Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Topic: Punjab

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Haryana has not only fought its female foeticide but is also helping Punjab’s girls live

In 2011 census, Haryana had the worst sex ratio (830), while Punjab was second (842). By 2017, Haryana rose to 914, while Punjab only managed 892.

For Punjab’s crusading IAS officer, stubble burning is not behind Delhi’s air pollution

Kahan Singh Pannu has done it all, from finding solution to Punjab's stubble burning and groundwater problems to exposing scams.
Sukhbir Singh Badal

Akali Dal old guard revolts against Sukhbir, party unity in tatters

Leaders upset at way party is being run by ‘overconfident’ Sukhbir and ‘rash’ Bikram Singh Majithia. Akali Dal also under fire over desecration row

Will making prescription opium available help solve Punjab’s drug menace or aggravate it?

At the annual Chappar Mela last week in Punjab, farmers sowed opium seeds. The symbolic move triggered a fresh debate about controlled cultivation and...
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Punjab woman who fell off speeding police jeep booked for attempt to murder

Punjab police and the woman have offered very divergent accounts of the bizarre episode, which took place in a village near Amritsar earlier this week.

Punjab’s Anandpur Sahib and Himachal’s Naina Devi to be connected soon by ropeway

Punjab and Himachal will sign an MoU Friday to begin construction of the long-delayed ropeway, which is likely to boost tourism.
AAP

AAP aims to contest 100 seats, win 25 in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

According to a senior AAP leader, the party will do whatever it takes to win at least 25 seats, particularly in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.
Straw being burnt in a paddy field in Punjab | Nayanika Chatterjee/ThePrint

Punjab offers million-dollar reward to anyone who can solve stubble-burning problem

Stubble burning is a major cause of air pollution and is blamed for the blanket of smog that covers Delhi in October and early November each year.

Now AAP reaches out to Punjab MP it suspended in 2015, he rebuffs reconciliation attempt

MP Dharamvira Gandhi had been suspended, along with colleague Harinder Singh Khalsa, for ‘anti-party’ activities in 2015.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal | Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Why is Harsimrat Kaur Badal so angry?

Harsimrat Badal now says that foreign affairs minister Sushma Swaraj ticked off Navjot Singh Sidhu and he apologised to her.
A laptop computer screen displaying the Netflix homepage | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Netflix is to blame for spoiling viewers rotten

Netflix has accustomed viewers to the idea of an unlimited assortment of TV shows and movies at lesser prices and no ads.
Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala opens tomorrow: Bracing for street attacks on women or is SC order unworkable?

The Sabarimala shrine in Kerala is set to open its gates Wednesday to women of all age groups for the first time after the Supreme Court ruling last month. Seve...