BJP banking on RSS to win Punjab in 2017 polls

Amritsar, Punjab: After Haryana, the Bharatiya Janata Party is eyeing Punjab. The state will go to Assembly polls in 2017, and the party is gearing up to penetrate into the rural areas – the bastion of its ally, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal). And for that BJP is banking on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). In recent times the Sangh ...

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Stop RSS processions in Punjab – Communist Party of India

Chandigarh, Punjab: The CPI and the CPM on Tuesday demanded a ban on the RSS processions in Punjab, expressing their reservation over the manner in which the RSS cadres flaunted swords and weapons in bazaars and raised “communal slogans”. The two left parties also announced their ‘chetavani’ rally to be held in Ludhiana on November 28. The CPI-ML (Liberation) and ...

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Recreated 15th Ludhiana Sikh regiment draws crowds in UK

London, UK: Nine volunteers, along with the National Army Museum’s (NAM’s) three staff members, rode on the top deck of the B-type battle bus dressed as soldiers of the 15th Ludhiana Sikh regiment during the 799th Lord Mayor’s show in London on Saturday. The procession began on the Thames river around 11am (4.30pm IST), with the Lord Mayor boarding QRB ...

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DSGMC for waiving tax on ‘Char Sahibzadas’

New Delhi: The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has demanded a nationwide tax waiver on the picturisation of ‘Char Sahibzadas’, an animation movie on the life of four sahibzadas of the tenth Guru Guru Gobind Singh. In a letter written to Arun Jaitley, Union Finance Minister also holding the charge of Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry, DSGMC president Manjit Singh ...

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Golden Temple repair work nears completion

Amritsar, Punjab: The restoration work on the interiors of the Golden Temple’s first floor is inching towards completion. Sources said the gold work had been restored on the walls and roofs of the ‘parikarma’. Now only arches were left. Similarly, restoration work is almost 30 per cent done on one of the staircases leading from the first floor to the second ...

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