Special Stories

Navneet Bal's journey to PCS, she lost father at 13, fulfills his dream at 23

JALANDHAR: Shahkot Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Navneet Kaur Bal was just 13 when she lost her father but such was the determination of this young girl transformed the dream of her late father into reality by becoming PCS just at age of 23 years.

Punjab's ACP Deepika's triumph over the advocates of gender prejudice

JALANDHAR: Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Ms. Deepika Singh's success story was a perfect example of how a determined girl could give a befitting reply to the advocates of gender prejudice within their family to make her parents feel proud of their daughter.

Lady IAS officer of Punjab, Amrit Singh carves a nice for herself through noble ideas

JALANDHAR: Fully convinced that a dedicated IAS officer could make a difference in the lives of millions of people, Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Nakodar Ms. Amrit Singh was committed to bring a change in society through her noble ideas on women empowerment and cleanliness. 

Image Recognition Software Reveals Impact of Cruel Wildlife Selfies on Social Media

NEW DELHI:: On World Animal Day, World Animal Protection is launching a Wildlife Selfie Code for tourists to learn how to take a photo with wild animals without fueling the cruel wildlife entertainment industry. Selfies with wild animals have proliferated over the last two years on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter – the explosive trend on social media is driving the suffering and exploitation for some of the world’s most iconic animals in the Amazon.

Get a taste of holiday farming in Punjab

HOSHIARPUR:  Punjab is better known for India's "green revolution" in agriculture and for contributing the maximum foodgrain to the national kitty. And now a progressive horticulturist and entrepreneur is offering hands-on experience to visitors to try their hand at how farming is actually done.

Policeman who turns to social services

A policeman turns to social service after shedding his “Khakhi.” He teaches English and Mathematics to underprivileged students of Naya Gaon in Chandigarh free.

TRAPPIST-1 planets may still have water, finds Hubble

 The outer Earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 might still harbour substantial amounts of water, suggest results of a new study.

This 9-year-old wants to join NASA to prevent alien invasion

NASA has sent an inspiring letter to a nine-year-old who expressed interest in being a Planetary Protection Officer after the US space agency recently announced opening for the position

Wildlife trafficking is world's fourth largest illicit trade

NEW DELHI : Standing tall at $20 billion annually and still growing, the wildlife trafficking has become the world's fourth largest illicit trade, said World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on Saturday -- the Global Tiger Day.

World Animal Protection Report Reveals Exploitation of Thousands of Elephants in Asian Countries, Including India

Punjab News Express/Newsvoir
NEW DELHI: Countries in Asia, including India, continue to grow the captive elephant industry for elephant rides and performances to meet irresponsible tourist demands.

Professional pilot, Tarundeep once lost hope, now comes with own brand of Punjabi Jutti

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: A wrong treatment of Hepatitis A could have been that one thing that would have ended everything for twenty-seven year old Tarundeep Singh. But, like they say, god had some other plans for him. A plan which included giving every woman the best pair of jutti’s to walk around it.

As India ages, over 61% of elderly will have no income security by 2050

By Kinjal Sampat & Nandini Dey
India's 860 million-strong working population (15-64 years), the world's largest, is beginning to age. Over the next 33 years, by 2050, 32.4 million Indians, or 20 per cent of the population, will be above 60 years of age.

Bike-sharing schemes: Flourishing or running riot?

Punjab News Express/IANS
Almost a hundred Chinese cities now have bike-sharing schemes. The bikes, in various colours, have GPS trackers and can be unlocked simply by scanning a barcode on the frame with your phone. China may be creating a new model of transportation that could be adopted globally.

Kolkata's dancing cop who makes people smile

IANS
KOLKATA: Commuters look out in surprise from windows of cars and buses. Some passersby occasionally stop to click pictures. The subject of their interest is a man who literally makes managing busy traffic on a bustling east Kolkata road a song and a dance.

Dr A.R Shankhyan discovered two infant lower molar teeth in Bilaspur area in HP

Punjab News Express/Y.S. Rana
CHANDIGARH: Dr A.R Shankhyan, a Himachali from Bilaspur has been keen to get to the bottom of its people’s ancestry since his retirement from Anthropological Survey of India and stepped up his efforts to uncover evidence of early man in Haritalyangar (Bilaspur) of Himachal Pradesh. Recently, he discovered two infant lower molar teeth belonged to an ape-like creature Krishnapithecus from the area.

'One third of world food produced is thrown away'

Punjab News Express
HELSINKI : One third of the food produced in the world is thrown away, said Janez Potocnik, co-chair of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) International Resource Panel here on Monday.

Tourists flocking to Himachal hills feel cheated

Punjab News Express/Vishal Gulati
Shimla/Manali : For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Nothing can describe the hospitality industry in Himachal Pradesh better than Newton's law of motion.

Jammu engineer scales Mount Everest

Punjab News Express
JAMMU : Rahul Jarngal, an engineer belonging to Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, has scaled the Mount Everest.

Hindu, Muslim wives donate kidney to other's husband

Punjab News Express
NOIDA : Human blood holds no narrow sectarian boundaries, was proved when a Hindu and a Muslim woman donated one of their kidneys to the other's husband at a hospital here.

A Shimla cafe where prisoners serve pizzas

Punjab News Express/Vishal Gulati
SHIMLA : It's a real life scene right out of reel life.

123456