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Speaker calls for launching mass movement to make Punjab a clean and green

JALANDHAR: Expressing grave concern over the day by day increasing environmental pollution in the state, the Speaker of Punjab Assembly Rana KP Singh today gave a clarion call to people for joining hands to launch a mass movement for making Punjab a clean, green and pollution free state.

Bats for Transforming cultural awakening into mass movement

"The cultural awakening is a necessary step to connect the youth of Punjab with their glorious cultural, historical, religious and artistic roots and this awakening needs to be turned into a mass movement so as to make the Punjabi culture resonate throughout the globe".

Over 7,000 Indian kids trafficked a year: Satyarthi hopes Modi will act

NEW DELHI: With about 7,000 children trafficked in India every year, child rights activist and Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi, who set out on Monday on a Kanyakumari-Delhi "Bharat Yatra", to focus attention on the issue, hopes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government will bring in stringent legislation to curb the menace.

12 dead as 12-day Ganeshotsav ends in Maharashtra

MUMBAI: At least 12 persons, including minors and an on-duty policeman, lost their lives during immersion ceremonies on Anant Chaturdashi, marking the end of the 12-day long Ganeshotsav celebrations throughout the state on Tuesday, officials said.

Poverty report of South Asia released first time in North India

CHANDIGARH: A triennial report on poverty scenario in South Asian countries was released for the first time in north India here on Saturday at Institute for Development Communication (IDC). The report has been produced by a Nepal-based South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE). A Chandigarh-based study circle Dialogue Highway in collaboration with IDC facilitated the release of the report. This was followed by a ‘Dialogue on Governance for the Margins with reference to South Asia’. A special lecture ‘On contesting Claims of Inclusion of Diversity: Challenges and opportunities’ was delivered by one of country’s foremost sociologists Professor Shiv Vishwanathan.

India cruise into Division B semi-finals

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
BENGALURU: The quarterfinals of the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2017 concluded today for both Division A and B, with games played at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium and Koramangala Indoor Stadium.

Harsimrat Badal urged farmers to take maximum benefit of Sampada

MUMBAI : Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today urged farmers to take maximum benefit of the Kisan Sampada scheme and become entrepreneurs in their own right.

Indian, Indian-American plead guilty in call centre scam

Punjab News Express
WASHINGTON  : An Indian national and an Indian-American man pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy behind their roles in a massive telephone impersonation and money laundering fraud in the US perpetrated by India-based call centres.

Himachal gang-rape, murder: Top officer transferred

Punjab News Express
SHIMLA : A top Himachal Pradesh police officer, heading the SIT probing the gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl, was transferred hours after one of the suspects was found murdered in a lock-up, an official said on Thursday.

SAD to launch jabar virodhi lehar from July 25 against Congress excesses in Punjab

Punjab News Express/Satinder Bains | CHANDIGARH: The political affairs committee (PAC) of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today decided to launch a ‘jabar virodhi lehar’ to raise its voice against the excesses being committed against Akali workers by Congressmen, even as it warned chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh not to barter away the interests of the State on the SYL canal issue under any circumstances.

SAD to launch jabar virodhi lehar against Congress excesses from Dera Baba Nanak on July 25

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The political affairs committee (PAC) of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today decided to launch a ‘jabar virodhi lehar’ to raise its voice against the excesses being committed against Akali workers by Congressmen, even as it warned chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh not to barter away the interests of the State on the SYL canal issue under any circumstances.

Diarrhea threat in Ludhiana, DC orders preventive steps

Punjab News Express/ SK.Vyas
LUDHIANA: Taking serious note of spreading diarrhea in the city, Deputy Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Agrawal has instructed to department to take necessary steps to control the situation immediately. Senior officials of health department should moniter the situation personally.

Amarinder becomes party in mining scam by giving clean chit to benaami deals of Rana Gurjit: SAD

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh must tell Punjabis why he had become party to giving a clean chit to benaami deals of Irrigation and Power minister Rana Gurjit Singh by appointing a personal favourite of the minister to head the one commission formed yesterday to probe acquisition of sand and gravel mines of servants and employees of Rana Gurjit.

SAD demands immediate dismissal of Rana Gurjit for indulging in benaami transactions in mines auction

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today demanded the immediate sacking of Irrigation and Power minister Rana Gurjit Singh for acquiring sand and gravel mines through benaami transactions in the name of his cook and office staff.

Sukhbir Badal asks Cong govt to protect life and property of dalits

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal asked the Congress government to take steps to protect the life and property of dalits in Punjab who were facing brutal attacks at the hands of Congress workers solely because they had exercised their franchise against the party.

Facial and hair care in this summer – beware of heat waves

Punjab News Express/Dr. Naresh Arora
NEW DELHI : Come summer and we apprehend more trouble for our skin, face and body. Everyday our body reacts to heat and the change in barometric pressures. With the mercury rising, the scorching heat and dry atmosphere is bound to have its adverse effect on our body. I’m sure you have noticed it in yourself and others. Our bodies don’t always cope well with high mercury especially if we are not conscious of our need to hydrate continuously during the day. A combination of humidity and heat can stop the ever so important evaporation from our bodies which is the body’s mechanism for keeping it cool. Without the ability to evaporate through skin, internal body temperature rises and brings about traumatic changes in our body such as-

Maoists massacre 25 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh

Punjab News Express
RAIPUR : In one of the deadliest attacks, 300 to 400 heavily armed Maoists, women included, ambushed a CRPF contingent in a forested patch in Chhattisgarh on Monday, killing 25 troopers and escaping with their AK-47 assault rifles.

SAD condemns Sikki for threatening SHOs if they don’t toe line of Congress workers

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today condemned Khadoor Sahab legislator Ramanjit Singh Sikki for threatening Station House Officers (SHOs) with dire consequences if they did not obey the directives of Congress workers.

Role of Punjabi and the Sikh freedom fighters, stand deleted from narrative of Kale-Pani

By Bir Devinder Singh
PATIALA: It’s inexcusable that the role of Punjabi and the Sikhs freedom fighters have been deleted from the narrative of Kale-Pani, under a deep rooted conspiracy hatched by the RSS and BJP. It is pertinently mentionable that the narrative of most notorious cellular jail at Andamans is engraved in the collective Punjabi consciousness as that of the Kale-Pani. The jail has now been converted into a national heritage museum.

Badal's remarks on red beacon mere tokenism and anti-people,says Govt.spokesperson

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The Punjab government has termed former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s statement on red beacons as mere tokenism, and has urged him to take up meaningful issues instead of indulging in frivolous opposition.

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