Punjab celebrates harvest festival Baisakhi

Punjab celebrates harvest festival BaisakhiAmritsar, Apr 13: The Sikh community on Monday celebrated the annual spring harvest festival of Baisakhi.

Farmers, dressed in colourful attires, danced to `Bhangra' beats in middle of the fields.

Throughout the year, farmers work hard for good crop yields and during the harvest festival of Baisakhi, they dance and make merry.

After the celebrations, the farmers start cutting the crop.

IOL Chemicals to hire 400 new employees this year

IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals LimitedIOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited, a leading organic chemicals manufacturer and supplier, has announced that it will hire around 400 new employees by the end of this year.

The company has an existing workforce of over 900 professionals.

Market experts believe that despite the global economic slowdown, this is a big step by Ludhiana-based IOLCP towards preparing itself to tap global opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry.

RCom to open 82 new stores in Punjab

Reliance CommunicationsReliance Communications informed on Tuesday that it will open 82 new exclusive mobile stores in Punjab under its expansion programme.

Under the arrangement, the company would undertake expansion drive across several districts of state including Amritsar, Bhatinda, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala.

According to company officials, the latest move is to bring affordable services closer to the people of Punjab and provide easier and faster access to world class telecommunications solutions.

Ludhiana youth claims ear-lifting record

Ludhiana youth claims ear-lifting recordLudhiana, Apr 4 : A Ludhiana youth is claiming the world record for lifting 110 kilograms with his ears.

Rakesh Kumar, a former bodybuilder, now says that he is planning to visit London to get his name registered in the Guinness Book of World Records.

He has already entered the Limca Book of Records.

"I exercise after every two days with my ears. I have earlier won the third place in bodybuilding. This record attempt was result of eight years of hard work," Kumar said.

Panel To Probe ‘Uranium’ In Kids

Panel To Probe ‘Uranium’ In Kids Tests on kids suffering from cerebral palsy or mental disabilities in Punjab have disclosed high levels of uranium.

A charity based in the Punjab’s Faridkot city said chemical analyses of hair samples collected from 149 children in its care showed "unpredicted quantities" of toxicants.

The kids who took part in the study were below the age of 13 years, it said.

The outcome has puzzled the functionaries as there are no known sources of uranium in Punjab.

24 pilgrims killed, 75 injured in truck mishap on Punjab-Himachal Pradesh border

24 pilgrims killed, 75 injured in truck mishap on Punjab-Himachal Pradesh borderAnandpur Sahib, Mar. 31: At least 24 pilgrims were killed and 75 were injured when their truck returning from Naina Devi shrine overturned at Rampur Jhajjhar village along the Punjab-Himachal Pradesh border on Tuesday morning.

According to official sources, the pilgrims were going to pay obeisance at the Naina Devi shrine in Himachal Pradesh when the mishap took place.