Raakhi Jagga


Punjab town tense after torn pages of Quran found, over 250 booked
Sun, Jun 26, 2016

Over 250 persons have been booked on attempt to murder charges but no arrest has been made so far. Although the situation is under control, police said the city is still tense.

Brexit referendum: Punjab reacts, Industrialists says ‘Wait and watch’…
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

The industrialists collectively opine that the real impact of Brexit can be assessed only after the final negotiation between EU and Britain is worked out.

‘Stopped’ in Punjab, panthic outfits open office in Haryana’s Sirsa
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Leaders alleged that a number of them were rounded up by police while a few others were put under house arrest when they tried to open their office at a space provided by the gurdwara on Talwandi Sabo-Bathinda road.

Punjab cuts water supply to Rajasthan to fight shortage
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Punjab irrigation officials were adamant that water hyacinth was the reason for less water supply.

Punjab: Multi crore chit fund scam accused released on bail
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Nature Heights, the company of which Arora was the managing director, is accused of cheating investors of crores of rupees.

Vikas Parv Rally: Jaitley attacks Congress, AAP in Bathinda
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Hitting out at AAP, Jaitley said people in Delhi are “repenting” voting it to power in the capital.

Bathinda protests: Farmer’s cremation stuck as deadlock continues
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

75-year-old Ralla Singh, protesting since May 24 died on Friday.

Congress workers slug it out in Punjab as Capt Amarinder vows to end corruption
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

This is the third time this month that Congress leaders did not carry themselves well at a public rally.

Protesting farmer dies outside Bhatinda DC office
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

Farmers, under the banner of Bharti Kisan Unions, have been on dharna outside the office since May 24 in support of a loan waiver scheme.

39 Indians missing in Iraq: ‘Don’t keep us in the dark any longer… tell us the truth, whatever it is’
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

From Punjab to Himachal Pradesh to West Bengal, families of men gone missing in Iraq talk to The Indian Express about two years of uncertainty.

Punjab: Over 21,700 packets of fake ‘blood plasma’ seized, 5 held
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

The accused had to keep the product temperature at minus 20 degrees centigrade to make it appear like the the blood plasma was authentic.

Punjab chit fund scam: Investors attend first SIT meeting
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

SIT assured the investors that their money will be paid back within three months.

Two drug smugglers remanded in police custody
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Pakistan, meanwhile, refuse to claim the bodies of the Pakistani smugglers

Two smugglers from Pak killed, 1 arrested in Fazilka
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

The BSF had received intelligence reports of movements across the border.

Punjab: 2 Pak smugglers killed by BSF
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

According to police, the consignment was to be received through a pipe from the other side of the border, and the packets were lying in the pipe.

Punjab: Agriculture department on toes after whitefly found in Fazilka
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

After widespread damage of cotton crop due to whitefly menace last season, the agriculture department is taking no chances this time. The pest that was recently spotted in a few pockets of Fazilka district was found to be above economic threshold level (ETL) following which farmers were directed to use pesticide sprays on 10-15 acres […]

Punjab BJP ex-president’s gunman found dead, murder case registered
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

The gunman of former state BJP chief Kamal Sharma was found dead with bullets in his chest at his house in Ferozepur.

Special Investigation Team formed to take up cases of chit fund scams in Punjab
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

The Special Investigation Team will arrive in Sangrur on June 14 where investors can air their grievances.

Not enough voices for farmers in Parliament: Sunil Jakhar
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

The PPCC spokesperson also said “Not only AAP or SAD, but also Congress is not having enough voices for farmers in Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha."

Punjab’s war on drugs: The living and the dead
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

174 people arrested under the narcotics Act died in Punjab’s jails since 2014. The Indian Express finds, in their wake, grief and anger.

67-year-old convicted in NDPS case found hanging in Faridkot jail 
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

An inmate, Balwant Singh (67), who was sentenced to 33 years of punishment who was lodged in the Faridkot Modern Jail was found hanging inside the barrack Wednesday.

Punjab Chit fund scam: Arrested suspect has named Cong MLA’s aide, say police
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

In a fresh development, the name of Amritpal Singh the personal assistant of Congress MLA Rana Sodhi from Guru-Har-Sahai constituency of Ferozepur district, has cropped up in connection with the case.

Ferozepur: 4-year-old ‘raped’, left bleeding on street
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

The girl was admitted to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and is declated to be out of danger by the doctors

Vadda Ghallughara: Sikh ‘holocaust’ monument is now a symbol of govt negligence
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Inaugurated by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in November 2011, just a few months before the 2012 Vidhan Sabha polls, the memorial was thrown open to public only on February 5, 2016.

Punjab: Dalit bodies demand land at subsidised rates, 30-year lease
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

The protests received lukewarm response in Faridkot, Barnala and Muktsar districts, while Sangrur saw high participation.

Annual auction of village land: Dalit organisation to hold mega dharna at Sangrur today
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

However, the ZPSC members alleged that “the administration has scheduled land auction in a few villages on June 7 itself so that less number of Dalits join our dharna.

Thanks to PM Modi govt, we are under spotlight, says vice-president of All India Students Association
Mon, Jun 06, 2016

Although earlier too we had been fighting for the rights of students, we never had the sort of recognition that we have been getting now. I must thank PM Narendra Modi for this.”

Haryana gangster shot dead in Punjab
Fri, Jun 03, 2016

A native of Krewari village in Haryana’s Sonipat district, he carried a bounty of Rs 5 lakh on his head.

Year on, panthic outfits hold bhog of Akhand Path to mark Bir theft
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

A year after the theft of Guru Granth Sahib the members of panthic organisations who christened the day as Pashchatap Diwas.

Punjab: Three booked for 13-year old’s murder in Faridkot
Tue, May 31, 2016

“Gurjant, Rajwinder and Sohan Singh killed my son over a land dispute I had with them for the last 10 years,” said Lovepreet’s father Sukhmander Singh.

Civil rights body: Punjab Government supporting landlords
Tue, May 31, 2016

Thirty nine Dalits have been arrested in four villages in the past few days during protest against auction of land meant for Dalits.

Bathinda: Two arrested for constable’s murder
Mon, May 30, 2016

The SSP informed that as per the investigation, Jaggi and Gurvinder were not in talking terms after the incident and Saturday morning Lovepal, a common friend, arranged a meeting .

Punjab: Teen found hanging outside shop, cops suspect foul play
Mon, May 30, 2016

The incident happened when Lovepreet Singh was alone at the shop and his father, Sukhmander Singh, was away for some work.

Fight against drug addiction: ‘Perhaps sharing my story will help others shun drugs’
Sun, May 29, 2016

Once a drug addict, Mehtaab talks of his transformation into a short story writer in Punjabi and Urdu.

Youth Akali Dal gifts spectacles to Congress to ‘see development’
Sun, May 29, 2016

The Congress had, on Friday, protested against Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal over ‘deteriorating law and order’ situation in the state. The party offered bangles to Sukhbir as a mark of protest.

Pro-farmer schemes: Tota takes on Agri minister Radha Mohan Singh
Sat, May 28, 2016

Even as Union Minister of Agriculture, Radha Mohan Singh, spoke at length about the NDA government’s pro-farmer schemes on Friday, state Agriculture Minister, Tota Singh, disagreed with him on the effectiveness of the schemes.