Anju Agnihotri Chaba

Articles By Anju Agnihotri Chaba

Punjab: First time after 1988 floods, Sutlej carrying more than its capacity

Chief Engineer and head of Punjab Drainage Department, Sanjiv Kumar Gupta, confirmed the development. On Sunday night, 2.65 lakh cusecs flow was recorded at Phillaur.

Punjab floods: 57 villages inundated

Apart from the heavy discharge of water, weaknesses in the Dhussi Bandh were blamed for the breaches. In total, 31 villages of Phillaur, 18 of Shahkot (both in Jalandhar district), five of Kapurthala district and three in Ferozepur got affected.

In Doaba region, people in 163 villages are reluctant to evacuate

In Nawanshahr, 67 villages have been put on alert. An Army team rescued two persons in Nawanshahr and nine cattle from Sutlej in Begowal village as they were got stranded in the water.

Flood alert in 8 Punjab districts, more rains predicted today

According to the Canal and Drainage Department officials when water flow is up to 50,000 cusecs above normal flow then it is called ‘low flood’, while if the water flow goes up from 50,000 cusecs to 1.50 lakh cusecs in the river then it is called a ‘medium flood’ warning.

24 killed in Himachal, 3 in Punjab as heavy rain lashes north India

In Himachal Pradesh, nine people died in Shimla, five in Solan, two each in Kullu, Sirmaur, Solan and Chamba and one each in Una and Lahaul-Spiti districts. An official said the total loss to the state property amounted to 490 crore.

Flood alert: 81 villages near Jalandhar to be evacuated immediately

Deputy Commissioner Sharma said excess water had been released from the swollen Satluj river and was expected to touch Jalandhar today evening.

Punjab: Among transferred principals, many who didn’t apply for it

Under the new policy, the government recently transferred 4,700 teachers after receiving applications from them - both online as well as through a “simple letter"

Explained: Why kurki ban on farm land is not working in Punjab villages

Kurki is attachment of farmers’ land by banks or arhtiyas/sahukars/traders (commission agents and private money lenders) in the event of non-payment of loan or debt.

Plant protection: The next blockbuster basmati

Breeding for resistance, rather than spraying pesticides, is the way ahead to secure a $ 5-billion export industry.

Bhakra dam set to release more water downstream

The meteorological department has predicted good rain for three days from August 16-18 in both catchment area of the dam in Himachal Pradesh and in Punjab, where the water is released in Sutlej river by the dam.

Ravidas temple demolition: Both govt and Oppn in support, Dalit bodies flex muscle, shut down Punjab

The Doaba region, comprising Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Nawanshahr and Hoshiarpur and home to largest concentration of SC population in Punjab, witnessed a complete shutdown.

Explained: Why a demolished temple in Delhi has Punjab on the edge

The protesters are expected to block NH-1 and disrupt daily activity in the markets. The protesters claimed they will observe the protest on the roads in a peaceful manner and will allow the movement of ambulances/ vehicles carrying the sick persons, fire brigade and hearse services only.

To increase forest cover, Punjab looks to seed ball technique

The village uses women with a small self help group (SHG) to make ‘seed balls’ (SBs) to be sprayed in the jungles, open spaces in schools, colleges, government properties.

Punjab: 10 districts cultivating nearly half of state’s paddy face rain deficit

18 of 21 districts in Haryana too have received less rainfall

Sushma Swaraj gave me a new life, recalls 55-yr-old sold as help in Saudi

Paramjit Kaur of Gorsian Nihal village in Jalandhar district was sent as a domestic help to Saudi Arabia by the agent from her own village in July 2017.

Re-sowing after Ghaggar havoc: Farmers want govt to raise saplings for emergencies

As Ghaggar swelled, it submerged his entire crop under five feet water for over a week. The land owned by the family extended to Moonak, the most affected village.

Punjab: Kashmiri students say worried about families back home, cops allay fears

Students that The Indian Express spoke to also mentioned how their parents back home were worried that the step might lead to an escalation of hostilities between India and Pakistan.

‘Library Langar’: Over 20 lakh books make their way to the arms of children in just 3 weeks

The education department decided to hold ‘Library Langars’ in government schools for a month — July 15 to August 15. Students are given two books each to read, but they are welcome to take more.

Explained: Why has Punjab restricted use of 9 pesticides for Basmati

The Indian Express explains what it means to have these restrictions only for Basmati and not other crops.

Punjab: Potato prices fall by half in 90 days, farmers hit

This is the fourth year in a row that Punjab farmers have been facing losses due to poor rate of the crop.