Mohammad Ghazali

Mohammad Ghazali is a multimedia correspondent with Hindustan Times based in Punjab. He was earlier associated with Media Network of India as a research associate with Paranjoy Guha Thakurta in New Delhi. Having a post graduate degree from Asian College of Journalism, his area of interest includes Indian politics and economy.

Articles by Mohammad Ghazali

Martyr's Park now a scrap storehouse

The Shaheed Captain KK Gaur municipal park, situated in the heart of the Budhlada city, has turned into a store house for scrap material. The park neighours a Jain Mandir which has allegedly encroached on the park land.

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Updated on Oct 01, 2014 10:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mansa

Punjab government ignores Asian Games champ Swaran Singh Virk

You will not find anything unusual while travelling from Mansa to Dalelwala village, except a large pucca house at the entrance of the village. Old men busy playing cards will easily direct you to the house of Swarn Singh. "Swarn Singh sada munda hai, kishti chalaunda hai (he is our guy and he rows a boat)," this is how villagers know the rowing athlete.

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Updated on Sep 26, 2014 11:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mansa

Manufacturers,packaging units of food items flouting laws

Manufacturers of food items here seem to have no fear of law as packaging of home-made snacks and other products is being done without any mention of expiry and manufacturing details. Most shops and bakeries are selling items like chips, cakes, pastries etc in packets which don't mention manufacturing date, expiry date, the manufacturer's address etc.

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Updated on Sep 21, 2014 11:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mansa

Bhagwant Mann skips party meet at Mansa

Aam Admi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann skipped the party meeting in Mansa which was presided over by Sucha Singh Chhotepur, who has been recently been elected state convener and visited the region to hold a meeting with all the district representatives of the party. The meet which was organised in the Vishwakarma Bhawan saw party workers disappointed due to Mann's absence.

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Updated on Sep 20, 2014 09:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mansa

2 farmers commit suicide after floods mars crops in Mansa

Gurjeet Singh, 32, a farmer of Musa village in Mansa district, who owned nearly 4 acres of land which was being used for cultivation of cotton, committed suicide on Monday evening. He was one of the three brothers. All the brothers were engaged in farming.

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Updated on Sep 19, 2014 05:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mansa

Rape victim refuses to take medical test

The 33-year-old nurse, who alleged that she was gangraped by four men of Hasanpur village in Mansa, has refused to undergo medical test to ascertain her claims. The police, meanwhile, have taken two of the four accused, Balwinder Kala and Lakwinder Singh, on remand for two days.

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Updated on Sep 11, 2014 12:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mansa

Power plant not to function in near future

There seems to be no respite for the Talwandi power plant as the met department has predicted more rain in the next few days putting their power production in jeopardy.

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Updated on Sep 04, 2014 08:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mansa

Heavy rain leads to closure of power plant at Talwandi Sabo

The first heavy downpour, on Tuesday, led to the closure of the Vedanta power plant at Banawali village in Talwandi Sabo as water entered the underground premises of the plant where coal is stored. The total power generation capacity of the plant is 660 mega watt.

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Updated on Sep 03, 2014 10:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mansa

Rain after anti-encroachment drive cripples normal life in Mansa

Normal life in the city came to a standstill after early morning showers as the rain led to waterlogging in many parts of the city. This was the first heavy downpour of the season lasting for at least two hours.

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Updated on Sep 01, 2014 11:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mansa

Fresh case filed against Daduwal under Arms Act

The Mansa police on Friday filed a fresh case under the Arms Act against radical Sikh leader Baljit Singh Daduwal. The local court remanded him in police custody for a day in this case.

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Updated on Aug 30, 2014 10:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mansa

Educational institute and a liquor shop running from same building

Though there is a ban on the sale of intoxicants and tobacco products near educational institutions in the state, yet a distance education centre of Lovely Professional University (LPU) and a liquor and cigarette shop are running from the same building here. The education centre is housed on the first floor and the liquor and cigarette shop on the ground floor.

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Updated on Aug 29, 2014 12:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mansa

Cultivation of guar goes down in Mansa

The cultivation of guar in the region may go down this year as compared to previous years, as the Vikas WSP, a Rajasthan-based firm, that used to encourage farmers to cultivate guar by offering `40,000 to farmers for engaging each acre for guar, will not do so any more.

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Updated on Aug 08, 2014 11:01 PM IST
None | By, Mansa

Mansa police haste in naming Cong MLA raises eyebrows

The Mansa police have surprised many by their eagerness in “revealing” sensational preliminary inquiry findings about the alleged link of the Congress MLA from Gidderbaha, Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, with accused drug peddler Gurlal Singh.

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Updated on Jul 22, 2014 08:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKamaldeep Singh Brar and Mohammad Ghazali, Bathinda/mansa

‘Drug peddler’ claims links with Cong MLA Warring

The name of Gidderbaha’s Congress legislator Amrinder Singh Raja Warring has cropped up in a drug scandal after an alleged peddler has reportedly revealed to have funded his election campaign.

Updated on Jul 21, 2014 07:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mansa

Drug network kingpin arrested from Sirsa

In a breakthrough, the district police, on Saturday, arrested Gurlal Singh, kingpin of a multi-layered drug trafficking network being controlled from Sirsa and a key associate of the infamous Makhan gang, from Sirsa in Haryana. The police have seized half-a-kg heroin, one kg intoxicant powder and one Innova car from him.

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Updated on Jul 20, 2014 02:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mansa

Drug lord arrested in Sirsa

In a breakthrough, the district police, on Saturday, arrested Gurlal Singh, kingpin of a multi-layered drug trafficking network being controlled from Sirsa and a key associate of the infamous Makhan gang, from Sirsa in Haryana.

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Updated on Jul 20, 2014 11:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mansa

Mansa village youths join hands to run de-addiction camp for elderly

The striking feature of the village is that there is no any young addict in the village and all the addicts, who are being treated in the camp, are above 50 years of age.

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Updated on Jul 18, 2014 10:21 PM IST
None | By, Mansa

Mansa village youths join hands to run de-addiction camp for elderly

Youths of Jhabbar village in the district have set a unique example by voluntarily taking up the initiative to run a de-addiction camp for addicts of the village.

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Updated on Jul 18, 2014 09:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mansa

Nurse accuses Mansa de-addiction centre superviser of misbehaviour

A nurse of the Khyala de-addiction centre here has accused newly-appointed superviser of the centre Harpal Singh Sran of misbehaving with her. The victim has filed a complaint with the deputy commissioner of Mansa alleging that, on Wednesday night, after attending to patients, the doctor, who was under the influence of alcohol, started passing some weird comments against her."

Updated on Jul 18, 2014 01:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mansa

Hospitality course in Rajindra College ‘inhospitable’ to IHM

The decision to introduce the hospitality course in Government Rajindra College here seems to have been taken without any research as a similar course has not been able to attract enough students in the neighbouring Institute of Hotel Management (IHM).

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Updated on Jul 12, 2014 12:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bathinda

No free treatment for addicts at drug de-addiction centre

Though Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, during his visit to the drug deaddiction centre at the civil hospital here on June 5, had announced free treatment for drug addicts, yet they are still being charged Rs 200 per day.

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Updated on Jul 04, 2014 07:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bathinda

Free treatment eludes patients at Bathinda de-addiction centre

Though Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, during his visit to the drug de-addiction centre at the civil hospital here on June 5, had announced free treatment for drug addicts, yet they are still being charged Rs 200 per day.

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Updated on Jul 04, 2014 09:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bathinda
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