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Avoid politics over Gurpurb: Ex-minister Sampla to Cong

Lauds Centre’s move on Ravidas temple, says some ‘other parties’ unhappy with issue being resolved19 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

JALANDHAR: BJP leader and former union minister Vijay Sampla here today asked the Congress to work with the SGPC for the 550th Parkash Purb celebrations and said the party should not indulge in “mera-tera” on the first Sikh Guru’s Parkash Purb celebrations.

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 18

BJP leader and former union minister Vijay Sampla here today asked the Congress to work with the SGPC for the 550th Parkash Purb celebrations and said the party should not indulge in “mera-tera” on the first Sikh Guru’s Parkash Purb celebrations.

While lauding the Centre’s decision on rebuilding of Ravidas Mandir in Delhi on the same site, Sampla said some people from “other parties” were unhappy that the issue was resolved.

Speaking over politics surrounding the Parkash Utsav, Sampla said: “Punjab sarkar alag se apna rasta ikhtiyar karna chah rahi hai, jabki Sikh samaaj se sambandhit dharmik sanstha SGPC hai. Bakiyon ko unke (SGPC) ke saath chalna chahiye. Sarkar ko bhi chahiye dharmik guru Guru Nanak Dev ke mudde par ‘mera tera’ na kare. (The Central government is trying to chart its alternate path on the Parkash Utsav. Though the formal body for the Sikhs is the SGPC. Other bodies should cooperate with the SGPC. The government shouldn’t indulge in “yours and mine” over the issue of Gurpurb.)

Speaking about the state BJP leadership‘s personal participation in the Parkash Purb preparations, Sampla said: “The Centre is ensuring all facilities for the occasion. The state BJP is currently busy with the elections but after the poll we will be involved more actively in the celebrations.”

Lauding the Centre’s decision to rebuild the Ravidas temple on the same site, Sampla said some had trouble that the issue was resolved.

He said: “I won’t take names but some people from other parties cannot tolerate development. They don’t want to see an end to the issue. This was the only medium for them to create an issue and mislead people. But the government has silenced them. Modi ji has firm commitment to the Dalit Samaj. I appeal people not to be misled by such elements. The temple will be certainly made. The Centre has reiterated its commitment today.”

Notably, the Centre had told the Supreme Court that it’s ready to build the temple at the same site where it was demolished in August on court orders.

Reacting to queries about his disappointment on his son not being chosen as a candidate for the Phagwara assembly bypoll, Sampla said: “There isn’t .1 per cent truth in such speculations. It is an issue generated by the media. Everyone stands completely with the decision taken by the party high command. I back the party decision and have been canvassing for the candidate.

Harassment over scholarship scheme won’t be tolerated: DC

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JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today warned college management committees of harsh action in case any report of student being harassed over Post-matric Scholarship Scheme was reported.

Chit fund fraud victims up in arms against police

Chit fund fraud victims up in arms against police

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TALWARA (HOSHIARPUR): Victims of a Chit fund company fraud held a protest against the Talwara police in front of the police station and raised slogans against the state government and the police.

SAD vice-president Raipur joins Cong

SAD vice-president Raipur joins Cong

19 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

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Awareness against stubble burning in vain

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parkash purb

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JALANDHAR: The Education Department has been coming up with several interesting events to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

6,325  from 189 schools take part in ‘Sabyatech’

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LPU’s annual cultural event comes to a wrap

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DEO visits NTSE coaching centre, talks exam strategy

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Leaders make allegations against counterparts, admn

Leaders make allegations against counterparts, admn

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PHAGWARA: It was a day of allegations and counter allegations which were made by political leaders contesting the Phagwara Assembly byelections and others.

Indian Oil, Punjab & Sind Bank to vie for  title in Surjit Hockey tourney

Indian Oil, Punjab & Sind Bank to vie for title in Surjit Hockey tourney

19 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

Indian Oil, Mumbai, will cross swords with Punjab & Sind Bank, Delhi, in the finals of India’s highest prize money 36th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament on Saturday evening at Surjit Hockey Stadium here.

IN BRIEF

Mittal among 100 richest Indians

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

Hoshiarpur: Chairman of Sonalika Group LD Mittal is at the 91st spot among the top 100 richest Indians on the list of Forbes Magazine — 2019 with a net worth of 1.6 billion dollars (INR 11,415 crore).

Health Dept detects 23 larva cases

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

JALANDHAR: As part of its drive against vector-borne diseases in the city, the anti-larva cell of the Health Department detected 23 dengue larva cases in various areas of the city today.

62-km cycle rally from city to Sultanpur Lodhi on Oct 20

62-km cycle rally from city to Sultanpur Lodhi on Oct 20

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

JALANDHAR: Dedicated to the 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, city-based social bodies are organising a 62-km cycle awareness rally from Guru Nanak Mission Chowk to Sultanpur Lodhi on October 20.

Better goal average helps bankers reach last four

Better goal average helps bankers reach last four

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

JALANDHAR: Punjab & Sind Bank, Delhi, were held to a 3-3 draw by Indian Railways during the 36th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament here on Thursday.

‘Heritage walk’ to mark Parkash Purb on Nov 3

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

JALANDHAR: To make the masses aware of the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev during the ongoing 550th Gurpurb celebrations, the Punjab Government will organise a ‘heritage walk’ on November 3 at Sultanpur Lodhi.

Digital museum, light & sound show end on a high note

Digital museum, light & sound show end on a high note

18 Oct 2019 | 12:38 PM

JALANDHAR: A digital museum and light and sound show primarily comprising various videos and presentations on the life and message of the first Sikh Guru – Guru Nanak Dev – regaled audiences of the city ahead of the 550th Parkash Utsav celebrations at Sultanpur Lodhi this November.

8 teams take part in Ek Onkar National Gatka Cup

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18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

JALANDHAR: The 8th Ek Onkar National Gatka Cup was held near Kali Bein here on Thursday.

Campaigning hots up for Phagwara bypoll

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

PHAGWARA: It was a hectic day for political parties here today as various party leaders were busy in roadshows and rallies for the Phagwara Assembly bypoll.

PSEB to conduct Class V, VIII board exams at self-centres

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

JALANDHAR: As the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) is going to conduct board examinations for Class V and VIII students in the current academic session, the board has directed district education officers to conduct the examinations at self-centres only.

City-based prof releases song on Guru Nanak’s teachings

City-based prof releases song on Guru Nanak’s teachings

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

JALANDHAR: Devotees across the world are trying everything to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Minister Channi reviews Gurpurb arrangements

Minister Channi reviews Gurpurb arrangements

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

SULTANPUR LODHI: Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Charanjit Singh Channi reviewed the ongoing works near Gurdwara Ber Sahib and tent city, near Machijova village, on Thursday.

IN BRIEF

CM’s roadshow tomorrow

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PHAGWARA: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will hold a road show here in support of Congress candidate Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal on October 18.

Stubble burning cases witness rise in district

Stubble burning cases witness rise in district

17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: Even after issuance of several instructions by the state government and introduction of various straw management programmes, there is no respite from the menace of stubble burning in the district.

Inter-school contest PRATIVAAD ends

17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

PHAGWARA: A two-day inter-school contest, Prativaad, concluded at GNA University on Wednesday.

Woman’s death: Kin hold protest outside police station

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17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

MAHILPUR: Family members of a woman, who died of poisoning on Tuesday, protested outside the police station, alleging the involvement of the police in a case of forcible poisoning of a married woman of Hakumatpur village on Wednesday.

Mann to raise BBMB hospital issues in LS

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HOSHIARPUR: Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann visited Talwara on Monday evening to address election-related meetings in favour of party candidate from Mukerian.

World Food Day observed

17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

PHAGWARA: A seminar was organised to mark World Food Day at MLU DAV College, Phagwara, on Wednesday.

Phagwara bypoll

Congress launches door-to-door campaign

17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

PHAGWARA: Congress general secretary Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary flagged off a door-to-door campaign in favour of party candidate Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal on Wednesday at Khalwara village.

Punjab Police Jalandhar, Army XI make it to semis

Punjab Police Jalandhar, Army XI make it to semis

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JALANDHAR: Holders Army XI Mumbai and Indian Oil Mumbai entered semifinals of the 36th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament, being organised at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium, on Wednesday.

Cong ropes in Bhojpuri singer to woo voters

17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: Doabites were in for a surprise as the Congress held a Bhojpuri show for Purvanchalis of Onkar Nagar in bypoll-bound Phagwara.

Free travel for thalassaemia patients in state-run buses

Free travel for thalassaemia patients in state-run buses

17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: With the inclusion of thalassaemia among 22 disabilities after the passing of the Disabilities Act, 2016, travel coupons are being issued for thalassaemia patients for the first time in the district with which they will be able to travel free of cost in Punjab Roadways vehicles now onwards.

Travel agents booked for duping farmer of Rs28L

17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: A Kapurthala farmer was duped of Rs 28 lakh by illegal travel agents on the pretext of sending him to the US.

Light & sound show on Guru Nanak Dev’s life draws crowd

Light & sound show on Guru Nanak Dev’s life draws crowd

17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: A digital light and sound show dedicated to the 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev was held this evening on the grounds of Lyallpur Khalsa College (LKC).

Govt school students sans coaches shine in skatingSchool Games

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17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: Government school students have been taking part in ‘skating’, ‘swimming’and skipping rope, some newly introduced events in the district-level primary school games.

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