The aim of the drive, officials said, was to ensure that the state had enough fruit-bearing trees in the future and seasonal fruits — the consumption of which is often suggested by doctors in order to build up immunity — was available in abundance and at prices that could be afforded by everyone.
The once lucrative business of IELTS (English language proficiency test) centres in Punjab, consultancies for education abroad, could not get back to even 50 per cent of their business. Hotels, gyms etc have the same story to tell.
Canada had suspended direct flights from India on April 22. But despite the cost and the lengthy journey involved, several overseas students from Punjab are re-routing their travel to Canada via Moscow, Mexico, Serbia, Qatar, Dubai among other countries.
Sohan Singh Athwal of the Kirti Kisan Union said they had no plans to ‘gherao’ the new chief of the Punjab Congress. He said the farmers only wanted to lodge their protest over the alleged failure of various political parties, including the Congress, to come to their rescue.
While there seems to be no end in sight to the cold war between new Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu and Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the four working presidents, appointed by the AICC, bat for ‘team work’ and say the party is like a family.
Talking to The Indian Express, Palwinder Singh said that he had completed his MA in History in 2000, after which he did a diploma in cooperative management. He added that after failing to get a job, he decided making agriculture his main occupation as his family was had five-acres of agricultural land.
While the monsoon usually hits the region in the fourth week of June, this year it came around June 13. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) considers the four months starting in June as the monsoon period in the region.
Harpreet Singh, a resident of Cheecha village in Amritsar, was posted in Anantnag; Gurbhej Singh, from Punian village in Tarn Taran, was posted in Kargil. Both have been charged with spying for Pakistan’s ISI, under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Official Secrets Act.
Prominent BSP leaders from Punjab Assembly segments with sizeable party presence met in Hoshiarpur on Friday and formed a five-member panel to convey their concerns to BSP chief Mayawati ahead of forthcoming polls in Punjab. The current state BSP chief Jasvir Singh Garhi was kept out of the meeting and was, in fact, criticised for […]
Two pieces of land — which were provisionally attached by ED — measuring 7-kannal and 7-kannals and 13.75 marla (nearly two acres) located in Hadiabad area, which is adjacent to Phagwara city, was sold by the accused, Harmesh Kumar Gaba.
The record shows 900 km availability of 2-core cables against the average requirement of 7,000 km. The availability of 4-core cables of different sizes in the PSPCL stores is at one-fourth of its requirement.
Experts see the FSSAI’s decision as a big opportunity for mustard growers in India and replacing traditional rapeseed-mustard oil varieties with Canola rapeseed-mustard to provide a healthy oil for human consumption and decrease India's dependence on oil import.
On the contrary, all seats where the BSP has a strong base were given to the SAD. The workers have held several meetings, especially in the Doaba region which is a stronghold of the BSP, ever since the seat-sharing arrangement was declared.