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Farmers raising slogans on rail tracks with hands tied in chains as part of their rail blockade agitation against the new farm laws, at Devi Dass Pura in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Thaw in sight as Punjab farmers meet to decide on strategy for talks with Centre on farm laws

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 12:03 PM IST
Agriculture ministry sent a second invite to farmers of Punjab for talks on October 14; two major farmer bodies, namely Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) and BKU (Dakounda), have accepted the invite, while Majha-based Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh has decided to skip the meeting
Straw stubble burning in a field after the paddy crop harvest, near Jandiala Guru in Amritsar, Punjab on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)
Straw stubble burning in a field after the paddy crop harvest, near Jandiala Guru in Amritsar, Punjab on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Rules go up in smoke as farm fires rage in Punjab

Hindustan Times, Amritsar/Patiala | By Surjit Singh and Vishal Rambani
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 12:02 AM IST
Compared to 159 farm fires reported in the state till September 28 last year, as many as 520 incidents, most of them from Majha, have been witnessed during the corresponding period this time.
Farmers drying paddy crop.(HT FILES)
Farmers drying paddy crop.(HT FILES)

Crops not ready for harvesting in parts of Punjab as paddy procurement begins

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Navrajdeep Singh, Patiala
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 05:30 PM IST
Agriculture director Sutantar Kumar Airi has said at present only around 1% of advance varieties of paddy, mainly basmati, are ready for harvesting and procurement in parts of Majha
Members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee holding a protest on a rail track at Devi Dass Pura village, 20km from Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee holding a protest on a rail track at Devi Dass Pura village, 20km from Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

As Punjab farmers extend rail roko till Sept 29, railways to decide on trains this evening

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Vishal Joshi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Buoyed by response in state’s Majha and Malwa belts, rail blockade rolled out in Doaba with farmers protesting on tracks near Jalandhar, Tanda and Mukerian junctions
The Dera Bassi unit where drums containing raw spirits were seized on Monday.(HT Photo)
The Dera Bassi unit where drums containing raw spirits were seized on Monday.(HT Photo)

More raids in Dera Bassi, 875 litres of illicit raw spirit seized

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 11:28 PM IST
The recoveries were made after four persons arrested after Sunday’s raids revealed that they had hidden raw spirit in small 25-litre and 50-litre drums within the ‘inner circle’ of the factories.
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Infighting plagues SAD over posts of halqa in-charges in Amritsar

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2020 09:54 PM IST
The infighting assumes added significance in the light of former MLA Amarpal Singh Bony’s recent rejoining of the party.
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Dhadrianwale’s 3-day sermon starts amid opposition by Sikh organisations

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By Avtar Singh, Sangrur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2020 09:53 PM IST
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Punjab Congress MLA’s supporter shot dead in Batala

By Vishal Sally
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 03:20 PM IST
Accused, who shot half a dozen bullets at Jasbir Singh after an argument, was undergoing imprisonment in a murder case and was out on bail. This is the third political murder in two months in Majha
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SAD mobilising workers for Kartarpur corridor inaugural function

Hindustan Times, Chnadigarh | By Surjit Singh, Amritsar
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Senior SAD leaders Bikram Singh Majithia and Daljit Singh Cheema on Tuesday held at least four meetings in the Majha region.
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Harsimrat dissociates herself from ‘Capt-led jatha’ to Kartarpur

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surjit Singh, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2019 11:13 PM IST
This comes on the day Centre shares a list of 575 pilgrims for the ‘inaugural jatha’ comprising the Union minister, ex-PM Manmohan Singh, pointing towards a fresh row between Amarinder govt and SAD
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Aujla’s demand of declaring GNDU as central varsity is anti-Punjab: AAP

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2019 11:43 PM IST
Sukhbir Badal(HT File)
Sukhbir Badal(HT File)

Ready to quit from post of SAD president, if party wants: Sukhbir Badal

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 04:11 PM IST
Sukhbir said this while replying to a question on the banner of revolt raised by veteran SAD leaders from the Majha region.
(Right to Left) Former SAD MP Rattan Singh Ajnala, SGPC member and SAD leader Bhai Manjeet Singh, SAD MP from Khadoor Sahib Ranjeet Singh Brahmpura (R), SAD leader Sewa Singh Sekhwan, SAD leader Amarpal Singh Bony and SAD leader Ravinder Singh Brahmpura at Golden Temple in Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
(Right to Left) Former SAD MP Rattan Singh Ajnala, SGPC member and SAD leader Bhai Manjeet Singh, SAD MP from Khadoor Sahib Ranjeet Singh Brahmpura (R), SAD leader Sewa Singh Sekhwan, SAD leader Amarpal Singh Bony and SAD leader Ravinder Singh Brahmpura at Golden Temple in Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Majha Akali trio apologises for ‘mistakes’ at Golden Temple

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 10:26 AM IST
Bhai Manjit Singh, another senior SAD leader who raised a banner of revolt against the party recently, also accompanied them.
Senior Akali Dal leader Sewa Singh Sekhwan.(HT Photo)
Senior Akali Dal leader Sewa Singh Sekhwan.(HT Photo)

3 Majha veterans won’t attend Akali rally in Patiala on October 7

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 09:51 AM IST
The party is holding the rally against what it calls the “misrule of the ruling Congress”.
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