Reduce GST on drugs, make available indigenous vaccines for affordable cancer treatment in India, suggests Parl panel

By Payal Mehta New Delhi, June 28 Parliamentary panel on Tuesday suggested a reduction in Goods and Services Tax (GST) for drugs and making available indigenous vaccines for affordable treatment…

Saffronization of Armed Forces

  The forefathers of the constitution of India wanted to keep a multi-cultural and multi-religious society. That is why they chose a secular all inclusive constitution. The Sikhs in 1947…

Sidhu Moosewala killing fallout: How gangsters in Punjab are ganging up to settle scores with their rivals

New Delhi, June 4 The gangsters operating different gangs in the national capital have reportedly formed ‘Mahagathbandhan’ in a bid to help and save each other and run their crime…

What all happened in Sidhu Moosewala’s murder, read here in details

Chandigarh, June 1 A day after the cremation of Sidhu Moosewala whose killing shocked the music fraternity and fans alike, chilling details of the attack have been revealed by a…

Jawaharlal Nehru’s Death Anniversary: Know About India’s First PM

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India. He was also the longest-serving prime minister of the country and remained in office for about 17 years — from…

Over 27L doses administered in district so far, say health officials

Patiala, May 27 Over 27 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the district till date. Sharing this information, district health officials said as many as 6,246 individuals were…

Explainer: Is the 4-nation Quad an ‘Asian NATO’?

Tokyo, May 24 Leaders of the US, Japan, Australia and India gathered in Tokyo on Tuesday for a summit of the “Quad.” What is the group, where did it come…

Direct Seeding of Rice: A perspective on crucial issues

  The looming “water-crisis” is going to present the single biggest threat to agro-economic and socio-economic stability in Punjab. In fact, water-scarcity is worsening because of the continued over-exploitation of…

“The Best Is Yet To Come”: PM Modi’s Op-ed On India-Japan Relations

New Delhi, May 23 The India-Japan relationship has new responsibilities and goals including amid the Covid pandemic as global tensions and disruptive challenges to stability and security in the Indo-Pacific…

Does Monkeypox spread through sex? WHO concerned as people party over summer in Europe

The World Health Organization’s European chief said on Friday he is concerned that the spread of monkeypox could accelerate in the region as people gather for parties and festivals over…

India adds record 88 lakh jobs in April: CMIE report

New Delhi, May 16 In one of the largest expansions in the labour market since the beginning of the pandemic, 88 lakh people joined the country’s workforce in April, the…

Food, oil prices push inflation to 8-year high

Chandigarh, May 13 Fuelled by high food and oil prices, retail inflation soared to an eight-year high of 7.79 per cent in April from 6.95 per cent in March, in…

Where did Rs 3 lakh crore of Punjab go?

  People of Punjab are perspective and are speculating about the reasons for the vanishing of more than three hundred thousand crore rupees of Punjab Government’s money basically over the…

Punjab voted to prevent poaching

Harjap Singh Aujla Punjab was fed-up with dominance of mafia and it revolted at the hustings. For the past quarter century, a host of mafia’s sprung up in the state.…

Explained: AAP’s 300 Units free electricity scheme in Punjab will benefit its people

Bikramjit Singh Gill Chandigarh, April 17 The Punjab government has come up with a unique method, as well as flowers and beans In Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party government has…

Sport improves concentration, quality of life in primary school pupils: Study

Am Munster [Germany], April 7 The benefits of sports have been demonstrated in numerous studies. Now, a new study has revealed that sports can improve concentration and lead to a…

The Middle East will suffer from the grain shortage due to the war in Ukraine

By John Solomou As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues unabated, many countries of the Middle East are seriously concerned about the inevitable shortage of grain as Russia and Ukraine together…

Navjot Singh Sidhu is a hero, doesn’t matter who will be Congress CM face, says his wife

Amritsar, February 4 Amid speculation over the chief ministerial face of Congress for upcoming Punjab polls, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, wife of state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, has said that…

In Kapurthala, Congressmen Rana Gurjeet and Cheema drew their political swords

The Fact News Service Kapurthala, January 22 In Sultanpur Lodhi, Rana Gurjit Singh and his son Rana Inder Pratap, who had announced to contest as independents. That is why the…

Punjab’s murky political scene

Harjap Singh Aujla The people of Punjab have repeatedly studied the real face of the Shiromani Akali Dal Badal (SAD –B) and the Congress, the two alternative ruling parties of…

What does Bhagwant Mann, the CM face of ‘AAP’ think?

Bikramjit Singh Gill Chandigarh, January 18 Before 2011, Bhagwant Singh Mann was known only as a comedian. At first, Mann made comedy shows and used his acting skills to make…

Punjab Politics: In 30 years, all three of them suddenly got the Chief Minister’s chair

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, January 15 The political arena is ablaze with the Punjab Assembly elections on February 14. When it comes to Punjab politics, three times in the…

Voting in Punjab will take place on February 14, guidelines issued

The Fact News Service New Delhi, January 8 The Election Commission is announcing the dates of Assembly elections to be held in five states of the country this year. Voting…

A Principled Politician retires and no one notices

Punjab Assembly elections are due in February of 2022. All the ambitious persons, irrespective of being deserving or undeserving, are trying to get nominations from one party or the other.…

A new alliance could be seen for the Punjab Assembly elections

  The Fact News Service Chandigarh, January 4 Balvir Rajewal visited Delhi on Sunday and met Aam Aadmi Party leaders. This is also important because if the Aam Aadmi Party…

Punjab Political parties engaged in declaration contests

Bikramjit Singh Gill Chandigarh, January 3 Seeing and hearing the big announcements made by Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu at a function today, it seems as if the competition…

Lakhimpur incident: Evidence found, will Ajay Mishra resign now?

  Bikramjit Singh Gill New Delhi, January 3 During the farmers’ agitation at Lakhimpur Kheri, several farmers were killed by the son of a local minister by cracking under his…

The political party that suffered most in Punjab 2021 due to farmers protest is BJP

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, December 31 If there is one political party that has suffered the most in Punjab in 2021 due to the peasant agitation, it is the…

Someone is inadvertently destroying Doordarshan and All India Radio

All India Radio was founded in 1936 with six radio stations located in Calcutta, Bombay, Madras, New Delhi, Lahore and Peshawar and the functioning of all these radio stations on…

Who is sending those who repeatedly disrespect Guru Granth Sahib?

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, December 21 There have been several recent cases of indecency in Punjab and Delhi. After all, who are these disrespectful people? They are killed before…

Kisaani Battle Victorious – What next?

My heartiest congratulations to the farming community and their leadership for successfully getting their very legitimate demands accepted from a rather adamant central government. I also salute the farmers who…

Political parties in worry if farmers contest elections in Punjab

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, December 17   Political parties worried if farmers contest elections in Punjab, it will be a matter of great concern for political parties. The reason…

Is it difficult for Congress and Akalis to win election-2022 this time?

Bikramjit Singh Gill Elections have just arrived in Punjab and all political parties are doing their best. The fact that Aam Aadmi Party chief Kejriwal is touring Punjab on a…

Modi’s act of wisdom

The farmers of Punjab and Haryana were agitating against the year 2020 Central Government passed three farm bills for the past one year and the government of India was callously…

Vidhan Sabha elections: Return of farmers has changed the electoral landscape

Bikramjit Singh Gill The peasant movement will no longer be a major issue for political parties but the return of the peasants who have returned home after winning this movement…

Farmers want firm assurance from the Central Government

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, December 8 The United Kisan Morcha has formed a five-member committee to negotiate with the Center on the issue of compensation. Among them are Balbir…

Capt Amarinder Singh will make big political explosions?

Bikramjit Singh Gill Kejriwal confuses Channi government Kejriwal can do anything What is black is heartwarming Should Channi work for the people or answer to Kejriwal? Punjab Assembly Election 2022…

Can Navjot Sidhu fulfill demands by taking ‘revenge’ from Kejriwal?

Bikramjit Singh Gill Elections are in full swing these days and no political leader wants to miss any opportunity to discredit his opponents. Under this, when Punjab Congress President Navjot…

Severe economic crisis in Afghanistan: 1 million children at risk of dying

Bikramjit Singh Gill Afghanistan’s economy has collapsed in the third month of Taliban rule. The country is in the grip of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Billions of…

Speculation and disinformation around Omicron surged across social media platforms

Dolly Chopra The first South African doctor Angelique Coetzee alert the authorities about patients with the omicron variant has told that the symptoms of the new variant are unusual but…

Why did the controversial and famous singer join the Congress?

Bikramjit Singh Gill First old and famous singer Mohammad Sakid then comedian Bhagwant Mann, Gurpreet Gughi and many others then Sidhu Moose Wala has entered politics today. The rest is…

Entry of widely popular singer Sidhu Moose Wala in Congress gives jolt to other parties?

Dolly Chopra As Punjab Assembly elections are just around the corner, Congress and other parties are preparing for elections with handful, for the same Congress gives a major jolt to…

What is written on the passed and rejected agricultural bills? Read here

Bikramjit Singh Gill First three agricultural laws were enacted and then repealed. The bill, which was enacted and repealed, had certain features written in it which will go down in…

Who is the common man in Punjab? Channi or Kejriwal? Are they both afraid of each other?

Bikramjit Singh Gill As the 2022 elections draw near, political intoxication is on the rise in Punjab. There are three main political parties in Punjab. The Congress, the Akali and…

Farmers want 3 explanations on the issue of MSP

Bikramjit Singh Gill Although the Modi government has withdrawn the agriculture law in both the houses, the Opposition is saying why it was not discussed at this time. Congress leader…

No development in Punjab as politicians busy in degrading each other

Bikramjit Singh Gill Chandigarh, November 30 No one can benefit the people of Punjab till the political factions in the villages and towns come to an end. It can also…

Not just with the announcement, but after going through five stages, the agriculture law will come back

Bikramjit Singh Gill Chandigarh, November 19 In India, there has been strong opposition to the new agriculture bills introduced by the Central government for the last one year. Farmers call…

Now along with SAD-BJP, Capt Amarinder will also fulfill his political needs

Bikramjit Singh Gill Chandigarh, November 19 As soon as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the repeal of agriculture laws this morning, politics has once again heated up in Punjab and…

After 14 months farmers won and govt lost the battle of farm laws

The Fact News Service New Delhi, November 19 The Modi government finally repealed the farm laws. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to withdraw the three controversial agricultural laws. Parkash…

Teaching by visual demonstration

In 1968, I was selected to serve the Punjab Engineering College (PEC) as a teacher in the civil engineering department. Normally new teachers are not asked to choose their subject…

Bogey Sport Golf Tournament road to Abu Dhabi

  Started by its founders Jitendra Singh Rialch and Arshpreet Kaur, the main purpose of this brand is to bring the sports and fitness culture in the country . Bogey…

A Rupee twenty crore broadcasting tower, that never was!

During the year 2006, when Dr. Manmohan Singh was the Prime Minister of India, a composite broadcasting tower for Doordarshan and All India Radio was designed to be built in…

Let us evolve our own model for Punjab’s development

No two countries or provinces are alike in this world. Their characteristics are different, their needs are different and their potentials are different. Punjab prior to 1947 had two huge…

Considering the huge debt freebees must end in Punjab

The state of Punjab is caught in the web of a crippling debt, which is exacerbated by its own highly unwise policy of offering freebees to a large section of…

America is becoming wiser in its foreign military actions

As the Second World War ended in 1945, America wanted to mend her relations with those countries, which were destroyed by its massive bombing operations. So it decided to rebuild…

How did America go wrong in Afghanistan?

After the most heinous terror attack on September 11th 2001 in the financial capital of the world New York City and the political capital of the United States of America…

A different kind of Olympic experience

Held between the 23rd of July and the 8th of August, 2021, the Tokyo Olympics were totally different from all other experiences of worldwide sports extravaganzas. The name of this…

Have we learnt no lessons whatsoever?

Since last two years, the world has witnessed a catastrophe like never before in the form of Corona virus pandemic that has unleashed enormous destruction and devastation everywhere. Around 19.3…

Trump’s momentary follies destroyed what the USA achieved after expending billions in Afghanistan

A proud nation of India was made to do a hurried, humiliating retreat from its second largest Consulate General Office in Kandahar in Afghanistan. Kandhahar is the second most important…

Some Pakistanis are crazy after All India Radio FM

Listeners in Pakistan during the past more than seven decades were exposed to the long range shortwave service of All India Radio. FM in its clear and crisp quality of…

Shimla understands Punjabi very well

After a prolonged agitation by a section of Sikh community, East Punjab or the Indian Punjab went through a phase of reorganization in 1966. This reorganization took all the areas,…

Delimitation and statehood new agendas for J&K elections?

Assembly elections are ahead and parties are preparing wholeheartedly. Likewise, in all-party meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a group of leaders from Jammu and Kashmir that the Assembly elections…

Great reception of Punjab based radio stations in Shimla

Many radio stations of Himachal Pradesh like Shimla, Dharamshala, and Hamirpur are received quite loud and clear in the plains of Punjab. For example, Shimla can be picked up to…

‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh, India’s sporting superstar’s journey ends

The Fact News Special Before his 91-year-old body lost to COVID-19 on Friday after fighting it for a month, Milkha won the kind of battles that not many would have…

All India Radio’s two external services found wanting

  At least half of Pakistan’s population speaks Punjabi. But its intelligentsia and bureaucracy both speak and communicate in Urdu. These two languages are the most important in the rural…

All India Radio’s two external services found wanting

At least half of Pakistan’s population speaks Punjabi. But its intelligentsia and bureaucracy both speak and communicate in Urdu. These two languages are the most important in rural and urban…

A U-turn by Baba Ramdev!

Baba Ramdev, who previously stated that he does not require the COVID-19 vaccination since he is protected by yoga and Ayurveda, now stated that he will be immunised and referred…

Punjab, Chandigarh among top 5 in Performance Grading Index 2019-20

The major purpose of PGI is indeed to create an environment that nudges States/UTs to continuously improve its performance, the minister said. Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, and Punjab have…

Indian Jugad for an American problem

When I was serving the Government of New Jersey as a civil engineer during the 1990s, my administrator John Kraml gave me a ticklish problem, which no one else was…

To end discord in Punjab Congress underway, Rahul leads behind the scene

The Congress high command has employed full force to end the dispute in the Punjab Congress with the formation of a high-level committee by Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. Behind…

China’s new child policy of Triplets

China’s birth rate has been declining for four years, including in 2020, when the number of newborns born fell to its lowest level since the Mao era. The country’s total…

Punjab economy’s nosedive

I was looking at India’s 1941 census figures of its largest cities. The largest city was Calcutta having a population of 2,108,891. Bombay was second with a population of 1,489,883.…

Indian Overseas Congress, USA welcomes V.D. Satheesan’s appointment as Kerala’s Opposition leader

Indian Overseas Congress USA congratulates V.D. Satheesan on his appointment as the new legislative leader for the Congress Party in Kerala and the UDF’s opposition leader. “The selection and the…

The Healthcare system in the country is already at a critical juncture

The threat of corona remains. But the spread of corona in the villages is becoming a matter of great concern. The healthcare system in the country is already at a…

Contribution of Deras’ during Corona

After numbers of countless appeals, the people of Punjab have finally started taking the corona vaccine. The rising incidence of corona and deaths in Punjab, especially in rural areas, has…

Glimmer of hope in agricultural sector

The Fact News Service, Misha Bhalla, May 19, The second wave of Covid-19 posed an even greater threat to human life and the environment. The construction and service sectors have…

Is Kejriwal ready to take the plunge for the top job of the country and is India ready to accept him?

Many predict him to be a formidable contender for the country’s top most job. If not now, then maybe some years later. And why not, he has factors which are…

The First Gurdwara, a place of Sikh Worship, in North America

Dr.Harbans Lal, May 16 A new Gurdwara is always a milestone of a Sikh community anywhere. It signifies the presence of the Sikh community in that area. Over a century…

Congress Party in Kerala: Time to end the never-ending ‘Introspection’

George Abraham, May 15 ‘Introspection’ has become the most abusive word in the Congress repo tire, and every time Congress loses, there would be an introspection, and that would become…

Scrambling for Oxygen Continues…

The Fact News Service Misha Bhalla India scrambles for moving in large medical oxygen cylinders to hospitals and other areas hit hard by the sudden upsurge of Covid -19. The…

All India Radio cum DD Tower in Amritsar may never be finished

I am a civil engineer ever curious to observe and study the construction of uncommon types of structures. The first tall structure I observed was the 100 meter high steel…

Election results to state assemblies have proven that arrogance eventually faces defeat

On paper India enjoys a massive democracy, which is the biggest in the world, but in actuality it is the strong man behind the gun who’s write prevails. Immediately after…

Guru Teg Bahadur 400th birth anniversary on track

A covid-19 pandemic of late is getting out of control in India. Its sudden spurt had seriously inhibited the preparations of the Central and the Punjab Government’s plans to celebrate…

Confusion on Guru Teg Bahadur 400th birth anniversary

Covid-19 has confused even the governments. Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally holds the supreme sacrifice of Guru Teg Bahadur in very high esteem. He had grand plans to celebrate the…

World’s biggest support farmers parade outside India

The influential Punjabi diaspora based on the East Coast of the United States was very keen to do something big for our agitating farmers on the borders of India’s national…

Refugees of Multan division ignored in 1947

Multan division during the British rule was located to the South West of Lahore division or more appropriately the Central Punjab division. The people of this division consider that they…

All India Radio started broadcasting to Pakistan on 103.6 MHz in FM band

  When you serve a bitter pill to anyone, the taker will not like the taste and refuse to swallow it. But if you coat it with sugar, there is…

Deep Sidhu’s birthday in Delhi jail!

Today is the birthday of Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu who came into the limelight during the Kisan Andolan. Deep Sidhu has been the subject of much discussion since the farmers’…

Exclusive hotel zone for Amritsar

For the past couple of years, a lot of hotels and guest houses have been opening in Amritsar. Some put their number at more than 800 hotels, some others estimate…

‘Shaheed Diwas’ – A day dedicated to Indian freedom fighters!

The Fact News Service Shaheed Diwas, observed on March 23, marks the day when Indian freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru were executed by the British Government for their…

Punjab’s border area economy in shambles

I spent a few days of 2020 in the border areas of Punjab viz Ferozepur, Tarn Taran, Kapurthala and Amritsar districts. This is before Covid-19 hit India. The people of…

Woman entrepreneur from Tricity is new “Game-Changer” in the arena of sports, fitness and wellness!

From making sports, fitness, health, and wellness more accessible to encouraging fellow women entrepreneurs; Arshpreet Kaur, Co-founder-Bogey Sport & Founder-Bogey Bites has a long list of notable distinctions in her…

West Bengal elections: Left-Congress may play a crucial role

As the British orignated state of India, West Bengal is making headlines across the country nowadays, it is Vidhan Sabha elections that going to be held on March 27. The…

Without governmental intervention, Punjab will become a desert

  As of today, Punjab’s biggest statewide problem is in the fast depleting underground water table. According to the Central Government’s own assessment published in the media, including “The Tribune”,…

Important tips for crops, this summer

The Fact News Service Batala, March 4 Pulses are an essential part of human diet in Punjab, the area under pulses has been reduced due to the adoption of crop…

After Puducherry, Congress feels crises in Punjab, Jakhar takes U-turn from his statement

N Mohan After the crisis in Puducherry, now Congress is also feeling crisis in Punjab. Congress state president Sunil Jakhar had to take a U-turn from his statement following the…

Miscarriage of Justice- Man after 20 yrs in jail found wrongly convicted

Dolly Chopra A miscarriage of justice, also known as a failure of justice, occurs when a person is convicted and punished for a crime that they did not commit. It…

Precautions to take by teachers, staff and students on reopening of schools, read here

New Delhi, February 23 The schools are reopening nationwide, with the commencement of the vaccination drive and the falling numbers of active Covid-19 cases. Starting in phases, the schools are…

Shabnam Ali: First woman in India after Independence to be hanged to death

Dolly Chopra A teacher by profession, Uttar Pradesh’s Shabnam Ali, who has done double MA (English and Geography) and taught at the village primary school did the brutal murder of…

Due to a hostile China, India can’t abandon shortwave

      In the past two decades, most of the leading nations have dispensed with expensive long-range shortwave broadcasting. Among the only handful of countries still persisting with long…