On Oct 18, Kisan Sangharsh Committee staged protest in Amritsar against the farm laws. 'Rail Roko' protest led by Committee against contentious laws has also been extended. President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to new farm bills on Sep 27.
Punjab's famous 'Langoor Mela' began at Bada Hanuman Mandir in Amritsar on October 17. Larger number of devotees gathered to offer their prayers at the temple. The temple is famous to fulfil the wish of the parents who want children. After fulfilling the wish, the male child brought here in a dress like langoor. "Those who don't have a child, they pray to Lord Hanuman. When their wish is fulfilled, male child is dressed up like a langoor and brought here," priest Bhagwan Sahay told ANI. However, social distancing norms were violated at the temple.
Government is cheating farmers and playing politics over stubble, said a farmer after burning crop residue that includes stubble. The practice deteriorates air quality, every year and Punjab is once again at the epicenter of it. "Farmers are burning crop residue under compulsion. Our children are also breathing this air. If government gives us subsidy as per NGT (National Green Tribunal) provisions, then no farmer will burn stubble," a farmer in Amritsar added.Over the last few years, the national capital has been battling severe air pollution due to stubble burning incidents.
Kaali Khuhi is the story of a Punjab village that has an evil ritual which causes female infanticide. The age old ritual is now haunting the village as an evil spirit has come alive from the black well where the souls and bodies of many victims lay. Ow, its upto a 10 year old girl Shivangi, played by Riva Arora, to save the cursed village. The Netflix Original directed by Terrie Samundra, stars Shabana Azmi, Leela Samson and Satyadeep Misra. Here’s our review of the film:
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Members of Punjab Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mahila Morcha were stopped on their way to CM Captain Amarinder Singh's residence on October 28. They were on the way to CM's house to protest over alleged rape and murder of a 6-year-old girl in Hoshiarpur.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar while addressing a press conference informed that the Union Cabinet has approved extension of norms for compulsory packaging of food grains in jute bags. "The Union Cabinet has approved the extension of norms for mandatory packaging in jute materials. 100% of the food-grains and 20% of the sugar to be mandatorily packaged in diversified jute bags," said Javadekar.
In a bid to tap into the growth potential of the Horticulture sector in Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched a Market Intervention Scheme to facilitate the stakeholders by providing valuable marketing platform and ensuring optimum prices to the apple growers. The Market Intervention Scheme will make way for the procurement of 12 lakh metric tonnes of apples, which will not only ensure profitability to the apple growers but will also create rural employment through supplementary services. The Union Cabinet had last week approved the extension of the Market Intervention Scheme for apple procurement in Jammu and Kashmir for 2020-21 on the same terms and the condition as was done in 2019-20. The procurement of apple will be done by NAFED through the Directorate of Planning and Marketing, Department of Horticulture and Jammu Kashmir Horticulture Processing and Marketing Corporation (JKHPMC), directly from apple farmers, and the payment will be made through Direct Benefit Transfer into the bank accounts of apple farmers.
A political war of words broke out over the alleged rape and murder of the 6-year-old child of a migrant labourer in Punjab. The Bharatiya Janata Party cited the reaction of Congress leaders to a similar crime in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras. While Nirmala Sitharaman said that rapes shouldn't be politicised, her colleague in the Union Cabinet, Prakash Javadekar questioned why Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi hadn't visited the victim's family in Punjab, like Hathras. Responding to the attacks, Rahul Gandhi tweeted that the governments in Congress-ruled Punjab and Rajasthan are not denying rape or blocking justice. Watch the full video for more.
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