• 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.

  • 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.

  • A distressed farmer waiting for the procurement of his wheat crop lying atthe grain market, Bathinda
    Apr 18, 2015 19:55 IST

    Faridkot grain market lacks basic facilities for farmers, labourers

    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.

  • A heavy rush outside the office of the returning officer, Guruharsahai, in Ferozepur on Friday. HT Photo
    Apr 17, 2015 23:29 IST

    Three cops injured in clash between power officials, villagers

    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.

  • Medical Insurance
    Apr 16, 2015 22:43 IST

    Cancer OPD of Faridkot GGS hospital lacks basic facilities

    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.

  • Nirbheek
    Apr 16, 2015 09:41 IST

    Five booked for firing at rival group in Bathinda jail

    Firing inside Bathinda Jail, two inmates rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds.

  • Murder, torture, humiliation
    Apr 16, 2015 22:34 IST

    Bathinda: Woman murdered, husband, paramour booked

    The district police have booked two people for the alleged murder of Amarjeet Kaur, a resident of Bathinda road here.

  • Sugarcane growing in the fields in Florida
    Apr 16, 2015 13:53 IST

    Burningof crops leads to Nutrient loss worth Rs 350CR

    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.

  • A distressed farmer waiting for the procurement of his wheat crop lying atthe grain market, Bathinda
    Apr 17, 2015 23:25 IST

    Wheat lying in markets of Faridkot, procurement agencies not in sight

    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.

  • Sitting MP and SAD candidate from Bathinda Harsimrat Kaur Badal
    Apr 15, 2015 21:42 IST

    Sukhbir, Harsimrat differ on viability of routes from Bathinda civil airport

    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.

  • NRI
    Apr 15, 2015 21:33 IST

    NRI marriage fraud: 6 booked for duping Moga siblings of Rs 28 lakh

    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.

  • AAP
    Apr 15, 2015 10:06 IST

    AAP mum on key state issues, but vocal against Badals

    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.

  • A labourer drying
    Apr 13, 2015 23:34 IST

    Wheat starts arriving in market, but higher moisture content a problem

    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.