Bathinda

  • Judiciary symbollic photo
    Jul 06, 2015 23:02 IST

    20-year jail term for three accused in gang rape of minor girl

    The court of Muktsar additional district and sessions judge, Varinder Agarwal, on Monday sentenced 20-year jail term to three accused -- Gurlal Singh, Balpreet Singh and Manpreet Singh – involved in gang rape of 14-year-old girl from Gandhar village in the district.

  • rain
    Jul 06, 2015 20:52 IST

    Heavy rain brings relief to people in Faridkot

    Heavy rain lashed the district on Monday evening bringing relief to the people from the sweating heat.

  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing in the Government of India. HT Photo
    Jul 06, 2015 20:44 IST

    Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal woos people with 'AIIMS achievement'

    Even as political leaders from the Doaba region, including those of the Congress and a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA, are demanding the setting up the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in their region, Bathinda MP and union food processing industries minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal seemed to be going all out to woo the residents here by flaunting her achievement of bringing the premier institution to the district.

  • Drugs-n
    Jul 05, 2015 21:14 IST

    Fazilka police nab BSF constable, 4 others for smuggling drugs

    The Fazilka police on Sunday nabbed a Border Security Force (BSF) constable and four others for smuggling drugs from across the international border with Pakistan.

  • Teachers protest bathinda canal
    Jul 05, 2015 20:25 IST

    Bathinda: Four agitating teachers jump into canal, rescued by cops

    As the police resorted to lathicharge and use of force to disperse protesting teachers appointed under the education guarantee scheme (EGS), alternative innovative education (AIE) and special trainer (STR) teacher schemes here on Sunday, four of the protesters, including two women and two men, jumped into the Bathinda branch of Sirhind Canal near the Rose Garden here but were rescued by the cops.

  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing in the Government of India. HT Photo
    Jul 05, 2015 20:18 IST

    Compensation not a solution to farmer suicides: Harsimrat Kaur

    While cases of suicide by farmers in the Malwa belt have risen during the last few months, union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said here on Sunday that compensation was not the only solution to tackle this issue.

  • UPSC, civil services
    Jul 05, 2015 13:58 IST

    Three from Mansa clear the exam

    Three from Mansa cracked the civil services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, the results for which were announced on Sarurday.

  • Murder
    Jul 05, 2015 12:37 IST

    Akali leader shot at in Bathinda, hurt

    In what is being seen as an internal feud in the local unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the Rama Mandi truck union president was injured seriously when some people, including the son of Jajjal village sarpanch, allegedly opened fire at him on Friday night.

  • Murder
    Jul 04, 2015 23:37 IST

    Rama Mandi truck union president shot at, injured

    In what is being seen as an internal feud in the local unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the Rama Mandi truck union president was injured seriously when some people, including the son of Jajjal village sarpanch, allegedly opened fire at him on Friday night.

  • Punjab chief secretary Sarvesh Kaushal.
    Jul 03, 2015 23:37 IST

    Site finalised, AIIMS to be set up in Bathinda soon

    The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) would come up along the Dabwali road on the outskirts of Bathinda. Punjab chief secretary Sarvesh Kaushal said this here on Friday while interacting with the media.

  • godown
    Jul 03, 2015 23:32 IST

    Agri dept seizes 65 bags of spurious fertiliser in Moga village

    The Punjab agriculture department seized 520 kg of a spurious fertiliser from the Co-operative Agriculture Services Society godown at Charik village in Moga district during a raid on Friday.

  • Union cabinet minister Harsimrat Badal. HT Photo.
    Jul 03, 2015 21:50 IST

    Opening of Harsimrat's office leaves officials huffed and puffed

    The opening of the office of union food processing industries minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal in the district administrative complex (DAC) premises here, first time since its inauguration seven-and-a-half months ago, for conducting a meeting with officials of Bathinda and Muktsar district administration, virtually left the Bathinda administration huffed and puffed.

  • Ramandeep Singh Khalsa
    Jul 03, 2015 11:35 IST

    ‘I am Tara sympathiser, Bluestar critic, but not a terrorist’

    A section of the media might have branded him a terrorist but Ramandeep Singh Khalsa “Sunny” says society has accepted on his return from jail.

  • A farmer carrying damaged crops in Kathura village of Haryana
    Jul 02, 2015 20:32 IST

    Crop diversification: Jolt to Punjab as Centre slashes funds by Rs 100 crore

    In a major jolt to Punjab, the central government has slashed annual funds to promote much-hyped crop diversification program (CDP) by more than Rs 100 crore for this fiscal year.

  • murder
    Jul 02, 2015 19:22 IST

    Bathinda jail inmate commits suicide

    Raising a question mark over the security and vigilance inside the central jail here once again, an inmate committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan on Thursday morning.