Sachin Sharma is a senior staff correspondent, who covers crime, politics, rural civic issues and health in the Malwa region of Punjab.
Articles by Sachin Sharma
The protestors demanded ouster of the Badal family from the SGPC and action against those responsible for sacrilege and police firing incidents.
Updated on Oct 08, 2018 11:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bargari/Kotkapura | BySachin Sharma and Gagandeep Jassowal
Groups such as the Association of Active NGOs (AAN) in Bathinda district have domain experience as they played a proactive role in managing stubble without burning it last year, too.
Updated on Sep 14, 2018 10:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bathinda | BySachin Sharma and Surjit Singh
Terms Akali Dal as saviour of Panth, says can sacrifice millions like him and even more Sukhbirs to safeguard the honour, dignity and glory of Guru Granth Sahib.
Updated on Sep 10, 2018 09:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Abohar (Fazilka) | BySachin Sharma and Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar, Abohar (fazilka)
Belying Harsimrat’s claim, green clearance for AIIMS in Bathinda came before ground-breaking ceremony
The project is a bone of contention between Harsimrat and her estranged brother-in-law and Bathinda rural MLA Manpreet Singh Badal, who is the state finance minister
PM had laid the foundation stone in 2016. It includes a 750-bed medical institute with 10 specialty and 11 super-specialty departments.
Only 7 of 20 MLAs attend convention, no action against ‘rebels’ for now: AAP bosses
Updated on Aug 04, 2018 09:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bathinda | ByVishal Rambani, Sachin Sharma
Talking to mediapersons here, Khaira said 95% of party workers are opposing the Delhi leadership’s decision and the convention will give a new direction to the party.
New SSP Nanak Singh had last year indicted Gurjit Singh Romana, shifted as DSP (city), for cancelling a FIR lodged against a man for having an illegal stock of 1,500 habit-forming tablets.
Malout as venue is being seen as well-thought-out move due to speculation that Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal may change her constituency in 2019 LS elections
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 03:07 PM IST
BySachin Sharma and Sarbmeet Singh, Bathinda
Many addicts and their relatives rue that the charges at the de-addiction centres are too high and the government should either waive these off or charge nominally.
In April, the state government issued a notification under the Punjab Preservation of Sub-Soil Water Act, 2009, fixing the date of sowing paddy nursery for May 20.
The Union road transport and highways minister will inaugurate two road projects -- (NH-7, Bathinda-Zirakpur(NH 7) and Bathinda-Amritsar (NH54).
“Nothing like a government exists right now in the state,” says the SAD president.
“My daughter had to be removed from school. Soon, even we may have to commit suicide,” Jaspal Kaur, 40, wife of late farm labourer, Jasvir Singh says.
Pick-up vehicle with loudspeaker makes rounds of the religious town near Bathinda where liquor sale is anyway not permitted; police struggle to trace vehicle caught on video.
12 inmates of Bathinda central jail booked; last seizure notified in Jan; SSP says will act against those behind the delay
Symbol or symptom? No stop to VIP culture as Manpreet Badal’s wife launches traffic drive in Bathinda
The police department in its invitation to the media had made a special mention that the press conference about the event will be addressed by Veenu Badal.
The village’s name was changed from Kotli Khurd to Prem Kotli in August 2016 following the demand by dera followers who are called “Premis”.
The controversy had erupted in August 2014 when Baljinder contested the assembly bypoll.
Ankush (13) had died during treatment at a Ludhiana hospital two months after the blasts on January 31, 2017 that left seven dead, including five children, and 12 injured.
No political leader — neither from the Congress nor from the Akali Dal — was present at the remembrance ceremony
The region has become the epicentre of activities of these gangs, reflected in the fact that all the gangsters killed or arrested, barring two — one each from Ludhiana and Jalandhar, are from the districts in the region, including Bathinda, Muktsar, Fazilka, Faridkot, Ferozepur and Moga.
Perturbed over the police “inaction”, the Maur Bomb Blast Virodhi Sangharsh Committee and family members of victims have decided to hold a protest march at Maur on January 26.
PRTC Bathinda depot general manager Surinder Singh said most of the private minibuses in the city don’t have route permits or are not following their routes, thereby causing losses to the PRTC.
Gangsters fired at police from stolen Fortuner when chased; incident comes two days after arrest of most wanted gangster Vicky Gounder’s accomplice.
Overall figure is less than that of last year when there were 50,000 incidents of stubble burning till November 5, this year, it is 37,163 as on November 6
The 10 worst-affected districts in Punjab have reported around 5,700 incidents in past three days only.
Known as party’s strongman, Kolianwali has remained a controversial figure and is always on the target of opposition parties, which accused the previous SAD government of harassing and victimising political opponents in Muktsar district.
The former CM calls on Parmidner Singh Kolianwali, son of SAD Muktsar district chief, who was attacked on Sunday and is now admitted to a Bathinda hospital,
Village sarpanch Nirmal Singh was also present during the search.