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HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014

Bathinda

PWD minister, others to pay homage to Saragarhi martyrs

 Saragarhi Day will be observed at the Saragarhi memorial gurdwara here to pay homage to the 21 Sikh soldiers of the 36 Sikh Regiment who died while defending the Fort of Saragarhi in Wazirstan, now in Pakistan, on September 12, 1897 against an attack by 10,000 Pathans.

Mother of missing youth starts fast-un-to-death

 The district police, on Wednesday, booked three people, including two members of the joint action committee, which has given a call for bandh on Friday on the issue of missing people in the district.

Problem of residents of Multani Nagar: low streets, high manholes

More than 2,000 residents of Multani Nagar, ward number 39, have been suffering a lot because of the non-completion of the street and sewerage project.

Naxalism too narrow a word to define Pash: historian

Taking a strong exception to popular perception about the famous Punjabi poet Avtar Singh Sandhu alias 'Pash', historian Chaman Lal, known for his work on the life of Bhagat Singh, stressed that Pash was not a naxalite poet.

25 women among 175 booked for pelting stones on police

As many as 175 people, including 25 women, have been booked by the Abohar police for allegedly pelting stones on the police late Monday evening.

Food & civil supplies inspector arrested while accepting bribe

An inspector with the food and civil supplies department was on Tuesday caught red-handed by vigilance department sleuths while accepting allegedly a bribe of rs 3,000.

Officially, 46 villages under water in Muktsar

Nearly 46 villages are still under water in the home district of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, according to official sources.

1-kg heroin, 1 pistol found on Ferozepur border

Border Security Force (BSF) personnel found 1-kg heroin, worth `5 crore in the international market, and a pistol along with its two magazines and ammunition thrown on the Indian side of the border here on Monday.

7,000-acre farm land, 12 villages in Fazilka remain submerged

More than 7,000 acres of agricultural land and over 12 villages in Fazilka district remain submerged after heavy rain last week.The waterlogged villages included Shijrana, Ratta Khera, Halimwala, Salemwala, Manu Khera, Nukrein and Kheo Wali among others.

Floods here again, 2 Muktsar villages still await projects promised last year

The heavy rain has led to flooding of different areas in the district again and officials are rushing to the affected areas to assess the situation and make plans to save them from the problem in future.

Residents of 10 villages helpless as a bridge built by them on a drain collapses

Residents of ten villages had spent money from their own pockets to build a temporary bridge on a drain in the middle of Bhaloor and Jiwanwala villages under Baghapurana sub-division, 40 km from here. However, due to heavy rain this bridge collapsed on Sunday.

Baba Farid society announces names of award winners

The Baba Farid society, which organises the annual Baba Farid heritage festival here, has announced names of winners of 15th Baba Farid award for honesty and Bhagat Puran Singh award for service to humanity.

Gang of motorcycle thieves busted, one arrested

The district police, on Sunday, arrested a member of an inter-state gang of motorcycle thieves from near Nihalgarh village under Dharamkot sub-division, 17 km from here.

Cotton crop in Malwa belt under threat of suffering huge loss due to heavy rain

The incessant and heavy rain on Thursday and Friday, which is quite untimely and unwanted for the standing crops in the Malwa belt, for crops including early-maturing varieties of paddy and cotton, is supposed to again hit the farmers hard like the last year when heavy rain lashed the region and destroyed cotton in large parts and led to very low yield.

Abohar residents gherao DC seeking early de-watering of flooded areas

Infuriated over non-release of rainwater from the area for the last three days, residents of Abohar initially 'gheroed' the deputy commissioner of Fazilka and later jammed the traffic, on Saturday, to demand early relief. Due to continuous rain for the past three days, majority of low-lying areas in Abohar are submerged in water.
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