Nov 22

Govt notifies election of SGPC office bearers, members

The Centre has notified the election of a 15-member executive body of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, the apex body for the management of the holy places of Sikhs, with Gobind Singh as its president and Raghujit Singh as senior vice president.“In pursuance of the provisions contained in sub-rule (2) of rule 11 of the

Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill in RS today
Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha today

 The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019, already passed from the Lok Sabha in August, will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The bill seeks to remove the Congress President as a permanent member of a trust that runs the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial.The Bill also seeks to ‘remove’ the mention of

Aamir Khan makes an impressive 'Laal Singh Chaddha'
Aamir Khan makes an impressive ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’

Superstar Aamir Khan on Monday unveiled his look from Laal Singh Chaddha.He shared his look on Twitter while introducing himself as: “Sat Sri Akaal ji, myself Laal…Laal Singh Chaddha.”The actor looks simple and innocent in a pink and grey check shirt and grey trousers with a powder pink turban. He can also be seen sporting

Protest in Punjab over death of Dalit labourer
Protest in Punjab over death of Dalit labourer

Tension prevailed in a Punjab village on Sunday after a horrific incident in which a Dalit labourer was allegedly beaten up and forced to drink urine by upper-caste men and later succumbed to his injuries at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) here.His family has been demanding a compensation of Rs

UP Cong MLA Aditi Singh to wed Punjab Cong MLA Angad Singh

 Congress MLA from Rae Bareli, Aditi Singh, will be marrying Angad Singh Saini, a fellow Congress legislator from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar in Punjab.The wedding ceremony is slated to take place on November 21 at a resort in New Delhi. The invitation cards are being distributed to a select guest list. The groom’s family will

Punjab youth to get special national award
Punjab youth to get special national award

 Yashveer Goyal, a differently-abled sportsperson and IT whiz kid from Bathinda, Punjab, has been selected for a national award to be given by President Ram Nath Kovind next month.Yashveer, 20, has hearing and speech impairment.The award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities of 2019 will be awarded to him in the Role Model Hearing

Punjab to prohibit sale of ghee
Punjab to prohibit sale of ghee

 The Commissionerate of Food and Drugs Administration, Punjab, has prohibited the sale of ghee containing added matter not exclusively derived from milk fat.”The FDA has issued a public notice stating that the manufacture, sale or distribution of ghee containing any added matter not exclusively derived from milk fat and vanaspati to which ghee or any

SAD welcomes commutation of Rajoana's death sentence
SAD welcomes commutation of Rajoana’s death sentence

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday welcomed the Centre’s decision to commute the death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted for the 1995 assassination of the then Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, to life imprisonment.The party said this “humanitarian gesture” on the occasion of 550th birth celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev would bring a

Five officials dismissed for Rs 2.59cr-MGNREGA scam in Punjab

The Punjab government on Wednesday ordered dismissal of five employees of the Rural Development Department for their alleged involvement in the Rs 2.59 crore-MGNREGA scam.The orders were issued by the state Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, according to an official statement.The minister also directed the police to register a case

Film on Guru Nanak shown at prominent locations worldwide
Film on Guru Nanak shown at prominent locations worldwide

 A film depicting the prominent teachings of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, was shown at prominent locations in countries with a sizeable Sikh diaspora, including the US, UK and Canada, as part of celebrations to mark the 550th birth anniversary of the first Sikh master.The LED video was shown at the Palazzo Senatorio

Prince Charles hails contribution of Sikhs in UK
Prince Charles hails contribution of Sikhs in UK

Britain’s Prince Charles, who arrives on Wednesday on a two-day official visit to India, has hailed the “inspiring” principles of Sikhism and the contribution of the Sikh community in the UK.The Prince of Wales, who is to visit a Gurdwara in New Delhi to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder

After Kartarpur, it will be Nankana Sahib:Yogi Adityanath
After Kartarpur, it will be Nankana Sahib: Yogi

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday that after the Kartarpur Corridor, it is now the turn of Nankana Sahib to open its door for the people of this country.”I extend my good wishes to you and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ensuring the opening of Kartarpur Corridor. The day is not far when

Pak Sikh community observes Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary
Pak Sikh community observes Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary

Pakistan’s Sikh community on Tuesday observed the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.Main ceremony of the day was held at Gurdwara Janam Asthan at Nankana Sahib, Punjab province, reports Radio Pakistan.Interior Minister Ejaz Shah joined a large number of Sikh pilgrims at the shrine.Addressing the ceremony, Shah said that

Two terrorists, including woman, arrested in Punjab
Two terrorists, including woman, arrested in Punjab

Punjab Police on Tuesday arrested two terrorists, including a woman, who were trying to revive terrorism in the state, officials said.They were planning targeted killings of Hindu leaders, police sources said. The woman has been identified as Surinder Kaur, who was working as a nurse in a private hospital in the Ludhiana city.Her male accomplice has

PM Modi, Shah greet nation on Guru Nanak's 550th Prakash Parv
PM Modi, Shah greet nation on Guru Nanak’s 550th Prakash Parv

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of the 550th Prakash Parv or birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.In a tweet, Modi said that this was a day to rededicate ourselves to fulfilling Guru Nanak Dev’s dream of a just,

Amit Shah to pay obeisance Sultanpur Lodhi gurdwara on Monday
Amit Shah to pay obeisance Sultanpur Lodhi gurdwara on Monday

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will pay obeisance at the historic Ber Sahib Gurdwara in Punjab’s Sultanpur Lodhi town on Monday to mark the 500th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, on November 12, officials said on Sunday.Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur will also visit the shrine on Monday. Shah’s visit will follow

India, Pak held 3 rounds of high-level talks on Kartarpur

 The Kartarpur corridor, inaugurated with much fanfare on Saturday to mark the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, saw India and Pakistan holding three rounds of high-level discussions at the joint secretary level before signing of the agreement.Though India and Pakistan have not resumed official dialogue, both sides held

First Sikh Football Cup to mark 550th Prakash Purb
First Sikh Football Cup to mark 550th Prakash Purb

To promote the Punjabi Sikh identity globally, non-profit organisation Khalsa Football Club in association with the Global Sikh Sports Federation is organising first Sikh Football Cup, 2019 in Punjab, an organiser said on Sunday.Dedicated to the 550th Prakash Purb (birth anniversary) of Guru Nanak Sahib, the tournament will be held from November 23 to December

Imran Khan inaugurates Kartarpur Corridor
Imran Khan inaugurates Kartarpur Corridor

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday inaugurated the much-awaited Kartarpur Corridor in Punjab province, paving the way for thousands of Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit the highly revered Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.The inauguration comes ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, on November 12.  “Want to congratulate those

First lot of pilgrims led by Manmohan Singh reaches Kartarpur
First lot of pilgrims led by Manmohan Singh reaches Kartarpur

The first lot of 500 pilgrims from India reached Pakistan’s Kartarpur to pay obeisance at the shrine of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, after the opening of the historic corridor between the two countries on Saturday.  Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh led the first delegation of which Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is