Though the Punjab government might be busy in claiming that there is no dearth of funds to ensure the facilitation of development works in the state, yet the foundation stone laid for the astro turf for hockey several months ago here, remains as it is and no work has been started to construct the turf.
Twelve years after it was discontinued, union minister of railways Sadananda Gowda is expected to flag off the Bathinda-New Delhi Shatabdi Express fron Bathinda on October 31. But the mystery over its halt at Mansa railway station is not yet over.
This season is not going to be good for cotton farmers of the district as they are getting very less price for the crop.The maximum cotton price last year was Rs. 5,400 per quintal at a few cotton markets of Bathinda, while not a single bale has been auctioned for above Rs. 4,115 this time.
Three members of a family were killed in an accident on the Bathinda-Barnala road here near the cantonment area on Diwali when the car they were travelling in collided with a bus of the Adesh Medical Institute. Two others, including a child, were injured in the head-on collision.
A personal dispute led to a fight between district Congress president Mohan Lal Jhumba and his brother with former ward councillor and an Akali worker Shivaji Raj Sharma and his son.Sharma alleged that Jhumba and his brother Sohan Lal Jhumba, along with other Congress workers, entered his house and beat him and his son severely.
A function to pay homage to Param Veer Chakra (PVC) awardee Late Subedar Joginder Singh of Mahla Kalan village in the district was held at the War Memorial in the court complex here on Wednesday.
The sellers of firecrackers in the city have ignored all the rules and warnings issued by the district administration. The administration had issued a circular on October 10 stating that the sale, purchase and bursting of crackers should be held in specified areas only. The circular clearly highlighted the previous incidents of fire and accidents due to illegal storage of firecrackers. The administration has declared six locations across the district where the sale of firecrackers is permitted.
A court here, on Wednesday, sentenced a youth to 10-year jail for attempting to rape a six-year-old girl in Moonak sub-division of the district. The court of additional sessions judge Varinder Aggarwal also imposed a fine of `35,000 on the accused.
The Punjab vigilance bureau arrested a junior engineer (JE) in the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) on Tuesday while allegedly accepting bribe in lieu of not acting against a kundi (illegal) connection complaint.
It was a dismal show at the two-day district level women's games (under-25) organised in Bathinda as only a few teams turned up for participation.
Police claim to have arrested three people regarding illegal sale and purchase of weapons, besides recovering eight foreign-made pistols which the police estimate cost Rs.
2.5 crore.However, police have failed to trace the accused behind the robbery of 34 guns and 1,243 cartridges from a gun house on October 6 which is one of the largest incidents of theft of sophisticated weapons.
Seven-year-old Prince alias Kokky, who was missing from Jaitu town of Faridkot district for two-and-a-half months, was handed over to his parents in Bathinda by officials of the district child protection unit on Tuesday.
Police have booked a man for sexually harassing a woman at the inter-state bus terminus here. Based on the complaint by the woman, a resident of Danewala village in Mansa district, police have booked Kulwant Singh, a resident of Sada Singh Wala village in Mansa.
Members of the field workers union of the forest department staged a protest in front of the office of the divisional forest officer in support of their demands on Monday.
Police have booked a Jalandhar resident for allegedly cheating a man in the name of sending him abroad. Based on a complaint by Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Paras Ram Nagar here, a case under Section 420 of the IPC has been registered against Yuvraj Singh, a resident of Kapurthala Chowk in Jalandhar.