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Wednesday, August 05, 2020



Downpour halts Punjab in its tracks

July 22, 2020 10:17 am

Boundary wall collapse in Mansa, houses of 15-16 labourers flooded in Sangrur.

Industry on river banks: For PPCB, a tightrope walk amid political pressure, lack of guidelines

July 16, 2020 12:43 pm

Back in 2012, the PPCB had refused to allowe the Guru Gobind Singh Oil Refinery in Bathinda to even touch the Lasara drain that flows at distance of around 20 km from it.

Farmer found dead at the spot he sat on dharna outside Bathinda thermal plant, note says ‘sacrificing life against land sale’

July 02, 2020 2:40 pm

While his body was shifted to mortuary at Bathinda civil hospital, farmer unions launched a protest demanding Rs. 10 lakh compensation, job for a family member and re-starting of the thermal plant.

After Bathinda, question mark over 2 other thermal plants

June 25, 2020 1:04 pm

Lehra Mohabbat and Ropal plants will complete 25 years in 2023-24; PSPCL has not yet clarified its stand.

Punjab’s big plan for plant land: a pharma park, if Centre grants nod

June 24, 2020 1:45 pm

The Finance Minister said that if a pharmaceutical park comes up in Bathinda, it will be a win-win situation for the area.

Explained: For 25 yrs, coal powered this plant, now some want to fire it with paddy stubble

June 24, 2020 1:18 pm

Its construction started in 1970 and was completed in 1982 with a project cost of Rs 100 crore at the time.

After `750-cr facelift, a quiet burial

June 24, 2020 1:06 pm

The decision to shut the plants was taken by the government after a sub-committee formed by the Cabinet comprising Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, the then Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh and Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi recommended shutting them down as these were turning unviable.

Govt to sell Bathinda thermal plant land

June 23, 2020 12:18 pm

The government-owned thermal plant was shut down two years ago as the government had termed it a ‘white elephant’.

4 yrs after body of 16-yr-old girl was found, Moga police arrest orchestra operator for murder

June 13, 2020 12:06 pm

Moga police said the girl was murdered after which her body was dumped on Moga-Kotkapura main road (near Rajeyana village) by an unidentified ambulance driver who allegedly took Rs. 30,000 from the orchestra operator to dispose off the body. The accused told the ambulance driver that she had committed suicide.

Waiting for wheat procurement, farmers stay overnight at Bathinda mandi, with ‘no light, water, soap’

April 16, 2020 10:44 pm

Though the procurement season started on Wednesday, Burj Sema is yet to be cleaned even as farmers wait it out in the dark to sell their stock of wheat.