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Moving from water scarce to water smart India

Water assumes a vital role in the human framework, farming, and industry. The twentieth century saw an enormous rise in the demand for fresh water due to the expansion of population along with the growth in industries and urbanization. This rising level of water demand is directly impacting the worldwide shortage of water.

Punjab finally waking up to decibel danger

 Noisy wedding celebrations, high-pitched religious fervour and other ear-splitting nocturnal festivities have become a nightmare for peace-loving citizens of Punjab. Finally, the state's lawmakers and authorities seem to be waking up to the pervasive civic nuisance.

Is UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath losing his sheen?

LUCKNOW: Is Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath -- in power for just over a year -- fast losing his lustre?

Paradox of power surplus India

India has moved from being a country perennially short on power to one power surplus country which also exports power and this may be a major step towards reliable electricity supply and universal access but the power sector is facing several serious challenges as well.

Punjab's political vocabulary is a virtual street-fight

CHANDIGARH: Name-calling in its subtle and not-so-subtle forms is a well-known Punjabi trait, but political leaders in Punjab are setting a new trend -- taking the political vocabulary against their opponents to a new low.

Punjab's political vocabulary is a virtual street-fight

Name-calling in its subtle and not-so-subtle forms is a well-known Punjabi trait, but political leaders in Punjab are setting a new trend -- taking the political vocabulary against their opponents to a new low.

BJP expands footprint in northeast, boosts prospects for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party appears to have consolidated its position as the principal pole of Indian politics due to its stunning victory in Tripura and its improved performance in Meghalaya and Nagaland with the results also showing that Congress continues to face multiple challenges to check its slide in the states.

PNB not shown as creditor in US bankruptcy filing by Nirav Modi companies

The Punjab National Bank (PNB) is not shown as a creditor in the bankruptcy documents filed in a court here by three companies affiliated with Nirav Modi, who has been accused in a $2 billion-scam involving the nationalised financial institution.

Why Punjab CM Amarinder Singh is so helpless in stopping illegal mining and Goonda Tax?

CHANDIGARH: In great embarrassment to Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh , the illegal mining and collection of Goonda Tax in Punjab is continuing despite repeated directions to the Police and civil administration.

Punjab's 'Farm-stay Man' wants boost for agri-tourism

Over a decade after he initiated farm-stays in Punjabs Hoshiarpur district, agriculturist-entrepreneur Harkirtat Singh believes agri-tourism needs a further boost so that people from urbanised areas get a feel of rural life -- and stressed farmers get another source of income.

India stunned by Sridevi's death

MUMBAI: Veteran actress Sridevi, 54, passed away in Dubai, plunging the entire country into a pall of gloom as her fans and admirers expressed shock and disbelief.

Justin Trudeau's meeting with Punjab CM removes misgivings, creates goodwill

The visit of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Golden Temple Amritsar has created lot of goodwill and also removed misgivings about Canada government in the mind of Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh who had earlier refused to meet Canada's defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan branding him supporter of Khalistan.

For Modi, road to 2019 will be steeper

For the Bharatiya Janata Party's supporters, the growing belief that the party is no longer as favourably placed as before must be both bewildering and disheartening.

Rishi Kapoor predicts 'huge stardom' for Priya Varrier

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor is impressed by the "expressive" and "innocent" Priya Prakash Varrier. He has predicted a bright future for the 18-year-old, who became an internet sensation with a wink and a shy but mischievous smile in a music video.

Three years into power, Kejriwal is now a quieter politician

 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, whose government completes three years in office on Wednesday, is now a quieter person vis-a-vis targeting his bitter political rival -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Gurdwaras feel the GST pinch in serving free langars

The popular community kitchen -- better known as the "langar" -- of gurdwaras in northern India is feeling the pinch of the GST regime that came into force seven months ago.

With his Parliament speech, Modi undermined his own case

There are three aspects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech in parliament -- which was probably his most combative in recent times -- that deserve attention.

Why record harvests, govt spending are not enough for farmers

Indian farms produced record harvests in 2017, and the government's agricultural budget rose 111 per cent over four years to 2017-18. Yet, prices crashed, 8,007 farmers committed suicide in 2015, unpaid agricultural loans rose 20 per cent between 2016 and 2017, and the 600 million who depend on agriculture are struggling to get by.

Double blow for Amarinder as close aides lose jobs

CHANDIGARH: In a matter of just 24 hours, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh suffered a double blow as two of his close aides in the government lost their jobs -- one bowing to the law of the land and the second one being forcibly sacrificed at the political altar.

Research project to identify Punjab children falling prey to drugs, being exploited for sex

LUDHIANA: The menance of drugs in Punjab is acquring alarming dimensions with no help seems coming from the Punajb Government led by Capt Amarinder Singh. Not only youth but children aare also falling prey to the drug abuse.

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