The Asian Age – Kamal Nath approaches Sonia Gandhi after failing to meet Rahul

Rabindra Nath Choudhury

Bhopal – Madhya Pradesh – India, 17 June 2019. Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath was believed to have sought permission from UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to expand his Cabinet after he failed to get an audience with AICC president Rahul Gandhi to discuss the issue, Congress sources said on Sunday.

Mr Nath had visited New Delhi twice in the last fortnight and failed to meet Mr Gandhi on both the occasions.

He was scheduled to discuss with him on the proposed reshuffle in Congress in MP and the pending expansion of his ministry, sources said.

“After his failure to meet Mr Gandhi, he has written a letter to the UPA chairperson seeking her nod to go for his Cabinet expansion”, a senior Congress leader disclosed to this newspaper requesting not to be quoted.

Mr Nath has sought approval from the party high command for his plan to drop six ministers in his Cabinet and induct an equal number of new faces in his ministry in the proposed expansion of his Cabinet.

He was planning to accommodate at least one MLA each from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) and three Independents in his ministry to ensure stability of his government.

The Kamal Nath government which enjoyed a wafer-thin majority survived on outside support from two BSP MLAs, one SP legislator and four Independents.

One Independent has already been inducted in his cabinet. Ruling Congress has strength of 114 in 230-member MP assembly. The party was short of two MLAs to gain majority in the house.

https://www.asianage.com/india/politics/170619/kamal-nath-approaches-sonia-gandhi-after-failing-to-meet-rahul.html

Sikh24.com – Shillong’s Punjabi Lane: Meghalaya government ensures safety of Sikhs

Sikh24 Editors

New Delhi – India, 14 June 2019. On June 13, the Meghalaya’s chief secretary P S Thangkhiew presented the state government’s report about Shillong’s Punjabi lane area dispute to the MHA officials in which he has assured the safety of Sikhs living in the Punjab lane area of Shillong.

Notably, the Ministry of Home Affairs had summoned the Meghalaya government on the complaint of Shiromani Akali Dal when a banned militant organization Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) had threatened the Sikhs living in the Punjabi lane area.

Sharing the development with media, DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa informed that he has apprised the MHA’s joint secretary about the issue in detail and its possible solutions. “We have told the MHA that the safety of our community residing in Shillong is our primary concern today,” he added.

“We have been ensured by the MHA officials that they were taking up the issue very seriously and if needed, they will also summon the Meghalaya’s CM Conrad K. Sangma,” Sirsa said while expressing hope for a clean and clear solution to the problem.

Sirsa further informed that the MHA officials have ordered the Meghalaya government to keep the issue on standby mode till Court’s final orders or taking up the issue with them.

“A delegation of DSGMC held a meeting with Ministry of Home Affairs Officials regarding Shillong matter. They apprised us that the Chief Secretary of Meghalaya Govt has shared a report about the situation and the solution. The Chief Minister of Meghalaya Sangma Conrad Ji has been kind enough to monitor the situation constantly and personally.

He has informed MHA that he will be holding a meeting with all stakeholders in next week to find a befitting solution. CM Sangma also assured us that Sikhs/Punjabis of Shillong have nothing to fear about,” Sirsa wrote from his Facebook wall.

Shillong’s Punjabi Lane: Meghalaya Government Ensures Safety of Sikhs

Gent Gurdwara – Gentbrugge Braemstraat – Gent De Koer

Gent Gurdwara
02 June 2019


Four Singhs reciting ninth Guru’s Saloks


The last pages of the Guru Granth Sahib


Two Kaurs reciting ninth Guru’s Saloks

Mata Sahib Kaur Gurdwara
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B-9000 Gent – Oost-Vlaanderen

Braemstraat
02 June 2019


Evi an her bottles
She drinks liters and liters everyday !

De Koer
Meibloemstraat
02 June 2019


The Koer, lovely wild place with chicken coop


Water tank ?

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The News – India flayed for stopping Sikh pilgrims from entering Pakistan

Our Correspondent

Lahore – Panjab – India, 17 June 2019. Stopping the Sikh pilgrims from coming to Pakistan is a shameful act on India’s part and it is continuously violating the human rights, which is exposing its real horrific face to the world.

This was said by Ejaz Alam, Punjab Minister for Minorities Affairs, while addressing a ceremony on martyrdom day of the 5th Sikh Guru, Guru Arjun Dev Ji, here on Sunday.

The minister maintained that despite Indian anti-human attitude, Prime Minister Imran Khan is giving a message of peace and brotherhood to India so that there shall be prosperity in the region and the people of both the countries could live in peace and harmony.

On the occasion Chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board said serving the minorities is ‘our religious and constitutional duty.’

Speaking at the ceremony, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Purbandhak Committee’s head Sardar Tara Singh said that the government of Pakistan is taking best possible social welfare steps for the Sikh Community and Kartarpur Corridor is a glaring example for that fact. He added that the Sikh community is highly obliged to the Prime Minister Imran Khan for this historic step.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/485973-india-flayed-for-stopping-sikh-pilgrims-from-entering-by-pakistan

Chandigarh – Panjab – India

Special Correspondent

Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 13 June 2019. In a bid to alleviate the woes of the State’s distressed farmers, the Punjab government has sought a hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) on various crops for Rabi 2019-20, from the Central government.

The Punjab Agriculture Department has come out with a detailed proposal for a hike in the MSP of wheat crop from Rs 1,840 per quintal in 2018-19 to Rs 2,710 in 2019-20, and barley from Rs 1,440 to Rs 1,974 per quintal.

“The proposal, submitted to the Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices (CACP), also seeks hike in the MSP of gram from the earlier Rs 4,620 to Rs 5,631 per quintal, and of rapeseed and mustard from Rs 4,200 to Rs 5,384 per quintal,” an official statement said on Wednesday.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, said the hike was necessary for promoting crops like barley, gram, rapeseed and mustard in the State, to give a much needed push for crop diversification that would help arrest the depleting groundwater table in Punjab.

“While the State government had taken all possible steps to ease the problems of the farmers, including farm debt waiver, the Centre’s intervention was needed to support these measures, especially in the matter of MSP which was under its control,” he said.

The Chief Minister also reiterated his demand for in toto implementation of the M S Swaminathan Commission report, to ensure the much-needed improvement in the agriculture system and better remuneration for the farmers.

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/punjab-wants-msp-hike-to-alleviate-farmer-woes-in-state/article27891743.ece