Phagwara returning to normal after three days of communal violence

PHAGWARA: Though with the hard efforts, assurance of security and inspiration of SP Phagwara Parminder Singh Bhandal the shopkeepers today opened their shops even in most congested bazar Bansan Wala of the town  after three days of violent clash between two communities on last Friday night, but panic and tension continued among the people on Tuesday.

SC refuses to block release of Nanak film

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the release of regional film "Nanak Shah Fakir" based on the life of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev, saying the Constitution allows filmmakers to make any movie as long as it does not impinge on secularism.

Veteran journalist S. Nihal Singh passes away

NEW DELHI: Veteran journalist and editor S. Nihal Singh, a trenchant critic of the Emergency in the mid-seventies and equally of the Modi government, died on Monday following illness. He was 88.

"Sikh American Heritage Day" proclaimed in Illinois by the Governor

CHICAGO: State of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner proclaimed April 14, 2018 as “Sikh American Heritage Day” in Illinois. Representing the Governor the Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguetti came to address the congregation, and present the proclamation to the community at the Sikh Religious Society Palatine Gurdwara congregation hall in a suburb of Chicago.

Former SAD minister Bikram Majithia backs agitating Punjab teachers demanding pay parity

CHANDIGARH: Senior Akali leader Sardar Bikram Singh Majithia today came out strongly in support of the agitating    teachers who have been protesting the government’s decision   to drastically slash their  salaries at the time of regularisation of contractual teachers’ services. The Akali leader said that the teachers demand for protecting their pay at the time of  regularisation of those on contractual assignment is fully justified.

Act tough against culprits of Kathua and Unnao, former civil servants tell Modi

NEW DELHI: In a strongly-worded open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a group of former civil servants on Sunday asked him to check the nations "free fall into anarchy" by acting tough against the culprits of the Kathua and Unnao rape cases and the perpetrators of hate crimes across the country.

Kejriwal demands death penalty for rape of minors

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday demanded death penalty for those raping minors and also blasted the BJP for defending its MLA accused of raping a teenager in Uttar Pradesh.

India protests as Pakistan stops Sikh pilgrims from meeting diplomats

NEW DELHI: India has protested to Pakistan after it prevented a group of Sikh pilgrims from meeting the Indian diplomatic staff, the External Affairs Ministry said on Sunday.

Punjab extends suspension of mobile internet services in four districts till April 16

CHANDIGARH: To maintain peace and harmony in the wake of a violent clash between two communities in Phagwara, the Punjab Government has extended the temporary suspension of mobile internet services in 4 districts till April 16, 2018 with immediate effect.

No question of Sidhu's resignation in wake of road rage case in SC, says Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Scotching speculation that Local Government Minister would be resigning from the state cabinet in view of the Supreme Court case against him, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said there was no question of asking the minister to quit.

Punjab CM appeals to maintain peace, law and order in wake of communal clashes in Phagwara

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has appealed to the people to maintain peace and harmony in the wake of a violent clash between two communities in Phagwara, while warning of stringent action against anyone found disturbing the law and order in the state.

Cases against Mithu, Mann and Sukhpal Khaira are false: Gill Commission

CHANDIGARH: The Justice (Retd) Mehtab Gill Commission has found the cases registered during the Akali-BJP regime against Sukhwinder Singh Mithu, Simranjit Singh Mann and Sukhpal Singh Khaira, to be false, and has recommended action against the officials responsible for registering them, along with cancellation of FIRs as relevant.

Phagwara clash: Internet services suspended in four Punjab districts

CHANDIGARH: Internet services were suspended in four districts of Punjab on Saturday after tension gripped the industrial town of Phagwara following clashes between the Hindu and Dalit groups over a poster of Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar.

Unnao rape: CBI gets 7 day custody of BJP MLA, victim undergoes tests

LUCKNOW: A special CBI court here on Saturday sent, to seven days CBI custody, rape accused Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, while the medical examination of the 17-year-old victim was conducted at a hospital here earlier in the day.

Notice to media houses for disclosing Kathua rape victim's identity

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to several media houses for disclosing the identity of an eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.

AAP to 'gherao' PM's residence over Unnao, Kathua rape
NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will 'gherao' Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence here on Sunday over what it said on Friday was his silence on the rapes in Unnao and Kathua.
Unnao rape case: CBI detains accused BJP legislator

LUCKNOW: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday detained BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar who has been accused with the alleged gang rape of a 17-year-old girl, officials said.

Punjab Government transfers 32 IPS and 5 PPS officers

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government today issued transfer and posting orders of 32 IPS and 5 PPS officers with immediate effect.

Non-bailable warrants issued against Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi

MUMBAI: A special CBI court here on Sunday issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs)against diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi in connection with Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud.

Sunil Jakhar slams Modi govt for murdering democracy by ruining budget session of Parliament

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President and Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur Mr. Sunil Jakhar today said that the NDA government has murdered democracy by stalling Parliament's proceedings throughout the second half of current Budget session.

One Pak intruder shot dead, one nabbed alive with four Kilogram heroin

RAMKOT(Amritsar):  One Pakistani shot dead and one nabbed alive at Border Out Post Ramkot falling in Amritsar..

Greg Pence receives overwhelming support from Sikh community

FISHER (INDIANA): Sikh Political Action Committee on Sunsday hosted a fundraiser function in support of Greg Pence, elder brother of USA Vice President Mike Pence. Greg is contesting for Congress from 6th district of Indiana.

STF report on drugs cooked by Navjot Sidhu in league with my estranged cousin Harpreet Sidhu: Bikram Majithia

CHANDIGARH: Former minister and SAD general secretary Bikram Singh Majithia today said the purported STF report released by Local Bodies minister Navjot Sidhu yesterday was a cooked up fabricated document which had been prepared by the Sidhu and Son’s Company along with their kitchen assistant and STF head Harpreet Sidhu, who was also his estranged cousin brother.

Kejriwal submits apology for defamation, Punjab AAP leaders stand by drug charges against Majithia

CHANDIGARH: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday apologised to former Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia for alleging the latter's involvement in drug trade in the state, following which the SAD leader said he will withdraw his defamation suit. Punjab unit of AAP however expressed anguish over Kejriwal's decision.

Punjab assembly in Pakistan passes bill to regulate Sikh marriages

LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly in Pakistan on Wednesday unanimously passed the 'Punjab Sikhs Anand Karaj Marriages Act 2017', a legislation that will provide legal status to Sikh marriages in the province.

DGCA orders grounding of 8 IndiGo, 3 GoAir aircraft over engine issues

Citing safety concerns, the aviation industry regulator on Monday directed public carriers IndiGo and GoAir to ground a total of 11 A320neo aircraft fitted with Pratt & Whitney engines.

Punjab CM dedicates 2nd phase of Jang-E-Azadi memorial to the nation

KARTARPUR (Jalandhar): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday dedicated to the nation the second phase of the world-class Jang-e-Azadi memorial, while announcing an allocation of Rs. 25 crore for the completion of the third phase in the forthcoming budget and sanction of Rs 9.5 crore towards the pending arrears for Phase I construction.

Punjab Vigilance nabs ASI taking bribe of Rs.10,000

CHANDIGARH: Punjab State Vigilance Bureau, today nabbed ASI Narinder Singh red handed while accepting bribe of Rs 10,000.

N. Korea urges US to hold dialogue without strings

PYONGYANG: North Korea on Saturday urged the US to hold dialogue without any precondition. A dialogue with Washington is possible, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said in a statement, Xinhua reported.

Astronomers detect water in Saturn-sized exoplanet's atmosphere

WASHINGTON: Astronomers have detected a large amount of water in the atmosphere of a hot, Saturn-mass exoplanet some 700 light-years away. The planet, known as WASP-39b, has three times as much water as Saturn does, NASA said on Thursday.

Akali Dal(Mann) holds Khalistan conference on Holla Mohalla

ANANDPUR SAHIB: The Akali Dal(Amritsar) headed by Simranjit Singh Mann today held 'Khalistani Conference' at Holla Mohalla here and also displayed Khalistan posters at the venue. The SAD(Badal also held a political conference while Congress and AAP stayed away from the festival.

State honours for Sridevi's funeral as lakhs gather to bid farewell

MUMBAI: Lakhs of people joined film stars and celebrities to bid adieu on Wednesday to the first lady superstar of India Sridevi, who was cremated here with state honours amidst outpouring of grief by her fans.

Illegal mining and Goonda Tax collection a reality in Punjab, CM order police to crack down

CHANDIGARH: The illegal mining and collection of Goonda Tax in Punjab is a reality and finally Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday admitted in an official meeting even though the Congress party was in denial mode so far.

Chandigarh court awards 25 year jail to five gang rape convicts

CHANDIGARH: A chandigarh court on Tuesday awarded 25 years rigrous imprisonment to five persons who abdicted and raped a 17 year old girl of Mauklio Jagran near here.

Facebook unveils local news accelerator for publishers

SAN FRANCISCO: To help "metro newspapers" take their digital subscription business to a new level, Facebook has launched a local news accelerator for news publishers.

Nine arrested in high profile Chadha’s suicide case of Amritsar

AMRITSAR: Nine people including ladies have been arrested by the Special Investigation Team of Punjab Police in the high profile  Suicide case of  Inderpreet Singh Chadha here today.

101 designed elephants at first Elephant Parade India

MUMBAI: Politicians, celebrities, artists and designers came together on Monday at Gateway of India here, where, in a stunning display, 101 artistic elephants have been assembled to celebrate the launch of the first Elephant Parade India.

Sridevi died from accidental drowning: Report

DUBAI: Indian actress Sridevi died due to accidental drowning in a bath tub in her hotel here, reports Sharing the image of the forensic report, the media publication stated that Sridevi, who had traces of alcohol in her blood, lost balance and fell into the bathtub and drowned.

Sridevi's last moments in Dubai hotel room revealed

DUBAI: Veteran actress Sridevi, 54, was getting ready at a hotel room in Dubai for a dinner date with her producer-husband Boney Kapoor before she suffered a cardiac arrest which led to her sudden demise, a media report said on Monday.

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