- Apr 28, 2015 11:41 IST
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.
- Apr 28, 2015 00:08 IST
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.
- Apr 27, 2015 19:34 IST
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.
- Apr 27, 2015 19:02 IST
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.
- Apr 27, 2015 18:50 IST
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.
- Apr 27, 2015 10:07 IST
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.
- Apr 26, 2015 21:50 IST
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.
- Apr 26, 2015 20:18 IST
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.
- Apr 26, 2015 20:13 IST
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.
- Apr 26, 2015 19:58 IST
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.
- Apr 26, 2015 14:03 IST
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.
- Apr 25, 2015 20:52 IST
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'.
- Apr 25, 2015 20:26 IST
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.
- Apr 25, 2015 19:35 IST
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.
- Apr 25, 2015 19:26 IST
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.