Four persons died due to extreme cold in North India where temperatures plummeted and fog disrupted normal life.

After digging deep into the mining activity in Punjab, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today gave the go-ahead to the auction of mines in five districts — Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Ropar, Mohali and

Mohali district now has the distinction of being selected for implementing the Central Government’s Green India Mission project.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today directed the forest authorities to promote bamboo farming in kandi areas of the state.

Combined installed capacity 3920 MW; generation to begin from April next year

Punjab’s dream of becoming self-sufficient in power would become a reality, when three major thermal plants in the private sector, with a combined installed capacity of 3920 MW, start operating and begin generation from April 2013. This was disclosed by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday after he visited the sites of these power projects that were at advanced stages of completion at Goindwal Sahib, Talwandi Sabo and Rajpura in Tarn Taran, Bathinda and Patiala districts respectively. He said the facilities entailed an investment of Rs. 22,000 crore.

Talwara (Hoshiarpur): Up in arms against the governments of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh for allegedly sheltering the mining mafia active in the area, hundreds of villagers today held a protest at D

Witnessing a stagnation in agriculture, Punjab has decided to focus on the dairy industry.

As suggested by Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, the state government has started an exercise to find a viable alternative for paddy in the state.

Hoshiarpur: Charan Kaur (85) of Chack Mehra village died of gastroenteritis at a private hospital in Dasuya last evening.

Chandigarh: Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, today announced a contingency plan for farmers grappling with a drought-like situation in the state.