Born in the village Lalodi of Nabha in Patiala, Sharif Idu leaves behind the legacy of being among the few sarangi maestros left in the field and was known for his melodious dhadi (ballad) singing. Among his most revered presentations were Heer Di Kali and Dulla Bhatti Wala.
The prolonged cold wave this winter has proved to be particularly harsh on tiny tots still showing up at schools that run without proper infrastructure. Pre-primary section in government schools (with children aged 3-5 years) has been started without schools having basic infrastructure.
According to the data available on the website of its official census conducting body - Pakistan Bureau of Statistics - the total population of the country has been pegged at 20.77 crore. However, the religion-wise data hasn’t been revealed yet.
In September 2019, for the first time in history, Pakistan unilaterally stopped postal exchange with India. And thus, the one surviving link that connected people and spread love on both sides, was snapped too. There were no questions or protests, just a quiet burial. The Indian Express charts the journey of the loss of this precious handwritten connect between people from both sides of the border.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Inderjeet Singh, Director, Punjab’s Animal Husbandry Department, said that decreasing utility of these animals is the prime reason behind drastic dip in their population in seven years.
For nearly 24 years, Bajaj (88), a retired principal of Lajpat Rai DAV College in Jagraon, taught the language at a classroom housed inside the Punjabi Bhavan. The class was part of a six-month certificate course in Urdu run by Punjab’s Department of Languages.
“I spent most of my service period wearing these fake medals bought from the market,” says Dhillon, 59. Today, 13 years after “early retirement due to ill-health”, he is still waiting for one last original medal.
After PWD declared a Govt middle school in Ludhiana unsafe for use, its teachers held classes in a gurdwara and under a shed with students battling the biting cold. That was before NRI from village opened his house for the school
Speaking to The Indian Express, Khushwinder Singh, divisional forest officer (DFO) wildlife, Phillaur, said that six years ago, the deaths of the three tigresses had led to panic, but now the Ludhiana Tiger Safari is all set to welcome the tigers.
The Punjab government expects that producing only female calves will lessen the financial burden on dairy farmers and they will stop abandoning male calves on the streets. The project is being funded under the Rashtriya Gokul Mission.