Chandigarh: The district administration of Nawanshahr today swung into action to check illegal mining in the Sutlej riverbed. All mining activity in the riverbed has come to a halt.

Shifts base from Ropar to Nawanshahr district for its nefarious activities

Showing a way to the farming community trapped in the vicious circle of chemical fertilisers, pesticides and debts, a small group of farmers in 21 villages of Roopnagar (Ropar) district has come ou

Chandigarh: The Punjab Cabinet today gave the nod to the prestigious Rs 100 crore Anandpur Sahib to Naina Devi ropeway project, approving the memorandum of Understanding to be signed with Himachal

Chandigarh: The powerful sand mining mafia has thwarted attempts by the government to bring down the prices of sand and gravel.

The Punjab Government today swung into action following The Tribune expose on rampant illegal mining in the Sutlej riverbed in Ropar and arrested 20 persons after registering as many as 30 FIRs.

Zinc (Zn) is the most important micronutrient required for sustainable crop production, particularly for rice and wheat crops. Therefore, on-farm trails (OFTs) were conducted at seventeen different locations during 2006-08 to evaluate the direct and residual application effect of Zn, applied through zinc sulphate heptahydrate under rice-wheat (RW) cropping sequence.

Ropar will start the eco-cab service on the lines of existing ones in Fazilka, Amritsar and Patiala. The Punjab Tourism Development Board will launch the eco-cabs at Ropar in collaboration with the Rotary Club, Ropar.

Under this collaboration, the club will identify beneficiaries and will provide a sponsorship of Rs 500 needed for seeking loan from the government.

The nuclear disaster at Fukoshima in Japan should not stop us from going ahead with the Jaitapur nuclear plant. It means that our nuclear reactors should not only be quake- resistant, but be able to tolerate a tsunami too, Principal Scientific Adviser to Prime Minister Dr Rajagopala

Chidambaram said here today.

Ambika Soni, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Rajya Sabha Member from Punjab, has released a total of Rs 3.20 crore during the year 2010 under the MPLADS (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) fund for various projects in different districts of Punjab.

The funds have been released on the requests of political representatives of the people of villages from the H