In order to encourage youth to get into agriculture business, Balbir Singh of Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua is cultivating mushroom in large scale. Under the guidance of agriculture department, he started mushroom cultivation. Mushroom cultivation plays important role in government's plan to double farmers' income. Except peak winter, mushrooms can be widely cultivated with suitable environment.
Punjab Youth Congress workers faced water cannons from Police in Chandigarh after they gheraoed the residence of Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar on December 02. The protest by the Youth Congress workers was against Haryana administration's tackling of protesting farmers last month when the disgruntled community from Punjab decided to march towards the national capital for their 'Delhi Chalo' protest against the new agricultural laws. Protesting farmers who were marching towards Delhi faced water cannon and tear gas shells from Haryana Police. The alleged use of force against farmers drew ire of opposition, mainly from Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh who criticised the handling, and later said he will not pick up the calls of his Haryana counterpart. Thousands of farmers have camped in and around the national capital for seven days now to intensify their protest against the new farm reforms which they have termed as "black laws".
On auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, Chandigarh-based bakery baked massive 550-kg cake. 40-foot-long cake was offered to people at a gurdwara to celebrate birth anniversary of first Sikh Guru. "This cake measures 40 feet and it weighs 550 kg. Last year also on 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev we baked the cake, this year we decided to do it once again," said owner of National Bakers.
A visual artist from Chandigarh made an optical illusion portrait of Guru Nanak Dev on the occasion of Gurpurab. The portrait is kept at Gurdwara Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib. The artist, Varun Tandon said, "I made this using 551 'Ek Onkar' (opening words of Guru Granth Sahib). You'll see 'Ek Onkar' if you take a closer look and picture of Guru Nanak Dev ji if you see it from a distance. It's an optical illusion. I've used 'Ek Onkar' in 13 different colours. It was made in 7 days. Idea was to do something different on Gurpurab."
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach briefly confronted a small group of anti-Olympics protesters outside the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, building following his meeting with the city's governor Yuriko Koike on Monday.