Nov 09

PM Narendra Modi visits Gurudwara Dera Baba Nanak
PM Narendra Modi visits Gurudwara Dera Baba Nanak

On the way to inaugurate the historic Kartarpur Corridor, a first in seven decades between India and Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid obeisance at the Gurudwara Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab. Wearing a saffron turban, Modi also attended a programme at Dera Baba Nanak.He was accompanied by Urban Development Minister Hardeep Puri and

Captain Amarinder Singh appeals for calm ahead of Ayodhya verdict
Captain Amarinder Singh appeals for calm ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Hours before the Supreme Court was expected to deliver its verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday reviewed the state’s law and order situation and appealed to the people to remain calm under all circumstances.The Chief Minister discussed the situation with Director General of Police Dinkar

PM Modi pays obeisance at Punjab's historical Sikh shrine
PM Modi pays obeisance at Punjab’s historical Sikh shrine

 Ahead of inaugurating the historic Kartarpur Corridor, a first in seven decades between India and Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid obeisance at a highly revered Sikh shrine here.Wearing a scarf, Modi spent time at the Gurdwara Ber Sahib located along the banks of the holy ‘Bein’, which is connected with many events

Implement SC order on stubble burning: Punjab CM
Implement SC order on stubble burning: Punjab CM

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered the Agriculture Department to work out the modalities for implementation of the Supreme Court order on providing financial assistance to small and marginal farmers in order to check paddy straw burning.At the same time, the Chief Minister also ordered stringent action against those found violating the ban

NRI offers help in generating power from stubble in Punjab
NRI offers help in generating power from stubble in Punjab

To address the problem of the stubble burning, an India born NRI businessman has proposed to set up 1,000 MW biomass energy generating plants in his home state Punjab.The US-based Chiranjeev Kathuria told IANS here on Friday that his company New Generation Power International has plans to invest in 4,000 MW in power projects in

Passport must for Kartarpur Indian pilgrims: ISPR chief
Passport must for Kartarpur Indian pilgrims: ISPR chief

 Indian Sikh pilgrims would require a passport to visit the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan’s Punjab province via the Kartarpur Corridor which will be inaugurated on Saturday ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, ISPR chief Major General Asif Ghafoor said here.“As we have a security link,

Navjot Singh Sidhu in Pak's Kartarpur video apart from Bhindranwale, Amrik Khalsa
Navjot Singh Sidhu in Pak’s Kartarpur video apart from Bhindranwale, Amrik Khalsa

A video song released by Pakistan government prior to the opening of the Kartarpur corridor has run into a controversy for featuring Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu apart from slain Khalistani separatist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale amongst other leaders.The Kartarpur corridor, connecting the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur in India to the Darbar Sahib Gurdwara

Kartarpur: Hoardings hailing Navjot Singh Sidhu, Imran Khan surface in Amritsar
Kartarpur: Hoardings hailing Navjot Singh Sidhu, Imran Khan surface in Amritsar

Kartarpur: ‘Hoardings of Congress’ Amritsar legislator Navjot Singh Sidhu with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan mysteriously surfaced in Amritsar, describing them as ‘real heroes’ for playing a crucial role in linking the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan with the Indian territory.  “Kartarpur Sahib da langah khulwaon vale asli hero. Assi Punjabi hik te thok ke

Punjab Police freeze assets worth Rs 3.90 crore of eight drug peddlers
Punjab Police freeze assets worth Rs 3.90 crore of eight drug peddlers

The Punjab Police on Tuesday said assets worth Rs 3.90 crore of eight Tarn Taran-based drug peddlers were frozen under relevant sections of the NDPS Act.All movable and immovable assets of the peddlers were frozen immediately after police received a clearance from the Union Department of Revenue–the competent authority in this case– an official spokesperson

1,303 Indian Sikh pilgrims leave for Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan
1,303 Indian Sikh pilgrims leave for Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan

 A total 1,303 Indian Sikh pilgrims on Tuesday left for Pakistan via Attari border to participate in celebrations to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.The pilgrimage, organised by the Shriomani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the body that manages Sikh shrines in India, will conclude on November 14.The devotees will visit Sikh

Pakistan govt set for Kartarpur Corridor inauguration on Saturday

The Pakistan government has made all arrangements to inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor on Saturday ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, on November 12 when thousands of pilgrims from India and abroad will visit a revered shrine on the occassion.   Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate

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

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: