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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nearly 50% students of the second year of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from 8 private and 3 government dental colleges across the state failed to clear the examination in one go held in May and June 2015.
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.
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.
The increase in the prices of onion has not only brought tears in the people's eyes but has also disappeared from their menu.
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.
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.
The Ferozepur police on Sunday arrested Punjab Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Kamal Sharma's close aide and Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Ferozepur, president Jaspal Singh, alias Jimmy Sandhu, in a case of forgery and graft for dropping a drug case against a couple.
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.
The whitefly attack on the cotton crop across the region has grown multifold, leaving the farming community in distress.