• 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.

  • 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.

  • Murder, torture, humiliation
    Apr 16, 2015 22:53 IST

    Mansa girl shot dead in suspected honour killing case

    In a suspected case of honour killing, Simarjeet Kaur, 28, was shot dead by her relatives early Thursday morning in Fatta Maloka village of Mansa district while she was travelling on a motorbike with her husband. Simarjeet, who belonged to Bhamme Kalan village, got married to Gurpyar Singh against the wishes of her parents in September last year.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sukhbir Singh Badal, deputy chief minister Punjab. HT Photo
    Apr 15, 2015 22:39 IST

    Badal to remain CM, SAD’s face: Sukhbir

    Even as the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has gained majority in the Punjab assembly on its own after winning the Dhuri bypoll, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has said that Parkash Singh Badal will continue to be the chief minister as well as the party’s face.

  • 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.

  • Murder
    Apr 15, 2015 20:29 IST

    Canada-based NRI shot dead at Moga village, police inspector among 11 booked

    A Canada-based Punjabi non-resident Indian (NRI) was gunned down over a land dispute at Kaliye Wala village, 20 km from the district headquarters, late on Tuesday evening.

  • 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.

  • Farmer
    Apr 14, 2015 22:35 IST

    Politics over MSP, compensation to farmers marks Baisakhi political rallies

    Politics over minimum support price (MSP) and compensation to farmers for crop damage marked the political rallies organised by various parties at Damdama Sahib Gurdwara on the occasion of Baisakhi here on Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • Murder
    Apr 13, 2015 23:28 IST

    Youth shoots self at beloved's house in Moga

    A youth allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself at his lover's house in Ganji Gulab Singhwala village here, the police said on Monday.