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Divya Goyal is our Punjab correspondent

Translated by a Sikh, funded by Hindus, Patiala varsity to digitise century-old Quran
Fri, May 06, 2016

Parihar said, “My friend Noor Muhammad from village Land of Moga showed me this Punjabi translation of the ‘Quran Sharif’, published more than a century ago, in April 1911.”

Punjab assembly polls: Party not only of topiwallahs, wear basanti turbans, says AAP to supporters
Thu, May 05, 2016

In a video message sent out by AAP Canada convenor Jaskirat Mann, she says the “opposition needs to be given a strong message that AAP is not a party of topiwallahs only”.

Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma begin ‘Sultan’ shoot in Ludhiana
Wed, May 04, 2016

After wrapping up the schedule in Muzaffarnagar of Uttar Pradesh recently, Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma started shooting for 'Sultan' in Punjab.

In Jalalabad, a school rises from rubble, literally
Tue, May 03, 2016

Like most primary schools in Punjab, its condition was in shambles

From Punjab jails, Facebook posts: ‘I killed Rocky’ 
Mon, May 02, 2016

Vicky Gounder of the Shera Khuban gang, currently lodged in Nabha jail, posted a claim to killing gangster Jaswinder Singh alias Rocky, and challenged Bathinda SSP Swapan Sharma to take action.

Tearing at the seams: A murder, factional battle threaten a 159-year-old Sikh sect in Punjab
Sun, May 01, 2016

A murder and a factional battle threaten a 159-year-old Sikh sect in Punjab

‘Political patronage shielding gangsters’: Navjot Kaur Sidhu
Sun, May 01, 2016

Sidhu also said that soon she will be writing to the Punjab DGP Suresh Arora, CM Parkash Singh Badal and central government to intervene in the case.

Trying his luck in politics, Jaswinder ‘Rocky’ Singh wanted to leave ‘violent’ past behind
Sun, May 01, 2016

It was at a cloth shop of his close friend Pawan Sharma in Fazilka, for whose cremation he went to Chandigarh Friday, that Rocky entered the world of crime.

Cracks in AAP: Go to Chhotepur for tickets, I have no standing, says Phoolka
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

“Please contact Chhotepur (for tickets). There is no need to waste your time on me. He is going to decide it, " H S Phoolka said in a video.

Ludhiana: Man alleges police torture on FB, kills self
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

26-year-old, who ran a mobile recharging outlet, was being quizzed in a murder case lodged against a gangster

Moga case: God will punish accused, want only a govt job now, say victim’s parents
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

Orbit Oviation is co-owned by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Fazilka Heritage Festival begins today
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The annual heritage fest was started by Graduates Welfare Association of Fazilka in 2006 to bring in limelight this small historical town which lies near the Indo-Pakistan border.

Woman, 26, gangraped, killed in Ludhiana
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The accused allegedly barged into the house at around 1.30 am on Wednesday and raped her.

Now, Punjab wants to import ‘better’ Gir bull semen from Brazil
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Dairy farmers blast govt move, call it ridiculous

Wooing NRIs: Capt drops out, AAP still at it
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

The campaign is presenting Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal as “the only hope” for Punjab.

Alma mater remembers Bhullar: From an ‘intelligent engineering student and quiet teacher’ to a Khalistani militant
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Bhullar, convicted for the 1993 Delhi bomb blast, was released on parole for three weeks Saturday.

Chand Kaur murder fallout: Uday Singh gets Z-plus security
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

Haryana provides security to Dalip Singh for first time

Moga NRI murder: Calls made from inside Faridkot jail to ‘intimidate’ witnesses
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

The police have booked both under section 195 (A)- threatening any person to give false evidence and 120-B (conspiracy).

Chand Kaur murder — No concrete leads yet: Ludhiana CP
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Ludhiana Police Commissioner J S Aulakh, who is part of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal, said, “There have been no concrete leads yet

Cotton season: Agriculture department starts drive against whitefly amid staff crunch
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

A majority of these vacant posts lie in the cotton belt of Malwa, including Bathinda, Sri Muktsar Sahib and Mansa.

Udta Punjab trailer: SAD MLA says ‘film distorting facts’
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

The trailer of ‘Udta Punjab’, the film dissecting the drug problem in Punjab, is creating ripples in Punjab.

Punjab: RTI reply – For tirath yatra, govt pays Rs 1,855 per day per person
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Rs 140 cr set aside for this fiscal; God will give funds, says transport minister

Renovating Ludhiana Railway Station: Before the French do their part, a little desi touch
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

Till a few months ago, the waiting room at platform number one was covered with dust, paint peeled off its walls and each corner had stains.

Chand Kaur murder case: Satguru’s supporters seek ban on Dalip’s ‘hate speeches’
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

Guru Uday Singh’s supporters are now demanding a ban on speeches of his estranged brother Thakur Dalip Singh in Punjab.

Komagata Maru incident: Kin of Ghadar leader who supplied arms demands apology for his deportation
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

Bhagwan Singh was a close friend of Gurditt Singh, who leased the ship for the voyage to Canada. “

Chand Kumar murder: Why are no suspects identified…even I am unsafe, says Lakhowal
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

The Namdhari sect, too, has announced Rs 20 lakh cash prize for those giving any clues about the culprits.

Komagata Maru incident: ‘Justice is incomplete, kin deserve money still lying with Canadian govt’
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

The ship, which reached the Canadian shores on May 23, 1914 with 376 passengers including 340 Sikhs, 12 Hindus and 24 Muslims, was not allowed to enter the Canadian port.

Komagata Maru incident: Ludhiana man wrote to Trudeau, reminded him of ‘injustice’
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Canada PM offers apology for 1914 Komagata Maru incident.

Sahib Kaur: ‘My mother loved Dalip equally, how can he do this?’
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

“I have lost my mother. I have no words to express what the feeling is,” said Sahib Kaur.

Chand Kaur bhog ceremony – ‘No politics here’: Namdharis snub parties
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

The political parties used the dais that they shared with Namdhari sect chief Satguru Uday Singh to hit out at each other.

Chand Kaur murder: A wealthy sect, an old family feud and the murder of a matriarch
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

What is the feud that is tearing the first family of the Namdharis apart? Is the killing linked to the vast properties the sect owns, an attempt by a “third party” to ensure the family stays divided?

‘Coffee With Capt’ western idea, will have lassi with people: Brar
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

The campaign, a brainchild of poll strategist Prashant Kishor, sees Amarinder participate in chat sessions with students across Punjab.

Namdhari sect chief’s brother lends support to SAD-BJP alliance
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

Thakur Dalip Singh, the estranged brother of the present sect chief Uday Singh, announced support for SAD-BJP alliance on Saturday.

Namdhari sect chief’s brother hits back: ‘I too have reasons to believe Uday involved in Chand Kaur murder’
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

Thakur Dalip Singh, the estranged brother, also organised a separate bhog ceremony for his aunt at his Jeewan Nagar dera in Sirsa, Haryana.

Punjab: Gangster’s photo on ruling Akali Dal students’ wing posters; party claims ignorance
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

Shockingly the posters also carry photos of Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal, his brother-in-law and revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, senior leader Hira Singh Gabaria among others.

Chand Kaur Murder Unlike his colleagues, Amarinder Singh chooses to give Bhaini Sahib a miss
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

It may be noted that in the past few days, few Congress leaders had made some controversial remarks on the Namdhari slugfest.