The high mercury content in compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) notwithstanding, more awful for the residents in this part of Punjab is the increasing number of thermal plants.

Several Congress leaders were detained by Mansa police on Friday and forced into a police vehicle amid unruly scenes after they tried to march towards the controversial site of the upcoming Gobindp

Even and acquisition row over Gobindpura power plant seems to be spiralling into a poll issue and farm unions vowing to intensify the struggle against “forced” acquisition, the Mansa administration

Patiala: The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) conducted surprise checks at 108 hospitals and health-care facilities across the state yesterday evening to check violations of the Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998.

During checking which continued till late in the evening, eight government hospitals and 12 private hospitals were found violating various provisions of BMW

Chandigarh The irrigation department in Punjab has announced the rotational programme for irrigation for the current khriff season through canal water from June 23-30.

The channels of Sirhind Canal System would run on the priority basis from Abohar Branch, Patiala feeder, Sidhwan Branch, Bathinda Branch and Bist Doab Canal respectively.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesman of the irrigati

Rains brought down the mercury for the second consecutive day in North India, even as dust storms and lightning claimed 25 lives in four states.

Petrol, diesel exports to fuel-starved neighbour will open up new markets for RIL, Essar refineries

The thaw in relations between India and Pakistan, which started with cricket diplomacy at Mohali last month, could soon see India exporting petroleum products to its neighbour.

India, which has surplus refining capacity, has agreed to export fuels such as petrol and diesel to Pakistan to h

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Amritsar and Bathinda have taken the lead in village sanitation if the commendation of the Government of India for Nirmal Gram Purskar 2010-11 is any indication.

Centre releases Rs 5 crore to state govt
For implementing two national programmes,