Apr 19

Farmers suffer due to lack of facilities in Punjab Mandis

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Sikh priest recovering after Germany gurdwara blast

Berlin: The condition of a 60-year-old Sikh priest, who was seriously injured in an explosion at a gurdwara in the German city of Essen has improved and he is now out of danger, police said on Tuesday. The priest was among three persons who were hurt when an explosive device went off in the entrance

Punjabi singer Sangram Singh booked for dowry

Rupnagar: Davinder Kaur,wife of Punjabi singer Sangram Singh alleged that her husband tortured her for not bringing ample dowry. Davinder also alleged that the local police had helped him to flee from his residence. However, the police has registered a case against Sangram Singh on the basis of a complaint filed by his wife Davinder

For 2-minute train halt, Sikhs on dharna for 370 days

Malout: Punjab government under the leadership of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has gone extra mile in helping out the people in visiting their places of worship across the country, but a group of Sikhs at Malout have been on peaceful dharna for 370 days, demanding nothing but just two-minute long halt of Shri Ganganagar-Naded

‘Centre on job to resolve food grain stocks issue’

Mumbai: The Central government is working with regulators, banks and other agencies to resolve the issue of missing food grain stocks in Punjab, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said here on Monday. “We are working with the regulators as well as the banks and various other government agencies to ensure the matter with


Chandigarh: Reiterating the firm commitment of the state government to conserve the rich heritage of the state, Tourism Minister Sohan Singh Thandal on Monday said that Rs 300 crore is being spent on conserving the heritage buildings of religious and historical importance in the state. Besides, thousands of crores of rupees have been spent to

Collector rates cut by 15 pc

Chandigarh: To provide a big relief to property buyers in the state, Punjab government has decided to decrease collector rates by 15 per cent as directed by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said that all the Deputy Commissioners have been directed to convene a meeting with all stake holders

Newly married woman swept away at Nangal

Nangal: A newly married woman was swept away in the heavy flow of waters of Nangal Hydel Canal here at Nangal on Saturday. As per the information, Rahul, a resident of Derabassi along with his wife and brother were coming back from Mata Chintpurni Temple. They stopped at Nangal to immerse the flowers in the

Faridkot DC warns procurement officials

Bathinda: Faridkot Deputy Commissioner Malwinder Singh Jaggi on Sunday visited grain markets of Kotkapura, Bargadi and Panj Garain to review arrangements regarding paddy procurement. Jaggi informed that of the total 1.03 lakh MTs of wheat arrived in district Mandis, as much as 78,335 MT was purchased till date. Issuing strict warning to the procurement officials,

Survey held to release water from Bist Doab canal into Chitti Bein

Jalandhar: In a major decision likely to give a boost to irrigation for farmers in Doaba region, the state government has in-principle agreed to release water from the Bist Doab canal into the ‘Chitti Bein’, which would improve the water table content in this region. Recently, environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal held a meeting with

White-cap bearers more dangerous than white fly: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Mansa: Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday charged the white-cap bearers (AAP leaders) more dangerous than the pest white fly. She said that while the pest white fly damaged cotton crop, but these white-cap bearers would devour the entire Punjab. The Union Minister conducted Sangat Darshan in various villages of

Take responsibility for Financial mess in State, says Channi

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress Legislature Party (CLP) chief Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday called upon the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to own up responsibility for leading the state towards bankruptcy and resign as has been proved from the candid confession of the Food and Supplies Minister Adaish Partap Singh Kairon that even the cash credit limit

Chief Minister allots `3.70 crore for new roads in Mohali

Chandigarh: Reiterating the firm commitment of state government to give further fillip to overall development of the state, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday sanctioned a sum of Rs 3.70 crore for the construction of new roads in Mohali. Presiding over a meeting to review the development works of Mohali with Lok Sabha MP

Sukhdev Sirsa elected as President of Punjabi Sahit Academy

Ludhiana: Sukhdev Singh Sirsa was again elected as president of Punjabi Sahit Academy, one of the prominent institution of Punjab on Sunday.  In a clean sweep, Sirsa got 559 votes while his opponent Kashmiri Lal Chawla got only 104 votes. As many as six votes were canceled. It is for the second time that Sukhdev Singh

DC takes stock of wheat procurement

Nawanshahr: Deputy Commissioner Vipul Ujwal on Saturday visited Nawanshahr and Banga grain markets to take stock of the ongoing wheat procurement process in the district. An official release later said that the DC informed that out of a total of 24924 MT of wheat that had arrived in the district mandis, 20438 had been purchased

Involvement of relatives not ruled out, says SSP

Kapurthala: Kapurthala Police, during the last twenty hours have rounded up some near and dear ones of Jaskirat Singh, alias, Jassi to trace his kidnappers and murderers and on Saturday, some police sources pointed out the involvement of one of them and a few of them have a criminal backround . During the first day

Kirpal Singh’s family to get relief from govt

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has promised to extend all help and relief to Kirpal Singh’s family that had been given to another Indian Sarabjit Singh, who died in most tragic circumstances in Pakistan jail. Kirpal Singh, an ex-serviceman, had been lodged in Lahore jail since 1992 where he died on April 12. Disclosing this here,

Priest arrested for misbehaving with women

Phagwara: A priest has been arrested on the charge of misbehaving with female members of a ‘bhajan mandali’ (group of religious singers), hurting their religious sentiments and criminal intimidation, police said on Saturday. Following a complaint by a 65-year-old member of the religious singers’ group, Dinesh Sharma of Hadiabad sub-town, was arrested yesterday, Assistant Sub-Inspector

Skill centre inaugurated

Mansa: Union Minister Najma Heptulla on Saturday said under the Make In India and Stand Up projects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi the youngsters are imparted skills and given loans so that they can expand the newly acquired skills into commercial ventures and make a living out of it. Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma

Shiromani Akali Dal Longowal Merges into Congress Party

Delhi: The Shiromani Akali Dal Longowal headed by Surjit Singh Barnala’s wife merges into Congress party with a formal announcement made by Congress during a Press Conference in Delhi.SAD (Longowal) president Surjit Kaur Barnala, her son and outfit general secretary Gaganjit Singh Barnala and Gaganjit’s son Simar Partap Barnala met Congress President Sonia Gandhi at