Articles by Arjun Sharma
Oct 22, 2018
Key witness in Kerala nun rape case found dead: Even before autopsy report, police say death due to natural causesFather Kuriakose Kattuthara (62), a witness in the Kerala nun rape case, was found dead inside his room in St Paul’s Church, Dasuya in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab.
Oct 10, 2018
Stubble burning: Neither subsidy nor penalty can stop debt-ridden farmers of Punjab from torching strawLike China, Punjab has tried many solutions, even drafting an agricultural policy that talks about a paddy straw challenge fund to reduce the menace.
Sep 14, 2018
Punjab labour shortage: Rising scarcity of farm workers pushes up production cost, inclination towards machine farmingA report prepared by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry states that between 2004-05 and 2011-12, a large percentage of the workforce across states moved away from agriculture.
Sep 01, 2018
National Conference-Congress alliance set to claim LAHDC Kargil Council; BJP only manages to open its accountIn 2013, Congress was able to win 10 seats in the council whereas the NC and independent candidates also won eight seats each.
Aug 16, 2018
As Jammu becomes home for refugees from four communities, govt has to deal with complex issue of rightsExcept for the Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, and the Hindus from Pakistan who fled during partition, the other displaced people who chose to settle in Jammu are, strictly speaking, not refugees, though they are legally classified as such.
Aug 13, 2018
Sexual harassment an everyday affair at work for Punjab's Dalit women, humiliation part of the jobPunjab is known for its rich cultural heritage and lifestyle, but the condition of Dalit women in several parts of the state is not common knowledge.
Jul 23, 2018
Kathua rape and murder: Months after horrific incident, Rasana remains on edge; anxious parents keep minors under relentless vigilanceLife seems to have come to a standstill in Rasana since the Kathua incident. In constant fear, elders in the village have barred kids from playing outside.
Jul 14, 2018
Deaths in Punjab due to drug menace give Congress sleepless nights, with no easy solution in sightAt least 23 drug-related deaths were reported in Punjab in June.
Jun 30, 2018
Paddy in Punjab, Part III: State’s farmers discover there is life beyond rice and wheat, take to animal farming, fisheryWith extensive rice farming in Punjab taking an increasing toll on groundwater reserves and soil health, farmers are being asked to consider alternatives like dairy and pig farming and fisheries
Jun 28, 2018
Paddy in Punjab, Part 1: Over-cultivation of water-guzzling rice crop threatens to deplete state's groundwater reservesPunjab's priority for paddy has not been an entirely favourable business for the state's agriculture. This series examines the potential threat to the sector from skewed paddy cultivation