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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Students, women protest against CAA in Malerkotla

Members of Punjab Lok Sabhyacharak Manch will organise street plays and musical performances in villages from February 9 to 15 to invite people to join the anti-CAA protest
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Published on Feb 06, 2020 09:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

In Dhadrianwale-Sikh bodies tussle, it’s reason vs ritual

Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale
Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale
Updated on Feb 05, 2020 09:39 PM IST
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Dhadrianwale’s 3-day sermon starts amid opposition by Sikh organisations

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Published on Feb 03, 2020 09:53 PM IST
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Tension at Lehragaga after Sikh outfits oppose Dhadrianwale’s three-day religious discourse

A video was shared on social media by Sikh activists threatening Dhadrianwale for speaking against the seminary Damdami Taksal
Police deployed en route the venue of Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale’s religious discourse at Gidrani village near Lehragaga town of Sangrur district on Monday.(HT Photo)
Police deployed en route the venue of Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale’s religious discourse at Gidrani village near Lehragaga town of Sangrur district on Monday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 03, 2020 03:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Make your stand clear on CAA: Dhindsa Jr to Sukhbir

Published on Jan 30, 2020 10:57 PM IST
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ByAvtar Singh, Chhajli (sangrur)

Sukhbir should reveal his contribution to party: Dhindsa Sr

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Published on Jan 15, 2020 10:18 PM IST
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SAD a bunch of sycophants, other leaders will join hands with us soon: Dhindsa Jr

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Published on Jan 12, 2020 10:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Farm bodies put the figure at 536, 65% higher than NCRB

The NCRB report adds that of those farmers who committed suicide, 202 were cultivating their own land and three of them were women. Twenty-seven were farming on leased land. The government report adds that 94 (91 male and three women) agricultural labourers ended their lives.
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Published on Jan 10, 2020 10:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Sangrur: Transgender rings in Lohri by adopting girl child

Anjali celebrating Lohri with her daughter and the transgender community at Phaguwala village in Sangrur.(HT PHOTO)
Anjali celebrating Lohri with her daughter and the transgender community at Phaguwala village in Sangrur.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 09, 2020 10:26 PM IST
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ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

91 farmers have ended life in three months, says BKU (Ugrahan)

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Published on Jan 01, 2020 10:42 PM IST
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ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Punjab: Ayurvedic docs in 5 districts being paid below DC rates

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Published on Dec 28, 2019 10:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh

Clear stand on CAA, Mann tells SAD

Alleges party supported citizenship law in the Parliament but is making different statement in Punjab
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Published on Dec 23, 2019 11:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Dhindsa: Will ‘revive’ SAD before centenary celebrations next year

To meet SAD (T) leaders today to chalk out year-long plan to ‘liberate’ party from Badals’ control; Dhindsa Jr skips event
Published on Dec 18, 2019 11:33 PM IST
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Young lovers get married at police station in Sangrur

Sarvesh Kumar, 23, and Jyoti Sharma, 21 had approached police after their families opposed their marriage
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Published on Dec 16, 2019 10:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Malerkotla remains shut, Razia Sultana joins protest

The Muslim-dominated Malerkotla town observed a complete shutdown following a “bandh” call from various Muslim outfits against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act on Friday. Punjab transport minister and local MLA Razia Sultana also joined the protest and said that a particular religion is being targeted and centre government wants to divide the nation.
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Published on Dec 13, 2019 11:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Malerkotla | ByAvtar Singh, Malerkotla (sangrur)

Utilisation certificates of 5.49 cr MPLAD funds pending: Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa

Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa(HT PHOTO)
Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa(HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 04, 2019 10:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Punjab school bus conductor to stay in jail till death for raping 4-yr-old

On November 28, the court had convicted Kumar and acquitted three others — school in-charge Babita and two management members Jiwan Jain and Tarsem Lal.
The court said there would be no remission in the sentence of the convict.(airdone)
The court said there would be no remission in the sentence of the convict.(airdone)
Updated on Dec 03, 2019 06:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

AAP invites 40 Congress MLAs to form govt in Punjab

Aam Aadmi Party Sunam MLA Aman Arora.(HT Photo)
Aam Aadmi Party Sunam MLA Aman Arora.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 30, 2019 01:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Dalit’s murder: SC panel asks admn to provide house to kin, ensure safety

Also directs state home, social security and health departments to submit a detailed report to commission in the case within 15 days
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Published on Nov 23, 2019 11:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Sangrur Dalit’s kin end protest as govt offers 20 lakh, govt job

The compromise was reached when cabinet ministers Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Charanjit Singh Channi, Vijay Inder Singla and political secretary to chief minister Capt Sandeep Sandhu met Jagmail’s wife Manjit Kaur in the presence of leaders of Dalit outfits
The Punjab government on Monday agreed to pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20 lakh compensation and government job to the wife of Dalit man Jagmail Singh, 37, who died after being tortured by four upper-caste men of Changliwala near Lehra town last week.(Sushil Kumar/HT File Photo)
The Punjab government on Monday agreed to pay 20 lakh compensation and government job to the wife of Dalit man Jagmail Singh, 37, who died after being tortured by four upper-caste men of Changliwala near Lehra town last week.(Sushil Kumar/HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 19, 2019 01:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAvtar Singh, Lehragaga (sangrur)

Outcry over sangrur daily wager’s murder: Dalit outfits, farmer unions rally behind victim’s family

Protesters lay hours-long siege to Lehragaga-Sunam road demanding govt job, 50 lakh for the daily wager’s kin; political leaders also join stir
Published on Nov 17, 2019 10:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAvtar Singh, Lehragaga (sangrur)

Nine days after torture, Sangrur Dalit labourer dies at PGI, Chandigarh

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Published on Nov 16, 2019 11:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

9 days after torture, Dalit labourer from Punjab’s Sangrur dies in Chandigarh hospital

In his complaint, Jagmail said he had a dispute with Rinku on September 21 after which they had reached a compromise. Villagers said Jagmail was drunk and sitting outside Rinku’s house when the initial argument began.
Jagmail Singh, a 37-year-old Dalit construction worker from Punjab’s Sangrur district, is survived by his wife, two daughters and a minor son.(Sourced)
Jagmail Singh, a 37-year-old Dalit construction worker from Punjab’s Sangrur district, is survived by his wife, two daughters and a minor son.(Sourced)
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 03:16 PM IST
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Lack of market, low yield dissuades Sangrur farmers from going organic

As per district agriculture department, around 15 farmers of Sangrur have adopted organic farming over 50 acres land in the district with different crops such as wheat, paddy, sugarcane and vegetables. The sowing season of wheat has begun in the state
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Updated on Nov 12, 2019 11:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Malerkotla: Mixed response to Ayodhya verdict , security up

Resolution to suspend internet services from Nov 9 to Nov 12
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Updated on Nov 09, 2019 10:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAvtar singh, Malerkotla (sangrur)

Victims of Ghaggar breach: Farmers of 19 Sangrur villages still await free wheat seeds, compensation

Farmers have also not been provided compensation for the loss of paddy crop so far, despite almost four months have passed
Farmers of the Moonak subdivision in Sangrur district who had suffered losses during the Ghaggar breach in July this year.(HT PHOTO)
Farmers of the Moonak subdivision in Sangrur district who had suffered losses during the Ghaggar breach in July this year.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 08, 2019 11:27 PM IST
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Punjab initiates action in 13% stubble burning incidents

Against 22,458 incidents of paddy straw burning, action has been initiated against 2,923 errant farmers; air quality dips in most cities
Farmer burning paddy stubble at Magwal village in Sangrur on Sunday.(Bharat Bhushan/ht)
Farmer burning paddy stubble at Magwal village in Sangrur on Sunday.(Bharat Bhushan/ht)
Published on Nov 03, 2019 10:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByGurpreet Singh Nibber and Avtar Singh, Chandigarh/sangrur

Kashmiri apples with anti-India slogans found in Sangrur

Words like ‘Indian dogs go back,’ ‘Sameer Tiger’ and ‘Burhan Wani’ were spotted on the apples by a fruit seller who purchased the fruit from Tohana city of Haryana
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Published on Oct 30, 2019 11:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAvtar singh, Sangrur

HIV cases via infected syringes, needles up five-fold in 6 years in Punjab

RTI data shows that of about 10,000 patients detected with the disease since 2014, over 3,000 have contracted it in just eight months till August this year
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Updated on Oct 29, 2019 11:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

9 months on, sugarcane farmers still agitating for Rs5.8 cr in dues

Tired of protesting over payment of dues, farmers are increasingly turning to paddy
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Published on Oct 23, 2019 11:14 PM IST
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