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SAD finds an opportunity in Capt Amarinder's appeal not to hold conferences at religious festivals

CHANDIGARH: Facing flak from the Sikh community due to blot of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, the Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) finds an opportunity in an appeal made by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh not to hold any political conference at religious festivals of Sikhs. Earlier

Multi-faceted Kader Khan leaves behind a vast oeuvre of work, fond memories

MUMBAI: An actor-writer-comedian and Quranic scholar, the multi-talented Kader Khan, who died early on Tuesday (IST) in Toronto aged 81, has left behind a vast oeuvre of work from a career spanning over four decades and will be remembered as much for his contribution to Hindu filmdom as for deciphering Islam for the laity across the religious spectrum.

Blow to BJP ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls

NEW DELHI: The results in the Hindi heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan came as a major shock for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has won all the major states barring Delhi, Bihar, Punjab and Karnataka in elections held after the sweeping 2014 Lok Sabha victory.

Congress knocks out BJP in Hindi heartland, TRS' gamble pays off in Telangana

NEW DELHI: In a severe jolt to the BJP in the Hindi heartland in the "semi finals" ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress on Tuesday knocked the saffron party out of power in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and was slightly ahead in Madhya Pradesh where the two parties were engaged in a see-saw battle throughout the day.

Would Akal Takht Jathedar summon Badals to admit their sins before Sikh clergy and seek apology?

CHANDIGARH: The decision by Badal family to atone their 'sins' and perform 'religious service' (sewa) in Sri Harmandir Sahib Amritsar has brought the role of Sikh clergy under scanner for ignoring the 'sins' of Badal family and allowing them to bypass the authority of Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikhs.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji – the Light of the World

Nanak was born into a middle-class Hindu family in 1469 in a small village near Lahore, Pakistan. As a boy, he rejected commonly held spiritual conventions and spent as much time as he could in the company of traveling sadhus, mystics, and spiritual teachers. Although well versed in Sanskrit, Persian, and the sacred texts of both Hinduism and Islam, young Nanak never embraced only one religious tradition.

Suspension of Sukhpal Khaira and Kanwar Sandhu may trigger revulsion for Kejriwal in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Would suspension of Sukhpal Singh Khaira former LoP and Kanwar Sandhu MLA from Kharar would impact Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) in Punjab? There seems an element of revolsion building up against the party high command. It is for time to decide what course the politics in AAP would take in future but there are several pitfalls in the way of AAP while looking at the past journey of the party.

Khalsa College Charitable Society on the Path of Development and Progress

The mega Religious Procession on November 22
 The historic Khalsa College Charitable Society has created a history by opening 11 Colleges and Schools in the last 10 years and most of these are professional institutions. The Society is committed to fulfill the dream of its founding fathers to provide scientific knowledge and dissemination of education to every strata of society. It has emerged as one of the most prestigious bodies, managing educational institutions in the region.

All three major parties in Punjab hit by the 'apology' bug

CHANDIGARH: Politics in Punjab is in "apology" mode these days. The three major parties in the state -- the ruling Congress, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) -- have been bit in one way or the other by the apology bug.

History will not misjudge Manmohan Singh: Anupam

MUMBAI: Veteran actor Anupam Kher has wrapped up shooting of "The Accidental Prime Minister" that is based on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and says history will not misjudge the Congress leader.

Senior SAD leaders of Punjab line up against Sukhbir Badal and Bikram Majithia

CHANDIGARH: A revolt is brewing up in Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) and Taksali leaders of party from Malwa and Majha region are lining up to challenge leadership of party president Sukhbir Singh Badal and to strip Bikram Singh Majithia who claims to be 'Jarnail' (leader) of Majha region. The recent developments in the party are really a reason to worry for Parkash Singh Badal who put at stake interests of Punjab and party to promote his son over and abiove the senior leaders.

100 days of Baldev Singh Sran CMD PSPCL-Change is visible in power management

CHANDIGARH: Baldev Singh Sran who took over as CMD Punjab State power Corporation Limited (PSPCL)  on June 6 this year has shown leadership which has been missing in power sector and the results are astonishing.

Navjot Sidhu stumped Capt Amarinder and Sukhbir Badal on Kartarpur Sahib corridor issue

CHANDIGARH: When Punjab Local bodies minister Navjot Sibgh Sidhu who visited Pakistan on August 18 last and returned home with a promise from Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa to open the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib corridor for Sikh pilgrims, he little realised he will be hounded by by his bête noire SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badfal and his own boss Capt Amarinder Singh. Sidhu was virtualy mocked for compromising the national security. Even Capt Amarinder Singh had disapproved Sidhu's action of hugging Bajwa.

SAD leaders question Sukhbir Badal over his 'political blunders', party in turmoil

CHANDIGARH: Sukhbir Singh Badal President of Shiromani Akali Dal, the son of former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal who ruled the state by proxy during last term of his father in office, is facing a credibility crisis and also serious challenge to his authority in the party after traditional Akali leaders questioned the 'political blunders' of scion of Badal family.

Strong sentiment of hatred against Badal family building up in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Over hundereds of incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhs, and subsequent incidents of police firing on the protesting Sikhs which led to killing of two youth during last two years of Parkash Singh Badal government in Punjab had flared up the Sikh sentiments. Now with new evidence of involvement of Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal in sacrilege episode has come to the fore, the Badal family is facing the hatred of Sikh comunity world wide.

Badal family in soup over sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, Bargari killings of Sikhs

CHANDIGARH: The Badal family-Parkash Singh Badal and his sn Sukhbir Singh Badal-are caught on wrong foot 0n the issue of series of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab and police action on protesting Sikhs in Kotkapura and Bargari where two Sikhs were killed in police firing. The Justice Ranjit Singh commission report has nailed Badal family members on their involvement in ghasty incidents.

Privitisation no solution for power reforms

The  reform in power sector remains a pipe dream and benefits of surplus power generation capacity are negated by power distribution companies facing cash crunch. Now elections are round the corner and every political party is planning to promise  more subsidies to all sections of consumers.

Privitisation no solution for power reforms

The reform in power sector remains a pipe dream and benefits of surplus power generation capacity are negated by power distribution companies facing cash crunch. Now elections are round the corner and every political party is planning to promise more subsidies to all sections of consumers.

Mediocre performance of east Punjab TV news

East Punjab is passing through a very bad phase in Punjabi language news. Ever since TV news have been opened to private sector, the standard of news has gone worse in the country in general and Punjab in particular. Objectivity is a big casualty in Punjab. Even the spoken language is not standardized. Some Urdu vocabulary is pronounced incorrectly. Some American names are distorted too.

Existence of civil society is under threat

By Dr Ian Hodgson
The increasing repression of civil society was a major theme that emerged during the recently concluded 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam. A range of presentations and discussions confirmed that, in many countries, like Hungary, Russia, Venezuela, and the Philippines, the civil society space for HIV prevention is diminishing with the introduction of new laws and policies that are aimed at minimising access to human rights and jeopardising the health and well-being of key populations.

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