Teachers in rural schools themselves discourage students to pursue education resulting in an increase in the dropout rate. The alarming fact came to the fore during a literacy enhancement project undertaken by the Diocese of Amritsar, Church of North India (CNI), in the border belt.
Though no firing has been exchanged so far between India and Pakistan at the international border of Bamial sector, the locals are ready to deal with any situation.
Amandeep Singh, a 17-year-old student of Class-12 who was allegedly 'kidnapped' for ransom from Dinanagar town of this district on September 25, had himself enacted a fake drama of kidnapping.Amandeep was recovered by the police from Hazur Sahib at Nanded in Maharashtra and was handed over to his parents at New Delhi on Thursday evening.
Renowned Kathak exponent, Pt Rajendra Gangani, on Friday enthralled the audience with his performance at the Cambridge International School, Amritsar, which was organised in association with SPICMACAY.
Delhi eves on Friday routed Haryana in the Under-19 Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) zonal-level inter-state cricket tournament (girls) match held at the Khalsa College Cricket Grounds.
The zonal (C-zone) youth festival of colleges of Jalandhar district affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) will be held from October 12 to 15.Dr Jagjit Kaur, director, youth welfare department, said that this festival will be inaugurated at 9.30 am in the Dasmesh auditorium of the University on October 12.
PK Samantaroy, Bishop, Diocese of Amritsar, Church of North India (CNI), has been installed as the 13th moderator, CNI, following his election to the post during the 15th ordinary meeting of the Synod of the CNI held recently at Sherwood College, Nainital.
At least 18 people returning from Vaishno Devi shrine pilgrimage in Jammu and Kashmir sustained injuries when the bus they were travelling in crashed into another bus coming from opposite direction, from Pathankot side, near Vallah village here on Thursday.
backstabbing the BJP in Haryana, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann on Thursday appreciated Sidhu's stand and demanded the cricketer-turned-politician must repeat the tone and tenor in Punjab as well.
The protesting students of Chintpurni Medical College, near Pathankot, got support from unexpected quarters on Wednesday when senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla assured them of her support.
A one-day Aerospace and Science Discovery Camp (ASDC) was held at Holy Heart Presidency School on Wednesday, where Sam Gibbs, who is known for building public outreach programs around STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) along with his team of six more scientists conducted the workshop.
Rich tribute paid to the martyrs of Indian Air Force on the 82nd Air Force Day at Pathankot Air Force Station. On the occasion, Air Commodore VSM JS Dhamun laid wreaths on the war memorial.
Acting tough against earring policemen, the Batala senior superintendent of police (SSP) on Wednesday suspended a head constable and four constables allegedly for accepting a bribe of `25,000 from a person. The accused were booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Appealing to keep Jammu and Kashmir cozy and warm during the upcoming winters, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar on Tuesday urged all SGPC members to collect warm clothes, especially quilts, mattresses and blankets for the J&K flood affected families.
A two-year-old boy reportedly went missing under mysterious circumstances from Kapoora village under the Ghuman police station since Monday evening