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27th Death Anniversary -Seven Poems of Revolutionary Poet Paash

Paash, whose real name was Avtar Sandhu, was gunned down by Sikh separatists on March 23, 1988. It was a sheer coincidence that his murder came on a historic day that commemorated the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh and his two… Continue Reading →

The By-election Results in Bihar and Punjab

Out of total 18 (assembly) seats for which elections were held this time round, within the so-called “honeymoon period” – i.e. within 100 days of coming to power, enjoyed by the Modi government, 10 were in Bihar, 3 each in… Continue Reading →

10 undertrial Dalit farmers go on indefinite hunger strike in jail

Neeraj Mohan, Hindustan Times  Sangrur, August 04, 2014 First Published: 21:12 IST(4/8/2014) | Last Updated: 21:13 IST(4/8/2014) Intensifying their agitation, 10 out of the 41 undertrial Dalit farmers went on an indefinite hunger strike in the district jail here on Monday…. Continue Reading →

Chandigarh fails to rehabilitate slum population

City on trial Author(s): Anupam Chakravartty   Chandigarh resists luxury residential project but fails to rehabilitate its slum population to preserve its master plan A housing complex in the catchment of Sukhna Lake will affect Chandigarh’s only water body (PHOTOGRAPHS: ANUPAM… Continue Reading →

Punjab – Ekta Club – Young Rebellion group of assertive Dalit Women #Vaw

The Ekta Club comes of age The rebellion by a group of young women over common land in Sangrur exemplifies a newly assertive Dalit youth. The author witnesses the clash of the castes in Punjab    Aman Sethi, BS S… Continue Reading →

Punjab – Rs 21,000 fine for interacting with dalits #WTFnews

Amaninder Pal Sharma,TNN | Jun 12, 2014, 05.20 AM IST PATIALA: Already in news for allegedly organizing a boycott of dalits, upper caste community of Baupur village in Sangrur district had announced that penalty of Rs 21,000 would be imposed in case… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading – 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star – an eyewitness account of the Indian Army attack

On the 30th Anniversary of Operation Bluestar, Ensaaf presents an eyewitness account of the Indian Army attack on The Harmandir Sahib Complex in Amritsar, Punjab, from June 1 and June 6, 1984. This exclusive interview reveals how the Indian Army… Continue Reading →

Modi Lies in Punjab – after throwing the Sikh farmers out of Gujarat #Feku

  Mukul Sinha February 24, 2014 |  Sikh farmers from Gujarat meeting Punjab Chief Minister seeking support for the agitation for land Sikhs from Punjab and Haryana went to Gujarat in 1965-66 when Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Prime Minister, had given… Continue Reading →

Punjab – 6 yrs on, marriage plan beneficiaries await award money

Sushil Goyal Tribune News Service Sangrur, February 2 Over 120 beneficiaries of the Centre’s inter-caste marriage scheme have been awaiting award money of Rs 50,000 each for as long as six years. The pending cases pertain to April 2008 to… Continue Reading →

RTE norms not met, 1,170 schools shut in Punjab

Maximum closures in Bathinda, minimum in Mohali Balwant Garg Tribune News Service Faridkot, January 17 The Punjab Education Department has issued orders to close 1,170 unaided private schools for not complying with the Right To Education (RTE) Act. The action… Continue Reading →

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