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I opposed Sumedh Saini even when he was appointed Punjab DGP by Akali govt: Virsa Valtoha

CHANDIGARH, PunjabThe former MLA from Khemkaran and senior leader of the beleaguered Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD-Badal) leader Virsa Singh Valtoha today claimed that he had opposed notorious Police officer Sumedh Saini even when he was appointed as DGP of Punjab Police by the Akali government. Valtoha, who never spoke against Saini during the SAD-BJP regime, []

18 Jan 2021 6:58 am
January 17: Deep Sidhu, Baldev Singh Sirsa and Karnail Singh refuse to appear before the NIA

1. Farmer Avtar Singh, son of Jangir Singh Tikri of village Lohara of Sri Muktsar Sahib passed away on the border. Avtar Singh had a heart attack when he was in his trolley. Avtar Singh was supporting movement from the beginning. 2. Farmers leaders in press conferences state 121 farmers have passed away since protest []

18 Jan 2021 4:57 am
Indias NIA does not spare Khalsa Aid volunteers who are helping farmers agitating against farm laws

NEW DELHI: Under its drive of sending notices to farmer leaders, social crusaders, journalists, Sikh activists and transporters in the case registered under the charges of sedition and anti-national activities, Indias National Investigation Agency (NIA) has not even spared the organizations active for providing humanitarian aid without considering grounds of religion, caste, colour, creed and []

17 Jan 2021 11:46 pm
Pakistan to offer free technical education to the children of Sikhs and Hindus

LAHORE, PunjabFrom 2021 onwards, Pakistans federal government has decided to avail free technical education for the children of Sikh and Hindu nationals of Pakistan. The Evacuee Trust Property Board has taken this decision in Lahores board meeting under the presidency of ETPBs chairman Dr. Amir Ahmad. The Evacuee Trust Property Board looks after the sacred []

17 Jan 2021 10:35 pm
French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain pays obeisance at Sri Harmandir Sahib

CHANDIGARH, PunjabEmmanuel Lenain, the French ambassador to India, today paid obeisance at the holiest Sikh shrine Sri Harmandir Sahib. He was accompanied by his wife Graldine Lenain on this occasion. While traversing the parikarmaof Sri Darbar Sahib, he depicted special interest in learning the history of Sri Darbar Sahib and its associated places. He also []

17 Jan 2021 10:29 pm
January 16: Leaked Whatsapp messages of Republic TV anchor Arnab Goswami reveal shocking information

1. Farmer Baher Singh (35) of Lambi camp passed away at Tikri Border today. Baher Singh had volunteered to stay up at night and guard the trolleys. He slept around 3 am and didnt wake up this morning. 2. Farmer Tirath Singh Of village Naushera Punia (Tarn Taran) passed away at Ghazipur border. Tirath Singh []

17 Jan 2021 1:55 am
SGPC honours family of Shaheed Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sukha on bhog of his father

SRI GANGANAGAR, Rajasthan. IndiaThe Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today extended financial assistance of Rs. 1 lakh to the family of Sikh freedom fighter Shaheed Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sukha during bhog ceremony of his father Sardar Mehanga Singh, who passed away on January 7. The bhog ceremony was held at Bhai Sukhas native village 16-FF []

17 Jan 2021 1:43 am
Indian govt under fire over NIA sending notices to farm activists

CHANDIGARH, PunjabUnion Government of India is under fire over its National Investigation Agency (NIA)s sending notices to Punjab based activists, intellectuals, journalists, and farmer leaders who are taking part in the agitation against three draconian laws enacted by it. All the humanist segments are harshly criticizing these notices wherein its recipients are asked to appear []

17 Jan 2021 1:36 am
Op-Ed: Preventive detention of BJP leaders is the need of hour in Punjab

CHANDIGARH, PunjabDuring the past few days, BJP leaders have geared up their anti-farmer activities under the garb of raising awareness about positive sides of farm laws in Punjab. These activities of BJP leaders have incited farmers to take action against them due to which several incidents of clash have come to fore. On January 10, []

16 Jan 2021 10:12 pm
Behbal Kalan Tragedy: SIT files chargesheet against Sumedh Saini and Paramraj Umranangal

CHANDIGARH, PunjabOn January 15, the Special Investigation Team investigating Behbal Kalan tragedy case filed supplementary chargesheet against Ex-DGP Sumedh Saini and former IG Paramraj Umranangal in the Court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (Faridkot). Notably, the SIT has already filed main chargesheet against the former SSP Charanjit Sharma and two SP-rank police officers. The duo []

16 Jan 2021 10:08 pm
Amid farmers stir, Indias NIA summons more than 40 Sikh and Punjab activists

Amid the widespread farmers stir against three farm laws, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that works under the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, has sent notices to more than 40 Punjabi and Sikh activists. NIA has asked these persons to appear before it at its headquarters at New Delhi in connection with a case registered []

16 Jan 2021 12:04 am
Sikhs, Hindus get big cremation ground over 4 acres in Lahore

LAHORE, PakistanThe Sikhs and Hindus who are usually forced to bury their dead at several places in Pakistan due to lack of crematoriums inadequate number, today got a big cremation ground in Lahore, capital of Pakistans Punjab. As per the information shared by a spokesperson of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC), Federal Minister []

15 Jan 2021 1:25 am
January 14: A farmer is dying every 14 hours and the Indian Government is still oblivious to their plight

1. Farmer Iqbal Singh Dhillon (48) of village Gander, Mukatsar Sahib has passed away due to heart attack after returning from Tikri Border. He was sent home on Monday due to poor health. We are losing one man every 14hrs compared to earlier 16.5hrs. This is the 78th death according to @Amaanbali on Twitter. 2. []

15 Jan 2021 1:21 am
A resounding moral defeat of our Alliance partner: Akali Dal on SC order

CHANDIGARH, PunjabThe Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD-Badal) has described todays Order of the Supreme Court on the farmers issue as resounding moral defeat of the BJP Government at the center. The party however expressed grave concern and anxiety over reports that the government was deliberately trying to infiltrate the peaceful and democratic struggle of the farmers []

15 Jan 2021 1:17 am
Punjab cabinet passes resolution demanding MSP as statutory right, mourns deaths of protesting farmers

CHANDIGARH, PunjabEven as it asserted that it will take all measures to protect the states and its farmers interests, the Punjab Government led by Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday made it clear that nothing short of repeal of the Centres black Farm Laws, which it described as anti-farmers, anti-nation and anti-food security, would resolve the []

15 Jan 2021 1:13 am
Punjabi Singer Shree Brar Gets Bail

CHANDIGARH, PunjabOn January 13, the Patiala based Court of Sessions Judge Rajinder Aggarwal granted bail to Punjabi singer Pawandeep Singh aka Shree Brar who was arrested by the Punjab police on January 7 under the charges of promoting gangsterism and gun culture. It is learned that the Court has instructed Shree Brar not to sing []

14 Jan 2021 9:33 pm
Mann recuses himself from panel formed on farm laws, puts question mark on SCs move

CHANDIGARH, Punjab: In an embarrassment for the Supreme Court of India, Bhupinder Mann today recused himself from four-member committee formed by it to resolve the issue of three farm laws enacted by BJP-led Central Government thereby putting a question mark on the move of the apex court. In a press statement, Mann said, While I []

14 Jan 2021 9:31 pm
January 13: 100,000 Tractors Estimated To Have Reached Delhi Borders

1. Punjabi tribune reported 4 more deaths of protesting farmers 2. Jagtar Singh (62) of Muktsar Sahib has passed away earlier today. Jagtar Singh was at Tikri from last 28days. He suffered due to heart attack after returning home at village Barkandi. 3. Another farmer Sucha Singh (67) S/o- Mahinder singh, committed suicide at toll []

14 Jan 2021 1:57 am
January 12: Farmers Reject Supreme Court Committee

1. 3 farmers passed away today. Young farmer Luvpreet Singh aged 25 from Ferozpur passed away today. 2. Tikri Border this morning. Farmer Avtar Singh Of village Luhaha (Muktsar Sahib) passed away in his trolley due to heart attack. 3. Also at Tikri border, Village Lundewalas Sardar Jagdish Singh Passed away today. 4. As expected []

14 Jan 2021 1:51 am
US Based Sikh Researcher to Preserve Rare Sikh Manuscripts in Pakistan

CHANDIGARH, PunjabA catalog is being prepared to keep a record of rare Sikh manuscripts and other literature present in Pakistan present in the libraries, museums, and peoples homes in Pakistan. In this collection, detailed information on rare Sikh scriptures historical significance will be provided, along with author and publisher details, where possible. A US-based Sikh []

14 Jan 2021 1:44 am
Op/Ed: Will the Indian govts strategy to use Khalistans narrative crush the farmer agitation?

Though Khalistan, an independent Sikh state, is not an issue of the ongoing farmer agitation against three farm laws enacted by the Indian Government, Indias union government has officially brought this narrative to the fore. Some analysts interpret this move by India as a strategy to crush the agitation and shirk its basic duty and []

14 Jan 2021 1:38 am
PICTORIAL: Farmers Burn Copies of Contentious Farm Laws While Celebrating Lohri

CHANDIGARH, PunjabTo express their resolve against the newly introduced contentious farm laws by BJP led Indian government, the farmers of North Indian region (especially Punjab) today burnt copies of these farm laws while celebrating Lohri. This trend got witnessed across all over the North Indian region and in almost every city, town and village of []

13 Jan 2021 10:00 pm
Attack on Nankana Sahib: Three Sentenced by Pakistan Court

CHANDIGARH, PunjabOn January 12, an anti-terrorism court of Pakistan addressed punishment to three persons for launching an attack on sacred Sikh shrine Gurdwara Janam Asthan Sri Nankana Sahib. The Court sentenced main conspirator Imran Chishti for two years and two others namely Mohammad Sultan and Mohammad Ahmad for 6 months. However, the Court acquitted four []

13 Jan 2021 9:57 pm
Statements by Farm Union Leaders on Supreme Courts Decision to Form Committee on Farm Laws

Key points Farmers reject Supreme Court committee All Supreme Court Committee members are pro-farm laws Supreme Court to consider another petition imposing a ban on the Jan 26 tractor march NEW DELHIEarlier today, leaders of the farm unions held a press conference after the Supreme Court announced to form a panel to decide the future []

12 Jan 2021 10:58 pm
Changing Punjab: Pro-Farmers Kites Go Trendy in Punjab

CHANDIGARH, PunjabOn the eve of the 2021s Lohri, a matchless craze for the kites having pro-farmers slogans is being witnessed among youngsters. The youngsters are keenly purchasing these kites to express solidarity with the farmers struggling for their existence at the Delhi border. Lohri, a traditional festival of North India, marks the end of the []

12 Jan 2021 10:30 pm
SGPC to establish preparatory institute to produce Sikh officers in Indian civil services

AMRITSAR SAHIB, PunjabThe Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) is establishing a preparatory institute to produce Sikh officers in civil services by preparing the Sikh students for competitive examinations held for Indian Administrative Services (IAS) and allied services. While talking to reporters after having a get together with Sikh intellectuals at Amritsar on Monday, the SGPC []

12 Jan 2021 10:43 am
Centre must deliver its promise to release Sikh prisoners including Bhai Rajoana: SGPC chief

AMRITSAR SAHIB, PunjabThe Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Jagir Kaur today said the Central government must deliver the promise that it made during celebrations of 550th Parkash Gurpurb of Sikhis founder Guru Nanak Sahib, to release the Sikh political prisoners including Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana, who are languishing in different jails of India. []

12 Jan 2021 10:34 am
After 28 years, Punjab Police gives up illegal possession of Baba Manochahals house

TARN TARAN, PunjabAfter around 28 years, Punjab Police gave up illegal possession of the house of top militant leader and head of pro-freedom organization Bhindranwale Tiger Force (BTF) Baba Gurbachan Singh Manochahal at Naushehra Pannuan village in Tarn Taran district. After killing Baba Manochahal in an encounter on February 28, 1993, by the Indian security []

12 Jan 2021 10:21 am
328 Missing Saroops: Amritsar Court order police to submit report by January 18

CHANDIGARH, PunjabThe Court of Judicial Magistrate First Class Harpreet Singh has ordered the DCP (Law & Order) Jagmohan Singh to submit a report about missing 328 saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji by January 18. The Court has also ordered SHO of C-Division police station Inspector Gagandeep Singh for appearing personally. The move has []

11 Jan 2021 11:31 pm
Farm Union Leader: UK PM Boris Johnson cancelled his visit after being apprised of farmers plight in India

CHANDIGARH, PunjabAddressing the agitating farmers at Kundli border on January 9, Bharati Kisaan Union (Rajewal) chief Balbir Singh Rajewal claimed that the UK PM Boris Johnson canceled his visit to India after being apprised of farmers plight in India. Notably, UK PM Boris Johnson was scheduled to attend the republic day celebrations in India []

11 Jan 2021 11:21 pm
Open Letter: If not Aurangzeb then what shall we call you?

Amid ongoing farmers agitation at the Delhi borders, veteran All India Sikh Student Federation leader Harvinder Singh Khalsa has written an open letter to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi while calling him the Aurangzeb of todays era. Read below the translated version of his letter: If not Aurangzeb, then what shall we call you? []

11 Jan 2021 11:08 pm
January 10: Massive Clashes in Haryana as Farmers Protest against Chief Minister Khattar

1. Clashes in Haryana where the BJP Chief Minister Khattar was due to have a rally. Farmers have broken the barricades set up by police to oppose the BJPs protest. Heavy police deployment in the area. Police escorted BJP workers away from the scene. Thousands of farmers go to the rally. The farmers dug up []

11 Jan 2021 1:52 am
EXCLUSIVE: Adamant to forge Khalistans link with leftist murder, Delhi cops not letting Punjab counterparts quiz accused

NEW DELHIDelhi Police Special Cell is adamant about fabricating Khalistani activists behind the murder of Shaurya Chakra recipient and controversial leftist leader Comrade Balwinder Sandhu. This has become evident from the unwillingness to hand over the key accused to Punjab Police, which is ruling out any Khalistans link with this murder from day one, for []

11 Jan 2021 1:35 am
January 8: Semi-Permanent Shelter being Built at Tikri Border and Other Updates

1. Lakhwinder singh Of village Bras (Patiala) who was participating in Farmers agitation at Singhu with his uncle passed away after returning home. Lakhwinder Singh left his aged parents, wife with three daughters this evening. He had returned home due to illness after rain. 2. Bhai Darshan Singh of Bhinder Kalan has committed suicide due []

10 Jan 2021 1:44 am
January 9: BJP IT Cells React to Donald Trumps Account Being Suspended and Other Updates from the Farmers Protest

1. Another unfortunate incident happened today. Poison was swallowed by a young farmer Amrinder Singh on the Singhu border a while ago but now it is known that the farmer has died and his body has been sent to the village Machrai Kala of Fatehgarh Sahib. 2. Hundreds of artists come to the Singhu morcha []

10 Jan 2021 1:37 am
EXCLUSIVE: UK Sikh all set to be framed in new cases in India, lawyer dubs it conspiracy to prolong his custody

NEW DELHIUnited Kingdom (UK) national Jagtar Singh (Jaggi Johal) is all set to be framed in two new cases related to narco terror activities and killing of Shaurya Chakra awardee Comrade Balwinder Singh Sandhu. Delhi Police Special Cell has secured a remand of Johal from Patiala House court here connected with these cases. Even as []

9 Jan 2021 10:43 pm
Akali Dal demands Bhai Rajoana be released as a humanitarian gesture

CHANDIGARH, PunjabShiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Badal today urged the union government to set Bhai Balwant Singh Rajowana free to put a decisive end to his unending incarceration. This humanitarian gesture would be in conformation with civilized values and justice as Bhai Rajoana had already served more than the effective equivalent of a life []

9 Jan 2021 10:38 pm
100+ UK MPs ask PM Boris Johnson to take up protesting farmers issue with Modi

LONDON, UKMore than 100 UK parliamentarians have signed a letter written by British Labour Partys Sikh MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi asking Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take up the protesting farmers issue with the Indian PM Narendra Modi. In this letter, the UK parliamentarians have expressed concern over brute force on protesting farmers by the []

9 Jan 2021 10:35 pm
Akal Takht Sahib refuses to mediate between Centre, farmers to break impasse over farm laws

AMRITSAR SAHIB, PunjabAmid media reports that the Central government of India is planning to approach him to seek his mediation to break the prolonged impasses over three contentious farm laws enacted by the government, Giani Harpreet Singh, SGPC-appointed acting Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib, today refused to act as mediator citing that this was not []

9 Jan 2021 10:33 pm
Farmers dig up bore well at Singhu border for incessant water supply

CHANDIGARH, PunjabGiving a gesture about their firm stance to fight peaceful battle against farm laws till end, the hardihood farmers have dug up water bore well at Singhu border near the venue of langar being organized by Baba Sewa Singh Qila Anandgarh Wale. This bore well has been dug to facilitate incessant water supply to []

8 Jan 2021 10:23 pm
Kotkapura Firing Incident: Punjab government suspends two police officers

CHANDIGARH, PunjabThe State Home Department of Punjab has suspended two police officers, namely ADCP Paramjit Singh Pannu and SP Baljit Singh Sidhu, for their involvement Kotkapura firing incident. Notably, the duo police officers were under the Arms Act in the FIR of the Kotkapura firing incident. It is learned that the duo cops have been []

8 Jan 2021 10:11 pm
Sukhbir Badal faces major embarrassment in Sultanpur Lodhi

CHANDIGARH, PunjabThe Shiromani Akal Dal president Sukhbir Badal today faced major embarrassment when the agitating farmers and laborers showed black flags to his caravan in Sultanpur Lodhi. On January 3, Sukhbir Badals wife Harsimrat Badal had also faced a sharp protest in several villages of Mansa district when she had gone there to extend condolences []

8 Jan 2021 10:05 pm
January 7: Massive Tractor Rally Held by Farmers

1. Periphery of Indias national capital New Delhi was flooded with tractors as the farmers today took out a tremendous march on their tractors in a rehearsal of their tractor parade scheduled on January 26 (Republic Day of India) in protest against three contentious farm laws introduced by BJP-led Central Government of India. 2. Today []

8 Jan 2021 3:27 am
January 6: Adani and Ambani Companies Face More Scrutiny

1. Reports show 5 farmers passed away today. 2. Najar Singh, s/o Munshi Singh had returned from Singhu Border & has passed away. He was associated with BKU Sidhupur & had returned home due to illness amid rains. Cause of death was Pneumonia. 3. Manpreet Singh (24), resident of Mandi Kala (Bathinda) passed away. He []

8 Jan 2021 3:24 am
Temporary Hospital Erected at Singhu Border; Rajewal Asks Farmers to Become Vigilant

NEW DELHIA temporary hospital at the Singhu border is in the works. This temporary hospital will have a capacity of four beds and two doctors will be appointed for serving protesting farmers round the clock. Besides this, several pharmacists, technical assistants, and volunteers of social organizations will also work in this hospital so that the []

7 Jan 2021 11:30 pm
Shaheed Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sukhas father Sardar Mehanga Singh passes away

AMRITSAR SAHIB, PunjabSardar Khajan Singh, father of Sikh freedom fighter Shaheed Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sukha who along with Bhai Harjinder Singh Jinda avenged army attack on Sri Akal Takht Sahib, passed away on Thursday. Bhai Sukhas father was living at village 16-FF of Tehsil Karanpur in Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan with his family. He []

7 Jan 2021 11:23 pm
Farmers show trailer of grand tractor parade scheduled on Republic Day of India

NEW DELHIPeriphery of Indias national capital New Delhi was flooded with tractors as the farmers today took out a tremendous march on their tractors in a rehearsal of their tractor parade scheduled on January 26 (Republic Day of India) in protest against three contentious farm laws introduced by BJP-led Central Government of India. By taking []

7 Jan 2021 11:21 pm
SGPC to mark martyrdom centenary of Shaheed Baba Hazara Singh and Shaheed Baba Hukam Singh

TARN TARAN, PunjabThe Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee is going to mark the 100th martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Baba Hazara Singh and Shaheed Baba Hukam Singh in village Aladinpur on January 27 and 28. Notably, Shaheed Baba Hazara Singh and Shaheed Baba Hukam Singh were the first martyrs of Gurdwara Reform Movement who had laid their []

7 Jan 2021 9:22 pm
SGPC honours Prabhjot Kaur for winning gold medal in archery

AMRITSAR SAHIB, PunjabPrabhjot Kaur was honored by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today with a sum of Rs one lakh for winning a gold medal in archery at the level of Senior National Games. Jagir Kaur, president of SGPC, handed over a cheque of the honorary amount to the sportsperson belonging to Khalsa College, []

7 Jan 2021 11:38 am