• Galaxy S5
    Apr 26, 2015 20:18 IST

    Tax evasion practices: No income tax check on mobile store owners

    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.

  • Arrest-handcuffs-P
    Apr 26, 2015 20:13 IST

    Couple held for fradulent activities

    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.

  • Panjab University
    Apr 26, 2015 19:58 IST

    Panjab University Regional Centre to start LLM from new academic session

    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.

  • Rape
    Apr 26, 2015 14:03 IST

    Ludhiana: Two held for raping friend’s daughter

    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.

  • PPCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa
    Apr 25, 2015 20:52 IST

    Bajwa threatens protests over non-procurement of crops

    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'.

  • rape
    Apr 25, 2015 20:26 IST

    Police submit chargesheet in Women's Day gangrape case

    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.

  •  cycle ride
    Apr 25, 2015 19:35 IST

    Hundreds cycle to caution against drug menace

    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.

  • street vendor
    Apr 25, 2015 19:26 IST

    Training for street vendors from April 27

    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.

  • 100 years of Indian cinema
    Apr 25, 2015 19:09 IST

    Caution thrown to wind as parents taking kids to 'A' rated movies

    The couple was wrong; they thought the kids won't understand or ask. “Why are the girls kissing, mumma?” the little ones did ask, as the lead actors of the film Margarita With A Straw began locking lips on the large screen in front of them. Their parents, of course, didn't want to answer and told the kids to keep mum and “just watch”.

  • murder
    Apr 24, 2015 21:30 IST

    6,926 farmers committed suicide in Punjab between 2000 and 2011

    Suicide by a farmer at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rally at New Delhi on Wednesday has again underlined the grave concern of farmers’ ending their lives in the country. In 2012, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reported 13,754 farmer suicides in the country. It said 46 farmers commit suicide every day in the country.

  • Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), a veterinary university in Ludhiana. HT Photo
    Apr 24, 2015 18:24 IST

    Save vultures from extinction: GADVASU expert

    In the last decade, vultures have nearly vanished from India and it is due to this reason they are listed by World Conservation Union as critically endangered, said Kirti Dua, incharge, wildlife centre of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) and professor of veterinary medicine, in a meeting held on the campus on Friday.

  • Snag developed in a traffic light add to woes of commuters. JS Grewal/HT
    Apr 24, 2015 18:18 IST

    MC plans to install advanced traffic lights at 35 points in city

    To manage the traffic in a better way, the municipal corporation (MC) has planned to install synchronised and sensor-based traffic lights at 35 points in the city.

  • Stray dog
    Apr 23, 2015 21:59 IST

    7 yrs on, dog bylaws yet to be notified

    Around seven years after the municipal corporation (MC) adopted the 'dog bylaws', the municipal corporation (MC) is still waiting for notification of the laws from the local bodies department. With delay in notification of the bylaws, the MC is unable to start registration of pet dogs. Besides, with the civic body starting sterilisation of stray dogs, the staff is facing problems differentiating between pet and stray dogs.

  • Unsold wheat lying in Kotkapura grain market. HT Photo
    Apr 23, 2015 21:55 IST

    Farmers, commission agents protest against procurement agencies at Mullanpur

    A large number of farmers from Mullanpur and nearby villages came on a common platform and protested against the languid approach of various procurement agencies for not beginning with procurement at Mullanpur Mandi.

  • Electricity
    Apr 23, 2015 20:21 IST

    Ludhiana: Unscheduled power cuts put govt schools in rural areas at disadvantage

    With the rise in the number of unscheduled power cuts, government schools in rural areas are having a tough time preparing mid-day meal for children, sending e-mails to the education department and teaching students in this hot weather. Sources said unscheduled power cuts of four to five hours are being imposed daily in various blocks of the district, including Sidhwan Bet, Machhiwara, Jagraon and Samrala.