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Vijay Kumar Chopra appointed as chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI)

The Chief Editor of the Punjab Kesari Group, Vijay Kumar Chopra has been appointed the chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI). Chopra succeeded N Ravi, Publisher and former Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu. PTI is the largest news agency in India & is headquartered in New Delhi.

Virasat-e-Khalsa becomes most visited museum in Asian sub-continent

Virasat-e-Khalsa, the pioneer museum depicting 550 years’ history and culture of Punjab and Sikhism, has scripted new chapter in its rising glory by becoming the most visited museum in the Asian sub-continent on a single day. The museum had witnessed a record footfall of 20,569 visitors on a single day on March 20. Hence, the ..

Prof. Kirpal Singh, renowned Sikh historian and chronicler, passes away

Prof. Kirpal Singh (95), the renowned Sikh historian and chronicler, has passed away in Chandigarh on May 7, 2019. He was the first chronicler of India’s partition. The historian had retired as professor and head of the department of Punjab Historical Studies in Punjabi University, Patiala. Before joining Punjabi University, he was lecturer at the ..

Services football team wins 2019 Santosh Trophy

In Football, the Services lifted the 2019 Santosh Trophy by defeating Punjab 1-nil in the final at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on 21st April. In the first half, both the teams were goal-less. In the second half, Services scored the lone goal and held on till the final whistle. With this victory, the ..

Jallianwala Bagh massacre’s 100 years

On 13th April 2019, the nation paid homage to the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on the centenary of the incident. On this day in 1919, hundreds of innocent Indians were killed by troops under British Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, during a peaceful meeting on Baisakhi at the park in Amritsar, Punjab. Here, the civilians ..

Punjab declares Indus river dolphin as state’s aquatic animal

Punjab has recently declared the endangered Indus river dolphin as the state’s aquatic animal. The decision was recently taken at a meeting of the state board for wildlife chaired by chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh. Indus Dolphin is an endangered freshwater aquatic mammal found only in Indian and Pakistan in the Beas river. These are ..

Chandigarh venue of 2018 Military Literature Festival (MLF)

On December 7, the 2nd edition of Military Literature Festival (MLF) 2018 was held in Chandigarh with an aim to offer an opportunity for the younger generation to get acquainted with India’s glorious military heritage. It also brought a host of cultural activities, food cuisines and competitions to the public. Besides, marshal dances, weapons display, ..

Arshdeep Singh wins 2018 Young Wildlife Photographer of Year (Asia) Award for ‘Pipe Owls’

Arshdeep Singh (10) from Jalandhar has made India proud by winning the 2018 Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Asia) Award (10 years and under age category) for his photograph ‘Pipe Owls. The award ceremony was held at the Natural History Museum, London on 15th October 2018. The award winning photograph portrays two owlets closely ..