Abohar

Abohar’s sacred Gurudwara Nanaksar Tobha

Abohar’s sacred Gurudwara Nanaksar TobhaAbohar (Punjab), Dec 21 : Situated on Fazilka road in Punjab’s Abohar town is Gurudwara Nanaksar Tobha that stands in testimony to a visit by Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru.

While travelling to Multan, now in Pakistan, the Sikh Guru came here with Bhai Bala and Bhai Mardana and rested under a Beri Tree near Tobha or a pond for nine days.

Since then the frail and sick have been coming here to take a holy dip in the pond that is believed to have the power to cure.

Kick boxing gains popularity among girls in Punjab

Kick boxing gains popularity among girls in PunjabAbohar (Punjab), Dec 12: Girls in Punjab's Abohar city are practicing hard for a career in kickboxing, a sport which is gaining popularity in rural areas, as girls take to it for self-defence as well.

Yadvinder Kaur, a girl who is persuading a career in kickboxing, is a daughter of a farmer, who comes from a remote at village, Keekar Khera in Abohar.

She took to kick boxing four-years ago and with full support of her family in her sporting quest, her proficiency and ability made her win several medals in local championships in a very short span.

Pakistan Radio ‘discovers’ that India never cooperated for peace in the region since 1947

Pakistan Radio ‘discovers’ that India never cooperated for peace in the region since 1947Abohar, Nov. 12 : Having become known the world over as the epicentre and haven of terrorism, Pakistan is now projecting through the Punjabi Darbar programme that India has not been cooperating in maintaining peace and tranquillity in the region since 1947.

One killed, 15 injured in tractor-train collision

One killed, 15 injured in tractor-train collision Abohar (Punjab), Nov 12 : At least one person was killed and 15 injured Thursday when a tractor-trolley collided with a passenger train at an unmanned railway crossing near Punjab's Abohar town.

The accident took place near Koyal Khera village near the town, 320 km from Chandigarh.

Police officials said the injured have been admitted to the government hospital in Abohar where doctors said the condition of three people was serious.

The police have arrested the tractor-trolley driver.(IANS)

Radio Pakistan’s latest worry is adulteration of food in Punjab

Radio Pakistan’s latest worry is adulteration of food in PunjabAbohar, Oct. 29 : Radio Pakistan in its latest broadcast has expressed concern on adulteration of food in Punjab. The allegation is that all traders are Hindus and they are doing so to hurt the Sikh community.

People living in border villages of Punjab are aware that adulteration does happen, but it is not directed against any particular community. The traders want to make more money, but they deny that they resort to adulteration.

Radio Pakistan says Indian judiciary is biased against minorities

Radio Pakistan says Indian judiciary is biased against minoritiesAbohar, Oct. 12 : Radio Pakistan in its latest Punjabi Darbar programme has chosen to allege that the Indian judiciary is pro-Hindu and anti-minorities.

The allegations by the Radio Pakistan is seen by the people along the border as untrue, as they know that all citizens of India have been given the Right to Equality as a fundamental right under the Constitution of India and the judiciary cannot have any bias.

Farmers urge Punjab Government to buy their cotton product

PunjabAbohar (Punjab), Sep 30 : Farmers in the Abohar region of Punjab are demanding that the State Government buy their cotton produce.

The government agency’s delay in buying cotton has increased the farmer’s worries.

They are being forced to sell their cotton crop to private traders at unprofitable prices.

Earlier, farmers used to get a minimum support price of rupees 2800 for their cotton yield at the Abohar Mandi, but the State Government appears to have developed some reluctance, allowing private traders to exploit the situation.

Radio Pakistan’s effort to revive Khalistan agitation, an effort in vain

Radio Pakistan’s effort to revive Khalistan agitation, an effort in vainAbohar, Sep. 28 : Radio Pakistan in its recent Punjabi Darbar programme has given an indication that Pakistan wants to revive the Khalistan agitation which caused misery to thousands of Sikhs in India and retarded the economic development of the State.

The Punjabi Durbar programme stated that India has forgotten the promise it had made to Sikhs and Kashmiris.

Radio Pakistan unhappy over criticism of Jaswant Singh book on Jinnah

Radio Pakistan unhappy over criticism of Jaswant Singh book on JinnahAbohar, Sep. 3 : The expelled Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jaswant Singh has got a new fan in Punjabi Durbar programme of Radio Pakistan.

In its latest edition, the Punjabi Durbar programme has described all political parties of India be it Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress or Shiv Sena being anti-Pakistan for voicing objection to Jaswant Singh’s book— “Jinnah–India, Partition, Independence”.

Radio Pakistan harps on Kashmir, again

Radio Pakistan harps on Kashmir, againAbohar, Aug. 29 : The Punjabi Durbar programme of Radio Pakistan seems to have run out of ideas. In its latest programme it has criticised Dr. Manmohan Singh for not including the future of Jammu and Kashmir in the India-Pakistan dialogue.

The Punjabi Durbar programme has criticised Dr. Manmohan Singh for taking a step `back'.

Baldev Singh, an expert on political affairs has pointed out that India has always tried to engage Pakistan in constructive dialogue. He said: "The way Pakistan is functioning India has been forced to take its steps back.

Radio Pakistan unable to understand importance of Goddess Kali

Radio Pakistan unable to understand importance of Goddess KaliAbohar, Aug. 24 : The Punjabi Durbar programme of Radio Pakistan has chosen to hurt the feelings of Hindus in border areas by calling the Goddess Kali as “bloodthirsty”.

In its recent broadcast, Radio Pakistan said that Hindus sacrifice innocent lives to their Gods and Goddesses and described Kali, who fights evils in the world, as bloodthirsty.

Radio Pakistan still obsessed with Sikhs’ rights

Radio Pakistan still obsessed with Sikhs’ rightsAbohar, Aug. 13 : The Punjabi Durbar programme of Radio Pakistan seems to be obsessed with the welfare of Sikhs in India, unaware that Sikhs are being driven out of parts of Pakistan.

In its recent Punjabi Darbar programme, Radio Pakistan has again talked about the need to have a separate state for Sikhs, which it claims was promised by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

Hyderabad based NGO transforms Punjab villagers’ lives with clean drinking water

Hyderabad based NGO transforms Punjab villagers’ lives with clean drinking waterAbohar, Aug. 10 : Life of a large number of villagers in Punjab’s Muktsar district has transformed since they have been enabled to have safe drinking water with the initiative of a non-governmental organization here.

Till recently, the villagers had to cope up with the contaminated groundwater which had threatened their lives due to water borne diseases caused by such a water.

Pakistan Radio keen on propaganda ‘victories’, not solution of problems

Pakistan Radio keen on propaganda ‘victories’, not solution of problemsAbohar, July 28 : India has time and again stated that Pakistan should stop allow its territory to be used by terrorists against India, before any serious dialogue could commence.

Radio Pakistan seems to be worried that forces in Pakistan would continue their terrorist acts, and the possibility of an India-Pakistan dialogue would recede.

Radio Pakistan spreads propaganda about Dalits in India

Radio Pakistan spreads propaganda about Dalits in IndiaAbohar, July 28  : Radio Pakistan, in its recent Punjabi Durbar programme, has said Scheduled Castes (SCs) children are being denied admission in schools in India, but nothing can be further from the truth.

Shyam Lal Arora, the district president of the Recognised and Affiliated Schools Association, Punjab termed the report false and malicious propaganda.

Pakistan Radio keen on propaganda ‘victories’, not solution of problems

Pakistan Radio keen on propaganda ‘victories’, not solution of problemsAbohar, July 28 : India has time and again stated that Pakistan should stop allow its territory to be used by terrorists against India, before any serious dialogue could commence.

Radio Pakistan seems to be worried that forces in Pakistan would continue their terrorist acts, and the possibility of an India-Pakistan dialogue would recede.

Punjabi Durbar programme seeks conflict in India

Punjabi Durbar programme seeks conflict in IndiaAbohar, July 27 : The Punjabi Durbar programme of Radio Pakistan seems to be unhappy that the Sikh Gurus were successful in uplifting the Dalits in the society centuries ago.

The programme now seeks to project that the Hindu community is angry that the Sikh Gurus had once been successful in their fight for Dalits' rights and the anger is still prevalent.

Scholars in Punjab feel sorry that Pakistani broadcasters are ignorant about Indian history and think that through provocative statements create dissentions in Indian society.

Radio Pakistan continues to be wishful

Radio Pakistan continues to be wishfulAbohar, July 1 : Pakistan, which was able to divide the Hindus and Sikhs in Punjab in the early eighties, hopes to recreate the situation if one has to believe the Punjabi Durbar programme broadcast recently.

Unmindful of the fact that the Government in Punjab is a coalition of the Akali Dal with the Bharatiya Janata Party, the programme has been stating that the Sikh community

has not been given its due by ‘Hindu dominated government’.

But Sikh scholars in Punjab have rubbished the latest attempt of the Radio Pakistan.

Punjab farmers fear low produce due to delayed monsoon

Punjab farmers fear low produce due to delayed monsoonAbohar (Punjab), June 27 : Farmers in Punjab are worried a lot, as they fear low produce due to delayed monsoon.

With only 40 percent of farmland irrigated, most of small farmers rely on the monsoon to water their crops.

"The orchards have wilted due to delay in rains. I fear that the fruits will fall prematurely if this condition persists for next 10-15 days. The delay in monsoons will not only affect the orchard owners but all other people employed in the orchards," said Prabhu Dayal, an orchard owner.

Radio Pakistan says, Sikhs not given their rights since independence!

Radio Pakistan says, Sikhs not given their rights since independence!Abohar Jun 17 : Radio Pakistan in its recent Punjabi Durbar programme said that the Sikh community had been denied the rights promised to it.

The allegations were made recently, when the world fraternity watched how the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance received a huge public mandate and chose Dr. Manmohan Singh, a Sikh, for the post of the prime minister of the country for a second time.



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