• Arrest-handcuffs-P
    Jan 31, 2015 00:04 IST

    Man booked for kidnapping 14-year-old on pretext of marriage

    The Basti Jodhewal police booked a man for kidnapping a 14-year-old on Thursday. The accused has been identified as Manoj Kumar of West Bengal.

  • The cases of ATM theft is rising in the region. HT Photo
    Jan 30, 2015 23:55 IST

    Ludhiana: Alert cops foil ATM robbery bid at Matharu Chowk

    Alert cops foiled a burglary bid at an Axis bank ATM at Matharu Chowk in Shimlapuri on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

  • A view of Jamuna Colony, a slum area, on Pakhowal road in Ludhiana
    Jan 30, 2015 21:08 IST

    Slum dwellers not happy with 'irregularities' in flat allotment

    As around 100 families from the Jamuna Colony, a slum area near Sidhwan Canal on the Pakhowal Road, are protesting against authorities for not allotting them flats, the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has directed them to vacate its land which is a sight for a hotel.

  • Electricity
    Jan 30, 2015 19:51 IST

    PSERC to hold meetings regarding new electricity rates from Feb 2

    The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) will hold meetings in Punjab to discuss the implementation of new rates of electricity from February 2 onwards.

  • Punjab Agricultural University-N, Ludhiana
    Jan 30, 2015 19:49 IST

    PAU staff mourns demise of former professor BS Sekhon

    Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) vice-chancellor Baldev Singh Dhillon, senior officials, faculty, and staff expressed grief over the demise of Bhupinder Singh Sekhon, former professor-cum-head, departments of chemistry and biochemistry, PAU.

  • Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), a veterinary university in Ludhiana. HT Photo
    Jan 30, 2015 19:44 IST

    GADVASU registrar PD Juyal retires

    Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) registrar PD Judyal, 60, retired on Friday.

  • Suicide-N
    Jan 29, 2015 23:40 IST

    40-yr-old man commits suicide by hanging self

    A 40-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself with a ceiling fan in a house at the Giaspura area on Wednesday following a spat with his wife. The deceased, identified as Amrish Kumar and a native of Uttar Pradesh, was jobless and was under mental stress.

  • Power
    Jan 29, 2015 23:28 IST

    Electricity poles in middle of road obstruct traffic, create problems for motorists

    Electricity poles that are installed in middle of road are creating hurdles for commuters. Despite several complaints, the municipal corporation (MC) and the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) have failed to take any action in this regard.

  • Sukhbir Kahlon-N
    Jan 29, 2015 21:52 IST

    Sukha murder: 9 rival gangsters arrested, crime vehicles recovered

    In a joint action by police from four districts, nine persons have been arrested for the killing of gangster Sukha Kahlon, who was gunned down at Phagwara on January 22 while being taken back to jail by cops after a court hearing. The police also claimed on Thursday to have recovered two cars - Toyota Fortuner SUVs - used in the crime.

  • A bullock cart trial race in progress at Kila Raipur
    Jan 29, 2015 21:22 IST

    Absence of bullock cart race fails to draw crowds to Kila Raipur Games

    The Kila Raipur Games failed to draw crowds on day one on Thursday in the absence of bullock cart races. After bowing to pressure exerted by various animal welfare bodies against holding the bullock cart races following a Supreme Court ruling, organisers Grewal Sports Association found a replacement in the form of horse races, but even that failed to attract spectators to Kila Raipur village, 20km from here.

  • Animal slaughter
    Jan 29, 2015 21:02 IST

    Despite appeal by MC commissioner, slaughtering of animals continues in open

    Keeping the norms aside, slaughtering of animals is going on at road side areas and shops in illegally, as the authorities have failed to conduct proper checks.

  • A view of GLADA grounds. Sikander Singh Chopra/HT
    Jan 29, 2015 20:12 IST

    'Building hotel at GLADA grounds will leave industry with no exhibiton centre'

    With the plans of developing the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) ground on Chandigarh Road into a convention centre and a five star hotel, the industry fears that it would lose the only exhibition spot.

  • A sweeping machine, which has become more of a showpiece for the civic body
    Jan 29, 2015 19:40 IST

    Firm to give sweeper truck demo to MC

    Marred by delays, the process for mechanical sweeping of roads has now been intensified with the municipal corporation (MC) set to see a demonstration of a sweeper truck in action from Saturday.

  • Punjab and Haryana High court
    Jan 29, 2015 19:32 IST

    BJP councillors seek withdrawal of case from HC till next orders of local bodies dept

    The BJP submitted copy of the order, in which the local body department has kept the proposal to allow mayor to nominate two members of finance and contract committee (F&CC) pending, in the Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday.

  • Traces of harmful chemicals indicate rampant adulteration of milk-N. Thinkstock
    Jan 29, 2015 11:30 IST

    Soda adding to woes of milk consumers in Punjab

    Adulteration in milk is not limited to dilution with water. Traces of harmful chemicals such as sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), urea, sodium carbonate and ammonium sulphate are impacting the health of milk consumers.