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No mining was going on in Baihara where AAP MLA was attacked, claims probe into attack by sand mafia

ROPAR: The district Rupnagar administration in a bid to cover up illegal mining allegations is now seems tilting the issue of attack on AAP MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa by sand mafia into a territorial dispute and claimed that no mining was in progress where AAP MLA was attacked.

SAD deputes core committee members for 26th June protest at districts across state

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has deputed the core committee members to lead mass protests in districts across the state on 26th June to force the Congress government to cut down on its share of taxes on petrol and diesel to provide the much needed relief to the common man. The SAD cadre led by a core committee member will give a memorandum to the deputy commissioners in each district. The SAD president S. Sukhbir Singh Badal has assigned duties to all the core committee members in this regard.

Forest department employees to get weapons : Sadhu Singh Dharamsot

"The Forest Department, Punjab, would arm its employees with weapons for the security of forest areas and sooner, a policy in this regard would be prepared and sent to the cabinet for approval."

Soha, Kunal Kapoor unite for animal welfare

Actors Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kapoor have joined hands to raise funds for animal welfare as a part of ‘Be Kind to All Kind campaign.

Punjab Vigilance arrests Tehsildar for bungling in purchasing of panchayati land for village Jheorheri

 Punjab Vigilance Bureau today arrested Kuldeep Singh Dhillon, Tehsildar posted at Bassi Pathana after a scam of about Rs 8 crore came to light during  purchase of more than 25 acres of land at different places in district Fatehgarh Sahib for village panchayat Jheorheri.

SAD demands to deploy high powered ECI task force in Shahkot

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal today demanded the deployment of  an independent team directly from the Election Commission of India to function as high-powered task force and stop the ruling party in Punjab from “elaborate and widespread rigging’ of the by-poll for the Shahkot assembly constituency scheduled  for May 28.  

Shemrock School students learnt French culture

MOHALI: The students of Shemrock School Sector-69 got a chance to learn French culture by visiting Alliance francaise sector -36 Chandigarh. Students were addressed by Director Sylvain Choin which was a wonderful experience for them to learn about French. Students also read French books in the library and got a chance to watch a French movie .Later, students relished French food in cafeteria. Students were amused to see and understand the French culture of the organization and were excited to know more and more about it.

Neha Dhupia marries actor, 'best friend' Angad Bedi

Actress and former beauty queen Neha Dhupia had a hush-hush wedding with actor and "best friend" Angad Bedi, son of ex Indian cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi here on Thursday. She has called it the "best decision" of her life.

Pak envoy call on Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, discuss business, people ties

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has called for strengthening of trade and people-to-people ties with Pakistan in order to defuse tensions and promote better relations between the two neighbours.

Shemrock School remembered Asifa Bano and organized candle light march vigil

MOHALI: Parents, staff and students Shemrock School sector -69  organised  a candlelight march in the memory of 8 year old Asifa Bano . This child was molested, manled and killed by unspeakable brutality by clearly insane men in Kathua, J&K. They are now remanded to judicial custody. The march started  from  phase -7  near post office. The incident which has sparked nationwide outrage is an eye-opener to how vulnerable women really are in India.

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.

Manjari feels blessed to work with all stalwarts of acting in Baa Baaa Black Sheep

Manjari Fadnnis, who will be seen playing Maniesh Paul's girlfriend in the comic thriller Baa Baaa Black Sheep, was anxious on the first day of shoot as she had to do her first scene with Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon and Maniesh Paul.

Pakistan recalls envoy over 'harassment', India downplays move

NEW DELHI: Pakistan has called back its High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood for consultation over "harassment" of its diplomatic staff and their families from New Delhi in a move downplayed by India on Thursday as "normal and routine".

Would spare no effort to connect youth with Punjabi language: Dr.Surjit Patar

CHANDIGARH: "The Punjab Kala Parishad would organise a gala function at Punjab Kala Bhawan on 21st February marking 'International Mother Tongue Day'." This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Parishad Dr. Surjit Patar here today while interacting with the mediapersons.

SAD expels 6 rebel candidates at Ludhiana Civic polls

CHANDIGARH: Taking a strict disciplinary action against those candidates who were found to be opposing the party candidates in certain wards of Ludhiana during the Civic polls, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president S. Sukhbir Singh Badal today expelled 6 leaders from the party.

Dr.M.S. Randhawa Memorial Art & Literary fest concludes amid fanfare

The 7 day Dr. M.S. Randhawa Art and Literary Festival being organized by Punjab Kala Parishad concluded late evening yesterday leaving behind a trail of renewed awareness about the great cultural, artistic and historical heritage of Punjab. The height of the festival was the par excellence rendition of folk songs by eminent folk singer Gurmeet Bawa and her daughters Lachi and Glory Bawa. The audience just loved the way Gurmeet Bawa sang 'Jugni' and Lachi & Glory Bawa rendered 'Mitti Da Bawa'.

More than 150 petrol pump dealers reach Mohali to join indefinite hunger strike

The ongoing hunger strike by the Punjab petrol pump dealers continued on Day 2 in SAS Nagar (Mohali) with the Punjab government remaining apathetic to the rightful demand of the Petrol Pump Dealers’ Association of Punjab (PPDAP) for parity in VAT on petrol and diesel with neighbouring states.

Surjit Patar and Sohal along with hundreds of other art lovers visit pictorial poetry exhibition of Dr Hamdard

Hundreds of art lovers including Chairman of Punjab Kala Parishad Dr Surjit Patar and President of Punjab Sahit Academy Dr Sarabjeet Kaur Sohal thronged to Kala Bhawan on the second day of pictorial poetry exhibition by Dr Ajit Kanwal Singh Hamdard.

Sukhbir Badal asks Pak high commissioner to ensure Sikhs not coerced to convert to Islam

A high-level delegation of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) led by party President Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal today met Pakistan High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood and sought immediate intervention of the Pakistan government to stop attempts being made to convert Sikhs to Islam in the North West Frontier province.

 
 
Punjab CM releases Rs.23 crores for decongesting Landra junction

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered the Finance Department to immediately release Rs. 23 Crores for expansion of the Sohana-Landran-Chunni road, while directing his Chief Principal Secretary to issue instructions for urgent completion of all pending development projects in the state.

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