Ludhiana

  • Abuse
    Jun 30, 2015 22:03 IST

    Gang kidnapped 20 kids from Punjab in 3 years

    Arrested on Monday, Raju, alleged leader of a human-trafficking gang that threw children into begging after maiming them, has reportedly told the police that he kidnapped more than 20 children from Punjab in the past three years.

  • Stray dogs
    Jun 30, 2015 18:07 IST

    MC's sterilisation drive gives no respite from stray dog menace to city residents

    Even as the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MCL) has been able to sterilise 3,500 stray dogs out of the thousands present in Ludhiana, the menace of stray dogs is haunting the residents as dog-bite cases are still being reported from the city.

  • child begging
    Jun 30, 2015 16:35 IST

    Ludhiana: Forced into begging, 5 children rescued

    Punjab police on Tuesday claimed to have rescued five children following the arrest of a man who allegedly abducted them and forced them into begging. The accused, identified as Raju was nabbed near Dholewal Chowk. He allegedly used to push the children to beg after kidnapping them from various places, police said .

  • Electricity
    Jun 30, 2015 13:30 IST

    Ludhiana: People using innovative ways to lower their electricity bills

    Despite all efforts by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), power theft incidents are still coming to fire, as people have started opting new ways for stealing power.

  • Crimes against children
    Jun 29, 2015 23:05 IST

    Human trafficking gang busted in Ludhiana, 5 kids rescued

    The focal point police claimed to have busted a human trafficking gang that used to push children into begging after kidnapping them from other states and maiming them.Police also claimed to have arrested the gang kingpin, identified as Raju, from Dholewal area on Monday.

  • Arun Jaitley
    Jun 29, 2015 17:47 IST

    Ludhiana: Apex chamber appreciates measures taken by govt on black money

    Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry has appreciated the efforts of the government to curb 'black money' and making strict tax rules in which it would become difficult to accumulate unaccounted money.

  • Due to heavy rain commuters facing traffic jam on a Chandigarh road on Sunday.
    Jun 29, 2015 17:19 IST

    Traffic bottleneck near Atam Nagar Chowk haunts commuters

    Commuters are a harried lot due to private buses taking a halt in front of Preet Palace near Atam Nagar Chowk, which often leads to major traffic congestion. The authorities concerned are yet to take a stock of the situation.

  • crop
    Jun 29, 2015 13:07 IST

    'Rise in agricultural machinery burdening farming sector'

    To solve various concerns of farmers and farming sector, especially making farmers debt free, saving their money and addressing the unemployment amongst agricultural labour, which is intensifying with passage of time, experts from the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) suggest that both state and central government must avoid too many subsidies on agricultural machinery, as it is one of the core reasons behind these concerns.

  • Medical Insurance
    Jun 28, 2015 23:37 IST

    Railways apathetic towards improving medical services: Pensioners

    Northern Railway Pensioner Welfare Association has alleged that the railways has adopted lackadaisical attitude over their demands of improving the services at railway health unit, Ludhiana.

  • Arrest-handcuffs-P
    Jun 28, 2015 21:25 IST

    Arrested Youth Akali Dal leader commits suicide in Ludhiana

    A Youth Akali Dal (YAD) leader committed suicide by hanging himself from an exhaust fan in the bathroom of a hotel near the railway station here on Sunday.The deceased was identified as Santokh Singh Sukhana, 32, of Sukhana village near Raikot. He was facing a case of fraud and had been arrested by the Delhi police recently. Delhi cops had brought him here as part of the investigation and halted in the hotel.

  • Crimes against children
    Jun 28, 2015 20:26 IST

    'Sexual assault' victim's father alleges police inaction

    The father of a 14-year-old girl, who was allegedly abducted and raped recently, has alleged police inaction. He said a woman had abducted his daughter on June 25 and sold her to two boys, who raped her.

  • A Hindu man and a Muslim girl have committed suicide in Muzaffarnagar.
    Jun 28, 2015 20:16 IST

    28 -year-old man hangs self after killing wife

    In a shocking incident, a man suspecting his wife of infidelity ended his life by hanging self after murdering his wife by strangulating her in his rented accommodation at Ashok Nagar, Salem Tabri, on Sunday.

  • Congress MP Ravneet Bittu  from Ludhiana. HT
    Jun 28, 2015 15:36 IST

    Ravneet Singh Bittu invites all Punjab MPs to unite for farmers' cause

    Cutting across party lines, Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu on Sunday invited all Members of Parliament from Punjab to come on a single platform to demand a special package for farmers in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament.

  • Farmers
    Jun 28, 2015 11:06 IST

    Farmers go digital: PAU comes up with 'Virtual Kisan Mela'

    Each year, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) may be organising ‘Kisan Melas’ in various nooks of the state but its very own School of Business Studies (SBS) that falls under the College of Basic Sciences (CBC) for the very first time has come up with ‘Virtual Kisan Mela’ that has connected farmers, farm women and farming associations from various parts of the state and has given them a perfect platform of learn from each other and unfold their innovative and entrepreneurial skills.

  • Garbage
    Jun 27, 2015 23:27 IST

    Garbage dump to welcome patients at new Mother Child Hospital

    Patients visiting the newly built 30-bedded Government Mother Child Hospital (MCH) near Vardhman Mills on Chandigarh Road, are set to be welcomed by the stench of an illegal garbage dump right in front of the hospital.