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Extortion in name of school fee: School managements conduct joint meeting, govt forms regulatory body

Ludhiana: Following the frequent protests and agitations by parents associations against the private schools for charging exorbitant fees from the students, the members of school managements and school principals have also opened a front. On Friday, they conducted a joint meeting where they announced not to bow to the pressure of the parents and claimed that

Few hours before marriage, groom commits suicide by jumping into canal  

Ludhiana: The marriage celebrations turned into gloom as the groom has committed suicide by jumping into canal few hours before his marriage on Friday. The 29 year old man left the marriage venue with excuse of his ill health and reached near canal to commit suicide. However the relatives of the deceased were mum on the

Marriage Fears turn tragic: Groom who jumped into canal found dead

Ludhiana: Mohit Kumar, the groom who jumped into Sidhwan canal on way to his marriage ceremony is dead. Mohit’s body was found by divers from the canal a few minutes back. Earlier, on his way to tying the wedding knot, Mohit had jumped in the Sidhwan Canal at Dugri Bridge. As the marriage party’s car reached

Turning education into business in Ludhiana: Protests against private schools continue at DCM – 40 and BCM – 32 sector schools

Ludhiana: Despite the orders of Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner to Private schools for reducing the development charges, admission fee and settlement of books issue, the parents of school students continue protests outside various schools if the city. The Parents accused the School management for turning education services into business. On Wednesday the protests were held outside DCM

MC seals 23 mobile towers of Reliance Communication

Ludhiana: Continuing with its ongoing drive against the illegal mobile towers the civic officials sealed as many as 23 mobile towers of Reliance Communication in various localities on Tuesday. The mobile towers have been sealed for non-payment of the outstanding dues. The officials sealed five towers in zone A, eight mobile towers in zone B,

Youth Congress activists detained in Ludhiana ahead of Deputy CM visit

Ludhiana: The Ludhiana Police on Tuesday detained Youth Congress activists ahead of Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal visit in city. The Police claimed that the Youth Congress activists were planning to show black flags to Deputy Chief Minister. A team led by ACP Atam Nagar and three SHOs turned at the office of

Cold response to auctions in Ludhiana

Ludhiana: In the absence of planning, management and marketing skills with Greater Area Development Authority (GLADA) and Improvement Trust Ludhiana, the state government has failed to earn handsome amount from the sale of properties which could help in development and end the financial crisis of the state. Several properties meant for auction in the industrial

Tirath Yatra Train with more than 1000 pilgrims Flag off from Ludhiana for Sri Hazoor Sahib

Ludhiana: Under Punjab government’s Chief Minister Tirath Darshan Yatra Scheme, a special train ferrying pilgrims from Ludhiana to Sri Hazoor Sahib (Nanded) was flagged off by Ludhiana (East) MLA Ranjit Singh Dhillon from Railway Station, Ludhiana on Sunday. This train is carrying more than 1000 pilgrims and 30 officials. Ranjit Singh Dhillon said that the

Ahead of Monsoon season, MC starts cleaning of Buddha nullah

Ludhiana: Ahead of monsoon season, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has started cleaning Buddah Nullah crossing from the areas of Jail road, near Gurudwara Gaughat, near Chand Cinema railway line and backside pulley (Ram Sharman). Areas are divided into four parts where four drag lines machines were deployed for cleaning. Municipal Corporation Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said

Bhagat Puran Singh Health Insurance Scheme: Deputy CM to distribute smart cards to traders on April 19

Ludhiana: More than 30,000 smart cards would be issued to the traders of Ludhiana district under Bhagat Puran Singh Health Insurance Scheme, for which the registration process is going on in full swing. The distribution of these smart cards would be done by Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal at Mullanpur Dakha on April 19. While

Justice by Technology in Ludhiana: Cop caught red-handed taking bribe

Ludhiana: In yet another incident of tarnishing the Khaki, a constable of Ludhiana Police deputed in the PCR squad was caught on camera while accepting a bribe. A corruption case has been slapped against the accused cop after the video reached the police. The accused cop has been identified as constable Desraj who was deputed in the

Namdhari Sangat carries out protest march in Ludhiana against police failure to arrest Mata Chand Kaur killers

Ludhiana: Demanding arrest of Mata Chand Kaur’s killer, Namdhari Sangat carried out a protest march in Ludhiana. Dressed in all white, a large number of followers of the sect marched through the streets of Ludhiana with huge placards mounted on motor vehicles. The followers of the Namdhari sect along with other groups had organized a protest