The water levels in the Bhakra and Pong dams in Himachal Pradesh have dipped alarmingly low owing to the deficient monsoon in the region, an official said on Saturday.
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday directed the Punjab government to inform the court about the actual compensation paid to around 4,000 far mers of Punjab till date whose cultivable land falls in the area of the border fencing and the international border between India and Pakistan.
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has asked the animal husbandry department to prepare a conservation plan to introduce the high-yielding Sahiwal breed of milch cattle on a mass scale in the state.
Indian engineers are toiling in the Himalayas to build the world’s highest railway bridge, which is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower when completed in 2016.
Hot and sultry weather conditionsn prevailed in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday with Mercury hovering several notches above normal at most places.
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday asked Nabard to evolve special scheme for setting up skill development centres in villages to enable unemployed youth to earn their livelihood and wean away from menace of drugs.
After the state announced load-shedding measures on Thursday, consumers faced power cuts ranging from four to six hours on Friday. While the domestic consumers kept cribbing about the cuts, the farmers unions led by Bharti Kisan Union (Dakaunda) held a protest in front of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) headquarters
The Delhi high court on Friday reserved its verdict on appeals of 55 convicts, including former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala and his MLA-son Ajay Chautala in the Junior Basic Teachers recruitment scam case.