Nov 26

Sikh man donates 900 sq ft plot for mosque in UP
Sikh man donates 900 sq ft plot for mosque in UP

 A Sikh man has donated a piece of land for a mosque in Purkazi in Muzaffarnagar district to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. Sukhpal Singh Bedi (70), is a social activist. He handed over the documents for the 900 sq ft plot to Nagar Panchayat Chairman Zahir Farooqui.Bedi said he wanted

21-year-old Jalandhar girl killed in Canada
21-year-old Jalandhar girl killed in Canada

 A 21-year-old woman, hailing from Punjab’s Jalandhar district, was allegedly killed in Canada, her family members said on Monday.Prabhleen Kaur, who was living in Surrey in the UK, had gone to Canada three years ago on a study visa, her family in Jalandhar said.Kaur’s father Gurdial Singh said he received a call from the Canadian

Punjab: 17-yr-old youth burnt to death in Mansa

A 17-year-old youth burnt to death in Punjab’s Mansa district, police said on Sunday. Jasprit Singh was allegedly taken to a closed rice mill on Saturday night, where his legs were tied and he was set on fire by pouring some inflammable material, police said.Accused Jashan Singh, Gurjit Singh and their another accomplice had been

Punjab Police takes wanted gangster Budda into custody

The Punjab Police took wanted gangster Sukhpreet Singh Dhaliwal alias Budda into custody as he arrived at the Delhi airport in the early hours of Saturday after being deported from Armenia, an official said.Amid tight security, he was later produced before a court in Mohali, which remanded him into police custody till November 29, he

Defence Minister to inaugurate 3-day Military Literature Festival-2019

The stage is all set for the three-day Military Literature Festival-2019 with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh slated to inaugurate it on December 13 at the Lake Club here. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will preside over the closing ceremony and honour the descendants and units of Victoria Cross winners of the Burma Campaign of the

Govt notifies election of SGPC office bearers, members

The Centre has notified the election of a 15-member executive body of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, the apex body for the management of the holy places of Sikhs, with Gobind Singh as its president and Raghujit Singh as senior vice president.“In pursuance of the provisions contained in sub-rule (2) of rule 11 of the

Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill in RS today
Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha today

 The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019, already passed from the Lok Sabha in August, will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The bill seeks to remove the Congress President as a permanent member of a trust that runs the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial.The Bill also seeks to ‘remove’ the mention of

Govt considering Ram Rahim-Honeypreet meeting: Anil Vij
Govt considering Ram Rahim-Honeypreet meeting: Anil Vij

 The ruling BJP in Haryana seems to be favouring accused in the Panchkula violence, Honeypreet Insan, to meet her foster father and jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who was convicted in August 2017 for raping two of his disciples and is now seeking parole. A Punjab Minister said it is her

Aamir Khan makes an impressive 'Laal Singh Chaddha'
Aamir Khan makes an impressive ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’

Superstar Aamir Khan on Monday unveiled his look from Laal Singh Chaddha.He shared his look on Twitter while introducing himself as: “Sat Sri Akaal ji, myself Laal…Laal Singh Chaddha.”The actor looks simple and innocent in a pink and grey check shirt and grey trousers with a powder pink turban. He can also be seen sporting

Protest in Punjab over death of Dalit labourer
Protest in Punjab over death of Dalit labourer

Tension prevailed in a Punjab village on Sunday after a horrific incident in which a Dalit labourer was allegedly beaten up and forced to drink urine by upper-caste men and later succumbed to his injuries at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) here.His family has been demanding a compensation of Rs

UP Cong MLA Aditi Singh to wed Punjab Cong MLA Angad Singh

 Congress MLA from Rae Bareli, Aditi Singh, will be marrying Angad Singh Saini, a fellow Congress legislator from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar in Punjab.The wedding ceremony is slated to take place on November 21 at a resort in New Delhi. The invitation cards are being distributed to a select guest list. The groom’s family will

Punjab youth to get special national award
Punjab youth to get special national award

 Yashveer Goyal, a differently-abled sportsperson and IT whiz kid from Bathinda, Punjab, has been selected for a national award to be given by President Ram Nath Kovind next month.Yashveer, 20, has hearing and speech impairment.The award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities of 2019 will be awarded to him in the Role Model Hearing

Punjab to prohibit sale of ghee
Punjab to prohibit sale of ghee

 The Commissionerate of Food and Drugs Administration, Punjab, has prohibited the sale of ghee containing added matter not exclusively derived from milk fat.”The FDA has issued a public notice stating that the manufacture, sale or distribution of ghee containing any added matter not exclusively derived from milk fat and vanaspati to which ghee or any

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,