To raise their demands at the national level, the consortium of Indian farmers' associations has decided to hold a 'dharna' at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on December 12. The main demands of the consortium include immediate implementation of recommendations of the Swaminathan commission
The annual state-level Punjabi literary event, a pride of the Punjab language department, has lost its sheen due to financial crisis this year. The event, which is held every year on November 1 on Punjab Day, was delayed over a fortnight and the prestigious Shriomani Sahitkar award, which is given during the event, will also not be bestowed, as the policy committee that decides the nominees has still not been formed.
The growing instances of sexual harassment of women migrant labourers - including horrific encounters of sexual assault and stalking - in the royal city has raised serious concerns. Women of vulnerable section of society - living in slums and working as domestic help - rued that they were subject to harassment on daily basis, yet security was not provided to them.
During his four-day low-profile visit to the city that concluded on Tuesday, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat interacted did not endorsed any political party directly, however, attacked the Congress-led the United Progressive Alliance government over a slew of issues.
The shutdown called by the Patiala Vyopar Bachao Sangharsh Committee (PVBSC) against the imposition of "hefty"tax on commercial properties garnered "overwhelming"response from the Royal City.
The move of appointing tainted judge Hemant Gopal as the special CBI court judge at Patiala has come under the scanner as a prior annual confidential report (ACR) had raised doubts over his integrity.
29% women in Chandigarh, capital of Punjab, blame decline in moral values for sexual harassment and 8% say that girls also incite, according to a survey carried out by HT-IDC on women safety. In SAS Nagar, 15% see it as time pass/fun for boys. Do you agree? What, according to you, are the reasons for increase in the sexual harassment cases in your city?
Staking their claim over reclaimed land in the district, more than 500 farmers on Monday held a protest rally-cum-hunger strike in front of the deputy commissioner's office here, stating that their "indefinite hunger strike would be called off only when their demand was met.
After the arrest of dismissed Punjab Police officer Jagdish Bhola and his four aides, including Sarabjit Singh Saba, in the multi-crore international synthetic-drug racket, the Patiala police find it difficult to get other "big fish" involved in the racket arrested.
The Patiala police on Monday claimed to have busted two gangs of chain snatchers with the arrest of four persons, including a local couple, and recovered ornaments worth Rs. 2.7 lakh and three motorcycles from their possession.
The fear of being stalked, stared at, harassed and assaulted travels with women all the time they are using the city's public transport. Even some policemen who travel with them undress them with their eyes. "If men spot a woman alone aboard a bus, they come and sit next to her, even if seats are vacant," said daily commuter Nisha Sharma, adding: "Purposely, they push her, and worst, the other passengers watch it quietly."
A woman from Khant village was allegedly beaten up by three members of her in-laws' family over some family dispute. Later, they allegedly locked her in room, but she managed to contact her brother on phone, who later rescued her.
With the post tehsildar at Khamano has been lying vacant for three months, people are facing various problems and revenue-related work has got stuck. Now only Naib Tehsildar is posted in Tehsil Complex, Khamano.
The presentation of nearly 350 papers at the international conference on women development here on Saturday raised many eyebrows as the papers were presented without any discussion and before empty chairs.
No place seems to be safe for women, as 75% women in Chandigarh have faced sexual harassment of some kind at public functions, student centres or in public transport in the past 1 year. The numbers are not any better in SAS Nagar. How safe are public places and transport in your city? What steps are needed to ensure women safety in such places?