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    Mar 04, 2015 19:57 IST

    Punjab govt bows before panchayats, will not open liquor vends in 107 villages

    Amid severe criticism for failing to check the drug menace in the state, the cash-starved Punjab government has had to bow before more than hundred village panchayats which have raised voice against opening of liquor vend in their respective villages.

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    Mar 04, 2015 19:29 IST

    Bathinda: Army exploring rowing talent among Punjabi youth

    Rowing is a water game mostly popular in southern states of the country, but now-a-days, Punjabi youth are venturing into it under coaching by armymen.

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    Mar 04, 2015 19:20 IST

    Main accused in Sukha Kahlon murder case arrested in Faridkot

    The district police, on Wednesday, claimed to have arrested the alleged main accused in the notorious gangster Sukha Kahlon murder case, Gurpreet Singh Sekhon, 26, who had been at large since the crime was committed and taking refuge in neighboring states.

  • SAD symbol
    Mar 04, 2015 10:30 IST

    Defeated Bathinda SAD leader opens fire at Cong councillo

    A Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader, who had lost in the recently-held municipal corporation polls here, allegedly opened fire on the winner Congress councillor and his supporters while they were celebrating their victory in ward number 19 here on Tuesday.

  • Mar 03, 2015 21:05 IST

    40 year old undertrial commits suicide in Faridkot jail

    Jassa Singh, 40, an undertrial in a murder case, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the grill of the modern jail here on Monday night.

  • SAD symbol
    Mar 03, 2015 20:37 IST

    Faridkot: SAD candidates blame senior leaders

    After their defeat in the municipal elections, some of the candidates have started blaming their own party leaders for their defeat and demanded an action against them.

  • Wheat crop damaged
    Mar 03, 2015 09:55 IST

    Rainstorm flattens wheat crop on 2nd day in Faridkot, Muktsar

    Heavy rain coupled with high-velocity winds that continued for the second consecutive day flattened standing crops, particularly wheat, on large swathes of agricultural land in Faridkot and Muktsar districts on Monday.

  • A dejected farmer showing his standing crop damanged by rain in a Patiala village on Tuesday. (Bharat Bhushan/HT photo)
    Mar 01, 2015 21:39 IST

    Rain, winds damage wheat, other crops in Moga villages

    Heavy rain and strong winds in Moga, Nihal Singh Wala, Baghapurana and Dharamkot subdivision areas during the past 24 hours have caused heavy damage to the standing wheat, mustard, maize, sugarcane and other crops across the district, leaving hundreds of farmers, who were hoping for a bumper crop, a worried lot.

  • SAD symbol
    Mar 01, 2015 21:30 IST

    Ex-SAD councillor alleges false implication by police

    Former SAD councillor in Maur municipal council (MC), Nirmal Singh, husband of Manjit Kaur, who unsuccessfully contested the civic body poll from ward number 7, has alleged that he has been falsely implicated in the case as he was not present in the town at the time of the clash that took place in Maur Khurd area on Friday.

  • Mar 01, 2015 20:46 IST

    HT principal correspondent Jasdeep Singh Malhotra honoured posthumously

    Jasdeep Singh Malhotra, principal correspondent of the Hindustan Times, who was killed under mysterious circumstances in a road accident in September 2013 when he was working on a series of investigative stories on "sand and gravel mafia" in Punjab, was on Sunday honoured posthumously with the Betab Memorial Award for Excellence in Journalism here.

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    Feb 28, 2015 22:29 IST

    Leaders seek release of Sikh prisoners

    Leaders of Sikh organisations from here met Basant Garg, deputy commissioner on Friday and submitted to him a memorandum demanding unconditional and permanent release of Sikh prisoners, including Sikh leader Gurdeep Singh and others.

  • Feb 28, 2015 22:22 IST

    First dog show in Bathinda on Sunday

    A dog show will be held at the sports stadium of GND thermal plant here on Sunday for the first time. Dogs of all breeds from the country and abroad can be brought for participation in the show. The show is being organised by the Bathinda Kennel Club.

  • Feb 28, 2015 10:47 IST

    Akali vs Akali locked in tug-of-war in Moga

    After registering an impressive victory in the municipal corporation elections in Moga by winning 24 wards out of 50, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is now fighting another political battle within the party.

  • Feb 27, 2015 21:54 IST

    Congress reduced to drawing room politics: Kamal Sharma

    The defeat of the Congress at the hands of SAD-BJP nominees in the elections to municipal councils, corporations and nagar panchayats has proved that the Congress has now been reduced to mere 'drawing room politics' and lost its grip among the electorate not only at the Centre but in Punjab too.

  • Feb 27, 2015 21:49 IST

    Citizens wish list for budget

    I hope the budget is in favour of the common man and no new taxes are imposed. The budget should also be favourable to the agriculture sector and should provide relief to the farmers. Subsidies should go to the benefit of the farmers and not of the middlemen.