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Fatehpuri Masjid in Delhi is 17th century mosque

  Fatehpuri Masjid is a 17th century mosque named after the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s wife- Fatehpuri Begum. Built in 1650, the mosque is constructed entirely of red stone and boasts of a fluted dome and towering minarets.

SAD to launch jabar virodhi lehar against Congress

The political affairs committee (PAC) of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today decided to launch a ‘jabar virodhi lehar’ to raise its voice against excesses committed against Akali workers by Congressmen, even as it warned chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh not to barter away the interests of the state on the SYL canal issue under any circumstances.

KPS Gill’s Intolerance towards Media

Former Punjab police chief KPS Gill who was hailed as ‘Super Cop’ and eulogised with several other lofty appellations was highly intolerant towards the media once brought me to a confrontation with the then Punjab police chief KPS Gill. The local media in Punjab held Gill in awe, treated his utterances as sacrosanct. Gill was given a free hand and unquestioned authority by New Delhi to stamping out ‘terrorism’ from Punjab.

Sham Singh elected Pakistan Gurdwara panel head for third time

Sham Singh, 78 (Born on December 11, 1936), has been elected President of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) for one year term for the third time. He was unanimously elected as president at theelection held at Nanakana Sahib last week. 

SAD-BJP Govt gives dead man’s frozen body Z-security to secure vote bank

In reply to a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Punjab Government has stated that Ashutosh Maharaj, founder of the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS), and self-styled godman, died a natural death eight months ago. His body has been kept in a freezer since then and Z-category security provided to it.

Priyanka chorus gains momentum in Congress

With the stage set to bring Priyanka Gandhi Wadra into active politics, dynastic rule in the over 100 years old Congress party would be complete.Party senior leader and Gandhi family loyalists Oscar Fernandes has said there is great movement in favour of Priyanka to join the party and lead it. As things are cooking up, Priyanka, despite her denials, would be made the general secretary of Uttar Pradesh before she takes up any national position in the party.

Badal Enjoys Hardly Any Support among Haryana Sikhs

The Akal Takhat’s fiat, at the eleventh hour, provided a ‘much-needed alibi ’ to Parkash Singh Badal to cancel the Sikh conference, slated to be organized by the Shiromani Akali Dal and SGPC combine today at historic place, Manji Sahib in the Golden Temple. And, the cancellation of the Karnal Sikh convention called by the newly created Haryana was a natural corollary to Badal’s decision of withdrawing his well-designed offensive against the Haryana Sikhs.  

Centre opens channel with Badal to persuade him not to precipitate confrontation with Haryana Sikhs

Keeping in view the negative impact on the SAD-BJP alliance regarding the confrontation being built in Haryana over the formation of separate HSGPC, the Centre has moved to pacify Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, on Thursday deputed former Chief Minister Shanta Kumar to prevail upon Badal asking him not to launch the “morcha” in Haryana over the separate gurdwara panel, the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (HSGPC).