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19 Nov 2019

Protest against drug menace

19 Nov 2019 | 7:07 AM

Malout: Residents of Krishna Nagar, under the banner of Krishna Nagar Welfare Committee, on Monday lodged a protest in their locality against the alleged prevalence of drugs.

Youth shot dead over land dispute

19 Nov 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: A youth was shot dead by his relative over a land dispute at Ablu village in the district.

Three arrested with ~6.22-lakh fake currency

19 Nov 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: The Mansa police claimed to have arrested three persons. The police said they seized Rs 6.22 lakh fake currency from them along with one colour printer-cum-scanner and other material.

Gas-cutter gang attempts to loot ATM

19 Nov 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: A gas-cutter gang made an attempt at looting an ATM of the State Bank of India (SBI) located on the Bhatti road on Sunday.

450-kg ‘lahan’ seized from Kattianwali village

19 Nov 2019 | 7:07 AM

MUKTSAR: The police have caught three persons and seized 450-kg ‘lahan’ (raw material used to prepare hooch) from them in Kattianwali village.

Sans any check, sale of illegal LPG cylinders goes on in city

19 Nov 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: With barely any check, the illegal sale of LPG cylinders continues unabated in the city.

Kin of 3 missing girls meet SSP

19 Nov 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: Despite passage of four days, the police have no whereabouts of three missing girls, who left their houses for school on Thursday morning.

Farmers seek relief for basmati growers for not burning stubble

19 Nov 2019 | 7:07 AM

FARIDKOT: As basmati growers have been denied Rs2,500 per acre compensation for desisting from stubble burning, a delegation of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Sidhupur on Monday met Kahan Singh Pannu, Secretary, Agriculture Department.

CUP students win news anchoring, video editing contest in media fest

19 Nov 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: Mass communication and media studies students of the Central University of Punjab(CUP), Bathinda, grabbed the top ranks in news anchoring, video editing and photography competitions in the media fest of Chandigarh University and Chitkara University.

Online contest winners awarded

19 Nov 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: English Finishing School, Bathinda, organised a prize distribution ceremony for Crown Face 2019 at Mother’s Pride School here on Monday.

13 held for taking illegal possession

19 Nov 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: The police have arrested 13 persons for taking illegal possession of land in two cases.

Dr Chabbra is Punjab IMA’s vice-president

19 Nov 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: Elections to the state body of Indian Medcial Association (IMA) were conducted recently, in which Dr Vikas Chabbra was elected unopposed as vice-president of IMA Punjab.

Anganwadi workers, helpers demand arrears, allowance

19 Nov 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the All-Punjab Anganwadi Workers’ Union conducted a meeting regarding their pending demands with Gurpreet Kaur Sapra, Director, Social Security, Women and Child Development Department, at the Chandigarh head office on Monday.

MC staff’s bid to bury carcass in residential area draws ire

19 Nov 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: The ill-preparedness of the Municipal Corporation has come to the fore once again as in the absence of a proper mechanism for animal carcass disposal, sanitary employees tried to burry a dead stray cow in the residential area of Basant Vihar in North Estate here today.

18 Nov 2019

Prez to honour city boy Yashveer

18 Nov 2019 | 7:13 AM

BATHINDA: A city-based differently abled boy, Yashveer Goyal, has been selected for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities of 2019 award.

Sterilise canines, encourage adoption

18 Nov 2019 | 7:13 AM

The stray dog menace in streets is a serious concern. Keeping in view the safety of residents, the Municipal Corporation needs to tackle the issue on a priority basis.

3-day Tony Batish Art Fest ends

18 Nov 2019 | 7:13 AM

BATHINDA: The three-day Tony Batish Art Festival at Government Rajindra College concluded amid brilliant performances by artists from the region on Sunday.

Students awarded for excelling in academics

18 Nov 2019 | 7:13 AM

BATHINDA: The annual prize distribution ceremony of Delhi Public School was organised on its school premises to award scholars.

BCA students shine in varsity exams

18 Nov 2019 | 7:13 AM

BATHINDA: Students of BCA (Semester IV) of the SSD Women’s Institute of Technology (SSDWIT) secured excellent marks in the examinations conducted by Punjabi University, Patiala, recently.

Baba Farid College alumni meet, recall old memories

18 Nov 2019 | 7:13 AM

BATHINDA: Students and faculty members organised alumni meet of various courses at Baba Farid College, Bathinda.

Science models presented

18 Nov 2019 | 7:13 AM

BATHINDA: An inter-school science model competition was organised at Saint Kabir Convent School under the ‘Hubs of Learning Activities’ programme of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Mobile phone seizures from Central Jail go on unabated

18 Nov 2019 | 7:13 AM

BATHINDA: As the seizures of mobile phones from inmates at the Bathinda Jail go on unabated, questions are being raised over the functioning of the jail authorities.

First swine flu case reported in dist

18 Nov 2019 | 7:13 AM

BATHINDA: The first swine flu case of this season was reported in the district. Like last year, the district Health Department seems to be ill-equipped to deal with H1N1 patients.

Amendments to Drugs & Cosmetics Act opposed

18 Nov 2019 | 7:13 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Punjab State Pharmacy Officer’s Association discussed their plan of action to get their pending demands fulfilled at a convention here on Sunday.

Man arrested for youth’s murder

18 Nov 2019 | 7:13 AM

BATHINDA: The Mansa police claimed to have solved the murder case of a 22-year-old man, whose body was found in mysterious circumstances around two years ago, with the arrest of one person.

Two in police net for property dealer’s murder

18 Nov 2019 | 7:13 AM

KOTKAPURA: The Kotkapura police on Sunday arrested a rice miller and his son in connection with the murder of a property dealer, Mandeep Singh, over some dispute.

Cluster officers asked to visit fields to verify farmers’ claims

18 Nov 2019 | 7:13 AM

FARIDKOT: The district administration is facing a Herculean task in identifying the genuine beneficiaries to give Rs2,500 per acre compensation to the farmers who have desisted from burning paddy straw.

17 Nov 2019

Rain after paddy harvesting leaves farmers worried

17 Nov 2019 | 7:05 AM

FARIDKOT: Afraid of delay in sowing wheat; only 15 per cent crop sown so far

Dengue cases on rise, touch 441-mark in dist

17 Nov 2019 | 7:05 AM

BATHINDA: Dengue has been spreading its tentacles rapidly in the district.

Flesh trade racket busted, four arrested

17 Nov 2019 | 7:05 AM

BATHINDA: The Canal Colony police claimed to have busted a flesh trade racket with the arrest of four persons, including two women, from the Sukhpeer road area here on Saturday.

Light showers bring respite from smog

17 Nov 2019 | 7:05 AM

BATHINDA: Residents on Saturday woke up to light showers in the morning, bringing much-needed respite from smog.

1st CNG station at Behman Diwana village

17 Nov 2019 | 7:05 AM

BATHINDA: Hindustan Petroleum on Saturday commissioned its first CNG station in the Malwa region at M/s Bathinda HP Fuels in Behman Diwana village here on the Malout road.

Cops clueless about three missing girls

17 Nov 2019 | 7:05 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police are still clueless about the three girlstudents of a city government school, who went missing since Thursday.

Protesters seek action against HoD in sexual harassment case

17 Nov 2019 | 7:05 AM

FARIDKOT: Protesting against an alleged incident of sexual harassment of a medical officer (MO) by a head of a department (HoD) at the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital here, members of the Punjab Students’ Union (PSU) and other social organisations staged a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) office here on Saturday.

MRSPTU student wins photography award

17 Nov 2019 | 7:05 AM

BATHINDA: Pushkar Bansal, a second year B.

16 Nov 2019

City-Jammu flight grounded till March 31

16 Nov 2019 | 7:38 AM

BATHINDA: The Air Alliance, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Air India, has grounded Bathinda-Jammu flight till March 31 due to operational issues and the ongoing renovation of Jammu Airport.

Man, daughter set example, use stubble as fodder for livestock

16 Nov 2019 | 7:38 AM

MUKTSAR: A farming family from Lande Rode village here is setting an example for others in manage paddy stubble without burning it.

Renowned writers in city for Tony Batish Art Fest

16 Nov 2019 | 7:38 AM

BATHINDA: The Tony Batish Art Festival, organised by the Venice Art Theater started with a great fervour at Government Rajindra College on Friday.

NGOs come together to protest against stubble-burning menace

16 Nov 2019 | 7:38 AM

BATHINDA: Members of various NGOs joined hands against the stubble burning menace in the city.

Cong holds protest, says Centre pursuing anti-people policies

16 Nov 2019 | 7:38 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the district Congress committee on Friday staged a protest against ‘anti- people policies’ of the Central government and burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Fire Brigade chowk here.

State-level women games enter Day 2

16 Nov 2019 | 7:38 AM

BATHINDA: Athletes from all across the state delivered emphatic performances in various sports on the second day of Punjab State Women Games.

Woman constable commits suicide

16 Nov 2019 | 7:38 AM

Mansa: Upset with her ex-lover, a woman constable committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance on Thursday. It is learnt that her ex-lover has also consumed poison as he was afraid that the police would book him for the death of Gagandeep Kaur, who was posted at the Budhlada police station.

3 Class VII girls go missing

16 Nov 2019 | 7:38 AM

BATHINDA: Three girl students of a government girls’ school in the city went missing on Thursday. All three are students of Class VII.

Documentary on Guru Nanak set for premier screening in Washington on November 20

16 Nov 2019 | 7:38 AM

BATHINDA: Gerald Krell and Adam Krell, directors of a documentary on Guru Nanak Dev, were felicitated by the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation (GGSF), Washington, on the occasion of 550th Parkash Purb of the first Sikh Guru.

15 Nov 2019

Haze hits wheat sowing in state

15 Nov 2019 | 7:19 AM

FARIDKOT:With a film of haze obstructing sun rays, farmers in the area have started pulling out wet paddy straw manually with the help of rakes.

Via Bathinda: Unravelling mystery of age-old riddle

15 Nov 2019 | 7:19 AM

I am nearing seventy. Believe it, for the last sixty-five years, I have been listening periodically to the phrase ‘via Bathinda’. I never bothered to know or explore the logic behind it. However, it was destined for me to investigate the great riddle while being in Bathinda.

AIIMS holds walkathon to mark World Diabetes Day

15 Nov 2019 | 7:19 AM

FARIDKOT:In order to promote awareness in the community regarding diabetes, the Department of Community and Family Medicine (CFM), AIIMS, Bathinda, organised a series of activities, such as walkathon, quiz competition and nukkad natak on World Diabetes Day in Faridkot today.

Women games start in Mansa

15 Nov 2019 | 7:19 AM

Bathinda: Dedicated to the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the Punjab State Women Games (U-25) started on Thursday. Around 3,600 players from 22 districts are participating in it.

Young entrepreneurs selling straw in neighbouring states

15 Nov 2019 | 7:19 AM

MUKTSAR: While a majority of the farmers are burning paddy stubble to clear their fields, there are a few young entrepreneurs who have been making money by selling straw in neighbouring states.

3 get 7-year jail in suicide case

15 Nov 2019 | 7:19 AM

BATHINDA: The court of Additional Session Judge Mohammad Gulzar has sentenced husband and in-laws of a married woman to seven years imprisonment in a five-year-old abetment to suicide case.

Seminar on Guru Nanak's life at CUPB

15 Nov 2019 | 7:19 AM

BATHINDA: To commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB), organised a one-day seminar on ‘life, philosophy and teachings of Guru Nanak on Thursday.

Man dupes cops of Rs 50,000, held

15 Nov 2019 | 7:19 AM

BATHINDA: The city police have booked a person for duping two police personnel of Rs50,000 on the pretext of assisting them in an ongoing departmental inquiry against them.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s 239th birth anniversary celebrated

15 Nov 2019 | 7:19 AM

BATHINDA: Students and faculty members of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda, on Wednesday commemorated the 239th birth anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh with enthusiasm by organising a function here.

Children’s Day celebrated with fervour in city

15 Nov 2019 | 7:19 AM

BATHINDA: City schools celebrated Children’s Day with zeal and enthusiasm and organised various events such dance and poetry on the occasion.

Athletics meet at St Xavier’s

15 Nov 2019 | 7:19 AM

BATHINDA: Students participated in different sports events during the athletic meet at Saint Xavier’s School, Bathinda, on Thursday.

Farmers warn of agitation over stubble-burning FIRs

15 Nov 2019 | 7:19 AM

FARIDKOT: Demanding cancellation of the FIRs registered for stubble burning, farmers in large numbers assembled in front of the Tehsil Complex in Jaito town of Faridkot on Thursday.

No respite from smog in sight

15 Nov 2019 | 7:19 AM

BATHINDA: There seems to be no respite in sight for residents from excessive smog that has engulfed the city for the past three days.

Getting slum kids to school his only mission

15 Nov 2019 | 7:19 AM

BATHINDA: “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.

14 Nov 2019

Mandela varsity honour for prof

14 Nov 2019 | 7:42 AM

Muktsar: Dr RK Uppal, a prolific writer and an academician, has recently been honored with honorary ''Doctor of letters'' degree in Economics (banking and finance) by Nelson Mandela University, USA.

Three-day Tony Batish Kala Utsav from November 15

14 Nov 2019 | 7:36 AM

BATHINDA: Venus Art Theater (Regd), Bathinda, is organising three-day Tony Batish Kala Utsav from November 15 to November 17 at Government Rajindra College in the city.

Muktsar MC gets ~25-lakh vacuum cleaning machine

14 Nov 2019 | 7:36 AM

MUKTSAR: Roads of historic town Muktsar will soon be spick and span as the municipal council (MC) has bought a vacuum sweeper machine at a cost of Rs 25 lakh. Muktsar becomes the first town in the district which has the machine.

14 booked for attacking 2 cops at Sivian village

14 Nov 2019 | 7:36 AM

BATHINDA: As many as 14 persons were booked for attacking two policemen, including an ASI, at Sivian village. They had gone to arrest an accused, identified as Dharamvir Singh, in an assault case.

NGO distributes cloth carry bags to celebrate Gurpurb

14 Nov 2019 | 7:36 AM

BATHINDA: To mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, a city-based NGO has started a three-week-long drive to distribute carry bags made of clothes in different parts of the city.

BKU Sidhupur gets a jolt

14 Nov 2019 | 7:36 AM

BATHINDA: Following differences over various issues, a faction of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Sidhupur merged with the BKU Kadian on Wednesday.

Women games begin today

14 Nov 2019 | 7:36 AM

BATHINDA: To mark the celebrations of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the four-day Punjab State Women Games (U-25) will commence in Mansa district on Thursday.

Panic grips Faridkot village as two boys go missing

14 Nov 2019 | 7:36 AM

FARIDKOT: Saajan Singh (11) and Harbhagwan Singh (13), along with their brother Gurvinder Singh (7), had gone to the fields to play.

Sufi night at Qila Mubarak spells trouble for devotees

14 Nov 2019 | 7:36 AM

BATHINDA: A Sufi night organised at Qila Mubarak here on Tuesday evening gave a tough time to devotees visiting the gurdwara.

13 Nov 2019

5-marla plots given to 550 families

13 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

TARN TARAN:As many as 550 homeless families of Patti Vidhan Sabha constituency were given five-marla residential plots during a function organised in Patti.

5K devotees walk 45 km in 6 hrs

13 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

SULTANPUR LODHI:In a rare gesture to mark the 550th Parkash Purb, over 5,000 devotees from the Zira Assembly constituency yesterday take out a 'hiking march' from Zira to the holy town to pay obeisance after covering nearly 45 km in six hours.

...‘Kinnow King’ makes district proud, again

13 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

MUKTSAR:Balwinder Singh Tikka, a renowned kinnow grower from Abul Khurana village in Malout subdivision here, has made the district proud again as Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh honoured him with Guru Nanak Dev Ji Achievers Award at a state-level function in Kapurthala on November 10.