Anju Agnihotri Chaba

Articles By Anju Agnihotri Chaba

Punjab: Mill agents demanding money to issue entry slips for crushing, allege cane farmers

Cane growers alleged that these agents were looting farmers on the behest of mill officials.

Punjab: Wish students on their birthdays, govt schools urged

In the written directions, the authorities also directed the school officials to greet students on their respective birthdays and also place their names at an appropriate place near the school notice board on their special day.

To boost admissions, Punjab govt schools to trumpet alumni success

The Education Department has asked all the heads of government schools in the state to identify best-placed students of their respective schools who are working in the field like medical, engineering, defence, civil services and contact them to put their pictures on school websites.

Punjab: Congress leaders sell National Herald subscriptions to raise funds for party

Every Congress MLA and councillor in the state has been assigned the task of selling two-year subscription of the National Herald, a newspaper associated with the party, for around Rs 1900 each.

Indian Science Congress: DRDO showcases vehicle-mounted laser dazzler for crowd control

Known as the vehicle-mounted laser dazzler (VMLD) and developed by the DRDO in collaboration with Mahindra, this riot control mechanism is a “non-lethal anti-personnel weapon system for crowd control applications and configured around a light armoured vehicle to provide closer and quicker reach towards target,”.

ISCA to take declaration to keep ‘unscientific’ speakers off dais

On January 4, Kannan Jegathala Krishnan, the main speaker at the Children’s Science Congress, had rejected Einstein’s theory of relativity, Newton’s theory of gravity and Hawking’s theories on black holes.

Scientists question govt policies responsible for rising area under water-intensive rice crop

They questioned the government over potato is being thrown on roads, and onions being sold at Rs 2 per kg in wholesale market and Rs 20 per kg in retail.

Through positive govt schemes, India poised for brain gain: Prakash Javadekar

Asking institution heads to open innovation councils and clubs for students to learn, research and grow, Union Minister of Human Resource Development Javadekar said Indians should be owners of innovations, not mere creators and participants.

Meet the scientists: Albert Einstein was wrong, Ravan had 24 aircraft

At the Indian Science Congress, Kannan Jegathala Krishnan, dismissed the work of Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking and claimed that this century will belong to him

Loan waivers won’t stop farmer suicides: Agricultural scientists

O P Yadav, agriculture scientist and director of CAZRI, said, “Our farmers are not getting fair price for their crop despite the fact the farmers have increased the production of their crops five times in the past 68 years.”

‘Second green revolution’ already here: Scientists

Scientists said that “we should not wait for anyone to come from the US to announce this (second Green Revolution) but should go by the records of our food production in the recent years to acknowledge it.”

‘UGC working to reduce gap between private, public varsities’

Prof Bhushan Patwardhan, Vice-Chairman, UGC said: “The UGC is concerned with the quality and affordability of education in India and is working to reduce the gap between public and private universities.”

Reforming agriculture: When power is worth saving

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

106th Indian Science Congress: PM Modi adds Jai Anusandhan to Jai Jawan slogan

Modi was delivering the inaugural address at the 106th session of the Indian Science Congress at the Lovely Professional University (LPU) in Phagwara. The PM said that research was the only way to make India a world leader.

Around 4000 cops deployed ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s Jalandhar visit

After inaugurating the Indian Science Congress, the PM will address the students and also have ‘Chai pe Charcha’ with the dignitaries. Then he will leave for Gurdaspur where a political rally will be held.

SSA, RMSA teachers write to Punjab Education Minister: Waiting for meeting with CM Singh

The president of SSA/RMSA union, Punjab, said that over 4,000 teachers were not paid salaries since June 2018 and several of them have taken loan.

In a year marred by contractual teachers’ stir in Punjab, infra boost for 2265 government schools

Crores have been spent on attractive clean buildings, smart classrooms, computer rooms, hygienic toilets, playgrounds, drinking water facilities and colourful premises

Villages back new blood, young winners promise better amenities

In Seechewal village, 27-year-old Tajinder Singh, who got enrolled for his Phd and a gatka (Sikh martial art) player at national level, has become the Sarpanch.

Voters look for a ‘good man’ who can rise above ‘petty politics’

Sahil Singh, a first time voter in Kotla village, said, “Our village is always marred by the party politics and if a person of one party wins then he will ignore the development of those area where the supporters of other party reside."

Punjab panchayat polls: Around 75 per cent polling in Doaba region

In village Bharoana of Sulranpur Lodhi, some people standing in the queue to cast their vote at the village polling booth allegedly made an attempt of booth capturing at around 11:45 am, but the same was foiled by the polling staff and police.