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Explained: Why is Delhi's air cleaner? Count of farm fires is not the only factor

The AQI in Delhi fell 243 points between Friday and Sunday, and from severe to poor in less than 24 hours. Was it just a dip in the number of farm fires that helped clear Delhi’s air within hours?

Explained: Why Punjab suspended disbursing bonus to farmers who didn’t set paddy stubble to fire

It has ordered reverification of the beneficiaries who have been paid Rs 2,500 per acre for not burning paddy straw and has also made more stringent the process to seek compensation and the claim’s verification. The Indian Express explains:

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Punjab Dalit man killed: 3 ministers, CM’s political secy negotiate deal — Rs 20 lakh, govt job to victim’s wife

The family of a Dalit labourer who died days after he was mercilessly thrashed and forced to drink own urine, ended their protest after Punjab government Monday announced a compensation of Rs 20 lakh, government job to the victim’s wife and free education for their three children. The state government also announced a probe into […]

Sultanpur Lodhi: Rice mill operations hit as FCI cites storage crunch to refuse fresh stock

As the Sultanpur Lodhi station was being upgraded for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak, the platform for the goods train was modified for passenger trains to handle the rush

532 kg heroin haul in Punjab: NIA opposes accused’s bail, says he must show bills for imports from Pak

The customs department had seized one of the largest cache of drugs from international border in Attari in June this year and recovered 532 kg heroin from a salt consignment

Race to succeed Shwait Malik as Punjab BJP chief intensifies

Sources within the BJP reveal that former state president and also a former MLA, Ashwini Sharma is among the top contenders along with former state minister Anil Joshi, and Tarun Chugh, a national secretary of the party.

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Woman lawyer lets minor girl ‘marry’ live-in partner; HC tells Bar to act

The lawyer, in undertaking before the court, had said that she would keep the 17-year-old girl at her own house during the night.

Punjab: Dalit man’s death spurs protest in Sangrur, kin deny nod to autopsy

In Sangrur, Dalit outfits also started an indefinite blockade of the Sangrur-Jakhal state highway in the family’s support.

Punjab: Teachers accuse cops of lathicharge, Sangrur SSP says only water cannons were used

These teachers have have been holding a dharna outside the Sangrur district commissioner’s office for the past two months.

Punjab: In AAP backyard, a burning problem

Sangrur has recorded highest 6,558 stubble burning incidents in Punjab; the Lok Sabha seat is represented by AAP’s Mann and 5 of its 9 segments have AAP MLAs

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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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