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Construction of Bhai Randhir Singh Memorial in final stages

Ludhiana: Construction of in process memorial of freedom fighter Bhai Randhir Singh at the nearby Narangwal village is in its final stages and would be inaugurated by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal after its completion. Deputy Commissioner Ravi Bhagat visited the under construction memorial and issued necessary instructions to the staff and the contractor. While

Inderpal suicide: City resident seeks Human Rights Commission’s intervention, seeking justice

Ludhiana: A city resident Rajdeep Singh Benipal has filed a representation with the Punjab Human Rights Commission demanding justice for the family of Inderpal Singh Ahuja, who recently ended his life after posting his suicide note on Facebook. In his representation, Rajdeep Singh Benipal told the Commission that on April 29, 2016, Inderpal Singh Ahuja,

Three persons killed in textile unit fire

Ludhiana: Three persons were killed in a fire that broke out in a textile unit at Rahon Road here early this morning, police said. Eleven fire tenders of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation took more than six hours to control the flames, they said. “The three bodies found inside the factory were charred beyond identification. They

Bains brothers not to join Jagmeet Brar’s rally or front by him

Reacting on the invitation of expelled Congress leader Jagmeet Brar to join May 21 rally and form another political front in the state, independent MLA from Ludhiana Simarjit Singh Bains refused the proposal of Brar. MLA from the Atam Nagar constituency and head of Team Insaaf Bains refuted the claims of Brar of having any

Turning Ludhiana into ‘Lovely Ludhiana’: MC integrates citizens to create symphony of colors

Ludhiana: With paints and colours all around, groups of volunteers participated in the beautification drive organized by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation on Sunday at Samrala Chowk Underbridge. The Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria and MC Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori also tried their hands at painting and participated along with volunteers. Meanwhile the M C Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori

Bhavadas thanks Dy CM, SAD for success of Dr Ambedkar birth anniv function

Ludhiana: The Bhartiya Valmiki Dharamsamaj (Bhavadas) led by Ashwani Sahota, National president and entire leadership thanked Punjab Deputy Chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for the success of function organised at Ludhiana on the occasion of birth celebrations of Dr BR Ambedkar. The function was organised in Ludhiana. For supporting the Bhartiya

Fee hike: Parents hold protest demonstration in Ludhiana

Ludhiana: The parents’ protests against fee hike by private schools are continuing in the city. On Wednesday, parents of schoolchildren studying in six private schools of the city staged a protest demonstration against the school managements. A large of parents of students from Nankana Sahib Public School, HVM Convent School, Saraswati Public School, Teja Singh Swatantar

Ludhiana shamed again: Woman murdered after rape

Ludhiana: In yet another incident of crime against women, a 26 year old girl was murdered after gangrape in EWS colony at Chandigarh road.  The incident happened on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday. According to the information three persons allegedly gangraped the girl and killed her. Later the accused allegedly flung the body of

A Fair of Fish gets good response at PAU Ludhiana

Ludhiana: At a two-day Fish Fair 2016 that witnessed a huge response, progressive farmers were provided a detailed know-how about fish farming and the incentives the state government is providing them. The fair had been organised by the Fish Farming Department, Punjab. The two-day event saw several activities including seminars, exhibitions and a cultural programme.

School fee stalemate: Parents look for quick solution, continue protests in city

Ludhiana: Despite the assurance by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh to set up a regulatory committee in connection with fee hike by private schools, the ongoing strike by parents of private school children is continuing in the city. On Monday too, a group of parents staged a protest outside the Ryan International School on the

Regulatory authority for private schools in offing: Sukhbir

Ludhiana: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday said that Punjab government would soon set up a Regulatory Authority to keep a check on private schools of the state. Sukhbir said that he has asked Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema to make sure that the Regulatory Authority starts functioning at the earliest. Punjab government

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