Feb 05

Harvest Punjab bumper kinnow crop
Bitter Harvest: In Punjab, no buyers for bumper kinnow crop

THE COUNTRY LIKE PAKISTAN HAS BETTER INFRASTRUCTURE IN TERMS OF PROCESSING, WAXING AND GRADING SYSTEM AND WE HAVE NOTHING, CLAIMED SURINDER CHARAYA KAPIL TRIKHA Fazilka Almost 40 per cent of the kinnow gardens in this district are loaded with fruit and there are no buyers. The kinnow growers are getting a meagre rate of Rs

Paddy Punjab farm lands
Paddy main culprit on Punjab farm lands

PADDY MAIN CULPRIT OF DEPLETING UNDERGROUND WATER AND SUICIDES Chandigarh Paddy is the main culprit of depleting underground water and it is also the main culprit of the farmers’ suicides in the state. The phenomenon of suicides by farm labourers and farmers in Punjab is relatively new as prior to 2000 there were hardly any

Punjab Sangrur Swachh Bharat Mission
In Punjab, Sangrur excels in Swachh Bharat Mission

THE DISTRICT IS SELECTED FROM PUNJAB FOR ITS EFFORTS TO IMPLEMENT THE MISSION SUCCESSFULLY DP CORRESPONDENT Sangrur For successfully implementing the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), Sangrur district, the only district from Punjab, has been included in super 60 districts of the country. Dis – closing this, here on Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said that

Malik Navjot Kaur Sidhu calls migratory bird
Malik takes potshot at Navjot Kaur Sidhu, calls her ‘migratory bird’

HIGHLIGHTS The former MLA from Amritsar (East) and former chief parliamentary secretary submitted her application to the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee last week Both BJP leaders accused the Congress government of having “failed” on all the fronts. DP CORRESPONDENT Chandigarh The Punjab unit of the BJP on Monday took a potshot at former MLA Navjot

Battleground Chandigarh Congress Lok Sabha ticket
Battleground Chandigarh: Congress bigwigs lock horns for Lok Sabha ticket

FOR THE FIRST TIME FOUR-TIME MP PAWAN BANSAL FACES A CHALLENGE DP CORRESPONDENT Chandigarh Much before any formal declaration of the Lok Sabha elections, Chandigarh has become a battleground of senior Congress leaders aspiring to get the party ticket from the city beautiful. Normally the seat has been a pocket burrow of four-time MP Pawan

Guilty Akal Takht Avtar religious misconduct Tankha
Guilty! Akal Takht punishes Avtar, Hit for religious misconduct and 7 days’ Tankha announced

HAD COMPARED BIHAR CM WITH GURU GOBIND SINGH JI DP CORRESPONDENT Amritsar The Akal Takht held senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Avtar Singh Hit guilty of gross ‘religious misconduct’ and directed him to undergo ‘tankha’ (religious punishment) to atone for his ‘misconduct’ which was of a very grave nature and had hurt Sikh sentiments.

Deaf Dumb children
Deaf and Dumb children’s day out

KUSUM ARORA Hoshiarpur The state level 70th Republic Day function in Hoshiarpur was special for the deaf and dumb children, as it gave them a sense of belongingness in the otherwise ignorant society. A maiden chance, around 100 deaf and dumb children were able to interpret the Republic Day speech of chief guest Punjab Governor

About 15 lakh farmers are debt-ridden in state
Agriculture Part III: Failing to control non-farm expenditure, farmers fall in debt-trap

‘IGNORE THEIR FARM SIZE, BUY POWERFUL TRACTORS ON LOAN’ HARKIRAT SINGH Amritsar Farmers in Punjab, as in various other parts of the country, have time and again protested over the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of crops but have made no effort to control their non farm expenditure, resulting in their falling in the debt-trap. “Without

Behbal Kalan Firing SIT Moga SSP
Behbal Kalan Firing Case : SIT arrests former Moga SSP Charanjit Sharma

THE POLICE SAY THAT HE WANTAD TO FLEE THE COUNTRY. SHARMA WAS LEADING A POLICE PARTY THAT ALLEGEDLY OPENED FIRE AT THE ANTISACRILEGE PROTESTERS AT BEHBAL KALAN ON KUSUM ARORA Hoshiarpur Ex- SSP Moga Charanjit Sharma, who was wanted in the 2015 Behbal Kalan firing incident in Faridkot was arrested from his residence in Hoshiarpur

World Economic Forum Manpreet Badal
State makes its debut at World Economic Forum

DP CORRESPONDENT Chandigarh/Davos A high-level delegation from Punjab led by Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal participated in the World Economic Forum, DAVOS to showcase Punjab as the most preferred investment destination due to its investor-friendly policies coupled with lucrative incentives. The finance minister was accompanied by the Additional Chief Secretary Industries and Commerce, Vini Mahajan

Govt Takht Sahib Management Act
‘Govt will not ask to amend Takht Sahib Management Act’

SHE SAID FADNAVIS HAD RESPONDED POSITIVELY TO THE REQUEST AND ASSURED HER THAT AFTER WIDER CONSULTATION IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD NOT PUSH FOR AMENDMENT OF THE TAKTH SAHIB MANAGEMENT ACT Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal thanked Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for responding to her request and announcing that

Harsimrat kaur Badal train stoppages
Harsimrat kaur Badal thanks Goyal for two train stoppages

HIGHLIGHTS Harsimrat Badal said she had informed the Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal earlier that the public from Rampura Phul had met her and represented that the Delhi-Bikaner express train stop at Rampura Phul “People said besides helping businessmen of the area, it could also cater to those visiting Bikaner for cancer treatment,” the minister

Farmers suicides Punjab
Farmers’ suicides go for a song in the state of Punjab

Known for his music genius and knack of connecting with the masses, famous musician Rabbi Shergill has come up with his new song ‘Kuj gallan kaudian, kuj gallan fikiyan’ dedicated to the burning issue of farmers’ suicides in Punjab. A major crisis across the country, and Punjab in particular, Rabbi Shergill has not only sung

Punjab smartphones
Punjab and the smartphones

l A RECENT STUDY UNFOLDED THAT INDIANS WILL BUY OVER 300 MILLION SMARTPHONES IN THE YEAR 2019. AND, ANOTHER DATA REVEALED THAT 59 PER CENT OF THESE SMARTPHONES ARE CONSUMED BY PUNJAB GURMILAN KAUR Gone are the days when there was just one landline phone in the entire society and that phone number was distributed

Court production Sajjan Kumar
1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: Court production warrant against Sajjan Kumar

A Delhi court on Tuesday issued production warrant for January 28 against former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. District Judge Poonam A Bamba issued production warrant against Kumar after Tihar Jail authorities, where he is lodged after conviction in another case related to the riots, could not produce him today.

Punjab Diary Zira Congress
Punjab Diary: Zira episode puts Congress in catch-22

CM AND HIS CONGRESS TEAM ARE FINDING TOUGH TO COUNTER THE ALLEGATIONS ABOUT DRUGS IN PUNJAB WHICH HAVE BEEN LEVELED BY NONE OTHER THAN THE RULING PARTY MLA Punjab Congress seems to be in a dilemma from which there is tough escape because of some conflicting conditions which arose when party MLA from Zira constituency

Jessica Murder Case
Jessica Murder Case: Manu Sharma moves HC for early release

A month after the Delhi High Court ordered the forthwith release of former Youth Congress leader Sushil Kumar Sharma, who had served over 23 years in prison for the murder of his wife Naina Sahni in 1995, the convict in the Jessica Lal murder case has moved the court, seeking the same relief. The high

No AAP leader from Ludhiana in race for ticket
Kejriwal in Punjab: AAP rules out alliance in Punjab for LS polls

To contest all 13 seats Highlights AAP to appoint new president of Punjab unit soon, says Kejriwal  Bhagwant Mann takes pledge not to touch liquor SUSHIL GOYAL Sangrur Without forming an alliance with any political party in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest all 13 Lok Sabha seats

Navjot Sidhu ruckus CM
Embattled Navjot Sidhu creates ruckus at CM’s meeting

The system of single tender becomes a bone of contention AJAY BHARDWAJ Chandigarh That the presumptuously boisterous Navjot Singh has been acting more like a roller coaster than an administrator was evident on Saturday during a meeting that Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had called for an interaction with MLAs from districts like Ferozepur, Faridkot

Ram Rahim CBI court panchkula jail death sentence
Justice to slain Journalist family after 17 years: Ram Rahim gets life imprisonment with three other convicts in murder case

HomeNewsBreaking  Four convicts to produce in CBI court with Ram Rahim via video conferencing in journalist murder case Nidhi Bhanot/Ravinder Singh Malik Ludhiana/Panchkula Justice to slain Journalist family after 17 years: Ram Rahim gets life imprisonment with three other convicts in murder case. In journalist murder case on Ram Rahim  hearing was carried out via video conferring