Gurdaspur is the most affected district in Punjab with 114 villages inundated.
The residents belonging to the flood-affected villages are recalling the terrifying memories of the 1988 floods when the entire Ferozepur had got submerged in floods.
With 500 more people evacuated today, the authorities claim to have rescued 5,500 people in the last four days, Gurdaspur alone accounting for 625 evacuees.
Officials fear the flood situation may escalate further as heavy rain is expected in upstream Himachal Pradesh, where the catchment areas of the Pong and Bhakra dams lie.
As many as five toilets were designated for use by transgender persons at various locations in the High Court premises.
The catchment areas of Pong Dam on the Beas river and Bhakra-Nangal dam on the Sutlej river are in Himachal and both the dams continue to receive heavy inflow.
Many areas in Hoshiarpur, Rupnagar and Gurdaspur districts were inundated following the release of excess water from the Bhakra and Pong dams, officials said.
Several people were trapped in their homes in Bhanam and Lower Bela villages, located near the Sutlej River, due to a strong current, villagers said.
Sources said the state government has allowed short-term permits to aggrieved farmers -- not to the hunters or others -- as was the case earlier.
In Punjab, domestic consumption of elections up to 300 units is free, while farmers are completely exempted from electricity charges.
With the move, Purohit aims to underscore the importance of responsible use of resources during challenging times, sources said.
An analysis of the latest numbers from the government reveals that only four states and union territories out of the 31 in India have debt levels below 20% of their Gross State Domestic Product.
The High Commission was attacked in March by a group of about 50 people, who committed criminal trespass, caused disrespect to the Indian flag, damage to public property and injuries to officials.
“The deceased inspector had stopped his Ciaz car due to some mechanical problem and was standing outside.
According to sources, two youth were yesterday swept away to Pakistan in Sutlej river from near Ginniwala village in Ferozepur district of Punjab.
Provisions for bad loans declined to Rs 4,374 crore in the first quarter of the current fiscal as compared to Rs 4,814 crore in the same quarter of previous year.
Several districts of Punjab and Haryana were battered by the recent heavy downpour that paralysed daily life and flooded vast tracts of residential and agricultural land.
Several districts of Punjab and Haryana were battered by the recent heavy downpour that left normal life paralysed and flooded vast tracts of residential and agricultural land.
The fresh spell of rain has again sent people scampering to shore up resources and protect their property in the two states.
Unfortunate that Governor doesn't know whether calling special Assembly session was legal or not: Punjab CM
Mann said during the previous Amarinder Singh government tenure, the Assembly session was called twice without the permission of the governor as the session was not prorogued.