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Chaggar makes history

Chaggar makes history

Ottawa: Bardish Chaggar, the federal Minister of Small Business and Tourism, has been appointed Leader of the Government in the House of Commons – the first woman in Canadian history to be appointed to that position.
She replaces Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
An announcement from the Prime Minister’s Office said [...]

August 20th, 2016 | Posted in Lead Story | Read More »

‘Sikh blacklist’ shrinks

‘Sikh blacklist’ shrinks

New Delhi: The Indian government’s “Sikh blacklist” that has been in existence since the peak of the Khalistan issue in the 1980s is heading towards being eliminated, according to the Indian Home Ministry.
It is now down to 73 names after another 36 names were removed from it in recent months.
“We have pruned the list in [...]

August 20th, 2016 | Posted in Lead Story | Read More »

Punjabis world’s unhealthiest people?

Punjabis world’s unhealthiest people?

By Dr. Sawraj Singh
I have had the opportunity to visit many countries and regions of the world.  I lived in America for more than forty years. America is like a miniature version of the world. There are communities from every country and region living in America. Therefore, I had opportunities to interact with almost all [...]

August 20th, 2016 | Posted in Link Columnist | Read More »

Nihang-bhang ties under threat

Nihang-bhang ties under threat

Even warriors have a soft spot: in the case of a section of Nihangs, it is ‘panj pattey’ (five leaves of the cannabis plant).
The self-sacrificing Sikh martial group known as ‘Guru Ki Laadli Fauj’ (guru’s beloved army) has many of its followers who would like to trace the Nihang-bhang association to over three centuries. The [...]

August 20th, 2016 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

Refinery fingered for health issues

Refinery fingered for health issues

Bathinda:  Residents of Kanakwal village in the district are blaming pollution from the Guru Gobind Singh Refinery for not only damaging their paddy crop due to acid rain but also turning their buffaloes and cows infertile.
The villagers have also complained of respiratory problems and skin and eye allergies caused by the toxic fumes emitted by [...]

August 20th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Quran desecration case ’solved’, cops say

Quran desecration case ’solved’, cops say

Sangrur: The police claimed to have solved a Quran desecration case with the arrest of Israr Mohammad, brother-in-law of Mohammad Mustafa, the moulvi of the mosque at Mehlan village, near here.
The moulvi’s daughter yesterday spotted torn pages of the holy book in a bathroom on the premises of the mosque. The book was found on [...]

August 20th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Badals to blame for crime: Captain

Badals to blame for crime: Captain

Khanna: Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh blamed the Badals for recent incidents of crime in the state, including the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and attack on RSS leader Brig Jagdish Gagneja (retd), besides the drug menace.
He said Sukhbir Badal and Bikram Majithia would be put behind bars if the Congress came to power [...]

August 20th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Badal warns of ‘anti-social elements’

Badal warns of ‘anti-social elements’

Chandigarh: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal and other ministers unfurled the Tricolour in various districts on Independence Day this week.
The Chief Parliamentary Secretaries (CPSs) were initially scheduled to hoist the national flag at several venues, but in view of the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s recent order setting aside their appointment, [...]

August 20th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Badals belong behind bars: Mann

Badals belong behind bars: Mann

Khanna: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) held its rally at a venue located 2 km away from this  village.
AAP leaders Bhagwant Mann and Sucha Singh Chhotepur spoke against the SAD-BJP government.
Mann said the Badals and Bikram Majitha would be put behind bars if AAP came to power in the state. “Badals are not bigger than [...]

August 20th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Elephant rescued from floods dies

Elephant rescued from floods dies

A wild elephant that was rescued last week after travelling hundreds of miles from home has died.
It had been swept away in strong river currents during floods in north-east India before being found in neighbouring Bangladesh.
Locals gave it the name Bangabahadur, meaning Hero of Bengal.
It may have travelled 1,700 km (1,060 miles) but was weakened [...]

August 20th, 2016 | Posted in Link News | Read More »