Friday, May 31, 2024


SGPC President strongly condemned the desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji at village Samrala in district Ludhiana

AMRITSAR: Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami, President of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee strongly condemned the desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji at village Samrala in district Ludhiana and said that the culprit of this incident which hurt Sikh sentiments should be severely punished.

Punjab CEO directs DCs, SSPs to increase checks and monitoring during last 48 hours

CHANDIGARH: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Punjab, Sibin C, has issued comprehensive instructions to the District Commissioners (DCs) and Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) to ensure transparent, fair, and high-turnout polling for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 in Punjab.

Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha received blessings of Sant Niranjan Das Ji, head of Dera Sachkhand Ballan

JALANDHAR: Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Rajya Sabha MP from Punjab Raghav Chadha on Thursday reached Jalandhar's largest Dera Sachkhand Ballan and paid obeisance.

Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Pushkar Singh Dhami Sachkhand paid obeisance at Sri Harmandir Sahib

AMRITSAR: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami paid obeisance at Sachkhand Sri Harmandir Sahib today. In the meantime, he was visited by the Secretary of the Shiromani Committee at the Information Center of Sri Darbar Sahib. Pratap Singh and the manager of Sri Darbar Sahib. Bhagwant Singh Dhangera honored Sachkhand Sri Harmandir Sahib with a golden model and books.

Senior Vets association demands registration of case against so-called scientist for misguiding gullible farmers

MOHALI: Taking strong notice of misleading news published in some vernacular news papers quoting that DNA of cows was being destroyed by using sexed semen, The Punjab Senior Vets Association has in a meeting held here today strongly condemned the said pseudo scientist for spreading false claims amongst the farmers.

SKM strongly condemns police action in Punjab on farmer’s peaceful protest campaign, appeals people to reject BJP

NEW DELHI: Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) strongly condemns the widespread house arrest, preventive arrest and intimidation of farmer leaders in Punjab by the Intelligence Bureau and Police to thwart the massive and peaceful protest campaign by farmers against the BJP candidates to ‘expose, oppose and punish BJP’.

Communal tension in Phagwara over viral chat supporting Amritpal Singh

PHAGWARA: Communal Tension like situation developed in Phagwara when an objectionable what's app chat of a What's App Group namely "Mission Khaddor Sahib" went viral on social media today.The What's App Group was made in the support of Independent Candidate from Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha Seat Amritpaul Singh.

Punjab VB arrests Ex-Panchayat member for accepting Rs.1,40000 bribe

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing drive against corruption in the state, on Tuesday, arrested an Ex-Panchayat member Karnail Singh, a resident of village Deogarh, Patiala district while accepting a bribe of Rs 1,40,000 on behalf of police personnel.

Acquitting Ram Rahim in the murder case is an unsatisfactory decision - Advocate Dhami

AMRITSAR: Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami, president of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, termed the acquittal of Dera Sirsa chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in the murder case of Dera manager Ranjit Singh as sad and said that it was immoral and hurt the religious sentiments of Sikhs. This killer should not get any kind of relief.

Kejriwal appeals to people in Punjab: 'Give us all 13 Lok Sabha seats'

LUDHIANA: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday appealed to the people of Punjab to give them all 13 seats, asserting that then only the state will reverberate in the Lok Sabha.


BJP adopts ‘tough stand’ against growing farmers’ clamour in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: With clamour growing in Punjab against the BJP nominees in all the 13 Lok Sabha seats in the state over a legal guarantee for minimum support price (MSP), the party seems to have adopted a 'tough stand' on the issue.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha appeals people Punish BJP for corporatisation of agriculture, wealth inequality and unemployment

NEW DELHI: BJP has completely abandoned its ‘swadeshi economic policy’ and surrendered to the imperialist dictates of WTO to open up the Indian economy to foreign capital. In this process, the Modi government has dismantled the public sector, disinvested and sold out the shares cheaply to private monopolies and facilitated liberalization of imports of agricultural commodities through many free trade agreements. The three farm acts were brought to open up the Indian economy, especially the agrarian sector to Multinational Corporations.

Advocate Dhami congratulated Bibi Jalnidh Kaur for leading the march and giving a speech at Columbia University.

AMRITSAR: Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami, president Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee(SGPC) has congratulated Bibi Jalnidh Kaur, a Punjab born turban Sikh, for leading the march and giving a speech as a student speaker during the convocation of Columbia University New York.

Free Sikh religious institutions from the control of the RSS – Sukhbir S Badal appeals to the PM

PATIALA: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to free Sikh religious institutions from the control of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), saying even the British had not dared to break the Shiromani Committee as had been done by the BJP led central government.

Fifth Episode of Podcast released answering interesting election related queries

CHANDIGARH: The fifth episode of the podcast series, under a unique initiative by the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Punjab, has been released on official social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube). This episode features CEO Sibin C answering various interesting questions related to elections in a straightforward manner.

PSPCL earns a profit of Rs.900 crores during last financial year

CHANDIGARH: PSPCL has earned a profit of around 900 crores during the last financial year 2023-24, said a PSPCL official. It may be mentioned that PSPCL has earned a profit of ₹564.76 crores up to October 2023 as per half yearly audit report.

Punjab Police in joint operation with BSF arrest seven drug smugglers with 5.47 Kg heroin, Rs.1.07 lakh drug money

CHANDIGARH/FAZILKA: In a major breakthrough against trans-border narcotic smuggling networks, Fazilka Police in a joint operation with Border Security Force (BSF) have busted an International Narco smuggling module with the arrest of seven drug smugglers after recovering 5.47 Kg pure grade Heroin and ₹1.07 lakh drug money from their possession, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav here on Sunday.

Talwandi appointed as National Secretary of the All India Jat Mahasabha

CHANDIGARH: All India Jat Mahasabha, founded by Sir Chhotu Ram in 1907 is the oldest and largest representative body of Jat community which is majority community in Northern and central belt of the country. Gurjeet Singh Talwandi is the grandson of Akali veteran and former president SGPC Jathedar Jagdev Singh Talwandi and currently serving SAD as General Secretary.

Sukhbir Badal expels his brother-in-law Adaish Partap Singh Kairon from SAD for anti-party activities

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today expelled senior leader Adesh Partap Singh Kairon from the primary membership of the party for indulging in anti-party activities with immediate effect.

MP Arora visits house of Dr Surjit Patar, expresses sympathies with aggrieved family

LUDHIANA: MP (Rajya Sabha) from Ludhiana Sanjeev Arora visited house of noted Punjabi poet Padma Shri Dr Surjit Patar here on Friday to express his sympathies with the aggrieved family members of Dr Patar who died on May 11.

Punjab V B registers case against Naib Tehsildar's reader for demanding Rs.50,000 bribe

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state, has registered a corruption case against Rakesh Kumar, Reader to the Naib Tehsildar of Jaito, district Faridkot, for demanding a bribe of Rs 50,000.

Crackdown on Punjab farmers, several detained due to PM rally in Jalandhar and Dina Nagar

PHAGWARA: Civil and Police Administration of District Kapurthala and Jalandhar were forced to release dozens of farmers detained by the police in wee hours today due to the visit and election rallies of Prime Minister Narinder Modi at Dina Nagar and Jalandhar.

Jail Inspection by Hon’ble District & Sessions Judge being Chairman, DLSA, Amritsar

AMRITSAR: Amarinder Singh Grewal, Hon’ble District & Sessions Judge on 23.05.2024 has visited and inspected the Central Jail Amritsar, wherein, the jail barracks alongwith washrooms, toilets, Jail Kitchen (Langar Ghar) and Legal Aid Clinic were inspected in order to notice hygiene conditions of the area in question.

EC Seeks Report from Chief Secretary on FIR registered by VB on Jang-e-Azadi Case

CHANDIGARH: The Election Commission of India's Special Observer for Lok Sabha Elections for the state of Punjab during review meeting has asked CEO Punjab to seek a report from the Chief Secretary, Punjab on news items published in various newspapers on 23 May, 2024 on Vigilance Bureau (VB) registering case related to construction of Jang-e-Azadi Memorial at Kartarpur, Jalandhar.

One more accused surrendered before VB in Jang-e-Azadi Memorial case

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has registered a case against 26 accused including a private person for committing fraud in the government funds related to the construction of Jang-e-Azadi Memorial at Kartarpur, Jalandhar. In this case the VB has arrested 15 officers/employees including a private person. On Thursday, one more accused Paramjit Singh Executive Engineer (Retd.), Public Works Department (B&R) branch-2, Jalandhar, a resident of Bhai Bannoji Nagar, Jalandhar, has surrendered to the Vigilance Bureau Jalandhar range office. He would be produced in the local court tomorrow and further interrogation would be carried on after obtaining remand from the court.

EC Issues Warning to Charanjeet Singh Channi

CHANDIGARH: The Election Commission has issued a strict warning to Mr. Charanjeet Singh Channi, former Chief Minister of Punjab and candidate from the Jalandhar Lok Sabha Constituency for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024, for violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).

Amid blistering heatwave, PM Modi to campaign in Haryana, Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Amid the blistering heatwave in the region, as the temperatures three-four notches above the season's average, the BJP's top brass will continue its campaign for the Lok Sabha polls on Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing two rallies -- one each in Haryana and Punjab.

ECI Transfers Jalandhar and Ludhiana Police Commissioners to Non-Election Duties

CHANDIGARH: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has transferred two Punjab Police officers from their current posts to non-election duties.

Voter invitation letter' made by school students of Amritsar

AMRITSAR: Under the direction of Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer Mr. Ghansham Thori, voter invitation cards were made by the students of many schools of the district to encourage the common people to vote in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections-2024.

Next SAD govt will give land rights to all border farmers tilling land along riverine tracts: Sukhbir Badal

FAZILKA: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced the forthcoming SAD government would give land rights to all border farmers tilling land along riverine tracts since decades, asserting former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal had initiated this process but vested interests had thwarted the proposal.

Punjab Govt orders holidays in Angawadi center from May 21 to 30

CHANDIGARH: Punjab government today ordered holidays in all Anganwadi centers in the state from May 21 to 30 due to red alert of heat wave issued by Meteorological department.

Gunshots fired just few yards away from the Congress rally of MP Gurjit Aujla

AMRITSAR: Five people fired gun shots just few yards away from the ongoing election rally being organized in favor congress candidate Gurjit Singh Aujla who was also present in the public gathering here today.

Akal Takhat Jathedar Giani Raghbir Singh directs Sikhs to observe Ghallughara week from June one to June 6

AMRITSAR: Giani Raghbir Singh Jathedar Akal Takht has directed the Sikhs to observe hGallughara week from June one to June 6 in memory of those killed during operation blue star in June 1984 on the occasion of 40th anniversary of operation blue star. The Singh Sahibs also ordered that prayers be offered at every Gurdwara Sahib on 6th June 2024 for the upliftment of the Khalsa Panth in memory of the martyrs of the Ghallughara massacre of June 1984.

SAD seeks land swap with Pakistan to include Kartarpur in East Punjab on Husainiwala pattern

JALANDHAR: Warning the people of Punjab against a deep rooted conspiracy to push Punjab back into the dark era of fratricidal bloodshed and state repression through the use of sponsored political rowdy-ism, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today made a strongly positive Panthic and pro-Punjab pitch with emphasis on a genuinely democratic and federal structure with genuine political and fiscal autonomy for the state and preserving the religio-cultural identity of the state.

Two fake call centres busted in Punjab, 155 employees held

CHANDIGARH: The Cyber Crime Division of Punjab Police has busted two fake call centres running in Mohali, near here, and arrested 155 employees for making fraudulent calls to people living in the US and duping them, police said on Friday.

CM Mann allowed use of tear gas against Punjab farmers: Sukhbir Badal

BATHINDA: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Badal on Thursday accused Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann of allowing the Centre and the Haryana government to use tear gas shells and shoot rubber bullets at farmers of Punjab to evade arrest in the multi-crore liquor scam.

Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann paid obeisance at Sri Harimandir Sahib, prayed for the well-being of all

AMRITSAR: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann

Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann paid obeisance at Sri Durgiana Temple, prayed for the well-being of the people

AMRITSAR: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday paid obeisance at Sri Durgiana Temple in Amritsar and received the blessings of the goddess.

Amid heat and dust of campaigning, BJP’s Hans turns to Sufi music to strike a chord with Faridkot's miffed farmers

FARIDAKOT (PUNJAB): The BJP’s candidate from Faridkot in Punjab is humming songs of Baba Farid, a Sufi saint whose writings are part of Sikh scripture, to soothe the protesting farmers -- a creative renaissance to win hearts.

Punjab CEO Sibin C to hold 2nd Facebook Live to interact with people on May 17