Tag Archives: Punjabi

35 Punjabi detainees in US call off strike

Chandigarh: The case of 64 Punjabi youths languishing in EL Paso jail of Texas (US) for the past nine months has taken a new turn with 35 of them calling off their week-long hunger strike. A number of others have been shifted either to the jail hospital or small barracks in the premises. The youths were nabbed for “illegally” crossing over ...

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Identifying Ajnala martyrs becomes British struggle

Amritsar, Punjab: The Indian leaders aren’t keen to identify the martyrs whose remains lay in Kalianwala Khuh (well of the blacks) at Ajnala since the first War of Independence in 1857, but British politicians are. Nearly 50 British leaders have joined hands with Punjabi expatriates to ask the UK government to dig into its archives and come up with the names ...

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UK Sikh organization comes to aid of illegal migrants

Jalandhar, Punjab: The Sikh Council, UK, has started a “voluntary return scheme” to rescue illegal Punjabi immigrants in the UK. It has already rescued 30 such persons since November last year. Under the scheme, the council arranges air tickets, coordinates with the British Government and gets the identification of immigrants done from the Punjab Government. Balwinder Kaur, head of operations, told ...

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Youth reunites with uncle after 20 yrs – Story of a Sikh Orphan

Vadodara, India: Joy of 21-year-old Vir Singh, abandoned by his father, knew no bounds when he reunited with his paternal uncle after a gap of about 20 years here. Vir, the youngest of the three siblings, was left at children’s remand home “Balgokulam” here by his father Biyant Singh when he was about one-and-a-half years old since his mother had passed ...

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Position of Punjabi language in Chandigarh – Survey by Panditrao

Chandigarh, Punjab: An open ended independent research was conducted to know the position of Punjabi language in Chandigarh city by Panditrao Dharennavar, Assistant Professor,PG Govt College, Sector-46 Chandigarh.  Total number of 606 samples were collected from teachers, students, engineers, doctors, advocates, Chandigarh police constables, tailors, petrol pump workers, taxi drivers, residents of Dhanas, Hello Majra and shop keepers of Krisna ...

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