Prabhjit Singh

A special correspondent, Prabhjit Singh is the bureau chief at Bathinda. He specialises in investigative stories, with rural reporting being his passion.

Articles by Prabhjit Singh

After Attari land route to Pakistan, Punjab keen on Hussainiwala

With the Integrated Check Post (ICP) set to be inaugurated at Attari border on Friday, Punjab has set its sights on another land route to Pakistan — via the Hussainiwala border in Ferozepur district, which was shut down during the 1971 war.

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Updated on Apr 12, 2012 07:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

After Attari ICP, Punjab keen on Hussainiwala

With the Integrated Check Post (ICP) set to be inaugurated at Attari border on Friday, Punjab has set its sights on another land route to Pakistan - via the Hussainiwala border in Ferozepur district, which was shut down during the 1971 war.

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Updated on Apr 12, 2012 01:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Post Wagah, Punjab mulls Hussainiwala route

With the coming up of the Wagah integrated check post (ICP) near Amritsar, Punjab now desires for another land route to Pakistan via the older Hussainiwala border in Ferozepur district that was shut down during the 1971 war.

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Updated on Apr 11, 2012 06:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Beant’s killer can’t be hanged in Punjab, says DGP (prisons)

He has expressed his desire to be hanged at the earliest, but Balwant Singh Rajoana, the radical convicted for the assassination of then chief minister Beant Singh, might just get a longer lease of life.

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Updated on Mar 16, 2012 10:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Yellow seeps out of PPP’s holi

Ahead of holi, the only colour the People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) can see is a grey monotone, not their trademark yellow. No one was there to hear their “Rang de basanti chola” ring tone. Prabhjit Singh reports.

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Updated on Mar 07, 2012 02:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chnadigarh

PPP's morcha on inqalab slogan falls flat

Manpreet loses both Gidderbaha, Maur, his father Gurdas forfeits security sum as morcha loses all 115; Left says alliance to go on and the'un-dithering' PPP talks of 2014 Lok Sabha polls

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Updated on Mar 06, 2012 08:42 PM IST
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Punjab govt goes slow in ETO suicide case

The Punjab government’s dilly-dallying over taking concrete action following its own high-level probe slamming a Vigilance Bureau (VB) trap, continues.

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Updated on Mar 03, 2012 12:07 PM IST
None | By, Chandigarh

Punjab annuls policy on drug procurement

Following deliberations within the health department, the Punjab government has annulled its policy for the procurement of medicines in the wake of irregularities by empanelled chemists.

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Updated on Feb 29, 2012 11:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Punjab govt drags its feet over prison legislation

Nearly a year after the Vidhan Sabha passed the Prisons (Punjab Amendment) Bill 2011, it has mysteriously stalled from becoming law

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Updated on Feb 22, 2012 09:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Punjab Police chief asks Kant to surrender vehicles

Punjab Police chief Anil Kaushik has asked director general of police (prisons) Shashi Kant to surrender his official vehicles - a development signalling an unprecedented face-off between the top brass of the force.

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Updated on Feb 22, 2012 07:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Hounded by dog menace, Punjab looks to Nagaland

Asks its government to specify the provision under which dogs are killed for meat there despite nationwide ban; open to sending strays to north-eastern state. Prabhjit Singh reports.

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Updated on Feb 03, 2012 11:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Tale of two Badal villages

In the native village of Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal, there is an old-age home run by the Badals under the Ch Devi Lal Trust. It paints a pretty picture; only it's not representative of the village itself. Prabhjit Singh reports.

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Updated on Jan 30, 2012 02:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Badal (muktsar)

Even the CM’s village has its have-nots

Old-age home inmates live in idyllic surroundings at Badal village, while poverty-stricken elders await pension as well as ration. Prabhjit Singh reports.

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Updated on Jan 23, 2012 01:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Badal (muktsar)

Even Badal village has its have-nots

Being residents of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal's village, they ought to be a privileged lot. However, some villagers are more equal than others. Prabhjit Singh reports.

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Updated on Jan 22, 2012 11:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Badal (muktsar)

Nothing splendid about BSP’s isolation

Mayawati’s party decides to contest all 117 seats, rejecting Sanjha Morcha’s alliance offer in Punjab, which has highest percentage of Dalits among all states. Prabhjit Singh reports.

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Updated on Jan 13, 2012 03:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Parties can ignore PPP at own peril

The People’s Party of Punjab (PPP), less than a year old, is eyeing a key role in government formation in case the January 30 elections throw up a hung assembly. Prabhjit Singh reports.

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Updated on Jan 12, 2012 02:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Another party shift for Bir Devinder

After being a Congressman for nearly three decades and an Akali for a short stint, senior Punjab politician and former deputy speaker Bir Devinder Singh has now jumped on the People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) bandwagon as its Mohali candidate for the January 30 elections. Prabhjit Singh reports.

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Updated on Jan 12, 2012 02:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Changing face of SAD

Eager to consolidate its base, the SAD is reaching out to include more non-Sikh candidates. Prabhjit Singh reports.

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Updated on Jan 11, 2012 11:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Manpreet entry adds triangular edge

The People's Party of Punjab (PPP), less than a year old, is eyeing a key role in government formation in case the January 30 elections throw up a hung assembly.

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Updated on Jan 11, 2012 01:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Sarpanches pocket money of the dead

Malkiat Kaur, sarpanch of Bir Sikhawala village in Faridkot district, was found guilty of appropriating the old-age pension of two villagers for three months after their death in October 2008. Prabhjit Singh reports.

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Updated on Apr 06, 2011 07:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

A play, candle lights in Lahore for Shaheed’s memorial

Activists hold a protest sit-in at fawara chowk where the martyr was hanged along with Rajguru and Sukhdev 80 years ago.

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Updated on Mar 23, 2011 11:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Badals acquitted in corruption case

The special SAS Nagar District Court today acquitted Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, his son Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal, wife Surinder Kaur Badal and seven other main accused in the disproportionate assets case that was filed seven years ago by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau during the then Amarinder Singh government. Prabhjit Singh reports.

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Updated on Oct 01, 2010 12:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

SAFMA for 'Peace Park' on border

The South-Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) has initiated a campaign to build public opinion on both sides of the Indo-Pak border in favour of setting up a “Peace Park” on the zero line at the Attari border.

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Updated on Feb 14, 2010 10:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Uproar in Punjab house over job scam

The CBI indictment of Punjab Speaker Nirmal Singh Kahlon rocked the state assembly on Thursday, with the Opposition Congress demanding his resignation and disrupting the proceedings.

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Updated on Dec 10, 2009 11:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

In election year, SGPC revives Op Blue Star

Punjab Chief Electoral Officer Kusumjit Sidhu said no formal complaint has been lodged and she could not act until a formal complaint is made, reports Prabhjit Singh.

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Updated on Mar 21, 2009 12:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Punjab party eyes Delhi Assembly

In an effort to make a mark in the Delhi Assembly, the Shiromani Akali Dal has submitted a list of 15 constituencies to its ally – the BJP, reports Prabhjit Singh.

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Updated on Oct 08, 2008 12:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Stampede leaves 147 dead at Naina Devi shrine in HP

The incident is yet another reminder that India has a long way to go in putting in place a crowd-control mechanism, especially at religious places, reports Prabhjit Singh.

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Updated on Aug 04, 2008 12:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Anandpur Sahib (punjab)
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