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40 more Rohingya villages burnt in Myanmar: Report

Nay Pyi Taw, Dec 18, The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday reported the burning of 40 additional Rohingya villages in Myanmar in a military campaign, which has led more than 655,000 people of this Muslim minority community to flee to Bangladesh. The HRW used satellite images to identify the new incidents, recorded between October

Maiden campaign to rejuvenate old ponds begins at Baler Khanpur village

Kusum Arora , Jalandhar, September 2:- Aimed at rejuvenating pristine ponds for increasing ground water table and 24X7 irrigation water supply, a group of volunteers have started a campaign at Baler Khanpur village to bring ponds back to life in this part of doaba belt. Farmers along with villagers and volunteers of Sant Daya Singh

shopian search operation launched in nine villages:J&K

J-K: Search operation launched in nine villages of Shopian

Shopian search operation launched. A Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) were launched in nine villages of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district.  The Shopian Police, 62 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), 3 Rr and the 14th Battalion of Central Police Reserve Force (CRPF) are conducting the search operation.The villages under the cordon are Chakoora, Mantribug, Zaipora, Pratabpora, Takipora

Solar Street Lights Project in 1,550 Villages Hangs Fire

Solar street lights project in 1,550 villages hangs

Tript Bajwa orders immediate eviction illegal encroachments village lands

Tript Bajwa orders immediate eviction of illegal encroachments of village pond lands

Tript Bajwa orders immediate eviction illegal encroachments village lands. Chandigarh, July 2: The Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has issued instructions to the department officials to get the village pond lands vacated that have been illegally occupied by some people. Mr. Bajwa has directed the officials to get the


Chamkaur Sahab: high amount of harmful substances in the water of 40 villages

Cabinet minister Charanjit Singh Channi said that the water of 40 villages of Chamkaur Sahib area has become contaminated to this level, which can lead to non-recurring disease like cancer. To overcome this, these villages will be given treatment on the pattern of Chandigarh by refining the canal and Sutlej water through a treatment plant.


Electricity in all the villages of the country till October: Goyal

Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said that by October this year electricity will reach all the villages of the country. Describing the progress of Rural Electrification, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Rural Joti Yojana, Goyal said that during the formation of Modi government three years back, 18,452 villages of the country were deprived of power during the

8 people die, 22 injured in Pak shelling on border villages

Jammu: Eight people were killed and 22injured when Pakistan troops heavily shelled border hamlets and posts with mortar bombs along the International Border (IB) and the LoC in Samba, Jammu, Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir today. Two women were killed and 13 others injured during shelling with 82 and 120 mm mortar

Life returns to normal in Jammu border villages

Jammu: Life returned to normal on Thursday along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Jammu region almost a week after cross border firing ceased between India and Pakistan here. Over 15,000 villagers from Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts returned home. They had migrated to safer places following Pakistan Rangers’ repeated violation of the bilateral

Evacuation in border villages leads to political war in Punjab

The apprehension of an Indo-Pak war emerged after the ‘surgical strikes’ made by Indian Army across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, which is being debated at different levels, gave yet another potential issue to the politicos in Punjab to lob verbal shells at each other. The political leaders, unmindful of their international ramifications, exploited

Two Malwa villages shine on state’s political map

Chandigarh: Fattanwala (Muktsar) and Bilaspur (Moga) are two villages of Malwa region which are these days shining on political map of Punjab. Four natives of Bilaspur and at least three of Fattanwala, backed by key political parties, are set to throw their hats in the forthcoming Assembly poll ring from different seats. Talk about Bilaspur

Decision on mass evacuation in Punjab reversed

Chandigarh: The Union government on Friday revoked its decision that led to the mass evacuation of villages in a 10-km belt along Punjab’s border with Pakistan. Following this, the Punjab government has issued directions to allow the return of the people to their homes in the border villages in all six districts. The villagers will be

Politicos on whirlwind tour of border villages

Amritsar: Political leaders from all the parties have been trying hard to visit border villages to boost the morale of people and stand by their side in difficult times. Leaders are seen encouraging people to evacuate their houses and giving assurance to people. On the contrary, politicians from ruling and opposition party are keeping their

Badal assures residents of border villages of all help

Barth Sahib (Pb): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today assured the residents of the border villages, who were moved to relief camps, of “all the help”. He said despite the tension in the Indo-Pak border region, farmers will be allowed to carry on with their agricultural activities. The villages in the border areas are

Panic, silence, mismanagement in Punjab border villages

Chandigarh:  Anxious villagers on Friday continued to move out of their villages in Punjab which shares the International Border (IB) with Pakistan as panic gripped the area regarding a possible strike by Islamabad in the wake of the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army across the Line of Control (LoC). People alleged mismanagement

‘All villages in Punjab to have toilets, water supply by 2017’

Ludhiana: Punjab Government on Sunday promised that every village in the state will be provided with toilets, water supply and sewage facility by October 2017.State Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra said the work on this project, under the Swachh Bharat Mission, is already underway and will be completed by October 2, 2017.

Sukhbir inaugurates 3 Rural Sewa Kendars in Jalalabad villages

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday inaugurated rural sewa kendars in village Talwandi Nipalan (Makhu, District-Ferozepur), Mohan Ke Utar (Guruharsahai, District-Ferozepur) and Sajrana (Jalalabad, District-Fazilka). As part of the first stage, 485 rural sewa kendars have commenced operations in seven districts namely- Moga, Muktsar, Faridkot, Ferozepur, Fazilka, Bathinda and Mansa. In his address to the

Projects worth `30k crore for villages

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday made a strong pitch for development and disclosed that the SAD-BJP government had chalked out projects worth Rs 30,000 crore in order to ensure all-round development of more than 12,000 villages of the state. He laid the foundation stone of a railway overbridge (ROB) to come

Ghaghra river breaches embankment in UP, floods several villages

Lucknow: Several villages in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh have been flooded and dozens more are threatened following the breaching of Elgin-Charsari embankment by the swollen Ghaghra river, officials said on Tuesday. About 38 villages with a population of 65,000 people are at the risk of flooding by the collapse on Monday of the 52-km long

CM Envisions Villages as unemployment, Illiteracy and Poverty free units

Chandigarh: Envisioning the villages of state as unemployment, illiteracy and poverty free units, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today announced to felicitate three top performing sarpanches of villages, working towards achieving this goal, in a state level function on Independence Day. Interacting with the representatives of three best performing Panchayats of every