Raakhi Jagga


Punjab CM to kick off debt waiver exercise at Mansa today
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

Though the total number of beneficiaries was pegged at 10.25 lakh by the government, only 5.63 lakh farmers have been identified so far for the purpose.

Fire at Ludhiana garments factory, no casualty
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

After the last month’s fire at the polymers factory, firemen have been instructed not to enter a building on fire for the first 45 minutes and instead douse the flames from outside

Punjab: Three held for duping 36 farmers of Rs 1.57 crore
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

The accused have been identified as Satnam Singh, a commission agent, Star Khan and Harvinder Babbu.

Number of wards in Ludhiana MC increased from 75 to 95
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

While polls have been held for other municipal corporations in the state, elections in Ludhiana are likely to be held in late January or early February next year.

Thermal pant closure: Employees block Bathinda state highway, to hold gate rally today
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

POWER MINISTER Rana Gurjit Singh on Thursday justified closure of four units of Bathinda and two units of Ropar thermal plant as he said that no employee will be retrenched and they will be adjusted within the department.

Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant shut down: Staff up in arms, plan protest today
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

There are a total of 950 regular employees and another 850 on contract at the thermal plant which is spread over 2000 acres, which includes a residential colony for the employees.

Abohar sanctuary: Stray dogs attack, injure two cows
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

On Sunday night, stray dogs attacked two Neel Gai (Blue Bulls) in Gillu and Bahadurkhera villages.

Punjab Civic Polls: Independents emerge as kingmakers in Sangrur, Mansa
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Meanwhile, the Nagar Council of Cheema in Sangrur polled 92.22 per cent votes and out of 12 wards, 11 were won by Independents, while only one was won by a Congress candidate.

Stray dogs kill five black bucks at Abohar sanctuary
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

In a similar incident on September 13, three black bucks, one of them pregnant, were killed by stray dogs.

Deaths most foul: What sanitation workers go through in Punjab
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

Civic bodies blatantly violate the 2013 Act prohibiting manual cleaning of sewers. Just this year, there have been eight such deaths, two most recently in Ludhiana

Bathinda encounter: No effort made for their surrender, say kin of two shot dead by cops
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

The police encounter on Friday took place after car of one Nishan Singh, a resident of Sunam, was snatched at gun point. He is stated to be a relative of SP (Vigilance) Bhupinder Singh, who is posted at Bathinda

Mallanwala Khas Nagar Panchayat elections: All Congress candidates elected unopposed
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Several elected Congress councillors or their kin figure in the FIRs filed after the clashes. They were booked for criminal intimidation, rioting with deadly weapons and unlawful assembly.

Deaf and mute Pak boy: Faridkot-based centre offers free medical assistance
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

DC Rajiv Prashar, however, said he had not get any proposal from Baba Farid Centre so far. “Our doctors are working on the boy. If needed, we can seek private help as well. We too are serious about it,” he said.

Punjab local body elections: Won’t support Congress, say industry groups
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Industrialists are miffed that despite the state’s announcement in October that subsidised power tariff for industry at Rs 5 per unit will be implemented from November 1, but there is no notification about this till date.

Post-clashes, no campaign for Mallanwala Khas Nagar Panchayat elections
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

The Panchayat polls Panchayat are due on December 20. There are 31 contestants for 13 seats.

Mallanwala clash: No SAD candidate files nomination for nagar panchayat polls
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Dharna lifted, Section 307 dropped from FIR against SAD workers

Day after SAD, Congress workers clash in Ferozepur; 100 Akalis booked for attempt to murder
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Counter FIR against Congressmen filed, SAD refuses to lift dharna

Congress, SAD workers clash in Mallanwala; bricks, stones hurled, shots fired
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

SAD candidates did not file nomination papers from any seat in Mallanwala Nagar Panchayat and Makhu Nagar Panchayat as party leaders alleged that they were attacked by Congress workers.

Udaan, inspired by Sangrur teachers, takes wing across Punjab
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The project with the same name was originally started by three teachers of Government Senior Secondary School, Benra in 2012 with their individual efforts in district Sangrur.

Singapore NGO to help renovate Rattoke primary school
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

This year, volunteers will head to Rattoke village in Sangrur. The aim is to renovate Government Primary School, Rattoke, and construction of toilets, a library and an office have begun.