Feb 11

Crop growers face problem
Crop growers continue to face problems

HIGHLIGHTS The problems such as debts, MSP and Non-implementation of Swaminathan report are responsible for the miserable conditions of farmers The recent hailstorm causing harms to crops also resulted in huge loss for farmers , it may cost BJP huge loss in forthcoming elections RAVINDER SINGH MALIK Chandigarh Recent hailstorm affected the crops increasing problems

3 Indian student teams vie for top slot in Microsoft’s Asia talent hunt contest

Three Indian teams are among the 12 finalists who will vie for the top slot in the Microsoft Imagine Cup Asia Regional Semifinals here and move one step closer to win the grand prize of $100,000 at the world championship in the US. First place at the Asia competition will secure $15,000 and a spot

Farmers on Indo-Pak border want to mend fences
Farmers on Indo-Pak border want to mend fences

Barbed wire fencing was supposed to be erected at a distance from zero line HARKIRAT SINGH Amritsar The barbed wire fence that came up along the 553-km Indo-Pakistan border primarily for checking infiltration of terrorists and flow of weapons and explosive material, was supposed to be erected at a distance of 50 to 100 metres

Drugs Punjab Jails extortion
Drugs, extortions in Punjab jails

HIGHLIGHTS Recovery of mobile phones, drugs is a routine affair in Punjab jails In many cases, jail staff were accused of extorting money from inmates An inmate of Patiala Jail, Brajesh Thakur has accused gangsters of extorting money from him and thrashing him in connivance with jail officials IG Kunwar Partap Singh has started investigation

Rohanpreet Singh ready to drop his next romantic song

Rohanpreet Singh ready to drop his next romantic song. The Punjabi music industry is blessed with full of talent. One of the rising singer is RohanPreet Singh. Back in the year 2018, he dropped two single tracks which were titled as Taqleef and Pehli Mulakaat. Both the tracks received immense love from the audiences and

New Zealand to ban smoking in cars with children

The New Zealand government said on Sunday that it will ban smoking in cars with children. Once the legislation is approved by Parliament, the police will be able to give people warnings or issue a fine of 50 New Zealand dollars ($33) to smokers including those who vape, reports Xinhua news agency. Associate Minister of

PM to serve 3 billionth meal to children in Vrindavan tomorrow

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will visit Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh tomorrow on 11 February 2019. He will unveil the plaque to mark the serving of 3rd billionth meal by Akshaya Patra Foundation at Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir. The Prime Minister will then serve the 3rd billionth meal to underprivileged children from schools. He will later address

No AAP leader from Ludhiana in race for ticket
No AAP leader from Ludhiana in race for ticket

Amarpreet Singh Makkar Ludhiana Though only two months were left for Lok Sabha elections but no Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader from Ludhiana has desired to contest elections from Party ticket. Facing difficult to find candidate for Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat, Aam Aadmi Party is likely to field Aman Arora from Ludhiana for Lok Sabha

Health Ministry sends 2 teams to Gujarat, Punjab to assist states in containing swine flu

In view of rising cases of swine flu and deaths due to the disease in Gujarat and Punjab, the Union Health Ministry has sent two teams to assess the situation and assist the states in strengthening their response mechanism to contain the ailment.Fifty-four deaths and 1,187 cases were reported in Gujarat till February 7, while

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Haryana politics
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Major changes in Haryana political scenario

LSP floated by Rajkumar Saini, Rebel MP of BJP from Kurukshetra and BSP alliance came into existence in Haryana ahead of Lok Sabha Elections. LSP to contest on 55 seats while BSP got a share of rest 35 seats in the Assembly Elections. The announcements has been made by ISP’s Rajkumar Saini and State President

Sania Mirza, Athiya Shetty come together for a cause
Sania Mirza, Athiya Shetty come together for a cause

Tennis ace Sania Mirza and actress Athiya Shetty have collaborated for Mana Shetty’s ‘Save the Children’ iniatiative to raise funds for them.They have shot for a special campaign with children and will hold lifestyle exhibitions to raise funds. Mana’s ‘Araais’h has been the fundraising arm of Save The Children India and by collaborating with The

Bargari justice Maur blast victims
‘Bargari-like’ agitation for justice to Maur blast victims

DP CORRESPONDENT Bathinda Victim families of Maur bomb blast, which took place on January 31, 2017, supported by the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), on Friday issued an ultimatum to the state government to arrest all culprits by March 8, otherwise, they would launch a ‘Bargari-like agitation’. They declared that the complete strategy would be chalked

Swine flu claims 15 lives in Punjab, eight in Haryana

Chandigarh Swine flu has claimed 15 lives in Punjab and eight in neighbouring Haryana this year, officials said Friday. More than 270 patients were found affected by the flu in Punjab this year, said Dr Gagandeep Singh Grover, the state nodal officer for swine flu.”Fifteen people have died due to H1N1 infection from January 1

Chandigarh's landmark, Rose Garden withers away
Chandigarh’s landmark, Rose Garden withers away

Urvashi Sharma Chandigarh A popular saying goes, “Stop and smell the roses”, to which people would like to ask as to where are the roses and if there are some, where is the fragrance? Zakir Hussain Rose Garden is a botanical garden in Chandigarh spread over 30 acres of land with 50,000 rose bushes of

Sikh American Gurinder Khalsa politics
Eminent Sikh American Gurinder Khalsa announces entry into politics

HIGHLIGHTS After receiving the prestigious Rosa Parks Trailblazer Award, eminent Indian American Sikh Gurinder Sikh Khalsa has decided to enter electoral politics ‘I want to be a part of giving back through public service’ Khalsa was chosen to receive the prestigious Rosa Parks Trailblazer award because of his courage and integrity displayed in May of

cancer patients Seechewal free treatment
Rising cancer patients, Seechewal demands free treatment

KUSUM ARORA Jalandhar National Green Tribunal (NGT)’s monitoring committee member and renowned environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal Thursday apprised Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Punjab Government Satish Chandra to provide free cancer treatment to people who were affected due to polluted river waters in the state. Baba Seechewal said that there was an alarming increase in

Dinkar Gupta Punjab DGP
Dinkar Gupta is new Punjab Director General of Police

He supercedes five officers to get the coveted post RUMOURS AGOG THAT MD. MUSTAFA, DG MIGHT MOVE COURT AGAINST DINKAR’S ELEVATION DP BUREAU Chandigarh Dinkar Gupta, a 1987 batch officer of the IPS, was on Thursday appointed as the Director General of the Punjab Police. He succeeds Suresh Arora, who had been on an extension

Sukhbir Badal SAD vice presidents
Sukhbir appoints 58 SAD vice-presidents

BIBI SARWINDER KAUR DHALIWAL HAS BEEN MADE A MEMBER OF THE POLITICAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE DP BUREAU Chandigarh Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday appointed 58 senior leaders as new vice presidents. Besides, he also appointed former MP Bibi Sarwinder Kaur Dhaliwal as a member of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC). A

SC refuses to stay 10% quota for poor in upper castes
SC refuses to stay 10% quota for poor in upper castes

SC refuses to stay 10% quota for poor in upper castes. The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the decision to give 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections among upper castes and clubbed all petitions including by Tahssen Poonawala for early hearing. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi refused to

Bollywood has called for trouble by ganging up against me, says Kangana

Bollywood has called for trouble by ganging up against me, says Kangana. Actress-turned-filmmaker Kangana Ranaut, who is currently riding high on the success of her latest release “Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi”, says the Hindi film industry has called for trouble by ganging up against her.Kangana in an interview earlier had criticised celebrities for