Jan 13

Kite-flying, bonfires mark Lohri celebrations in Punjab

The festival of Lohri is being celebrated in Punjab with traditional fervour and gaiety with functions being organised at several places, including schools, to mark the day. Bonfires, an important part of the festivities, were lit as several families danced to the tunes of famous festival songs like ‘Sundariye Mundariye Ho’ among others. During the

Congress The Accidental Prime Minister Ludhiana
Congress protest over screening of ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ movie in Ludhiana

Congress protest over screening of ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ movie in Ludhiana with flag in hands. heavy police was deployed in the multiplexes where the screening of the movies were going on. The protesters protested outside Pavilion Mall today. It is pertinent to mention that previous day the screening of Bollywood film “The Accidental Prime Minister” was

2019 Rural Olympics bullock carts
Will Bullock cart owners be able to run bullocks in 2019 Rural Olympics!

Congress leader Pargat Singh claimed in last Kila Raipur Sports festival to appeal for the revival of Bullock cart races to Punjab Government Nidhi Bhanot Ludhiana “Traditional Bullock cart races would be a part of next Rural Olympics to keep the tradition of this worldwide renowned festival alive”, these words were marked by the former

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Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Amritsar worst-hit by air pollution

TOTAL OF 102 CITIES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED IN THE COUNTRY WAMIL VASHISHT Chandigarh Chandigarh along with nine cities in Punjab is in the list of 102 cities in the country afflicted with severe air pollution. According to a report released by the Union Environment Ministry on Thursday, Chandigarh and Punjab have been put in the

Books Punjab Patiala bookstore
Books in Punjab-IV: Patiala pegged on just one bookstore

Highlights: The city which has the honour of having the first state library in the state is gasping for readers THE ADVENT OF ONLINE PORTALS LIKE FLIPKART, AMAZON OFFERING HEAVY DISCOUNTS EVEN ON NEW ARRIVALS SOUNDED THE DEATH KNELL FOR BOOK STORES Bookstores in the city, which had the privilege of setting up the first

Hoshiarpur irrigation project foreigners
Hoshiarpur lift irrigation project astounds foreigners

A TEAM OF FOREIGN DELEGATES FROM AFRICA, TUNISIA AND EGYPT REACHED JUGIAL VILLAGE IN HOSHIARPUR TO SEE SOLAR POWER LIFT IRRIGATION PROJECT KUSUM ARORA Hoshiarpur After winning accolades for its success model worldwide, a team of foreign delegates Wednesday reached Jugial village in Hoshiarpur to witness the first of its kind ‘Solar Power Community Micro

Kabaddi 2019 winters Sukhbir Badal
Kabaddi will be back in 2019 winters: Sukhbir

HIGHLIGHTS “Kabaddi is my passion. It’s my dream to take Kabaddi to Olympics,” says Badal The first World Cup Kabaddi was organised in 2011 by Shiromani Akali Dal Despite being in the opposition, Shiromani Akali Dal will be back with World Cup Kabaddi in 2019 winters. Though much to the joy of sports lovers and

Books in Punjab Jalandhar
Books in Punjab III: Jalandhar literati caught between overseas flights and books

THERE IS NO DENYING THE FACT THAT PEOPLE WERE MORE HOOKED TO SOCIAL MEDIA THESE DAYS BUT IT WAS JUST A PASSING PHASE. WE HAVE WITNESSED MANY SUCH LEAN PHASES BUT THEN WE BOUNCED BACK KUSUM ARORA Jalandhar Bearing testimony to the 1947 IndoPak partition, a majority of Punjabis, who came from Pakistan preferred to

Kartarpur Corridor warning bells
Ahead of Kartarpur Corridor, Centre rings warning bells

Pak ISI still harbouring six militant heads in Pakistan AJAY BHARDWAJ Chandigarh The Union Home ministry’s dossier prepared to take stock of Punjab militants’activities in Pakistan has listed six militant organisations which have their top leaders nestled in corners of Lahore and its adjoining pockets. The dossier, which has been shared with the Punjab government

SGPC Phoolka
Will form group to end ‘politicisation’ of SGPC: Phoolka

WILL PUT PRESSURE ON GOVERNMENT TO CONDUCT SGPC ELECTIONS SOON BRIJENDER GAURChandigarh “My one mission is complete and now my second mission is to free the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) from politics. Unfortunately, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) uses the SGPC for vote bank. I will unite the groups from the society who actually want

Sukhpal Singh Khaira Punjabi Ekta Party
Sukhpal Singh Khaira announed new ‘Punjabi Ekta Party’

Nidhi Bhanot Ludhiana Rebel Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira, who recently resigned from the party announced his new political party at Chandigarh on Tuesday. The name of the new political party is ‘Punjabi Ekta Party’ on Tuesday. Khaira, who was suspended from the AAP in November last year for anti-party activities, said

photography Golden Temple
Now no photography inside Golden Temple complex

The SGPC has banned videography and photography on Golden Temple premises. The SGPC has put up boards inside the complex, saying: “Photography and videography are strictly prohibited in the precincts of Sachkhand Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), the spiritual centre of the world.”SGPC additional manager Rajinder Singh Ruby said the decision had been taken to

Sewa Kendras Punjab state
No more Sewa at Sewa Kendras in the Punjab state

AFTER SHUTTING DOWN 1,647 SEWA KENDRAS, THE STATE GOVERNMENT HAS NOW EXORBITANTLY RAISED SERVICE CHARGES HIGHLIGHTS Taking a decision in the state Cabinet last year, Punjab government had quietly ordered the closure of 1,647 of the 2,147 Sewa Kendras According to the fresh notification, the Sewa Kendras are supposed to provide a total of 292

Scientists Indian Science Congress LPU
Indian National Congress: No more unscientific talks, strict guidelines for scientists

Highlight FIVE-DAY LONG INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS HELD AT LPU, PHAGWARA, CONCLUDED ON MONDAY KUSUM ARORAJalandharAfter two scientists who delivered unscientific talks based on Indian mythology about ‘Kaurvas as test tube babies’ and gravitational forces as ‘Narendra Modi Waves’, the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) announced strict guidelines for scientists participating in the event in future.

India striving Brain Gain
India striving efficiently to achieve ‘Brain Gain’: Union HRD Minister

KUSUM ARORA Jalandhar Two days after Nobel Laureate Duncan Haldane asked India to follow the example of rival country China to reverse brain drain, Union Human Resource Development Minister Parkash Javadekar Sunday said that India was striving efficiently to achieve Brain -Gain through major initiatives launched by Modi government. The Union HRD minister was seen

Books Punjab Retreat Amritsar
Books in Punjab: This Retreat in Amritsar deserves a salute too

Book Lovers’ Retreat is the only book shop in Amritsar Highlights Despite odds, the lone book shop in holy city continues to survive  Owner refuses to shut down in face of internet onslaught  Says the shop is his passion In the age of internet when reading habits are declining, particularly in the younger

SIT Dera
SIT blames Dera followers for sacrilege incidents

Highlight: THE SIT NOMINATED FIVE IN MALLKE INCIDENT AND SIX IN GURUSAR INSTANCE RAJAY DEEP Bathinda The state government’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the sacrilege cases has filed the challan in the two such cases held at Mallke village of Moga and Gurusar village of Bathinda district. The challans were presented in Baghapurana

Organic farming tourist Fazilka Punjab
Organic farming an attraction for tourists in Fazilka

KAPIL TRIKHA Fazilka Tourists whom are interested in eco tourism and organic farming the most sought after destination is Jyani natural farm and eco tourist resort located in village Kathera in dusty south west end of Punjab.Spread in a vast area of 130 years the farm is managed by Vinod Jyani,a rich landlord and a

Nobel Laureates Capsule Punjab
Three Nobel Laureates bury ‘Time Capsule’ for 100 years in Punjab

Highlight THREE NOBEL LAUREATES BURIED THE TIME CAPSULE WITH 100 DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGICAL ITEMS ON LPU CAMPUS TO PRESERVE IT FOR 100 YEARS KUSUM ARORA Jalandhar A Time Capsule with 100 items representing a cross-section of today’s technology and India’s scientific process was buried on Friday on Lovely Professional University (LPU) Phagwara campus by three Nobel

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India should follow China to reverse brain drain: Nobel Laureate

KUSUM ARORA Jalandhar Underlining the need to identify exceptional brains, noted Nobel Laureate Duncan Haldane said here on Friday that India should follow the example of China to reverse brain drain and progress of the country. �e Nobel Laureate especially emphasised that India would have to follow the example of China to reverse brain drain