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$210,000 raised in Washington for Underprivileged Students in Punjab

WASHINGTON DC: Over 350 guests from all across the Metropolitan Washington area came to support the scholarship program of the Sikh Human Development Foundation at Gaithersburg Hilton in Maryland. The glittery gala, featuring Bollywood actor and a Punjabi comedian, Gurpreet Ghuggi, raised over $210,000 for underprivileged youth pursuing higher education in Punjab. Gajinder Singh Ahuja, Chairman of SHDF, while welcoming the audience, invited all to donate by saying, “Your assistance is lifting young people out of poverty, tragedy and painful circumstances.”

How Congress govt in Punjab allowed 26 hour long road blockage by SAD-BJP workers?

CHANDIGARH: The Congress government in Punjab is facing public flak for becoming mute spectator to the 26 hour long road blockade by SAD-BJP workers while the government was indifferent to agitating farmers and anganwadi workers who wanted to hold dharna outside Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh residence in Patiala. They were cane charged and not allowed to enter Patiala.

Capt Amarinder shatters hopes of Navjot Sidhu to Deputy CM in cabinet expansion

AMRITSAR: The hopes of Punjab Local Bodies and Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to become Deputy Chief Minister of state in the proposed expansion of cabinet by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh after the latter ruled out possibility of creating Deputy CM post since party has no such convention.

Punjab CM welcomes London Mayor's suggestion that UK government shall aplogise for Jallianwala Massacre

AMRITSAR: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has welcomed the reported suggestion of the Mayor of London that the UK government should apologise for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

Rahul Gandhi to file nomination for top Congress post on Monday

NEW DELHI: A host of party heavyweights will be present when Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi files his nomination for the party chief's post at its headquarters here on Monday, with over 90 sets of nomination papers likely to be filed to support his candidature.

Sikh extremists living abroad behind Punjab RSS leader's killing: NIA

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday said that Sikh extremist elements living abroad, including Pakistan and Britain, were behind the murder of RSS leader Ravinder Gosain in Ludhiana and over half a dozen incidents of murder and attempt to murder of right-wing leaders, aimed at destabilising Punjab.

Tales of fierce battles, humors anecdotes mark concluding day of Military Parley

CHANDIGARH: Stories of hair-raising battles, and humorous anecdotes from on and off the battle grounds, marked the second day of the Military Parley, as preparations for the Inaugural Military Literature Festival continued to pick up momentum.

Gobind Singh Longowal former driver of Harchand Singh Longowal elected SGPC president

AMRITSAR: Four time MLA, and former minister Gobind Singh Longowal, the former driver of late Harchand Singh Longowal was today elected 42nd President of Shriomani Gurdwara Pharbandhak Committee (SGPC) during its annual general house meeting. He was polled 142 votes whereas his rival candidate was Amrik Singh Shahpur got only 15 votes. Totals number of votes were 169 .

Punjab Vidhan Sabha pays homage to Rajmata,martyrs and farmers who committed suicides

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister and CLP leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday led the Vidhan Sabha in paying homage to martyrs, farmers who had committed suicide, as well as political and other eminent personalities who had passed away since the last session of the Assembly.

'Not standing while National Anthem being played cannot define nationalism'

NEW DELHI: Standing or not standing while the National Anthem is being played in a movie theatre cannot define nationalism of a person, political leaders across the spectrum said on Sunday.

'S Durga' will be screened for IFFI jury on Monday

PANAJI: After days of delay, the IFFI's Indian Panorama jury will view the controversial film 'S Durga' on Monday evening, a jury member said on Sunday.

'Modi Ka Gaon' movie on Indian Prime Minister cleared for release

MUMBAI:  Eight months after it was denied a censor certificate on various grounds, the producers of the Hindi feature film "Modi Ka Gaon", loosely inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development agenda, has finally cleared all hurdles for release.

SikhPAC chairman GS Khalsa endores Hate Crime Bill

INDIANAPOLIS: Sikhs Political Actiion Committee (SikhsPAC) Founder and Chairman Gurinder Singh Khalsa endorsed pending hate crimes legislation at a press conference held today at the Atrium of the Indiana State Capitol/Statehouse building in Downtown.

After Congress, Shatrughan invokes 'chaiwala' jibe

NEW DELHI: Barely days after a Youth Congress magazine published a meme calling Narendra Modi a "chaiwala" (tea vendor), BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Thursday yet again invoked the jibe against the Prime Minister.

SAD-BJP delegation urges Governor to remove Sukhpal Khaira as Leader of Opposition expeditiously

CHANDIGARH: A high level SAD-BJP delegation led by SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal today met Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore and submitted a memorandum demanding the immediate removal of AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira from the post of leader of opposition for sullying the august chair after being named as an accused in a trans-border drug case with Pakistani links.

A shocking silence hangs over allegations about the death of Sohrabuddin case judge

What sounds like a topic more relevant for prime-time television debates and press conferences by Opposition parties: a slightly offensive cartoon betraying the elitism of a political party or a Bollywood movie about a fictional queen? Or perhaps the claims made by the family of a judge presiding over a case involving the president of India’s ruling party about the mysterious circumstances of his death and allegations of corruption in the judiciary?

Hyderabad getting decked up for Ivanka's visit

With less than a week left for Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), this Information Technology hub is getting decked up for the delegates from 150 countries, especially US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump.

Punjab Police deny charges of torture of British national Jagtar Jaggi Johal arrested for targeted killings
CHANDIGARH: Rejecting allegations of torture of British national Jagtar Singh Johal, arrested in the cases of targeted killings of Hindu leaders, the Punjab Police said on Sunday that due process of law was followed at every stage and the accused was allowed access to his counsel, family members and British consular officers.
USA Sikhs hold conference to implement 'Mool Nanakshahi Calender' at Illinois Gurdawara

CHICAGO, IL: Sikh Religious Society hosted a two-day conference on November 11 & 12, 2017 at the Sikh Gurdwara in Palatine, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, to implement "Mool Nanakshahi Calendar.

Khattar, Kejriwal pledge to fight smog in 2018

CHANDIGARH: Chief Ministers Manohar Lal Khattar of Haryana and Arvind Kejriwal of Delhi on Wednesday met for nearly 90 minutes here and agreed to take steps to prevent a repeat of smog in the National Capital Region (NCR) next year.

Sikh Educational Society make winning debut in International Festival

INDIANAPOLIS: Sikh Educational Society made winning debut at the 41st Annual Indy International Festival on the middle day of the three-day event at the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fair.

UK to exit EU on March 29, 2019 -- at 11 p.m.

LONDON: The United Kingdom will exit the European Union (EU) at 11 p.

AAP supports 'banned' film 'Ik Onkar'

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders on Thursday slammed the censor bodies and supported the controversial Punjabi film "Ik Onkar", which has been "banned" for release in India for "provoking communal disharmony".

Punjab Police bust terror module to solve targeted murders of Hindu leaders

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Police has solved most of the cases of targeted killings, including the sensational Gagneja case, with the arrest of four persons, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced on Tuesday, disclosing a major conspiracy to fan communal disturbances and destabilize the state, hatched by the ISI in Pakistan and other countries.

US president Donald Trump greets Sikhs on Guru Nanak Dev's Gurpurab

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump greeted the Sikhs on the occasion of Gurpurab - the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the faith, saying the community exemplifies the fundamental values that all Americans share.

Capt Amarinder Singh hosts veteran soldiers to commemorate their forefathers contribution to the great war

CHANDIGARH: Memories flowed and a bygone era was nostalgically revived as around two dozen retired Indian and foreign Army officials came together to enjoy the hospitality of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh here on Friday evening to commemorate the Great War of 1914-1919.

SAD-BJP delegation seeks arrest of AAP leader Sukhpal Khaira, submits memo to Punjab Speaker

CHANDIGARH: A joint SAD- BJP delegation today submitted a memorandum to the Vidhan Sabha Speaker demanding immediate removal of AAP leader Sukhpal Khaira from the post of leader of opposition even as it expressed apprehension that the Congress government was not serious about arresting Khaira.

Indian court told Google to remove hate speech videos on Sikhism

NEW DELHI: A court here on Thursday directed Google India to remove from social media, including Youtube, all videos featuring a woman called Sakshi Bhardwaj who is making hate speech about Sikh gurus and Sikh religion.

RSS factor triggers war of atrition between BJP and SAD

CHANDIGARH: Irked over attack on RSS for celebrating Guru Gobind Singh birthday, the The Bhartiya Janta Party today made a frontal attack on Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) and blamed them for harming Sikh Community more tahn anyone else.

High Court judge duplicates role of Sikh clergy, orders an accused to perform sewa in Gurdawara

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has directed a man, who accidentally shot his lover and her husband and later shot himself in a bid to commit suicide, to perform 'Kar Sewa' for eight weeks at a gurdwara here.

#MeToo is the need of the hour: Karan Oberoi

Face book and Twitter witnessed another rallying cry for women as the words “#metoo’ mushroomed all over the feeds, speaking of the magnitude of the sexual harassment faced by the women all across the world.

Actress Dominique Huetts sues Weinstein's company for sexual assault

LOS ANGELES : Actress Dominique Huett has accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and sued his company.

Dal Khalsa flays Punjab CM Capt Amarinder for irrational reaction on Canadian Sikh leader Jagmeet Singh

HOSHIARPUR: Dal Khalsa today blamed Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for doing the bidding of New Delhi, wittingly or otherwise.

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