Bathinda is one of the oldest cities as well as a Municipal Corporation in the Indian state of Punjab. It functions as the administrative headquarters of the Bathinda District. It is situated in the Malwa Region. Bathinda is nicknamed as the City of Lakes, owing to the numerous artificial lakes in the city. The city is also known as Tabar-e-Hind or Tabarhindh which means the Gateway to India. Razia Sultana, the first Empress of India, was imprisoned in the Qila Mubarak fort in this city. Bhatinda is one of the leading cities in education. It has many prestigious academic institutions such as the Central University of Punjab and the upcoming AIIMS. Two modern thermal power plants are housed in Bhatinda - Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant and Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant. The city has a fertilizer plant, an oil refinery and two cement plants by Ambuja Cements & UltraTech Cement. Bathinda is also one of the largest cotton and food grain markets in northern India. Grape is widely cultivated in and around the city and is used for local consumption as well as trade. There are various places worth visiting in Bhatinda. The Bhatinda zoo, the historic Qila Mubarak fort, the gurudwara and mazaar of Haji Rattan are popular tourist centers in the city.
RBL is a scheduled commercial bank, based in the Mumbai region of Maharashtra, India. It was founded in August 1943. In July 2010, Ratnakar Bank introduced Mr. Vishwavir Ahuja as the Managing Director & CEO. The Bank has a management of qualified individuals in the field of banking, finance, agriculture and other related areas. Since then, RBL has had some noteworthy investors such as HDFC Limited, Gaja Capital, Norwest Ventures, CDC Group Plc, Aditya Birla Private Equity, IDFC SPICE Fund, ICICI Lombard General Insurance, etc. Ratnakar Bank" was rebranded and was portrayed under a new name "RBL Bank" in Mid of the Year 2014. The RBL Bank was listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in August 2016. As of June 2018, It has a presence of 342 branches and 488 ATMs in 20 Indian states and Union Territories.RBL serves large corporations, small and medium enterprises, agricultural customers, retail customers and low income customers. Amongst 47 banks in the BCSBI Survey 2014-15, it was Ranked first on the commitment to its customers and Micro & Small Enterprises.RBL bank is also rated as Best Bank of India for growth in the mid-sized bank segment as per- A Business Today and KPMG study simultaneously in 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. Also, it was rated as the best small bank and best bank for the quality of assets in 2015.