HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014


Foreign cows a craze among farmers

The craze of having foreign cows is growing fast among farmers due to high milk production by them as compared to the local ones. A normal local cow gives 7-8 litres of milk a day, while the imported cow gives 15-20 litre.

Man ends life after being convicted for murder

Having been convicted for murdering his wife, Gurmeet Singh (45) ended his life on the district and sessions court premises by consuming sulphas tablets here on Friday.

University life: Tasting the colours

In an interaction with students at Punjab Agricultural University, the discussion flagged off with what they truly thought about life after school. Many were quick to point out that the element of freedom was the most enticing.

School teacher molested; 2 booked

Two unidentified motorcyclists stopped a schoolteacher in Kartar Nagar of Model Town and groped her in full public view on Friday. When the woman resisted, the accused allegedly thrashed her and fled.

Bank staff protests against not filling regular vacancies

The central committee of All India Andhra Bank Award Employees Union on Friday held a protest at the zonal office on Chandigarh Road.

Two-day mela to educate farmers kicks off

 On Friday morning, a large number of farmer attended the first day of the 'kisan mela' of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and 'pashu palan  mela' of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) that opened on Friday on the PAU campus.

Ludhiana girl alleges abduction, rape

A minor girl from Ludhiana was allegedly abducted by a man, who allegedly took her to Kolkata, raped her and married her after forcibly converting her to Islam.

Brother-in-law, seven others booked for rape

In yet another incident, a woman accused her brother-in-law and four others of rape. The woman also alleged that her own sister and two other women helped the accused commit the crime. All eight accused are residents of Bhaini Baringa village of Raikot.

Ex-paramour booked for thrashing, raping woman

A 42-year-old woman alleged that her former paramour not only confined her, but also raped and thrashed her.

Gang of robbers loots bus near Ludhiana village

A gang of robbers, armed with weapons, looted a bus near Jarkhad village on late Thursday night. The miscreants thrashed the driver of the bus, the conductor and some passengers and fled after looting cash from them.

Third edition of engineering expo to commence in city on December 12

A four-day Engineering Expo-2014 will be held at GLADA ground on Chandigarh road from December 12-15Various hi-tech gadgets, wi-fi internet availability, media centre and a huge screen, will be installed at the exhibition centre to enable participants to highlight their goods.

CM urges Gadkari to consider ring road project

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday urged the union shipping, road transport and highways minister Nitin Jairam Gadkari to intervene and direct the officials concerned to consider the ring road project around Ludhiana city under Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode to be implemented through state public works department (PWD).

Man found dead in storm sewer

A 55-year-old man who was returning home after paying obeisance at the Golden Temple, Amritsar, was found dead in storm sewer near Shakti Nagar in the Basti Jodhewal area on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Darshan Singh of Subhash Nagar.

Man booked for raping Delhi woman

A city resident was booked for raping a 21-year-old Delhi woman after promising her marriage. The accused have been identified as Vikram Goraya of Partap Singh Wala and he was booked under sections 366 and 376 of the Indian penal code.

‘Our roots give us strength’

Noted playwright TS Eliot once eulogised culture as, “Culture may even be described simply as that which makes life worth living.”‘Teej’ was celebrated all over Punjab on August 3. On this occasion, we came across students on campus dressed in traditional Punjabi attire- colourful lehengas, salwars accessorised with antique jewelley, parandas and juttis- and engrossed in a discussion of the various hues of Punjabi culture, so much so that we decided to join them.
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