Sep 09

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

Ammy Virk starrer Nikka Zaildar 3 trailer out
Ammy Virk starrer Nikka Zaildar 3 trailer out

Nikka Zaildar 3 trailer: The ultimate Punjabi comedy-drama which tickled everyone’s funny bones was Nikka Zaildar. The movie was appreciated and loved to such an extent that the audience couldn’t wait to see its sequel which was equally loved by the audience. But as you all know that after enthralling you all with its first two

Capt. Amarinder Singh offers help to girl forcibly converted to Islam
Capt. Amarinder Singh offers help to girl forcibly converted to Islam

 Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has offered help to the Sikh girl, who was allegedly abducted and forced to convert to Islam in Pakistan, to come and settle in India.”Even after so many days, (Pakistan Prime Minister) Imran Khan has failed to help out Jagjit Kaur, forcibly converted and married against her wishes,” the Chief

Punjab: Mega job fairs under "Ghar Ghar Rozgar" to provide 6,000 jobs
Punjab govt to hold jobs fair at 82 places from Sept 9

The Punjab government will hold the fifth mega jobs fair this month, where 2,10,000 private sector positions would be offered by 1,819 companies. It will also facilitate self-employment loans to around 100,000 youth. The jobs fair would be held in every district between September 9 and September 30 at 82 venues, said Technical Education and

Kartarpur corridor: India, Pakistan to hold technical talks on Sept 4
Kartarpur corridor: India, Pakistan to hold technical talks on Sept 4

India and Pakistan will hold another technical meeting to finalise the remaining modalities of Kartarpur corridor in the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah border on Wednesday, sources from Pakistan said.  During the second meeting, which took place on July 14, the two sides agreed to complete the construction of the 4.19 kilometres long four-lane highway

Tough to stay an actor and not become a commodity: Sunny Deol
Tough to stay an actor and not become a commodity: Sunny Deol

 Actor Sunny Deol says his family stands out in the film industry as they don’t chase money or become a “commodity”. Sunny’s son, Karan, is all set to make his big screen debut with “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas“, which the actor has also directed.Though a star kid, Karan is hardly seen photographed getting in-and-out

Abducted Sikh girl in Pakistan returns to family, 8 held
Abducted Sikh girl in Pakistan returns to family, 8 held

A Sikh girl who was allegedly abducted and forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan has returned home to her family and the police has arrested eight people in connection with the incident, it has emerged.The girl, identified as 19-year old Jagjit Kaur, was allegedly kidnapped and forced to marry a Muslim man in Pakistan. The Indian

Pakistan to charge Kartarpur pilgrims $20 as service fee
Good progress made at Kartarpur talks: Pakistan Foreign Office

The Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) said that “good progress” was made during technical level talks on the Kartarpur corridor between Pakistani and Indian delegations, a media report said on Saturday.FO spokesman Mohammad Faisal, while talking to Dawn news over the phone, confirmed that the talks were held on Friday at the border, more commonly known

Capt. Amarinder Singh offers help to girl forcibly converted to Islam
Take up issue of Sikh girl’s forced conversion to Islam with Pak: Amarinder tells Centre

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh urged External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday to take up the issue of a Sikh girl being reportedly kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam in Pakistan.”Shocking incident of a Sikh girl being kidnapped & forced to convert to Islam in Nankana Sahib, Pakistan,” Singh tweeted, tagging a video. In

Not in politics to get clicked or blow my own trumpet: Sunny Deol
Not in politics to get clicked or blow my own trumpet: Sunny Deol

Actor and BJP MP Sunny Deol says he doesn’t pay attention to people’s reaction about his fledgling political career because he believes in quietly doing his work.Deol, who was elected as MP from Gurdaspur after defeating Congress’ Sunil Jakhar by 82,459 votes in the Lok Sabha polls this year, has come under scrutiny for his

Amritsar Airport top international destination for flights from Melbourne
Amritsar Airport top international destination for flights from Melbourne

Amritsar Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, Amritsar is in the limelight as a top destination from a foreign country airport. Amritsar has emerged as the top onward destination from Melbourne Avalon Airport on Air Asia X flights. As per a report published by “Geelong Advertiser” newspaper from Geelong situated in the suburbs of