Hundreds of villagers, under the banner of Punjab Panchayat Union, held a massive protest and laid siege to the District Mining Office (DMO) in Industrial Area, Phase I, here Tuesday.

Anandpur Sahib : Mining contractors continue to fleece certain villages in Punjab while the departments concerned remain in the slumber. As per the Punjab Miner Minerals Concession Rules, 1964, the village where mining is done is to be paid 33 per cent of the royalty as well as auctioning fees.

Nothing to panic about: BBMB

Relentless rains and heavy inflows this season led to the tilting of the upper part of the Bhakra dam by more than one inch today, forcing the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) authorities to announce an immediate stop on any further filling of the reservoir.

Sophisticated instruments installed in the various galleries of the dam noticed the tilt, which is call

Morinda (Ropar): It

Industrial waste from the Gwalthai industrial area in Himachal has been polluting the Sutlej in Punjab.

The waste has been flowing from the Gwalthai area into the Sutlej 500 m from the national wetland at Nangal for two days. People working near Talwara khud have complained of infection on the hands and feet.

The Punjab government has resolved to develop the existing Mohali-Ropar Balachaur-Nawanshahr-Phagwara road into an expressway and not to go ahead

Adulterated Groundwater Leading To Skin Diseases, Tooth & Nail Decay
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Ropar: Once the lifeline of Ropar in Punjab, the Sutlej river is fast turning into a deathtrap for human and aquatic populations dependent on its water, allegedly steeped in hazardous industrial effluents that sneakily find their way into it.

View From The North

Balwinder Singh of Sakho Majra in Ropar district is frustrated with our policymakers. Ordinarily, a small farmer like him with six acres of land should have been happy with the budget's promise of more funds for rural infrastructure and agricultural credit, as well as plans to set up a task force to deal with non-institutional loans.

Ropar: A team of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) collected four samples from the Sirsa-Nangal river after a large number of fish were found floating in the water body near Avankot village.

Environment engineer Karunesh Garg headed the team that collected water samples from the confluence downstream the river from Avankot village and under the main bridge over the Sutlej.

Aquatic life safe, tests underway on april 24, 7,000 litres of heavy furnace oil leaked into the Sutlej river after a pipeline burst at the Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Power Plant at Ropar in Punjab. A senior plant official said the welding in the pipeline could have given way due to heat and fatigue. Water samples collected by the Punjab Pollution Control Board found oil and