Punjab

It was dark, couldn’t hear train coming because of crackers: Eyewitnesses

It was dark, couldn’t hear train coming because of crackers: Eyewitnesses

A passenger train that mowed down scores of people watching the Dussehra celebrations near Jaura Phatak (level crossing) was inaudible to the crowd as the firecrackers in the Ravana effigy were at a crescendo, according to eyewitnesses.“We didn’t hear the train coming. It had become dark and everyone was watching the effigy in flames when […]

By October 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
‘Heart-wrenching’: PM Modi condoles Amritsar train tragedy

‘Heart-wrenching’: PM Modi condoles Amritsar train tragedy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday condoled the loss of lives in tragic Amritsar train accident and directed officials to provide immediate assistance.“Extremely saddened by the train accident in Amritsar. The tragedy is heart-wrenching,” Modi tweeted.“My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones and I pray that the injured recover quickly. […]

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Navjot Kaur Sidhu Accused of Fleeing Accident Site

Navjot Kaur Sidhu Accused of Fleeing Accident Site

A tragic train accident here on Friday took a political turn with the Opposition accusing the state’s Congress government for lapses in allowing celebrations near railway tracks and Punjab minister Navjot Sidhu’s wife facing allegations of leaving the site soon after the incident.Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who was the chief guest at the event, later talked […]

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Navjot Sidhu’s Wife, Guest At Punjab Event tells about Accident

Navjot Sidhu’s Wife, Guest At Punjab Event tells about Accident

Punjab Congress leader Navjot Kaur Sidhu has denied allegations that she left a Dussehra event in Amritsar after a speeding train ran over nearly 50 spectators on Friday evening.Ms Kaur, the chief guest at the event, said it was shameful that certain individuals were politicising the tragic incident. “I heard about the deaths only after […]

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Sikh

SGPC President Longowal’s statement on Giani Gurbanchan Singh

SGPC President Longowal’s statement on Giani Gurbanchan Singh

urbachan Singh on Thursday stepped down from his post, citing health issues.His resignation comes amidst the growing clamour by Sikh groups for his removal over his highly controversial pardon in 2015 to Ram Rahim against whom the Sikh clergy had passed an edict for his allegedly blasphemous act of imitating Guru Gobind Singh in 2007.In […]

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Gurbachan Singh resigns, cites poor health

Gurbachan Singh resigns, cites poor health

Amid demand of his removal, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh on Thursday expressed his desire to quit. In a statement written in Punjabi and issued through his personal assistant Satinderpal Singh late evening, the Jathedar cited health reasons and his advancing age which do not allow him to continue. He has asked the SGPC […]

By October 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Gurdwara committee  gives Sirpao to Kamal Nath

Gurdwara committee gives Sirpao to Kamal Nath

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day tour of the poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, visited a Gurdwara here on Tuesday.Gandhi, along with state party chief Kamal Nath ( accused of 1984 Sikh Genocide) and election campaign committee head Jyotiraditya Scindia, prayed at the historic Shri Data Bandi Chhorh Sahib. They were warmly welcomed by […]

By October 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
What  Judge said to Man who stole Bread

What Judge said to Man who stole Bread

More than 1.1 million Canadian households experience food insecurity. This means at least four million Canadians at one time or another have been unsure of where their next meal is coming from. This news is heart-breaking and of great concern to all Canadians, but it is even more disappointing for Canadian Sikhs to hear — […]

By October 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

International

Pakistan executes rapist of 7-year-old in presence of victim’s father

Pakistan executes rapist of 7-year-old in presence of victim’s father

The rapist and murderer of a seven-year-old girl from Pakistan was hanged to death inside Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail early morning today.Imran Ali, the man who raped and killed the minor, was executed in the presence of Magistrate Adil Sarwar and the victim’s father.The convict was given a time frame of 45 minutes with his […]

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Couple gets so drunk on honeymoon, they buy the hotel

Couple gets so drunk on honeymoon, they buy the hotel

A newly married couple got so drunk on their Sri Lankan honeymoon, they bought their hotel — and now run a successful bed and breakfast.After a rustic December wedding ceremony in Tuscany, Italy, Gina Lyons, 33, and Mark Lee, 35, of London, set off for a monthlong honeymoon in Sri Lanka, where they had booked […]

By October 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Huge marlin sinks  fishing boat

Huge marlin sinks fishing boat

Like a modern-day take on “The Old Man and the Sea,” five Filipino fishermen were cast adrift for days on a makeshift raft after a huge marlin sank their boat.The men were fishing in the South China Sea when a 6-foot-long (1.8-meter) marlin punctured their boat’s wooden hull with its giant bill, vessel master Jimmy […]

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Australia Refused Citizenship to Hindustani Patel for stealing shoes

Australia Refused Citizenship to Hindustani Patel for stealing shoes

An Indian national has been denied Australian citizenship for hiding information about his past court convictions in his applications for permanent residency and citizenship.Identifying the man only with his last name, SBS reported that Patel, 35, did not disclose in his citizenship application that he was convicted for stealing a pair of shoes and possessing […]

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National

High drama in Sabarimala as 2 women reach hilltop but return after protests

High drama in Sabarimala as 2 women reach hilltop but return after protests

Ending hours-long drama and tense moments at Sabarimala, two women reached the hilltop on Friday but had to return before reaching the sanctum sanctorum following massive protests by Lord Ayyappa devotees.A large number of devotees blocked the young women and police team escorting them at Valiya Nadappandhal, the queue complex located a few metres away […]

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Hindu Mob attack women near India Hindu temple

Hindu Mob attack women near India Hindu temple

Several people including an old woman were injured as crowds threw stones at vehicles and attacked police officers.The Sabarimala temple has historically been closed to women of “menstruating age”. Hinduism regards menstruating women as unclean and bars them from participating in religious rituals. But while most Hindu temples allow women to enter as long as […]

By October 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Gurugram: Gunman Mahipal sent to 14-day judicial custody

Gurugram: Gunman Mahipal sent to 14-day judicial custody

Gunman Mahipal, who shot an additional session judge’s wife and son in Gurugram, has been sent to 14-day judicial custody.On October 5, the Gurugram Police detained the assailant’s mother and cousin for interrogation.The police arrested the gunman on Saturday and said that they are yet to ascertain the motive behind the crime.The incident took place […]

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Construction of Ram temple is necessary for ‘self-esteem’: Mohan Bhagwat

Construction of Ram temple is necessary for ‘self-esteem’: Mohan Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat Thursday said the government should clear the path for construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya through an appropriate and requisite law. In his annual Vijayadashmi address, the last before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, he said the temple construction was necessary from the ‘self-esteem point of view’ […]

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Amritsar train accident updates: State mourning declared in Punjab tomorrow

Amritsar train accident updates: State mourning declared in Punjab tomorrow

Nearly 52 were killed as a train mowed down people watching a Ravana effigy burn in Amritsar’s Joda. The incident took place at around 6:45 pm. A crowd of around 300 people was watching Ravan effigy burn, additional district commissioner of police, city-2, Lakhbir Singh said.State mourning has been declared in Punjab tomorrow, and all […]

By October 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Over 50 killed as train mows down people watching ‘Ravana dahan’ near Amritsar

Over 50 killed as train mows down people watching ‘Ravana dahan’ near Amritsar

More than 50 people were killed and over 50 injured on Friday evening after a crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching burning of Ravana effigy was run over by a train near here, officials said.The train was coming from Jalandhar to Amritsar when the incident occurred at Joda Phatak.At […]

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50 killed as train hits people watching Ravana effigy burn in Amritsar

50 killed as train hits people watching Ravana effigy burn in Amritsar

At least 50 people were killed and several injured when a train ran into a crowd watching Dussehra celebrations in Amritsar’s Dhobi Ghat near Jaura Phatak railway crossing in Punjab.The incident took place at around 6:45 pm. A crowd of around 300 people was watching Ravan effigy burn, additional district commissioner of police, city-2, Lakhbir […]

By October 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Clashes break out between Punjab Police and Youths

Clashes break out between Punjab Police and Youths

A video has gone viral on social media in which SHO Balbir Singh clashed with some youths in Khanna Village during Ram Leela. The heated arguments started between police and youths. Village women came in rescue of Punjab Police and saved the life of Punjab Police. SHO Balvir Singh`s turban was also removed off. Dussehra […]

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Cricketer Harbhajan Singh finds his Chandigarh house locked

Cricketer Harbhajan Singh finds his Chandigarh house locked

Shocked by an alleged attempt to “take control” of his high-end property in Chandigarh’s Sector 9, by unidentified persons, cricketer Harbhajan Singh has lodged a complaint with the police. Sources said before lodging the complaint, Harbhajan met senior police officials, including the senior superintendent of police (SSP) Nilambari Jagdale, to inform them about the bid […]

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