May 03

Top-class gym to come up at Police Lines in Ferozepur

Ferozepur: With a grant of Rs 25 lakh arranged from Rajya Sabha member H K Dua by Congress MLA Parminder Singh Pinki, a top-class gymnasium will come up at the Police Lines in Ferozepur. Appreciating the efforts of Punjab Police in maintaining peace and harmony in the state, Pinki said that in view of pressure

‘We will give `20 lakh to Cheema’s family if he commits suicide’

Chandigarh: Bhartiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) president Balbir Singh Rajewal has offered Rs 20 lakh as compensation to the family of Punjab Mandi Board vice-president Ravinder Singh Cheema if he commits suicide. Talking to Daily Post over the phone on Monday, Rajewal reacted to Cheema’s callous claim on farmers committing suicide in Punjab in which he

Rotational programme for Kharif season announced

CHANDIGARH: The Irrigation Department has announced the rotational programme for irrigation for the current Kharif season through canal water from Tuesday to May 10. The channels of Sirhind Canal System would run on the priority basis from Patiala feeder, Abohar Branch, Sidhwan Branch, Bathinda Branch and Bist Doab Canal respectively. Disclosing this here on Monday,

SAD asks AAP what action it is taking against Yamini Gomar

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday said the facade of austerity, probity and morality in public life which was professed by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had been torn asunder by the greed and hunger for money shown by AAP national executive member Yamini Gomar while contesting the last parliamentary elections. In a statement

Fire reduces 3 Machhiwara shops to ashes

Khanna: Three shops were reduced to ashes in Machhiwara on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. A member of the fire brigade staff sustained injuries while controlling the fire but no loss of human life was reported in this incident. Yash Pal Gomi, fire officer said they received the information about the fire that

MLA Pargat turn heads, attends SAD district meeting today

Jalandhar: In damage control mode ahead of the ensuing assembly elections, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday managed to convince Jalandhar Cantonment MLA Pargat Singh to attend its SAD district (urban and rural) meeting, which was targeted at reaching out to masses through social media platform The SAD meeting was chaired by party spokesman Daljit Singh

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AAP expresses concern over another suicide by debt ridden farmer

Jalandhar: The Aam Admi Party (AAP) on Monday expressed shock over yet another suicide by a debt ridden farmer at Ferozepur on Sunday and accused Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for remaining a mute spectator to the worsening financial crisis of peasantry in the state. State Convenor of AAP Sucha Singh Chhotepur said that within

Wooden toymaker keeps alive traditional craft

Jalandhar: Indigenously crafted wooden toys may have disappeared off the shelves with an influx of cheap Chinese-made alternatives flooding the market, but a determined craftsman here continues to resist the winds of change. Hard at work in a small shop on the outskirts of Jalandhar, Darshan Singh on Sunday said he has been crafting wooden

Sikh art exhibits to spread awareness about identity in US

New Delhi: Even 15 years after 9/11, Sikhs in the US feel they are more likely to face profiling, bigotry and backlash than the average American because of the two symbols of their distinct identity – beard and turban. To dispel this misperception and spread better awareness about the religion, a new Sikh art exhibit

People turning their backs to Bolda Punjab, claims Dhindsa

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday said the people of Malwa had shown the mirror to both the sham ‘Bolda Punjab’ exercise as well as Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann for trying to befool them with false propaganda. “The wave has turned against you from the very region in which you derived the maximum

Cong will re-open all cases of Dalit atrocities: Hans

Barnala: Continuing his ‘Samaj Jodo’ campaign in Malwa region in Dhanaula on Sunday, Congress leader Hans Raj Hans said that the complaints with Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission against atrocities on Dalits increased to 7,709 in 2015 as compared to 473 in 2007. The Congress, if voted to power, will re-open all the cases of

AAP to release ‘blueprint’ for Punjab youth, farmers

New Delhi: AAP will this month release its ‘blueprint’ for the youth and farmers of Punjab, giving details of the work it’s government would undertake if the party is elected to power in the state where Assembly polls are due next year. “In the first week of May, we are releasing our blueprint for the

Free Internet for visiting devotees at Golden Temple

Amritsar: Devotees visiting the Golden Temple will now have free Wi-Fi internet access within the temple complex and its peripheral area. The service would not be available inside the sanctum sanctorum of the temple and the marbled area around the water pond, keeping religious ethics in view, Additional Secretary of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Daljit

Sikh students asked to take off karas, kirpans

Ambala: Controversy has gripped the patwaris’ recruitment examination when Sikh examinees, who had come to take test, were asked to take off ‘karas’ (bracelets) and ‘’kirpans’ before entering the examination hall. The students protested outside the examination hall here on Sunday against the examination centre staff, accusing them of hurting their religious sentiments. Sensing that

Communal Harmony, Peace, Law and Order will continue to be main agenda of the Punjab Govt: Sukhbir Badal

Nawanshahr: While paying rich tributes to Maharaj Brahmanand Bhuriwale at the religious ceremony organised to commemorate his 14th death anniversary, the Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal said that the maintaining of peace, communal harmony, law and order would continue to be the main agenda of the SAD-BJP government to keep Punjab a prosperous and

Punjab Government Committed for Growth of Farmers – Majithia

* SPECIAL PACKAGE FOR FARMERS & SWAMINATHAN COMMISSION REPORT SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED – MAJITHIA * PUNJAB’s DEVELOPMENT NOT POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE GROWTH OF FARMERS * DISTRIBUTES TUBEWELL CONNECTIONS TO HUNDREDS OF FARMERS AT SPECIAL FUNCTION HELD AT NATH DI KHUHI Mattewal: Revenue and Information and Public Relations Minister Mr Bikram Singh Majithia has said that

Russian models walk the ramp at fashion show in LPU

Phagwara: Student organization ‘Altiora’ of Lovely Professional University (LPU) Phagwara hosted Fashion Show, where Russian and Indian Models walked the on the ramp. The show was based on the pattern of famous international ‘Avante Garde Fashion Week’ which was produced by Adorrio fashion house, Milan Italy. The show was choreographed by international ace choreographer Shie

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Firing at Jeweller’s shop,One robber killed

Patiala: On Saturday Night, three Mask men entered and started firing at the Om Jeweller’s Shop at Killa Chownk, Patiala. In retaliation the jeweller also fired the assailants following which one robber was injured badly and later died in the hospital. Even the shopkeeper was seriously injured in this incident. According to police, two assailants

Kandi area’s biggest hospital ruined at Akali MLA’s behest: Nimisha Mehta

Garhshankar: Condemning the SAD-BJP government over shifting of hospital staff from government hospital situated at village batthal, Punjab Congress spokesperson Nimisha Mehta on Sunday cornered Akali MLA Surinder Singh Bhullewal Ratthan for bringing the hospital to close. Mehta visited the local hospital along with the area people and maintained that the lone government hospital in

Aman Skoda booked in another case of cheating

Bathinda: In a period of less than a week, infamous swindler Amandeep Kamboj (Aman Skoda) of Punnawala village in Fazilka district has been booked in a yet another case of duping in the name of his ‘high-connections’ with Punjab Police officials. In the latest case, Chamkaur Singh of Khosa Dal Singh Wala village at Mallanwala