Raakhi Jagga


Pastor’s murder: Probe role of RSS, BJP, says Khaira
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Addressing a press conference, Khaira said though he was not sure if Hindutva forces were involved in the pastor’s killing, the police must investigate the role of RSS and BJP as well.

For bicycle industry in Ludhiana, it’s business as usual with China
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

The bicycle industry in Ludhiana earlier imported only Chinese bicycle parts, but many players are now importing complete bicycles as well in hi-end segment, whose prices start from Rs 3,000 and go up in lakhs.

Police free to seek help from CBI, NIA: Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Sunil Jakhar said the Punjab Police were working in the “most de-politicised manner” after the Congress government came to power.

5 murders & 2 masked men on a bike: SIT probing pastor’s killing to dissect ‘similar pattern of crime’
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Apart from the pastor’s killing on Saturday, there have been four other murders over the past one year involving similar modus operandi. The incident has brought people of different religions on a common platform to appeal for peace.

Ludhiana Pastor’s Murder: Protesters block NH-1, demand arrest of culprits
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Protesters, who sat on a dharna along with the victim’s body, refused to relent for over four hours. The four-hour protest hit traffic on the busy highway, forcing diversions.

Ludhiana Pastor’s Murder: ‘He had no enemies… suspect no one,’ say Victim’s family
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Masih (50), who sustained three bullet injuries, was declared brought dead by the Dyanand Medical College hospital after he was rushed there by a neighbour. He is survived by two sons, two daughters and wife.

Punjab: Given folic acid tablet after mid-day meal, boy dies; kin get financial help
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

After consuming the folic acid tablet, given to 84 other students as well, Karan Prasad was taken ill and later died because of liver failure. The boy, who had reportedly suffered from jaundice in the past, was taken to a registered medical practitioner after he took il

On eve of Arun Jaitley’s visit to Ludhiana, city plywood traders observe day-long strike
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Ahead of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s visit to the city on Saturday, the plywood industry in Punjab observed a daylong strike on Friday, while the sewing machine industry has threatened to gherao him during his visit.

SYL row: Will not allow Haryana a single drop of water, says Badal
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Parkash Singh Badal, who was on a visit to his Lambi constituency, said,”SAD’s stand on SYL remains the same. Water is life of Punjab. We will not allow Haryana to take even a drop of water from Punjab. We will continue to fight for the interests of Punjabis.”

GST confusion hits industrial production in Ludhiana
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

The effect of slow down was visible at the dry port where not less than 5000 containers used to be sent by exporters in ten days to be sent further ahead. However in July, not more than 500 containers have been sent till now.

Farmer Unions Speak Out: ‘SYL being used to divide farmers in Haryana, Punjab’
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Shingaara Singh Maan, president of BKU(Ugrahan) added, “At the moment talk is about 28 per cent canal water and not about 72 per cent of ground water as source of irrigation."

Crime against women: Husband, in-laws beat up woman for carrying girl child
Mon, Jul 03, 2017

The victim's father, Bhramdev, a farmer from Abohar’s Jandwala village, said his daughter was married four years back into a family in village Banwala, which falls in Ganganagar in Rajasthan. He has filed an FIR against Suman’s husband, mother-in-law and father-in-law for assaulting his daughter.

Ludhiana cloth merchants continue anti-GST protests, markets open with hiked prices
Sun, Jul 02, 2017

Cloth merchants say since those associated with embroidery, fabric painting etc. have also been brought under the GST net, they are going to face labour problem as workers involved in such jobs are wary of GST.

Barnala: With villages still under water, villagers clash over drainage
Sun, Jul 02, 2017

“We need to find ways for proper drainage of rain water. I have spoken with the DC as well as the SSP of Mansa regarding this issue,” said Inder Singh Chahal, advisor to the chief minister.

A pregnant woman’s death, 2 arrests and blame game over sex determination test
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

On the night of June 25, the two men allegedly force-fed her abortion pills, then pressed her stomach to force the foetus out. Irwinder and Nirmal have been arrested. Manjeet’s father Balwinder Singh said a sex determination test had revealed that the baby she was carrying was a girl.

Black buck dies of bullet injury in Abohar sanctuary, locals demand action
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

R D Bishnoi, president of Akhil Bhartiya Bishnoi Samaj which takes care of black bucks in this open wild life sanctuary, said they suspected the hunters who often came during this season as ones behind this act.

NEET 2017: Still an unbelievable dream, says topper from Muktsar
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

NEET is conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in medical colleges.

Area under cotton cultivation up in Punjab, but late sowing a worry
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

After extensive damage to crop due to white fly attack in 2015, cultivation area had shrunk to 2.85 lakh hectares last year

Punjab Budget 2017-18: Manpreet’s budget fails to impress industry 
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

But there is relief over the announcement that Rs 5 per unit will be charged from industry as power tariff.

Drug peddler’s lynching: Police recover key accused’s blood-stained vehicle
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

On June 9, Vinod Kumar alias Monu, an alleged drug-peddler, was attacked with sharp weapons and was not allowed to be taken to hospital in time even as a few villagers filmed the entire episode.

Explosion at cracker factory in Sangrur, 28 hurt
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

The factory was used as a storehouse and the owner, Raj Kumar Nagpal, is a stockist of Sivakasi Crackers company.

Farmer unions stage dharnas across Punjab
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

The unions said that if their demands were not fulfilled in the upcoming session, they would plan the next course of action on July 7 by organising a convention in Jalandhar.

Congress has failed to keep promise, says Sukhbir Badal
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Sukhbir was in Ludhiana to lead a joint dharna staged by SAD-BJP outside mini secretariat against the Congress government.

As waiver pressure mounts, Punjab says ‘other states followed our cue’
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

The Captain Amarinder Singh government is likely to make an announcement during the budget session of the Assembly that begins on June 14

Stubble burning continues, farmers refuse to pay fine
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

During the wheat harvesting in April-May this year, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has imposed a fine on farmers totalling Rs 61.32 lakh, of which it has recovered Rs 18 lakh so far.

Chorus in Bathinda village: Lynched man for peddling drugs
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

The villagers have alleged that Vinod Kumar alias Monu supplied drugs in the area and also indulged in “eve teasing”

Already suffering from sand mining, Saidpur village complains of fly ash from local industry
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

According to villagers, black ash coming out of the boilers as residue is being dumped in open areas in violation of norms of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB)

Depleting groundwater: Punjab industries asked to take NOCs for running tubewells
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

Although the last date for seeking NoC is July 13, industrialists have already sent nearly 500 applications to the Chandigarh office of CGWA. Besides, many others have expressed reservation against the recent instructions, Avtar Singh, President of Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) said

Kirana store owner’s son through in first attempt, against odds
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Harsh Bansal passed out of Government High School in Tapa with 85 per cent marks before taking up computer engineering at Thapar Engineering College with education loan.

Land auction put off to avoid standoff between Dalit groups
Wed, May 31, 2017

On Tuesday, the two groups were called for a meeting and later a committee of four members, two each from both groups, formed to resolve the issues.

I am not in race to be President: Parkash Singh Badal
Wed, May 31, 2017

“I have listened to rumors about my name, but there is no truth. I want to serve my own state till the time I am alive," said Badal.

Amid Punjab government’s crackdown on drugs, truck drivers seek easy access to poppy husk
Tue, May 30, 2017

Truck drivers said though there was strictness in Punjab, but those who wanted their daily dose, could get it from outside the state

Parkash Singh Badal blames both students, teachers for poor PSEB results
Mon, May 29, 2017

However, Former Education Minister Daljeet Singh Cheema expressed satisfaction over the results, saying they were the actual results in absence of marks moderation policy.

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.