- Apr 20, 2015 20:54 IST
Due to the alleged failure of government procurement agencies to enter the grain markets of the district, farmers are resorting to distress sale and selling their wheat produce at less than the minimum support price (MSP) to private traders.
- Apr 20, 2015 19:35 IST
The district police have booked a 26-year-old man for allegedly sodomising an 11-year-old boy at Talwandi Malhian village, 24 km from here on Monday. No arrest has been made so far in this connection.
- Apr 19, 2015 19:18 IST
Standing and ripe wheat crop over around 20 acres of land was burnt down in Rauli and Chugawan villages on Sunday, nine km from the district headquarters, after live power wires passing over the fields fell down due to short circuit and the crop caught fire following a spark in wires.
- Apr 19, 2015 18:41 IST
The Punjab government will make strenuous efforts to get the status of a deemed university for Shaheed Bhagat Singh (SBS) State Technical Campus here. This was stated by Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal while speaking at the 4th convocation of the campus on Sunday.
- Apr 18, 2015 19:55 IST
The crop procurement season has set in and, according to a rough estimate by commission agents and labour contractors, about 2,500 to 3,000 labourers, including about 200 women, besides about 1,500 to 2,000 farmers are likely to be in the grain market here daily for about a month or even more.
- Apr 17, 2015 23:29 IST
Three police personnel were injured in a clash between khet majdoors and electricity officials at Singhewala village under the Lambi police station on Friday evening when the locals protested against the move of the powercom officials to fix power meters outside their houses.
- Apr 16, 2015 22:43 IST
The authorities of the Guru Gobind Singh (GGS) medical college and hospital had reportedly spent about Rs 2.5 lakh on the installation of close circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the cancer department to check any theft or misbehaviour with the hospital staff, but cared little to buy some benches for the patients to sit on and wait for their turn to meet the doctor.
- Apr 16, 2015 09:41 IST
Firing inside Bathinda Jail, two inmates rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds.
- Apr 16, 2015 22:34 IST
The district police have booked two people for the alleged murder of Amarjeet Kaur, a resident of Bathinda road here.
- Apr 16, 2015 13:53 IST
The burning of crops by farmers was causing loss to nutrients worth `350 crore in the state alone besides causing environmental pollution and damaging biodiversity, said Dr AK Dhawan, director of Central Soil and Materials Research Station.
- Apr 17, 2015 23:25 IST
It has been about seven days since the official procurement of wheat started on paper, but farmers are still waiting for the procurement agencies and the officials concerned to enter the grain markets of the district. While officials say that procurement has been delayed to higher moisture content, farmers term it only an excuse.
- Apr 15, 2015 21:42 IST
The issue of the Bahinda civilian airport at Bhisiana near here lying non-functional even after the formation of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre is creating an awkward situation for Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders, who are now making contradictory statements on the possibility of starting flights from this airport.
- Apr 15, 2015 21:33 IST
The district police have booked six persons, including two Canadian citizens, for duping a youth and his sister of Bhinder Kalan village in the district of Rs 28 lakh by promising to take them abroad.
- Apr 15, 2015 10:06 IST
Much water has flown down the bridge since the Maghi Mela at Muktsar in January for the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Punjab unit as unlike the previous conference, which was attended by all four MPs of the state, Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann was accompanied by only a handful of leaders at the Baisakhi Mela on Tuesday, somehow confirming rumours of a rift within the party unit.
- Apr 13, 2015 23:34 IST
Though the wheat crop will take at least 4-5 more days to be fully ready for harvest, yet the arrival of wheat has started from some parts of the district where the soil is sandy or less fertile, that leads to early maturity of the crop.