Man Aman Singh Chhina

Articles By Man Aman Singh Chhina

Why Kartarpur is a manifestation of devotion as well as a longing for the ‘other’ Punjab

Seventy-two years ago these parts had droves of villagers baying for the blood of non-Muslims. Today, there were scores of them standing along the road as eager spectators while their Prime Minister inaugurated the corridor and the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib complex as symbols of peace.

We have come to pray, won’t tolerate any political propaganda: Sikh pilgrims in Kartarpur

A bomb that had been put on display in a glass case just next to the gurdwara building became a sore point for devotees. A notice board put up next to it said that the Indian Air Force (IAF) had attempted to bomb the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in 1971.

Emotions blur borders as history marks Kartarpur opening

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first jatha led by Akal Takht jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh, and prominent leaders including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, from near the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur.

Kartarpur corridor opens today amid war of words on pilgrim passage rules

The first batch of 550 Indian Sikh pilgrims will include former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his family, and about 150-160 other dignitaries, including Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and her husband and former Punjab deputy CM Sukhbir Badal.

Haryana: Wearing siropas, five Congress MLAs walk barefoot, chant ‘Satnam-Waheguru’ in House

This was perhaps the first time in recent years that such an overt religious display was made inside the House. Not even Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLAs attempted anything of this sort during their years in power.

Kartarpur model may help resolve future conflicts, says Manmohan Singh

For the first time in over five decades after Haryana was carved out of Punjab in 1966, MLAs from both states sat together for the Assembly session.

Disabled Colonel serves legal notice against former Adjutant General for disability remark

Veteran senior officers, including several Army Commanders and a former Chief of Army Staff, have expressed their indignation and reservations at the contents of the interview.

Ex-commanding officer of TSD opts for premature retirement

The functioning of TSD had come under a cloud after allegations of impropriety, and it was disbanded after the retirement of General Singh.

Pakistan Kartarpur song video has poster of Bhindranwale

The song shows clips of Sikh pilgrims visiting several gurdwaras across Pakistan, and the poster is visible in the clip featuring Gurdwara Janam Asthan, Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Guru Nanak.

Kejriwal govt covering up own failure by blaming Punjab, Haryana: Phoolka

Phoolka said the farmers of Punjab must not be throttled by Delhi government trying to cover up its own failures. “Delhi government must think about all this. Instead of blaming the states of Punjab and Haryana, put your own house in order. This is very unfortunate,” he said.

Satellites identify just 4 stubble burning sites, PSRC says it’s because of dense smog

According to PSRC data, these the four identified sites were in Bathinda, Amritsar and Moga districts. Dense smog has been reported from various locations in Punjab, reducing visibility to a great extent.

As Delhi gasped for air, Punjab saw 3,105 farm fires in one day

The Punjab government has, meanwhile, announced several measures to sensitise farmers. Nodal officers have been deputed in nearly 8,000 paddy growing villages across the state to spread awareness and keep an eye on post-harvest operations.

Punjab paddy stubble burning reaches highest figure of season on Oct 28 with 3105 fires

The stubble burning is continuing unabated even as Punjab government has announced several measures for sensitisation of the farmers.

Siachen Glacier now open to tourists — how far, what facilities

This week, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced that the Siachen Glacier will be open for tourists, between the base camp and Kumar logistics base. A look at what has been allowed so far, and what will change now.

Punjab bypolls: Party leaders call for urgent introspection as AAP continues its downward slide

The worst performance came from Dakha constituency which had been vacated by H S Phoolka who had won the seat with 58,618 votes in 2017 Assembly polls.

Sukhpal Singh Khaira gives himself second chance in House, withdraws resignation as MLA

The U-turn by Sukhpal Singh Khaira came after he was summoned by Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh for hearing on a petition filed by the AAP seeking his disqualification as MLA.

Punjab bypolls: 66.50% come out to vote

Jalalabad recorded maximum 75.46 per cent voter turnout and Phagwara the least at 55.97 per cent.

Punjab bypolls: Hit by factionalism BJP faces uphill task in Phagwara and Mukerian

In Mukerian, there is considerable anger among BJP cadres loyal to Arunesh Kumar who was the party candidate in the 2017 assembly polls.

Colonel who fought for free ration restoration wins battle, loses promotion

In June this year, the Ministry of Defence had accorded sanction in principle for the restoration of ‘free ration in kind’ to officers of the Army, Navy and Air Force posted in peace areas.

Colonel who fought for free rations restoration wins battle, loses promotion

It was in June this year that the Ministry of Defence had accorded sanction in principle for the restoration 'free rations in kind' to officers of Army, Navy and the Air Force posted in peace stations.