With 11 deaths in just three weeks, H1N1 influenza (swine flu) is spreading its tentacles in the state.

To make the State clean and pollution-free under the ongoing green drive, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday gave nod to provide 40 lakh saplings to all Government institutions a

The Health Department has launched a campaign to test various eatables, soft drinks and other consumable goods.

The pollution of Patiala ki Rao has increased in recent years due to a significant increase in Nayagaon’s population in view of its proximity with Chandigarh.

Based on primary data collected from 105 farming households spread across three districts and nine villages of central Punjab, this study examines groundwater depletion and consequent shifts of the farmers from centrifugal to submersible pumps. It also documents adaptation strategies of farmers in response to groundwater depletion. Owing to groundwater depletion, borewell deepening started in the 1980s and was witnessed on almost all the farms by the mid-1990s.

The state of Punjab, earlier regarded as an agriculturally developed region of India, has been passing through a severe economic crisis. The capital-intensive mode of production, propagated by the green revolution in the mid-1960s, is turning out to be non-viable for the small peasantry and hence, they are being involuntarily manoeuvred towards shifting away from farming. Based on a field study in Punjab during the year 2012-13, it was observed that 14.39% of the farmers had left farming since 1991.

Lakhs of villagers living alongside Ghaggar accuse politicians of failing to curtail floods, pollution

Chief Minister inaugurates Rajpura plant unit; availability now exceeds last year’s peak demand

Inaugurating the first unit (700 MW) of the 1,400 MW Super Critical Rajpura Thermal Power Station, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today declared Punjab "the only power surplus state in the country".

Govt says will pay compensation as per new policy, but Sidhuwal residents refuse to buy it

Farmers and the district administration have locked horns after the state government’s decision to hasten land acquisition in Patiala villages ahead of the new Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2013, which comes into force from January 1, 2014. Hundreds of farmers in the four villages of Patiala are up in arms against the Punjab Government’s recent decision to acquire their agricultural land to raise another urban estate in Patiala.

Chandigarh, November 24: Ending the controversy over allotment of land for disposal of waste in Patiala, the gram panchayat of Dudhar village has handed over 20 acres of land to the Patiala Municip