Anju Agnihotri Chaba


BJP leader takes lead to repatriate speech, hearing impaired Pakistani boy lodged in juvenile home for 3 years
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

The boy had accidentally crossed over to the Indian side nearly three years ago and was held by the BSF.

Nearly 400 appointments by former PTU V-C under vigilance scanner
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The former PTU V-C, according to sources, was questioned for 4-5 hours again Wednesday

Farmer suicides: Armed with data from three varsity studies, unions to argue case in HC
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

16,000 farmers, rural labourers committed suicide in 15 years in Punjab

Punjab government’s debt waiver scheme excludes most small farmers
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Number of likely beneficiaries to be not even a third of the promised 10.25 lakh.

PTU’s former V-C arrested, nine others booked on corruption charges
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

A few of those booked are relatives of senior RSS and BJP leaders from Punjab.

Pulse prices continue to fall in Punjab
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

The downward trend in pulse prices has not helped consumers, who are still buying pulses at high prices. The difference between the wholesale and retail price of pulses is 30-35 per cent.

Debt waiver set for rollout in Punjab: In first phase, relief for 47,000 marginal farmers only
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

CM Captain Amarinder Singh will officially roll out the scheme from Mansa district and around 47,000 marginal farmers from five Malwa districts — Mansa, Bathinda, Sangrur, Mukatsar and Moga — will receive cheques towards loans taken from cooperative institutions.

Ignorance about basic rights, widespread indebtedness among Punjab women farm workers, says study
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

“On an average, the woman labourers studied, are indebted with Rs. 53,916.45, out of which 81.01 per cent is provided by non-institutional sources, which charge exorbitant rates as high as 36 per cent and above in many cases," said Punjabi University’s former professor in Department of Economics Gian Singh.

Racket busted, but CBI, police clueless about identities of boys from Kapurthala
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

CBI sources too said that in this case there was a possibility of fake names and details being used by the agents for taking them to France.

Punjab: Area under mustard oil seed rises by 24%, but experts say not enough
Mon, Jan 01, 2018

Experts said that this increase is not sufficient and Punjab needs to give at least two lakh hectares under such oil seed varieties

Adarsh school staff not government employees, says Punjab education department
Mon, Jan 01, 2018

The Adarsh school scheme was an ambitious project of the previous SAD-BJP government which wanted to open one such school in every block of the state which has total 148 blocks.

Students struggle in state test to check learning level, review meet today
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

The meeting will be held in Mohali and will be the first meeting under the ‘Parho Punjab and Parhao Punjab’ programme, it will discuss problem spot in the project.

Maiden flight from Adampur airport fails to take off this year despite tall talk
Tue, Dec 26, 2017

The first date announced for maiden flight was September 26 which was later postponed to Diwali festival in October and then to December 1.

Tamil councillor in Jalandhar wins his seat again, and doubles victory margin
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

Palaniappan Swami, a scrap dealer, won by 530 votes against his opponent Dhawanjit Kaur, a SAD-BJP candidate.

Those who couldn’t keep up connect with constituencies faced defeat: Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, president of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC), who won from Naduan Assembly constituency under Hamirpur district tells The Indian Express about why the party could not repeat their government despite exuding confidence before the Assembly election.

Himachal Pradesh election results 2017: From Dhumal loyalist to the man who defeated him
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

Himachal Pradesh election results 2017: On Monday, Rajinder Rana became known as the Congress candidate who defeated the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate from Sujanpur by 1,919 votes

BJP sweep in Himachal Pradesh stops at veteran & CM face Prem Kumar Dhumal’s door
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

By 3 pm, the packed office at his residence had emptied out, the bittersweet message was clear: The 73-year-old veteran was losing at a time when his party was sweeping the state.

Personal loss does not have much importance, main gain is BJP’s victory: Prem Kumar Dhumal
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

No comments on shifting my constituency, but yes, the party wanted to win this seat and they thought I would win from here, said Dhumal

Himachal Pradesh assembly election results 2017: Dhumal trailing, BJP has to look for a new CM face
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

In case Dhumal loses, then Jai Ram Thakur, who is a four-time winner from Seraj constituency in Mandi district and who has a strong RSS background too, can be BJP's pick. Jai Ram was also a minister in last BJP government.

Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2017: Congratulated by confident fans, Prem Kumar Dhumal spells out priorities early
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Asked if he would begin investigations into the various allegations of corruption against the Congress government in the event of the BJP coming to power, Prem Kumar Dhumal said his government would not work on vendetta.

Jalandhar: Congress routs SAD-BJP after 10 years
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Congress also swept in two Municipal Committees (MCs) and two Nagar Panchayats of Jalandhar district, which recorded average 74 per cent polling.

Deaths most foul: What sanitation workers go through in Punjab
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

Civic bodies blatantly violate the 2013 Act prohibiting manual cleaning of sewers. Just this year, there have been eight such deaths, two most recently in Ludhiana

Punjab: Rs 75 crore of mid-day meal grant pending, teachers say tough to continue
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

Around 25 lakh children from class I to VIII are currently enrolled in 19,811 schools under the scheme in Punjab

Punjab Civic Polls: Water, sanitation, roads, old issues in old civic body
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Election will be held to 32 municipal corporations and nagar panchayats in Punjab on December 17. All eyes are on the big three — Jalandhar, Amritsar and Patiala.

Punjab man dies under mysterious condition while trying to enter US illegally
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Gurbachan Singh said his son had paid Rs 6 lakh out of Rs 25 lakh demanded by a travel agent for a tourist visa and was supposed to board a flight from Colombia to reach the US

SHO, Congress councillor booked under NDPS Act in Punjab
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

SSP Hoshiarpur J Elanchelien said the former SHO, Inspector Harbans Singh, was named in the FIR Saturday evening along with the local Congress leader. 

Meghalya student’s murder: Anger, insecurity among kin, students from Northeast at boy’s cremation
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

N-E students recount their ordeal of daily taunts, harassment from local residents

Punjab: Student from Meghalaya killed, one hurt in clash during party
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Police identified the deceased as Ashish Prasad of Meghalaya, who was a second-year student at Lovely Professional University (LPU)

LPU student killed following scuffle with neighbours over noise 
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

A 21-year-old BTech student studying at Lovely Professional University was killed after a scuffle broke out between his roommates and their neighbours.

Jalandhar woman returns from Saudi Arabia
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

‘I have returned from hell, appeal others not to go there’

Another woman from Punjab ‘rescued from slavery’ in Saudi returns Wednesday
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

The woman, Sonia Lal Chand, had gone to Hafr Al- Batan, the largest city in North East Saudi Arabia, on August 31. Surinder, Sonia’s brother-in-law, said he got the message from the Indian Embassy about her return.

13 units of state-run power shut since Nov 6 on low power demand
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Since November 16, all the three Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL)-owned plants have not generated any power. PSPCL sources allege the government is promoting private players at the cost of state-owned plants.

Punjab contributes 51 per cent to Centre’s paddy procurement target
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

The state has procured 191.17 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) paddy (parmal rice) till December 2, while Centre had fixed 375 LMT procurement target for paddy across the country.

In Talwara govt schools, mission Moringa to help fight malnutrition
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

“Under our free tree supply scheme, we will supply 80,000 free saplings in our division. He pointed out that the tree had “many common names, such as Sohanana, Sohanjana and Sunana,” said Mr. Mahajan

December begins, Punjab teachers get half of August salary, no word on arrears
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

Some teachers have left their jobs because of chronic delay in salaries as well as non- regularisation of their service even after spending nine years in the job

Smog effect: November over, Punjab falls short of wheat sowing target by 8 lakh hectares
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

Punjab completes bulk of its wheat sowing by November 20 every year, but dense smog this year prevented them from completing the sowing by the end of the month.