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End capital punishment reflective of primitive mind-set and judicial mobocracy


Yakub Memon has been hanged. His crime was unquestionably heinous and deserved stringent punishment. But then so were the planned killings of the Sikhs spread over three days beginning November 1, 1984 in Delhi, the demolition of Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992 and the Gujarat riots of 2002. There has been no conviction in Delhi killings.This reinforces the perception ...

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Tension mounting over indefinite fast by Surat Singh Khalsa


The situation in Hasanpur village in Ludhiana district is heading towards showdown with the coordination committee of Sikh organisations blocking every move of the Punjab government to forcibly take away octogenarian Surat Singh Khalsa who has been on an indefinite for about six months now demanding release of the Sikh prisoners. Gurdip Singh, who heads the coordination committee of the ...

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How the history will judge ‘Fakhar-e-Qaum Panth Rattan’ and fifth time chief minister Parkash Singh Badal is not a hypothetical question as he also happens to be, in his own words, the politician with the longest inning in the political landscape of the country and he never longed for any office. Everything and everybody just fell in line. Of course, ...

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Punjab emerges on top in education sector development in India


Clocking a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5 per cent between 2007-08 and 2013-14, Punjab has ranked on top in terms of growth in the number of schools followed by Kerala (5.4 per cent) and Jammu and Kashmir (5.3 per cent) while the all-India growth rate remained at 2.5 per cent, noted a recent study by apex industry body ...

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Why badal is getting insulted and Humiliated by BJP on Drugs issue


The Bharatita Janata Party in Punjab seems to have made it a single point agenda to corner its alliance partner, the Shiromani Akali Dal, on the issue of increasing menace of drugs going by the developments during the last ten days. What happened on the stage in Hoshiarpur at the state level function to mark the International Day against Drugs ...

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