For the last 40 years, Shripat, 62 year old, Jangam, the 'kul purohot' of Lord Shiva, who claim they originated from a part (thigh) of Lord Shiva's body - hails from Barah Kalan, Jind in Haryana, is seen moving in border town of Ferozepur in Punjab, in different locations on fixed days. Jangams are seen in various lanes and bazaars.
Due to the economic slowdown and slow business expansion activities, the number of jobless people have been increasing gradually not only in Punjab, but also India overall. Unemployment rate in India is showing an increasing trend since 2011 when it was 3.5%. The same rose to 3.6% in 2012 and climbed to 3.7% last year. This year, jobless rate is expected to rise to 3.8%, according to the report 'Global Employment Trends 2014.'
Coming together for a common cause close to their heart, beauty queens from various parts of the globe has joined hands to work towards the empowerment of marginalised women in India besides spreading awareness to improve women literacy, prevent female feticide and make women stand on their own feet.
Drive against adulteration of sweets has been intensified in Punjab with state government launching statewide raids on shops, storehouses suspected to be selling/storing/manufacturing such products. The Punjab government acting tough with all those selling adulterated and contaminated food items and playing havoc with the human lives has collected 17917 samples from 2011 till date and sent them for detailed analysis.