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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Modi weakening govt procurement system to benefit businessmen friends, Rahul Gandhi tells Punjab farmers

ON DAY 2 Addressing rally in Sangrur district, says Congress will join the fight of the farmers till the illogical, black laws are scrapped
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh during a farmers’ rally at Bhawanigarh near Sangrur on the second day of the party’s Kheti Bachao Yatra on Monday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh during a farmers’ rally at Bhawanigarh near Sangrur on the second day of the party’s Kheti Bachao Yatra on Monday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)
Published on Oct 05, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByVishal Rambani and Avtar Singh

Commuters enjoy toll-free travel, courtesy farmers

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Published on Oct 04, 2020 12:12 AM IST
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Pullout won’t help SAD in state polls: Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa

SAD (Democratic) chief says the Akalis also did not expect Harsimrat Badal’s resignation to be accepted
Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa(HT photo)
Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa(HT photo)
Published on Sep 27, 2020 04:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Farm agitation fertile ground for creative slogans

The ruling Congress party in Punjab has been attacking the Centre, while targeting the PM with the slogan ‘Kisan Virodhi Narendra Modi’
SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal has coined the slogan, ‘Ikko Naara Kisan Pyara’ assuring farmers that his party stands by them.(HT phot)
SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal has coined the slogan, ‘Ikko Naara Kisan Pyara’ assuring farmers that his party stands by them.(HT phot)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 04:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh

Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann yet to adopt a village, says can’t do without funds

As per Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, each MP needs to adopt five villages during his or her tenure
MP Bhagwant Mann
MP Bhagwant Mann
Published on Sep 17, 2020 03:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Farm unions scale up efforts to get youth, women into their fold

The shift is part of a plan to oppose the three new agricultural ordinances that the Centre has passed. Other farmer outfits, mostly seen as armies of old men, are also working to ‘recruit’ youth and women into their organisations.
Women joining BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) in a Sangrur village.(HT File photo)
Women joining BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) in a Sangrur village.(HT File photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 02:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh

Running toy business in Punjab’s Dhanaula no child’s play after Covid-19

Demand is down as people don’t venture out for shopping in a market already hit by the invasion of imported products
A shopkeeper shows a young customer and his parents a wooden tralla or truck.(HT photo)
A shopkeeper shows a young customer and his parents a wooden tralla or truck.(HT photo)
Published on Aug 31, 2020 05:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dhanaula (Barnala) | ByAvtar Singh, Dhanaula (barnala)

35th death anniversary of Longowal: Govt, SAD and Dhindsa pay separate tributes

The SAD held an event at Gurdwara Kambowal Sahib where SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal, acting jathedar of the Akal Takht Giani Harpreet Singh and other SAD leaders paid their tributes
Punjab cabinet minister paying homage to former SAD chief Sant Harchand Singh Longowal on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Punjab cabinet minister paying homage to former SAD chief Sant Harchand Singh Longowal on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 11:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh

RMOs on covid duty, pharmacy officers’ strike hit healthcare services in rural Punjab

Pharmacy officers and Class-4 employees allege they have been seeking regularisation for 14 years are working on very low salary
A deserted dispensary at Dangarh village in Barnala(HT File)
A deserted dispensary at Dangarh village in Barnala(HT File)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 06:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh

Street theatre hit amid ban on public gatherings, artistes take up odd jobs to eke out a living

Artistes who spent their days performing plays with a strong social, political message are working as farm hands, labourers
Actors Balwinder Changaliwala and Samuel John perform before an enraptured audience.(HT Photo)
Actors Balwinder Changaliwala and Samuel John perform before an enraptured audience.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 05:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Sangrur police using app to track cops on night duty on trial basis

The district police has also developed a range of software to resolve issues that causes daily inconveniences like accessing data of criminals, stock of essentials and pending litigation etc
The app works on the basis of sending an alert to senior officials in case of absenteeism among policemen on these sensitive duties.(Photo for representation only: Bloomberg)
The app works on the basis of sending an alert to senior officials in case of absenteeism among policemen on these sensitive duties.(Photo for representation only: Bloomberg)
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 08:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh

Days before Udham Singh’s death anniv, officials inspect work on memorial in Sunam

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Published on Jul 24, 2020 09:40 PM IST
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ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Mid Day Meal cooks cry out for salaries

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Updated on Jul 22, 2020 08:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh

Malerkotla authorities not meeting Covid-19 test target of 80 a day

Over the past 55 days from May 21 to July 14, the testing target was achieved only six times, even as 2,220 total samples have been taken from block in the last 55 days
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Updated on Jul 17, 2020 01:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Covid-19: Sangrur emerges as new hotspot with 16 deaths, fourfold jump in cases in a month

In the past one month, the district went on to attain 9.14% share of the state’s death tally
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Published on Jul 08, 2020 11:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Sangrur women college management suspendedfor ‘fund misuse’, ADC appointed administrator

DPI colleges says the management neither responded to the clarification sought by the higher education department nor it followed the instructions
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Updated on Jul 08, 2020 01:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Ghaggar fury: Patiala, Sangrur brace for monsoon

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Updated on Jun 25, 2020 09:27 PM IST
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ByNavrajdeep Singh and Avtar Singh, Patiala/sangrur

Barnala officer investigating Sidhu Moose Wala firing case changed, two SITs formed

Patiala Range IG says two special investigation teams have been formed to probe the cases registered under the Arms Act against the singer, who requested that the investigating officer be changed
A grab from a video shared on social media recently of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala learning to fire at a shooting range at Badbar village in Barnala district.(HT PHOTO)
A grab from a video shared on social media recently of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala learning to fire at a shooting range at Badbar village in Barnala district.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 23, 2020 11:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Congress leader Poonam Kangra’s Punjab SC commission membership suspended

The Congress leader, her husband and one of her sons were arrested on June 14 on charges of abetment to suicide
Youth Congress leader Poonam Kangra was appointed the non-official member of the SC Commission on July 4, 2019.(HT PHOTO)
Youth Congress leader Poonam Kangra was appointed the non-official member of the SC Commission on July 4, 2019.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 20, 2020 05:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Sangrur: Congress leader, husband and son arrested for abetment to suicide

Earlier, the police had booked Kangra, her husband and three sons on June 4, when the resident, Sanjeev Kumar, (50) took his own life and died at the Government Rajindra Hospital in Patiala.
Sanjeev Kumar allegedly committed suicide after Vikasdeep had eloped with his daughter the previous night.
Sanjeev Kumar allegedly committed suicide after Vikasdeep had eloped with his daughter the previous night.
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 10:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh

22-year-old booked for firing in the air while shooting Tik Tok video in Sangrur

The accused allegedly fired shots from a .32 bore pistol and a .12 bore double barrel gun in an agricultural field on June 10; three others, including his father, booked
A still from the accused, Mandeep Singh’s, Tik Tok video where he is seen discharging two firearms.(HT PHOTO)
A still from the accused, Mandeep Singh’s, Tik Tok video where he is seen discharging two firearms.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 05:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Malerkotla man succumbs to Covid-19 at Rajindra hospital

Three deaths have been reported in Sangrur district in four days
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Updated on Jun 13, 2020 01:22 PM IST
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52-year-old Malerkota woman succumbs to Covid-19 in Patiala hospital

The woman was also suffering from diabetes and hypertension; of 33 active cases in Sangrur district, 19 cases have been reported from Malerkotla
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Updated on Jun 12, 2020 11:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

AAP cries foul as Sangrur Women College stops BA admission

Leader of opposition Harpal Singh Cheema writes to chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh seeking the state government’s immediate intervention.
Akal Group of Colleges chairman Karanvir Singh Sibia said the degree college was facing huge losses, but would not be shut down.(College website)
Akal Group of Colleges chairman Karanvir Singh Sibia said the degree college was facing huge losses, but would not be shut down.(College website)
Updated on Jun 09, 2020 08:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Clear stance on jathedar’s remark on Khalistan: Mann to Badals, BJP

Mann said the Badals’ have been directly or indirectly appointing the Akal Takht jathedars and the SGPC heads for years but the issue of Khalistan is usually raised when the Akali Dal is out of power in Punjab
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Updated on Jun 08, 2020 10:18 PM IST
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ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Sangrur SSP to supervise both firing cases against Moose Wala

Cases of firing against the singer are lodged in Barnala and Sangrur; Barnala SP says Moose Wala has been summoned to his office on June 12
The two cases relate to firing from a police assault rifle at a shooting range at Badbar village of Barnala on May 4, and another instance of firing from a pistol/revolver at the Ladda Kothi shooting range of Sangrur on May 5.(HT Photo)
The two cases relate to firing from a police assault rifle at a shooting range at Badbar village of Barnala on May 4, and another instance of firing from a pistol/revolver at the Ladda Kothi shooting range of Sangrur on May 5.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 09:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAvtar Singh

Six long-pending vacancies in Sangrur’s animal husbandry department

The vacant posts are that of deputy director, assistant director, senior veterinary officers of Sangrur, Malerkotla, Dhuri and Moonak
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Updated on Jun 03, 2020 05:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Fresh Covid-19 guidelines: Only arrested people with symptoms will be tested before being sent to jail

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Published on Jun 02, 2020 09:20 PM IST
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ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Sangrur tops in wheat procurement, production across Punjab

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Published on Jun 01, 2020 10:00 PM IST
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Covid-19 effect: No footfall in Malerkotla market ahead of Eid

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Updated on May 23, 2020 11:22 PM IST
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