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Delhi HC allows Sikh students to wear kara, kirpan during NET exams

Delhi HC allows Sikh students to wear kara, kirpan during NET exams

New Delhi/Chandigarh The Delhi High Court on Thursday allowed Sikh candidates to wear ‘kara’ (iron bracelet) and ‘Kirpan’ (dagger) in the National Eligibility Test (NET) 2018. The permission comes with a condition under which the candidates will have to to report at least 1 hour prior to the normal reporting time.The directive has been issued

Thousands participate in annual ‘Sikh Day Parade' in United States

Thousands participate in annual ‘Sikh Day Parade’ in United States

New York – Thousands of Sikhs in the US have participated in the annual Sikh Day Parade’ in the heart of Manhattan here, spreading awareness about the faith amid incidents of hate crimes against the minority community. Men, women and children, dressed in their traditional finery, turned out in large numbers for the 31st Sikh Day

Tan Dhesi bats for reintroduction of Asr-Ldn flight

Tan Dhesi bats for reintroduction of Asr-Ldn flight

Tan Dhesi bats for reintroduction of Asr-Ldn flight Jalandhar(Puneet Pal Singh) – Europe’s first turbaned Sikh MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, along with two NGOs, has started a Parliamentary campaign for the reintroduction of a direct flight between London and Amritsar, a long pending demand of the British Punjabi community.The Labour Party MP for Slough joined hands

Amritsar metro bus project to be ready by Sept this year

Amritsar metro bus project to be ready by Sept this year

Chandigarh – The prestigious metro bus project of Amritsar city would be operating full throttle by the month of September this year and before that in the month of June the buses would be run on trial basis to assess the viability of the project in order to ensure its success. The decision was taken today

Captain appoints Sidhu's wife as Warehousing Corp chairperson

Captain appoints Sidhu’s wife as Warehousing Corp chairperson

Chandigarh – At a time when the Congress MLAs in Punjab are tendering their resignations from party positions as their claims for ministerial berths have been rejected with impunity, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday appointed Local Bodies’ Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu as director-chairperson of Punjab Warehousing Corporation.The Chief Minister handed over the appointment

British Sikh MP launches campaign for direct Amritsar-London flights

British Sikh MP launches campaign for direct Amritsar-London flights

LONDON: Britain’s first turbaned Sikh MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, along with two NGOs, has started a campaign for the launch of a direct flight between London and Amritsar, a long pending demand of the British-Punjabi diaspora. The Labour party MP for Slough joined hands with the UK-based NGO, Social Education Volunteer Association (SEVA) Trust and

Pak cricketer trolled for heckling soldiers at Wagah

Pak cricketer trolled for heckling soldiers at Wagah

New Delhi/Amritsar – Pakistani cricketer Hasan Ali was trolled on social media after a video showed him heckling Indian soldiers at the Attari-Wagah border Sunday. The undated video, which circulated on social media and was picked up by several news organisations, showed Ali flexing his muscles at Indian soldiers not pictured in the video-amid hoots and

Amritsar man on pilgrimage to Pak fails to return home

Amritsar man on pilgrimage to Pak fails to return home

Amritsar – An Indian national, who had gone to Pakistan on a 10-day pilgrimage as part of the Sikh Jatha on April 12, has failed to return home, police said on Sunday. The Sikh Jatha returned home on Saturday but 24-yearold Amarjit Singh, a resident of village Niranjanpura in Amrtisar district, was not part of it.“The

Arrival of bodies from Iraq: All arrangements in place: Amritsar DC

Arrival of bodies from Iraq: All arrangements in place: Amritsar DC

Chandigarh – As Union Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh left for Iraq to bring back the mortal remains of 39 Indians, including 27 from Punjab who were massacred by terror group ISIS, authorities in Amritsar are making the required arrangements to receive the bodies expected to arrive by a special aircraft on Monday

Amritsar Save Girl Child Awareness Rally

Awareness rally on ‘save girl child’ held in Amritsar

Amritsar Save Girl Child Awareness Rally: In an endeavour to improve sex ratio in the state of Punjab, the District Administration of Amritsar organised “Beti bachao, Beti padhao” rally. Over 200 girls participated in the rally. The participants raised slogans like ‘save the girl child’ and displayed placards.The rally commenced from BBK DAV College and

Heroin seized worth Rs 30 cr from Indo-Pak border

Heroin seized worth Rs 30 cr from Indo-Pak border

Ferozepur – Border Security Force troops on Wednesday claimed to have successfully seized two packets of contraband suspected to be heroin from the area around the International border with Pakistan. Also, in a joint search operation troops of BSF and Special Task Force (STF), Amritsar, Punjab Police successfully seized as many as four packets of

Pyarelal Wadali dies in Amritsar

Pyarelal Wadali dies in Amritsar. Pyarelal Wadali , one of the wadali brother and  younger brother of Ustad Puran Chand Wadali died in Amritsar on Friday morning. He was 75. On Thursday he was admitted at Fortis Escorts Hospital in Amritsar where he breathed his last. Wadali Brothers, who hail from a village near Amritsar,

Vigilance nabs Head Constable while taking Rs. 720,000 bribe

Vigilance nabs Head Constable while taking Rs. 720,000 bribe

Vigilance nabs Head Constable while taking Rs. 720,000 bribe Amritsar – State Vigilance Bureau on Wednesday nabbed Head Constable Nishan Singh posted at police station Tarntaran in Amritsar redhanded while accepting bribe of Rs 20,000. Disclosing this here on Wednesday, an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said HC Nishan Singh posted at city police station Tarntaran

GST on langar: Protesting activists in Amritsar forcibly lifted after DC order

GST on langar: Protesting activists in Amritsar forcibly lifted after DC order

Amritsar – Local police have forcibly lifted the hunger strike by workers of All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) and other social activists against imposition of GST (Goods and Services Tax) on Wednesday, after Congress MP from Amritsar Gurjit Singh Aujla joined them for half-an-hour.Seeking exemption of GST for langar (free community kitchen) at the Golden Temple

Beggar-free Hola Mohalla is hi-tech this time, insurance for all devotees

Beggar-free Hola Mohalla is hi-tech this time, insurance for all devotees

Anandpur Sahib – With Hola Mohalla festival commencing on Wednesday, this time the command of management of festival is in the hands of youth as well as religious organisations under the observation of civil and police administration. After a very long time, the festival will be virtually beggarfree as volunteers have been assigned duties to keep

MCL Election: Re-Polling at ward number 44 kicks off peacefully

Municipal Corporation Ludhiana Elections Re-Polling commenced at ward number 44 of Ludhiana around 8:00am in the morning hours. The employees were asked to enter the booth last night only in order to avoid any kind of delay or problem in re-polling of ward number 44 in Ludhiana. The re-polling is being done at booth number

Amritsar: Rs 100 crore announced for development of city

Amritsar: Rs 100 crore announced for development of city

Amritsar: Rs 100 crore announced for development of city AMRITSAR/CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced a grant of Rs 100 crore for the execution of various development works in Amritsar, while making it clear that paucity of funds would not be allowed to scuttle the execution of these projects.Addressing the newly elected Municipal

Trudeau offer prayers

Trudeau offer prayers at Golden Temple, perform ‘sewa’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, accompanied by his wife and two children, offered prayers at the Golden Temple on Wednesday, underlining the significance of the large Sikh and Punjabi community settled in Canada. Trudeau and his family landed at the Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport here from Mumbai and headed straight for the shrine

Canadian PM arrives

Canadian PM arrives in Amritsar

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday arrived in the Sikh holy city here in Punjab. Accompanied by his wife and three minor children, Trudeau landed at the Sri Guru Ramdas Jee International airport from Mumbai and headed straight for the Golden Temple complex to offer prayers at the shrine. He was received at the airport by

Sajjan bats for meeting between Trudeau and Captain Amarinder

Sajjan bats for meeting between Trudeau and Captain Amarinder

Sajjan bats for meeting between Trudeau and Captain Amarinder Chandigarh/New Delhi – Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan has expressed his opinion that the Canadian High Commission should take initiative to arrange a meeting between Canadian PM Trudeau and Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh. It has been learnt that Sajjan has asked Canadian High Commissioner in India

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