Raakhi Jagga


Meeting with PSPCL Chief: Industrialists rue free power to big farmers
Fri, May 26, 2017

The CMD, however, said such decisions can be taken only after the budget session of the Assembly.

Mansa village gets itself ‘child marriage free’ tag
Wed, May 24, 2017

The village panchayat has announced that villagers will have to deposit birth certificates along with marriage card with the village panchayat before marrying off their wards.

Ludhiana: Transformer maintenance workshops given 3 months time to wind up
Tue, May 23, 2017

They have been given 3 months to wind up operations of maintenance workshops. Around 280 employees work in these workshops.

Punjab Health minister orders probe into Rs 6.28 cr purchase of IFA tablets
Sun, May 21, 2017

The stock was purchased last year and is to expire this October. The tablets, though, have not been distributed in any government hospital or dispensary to date.

Bathinda farmer’s suicide: Kin cremate body after Patwari’s arrest
Fri, May 19, 2017

Protesters lift dharna after 8 days, now press for compensation for farmer’s family

Stubble burning : Over 13,000 cases reported till May 13
Wed, May 17, 2017

According to data, out of 13,593 cases, fines have been imposed only in 1,084 cases while in 3,262 cases, the PPCB stated that no action was needed as fire incidents happened accidentally.

Ludhiana: 2 killed, 4 hurt in clash over control of Dera
Sat, May 13, 2017

Sources said Gopal won a case in the High Court about two months ago, but still failed to get the possession, allegedly because of police inaction.

Punjab: In a first, auction of Panchayat land held on premises owned by Dalits
Fri, May 12, 2017

Punjab has 1.45 lakh acre panchayat land meant for agriculture, out of which one-third is reserved for Dalits as per the norms.

Punjab: Ally backs AAP, says only the power-hungry making noises
Fri, May 12, 2017

Bains made it clear that the LIP will continue to support AAP, adding that the dedicated AAP workers were still behind the party.

Punjab seeks Rs 2,000 crore from Centre to fight stubble burning
Wed, May 10, 2017

It has sought Rs 1602 core to provide a special subsidy to farmers for straw management equipment, apart from Rs 384 crore to give as compensation at the rate of “Rs 1000-1500 per acre for not burning the stubble”.

Woman, husband told to do sewa at gurdwara
Sat, May 06, 2017

Veerpal Kaur along with husband Kulvir Singh will also organise Akhand path in the gurdwara for peace and well-being of the village

Swachh Survekshan 2017: Muktsar and Abohar among 10 filthiest cities in country
Fri, May 05, 2017

In Abohar too, overflowing sewers, garbage heaps and lack of clean drinking water are common problems.

Medical admissions: Punjab to move SC against HC order on preparing fresh merit list
Thu, May 04, 2017

The HC decision has come as a shock to many students as classes have already begun in different medical colleges across state.

Ludhiana: ASI booked for graft dismissed from service
Thu, May 04, 2017

The dismissed ASI is still at large and there has been no recovery of money he took from the victims.

Punjab: Farmers continue burning stubble, say can’t help it till state helps them
Wed, May 03, 2017

Demand a compensation of Rs 5,000 per acre for damage to crop due to straws

Punjab: 80-yr-old man, son murdered in Ferozepur, hunt on for two ‘political rivals’
Wed, May 03, 2017

The police suspect that a Congress worker, Lakhwinder Singh Lakha, and his friend, Sukhwinder Singh, are behind the crime

Punjab: Farmers in six villages set stubble on fire, seek subsidy to go green
Tue, May 02, 2017

The farmers have said that they can shift to the more environmental-friendly option of ploughing fields only if they received subsidy from the government.

Punjab: Farmers in Mansa flout state govt directions, set their fields on fire
Mon, May 01, 2017

Led by Union leader of Bharti Kisan Union(Dakaunda) Raj Singh Aklia, villagers collectively burnt over 4,000 acres as a mark of protest against stubble burning.

Punjab anti-drugs drive: Cops booked in four cases this month so far
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Four such cases have been filed against police officers in Sangrur, Bathinda and Ludhiana with two of them are still at large

Maur bomb blast: 84 days later, cops release sketches of two suspects
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Two of those injured are still in hospital. Mukhwinder Singh Chhina, IG (Bathinda range), said, “We have released two sketches so that people can share maximum information with us.”

Punjab: Water released into canals, tail-end villagers demand adequate supply
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

They have also alleged that the canals have not been cleaned properly despite being shut for the purpose.

Giani Gurmukh Singh removed as acting jathedar by SGPC
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

The decision was taken by the executive committee at a meeting in Fatehgarh Sahib.

Paddy straw burning: Combine makers say no to attachment
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The directive to harvester combine manufacturers to install SMS was based on the Punjab Agricultural University’s (PAU) recommendation.

Punjab: Two Sangrur cops booked for seeking bribe from Rajasthan cop held with drugs
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Since his arrest, Kanhaiya Lal, who was posted with Chittorgarh police station in Rajasthan as a head constable, has been put under suspension. He is currently lodged in a jail.

Punjab: Wheat crop on 100 acres gutted in fire in Moga, Mansa
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Wheat crop on 100 acres gutted in fire in Moga, Mansa

Punjab: More private players buying wheat this year, says Mandi board
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Meanwhile, it was revealed that after change of government this year, contracts of transporters to load and unload wheat were done late and hence lifting got delayed.

Stubble burning; It’s all talk but no help from Punjab govt: Farmers
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

Say subsidy applications made last year for purchasing machines to clear fields are still pending

Punjab: AAP MLA blames Delhi leaders for poor show
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Khaira, who is also AAP’s chief whip in the Punjab Assembly, was speaking at the party’s political conference at Talwandi Sabo on the occasion of Baisakhi

Sukhbir Singh Badal’s pep-talk at meet: 2019 not far
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

It was SAD’s first political conference after losing elections where former CM Parkash Singh Badal was absent.

Baisakhi political conference: Captain skips big meeting; senior Badal stays away for the first time
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Manpreet promises a farm debt waiver better than UP, a Lokpal Bill having CM under ambit

Day after death, SAD worker’s kin get Rs 10 lakh
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

The police party that raided Gurdev’s house had stated they acted on information that country liquor was being manufactured in that house.

Stem cell transplant : One year later, donor and recipient meet
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

The girl, Gauri Madaan, was diagnosed with Thalassemia Major when she was just two and a half month old and needed regular blood transfusions.

Farmer ‘mysteriously’ dies after police raid; cop arrested
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Family members of the victim, Gurdev Singh, alleged that ASI Gurdeep Singh along with four cops came to search for liquor bottles in the house but found nothing.

Baisakhi mela political conferences: Cong plans show of strength at Talwandi Sabo on April 13
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

The place holds importance as it has Takht Damdama Sahib — one of the five takhts or seat of temporal authority of Sikhism where the mela is organised annually to commemorate formation of Khalsa Panth.

Ludhiana: Bains makes surprise visit to ESI hospital
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Bains interacted with another patient who was admitted due to fracture in the leg and he alleged that his treatment was not being done in time.

‘UP has waived farm loans, now it is Punjab’s turn to fulfil promise’: Parkash Singh Badal
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

It is high time that Capt Amrinder Singh govt kept this promise on the basis of which it got support from voters