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Message to dalits in Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channis sleepover at Dera Sachkhand

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi spent the night before Republic Day at Dera Sachkhand in Ballan village near Jalandhar and slept on the floor of dera head Sant Niranjan Dasss personal room.

The Times of India 28 Jan 2022 7:51 am

Punjab not just a state but a symbol: Rahul Gandhi

During his first visit to Punjab after the announcement of elections, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi did not only try to connect to Punjab but also said that the state needed not just evolutionary steps but revolutionary steps.

The Times of India 28 Jan 2022 7:51 am

CM face decision soon: Rahul on Channi & Sidhu demand

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, pressured by the demand raised by Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu and Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi to declare the chief minister face of the party, said at his virtual rally in Jalandhar Cantt constituency said that a decision

The Times of India 28 Jan 2022 7:51 am

Rebels come out against Cong in Samrala, Sahnewal

Peeved at not getting the party ticket, two Congress leaders 4-time MLA from Samrala Amrik Singh Dhillon and singer-cum-prominent leader from Sahenwal Satwinder Bitti have decided to contest from these constituencies as independent.

The Times of India 28 Jan 2022 7:48 am

Positivity rate declines, but peak not over yet: Officials

Covid positivity rate in Ludhiana has come down after touching as high as 48% on January 10, but the peak in the 3rd wave is not over yet, the health authorities said. Currently, the positivity rate is hovering between 10% to 16% for the past many days.

The Times of India 28 Jan 2022 7:48 am

History-sheeter held for assault, firing

Police have arrested a history-sheeter two days after he was involved in assault and firing, causing panic in Bal Singh Nagar area. The accused was identified as Raman Kumar of Bal Singh Nagar area.

The Times of India 28 Jan 2022 7:48 am

Customs dept scales up digital reforms

On the 73rd Republic Day, the citys customs commissionerate focussed on key digital reforms for ease of doing business. At the Sahnewal headquarters, Ludhiana commissioner of customs Vrindaba Gohil unfurled the national flag.

The Times of India 28 Jan 2022 7:48 am

Garbage collection points to be monitored by 86 CCTV cameras

In order to keep a check on dumping and segregation of waste, the civic body is all set to install CCTV cameras at secondary garbage collection points across the city.

The Times of India 28 Jan 2022 7:48 am

Adolescence now starts at 9: New course to sensitise schoolchildren

The age of adolescence has reduced from 14 to 9, Gurusar Sadhar GHG Khalsa College of Education principal Pargat Singh Garcha has claimed in a study and suggested that much of it is because of exposure to films, television, and the internet.

The Times of India 28 Jan 2022 7:48 am

Small units seek affordable, accessible industrial areas

Close to the February 20 assembly elections and remembering how various parties spurned their demand, the local micro and small enterprises hope that at least the new government will give them special industrial areas.

The Times of India 28 Jan 2022 7:48 am

Ferozepur: Cops arrest five, recover 5 kg heroin

The Indian Express 28 Jan 2022 4:53 am

Bitti questions Congress's 'ladki' slogan

Prominent Congress leader from Sahnewal in Punjab's Ludhiana district Satwinder Bitti has revolted after party denied ticket to her and instead Vikram Bajwa (son-in-law of former chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal) was fielded from the constituency.

The Times of India 28 Jan 2022 1:43 am

4-time Cong MLA files paper as independent

In a catastrophic situation for the Congress on a day its national president Rahul Gandhi is touring Punjab, partys four-time MLA from Samrala Amrik Singh Dhillon filed his nomination as an independent on Thursday after being denied ticket.

The Times of India 28 Jan 2022 1:04 am

Dense fog envelops many cities in Punjab, Haryana

Cold weather conditions prevailed in most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Thursday, with dense fog reducing visibility in Amritsar and few other places.

The Times of India 27 Jan 2022 3:04 pm

Channi takes dig at Manns drinking problem

The Times of India 27 Jan 2022 1:18 am

Punjab CM spends night at Dera Ballan

CMs gesture comes with a lot of political messaging to Ad-dharmi/Ravidasia community as Dera Ballan is considered the most influential dera of the community and their maximum population is in Doaba region.

The Times of India 27 Jan 2022 1:01 am

IPS Nitin Deep bags President's police medal

In a moment of pride for Amritsar, city resident IPS Dr Nitin Deep Blaggan has been conferred upon the president's Police Medal for Meritorious Service on the occasion of Republic Day 2022.

The Times of India 26 Jan 2022 10:17 pm

Pb CM unfurls flag at Jalandhar, lauds Doaba

In his address after unfurling the Tricolour on the occasion of the 73rd Republic Day at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, the chief minister greeted the people of the state while recalling the countless sacrifices made during Independence movement by several iconic revolutionaries.

The Times of India 26 Jan 2022 6:50 pm

Ensure Bikrams victory, Sukhbir tells people

The Times of India 26 Jan 2022 6:50 pm

Hindus, Sikhs pray for departed Muslim woman in Mohali temple

Not only Fateh Khwani (memorial service) of a Muslim woman was held in a Satya Narayan Temple at a Mohali village on Tuesday but also members of all faiths attended her Dua-e-Magfirat (prayers for salvation) in the spirit of communal harmony.

The Times of India 26 Jan 2022 2:20 pm

Punjab polls: LIP fields 24 candidates; party chief dodges cops in rape case

Lok Insaf Party (LIP) on Tuesday night released the list of its 24 candidates for the February 20 Punjab assembly elections, even as a Ludhiana court has started proceedings to declare the party's president, Simarjit Singh Bains, a proclaimed offender (PO).

The Times of India 26 Jan 2022 11:00 am

Arrest formerDGP for hate speech: BJP

The BJP district president Pushpinder Singhal on Tuesday handed over memorandum to police commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar for arrest of former DGP Mohammad Mustafa.

The Times of India 26 Jan 2022 7:50 am

Council approaches guv over illegal buildings

The Council of Engineers (CoE) has approached governor of Punjab Banwari Lal Purohit for directions to the chief secretary to transfer Municipal Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Sabharwal as well as Municipal Town Planner Surinder Bindra and to conduct an independent probe into what it described

The Times of India 26 Jan 2022 7:50 am

Legendary Punjabi lyricist Tharikewala passes away

Legendary lyricist of Punjabi songs Dev Tharikewala passed away here at the age of 83 on Tuesday morning. He was suffering from cancer. Several locals paid a heartfelt tribute to the lyricist as many felt that his death has created a huge void in Punjabi literature.

The Times of India 26 Jan 2022 7:50 am

Four die of Covid, 492 test positive

Four people lost their lives to Covid-19 and 492 tested positive here on Tuesday.

The Times of India 26 Jan 2022 7:50 am

Blow to SAD (Sanyukt) as Jaspreet Hobby joins SAD

In a major setback to the Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) before the assembly polls, general secretary of the party Jaspreet Singh Hobby joined Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal in the presence of Sukhbir Singh Badal in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

The Times of India 26 Jan 2022 7:50 am

Shivalik and Ayali file nomination papers, are confident of their win

On the first day of filing of nominations, two candidates from Shiromani Akali Dal, Manpreet Ayali from Dakha and Darshan Singh Shivalik from Gill, filed their papers. Aam Lok Party (United) candidate Dr Davinder Singh Gill also filed his papers from Dakha.

The Times of India 26 Jan 2022 7:50 am

2 fire in air in Daresi, threaten pharmacist

Two unidentified men fired in the air and threatened a shopkeeper in Bal Singh Nagar of Daresi on Tuesday evening. CCTVs installed in the area have captured the accused.

The Times of India 26 Jan 2022 7:50 am

Driver dies as auto runs into stationary truck

A 40-year-old auto driver died and two passengers received injuries after the three-wheeler they were travelling in crashed into a stationary truck near Ramgharh Bhullar village on Sidhwan Bet-Bhoondri village road on Monday evening.

The Times of India 26 Jan 2022 7:50 am

To fix fault in their stars, poll players pay astrologers a call

As filing of nominations for the assembly elections started on Tuesday, the contestants have started approaching astrologers to ensure that everything goes in their favour.

The Times of India 26 Jan 2022 7:50 am

Fastener inc wants next govt to resolve raw material, power woes

Despite demand picking up during last few months, fastener manufacturing industry of the city is facing the heat due to rise in cost of production leading to a fall in the production by about 25 percent.

The Times of India 26 Jan 2022 7:50 am

Fraud poses as bank official, cheats doctor

Fraudsters cheated a city doctor of Rs 89,000 on the pretext of giving her reward points on the air tickets she booked online. One of the accused posed as an SBI card helpline executive. The incident took place on October 23 and the police lodged an FIR on Tuesday after an inquiry.

The Times of India 26 Jan 2022 7:50 am

Lambi hek di mallika Gurmeet Bawa awarded Padma Bhushan

The Indian Express 26 Jan 2022 6:03 am

Punjab: Sukhbir Badal says he will leave politics if charges against Majithia prove right

He demanded immediate arrest of former DGP S Chattopadhyay for taking orders from a proclaimed offender in the Bhola drug case even as he asserted that former minister Bikram Majithia had been implicated in a false drug case by the Charanjit Singh Channi-led Congress government.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 7:00 pm

Punjab assembly polls: Three nominations filed on Day 1 in Ludhiana

On the first day of filing nominations in Punjab's Ludhiana, three candidates and two covering candidates filed the nominations from different constituencies on Tuesday.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 7:00 pm

Punjab assembly elections: Discontent in Congress as tickets get delayed

Since the filing of nomination papers for the Punjab assembly elections will begin on Tuesday, the Congress ticket seekers from the remaining seats feel restive. The party is yet to field anyone from Ludhiana South, Gill, and Sahnewal, leaving the aspiring contenders high and dry.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 11:00 am

32-year-old dies as speeding car overturns

A 32-year-old man died after his car turned over in Focal Point on Sunday night. Police said Deepak Sharma, a resident of Palm Court, Kohara, was speeding.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 7:54 am

Covid deaths in dist: Health dept will hold review meeting soon

As there have been more than 65 Covid deaths in the month, the health department will hold a review meeting that will cover aspects like whether the deceased were vaccinated and types of diseases they may have been suffering from.There are deaths that havent happened due to Covid.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 7:53 am

Candidates to file nominations from today

District election officer-cum-deputy commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma on Monday finalised the arrangements to ensure smooth assembly poll nomination process that will start from January 25.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 7:53 am

26 Covid-infected city cops are in home isolation

As many as 67 cops have tested Covid positive this year. Of them, 26 are active cases and 41 have recovered.The 26 cops are in home isolation and are of level 1.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 7:53 am

Jan CFR is more than six times less than May last

The case fatality rate (CFR) of the district in January is more than six times less than May last, when the second wave was at its peak.As per the health department data, the districts CFR this month (till January 23 evening) was 0.36%.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 7:53 am

Cong ticket seekers fume over delay in distribution, nominations start today

Since the filing of nomination papers for the Punjab assembly elections will begin on Tuesday, the Congress ticket seekers from the remaining seats feel restive. The party is yet to field anyone from Ludhiana South, Gill, and Sahnewal, leaving the aspiring contenders high and dry.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 7:53 am

Virus claims 7 lives, infects 666

Seven residents of Ludhiana and a Ferozepur patient died of Covid here on Monday. As many as 666 patients of the district and 78 from outside tested positive here.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 7:53 am

Lawyers seek sedition case against Mustafa

Several lawyers and members of different organisations have complained to the citys police commissioner against former Punjab director general of police (DGP) Mohammad Mustafa and demanded that he be booked for sedition and arrested for his alleged hate speech.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 7:53 am

Missing senior citizen took train to Jammu

Three days after going missing, a 65-year-old retired banker from the city was traced to Jammu on Monday. His family claimed that due to his disturbed mental condition, he had boarded a train to Jammu without informing his dear ones.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 7:53 am

Temperature hits 12.6C after 17 years

With the morning and evening both being foggy, the citys maximum temperature on Monday dropped to 12.6 degrees Celsius after 17 years. It was in 2005 last that the weather was so chilly.The minimum temperature was 10C, with 2.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 7:53 am

Depressed woman, jobless man commit suicide in separate cases

Two suicides were reported from different parts of the city on Monday. In the first incident, a 25-year-old married woman reportedly ended her life by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her house at Gopal Nagar in the Haibowal area.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 7:53 am

Ludhianas little UP aspires for roads, schools, water

Development is the main election issue in the Punjab assembly constituency of Ludhiana South, where Uttar Pradesh and Bihar natives form the voting majority.Balwinder Singh Bains of the Lok Insaf Party (LIP) has won the seat twice in a row.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 7:53 am

PSPCL staff crisis delaying redress, industrialists inform chief engineer

The factory owners of Giaspura and Industrial Area C took their electricity-related problems to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) chief engineer Jasveer Singh Bhullar.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 7:53 am

Postal ballot potential game changer in Punjabs multi-cornered contest

Since the people aged above 80 have first-ever chance to use postal ballot, the district administration have their orders to reach out to these senior voters in time with the ballot papers.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 7:53 am

Punjab: SDM Jagraon meets oldest voter of constituency

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 10:43 pm

After clip goes viral, Punjab cops book Navjot Singh Sidhu's aide for hate speech

A day after controversy intensified about a viral video of former IPS officer Mohammad Mustafa over his alleged remarks on a community and threats to AAP workers, Malerkotla Police on Sunday booked him for promoting disharmony, enmity and hatred between different groups on grounds of religion and race.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 8:31 am

Punjab assembly elections: Sanyukt Samaj Morcha list of 8 includes BSP, Congress, AAP, SAD rebels

A former Bahujan Samaj Party state unit president, another BSP rebel, a Congress zila parishad member, a former Aam Aadmi Party leader who resigned recently, and a Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) member belonging to Shiromani Akali Dal have figured in the

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:45 am

Punjab assembly elections 2022: In alliance after 20 years, BSP faces do-or-die test

When Bahujan Samaj Party appears to be fighting a tough battle in Uttar Pradesh as the Samajwadi Party-led alliance is emerging as the main opposition to Bharatiya Janata Party there, the poll battle in Punjab is extremely crucial for the party too, as it has entered into an alliance

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:45 am

Punjab assembly polls: After attacking MLA, Rana Gurjit asks Sonia Gandhi to expel Sukhpal Singh Khaira

After consistently attacking Sultanur Lodhi MLA Navtej Singh Cheema and making it clear that his son Rana Inder Partap Singh would contest as an Independent from the constituency, Punjab minister Rana Gurjit Singh on Sunday urged party president Sonia Gandhi to expel former Bholath MLA

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:44 am

Snatchers gang busted with arrest of five

The police busted a gang of snatchers with the arrest of five on Saturday night. Three mobile phones, three motorcycles and sharp-edged weapons were recovered from their possession.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:42 am

In 52 yrs: Highest Jan rain, almost same day and night temp

This January has broken many a record. With Sunday seeing a slim difference (0.8 degrees) between day and night temperatures, the maximum temperature plummeting to 12 degrees and the month, so far, receiving 110.6mm rainfallthe weather conditions in the district breached 52-year record.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:42 am

Over 96% licensed weapons deposited ahead of elections

With the assembly elections approaching, the police have been asking the arms licence holders to deposit their weapons and cartridges at the respective police stations or gunhouses.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:42 am

Rape case complainant to EC: Direct police to arrest Bains

The woman, who has accused Lok Insaaf Party MLA Simarjit Singh Bains of raping her and his accomplices of helping him, has asked the election commission to direct the Ludhiana police to arrest the accused.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:42 am

PLC names four candidates from dist constituencies, BJP ticket seekers sore

Putting an end to the suspense over which coalition partnerfrom among BJP and Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) and Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt)will field their candidates from Ludhiana East, South, Atam Nagar and Dakha seats, the PLC on Sunday announced names of its members for all these

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:42 am

No coordination of building branch & fire dept: Report

Whereas the survey report submitted by additional commissioner Rishipal Singh has pointed out the carelessness of the building branch in performing its duty, it has also highlighted the lack of coordination among the building branch and fire brigade resulting in lesser fire arrangements in

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:42 am

District records over 15% jump in fully-vaccinated people in Jan

Here is some good news for Ludhiana. The percentage of fully vaccinated persons in the district has increased substantially in January. The health department had earlier faced challenges in convincing people to receive the second dose.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:42 am

BJP ticket aspirants dissatisfied with seat allocation

As soon as Captain Amarinder Singh Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) candidates were announced for Ludhiana seats, the ticket aspirants from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) raised voice of dissent against the same.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:42 am

First training of poll staff held at various locations in district

The first training of election staff was held at 14 locations in Ludhiana on Sunday. District election officer-cum-deputy commissioner Ludhiana, Varinder Kumar Sharma visited the training venues and motivated the election staff to perform their duties with utmost devotion and honesty.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:42 am

Cops, bizmen meet to discuss issues in industrial areas

A delegation of city industrialists led by Gurmeet Kular, president of Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organisations (FICO), met Balwinder Singh Randhawa, ADCP-2 Ludhiana.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:42 am

Cong, BJP are each others B team

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhis health minister Satyendar Jain on Sunday said the people of Punjab were determined to elect AAP government and that too with overwhelming majority.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:42 am

CMCH principal profiled in Lancet

Principal of Christian Medical College (CMC), Dr Jeyaraj Pandian has been profiled by the Lancet Neurology journal.Dr Pandian said it is an honour for him and for the country that his career and researched profile has been recognised by Lancet Neurology, a prestigious medical journal.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:42 am

Punjab: New players make Dakha election game interesting

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 3:00 am

Congress and BJP are each other's 'B' teams: Delhi's health minister Satyendar Jain

The culture of the Aam Aadmi Party is to bring the common people to the fore and make them work for the people and society. This has been done in Delhi and will be done in Punjab now. Following its tradition, AAP has fielded KNS Kang from Dakha Assembly constituency of Ludhiana District for the upcoming elections, he said.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 2:13 am

After policy to open more liquor shops in Delhi, now AAP picks a CM face with serious issues of alcoholism: Punjab BJP

Addressing a press conference in Jalandhar on Sunday, BJP state general secretary Jeevan Gupta said that AAP would push Punjabs youth to alcohol as its Delhi role model of Liquor policy had been changed to open more liquor shops.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 1:02 am

Punjab elections: Amid remark row, Mohammad Mustafa gets notice over poll event

Amid the controversy over the alleged remarks made by retired Punjab DGP Mohammad Mustafa at Thursdays gathering in support of his wife, who is the Congress candidate from Malerkotla, the returning officer issued a notice to him over holding a poll event without permission.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 7:47 am

DSGMC polls: Ruckus in meeting, cops enter hall in presence of Guru Granth Sahib

Amid a lot of manipulations, acrimony and strong differences between warring sides for election of president of new house of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), police entered the conference hall of Gurdwara Rakab Ganj where election process was being held in the presence of Guru Granth Sahib.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 7:47 am

Ahead of Punjab assembly elections, 2,718 liquor cases recovered in Patiala

Ahead of the February 20 assembly elections in Punjab, 2,718 cases of liquor were seized from the houses of liquor licence holder and his partners in Patiala on Saturday.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 7:46 am

Amarinders men likely to be fielded from BJP

Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party declared its candidates for five of the 14 assembly seats in this district, the remaining hopefuls are on the edge. Sources say that at least three of PLCs men are likely to be fielded from the BJP.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 7:43 am

AAP nominee accuses LIP of injuring worker

Kulwant Sidhu, candidate of the Aam Aadami Party from Atam Nagar constituency has accused the Lok Insaf Party (LIP) supporters for thrashing an AAP worker.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 7:43 am

5-year jail for watchman who sexually abused school boy

A local court has sentenced a watchman of a private school to five-year rigorous imprisonment for carrying out sexual assault on a four-and-a-half-year-old student.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 7:43 am

Toughest-to-please seat has voted twice for Cong

Their constituency has the highest population density in the district, so the voters of Ludhiana Central are toughest to please. The performances of the elected representatives come under intense public scrutiny in this assembly seat.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 7:43 am

At 105.2mm, Jan rain spell shatters 52-year record

Breaking a record of the past 52 years, Ludhiana district has received 105.2 mm rainfall (till January 22) which is the highest rainfall in the month of January in these many years. While the normal rainfall is 28.3mm, the district had recorded 83.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 7:43 am

7 more lose battle, 1,032 contract virus

Seven patients succumbed and 1,032 persons tested positive for Covid-19 in Ludhiana on Saturday.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 7:43 am

Car occupants panic at police checkpost, drop bag with 17L cash while escaping

In panic while trying to go past a police checkpost near Bharat Nagar chowk, car occupants dropped a bag containing Rs 17.90 lakh on Friday evening. Later, the car sped away breaking the barricades.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 7:43 am

Duo loses car, cash as thieves strike during night curfew

Three men allegedly looted a car from two youngsters in Sarabha Nagar late on Thursday night. Importantly, the incident occurred near the Municipal Corporation Zone-D office during night curfew hours.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 7:43 am

Weekly deaths hit 7-month high

With Covid-19 cases witnessing a steep rise during the third wave, the weekly fatalities in Ludhiana too have reached the highest since July 2021. Ludhianas count during January 14-20 period was the worst among all the districts of Punjab.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 7:43 am

Ludhiana reports 10 Covid-19 deaths, 1,032 cases

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 12:18 am

Punjab: 2,718 cases of liquor recovered in Patiala

The excise department searched the premises of the licensee Manju Singla holding Retail license for Group-18 of Patiala City. The authorities claimed to have got a tip-off that the licensee Manju is storing some unauthorized stock of liquor in his residential house which is located near to Lahori Gate Vend in Patiala.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 12:02 am

Ludhiana administration to conduct mega vaccination drive on Sunday

The Ludhiana administration will conduct a mega vaccination drive on Sunday at 258 locations in the district.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 7:00 pm