• Parkash singh badal.HT/photo
    Aug 28, 2015 20:47 IST

    CM Badal invites Union minister to lay foundation stone of AIIMS

    In an attempt to woo coalition partner BJP, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday invited Union health minister JP Nadda to lay the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Bathinda.

  • Drugs-n
    Aug 28, 2015 20:30 IST

    Heroin worth Rs 7 crore seized in Moga; four arrested

    The district police claimed to have arrested four notorious drug smugglers with 1.5 kg heroin from various places on Friday. Four vehicles also were impounded in this connection. According to the police, the contraband is worth Rs 7 crore in the international market.

  • Union cabinet minister Harsimrat Badal. HT Photo.
    Aug 27, 2015 20:55 IST

    Harsimrat announces two textile skill development centres in region

    At a time when the cotton crop is facing the whitefly attack, Union minister for food processing and member of Parliament from Bathinda Harsimrat Kaur has announced the setting up two textile skill development centres in Bathinda and Mansa districts.

  • Members of the desert safari at Asafwala memorial in Fazilka.
    Aug 27, 2015 21:11 IST

    Army's desert safari to pays tributes to martyrs of Indo-Pak war

    To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of 1965 Indo-Pak war, a desert safari undertaken by Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) based Strike 1 on behalf of the Sapta Shakti Command, arrived at Fazilka on Thursday and paid tributes to the martyrs at the Asafwala memorial.

  • Bharti Kissan Union
    Aug 26, 2015 22:29 IST

    BKU-led farmers' protest fails to garner sympathy from local residents

    Though the farmers' protest, led by Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan), entered the third day here on Wednesday, it failed to garner any sympathy or support from the local residents and the shopkeepers, residing along the deputy commissioner complex road.

  • Whitefly
    Aug 26, 2015 21:43 IST

    Quality of govt recommended subsidised pesticides under scanner

    With farmers in the cotton growing belt reeling from the attack of whitefly pest on their standing crop, the quality and effectiveness of insecticides and pesticides proposed by the government has also come under the scanner with farmers dubbing the pesticide as useless.

  • Farmers
    Aug 25, 2015 23:07 IST

    Male farmers cook and serve food to women as protest enters second day

    As the farmers' protest for demanding increase in the compensation to the families of suicide victims and loan waiver entered the second day on Tuesday, farmers seem have taken up another challenge of fighting for women's rights and social justice as well.

  • lawyers protest
    Aug 25, 2015 21:10 IST

    Bathinda lawyers' strike continues, no sign of early end to impasse

    As members of the Bathinda district bar association (BDBA) continued their boycott of courts for the seventh consecutive day on Tuesday, there are hardly any signs of the strike coming to an early end.

  • Onion
    Aug 25, 2015 20:51 IST

    Prices of onions make them disappear from people's platter

    The increase in the prices of onion has not only brought tears in the people's eyes but has also disappeared from their menu.

  • Railways
    Aug 24, 2015 23:41 IST

    Railways halts survey to finalise the Talwandi Sabo rail route

    Uncertainty prevails over the future of the much-hyped project of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal to provide rail link to Takht Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabo, the fifth temporal seat of the Sikhs, after the railways halted the survey to finalise the rail route.

  • Wheat bags getting drenched due to shortage of plastic covers in New Grain Market in Jalandhar on Tuesday. Pardeep Pandit/HT
    Aug 24, 2015 22:47 IST

    Rain damages 50,000 bags of wheat of Punjab Agro at Nihal Singh Wala

    More than 50,000 bags of wheat stacked by the Punjab Agro Industries Corporation (PAIC) in the open plinths and not covered by polythene sheets at Nihal Singh Wala in the district have been completely damaged by rain during the last three years.

  • LLB
    Aug 23, 2015 19:46 IST

    Lawyers to observe statewide boycott of courts on Monday

    Lawyers across Punjab have decided to boycott the courts in support of Bathinda lawyers' demand of inquiry against alleged corruption by some judicial officers and misbehaviour with them in the district courts.

  • water tank
    Aug 23, 2015 09:20 IST

    2 jobless linemen climb water tank at Dhudike ahead of PM’s visit

    Two unemployed linemen, on Saturday, climbed a water tank in Dhudike, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to preside over the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Punjab Kesari Lala Laj Patrai on August 28, with bottles of petrol and threatened to immolate themselves if their demands were not accepted. They also raised anti-government slogans. They also refused to come down the tank till the visit of the Prime Minister.

  • Dead body
    Aug 22, 2015 21:49 IST

    Bathinda: Debt-ridden farmer of Daulatpura village commits suicide

    A debt-ridden farmer of Daulatpura village, identified as Rajinder Singh, 45, who had consumed some poison on Thursday, died at a private hospital here on Friday.

  • Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur-n
    Aug 21, 2015 20:27 IST

    Chhotepur warns Dharamvira, others against criticising party, Kejriwal

    Convener of the Punjab unit of the Aam Aadmi Party Sucha Singh Chhotepur, on Friday, warned Patiala MP Dharamvira Gandhi against his continuous criticism of the party and its chief Arvind Kejriwal and said that he could also meet the same fate that Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav had met. Both were expelled from the party in April.