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3 truckloadsof scrap seized in GST raid

The state GST (goods and services tax) department inspected a furnace unit at Mandi Gobindgarh on Monday, where it seized several incriminating documents and some vehicles loaded with iron scrap.

26 May 2022 8:29 am
Record profit for Vardhman

Textile conglomerate Vardhman has announced its audited results for financial year 2021-22 and reported its ever highest profit for the financial year, which is of Rs 1,677.44 crore against Rs 366.74 crore that it made in the last fiscal. This is an increase of 357.39% on standalone basis.

26 May 2022 8:29 am
MLA: Attempt to murder case for borewell lapse

After a fall into a Hoshiarpur borewell killed a child, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Kulwant Singh Sidhu on Wednesday appealed to the borewell owners to be cautious about safety and warned them that they could be booked for attempt to murder in case of lapse.

26 May 2022 8:29 am
Telecom company forced to uprootits network pole

The residents of Khud Mohalla held a protest on Wednesday against the installation of a mobile network pole, claiming that the telecommunication company was trying to raise a tower in its garb.

26 May 2022 8:29 am
Industrialists seek incentives to turn factories green

In the run-up to the Punjab budget, the local industrialists have suggested in their inputs to the state finance minister that the companies that run environment-friendly factories look for certain incentives.

26 May 2022 8:29 am
Dont want remote postings: Teachers

Since the government teachers had reported their issues with the transfer policy to the education department recently, Punjab education minister Meet Hayer has set up an online meeting with their unions for Thursday.

26 May 2022 8:29 am
BCM Arya, Sacred Heart garner A-stars in Cambridge board exams

The Cambridge Board results for IGCSE, AS and A level are out and the citys schools have come up with a commendable performance.

26 May 2022 8:29 am
Min visits Thomas Cup hero Dhruv Kapila, promises new sports policy

Punjab sports minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer on Wednesday visited Thomas Cup winner city shuttler Dhruv Kapila to congratulate him on behalf of chief minister Bhagwant Mann.

26 May 2022 8:28 am
Addict held for rape bid on elderly mother

The police on Tuesday night arrested a 35-year-old man for thrashing his elderly mother and attempting to rape her.Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Onkar said, The accused is a drug addict and unemployed. He would often create nuisance. His wife has already left him.

26 May 2022 8:28 am
Lift ban on plastic: Bizmen to MLA Gogi

Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organisation (FICO) president Gurmeet Singh Kular led a delegation to Aam Admi Party (AAP) legislator Gurpreet Singh Gogi on Wednesday to ask for lifting the ban on plastic in order to revive the carry bag factories.

26 May 2022 8:28 am
2 pose as cops, dupe woman on pretext of releasing son

The Hathoor police, on Tuesday, arrested two fraudsters who posed as cops and duped a woman of Rs 32,000 on the pretext of releasing her son arrested in a snatching case.The arrested are Sukhmanjeet Singh of Ashok Nagar and Jeevan Singh of Galib Kalan.

26 May 2022 8:28 am
Car demand not met, man pronounces talaq, booked

The Khanna police, on Tuesday, booked an HP resident for pronouncing talaq on his wife and his family members and an aide for dowry harassment.The accused have been identified as Gulzar, his father Gulam Nabi, mother Sakina Nabi, all residents of Chamba, and matchmaker Noor Mohammad.

26 May 2022 8:28 am
Steel rates decline, small units relieved, worried by opposition

With the central governments imposing duty on the export of finished steel and waiving the import duty on the raw material for steel, the rates of various type of steel used by the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) that produce items such as hot rolled (HR) and cold rolled (CR)

26 May 2022 8:28 am
Man cremated after autopsy confirms electrocution

The police on Wednesday stopped the last rites of a 19-year-old Atam Park resident after his family cried murder. The employer had said Ankit died of electrocution, but his family doubted the claim.ASI Jarnail Singh, in-charge of Atam Park police post, said, Ankit hailed from Haridwar.

26 May 2022 8:28 am
Elderly couple found murdered in Jamalpur

An elderly couple was found murdered at the second floor of their house in GTB Nagar, Jamalpur, on Wednesday morning. They were strangled to death as there were marks around their necks. Police suspect the involvement of an acquaintance, for there were no signs of struggle or scuffle.

26 May 2022 3:25 am
Kin protest, seek arrest of 3 cops in custodial death case

Four days after a local court issued non-bailable warrants against three cops sub-inspector Richa Rani, assistant sub-inspectors Jaskaran Singh and Charanjit Singhin the recovery agent Deepak Shukla custodial death case, his kin staged a peaceful protest on Wednesday afternoon outside

26 May 2022 3:24 am
Attari: 4 months after reunion, Pak brother visits ancestral village

Unlike their first meeting at Kartarpur Sahib after nearly 75 years on January 11 this year when their emotions had held sway, Khan siblings - Sikka and Sadiq - who were separated by Partition, arrived hand in hand to India after crossing the Attari international border on Tuesday.

25 May 2022 8:49 am
Electricity cable electrocutes 2, injures as many in Rauni village

Two men were electrocuted by an electricity wire and two others were injured, one of them seriously, when they were repairing a shed at a farm in Rauni village on Tuesday. Police have identified the deceased as 50-year-old Kuljit Singh and 25-year-old Harveer Singh Kaka.

25 May 2022 3:42 am
Sidhwan waterfront second phase likely to be ready in 3 months

If all goes as per the plans, the second phase of Sidhwan waterfront project will be completed in about three months. The project was started by the previous government as part of The Times of Indias Lets Save Sidhwan Campaign.

25 May 2022 3:41 am
MC kicks off survey to identify defaulters

The municipal corporation on Tuesday started a survey to identify those who have illegal water supply and sewerage connections and have not paid their pending property tax.Forty-one teams, comprising 124 employees, have been formed to go door-to-door to check documents.

25 May 2022 3:41 am
2 test Covid positive in dist

Two residents of Ludhiana tested positive for Covid here on Tuesday.The districts case count is 1,09,929 and that of outsiders here is 14,767.There are 13 active cases. On the day, the number of samples taken was 3,159. To date, 35,75,331 samples have been tested.

25 May 2022 3:41 am
Little hands make seed ball record

Indus World Senior Secondary School, Rajgadh Estates, has set a national record of making maximum seed balls in an hour. Its team of 178 students made 40,144 of these balls within just 60 minutes of a special on-campus event to promote the message of save soil and plant more trees.

25 May 2022 3:41 am
3 booked for selling 273 fake air tickets after tour operators immolation threat

A week after a Ludhiana-based travel agent threatened to self-immolate at the Janta Darbar of chief minister Bhagwant Mann,police on Monday booked three people on his on his complaint on the charges of duping him of Rs 2.50 crore by giving him fake 273 air tickets.

25 May 2022 3:41 am
MC plans to outsource sweepers,sewer cleaners to end staff crunch

For overcoming the shortage of manpower, the civic body is going to hire sweepers and sewer cleaners through outsourcing. The staff crunch has remained despite several recommendations to fill the vacant posts.

25 May 2022 3:41 am
Glada should pay for sharing sewers if developers dont: MC

Struggling to recover sharing charges from the developers despite disconnecting the sewerage links of many colonies located outside municipal limits, the civic body now wants Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (Glada) to make that pending payment.

25 May 2022 3:41 am
Udise survey deadline today, 4 schools yet to submit report

The deadline for submitting the Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) survey forms is May 25 but still 4 private schools from the district are yet to file their report.

25 May 2022 3:40 am
Fake MC staffer, aide promise flat, elderly woman loses 1.70L

An elderly woman has lost Rs 1.70 lakh to an imposter and his accomplice, who took the money on the pretext of helping her get a flat of municipal corporation. The man who impersonated as an MC zone-C official is a plumber.

25 May 2022 3:40 am
Two of MC among 4 booked for fraudulent property sale

The Division 4 police have booked a man and his accomplices, including a realtor and two municipal corporation employees, for forging documents of a property in Daresi and selling it.

25 May 2022 3:40 am
Lohara gunpoint robbery solved with arrest of three

The police on Tuesday claimed to have solved the May 19 Lohara village robbery, with the arrest of a neighbour and his two accomplices. The three masked men had held a family captive at gunpoint at their house and robbed them of cash, gold, property documents and a car.

25 May 2022 3:40 am
Man held for sexually assaulting his 14-year-old kin

The police on Tuesday arrested a man for sexually assaulting his 14-year-old kin. His wife has also been arrested for beating up the sister and the mother of the minor when they came to her rescue. The accused are the familys tenants.

25 May 2022 3:40 am
Fund for uniform to 1.5L Ludh students

Ludhiana education department has received uniform grants from the Punjab government, where government school students will be provided with free school uniforms.

25 May 2022 3:40 am
71% of dist students above 14 vaccinated

Covid vaccination for the 12-14 age group has begun from March 16 in the district, which has 1.09 lakh children in this eligible bracket. And 64,111 or 58.77% of them have been vaccinated as of now. Also, 30.61% of them got the second dose.

25 May 2022 3:39 am
Bains aide booked for insulting rape accuser

More than 10 days after a high drama at the mini secretariat outside the office of police commissioner, an FIR was lodged on Monday against Gurjodh Singh Gill, a supporter of Lok Insaaf Party chief and former MLA Simarjit Singh Bains.

25 May 2022 3:39 am
Rain brings temp to 14-year low, clear weather ahead

Rainfall brought temperature to a 14-year low for May in the city on Tuesday, while Punjab Agricultural Universitys School of Climate Change and Agricultural Meteorology predicted clear weather ahead till May 31.

25 May 2022 3:39 am
Punjab: Ludhiana-Pakhowal Road to be revamped, says MLA

On the birth anniversary of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha and on behalf of the Punjab government, Ludhiana (Central) MLA Ashok Prashar Pappi on Tuesday visited his ancestral home in village Sarabha, near Ludhiana on Tuesday. He was also accompanied by senior AAP leader and educationist Dr KNS Kang.

24 May 2022 7:50 pm
Netizens run campaign against water pollution across Punjab, urge CM Bhagwant Mann to take action

After recent reports of tubewells throwing up highly polluted blackish water at a couple of places, including at a village in Sangrur, and images of black water flowing in Ferozepur canal from Harike head works, Punjabi netizens took to Twitter on Sunday in a major way to rake up issue of water pollution in the state.

24 May 2022 7:57 am
One case of Covid in district

A resident of Ludhiana tested positive for Covid here on Monday.The districts case count is 1,09,927 and that of outsiders here is 14,767. There are 14 active cases. On the day, the number of samples taken was 1,735. To date, 35,72,172 samples have been tested.

24 May 2022 3:47 am
Five arrested for thrashing, carjacking cop

A constable deputed at anti-narcotic cell of Ludhiana police commissionerate was beaten up and carjacked by miscreants near Chet Singh Nagar on Sunday night.

24 May 2022 3:47 am
Parents struggle with loneliness syndrome as children fly abroad

Ludhianas Ranjeet Singh, 66, (name changed) had a dream of sending his son to Canada so that the family could have a better future and the youth could escape the scourge of drugs afflicting the state.

24 May 2022 3:47 am
Civil hosp parking contractor asked to display rate list

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Ludhiana Central MLA Ashok Parashar Pappi on Monday raided the parking at civil hospital complex. The MLA said during his visit to the civil hospital, he did not find the rate list of parking.

24 May 2022 3:47 am
Firing outside Ferozepur Rd mall, cross FIRs filed

A firing incident was reported outside a mall on Ferozepur Road on Sunday night. The Sarabha Nagar police, on Monday, registered cross FIRs. A trader from Model Town, Kamaljeet Singh, 44, said, I, along with my wife and children, had gone to the mall for shopping on Sunday.

24 May 2022 3:47 am
2 bike-borne men snatch DSPs phone

Motorcycle-borne two miscreants robbed a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) of his mobile phone on Sunday near Chandigarh road.

24 May 2022 3:47 am
Why funds for police functioning remain unutilised

After a man committed suicide, the officer investigating the case asked the victims family to get A4 papers, a pen and file covers for him to record their statements in hospital for lodging an FIR.

24 May 2022 3:47 am
Isolation has made children crankier

Although students are now back in school, Covid-19 isolation has left its mark in their psyche. Many parents said they are finding it hard to deal with their childrens anger and tantrums.

24 May 2022 3:47 am
BJP district president challaned, accuses cops of misbehaviour

High drama was witnessed at Rekhi Chowk on Monday morning when Bharatiya Janata Partys district president Pushpinder Singhal accused two traffic cops of misbehaviour. The cops challaned Singhal for not wearing a helmet while driving a two-wheeler.

24 May 2022 3:47 am
9 held for snatching in Ludh, Asr; cops say 50 cases solved

The PAU police on Monday busted a gang of snatchers with the arrest of nine accused and claimed to have solved at least 50 incidents of snatchings, while their three aides are yet to be arrested.

24 May 2022 3:47 am
Group pelts house with stones, fires in air, vandalises vehicles

A group of at least 15 miscreants created a ruckus in MIG Flats, Dugri, Phase 1, on Sunday night. The accused pelted a house with stones, opened fire in the air and escaped after vandalising at least four vehicles of neighbours parked outside.

24 May 2022 3:47 am
Winds, rain bring relief, but disrupt power supply in city

It was a windy and raining on Sunday night, bringing some relief for Ludhiana residents from the scorching heat. However, the pleasant weather also caused long power cuts and low voltage power supply, not only at night on morning as well.

24 May 2022 3:46 am
Bhatia made new secy of Ludh CPI

Communist Party of India (CPI) Ludhiana Urban unanimously elected M S Bhatia as the new secretary and Vijay Kumar, Kulwant Kaur and Vinod Kumar as the assistant secretaries.

24 May 2022 3:46 am
Met dept says weather disturbance to continue today too

With pouring rain, temperature dropped by many degrees on Monday in Ludhiana. The met department predicts weather disturbance today as well. It was windy on Sunday night and it rained as well during the night. On Monday morning as well, there were clouds and wind was blowing.

24 May 2022 3:46 am