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Divya Goyal is our Punjab correspondent

Nabha jailbreak escapee Harminder Singh Mintoo cleared in Halwara explosives case
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

It was on January 24, 2010, that the Ludhiana police claimed to have recovered an abandoned Maruti car outside the Halwara air force station.

Three ‘abandoned’ exotic HF cows become foster mothers to desi Sahiwal calves
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

The varsity claims it is the first such successful experiment in the country when embryos of indigenous cows were transferred to exotic HF breeds and they became “foster mothers” to pure Sahiwal calves.

Not declaring CM face was our biggest mistake in Punjab: AAP’s Phoolka
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

‘Manish Tewari wanted to join AAP, our indecision cost us’

Ludhiana court summons CM Amarinder Singh on July 20 in I-T case
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

According to a complaint lodged by the I-T department, the Captain and his son were found to be owners of Marine Mansions in Dubai and several other properties in the United Kingdom.

Now, PU hikes its extension library fee
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

The annual membership fee has been hiked from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000 for private members. Similarly, security deposit has been increased from Rs 2,500 to Rs 4,000.

Ludhiana court summons Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on July 20 in Income Tax case
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

The case pertains to 'properties' and 'concealed income' allegedly owned by Captain in various countries.

Langar service for poor, homeless wins UK award
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

People can either donate food or serve as volunteers with the ‘Midland Langar Seva Society’. Monetary donations are not accepted.

‘Harsimrat Badal’s Nanhi Chhaan to go, State govt to rename girls’ rural skill development centres’
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Move shows anti-women ideology of Congress, says Harsimrat Badal

Punjab: Raid on ‘drug village’ finds no drugs
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Instead, the police arrested three persons, including two women, for smuggling illicit liquor.

How Green Was My Valley: Saurabh Shukla returns to the stage with Barff
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Barff, a play written and directed by Saurabh Shukla, highlights the plight of tourist guides in conflict-torn Kashmir and marks the actor’s return to stage

Punjab: SGPC president, Akal Takht head skip Makkar’s book release
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

"I had personally invited them both," former SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said.

Punjab: Surname mix-up drops Akal Takht summons for Ayali with Akali
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

Ex-MLA Manpreet Singh Ayali and Manpreet Singh Akali had fought Assembly poll from Dakha, both lost.

We Are Sikhs: $1.3 million campaign blitz begins in US today
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

The work on We Are Sikhs began in 2014 when a top US research firm was hired by National Sikh Campaign a US-based Sikh NGO

Fee hike: ‘Ready to abide by Act, will move court if parents carry on protests’
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

The principals of 16 private schools met at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, on Wednesday.

Ludhiana: Rakhi Sawant’s ‘friend’ from UP gets security on city visit
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Orders came from police HQ in Chandigarh: Police chief

Ludhiana: Shamli man says he’s Rakhi Sawant’s ‘friend’, gets cover by Punjab Police
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Ludhiana Police Commissioner Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh claimed the “orders” came from Punjab Police headquarters.

‘Controversial’ ex-DD official hired as consultant by PAU
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Sources said Sharma has already joined the varsity but will be officially welcomed by vice-chancellor Dr BS Dhillon Tuesday.

PSEB in textbook tangle: No digitisation rights from NCERT, some titles can’t be uploaded online
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

The government provides all textbooks free of cost from Classes I-VIII and in higher classes, SC/ST students get them for free.

Canada’s Ontario govt calls 1984 anti-Sikh riots ‘genocide’: Riots were between Cong & Sikhs, Hindus saved many lives, says HS Phoolka
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

Following the resolution, Phoolka said that Hindus did not kill Sikhs but the riot was a well- planned mass murder against the Sikhs led by the then ruling Congress party.

SAD-BJP-led MC admits to paying Rs 75L rent per month; LIP smells a ‘scam’
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

SAD has favoured the contractor and thus opted to pay a rent of Rs 75 lakh per month instead of purchasing machines: LIP councillor Parminder Soma

No more felling of trees, Punjab Agricultural University assures students
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

On Monday, PAU started axing 75 trees, which were reportedly auctioned and its wood sold for nearly Rs 2 lakh.

Punjab: HS Phoolka launches ‘office on wheels’
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

The ‘office on wheels’ is a Toyota Qualis vehicle bearing a Delhi registration number in which HS Phoolka’s team will move across Dakha.

Punjab Agricultural University tampering with peacocks’ habitat: Axing of trees halted after students’ protest
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

The move evoked strong criticism from the students who resorted to protest and on Tuesday they stopped laborers from axing the trees.

NIRF rankings 2017: From Punjab, IIT-Ropar, PAU, GADVASU makes to top 100 in ‘overall’ category
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

NIRF 2017 ranking: GNDU ranked 80th in ‘universities’ category but fails to make it overall top 100; PU Patiala, LPU gets no rank

Punjab government schools: Over 10,000 Class V students across state failed in Hindi exam this year
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

Students, scoring E in these exams, are not detained but referred for remedial coaching and extra classes.

Ludhiana Municipal Corporation clears budget of Rs 1,316 crore, to recommend action against ex-civic chief
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

Earlier, the MC had prepared budget of Rs 1,248 crore for 2017-18, which was revised to Rs 1,316 crore on the intervention of Mayor.

‘Drunk’ man stabs three children, one dies
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

The wife, Seeta Devi, who suffered injuries while trying to rescue the children, is also admitted in the hospital.

PM Modi’s security dog undergoes dental surgery
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

The dog underwent intra oral tumour resection and tooth extraction.” After the surgery, the dog recovered within a few hours and was discharged.

A la UP, ‘anti-goonda’ cops patrol girls’ schools, colleges in Jagraon
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

On Thursday, around 10 youths were made to do sit-ups on Baba Nand Singh Ji Marg of Jagraon by the anti-goonda staff.

Punjab: Admission in government schools decline as pre-nursery classes await Cabinet approval
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Former education minister Daljeet Singh Cheema said, “We had cleared the proposal and now it is up to Congress to implement it."

Sustainable Agriculture: Punjab’s search for a less water-guzzling, yet high-yielding paddy
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

A new 125-day rice variety promises to provide some respite to Punjab farmers, depleting aquifers.

Gurdev Badal, ex-Chief Minister’s confidant, is no more
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

He was sworn in as agriculture minister from 1997-2002 in SAD government led by Parkash Singh Badal.

Potato glut in Punjab: Now, GADVASU asks farmers to introduce potato in cattle feed
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Potatoes in cattle feed improves milk yield, says GADVASU study

Little Green Fingers
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

Ten-year-old Agam Vir, who plays and acts in The Little Gardener, knows a thing or two about life and nature

PAU Kisan Mela concludes: Seeds of new paddy variety PR-126 record high sales, PAU warns farmers against PUSA 44
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

“Although yield of PUSA-44 is near 32 quintal/acre, a little more than 30 q/acre of PR-126, it is prone to diseases and takes too long to mature,” said Dr RS Sidhu, director extension, PAU.

White coats, black bands: PAU Kisan Mela off to a unique start in Ludhiana
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

While the PAU faculty wore black bands to mark their silent protest against the vice-chancellor, senior scientists of the varsity for the first time were given white coats to wear so that they can be identifiable to farmers to ask queries.