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SAD Leader Shot Dead In Gurdaspur

SAD Leader Shot Dead In Gurdaspur

GURDASPUR – The district vice president of Shiromani Akali Dal was shot dead, allegedly by a retired Colonel at Pheochichi village in this district tonight, police said.
SAD leader Gurbachan Singh (80) was returning home after getting fodder for cattle when Surjit Singh Pherochichi, a retired Colonel, allegedly shot him dead with a licensed pistol, they [...]

March 18th, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Navjot Singh Sidhu Strikes Big Win, Proves Game-Changer

Navjot Singh Sidhu Strikes Big Win, Proves Game-Changer

AMRITSAR – Making a last-minute entry into the Congress, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu not only trounced his BJP rival Rajesh Honey with a big margin of over 42,000 votes from Amritsar East, but also played a role of a game-changer for the party in the crucial Majha region.
Sidhu, who was launched into party by vice-president [...]

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Halqa Chiefs To Be Sent Packing Just Like The Akalis

Halqa Chiefs To Be Sent Packing Just Like The Akalis

GURDASPUR – The halqa incharge system, put in place by the ruling SAD-BJP combine, is all set to be rendered defunct with the victory of the Congress in the state.
SAD leaders who had lost the 2012 elections were designated as halqa incharges (area chiefs) from the very seats they had lost. In Gurdaspur district itself, [...]

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New Punjab Chief Minister Says He Will Form STF To Wipe Out Drugs From Punjab

New Punjab Chief Minister Says He Will Form STF To Wipe Out Drugs From Punjab

CHANDIGARH – A day after registering a resounding victory in the Punjab assembly elections, state Congress president and chief minister-designate Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said his government would form a special task force to curb the drug menace in the state, while making the state more investor-friendly.
Reiterating his commitment to wipe out drugs from [...]

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22-Year-Old Dead, Three Family Members Fall Ill After Eating ‘Contaminated’ Food

22-Year-Old Dead, Three Family Members Fall Ill After Eating ‘Contaminated’ Food

LUDHIANA – A 22-year-old woman died while three family members fell ill after consuming ‘spurious’ home-cooked food in Labour Colony of Shimlapuri on Monday evening.
They were rushed to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), where their condition is said to be stable. Father of the victim is safe as he did not eat the food. [...]

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Akalis Hit The Dustbin Worst-Ever Defeat

Akalis Hit The Dustbin Worst-Ever Defeat

PATIALA – The grand old party of Punjab, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), has faced its worst-ever electoral defeat in the district.   A close analysis reveals that the party plunged to the third spot behind debutant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in four of the eight constituencies in Patiala district. The party faced huge embarrassment in two [...]

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Except Two, All SAD-BJP Candidates Lose By Over 10,000 Votes In Amritsar District

Except Two, All SAD-BJP Candidates Lose By Over 10,000 Votes In Amritsar District

AMRITSAR – As the Amritsar district witnessed a one-sided affair in favour of the Congress party as it bagged 10 out of the 11 seats, a heavy margin between the first and the second place made it all the more interesting.
Leaving aside two seats in which the victory margin for Congress candidates was less than [...]

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Sacrilege In Punjab Continues As Torn Pages Of ‘Gutka’ Found In Drain

Sacrilege In Punjab Continues As Torn Pages Of ‘Gutka’ Found In Drain

TARN TARN  – In an another incident of sacrilege of scriptures, torn pages of the ‘gutka’ (collection of Gurbani verses from the Sikh holy book) were found scattered in an open drain at Khalra village along the border with Pakistan in Tarn Taran district on Tuesday evening.
It came to notice of two residents, Harjit Singh [...]

February 27th, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Punjabis forgetting Punjabi, rich words of language now extinct

Punjabis forgetting Punjabi, rich words of language now extinct

JALANDHAR – ’Mar rahi hai meri bhasha shabd shabd, vak vak’ (my language is dying, word by word, sentence by sentence), this is how doyen of Punjabi literature Surjit Patar describes the current situation of his mother tongue.
On the occasion of International Mother Language Day on February 21, Hindustan Times takes a look into the [...]

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School Employees Protest In Front Of Police Station Demanding The Arrest Of Sexual Pervert Manager

School Employees Protest In Front Of Police Station Demanding The Arrest Of Sexual Pervert Manager

FARIDKOT – The teaching and non-teaching women staff of Government Adarsh School staged a protest in front of the SSP office in Faridkot, demanding the arrest of the school manager.
On February 14, the Kotkapura police registered a case against Narinder Singh Randhwan, the manager of Adarsh School at Pacca village in Faridkot, for allegedly outraging [...]

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