Ludhiana

  • Aug 27, 2015 21:05 IST

    Check female foeticide to improve declining Sikh population: Phoolka

    With Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh calling upon the Sikh couples to give birth to more children to improve the declining Sikh population, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader HS Phoolka in a communiqué to the jathedar has cited "skewed sex-ratio in the community as the root cause of the problem", while urging him to check female foeticide at the ground level.

  • Girls are forced to become sex-slaves.
    Aug 27, 2015 20:18 IST

    Woman forces granddaughter into sex slavery in Ludhiana

    The accused repeatedly forced her grand daughter to marry a 21-year-old man of the same locality. When the girl refused the accused called on the man to rape her.

  • Rave party
    Aug 27, 2015 20:03 IST

    Flesh trade racket running in guise of dhaba busted, 10 arrested

    The police have busted a flesh trade racket with the arrest of 10 persons, including kingpin of the racket and her son. The racket was being run in the guise of a dhaba in the Basti Jodhewal area.

  • Bhind murder
    Aug 26, 2015 21:40 IST

    Sarpanch's murder in Ludhiana: Two accused held after a month

    More than a month after an akali sarpanch, Bhupinder Singh Grewal, 45, was shot dead on July 14, two accused, including the victim's brother and his friend, have been arrested by the city police.

  • Mosquito bite
    Aug 26, 2015 21:35 IST

    Ludhiana: Dengue to sting residents hard in coming months

    The health department has predicted that dengue cases are likely to shoot up in the coming months of September and October. Despite the health department claims that it was making all efforts to curb the mosquito-borne diseases, 23 cases of dengue have so far been reported in Ludhiana.

  • burning truck
    Aug 26, 2015 12:31 IST

    Mob torches truck after it mows down labourer in Ludhiana

    In a mob violence, residents of Jeevan Nagar set a truck on fire when it mowed down a labourer to death in the area on late Monday night. The police also faced the anger of the mob. The mob pelted stones on the cops that were trying to repulse them. The mob also pelted stones on a fire brigade staff who turned up at the spot to douse the flames.

  • Gangrape-N
    Aug 25, 2015 23:09 IST

    Husband, mother-in-law held for newlywed's death

    Around three months after the death of a newlywed woman, the police arrested her husband and mother-in-law on Tuesday. The arrests came after the deceased's father accused the family of dowry harassment and grave negligence in regards to her treatment, which resulted in 'several complications'

  • Map
    Aug 25, 2015 22:58 IST

    Ludhiana residents have diverse reasons to travel abroad

    With countless IELTS (International English Language Testing System) coaching institutions and visa consultants mushrooming in the city, more and more people across the city are getting an opportunity to get visas to go abroad.

  • Priti, Ludhiana factory owner suicide, Sham Sundar Gupta
    Aug 25, 2015 20:33 IST

    6-year-old reveals tale of horror of watching brother and father die

    Six-year-old Priti, who has seen her father and younger brother hanging with pipe, has revealed the tale of horror. Priti said, after getting ready for the school, her father has told her that he will drop her and Karan to school.

  • Priti, Ludhiana factory owner suicide, Sham Sundar Gupta
    Aug 25, 2015 20:21 IST

    Factory owner in Ludhiana hangs self with two kids, girl survives

    In a tragic incident, a 37-year-old factory owner has hanged self in his factory at Vijay Nagar along with his two kids, including six-year-old daughter Priti and three-year-old son Karan, on Tuesday morning.

  • Rave party busted
    Aug 24, 2015 23:38 IST

    Thirteen accused in Ludhiana nude dance party case get bail

    The court of chief judicial magistrate (CJM) Ranjiv Kumar has granted bail on Monday to all 13 accused of nude dance party. All the accused were sent to jail on judicial remand on Sunday.

  • handicapped
    Aug 24, 2015 23:10 IST

    Ludhiana opens its heart and purse for the disabled with special camps

    In a rare gesture directed towards an otherwise ignored section of the population, Ludhiana city witnessed eight special camps to assess the needs and problems of the disabled.

  • Farmer
    Aug 23, 2015 21:15 IST

    Insect attacks on paddy crops leaves farmers worried

    Several paddy farmers in the region have reported the occurrence of sheath blight disease and attack of plant hopper insect on their crop. The insect attack has triggered tension among the farmers, as they fear their yield would be adversely affected.

  • Rave party busted
    Aug 23, 2015 20:56 IST

    Nude-dance racket exposed at Ludhiana hotel, 13 held

    From a nude-dance party busted on Saturday evening at Hotel Grand Palki near Partap Chowk here, 11 men, including the owner, and two women were arrested.

  • AAP Symbol
    Aug 22, 2015 22:57 IST

    AAP targets 25 lakh memberships amid Punjab Jodo campaign

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has launched a membership drive in the city keeping in view the Punjab assembly elections to be held in 2017.