Jun 24

Punjab CM lambasts Canada for support to Khalistan

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday lambasted Canada for its “overt and covert” support to the Khalistan movement, warning that its failure to check anti-India activities being carried out from its soil would be detrimental to its own security. Citing findings of the John Major Commission into the 1985 Kanishka bombing as a clear

Dera adamant not to cremate murdered accused in Punjab

Dera Sacha Sauda sect followers remained adamant on Monday that they will not cremate their member Mohinder Pal Bittu, the murdered prime suspect in a case relating to the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab Bargari in 2015, until the sacrilege cases were dropped against him and other sect followers. Bittu was beaten to

Gurmeet Ram Rahim seeks 42-day parole to tender fields

Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is facing a 20-year jail for raping his two disciples, has sought a parole of 42 days for tendering sprawling fields in his sects headquarters in Haryana’s Sirsa town, officials said on Sunday. “We are awaiting a reply from central security and intelligence agencies and

Ludhiana surgeon demonstrates complicated laparoscopic gallbladder surgery techniques

DP Correspondent   Ludhiana   It was a proud moment for Ludhiana and Punjab when Dr. Ranbir Singh, Ludhiana based surgeon and specialist in Minimally Invasive surgery delivered a lecture and chaired a session in the 27th International European endoscopic surgeons meet held in Seville, Spain from 15 to 18 June, 2019. Laparoscopic surgeons across

Congress minister favours promoting yoga in Punjab

The Congress government in Punjab did not celebrate International Yoga Day on Friday, but it’s minister advocated promoting yoga as “it is the easiest way for one to get rid of mental and physical health problems”.”It is quite disheartening to see that everyone in the modern world is in tension and anxiety and the easiest

Wheat left to rot in Punjab & Haryana after bumper harvest

Millions of tonnes of food grain are being stored in the open across the northern states of Punjab and Haryana, known as the “granaries of India”, following a bumper wheat crop this season, due to lack of warehouse space.The result: Vast quantities of grain, procured by state agencies for the Central pool, lie rotting.Punjab Chief

Uneven distribution of pre-monsoon showers in Punjab

Parts of Punjab and Haryana saw uneven distribution of rains during pre-monsoon season between June 1-18, according to data released by the Chandigarh Meteorological Centre. Some districts in the two states received excess pre-monsoon rains, while many others received scanty showers, the data showed.The total rainfall recorded in the two states, however, was below normal

Punjab seeks Centre’s help in foodgrain storage

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention for permission to construct covered godowns for scientific storage of foodgrains to address the acute shortage of covered storage space in the state. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Amarinder Singh has urged him to direct the Union Food Ministry to “allow

Finest Minds of India to interact with youngsters at Youth Conclave Speaking Minds

Ludhiana With a vision to create young energetic leaders for the society which are socially and politically aware, Initiators of Change organization Ludhiana held a press conference at circuit house on Monday  to officially launch Speaking Minds Youth Conclave – the biggest youth conclave of Punjab to be organized in Ludhiana from 2nd to 4th August this

War against plastic: Under Tandrust Punjab Mission

DP Correspondent Chandigarh Under Tandrust Punjab Mission, State-wide Raids to monitor the efficacy of ban on plastic carry bags were conducted on Saturday by the joint teams of Punjab Pollution Control Board and the Department of Local Bodies, informed KS Pannu, Director Tandrust Punjab Mission. As many as 4000 kilograms of plastic carry bags were

Education minister bans sale of uniforms, books in private schools

DP correspondent Chandigarh Taking strict note of the reports of economic exploitation of parents by the managements of certain private schools, Vijay Inder Singla Education Minister Punjab has issued directions that all the private schools affiliated to CBSE/ICSE and Punjab School Education Board across the State shall not direct or compel parents to buy school

Punjab’s fresh river waters tribunal, special package for border areas

DP Bureau Chandigarh Expressing concern over the water crisis in Punjab, Punjab Chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Saturday sought the Prime Minister’s support for the up gradation of his state’s water distribution infrastructure, while calling for a fresh river waters tribunal to address the disputes among neighboring states in view of their dwindling water

Youth Akali Dal protests against Govt for failure in rescuing Fatehveer

Ludhiana The Youth Akali Dal (YAD) led by district president Gurdeep Singh Gosha protested against the Punjab Government and Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh for failure in rescue operation to save two year old child Fatehveer Singh in Sangrur. Govt has failed in rescuing Fatehveer who was fighting a tough fight.    The large number

Doughnut festival concluded at The Chocolate Box and Lounge

Ludhiana The week long Doughnut festival that started on June 6th at The Chocolate Box and Lounge, MBD Neopolis mall concluded on Tuesday. The idea of having a snack and dessert at the same time clicked with the people of Ludhiana and there was great curiosity and excitement among people to know more about the

Child retrieved from Punjab borewell dead

The two-year-old boy who was pulled out on Tuesday from a 150-foot-deep abandoned borewell in a village in Punjab’s Sangrur district after six days was declared dead. The child, Fatehveer Singh, was brought to the PGI hospital in Chandigarh, some 130 km from the accident spot, soon after he was retrieved from the well, officials

Punjab CM orders closure of all open borewells

Five days after an infant got was trapped in a 150-foot-deep abandoned borewell in a Punjab village, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has asked the officials to ensure that no open borewell existed in any district and sought a report in 24 hours. “Constantly monitoring the rescue operations by @NDRFHQ, local administration and outside experts, which

Kashmir Valley relieved after Kathua verdict

The verdict of a Special Court in Pathankot on the rape and murder of a eight-year-old girl last year in Kathua convicting six of the seven accused on Monday was received with relief and satisfaction in the Kashmir Valley.The widely reported heinous crime against a minor girl of the nomadic ‘Bakarwal’ (Goatherd) community in Rasana

Kathua rape-murder case: Six held guilty

A Special Court in Pathankot of Punjab on Monday convicted six out of the seven in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua last year. Pathankot District and Sessions Judge Tejwinder Singh announced the verdict in the open court. Those convicted include former revenue official Sanji Ram, Special Police

Defiant Sidhu calls on Rahul, Priyanka

Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is at loggerheads with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and was allocated a new portfolio last week, met party President Rahul Gandhi here. He is yet to assume at the new ministry.”Met the Congress President, handed him my letter, appraised him of the situation!” Sidhu tweeted on Monday. Along

Rescue operation on to recover child from Punjab borewell

A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Monday continued its rescue operation to retrieve a two-year-old boy who had been trapped in a 150-foot-deep abandoned borewell in a village near this Punjab’s town.There was no official confirmation about the health of the child, Fatehveer Singh, who turned three on Monday. Lack of