• Drinking Water
    Apr 28, 2015 20:03 IST

    No access to potable water for Mandi Gobindgarh residents

    Despite being one of the richest councils in the state, Mandi Gobindgarh has failed to provide clean drinking water to its residents as the water supply system in city has not been working for more than four years.

  • Manmohan Kaur and Kanwar Bhim Singh. Sanjeev Kumar/HT
    Apr 28, 2015 18:30 IST

    Bathinda couple bag four medals at masters athletic championship

    An elderly veteran couple Kanwar Bhim Singh and Manmohan Kaur of Bathinda have won four medals at the 36th National Masters Athletic Championship held from April 16 to 19 at Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.

  • court canada
    Apr 28, 2015 11:23 IST

    Contempt notice to Fazilka MC president, EO

    The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday issued contempt notices to the president and executive officer of the Fazilka municipal committee on a petition filed by former Rajya Sabha member Varinder Kataria.

  • Rajinder Kaur Bhattal
    Apr 27, 2015 20:48 IST

    Bhattal flays Badal govt's failure to lift wheat from mandis

    Former chief minister and senior Congress leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal on Monday lashed out at the Parkash Singh Badal government in the state for failing to evolve a proper mechanism to lift wheat from the grain markets, following which the farmers are facing a lot of harassment.

  • BJP President Nitin Gadkari
    Apr 26, 2015 20:26 IST

    Road-widening project: Land owners allege irregularities in compensation, want Gadkari to quit

    Residents of about eight villages of the district, whose land is being acquired for widening the Bathinda-Amritsar national highway (NH-15), have alleged irregularities in the process of deciding compensation for them.

  • IYC president MLA Amarinder Singh Raja Warring lifting wheat bag
    Apr 26, 2015 20:16 IST

    Slow lifting of wheat: IYC plans protest march in Delhi on Monday

    Politics over the slow lifting of wheat in Punjab has entered the grain markets in the district. It was Congress leader Harmandar Singh Jassi, who visited the grain market here on Saturday and expressed sympathy with the farmers over the slow lifting of wheat in the district.

  • Indian farmers protest
    Apr 26, 2015 18:18 IST

    Wheat procurement: Farmers stage protest

    Farmers on Sunday blocked traffic on the Moga-Amritsar national highway for over four hours alleging that procurement agencies failed in lifting their produce from markets.

  • Arrest-handcuffs-P
    Apr 25, 2015 20:17 IST

    Gang of women traffickers busted in Mansa, four held

    The district police on Friday arrested four members of a gang that was involved in immoral trafficking of women across states of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal, Rajasthan and New Delhi. The arrested included a former jawan of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) hailing from Sirsa.

  • A distressed farmer waiting for the procurement of his wheat crop lying atthe grain market, Bathinda
    Apr 25, 2015 20:06 IST

    Not much procured wheat lifted from grain markets in Faridkot

    As private contractors are allegedly forcing commission agents to pay `2 more than the fixed rate for a 50-kg bag of wheat to transport it from the grain markets to the godowns, little lifting has taken place in the district so far.

  • Railways
    Apr 24, 2015 22:27 IST

    Rohtak-Bathinda rail line electrification to begin on Saturday

    Union railways minister Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate the commencement of the electrification of Rohtak-Bathinda-Lehra Mohabbat rail line costing Rs 294 crore on Saturday at Rohtak railway station.

  • Arrest-handcuffs-P
    Apr 24, 2015 20:09 IST

    Policeman among five arrested in Canada-based NRI murder case

    Five persons, including a policeman, were arrested on Friday for their alleged involvement in murder of a NRI at his native Kalliyewala village in this district, police said.

  • A old man selecting book in Satpal Azad Memorial public library
    Apr 24, 2015 19:50 IST

    Bathinda: A treasure of books, but not readers

    There are more than 12 libraries in the district that include Government District Library, Bathinda; Satya Paul Azad memorial public library, Bathinda; Public Library, Rampura Phul; Shaheed Bhagat Singh Library, Jeeda village; Maghi Singh Gill Memorial Library, Baliya Wali village, Lala Hardyal Library at Teachers Home, Lala Sant Ram memorial library, Shaheed Jarnail Singh memorial library and others.

  • Nestle
    Apr 24, 2015 12:29 IST

    Fields to dairy: Nestle helps Punjab farmers break new ground

    Devinder Singh, a farmer, stands proudly at the entrance of a milk collection centre at Kaonke Kalan village near this dusty Punjab town as officials of the global food, nutrition and wellness giant Nestle arrive to inspect it.

  • farmers
    Apr 23, 2015 21:53 IST

    Farmers still waiting compensation for previous year's losses

    In her recent visit to Mansa, union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal announced that the farmers will be adequately compensated for their damaged wheat crop, however farmers are still awaiting compensation for the loss incurred last year due to damage to the cotton crop.

  • Farmers raising slogans.
    Apr 23, 2015 21:11 IST

    Farmers block traffic in Barnala to protest tardy wheat procurement

    Traffic on all major roads from here remained disrupted as members of various farmers' unions squatted on roads against the tardy wheat procurement from grain markets. Farmers alleged not a single grain has been lifted so far and farmers are at the receiving end.