India: Locusts spotted in 3 districts of Punjab; farmers worried

Chandigarh, Jan 25 (PTI) Locusts were spotted in some villages of Punjab's Fazilka, Muktsar and Bathinda districts triggering fear among farmers as the destructive swarms are known to devour the vegetation wherever they settle.

The Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD), however, said necessary arrangements were in place to tackle a possible locust attack while ruling out any damage to crops at this stage.

India: Punjab to move Supreme Court over CAA: Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh, Jan 17 (PTI) Shortly after the Punjab Assembly passed a resolution by voice vote against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said his government like Kerala will approach the Supreme Court on the issue.

He said the Centre will have to make the necessary amendments to the CAA if it has to be implemented in Punjab and other states opposing the legislation.

India: Man confesses to murder on live tv programme, arrested

Chandigarh, Jan 16 (PTI) A man wanted for killing a woman friend on New Year's eve at a hotel here was arrested from a television studio after he confessed to the crime while on air, police said on Thursday.

The accused, Maninder Singh, was wanted by the police for allegedly killing Sarabjit Kaur (27), a nurse at a private hospital in Mohali on New Year's eve.

India: No one in Punjab state sleeps hungry: Minister

Chandigarh, Jan 3 (PTI) Nobody sleeps hungry in Punjab unless they are dieting, a minister here said when asked to comment on the state's lower ranking in the latest Niti Aayog's sustainable development goals (SDG) Index.

"Look, there is no person in Punjab who sleeps without having food at night," Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said.

"And if anybody is missing on his meal then he has done so just to reduce his weight. Punjab's diet is very heavy and healthy and our food is rich. There is no one in Punjab who sleeps hungry," Sidhu said.

India: Protest against citizenship law in Punjab

Chandigarh, Jan 3 (PTI) Members of the Muslim community, joined by students, held protests against the amended citizenship law in parts of Punjab on Friday.

At Malerkotla, protesters were led by former JNU student leader Umar Khalid.

On a call given by Muslim leaders in the state, they protested peacefully after Friday prayers, police said.

India: Massive protest against CAA, NRC in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Dec 19 (PTI) Scores of people on Thursday staged a protest here to express their resentment against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens.

Various Muslim outfits that had given a call for protest were joined by some students and Sikh outfits.

The agitators gathered near a mosque in Sector 20 here to register their dissent against the CAA.

India: Aamir Khan visits Golden Temple

Amritsar, Nov 30 (PTI) Superstar Aamir Khan paid obeisance at the Golden Temple here on Saturday.

Khan sat in the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple and spent around 50 minutes listening to religious hymns sung by Sikh priests, an official of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) said.

SGPC Chief Secretary Roop Singh remained with Khan in the marbled periphery of the Golden Temple.

Dalai Lama extols Guru Nanak's message of peace, harmony

Amritsar, Nov 9 (PTI) Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Saturday gave a message of peace and harmony at an event to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev.

The Dalai Lama was speaking at an interfaith confluence organised in the Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar to commemorate the Prakash Purab celebrations of the first Guru.

The revered monk talked about compassion, non-violence, rationality and the relevance of reason in religion and spirituality.

Indian PM inaugurates Kartarpur corridor, flags off pilgrims

Dera Baba Nanak (Gurdsapur), Nov 9 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Kartarpur corridor, flagging off the first batch of over 500 Indian pilgrims here, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

The corridor links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in this Punjab district.

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