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Punjab: Single day’s rain ruins crops in 90,500 acres

Crops like paddy, cotton, maize, basmati and vegetables were damaged in Bathinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Patiala, Muktsar and Sangrur.

Inflated rates for private buses: Haryana admits ‘negligence’ on part of officials, 3 FIRs against bidders

The report reveals that while the hiring rate in the first bid for 520 buses ranged between Rs 31.01 to Rs 37.30 per kilometer, the rates in the second or subsequent bidding for 190 buses ranged between Rs 21.72 to Rs 32.38 per kilometer.

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EC questions Punjab CEO over Nirbhaya convict’s photo on poll hoarding

The victim’s mother apprised DCW chief Swati Maliwal that a picture was being circulated on social media wherein Mukesh Singh, a convict in the rape case, was displayed on official hoardings in Punjab.

Death of 532-kg drug hail accused: Autopsy shows no internal injury, SAD seeks HC-monitored probe

Amritsar-based importer, Gurpinder Singh (29), was found vomiting blood inside washroom of the Amritsar jail hospitalon Sunday morning at around 8.30 am, after which he was admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar. Gurpinder was declared “brought dead” by the hospital.

Navjot Singh Sidhu looks to create ripples in Patiala politics

Sources close to Navjot Singh Sidhu said he was at his residence in Amritsar and was in “high spirits.” They also said he had decided to make his residence in Patiala also functional and create some ripples in the city.

Amritsar a holy city, your Act promotes dishonesty: HC to Punjab

The PIL sought quashing of the Act and its recent amendment while contending that it interferes with the master plan and is in direct conflict with the directions issued by the court earlier. It also violates municipal bylaws by legalising illegal buildings which have come up there since 2012, the plea said.

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Punjab: Ghaggar river breach yet to be plugged, over 60,000 acres under rain, river water

In Sangrur’s Moonak area, crops and tubewell motors in Moonak, Makror Sahib, Phoolad, Salemgarh, Surjan Bhaini and Sunder Bhaini villages are all under water due to the Ghaggar breach.

Punjab buckles under severe waterlogging, drainage department struggles with funds

Several parts of the state have faced waterlogging and resultant crop damage. The water-logging has also led to damage of properties in some parts of the Malwa resion, and the Ghaggar river is overflowing due to a breach.

Punjab: Huge losses clocked by UPS feeders indicate massive power theft in rural areas, says PSPCL

According to PSPCL data, Bhikhiwind division tops the state with 81 per cent loss on urban pattern supply (UPS) feeders, followed by Patti in the same area, where losses on UPS feeders is at 71 per cent.

Amritsar drug racket case: ‘My sons hid nothing from customs, cops’

Ajay Gupta and Ashutesh Mahajan were booked along with Gurpinder, Parminder and 20 other persons in a separate case registered by Amritsar rural police at the Gharinda police station.

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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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