Raakhi Jagga

Articles By Raakhi Jagga

Punjab: Ghaggar river breach yet to be plugged, over 60,000 acres under rain, river water

In Sangrur’s Moonak area, crops and tubewell motors in Moonak, Makror Sahib, Phoolad, Salemgarh, Surjan Bhaini and Sunder Bhaini villages are all under water due to the Ghaggar breach.

Punjab: Huge losses clocked by UPS feeders indicate massive power theft in rural areas, says PSPCL

According to PSPCL data, Bhikhiwind division tops the state with 81 per cent loss on urban pattern supply (UPS) feeders, followed by Patti in the same area, where losses on UPS feeders is at 71 per cent.

Punjab: Ghaggar fury continues, water from breach reaches village link roads

The Ghaggar river overflowed in Patiala, Moga, Mansa, Sangrur, Ferozepur, Faridkot and Bathinda following heavy torrential rainfall, officials said. Residents along the river have been alerted, they said.

Ludhiana: Unknown men shoot at Bargari activist who hailed Bittu murder

The victim Pritpal, who had most likely seen the assailants taking out the gun, managed to duck in time and suffered injuries from the shards that fell from the broken windshield.

Ludhiana: Breach in Ghaggar widens to 80 ft, 5,000 acre farmland inundated

Sources said that Sangrur administration had sought Rs 25 lakh from the state government for repair works of Ghaggar river, but it had not been allotted.

Corrugated cardboard is Sanjay Dhawan’s muse

It was in 2010, when Sanjay Dhawan was packing one of his paintings in corrugated cardboard and cutting the extra sheet from both sides, that he discovered his medium of work.

Bathinda: Waterlogging abates, SAD-Congress blame game persists

Congress leaders Jagroop Singh Gill and KK Aggarwal alleged that the waterlogging was due to ill-managed cleaning of the sewage pipes.

Punjab: Army, NDRF called in to plug 50-ft breach in Ghaggar river

Nearly 1,500 acres of cotton and paddy in Mansa, 2,000 acres in Bathinda and over 2,500 acres in Patiala are under water. The agriculture department said it is assessing the situation.

Heavy rains hit Punjab under fruits, vegetables, retailers hike prices

Retailers have increased prices of all vegetables irrespective of the fact that the vegetables with them had already been purchased at low prices. Vegetable fields were submerged under over 3 ft water.

Day 2 of waterlogging, Bathinda struggles to cope; Harsimrat, Manpreet bicker

As residents suffered, a blame game went on between Union Minister and local MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal, held area MLA and state Finance Minister Manpreet Badal for the situation

Bathinda grapples with submerged roads, poor drainage; 37 cows dead

Bathinda received the highest amount of rainfall (178 mm) in a single day in the last 20 years, according to data released by Punjab Agricultural University’s (PAU) agrometeorlogy department.

Ludhiana: Industrialists raise concerns with Som Parkash

Som Parkash assured industrialists on the changes in labour laws as he said that new labour policy was around the corner.

Farmer fined Rs 48,000 for power theft, cops mark enquiry in FIR against power staff in Punjab

The PSPCL employees had staged a dharna that was lifted Friday after farmer Harmohan Singh, who had allegedly attacked the PSPCL team, was fined Rs 48,000 for power theft.

BJP sets target: Biggest party in Punjab in 3 years

The saffron party is said to 23 lakh members currently in Punjab with its ally the Shiromani Akali Dal eyeing 50 lakh members, including the existing ones. The allies have separately launched their membership campaigns.

‘Attacked’ by farmers, PSPCL faces FIR

On Thursday, however, the police lodged a cross FIR against the PSPCL team on the complaint of farmer on charges of forcibly entering his house and misbehaving with his family.

Amid complaints of power cuts, PSPCL says enough supply but grids overloaded

To protest against unscheduled power cuts, Ludhiana residents had distributed handheld fans last week near Dholewal Chowk. Industries too are facing unscheduled power cuts of at least one and a half hours.

Village commons: Landless Dalits of Punjab seek unfettered rights of cultivation

As per the Punjab government’s records, a total of 1.57 lakh acres of shamlat land are available for cultivation purposes in the state, out of which a third — just under 53,000 acres — is given on annual lease to Dalits.

‘A budget with no mention of health, no special package for MSME, smart cities ignored’

Talking about the industry front, Gurmeet Singh Kular, President of Federation of Industry and Commercial Organisation (FICO) said that budget failed to address the concerns of MSMEs.

Punjab: GST cut may push e-bike production, but manufacturers worry over flat sales

The E-bikes, which runs on a battery, has seen a low success rate for several reasons. The price, ranging from Rs 20,000 to Rs 1 lakh being one. The other is lack of charging points.

Two held for murder after Punjab official’s death

Labh Singh (57) was allegedly assaulted by Manohar Lal and his sons Gaurav and Vipin when he went to their house to recover pending water bills on June 16.