Protests against farm laws put families in a bind

In 55 years

Besides roads, train tracks and toll plazas, tension over the three agricultural laws is being felt within family circles too. A case in point is a family based in Barnala. Part of the family is associated with the BJP and favours the farm laws while a daughter of the house, who is married in the nearby Aklia village, is opposing the farm laws with her relatives.

Weekend nightlife in Mohali comes back to life

In 55 years

After a gap of several months, the weekend nightlife hustle-bustle is back in Mohali, with kiosks put up by migrants selling easy snacks like momos, noodles, soup, spring rolls and gol gappas.

Haryana reports 1,201 new Covid cases, 8 deaths

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Haryana’s Covid-19 count on Monday reached 1,51,234 cases and 1,649 deaths as 1,201 new cases and eight deaths were reported from all the 22 districts of the state. 1,160 recoveries have pushed Haryana’s overall recoveries to 1,39,511, while pushing the recovery rate to 92.25%.

Just 12 committees to stage Ramlila in Chandigarh

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There will be no ‘burning down of evil’ this year on Dussehra as permission was not granted. Ramlila too will be a low-key affair this year with only a dozen Ramlilas being staged instead of the usual 60.

Sindhu, Nehwal grace badminton stadium wall

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The Jalandhar Badminton Association unveiled 65ft× 35ft graffiti of ace shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal at the local Hans Raj stadium. The graffiti images are the biggest ever to have been made in any badminton stadium here.

Vigil enhanced to check illegal paddy inflow

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In a bid to check illegal flow of paddy from various states into Punjab, the state government has instructed the district authorities to increase vigil at the inter-state borders, so that illegally arriving food grain does not cause any direct or indirect loss to the farmers or the government.

Women’s army powers farmers’ battle in Amritsar

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Carrying rolling boards and pins from its kitchens, a women’s army in saffron dupattas has descended on the train tracks to cook for the occupying farmers.

Phogat becomes Haryana hsg board's chairman

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The Haryana government has appointed Rajdeep Phogat, a former MLA from Charkhi Dadri and senior JJP leader, as chairman of Housing Board Haryana.

Pb: 2-day assembly session to counter ‘black laws’

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The Punjab government on Sunday decided to extend by one day the special assembly session called to legislate a state law to counter the ‘anti-farmer’ farm laws enacted by Parliament. The decision came after a meeting of the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) in which party MLAs unanimously stressed on the need to reject the farm laws outright and not to implement these in the state.

Pb: Thief stabs man to death, injures 2; held

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Police bust drug racket in Punjab; one held

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In a major recovery of narcotic tablets, the police in Patiala have confiscated a huge stock of tablets and capsules from a medical shop being run in a village while the accused has confessed to having brought the drugs from neighbouring state Haryana.

No reprieve yet from high Covid mortality in Pb

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New infections might have reduced in the recent weeks but Punjab has no reprieve yet from the high Covid-19 death rate.

Ludhiana adds 67 new Covid cases, one death

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Paddy mandi set up near Chappar Chiri memorial

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Farmers have started dumping their produce near the famous Baba Banda Singh Bahadur war memorial in Chappar Chiri as it has been converted into a paddy procurement mandi. Unfortunately, the paddy husk and dust emanating from tractors and trolleys is spoiling the grandeur of the memorial.

Pb: Protest held during BJP leaders’ programme

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Slogans were raised during a conversation of state and national BJP leaders with farmers through vide-conference in Rajpura. BJP leaders in Patiala said they wanted to disseminate authentic information on farm laws, which, according to them, are not against farmers

Brand Modi facing challenge in Punjab

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With the BJP going solo in Punjab and expecting to expand, its biggest bet – brand Modi – is facing a challenge. Since the party has focused almost exclusively on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he has become a target for protesting farmers and others.

Lahaul witnesses flip side of post-tunnel tourism

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The curiosity to see Atal Tunnel, Rohtang, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 3, has resulted in unexpected crowd of visitors to the tunnel and the Lahaul valley, which has caused traffic congestion, littering and safety concerns.

INLD will win Baroda bypoll: OP Chautala

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Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) patriarch Om Prakash Chautala on Monday claimed that the circumstances are in their favour in Haryana and that his party candidate will win in Baroda by-election.

Hry: Marked improvement in region, zero deaths

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Reflecting a marked improvement in Covid-19 situation in the region, Haryana on Sunday reported zero deaths, Himachal Pradesh three and Punjab a relatively low fatality count of 13, while their combined total of day’s positive cases was 1,598.

Haryana CM holds online dialogue with youths

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