Anju Agnihotri Chaba

Articles By Anju Agnihotri Chaba

Nobel imprint in Punjab: Cash incentive scheme to save power and water

‘Pani Bachao Paisa Kamao’ was launched last year as a pilot project by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) on six of the state’s 5,900 rural power feeders that cater to 14.16 lakh tube wells.

Explained: Who are the Radha Soami Satsang Beas, the ‘dera’ at the heart of allegations against Singh brothers

Malvinder Singh and his brother Shivinder Singh have been arrested for allegedly diverting funds and causing a loss of Rs 2,397 crore to Religare Finvest Ltd (RFL), a subsidiary of Religare Enterprises Ltd. The brothers were followers of the RSSB at one time.

Punjab: Massive tent city spread over 282 acres to open Nov 1, work nears completion

Talking to The Indian Express, the tent city’s project manager, Pankaj Sharma, said that they have divided the tent city into three parts which include Tent City -1, near Gurudwara Ber Sahib, on 96 acres, Tent City-2 on 40 acres on Kapurthala road and Tent City-3 in 120 acres on Lohian road.

Fear of vote split brings a change: Poll talk centred around ‘bhaichara’ and Ravidas temple demolition

Phoolka’s reaction came a day after Punjab AAP president Bhagwant Mann, in a veiled attack, on the former Dakha MLA said that the Election Commission of India should recover bypoll expense from such elected representatives who resign at their own will.

Fear of vote split brings a change: Poll talk centred around ‘bhaichara’ and Ravidas temple demolition

Phagwara city is home to a cross section of groups, communities and sects. Over the past decade, the city has remained witness to countless clashes between them, possibly the reason why the issue was kept alive during elections here.

In mission mode, villagers start cleaning Sultanpur Lodhi inch by inch

“Daily 100 to 200 volunteers come here from the villages of Sultanpur Lodhi and they sweep, clean, plant trees,” said Congress MLA Navtej Singh Cheema.

Punjab bypolls: Mukerian voters list illegal mining, drug trade as top issues

There are over a dozen stone crushers mainly located on Talwara-Hazipur road in Mukerian and people of nearly 30 villages are affected due to presence of these crushers.

Punjab bypolls: BJP, Congress on equal ground; Dalit vote to play key role in deciding winner

Phagwara being a reserved constituency, every candidate here is looking to getting more and more Dalit votes. In Mukerian, the Dalit, Rajput, Saini and Chang communities will play a crucial role in deciding the winner.

Punjab: At 4 pm on Dussehra day, cities record ‘satisfactory to moderate’ AQI

Experts said air quality was likely to deteriorate after effigy burning, the figures for which will be available at 4 pm Wednesday.

In wettest Sept for country in 100 years, Punjab & Haryana get deficit rain

With the beginning of Monsoon season from June 1, Punjab received deficit rain in June, August and September only in July, Punjab witnessed surplus rain. Majority of Haryana’s 43 districts remained under deficient rain during this monsoon.

3 students killed in car crash: Punjabi community in Canada helping in getting bodies back, says victim’s father

All the three had joined Computer Technology course in April this year at the St Clair College in Windsor. They were returning from their work place when their vehicle met with an accident.

Explained: The role of Arhatiyas in rural Punjab; row over linking farmers’ details to central database

This has angered the arhatiyas (commission agents), a large number of whom want the government to roll back its decision.

Passport applicant can’t endorse spouse of same sex

A letter, issued by the Joint Secretary and Chief Passport Officer, Ministry of External Affairs, mentioned that the ministry had received a few references from its missions/posts abroad for extending passport facilities with endorsement of a spouse of the same sex as that of the applicant.

Passport applicant can’t endorse spouse of same sex

Generally, every married couple writes the name of their spouse while applying for a passport as per the law.

Explained: Why Urdu is an Indian language, not a foreign one

Urdu debate: Several million in Indian speak this language besides it has great impact on around four dozen cities and regions where it is spoken widely.

Punjab: Arhtiyas’ strike ensures no purchase on first day of official procurement

On Tuesday, arhtiyas wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, seeking their intervention to resolve the issue, claiming that farmers were not ready to get their banks accounts linked to Public Financial Management System (PFMS) portal.

Punjab: Will a 130-yr-old school be closed to make way for armed forces academy?

While authorities claim that the school will not be closed, teachers and parents fear that 576 students from Classes VI to XII will be relocated to over half a dozen other government schools located far away, to make way for an AFPI for Male

Explained: Why Punjab is banking on Guru Nanak’s message to fight stubble burning, conserve water

The Punjab government felt that people would heed to the reinforcement of the Guru’s message and stop abusing natural resources.

550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak: Day ahead of deadline, 18 infra projects in Sultanpur Lodhi nearly 90% complete

A large number of devotees have already started visiting Gurudwara Ber Sahib in Sultanpur Lodhi, which has huge importance in Sikh history.

Explained: Why is there a high rate of farmer suicides in Punjab’s Malwa?

Punjab government’s data states that 3,330 farmers have taken their lives due to farm debt since 2000 till date, of which 698 committed suicide in the past four years, most of them in the Malwa region.