Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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22 Jul 2019

Stray cattle kill one, injures another

22 Jul 2019 | 8:40 AM

MUKTSAR: The number of stray cattle has been on the rise in the district.

After rain damages cotton, farmer goes for basmati crop

22 Jul 2019 | 8:40 AM

BATHINDA: As incessant rain inundated the fields for days and damaged the cotton crop in Burj Mehma village, a farmer from the village has uprooted the damaged cotton crop and has sown basmati on his fields.

Youths plant saplings

22 Jul 2019 | 8:40 AM

BARNALA: The “Ghar Ghar Hariyali” campaign of Capt Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Government has started showing positive results in Barnala .

Illegal sale of LPG cylinders goes unchecked

22 Jul 2019 | 8:40 AM

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

Admission process on the final leg

22 Jul 2019 | 8:40 AM

BATHINDA: The process of admission to Government Rajindra College for session 2019-20 is heading towards the final leg, with more than 80 per cent of the seats in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the college, already being taken.

Haphazard parking in city leaves commuters harried

22 Jul 2019 | 8:40 AM

BATHINDA: Haphazard parking at the railway station and the bus stand is causing a lot of inconvenience to passengers.

Mansa police solve murder case, 2 held

22 Jul 2019 | 8:36 AM

BATHINDA: The Mansa police claimed to have solved the blind murder case by arresting two accused in the case

Commissioner takes stock of situation after heavy rain

22 Jul 2019 | 8:36 AM

BATHINDA: Commissioner of the Faridkot Division Ravinder Kumar Kaushik on Saturday took stock of the situation after heavy rain in Bathinda.

2 kids ‘die in water tank’; no info to police

22 Jul 2019 | 8:36 AM

BATHINDA: Two children reportedly drowned in a water tank of their house at Luhar Khera village in Mansa district recently.

Villagers seek relief for damaged houses

22 Jul 2019 | 8:36 AM

BATHINDA: Heavy downpour early this week damaged many houses in different villages of the district.

Seven-year-old boy goes missing in city

22 Jul 2019 | 8:36 AM

BATHINDA: A seven-year-old boy, a resident of Nachattar Nagar here, reportedly went missing a few days ago.

Smart water mgmt system need of the hour

22 Jul 2019 | 8:36 AM

BATHINDA: The water drainage system in the city has been laid against the natural flow.

21 Jul 2019

Man killed in road accident

21 Jul 2019 | 7:51 AM

Muktsar: A man lost his life in a collision between a jeep and a bus at Maha Badhar village near here. The deceased has been identified as 65-year-old Jagjit Singh of the same village.

PTA fund: PSU takes out protest march

21 Jul 2019 | 7:51 AM

Bathinda: The Punjab Students’ Union on Saturday intensified its protest against the Parents-Teacher Association fund being charged from the Scheduled Category students at Government Rajindra College during admission.

Fresh spell of rain triggers fear in residents’ mind

21 Jul 2019 | 7:51 AM

BATHINDA: A brief spell of rain came back to haunt residents on Saturday, who are yet to recover from the havoc caused by heavy downpour in the past few days.

PSPCL holds plantation drive

21 Jul 2019 | 7:51 AM

BATHINDA: The birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev was celebrated at Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant, Lehra Mohabbat, with much fanfare on Friday.

BFGI students shine in university exams

21 Jul 2019 | 7:51 AM

BATHINDA: Students of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management (BTTM) from the Baba Farid Group of Institutions have performed well in examinations held by Punjabi University, Patiala.

Non-functional traffic lights cause inconvenience

21 Jul 2019 | 7:51 AM

BATHINDA: Traffic lights at various places on the GT Road, including Teen Koni Chowk, have been lying defunct for the past few days, leading to chaos at major intersections of the city.

State committee to deliver social benefits, says Kangar

21 Jul 2019 | 7:51 AM

BATHINDA: Punjab Revenue Minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar on Saturday said the state government was committed to provide benefits of various social welfare schemes to their beneficiaries.

Farmers’ union seeks compensation for crop damage

21 Jul 2019 | 7:51 AM

BATHINDA: Demanding compensation for crop damage caused due to incessant rain, a farmers’ union took out a protest march in different villages of Goniana block on Saturday.

Rising water level in Ghaggar, worries Mansa villagers

21 Jul 2019 | 7:51 AM

MANSA: The water level in Ghaggar has continuously been rising in Mansa district, leaving villagers of around 50 villages in Budladha subdivision and in Sardulgarh subdivision worried.

Funds down the drain as problem still persists in city

21 Jul 2019 | 7:51 AM

BATHINDA: Crores of rupees have been spent to resolve the waterlogging issue in the city, but the problem still persists.

20 Jul 2019

Vegetable prices rise

20 Jul 2019 | 7:49 AM

MUKTSAR: The recent rains have led to an escalation in the prices of vegetables, adding to the worries of people.

Saint Paul’s students excel

20 Jul 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: Students of Saint Paul’s High School have brought laurels to the school by competing with seven schools of the Moga Zone in CISCE Zonal Taekwondo Competition held at Carol Convent School, Ferozepur on July 12.

PSU protests over PTA fund

20 Jul 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab Students’ Union (PSU) staged a protest outside the office of principal of Government Rajendra College.

Rainwater enters women, NRI police stations in city

20 Jul 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: Following heavy rains in the city during the past few days, water has entered the women and NRI police stations.

Waterlogging, dirty roads give fillip to auto repair biz

20 Jul 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: Heavy downpour and subsequent waterlogging in the past few days have caused much inconvenience to the residents, who are finding it difficult to move around the city.

Muddier streets of Sirki Bazaar unbearable, say shopkeepers

20 Jul 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: The unpleasant condition of Sirki Bazaar, one of the major markets in city, has become almost unbearable for the visitors.

19-yr-old girl ends life

20 Jul 2019 | 7:49 AM

MALOUT: A 19-year-old girl, who was upset over her mother’s illicit affair, allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the Rajasthan Feeder canal at Adhnian village on the Malout-Dabwali national highway here on Thursday.

Residents of Mehma Sarja village protest against sarpanch

20 Jul 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: Residents of Mehma Sarja village on Friday staged a protest against sarpanch of the village for allegedly not taking the requisite action on time to ensure that rainwater diverted by other villages do not enter residential areas and fields of the village.

Officials’ ‘negligence’ delays drainage

20 Jul 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: Mismanagement on the parts of officials delayed the drainage of rainwater after a record rainfall lashed the city for two days as there was no power supply in waterlogged areas due to which motors at pumping stations were run on generators.

Girl’s mobile phone snatched

20 Jul 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: A snatching incident was reported in the city in which a girl lost her mobile phone to miscreants on the Mittal Mall Road.

Act against docs for prescribing medicines not available in govt pharmacy: Employees

20 Jul 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Para-medical Health Employees’ Association on Friday staged a protest in front of the Civil Surgeon’s office and raised slogans against the Health Department for allegedly not taking action against erring doctors who have been prescribing medicines with brand names (not available in govt-run pharmacy).

Heavy rain exposes civic body’s lack of preparedness

20 Jul 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: The two-day rainfall has left the city in a mess, exposing the failure of the Municipal Corporation to make arrangements for the rainy season.

Topography, faulty sewer lines to blame

20 Jul 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: The saucer-shaped topography of the city, an age-old drainage network, no storm water and rain harvesting projects have once again brought back the horrors of heavy waterlogging on the streets in the city after a record 231 mm rainfall lashed the city in two days.

19 Jul 2019

Rainwater spells trouble in villages

19 Jul 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: Water entered residential areas in few villages, throwing life out of gear. Apart from houses, water entered schools, hospital and banks in Mehma Sarkari village.

Students’ union to protest over PTA fund, scholarships

19 Jul 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: Punjab Students Union (PSU) has decided to stage a protest over the denial of Post-Matric Scholarship to students belonging to scheduled caste (SC) category at Government Rajindra College on Friday.

Man’s death: Wife among two booked

19 Jul 2019 | 8:17 AM

FARIDKOT: A month after the death of a 27-year-old person was attributed to natural cause, the scrutiny of his mobile phone revealed the actual reason behind his demise—wife’s affair with another person.

Heavy rain proves a boon for rickshaw-pullers in city

19 Jul 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: Three days after the heavy rain in the city, water still remains accumulated on various roads across the city.

2 days on, power outage disrupts work at admn complex

19 Jul 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: Following incessant rain in the past two days, power outage witnessed at the offices of various government departments inside the District Administrative Complex.

Waterlogging: Students face tough time at school

19 Jul 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: Students of Government Girls Senior Secondary School on Mall Road have been facing a tough as the school compound has been inundated after rain.

Flood-like situation in Vishwas Colony after leakage in rising main

19 Jul 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: A flood-like situation has emerged in Vishwas Colony, located alongside the Behman Road, due to a leakage in a rising main.

Man killed as bus, motorcycle collide

19 Jul 2019 | 8:17 AM

MALOUT: A man lost his life and another sustained injuries in a collision between a private bus and a motorcycle near Mehna village on the Malout-Dabwali highway on Wednesday night.

Water damages Malout Civil Hospital building

19 Jul 2019 | 8:17 AM

MALOUT: The recent rain has caused massive damage to healthcare infrastructure in Muktsar district.

Unsafe buildings a threat to residents

19 Jul 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: Following incessant rain in the past two days, the threat of mishaps due to collapse of unsafe buildings looms large in the city.

18 Jul 2019

Spurt in patients suffering from water-borne diseases

18 Jul 2019 | 7:13 AM

BATHINDA: With the onset of monsoon, a number of patients are falling prey to water-borne diseases in the city.

Agricultural fields submerged; farmers rue damage to crops

18 Jul 2019 | 7:13 AM

BATHINDA: Heavy downpour and subsequent breaches in tributary channels of Sirhind Canal in different areas in the district on Tuesday left hundreds of acres of agricultural land submerged in rainwater, causing damage to cotton and paddy crops.

Blame game on as water woes rise

18 Jul 2019 | 7:13 AM

BATHINDA: Leaving the public woes behind, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and state Finance Minister Manpreet Badal have blamed each other for the waterlogging situation in the city.

SAD leader stages symbolic protest, flays state govt

18 Jul 2019 | 7:13 AM

BATHINDA: To protest against the state government for waterlogging, SAD leader Vijay Kumar staged a protest in Paras Ram Nagar area here on Wednesday.

No respite from waterlogging

18 Jul 2019 | 7:13 AM

BATHINDA: The city has received 231 mm rainfall in the past two days, adding to the woes of residents. On Wednesday, rainwater still accumulated in streets and roads of Bathinda. Moreover, the water has entered shops, banks, offices and houses in the city

Faridkot DC visits villages to assess crop loss due to rain

18 Jul 2019 | 7:13 AM

FARIDKOT: After heavy rain lashed the region on Tuesday and caused a loss to paddy and cotton crops, Deputy Commissioner Kumar Saurab Raj on Wednesday visited many villages to take stock of the situation.

MRSPTU signs MoU with Internshala

18 Jul 2019 | 7:13 AM

BATHINDA: To provide better internship opportunities to its students, the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Internshala, India’s leading internship and training platform.

Owning to space constraint, students attend classes in shifts

18 Jul 2019 | 7:13 AM

BATHINDA: Owing to space constraint at Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Canal Colony, students continue to attend classes in the school verandah.

Post rain, civic body fails to solve waterlogging problem

18 Jul 2019 | 7:13 AM

BATHINDA: It seems that besides heavy rain, mismanagement and negligence on the part of MC officials and failure of successive governments to tackle the issue of waterlogging in the city are the main reasons behind the flooding of city.

17 Jul 2019

Youth shot in broad daylight

17 Jul 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: A youth was shot dead in broad daylight in Bhagta area on Tuesday. According to information, Jagdeep Singh, a resident of Salebrah, along with his friend Raj Singh of Lehra Mohabbat, had gone to meet a leader for some work.

BFGI students shine in BSc exams

17 Jul 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: Students of BSc (Biotech- V semester) and BSc (CSM- V semester) of BFGI scored over 80 per cent marks, the results of which were declared by Punjabi University, Patiala, recently.

Woman dies under mysterious circumstances

17 Jul 2019 | 7:34 AM

MALOUT: A 24-year-old woman was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her residence in Ward No.26 here on Monday. The police have detained victim Ramandeep’s husband Sukhwinder Singh for questioning.

Pvt colleges see maximum admissions to BCA, BCom

17 Jul 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: Private colleges of the city have been witnessing preferences for courses like BCA, BCom. Likewise, Baba Farid Group of Institutions also saw a large number of admissions to the BSc (Maths) and MCom courses.

Gurmeet Khudian from Muktsar front runner for chairman’s post

17 Jul 2019 | 7:34 AM

MUKTSAR: As the Congress government has started the long-awaited process of appointing chairpersons of various boards and corporations, Gurmeet Singh Khudian, former president of the District Congress Committee, Muktsar, is being considered as the front runner for this state-level political post from Muktsar district.

Police told to begin probe into cases of 2 women victims

17 Jul 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: National Women Commission chairperson Rekha Sharma on Tuesday directed the police hold a separate probe into two cases after listening to the rape victim and the other victim, a married woman, who had allegedly lost her hand and leg during treatment.

Govt to set up sports varsity at Patiala village: Minister

17 Jul 2019 | 7:34 AM

FARIDKOT: To boost the sports in the state, the Punjab Government has decided to establish an international-level sports university at Sidhupur village in Patiala.

35K schoolkids pledge to conserve water in Faridkot

17 Jul 2019 | 7:34 AM

FARIDKOT: Under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan, a campaign to save and conserve water, over 35,000 school students on Tuesday took an oath to save and store water.

Honour for Barnala Health Department

17 Jul 2019 | 7:34 AM

BARNALA: The district Health Department has topped the state in promoting family planning. State Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu honoured officials of the department during a state-level function in Chandigarh recently.

100-ft breach in sullage carrier

17 Jul 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: A 100-feet breach has been reported in the sullage carrier, which carries waste and rainwater of the city, near Mehta village. Due to the breach, all motors pumping rainwater from the city roads developed a snag.

Manpreet, Harsimrat face wrath on social media

17 Jul 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: Many city residents took to social media to express their anger and disappointment over waterlogging caused due to rainfall in the city.

Vehicular movement affected

17 Jul 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: Movement of vehicles was affected due to rainfall in the city on Tuesday. Local buses were taken off roads. However, rail and air traffic remained unaffected.

Rain leaves city in deep waters

17 Jul 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: The city received 178 mm rain on Tuesday, breaking all records. It started raining at 3 am and continued till 12 pm. Moreover, a man was electrocuted in rainwater when he was locking his shop. The deceased has been identified as Vijay Kumar, a resident of Kamla Nehru Colony.

16 Jul 2019

Drug addict’s family refuses to cremate body

16 Jul 2019 | 7:40 AM

BATHINDA: Family members of an addict, who had allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a running train three days ago, have refused to cremate his body. Later, a city-based NGO performed last rites it at a local crematorium.

One booked for Rs 1.4-lakh fraud

16 Jul 2019 | 7:40 AM

BATHINDA: An unidentified person has been booked for fraudulently withdrawing Rs 1.4 lakh from someone’s bank account in the SBI’s Milk Plant branch.

Three booked for abduction in Amritsar

16 Jul 2019 | 7:40 AM

TARN TARAN: Three members of a family of Chohla Sahib village have been booked for allegedly abducting a teenage girl from the same village.