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Tarsem Singh Deogan is a senior reporter at Ludhiana. He has 16 years of experience in journalism. He has covered all beats and now focuses on crime reporting.

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Shun dynasty politics for SAD’s revival: Warring to Sukhbir

Taking about the statement of Union minister of state Ravneet Singh Bittu about inquiry into an embezzlement case during his tenure as transport minister, Ludhiana MP Amarinder Singh Raja Warring terms it vendetta politics.

Ludhiana MP Amarinder Singh Raja Warring
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 08:08 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

After poll rout: Don’t drag SAD into controversy at crucial juncture, Ghumman tells Ayali

In a press statement issued on Monday, Ghumman said that he had no idea why Ayali was making such statements and it was “very unfortunate”

SAD vice-president Parupkar Singh Ghumman has accused legislature party leader Manpreet Singh Ayali of adopting “double standards”. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 10:16 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana youth shot in Canada, ‘gangster’ among four arrested

Canadian official says Yuvraj Goyal had no police record. A pall of gloom has descended on Rishi Nagar in Ludhiana

Yuvraj Goyal
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 07:20 AM IST
ByAnirudh Bhattacharyya/Tarsem Singh Deogan, Toronto/ludhiana

Bittu sworn in, Ludhiana gets 2nd Union minister after Tewari

Amit Shah, the then Union home minister, had promised that he would make his “friend” a “bada aadmi (renowned man)’ by including him in the council of ministers

Ravneet Singh Bittu, who lost the Lok Sabha polls, has been inducted into Modi cabinet as Union minister of state. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 09, 2024 10:21 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ayali skips meeting Sukhbir

Sukhbir, who was in the city to thank the cadre for their work during the Lok Sabha elections, left after meeting former MLA Ranjit Singh Dhillon, who contested unsuccessfully from Ludhiana. Former cabinet minister Maheshinder Singh Grewal, former MLA Darshan Singh Shiwalik and SR Kaler were also present in the meeting.

Shiromani Akali Dal legislature party leader Manpreet Singh Ayali skipped meeting party president Sukhbir Singh Badal, who was in Ludhiana on Saturday. (HT file)
Published on Jun 08, 2024 10:18 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Kishori’s Amethi victory a double delight for Ludhiana

As the Congress workers in Ludhiana were celebrating party’s Punjab chief’s win, the news of Sharma defeating the Union minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, that too by a healthy margin of 1,67,196 votes, brought more cheer to them

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi shared an old photo with Kishori Lal Sharma on X to congratulate him. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 05:50 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

‘Raja’ crowned, Bittu bites dust in Ludhiana

Congress retains Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat for a fourth time as Punjab Congress chief Raja Warring wins by 20,942 votes. BJP candidate Bittu comes second.

A Congress supporter rides a scooter with party’s flag after announcement of results, in Ludhiana. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 06:00 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Warring thanks Ludhiana voters, others in introspection

Reacting to the results, Warring said, “The people of Punjab have reposed their unfailing trust in the Congress”

Warring assured that the Congress would acknowledge this support with service and commitment. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 05:22 AM IST
ByTarsem Singh Deogan/Sukhpreet Singh, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: No major impact of Bains brothers for Congress

Warring managed to garner 32,982 votes from the Ludhiana South assembly segment, a strong bastion of Balwinder Singh Bains, while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu led with 37,378 votes

Aam Aadmi Party candidate Ashok Parashar Pappi got 19,289 and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Ranijt Singh Dhillon got 4,939 votes from the segment. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 05:20 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Dhillon in divine mode, Bittu goes for a ‘gedi’, Warring tries hand at cricket in Ludhiana

Warring said during his campaign, he also used to find time to play badminton, cricket and do yoga in public parks with locals

Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring at a cricket field. (HT)
Published on Jun 02, 2024 10:59 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana’s turnout updated to 60%

Ludhiana Lok Sabha constituency saw a 60.12% voter turnout, 2.68% less than state average. Post-election scrutiny found no discrepancies in voting process.

The district election officer had set a target of a minimum of 70% polling. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2024 10:54 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Warring’s ‘chai pe charcha’ with Pappi’s kin sparks row

After Warring left the house, Vikas Parashar claimed that sensing defeat, the Punjab Congress chief had surrendered before the AAP candidate and asked all Congress workers to vote in the latter’s favour

Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring at party worker Sushil Parashar’s house in Ludhiana on Saturday. Also seen is AAP candidate Ashok Parashar’s son sitting along with him. (HT)
Updated on Jun 02, 2024 05:22 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

At 52.8% Ludhiana sees lowest turnout in 25 yrs

Ludhiana Lok Sabha segment saw its lowest voter turnout in 25 years at 52.84%. The election process was peaceful with no major incidents of violence reported.

As compared to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the voter turnout dipped over 9%. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2024 05:18 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Man ‘who received liquor bottles in lieu of attending poll meet’ held

The accused has been identified as Gurmeet Singh of Indira Colony of Machhiwara. The role of former Congress municipal councillor, Paramjit Singh alias Pamma, is under the scanner

The accused has been identified as Gurmeet Singh of Indira Colony of Machhiwara. (Getty image)
Published on May 31, 2024 11:57 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

INDIA bloc will throw ‘Agniveer scheme’ into dustbin: Rahul Gandhi

Terming farmers as backbone of India, Rahul gave them three guarantees – farm loan waiver, legal guarantee for MSP and farmer-friendly crop insurance scheme.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with party’s Ludhiana candidate Amarinder Singh Raja Warring during a rally in Mullanpur Dakha in Ludhiana on Wednesday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on May 30, 2024 01:09 AM IST
By, , Patiala/ludhiana

Rahul amps up populist pitch in Punjab, promises to waive farm loans

At Dakha rally for Warring, Congress leader vows to form Kisan Karja Mafi Aayog if voted to power besides reiterating ₹1 lakh annual grant for women from needy families and ₹1 lakh a year to unemployed graduates

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi campaigning for party candidate Amrinder Singh Raja Warring during the rally at Mullanpur Dakha in Ludhiana district on Wednesday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Published on May 29, 2024 02:59 PM IST

Kejriwal & Co befooling people of Punjab: Nirmala

According to Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, a study conducted by the MSME Promotion Council in January mentions that Punjab witnessed 85% decline in investments.

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Punjab BJP president Sunil Jakhar in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on May 29, 2024 05:34 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Double whammy: Graft-accused Ludhiana cop booked for carrying brother’s weapon on duty

Ludhiana cop was found in possession of his brother’s weapon when VB arrested him on graft charges in October last year

Sub-Inspector Jagjit Singh (HT File)
Published on May 28, 2024 09:55 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Kejriwal turned Punjab into ‘ATM of corruption’, Amit Shah

Addressing a rally at Ludhiana’s grain market in support of the BJP’s Ludhiana candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu, he slammed the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), saying they hug each other elsewhere but turn into enemies in Punjab.

Union home minister Amit Shah in Ludhiana on Sunday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on May 27, 2024 08:24 AM IST

Modi has no respect for farmers, Punjab: Priyanka

Without naming INDIA bloc partner Aam Aadmi Party, the Congress general secretary also talked about drug abuse, security of women in Punjab and FIR against the managing editor of a media house in Punjab.

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during a rally in Khanna on Sunday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on May 27, 2024 08:10 AM IST

Once comrades-in-arms, Warring, Bittu cross swords in Cong citadel

Amid electioneering, a bitter war of words has been going on between Bittu and Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, Congress candidate and president of the party’s state unit. In reply to Bittu’s jibe against the Congress about fielding a ‘parachute candidate’, Raja Warring has been terming him a ‘traitor’.

Ravneet Singh Bittu
Updated on May 27, 2024 07:34 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Sensing defeat, Modi promoting communalism, says Congress’ Jairam Ramesh

Congress Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh said that the Modi government is misusing the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and CBI to target opposition leaders.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh (PTI)
Updated on May 26, 2024 07:22 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Did not ask Mann to campaign for INDIA bloc as he ‘failed’ as CM: Sapra

He asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is campaigning in Punjab, to seek an apology from the farmers of Punjab and announce compensation for the farmers who lost their lives during farmer protest

Sapra was addressing a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday. (Manish/HT)
Published on May 24, 2024 10:00 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Congress presses for fair probe into Maliwal ‘assault’ case

Gurdeep Sappal said that Congress’ stance is the same irrespective of the allegations being against an ally of the INDIA bloc. He was addressing a press conference in Ludhiana

Gurdeep Sappal alleged that the Election Commission of India (ECI) was “not fair” in sharing booth-level data. (HT file photo)
Updated on May 24, 2024 05:56 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Issue Ayushman cards to veteran actors struggling to make ends meet: Sapru

Sapru, who is the chairperson of Cine Artist Welfare Trust, said that some of the artists, who are out of a job due to age, health or other issues, are struggling for treatment

Actor-turned-politician Preeti Sapru addressing a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday. (Manish/HT)
Published on May 22, 2024 10:59 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

AAP ‘corrupt’, but need their support to defeat ‘BJP’, says Congress leader Rana KP

Punjab Congress campaign committee chairman and former speaker of Punjab assembly Rana KP Singh said that contrary to their claims, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is a ‘kattar beiman’ (corrupt) party, but their support is needed to beat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Congress leader Rana KP Singh in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT)
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:42 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Row erupts in Ludhiana after Bittu-Bains call recording leak; clip ‘doctored’: BJP

Denying the audio recording’s authenticity, Bittu said that it was fabricated to mimic his voice in an attempt to “tarnish his image”

The BJP nominee said that he would file a complaint with the election commission. (HT File)
Published on May 19, 2024 10:53 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat: With 17-crore assets, Warring richest in fray

Punjab Congress president Raja Warring is the richest candidate in Ludhiana with assets worth ₹17 crore, followed by AAP's Pappi and Independent Brar.

Amarinder Singh Raja Warring (PTI)
Updated on May 18, 2024 10:06 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Cong councillor Lapran resigns over Bains brothers’ induction

Lapran, in his resignation letter to former All India Congress Commitee (AICC) chief Rahul Gandhi, said that he cannot share the stage with a person who is facing rape charges. He also alleged that the arrogance of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief and Ludhiana nominee Amarinder Singh Raja Warring is another reason which forced him to end his 22-year-old affiliation with the grand old party

Parvinder Singh Lapran
Updated on May 17, 2024 05:30 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

HT Interview: Political parties responsible for Buddha Nullah pollution, says Ludhiana AAP candidate Ashok Parashar Pappi

“To deter water pollution, the Gujarat government had shifted the factories away from water bodies. To save our water resources, we will follow the pattern,” said Parashar

Ashok Parashar Pappi (Manish/HT)
Updated on May 16, 2024 05:08 AM IST
By, Ludhiana
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