Raakhi Jagga

Articles By Raakhi Jagga

Four days after death of Punjab Dalit labourer, his family cremates Jagmale

The family had earlier refused both — to take his body and allow post-mortem — till their demand of Rs 50 lakh compensation and a government job for his wife were met.

Punjab: Teachers accuse cops of lathicharge, Sangrur SSP says only water cannons were used

These teachers have have been holding a dharna outside the Sangrur district commissioner’s office for the past two months.

Punjab: Dalit man’s death spurs protest in Sangrur, kin deny nod to autopsy

In Sangrur, Dalit outfits also started an indefinite blockade of the Sangrur-Jakhal state highway in the family’s support.

Punjab: In AAP backyard, a burning problem

Sangrur has recorded highest 6,558 stubble burning incidents in Punjab; the Lok Sabha seat is represented by AAP’s Mann and 5 of its 9 segments have AAP MLAs

Punjab: In Fazilka, several fake beneficiaries claim compensation, admn raids two shops

Fazilka Deputy Commissioner Manpreet Singh Chhatwal said they have seized computers, laptops and other equipment from the two shops.

Punjab: Dalit labourer who was beaten up, ‘forced to drink urine’ dies

After being beaten up, Jagmale was reportedly left on a street near his house. He remained at his house for three days. On November 10, as his condition deteriorated, he was taken to a nearby hospital.

Punjab: Dead man’s family to challenge Dhaner pardon

Dhaner, who was released Thursday from Barnala jail, Friday reached his native village to a rousing welcome.

Punjab: Dhaner walks out of Barnala jail, calls it victory of good over evil

Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan, general secretary of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan), said, “He (Dhaner) will sleep here tonight at the ‘Pakka Morcha’. Tomorrow afternoon, he will be taken to his village Dhaner in Mehal Kalan constituency amid beats of dhols as it is a victory of people’s movement seeking justice for the innocent.”

Sidhu playing into Pakistan’s hands, PM Modi real hero of Kartarpur: Shwait Malik

Reacting to Sidhu’s speech in which he had referred to Imran Khan as ‘Babbar Sher’, Malik said, “It is not for the first time that Sidhu’s love for Pakistan has emerged...he is inviting hate for himself by making such speeches. “

A farmer creates art objects using rubber slippers to discuss social change

It was in 2009 that Rathi began devoting time to his art. Now he has over 45 models of tractors and trucks in his museum Rathi Kala Kendra, which he has set up on the Mansa-Bathinda main road, three kilometres away from the village.

Mushroom cultivation, huts & Bio CNG: These start-ups are spinning gold out of paddy stubble in Punjab

Ninety tons of stubble from these villages is converted into pulp and later into thick paper sheets. “These sheets are then transported to Sewa Bharti NGO in Rajouri Garden, Delhi, where women are making products like lampshades, paper bags, and compostable tableware.

Punjab: Crores spent on subsidies, but farm fires cross 48k-mark

Records show nearly 28,000 crop residue management machines like Happy Seeder, Super-Straw Management System (S-SMS), chopper, mulcher, cutter-cum-slasher and hydraulically reversible mould board plough were delivered last year, and another 18,000 were delivered this year.

Farm fires have 25% share as pollution reaches severe level

Pollution control bodies say the situation is being closely monitored and further action would be taken if air quality dips to ‘Severe+’ or ‘Emergency’ category.

Punjab: Over 43k farm fires so far, wheat sowing begins in some areas

Number of stubble burning incidents are likely to fall now as most stubble has been burnt and even sowing of wheat has started in some parts.

Rainfall, drastic dip in stubble fires bring some relief to Punjab

Despite this however, the total number of farm fires in Punjab reached 42,846 on Thursday, as compared to 33,673 last year.

Punjab records 4,741 farm fire incidents on Wednesday

Sarpanches of various villages, meanwhile, rued the recent orders by DCs that in stubble burning incidents concerned village sarpanch will be held responsible.

Day after SC rap, Punjab records season’s most farm fires — 6,668

Between September 23 and November 5, Punjab has reported 37,935 incidents of farm fires, which was almost 28 per cent higher than stubble burning incidents in the corresponding period last year that stood at 27,224.

Rs 3.5 crore, 36 days: No end in sight to morcha seeking pardon for Dhaner

Dhaner had surrendered before the Barnala court on September 30. Following his surrender, a ‘pakka morcha’ was organised outside Barnala jail demanding court pardon for Dhaner.

Farmers burn stubble outside DC office in Bathinda: ‘Give us solutions instead of threatening us’

Over 100 farmers from different villages of Bathinda, under the banner of Bharti Kisan Union (Sidhupur), staged a protest march to the DC office Monday, and burnt a bundle of stubble they had brought in their tractor.

Punjab: After 14 months, Dhindsa, Sukhbir share stage in Raikot

When Sukhbir arrived at the programme, he sat on the floor after paying obeisance at the gurdwara and was later taken to the stage by Ranjit Singh Talwandi, Jagdev Singh Talwandi’s son.