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ASER for Rural India 2018: In basic reading, Punjab numbers better than the national average

Enrollment has seen improvement and more students can now carry out basic subtraction and division. ASER-2018 Rural India report also says that in Punjab, girls are performing way better than boys in all age groups.

Punjab: NGO pitches for cultivation of poppy to fight drug menace

The NGO, Insaaf, chose the occasion of Maghi Mela in Muktsar to put forth the idea and even announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh and 20 marla plot to any person who was able to explain that poppy was not a solution to the synthetic drugs.

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‘Knowledge is not only on paper, a lot still in people’s memory’

Davinder Pal Singh, Co-founder & Executive Director of Panjab Digital Library, talks to Chandigarh Newsline about preserving Punjab’s heritage for future generations.

Reforming agriculture: When power is worth saving

Punjab has rolled out a promising scheme that pays farmers for consuming less electricity and water

Punjab STF arrests two men from Haryana with 30 gm heroin

A case under sections 21, 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act was registered at the STF police station at Phase IV.

Widespread distribution of liquor and drugs by SAD, Congress: Harpal Cheema

Ahead of the December 30 panchayat elections in the state, Leader of Opposition Harpal Cheema speaks about the distribution of intoxicants to lure voters and that misuse of government machinery to keep opposition candidates out of the fray.

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Why Punjab farmers grapple with potato glut every alternate year

With cold stores still stocked with 25 per cent of last year’s harvest, the wholesale rate of the crop is Rs 2.50 to Rs 3.50 per kg, but consumers on the other hand are paying retail prices of Rs 15 to 20 per kg.

Punjab panchayat polls: Several submit pleas challenging rejection of papers

A total of 78 applications were filed by various candidates in Faridkot, 77 in Muktsar and more than 50 applications each in Ludhiana, Barnala, Sangrur, Bathinda, Ferozepur and Fazilka areas.

Panchayat polls: Punjab govt contests HC order on cancellation of nomination papers

The government in the review application has argued that once the election process has started, the courts do not have a jurisdiction and the relief generally is given to only those who are before the court.

Punjabi magazine hailing accused of targeted killings on sale at meet

The same magazine was on sale last year too, with a cover on Burhan Wani, the Kashmiri Hizbul Mujahideen militant who was killed by security forces in 2016.

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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.

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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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