Raakhi Jagga


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.

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.