Oct 31

Pakistan invites Sidhu to attend Kartarpur Corridor opening ceremony: report
Pakistan invites Sidhu to attend Kartarpur Corridor opening ceremony: report

Pakistan has invited cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu to attend the inaugural ceremony of the landmark Kartarpur Corridor which will be opened for pilgrims on November 9, a media report said on Wednesday.India and Pakistan last week signed the agreement on the Kartarpur Corridor that will allow Indian pilgrims to undertake visa-free visit to Gurdwara Darbar

Air India starts Mumbai-Amritsar-Stansted flight
Air India starts Mumbai-Amritsar-Stansted flight

National carrier Air India on Thursday launched a thrice-weekly flight between Mumbai and Stansted in UK via Amritsar, officials said.Starting in Mumbai, the flight will connect Amritsar to Stansted to facilitate Sikh pilgrims to visit the holy city on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak.  It will operate on

Guru Nanak's 550th Prakash Purb: Punjab assembly's special session on Nov 6
Guru Nanak’s 550th Prakash Purb: Punjab assembly’s special session on Nov 6

The Punjab Cabinet on Thursday decided to convene a special session of the Assembly for a day on November 6 to commemorate the 550th ‘Prakash Purb’ of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev.The cabinet, in a meeting here chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, approved recommending to the governor summoning of the ninth session of the

India, Pakistan sign Kartarpur Corridor agreement
India, Pakistan sign Kartarpur Corridor agreement

India and Pakistan on Thursday signed the operationalising modalities agreement for the Kartarpur Corridor to allow Indian pilgrims to visit the holy shrine throughout the year.The agreement paves the way for inauguration of the Corridor next month ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism. The signing ceremony took

Punjab bypolls: Cong ahead in 3 seats; SAD leading in 1
Punjab bypolls: Cong ahead in 3 seats; SAD leading in 1

The Congress is ahead in the three seats of Jalalabad, Phagwara and Mukerian, while the SAD is leading in Dakha in the bypolls to four assembly seats of Punjab, as per early trends.Congress nominee Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal is leading over his nearest rival and BJP nominee Rajesh Bagha by a margin of 1,852 votes from

53,84,057 tonnes paddy procured in Punjab
53,84,057 tonnes paddy procured in Punjab

Government agencies and private millers have procured 53,84,057 tonnes of paddy or 86 per cent of the total produce in Punjab, the government said on Wednesday. A payment of Rs 4,695.65 crore has been made.Out of the total procurement from various procurement centres, PUNGRAIN has procured 21,27,342 tonnes, Markfed 13,96,610 tonnes and Punsup procured 10,42,971

Kartarpur Corridor project a positive development amid Indo-Pak tension
Kartarpur Corridor project a positive development amid Indo-Pak tension

At a time when relations between India and Pakistan are going through extreme chill amid occasional military escalation, the prospective operationalisation of the Kartarpur Corridor next month stands out as one positive development.Despite the tensions, the two countries have been holding talks on opening the corridor for pilgrimage to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara, which is

India again urges Pakistan not to levy $20 Kartarpur pilgrim fee
India again urges Pakistan not to levy $20 Kartarpur pilgrim fee

 “Disappointed” as Pakistan insists on $20 service fee per Kartarpur pilgrim, India on Monday again urged the neighbouring country to reconsider to levy the fee and conveyed that it would be ready to sign the agreement on Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on October 23, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. Noting that the government has consistently

Canada polls: NPD leader Jagmeet Singh luring youngsters via TikTok

New Democratic Party (NPD) leader Jagmeet Singh, a contender in Monday’s Canadian general elections and also the first turban-wearing Sikh to sit as a provincial legislator in Ontario, has reached out to young voters in the country via TikTok, the video sharing app.Singh has made it a priority to try to connect with young voters

Bangla Sahib to be differently-abled, senior citizen-friendly: Manjinder
Bangla Sahib to be differently-abled, senior citizen-friendly: Manjinder Singh Sirsa

As it prepares to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Delhi’s iconic Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is being made barrier-free to make it differently-abled and senior citizen-friendly, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (SGMC) President Manjinder Singh Sirsa said on Sunday.The Delhi SGMC has initiated the movement to maintain, provide, renovate and repair existing

Punjab CM announces Rs 2 lakh for kin of apple trader killed in Shopian
Punjab CM announces Rs 2 lakh for kin of apple trader killed in Shopian

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the family of the Fazilka-based apple trader killed in the Shopian terrorist attack.Charanjit Singh, an apple trader, was killed while another person, Sanjeev, was injured in a militant attack in Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.  The Chief

Punjab govt offers to hold Guru Nanak's 550th anniversary under Akal Takht aegis
Punjab govt offers to hold Guru Nanak’s 550th anniversary under Akal Takht aegis

The Punjab government on Tuesday offered to hold 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev at Sultanpur Lodhi under the aegis of the Akal Takht to break the logjam over the issue with the the SGPC.Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday spoke to the Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh on phone while his

Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla inspect Kartarpur corridor
Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla inspect Kartarpur corridor

Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on Monday visited the Kartarpur corridor here and inspected the route. Bhalla was accompanied by other officials during the visit. The Home Secretary was apprised of the progress done in the corridor so far. Bhalla’s visit comes ahead of the inauguration of the by Prime Minister on November 8. The

Kartarpur Corridor project a positive development amid Indo-Pak tension
PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Kartarpur corridor on November 8

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the much-awaited Kartarpur corridor to Sri Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan on November 8, Union Minister Harsimrat Badal said. Modi will inaugurate the integrated check post on the Indian side, she said.“With the blessings of Guru Nanak Dev ji, Sikh Panth’s ardaas for ‘khule darshan deedar’ of Sri Kartarpur Sahib

Job Fair to be organized on July 30 at Government College Mohali
Punjab govt announces 3% hike in Dearness Allowance for employees, pensioners

The state’s financial constraints notwithstanding, the Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government on Saturday announced a Diwali bonanza for its employees and pensioners.The employees/pensioners are all set to get a 3% hike in their Dearness Allowance (DA) with effect from November 1, 2019, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal disclosed here. The Chief Minister, he said,

Phagwara by-poll to witness pitched battle between Cong, BJP
Phagwara by-poll to witness pitched battle between Cong, BJP

The Phagwara reserved Assembly constituency is all set to witness an intense election battle between the Congress and the BJP with polling scheduled to be held on October 21.In the 14 elections here between 1957 and 2017, the Congress has won eight times, the BJP emerged victorious on four occasions while an Independent and a

Punjab Police freeze assets worth Rs 3.90 crore of eight drug peddlers
Oppn attacks Cong govt over brutal assault on Punjab Police team by villagers in Haryana

The opposition parties in Punjab on Thursday targeted the Congress government over the brutal assault on policemen by villagers in Haryana, with the saffron party alleging that the incident depicted the “complete failure” on the part of the state police in effectively tackling criminals.The BJP said incidents like this will affect the image of the

Diljit Dosanjh's upcoming movie 'Jodi' goes on floor
Diljit Dosanjh’s upcoming movie ‘Jodi’ goes on floor

A few days back Diljit Dosanjh gave us a beat to groove on titled ‘Muchh’ which became an instant hit after the release. Till now we weren’t over it he announced his another song which is directed by Sukh Sanghera. All his forthcoming projects are making us count the days. His list of projects is going on and on

Amarinder urges PM to canalize Sutlej, Ravi and Beas for Punjab’s economic growth

 Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged the central government to take up canalisation of the state’s three eastern rivers of the Indus water system as a national project, to enable conservation of water and enhancement of the region’s economic growth.Canalization of rivers and development of riverfront areas, he said, will expand activities leading

SGPC asks farmers not to burn crop residue
SGPC asks farmers not to burn crop residue

Boosting up efforts of the Punjab government to protect the environment, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Tuesday asked the farmers not to burn paddy crop residue in the fields.Acting on the request of the state Agriculture Department, the SGPC said the preservation of clean and green environment is of foremost significance in view