- Apr 26, 2015 11:52 IST
Leaving their harvested wheat grain in ‘mandis’ (grain markets), farmers came out on the highways and roads at several places in Amritsar district on Saturday to protest against the failure of the government to start procurement process.
- Apr 25, 2015 22:57 IST
An alert kin and enterprise of sewadars of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) helped save the modesty of a seven-year-old girl, while landing the accused in the police net.
- Apr 25, 2015 21:59 IST
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) is set to supply ration to Nepal where hundreds of people lost their lives following a high-intensity earthquake. The decision was taken by the SGPC after Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal called up SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar and asked him to ensure that ration is supplied to the neighbouring nation.
- Apr 25, 2015 19:32 IST
Beant College of Engineering and Technology principal Ravi Kumar has advised students not to play games on mobiles and watch cartoon programmes on the television for it would create in them a sense of loneliness, which might be harmful for their future career.
- Apr 24, 2015 21:15 IST
With officers and other ranks from India and Nepal in attendance, the First Gorkha Rifles (1/1 GR) on Friday marked its 200 years of military service here.
- Apr 24, 2015 19:32 IST
The district health department has planned a three-day special pulse polio programme to administer polio vaccine to 0-5 years of as many as 7,572 migrant children.
- Apr 24, 2015 18:10 IST
Deputy commissioner Abhinav Trikha said here on Friday that crop diversification is the need of the hour and horticulture is being looked upon as a viable change.
- Apr 24, 2015 10:38 IST
After accusing actor Amitabh Bachchan of having a hand in the anti-Sikh riots that shook Delhi in November 1984, Bibi Jagdish Kaur despite being confined to a wheelchair, is all set to perform in a Punjabi film that deals with the period of turmoil and bloodshed in Punjab after Operation Bluestar.
- Apr 24, 2015 09:56 IST
After maintaining silence for two days, the camp of BJP minister Anil Joshi on Thursday fired a salvo at local Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) unit chief Upkar Singh Sandhu, asking him “not to oppose the development agenda of Joshi”, while suggesting him to “oppose the prevailing drug menace in Punjab”.
- Apr 23, 2015 22:50 IST
A mute and mentally challenged boy of 7 from Thathiri Gate locality here was on Wednesday allegedly received a brutal punishment from his schoolteacher for forgetting to do homework.
- Apr 23, 2015 22:33 IST
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the top Sikh body on Thursday welcomed the pulling of a controversial biopic of their religion's founder from cinemas worldwide, following protests against the movie that critics deemed blasphemous.
- Apr 23, 2015 22:05 IST
In the age of computer and Internet, when information technology (IT) has revolutionised almost every gamut of human experience and knowledge is just a click away, the education system too has experienced phenomenal shift in teaching-reading techniques — for eg, normal classes have paved way to IT-based ‘smart classes’ in school, which are considered as more practical in approach. This remarkable transformation, in turn, has also affected book reading habit among students.
- Apr 23, 2015 22:03 IST
Uncertain weather predictions and fear of rain lashing the state in the coming days have worried the farmers, with some of them resorting to ‘panic harvest’ of the wheat crop, which could have done with a couple of more days of sunshine in the fields.
- Apr 23, 2015 00:27 IST
"Reading maketh a full man," said the 16th century British philosopher Francis Bacon. His quote still rings true as it for any state to progress it is imperative that its youth is well-read.
- Apr 22, 2015 23:34 IST
Bacteria, a microscopic organism, may be the solution to a gigantic problem that has long challenged the state government and the agriculture department — to stop the open burning of paddy straw after harvesting.