Raakhi Jagga

Articles By Raakhi Jagga

Chandigarh: Five parents’ endeavour to provide opportunities for chess players

This was the start of the Chandigarh Parents’ Chess Association (CPCA), a journey of five city parents to provide more opportunities for players to have frequent tournaments, training, and counselling sessions.

Jaundice outbreak: 165 patients, one death in two Bathinda villages

While Harraipur started reporting the cases from September 5, in Rama Mandi it started from September 14, said civil surgeon, Bathinda, Dr Amrik Singh Sandhu.

Protest intensifies after fifth death due to stray cattle in Mansa, many party leaders attend

The Stray Cattle Sangharsh Committee had submitted a memorandum to the Mansa district administration on September 10 with a 48-hour ultimatum for observing a bandh on September 13. However, it continued as an indefinite dharna from September 13 onwards.

How a Sangrur teacher’s pet project is now helping Punjab students brush up on their GK

“We planned the GK test to ensure that government school students do not lag behind in competitive exams. I am really happy that now the whole state is benefiting from this project,” said Devi Dyal, who has now also introduced a mathematics test for his students.

Protest dharnas across Punjab in Kashmir’s support

The Kashmir National Struggle and Support Committee, formed by these organisations, had announced on Saturday that it will stage dharnas wherever its members are stopped by police. Posters put up for the Sunday rally have pictures of children with eye injuries from pellet guns.

Punjab: Denied rally nod, farm, labour bodies may still march for Kashmir today

Thirteen organisations, led by Bharti Kisan Union (Ugrahan), had held protest rallies in 13 Punjab districts on September 10 and had announced another massive rally in Mohali on September 15.

Stray cattle menace: Mansa bandh stretches into indefinite dharna

As Mansa deputy commissioner did not come to redress their issues, the protesters extended the protest as an indefinite dharna along with chain hunger strike that will continue Saturday at Mansa market.

A 15-yr-old lives a day as Ferozepur DC, questions MLA on stray cattle menace, officers on bad roads

All of two feet, eight inches, the Class 11 student had a packed schedule from 10am till 6pm, as she held held fort as the DC of the border district for day.

In Ferozepur Deputy Commissioner’s hotseat today: Specially-abled 15-yr-old girl from Ferozepur

As for Anmol, the only thing on her mind is Friday’s visit to the DC office. “I will do whatever DC sir tells me. It will be a great experience for me,” says the Class 11 student, who also dabbles in content writing and graphic design.

Polluted by Pakistan’s tanneries, dirty flows the Sutlej in Punjab border villages

The tanneries are situated in Pakistan’s Kasur district famous for its ‘Kasuri Jutti’ and other leather products. The district has over 300 tanneries.

Punjab Civil Service officers go on strike, condemn attacks on colleagues

Last week, Atam Nagar MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains had allegedly misbehaved with Gurdaspur Deputy Commissioner Vipul Ujjwal. Bains was booked later.

Kashmiri students face fund crunch: Bathinda varsity extends fee deadline, SGPC steps in to help with ration

With these students fast running out of money to meet their daily expenses, including paying for food, help has also started pouring in from institutions like the SGPC.

Batala blast: 5 days on, ADC finally gets CM’s order to begin probe; district authorities on strike today to demand Bains’s arrest

"How can a junior officer probe against senior? How can an ADC probe against DC? How can an SP level official probe against SSP? Factory was running there for three years, ” said Rajya Sabha MP Partap Singh Bajwa.

Punjab: 16-year-old killed, three injured in firing at marriage function in Kotkapura town

A group, led by one Ankush Arora, was consuming liquor at the function, when another group, led by one Prince Kumar Tuti, started firing at them police said

Punjab: Day after violence during TV serial protest, traders accuse cops of looking other way

A DAY after a clash between protesting Valmiki groups and shopkeepers of Fazilka, Valimki leaders warned shopkeepers of dire consequences if any FIR by name was lodged against their members. The Beopar Mandal, meanwhile, stated that shopkeepers cannot be on the receiving end always and that justice must prevail this time. The Mandal also accused […]

Punjab: Two years after 8 lives were lost in two cracker blasts, no justice yet

On September 19, 2017, seven workers had died in a blast in a godown storing crackers in Sularghrat area of Sangrur district, which falls in Dirba constituency, from where Cheema is MLA.

Revolutionising education at Punjab govt schools: 55 teachers awarded at state-level function

A total of 55 teachers were awarded on Thursday. Focus was more on teachers responsible for overall development of students. An extra effort to change the mindset of the masses regarding government schools was also an important factor while deciding the winners.

Eights months on, zero takers for Ludhiana’s cow adoption appeal to check stray cattle ‘menace’

Punjab at present has over 1 lakh stray animals roaming the streets.

Play By Hand

Darpan Inani, India’s strongest visually impaired chess player, on staying focused and never giving up.

This Punjab farmer rakes in Rs 2.1 lakh from sale of Sahiwal cow

Breeding indigenous cattle is becoming serious business thanks to the Narendra Modi government’s Rashtriya Gokul Mission.