Cotton Crop Failure: Punjab protests extended by 2 days, 75 trains cancelled
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

The protesters are demanding compensation of Rs 40,000 per acre for loss to their cotton crop and minimum support prices (MSP) of Rs 4,500 and Rs 5,000 per quintal for ‘1509’ and ‘1121’ varieties of Basmati respectively

Why rebel RJD leader’s son is campaigning in Ludhiana
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Shiv Chander Prasad’s father is a rebel RJD candidate, Ramashis Yadav. A former JD(U) MLA, Yadav lost in 2005 and 2010 on an RJD ticket.

Farmers’ protest: 32 trains cancelled, 11 affected
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Railways to get FIRs lodged under ESMA against the protesters

Calls for Tota Singh’s resignation unjustified: Sukhbir Singh Badal
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

The deputy CM also slammed the opposition for demanding Tota Singh’s resignation.

J&K encounter: Killed jawan was to marry next month
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Surinder was among the four jawans killed in a gun battle with militants at north Kashmir’s frontier Kupwara district on Monday.

Empty bottles, expired fertilisers found in Abohar
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

The stock of empty boxes and bottles have been piling up ever since investigations into the alleged pesticide scam began and over 15 FIRs were registered in Muktsar, Bathinda, Mansa and Fazilka.

Farmer unions to meet govt officials today
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

This comes as the indefinite dharna of farmers in support of higher compensation for farmers whose cotton crop has been damaged in whitefly pest attack — entered it 16th day on Friday in Bathinda.

Faridkot: Jail officer held on charges of drug supply
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

The arrest has again raised question over the role of police in controlling drug addiction in the state.

Punjab farmers’ dharnas spread to more districts
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

While the compensation, according to the government, is for damaged crop on 80,000 acres, farmers put the figure to 9.5 lakh acres.

Mecca tragedy: Some confusion, but all from Punjab are safe
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal offered condolences to the relatives of those who died in stampede and prayed for safe return of the Haj pilgrims of India.

Malerkotla: After 2 yrs, Badal attends Eid function
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

Ever since Bhagwant Mann won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Sangrur, Chief Minister Prakash SIngh Badal has not been seen at many public functions at Malerkotla.

Ludhiana: Farmer kills self at dharna, blames Punjab govt in note
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

In his suicide note, Kuldeep has blamed the Punjab government, accusing it of not paying heed to farmer woes. He mentions crop loss and a loan had made him depressed, due to which he took the extreme step.

Punjab whitefly menace: Day after he was heckled by farmers, MP Balwinder Singh Bhunder puts blame on agriculture dept
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

‘When the seeds and insecticides supplied to farmers are of poor quality and there is no market value of the crop in market, what else can you expect from them,” Bhunder said.

Punjab: With 129 dengue cases, Khanna under the scanner
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

BJP councillors are alleging that a lack of proper precautionary measures are behind the outbreak.

Punjab: Angry cotton farmers hurl seed packets, abuses at PAU V-C, MP
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

The unions are demanding Rs 25,000 compensation for per acre of cotton crop damage while the government has offered them Rs 8,000 per acre.

Demand to screen MSG-2: Dera followers lift dharna after ‘Sukhbir’s assurance’
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

While there is no official ban on the movie, featuring dera head Gurmeet Ram Rahim, theatres in Punjab have not been screening it.

Demand to screen MSG-2 : As protesters block trains, police pass buck to Railways
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Many theatres in Punjab are not showing the movie despite there being no ban on the sequel.

Malwa pesticide dealers to shut shop today
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Fifteen FIRs have been registered against pesticide dealers in Malaut, Mansa and Fazilka.

No MSG-2 screening, protests on in Punjab
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Security has been beefed up in Punjab’s Malwa region where a large number of the Dera’s followers hail from.

Whitefly attack: Cotton association steps in, adopts 7 villages where crop loss is severe
Sat, Sep 19, 2015

The ICAL decided to step in during its general meeting held on September 16.

Capt Amarinder reaches out to farmers in Fazilka
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

Amarinder had reached here to see the damage to cotton crop caused by the white fly pest, when the farmers made a beeline to narrate their woes.

Ludhiana: Farmer dies enroute to dharna, unions demand aid for his relatives
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

The unions claimed that Mandar, from Killianwali village in Muktsar, was depressed after his cotton crop, which he had grown on 2 acres of land he had taken on contract, was damaged by the white fly attack.

Malerkotla: Protesters hold up Bhagwant Mann’s rally
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

The rally was scheduled to begin at 7.30 pm but was delayed because of the protesters at the gate of the rally venue.

Food processing: Paste and powder solution for high veggie prices has no takers
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Getting consumers to shift to dried onions or potato flakes not an easy proposition.

Combating Dengue: Monsoon pattern a major contributor to spike in cases, says Doctors
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Out of 40 samples, 23 tested positive for dengue in Bathinda Tuesday. With this, the total number of patients in Bathinda reached touched 367, said Dr Rajpal, district epidemiologist.

Monsoon pattern a major contributor to spike in dengue cases: Doctors
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Health experts said that the early monsoon acted as the main contributor for breeding of anopheles aedes- the mosquito that causes dengue fever.

Sangrur: It’s SAD vs BJP over Rs 8-cr municipal council loan
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

The loan had been sanctioned on the recommendation of SAD MLA and Chief Parliamentary Secretary Parkash Chander Garg last February, BJP sought an explanation on where the money had been spent.

SAD versus BJP in Sangrur over details of Rs 8-cr loan
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

Details regarding expenditure of a Rs 8-crore loan, sanctioned for the Sangrur municipal council by the city improvement trust, has now pitted the BJP against its ally in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).

Get your pronunciation right: SGPC to granthis
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

A small error in pronunciation of Gurbani couplets can completely change the meaning. So one needs to be very careful.

Punjab way behind in Panchayati Raj, needs to learn from Kerala, say Zila Parishad chairmen
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

Zila Parishad chairmen from different districts felt Punjab was way behind when it comes to functioning of panchayats and their financial independence

A beeline from Punjab as poppy vends re-open in Rajasthan
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Nearly 20 buyers are crowded near the vend, and more than 30 stand a few feet away.

Poppy husk vends re-open in Rajasthan, Punjab doctors say ban had little impact
Wed, Sep 09, 2015

The Rajasthan High Court had ordered the closure of vends in the first week of July but four days ago.

Want universities to offer more courses, says Smriti Irani
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

The minister was speaking after laying the foundation stone for the Central University of Punjab.

Smriti Irani: Will try to replicate Punjab’s ‘meritorious school’ model across India
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

Meritorious Schools provide free education to poor students who had secured 80 per cent or more marks in their class 10 examinations.

Agri dept blames improper practices for whitefly attack
Mon, Sep 07, 2015

Officials from the agriculture department also claim that farmers who followed correct procedure would have a bumper harvest.

Muktsar: In 2 separate cases, men kill their sons over drinking habit
Mon, Sep 07, 2015

In the first incident, Angrej Singh (60) of Kala Singh Wala village was allegedly stabbed to death in his sleep by his father Chand Singh (88).