Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: Jalandhar

Jalandhar Cantt’s ‘election Olympics’ bucks Punjab trend, Congress’ Pargat beats AAP’s Sodhi

Sitting MLA and Punjab Sports Minister Pargat Singh beat anti-incumbency and polled 6,000 more votes than closest opponent and fellow hockey veteran Surinder Singh Sodhi of AAP.

Jalandhar’s Rs 2,000-cr sports goods industry says Covid shut 40% units, govt says no distress

ThePrint visited Jalandhar, where workers and business owners in the sporting goods industry are sending distress signals. Government officials say concerns are overblown.

Severe Covid infections & younger patients — why Punjab’s ‘NRI belt’ blames UK variant for surge

Hoshiarpur & Jalandhar recorded 14 deaths each on 26 March and 9 each on 31 March. Authorities & doctors say Covid is spreading to rural areas and patients in their 40s, some even without comorbidities.

Pseudoscience gorillas are endangering citizens & the planet

Pseudoscience poses a great danger by preventing the right thing from being done and by also by doing the wrong thing big.

This Indian scientist says Newton & Einstein are wrong, Harsh Vardhan better than Kalam

At 106th Science Congress in Jalandhar, Tamil Nadu scientist questions fundamentals of physics, wants to name gravitational waves after Narendra Modi.

Priest who was key witness in Kerala nun rape case dead, cops say it could be heart attack

Father Kuriakose Kattuthara was found dead in his room Monday. Police believe he died of natural causes, but have not ruled out foul play yet.

Priest who was witness in Kerala nun rape case found dead in Punjab

Father Kuriakose Kattuthara was transferred to a Catholic church in Punjab's Dasuya 15 days ago.

50 killed in Amritsar as train ploughs through crowd watching Ravan effigy burning

As the Ravan effigy was lit, a section of the crowd started retreating towards the tracks and were run over by the train.

Jalandhar bishop who ‘raped’ Kerala nun wields great influence over Punjab’s Christians

Franco Mulakkal heads the Jalandhar diocese, a powerful body that promotes all Catholic Christian activities in several districts of Punjab and Himachal.

Bishop Franco Mulakkal steps down, to face interrogation by Kerala police

The Jalandhar bishop, who has been accused of raping of a Kerala nun, continues to plead innocence even as protest demanding action against him intensifies.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.