Thursday, March 30, 2023

Fugitive Amritpal asks Akal Takht Jathedar to call 'Sarbat Khalsa' on Baisakhi to save Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Fugitive Khalistani radical Amritpal Singh, in a video message, on Wednesday requested the Jathedar of the Akal Takht to call Sarbad Khalsa (congregation of Sikhs) to discuss issues to save Punjab on Baisakhi (April 13) and said he "is not yet arrested".

Akali Dal seeks Punjab CM's apology for insulting Akal Takht Sahib

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday asked Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to apologise to the Sikhs for insulting the highest temporal seat of Sikhism -- Sri Akal Takht Sahib as well as its Jathedar Harpreet Singh, besides immediately releasing all innocent Sikh youth who were "wrongly" detained.

DC reviews progress of Smart City projects at Sultanpur Lodhi

KAPURTHALA: Deputy Commissioner Kapurthala Vishesh Sarangal reviewed the ongoing development works under the Sultanpur Lodhi Smart City project today.

PIS Trials for residential sports wings from 3rd April: Meet Hayer

CHANDIGARH: Trials for the selection of players for the residential sports wings of the Punjab Institute of Sports (PIS) are starting on 3rd April and will continue till 25th of April. This time, increasing the scope of the trials, the trials of different sports will be conducted at 11 places, after which the final trials of the players selected from these trials will start on April 24 and will conclude on April 26.

State government has so far given government jobs to 27,042 youth: asserts CM

CHANDIGARH: Reiterating the firm commitment of the state government to channelize the unbounded energy of youth in a positive direction, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday handed over job letters to 219 clerks and 26 youngsters on compassionate grounds thereby bringing the total tally of jobs given government jobs to 27, 042.

Rotational irrigation programme for rabi season till april 4

CHANDIGARH: The Irrigation Department, Punjab has announced the Rotational Programme of irrigation for the Rabi Season through canals from March 28 to April 4, 2023. The channels of Sirhind Canal System would run on the priority basis from Bist Doab Canal, Sidhwan Branch, Bathinda Branch, Abohar Branch and Patiala Feeder respectively.

Pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal again 'dodges' Punjab Police

CHANDIGARH: Fugitive pro-Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh and his mentor Papalpreet Singh once again dodged the Punjab Police in a village near Hoshiarpur town where a massive search operation is underway, officials said on Wednesday.

Punjab School Education Department opens portal for general transfers of teachers: Harjot Singh Bains

CHANDIGARH: Punjab School Education Department has opened a portal to receive the applications for general transfers of teachers in the state from today.

SGPC passes budget of Rs 1138.14 crore for 2023-24, amid resonance of Sikh slogan of high spirit

AMRITSAR: The annual budget of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) for the financial year 2023-24 has been passed during the general meeting held at Teja Singh Samari Hall in Amritsar today. In the general meeting held in the presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, SGPC General Secretary Bhai Gurcharan Singh Grewal presented a budget of Rs 1138.14 crore, which was passed by the SGPC members amid resonance of Sikh slogan of high spirit – Bole So Nihal Sat Sri Akal.

SGPC general house condemns arrests of Sikh youth, passed several resolutions

AMRITSAR: Several important resolutions have been passed regarding Sikh issues in the 2023-24 budget session of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today. These resolutions were passed amid resonance of the Sikh slogan of high spirit – Bole So Nihal Sat Sri Akal.

RMS Chhina Hails Special ‘Guru Kirpa Train’ for Sikh Devotees from Amritsar

AMRITSAR: Senior BJP leader and Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency in charge Mr. Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina today hailed Centre government of Narendra Modi for initiating special 'Guru Kripa Yatra Train' for Sikh devotees to pay obeisance at various historic Gurdwaras. He said the entire Sikh Community is thankful to the Prime Minister for starting the new train from Amritsar and back for pilgrims from April 5 to April 15.

CM underlines need for modernization of police on scientific lines to redress grievances of people at their doorsteps

SAS NAGAR: Underlining the need for modernization of the Police force on scientific lines, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday said that it is the need of the hour to facilitate the people by redressing their complaints at their doorsteps through online service.

Mystery shrouds sudden rise and escape of fugitive Amritpal Singh, said to have crossed over to Nepal

CHANDIGARH: The mystrey shrouds the escape of Amritpal Singh president of Warris Punjab De organisation from Punjab when a full fledged operation by Punjab Police to arrest him was underway. Police forces surrounded his cavalcade on March 18 and there is no confirmed information about his whereabouts till date.

Amritpal Singh case: BBC Punjabi Twitter account withheld

NEW DELHI:Amid ongoing police crackdown against pro-Khalistani elements in Punjab, the official Twitter account of the BBC Punjabi was blocked by the authorities.

Selfie of Amritpal enjoying energy drink goes viral

CHANDIGARH: A purported selfie of fugitive Khalistani ideologue Amritpal Singh enjoying an energy drink, along with aide Papalpreet Singh, has gone viral on social media.

Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht gave a 24-hour ultimatum to the government for the release of innocent youth

AMRITSAR: An important gathering of Sikh sects, organizations, Sikh scholars, journalists and intellectuals was held today at Sri Akal Takht Sahib to discuss the uneasy atmosphere in the minds of Sikhs due to the current situation in Punjab and the illegal arrests of Sikh youth.

An amount of Rs. 68.38 crore has released for financial assistance to 13409 beneficiaries under Ashirwad scheme Dr. Baljit Kaur

CHANDIGARH: Under the Asirwad Scheme, the Punjab Government has released an amount of Rs 68.38 crore to provide financial assistance to 9804 beneficiaries of Scheduled Castes, 3605 beneficiaries of Backward Classes Economically Weaker Sections, total 13409 beneficiaries in the state.

Now ex-servicemen will get graduation degree in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The directorate of Defence Service Welfare Punjab and Punjabi University Patiala on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to give graduation degree to ex-servicemen.

Close aide of pro-Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh arrested in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: As the hunt of 'Waris Punjab De' chief and fugitive pro-Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh is still on, the separatist leader's close aide and gunman, who is an ex-serviceman, was arrested by the police for his alleged involvement in the Ajnala violence case.

SAD legal wing secured freedom for more than forty Sikh youth implicated in false cases – Sukhbir Badal

AMRITSAR: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said its legal wing had been successful in securing freedom for more than forty youth who had been implicated in false cases even he appealed to the party rank and file to double efforts to ensure Sikh youth were not persecuted on trivial charges.

Indian Embassy in Kathmandu claims Amritpal Singh hiding in Nepal: Report

Kathmandu:The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu has claimed that absconding pro-Khalistan radical Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh is currently hiding in Nepal and requested the Himalayan nation's government agencies to arrest him if he tries to flee.

Unseasonal rains hit wheat crop in Punjab, Haryana; CMs promise relief

CHANDIGARH: With the harvesting of wheat about to start, standing wheat crop was damaged after unseasonal rains accompanying strong winds lashed Punjab and Haryana last week. However, the Chief Ministers of the two states have promised compensation for the crop loss.

In a big relief farmers, CM announces 25 percent ehhancement in compensation for crop loss

CHANDIGARH: In a major relief to the farmers of the state Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday announced 25% upward revision in the compensation for the crop loss to the farmers.

Punjab Power department completes recruitment process of 2424 vacancies

CHANDIGARH: The state government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has continuously been providing employment to the youth of the state and the Power department will soon hand over appointment letters to the candidates who have been selected against 2424 vacancies.

Amritpal case: 197 out of 253 persons under preventive arrest have been released by Punjab Police

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police has continued its ongoing drive to screen the cases of persons arrested since March 18, 2023 on account of apprehension of breach of peace and disturbance in law & order, and release persons in whose case the apprehension of breach of peace is over. 197 persons out of a total of 353 persons arrested under preventive sections of law have been released till today.

Brainwashed in Brampton: Khalistanis target new students from Punjab

Toronto:As Khalistani activists in Canada grab the headlines after the Amritpal Singh incident in Punjab, Ujjal Dosanjh, the former Premier of British Columbia, says, "They are playing a mindless game, with no purpose. It is just for gratification."

Bhagwant Mann and Kejriwal lay foundation stone of Guru Ravidas Bani Adhiyan Center at Ballan

JALANDHAR: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, accompanied by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Saturday laid the foundation stone of Guru Ravidass Bani Adhiyan Centre at Ballan and handed over the first instalment of Rs 25 crore for starting of work to Sant Niranjan Dass ji.

Namberdar union delegation calls on punjab vidhan sabha speaker

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker S. Kultar Singh Sandhwan met the representatives of the Punjab Namberdar Union and assured their demands to be sent to the concerned Minister for early resolution.

Punjab Health Minister orders strict implementation of pc-pndt act to improve sex ratio in state

CHANDIGARH: With Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led Punjab government is taking serious note of the low sex ratio in some districts of the state, Health and Family Welfare Minister Punjab Dr Balbir Singh on Saturday instructed health authorities to take appropriate steps to improve sex ratio in the state and ordered strict compliance of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC-PNDT) act in the state.

Watch: How Amritpal Singh raised armed anti-India force, conducted firearms training at range

NEW DELHI: Punjab Police has released several incriminating videos recovered from the phone of Tejinder Singh Gill, alias Gorkha Baba, the arrested gunman of the fugitive president of the Khalistani outfit 'Waris Punjab De' Amritpal Singh.

Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrests woman accused in embezzlement of housing grant meant for homeless

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Friday arrested an accused Charan Kaur of village Goure, district Kapurthala for misappropriating a grant of Rs. 45,000 in colluding with others out of total central grant of Rs. 13,50,000 received by Gram Panchayat Mehmedwal, district Kapurthala in the year 2012 which was sanctioned for the poor and homeless under Indira Awas Yojana. She was absconding for the last 4 years in this case.

Punjab has to be made Punjab again, not Afghanistan: CMs appeal to people of state

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday said that the state government is duty bound to make a progressive, peaceful and prosperous state by foiling the nefarious designs of anti-Punjab forces who want to make the state into Afghanistan.

Punjab Police release 44 persons arrested during operation against Amritpal Singh

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police on Friday released as many as 44 persons, who were taken into preventive arrest during the ongoing operation against those trying to disturb law and order in the state, from police custody. Chief Minister Punjab Bhagwant Mann has given clear instructions to not harass any innocent persons during the operation.

SAD says Rahul Gandhi disqualification not in the interest of a healthy democracy

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said the arbitrary disqualification of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from the Lok Sabha was not in the interest of a healthy democracy and was against the principle of natural justice.

Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains expresses grief over death of three teachers

CHANDIGARH: Punjab School Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains has expressed profound grief over the death of three teachers and a driver in a road accident near Village Khai Feme, Jalalabad.

Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker exhorts students to participate in democratic process

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker S. Kultar Singh Sandhwan has encouraged the youth to increase their involvement in the democratic process.

PPCB celebrates World Water Day

CHANDIGARH: With an aim to sensitize people and government officials towards environment preservation, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) celebrated World Water Day today.

After the intervention of the Punjab Scheduled Castes Commission, Medical Officer promoted as Assistant Professor

CHANDIGARH: After the intervention of the Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission, Dr. Satnam Singh, Medical Officer Orthopedics was promoted as Assistant Professor Orthopedics by the Department of Medical Education and Research, Punjab.

PM gifts 28 projects worth Rs 1,780 cr to Varanasi

Varanasi (UP):Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, gifted 28 projects worth Rs 1,780 crore to his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi.

Punjab CM announces to give complete facelift to Hussainiwala memorial

FEROZEPUR: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday announced to give a complete facelift to Hussainiwala memorial to perpetuate the legacy of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

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