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Church Sacristan Killed Catholic Priest+Rector

[Kochi][Kochi]Church Sacristan Killed Catholic Priest+Rector
Senior Catholic priest and rector of a famous Christian pilgrim centre in Malayattoor Fr Xavier Thelakkat, was today stabbed to death
The incident occurred this afternoon when the 52-year-old priest was climbing the Kurisumudy in Malayattoor, a holy place believed to have visited by St Thomas, one of the Apostles of Jesus Christ.
The priest was attacked with a sharp edged weapon by former Church sacristan Johnny, who was removed from the post of sacristan three months ago, police said.
Priest died as he was taken to a private hospital in nearby Angamaly,
Johnny went absconding soon after the incident.According to Syro-Malabar Christians, St Thomas had visited Kurisumudy after landing at Kodungalloor in AD 52.

Subsidy Scrapper Govt Reduces “Haj” Airfare

[New Delhi]Subsidy Scrapper Govt Announce Reduction In “Haj” Airfare
Union Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi described the move as a “major step”.
The government today announced a significant reduction in airfare for those going on the Haj, a month after it scrapped subsidies for the pilgrimage.
The reduction will be applicable to passages on Air India, Saudi Airlines and Flynas, an air carrier based in Saudi Arabia, to Jeddah and Medina from 21 airports in India.
The decision to cut airfares will end the “political and economic exploitation” of Hajis “as was done during the Congress-led UPA regime”, Naqvi said.
From Ahmedabad, the round fare this year will be around Rs 65,015 as against Rs 98,750 in 2013-2014. The passage from Mumbai has been brought down to around Rs 57,857 from Rs 98,750 in 2013-14.
The government had in January abolished subsidies given to those on the pilgrimage in view of a 2012 Supreme Court order

जालंधर के निगम कर्मचारियों ने हड़ताल का बिगुल फूँका :स्वर्णमंदिर में भी लगे गन्दगी के ढेर

[जालंधर,पंजाब]जालंधर के निगम कर्मचारियों ने हड़ताल का बिगुल फूँका, स्वर्णमंदिर में भी लगे गन्दगी के ढेर
|नगर निगम के कर्मचारी संगठनों के आह्वाहन पर आज से सफाई व्यवस्था ठप्प कर दी गई है| नगर निगम में चुनी गई नई कांग्रेस सरकार दुवारा कर्मचारियों को वेतन नहीं दिया जा रहा इसी को लेकर कर्मचारी हड़ताल पर चले गए हैं| प्राप्त जानकारी के अनुसार निगम द्वारा दो करोड़ रु जारी करने की घोषणा की थी लेकिन यह रकम भी एक विशेष वर्ग तक ही सिमित रखी गई|हड़ताल समाप्त करने के लिए नवनिर्वाचित मेयर जगदीश राजा निगम कमिशनर बसंत गर्ग की अपील भी किसी को नहीं भाई|मालूम हो के एक दिन की हड़ताल से शहर की साफ़ सफाई पर असर पढ़ना लाजमी है |इसके अलावा अमृतसर दरबार साहिब में भी सफाई करने के लिए आज पूर्व उपमुख्यमंत्री सुखबीर सिंह बादल अपने सहयोगियों सहित सफाई करते दिखाई दिए |बताया जा रहा है के यहाँ लगाईं गई एजेंसी को भी भुगतान नहीं किया गया है |

कैनेडियन “अटवाल” भारत की “ब्लैक लिस्ट” में नहीं,फिर भी उसके वीजा पर सवाल

[नई दिल्ली]कैनेडियन “अटवाल” भारत की “ब्लैक लिस्ट” में नहीं,फिर भी उसके वीजा पर सवाल
कैनेडियन गर्मख्याली “अटवाल” को लेकर भारत के विदेश और गृह मंत्रालयों में तालमेल का अभाव है
विदेश मंत्रालय के प्रेस ब्रीफिंग में पूछे गए एक प्रश्न में मंत्रालय के अधिकारी रवीश कुमार ने गर्मख्याल जसपाल अटवाल को भारत का वीजा देने में
अनभिज्ञता जाहिर की
और कनाडियन रात्रि भोज में अटवाल के नाम को निरस्त किये जाने की सूचना देते हुए कहीं न कहीं अटवाल को आतंकवादी स्वीकार किया
लेकिन केंद्रीय गृह मंत्रालय के ताजा ब्यान के अनुसार जसपाल अटवाल अब भारत की ब्लैक लिस्ट में नहीं है| मंत्रालय के अनुसार हाल ही में १५० सिख टेररिस्ट को ब्लैक लिस्ट से हटाया जा चूका है |ये लोग अब अन्य लोगों की भाँती भारत में आजा सकते हैं|सम्भवत इसी छोट का फायदा उठा कर अटवाल भारत में कनाडा के उच्चायुक्त नादिर पटेल के भोज में निमंत्रण पा गया होगा|
मालूम हो के जसपाल अटवाल प्रतिबंधित इंटरनेशनल सिख युथ फेडरेशन से जुड़ा एक सिख टेररिस्ट था |पंजाब के मिनिस्टर मालकियत सिंह सिद्धू पर १९८६ में गोलियां बरसाने के अपराध में २० साल की सजा पा चूका है|वर्तमान में अटवाल कनाडा की राजनीति में बेहद सक्रिय है और भारत के मीडिया के भी निशाने पर है |
अब प्रश्न यह उठता है के जब अटवाल ब्लैक लिस्ट में नहीं है और अपने अपराध की सजा पा चूका है तब कैनेडियन प्रधान मंत्री के सम्मान में दिए जाने वाले भोज से उसका नाम क्यूँ काटा गया |भारतीय मंत्रालयों को अटवाल के भारत मेंप्रवेश करने लिए जारी हुए वीजा के विषय में अनभिज्ञता क्यूँ दर्शाई जा रही है
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Capt Raises Separatist Issue,PM Trudeau Denies Involvement

Canadian PM In Asr[ASR,Pb] Capt Raises Separatist Issue,PM Justin Denies Involvement
Justin Trudeau today assured Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh that Canada does not support any separatist movement:
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday assured Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh that his country did not support any separatist movement in India or elsewhere.
Trudeau said he had dealt with such threats all his life and was fully aware of the dangers of violence, which he had always pushed back with all his might, the Chief Minister’s Media Advisor Raveen Thukral disclosed after the meeting.
During a 40-minute long meeting here between the two leaders, the Punjab Chief Minister handed over to Trudeau a list of nine Category `A’ Canada-based operatives alleged to be involved in hate crimes in Punjab by financing and supplying weapons for terrorist activities, and also engaged in trying to radicalize youth and children here.
At the meeting, at which Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Punjab Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu were also present, the Chief Minister raised the issue of Indo-Canadians believed to be involved in targeted killings in Punjab, urging him to take cognizance of the same and initiate stern action against such elements.
This was the first time any Punjab Chief Minister met the Prime Minister of Canada, Thukral pointed out. Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar and Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh also accompanied Captain
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The Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Justin Trudeau signing the visitors’ book, during his visit to Golden Temple, in Amritsar on February 21, 2018.
The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C), Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, the Local Bodies Minister of Punjab, Shri Navjot Singh Sidhu and other dignitaries are also seen.

सिखों की सर्वोच्च धार्मिक संस्था “एसजीपीसी”जस्टिन ट्रूडो का करेगी भव्य स्वागत

फतेहगढ़ साहिब,पंजाब]सिखों की सर्वोच्च धार्मिक संस्था “एसजीपीसी”जस्टिन ट्रूडो का करेगी भव्य स्वागत
शिरोमणि गुरद्वारा प्रबंधक समिति के अध्यक्ष गोबिंद सिंह लोगोंवाल ने आज कहा कि एसजीपीसी कनाडा के प्रधानमंत्री जस्टिन ट्रूडो का, अमृतसर स्थित स्वर्ण मंदिर के दौरे में भव्य स्वागत करेगी।गौरतलब हे के अभी तक पंजाब के मुख्य मंत्री कैप्टेन अमरिंदर सिंह द्वारा इस दिशा में कोई घोषणा नहीं की गई लेकिन एसजीपीसी ने अपना स्टैंड क्लियर करते हुए आगंतुक पी एम का स्वागत करने की घोषणा कर दी है
लोगोंवाल ने यह भी मांग की कि गुरद्वारों की लंगर सेवा पर जीएसटी समाप्त किये जाने की भी मांग की |जस्टिन वर्तमान में भारत यात्रा पर आये गए हैं और बीते दिन आगरा में ताजमहल का दीदार करने पहुंचे हुए थे |इनके कार्यक्रम में अमृतसर में स्वर्ण मंदिर विजिट भी शामिल है

Immediately Arrest Tytler, Harsimrat Badal tells Home Minister Rajnath

[New Delhi]Arrest Tytler, Harsimrat Badal tells Rajnath
Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and demanded the “immediate arrest” of Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with his “involvement” in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
The Shiromani Akali Dal leader met Singh with her party collegue Naresh Gujral and submitted a memorandum and a video of a purported sting operation showing Tytler apparently admitting his role in the riots.
Tytler has said the video is doctored.
The food processing minister requested Home minister to direct investigating agencies to immediately arrest Tytler and conduct a lie-detector test on him.He Husband and Punjab’s Ex Dy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal has also been asking arrest of Tytler
Badal also claimed that, according to the sting operation, the Congress leader had admitted his culpability in illegal transactions running into billions of rupees in the appointment of Delhi High Court judges among others.
The sting operation was released by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK earlier this week.
He had said it was received by him from an unknown man on February 3.
Tytler has filed a police complaint against the DSGMC president, accusing him of circulating a “doctored” video clip.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has avoided this question whereas his minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has already asked for strict action against culprits

Baptist World Leader Msiza Denied Indian Visa:Cong Rattles

Baptist World Leader Msiza Denied Indian Visa:Cong Rattles
Baptist World Alliance president Paul Msiza, was scheduled to attend a church programme in Meghalaya,
The Indian consulate at Johannesburg in South Africa informed the BWA president last night that his visa to visit Meghalaya for attending a programme had been rejected, Rev J R Sangma, general secretary of the Garo Baptist Convention told PTI.
The Garo Baptist Convention, a Christian denomination in Meghalaya, has over 2.6 lakh baptised adults in 2013, according to the Church census.
Baptist leaders are in touch with Union Tourism Minister K J Alphons seeking his intervention in the matter.
The BWA is a worldwide alliance of Baptist churches and organizations, formed during the first Baptist World Congress in 1905.
Meanwhile, the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee strongly condemned the BJP government at the Centre over the rejection of the Christian missionary’s visa.
“This matter cannot be seen in isolation as that of just a visa denial. It very well exposes the mind-set of the present dispensation, the BJP and their masters in Nagpur,” Congress MP Vincent H Pala told reporters.

Akali Raises Tytler’s Sting on Sikh Massacre

[New Delhi]Akalis Attacks Cong Raising Tytler’s Sting on Sikh Massacre
100 Sikhs Killing in the 1984 today figured in the Rajya Sabha
Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (SAD), notice under Rule 267 was converted into a zero hour submission by Chairman M Venkiah Naidu .
Though Dhindsa also named another Congress leader, Naidu ruled that no names would go on record.
Dhindsa asked who were Tytler’s accomplices as one person could not have killed 100 persons.
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK had on Monday released a video of a purported sting operation recorded in 2011, which he said was received by him from an unknown man on February 3.
Dhindsa said the accused in the sting claims that no action was taken against him except a sham enquiry.
Congress leader Anand Sharma said rules of the House do not allow any matter which is sub-judice to be discussed.
The House cannot be converted into a trial court, he said.
Naidu said the SAD member and some others had met him and showed him the CD of the purported sting operation.
The chairman said he asked the MP to authenticate and now he was willing to do so and place it on the table of the House.

HC Seeks To Know “AAP” Govt Measures Banning LoudSpeakers

[New Delhi]HC Seeks To Know “AAP” Govt Measures Banning LoudSpeakers
The Delhi High Court today sought to know from the AAP government and the police measures they have taken on a plea seeking a ban on loudspeakers atop religious structures in the national capital.
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also directed the Delhi Police to place before it the standing order, that they have claimed to have issued, with regard to usage of loudspeaker at religious places.
The bench further said publicity is important as people have to know norms and consequences in case of violation.
The court was hearing a PIL, filed by an activist Sanjjiiv Kkumaar, which said banning of loudspeakers will not violate Article 25 or 26 (Articles on Freedom of Religion) of the Constitution.
The plea said loudspeakers were never part of any religion as the instrument came into existence only in 1924.