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Students block road, commuters pay

Protest on Bathinda-Mansa highway over death of fellow student of Central University25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: Commuters were on the receiving end following a protest by students of Central University of Punjab (CUP) at the Bathinda-Mansa highway over the death of a fellow student due to alleged negligence of the authorities concerned on Tuesday.

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Ravi Chandel

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, April 24

Commuters were on the receiving end following a protest by students of Central University of Punjab (CUP) at the Bathinda-Mansa highway over the death of a fellow student due to alleged negligence of the authorities concerned on Tuesday.

The protesters blocked the road for around five hours due to which the traffic had to be diverted to alternative routes.

Although, the protesters were giving way to ambulances and patients being ferried in private vehicles, the rest of the public had to suffer.

Due to the protest, some commuters lost their patience and started arguing with students.

Seeing the circumstances, the police personnel, who were present at the protest venue, intimated the senior traffic police authorities.

Due to the road blockade, which began at 10 am and was lifted in the evening at 3 pm, traffic snarls were witnessed not only on the main road but also on the link roads.

Harmeet Singh, a resident of Pratap Nagar, said, “Protesters should think of the public before blocking the road and harassing them. Their demands were genuine and we also support them, but what would happen by blocking the road.”

Maninder Kaur, a commuter, said, “Although it is a very sad incident and we are in favour of the students, thousands of commuters who travel on this road should not pay the price of the tussle between the students and university authorities. There were many people who were inconvenienced.”

SP (H) Surender Pal said, “After getting information from the police personnel present at the protest venue, we put barricades at Phus Mandi to divert the traffic coming from Bathinda and on the Jassi Chowk to divert the traffic coming from Mansa.”

Students block road, commuters payCommuters and CUP students during a brawl over a road blockade in Bathinda on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pawan Sharma

50-km gas pipeline to be laid in Bathinda

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: Gujarat State Petronet Limited will lay 50-km gas pipeline and would also supply liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to households in the district.

Meritorious School registers 100 per cent result

Meritorious School registers 100 per cent result

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: Students of Senior Secondary School for Meritorious Students, Bathinda, have brought laurels to their institution by registering 100 per cent result in the PSEB Class XII exams, barring a few re-appears in physics.

Inmate dies at Central Jail

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: An inmate, undergoing term in an attempt to murder case, died at the Central Jail at Gobindpura village on Monday night.

Two arrested with heroin

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: Two persons have been arrested under the NDPS Act in the district in separate incidents.

Protest over pruning of schemes

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

Barnala: Residents from Khudi Kalan village on Tuesday protested against the Food and Civil Supplies Department for deleting their names from the lists of beneficiaries of various social welfare schemes.

Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital

Docs demand raise in monthly stipend

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

FARIDKOT: Around 100 junior doctors of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot have sought the state government’s help as the amount they are getting for their job is less than the minimum wages fixed for the unskilled labour.

Farmers upset over tardy pace of lifting wheat

Farmers upset over tardy pace of lifting wheat

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

MALOUT: The tardy pace of wheat lifting in the district has irked farmers.

Poor kids to get primary education at doorstep

Poor kids to get primary education at doorstep

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

FARIDKOT: To hone educational skills of slum kids, particularly out-of-school girls, the District Red Cross Society and the School Education Department in Faridkot have started organising evening classes in the slum area of Sanjay Nagar here to enable these children to join the mainstream schools.

3 cases of clash over old rivalries registered

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: Three cases of clash over old rivalries were on Tuesday registered by the police in the district.

Nine GZSCCET students get placement

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: Under a special placement drive, nine students of the textile engineering department of Giani Zail Singh Campus College of Engineering and Technology (GZSCCET) has been selected for recruitment by the Oswal Group of Industries, Ludhiana, on Tuesday.

Buildings lie unused for want of furniture at govt college

Buildings lie unused for want of furniture at govt college

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: Even though a couple of buildings were constructed at Government Rajindra College four years ago, they have failed to serve the purpose in the absence of required infrastructure.

Sub-panel members to visit other cities to review LED lights

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the subcommittee will now visit Mohali and other cities in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan to review the LED streetlights installed by them to see how cost effective they are proving.

Faulty traffic lights start functioning again

Faulty traffic lights start functioning again

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: After the issue of hike in accidents due to non operational traffic lights on the stretch between Bibiwala Chowk and Rose Garden Chowk was

Employees protest, seek hike in salaries

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BARNALA: Employees of the Rural Development and Panchayat Department, who are working under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act scheme, on Tuesday held a protest in front of the Barnala DC office and sought a hike in their salaries.

Setting wife afire: Accused still at large

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: The Nathana police conducted raids at three places in Faridkot district, including Delianwali village, for the arrest of Amrik Singh and his mother on Monday, but could not find both.

City resident files complaint over hefty parking fee

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: A city resident has lodged a complaint with the Local Bodies Department Chief Secretary over the issue of overcharging of parking fee by the contractor at the Rose garden and the Joggers’ Park in the city.

Gang of two-wheeler lifters active in city

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: A gang of two-wheeler thieves has been active in the city for the past month because close to 30 two wheelers had been stolen.

Water tanks at Joggers’ Park cry for attention

Water tanks at Joggers’ Park cry for attention

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Joggers’ Park is crying for attention and the civic authority seems to be least bothered about it as water stored in the four water tanks is dirty as thick algae is floating over it.

Four injured in clash at tehsil complex

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Four persons were injured in a clash between two groups outside the tehsil complex at Phul town over the registry of land situated at Jiyud village.

Badminton meet: Specially abled boy brings laurels to dist

Badminton meet: Specially abled boy brings laurels to dist

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Yashveer Goyal, a specially abled boy, has brought laurels to the district by winning silver and bronze medals in the double and individual categories, respectively, in the 9th Punjab State Deaf Badminton Championship, organised by the Punjab Deaf and Dumb Sports Association, on April 22 in Chandigarh.

Goods worth lakhs gutted in 2 shops

Goods worth lakhs gutted in 2 shops

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: A fire broke out at two shops situated at the Court road on Monday morning.

Fancy numbers: 0013 sold for Rs 2.54 lakh

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: In a first, the auction of fancy numbers was conducted under the e-auction system in the district with an aim to bring in transparency.

Faridkot girl stands third with 99.96 per cent

Faridkot girl stands third with 99.96 per cent

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

FARIDKOT: Mandeep Kaur of Sant Mohan Das Memorial Senior Secondary School, Kot Sukhia, stood third in the state in the sports category with 99.

Muktsar gets overall first rank

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

MALOUT: As Muktsar district has outshined other districts by getting the overall first position in pass percentage in the PSEB Class XII results declared on Monday, the teaching community here has got a reason to smile.

PSEB Class XII results

Bathinda fares better than last year

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Bathinda district has managed to fare better in the Class XII examinations conducted by the Punjab State Education Department, the results of which were declared on Monday.

TSPL holds blood donation camp

TSPL holds blood donation camp

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA:Talwandi Sabo Power Limited in collaboration with District Blood Bank, Mansa had organised a blood donation camp at occupational health Centre of TSPL.

Accused of Goniana accident still at large

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA:The Nehianwala police have failed to find both accused, responsible for the accident that took place near Hariraipur village, in which an eleven-year-old girl and a woman got killed.

SNIPPETS

Wheat lifting: Farmers protest

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

Muktsar: Irate over the slow pace of wheat lifting from the local grain market, a large number of farmers on Sunday lodged protest here.

Faridkot Civil Hospital honoured for quality health services

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

FARIDKOT: The Civil Hospital here has become the first hospital in the Malwa region that has received National Quality Assurance Certification (NQAC).

Market committee carries out cleanliness drive

Market committee carries out cleanliness drive

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Taking ahead the legacy and responding to the Nation’s call, the Market Committee of Bathinda carried out a massive cleanliness drive at Gandhi Market and Mohalla Teliyan Wala areas of Bathinda.

Awareness camp

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

Bathinda: An awareness camp was organised for pregnant women at the Delhi Heart Hospital on Saturday evening.

Seminar on dilution of SC/ST Act held

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The Association for Democratic Rights Punjab held a seminar related to dilution of the SC/ST Act by the Supreme Court here on Sunday.

400 receive degrees at Govt Rajindra College

400 receive degrees at Govt Rajindra College

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Around 400 students of Government Rajindra College, who had completed their graduation and postgraduation in 2014-15 and 2015-16, received degrees during the convocation ceremony here on Sunday.

World Earth Day celebrated

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: NSS Department of Baba Farid Group of Institutions celebrated World Earth Day.

664 cases settled in Lok Adalat

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: As many as 664 cases were disposed of at the Lok Adalat here on Sunday.

Anganwadi workers to intensify agitation

Anganwadi workers to intensify agitation

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Ahead of their state-level protest against the state government, members of the All-Punjab Anganwadi Employees’ Union convened a meeting at Teachers’ Home here on Sunday.

Woman raped at Shikhupura village

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: A man allegedly raped a married woman after threatening her at Shiekhupura village in Talwandi Sabo subdivision.

Hospital tiles dislocate, plaster peels off walls

Hospital tiles dislocate, plaster peels off walls

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The building of Mother and Child Hospital is crying for attention as plaster has peeled off from walls and tiles are dislocated at several spots.

Family missing in Pakistan since 2015, no clue yet

Family missing in Pakistan since 2015, no clue yet

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

FARIDKOT: Over three years of efforts of the police and intelligence agencies to dig into the mobile phone record of a family of four members of Faridkot, who had gone missing in Pakistan in April 2015, have failed to make any breakthrough.

Suspecting infidelity, man sets wife ablaze

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: A class IV employee of the Education Department set his wife on fire at Bibiwala village on Saturday afternoon as he was doubtful of her character.

Appointment of nodal officers not well received by councillors

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Councillors have raised objection over the appointment of nodal officers in the wards by the Municipal Commissioner recently.

Overcharging

MC cancels contract of eight parking lots

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation of Bathinda (MCB) has cancelled the contract of eight parking lots in the city owing to alleged over-charging by the contractors.

Residents want rollback of power tariff hike

Residents want rollback of power tariff hike

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: City residents have flayed the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (PSERC) decision to hike power tariff by 2.

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