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Hindus cautiously welcome BBC’s “change of heart” on religious programming

Hindus have cautiously welcomed the ambitious and wide-ranging British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) plans to enhance coverage of religion with a pluralistic approach.

Capt Amarinder announces Rs 1000 cr for development projects for Patiala

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced Rs. 1000 crore worth of development projects, including a canal-based drinking water supply scheme at Rs. 782 crore, for Patiala, in addition to 84000 new job cards in the district under MNREGA.

Punjab to close schools with less than 20 students, Capt Amarinder follows SAD-BJP govt policy

CHANDIGARH: The Captain Amarinder Singh government in Punjab has decided to follow the policy of previous SAD-BJP government to close the schools in villages with less than 20 students and merge them with primary schools within one km radious. SAD-BJP government led by Parkash Singh Badal had closed over 350 schools within five km radius and faced public outcry.

Now, Microsoft spots remote security flaw in Google Chrome

Microsofts Windows security team has discovered a remote security flaw in Google Chrome that can be exploited by hackers.

While Langah facing rape charges is on the run, his mentor Sukhbir Badal too goes in hiding

CHANDIGARH: The rape case against former Punjab minister and senior SAD leader has stunned the entire SAD leadership including SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal the mentor of Langah. Sukhbir Badal has zipped his mouth after the sex video of Langah went viral on social media.

Gagandeep selected for Richard G Luger Excellence in Public Servic Series

Indian-born Gagandeep Kaur has been selected as a member of 28th class of the Richard G Luger Excellence in Public Servic Series. It is an excellent one year political leadership development programme started in 1990 to increase participation of inspiring women in pubic life. To date, over 469 women in 27 classes have been trained.

Flood fury: No rail network in northeast for 11 days

With floods ravaging West Bengal and Bihar, train services between northeastern states and the rest of India remained cut off for the 11th day on Tuesday, affecting supply of essentials to the region, an official said on Tuesday.

Hindus welcome BBC plan to produce films on Hinduism

Shown on BBC One, a new documentary strand of five films a year will reportedly explore faith and ethical issues in all the major religions in stimulating and contemporary new ways, including Hinduism.

Punjab state gets a whopping Rs. 806.28 crore for Heath Sector

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Government of India has approved the Nation Health Mission Punjab’s state programme in implementation plan for 2017-18 amounting to Rs. 806.28 crores.

Punjab CM asks bureaucracy to keep MLAs in loop on issues of public interest

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday directed the state Deputy Commissioners and Administrative Secretaries to address all issues raised by the MLAs with respect to the problems of the common man and duly apprise them of the action taken.

Sikh group launches TV campaign to educate Americans about Sikhism

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Appalled by the widespread ignorance of Sikhism that sparks hate crimes, a Sikh organisation has launched a $1.5 million TV campaign to educate Americans about the faith and how the religion's values of tolerance and equality reflect that of the nation, according to its promoters.

New draft transport policy for Punjab in 2 weeks

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The Captain Amarinder Singh government has decided to initiate a series of sweeping reforms to streamline the transport system in Punjab, with a new draft transport policy expected to be announced within two weeks and several measures to unshackle the public transport system from its current monopolistic control.

Punjab cabinet adopts Congress poll manifesto as time bound work programme

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Just two days after taking over Punjab’s reins, the Captain Amarinder Singh government on Saturday kicked off the state’s development agenda with its first cabinet meeting adopting the PPCC manifesto as its work programme for the next five years, and taking more than 100 important decisions aimed at fulfilling one-third of the electoral promises in the first phase.

Drop in economic activity due to demonetisation is transient: Jaitley

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that the drop in economic activity due to demonetisation was only transient and its effect would not spill over to the next financial year.

Capt Amarinder warns people against voting for communal, fascist forces like SAD, AAP

Punjab News Express
DIRBHA : Warning the people of the state against voting for communal and fascist forces like the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Punjab Congress president and chief ministerial candidate Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday lashed out at the two parties for promoting anti-nationalist agendas and promised to usher in a `naya savera’ by wiping the tears from the eyes of every section of the state’s populace, including the Dalits, farmers, businessmen, youth and women.

Gurdwara Hosts U.S. Congressional Candidates Town Hall Meeting

Punjab News Express
PALATINE, IL: Sikh Religious Society, Palatine, Illinois, a Chicago suburban Sikh Gurdwara hosted and co-sponsored the immigrant communities suburban candidates Town Hall, a non-partisan candidates forum for the 8th U.S. Congressional District on October 26, 2016 to address immigrant issues in the Chicago suburbs. The general elections are on November 8th.

Hindus seek fairness in programming at BBC

Punjab News Express
NEVADA : Hindus want British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to broadcast more Hindu programs, dedicating more hours to Hinduism.

AAP asks Badal to apologise for self-styled 'Saviour of Farmers' award when farmers committing suicides

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) urges Badal to tender an apology for the so called bogus and self styled of “Kissana Da Rakha” (Saviour of farmers) award, in view of unrelenting series of suicides by farmers in Punjab.

Path-breaking 12-hour CPR Relay at Fortis Mohali

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Giving a further boost to Fortis Hospital Mohali’s mission to rapidly spread public awareness about hands-only CRP to save lives of cardiac arrest patients in an emergency situation, hundreds of its employees today participated in a path-breaking 12-hour CPR Relay in the hospital IPD Lobby. They were joined in learning the art of CPR by enthusiastic attendants of patients admitted to the hospital.

Big jolt to SAD: Amritsar District President Upkar Singh Sandhu resigns from all posts

Punjab News Express/ Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR: The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) today got a big jolt when a close confident of Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, the district president of SAD and Chairman of Punjab Energy Development (PEDA) Upkar Singh Sandhu resigned from all the posts in protest against sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib.