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Bist Doab Canal case: Additional chief secy to probe ‘illegal’ felling, was forest secretary when trees were cut

January 28, 2020 4:24 pm

Viswajeet Khanna has been appointed as the inquiry officer in the alleged illegal felling of 24,777 trees along Bist Doab Canal (BDC) in 2016-17.

Punjab forest department mess: 24,777 felled trees, 3 senior IFS officers, and a fight for top post

January 28, 2020 4:23 pm

At the heart of the deep mess that Punjab forest department finds itself currently in, are PCCF Jitendra Sharma (1984 batch), PCCF Kuldip Kumar (1984 batch) and CCF Harsh Kumar (1985 batch).

Agri dept says no swarms in Punjab, but locust sightings keep farmers on tenterhooks

January 28, 2020 2:19 pm

Punjab Agriculture Secretary Kahan Singh Pannu told The Indian Express said, “There is no attack of locusts on wheat crop in Punjab." However, farmers are of the contrary view as locusts were seen on Monday in Jatana village of Mansa and Sangat village of Bathinda as well.

Zero budget farming finds zero takers

January 28, 2020 2:07 pm

Zero Budget Farming means no input cost except the seed of the crop. It was said in the Union Budget that zero budget farming will cut spending on fertilisers and boost farmers’ income.

CACP’s recommendation to review procurement policy has state up in arms

January 28, 2020 2:06 pm

The recommendation, out of purview of the CACP, is set to evoke protests from Punjab, a state that depends largely on agriculture.

Punjab govt will take action against IAS officer accused of sexual harassment: Chief Secy

January 28, 2020 1:55 pm

The IAS officer is a director of a department and the complainant is his subordinate in the same department.

Punjab health minister hinders development work: allege SAD, BJP councillors

January 28, 2020 12:25 pm

The councillors alleged that Balbir Singh Sidhu had been delaying the work as he wanted to take credit for the city’s development. Sidhu, however, refuted the allegations and said that the councilors were playing “dirty” politics.

Explained: What are the power deals troubling Punjab?

January 28, 2020 8:23 am

PPAs were signed with Rajpura Thermal Power Plant, Talwandi Sabo Power Project, and Goindwal Sahib Power Plant. Under the agreements, fixed charges are to be paid to these three plants even if the state does not require power.

HC strikes down Punjab procedure allowing DMs to evict kin on complaint of the elderly

January 26, 2020 1:46 pm

The court held the clauses as unconstitutional and ultra vires the provisions of The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2008 and the Punjab Maintenance Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Rules, 2012.

How farmers are fighting locusts: Beating empty utensils, squishing them manually

January 26, 2020 11:57 am

According to Punjab Agriculture Department officials, the locusts, popularly known as ‘Tiddi Dal’, have come from neighbouring Rajasthan, where they arrived from the desert area of Pakistan.

PUNJAB PHOTOS

Happy Lohri 2020: Wish your loved ones with these greetings

January 13, 2020 1:05 pm

Happy Lohri 2020 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Wallpapers, SMS, Messages, Greetings Card, Photos, Pictures, Pics: This year, wish your family and friends, a very Happy Lohri by sharing these heart-touching greetings.

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

August 13, 2018 6:47 am

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

June 09, 2016 9:04 am

An Indian Express investigation on the narcotics war in Punjab.

Baisakhi 2016: India celebrate the festival with pomp and show

April 13, 2016 11:05 am

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

PUNJAB VIDEOS

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

November 06, 2018 8:50 am

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.

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

February 25, 2016 9:53 am

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.

Chandigarh: Police water cannons protesting farmers

February 18, 2016 1:33 pm

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'

February 12, 2016 8:26 am

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

January 21, 2016 8:38 am

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

January 21, 2016 8:38 am

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'.