HindustanTimes Wed,22 Oct 2014


Truck mows down toddler playing outside house

A recklessly driven truck mowed down a one-year-old boy in Subhash Nagar on Sunday. The victim, Faizal, was playing outside his house, while his mother was inside, when the truck crushed the child to death.

Chased by stray dogs, teen rams bike into transformer, killed

Stray dog menace claimed another life on Sunday. A 14-year-old boy was killed after a pack of stray dogs chasing him led him to lose balance and ram his motorcycle into a transformer in Sunder Nagar.

Woman tutor, brothers sexually exploit teen

In a shocking incident, a 33-year-old woman tutor sexually exploited her 14-year-old student at knifepoint for over a year and also made sexually explicit clips with the help of her two brothers.

Woman booked for sexually exploiting minor boy

A 31-year-old woman was booked here on Sunday for allegedly sexually exploiting and blackmailing a minor boy, who used to take tuitions from her, police said.

Truck gets stuck as road caves in

A truck got stuck when the portion of a road caved in on Pakhowal Road at Vishal Nagar Chowk here on Saturday.

Aspiring model killed in road mishap

An aspiring model was killed in a road mishap here on Saturday evening as a three-wheeler hit his motorcycle at Dugri. Sandeep Bhatia, 27, a resident of Aman Nagar, was trying his luck in show business.

Ad boomerangs on Punjab financial corporation

An advertisement by the state government under the heading “Diwali Bumper Dhamaka” has left the industry baffled and infuriated as the content includes a list of several industrial units across the state that will be auctioned, along with machinery on their premises.

Suicide at DMCH: Bail plea of docs rejected

The dismissal of bail application of Dr Puneet Aulakh Pooni and Dr Deepak Bhatt in the suicide case of Dr Supriya, a post graduate student of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), has failed to dash the hopes of the medical fraternity extending unequivocal support to their colleagues.

Punjab govt fails to list 174-year-old church as protected monument

Even after 10 months, the Punjab government has failed to act on the application for bringing 174-year-old Christ Church at Fountain Chowk here on the list of protected monuments in the state, which will only help the land mafia eyeing the property.

Eight arrested for robbing factories

With the arrest of eight people, the CIA staff-1 and sleuths of Focal Point police station, in a joint operation, claimed to have busted a gang involved in robbing factories after confining labourers.

Beauty queens support women empowerment

Four beauty queens from different pockets of the world are sharing a common platform since October 1 to empower women in the best possible manner. They are gratified to 'We for We', a non-governmental organisation (NGO), that brought them together to support its aim for empowering women.

Teachers on survey duty, classes hit

With more than 200 school teachers who have been deputed to conduct house to house survey, as booth-level officers (BLO), for opening accounts under Prime Minister Narinder Modi’s ‘Jan Dhan Yojna’ is affecting studies of students.

20-year-old woman found dead on road

An unidentified woman was found dead at Lakhowal Road in Sahnewal on Friday. She was bludgeoned to death with bricks. Passersby spotted the body and informed the police, who initiated investigation on reaching the spot.

Businessman’s death shrouded in mystery

A debt-ridden and under investigation businessman died in the civil hospital in mysterious circumstances on Thursday evening. Balbir Chand Gupta (65), the owner of Vikrant Rubbers, and a resident of Shakti Nagar of Model Town area, had left the house at 9.30 am on Thursday, telling his wife that he would be back in 10 minutes.

Two arrested for illegally charging parking fee

Taking strict action against the parking mafia, a team of the Ludhiana municipal corporation (MC) nabbed two persons for illegally charging parking fees from visitors at Bhadaur House, which has a free parking lot, on Thursday night.
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