The announcement of parliamentary elections has brought a sense of relief to the civil as well police administration here, that had been on their toes for the past over one month in handling protests in the city.
With the announcement of the schedule for parliamentary elections, the district administration has also pulled up its socks for smooth conduct of elections in this sensitive constituency.
An excavation machine hit an electric pole in Lakhi Colony's Street no 1 on Tuesday, which damaged the pole and led to power outage in the area. However, no one was injured.
The 6th Kisan mela organised by Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, at its regional research station here failed to draw many farmers to listen to the views of its experts.
The local unit of the National Fertilisers Ltd has won the Punjab State Safety Award 2013, instituted by the Department of Labour, Punjab.
The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) might be proactive in recovering power bills of domestic consumers, but it doesn't show the same alacrity when it comes to recovering the bills from different government departments.
In a case of honour killing, a man hacked his minor daughter to death at a village under Abohar sub-division of Fazilka district on Sunday evening and threw the body in a field, which was recovered late Monday evening.
Disappointed over a failed relationship that she had developed with a Haryana resident over the social networking website, Facebook, a 24-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her house in Muktsar district.
The Punjab agriculture department has started a campaign to educate farmers on aphid attack on the wheat crop in the initial stage across the state. According to the department, the motive of the campaign is to reduce unnecessary use of insecticide as well as to ensure healthy crop in future.
Despite tall claims of the state government about providing health facilities to people, three posts of child specialist in district hospital, Faridkot, and one each in civil hospital, Kotkapura, and community health centre, Jaitu, are lying vacant.
Four persons including one woman died after the car in which they were plying met with an accident near Behman Dewana village near here on Bathinda-Malout road on Monday morning.
With the poll battle in Bathinda parliamentary constituency set to witness a clash between Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Manpreet Singh Badal, a marriage ceremony here, on Sunday, proved a rallying point for leaders of both SAD and Sanjha Morcha.
Continuing the spree of protests here, protesters under the banner of the Unaided Staff (Aided school) Front of Punjab marched towards the house of CPS and local MLA Sarup Chand Singla on Sunday.
The government primary school in the district jail complex here is a striking example of the apathetic attitude of the governments in the state, which could not even arrange for a small chunk of land to shift it from the land of the jail department, which has now been swapped with the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences.
Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Saturday that the aim of the PPP, which was formed in the name of martyrs, was to help out the Congress, and it has been proved from the party's alliance with the Congress for the Bathinda seat."