HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014


State govt asks agriculture and horticulture department to encourage farmers to adopt bee keeping

The Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), Ludhiana, initiated regular training courses on diversification in bee keeping ten years ago across the state but most farmers did not show interest in the activity.

Village sarpanch dies in road accident

The sarpanch of Chottiyan village of Lehragaga sub division of the district was killed in a road accident on Lehra-Chottiyan road on Wednesday.

Four booked for opening fire at rival group

Police have booked four persons for attempt to murder after they allegedly opened fire on the complainant and another person in a vehicle on Dialpura Bhaika road.

Cotton sees sharp decline in rates; crop diversification hit

A fall of about Rs 1000 per quintal in the rates of cotton this year may leave many cotton growers in the lurch with fewer takers for the crop.Both the rates and arrival of the crop in the grain market of the district are considerably low as compared to the last year.

Brothers arrested for killing sibling over property dispute

Police on Tuesday claimed to have solved a week-old case of blind murder in which the brothers of the victim have been found to be the accused.

Man booked for supplying drugs to jailed father

The police booked a man for allegedly supplying drugs to his father in the Bathinda central jail.The accused has been identified as Ranjit Singh, a resident of Partap Nagar, who was booked under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act for trying to supply intoxicant powder to his jailed father Anil Kumar in June, last year.

Medical college gets a new batch after three years

Over 105 MBBS seats in Chintpurni Medical College and Hospital, Pathankot, were occupied on Tuesday during the third extended centralised counselling held at Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, in compliance with the Supreme Court order dated September 18.

All set for paddy purchase in Punjab:  State agriculture minister Tota Singh

Punjab agriculture minister Tota Singh on Monday claimed that the Punjab government agencies had made all arrangements for the procurement of paddy in Punjab.

Docs cancel strike call against attack on woman colleague

The district unit of Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) has cancelled the call of strike against the delay in arrest of main accused a former Zila Parishad (ZP) chairman for allegedly attacking a woman doctor on Bathinda-Rampura Phul Road.

Take out trash, help make India garbage-free: Sukhbir

Launching the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at Badal village here on Monday, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said all Punjabis should have proactive attitude towards this brainchild initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and build a garbage-free India.

Dhos is PPP's youth wing president

Senior youth leader of the Malwa region Devinderjeet Singh Dhos has been appointed as president of the People's Party of Punjab's (PPP) youth wing.

Six arrested for attack on woman doctor ,former ZP chief yet to be nabbed

 A delegation of doctors, under the banner of the Punjab Civil Medical Services Association, met the SHO of the cantonment police station, demanding the arrest of absconding accused, including former chairman of Zila Parishad (ZP) Bikramjit Singh, for allegedly beating up a woman doctor employed at the Rampura civil hospital on Bathinda-Rampura road.

Bhagat Singh's birth anniversary, but park in a shambles

While the state was celebrating Bhagat Singh's birthday, a municipal park named after him in Mansa did not see any official visit or programme. The visitors in the park had a lot to say about how the 60-year-old park had been left to survive on its own.

Trader booked for assaulting MCB employees

After police booked a trader for allegedly assaulting a Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) team to stop the anti-encroachment drive in Kikkar market here on Friday, the drive has come to a halt.

With BDS seats left vacant, colleges relax criteria

 Even after the third round of counselling on September 10, about 455 seats for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course are vacant, including 49 seats in the government quota, at the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot.

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