HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014


Western disturbances delay wheat arrival in 'mandis'

The increased frequency of western disturbances in the state has delayed the arrival of wheat at 'mandis' this season. The harvesting has been delayed by nearly 15 days and as a result only 8,000 metric tonnes of wheat has been procured from 'mandis' of Ludhiana district by the district food and supplies office till now as compared to 8,700 MT wheat during the corresponding period the last season.

PAU student gets scholarship from IRRI

A doctor of philosophy (PhD) student of the department of plant pathology at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ritu Rani, has been awarded with a scholarship by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Manila, Philippines.

Man arrested with two stolen cars

Basti Jodhewal police arrested a vehicle lifter after recovering two cars from his possession on Thursday. The police said the accused had stolen those cars from different areas of city. The accused has been identified as Daljit Singh alias Jeeti (26), a resident of Moti Bagh Colony, Tibba Road.

Ayali's comment on women safety draws flak

By commenting that women should be careful while visiting places that are “dark and insecure” in the city, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate for the Lok Sabha polls, Manpreet Singh Ayali has kicked up storm. He made the comment during a debate organised by the Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) on Thursday evening.

Punjabi stars get mixed reactions from public for supporting SAD

Some famous personalities of the Punjabi music and film industry, who have been humming tunes in favour of political party Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) through commercial advertisements on television have been getting mixed bag of reactions, especially from the youth and on social networking platforms.

Factory owner in Rs. 81-cr scam held

Wanted in Rs. 81-crore scam, a factory owner was on Thursday arrested from the New Delhi domestic airport and detained at the NRI (nonresident Indian) police station here.

Phoolka appears before Delhi HC in Tytler case

HS Phoolka, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) contestant for this parliamentary seat, on Thursday appeared before the Delhi high court in a 1984-riots case, proving that his fight against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler was not over.

Factory owner in Rs. 81-cr scam held

Wanted in Rs. 81-crore scam, a factory owner was on Thursday arrested from the New Delhi domestic airport and detained at the NRI (non-resident Indian) police station here.

Lok Sabha polls one sided affair: Sukhbir

SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the Punjab government's performance and strong wave in the favor of BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi have made the Lok Sabha polls a one-sided affair in the state.

Youth concocts Rs24-lakh robbery

The 25-year-old man, who claimed to have been robbed of Rs. 24 lakh on Tuesday, had made up the story to make easy money, police said on Wednesday. The police recovered the cash that Mandeep Singh had hidden at his sister's house at Barewal Road.

SAD-BJP ready to score a win: Sukhbir

Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said that SAD-BJP government's performance and strong wave in the favour of National Democratic Alliance's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi have made the 16th Lok Sabha polls a one-sided affair in Punjab.

Gul seeks votes for AAP candidate HS Phoolka

Actor-turned-politician Gul Panag today said people of Punjab were tired of corrupt politicians and it was time for change.

At 110, Ludhiana’s oldest voter still going strong

Like in previous parliamentary elections, 110-year-old Sarwan Singh is determined to cast his vote on April 30, come what may. A resident of Bassian Bet village in Dakha constituency and arguably Ludhiana district’s oldest voter, he has appealed to residents not to be swayed by intimidation when exercising their franchise.

Finally, work to repair martyr’s ancestral house begins

Over seven months after the Punjab and Haryana high court directed the state government to initiate renovation work on the ancestral house of martyr Sukhdev Thapar by December 31, 2013, the state’s archaeology department finally began work on Wednesday.

Returning officer ‘slapped’; Bedlam at bar council's meet

The general house meeting called to end the row over the alleged slapping of the returning officer by a candidate of the District Bar Association elections on Wednesday denigrated into further chaos.
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