This is what Shujaat Bukhari tweeted about, just before he was shot dead
14.06.18 - PT BUREAU

One of the very senior journalists working in the trouble-torn Kashmir Valley, Shujaat Bukhari, was shot dead today, Thursday, by terrorists. Both his personal security officers were also killed in the attack.

Shujaat Bukhari was widely perceived as a sane voice and his face was familiar ...

India stands behind 135 peaceful countries
07.06.18 - HARLEEN KAUR

WE THE PEOPLE, who claim to believe in the concept of Ahimsa Parmo Dharma, today proudly stand behind 135 countries in the matter of peace and tranquillity.
According to 2018 Global Peace Index prepared by the international think-tank Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), ...

Not everything about elections should be battle, it can also be dance - Bhangra
30.05.18 - TEAM PT

WHILE THE CRUCIAL by-poll results trickle in India and the BJP versus Opposition is being tested, the South Asian Punjabi identity displays itself in another contest in Canada - the lively Bhangra. History has it that the dance form was first patronised by Maharaja Patiala ...

SIKHS & FEMINISTS – We hailed Harjit Sajjan; they didn’t hail Gina Haspel
ਤਹਾਂ ਤਹਾਂ ਰਛਿਆ ਰਿਆਇਤ
21.05.18 - S Pal

FROM SGPC TO radicals, Sikh groups in Punjab and elsewhere were jumping around in near ecstasy when a turbaned decorated lieutenant-colonel with the Canadian Armed Forces was made the Defence Minister of Canada.

Always calling himself and described in the media as Harjit Sajjan but invariably ...

Nawaz defends remarks over Mumbai attack; Pak PM blames Indian media for misrepresenting Sharif's statement
14.05.18 - Team PT

PAKISTAN’S OUSTED PRIME MINISTER Nawaz Sharif on Monday defended his recent remarks about the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, saying he will speak the truth no matter what the consequences are.

Sharif, for the first time, publicly acknowledged in an interview that militant organisations are active in ...

Top Pashto singer catches brother sexually abusing daughters
25.04.18 - PT BUREAU

RAWALPINDI (Pakistan), April 26 - AS CASES OF rape and molestation of young children have been shocking the conscience of Indians with bewildering and disgusting regularity, here comes an equally painful tale from across the border.

A famous Pashto singer, Nazia Iqbal, in Pakistan has accused ...

Elections and the internet
12.04.18 - USAMA KHILJI

THE ADVENT OF the internet in our daily lives over the past two decades has been celebrated, especially for advancing democracy and exercising rights. It has become a tool for exercising expression, for connecting with others, and accessing a vast amount of information in very ...

Lahore station
The romance of the railway station
23.03.18 - Asha’ar Rehman

EVERYONE HAS THEIR own personal monuments to live by and measure the development around them against. For instance, the railway station in Lahore has been a personal standard reference point to gauge how much the city has progressed or how true the boasts of rail ...

Bringing up Modi, diplomatically
13.03.18 - Latha Jishnu

CONSIDER the past and you shall know the future, says a Chinese proverb. That is something the Narendra Modi government did not keep in mind when it embarked on its ill-considered move to confront the Chinese on the Doklam border row last year. An aggressive ...

Back to Square One: Black List, Justin Beiber, and the Echo of Trudeau Visit
Trudeau visit and Right-wing media machine
28.02.18 - Aadil Brar — Exclusive to PUNJAB TODAY

In May of 2017, India slipped three spots on the World Press Freedom Index to 136th spot – it is an index that reflects press freedom. The report that went along with the ranking pointed to the fact that Hindu-nationalist sentiments are at the helm ...

British Govt should apologise for Jallianwala Bagh massacre: London Mayor Sadiq Khan
06.12.17 - TEAM PT

The British government should apologise for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Wednesday, calling it a tragedy one "must never forget”.
Khan, who arrived in Amritsar on Tuesday, paid tributes to martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre here on ...

British PM hails Sikh community on Bandi Chorr Divas, congratulates Indians on Diwali
19.10.17 - kanwar manjit singh

IN A POIGNANT message on Bandi Chorr Divas and Diwali, British Prime Minister Theresa May has congratulated the Sikh community and hailed Indians for their contribution to the British society, calling them "a shining example of what makes the United Kingdom great."

"The ...

SC gives one week to Centre to decide on NRI voting rights
14.07.17 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to apprise it within a week as to whether it is going to amend the election law or rules for enabling non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote in polls here.
A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice ...

Clarify your stand on Khalistan: Congress to Canadian Defence Minister
14.04.17 - TEAM PT

Senior Congress leaders and legislators today asked the Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan to clarify his stand on the issue of Khalistan. "It is important and in the interest of the good and friendly relationship between India and Canada that Mr Sajjan clarify his ...

'God warned me to stop cursing,' says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
28.10.16 - TEAM PT

The foul-mouthed Philippine president, who once called the pope a "son of a bitch” and told Barack Obama to "go to hell,” says he has promised to God he won’t spew expletives again.

Mr Duterte’s zest for outrageous declarations has played well at home but left ...

37 Sikhs honoured on Singapore National Day
11.08.16 - Asia Samachar

More than three dozen Sikhs received various medals for the Singapore National Day Awards 2016.

There are 22 men and 15 women Sikhs who made the cut this time around.

Among the women on the list are District Judge Jasvender Kaur and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore ...

Hillary Clinton Selects Tim Kaine as a Vice Presidential Running Mate
23.07.16 - team pt

Hillary Clinton named Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia to be her running mate Friday, selecting a battleground-state politician with working-class roots and a fluency in Spanish, traits that she believes can bolster her chances to defeat Donald J. Trump in November.

Mrs. Clinton’s choice, which she ...

David Cameron resigns as UK shocks the world by voting for Brexit
24.06.16 - TEAM PT

David Cameron will resign as Prime Minister by October Britons voted against his advice to remain in European Union. Cameron announced his resignation, saying that the country needed "fresh leadership.”

With the Leave campaign securing 52 per cent of the vote, Mr Cameron addressed the nation ...

UN court rules in favour of Italian Marines, asks India to set Girone free
02.05.16 - pt team

A UN arbitration court, on Monday, ruled that one of the Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen in 2012, who has been detained in New Delhi for more than four years, be set free to return home.

Two Italian marines, Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, ...

Two residential towers engulfed in flames in Ajman, UAE
29.03.16 - pt team

Two residential towers have been engulfed in a huge blaze in northern UAE emirate of Ajman.
The fire had reportedly erupted at a building in the Ajman One residential cluster of 12 towers and spread to at least another tower yesterday.
The residents were evacuated and the ...

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