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Punjab becomes Judo champion

Punjab becomes Judo champion in ‘Khelo India Games’

DP CORRESPONDENTChandigarh The players from Punjab have continued their splendid show at the ‘Khelo India Games’ currently underway at Pune (Maharashtra). Punjab won nine medals on Sunday including five gold medals. The Sports Minister, Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi has congratulated the medal winners and boosted the morale of those players who have their events lined

Books in Punjab

Books in Punjab: This oldest book shop has clientele in islands too

OPENED DURING THE NATION’S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM, BHARAT BOOK STORE IS PACKED WITH ALL KINDS OF READING MATERIAL RAJAY DEEP BathindaOpened in 1936, Bharat Book Store is the city’s oldest shop in the city. Having started from a business of old (used) books, the shop is now loaded with books related to all spheres and

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

sukhpal Singh Khaira punjabi Ekta Party

Watch video of Sukhpal Singh Khaira press conference regarding announcement of new ‘Punjabi Ekta Party’

Sukhpal Singh Khaira press conference regarding announcement of new ‘Punjabi Ekta

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

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

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

Swine flu Punjab Haryana cases

Swine flu gives shivers to Punjab and Haryana: Sudden spurt in cases

Swine flu no more a seasonal infection, say doctors RAVINDER SINGH MALIK/ WAMIL VASHIST Chandigarh Swine flu, believed to have crept its way during the summer of 2009 engulfing umpteen numbers of victims globally, is no more a seasonal virus infected influenza. Doctors say the bolstering of the virulence (severity in medical terms) of this

Nanhi Chhan Sirjanhari Harsimrat

Nanhi Chhan and Sirjanhari are apolitical and personal endeavours: Harsimrat

RAJAY DEEP Bathinda Q: 10 years ago, you were unwilling to contest the elections. What is your future planning now? A: Neither I had dreamt of contesting 10 years ago nor did I expect the ticket five years ago. Having no lust for power and keeping full faith in Waheguru, I have left this subject

PM Modi misleading people, says Capt Amarinder

PM Modi to address rally in Punjab’s Gurdaspur

PM Modi to address rally in Punjab’s Gurdaspur. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally in Punjab’s Gurdaspur town on Thursday as part of the BJP’s campaign to hold 100 rallies ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.Modi’s rally will kickstart the election campaign for the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance

Voting begins for Punjab panchayat elections

Voting begins for Punjab panchayat elections. Amid a cold wave sweeping the state, the voting for panchayat elections began across Punjab’s rural belt on Sunday.The State Election Commission (SEC) officials said over 1.27 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the panchayat (village council) elections.The polling is being held for 13,276 panchayats.Though the

Aam Adami Party Cheema

Efforts on to bring back rebels into Aam Adami Party: Cheema

AAP is again ready for the Lok Sabha elections-2019. Its founder and Chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal is filling the gap in Punjab unit which damaged the party internally. Return of MLA Jai Kishan Singh Rodi to the party fold is a recent example of it BRIJENDER GAUR Chandigarh The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which was considered an underdog won four Lok Sabha seats

About Rs 10 cr for Punjab under Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme

About Rs 10 cr for Punjab under Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme

About Rs 10 cr for Punjab under Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme. About Rs 10 crore was released to Punjab during the last three years for the implementation of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Dr Virendra Kumar informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply. These

Pakistan, Sikh radicals trying to revive terrorism in Punjab: Rajnath Singh

Pakistan, Sikh radicals trying to revive terrorism in Punjab: Rajnath Singh

Pakistan, Sikh radicals trying to revive terrorism in Punjab: Rajnath Singh. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that Pakistan and Sikh radicals were trying to revive terrorism in Punjab. “They are being actively supported by radicals based in Europe and America,” he said. “Recent terror incidents in Punjab indicate that concerted efforts on

Punjab Assembly passes resolution on 33% reservation for women

Punjab Assembly passes resolution on 33% reservation for women. The Punjab Legislative Assembly unanimously passed a resolution urging the Centre to enact Women’s Reservation Bill to provide 33 per cent reservation for women in both Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies by voice vote on Friday after the resolution was moved by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder

Goverment school Punjab smart

Goverment schools of Punjab turning into smart schools

The Punjab School Education department has started converting the primary and secondary government schools in to the smart schools under the new integrated scheme for education named Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, which was announced in the month of June 2018. The conceptualization of the smart schools in the Punjab has been done under the guidance and directions of the Punjab’s School Education Secretary, Krishan Kumar. It is pertinent to mention that

Wedding bells

Wedding bells in Ludhiana have doctors’ jingle now

Nidhi Bhanot  Ludhiana  The concept of the arranged marriages has changed. As now from past few years, the families in the Ludhiana are getting the medical tests of the boys and girls done before fixing marriage in order to avoid any marital disputes after marriage due to undeclared health problems by anyone. As in the past either

Punjab to pay `25 per quintal extra to sugarcane farmers

Punjab to pay `25 per quintal extra to sugarcane farmers. Ending the stalemate over the issue, the Captain Amarinder Singh government has decided to pay Rs 25 per quintal directly to the sugarcane farmers, while also announcing immediate release of Rs 65 crores towards the interest on loans taken by private sugar mill owners to

Tata Sons chairman meets Captain, to expand presence in Punjab

Tata Sons chairman meets Captain, to expand presence in Punjab. Encouraged by the positive stimulus given to industry by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led Congress government, Tata Sons is looking to expand its Taj Group of Hotels portfolio in the state in a big way. “The company has identified 10-15 projects for expanding its