To meet the consultancy, training and development needs of the business and industry of the region, Punjabi University has taken a major initiative by starting a business policy research and development (BPR&D) centre.
A domestic violence case here has led to the exposure of prenatal sex determination tests still being carried out at a clinic in the heart of the city.
Jaspreet Singh Sidhu, president of the International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO), has asked Syed Akbaruddin, official spokesperson and joint secretary of the union ministry of external affairs, to make all possible efforts to secure early release of Capt Sunil James, who was arrested in July on charges of aiding pirates after they attacked his ship MT Ocean Centurion off the coast of Togo, a country bordering Ghana.
Thapar University has got the approval to host the Fulbright programme, sponsored by the US department of state's bureau of educational and cultural affairs. The programme provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research and university teaching.
The probe ordered into the purchase of medicines and other equipment between 2007 to 2012 for the district TB centre here have revealed some irregularities. Sources said that one of the irregularities pertained to the quotations as three of them were found to be of one firm running under different names.
Aiming at promoting Punjabi literature and history, a scholarship in the name of infamous Sikh scholar and litterateur Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha has been instituted at the University of Winnipeg in Canada. The university has also placed collections of Nabha's works and installed his portrait in its library.
Punjab local bodies minister Anil Joshi on Wednesday suspended six officials of the improvement trust here including the executive officer (EO) and the town planner for dereliction of duty.
Accusing the SAD-BJP government of discrimination with the people of the town, the district unit of Punjab BJP on Wednesday held a protest rally outside the district headquarters against the 'miserable' condition of the local bus stand here.
A farmer Gurdeep Singh of Amrala village of the district who had launched an indefinite hunger strike in front of the district administrative complex (DAC) against corruption on Monday morning was 'forcibly' admitted to the civil hospital here by the police on Tuesday evening.
The court of special judge here on Tuesday awarded 9-year sentence to Bagga Singh (53), a resident of Galwaddi (Khanna) of Ludhiana district in a drug smuggling case.
Though Punjabi University authorities have always made tall claims about sufficient funds with the university, yet it has failed to clear the dues of many of the retirees and this fact proves that the university is actually in a financial mess.
The town is all set to witness the kabaddi extravaganza with four matches of the 4th edition of the ongoing World Cup Kabaddi, being organised by the sports department of the Punjab government, are slated to be held here on Monday.
A local court awarded six month sentence to a 55-year-old woman named Bimla, a resident of Basti Jodhwal, Ludhiana.
Six people were killed and 27 others were injured in a mishap near Bagharia village on Sirhind-Patiala road on Sunday morning when a minbus collided with a truck.
For the past over two years, the day starts for hundreds of residents of more than a dozen villages of the Dakala block with fly ash deposited all around their households and fields and women spending hours to clear the black coloured small ash particles spread at every visible spot on a daily basis.