Avtar Singh

Avtar Singh

Avtar Singh is a staff correspondent who covers politics, agriculture, crime and rural areas in Sangrur, Barnala and Malerkotla districts of Punjab.

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EWS students forced to drop out of school, despite RTE in place

It is ironical that on the eve of Children’s Day, students from the economically weaker section (EWS) are still being forced to drop out of school even though the right to free and compulsory education is a fundamental right in the country. Children’s Day will be celebrated today on the occasion of the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
Updated on Nov 13, 2015 07:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAvtar Singh, Ludhiana

Poor students working in mandis to finance their education

In a picture of contrast, many school and college students from the economically weaker sections here are working in mandis (grain markets) here to make both ends meet rather than preparing for participation in youth festivals and festive celebrations in their institutes.
(Students facing financial hardships try to avail the opportunities to earn some money during the paddy season to lessen the burden of their education expenses.HT Photo)
(Students facing financial hardships try to avail the opportunities to earn some money during the paddy season to lessen the burden of their education expenses.HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2015 09:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAvtar Singh, Ludhiana

Labh Janjua struggled for two decades before making it big

Bollywood celebrities Ayushmann Khurrana, Pritam, Sunidhi Chauhan and Shaan have mourned the tragic demise of Punjabi singer Labh Janjua.
Labh Janjua was found dead at his residence in Mumbai on October 22.
Labh Janjua was found dead at his residence in Mumbai on October 22.
Updated on Oct 23, 2015 01:10 PM IST
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IANS | ByAvtar Singh, Ludhiana

Farmers to gherao residences of MLAs, MPs on Friday

After a little silence, farmers will gherao the residences of MLAs and MPs on Friday. On the one side, Sikh activists are protesting against the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib and killing of Sikh agitators since October 12 and on the other side, the gherao call of eight farmers’ organisations may increase the worries of the Punjab government.
Updated on Oct 22, 2015 11:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAvtar Singh, Ludhiana

Farmers’ hold peace march against desecration of Guru Granth Sahib

After the protests by Sikh community against the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib and killing of two Sikhs.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ughara) on Friday held a peace march at Malaudh town of Ludhiana district, claiming that it was government’s tactics to divert the attention of people.(HT Photo)
Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ughara) on Friday held a peace march at Malaudh town of Ludhiana district, claiming that it was government’s tactics to divert the attention of people.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2015 08:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAvtar Singh, Ludhiana

Returning awards: Token gesture or effective act of protest?

The domain of literature has always been closely linked to politics with literary figures constantly helping in shaping opinions and challenging norms through their works.
While being felicitated by the Akdemi has for long been a source of pride for a literary figure, writers and poets have recently been returning their awards to protest against what they deem a lack of freedom of speech in the country.(HT Photo)
While being felicitated by the Akdemi has for long been a source of pride for a literary figure, writers and poets have recently been returning their awards to protest against what they deem a lack of freedom of speech in the country.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 12, 2015 09:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAvtar Singh, Ludhiana

Rail roko: Passengers suffer as trains delayed, cancelled

On the call of eight Kisan organisations, rail roko agitation was held here on Wednesday. Due to the protest at different places, many trains were delayed and cancelled at the Ludhiana railways station.
Passengers waiting for trains at the Ludhiana railway station caused due to the farmers rail roko agitation.(J S Grewal/HT Photo)
Passengers waiting for trains at the Ludhiana railway station caused due to the farmers rail roko agitation.(J S Grewal/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2015 08:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAvtar Singh, Ludhiana

On eve of 108th birth anniv, lecture on Bhagat Singh’s ideology held

A lecture on freedom fighter and martyr Bhagat Singh’s ideology was organised by Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sports and Cultural Club and Naujawan Bharat Sabha at Sunet library here on the eve of his 108th birth anniversary.
Professor Jatinder Singh during the lecture organised on occasion of Bhagat Singh’s 108th birth anniversary in Ludhiana on Sunday.(JS Grewal/HT Photo)
Professor Jatinder Singh during the lecture organised on occasion of Bhagat Singh’s 108th birth anniversary in Ludhiana on Sunday.(JS Grewal/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2015 11:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAvtar Singh, Ludhiana

In diplomacy, reciprocity is important

In keeping with his own perception of ties with neighbours, Manmohan Singh must visit Islamabad before he demits office. Avtar Singh Bhasin writes.
Updated on Jan 01, 2014 11:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAvtar Singh Bhasin

Will Islamabad lay claim to the Unnao ‘treasure’?

In 1976, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had laid claim to a share of a ‘treasure’ thought to be stacked in Jaipur's Jaigarh Fort, on the plea that it was an 'inheritance of the subcontinent' bequeathed to it by its 'pre-colonial sovereignties'.
Updated on Oct 22, 2013 01:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAvtar Singh Bhasin

1947: Written in blood

Much of the blood that spilled during the partition was avoidable if the leaders of the Congress and League variety had been more sagacious and Mountbatten had acted with less vanity and a little more prudence, writes Avtar Singh Bhasin.
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Updated on Aug 18, 2007 11:06 PM IST
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