HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014


Ldh: 2 doctors arrested for selling drugs to addicts

In a shocking development on Friday, two doctors were arrested for supplying sedative pills to drug addicts, in separate raids conducted by Ludhiana rural and Khanna police.

Psychiatrists acting as drug peddlers

The psychiatrists that are meant to bring the drug addicts in main stream have been acting as drug peddlers. In a shocking development two psychiatrists, including Dr Sudha Vasudeva, who is incharge at Drug de-addiction center at Ludhiana and Dr. Ashish Sharma of local Ivy Hospital of Khanna, have been arrested for supplying sedative pills to the drug addicts to mint money on Friday, in two separate raids conducted by Ludhiana rural and Khanna police, respectively.

MC House meets after 10 months

With the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation House set to meet after 10 months on Saturday, the councillors have started making their views on taxes clear and a distinction is visible across party lines.

Teachers of grant-in-aid colleges protest over non-payment of salaries

On the call of Joint Action Committee of the representatives of Panjab and Chandigarh College teachers union (PCCTU) and the principal federation of aided College of Punjab and Chandigarh, the teaching and non-teaching employees of all colleges in Ludhiana sat on dharna in their respective colleges.

5 months on, pensions worth crores lying pending with PRTC

Even as the government promised to release funds for paying long-pending pensions to the PRTC retirees last month, there are no signs of the issue getting resolved anytime soon.

Shatabdis among six trains to not run from Jan 1

With fog hitting rail and road traffic in the region, the Northern Railway has decided not to run six trains from January 1 to February 15, 2015. Among these trains are the popular Shatabdi trains that mainly connect Amritsar and Ludhiana to New Delhi.

Culinary passion at its zenith

The famous line that a way to an individual’s heart is through his stomach is true, if we go by the opinion of young culinary students. In an interaction with them, HT picked their brains on their love for the kitchen and what inspired them to step into the niche world of gastronomical delights.

Overcharging case: parking contractor blacklisted

After blacklisting the contractor Bhola and Co, the district administration is planning to conduct new auction for the multilevel parking lot at the mini-secretariat.

Change in exam venue leaves students harried

Following the directions of the district education officer, nearly 46 students of classes 6 and 8 reached Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Raikot, to appear for mathematics and science Olympiad exam but had to face inconvenience as the exam was supposed to be held at GSSS, Halwara.

Fog upsets train passengers’ plans

With the arrival of fog in the district came harassment of thousands of passengers, with trains getting delayed due to the foggy weather conditions. The trains were running up to five hours late.

Drugs recovered from 2 jail inmates

The Ludhiana Central jail staff seized smack, narcotic powder and 175 sedative pills from two inmates on Wednesday evening, after the accused were trying to smuggle the narcotics into the jail, after a court appearance. The contraband was hidden in their underwear and the police got wind of it, when the inmates struggled to walk into the jail.

Govt school kids make do with bonfire

Despite the cold wave sweeping the region, there is no relief for students of Government Primary School, Kutcha Number 16, Field Ganj, which has been functioning without a roof, classrooms, toilets or drinking water since 1995.

Family of murdered woman accuses factory owner, demand his arrest

The kin of Jaswinder Kaur, 52, who was found murdered in a hosiery factory in Salem Tabri on Wednesday, have accused the factory owner of the murder. They staged a protest on the national highway, outside Salem Tabri police station by laying the victim’s body on the road, while demanding arrest of the factory owner, Harbans Singh.

Ludhiana girl immolation: Another accused held in kidnap case

The Sahnewal police on Thursday arrested Vicky for allegedly abducting and attempting to rape a 16-year-old Ludhiana girl, who was later immolated allegedly by a group of youths. He is not accused in the December 4 immolation case.

10 shops burgled in bearing market

Tall claims of police about night patrolling fell flat, as the burglars targeted 10 shops in bearing market near Jagraon Bridge area on Thursday late and decamped with cash and other valuables.
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