remains: MoS V.K. Singh

Waiting for Iraq’s nod to bring back mortal remains: MoS V.K. Singh.  Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs General (Retd) V.K. Singh said that the legal procedures of obtaining the mortal remains of the 39 Indians killed in Iraq has been completed and New Delhi was waiting for Baghdad to give the green signal.

Miss Pooja is ready with her new track
Miss Pooja is ready with her new track

Miss Pooja who has given the Punjabi Industry numerous hits is back with her first song of 2018.Some of her hits are Sohnea, Dimaag Kharab, Pasand, Jeeju and countless others. Her new song is titled Butterfly and looks like it is going to be something really fresh. Her last release Jeeju in which she was seen with actor Harish Verma went

Hoshiarpur Congress worker among 15 booked for thrashing man, son
Hoshiarpur Congress worker among 15 booked for thrashing man, son

Hoshiarpur – Local police have booked a Congressman from Mukerian, namely Sham Singh Shama, and 14 others for thrashing a Jalandhar resident and his son mercilessly, police sources said on Friday. Shama is said to be a close aide of Mukerian MLA Rajneesh Kumar Babbi.The incident, which took place on Tuesday, was caught in a

Teacher unions likely to boycott ‘Parho Punjab' programme at Dinanagar rally
Teacher unions likely to boycott ‘Parho Punjab’ programme at Dinanagar rally

Nawanshahr – As the scheduled panel meeting with the Education Minister after the massive rally at Ludhiana has ended in deadlock, the different unions of the teaching and non-teaching employees under the aegis of ‘Shikhiya Bachao Manch’ have started gearing themselves up with zest to hold another massive rally at Dinanagar, hometown of the Education Minister,

Disclose beneficiaries of anti-Sikh riots compensation, says CIC
Disclose beneficiaries of anti-Sikh riots compensation, says CIC

NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission has directed the Home Ministry to disclose the list of victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots who have received the compensation. On a complaint filed by one Navdeep Gupta, Information Commissioner Yashovardhan Azad issued the orders to disclose details sought by him.Gupta had sought to know from the Ministry complete

MLA writes to PM on availability of life-saving drugs in pharmacies
MLA writes to PM on availability of life-saving drugs in pharmacies

Nawanshahr – Drugs, especially opioids, may be available in plenty in the state or all over the country for the addicts but it is hard to get them if you genuinely need them in cases of severe illnesses like cancer. Even being an elected representative like Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) is not going to help you either.

SC dismisses petitions filed over CBSE paper leak
SC shocked at over 600 per cent overcrowding in jails

NEW DELHI: Prisoners cannot be kept in jail like animals,’ a shocked Supreme Court said after it was informed that many of the over 1,300 prisons across the country were overcrowded, even to the extent of more than 600 per cent. “What is the point in talking about prison reforms when we cannot keep them

Justice Narang report tabled on last day to avoid discussion: Khaira
Justice Narang report tabled on last day to avoid discussion: Khaira

Chandigarh – Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira has said the way the state government mischievously tabled the Justice Narang Commission report on the last day of the Budget session, only goes to show that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has completely lost the willpower to fight corruption in high places.Khaira said it is a matter of

CBSE Leaks: Class XII Economics re-exam on April 25
CBSE Leaks: Class XII Economics re-exam on April 25

NEW DELHI: The re-examination of CBSE’s Class XII Economics paper will be held on April 25, while the re-test for Class X Mathematics is likely to be conducted in July, Education Secretary Anil Swarup said on Friday. He said a preliminary enquiry has revealed that the leak for Class X Mathematics paper is restricted to

General categories to inspire voters for use of NOTA in polling
General categories to inspire voters for use of NOTA in polling

General categories to inspire voters for use of NOTA in polling Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Distressed by reservation, the General category will now inspire the people to use NOTA in the elections across the country. The general category has alleged that in the name of Dalit votes, the political parties across the country have been ignoring the general

CBSE paper leak HRD Ministry Failure Congress
CBSE paper leak is HRD ministry’s failure: says Congress

The Congress Party on Friday said that Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar Ministry’s failure lead to CBSE paper leak.Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge expressed concern over the issue while saying that future of 28 lakh students is at stake. “The paper leak issue shows the HRD Ministry’s Failure. The future of 28 lakh students is at stake. We will raise this issue in the

CBSE to conduct re-exam of Class X Maths, Class XII Eco
CBSE to conduct re-exam of Class X Maths, Class XII Eco

In the wake of reports claiming paper leaks, the CBSE on Wednesday announced reexamination in Class X mathematics and Class XII economics subjects. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) issued a circular on Wednesday informing about the reexamination and said dates and other details for it would be posted on the board’s website.“The board has