• Som Nath pension card photo. HT
    Apr 28, 2015 11:41 IST

    Son of pensioner who burnt himself blames govt, police

    The intervention of National Commission for Scheduled Castes vice-chairman Raj Kumar Verka has given the family of the octogenarian who burnt himself for pensioners’ rights a new hope for justice. On April 18, Som Nath Anand, 83, of Dhilwan committed suicide in Kapurthala in protest after he didn’t receive his paltry pension of `250 for six months.

  • PPCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa
    Apr 28, 2015 00:08 IST

    ‘Knight in shining armour’ act by Capt, Bajwa to ‘save’ farmers

    Two days after Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa’s visit to Jagraon and Mullanpur mandis in Ludhiana, Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Captain Amarinder Singh visited the Khanna mandi on Monday.

  • Crime
    Apr 27, 2015 19:34 IST

    Man held for attempting rape to his 11-year- old step-daughter

    The police arrested a labourer for trying to rape his 11-year-old step daughter in Chet Singh nagar on Monday.The victim raised alarm following which the accused fled the spot. The incident took place on Sunday and the accused was arrested on Monday.

  • A bus with black films on windowpanes. Number
    Apr 27, 2015 19:02 IST

    No bus service in Chandar Nagar leaves residents peeved

    With no option of public transportation in Chandar Nagar of Civil City of Ludhiana, the residents are waiting for the Ludhiana City Bus Services Limited (LCBSL) to make their woes meet an end. The residents are a harried lot as even the autorickshaws do not operate from this area to bus stand or railway station.

  • Independent MLA Simarjit Singh Bains
    Apr 27, 2015 18:50 IST

    Massive protest at mini secretariat, release of Bains brothers sought

    The supporters and kin of independent MLAs Simarjit Singh Bains and Balwinder Singh Bains staged a massive protest against the Punjab Police for slapping 'false charges' against them, at the deputy commissioner's (DC) office on Monday. The protesters also handed over a memorandum to DC Rajat Agarwal, demanding the revocation of the FIR registered against the Bains brothers.

  • A farmer showing his wheat crop during rainfall
    Apr 27, 2015 10:07 IST

    Rain fear triggers harvesting in banned hours of night

    The fear of inclement weather from Monday has triggered “panic harvesting” of wheat across the state. Under high stress, the farmers are out in their fields even during night, even though harvesting after dark is banned. Many have already brought their produce to nearly 1,800 grain markets in Punjab. Agriculture minister Tota Singh told HT on Sunday that farmers were impatient to wrap up the work before another spell of rain and strong winds.

  • This agricultural land, owned by the Jodhwal village panchayat near Macchiwara in Ludhiana district
    Apr 26, 2015 21:50 IST

    Akali councillor in murky land deal near Ludhiana

    Of the 95 acres of panchayat’s agricultural land sold illegally at Jodhwal village near Machhiwara in Ludhiana district over almost two decades, including the 50 acres plundered for sand, an Akali councillor had got 9 acres mutated illegally in the names of his wife and daughter in 2011.

  • Galaxy S5
    Apr 26, 2015 20:18 IST

    Tax evasion practices: No income tax check on mobile store owners

    In a scenario where the sale of mobile phones without billing on a large scale goes unabated in the city, the income tax department has been caught on wrong foot which certainly has no clue about the annual earnings of hundreds of mobile shops and stores, who not only fleece customers by charging arbitrarily, but also evade taxes worth lakhs of rupees annually.

  • Arrest-handcuffs-P
    Apr 26, 2015 20:13 IST

    Couple held for fradulent activities

    The Division Number 1 police arrested a Moga resident and his wife for duping the residents on the pretext of marriage on Saturday. The accused used to introduce his wife as his divorcee sister-in-law (wife's sister) and used to contact widowers and divorcees by reading advertisements in matrimonial columns for remarriage. Later, they used to take money from the people by making excuses.

  • Panjab University
    Apr 26, 2015 19:58 IST

    Panjab University Regional Centre to start LLM from new academic session

    The Panjab University Regional Centre (PURC), Ludhiana, is starting a two-year Masters of Laws (LLM) programme from the new academic session starting in July.

  • Rape
    Apr 26, 2015 14:03 IST

    Ludhiana: Two held for raping friend’s daughter

    In yet another incident of sexual crime against minors, two men allegedly raped the 17-year-old daughter of their friend in Jain Colony on Friday.

  • PPCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa
    Apr 25, 2015 20:52 IST

    Bajwa threatens protests over non-procurement of crops

    Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Partap Singh Bajwa on Saturday said that the party would intensify protests if the government fails to solve the issue of non-procurement of crops. During his visit along with other Congress leaders to several grain markets of the district including Jagraon and Mullanpur, Bajwa claimed that not even a single bag of wheat was purchased from any 'mandi'.

  • rape
    Apr 25, 2015 20:26 IST

    Police submit chargesheet in Women's Day gangrape case

    After around 45 days of the gangrape incident on Women’s Day, the police submitted the chargesheet in the case in court on Thursday. The police said investigation in the case had been completed long ago, but they were awaiting swab reports that were pending with the forensic laboratory.

  •  cycle ride
    Apr 25, 2015 19:35 IST

    Hundreds cycle to caution against drug menace

    A cycle rally was organised in the city against the drug menace by Student Organisation of India (SOI) on Saturday. Over 400 participants including school children, government officials, industrialists and political leaders took part in the rally, which began in the early morning.

  • street vendor
    Apr 25, 2015 19:26 IST

    Training for street vendors from April 27

    National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), in collaboration with the ministry of tourism, is going to organise a six-day training programme at Ludhiana Circuit House from April 27 to May 2 ,for orientation, testing and certification of cooks' for the food vendors in the city.