Apr 25

Navdeep Gill elected as new president of Punjab Public Relations Officers Association

Ludhiana: The members of the Punjab Public Relations Officers Associations, Punjab on Monday elected Navdeep Gill as the new president of the body in elections which held at Chandigarh. The office bearers who were elected for the other executives posts includes Senu Duggal as chairperson, Prabhdeep Singh Nathowal as senior vice president and Iqbal Singh

First Sena leader’s murder, now firing in air during his cremation shames Khanna police

Khanna: While the murder of Shiv Sena leader Durga Prasad Gupta in a broad daylight on Saturday put a serious question on the functioning of Khanna police, open firing in air in Gupta’s honour by Shiv Sainiks during his cremation here on Monday further highlighted the police inefficiency. A heavy police force that had been deployed to prevent any untoward incident

‘Captain Amarinder insulting NRIs by praising himself’

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday said Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh was insulting the intelligence of NRIs by giving himself good governance certificates even though he had presided over a government more known for its scams than anything else. “Let me refresh your memory in case you have forgotten the scams

Bittu flays Swamy for calling Jarnail Singh Bindranwala a preacher

Ludhiana: Lashing out at Bhartiya Janata Party Leader and newly nominated Rajya Sabha member Subramanium Swamy for calling Jarnail Singh Bindranwala a preacher, who promoted Sikhism and motivated youth to stay away from drugs, Member of Parliament Ravneet Singh Bittu said that those from outside the state should desist from misguiding the innocent people of

Harsimrat wants Op Blue Star files be made public 

Deon (Bathinda): Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday reiterated her claim of Congress being responsible for 1984 anti-Sikh riots and demanded that the files related to attack on Sri Darbar Sahib during the Op Blue Star should be made public so that the truth is brought before people. Speaking to

Pargat opposes Salman Khan’s name as Goodwill Ambassador

Jalandhar: Supporting international wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, SAD leader and former Indian Hockey team skipper Pargat Singh on Sunday opposed the move of nominating Bollywood superstar Salman Khan as the ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ of India in the Rio Olympics 2016. Yogeshwar Dutt, the 2012 London Olympics bronze medalist was opposing Salman’s name as the Goodwill Ambassador on

Hindu leader arrested for murder of Sikh politician

Peshawar: A district-level Hindu leader of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was arrested on Sunday in connection with the killing of a prominent Sikh politician in the country’s restive northwest region, a day after Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Baldev Kumar, a Swat district councilor and minority leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was arrested

SGTB College gets status of ‘College with Potential for Excellence’

Sri Anandpur Sahib: University Grants Commission (UGC) released a new list of colleges selected for the status of ‘College with Potential for Excellence’ under which each college would be given a grant of Rs 2 crore. While talking to Daily Post, Principal of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College (SGTB College), Sri Anandpur Sahib, Dr

‘Breakthrough in Mata Chand Kaur murder case achieved’

Ludhiana: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday said that there is absolutely no pressure on the state government in not revealing the names of alleged killers of Mata Chand Kaur wife of Satguru Jagjit Singh of Namdhari Sect and very shortly the accused would be in jail. He also said that Punjab government

Punjab decides to ban ‘Santa Banta Private Limited’ film

Chandigarh: Punjab government has decided to ban the movie ‘Santa Banta Private Limited’ for portraying the Sikh community in a denigrating and defamatory manner. A decision to this effect was taken late on Saturday after a delegation of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee (DSGMC) led by its president Manjit Singh GK called on Deputy

‘SAD will make all efforts to bring back Kohinoor diamond’

Anandpur Sahib: British fought their last battle in 1849 with Sikhs and one would never offer a gift to his enemy, therefore, people who claim that Kohinoor was gifted to the British people appear ridiculous. These thoughts were expressed by Member Parliament from Anandpur Sahib Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra here at Anandpur Sahib on Sunday.

Sidhu makes political comeback with Rajya Sabha nomination

New Delhi: Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu’s nomination to the Rajya Sabha is not only expected to improve the BJP’s prospects in next year’s assembly polls in Punajb but the party is also expected to gain from his articulation of issues in the upper house. Sidhu, who was sidelined in the party apparently due to his

Cooperative societies employees lathi-charged in Bathinda

Bathinda: Nearly a dozen agitating activists of the Punjab State Agriculture Cooperative Societies Employees Union suffered injuries after the police lathi-charged them on Sunday at Balluana village in Bathinda district. The police action took place in the evening after the protesters, more than a hundred in number, denied lifting their dharna from Malout-Chandigarh national highway,

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Capt Amarinder urges Canadian govt to prevent abuse of law

Chandigarh: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday slammed the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) for playing into the hands of the Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Aam Aadmi Party at the same time by trying to abuse an otherwise well-meaning and well-intentioned law aimed at protecting and safeguarding the human

Punjab Infra Board ratings not impacted by food scam: Icra

Mumbai: Domestic rating agency Icra has said its rating on the Rs 1,550-crore bonds issued by the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) has not been impacted by the controversy surrounding missing foodgrain stocks in the state. “The developments have no material impact on the credit quality of the PIDB or its ability to service the

Regulatory authority for private schools in offing: Sukhbir

Ludhiana: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday said that Punjab government would soon set up a Regulatory Authority to keep a check on private schools of the state. Sukhbir said that he has asked Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema to make sure that the Regulatory Authority starts functioning at the earliest. Punjab government

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Badal offers support to BSMF

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday offered all support and cooperation to Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation (BSMF) for conversion of Bhagat Singh’s house at his birthplace Banga in Faisalabad district (Pakistan) into a world class memorial. This assurance was given by Badal to the visiting delegation of BSMF led by its chairman

Co-accused in abduction and rape of Dalit woman arrested

Moga: Muktsar Police on Sunday arrested the co-accused in connection with the alleged abduction and rape of a Dalit woman, from Malout bus stand. Sandeep Singh, who hails from Khandu Khera village in Muktsar, was arrested in the early hours on Sunday from Malout bus stand, a Muktsar police official said. He was driving the

Punjabi to continue to be taught in UK schools

London: The UK government has said that Punjabi language, that have been part its school curriculum will continue to be taught across the country. The UK’s Department for Education confirmed this week that the four languages will continue to be among the choice of subjects as part of the GCSE and A-Level syllabus, the equivalent

Harsimrat asks Cong what it has done for farmers

Mansa: Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday asked the Congress to tell what it did for the welfare of farmers in Punjab. She said that led by the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, the SAD-BJP government gave many facilities in last nine years, whereas Amarinder Singh government had no focus