A press release issued by the administration reads, “The Deputy Commissioner has issued instructions to make an outline for the Canadian Prime Minister’s visit and duties have been assigned in this regard.”
Two years ago, a spurned teenager flung acid on six girls on their way back from school. Now, as the case draws to a close, The Indian Express travels to Gurdaspur and finds that the girls fight on. First up, the Class X Boards that start in less than a month.
A senior Punjab police officer said written orders in this regard were received from the office of DGP Suresh Arora, saying that all SSPs in the state should visit families of absconding gangsters in their respective areas and ask them to convince their children to surrender.
After watching the movie, Rajput Mahasbha Punjab president Davinder Darshi said, “We had opposed this movie earlier, due to which movie makers had to make 300 cuts. We have watched the movie today and found now it has nothing objectionable against the Rajput community."
District Congress Committee president Jugal Kishore, however, refuted the charge and said that he himself went to house of Navjot Singh Sidhu to invite him for the party meeting and the official function.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Ravinder Singh said, “There are many such bridges in Amritsar district on drains. We had estimated that Rs 12.5 crore would be required to repair all such bridges in bad shape."
Muhawa and Thuluwal are near the Indo-Pak border and students need to travel long distances to go to school. Karanbeer and others from his school travel 15 kilometres extra every day to avoid the narrow bridge.
In recent years, the Indian High Commission in Canada has been making attempts to improve ties with the Sikh diaspora there, which had been affected since Operation Blue Star in 1984. The latest development has come as a setback to these efforts.
In the documentary, Jo Larey Deen ke Het, Parkash Singh Badal gets a certificate as the “most acceptable Sikh leader for Hindus” and Indira Gandhi is accused of hatching a conspiracy to attack the Golden Temple because of her hatred of Sikhs who did not support the Emergency
The minister also revealed that “consular officials in London have also engaged with Johal’s family, and I met Johal’s brother and his MP, Martin Docherty-Hughes, to discuss the case on Monday, November 27”.
The Punjab government’s request that Pakistan traders be allowed to participate in the fair was turned down by the Centre. It was the 12th edition of the fair and this was the second year in a row that Pakistan traders were not allowed.
“It was important to me to come to Jallianwala Bagh. Indian Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims were peacefully protesting against the British government. In response to peaceful act, General Dyer and his soldiers closed the gate and open fire on men, women and children.”
“I never went to Dera Sacha Sauda to seek votes. I was summoned by Akal Takht, but had given it in writing that I never asked votes from the dera. I was never sentenced by Akal Takht,” Longowal had said.
Longowal proved a dark house as his name was not even initially considered for the post of SGPC president. SAD-affiliated SGPC members had given all rights to decide the candidate for the post to party president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday.
The chief minister's remarks came a day after UK government said it would take “extreme action” if any British citizen was being “tortured”. On Wednesday, Amarinder said that due process of the law was being followed in the case of Johal, who is an accused in the cases of targeted killings in Punjab.
Head of Gurmat Sangeet Department, Gurnam Singh, at Patiala university was present as SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar unveil the portrait of Jasbir Kaur in central Sikh museum on Thursday. Portrait of three more Sikhs were installed in museum along with Jasbir Kaur.