CM Amarinder Singh’s push for Digital Punjab Mission
CM Amarinder Singh's push for Digital Punjab Mission


The Punjab Government will soon have a special IT Cadre for effective implementation of its ambitious e-Governance initiatives as part of the ‘Digital Punjab‘ mission.The decision to create such a cadre was taken on Monday by the Council of Ministers at a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.The selection criteria as

Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary: DSGMC ropes in railways, metro to advertise events

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) will rope in the railways and metro trains in the National Capital Region, Mumbai and Jaipur to promote events planned by it to celebrate the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev on November 12. The Committee is also using mobile outdoor media in a big way to connect

Four Indian-origin Sikh men drown in sewage tank in Italy Four Indian-origin Sikh men drown in sewage tank in Italy

Four Indian-origin Sikh men drowned in a sewage tank on a cattle farm in northern Italy due to the carbon dioxide fumes coming out from the cow manure, according to media reports. The incident happened on Thursday at a cattle farm in Arena Po near Pavia, a city in south Milan, ANSA news agency reported

Haryana applies brakes on traffic fines; Punjab, Himachal defer new rules Haryana applies brakes on traffic fines; Punjab, Himachal defer new rules

The BJP-ruled Haryana, which was on a spree on imposing fines to motorists for road safety violations, has decided to focus on educating them rather than imposing penalties till Sunday, while its neighbouring Congress-ruled Punjab and BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh have deferred the new traffic rules for the time being.To prevent road accidents, traffic constables of

Pakistan to charge Kartarpur pilgrims $20 as service fee Pakistan to charge Kartarpur pilgrims $20 as service fee

Pakistan on Thursday said that pilgrims will be charged $20 as service charge for visiting the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara. “Pakistan will charge USD 20 per person as service fees, not entrance fees, for Kartarpur Corridor,” Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said in a weekly briefing.Earlier this month, India and Pakistan had failed to finalise an

Govt removes names of 312 Sikh foreign nationals from blacklist

 The government has removed from its blacklist names of 312 Sikh foreign nationals involved in anti-India activities and only two persons figure on the list now, a Home Ministry official said on Friday. The decision has been taken after a review carried out by different security agencies on the Adverse List or blacklist containing the

Ammy Virk, Sargun Mehta starrer 'Qismat 2' to release on 18 September
Ammy Virk, Sargun Mehta starrer ‘Qismat 2’ to release on 18 September

Ammy Virk, Sargun Mehta starrer Qismat 2 releasing soon. After wooing the audience with their Punjabi film “Qismat”, actors Ammy Virk and Sargun Mehta are coming up with a sequel on September 18.”Qismat 2″ is directed by Jagdeep Sidhu, who had also helmed the first instalment. Announcing the film’s release date, Sargun on Thursday took

SAD-BJP delegation seeks disqualification of MLAs appointed advisors to CM
SAD-BJP delegation seeks disqualification of MLAs appointed advisors to CM

A SAD-BJP delegation here on Wednesday met Punjab Speaker Rana K P Singh and demanded that the six Congress MLAs appointed advisors to the Punjab chief minister be disqualified.The delegation, including SAD leaders  and Bikram Singh Majithia, said the MLAs should be disqualified as they had accepted an office of profit by becoming advisors to

Patiala man hits Rakhi Bumper Jackpot unexpectedly
Patiala man hits Rakhi Bumper Jackpot unexpectedly

Best things happen when least expected’, this saying has proved true for 63-year-old Avtar Singh, who won the first prize of Rs. 1.5 crore of Punjab State Rakhi Bumper 2019.Feeling extremely happy Avtar Singh resident of Patiala said that he had never even dreamed of winning such a big amount in life but Punjab State

HC refuses to stay ban on telecast of 'Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush' across Punjab
HC refuses to stay ban on telecast of ‘Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush’ across Punjab

The High Court of Punjab and Haryana on Monday refused to stay the ban on cable telecast of the television series “Ram Siya ke Luv Kush”, imposed by DCs across Punjab on Saturday on the directives of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.In view of the same, the ban on the telecast of the controversial serial

Bike rally to mark 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder

Over 1,500 bikers will take part in a mega rally from Delhi to Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab to spread Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev’s message of peace and harmony on his 550th birth anniversary this year. The mega bike rally would be flagged off from Rakabganj Gurdwara on October 6, said Manjinder Singh Sirsa,

Simarjit Singh Bains booked for abusing Gurdaspur Deputy Commissioner
Simarjit Singh Bains booked for abusing Gurdaspur Deputy Commissioner

Lok Insaaf Party President and Ludhiana legislator Simarjit Singh Bains was booked for allegedly using abusive language against Deputy Commissioner Vipul Ujwal, an official said on Sunday.He was booked under seven sections of the Indian Penal Code, most of the offences non-bailable, on the complaint of Sub-Divisional Magistrate Balbir Raj Singh.Senior Superintendent of Police Upinderjit

Chetan Chaudhary of SOI wins PU student body poll
Chetan Chaudhary of SOI wins PU student body poll

Chetan Chaudhary from the Students Organisation of India (SOI) was elected the President of Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) 2019 on Friday. Facing a tough competition from all rest of the contenders for the presidential post, Chaudhary managed to get over the line with a margin of 479 votes. The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad(ABVP)

Proud of ISRO scientists hard work: Capt Amarinder Singh
Proud of ISRO scientists hard work: Capt Amarinder Singh

Feeling elated over the hard work of ISRO scientists, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday expressed hope for the revival of communication with Moon lander Vikram.”The nation awaits the revival of communications with #VikramLander. We are all very proud of hard work by each and everyone in #ISRO and the feats achieved in #Chandrayaan2

Batala factory blast: Punjab CM visits injured at hospital
Batala factory blast: Punjab CM visits injured at hospital

Batala factory blast: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced on Friday setting up of a committee under the chief secretary and the DGP to identify firecracker factories in residential areas across the state so that those could be shut down.He said this after visiting the firecracker factory site where 23 people were killed and 27

Former MP Sukhdev Singh Libra passes away
Former MP Sukhdev Singh Libra passes away

 Former MP Sukhdev Singh Libra passed away on Friday morning after a prolonged illness, family members said.He was 87.Presently, he was living at village Libra near Khanna in Ludhiana district. Libra was close to late former SGPC president Gurcharan Singh Tohra. He was the member of the 14th and 15th Lok Sabhas.He was also a

Lahore Museum holds first-ever Sikh exhibition
Lahore Museum holds first-ever Sikh exhibition

A first-ever Sikh exhibition is currently on display at the Lahore Museum which has been organised in connection with the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak dev, the founder of Sikhism, a media report said. A large number of members of the Sikh community from India, the US, UK and Canada visited the exhibition after

PM Modi condoles loss of lives in Batala firecracker factory explosion

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over the demise of 23 people in a blast that occurred at a firecracker factory in Punjab’s Batala city. Calling the incident “heart-wrenching”, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted, “The tragedy at a firecracker factory in Punjab is heart-wrenching. Deeply anguished due to it. My condolences to

500 Sikh pilgrims visit Nankana Sahib in Pakistan
India, Pakistan agree on visa-free travel by Indian pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib

India and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed on visa-free travel by Indian pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan using the Kartarpur corridor, officials said. However, during the meeting between the two sides at Attari in Punjab’s Amritsar district, Pakistan insisted on charging a service fee for allowing pilgrims to visit the gurdwara, which was not

Imran Khan assures multiple on-arrival visas for Sikh pilgrims

 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that his government would issue multiple and on-arrival visas to Sikh pilgrims coming from India and abroad and provide them maximum possible facilities during their visit to to the holy sites. “I assure that you will be issued multiple visas… This is our responsibility. We will facilitate you rather