Once a lifeline for villages situated along its course, the Ghaggar has in recent years turned into a perennial source of pollution in the district.

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

The Punjab Government seems to be in a rush to lay the stone for a Rs 40-crore sewage treatment plant (STP) in Neelpur village tomorrow, though the district administration is yet to complete formal

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.

After a second review of the functioning of the Punjab Cancer Rahat Kosh Scheme, at least two more hospitals are to be removed from the list of approved hospitals because of deficient services.

To promote organic farming, the Agriculture Department has decided to open Kisan Huts under the Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) project in all districts.

Recent crop harvesting practices use mechanical harvesters in the rice and wheat farm system in India. These practices leave behind large quantities of crop residue in the field. However, there is no suitable method available for managing the crop residues. Crop residues / biomass burning are cheap and easiest method to dispose the leftover crop residues (wheat, rice, sugarcane etc.) after harvesting, for land clearing and pest control. Burning of crop residues is a common approach to eliminate waste after harvesting all over the world.

Of the 499 water samples collected by the District Health and Family Welfare Department from January 2012 till November 30 in Patiala district, 212 have been found to be non-potable while the resul

Ahead of its next big ticket social programme - the Food Security Bill - which it plans to implement before the 2014 general elections, the UPA government is busy sprucing up logistics and infrastr

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