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Rapists must be hanged says Parkash Singh Badal

Rapists must be hanged says Parkash Singh Badal

Chandigarh – Demanding the strictest provisions of law to ensure security to women in society, former Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Parkash Singh Badal said here on Wednesday that the ‘rapists must be hanged and ways must be found to put a permanent end to cases of atrocities against women in the country.’ Speaking at a

Union Minister Harsimrat asks CM to expedite AIIMS-related works

Union Minister Harsimrat asks CM to expedite AIIMS-related works

Chandigarh – Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday asked Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to expedite work on the construction of approach road to new AIIMS work site in Bathinda as well as the establishment of a power grid station besides other civil works to ensure the prestigious project does not

SC reserves verdict on Navjot Singh Sidhu's plea in 1988 road rage case

SC reserves verdict on Navjot Singh Sidhu’s plea in 1988 road rage case

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its judgment on the appeal filed by cricketer turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu challenging the Punjab and Haryana High Court verdict convicting and sentencing him to three years in jail in a 1988 road rage case.A bench comprising Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul reserved the verdict

Khalistan Liberation Force chief Harminder Singh Mintoo dies in jail

Khalistan Liberation Force chief Harminder Singh Mintoo dies in jail

Patiala – The chief of Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) militant outfit Harminder Singh Mintoo died of cardiac arrest in Patiala central jail on Wednesday, the police said. “Harminder Singh Mintoo suffered a heart attack in Patiala central jail. He was taken to the government hospital in Patiala where he was declared brought dead by doctors,” Punjab

Navjot Sidhu court case likely to disturb the move of Cabinet expansion

Navjot Sidhu court case likely to disturb the move of Cabinet expansion

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Road rage case of Minister Navjot Sidhu may disturb the Punjab Cabinet expansion move. The Apex Court has reserved its verdict convicting and sentencing him to three year jail in road rage case, till 24 April. Sources told that meeting regarding the Cabinet expansion is likely to hold between Rahul Gandhi, Captain Amrinder Singh

Phagwara clash: No Dalit leader under arrest; out of 300 FIRs only 4 held

Phagwara clash: No Dalit leader under arrest; out of 300 FIRs only 4 held

Phagwara – Amid treacherous conflict between two communities, around 300 FIRs have been registered on people involved in the disturbance in Phagwara since last few days. Even more, 33 persons identified by name in the reports, the police are failed to arrest culprits under Dalit label.Phagwara Police had managed to arrest four Hindu leaders under attempt

Gangster issues another threat to Punjabi singer Parmish Verma

Gangster issues another threat to Punjabi singer Parmish Verma

Chandigarh – Gangster Dilpreet Singh “Baba’ Dhahan threatened to kill Punjabi singer Parmish Verma in another Faceboook post on Monday, two days after he claimed an attack on the singer. Dhahan said in his latest post that ” religion had nothing to do with the attack”, and that the singer could tell the press the “real

Dharamsot solicits cooperation from people to save forests

Dharamsot solicits cooperation from people to save forests

Chandigarh – The Forests and Wildlife Preservation Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Monday solicited cooperation from the people of the state in order to save forests from fire incidents. Seeking support from the people especially the farming community, Dharamsot said that the risk of fire incidents in the forest areas increase during the summer season. He further

Reports of differences with Sunil Jakhar a media creation: Captain

Reports of differences with Sunil Jakhar a media creation: Captain

Mohali – The Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday dismissed reports of differences with PPCC president Sunil Jakhar as a media creation, even as he declared that the Navjot Singh Sidhu case was none of the Akalis’ business and they should stay out of it. In an informal chat with media persons after flagging off a

SC says interim order on screening of Nanak Shah Fakir to continue

SC says interim order on screening of Nanak Shah Fakir to continue

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday made clear that its interim order permitting the release of regional film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’, based on the life of the first guru of the Sikhs, shall remain operational. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said it would hear on May 8 the submission and the counter

Amarinder unlikely to counter brazen attacks by Akalis

Amarinder unlikely to counter brazen attacks by Akalis

Talwandi Sabo – Not adhering to the appeal of Akal Takht to refrain from politicising the religious occasions, all political parties have set up their pandals to hold conferences on the occasion of Baisakhi mela at Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district. With all political parties having set up their pandals to hold conferences, one can expect

Sand mining likely to be free from cost

Sand mining likely to be free from cost

Chandigarh – The Punjab government is planning to make sand mining free of any cost in the state. Sources said that two members of the Sub-Committee on mining issue, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa are in favour of making sand mining free. Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar, Finance Secretary and Punjab Congress

SAD seeks dismissal of Sidhu from Cabinet

SAD seeks dismissal of Sidhu from Punjab Cabinet

Chandigarh – The SAD on Friday demanded the immediate dismissal of Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu from the Punjab Council of Ministers following the state government’s endorsement of his conviction in a murder case. Accusing the Congress government of playing a fixed match with Sidhu, the SAD demanded that the government must stop shielding the

Road rage case: Punjab favours HC verdict convicting Navjot Sidhu

Road rage case: Punjab favours HC verdict convicting Navjot Sidhu

NEW DELHI: Amarinder Singh led Punjab government on Thursday favoured the Punjab and Haryana High Court verdict convicting and awarding a three-year jail term to its minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in a 1988 road rage case. The cricketer-turned politician, who deserted the BJP and joined the Congress days before the Punjab assembly election last year, holds the

VB nabs owners of Mittal Traders for misappropriating panchayat funds

VB nabs owners of Mittal Traders for misappropriating panchayat funds

Chandigarh – Vigilance Bureau on Thursday arrested Surinderpal Mittal and his son Vineet Mittal proprietors of Mittal Traders Sangrur for misappropriating funds of Gram Panchayat Jheorheri, Mohali district to the tune of Rs 82 lakh in lieu of supplying 2,474 reinforced concrete (RCC) benches in connivance with department officials.Disclosing this here on Thursday a spokesperson of

Six districts farmers get debt relief worth 485.69 cr in Sangrur

Six districts farmers get debt relief worth 485.69 cr in Sangrur

Sangrur – The Punjab government’s farm debt waiver scheme took another leap on Thursday, with 73,748 farmers from six districts getting debt relief certificates worth Rs Rs 485.69 crore at a major event here. Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal handed over debt waiver certificates to 14 farmers, as a token gesture, in the presence of his

Nanak Shah Fakir to hit theatres today as SC, HC refuse to stall screening

Nanak Shah Fakir to hit theatres today as SC, HC refuse to stall screening

NEW DELHI: Two Sikh bodies on Thursday made unsuccessful attempts in the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court to stall the release of the movie ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’, which would hit theatres across the nation on Friday. Both the top court and the High Court rejected the respective pleas of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak

In the villages of Punjab and Haryana, the day of Vaisakhi is full of colors and vibrancy. High point of Vaisakhi celebrations in villages is the performance of traditional folk dance bhangra and gidda by men and women respectively. COMMENTSSikhs celebrate this very important day of their religion with joy and devotion. They take an early bath, wear new clothes and visit the neighborhood gurdwara to participate in the special prayer meet marked for the day. After a special ardas of kirtans and discourses kada prasad is distributed amongst all present. Later, people sit in rows to relish the langar and served by kar sevaks or volunteers. Major celebrations of Vaisakhi are organized at Golden Temple, Amritsar. Most Sikhs strive to visit Golden Temple on the occasion.

Happy Baisakhi 2018: History and celebration in India

Baisakhi or Vaisakhi Festival is celebrated as the Sikh New Year and the founding of the Khalsa Panth. History of Baisakhi traces its origin from the Baisakhi Day celebrations of 1699 organized by the Tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh to form Khalsa – Brotherhood of Saint Soldiers to fight against tyranny and oppression. It is

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Harsimrat asks Nitish to pitch for exempting Langar from GST

Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Thursday met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and requested him to support her demand for exempting langar’ from imposition of GST in the GST Council for all gurdwaras in the country. Harsimrat Badal, who met the Bihar chief minister in Delhi, said Nitish Kumar has asked his finance

Government to install biometric attendance system at 22 civil hospitals

Jalandhar(Puneet Pal Singh): – To make sure the punctuality of civil hospital’s doctors and staff, Punjab Government has decided to install biometric attendance system at 22 government civil hospitals in the state. After acquiring several complaints of doctors not present at the hospitals the project of Rs 20 lakh will be installed at public hospitals said

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