Tag Archives: Punjab

Century later, Australia to acknowledge Sikh generosity

Sydney, Australia: After more than a hundred years, Bud Singh, one of many thousands of Punjabis who came to Australia in the late 19th or very early 20th century, is going to be the medium of New South Wales’ acknowledging the generosity of Sikhs. Like thousands of his fellow countrymen and pioneer Indian Australians, he worked as a hawker, selling ...

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Capt questions Modi on Punjabi farmers issue

Amritsar, Punjab: A day before BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi’s visit to the city, Congress candidate Captain Amarinder Singh sought to corner him over the issue of Punjabi farmers facing eviction in Kutch region of Gujarat. In an open letter to Modi, Amarinder said, “I have learnt that you are coming to the holy city of Amritsar tomorrow. At the ...

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Manpreet Badal is an old ‘thug’: Sukhbir Badal

Jalandhar, Punjab: The mud-slinging match between Bathinda Lok Sabha constituency candidates Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Manpreet Badal hit a new low on Thursday with Punjab deputy chief minister and Harsimrat’s husband Sukhbir Badal calling their rival and kin a “thug”. Talking to mediapersons, Sukhbir said Manpreet was indulged in several “thuggian” (cheating activities) during his finance minister days. Sukbir used the ...

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EC seeks video of Badal’s critical Hola Mohalla speech

Chandigarh: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has called for the video footage of the March 16 Hola Mohalla speech and media address of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, since it will not take its criticism lightly. On March 15, the EC had banned political conferences during Hola Mohalla when the SAD had made elaborate arrangements already for the rally ...

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Bhagwant dares rivals to an open debate on issues

Sangrur, Punjab: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann today dared sitting MP Vijay Inder Singla and SAD nominee Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa for a debate with him. Mann, who was in the town today, said both the leaders (Singla and Dhindsa) had been making tall claims of development in the constituency. He said an open debate was a must ...

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