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 ...

Nawaz Sharif cannot lead his party: Pak Supreme Court
21.02.18 - TEAM PT

IN A MAJOR BLOW to Nawaz Sharif's political career, Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified the ousted prime minister as the chief of his own party and struck down all decisions taken by him as the party head.

Sharif, 68, was disqualified as the prime minister ...

Rumours of affair with Trump; Nikki Haley says ‘highly offensive’, ‘disgusting’
26.01.18 - Team PT

WASHINGTON: US Ambassador Nikki Haley has slammed rumors that she was having an affair with President Donald Trump as "highly offensive" and "disgusting."

The rumors stem from author Michael Wolff of the best-seller "Fire and Fury," who suggested in an interview that Trump was having an ...

BSF refuses to exchange sweets with Pakistan Rangers over ceasefire violations
26.01.18 - TEAM PT

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday refused to exchange sweets and greetings with their Pakistani counterparts - the Pakistan Rangers, on the occasion of the 69th Republic Day.

The move by the BSF came following the heightened tension between both countries along the International Border ...

Trump taunts North Korea: My nuclear button is 'Much Bigger & More Powerful'
03.01.18 - TEAM PT

US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP escalated his war of words with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday evening, asserting that his "nuclear button" is "much bigger & more powerful" than the North Korean leader's and threatening that the U.S. arsenal "works."
The US President was responding ...

'No more'; Pakistan gave us lies, deceit in return for billions in aid: Trump
01.01.18 - TEAM PT

US President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out at Pakistan and accused it of "lies and deceit" in return of the $33 billion aid the US gave it in the last 15 years.
"The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in ...

1984 a riot or genocide - Controversy explodes in Canada again as Hardeep Puri tweets
14.12.17 - PT Bureau

TORONTO, Dec. 14: India’s Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri knows what is a genocide — his grandfather barely escaped alive by jumping over the wall of the Jallianwala Bagh in 1919. Now that he has termed the 1984 killings of Sikhs a genocide in ...

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 ...

Egypt mosque attack: 235 Killed, Over 100 injured in deadliest terror attack
24.11.17 - TEAM PT

At least 235 worshipers were killed and 109 others injured when heavily-armed militants bombed a mosque and opened fire on people attending Friday prayers in Egypt's restive North Sinai region, in the deadliest terror attack in the country.
Witnesses said the assailants had surrounded the mosque ...

Why Shivraj Chouhan found Madhya Pradesh roads are better than roads in Washington, DC?
25.10.17 - PT Foreign Desk

WASHINGTON, DC: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who was mocked around the world last year when he made cops carry him on their shoulders instead of walking through ankle deep water, told audiences in the United States that roads in MP were better ...

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 ...

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