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To identify skeletal remains of 1857 mutineers, researchers may seek help from British Library 5 Mar 2014 | 7:09 pm
Amritsar, Punjab: Following the recovery of mortal remains of 1857 uprising martyrs from Kalianwala Khu in Ajnala, the state government has decided to ascertain their identity before performing their last rites.
Senior government officials, including Dr Navjotpal Singh Randhawa, Director, Cultural Affairs, Museums, Archives and Archaeology, and R. Venkataratanam, Divisional Commissioner, today visited the historic site.
Dr Randhawa said: “Ancient coins recovered from the well have made it evident that the mortal remains belong to the soldiers who were a part of the 1857 uprising.” He, however, said they would still like to ascertain the identity of all the 282 martyrs for which...
Diwan Todar Mal’s Haveli moves at snail pace 5 Mar 2014 | 5:08 pm
Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab: The project of restoring more than 300-year-old “Jahaji Haveli” of Dewan Todar Mal is going at a very slow pace.
At present, only three masons and 14 labourers have been engaged by a Delhi-based company. Sources said going by the pace of the work, it would take few more years to restore the building to its old glory.
The funds for the project are being provided by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).
Chakradhar Yadav, an expert in restoring heritage buildings, said the building was badly damaged. The nature of the work was such that they could not speed it up....
Four Sikh political prisoners acquitted in the Nabha bottling plant case 4 Mar 2014 | 8:34 pm
Patiala, Punjab: On 3rd March, the Patiala Session Court Judge Pushvinder Singh, overturned the Police accusation that Bakhshish Singh and three others had planted explosives close to a liquid petroleum gas bottling plant. Bakshish Singh, Jasvir Singh, Harjit Singh and Pargat Singh have now, all been acquitted in this case.
The Police first registered this case in January 2010 under Section 3 and 4 of the Explosives Act. The charges were made on the say-so of Sher Singh, the Chief Manager of the bottling plant, who claimed to have “received a report that 3 or 4 men were seen loitering next...
Draconian and Repressive laws of India 4 Mar 2014 | 8:20 pm
Ludhiana, Punjab: On 1 March outside the Ludhiana Courthouse, a seminar took place that was arranged by the Peoples Movement Against UAPA. Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur took on the role of stage secretary and among those in attendance were; Jatinder Singh, a scholar from Punjab University, Kamal Faloqui, Advocate Rajvinder Singh Bains and Professor P Koyia.
India introduced its first black law in 1967 known as the UAPA Act which allowed the State to curtail the following rights of citizens who it deemed were not acting in the national interest
Savita Bhatti gets AAP ticket from Chandigarh 4 Mar 2014 | 4:53 pm
Chandigarh, Punjab: The announcement of Savita Bhatti as the candidate of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) from the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat is likely to upset the plans of the two major political parties — the Congress and the BJP —which are yet to announce the names of their candidates.
Bhatti, wife of late comedian-actor-director Jaspal Bhatti, will bank upon the anti-corruption campaign started by her husband during the late 1980s.
Though AAP had started its fight against corruption only a few years ago, Bhatti’s family had been doing the same from the last many years.
Her late husband — who used comedy as...
Rare sword of Sikh Maharaja Ranjit Singh to be auctioned on 18 March 2014 4 Mar 2014 | 4:47 pm
Ludlow, UK: A recently discovered early 19th century Indian sword bearing on its blade a silhouette of Maharajah Ranjit Singh – the legendary ‘Lion of the Punjab’ – goes under the hammer later this month in Ludlow, Shropshire (English Midlands).
This most exquisite find comes from a British family of military descent and is inscribed in the hilt in Gurmukhi ‘Ranjit Singh Lahore’ and dated. As such it could prove to be one of the most significant Sikh artefacts to come to light in recent years.
‘The sword was brought into us for inclusion in our regular sales of important Indian documents...
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Fri 07 March, 2014
Those whose minds are filled with love of the Lord, are blessed and exalted. They are blessed with peace, and their pains are forgotten. He will undoubtedly, certainly save them. || 1 || The Guru comes to meet those whose destiny is so pre-ordained. He blesses them with the Teachings of the Ambrosial Name of the Lord. Those who walk in the Will of the True Guru, never wander begging. || 2 || And one who lives in the Mansion of the Lords Presence, why should he bow down to any other? The gate-keeper at the Lords Gate shall not stop him to ask any questions. And one who is blessed with the Lords Glance of Grace by his words, others are emancipated as well. || 3 || The Lord Himself sends out, and recalls the mortal beings; no one else gives Him advice. He Himself demolishes, constructs and creates; He knows everything. O Nanak, the Naam, the Name of the Lord is the blessing, given to those who receive His Mercy, and His Grace. || 4 || 3 || 5 ||