While four of these killings happened during the SAD-BJP rule, two occured under the Congress rule. Two followers of Dera Sacha Sauda were shot dead in February this year when the state was awaiting Assembly poll results.
“For more than three decades, Gosain had been a dedicated RSS worker. He was running Mohan shakha single-handedly with utmost dedication,” said Parveen Bansal, former district president BJP in Ludhiana.
Mansa district is under surveillance since ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ programme was launched. But as per latest figures, the child sex ratio (by birth) has dropped 31 points — from 925 last year to 894.
Farmers alleged that nothing except “motivational meetings” had been done till date. Soon, thick clouds of black smoke were visible at a distance: Another paddy field was on fire in neighboring Sahauli, four times bigger than their village.
"We were trolled on social media for serving Muslims and people questioned us that why Hindus are never fed. But Sikhism means serving humanity not any religion. Guru ka langar is always open for all," Gursahib Singh, Khalsa Aid volunteer said.
Born Behind Bars is a heart-rending documentary by Delhi-based director and editor Malati Rao that looks into the lives of children born in jail to mothers serving sentence. Yearning for a normal childhood, they soon realise that ‘prison is the new normal for them’.
Nearly two months after the court of additional session judge Lakhwinder Kaur Duggal in Moga acquitted four suspects in the infamous Orbit molestation death case of a 13-year-old, failed to appear in the court Wednesday.
The researchers have recommended that there should be a modification in the curriculum of the schools and better teacher-student relationship should be focused upon to improve the menstrual hygiene levels and health of the girls.
The site has flourishing flora and fauna including colony of peacocks, owls, several species of reptiles such as snakes, monitor lizards, garden lizards, insects, arthropods, millipedes, nematodes and epiphytes, bryophytes, fungi, algae and lichens.
On August 19, the vigilance bureau filed the closure report in the court claiming that there ‘was no scam at all’ and that ‘no proof has been found against Capt. Amarinder Singh, his son Raninder Singh and 33 others following a ‘re-investigation’.
Speaking to The Indian Express over phone, Amarpreet Singh, managing director, Khalsa Aid, India who has reached Teknaf, a border town in Bangladesh where the refugees are living in the camps, said that condition at the border was “miserable to say the least”.
Punjab is one of the three states, apart from Telangana and Maharashtra, selected for the project by ICAR, due to the high farmer suicide rate in the three states. ICAR has released Rs 1.35 crore for this three-year study.
Restarted under the UDAN (Udey Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme launched by the central government, 50% of the tickets are for Rs 2,000. “Price for rest of the tickets will depend on daily demand and supply formula. Like today, it was even available for Rs 1,500,” said Kumar.
The case is coming up for hearing in a Ludhiana court on Saturday. On August 19, the Vigilance Bureau had filed a closure report in the case, giving Amarinder a clean chit and claiming there was “no scam at all, it was all fictional”.