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Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday said his Shiromani Akali Dal has no role to play in the sensitive issue of Nanakshahi Calendar as the responsibility to make changes is with Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC)."SAD has no role to play in the issue and it's up to SGPC to deal with it," said Badal, when asked about his party's take on the issue.Refusing to elaborate on it,...
Source : Times Of India | 3 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
A day after violent clashes between students and police in Punjabi University here, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday ordered an inquiry into the incident.Terming the incident as "unfortunate" and "undesirable", Badal said the district administration would probe the role of both students and police to ascertain what led to the violence."I have asked the deputy commissioner to ascertain the...
Source : Times Of India | 3 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
PATIALA: Violent clashes between hundreds of students and police in Punjabi University here on Thursday left around 14 people, including nine students and five cops, injured. The students were protesting against lack of hostel facility for MPhil and PhD scholars in the university.The clashes occurred when police tried to intervene into the matter and asked the students to end their protest demanding...
Source : Times Of India | 4 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
Reacting to Narendra Modi government's decision to appoint dalit leader Vijay Sampla as minister in the Centre, Punjab Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Avtar Singh Karimpuri on Wednesday said such "appeasement tactics" won't work and dalits in Punjab would continue to see BSP as their representative party."It hardly matters what Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and BJP offer to appease dalits in Punjab to...
Source : Times Of India | 5 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
As de-silting of historical Rajindera Lake in Patiala city has thrown up several surprises, including a rare species of soft shell turtle, ecology lovers and green activists have demanded that the process be immediately stopped, so as to preserve flora and fauna of the water body.Apart from a soft shell turtle, which was accidently recovered by municipal workers while cleaning the lake and classified...
Source : Times Of India | 5 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
PATIALA: The 99th martyrdom day of Gadharite Kartar Singh Sarabha, one of the youngest martyrs of the freedom movement, passed unnoticed in Punjab, but was commemorated in a meaningful way at a grand function organized by 20 schools and colleges in Dewas town of Madhya Pradesh.While hardly any major political party or group in Punjab bothered to acknowledge his heroic contribution in the freedom struggle...
Source : Times Of India | 7 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
Interacting with the media for the first time after his arrest in the murder of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in 1995, Lakhwinder Singh - one of the assassins - on Sunday demanded that the government should release all the Sikh youths lodged in jail in cases related to militancy in Punjab.He said that Punjab government should persuade other states as well to release Sikh youths lodged in...
Source : Times Of India | 8 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
"Punjabi farmer can kill for water", this famous quote by popular Punjabi storyteller Sant Singh Sekhon written several decades ago aptly describes the psyche of Punjabi farmers, who ushered in Green Revolution in the 1960s by using canal water.Nonetheless, the Punjabi farmer-whose family feuds and killings over canal water are still part of Punjabi folklore-is now saying goodbye to this mode of i...
Source : Times Of India | 8 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
PATIALA: Successive Punjab governments have made it a point to celebrate Maharaja Ranjit Singh's birth anniversary on November 13 at Badrukhan village in Sangrur district, but even after 170 years of his death there is a debate over where the only king of Punjab was born.Contrary to the claims of the Punjab governments, which have held several functions at Badrukhan in the past two decades calling...
Source : Times Of India | 9 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
Patiala resident Gurmeet Singh, one of the three assassins of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, has been granted parole for the second time since his arrest in 1995. Gurmeet, who is lodged in Burail jail at Chandigarh, has been granted parole for 28 days by the Union territory administration on Thursday."Yes, Gurmeet reached home on November 13 night. He will stay with us for 28 days," his...
Source : Times Of India | 10 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
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