Articles by Arjun Sharma
Mar 09, 2019
Cancer ravages rural Punjab due to chemicals in pesticides; govt assistance fails to improve situationPunjab’s Malwa region, of which Sangrur is a district, has hundreds fighting cancer.
Mar 03, 2019
Political parties use drug menace in Punjab as perennial election fodder, but none have any solution to offerPunjab has been plagued by a drug menace for years, with political parties bringing up the problem at every election rally but with no solutions.
Dec 15, 2018
Connecting Kartarpur: Real estate prices go north in town bordering Sikh shrine, hoteliers expect tourism boomLarge swathes of land in and around the town are now being seen as perfect spots to set up infrastructure that would be needed to cater to the tourists visiting Dera Baba Nanak from across the world.
Nov 30, 2018
Guru Granth Sahib desecration in Punjab: Congress, AAP use row over alleged sacrilege to hurt SAD's poll prospectsPunjab’s politics is in a holy mess with the ruling Congress and the fledgling Aam Aadmi Party taking a leaf out of the Shiromani Akali Dal’s book.
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