• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Delhi Police detained
    Apr 23, 2015 14:47 IST

    NRI murder: Four Moga police officials dismissed for negligence

    The Punjab director general of police (DGP) on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of four police officials for showing negligence in duty, leading to the murder of a Canadabased Punjabi NRI on April 14.

  • A old man selecting book in Satpal Azad Memorial public library
    Apr 22, 2015 20:17 IST

    Libraries in Ferozepur, Fazilka, Abohar on the verge of closure due to lack of funds

    Due to the apathetic attitude of the authorities concerned, libraries in different parts of the region are lying almost 'defunct', be at it Ferozepur, Abohar or Fazilka.

  • Murder
    Apr 22, 2015 21:58 IST

    NRI murder case: 4 police officials dismissed for negligence

    The Punjab director general of police (DGP) on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of four police officials for grave negligence in duty leading to the murder of a Canada-based Punjabi NRI.

  • Indian Judiciary
    Apr 22, 2015 16:38 IST

    5 people sentenced to five year imprisonment in suicide case

    A court here has sentenced five persons to five years in jail for molesting a 20-year-old woman, who later committed suicide.

  • Wheat crop
    Apr 21, 2015 19:53 IST

    Fire fury at it yet again, wheat crop over 100 acres destroyed

    After facing large-scale damages to Rabi crops due to repeated spells of rain and hailstorm this season in the region, farmers for the past few days here are now coping with a new threat — that of dry and ready-to-harvest wheat crop catching fire.

  • murder
    Apr 21, 2015 18:18 IST

    Two youths killed over 'old enmity' in Punjab

    Two youths were allegedly killed and another was seriously injured by unidentified persons near Budhsinghwala village in the district with police suspecting that an old enmity may have led to the incident.

  • A farmer from Dhaliwal Kadian village inspecting his paddy crop
    Apr 20, 2015 20:54 IST

    Farmers in Faridkot markets resort to distress sale, sell wheat below MSP

    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.

  • Child abuse
    Apr 20, 2015 19:35 IST

    26-year-old man booked on sodomy charges in Moga

    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.

  • Murder
    Apr 20, 2015 22:33 IST

    Two gangsters murdered in Moga village

    Two gangsters were murdered by a group of assailants near Rajeana village under Baghapurana subdivision, 32 km from here, on Monday. Police sources said a case of murder had been registered against unidentified people. No one has been arrested so far.

  • Wheat crop
    Apr 19, 2015 19:18 IST

    Wheat crop over 20 acres burnt in Bathinda, Moga

    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.

  • Parkash Singh Badal-N
    Apr 19, 2015 18:41 IST

    Punjab will strive for deemed university status for SBS technical campus: Badal

    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.