Singer Hans Raj Hans to contest LS polls from Jalandhar on a SAD ticket

Singer Hans Raj Hans to contest LS polls from Jalandhar on a SAD ticketJalandhar, Apr 27: Punjabi sufi singer Hans Raj Hans will contest the general elections from the Jalandhar parliamentary constituency on a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) ticket.

Hans Raj Hans, who has received the Padma Shri award, said he wants to work for the poor.

Dog races a major attraction for non-resident Indians in Punjab

Dog RaceNurpur (Jalandhar), Dec. 25 : Thousands of sports lovers converged here for two days to watch dog races at Nurpur village that have become a major draw for people from far off places of Punjab and abroad for four years here.

The special attraction of these dog races were the participation by different varieties of dogs, especially brought here by the non-resident Indians from abroad. It was fourth edition of the dog races this time.

Organised on Wednesday and Thursday, the dog race saw 106 dogs vying for the first place. About 60 per cent of them were flown here by their owners spending a whopping sum of rupees 40,000 for each dog.

Indi-pop singer Mika

Jalandhar, Dec. 12 :Indi-pop singer Mika was at his best when he performed at the Bagpiper Mauja hi Mauja concert in Jalandhar.

With Mika churning out his best numbers one after another, the crowd went mad. Children, teenagers along with not so young couples, all were seen dancing, shaking legs to the songs.

Demand of `once more' arose from the crowd at regular intervals and Mika obliged. Super hit song such as Mauja hi Mauja, Aye Ganpat, Sawan mein lag gayi aag, you name them and the ever energetic Mika had those ready.

But with all fun and entertainment to offer, Mika didn't forget to pay homage to people who lost their lives in the recent Mumbai attack.

North-Indian sports industry feels the heat of global recession

PunjabJalandhar (Punjab), Nov 22 : Sports industry of Jalandhar in Punjab, which has a turnover of around 20 billion rupees, is reeling under the intense heat of global recession.

The industry, which is into manufacturing sports accessories of games like cricket, hockey, football and volleyball, started in late 40''s of the 20th century and has nearly
1000 units with almost 50,000 workers involved directly or indirectly.

Forty per cent of the produce is exported while the rest is sold in the domestic markets.

ABVP launches a movement against Bangladeshi immigrants

ABVP launches a movement against Bangladeshi immigrantsJalandhar (Punjab), Nov 12 : Activists of, a students wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) launching its nationwide movement against the Bangladeshi immigrants called for a shutdown of colleges in Jalandhar In Punjab on Wednesday.

The activists, in an attempt to garner the support of the students, urged schools and colleges in Jalandhar to shutdown.

Red Ribbon Express spreading AIDS awareness reaches Jalandhar

Red Ribbon ExpressJalandhar, Nov 2 : The Red Ribbon Express, spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS, has reach Jalandhar.

The exhibition train will remain open for people for their viewing at Jalandhar station on Sunday, according to reports.

The train comprises of seven coaches, which is equipped with educational material (primarily on HIV/AIDS), interactive touch screens, an LCSD projector and platform for folk performances and counseling cabins for providing counseling.

The express was flagged-off from New Delhi on December 1, AIDS Day, last year.

Till date, it has covered 22 states.