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BJP members arguing with police personnel when they asked them to leave the venue after farm activists disrupted their function to celebrate the birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Bathinda on Friday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) activists resort to vandalism at BJP function on Vajpayee anniversary in Bathinda

By Vishal Joshi | Hindustan Times, Bathinda
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 02:41 PM IST
Farm activists said they disrupted the function where arrangements were made for the live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to farmers as they were opposed to the Centre’s farm laws.
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Thousands of farmers have been protesting on Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh since November 27, against the three farm laws enacted in September that seek to open farm trade.(ANI Photo)
Thousands of farmers have been protesting on Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh since November 27, against the three farm laws enacted in September that seek to open farm trade.(ANI Photo)

7 protesters have died so far, 2 begin hunger strike

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 05:18 AM IST
While three protesters died of cardiac arrest and three of different illnesses, one was burnt alive while he was sleeping in a car at the Tikri border.
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Shops on Heritage Street leading to the Golden Temple in Amritsar remained closed on Tuesday in support of the Bharat Bandh call given by farmers protesting the Centre’s new farm laws.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Shops on Heritage Street leading to the Golden Temple in Amritsar remained closed on Tuesday in support of the Bharat Bandh call given by farmers protesting the Centre’s new farm laws.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Total bandh in Congress-ruled Punjab in solidarity with farmers’ protesting against three farm laws

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Punjab Roadways suspends operations as chakka jam underway from 11am to 3pm
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Trident will start training batches within 10 days(HT photo)
Trident will start training batches within 10 days(HT photo)

Trident Group to train 1,500 people under Grameen Kaushalya Yojana

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 12:35 AM IST
The trades to be covered under the training program are apparel and textiles and the five districts being targeted for the scheme are Barnala, Bathinda, Sangrur, Fazilka and Mansa.
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Punjab farmers damaging a riot control vehicle near Dabwal i in Sirsa district on Friday after barging into Haryana on their way to the national capital to protest the three new farm laws.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Punjab farmers damaging a riot control vehicle near Dabwal i in Sirsa district on Friday after barging into Haryana on their way to the national capital to protest the three new farm laws.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

BKU (Ugrahan) activists damage police vehicles on entering Haryana

By Vishal Joshi | Hindustan Times, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Unlike Thursday, they did not face much resistance from Haryana Police, deployed in full strength on the inter-state border.
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Bharti Kisan Union (Ugrahan) activists being stopped from entering Haryana at the Doomwali barrier between Bathinda and Sirsa districts on Wednesday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Bharti Kisan Union (Ugrahan) activists being stopped from entering Haryana at the Doomwali barrier between Bathinda and Sirsa districts on Wednesday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Barred from entering Haryana, farmers from Punjab prepare for long haul at inter-state border

By Vishal Joshi | Hindustan Times, Bathinda/Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 04:54 PM IST
Announce week-long dharnas at entry points if they are not allowed to carry out Delhi Chalo march from tomorrow
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(Left) Gangster Sukhpreet Singh, alias Sukha Gill Lamme, who has claimed responsibility for the murder of Dera Sacha Sauda follower and foreign exchange dealer Manohar Lal Arora (right) at Bhagta Bhaika near Bathinda on Friday evening.(HT file photo)
(Left) Gangster Sukhpreet Singh, alias Sukha Gill Lamme, who has claimed responsibility for the murder of Dera Sacha Sauda follower and foreign exchange dealer Manohar Lal Arora (right) at Bhagta Bhaika near Bathinda on Friday evening.(HT file photo)

Punjab gangster claims responsibility for killing dera follower, premis protest

By Vishal Joshi | Hindustan Times, Bathinda
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 08:40 PM IST
Agitators block Salabatpura-Bhagta road, refuse to cremate foreign exchange dealer until his killers are arrested
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A worker sanitising the corridors of Amritsar’s Khalsa College, which reopened after an eight-month lockdown following the Covid-19 outbreak.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
A worker sanitising the corridors of Amritsar’s Khalsa College, which reopened after an eight-month lockdown following the Covid-19 outbreak.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Punjab universities, colleges reopen to poor attendance

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Amritsar, Amritsar/jalandhar/faridkot/patiala
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 06:32 PM IST
Most institutes that reopened reported 10% to 15% attendance, a few remain closed for Bhai Dooj even as authorities ensured strict adherence to social distancing norms
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The total straw burning area this year was 7.49 lakh hectares as compared to 7.90 lakh hectares last year, which is 5.23 per cent lower(Hindustan Times)
The total straw burning area this year was 7.49 lakh hectares as compared to 7.90 lakh hectares last year, which is 5.23 per cent lower(Hindustan Times)

Decline in Punjab’s stubble burning area this year, says official

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 10:52 PM IST
During a virtual meeting with senior officers,deputy commissioners,and senior superintendent of police,she expressed satisfaction over the steps taken by the state government to end the hazardous practice
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Students attending a class at Government Girls Senior Secondary School in Bathinda on Monday, seven months since the Covid-19 lockdown.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Students attending a class at Government Girls Senior Secondary School in Bathinda on Monday, seven months since the Covid-19 lockdown.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Thin attendance as government schools reopen in Punjab’s Malwa amid Covid-19 pandemic

By Vishal Joshi | Hindustan Times, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Schools follow safety guidelines as few students of Classes 9 to 12 show up on Day 1 with most parents in wait and watch mode
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The body of the couple’s eldest child, a seven-year-old boy, was found hanging in a room, while two daughters were aged three years and one year were found dead on the bed.(Representational photo)
The body of the couple’s eldest child, a seven-year-old boy, was found hanging in a room, while two daughters were aged three years and one year were found dead on the bed.(Representational photo)

Farmer kills his three children before ending life in Punjab’s Bathinda district

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Suicide note says he was unable to bear the loss of his wife who died fighting cancer last month
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Farmers alleged delayed medical attention to the accident victims and blocked traffic at the busy ITI Chowk, the intersection connecting Bathinda with Haryana and Rajasthan besides Talwandi Sabo and Mansa districts of Punjab on Wednesday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Farmers alleged delayed medical attention to the accident victims and blocked traffic at the busy ITI Chowk, the intersection connecting Bathinda with Haryana and Rajasthan besides Talwandi Sabo and Mansa districts of Punjab on Wednesday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Farmer killed, 17 BKU activists injured after bus rams into truck near Bathinda

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bathinda
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 12:50 PM IST
The farmers were returning in a private bus after eight-day dharna ended at Badal village in neighbouring Muktsar; vehicle they were travelling in initially broke down and they took the bus which met with the accident
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Principal secretary, technical education, Anurag Verma said on Wednesday that the focus of the classes will be to impart practical training.(HT Photo)
Principal secretary, technical education, Anurag Verma said on Wednesday that the focus of the classes will be to impart practical training.(HT Photo)

Industrial Training Institutes to reopen in Punjab on September 21

By Vishal Joshi | Hindustan Times, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2020 06:30 AM IST
The directorate of technical education has asked all state-run and private ITIs to make arrangements for classes in adherence with Covid-19 guidelines
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The entry and exit at the NEET centres will be staggered to avoid crowding. Besides, entry gates will be opened at all centres at 11am and after 1.30pm no student will be allowed to enter the premises. The three-hour exam is from 2pm to 5pm on September 13.(HT file photo)
The entry and exit at the NEET centres will be staggered to avoid crowding. Besides, entry gates will be opened at all centres at 11am and after 1.30pm no student will be allowed to enter the premises. The three-hour exam is from 2pm to 5pm on September 13.(HT file photo)

19,510 candidates to take NEET in Punjab on Sunday; staggered entry and exit amid Covid-19 guidelines

By Deepa Sharma Sood | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 05:38 PM IST
To ensure social distancing, the number of NEET centres in Punjab has been increased from 22 to 34. The NTA has set up 10 centres in Bathinda, six each in Mohali and Amritsar, five in Jalandhar, four in Patiala and three in Ludhiana.
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Police look for clues in Bathinda’s Thandi Sadak area after Youth Akali Dal worker Sukhman Preet Singh Sandhu was shot dead on Saturday night.(HT Photo)
Police look for clues in Bathinda’s Thandi Sadak area after Youth Akali Dal worker Sukhman Preet Singh Sandhu was shot dead on Saturday night.(HT Photo)

Youth Akali Dal worker shot dead in Bathinda

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bathinda, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2020 10:56 AM IST
Was going on scooter to hand over money to an unidentified person after receiving a phone call late at night, had at least two criminal cases registered against him, say police
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Sons threaten to kill parents over property division; case filed in Panchkula

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Panchkula, Panchkula:
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 11:43 PM IST
Case registered at Sector 5 Police station under section 323 (voluntary causing hurt), 34, 452 (house trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC
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All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bathinda, director Dr DK Singh (in dhoti) during the Independence Day function on the campus on August 15. Five doctors, including medical superintendent Dr Satish Gupta, have tested positive in the past 10 days, while the institute director is among those in quarantine.(HT file photo)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bathinda, director Dr DK Singh (in dhoti) during the Independence Day function on the campus on August 15. Five doctors, including medical superintendent Dr Satish Gupta, have tested positive in the past 10 days, while the institute director is among those in quarantine.(HT file photo)

Five doctors at AIIMS, Bathinda, test positive for Covid-19 over past 10 days

By Vishal Joshi | Hindustan Times, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Eight staff members of the institute are in home quarantine though none of them has a serious health condition, more reports awaited; cases started surfacing after Independence Day function on campus where Covid guidelines were flouted
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Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal’s assembly constituency of Bathinda saw a sharp fall of 48 points this time as compared to last year. The city was at 31st position in 2019.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal’s assembly constituency of Bathinda saw a sharp fall of 48 points this time as compared to last year. The city was at 31st position in 2019.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Bathinda cleanest city in state for 3rd year in a row; slips nationally

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 10:52 PM IST
According to Swachh Survekshan-2020, Bathinda is 79th, while Ferozepur is 96th in the category of cities with a population between 1 lakh and 10 lakh
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Rebel Aam Aadmi Party MLA Nazar Singh Manshahia (right) with revenue minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar in Mansa on Saturday.(Manshahia’s Facebook page)
Rebel Aam Aadmi Party MLA Nazar Singh Manshahia (right) with revenue minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar in Mansa on Saturday.(Manshahia’s Facebook page)

Rebel AAP MLA Manshahia, SP among five contacts of Punjab revenue minister test positive for Covid-19

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2020 01:15 PM IST
A journalist and two Punjab Police constables were the other primary contacts of minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar, who tested positive hours after Independence Day function
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Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, who is without a mask, being greeted by deputy commissioner B Srinivasan and Bathinda range inspector general of police Jaskaran Singh, while SSP Bhupinder Jit Virk (standing behind in green mask) looks on during the Independence Day function on Saturday. SSP Virk tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.(HT file photo)
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, who is without a mask, being greeted by deputy commissioner B Srinivasan and Bathinda range inspector general of police Jaskaran Singh, while SSP Bhupinder Jit Virk (standing behind in green mask) looks on during the Independence Day function on Saturday. SSP Virk tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.(HT file photo)

Bathinda SSP tests positive for Covid-19, finance minister Manpreet Badal in quarantine after attending I-Day function

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 03:45 PM IST
Badal, who was the chief guest at the event in Bathinda, was spotted without a mask at the function; DC also in home quarantine
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At present, Raghavendra P Tiwari is the vice-chancellor of Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, a central university at Sagar in Madhya Pradesh. He will replace RP Kohli as the Central University of Punjab vice-chancellor.(HT file photo)
At present, Raghavendra P Tiwari is the vice-chancellor of Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, a central university at Sagar in Madhya Pradesh. He will replace RP Kohli as the Central University of Punjab vice-chancellor.(HT file photo)

Raghavendra P Tiwari is new vice-chancellor of Central University of Punjab in Bathinda

By Vishal Joshi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2020 12:49 PM IST
A specialist in earth sciences, Tiwari replaces RP Kohli and is expected to take charge next week
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Rural medicos at loggerheads with health dept find a supporter in minister Bajwa

By Mohit Khanna | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 10:36 PM IST
The RMOs, who come under the panchayati raj department, have accused health department officials of being biased against them since they were deployed on Covid-19 duties in March
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Amritsar topped the chart with 20 fresh cases followed by Ludhiana nine, Jalandhar eight, Patiala four, Gurdaspur three, Kapurthala and Tarn Taran two each, and one each in Bathinda, Faridkot and Moga and Muktsar.(Bloomberg)
Amritsar topped the chart with 20 fresh cases followed by Ludhiana nine, Jalandhar eight, Patiala four, Gurdaspur three, Kapurthala and Tarn Taran two each, and one each in Bathinda, Faridkot and Moga and Muktsar.(Bloomberg)

Two deaths, 52 new cases in Punjab

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Amritsar/ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 12:34 AM IST
44-yr-old Patti man and 48-yr-old Pathankot resident latest fatalities
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Gurprit Singh and Nirmal Singh from Sandoha village with a migratory falcon trapped in the cage and (right) Gurvinder Singh of Gharuan village wrenches off a falcon’s head.(VIDEO GRABS / TIKTOK & WHATSAPP)
Gurprit Singh and Nirmal Singh from Sandoha village with a migratory falcon trapped in the cage and (right) Gurvinder Singh of Gharuan village wrenches off a falcon’s head.(VIDEO GRABS / TIKTOK & WHATSAPP)

Wildbuzz: Claws of law tighten grip on killers of migratory falcons

By Vikram Jit Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 12:03 AM IST
Raids launched in response to exposé in the Wildbuzz column on April 22, 2018, and May 10, 2020 have led to the arrest of two pigeon fanciers on charges of slaughtering raptors
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Though it started later this year, the procurement is expected to be over in the next 10 days, as compared to 2019, when the operations continued till May 28.(HT FILE)
Though it started later this year, the procurement is expected to be over in the next 10 days, as compared to 2019, when the operations continued till May 28.(HT FILE)

Punjab wheat procurement reaches 100-lakh tonne mark in 20 days

By Gurpreet Singh Nibber | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2020 12:13 AM IST
With 4.74 lakh tonne wheat reaching the mandis on Tuesday, the cumulative arrival so far is 101 lakh tonne and purchase 99.67 lakh tonne.
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A total of 498 people have also been arrested in connection with drug smuggling during the lockdown. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
A total of 498 people have also been arrested in connection with drug smuggling during the lockdown. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Covid-19 lockdown dealt blow to Punjab drug smuggling: Official

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 03:26 PM IST
The anti-narcotics task force was set up after the Congress government, headed by Captain Amarinder Singh, came to power in April 2017. It was one of the key elements of the party’s manifesto.
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Migrant labourers set out for their native villages on foot pass through Haryana

By Bhaskar Mukherjee and Sunil Rahar | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Hisar/rohtak
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 05:44 PM IST
A government spokesperson said the administration had made arrangements for those who wanted to stay and had was arranging a bus for others
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After Covid-19, yellow rust attack adds to Punjab farmers’ woes

By Mohit Khanna | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2020 03:02 PM IST
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Talwandi Sabo gurdwara management urges devotees to pray from home

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bathinda, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2020 10:12 PM IST
Gurdwara manager Sant Singh said on Saturday the shrine management is following the guidelines issued by the state government in view of coronavirus pandemic. In the last 48 hours, there has been a substantial dip in the number of pilgrims
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In the absence of desilting of sewage lines at Bathinda's Mehraj, ancestral place of Punjab CM, streets in low-lying area overflow with wastewater.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
In the absence of desilting of sewage lines at Bathinda's Mehraj, ancestral place of Punjab CM, streets in low-lying area overflow with wastewater.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Development is a mirage in CM’s ancestral village Mehraj

By Vishal Joshi | Hindustan Times, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 10:52 PM IST
On January 29 last year, Capt Amarinder had visited the village and announced development projects worth 28 crore to upgrade infrastructure and basic civic amenities in areas falling under the Mehraj nagar panchayat. Till now the government has released 4.64 crore for the purpose.
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