Experts from the National Agri Food Institute and the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, led by officials of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), have developed a new high-yielding a

As many as 23 new cases of dengue have been confirmed from the DMCH during the past three days. The patients belong to various parts of the district. Of them, 15 are from the city, while the rest are from the peripheral areas.

Dengue is spreading its tentacles in Punjab. More than 500 cases of dengue have been confirmed by the state health department after the monsoon receded in mid-September.

To ascertain the exact count of farmer suicides in the state, the government has finally decided to conduct the second round of survey, which would reveal the number of farm suicides from 2010 up t

Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases have shown a worrying increase in the state and their number has shown almost 100% rise in eight southern districts of Punjab in the past one year.

There is a need to identify crop-specific areas where processing and marketing facilities could be provided to farmers to improve the latter's financial condition, said Dr Gurbachan Singh, Chairman

Attempting to ascertain whether the skewed sex ratio in three northern districts of India has led to a change in sex-selective behaviour and related practices, this study finds that a shortage of brides is associated with
willingness to compromise on rules of clan exogamy, and with a reduced demand for dowry. There is also a shift in inheritance patterns and increased societal acceptance of husbands living with their wives’ parents

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has sanctioned Rs 9 crore for drinking water projects and sewerage facilities at Sirhind. The amount was handed over to the Water Supply and Sewerage Board.

The Punjab government has successfully evolved a mechanism for the treatment of emissions from pet coke.

The Punjab Government today declared Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Gurdaspur and Fatehgarh Sahib as ‘tobacco-free’ districts.