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Buddha Nullah’s polluted water killing fish, birds

Ludhiana, Punjab: Even after spending more than ` 200 crore on the cleanliness of Buddha Nullah drain in recent years; the drain remains as dirty as ever. In fact, the putrid waters are now claiming another victim, the animals and the birds that inhabited the area around and added colour and spark to the ecology of the area. The poisonous water ...

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Akal Takht jathedar expresses concern over drug addiction

Amritsar, Punjab: Even as the Punjab government is patting own back over the success of its anti-drug campaign launched after the Lok Sabha polls, Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh continues to express concern over drug addiction that has “ruined several young lives”. In his customary message to the Sikh ‘qaum’ (community) on Diwali, which is also celebrated as ‘Bandi Chor ...

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‘Declare Sikhs killed in 1984 riots martyrs’

New Delhi: A high-power delegation led by Gurmeet Singh Shunty, member and former general secretary of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), has asked Sri Akal Takhat Sahib that the Sikhs killed in 1984 genocide should be declared martyrs. In a letter written to Sri Akal Takhat Sahib, Shunty said Sikhs were killed in the riots as they kept their ...

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6 hurt as Nihang groups clash

Amritsar, Punjab: Six persons were injured in a clash between two Nihang groups soon after the culmination of Fateh Divas organised to mark Bandi Chhor Divas celebrations at the Railway B-block ground today. Members of a group led by Sher Singh Sodhi of Amar Shaheed Baba Jeevan Singh Dera (belonging to Panthic Dashmesh Tarna Dal) — located in the Saleem Tabri ...

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BJP leaders took stand against ’84 genocide says lawyer HS Phoolka

Bathinda, Punjab: Contrary to the claim of Congress Deputy leader in the Lok Sabha, Captain Amarinder Singh, mentioning the involvement of the BJP leaders too in the 1984 Sikh genocide, a senior advocate of the Supreme Court, HS Phoolka, who is fighting longest legal battle to get justice for victims of 1984 Sikh genocide said that only small time leaders of ...

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