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CM Singh cited Punjab's historical links with Jammu and Kashmir since Maharaja Ranjit Singh's time.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM urges PM Modi to include Punjabi in J&K official languages list

PTI, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:11 PM IST
In a letter to the prime minister, Amarinder Singh urged him to advise the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to reconsider and review the official list and include Punjabi as one of the official languages of the union territory.
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Then President Pratibha Patil conferring social worker Baba Sewa Singh with the Padma Shri for his contribution to environment conservation in 2010.(HT file photo)
Then President Pratibha Patil conferring social worker Baba Sewa Singh with the Padma Shri for his contribution to environment conservation in 2010.(HT file photo)

Social worker Baba Sewa Singh returns Padma Shri in protest against Centre’s farm laws

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 04:28 PM IST
In letter to the President, environmentalist and religious leader terms government’s attitude towards farmers worrisome.
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Actors Kangana Ranaut and Diljit Dosanjh had a heated exchange of words on social media on Thursday.
Actors Kangana Ranaut and Diljit Dosanjh had a heated exchange of words on social media on Thursday.

Diljit Dosanjh vs Kangana Ranaut: Is vitriolic exchange between celebs leading to never before seen social media toxicity?

By Rishabh Suri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 06:30 PM IST
The war of words between actors Diljit Dosanjh and Kangana Ranaut continue— did it take social media toxicity to another level, also considering they are both influencers as well? We talk to some prominent members of the film industry to understand their take on this.
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Swara Bhasker and Taapsee Pannu reacted to the charge that it took a Punjabi actor to respond to Kangana Ranaut.
Swara Bhasker and Taapsee Pannu reacted to the charge that it took a Punjabi actor to respond to Kangana Ranaut.

‘Bollywood stayed mum, a Punjabi star had to deal with Kangana Ranaut’: Taapsee, Swara react to Twitter sentiment

By HT Entertainment Desk, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker have said that not everyone in Bollywood stayed mum as many on Twitter claimed that it took a Punjabi actor to respond to Kangana Ranaut.
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(Left) Gangster Sukhpreet Singh, alias Sukha Gill Lamme, who has claimed responsibility for the murder of Dera Sacha Sauda follower and foreign exchange dealer Manohar Lal Arora (right) at Bhagta Bhaika near Bathinda on Friday evening.(HT file photo)
(Left) Gangster Sukhpreet Singh, alias Sukha Gill Lamme, who has claimed responsibility for the murder of Dera Sacha Sauda follower and foreign exchange dealer Manohar Lal Arora (right) at Bhagta Bhaika near Bathinda on Friday evening.(HT file photo)

Punjab gangster claims responsibility for killing dera follower, premis protest

By Vishal Joshi | Hindustan Times, Bathinda
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 08:40 PM IST
Agitators block Salabatpura-Bhagta road, refuse to cremate foreign exchange dealer until his killers are arrested
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The body of the couple’s eldest child, a seven-year-old boy, was found hanging in a room, while two daughters were aged three years and one year were found dead on the bed.(Representational photo)
The body of the couple’s eldest child, a seven-year-old boy, was found hanging in a room, while two daughters were aged three years and one year were found dead on the bed.(Representational photo)

Farmer kills his three children before ending life in Punjab’s Bathinda district

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Suicide note says he was unable to bear the loss of his wife who died fighting cancer last month
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Actress Vaishnavi Chahande charms audiences with her astounding personality

UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 06:49 PM IST
Hailing from Nagpur, Maharashtra, Vaishnavi is at ease with her diverse roles, from being a dancer to fashion blogger and even an Instagram influencer.
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Lilly Singh shares proof of Kamala Harris’ Bhangra version of TikTok WAP challenge(Instagram/lilly)
Lilly Singh shares proof of Kamala Harris’ Bhangra version of TikTok WAP challenge(Instagram/lilly)

Kamala Harris does ‘Bhangra’ in TikTok WAP challenge? Lilly Singh’s ‘proof’ will wake up the Punjabi in you

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 10:04 AM IST
As WAP challenge trends on TikTok, Sketchy Times host Lilly Singh left fans in splits as she gave them a video ‘proof’ of US Senator Kamala Harris doing Bhangra dance | Watch
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Arshad Warsi often shares jokes on Twitter.
Arshad Warsi often shares jokes on Twitter.

Arshad Warsi asks parents not to force kids to finish what is on their plate for this hilarious reason

UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 05:39 PM IST
In his witty style, actor Arshad Warsi has offered a parenting tip, asking parents not to force their children what is on their plate. Citing his own example as someone who finished food on everyone’s plate, Arshad asked parents to change their ways.
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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan arrives to meet key workers from Transport for London, who have worked throughout the coronavirus disease outbreak in London on July 2.(Reuters file)
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan arrives to meet key workers from Transport for London, who have worked throughout the coronavirus disease outbreak in London on July 2.(Reuters file)

For Covid fight, London mayor reaches out in Punjabi, Hindi, Bengali videos

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 04:59 PM IST
Video messages containing guidelines come as South Asians and other ethnic minorities have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
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Taapsee Pannu champions dialogues for saving democracy.
Taapsee Pannu champions dialogues for saving democracy.

Taapsee Pannu says asking questions for betterment of your country ‘not anti-national’, encourages dialogues to save democracy. Watch

UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 12:14 PM IST
Taapsee Pannu emphasised on the role of dialogue in saving democracy, stressing how India has strayed from its own path of equality and ‘vasudhaiv kutumbkam’ (Entire world is a family).
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Poet Lal Singh Dil pouring tea in tumblers at his tea shack in Samrala’s motor market(Photo: Diwan Manna)
Poet Lal Singh Dil pouring tea in tumblers at his tea shack in Samrala’s motor market(Photo: Diwan Manna)

Roundabout: Memories and poetry brewed with tea and a little sugar

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 10:57 PM IST
Revisiting the past in times of social distancing one draws from the memories stored in the heart. Captured here are scenes from the life of poet Lal Singh Dil (April 1943- August 2007) and the tea shack he owned for some time in Samrala town
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Harman Abrawan aims to rise higher in entertainment industry

UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 08:23 PM IST
19-year-old Harman Abrawan started his career in modelling from the age of 17 and he has walked the ramp for top designers like Himani Arora, Shruti Jamwal and many others.
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The Milky Way: ‘The stars have always outnumbered the dead’.(Shutterstock)
The Milky Way: ‘The stars have always outnumbered the dead’.(Shutterstock)

Review: Sin of Semantics by Saima Afreen

By Manohar Shetty | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 07:40 PM IST
A debut collection of poetry that is unequivocally modern
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After receiving Rs 10,000 from Begusarai actor Shivangi Joshi who essayed the role of his onscreen daughter, Rajesh Kareer has refused to accept any more help and money because his “requirement” is fulfilled and he has enough to reach Punjab.
After receiving Rs 10,000 from Begusarai actor Shivangi Joshi who essayed the role of his onscreen daughter, Rajesh Kareer has refused to accept any more help and money because his “requirement” is fulfilled and he has enough to reach Punjab.

Begusarai actor Rajesh Kareer breaks down as he talks about his financial situation: ‘I am 50 and acting is all I know’

By Sweta Kaushal
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 09:48 PM IST
In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, Rajesh Kareer talks about his video asking for financial help to return to his home in Punjab.
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As a model, Nitin has worked with different brands and organizations, besides remaining a regular part of various fashion shows.
As a model, Nitin has worked with different brands and organizations, besides remaining a regular part of various fashion shows.

After Punjabi films Nitin Kumar aka Nitin Vilecha has his eyes set on Bollywood

UPDATED ON APR 03, 2020 03:34 PM IST
He turned to music industry and stepped into Punjabi film industry with his path-breaking songs.
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CBSE puts off exams due to coronavirus but Class 12 students turn up to take Punjabi exam in Chandigarh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2020 12:44 AM IST
Some say they were unaware of the board’s decision, while others admitted they had learnt of it but didn’t want to take any chances
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Tarn Taran blast accused alleges torture, court issues notice to NIA

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2020 09:36 PM IST
Mandeep Singh, aka Massa, who is lodged at the Amritsar Central Jail, had alleged torture and pressure to turn him an approver in the case, through a letter written in Punjabi submitted in the court through his lawyer Jaspal Singh Manjhpur. The court has issued a notice to the NIA for March 26 to file a reply.
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House passes resolution for making Punjabi compulsory till Class 10

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2020 10:10 PM IST
Moved by minister Channi, the resolution was supported by opposition AAP and SAD.
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Chal Humsafar was Shivam’s first Hindi song, released by T-Series
Chal Humsafar was Shivam’s first Hindi song, released by T-Series

Shivam Sadana straddles two very different worlds, real estate and music

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2020 04:39 PM IST
His songs, in Punjabi and Hindi languages, are quite popular on music apps like Jio, Saavn and Gaana.com as well as on social media platforms like YouTube.
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The accused came in asking for a mobile phone recharge and then brandished a gun to rob him.(Representative photo)
The accused came in asking for a mobile phone recharge and then brandished a gun to rob him.(Representative photo)

Three rob trader of 20,000 at gunpoint at Ludhiana’s Lakhowal village

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 10:53 PM IST
Turn up at victim’s shop posing as customers; appeared to be in their 20s and were conversing in Punjabi
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Writing names of institutions in Punjabi will be made mandatory soon: Tript Bajwa

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2020 07:47 PM IST
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Special sitting of Vidhan Sabha on Punjabi language on Feb 20: Channi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Patiala, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 11:21 PM IST
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TikTik videos at Golden Temple: SGPC moves cyber crime wing

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 09:04 PM IST
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Politicians, academicians, literary personalities and officials of district administration paying tributes to the writes in Patiala on Saturday.(HT photo)
Politicians, academicians, literary personalities and officials of district administration paying tributes to the writes in Patiala on Saturday.(HT photo)
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STATUTES ROW: SGPC backs Sikh bodies’ demand

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Amritsar, Amritsar
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 10:38 PM IST
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PUTA meets Bajwa, briefs him about ongoing fiscal crisis at Punjabi varsity

By HT Correspondent, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2020 10:02 PM IST
The teachers’ body seeks setting up of a high-level panel of officials of higher education ministry to study the crisis and provide solutions
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Police taking away Maninder Singh, 31, after getting his five-day custody at the district courts in Chandigarh.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Police taking away Maninder Singh, 31, after getting his five-day custody at the district courts in Chandigarh.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

Nurse’s killer surfaced as he had run out of money

By Shub Karman Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 01:19 AM IST
He had no option, but to surrender. As he could not afford a lawyer, he chose to seek the a news channel’s help, say police.
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Robbery in Panchkula: Gunshots fired at scrap dealer’s office

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2019 12:28 AM IST
A 51-year-old scrap dealer was robbed of Rs 20,000 at gunpoint in Pinjore; two days later, unidentified assailants opened fire at his office on Thursday
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