Even as the Municipal Corporation is all set to float tenders for the setting up of the Solid Waste Management Plant at Bhagtanwala tomorrow, the Amritsar-based Pollution Control Committee is geari

Collapse of canal system much to blame, applications for tube wells mount

The SAD-BJP leaders kept blaming the Centre while campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections for not giving the state enough funds for development and welfare works.

Peeved about illegal mining at the banks of the Ravi river leading to the change in the course of water to Gaggrewal village, 35 km from here, village residents and mass organisations have been protesting since yesterday.

In connivance with the ruling party, influential persons of the village were digging sand from the river banks, Kirti Kisan Union senior vice-president Datar Singh and Pendu Mazdoor Union leader Pooran Singh alleged today.

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday stayed e-auction of minor mineral quarries in 19 districts of Punjab.

Residents of over 40 villages in Valtoha and Bhikhiwind blocks of the district are forced to fetch water from hand pumps installed outside their villages as groundwater in this area has been render

While the percentage of migratory birds which arrived at Harike wetland this year has gone down by almost 30 per cent, the number of species spotted has gone up by six.

Against the national average of 10% among injectable drug users, the count stands much high at 40% in Amritsar and 27% in Tarn Taran

The rampant drug addiction among youths in Punjab is putting them at the risk of bigger danger — HIV infection. The HIV prevalence among injectable drug users (IDUs) is 27 per cent in Tarn Taran and 40 per cent in Amritsar, much above the national average of 10 per cent. The Opiod Substitution Therapy (OST) Centre here has over 1,000 registered male patients, of whom 180 have been regularly visiting the centre to avail the treatment. Amritsar too has an OST Centre with 420 men listed with it; 90 have been visiting regularly for treatment.

The Centre will be providing separate funds under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) for enhancing road connectivity in the six border districts of Punjab.