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Migrants all, they found home, a political identity in Punjab
Tue, Jun 02, 2020

Similarly, 90 families from Bihar at Sanghowal village of Mehatpur area in Jalandhar also consider Punjab their home. Asha Devi, a former panchyat member, told The Indian Express that they had come from Bahgalpur in Bihar some two decades back and found a home in Punjab.

Punjab: Amid heat wave, advancement of paddy sowing date to spike water extraction by 30%
Mon, Jun 01, 2020

Paddy, which is sown in 21-22 lakh hectares in the state, is transplanted in a puddled field and requires half feet standing water for the next three weeks, which farmers extend to 4 to 6 weeks. The load, therefore, on the state’s groundwater table is immense.

Untimely rain, hailstorms cut down Punjab’s per hectare wheat yield
Sun, May 31, 2020

Crop Cutting Experiments (CCEs), which are conducted every year to get an accurate estimate of the yield of major crops, have revealed this year that Punjab’s per hectare yield has gone down by 92 kg on an average.

Explained: How would Direct Benefit Transfer of power subsidy work?
Sat, May 30, 2020

The Punjab government pays around Rs 6,000 crore power subsidy bill to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) every year under its ‘free power scheme’ to the farming sector.

Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall Committee trustee Naunihal Singh passes away
Wed, May 27, 2020

After 70 years of independence, when I look back, I don't think that the two-nation theory could serve any purpose as both India and Pakistan are still bearing the brunt of Partition, he had said during the interview.

Coronavirus lockdown: Registered to return, migrants in Punjab start backing out
Wed, May 27, 2020

Only 20% sent back in three weeks, special trains on track, but district authorities say rush is starting to fizzle out.

In Punjab, 19,000 van mitras to make sure 73 lakh saplings survive
Tue, May 26, 2020

The van mitras have been appointed under MGNREGA by the Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Department.

Punjab: 19,000 van mitras to make sure 73 lakh saplings survive
Tue, May 26, 2020

These plant protectors have been appointed as ‘van mitras’ (forest friends) in all the villages of Punjab where 550 saplings each were planted last year to mark the 550th birth anniversary of first Sikh master Guru Nanak Dev.

Paddy farming: How migrant crisis has spurred a shift to direct seeding method
Tue, May 26, 2020

But for this farmers need uninterrupted power supply immediately, a need the govt is yet to fulfill

In Punjab, suspended UP MLA’s family says Cong action won’t impact ties with party
Sun, May 24, 2020

Nawanshahr MLA Angad Saini said: “We may have a difference of opinion on some issues, but still I am a hardcore Congressman and my relations with the party are mine, while her ties are her responsibility. She is an independent, fearless leader who speaks her mind.”

Punjab: Wheat stubble burning incidents break two-year record
Sun, May 24, 2020

Total 11,844 farm fire incidents were recorded in Punjab during this season between April 15 to May 22 against 10,114 and 10,993 fires during the same period in 2019 and 2018, respectively

Punjab seeks nod to run 59 more Shramik trains to Bihar
Sun, May 24, 2020

The reason behind this, Punjab authorities said, was a “conservative approach” by the Bihar government in giving approval to receive Shramik trains.

Punjab: Hundreds of migrants make flyover opposite Covid screening centre their temporary home
Fri, May 22, 2020

While migrants insist that they will wait here till they get a call to board the Shramik train, the administration has made no effort to install foot-operated water tanks or provide sanitisers.

Jalandhar’s Rs 1,700-crore sports goods industry bleeds
Fri, May 22, 2020

Jalandhar’s sports industry, which is worth Rs 1,700 crore, including Rs 400 crore export and Rs 1,300 crore domestic supply, provides employment to around 60,000 to 70,000 people.

In migrant exodus, worry for Punjab paddy farmers: ‘our fields may stay barren’
Thu, May 21, 2020

In Punjab, around 28-29 lakh hectares area is expected to come under rice this season for which the state would need over 6 lakh labourers from UP and Bihar.

How will we pay off our debts, ask kin
Wed, May 20, 2020

In 2019, around 1,600 Indian youths were deported from the US who had entered illegally via Mexico and 311 youths were deported from Mexico itself.

Punjab: On board special train to Kerala, businessmen, white-collar workers leave ‘while they can’
Wed, May 20, 2020

"I may not come back before the situation returns to normal and there is no income while my expenditure would increase here as we are expecting our second child. I thought that it would be better to be with our elders at home at this time,” one of the passengers said.

Bedridden migrant worker wheeled by kin to Jalandhar rly station, only to be ‘chased away’
Tue, May 19, 2020

Since they live 40 km away and have no means of transport, they went to a bus stop near the station, hoping to stay there.

Few using forwarded messages to board trains, leaving many like me stranded: Punjab migrants
Sat, May 16, 2020

Denied train ride, migrant starts 1200 km journey to his home in Madhya Pradesh on bicycle with his wife and three daughters

AIKSCC to observe ‘Kisan Samman Diwas’, protest against Centre’s ‘anti-farmer’ policies
Sat, May 16, 2020

During the day, they will protest in every village of the country against the Modi government's “anti-farmer and anti- migrant policies” while maintaining social distancing.

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