SAD welcomes commutation of Rajoana’s death sentence
SAD welcomes commutation of Rajoana's death sentence


The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday welcomed the Centre’s decision to commute the death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted for the 1995 assassination of the then Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, to life imprisonment.The party said this “humanitarian gesture” on the occasion of 550th birth celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev would bring a

Five officials dismissed for Rs 2.59cr-MGNREGA scam in Punjab

The Punjab government on Wednesday ordered dismissal of five employees of the Rural Development Department for their alleged involvement in the Rs 2.59 crore-MGNREGA scam.The orders were issued by the state Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, according to an official statement.The minister also directed the police to register a case

Prince Charles hails contribution of Sikhs in UK Prince Charles hails contribution of Sikhs in UK

Britain’s Prince Charles, who arrives on Wednesday on a two-day official visit to India, has hailed the “inspiring” principles of Sikhism and the contribution of the Sikh community in the UK.The Prince of Wales, who is to visit a Gurdwara in New Delhi to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder

After Kartarpur, it will be Nankana Sahib:Yogi Adityanath After Kartarpur, it will be Nankana Sahib: Yogi

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday that after the Kartarpur Corridor, it is now the turn of Nankana Sahib to open its door for the people of this country.”I extend my good wishes to you and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ensuring the opening of Kartarpur Corridor. The day is not far when

Pak Sikh community observes Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary Pak Sikh community observes Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary

Pakistan’s Sikh community on Tuesday observed the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.Main ceremony of the day was held at Gurdwara Janam Asthan at Nankana Sahib, Punjab province, reports Radio Pakistan.Interior Minister Ejaz Shah joined a large number of Sikh pilgrims at the shrine.Addressing the ceremony, Shah said that

Two terrorists, including woman, arrested in Punjab
Two terrorists, including woman, arrested in Punjab

Punjab Police on Tuesday arrested two terrorists, including a woman, who were trying to revive terrorism in the state, officials said.They were planning targeted killings of Hindu leaders, police sources said. The woman has been identified as Surinder Kaur, who was working as a nurse in a private hospital in the Ludhiana city.Her male accomplice has

PM Modi, Shah greet nation on Guru Nanak's 550th Prakash Parv
PM Modi, Shah greet nation on Guru Nanak’s 550th Prakash Parv

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of the 550th Prakash Parv or birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.In a tweet, Modi said that this was a day to rededicate ourselves to fulfilling Guru Nanak Dev’s dream of a just,

Amit Shah to pay obeisance Sultanpur Lodhi gurdwara on Monday
Amit Shah to pay obeisance Sultanpur Lodhi gurdwara on Monday

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will pay obeisance at the historic Ber Sahib Gurdwara in Punjab’s Sultanpur Lodhi town on Monday to mark the 500th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, on November 12, officials said on Sunday.Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur will also visit the shrine on Monday. Shah’s visit will follow

India, Pak held 3 rounds of high-level talks on Kartarpur

 The Kartarpur corridor, inaugurated with much fanfare on Saturday to mark the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, saw India and Pakistan holding three rounds of high-level discussions at the joint secretary level before signing of the agreement.Though India and Pakistan have not resumed official dialogue, both sides held

Yo Yo Honey Singh: Acting is not my cup of tea
Yo Yo Honey Singh: Acting is not my cup of tea

He regularly makes news with his instant winner rap numbers, as well as the often-controversial lyrics of the songs. Rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh, who enjoys a following of 5.3 million on Twitter and 3.4 million on Instagram, has belted out numerous hits, and has been tagged a pioneer of Punjabi pop since the late

First Sikh Football Cup to mark 550th Prakash Purb
First Sikh Football Cup to mark 550th Prakash Purb

To promote the Punjabi Sikh identity globally, non-profit organisation Khalsa Football Club in association with the Global Sikh Sports Federation is organising first Sikh Football Cup, 2019 in Punjab, an organiser said on Sunday.Dedicated to the 550th Prakash Purb (birth anniversary) of Guru Nanak Sahib, the tournament will be held from November 23 to December

Imran Khan inaugurates Kartarpur Corridor
Imran Khan inaugurates Kartarpur Corridor

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday inaugurated the much-awaited Kartarpur Corridor in Punjab province, paving the way for thousands of Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit the highly revered Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.The inauguration comes ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, on November 12.  “Want to congratulate those

First lot of pilgrims led by Manmohan Singh reaches Kartarpur
First lot of pilgrims led by Manmohan Singh reaches Kartarpur

The first lot of 500 pilgrims from India reached Pakistan’s Kartarpur to pay obeisance at the shrine of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, after the opening of the historic corridor between the two countries on Saturday.  Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh led the first delegation of which Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is

PM Narendra Modi visits Gurudwara Dera Baba Nanak
PM Narendra Modi visits Gurudwara Dera Baba Nanak

On the way to inaugurate the historic Kartarpur Corridor, a first in seven decades between India and Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid obeisance at the Gurudwara Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab. Wearing a saffron turban, Modi also attended a programme at Dera Baba Nanak.He was accompanied by Urban Development Minister Hardeep Puri and

Captain Amarinder Singh appeals for calm ahead of Ayodhya verdict
Captain Amarinder Singh appeals for calm ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Hours before the Supreme Court was expected to deliver its verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday reviewed the state’s law and order situation and appealed to the people to remain calm under all circumstances.The Chief Minister discussed the situation with Director General of Police Dinkar

PM Modi pays obeisance at Punjab's historical Sikh shrine
PM Modi pays obeisance at Punjab’s historical Sikh shrine

 Ahead of inaugurating the historic Kartarpur Corridor, a first in seven decades between India and Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid obeisance at a highly revered Sikh shrine here.Wearing a scarf, Modi spent time at the Gurdwara Ber Sahib located along the banks of the holy ‘Bein’, which is connected with many events

Implement SC order on stubble burning: Punjab CM
Implement SC order on stubble burning: Punjab CM

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered the Agriculture Department to work out the modalities for implementation of the Supreme Court order on providing financial assistance to small and marginal farmers in order to check paddy straw burning.At the same time, the Chief Minister also ordered stringent action against those found violating the ban

NRI offers help in generating power from stubble in Punjab
NRI offers help in generating power from stubble in Punjab

To address the problem of the stubble burning, an India born NRI businessman has proposed to set up 1,000 MW biomass energy generating plants in his home state Punjab.The US-based Chiranjeev Kathuria told IANS here on Friday that his company New Generation Power International has plans to invest in 4,000 MW in power projects in

Passport must for Kartarpur Indian pilgrims: ISPR chief
Passport must for Kartarpur Indian pilgrims: ISPR chief

 Indian Sikh pilgrims would require a passport to visit the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan’s Punjab province via the Kartarpur Corridor which will be inaugurated on Saturday ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, ISPR chief Major General Asif Ghafoor said here.“As we have a security link,

Navjot Singh Sidhu in Pak's Kartarpur video apart from Bhindranwale, Amrik Khalsa
Navjot Singh Sidhu in Pak’s Kartarpur video apart from Bhindranwale, Amrik Khalsa

A video song released by Pakistan government prior to the opening of the Kartarpur corridor has run into a controversy for featuring Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu apart from slain Khalistani separatist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale amongst other leaders.The Kartarpur corridor, connecting the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur in India to the Darbar Sahib Gurdwara