Articles by Arjun Sharma
Oct 09, 2018
Stubble burning: Delhi at risk of another smog attack as Punjab farmers have little alternative but burn strawThe idea to generate electricity by stubble-burning also never took off, as it was currently impossible to set up powerhouses that could consume 15 million tonne of paddy straw.
Sep 15, 2018
Punjab labour shortage: Depleting migrant workforce in MSME sector prompts state to upgrade vocational training for localsThe industry is now pushing the state government to focus on enhancing the skills of local people to make up for the shortage.
Aug 30, 2018
Ranjit Singh Commission report may derail SAD in 2019 LS polls, will hand Congress and AAP major boostThe Ranjit Singh Commission report has indicted then chief minister Parkash Singh Badal in a matter attached to the sentiments of Sikhs in Punjab.
Jul 26, 2018
Jammu and Kashmir panchayat polls spark political slugfest; parties set to field proxy candidates to test electoral moodThough Jammu and Kashmir local bodies' elections will not be fought on a party basis, major parties will field proxy candidates to test the electoral mood.
Jul 16, 2018
Punjab drug menace: In Mansa district's Tamkot village, women take the lead in fight against addictionAfter finishing their daily chores, every night, women in Tamkot, a village in Punjab's Mansa district, comb all isolated areas in the village to catch drug addicts and peddlers
Jun 29, 2018
Paddy in Punjab, Part 2: High-cost farming is degrading quality of soil, driving small farmers to ruinPunjab's priority for paddy has not been an entirely favourable business for the state's agriculture. This series examines the challenges faced by small cultivators, and the alternatives available on the field
Jun 15, 2018
RSS steps in to help BJP as anger simmers in Jammu against party for 'surrendering' to PDPThe declining popularity of BJP in Jammu has set off alarm bells in the RSS. It responded by appointing a hardcore RSS man and BJP member of the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly, Ravinder Raina, as the state president of BJP.
Jun 09, 2018
RSS event in Nagpur: Sikh member in khaki part of Sangh's efforts to rebrand itself, promote Hindu nationalismRSS has been working hard to bring a change in its image as a Hindu-only outfit and become a nationalist brand instead
Jun 01, 2018
Bypolls results 2018: Grand alliance of opposition parties upset BJP as ruling party, partners win just three out of 14 seatsIn a major setback to the BJP, the saffron party and its allies were able to win just three out of the 14 seats — four Lok Sabha and 10 Assembly — where by-elections were held on 28 May.
May 24, 2018
Brahmins and Jat Sikhs lead campaign for Dalit land rights in Punjab amid milieu of deep-rooted caste prejudicesIn Punjab, a significant section of the leadership of the campaign for Dalit land rights comes from Brahmins and Jat Sikhs – both considered high castes.