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  ?Bathinda
Punjab • India
Coordinates: 30°14′N 74°57′E / 30.23, 74.95
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
District(s) Bathinda
Population
Density
217,389 (2001)
• ?/km² (Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "?"/sq mi)
Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari
Codes
Pincode
Telephone
Vehicle

• 151001 to 151005
• +91-164
• PB 03

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Bathinda(Punjabi: ਬਠਿੰਡਾ), also known as Bhatinda, is one of the oldest and most famous cities of the Punjab state of north-western India. It was in the jungles of Bathinda that Guru Gobind Singh Ji is reputed to have once challenged and fought the mighty Mughal forces. Bathinda also had a prominent role in the nation's struggle of freedom against the British rule and the autocratic administration of princely rulers. A prominent landmark is Qila Mubarak fort. Punjabi (also Panjabi; in GurmukhÄ«, PanjābÄ« in ShāhmukhÄ«) is the language of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan. ... This article details the Indian state of Punjab. ... Guru Gobind Singh Ji (Patna, Bihar, India, December 22, 1666 – October 7, 1708) was the tenth and last of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism and became Guru on November 11, 1675 following in the footsteps of his father Guru Teg Bahadur Ji. ... The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ... Anthem God Save The King The British Indian Empire, 1909 Capital Calcutta (until 1912), New Delhi (after 1912) Language(s) Hindustani, English and many others Government Monarchy Emperor of India  - 1858-1901 Victoria¹  - 1901-1910 Edward VII  - 1910-1936 George V  - 1936 Edward VIII  - 1936-1947 George VI Viceroy²  - 1858... View from inside the Fort, June 2003; // This fort, a Historical National Monument of India, forms the heart of the city of Bathinda, in Indian Punjab. ...


Bathinda is undergoing rapid industralisation: among recently developed features are a modern thermal power plant, fertilizer factories, and a large oil refinery. Bathinda is one of the biggest food grain and cotton markets in northern India, and the area around Bathinda has become a large grape growing area.[specify] Bathinda is also a leading railway junction and the administrative headquarters of Bathinda District. The American International firm Pepsi processes horticultural products grown in Bathinda. Oil power plant in Iraq A power station (also power plant) is a facility for the generation of electric power. ... Spreading manure, an organic fertilizer Fertilizers (also spelled fertilisers) are compounds given to plants to promote growth; they are usually applied either via the soil, for uptake by plant roots, or by foliar feeding, for uptake through leaves. ... View of Shell Oil Refinery in Martinez, California. ... The Indo-Gangetic Plain is a rich, fertile and ancient land encompassing most of northern and eastern India, the most populous parts of Pakistan, and virtually all of Bangladesh. ... A myriad of tracks at Clapham Junction, in London, England A junction, in the context of rail transport, is a point at which a branch line or separate route diverges from the main line. ... Bathinda District is in Punjab, India. ... American International is a name used in several contexts: American International Group is a Fortune 500 insurance company American International Pictures is a defunct movie production company The American International Building is a skyscraper located in New York City This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... Pepsi Cola is a cola soft drink produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ...

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History

Prehistoric Bathinda

Timetable of prehistoric Bathinda area
Year Event
40,000 BC People began living in man-made shelter huts in northern Punjab and central Asia (Bactria)
7,000 BC There is evidence of people growing barley in this area and raising sheep and goats. People began living in mud-brick dwellings in villages, some of which are still in existence.
5,500 BC Inhabitants learned to make pottery from burnt clay, a technique that is scarce but still alive today.
3,000 BC Farming villages began appearing in the Bathinda area, most of which still exist today.
2,600 BC Farmers in the area made use of the plough; exactly as it is still used in some Bathinda areas today.
1,500 BC Cities of the area were abandoned, but the rural villages thrived and survive; Indo-Aryans arrived in the area.
800 BC Indo-Aryans spread in the area and began clear-cutting forests.
600 BC Area inhabitants began use of elephants in warfare.
125 BC A Scythian tribe known as Sakas invaded Punjab from Balochistan and Sind.
15 AD The Kushan Kingdom was restored in the area.

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Birth of modern Bathinda

It is believed that Rao Bhatti established the modern town of Bathinda in the Lakhi jungle area in the third century, and it was captured from him by the Brars. Bala Rao Bhatti inhabited the city in 965, naming it Bhatinda after his caste name. The city also remained the capital of Raja Jaipal. Rao Bhatti is credited with establishing the modern town of Bathinda, Indian Punjab in the Lakhi jungle area in the 3rd century. ... Lakhi Jungle is situated 15 km from Bathinda, on the way to Muktsar. ... Rao Bhatti is credited with establishing the modern town of Bathinda, Indian Punjab in the Lakhi jungle area in the 3rd century. ...


In 1004, Mahmud of Ghazni besieged the local fort, which was located on the route from the northwest into the rich Ganges valley. In 1189, Muhammad Ghori attacked and occupied the fort of Bathinda. Prithvi Raj Chauhan, the ruler of this region, managed to recover possession of the fort thirteen months later in 1191 after a fierce battle. Mahmud and Ayaz The Sultan is to the right, shaking the hand of the sheykh, with Ayaz standing behind him. ... “Ganga” redirects here. ... Muhammad of Ghor or Muhammad Ghori (originally named Muizz-ad-din) (1162 - 1206) was a Persian conqueror and sultan between 1171 and 1206. ... Prithviraj III (1165?-1192) was a king of the Rajput Chauhan (Chahamana) dynasty. ...


Razia Sultan, the first female ruler of India, was imprisoned at Bathinda in April, 1240. She was released in August of that year through the efforts of Altunia, the local governor. Both Altunia and Razia married but were killed by robbers near Kaithal on October 13. Given name Razia al-Din, (Urdu: رضیہ الدین) throne name Jalâlat ud-Dîn Raziyâ (Urdu:جلالت رضیہ الدین). She is usually referred to in history as Razia Sultan or Razia Sultana (Urdu: رضیہ سلطانہ ), and is primarily known for being the only woman monarch to have ruled Delhi. ... Kaithal is a town in north India, formerly a part of the Karnal District it became part of the Kaithal District of Haryana on 1st November, 1989. ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Sidhu-Brars were thrown out of Bathinda during the Lodhi's rule, but were restored to the area by Babur. A few years later, Roop Chand, a staunch Sikh, came onto the scene of Punjab history. Phul, the second son of Roop Chand, started the practice of langar (community kitchen) for the people in the Lakhi jungle area and built a fort around 1654. Sidhu (Punjabi: , ) is a prominent Jat/Jatt gotra (clan), .The Sidhu clan is mainly found in the state of Punjab in India. ... Lodhi (also sometimes Lodi) is a Pashtun tribe, most likely a sub-group of the larger Ghilzai of Afghanistan and Pakistan who were part of a wave of Pashtuns who pushed east into what is today Pakistan and India. ... Zāhir ud-DÄ«n Mohammad, commonly known as Bābur (February 14, 1483 – December 26, 1530) (Chaghatay/Persian: ; also spelled ), was a Muslim Emperor from Central Asia who founded the Mughal dynasty of India. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... For the Sufi practice of Langar, see Langar (Sufism). ... Lakhi Jungle is situated 15 km from Bathinda, on the way to Muktsar. ...


The story of Bhai Roop Chand ji

On the day of her marriage to Raja Sada’s son Sidhu on 16th Jyesth 1670, Bibi Surti of Vada Ghar (near Daroli) had the chance to meet Guru Hargobind. Her father, Bhai Aqal, was a disciple of Guru Ramdas ji and Guru Arjan Dev ji. The Guru gave her his blessings and professed that she would give birth to a boy who would be honoured by the public and the kings as a Sikh. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Guru Har Gobind Ji (19 June 1595 - 03 March 1644) was the sixth of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism and became Guru on 25 May 1606 following in the footsteps of his father Guru Arjan Dev Ji. ... Guru Arjan, right, dictating the Adi Granth to Bhai Gurdas. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ...


As professed, a boy was born on 3-Baisakh and was named “Roop chand” by Guru Arjan Dev himself. Father Sidhu and son Roop Chand were superintending the harvesting of the crop. It was a very hot day. They had a goat skin bottle hanging from a branch in the shade of the neighbouring tree. Moved by devotion, they dedicated the water as offering to the Guru and refrained from drinking it. Though they were exhausted by the heat, neither gave in to their thirst. Legend has it that the omnipresent Guru Har Gobind was aware of the distress which both suffered on account of their deep devotion to him. Thus the Guru travelled 32 miles on horseback despite the hot day to meet both men and drink his fill of water while sharing with his devoted disciples. Guru Arjan, right, dictating the Adi Granth to Bhai Gurdas. ... Mid-nineteenth century miniature of Guru Hargobind. ...


The sixth Guru laid the foundation of Village Bhai Roopa on the 16th Baisakh, 1687 Bikrmi (AD 1630) naming it after Bhai Roop Chand. In August 1631, Guru Har Gobind Sahib ji with 3000 warriors again visited Bhai Roopa and stayed there for three months. The Guru, in recognition of devotion, honoured Roop Chand with the title of “Bhai” (own brother) and put him in charge of the spiritual welfare of the new Malwa and the country south of Sutlej. With his own hands, the Guru put Bhai Roop Chand on the masand and put on his forehead the tilak, saffron mark of leadership of the area, and gave karchha (a long spoon) asking him to run langar to feed the poor and the needy. This karchha is still kept with veneration. Mid-nineteenth century miniature of Guru Hargobind. ... This page refers to the Malwa region of Punjab. ... The Sutlej, also known as Satluj, is the longest of the five rivers of Punjab (five waters) that flows through Northern India, with its source in Tibet near Mount Kailash. ... For the Sufi practice of Langar, see Langar (Sufism). ...


Ala Singh, son of Rama, another Sikh, attacked Bathinda when it was in possession of Sardar Jodh Singh Saboke and conquered a large area around the city.


Ala Singh, who died in August 1765 at Patiala, was succeeded by Amar Singh, his grandson. In 1770, Amar Singh sent a large force to capture the fort of Bathinda from Sukhchen Singh Sabo. The fort was reacquired in 1771. Raja Amar Singh died in 1781 at the age of 35. , Patiala   (Punjabi: ਪਟਿਆਲਾ) is a city in the Punjab state of India. ... Ladhabhai Nakum Amar Singh (b. ...


After the death of Amar Singh, Raja Sahib Singh, who was six, was made the Chief of Patiala; however, the affairs of the state were managed by Diwan Nanun Mal. Raja Sahib Singh died on March 26, 1813 and was succeeded by his son Karam Singh. , Patiala   (Punjabi: ਪਟਿਆਲਾ) is a city in the Punjab state of India. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1813 (MDCCCXIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ...


During the First Anglo-Sikh War of 1845–46, Maharaja Karam Singh of Patiala fought on the side of the British. He died during the war, but his son and successor Maharaja Narinder Singh also helped the British government. Narinder Singh was succeeded by Rajinder Singh, Bhupinder Singh, and finally, in 1938, Yadavindera Singh. The First Anglo-Sikh War (1845–1846), resulted in partial subjugation of the Sikh kingdom by the British East India Company. ... , Patiala   (Punjabi: ਪਟਿਆਲਾ) is a city in the Punjab state of India. ...


With the formation of the Patiala and East Punjab States Union (PEPSU) on May 5, 1948, Bathinda District came into existence on August 20, 1948. Its headquarters was originally at Faridkot, but relocated to Bathinda in 1953. The Patiala and East Punjab States Union (PEPSU) was a former state of India. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Faridkot (1981 pop. ...


After 1953, many changes were made to Bathinda District's geographical boundaries. Muktsar and Mansa districts were separated from Bathinda. Muktsar is a city and a municipal council in Muktsar district in the Indian state of Punjab. ... Mansa is a town in Punjab state of northwestern India. ...


Qila Mubarak

Main article: Qila Mubarak

The 1900 year old fort in Bathinda is a Historical National Monument. A brief history: View from inside the Fort, June 2003; // This fort, a Historical National Monument of India, forms the heart of the city of Bathinda, in Indian Punjab. ...

View from inside Qila Mubarak, June 2003; (photo: G. S. Bhalla)
View from inside Qila Mubarak, June 2003; (photo: G. S. Bhalla)
History of Qila Mubarak
Year Event
90-110 AD Emperor Kanishka and Raja Dab built it.
179 AD Bathinda town was established by Bhatti Rao.
1004 AD Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni captured it.
1045 AD Pir Haji Rattan settled here for meditation.
1189 AD Sultan Mohammed Ghori captured it.
1191 AD Raja Prithvi Raj Chauhan recaptured it.
1240 AD Razia Sultan prisoned here.
1515 AD Guru Nanak Dev visited this place.
1665 AD Guru Teg Bahadur visited this place.
1705 AD Guru Gobind Singh visited this place.
1754 AD Maharaja Ala Singh captured it.
1835 AD Maharaja Karam Singh built a Gurdwara here.
2005 AD Begin fort repairs sponsored by Akal Society of America.[1]

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1536x1020, 1264 KB) View from inside the Fort. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1536x1020, 1264 KB) View from inside the Fort. ... View from inside the Fort, June 2003; // This fort, a Historical National Monument of India, forms the heart of the city of Bathinda, in Indian Punjab. ... Kanishka (Kushan language: , Ancient Chinese: 迦腻色伽) was a king of the Kushan Empire in South Asia, ruling an empire extending from Northern India to Central Asia in the 2nd century of the common era, famous for his military, political, and spiritual achievements. ... Rao Bhatti is credited with establishing the modern town of Bathinda, Indian Punjab in the Lakhi jungle area in the 3rd century. ... Mahmud and Ayaz The Sultan is to the right, shaking the hand of the sheykh, with Ayaz standing behind him. ... Muhammad of Ghor or Muhammad Ghori (originally named Muizz-ad-din) (1162 - 1206) was a Persian conqueror and sultan between 1171 and 1206. ... Prithviraj III (1165?-1192) was a king of the Rajput Chauhan (Chahamana) dynasty. ... Given name Razia al-Din, (Urdu: رضیہ الدین) throne name Jalâlat ud-Dîn Raziyâ (Urdu:جلالت رضیہ الدین). She is usually referred to in history as Razia Sultan or Razia Sultana (Urdu: رضیہ سلطانہ ), and is primarily known for being the only woman monarch to have ruled Delhi. ... Guru Nanak Dev[1] (Punjabi: , ) (Born in Nankana Sahib, Punjab, (now Pakistan) on 20th October 1469 – 7 May 1539, Kartarpur, Punjab, India), was the founder of Sikhism, and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sobha Singh (painter)s impression of Guru Gobind Singh Guru Gobind Singh (Gurmukhi:ਗੁਰੂ ਗੋਿਬੰਦ ਿਸੰਘ), (Born in Patna, Bihar, India, on 22 December 1666 as Gobind Rai – 7 October 1708, Nanded, Maharashtra, India) was the tenth and last of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism and became Guru on November 11, 1675 following... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Geography and climate

Bathinda is also famous for having one of the biggest military chhaunis (cantonments) in Asia. Rampura Phul, Goniana, Mansa, Talwandi Sabo, Bhucho Mandi, Nathana, Tungwali are all small towns near Bathinda. Bathinda is about 1-2 hours distance from Sangrur, Dhuri, Kotkapura, Faridkot. Ludhiana and Patiala are about 3 hours from Bathinda. Chandigarh is about 4 hours from Bathinda. Rampura Phul is a city and a municipal council in Bathinda district in the Indian state of Punjab. ... Goniana is a city and a municipal council in Bathinda district in the Indian state of Punjab. ... Mansa is a town in Punjab state of northwestern India. ... Talwandi Sabo, also known as Takht Sri Damdama Sahib is located in district Bathinda , Punjab, India. ... Bhucho Mandi is a city and a municipal council in Bathinda district in the state of Punjab, India. ... // Sangrur is a city, a municipal council and capital of the Sangrur district in the Indian state of Punjab, India. ... Dhuri (Punjabi: ) is a city near Malerkotla in Sangrur District in the state of Punjab in India. ... Kotkapura is a historic city situated around 50 kilometers away from Bathinda in the state of Punjab in India. ... Faridkot (1981 pop. ... For the district of the same name, see Ludhiana District. ... , Patiala   (Punjabi: ਪਟਿਆਲਾ) is a city in the Punjab state of India. ... , Chandigarh   (Punjabi: , Hindi: , pronunciation: ) also called The City Beautiful , is a city in India that serves as the capital of two states: Punjab and Haryana. ...


There are direct trains that run from Delhi to Bathinda via Patiala, Ambala,[hisar] and Rohtak, Jind route. The journey takes approximately six hours. For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... , Patiala   (Punjabi: ਪਟਿਆਲਾ) is a city in the Punjab state of India. ... , Ambala (Hindi: अंबाला) is a city and a municipal council in Ambala district in the state of Haryana, India. ... , Rohtak (Hindi: रोहतक) is a municipal council located in Rohtak District in the Indian state of Haryana. ... , Jind (Hindi: जींद) is a town in Jind District, Haryana state, India. ...


Areas worth visiting are The Mall, Dhobi Bazar,Mega Mart(under construction),Rose Garden, Model Town, Fort at Bathinda, known as 'Qila Mubarak', Gurudwara Shri Hazi Rattan, the three lakes near the thermal plant, and others. This article needs to be wikified. ... View from inside the Fort. ... View from inside the Fort, June 2003; // This fort, a Historical National Monument of India, forms the heart of the city of Bathinda, in Indian Punjab. ... Lake Clearwater, Ontario, Canada A lake is a large body of water, usually fresh water, surrounded by land. ... A thermal power station near Sofia, Bulgaria A thermal power station includes all the equipment and systems that go in to make a complete thermal power station of an electricity utility company with fossil fuel or biofuel fired steam generator or boiler, but excludes the civil connected works. ...


Summer temperatures can be as high as 50°C (122°F), and winter temperatures as low as 0°C (32°F). The weather is generally dry, but is very humid from mid-May to the end of August. Rainfall is primarily from the south-west due to monsoon weather, and is concentrated in the period July to mid-September. Bold text[[ // [[Image:Media:Example. ...


Economy

Bathinda is the largest railway junctions of India, and more lines extend from it than any junction on the Indian Railway network. Sharjah of Punjab, located in Bathinda, is the largest military Cantonments of Asia; its name refers to local sand dunes. Bathinda itself is located on the Indo-Gangetic alluvial plains. Bathinda also houses two Thermal Plants: Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant in Bathinda City and Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant in Lehra Mohabbat. Bathinda is home to the Guru Gobind Singh Oil Refinery, which is currently under construction, and a National Fertilizers Plant. Major developments are planned & announced starting from 2007 till 2010.As part of a massive development programme to make Bathinda a model city of Punjab, the government will set up a special economic zone (SEZ) for textile, flying school, cricket stadium and academy, domestic airport and an air-conditioned bus stand within three years. The cricket stadium and academy would be set up by the BCCI on 25 acres.[1] A myriad of tracks at Clapham Junction, in London, England A junction, in the context of rail transport, is a point at which a branch line or separate route diverges from the main line. ... Indian Railways (IRY) is the state-owned railway company of India. ... Sharjah Central Souq - Shopping Mall The flag of Sharjah The Emirate of Sharjah (Arabic: الشارقة ash-shaariqah) extends along approximately 16 kilometres of the United Arab Emiratess Persian Gulf coastline and for more than 80 kilometres into the interior. ... , This article is about the Indian state of Punjab. ... A cantonment is a temporary or semi-permanent military quarters, typically in South India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sand formations, for other meanings see Dune (disambiguation) Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley National Park In physical geography, a dune is a hill of sand built by eolian (wind-related) processes. ... Sobha Singh (painter)s impression of Guru Gobind Singh Guru Gobind Singh (Gurmukhi:ਗੁਰੂ ਗੋਿਬੰਦ ਿਸੰਘ), (Born in Patna, Bihar, India, on 22 December 1666 as Gobind Rai – 7 October 1708, Nanded, Maharashtra, India) was the tenth and last of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism and became Guru on November 11, 1675 following... View of Shell Oil Refinery in Martinez, California. ...


Bathinda has a thermal power plant named as Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant(GNDTP) after the first Sikh guru. It is located near the rose garden within in the interiors of Bathinda. There is another 230MW power plant located 18 km away in Lehra Mohabbat. Bathinda is also one of the biggest railways junction in Asia.


Real estate in Bathinda is more expensive just like it is in the rest of Punjab and India in general. International players like Zoom Developers are very keen on developing properties in Bhatinda. The group has recently acquired 12.5 Acres of primely located land in Bhatinda and will be developing 600 state of art residential units along with a Shopping Mall cum Multiplex. The group is also keen on developing a 5 Star hotel in the city. All major national and regional banks operate in Bathinda. These include:

State Bank of India (SBI) is the largest bank in India. ... State Bank of India (SBI) (LSE: SBID) is the largest bank in India. ... ICICI Bank (formerly Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India) is Indias largest private sector bank and second largest overall. ... HDFC Bank logo HDFC Bank (NYSE: HDB), one amongst the firsts of the new generation, tech-savvy commercial banks of India, was set up in august 1994 after the Reserve Bank of India allowed setting up of Banks in the private sector. ...

Government

Bathinda has a 'Municipal Corporation' setup of administration. A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ...


Demographics

As of the 2001, India census[2], Bathinda had a population of 217,389. Males constitute 54% of the population and females, 46%. Bathinda has an average literacy rate of 70% (57% male and 43% female), higher than the national average of 59.5%; 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... Literacy is the ability to use text to communicate across space and time. ...


Education

Government Rajindra College is located in the heart of the city. The college offers graduate courses in science, commerce, and humanities. Bathinda also has Punjab Technical University, an engineering college called Giani Zail Singh College Of Engineering & Technology Bathinda, and Bathinda Engineering College. Saint Joseph's Convent School, Saint Xavier's Senior Secondary School and MSD Senior Secondary Public School are located in Bathinda. Bathinda is home to Government Rajindra College, GZSCET (an autonomous engineering college), a private medical college called the Adesh Institute of Medical Research; and Baba Shiri Chand Ji Government College in Sardargarh (Bathinda). Punjab Technical University is located in Model Town, Phase-1, Bathinda . Look up Graduate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The humanities are those academic disciplines which study the human condition using methods that are largely analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The Giani Zail Singh College Of Engineering & Technology (GZSCET) is a college in Bathinda. ... Medical school generally refers to a tertiary educational institution (or part of such an institution) which is involved in the education of future medical practitioners (medical doctors). ...


References

Technocity, First animation and multimedia studio of Punjab, providing 2d and 3d animation services in India and Abroad, is also situated in Bathinda.

  1. ^ NRI offers help to save Qila Mubarak. http://www.punjabheritage.org/architectural-heritage/nri-offers-help-to-save-national-monument.html
  2. ^ Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns. (Provisional). Census Commission of India. Retrieved on 2007-09-03.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Google satellite map of Bathinda [2]
  • Official website of Bathinda district [3]
  • City of Bathinda - Google Explorer [4]

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About Bathinda - - - Tajinder.cjb.net (1440 words)
Bathinda, is one of the historical towns of India, it's associated with the imprisonment of first women emperor of India, Razia Sultan in 1239 in the fort here.
Bathinda is one of the oldest towns in India.
Bathinda is one of the biggest railway junctions in Northern India.
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