Anju Agnihotri Chaba, The Indian Express

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Past articles by Anju:

Despite highest-ever potato production, Punjab farmers earn less than half of last year’s price

Among all the districts, Jalandhar has produced nearly 7 lakh tonne potato, which is the highest in the state followed by Ludhiana, which recorded nearly 5 lakh tonne production → Read More

Pakistani newspaper sees ‘rise of Khalistan demand’ behind Ajnala police station attack

A photo of a 'palki' carrying the Sikh religious book—considered a living guru—surrounded by Amritpal’s supporters and hundreds of police on the spot was also published. → Read More

Post I-T raids on two, rivalry among churches in Punjab comes to fore

Last Tuesday, the I-T department conducted raids on “Church of Glory and Wisdom” of pastor Bajinder Singh at Tajpur village in Jalandhar and its centres in Punjab as well as on “Open Door Chruch” of pastor Harpreet Deol of Khojewala village in Kapurthala. → Read More

‘We’re not getting money from anywhere’: Punjab pastor addresses guests after I-T raids

The I-T department Tuesday conducted raids on Singh’s ‘Church of Glory and Wisdom’ at village Tazpur in Jalandhar, and on Harpreet Deol’s Open Door Church at Khojewala village in Kapurthala → Read More

Punjab sees 26% rainfall deficit in January, 20% in Haryana: IMD data

According to the IMD, Punjab received rainfall of 15.1 mm compared to a normal of 20.3 mm, while Haryana saw 11.6 mm rainfall (normal 14.5 mm). → Read More

Post-matric Scholarship Scheme: Punjab govt sitting on its share of PMSS fee

The Centre will release its share after the state releases its portion. In Punjab, the total liability of the scheme comes to around Rs 380 crore annually. → Read More

Showers in past 24 hours meet 60% requirement of Punjab’s first winter month rain

According to the India Metrological Department (IMD)’s Chandigarh office, Punjab has received 8.4 mm of rain, against the required 14.3 mm, which is -41 per cent. → Read More

Farmers worried as Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh receive scant winter rain

According to agricultural experts, winter rain, mainly in January, acts like a tonic for rabi crops → Read More

Rahul Gandhi to resume Punjab leg of Yatra in Jalandhar after Chaudhry’s last rites today

No songs, music will be played or slogans shouted when the yatra passes from Jalandhar today due to the tragedy that struck Congress in the demise of its sitting MP. → Read More

41 Punjab govt depts owe Rs 2,605 crore in pending electricity bills

According to the records available with the power department, the biggest defaulter is the water supply and sanitation department with Rs 1,124 crore. → Read More

After Centre’s guideline, Punjab PWD begins to identify bridges that do not have crash barriers

As per the new directions, crash barriers are to be provided on all new bridges with or without footpaths. → Read More

Punjab’s unemployed youth are entitled to Rs. 5 and 7 unemployed allowance per day: RTI

According to the information within the district, there are a total of 29,997 registered unemployed in the district including 12,376 Schedule caste/ST, 179 BC& OBC, and 17,442 general categories. But unemployment allowance is not being given to anyone. → Read More

Two days before much-publicised mega PTM, teachers ask, ‘what is new in this?’

Most teachers said that instead of doing politics, government should admit that the Punjab education model is the best → Read More

Punjab, Haryana issue red alert for very dense fog; Bhagwant Mann changes school timings

Kapurthala and Jalandhar will also witness a severe cold wave on Wednesday, IMD said. → Read More

Diversification faces hurdle in Punjab: Area under oilseed up 23%; lack of seeds to stall further increase

Officials say that there is a huge scope of increasing the area under mustard crops, because not only the state but the country is also hugely dependent on imports of edible oils. → Read More

What’s going wrong with Punjab’s stubble management

Punjab has been reporting around 2,000 stubble burning incidents daily for several days and the total number of farm fires has already crossed the 45,323-mark to date with burning of paddy residue → Read More

Paddy procurement down by 17 lakh tonne, but state meets 90% of 2022 target

As per FCI records, 162.54 LT, 169.36 LT, 176.9 LT and 165.15 LT were procured in 2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18, and 20116-17, respectively. → Read More

Burnt area under paddy up 15% this year; Patiala tops chart with 64%

In the Doaba region, all four districts, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala and Nawanshahr burnt less area compared to last year. → Read More

Heat wave fear prompts farmers in Punjab to begin wheat sowing early this year

Wheat sowing completed in 45% area overall, in some districts in Punjab it is nearly 75%. → Read More

‘Parali’ management: This PAU low-cost technique could be a stubble burning silver lining

This technique is called ‘surface seeding of wheat' in which paddy harvesting and wheat sowing are done at the same time in a single operation. → Read More