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So, Will It Not End With a Bang But a Whimper?
The Students Solidarity March
29.11.19 - Justice Markandey Katju

The Students Solidarity March in Pakistan has whipped up a lot of hoopla and brouhaha not only in Pakistan but also in the Indian subcontinent.
 
The sight of the leather jacketed Arooj Aurangzeb singing ‘Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai’ has created great ...
  


Salute to the Judges of the Pakistan Supreme Court
Jurists Foundation vs Federal Government
28.11.19 - Justice Markandey Katju

I AM STILL marveling at what the Pakistan Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Khosa has done by its order dated 28.11.2019 in the case of Jurists Foundation vs Federal Government.
 
I confess I simply could not believe they had the guts to do it, ...
  


A deeply philosophical observation: From ‘severe’ to ‘very poor’
THE INTRIGUING METAPHOR OF IMPROVEMENT
19.11.19 - Jawed Naqvi

SPURRED by an unexpected breeze, the quality of air in Delhi ‘improved’ from ‘severe’ to ‘very poor’. Some improvement, you would say, but do tarry a little.

The Delhi Met Bureau may have actually made a deeply philosophical observation with its imagery applicable to several facets ...
  


Conspiracy, vested interests behind low footfall at Kartarpur Corridor, alleges Bir Devinder Singh
THROWING A SPANNER IN THE WORKS
14.11.19 - Team PT

An obnoxious effort is currently underway to negate and nullify the very concept, purpose and viability of the Kartarpur Corridor, with entrenched elements in the Government of India, deliberately sabotaging the venture and doing everything to suppress the footfall of Sikh Sangat, senior Punjab politician ...
  


Stop Right There! Kartarpur Corridor Needs No Indian, Pakistani Flags: Senior Punjab Politician Tells Modi, Imran Khan
NOT ONE MORE WAGAH
31.10.19 - Punjab Today Bureau

IN A SCATHING CRITICISM of the Narendra Modi government's plans to hoist a 300-feet-tall Indian Tricolor at Sri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor leading to the shrine associated with Sikhism's founder Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Punjab's outspoken senior politician Bir Devinder Singh said both New Delhi and ...
  


Bir Devinder Singh writes a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan
31.10.19 - Punjab Today Bureau

Dear Prime Minister,

It is not easy for any Prime Minister to win the hearts and minds of a community in his own country, much less of a community in another country, that too one that is primarily located in a country widely perceived as an ...
  


Bir Devinder Singh writes a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
31.10.19 - Punjab Today Bureau

Dear Prime Minister,

The Sikh community appreciates the efforts and political courage that the Government of India as well as the Government of Pakistan has displayed in coming to an agreement that will finally allow Sikh devotees free access to the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib (Pakistan) from ...
  


I want to say thank you to the Sikh community
AN AMERICAN IMAM WRITES TO AMERICAN SIKH COMMUNITY
24.10.19 - OMAR SULEIMAN

When Hurricane Katrina struck my hometown of New Orleans in 2005, I was tasked with leading a major Muslim relief effort. While Katrina brought many sights I won’t forget, one of the most enduring and treasured was members of United Sikhs, a humanitarian and civil ...
  


India must be wary of China's kiss of death
MODI MEETING XI
10.10.19 - Justice Markandey Katju

It is believed that if a mafia leader kisses you, you are marked for death (as in Godfather 2).

So also, if a Chinese leader approaches you, you should be sure it is with some evil design.

The Indian Prime Minister Modi is meeting the Chinese President ...
  


Need for religious minorities to find common cause in countering hate
THE SIKH CASE
05.10.19 - Tridivesh Singh Maini

 
On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are supposed to have discussed the idea of setting up of a television channel to counter ‘Islamophobia’. In a tweet, ...
  


No qualms about ethics or respect for democracy
TRUMP-N-MODI
28.09.19 - VIPIN PUBBY*

United States President Donald Trump and our Prime Minister Narendra Modi are both great showmen and share several traits which have resulted in a wonderful chemistry between the two as both have no qualms about ethics or respect for democracy and can be brutal against ...
  


Why they behave like German zombies and dummkopfs during Hitler's time?
NRIs in USA
28.09.19 - Justice Markandey Katju

I have visited America often, and I am presently in America too. I often interact with NRIs here. Some are US citizens, some green card holders, and some H1B visa holders. 

These NRIs are very competent in their technical jobs, and in fact they would not ...
  


Ab Ki Baar: After Modi & Trump, Howdy Doody, Youdy?
23.09.19 - S Pal

PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI was with US President Donald Trump in Houston, Texas. It was a Sunday. It was a very bad day for President Trump.

Trump said India never had and will never have a better friend in the White House.

Modi said Ab Ki Baar, ...
  


Can India lift these road blockades?
ANCIENT TRADE ROUTES
05.09.19 - Team PT

The damage that Pakistan has done to India by closing its ancient road roots to Central Asia and Middle East Asia has been immeasurable. By this one action, it has stopped India’s outreach to other parts of the world; and even to countries which are ...
  


Man granted protective bail in 'forced marriage' case
NANKANA SAHIB SIKH GIRL'S NIKAH
03.09.19 - Team PT

The Lahore High Court on Monday granted protective bail to Muhammad Hassaan, who contracted marriage with Sikh girl Jagjeet Kaur, in a case lodged by the girl’s family on charges of alleged abduction.

Justice Chaudhry Muhammad Mushtaq allowed the protective bail to Hassaan till Sept 7 ...
  


Brazil rejects G7 offer of 20 million dollar aid
APNA PAISA APNE PAAS RAKHO!
27.08.19 - Team PT

Brazil on Monday rejected aid from G7 countries to fight wildfires in the Amazon, with a top official telling French President Emmanuel Macron to take care of "his home and his colonies."

"We appreciate (the offer), but maybe those resources are more relevant to reforest Europe," ...
  


Amarinder urges Pak not to back down from Kartarpur commitment; seeks resumption of trade ties
11.08.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh, August 11: Expressing concern over reports of a `discernible slowdown’ in Pakistan’s activities for the Kartarpur Corridor development, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged the neighbouring country not to back out from their commitment on this vital project, which was of ...
  


World is talking about Kashmir. What’s it saying?
GLOBAL VOICES ABOUT PARADISE KASHMIR
08.08.19 - Team PT

PUNJAB TODAY brings you voices from some of the leading publications whose voice counts on the world stage. It is a measure of how the latest move of the Indian government led by Amit Shah and Narendra Modi is being seen internationally. 

Here are some excerpts ...
  


Pakistan decides to recall ambassador from New Delhi and expel the Indian envoy; suspends bilateral trade
07.08.19 - Team PT

Pakistan’s National Security Committee (NSC) on Wednesday resolved to downgrade Pakistan's diplomatic relations with New Delhi and suspend all bilateral trade.
 
The Pakistan’s top security body’s meeting presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan was held to review the situation in the wake of India's decision ...
  


Cabinet rejects the demand of President to allocate budget for entertainment and gifts
CUT DOWN PRICES OF NAAN AND ROTI
02.08.19 - Team PT

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan federal cabinet on Tuesday has rejected a demand of President Dr Arif Alvi who sought allocation of budget for "entertainment and gifts” and decided that he will be provided a special grant on a case to case basis. 

"President Alvi has to meet ...
  



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