• first jobs
    Apr 18, 2015 19:30 IST

    Job fair: 2,100 graduates walk out with appointment letters

    As many as 2,100 youth from in and around Ludhiana district got appointment letters in the employment fair organised by the district administration at the Government High School, Mundian Kalan, here on Saturday.

  • Pet dogs
    Apr 18, 2015 19:23 IST

    Ludhiana: Action sought against illegal pet medicine sellers

    The animal husbandry department has shifted its focus on the pet shops in the city as they have dashed off a letter to the civil surgeon to direct the drug department to conduct raids at such shops to check the sale of illegal medicines.

  • A distressed farmer waiting for the procurement of his wheat crop lying atthe grain market, Bathinda
    Apr 17, 2015 22:55 IST

    Arrangements in place for wheat procurement: Atwal

    Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal on Friday said that Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal had ordered the assessment of the total damage to the wheat crop due to rainfall and hailstorm in Punjab. Atwal was here to inaugurate the wheat procurement process at the grain markets of Malaud and Payal.

  • No Punjabi wedding is complete without elaborate floral decorations
    Apr 17, 2015 22:33 IST

    Marriage halls fleecing customers

    Exploiting fetish of city's wealthy lots, who do not mind shelling out crores of rupees on wedding functions, to spend lavishly, hundreds of marriage palaces operational in the city are charging arbitrarily and issuing bills of half the amount than the negotiated price to evade taxes worth crores of rupees annually. With no check by the Income Tax department and a uniform rate policy in place, the practice is going on unabated in the city.

  • Independent MLA Simarjit Singh Bains
    Apr 17, 2015 22:30 IST

    Bains brothers' crusade against sand mafia draws huge crowds

    Though the Bains brothers - Independent MLAs Simarjit Singh Bains and Balwinder Singh Bains - were arrested, hundreds of members of their 'Team Insaaf' claimed that they would continue the "satyagraha" (agitation) against the sand mafia in the state.

  • Ludhiana MP Ravneet Bittu-n
    Apr 17, 2015 22:28 IST

    Farmers' land can't be sold at cheaper rates: Bittu

    Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu has said that the party would protest against the Land Acquisition Bill at Ram Leela ground in Delhi on April 19. "The central government cannot sell the land of the farmers at cheaper rates,"he said.

  • Balwinder Singh Bains
    Apr 17, 2015 15:39 IST

    Bains brothers arrested for launching ‘satyagraha’ against sand mafia

    Independent MLAs Simarjit Singh Bains and Balwinder Singh Bains were arrested on Friday for launching a “satyagraha” (agitation) against the sand mafia in Chuharwal village, 17 km from Ludhiana.

  • wild elephant
    Apr 16, 2015 23:38 IST

    Elephant mauls child to death; Police registers case of death due to negligence

    A day after an elephant mauled a four-year-old to death in a fruit market on Bahadurke Road, the Basti Jodhewal police registered a case under section 304-A (causing death of any person by doing any rash or negligent act not amounting to culpable homicide) in the matter on Thursday.

  • Railways
    Apr 16, 2015 23:27 IST

    Railway opts for buses to conduct special raids now

    In order to catch more and more passengers travelling without ticket or on wrong tickets and also to increase the revenue of department, the railway department has decided to conduct more special raids. Earlier, chief inspectors of tickets (CIT) and travelling ticket examiners (TTE) used to conduct raid or inspections at various stations by travelling in trains. But, under the new system, the officials will hire a bus, and will visit various stations for checking. Under the old system, the station officials usually came to know that team was supposed to visit the station, and the purpose of sudden inspection was failed.

  • 3
    Apr 16, 2015 22:35 IST

    Ludhiana: Rain clogs city roads

    Exposing civic body's tall claims, several parts of the city were swamped again following rain on Thursday. Life was paralysed and residents had to wade through waterlogged roads.

  • mother
    Apr 16, 2015 22:31 IST

    Pregnant woman's murder: Mother wants stiff punishment for son

    No matter what children do, mothers usually have soft corner for them, but for Neelam of Sundar Nagar the case is different. Her son Sandeep Kumar had allegedly killed his wife Mahi, alias Santosh Devi, on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday.

  • Internet
    Apr 16, 2015 22:08 IST

    Punjab government website’s directory frozen in time

    If the telephone directory on the Punjab government’s official website ( is to be believed, Shivraj Patil is still the Punjab governor, while justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul continues to be the chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana high court.

  • HSC
    Apr 16, 2015 18:33 IST

    Far away JET centres headache for students

    As the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training ((PSBTE and IT) has set up the examination centres for Joint Entrance Test (JET) to be held on Sunday (April 19) at the polytechnic colleges in the district, the applicants are harried a lot as they say the centres are located far away from their residences.

  • Balwinder Singh Bains
    Apr 16, 2015 11:17 IST

    Bains brothers’ supporters detained again in Ludhiana

    The police have again detained nearly 35 followers of Bains brothers — independent legislators Balwinder Singh Bains and Simarjit Singh Bains — in another human chain protest against illegal mining and other mafia.

  • Railways
    Apr 15, 2015 23:38 IST

    Indian Railways turns 162 today

    Today, as one of the world's largest railway networks is turning 162-years-old, people associated with the department can't help but feel overwhelmed. The first train of the Indian Railways was introduced from Mumbai to Thane on April 16, 1853.