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Youths Allege Frame-Up In Drug Case

Youths Allege Frame-Up In Drug Case

CHANDIGARH – Over 10 months after they were arrested for possessing drugs and planning a dacoity, two youths from Jalandhar today claimed they were illegally framed up in the case at the behest of an Akali minister as they had been campaigning for the Congress.
They have demanded a high-level inquiry by an independent agency into [...]

February 28th, 2015 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Heroin worth Rs 250 cr seized, three arrested

Heroin worth Rs 250 cr seized, three arrested

Heroin worth Whopping Rs 250 Crore Seized, Three Arrested
AMRITSAR – The counter-intelligence wing of the Punjab Police seized 50kg of heroin (worth Rs 250 crore in the international market) and a pistol from three smugglers Thursday. The seizure was made at Gazal village in the Khemkaran sector.
Those arrested were identified as Angrej Singh of Rattoke [...]

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12 Houses Collapse In Storm At Nakodar

12 Houses Collapse In Storm At Nakodar

JALANDHAR – At least 12 houses collapsed at Pandori village near Nakodar due to high-velocity winds that lashed the region.
No causality was reported, but a 65-year-old woman sustained serious injuries. Members of the Pendu Mazdoor Union led the rescue operations.
The incident took place around 12.30 pm in a Dalit colony in the village. Houses of [...]

February 28th, 2015 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

SAD, BJP Sweep Civic Polls, Being Together Does The Trick

SAD, BJP Sweep Civic Polls, Being Together Does The Trick

Independent candidates give a scare with majority in 29 of 122 councils; Cong wins 2
CHANDIGARH – The Shiromani Akali Dal made a clean sweep in the elections that were held for 122 municipal councils and nagar panchayats in Punjab on Wednesday, securing a majority on its own in 46 councils and in partnership with the [...]

February 28th, 2015 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Ambedkar’s Grandson Slams Punjab Govt Promoting Drug Abuse

Ambedkar’s Grandson Slams Punjab Govt Promoting Drug Abuse

ABOHAR – Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar, grandson of Bharat Ratna Dr BR Ambedkar and national president of the Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM), has slammed the state government for “promoting” drug abuse among the youth. That was a new mode of corruption, he said. The menace could devastate the social fabric of the state, he warned.
He was [...]

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Eight-Year-Old Dalit Girl Raped And Killed

Eight-Year-Old Dalit Girl Raped And Killed

FARIDKOT – A resident of Maur village allegedly raped and killed an eight-year-old Dalit girl of the same village on Monday. He reportedly did this to avenge the humiliation he suffered at the hands of the victim’s mother around a month ago.
The Kotkapura police have arrested Gursewak Singh, 24, on charges of murder, rape and [...]

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SGPC Hails UK Move On Sikh rRegiment

SGPC Hails UK Move On Sikh rRegiment

AMRITSAR – The SGPC has hailed the proposed move of the British government to raise a Sikh regiment. SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar welcomed the move in a press note issued here Wednesday.
He expressed hope that the proposal would finally be cleared by the UK regime. Not only Britain, every country having a sizable Sikh [...]

February 28th, 2015 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Swine Flu Kills Two More People

Swine Flu Kills Two More People

FAZILKA – Rajwant Kaur (42) of Kamalawala village in Fazilka district died of swine flu at Medical College, Faridkot, on Sunday night. Official sources said Rajwant was admitted to the local Civil Hospital on February 18. Her medical report was sent to the PGIMER. Keeping in view her deteriorating condition, the doctors referred her to [...]

February 28th, 2015 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

US Sikhs Hire President Obama’s Poll Gurus For Big Image Makeover

US Sikhs Hire President Obama’s Poll Gurus For Big Image Makeover

WASHINGTON – If they could help an obscure politician win a senate seat and then the White House, twice, they surely have what it takes to help a beleaguered community find acceptance.
AKPD, a media consultancy founded by President Barack Obama’s top campaign managers, has been hired by US Sikhs to re-introduce the community to Americans.
Though [...]

February 21st, 2015 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Sikhs Serve Shelters Across Canada For One Billiion Rising

Sikhs Serve Shelters Across Canada For One Billiion Rising

OTTAWA -  For the third year in a row, the World Sikh Organization (WSO) of Canada joined with Sikh communities across Canada to take part in the One Billion Rising movement by providing care packages, treats and baked goods to over  1000 women and children in shelters in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.   Each package [...]

February 21st, 2015 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »