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Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) principal soil chemist Varinderpal Singh has objected to the varsity, sending an email to teachers to attend a programme, online, of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25(HT Photo)

PAU scientist objects to varsity wanting profs to listen to Modi

By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 02:50 PM IST
After refusing to receive a national award in Delhi earlier this month to express solidarity with the protesting farmers, principal soil chemist Varinderpal Singh has now written an open letter to university vice-chancellor Baldev Singh Dhillon.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT file)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT file)

Punjab CM congratulates PAU for number 2 ICAR ranking among Agriculture Universities

Chandigarh | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 03:09 PM IST
In his congratulatory message, Captain Amarinder lauded the concerted efforts, dedication, commitment and hard work of the faculty and staff of PAU that led to the feat.
Punjab has 3,500 co-operative societies with just 1,200 tractors with societies.(HT Photo)
Punjab has 3,500 co-operative societies with just 1,200 tractors with societies.(HT Photo)

Farmers buying 20,000 tractors a year; experts say encourage cooperatives

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Gagandeep Jassowal, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 05:22 PM IST
Vehicles bought for residue management; social reasons; due to lower tractor availability with co-operative societies and attractive offers being offered on purchase, say experts
Vice-chancellor Baldev Singh Dhillon attends the final day of the Virtual Kisan Mela at the Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Vice-chancellor Baldev Singh Dhillon attends the final day of the Virtual Kisan Mela at the Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)

PAU Virtual Kisan Mela: Event ends with tips to farmers on water-saving tech, allied occupations

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 09:18 PM IST
On Day 2, the V-C urged farmers not to burn paddy straw and adopt straw management technologies for environmental protection.
Before Covid-19 struck: Farmers and visitors at Punjab Agricultural University’s kisan mela last year.(HT file photo)
Before Covid-19 struck: Farmers and visitors at Punjab Agricultural University’s kisan mela last year.(HT file photo)

PAU to hold virtual kisan mela for Rabi season

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 11:39 PM IST
The university, which had earlier cancelled the mela for Kharif crops in March, will reach out to farmers through mobile applications, webinars and YouTube videos
An FIR had been lodged against a 25-year-old married man in Ludhiana under sections 376, 511 of IPC and sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.(Shutterstock)
An FIR had been lodged against a 25-year-old married man in Ludhiana under sections 376, 511 of IPC and sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.(Shutterstock)

Man held for bid to rape 10-year-old girl

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 10:50 PM IST
An FIR has been lodged against the Rishi Nagar resident under sections 376, 511 of IPC and sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act
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PAU closed till July 24 as staffer, husband test positive for Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 11:00 PM IST
A senior assistant in the School of Business and her husband who works in a hospital tested positive last Thursday. As both got admitted to hospital the university restricted movement on campus
Four bills of Rs 6,720 for 96kg seeds each and one bill of Rs 8,120 for 116kg seeds, issued by PAU’s Ladhowal Seed Farm, were seized from the private seed store during a raid on May 4.(HT File Photo)
Four bills of Rs 6,720 for 96kg seeds each and one bill of Rs 8,120 for 116kg seeds, issued by PAU’s Ladhowal Seed Farm, were seized from the private seed store during a raid on May 4.(HT File Photo)

PAU seed sale protocol under scanner after scam

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 02:21 AM IST
Nearly 5 quintals of new variety paddy seeds were sold to a seed store near PAU against a cash payment of Rs 35,000, even though the seeds were under trial
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After Covid-19, yellow rust attack adds to Punjab farmers’ woes

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2020 03:02 PM IST
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Discontinue sowing oldest paddy variety to check stubble burning: Centre to Punjab

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 11:39 PM IST
PUSA-44 is a 130-day crop, which is sown early, before the onset of monsoon leading to more consumption of ground water. It also matures late, leaving a short window for wheat sowing in the rabi season.
Police taking the breathalyzer test of a vehicle driver in Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)
Police taking the breathalyzer test of a vehicle driver in Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)

482 challans issued in all, 107 for drunken driving in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 10:54 PM IST
98 challans were issued for triple riding, 14 for the use of mobile phones and other for wrong parking, riding without helmet and violating traffic signals
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Health minister directs Food Safety dept to ensure quality production of Jaggery

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2020 09:31 PM IST
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Burglars loot 50,000, woollens from factory on Humbran Road

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2020 10:56 PM IST
The PAU police reached the spot and initiated investigation. The police scanned CCTVs installed near the factory. A masked man has been captured in the CCTVs breaking open the locks
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Student enrolment in universities on a slide

Hindustan Times, Muktsar | By Sarbmeet Singh, Muktsar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2020 10:02 PM IST
A labourer spraying pesticides on newly cultivated potato crop amid cold in Kala Lallian Kalan village, Jalandhar, on Thursday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)
A labourer spraying pesticides on newly cultivated potato crop amid cold in Kala Lallian Kalan village, Jalandhar, on Thursday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)

Late blight disease affects 10% potato crop; Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur farmers worried

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Jatinder Mahal, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2020 10:53 PM IST
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Ludhiana sees coldest December day in 5 yrs

By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2019 10:44 PM IST
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Speeding truck crushes couple to death in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 10:40 PM IST
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Kinnow fetching a windfall for Abohar farmers over increased demand from South

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vishal Joshi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2019 11:55 PM IST
Traders offering 18 a kg to farmers against just 12 last year; poor output of competing fruits like oranges and mosambi in other parts of the country behind the spurt in demand
Cyclist Harsimranjit Singh with coach Satwinder Singh (right) in Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Cyclist Harsimranjit Singh with coach Satwinder Singh (right) in Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)

All India Inter-university Cycling Championship: Ludhiana’s Harsimranjit Singh wins bronze

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 10:32 PM IST
Harsimranjit participated in 1km individual time trial event and secured the third position
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Three booked for assaulting PAU student on campus

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2019 10:22 PM IST
Victim was returning after attending the youth festival on the campus when the accused waylaid him.
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Truck runs over 3-yr-old boy riding cycle with mother in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2019 11:16 PM IST
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Sangrur man held with 3 stolen cars in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 10:52 PM IST
30-yr-old used to lift cars from PAU parking during kisan melas, sell them in Haryana using fake documents
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Two PAU students expelled, another rusticated for 2 yrs

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 10:31 PM IST
NCC authorities took strong note of the incident and wrote a letter to the PAU authorities demanding action against the trio.
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No let-up in farm fires in Punjab, 258 cases in two weeks

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Mohit Khanna
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2019 11:27 PM IST
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Valuables worth 10 lakh stolen from PAU employee’s house

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 10:34 PM IST
Burglars decamp with cash, gold and silver jewellery
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Car-borne trio robs 74-year-old of gold bangle in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 10:14 PM IST
Two women on car’s backseat pull her in forcibly, rob her, throw her out of the vehicle near police post in Kitchlu Nagar
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Produce competition to be held on day 1

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2019 10:41 PM IST
Farmers are required to submit their entries by 11.30am at the produce competition stall, near the Kairon Kisan Ghar, PAU.
A CCTV grab of the incident in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(ANI)
A CCTV grab of the incident in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(ANI)

Ludhiana man tries to kidnap 2-yr-old girl sleeping outside house; arrested

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 12:04 AM IST
Alert mother foils bid, man nabbed by neighbours and handed over to police
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