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Punjab CM tells farmers to stop burning stubble, use ‘Happy Seeders’, they oppose him

This led to sharp reaction from farmers as some of them started interrupting his speech while others claimed that it was not true that wheat productivity increases with Happy Seeders. Others said that they never received any machines from government.

Explained: Using Happy Seeder and how it affects wheat yield

Farmers and experts say that to get a higher yield when wheat is sown with Happy Seeder, the trick lies in following proper technique. Also, in initial years, productivity won't overwhelmingly increase or decrease.

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RSS’s gau sanwardhan unit asks Punjab govt to promote ‘desi cows’

While the gau sanwardhan unit said they are against slaughtering of American breeds, they have stated that the desi breeds of cows should be promoted as they will never be left abandoned on roads by people because of religious beliefs.

Two months on, Navjot Singh Sidhu maintains radio silence

Speculation is however rife in the state that Sidhu was in touch with a few vociferous MLAs of other parties and they were looking at chalking their future together.

Hoshiarpur land scam: Arbitrator wants 75% interim payment to beneficiaries, CALA denies

However, CALA is not ready to release the payment on the pretext that “original alignment” of the road was not followed and wrong land was acquired for the project in over a half dozen villages.

Protest intensifies after fifth death due to stray cattle in Mansa, many party leaders attend

The Stray Cattle Sangharsh Committee had submitted a memorandum to the Mansa district administration on September 10 with a 48-hour ultimatum for observing a bandh on September 13. However, it continued as an indefinite dharna from September 13 onwards.

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Bypolls to 4 assembly seats in Punjab: At halfway mark, AAP struggles with depleting voter base

The leadership tussle and the apparent disinterest of the party high command in solving the internal battles seems to have resulted in a free for fall among the top leaders.

In the same Tarn Taran village where couple was killed: ‘We could be next, any time’

For almost two months now, Navdeep and Harmanjit have been living in fear, confined to their 600 sq yards home at the periphery of Naushera-Dalla village. Three security personnel (including a woman cop) escort the couple 24x7.

Punjab: 6,400 farmer groups are on a mission to put an end to stubble burning

Every farmer group has at least eight members who have pooled in their financial resources to purchase all types of stubble management machines from the government.

Dr Khem Singh Gill (1930-2019): One of the pioneers of Green Revolution, he helped develop 30 crop varieties

Apart from the Padma Bhushan, Dr Gill was the recipient of countless other awards. PAU officials said his research was documented in hundreds of scientific papers, books and articles.

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Mitti ka Sher: Tracing wrestler Jassa Patti's struggle to move from mud to mat

Jaskanwar was born in 1993, when insurgency was ebbing. But his teenage years were spent in a Punjab in the grip of a drug problem. The boy and the menace also crossed each other’s path.

Narco War: These figures show why Udta Punjab matters

An Indian Express investigation on the narcotics war in Punjab.

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Baisakhi 2016: India celebrate the festival with pomp and show

Baisakhi is a Punjabi harvest festival for people of the Punjab region.

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The impact of stubble burning on Delhi’s air pollution: News in Numbers

Stubble burning is the deliberate setting fire of the straw stubble that remains after wheat is harvested. The smoke from this practice is often blamed as a major factor in Delhi’s air pollution. This is what the data says.

Ram Rahim Rape Case Verdict: We Shall Move The Followers Away From The Court Complex Says DGP Sandhu

In a late evening briefing to the media, DGP Sandhu said, “We shall move the followers away from the court complex so that the court proceedings can be held peacefully and without any disruption tomorrow.” “We have arranged the buses for all these followers who have assembled in Panchkula and shall take them out of […]

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Dera Followers Waiting For Ram Rahim Rape Case Verdict In Panchkula

Ram Rahim rape case verdict: The effort is to prevent Dera followers from gathering at the district court complex, where the special CBI court is due to pronounce the verdict. Ram Rahim’s followers have already collected in various parts of Panchkula. To know more about the story watch out the video.

Watch: NRI's Name Missing, Punjab Villagers Vandalise Foundation Stone

The residents of village Rode in Moga district vandalised the foundation stone of a sewage project and protested against SAD candidate Tirath Singh Mahla Monday. Rode is the native village of controversial Khalistan militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. SAD’s Baghapurana candidate, Tirath Singh Mahla reached the village to lay foundation stone of a sewage project. However, […]

Nothing Usual About Gangsters Of Punjab On Facebook

Type ‘Nabha Jail’ in Facebook search and Punjab’s high-security prison shows up as one of the most ‘checked-in’ locations in the state. Over 150 photographs have been uploaded on the social networking site by its inmates. And it’s not just Nabha. Patiala and Faridkot jail inmates too regularly spring up on Facebook with selfies and […]

I’m always available for OROP veterans: Capt. Amarinder

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Expressing solidarity with the One Rank One Pension (OROP) veterans, Punjab Congress President Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said it is his duty to stand with them. He said he was always available for the OROP veterans. He added that this issue has been raised for a long time by the Opposition and they would continue to do so till their demands were accepted.

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Chandigarh: Police water cannons protesting farmers

Chandigarh, Feb 18 (ANI): Thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana marched to Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki’s residence here on Thursday demanding implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report. The situation went out of control when agitated farmers broke barricades and burnt one tractor, forcing the police to bring the situation under control. The farmers warned to stage an indefinite protest in New Delhi on March 17 if the Centre failed to concede their demands.

Daredevils stun spectators in Punjab's Kila Raipur 'ural Olympics'

Ludhiana (Punjab), Feb 12: Every year Ludhiana becomes the destination for hundreds of sports enthusiasts from around the world who come to witness the Kila Raipur Sports Festival or the Rural Olympics. In the 80th edition of the rural Olympics held in Kila Raipur near Ludhiana, children, youngsters and veterans exhibited their courage and skill. The four-day sporting event from February 4-7 saw stuntmen performing daredevil acts like weight lifting with beard, pulling car with teeth, standing on a moving bike, holding ladder in mouth among others. Sportspersons displayed their agility and dexterity in a plethora of other sports like shot-put, weight lifting, paragliding and karate. The sporting event started in 1933 with only wrestling and athletics. Sports lovers from around the world flock to witness the unique sporting event. These games not only promote sportsmanship but also help develop closer people-to-people contact.

Ignore 'Pet' Salauddin's Pathankot terror attack claim: Swamy

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Sayeed Salahuddin's claim that his outfit was responsible for the January 1 and 2, 2016 terror strike in Pathankot, Punjab, should be dismissed and disregarded. He also said that they are here because they are being fed like their pets of the Pakistan government. He has also criticised Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's 'Kashmir policy'.

Ignore 'Pet' Salauddin's Pathankot terror attack claim: Swamy

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Sayeed Salahuddin's claim that his outfit was responsible for the January 1 and 2, 2016 terror strike in Pathankot, Punjab, should be dismissed and disregarded. He also said that they are here because they are being fed like their pets of the Pakistan government. He has also criticised Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's 'Kashmir policy'.

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