HindustanTimes Fri,25 Apr 2014


NDA to introduce crop insurance to secure farmers: Sukhbir

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the NDA government would introduce comprehensive crop insurance to secure farmers against unforseen losses.

Rs 2.94 cr seized in Bathinda zone: IGP

Police has seized Rs. 2.94 crore of unaccounted cash in Bathinda zone since the Model Code of Conduct has come into force in Punjab for April 30 Lok Sabha polls, a senior police official said today.

NDA's priority to ensure punishment to 1984 culprits: Sukhbir

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said that ensuring exemplary punishment to all the culprits of 1984 Sikh massacre has been put on the priority list of National Democratic Alliance.

Wheat procurement picks up slowly,but little lifting creates space problem

Though the procurement of wheat in the grain market here picked up slowly after two days of the alleged faceoff  between commission agents and procurement agencies that had blamed each other for harassment and approached the police with their complaints, yet there seems to be little lifting of procured wheat from the market.

165 graduates awarded degrees at Adesh University convocation

Adesh University here held its annual convocation and graduation ceremony in the college auditorium on Wednesday.

Multi-skill upgradation scheme to be launched for girl students: Harsimrat Badal

SAD candidate and member of Parliament from Bathidna Harsimrat Kaur Badal, on Wenesday, claimed that she had done a lot for the cause of girl education in Mansa and was determined to establish more model and Adarsh schools in the constituency besides initiating a multi-skill upgradation scheme for girl students.

Gidderbaha trader alleges Manpreet Badal of harassment

In yet another allegation against Congress candidate Manpreet Singh Badal, a Gidderbaha-based trader has charged him with harassment and misusing his position as Punjab finance minister.

Videography team members rue non-payment of bills

Some members of videography teams, deployed by EC officials, on Tuesday, rued non-payment of their bills and met district election officer Kamal Kishore Yadav demanding the release of the amount.

Seven booked for attempt to murder

The district police have booked seven people on attempt to murder charge after they allegedly attacked four people on Monday.

Ignore if state govt or Gulshan has made any mistake: CM in Faridkot

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday visited Kotkapura to address a conference organsied by Kotkapura MLA and chief parliamentary secretary Mantar Singh Brar in favour of Paramjit Kaur Gulshan to boost the election campaign of SAD nominee who is facing public ire for allegedly remaining absent from the Faridkot constituency.

To woo voters, broken pipes being used for sewerage

The SAD-BJP government’s haste to lay sewerage network in villages of the district to woo voters has come under criticism from the representatives of village panchayats, who are objecting to the use of “cheap material besides other irregularities” in the execution of the work.

Low-profile AAP campaign gets a road show booster

The low-profile election campaign of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Bathinda parliamentary constituency and Punjabi singer Jasraj Singh Longia aka Jassi Jasraj got a boost with a road show here on Sunday.

Harsimrat criticises Capt for clean chit to Tytler

Bathinda MP and SAD candidate Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday said that Congress candidate from Amritsar parliamentary constituency Captain Amarinder Singh had committed genocide with Sikh sentiments across the world by giving a clean chit to Jagdish Tytler for 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Untimely rain delays wheat harvesting, adds to cost

The untimely rain in the district has badly affected wheat harvesting operations. The district received about 31 mm rainfall on Thursday morning and Friday night that led to more delay in harvesting of wheat and more input costs to the farmers who opted for manual harvesting over the mechanical one for more wheat straw.

Fazilka Heritage Festival begins

The 4-day-long 8th Fazilka Heritage Festival started here on Friday. The festival is a community initiative started by the Graduates Welfare Association of Fazilka in 2006. This year, the event is being organised on the theme of “voter awareness”. Skits and awareness lectures are being organised for voter awareness.
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