Sachin Sharma is a senior staff correspondent, who covers crime, politics, rural civic issues and health in the Malwa region of Punjab.
Articles by Sachin Sharma
Hindustan Times, Bargari/Kotkapura | By Sachin Sharma and Gagandeep Jassowal
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2018 11:43 AM IST
The protestors demanded ouster of the Badal family from the SGPC and action against those responsible for sacrilege and police firing incidents.
Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Sachin Sharma and Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 10:06 AM IST
Groups such as the Association of Active NGOs (AAN) in Bathinda district have domain experience as they played a proactive role in managing stubble without burning it last year, too.
Hindustan Times, Abohar (Fazilka) | By Sachin Sharma and Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar, Abohar (fazilka)
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 09:48 AM IST
Terms Akali Dal as saviour of Panth, says can sacrifice millions like him and even more Sukhbirs to safeguard the honour, dignity and glory of Guru Granth Sahib.
Belying Harsimrat’s claim, green clearance for AIIMS in Bathinda came before ground-breaking ceremony
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 07:45 PM IST
The project is a bone of contention between Harsimrat and her estranged brother-in-law and Bathinda rural MLA Manpreet Singh Badal, who is the state finance minister
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2018 01:22 PM IST
PM had laid the foundation stone in 2016. It includes a 750-bed medical institute with 10 specialty and 11 super-specialty departments.
Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Vishal Rambani, Sachin Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 09:50 AM IST
Only 7 of 20 MLAs attend convention, no action against ‘rebels’ for now: AAP bosses
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 11:23 PM IST
Talking to mediapersons here, Khaira said 95% of party workers are opposing the Delhi leadership’s decision and the convention will give a new direction to the party.
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 02:24 PM IST
New SSP Nanak Singh had last year indicted Gurjit Singh Romana, shifted as DSP (city), for cancelling a FIR lodged against a man for having an illegal stock of 1,500 habit-forming tablets.
By Sachin Sharma and Sarbmeet Singh, Bathinda
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 03:07 PM IST
Malout as venue is being seen as well-thought-out move due to speculation that Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal may change her constituency in 2019 LS elections
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 12:32 PM IST
Many addicts and their relatives rue that the charges at the de-addiction centres are too high and the government should either waive these off or charge nominally.
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 03:58 PM IST
In April, the state government issued a notification under the Punjab Preservation of Sub-Soil Water Act, 2009, fixing the date of sowing paddy nursery for May 20.
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 11:01 PM IST
The Union road transport and highways minister will inaugurate two road projects -- (NH-7, Bathinda-Zirakpur(NH 7) and Bathinda-Amritsar (NH54).
Hindustan Times, Talwandi Sabo (Bathinda) | By Sachin Sharma, Talwandi Sabo (bathinda)
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 08:28 PM IST
“Nothing like a government exists right now in the state,” says the SAD president.
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 11:17 AM IST
“My daughter had to be removed from school. Soon, even we may have to commit suicide,” Jaspal Kaur, 40, wife of late farm labourer, Jasvir Singh says.
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 09:31 AM IST
Pick-up vehicle with loudspeaker makes rounds of the religious town near Bathinda where liquor sale is anyway not permitted; police struggle to trace vehicle caught on video.
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2018 10:17 AM IST
12 inmates of Bathinda central jail booked; last seizure notified in Jan; SSP says will act against those behind the delay
Symbol or symptom? No stop to VIP culture as Manpreet Badal’s wife launches traffic drive in Bathinda
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2018 11:08 AM IST
The police department in its invitation to the media had made a special mention that the press conference about the event will be addressed by Veenu Badal.
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2018 10:15 AM IST
The village’s name was changed from Kotli Khurd to Prem Kotli in August 2016 following the demand by dera followers who are called “Premis”.
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2018 02:45 PM IST
The controversy had erupted in August 2014 when Baljinder contested the assembly bypoll.
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2018 09:59 AM IST
Ankush (13) had died during treatment at a Ludhiana hospital two months after the blasts on January 31, 2017 that left seven dead, including five children, and 12 injured.
Hindustan Times, Maur (Bathinda) | By Sachin Sharma, Maur (bathinda)
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2018 10:15 AM IST
No political leader — neither from the Congress nor from the Akali Dal — was present at the remembrance ceremony
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2018 10:08 AM IST
The region has become the epicentre of activities of these gangs, reflected in the fact that all the gangsters killed or arrested, barring two — one each from Ludhiana and Jalandhar, are from the districts in the region, including Bathinda, Muktsar, Fazilka, Faridkot, Ferozepur and Moga.
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2018 01:32 PM IST
Perturbed over the police “inaction”, the Maur Bomb Blast Virodhi Sangharsh Committee and family members of victims have decided to hold a protest march at Maur on January 26.
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2017 01:46 PM IST
PRTC Bathinda depot general manager Surinder Singh said most of the private minibuses in the city don’t have route permits or are not following their routes, thereby causing losses to the PRTC.
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sachin Sharma, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2017 10:50 PM IST
Gangsters fired at police from stolen Fortuner when chased; incident comes two days after arrest of most wanted gangster Vicky Gounder’s accomplice.
By Sachin Sharma, Bathinda
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2017 11:58 AM IST
Overall figure is less than that of last year when there were 50,000 incidents of stubble burning till November 5, this year, it is 37,163 as on November 6
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2017 09:29 AM IST
The 10 worst-affected districts in Punjab have reported around 5,700 incidents in past three days only.
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2017 02:56 PM IST
Known as party’s strongman, Kolianwali has remained a controversial figure and is always on the target of opposition parties, which accused the previous SAD government of harassing and victimising political opponents in Muktsar district.
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2017 09:47 PM IST
The former CM calls on Parmidner Singh Kolianwali, son of SAD Muktsar district chief, who was attacked on Sunday and is now admitted to a Bathinda hospital,
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2017 12:12 PM IST
Village sarpanch Nirmal Singh was also present during the search.