All India Radio’s two external services found wanting

  At least half of Pakistan’s population speaks Punjabi. But its intelligentsia and bureaucracy both speak and communicate in Urdu. These two languages are the most important in the rural…

All India Radio’s two external services found wanting

At least half of Pakistan’s population speaks Punjabi. But its intelligentsia and bureaucracy both speak and communicate in Urdu. These two languages are the most important in rural and urban…

A U-turn by Baba Ramdev!

Baba Ramdev, who previously stated that he does not require the COVID-19 vaccination since he is protected by yoga and Ayurveda, now stated that he will be immunised and referred…

Punjab, Chandigarh among top 5 in Performance Grading Index 2019-20

The major purpose of PGI is indeed to create an environment that nudges States/UTs to continuously improve its performance, the minister said. Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, and Punjab have…

Indian Jugad for an American problem

When I was serving the Government of New Jersey as a civil engineer during the 1990s, my administrator John Kraml gave me a ticklish problem, which no one else was…

To end discord in Punjab Congress underway, Rahul leads behind the scene

The Congress high command has employed full force to end the dispute in the Punjab Congress with the formation of a high-level committee by Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. Behind…

China’s new child policy of Triplets

China’s birth rate has been declining for four years, including in 2020, when the number of newborns born fell to its lowest level since the Mao era. The country’s total…

Punjab economy’s nosedive

I was looking at India’s 1941 census figures of its largest cities. The largest city was Calcutta having a population of 2,108,891. Bombay was second with a population of 1,489,883.…

Indian Overseas Congress, USA welcomes V.D. Satheesan’s appointment as Kerala’s Opposition leader

Indian Overseas Congress USA congratulates V.D. Satheesan on his appointment as the new legislative leader for the Congress Party in Kerala and the UDF’s opposition leader. “The selection and the…

The Healthcare system in the country is already at a critical juncture

The threat of corona remains. But the spread of corona in the villages is becoming a matter of great concern. The healthcare system in the country is already at a…

Contribution of Deras’ during Corona

After numbers of countless appeals, the people of Punjab have finally started taking the corona vaccine. The rising incidence of corona and deaths in Punjab, especially in rural areas, has…

Glimmer of hope in agricultural sector

The Fact News Service, Misha Bhalla, May 19, The second wave of Covid-19 posed an even greater threat to human life and the environment. The construction and service sectors have…

Is Kejriwal ready to take the plunge for the top job of the country and is India ready to accept him?

Many predict him to be a formidable contender for the country’s top most job. If not now, then maybe some years later. And why not, he has factors which are…

The First Gurdwara, a place of Sikh Worship, in North America

Dr.Harbans Lal, May 16 A new Gurdwara is always a milestone of a Sikh community anywhere. It signifies the presence of the Sikh community in that area. Over a century…

Congress Party in Kerala: Time to end the never-ending ‘Introspection’

George Abraham, May 15 ‘Introspection’ has become the most abusive word in the Congress repo tire, and every time Congress loses, there would be an introspection, and that would become…

Scrambling for Oxygen Continues…

The Fact News Service Misha Bhalla India scrambles for moving in large medical oxygen cylinders to hospitals and other areas hit hard by the sudden upsurge of Covid -19. The…

All India Radio cum DD Tower in Amritsar may never be finished

I am a civil engineer ever curious to observe and study the construction of uncommon types of structures. The first tall structure I observed was the 100 meter high steel…

Election results to state assemblies have proven that arrogance eventually faces defeat

On paper India enjoys a massive democracy, which is the biggest in the world, but in actuality it is the strong man behind the gun who’s write prevails. Immediately after…

Guru Teg Bahadur 400th birth anniversary on track

A covid-19 pandemic of late is getting out of control in India. Its sudden spurt had seriously inhibited the preparations of the Central and the Punjab Government’s plans to celebrate…

Confusion on Guru Teg Bahadur 400th birth anniversary

Covid-19 has confused even the governments. Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally holds the supreme sacrifice of Guru Teg Bahadur in very high esteem. He had grand plans to celebrate the…

World’s biggest support farmers parade outside India

The influential Punjabi diaspora based on the East Coast of the United States was very keen to do something big for our agitating farmers on the borders of India’s national…

Refugees of Multan division ignored in 1947

Multan division during the British rule was located to the South West of Lahore division or more appropriately the Central Punjab division. The people of this division consider that they…

All India Radio started broadcasting to Pakistan on 103.6 MHz in FM band

  When you serve a bitter pill to anyone, the taker will not like the taste and refuse to swallow it. But if you coat it with sugar, there is…

Deep Sidhu’s birthday in Delhi jail!

Today is the birthday of Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu who came into the limelight during the Kisan Andolan. Deep Sidhu has been the subject of much discussion since the farmers’…

Exclusive hotel zone for Amritsar

For the past couple of years, a lot of hotels and guest houses have been opening in Amritsar. Some put their number at more than 800 hotels, some others estimate…

‘Shaheed Diwas’ – A day dedicated to Indian freedom fighters!

The Fact News Service Shaheed Diwas, observed on March 23, marks the day when Indian freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru were executed by the British Government for their…

Punjab’s border area economy in shambles

I spent a few days of 2020 in the border areas of Punjab viz Ferozepur, Tarn Taran, Kapurthala and Amritsar districts. This is before Covid-19 hit India. The people of…

Woman entrepreneur from Tricity is new “Game-Changer” in the arena of sports, fitness and wellness!

From making sports, fitness, health, and wellness more accessible to encouraging fellow women entrepreneurs; Arshpreet Kaur, Co-founder-Bogey Sport & Founder-Bogey Bites has a long list of notable distinctions in her…

West Bengal elections: Left-Congress may play a crucial role

As the British orignated state of India, West Bengal is making headlines across the country nowadays, it is Vidhan Sabha elections that going to be held on March 27. The…

Without governmental intervention, Punjab will become a desert

  As of today, Punjab’s biggest statewide problem is in the fast depleting underground water table. According to the Central Government’s own assessment published in the media, including “The Tribune”,…

Important tips for crops, this summer

The Fact News Service Batala, March 4 Pulses are an essential part of human diet in Punjab, the area under pulses has been reduced due to the adoption of crop…

After Puducherry, Congress feels crises in Punjab, Jakhar takes U-turn from his statement

N Mohan After the crisis in Puducherry, now Congress is also feeling crisis in Punjab. Congress state president Sunil Jakhar had to take a U-turn from his statement following the…

Miscarriage of Justice- Man after 20 yrs in jail found wrongly convicted

Dolly Chopra A miscarriage of justice, also known as a failure of justice, occurs when a person is convicted and punished for a crime that they did not commit. It…

Precautions to take by teachers, staff and students on reopening of schools, read here

New Delhi, February 23 The schools are reopening nationwide, with the commencement of the vaccination drive and the falling numbers of active Covid-19 cases. Starting in phases, the schools are…

Shabnam Ali: First woman in India after Independence to be hanged to death

Dolly Chopra A teacher by profession, Uttar Pradesh’s Shabnam Ali, who has done double MA (English and Geography) and taught at the village primary school did the brutal murder of…

Due to a hostile China, India can’t abandon shortwave

      In the past two decades, most of the leading nations have dispensed with expensive long-range shortwave broadcasting. Among the only handful of countries still persisting with long…

Punjab Tourism welcomes India and the world

              Due to the Covid–19 pandemic engineered worldwide crisis which necessitated shutdown and curfew in Punjab, all the segments of the economy were hit…

Importance of Ferozepur-Amritsar rail link

Harjap Singh Aujla Ferozepur, February 5, 2021 Prior to 1947, Ferozepur was a highly favoured mid-sized Punjabi town. It had a quite good railway connectivity with Punjab’s most important cities…

Farmers existence in the present scenario, a critical analysis of existing system income vs three new farm laws

India is the Seventh Longest Country in the World with the area of 3288 million sq.kms having climatic variation from Humid, Dry vertical in the South to Deep Cold in…

Joe Biden took oath of presidency in a dignified event

Harjap Singh Aujla The term of office of the American President is four years. On the first Tuesday of November, barring the first day of the month, in every leap…

“Men in uniform under stress”

Gurjot Singh Kaler Superintendent of Police (SP) The attention of the entire world is currently focused upon the deadly corona-virus and the tragic suffering-cum-destruction unleashed by it on the human…

America’s mentally unstable President may be shown the door

Harjap Singh Aujla January 11 (The author is the senior advisor with The Fact News) For the past four years, America has been dealing with an unusual type of president.…

Demands of farming community are genuine, must be accepted says Dr. M. S. Bajwa

Dr. M. S. Bajwa (Former Director Research, Punjab Agricultural University) January 10 It is highly distressing that the farming community (called as “Jai Kisaan” and “Ann Daata”) of our country…

The Golden age of Radios

Harjap Singh Aujla Radio is not only now a household mode of entertainment but it is now a rage among youth as well. Did you know how it all began?…

Reach of FM coverage in Punjab

December 29 When Marconi did his research on sound propagation, all his research was centered around amplitude modulation mode of propagation. The first wavelengths he worked on were in the…

Importance of agriculture in Indian economy

H.S. Hoon December 23 India’s History of Agriculture Farming dates back to Indus Valley and Ancient Times when farming produce was entirely dependent on soil conditions and irrigation source was…

Meteoric rise and nose dive of Punjab Tourism

Harjap Singh Aujla December 20 Punjab has never been considered a state appropriate for tourism. In British India, Punjab was known as an agricultural and small scale industrial province. After…

Brig HS Ghuman had received Shaurya Chakra on this day in 1961

The Fact News Service December 18 Soon after joining his battalion in Jan 1961, Brig Ghuman took active part in several operations as a young 2/Lt. He showed undaunted courage,…

“Concerns of farmers have to be addressed,” Advocate Rai

Swati Bhan Chandigarh, December 17 Even as the farmers agitation continues in various parts of the northern region the Supreme Court has said that the farmers can continue to agitate…

When the twin towers of World Trade Centre collapsed

Harjap Singh Aujla December 14 On the ill-fated morning of September 11, 2001, I was in my office in New Jersey’s State Capital of Trenton. All of a sudden my…

Agricultural Reform Acts 2020: The Genesis

Dharinder Tayal December 13 The capital of the country is under siege. The farmers of some of the northern states of India are protesting against the recently passed Agricultural Reform…