Almost a week after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) presented its first state budget and the businessmen found it disappointing, they have started a round of meetings with senior officials to get their unfulfilled demands included in the soon-to-be finalised new industrial policy of Punjab.
The court of judicial magistrate first class Harsimranjit Kaur, on Monday, fixed July 6 as the next date of hearing of the rape case, in which Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) chief Simarjeet Singh Bains is the main accused.
One-hour rainfall caused waterlogging in many areas of the city on Monday. The commuters waded through water and many vehicles broke down on roads. However, the civic body officials claimed the accumulated water was cleared in no time.
After two years of lull because of Covid-19, firefighters are back on their toes this summer, when a spike in blazes has caught them short of staff and necessary equipment, while the 10 more fire tenders they expected in May under the Smart City mission are also delayed.
The contractual sanitation employees blocked traffic at Clock Tower Chowk for two hours on Monday, protesting against the state government and mayor Balkar Sandhu for not regularising Class IV employees. They also threw garbage on road to express their anger against the authorities.
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (Gadvasu) scientists have developed an elite female Sahiwal calf after transfer of embryo produced by ovum pick-up and in-vitro fertilization (OPU IVF) technique.
With Covid cases increasing, 5.9% of the active cases of Ludhiana are admitted to hospitals.According to the Covid report of Monday, 10 patients of Ludhiana are in private facilities (hospitals). As the number of active cases is 170, patients in hospitals comprise 5.9% of them.
The four-day winter garment expo, which began on Saturday, is drawing great response, said businessmen exhibiting their products. As of now, thousands of retailers and distributors from all across India have come to participate in the event.
The police on Saturday booked a fake NRI would-be bride and her two associates for duping a hosiery trader of Ludhiana. The accused have been identified as Nidhi, Satwinder Singh, both of Goraya, and Paramjit Lal of Boparai village in Jalandhar.
Five days after recovering 20.8-kg Ice (amphetamine) following the arrest of two taxi drivers, the Ludhiana unit of Special Task Force (STF) on Saturday recovered 9.8-kilogram more of the drug from the house of their accomplice in Jawahar Nagar Camp.
As chief minister Bhagwant Mann is set to expand his cabinet, the district is waiting for a representation. There are chances of an MLA from Ludhiana to be inducted as a minister. Of the 14 seats in the district, 13 were won by AAP candidates in the recent assembly elections.
Sixteen residents of Ludhiana and eight patients from outside tested positive for Covid here on Sunday.The districts case count is 1,10,516 and that of outsiders here is 14,834.So far, 1,08,034 patients have recovered, which constitutes 97.75% of the total cases.
A local court on Sunday gave Ludhiana police two days custody of Karamjit Singh Bains, brother of Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) chief and former MLA Simarjeet Bains, a day after he was arrested in a rape case.
As Covid cases continue to surge, the district registered a 40.4% increase in weekly cases. Experts say the government should make the pandemic rules mandatory to check the disease spread.As per the health department data, Ludhiana reported 226 cases between June 26 and July 2.
A day after the Supreme Court rejected the bail application of all accused in a rape case, Ludhiana police on Saturday arrested one of the accused Karamjit Singh Bains, brother of Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) chief and former MLA Simarjit Singh Bains, in the case. Police have also launched a manhunt to arrest other accused, including the LIP chief, cops said.
Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday paid tributes to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) functionary Gagandeep Singh Chadha at Gurdwara Singh Sabha here. The CM said death was an unavoidable but those who do something good for society in their life were always remembered. The CM described Chadha as a staunch and dedicated soldier of the party. He called his demise as untimely, and a great loss to the Chadha family and AAP.
A day after the Supreme Court rejected the bail application of all accused in a rape case, Ludhiana police on Saturday arrested one of the accused Karamjit Singh Bains, brother of Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) chief and former MLA Simarjit Singh Bains, in the case.
Police have booked a Faridkot man for allegedly raping a minor girl, whom he had met through social media app TikTok in 2019 before it was banned in India. According to her grandmother, the 16-year-old girl had come in contact with the accused in 2019.
Having made several unsuccessful attempts in hiring a contractor to reconstruct the 100-year-old bridge near Chand cinema over Buddha Nullah, the MC officials have made another plan to dismantle and reconstruct the ancient structure.
The challan drive against single-use plastic has kicked off in Ludhiana on a slow note. The Ludhiana municipal corporation challaned six shop owners for storing and using single-use plastic products on Saturday as officials conducted a challan-cum-awareness drive in Ghumar Mandi.
In the presence of heavy police force, building branch officials of the Ludhiana municipal corporation on Saturday razed encroachments along the banks of Buddha Nullah. The illegal structures were a bit difficult to access, but the officials carried out their job well.
The Ludhiana police on Saturday afternoon arrested Karamjit Singh Bains, brother of Lok Insaf Party (LIP) chief and former MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains, in a rape case. Police said that it has launched manhunt to arrest other accused in the case including the LIP chief.
Though the husband of the deceased woman has told police that it was a suicide committed by the woman but the police said investigation was underway and the confirmation can be done only after the post mortem reports are out.
A new association, Furnace and Allied Industries Association (FAIA), has been formed on Friday. And 50 industrialists are members as of now. Interestingly, Vaishno Gupta, who a week ago unsuccessfully contested elections of Ludhiana Furnace Alliance, has been elected as FAIA president.
Acting tough against callous and inefficient officials of the building branch, the senior town planner of MC has recommended to put a note in their service register with red ink, which would reflect in their annual confidential report (ACR).
Finally, mayor Balkar Sandhu and municipal commissioner Shena Aggarwal have agreed to regularise the class IV employees. The long-pending demand was being raised by municipal corporation (MC) employees union.
Ludhiana vigilance bureau arrested a patwari in Raikot area for accepting Rs 3,500 as bribe on Friday. The accused was identified as Lakhveer Singh. A complaint was made against him by Raikot resident Rajdeep Singh.
In a move to impose the ban on single-use plastic (SUP), the PPCB on Friday carried out inspection at several places, but violations were reported in Patiala, where Punjab Pollution Control Board's head office is located.
Despite its comfortable position and overlooking bitterness of the assembly polls, BJP reaching out to Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for unconditional support for its presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu appeared to be making use of the occasion to open channels with its former ally. The fact that Badals-led SAD has just two MPs and three MLAs now added to the perception. The Akali Dal also reciprocated quickly extending support, though its president Sukhbir Singh Badal still stated the differences
Police in Sangrur on Friday nabbed three persons for allegedly writing Khalistan slogans on the wall of Kali Devi temple in Sangur ahead of the June 23 parliamentary bypoll. The slogans were found written a day before AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal's Sangrur visit.
Ludhiana police's probe into the killing of Sidhu Moose Wala has reached a block development and panchayat officer (BDPO), Sandeep Kahlon of Fatehgarh Churian, who is said to be a relative of a senior politician.
The Punjab chapter of Indian Medical Association (IMA) has threatened strike from Monday to protest against the arrest of doctors after the death of a patient in the operation theatre. They said the arrests were in violation of the Supreme Court judgments, which stated that the police could not arrest doctors until a board of medical experts finds them guilty.
The Ludhiana municipal corporation will install storm water drainage in Transport Nagar to curb the problem of waterlogging in the area. Transport Nagar has remained in utter neglect as the authorities have failed to address the problem of poor roads and water stagnation for long.
The decision to hike GST on several products and services by the GST council in its recent meeting at Chandigarh have upset industries in Ludhiana. In a major setback for the bicycle industry, the rate of GST on the bicycle pumps has been recommended to be hiked from present 12% to 18%.
A day after they failed to meet chairman of Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) to take up the issue of advance power bills, city businessmen on Friday decided to launch a series of protest against Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and state government.
The Focal Point police on Thursday night arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly stabbing an 11-year-old boy to death in Dhandari Kalan area. According to the police, the boy was killed following a minor argument.
Ever since Punjabi singer-cum-politician Sidhu Moose Wala was gunned down and dreaded gangster Lawrence Bishnoi emerged as the prime suspect behind the brutal act, there has been no stopping extortion and threat calls to Ludhiana residents, mostly traders, with callers associating
In a big development in the ongoing issue of advance power bills demanded by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) a delegation of city businessmen on Thursday visited the office of Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC). The businessmen wanted to meet the chairman of the commission but due to his unavailability they pasted a poster of their demands on the wall of PSERC.
A delegation of businessmen on Thursday visited the office of Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC), over the ongoing issue of advance power bills demanded by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL).