Nov 04

1984 riots: Sajjan Kumar moves SC for early hearing on bail plea
1984 riots: Sajjan Kumar moves SC for early hearing on bail plea

Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking early hearing on his bail plea in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.Kumar’s counsel and senior advocate Shekhar Naphade brought up the plea before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who said the bench will consider it.In December 2018, Kumar was convicted in

1,100 Indian Sikhs reach Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Pakistan
1,100 Indian Sikhs reach Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Pakistan

Over one thousand Sikhs from India arrived at Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Pakistan’s Hassanabdal city on Sunday as part of the ‘Nagar Kirtan’, a religious procession, held to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev.The gurdwara in Punjab Province was decorated with colourful lights and pilgrims performed various rituals.Evacuee Trust Property

Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims: PM Imran Khan
Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims: PM Imran Khan

 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that was ready to welcome the Sikh pilgrims from India to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev – the founder of Sikhism.”I want to congratulate our govt for readying Kartarpur, in record time, for Guru Nanak jee’s 550th birthday celebrations,” Khan said in a

Ammy Virk's new single 'Mittraa' to release soon
Ammy Virk’s new single ‘Mittraa’ to release soon

Ammy Virk has announced the title of his next single a few days back. The title of his upcoming song is ‘Mittraa’. Ammy took to his social media handle to share a new poster with all the details related to his upcoming track ‘Mittraa’.           View this post on Instagram    

Navjot Singh Sidhu in Pak's Kartarpur video apart from Bhindranwale, Amrik Khalsa
Navjot Sidhu seeks govt clearance to attend Kartarpur opening in Pakistan

After accepting an invite from Pakistan, former Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday sought government clearance, including from External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, to attend the inauguration ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan.The ceremony is scheduled three days before the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.Sidhu has

Evolve consensus to counter pollution in Delhi: Punjab CM to Modi
Evolve consensus to counter pollution in Delhi: Punjab CM to Modi

Expressing deep anguish and anger at the unprecedented situation triggered by the growing air pollution in Delhi, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday wrote an emotional letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, underlining the need for evolving a consensus on tackling the issue, rising above political affiliations and regional considerations.In his letter, the Chief

30% rise in stubble burning cases in Punjab
30% rise in stubble burning cases in Punjab

The cases of crop residue fire — a major air pollutant in Delhi-NCR — saw a 30 per cent rise in Punjab after the harvest season this year compared to last year.The substantial increase was recorded despite Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s fervent appeals to the farmers not to go for the quicker option of getting

Shri Guru Nanak Dev 550th Birth Anniversary: Jazzy B to dedicate a new song
Shri Guru Nanak Dev 550th Birth Anniversary: Jazzy B to dedicate a new song

The 550-year-old Prakash Prabhu of Guru Nanak Dev ji is being celebrated all over the world this year . On this special occasion, famous punjabi singer Jazzy B going to release a Punjabi song ‘Dhan Dhan Baba Nanak’. Jazzy B shared first look on his Intagram account and wrote:           View

Badal requests PM to treat Sikh who deserted Army post Operation Blue Star as ex-servicemen
Badal requests PM to treat Sikh who deserted Army post Operation Blue Star as ex-servicemen

 Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to acquit the Sikhs who had deserted the Army in the aftermath of the Operation Blue Star of all charges, and treat them as ex-servicemen by restoring all benefits to them.In a letter to the prime minister, Badal also said justice

No need for passport for Sikh pilgrims visiting Kartarpur: Pak PM
No need for passport for Sikh pilgrims visiting Kartarpur: Pak PM

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday announced that Sikh pilgrims from India would not need a passport to travel to Kartarpur and no fee would be charged from them on the opening day of the corridor on November 9. “For Sikhs coming for pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India, I have waived off two requirements:

Air India starts Mumbai-Amritsar-Stansted flight
Air India starts Mumbai-Amritsar-Stansted flight

National carrier Air India on Thursday launched a thrice-weekly flight between Mumbai and Stansted in UK via Amritsar, officials said.Starting in Mumbai, the flight will connect Amritsar to Stansted to facilitate Sikh pilgrims to visit the holy city on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak.  It will operate on

Guru Nanak's 550th Prakash Purb: Punjab assembly's special session on Nov 6
Guru Nanak’s 550th Prakash Purb: Punjab assembly’s special session on Nov 6

The Punjab Cabinet on Thursday decided to convene a special session of the Assembly for a day on November 6 to commemorate the 550th ‘Prakash Purb’ of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev.The cabinet, in a meeting here chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, approved recommending to the governor summoning of the ninth session of the

Punjab Assembly bypolls: Cong wins 3 seats, Akalis 1
Punjab Assembly bypolls: Cong wins 3 seats, Akalis 1

 The ruling Congress won three Assembly seats, while the opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won one in the Punjab bypolls, the results of which were announced on Thursday.While the Congress won the Jalalabad, Phagwara and Mukerian seats, the SAD came up trumps in Dakha.Chief Minister Amarinder Singh hailed his party’s victory in three of the

India, Pakistan sign Kartarpur Corridor agreement
India, Pakistan sign Kartarpur Corridor agreement

India and Pakistan on Thursday signed the operationalising modalities agreement for the Kartarpur Corridor to allow Indian pilgrims to visit the holy shrine throughout the year.The agreement paves the way for inauguration of the Corridor next month ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism. The signing ceremony took

Punjab bypolls: Cong ahead in 3 seats; SAD leading in 1
Punjab bypolls: Cong ahead in 3 seats; SAD leading in 1

The Congress is ahead in the three seats of Jalalabad, Phagwara and Mukerian, while the SAD is leading in Dakha in the bypolls to four assembly seats of Punjab, as per early trends.Congress nominee Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal is leading over his nearest rival and BJP nominee Rajesh Bagha by a margin of 1,852 votes from

Ishqam by Navrattan Music released with a huge response
Ishqam by Navrattan Music released with a huge response

Navrattan Music Label released its first track Ishqam. Music sensation Mika Singh and Ali Quli Mirza Big boss fame (Singer and actor both) rocked the first-ever project by Navrattan Music. The song Ishqam is a Punjabi and Arabic mix track and the shoot for the same was done in Hungary.Ishqam by Navrattan Music released with a

53,84,057 tonnes paddy procured in Punjab
53,84,057 tonnes paddy procured in Punjab

Government agencies and private millers have procured 53,84,057 tonnes of paddy or 86 per cent of the total produce in Punjab, the government said on Wednesday. A payment of Rs 4,695.65 crore has been made.Out of the total procurement from various procurement centres, PUNGRAIN has procured 21,27,342 tonnes, Markfed 13,96,610 tonnes and Punsup procured 10,42,971

Kartarpur Corridor project a positive development amid Indo-Pak tension
Kartarpur Corridor project a positive development amid Indo-Pak tension

At a time when relations between India and Pakistan are going through extreme chill amid occasional military escalation, the prospective operationalisation of the Kartarpur Corridor next month stands out as one positive development.Despite the tensions, the two countries have been holding talks on opening the corridor for pilgrimage to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara, which is

India again urges Pakistan not to levy $20 Kartarpur pilgrim fee
India again urges Pakistan not to levy $20 Kartarpur pilgrim fee

 “Disappointed” as Pakistan insists on $20 service fee per Kartarpur pilgrim, India on Monday again urged the neighbouring country to reconsider to levy the fee and conveyed that it would be ready to sign the agreement on Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on October 23, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. Noting that the government has consistently

Bangla Sahib to be differently-abled, senior citizen-friendly: Manjinder
Bangla Sahib to be differently-abled, senior citizen-friendly: Manjinder Singh Sirsa

As it prepares to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Delhi’s iconic Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is being made barrier-free to make it differently-abled and senior citizen-friendly, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (SGMC) President Manjinder Singh Sirsa said on Sunday.The Delhi SGMC has initiated the movement to maintain, provide, renovate and repair existing