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Malwa Punjabi 1970

The Malwa route to Punjabi literature since the 1970s

MANY ‘MISSIONARY’ PEOPLE IN THE MALWA REGION ARE TRYING TO KEEP BOOKS RELEVANT IN THE LIFE OF PEOPLE. AJAY BHARDWAJ Chandigarh Punjab is no Bengal or Kerala where books are kept under pillows. Known more for guns and agriculture, the state has struggled quite hard to find a place on the literary horizon. Amid blaring

Panchayat Polls Liquor smuggle Malwa

Panchayat Polls: Liquor smuggling in Malwa goes northwards

RAJAY DEEP Bathinda Punjab is set to undergo the Panchayat elections on December 30. With the day coming close, demand for liquor has increased in the rural areas as prospective candidates have already started wooing the voters. Still, it failed to bring a smile on the faces of liquor contractors particularly in Malwa region as the smuggling of these bottles from the neighboring state Haryana has also

Spread of swine flu raises alarm in Telangana

Over 100 swine flu cases reported within 3 weeks in Ludhiana

100 swine flu cases reported within 3 weeks in Ludhiana. Swine flu is spreading day by day. Over 100 cases have been reported within just 3 weeks in Ludhiana. Also, 204 people have been affected in Punjab so far. Swine flu cases have already surpassed the previous year figure of 177 positive cases and 62

Ferozepur to get PGI Satellite Centre soon

Ferozepur city get PGI satellite centre soon malwal.  Highlights -‘Punjab Govt is taking the matter seriously and will fulfill its promise.’ -Problem of the land has been sorted out by the government. Malwa region will get newly built multi-specialist hospitals. The time has come when Ferozepur city may get its most awaited project of PGI Satellite

Akal Takht urges Sikhs to correct their ‘mistake’

Akal Takht urges Sikhs correct mistake homecoming. With Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh ending up with a 20-year jail sentence in a rape case, the Sikh temporal seat Akal Takht has opened doors of “homecoming” to Sikhs who are devotees of the Sirsa-headquartered sect. “By mistake, some Sikhs had become followers of

Dera violence: Industry suffers major setback in Ludhiana

Ludhiana, (Amarpreet Singh Makkar), Due to violence and tension in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi from last few days due to final verdict in case against Dera Sacha Sauda Chief, Industry and trade suffered major setback in Punjab mainly Ludhiana.It was for third time when Industrialists and traders have to face tough time in last ten

Award compensation to affected farmers: SAD

Award compensation affected farmers shiromani akali dal. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday asked the Congress government to announce appropriate Award compensation affected for farmers of Malwa, whose cotton crops had been destroyed due to infestation by white-fly attack. “Farmers are under great strain due to failure of Capt Amarinder Singh led government to fulfill

Woman ends life by shooting herself

DP Correspondent , Khanna:-Woman ends life. A woman committed suicide by shooting herself with revolver at village manki near Samrala on Friday. The victim was married to NRI and divorced few days ago. The victim also left suicide note and blamed her husband and others for her death. The deceased was identified as Gagandeep Kaur(26).

Farmers start uprooting cotton plants in Malwa

Farmers start uprooting cotton plants in


Farmers start uprooting cotton plants in Malwa

Farmers start uprooting cotton plants in Malwa. Condition of farmers in the state, especially Malwa region, has turned pitiable. In the past three months, hardly any day would have passed without the news of farmers here committing suicide.     Despite the chief minister’s repeated appeals and his government’s announcements of waiving off agricultural debt

NABARD refuses to advance money, farmers at mercy of moneylenders

Farmers in Sangrur and Barnala are compelled to borrow money at higher rates of interest from private moneylenders to meet their crop sowing expenses as cooperative societies in both districts have stopped releasing crop loans. Sources said under Sangrur Central Cooperative Bank, there were a total of 296 cooperative societies, formed to help farmers by

Punjab to use canal water as potable after purification

Taking a serious view of depleting water table and increasing water pollution, the Punjab government conceives plan to use canal water for drinking purpose. The make the best of canal water, the government has also mooted plans to strengthen canal system across the state. Highly-placed sources revealed that following reports of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

Captain asks Gadkari to connect four district HQs to 4, 6 lane NHs

-Ferozepur, Mansa, Muktsar and Fazilka are still connected with 2-lane National Highways. -CM asked Nitin Gadkari to declare Khanna-Malerkotla-Raikot-Jagraon-Nakodar as new National Highway. -Capt Amarinder sought entrustment of 4 -laning projects to State PWD (B&R).Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday has sought Union Minister of Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari’s intervention in expediting

Unavailability of medicines in govt hospitals adds to cancer patients’ pain

Unavailability of medicines in government-run hospitals for the past couple of months has aggravated the pain of cancer patients across the state. The worst hit are the patients of Malwa and Majha regions who are forced to purchase medicines at much higher prices from markets as the medicines are running short in government hospitals.Due to

Awareness rally on Dengue in Dera Bassi

With the aim of combating deadly disease dengue, hundreds of schoolchildren today participated in an awareness rally organised by the ATS Rotary Club in collaboration with the Health Department. Awareness rally Dengue.NK Sharma, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, flagged off the rally from the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi.Children marched through streets and markets of the town with

Sriganganagar police Two arrested for duping woman

The Sriganganagar police today nabbed Ashok Bunty of Ferozepur and Sultan of Hoshiarpur for allegedly duping a woman by promising to “double” her gold ornaments.Investigation officer Ved Parkash Lakhotia said Sheila Kaur Lubana of Chak 7Z village had on June 25 lodged a complaint that four unidentified persons had duped her of gold earrings that

Education department gets cheated, did teacher’s job for 7 years

Moga: In a fake passport case, the Delhi Police has imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on the under-trial conviction after Moga police has registered a case against the government school Glauti has registered fraud case against Teacher.Police Kot Isse Khan’s ASI Mukhinder Singh said that in a written complaint to the SSP of Moga

2 children died guruharsahai roof fell due rain Ferozepur

2 children died at guruharsahai, roof fell due to rain

2 children died guruharsahai roof fell due rain Ferozepur. Due to the continuous heavy rains and winds roof of the house fell down and two children were died and a girl and mother of children was injured at village Bohrian. The accident took place at two o’clock in the afternoon.According to the information, the roof


Cancer incidence four times more than average

The presence of heavy metals in water and soil in Malwa belt of Punjab is making residents more prone to various types of cancers. The fact has been highlighted by the researchers from the central university Bathinda. The research which is partly funded by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre includes Jajjal, Burjsema, Shekhpura, Giana, Kamalu

Punjab Agriculture Dept on alert, White fly scare in Malwa

Punjab Agriculture Dept on alert, White fly scare in Malwa. The Agriculture Department has called a meeting of the inter-state monitoring committee here on June 3 to take stock of the emerging situation, which could be detrimental to the growth of the cotton crop. The white fly has surfaced after a gap of about two