Punjab is primarily an agrarian state and agriculture occupies the most prominent place in Punjab’s economy.
As against an all India average of 51%, it has 86% of its area under cultivation.
The fertilizer consumption in Punjab is the highest in India.
Punjab’s contribution is highest in the procurement of
food grains for the central pool. The State produces 10% of India’s milk production.
Per capita availability of eggs in Punjab is 90, one of the highest in India.
Punjab is dotted with places of historical and cultural interest.
Ropar, one of the centers of Indus Valley civilization, Amritsar, the city of the golden Temple, (now reamed Harmandir Sahib), sacred to the Sikhs, the ancient fort of
Bhatinda, the architectural monuments of Kapurthala, the City of Garden, Patiala and
Chandigarh, the capital designed by the Swiss-born French architect Lecorbusier are among the leading tourist attractions of the state.
President Pervez Musharraf today chaired a high-level meeting to review the overall security situation in the country, following the imposition of emergency and expressed satisfaction over the measures taken. (Musharraf Reviews Security , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
Reacting sharply to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's remark that he condoled the death of LTTE leader S P Tamilselvan in his capacity as a Tamil, AIADMK Supremo Jayalalitha on Tuesday said she too had Tamil spirit and that . . . . (Tamil Blood Runs In My Veins: Jaya , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
In a populist measure that ought to have been avoided, the Haryana Chief Minister last Thursday waived the house tax in the urban areas and the “chullah” tax in the rural areas from April, 2008, provided the tax payees clear their arrears . . . . . . (Scrapping House Tax, Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Nov 07, 2007)
Pervez Musharraf's decision to impose Emergency in Pakistan looks like his last desperate effort to restore a semblance of order in a nuclear-armed, jihad-supporting nation propped up by an imagined identity and foreign aid
(General's Last Gambit, Pioneer, Wilson John, Nov 07, 2007)
Despite US pressure and soothing words from the government, Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf is likely to hold off on elections until he has cemented his grip on power, analysts say. (Uncertainty Shrouds Pak Poll Date, Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
Despite US pressure and soothing words from the government, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is likely to hold off on elections until he has cemented his grip on power, analysts say. (Uncertainty Shrouds Pakistan Election Date, Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
Recognising India as a “key source country” for skilled workers, Canada on Tuesday announced opening of a “referral office” here to scout for talented people who could contribute to its economic growth.
(Canada Seeks Skilled Indians, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
Is Pakistan’s sickness terminal? To determine this one needs to diagnose. And what does a diagnosis reveal? Consider, first, the Pakistan army. (Special Article, Statesman, Rajinder Puri, Nov 07, 2007)
Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday gave a go-ahead for a massive military action in the restive tribal areas to crush pro-Taliban and Al Qaeda militants once for all.
(Big Crackdown In Tribal Border Belt, Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
Jindal is the first Indian American to win a gubernatorial election in the U.S., but there are concerns about his silence on racism. (The Real Bobby Jindal, Frontline, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
SUPPORT for Gen Musharraf in western capitals, especially Washington, and which many Pakistanis begrudged him, is fast withering. (Friendly Advice, Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Nov 07, 2007)
Some 3,500 people have been arrested since the emergency was declared on Saturday and fundamental rights were suspended. (Unrest Continues In Pakistan , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
THE attorney-general’s remarks appear too good to be true. Speaking to a foreign wire agency, Malik Abdul Qayyum said things that would relieve our frayed nerves. (Who To Believe?, Dawn, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
Recognising India as a "key source country" for skilled workers, Canada, on Tuesday, announced the opening of a "referral office" here to scout for talented people who could contribute to its economic growth. (Canada Wants Skilled Workers From India , Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
While the visitors' galleries on the Indian side were jam-packed with hundreds of slogan-raising visitors cheering the BSF jawans sprightly marching during the retreat ceremony, the response at the galleries on the Pakistani side was comparatively lukewar (Wagah: Pak Galleries Empty , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
The imposition of emergency in Pakistan has not created any pressure on the Taliban groups operating in Swat district. ('Taliban Has The Responsibility To Arrest Musharraf', Rediff on the Net, Hamid Mir, Nov 06, 2007)
IF politics proceeds on its promised course, there is likely to be a considerable rearrangement in the distribution of power among different political groups. (Punjab And The National Economy, Dawn, Shahid Javed Burki, Nov 06, 2007)
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said on Sunday that the government was committed to making sure that general elections were held and the democratic process flourished in Pakistan. (Hold Elections And Tackle Terrorism Straightway, Daily Times, Editorial, Daily Times, Nov 06, 2007)
Survival is clearly General Pervez Musharraf’s reason for the emergency in Pakistan. By next week, the Supreme Court was to declare him ineligible to contest the elections. Within hours of the Emergency, a pliable Chief Justice is in place. (A Question Of Survival, Statesman, Raju Santhanam, Nov 05, 2007)
India has asked its security forces to step up vigil along the border with Pakistan to check possible infiltration by religious extremists who may try to escape the dragnet in Pakistan, Press Trust of India said on Sunday. (Indian Border Police On Alert , Dawn, Jawed Naqvi, Nov 05, 2007)
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