Jun 11

Panchkula boy Pranav Goyal tops JEE Advanced
Panchkula boy Pranav Goyal tops JEE Advanced

New Delhi – The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) on Sunday announced results for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced, with Panchkula boy Pranav Goyal bagging the first rank scoring 337 marks out of 360. The second position has been secured by Kota’s Sahil Jain while Delhi’s Kailash Gupta got the third spot. Kota’s Meenal Parekh has

Water Pollution: An intentional infringement of our Right to Life
Water Pollution: An intentional infringement of our Right to Life

The other day Gurdaspur-based Chadha Sugars and Industries released about 10,000 litres of molasses into Beas river, which led to the death of thousands of fishes and also rendering the water unfit for humar consumption, at least for sometime. After observing an all-round criticism of the stategovernment for keeping eyes closed against the widespread ecological

Punjab govt. to promote fish farming in water-logged areas
Punjab govt. to promote fish farming in water-logged areas

Chandigarh – To fight cancer and poverty, especially in the Malwa region of Punjab, the state government is in the process of promoting Blue Revolution over the Green Revolution. The government is promoting fish farming, especially jhinga fish farming, in areas where the seepage of water from canals has minimised the chances of crop farming. According

Jang-e-Azadi memorial at Kartarpur emerges as educational, cultural hub
Jang-e-Azadi memorial at Kartarpur emerges as educational, cultural hub

Chandigarh – The Jang-e-Azadi memorial at Kartarpur envisioned as the perfect tribute to the innumerable sacrifices of the freedom fighters during independence movement is not only proving to be just that but is also emerging as an educational and cultural hub of Punjab making the people especially the young generation aware about the historical and

Sitting too long without movement may kill you fast
Sitting too long without movement may kill you fast

NEW YORK: Does your job force you to sit for one to two hours at a stretch without moving? Beware, it may raise the risk of dying early than people who sit cumulatively for the same time, but in shorter bouts, a study has warned. The findings showed that people with the greatest amount of sedentary

PSCERT washes out students' dream to be teachers
PSCERT washes out students’ dream to be teachers

Condition put the dream in dark of thousands of students to become a teacher Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Dreams to become a teacher of thousands of students has washed away as the Punjab School State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Punjab, has put a condition of compulsory subjects before applying to the students. The Education Department, had reportedly

Whistle-blower raises objections overstaying and influencing admn against Arusa
Whistle-blower raises objections overstaying and influencing admn against Arusa

Whistle-blower raises objections overstaying and influencing administration against Arusa Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Senior lawyer and whistle blower Advocate HC Arora has raised objection against the reportedly overstaying of Madam Arusa Alam, a Pakistani National and friend of CM Amrinder Singh, in India. In a letter written to Prime Minister of India, Arora indicated the interference of

Haryana : Female IAS officer alleges sexual harassment by senior through FB post

Haryana : Female IAS officer alleges sexual harassment by senior through FB post. On Sunday, Haryana woman IAS officer alleged sexual harrassment by her senior. The officer posted on social media and gave the details of incident.According to the FB post, she had been ‘threatened’ by the senior male official on May 22. Here is

No to new rice Sheller industries, Punjab Govt. ready to make a policy
No to new rice Sheller industries, Punjab Govt. ready to make a policy

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh: The Punjab Government in a process not to permit more rice-Sheller industries in Paddy deficit area in the State. Near about 130 applications have been received for the licence to start new rice mill. The government is likely to implement this policy from 2018-19. Although the efforts are being made to save

Heavy rain and thunderstorm in northern India
Heavy rain and thunderstorm in northern India

CHANDIGARH: Dust storms on Saturday hit parts of Punjab, throwing life out of gear, with Chandigarh and adjoining areas witnessing rains. Ludhiana witnessed dust storm followed by rain. There was complete dark at some places in the morning. There were also reports of power supply getting disrupted, and plants and trees getting uprooted. However, the maximum temperature at most

BCCI slaps 8-month ban on Punjab cricketer for doping
BCCI slaps 8-month ban on Punjab cricketer for doping

Jalandhar – The Board of Control for India in Cricket (BCCI) has handed a ban of eight months to Punjab wicketkeeper batsman Abhishek Gupta after for failing a doping test. Gupta’s suspension started from January 15 and will end on September 14. The 27-year-old cricketer from Jalandhar has become the first cricketer from Punjab to be found

Adarsh Gram Yojana fails to make any difference in Dheena's condition
Adarsh Gram Yojana fails to make any difference in Dheena’s condition

Jalandhar – Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first address to the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort had announced his vision for what the individual Members of Parliament (MPs) could aspire to achieve in the next five years, selecting and nourishing three ‘Adarsh’ (model) villages in their respective constituencies. “If we have to build

Seven Punjabis elected MPPs in Ontario, PC Party sweeps provincial polls
Seven Punjabis elected MPPs in Ontario, PC Party sweeps provincial polls

TORONTO: This time seven Punjabis, who have won the Ontario Provincial Parliament elections held on June 7, 2018, contested the provincial Assembly polls for the first time. Prabhmeet Singh Sarkari from Brampton South, Amarjot Singh Sandhu from Barampton West, Param Gill from Milton, Neena Tangri from Mississauga, Deepak Anand from Malton (all from PC Party)

Expedite setting of Patanjali mega food park: Harsimrat Badal to Yogi
Expedite setting of Patanjali mega food park: Harsimrat Badal to Yogi

NEW DELHI: Food Process – ing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday said she has written to the Uttar Pradesh government for expediting the process for Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved to set up the proposed Rs 6,000-crore mega food park. “I have written to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to sort out all the issues

No to new rice Sheller industries, Govt. ready to make a policy
No to new rice Sheller industries, Govt. ready to make a policy

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government in a process not to permit more rice-Sheller industries in Paddy deficit area in the State. Near about 130 applications have been received for the licence to start new rice mill. The government is likely to implement this policy from 2018-19.Although the efforts are being made to save the existing

No to new rice Sheller industries, Govt. ready to make a policy
Govt. to amend its two month old policy for unauthorized colonies

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government will amend its policy for unauthorised colonies. The policy had been approved in the Punjab Assembly Budget Session only two months ago. But it received no response from the people. There are more than 8,000 unauthorised colonies, of which 5,000 are located outside the municipal limit and lakh of plots,

Health checkup Grandwalk Mall Ludhiana
Health checkup camp organised at Grandwalk Mall in Ludhiana today

Nidhi Bhanot  Ludhiana  “One can save themselves from cancer and many other diseases by getting their medical check ups done on regular basis. Early detection of Cancer can make patient a cancer survivor in his or her life like Yuvraj Singh and veteran actress Mumtaz”, informed Managing Director  of World Cancer Care, Dharminder Singh Dhillon

Shah meets Badals: Sukhbir describes meeting as positive and fruitful
Shah meets Badals: Sukhbir describes meeting as positive and fruitful

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal and the BJP on Thursday decided to form a high-level coordination committee following a meeting the saffron party chief Amit Shah had with the former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and other senior Akali leaders. Shah also met SAD president and former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal at

Police make major breakthrough against drugs, arrest three smugglers
Police make major breakthrough against drugs, arrest three smugglers

Chandigarh – In two major crackdowns, the Punjab Police have arrested three poppy husk smugglers, including an A category smuggler, giving a major boost to the Captain Amarinder Singh led government’s campaign against drugs. Jagir Singh alias Zeera, hailing from the notorious Daulewal village in Moga, was nabbed by the Special Operations Teams (SOT) of Jalandhar Counter-Intelligence Wing

L&T Group's Nabha Power shuts 700 MW unit due to coal shortage
L&T Group’s Nabha Power shuts 700 MW unit due to coal shortage

New Delhi – L&T Group firm Nabha Power Ltd (NPL) on Thursday said it has been forced to shut a 700 MW unit of Rajpura thermal power station due to shortage of coal. NPL, which has been supplying power to Punjab from Rajpura plant since 2014, shut down unit-2 of 700 MW on June 3, 2018