Kamaldeep Singh Brar


India-Pakistan dialogue called off: Devotees disappointed over stalling of visa-free corridor to Kartarpur gurudwara
Sun, Sep 23, 2018

‘I felt my prayers had been heard... But now we are back to square one’

Two years after death of 7 kids, Attari bridge yet to get railing
Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Not just the villagers had been raising this issue repeatedly with the Punjab government, local boy Karanbeer Singh too brought it to the notice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi this January 24, while receiving Sanjay Chopra bravery award for saving 15 lives, along with his sister’s in the same accident.

SGPC passes resolution to demolish 200-yr-old entrance of historical gurdwara
Mon, Sep 17, 2018

SGPC General Secretary Gurbachan Singh Karmuwala was instrumental in passing the resolution to demolish and reconstruct the entrance. He claimed that oral demand from Sikhs led to this resolution to demolish and reconstruct the building.

Punjab: Man who lived for stray cattle leaves behind a herd of 6000
Fri, Sep 14, 2018

Baba Pala Singh, who passed away on Tuesday, has left behind a herd of 6,000 stray animals, mostly cows and bulls. Also known as Gaiyan-wala Baba, he was in his 50s.

Desecration panel report: After Makkar, two key SGPC members blame Sukhbir for pardon to Dera head
Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Earlier, Makkar had claimed Sukhbir told him about pardon to the Dera head hours before it was granted. The pardon was revoked on October 16, 2015.

Sukhbir informed me at last moment about plans to pardon Dera head, I warned him against it: Avtar Singh Makkar
Tue, Sep 04, 2018

"I came to know about it only when Sukhbir Singh Badal called me to his residence in Chandigarh and informed about the plans on the morning of September 24, 2015. I warned him again any such move. I advised him to first consult all Sikh bodies and take them into confidence," said Avtar Singh Makkar.

Punjab: At Baba Bakala political rallies, ‘sacrilege’ controversy takes centre stage
Mon, Aug 27, 2018

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal alleged that the link between the Congress party and ‘sarkari’ Jathedars had been exposed during the attack on Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president Manjit Singh GK.

Desecration report an attempt to divide Sikhs: SGPC chief
Mon, Aug 27, 2018

SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal speaks to The Indian Express on silence over the Dera Sacha Sauda link in the report and also claims that Akal Takht head priest admitted before the religious body that his statements against the Badal family on the issue were a “lie”.

Imran Khan’s sworn in ceremony: In attendance, Sidhu under fire from BJP, SAD; Congress defends
Sun, Aug 19, 2018

In a statement, SAD spokesman Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said Sidhu’s conduct was unbecoming of a minister. “His public gestures have not only hurt martyrs’ families but also countrymen in general”.

Son of man released from Pakistan prison after 36 years: Had assumed he was dead
Mon, Aug 20, 2018

For the 36 years that Gajanand Sharma, a labourer, was locked up in the Lahore central jail, his family had no clue about his whereabouts after he went missing from his home in 1982.

Had assumed he was dead: son of man released from Pakistan prison after 36 years
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Family members have been exchanging sweets, while Devi has been mostly laughing, but has broken down several times.

After Turkey heartbreak, dangal star Jassa Patti returns to wrestling arena today
Thu, Aug 09, 2018

India’s biggest dangal star Jashkawar Gill, popularly known as Jassa Patti in dangal circuit, will return to the wrestling arena at a local event at village Sajada Kalan of Gurdaspur on Thursday.

SFJ exercise a survey, not referendum: Dal Khalsa
Tue, Aug 07, 2018

Dal Khalsa spokesman Kanwarpal Singh spoke to The Indian Express on his reservations on ‘Referendum 2020’ campaign.

Punjab: As politicians rush for dope tests, doctors say not done this way
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

The urine screening kits, which are being used normally, can only provide positive results in case the person under screening has taken the habit-forming drugs in the last one to five days and results also depends upon how much water one has drunk.

On Navjot Singh Sidhu’s turf, drug den continues to thrive
Fri, Jun 29, 2018

Gori Phelwan is a veteran Congress worker from Maqboolpura. He is among those who think that sports can lift Maqboolpura out of drug menace.

Punjab: Fresh drug death videos heat up politics over smuggling in Tarn Taran
Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Tarn Taran again in spotlight; Cong MLA says supply chain broken

Why a damages claim for detentions 34 years ago is roiling Punjab today
Wed, Jun 27, 2018

Who are the ‘Jodhpur prisoners’ who were detained after Operation Blue Star? Why do they want compensation?

Operation Blue Star arrests: Congress seizes upon Centre’s plea opposing aid
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Congress MLA from Patti, Harminder Singh Gill, was one of the 379 people arrested from the Golden Temple in 1984 and later sent to a jail in Jodhpur. Of these, 40 filed a case for compensation after their release.

Centre challenges lower court order to compensate Operation Blue Star ‘victims’
Fri, Jun 15, 2018

Victims were allegedly kept in illegal detention initially in Amritsar and then in Jodhpur jail after Operation Blue Star had ended. In its plea, Centre has said that it was not in jurisdiction of Amritsar court to hear the petition and the plaintiffs had, in fact, joined terrorists during Operation Blue Star.

In new session, SGPC institutes likely to ask SC students to pay fee from own pocket
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Avtar Singh, secretary, SGPC, said, “Controversy over the SC scholarship scheme has badly hurt the financial condition of our colleges. We have been awaiting payment of around Rs 20 crore from the government. It is the fee amount that we didn’t charge SC students in hope that government will pay us.”