• Museum of Social History of Rural Punjab
    Sep 01, 2015 22:15 IST

    Social networking, hosting events, ways to popularise PAU museum

    Punjab Agricultural University's (PAU) Social History of Rural Punjab museum was started in 1974 with an aim of providing the general public with an insight into the rural culture of the state. However, PAU officials appear to have forgotten about the museum as it has been lying in a depleted state with no renovation in the recent time.

  • cleanliness drive
    Sep 01, 2015 21:36 IST

    MC launches cleanliness drives in all zones of Ludhiana

    As Ludhiana is to be developed as smart city, the municipal corporation (MC) has launched cleanliness campaigns in all four zones. The cleanliness drives will be conducted in all the 75 wards from September 1-30.

  • religious encroachment
    Aug 31, 2015 21:00 IST

    Religious encroachments thrive as administration stays away

    In a blatant violation of the Supreme Court's (SC) orders to raze religious structures on encroached government land, the local government and the district administration have not only failed to demolish the existing structures but have also turned a blind eye towards the new structures that continue to come up under the garb of religions.

  • chaura bazaar
    Aug 31, 2015 20:45 IST

    Demolition drive at Chaura Bazaar area, shopkeepers down shutters

    Building branch of the Ludhiana municipal corporation (MC) held a demolition drive at Chaura Bazaar area of old city where action was taken against two under construction hotels. However, the MC faced shopkeepers' ire, who pulled down shutters as a mark of protest.

  • Ludhiana library
    Aug 31, 2015 12:17 IST

    MC’s new library in Ludhiana to be opened from September 1

    Finally, the municipal corporation’s (MC) new library at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan will be opened for public from September 1. The MC has also setup an internet zone at the municipal library for searching e-books and reading content online.

  • Parkash Singh Badal
    Aug 30, 2015 23:17 IST

    Parkash Singh Badal demands more BSF personnel in Punjab

    Increased infiltration in neighboring Jammu and Kashmir and the Gurdaspur terror attack have prompted Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to ask for more Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on the Pakistan frontier in his state.

  • Teachers protest
    Aug 30, 2015 20:09 IST

    7,000 teachers protest over non-regularisation of jobs in Ludhiana

    Under the CASF (Computer Adhyapak Sanjha Front) banner, as many as 7,000 computer teachers from across the state staged a protest demanding regularisation, in front of the Ludhiana DC office on Sunday.

  • A SOI supporter shows her nails with nail art of her party's name
    Aug 30, 2015 19:49 IST

    After PU victory, SOI eyes membership in youth of Punjab

    Buoyed by its victory in Panjab University elections held recently, the students' wing of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Student Organisation of India (SOI) has now decided to start a membership drive in Punjab soon in which youth would be asked to join the party.

  • Anil Joshi
    Aug 29, 2015 23:08 IST

    Ghost Faculty: PMC chief confronts minister's claims

    Punjab Medical Council (PMC) president Dr GS Grewal on Saturday confronted medical education minister Anil Joshi's claims of "being ignorant on the issue of ghost faculty" with facts.

  • Crimes against children
    Aug 29, 2015 20:32 IST

    Ludhiana: NGO rescues ten-year-old boy working as child labour

    Bachpan Bachao Andolan, a city-based NGO rescued a ten-year-old boy from Dharam Pura area near Shingar Cinema for the second time on Friday.

  • Players in a jubilant mood after receiving awards. (Sikander Singh Chopra/HT)
    Aug 29, 2015 20:08 IST

    State goverment honours 383 sportspersons with cash awards

    In a bid to promote sports in the state, Punjab irrigation minister Sharanjeet Singh Dhillon gave cash awards to 383 sportspersons, who have brought laurels to the district in national as well as international events on Saturday.

  • SIT 1984 Anti-sikh riots
    Aug 28, 2015 21:12 IST

    Cancellation of red cards of 1984 riot victims results in protests

    The recent decision of the seven-member committee constituted under Patiala divisional commissioner AS Pannu towards the cancellation of the red cards of 125 riot victims in Ludhiana, majority of whom were untraceable or did not have the requisite documents, has resulted in protests by a group of claimants.

  • Aug 28, 2015 20:04 IST

    Ludhiana becomes first city to be covered under Safe City Project

    With the inauguration of project to install close-circuit television (CCTV) cameras on Thursday, Ludhiana has become the first city in northern India to be covered under the 'Safe City Project'.

  • Aug 27, 2015 21:05 IST

    Check female foeticide to improve declining Sikh population: Phoolka

    With Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh calling upon the Sikh couples to give birth to more children to improve the declining Sikh population, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader HS Phoolka in a communiqué to the jathedar has cited "skewed sex-ratio in the community as the root cause of the problem", while urging him to check female foeticide at the ground level.

  • Aug 27, 2015 20:18 IST

    Woman forces granddaughter into sex slavery in Ludhiana

    The accused repeatedly forced her grand daughter to marry a 21-year-old man of the same locality. When the girl refused the accused called on the man to rape her.