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Include demands in new industrial policy: Bizmen

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.

5 Jul 2022 3:42 am
Case hearing adjourned to July 6

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.

5 Jul 2022 3:42 am
One-hour rainfall submerges parts of city, commuters hassled

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.

5 Jul 2022 3:42 am
Fire season hots up after 2 yrs, city stays ill-prepared as ever

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.

5 Jul 2022 3:42 am
Sanitation employees block traffic for 2 hours, throw garbage on road

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.

5 Jul 2022 3:42 am
Vet varsity produces 1st OPU IVF calf in Punjab

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.

5 Jul 2022 3:42 am
2nd arrest in rape case, Bains aide in 2-day police remand

The police on Sunday night arrested a friend of Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) chief and former MLA Simarjit Bains. The accused, Sukchain Singh, is the second arrest in the rape case.

5 Jul 2022 3:41 am
5.9% of active cases of district are in hospitals

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.

5 Jul 2022 3:41 am
4-day winter expo drawing good response

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.

4 Jul 2022 8:34 am
BJP reviews preparedness for civic body polls

As the MC elections are round the corner, the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leaders conducted a meeting to review the preparedness of workers on Sunday at circuit house.

4 Jul 2022 8:34 am
NRI would-be bride, aides dupe city bizman

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.

4 Jul 2022 8:34 am
9.8-kg more Ice seized from house of accused

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.

4 Jul 2022 8:34 am
Dist waiting for cabinet berth for 1 of its 13 MLAs

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.

4 Jul 2022 8:34 am
16 test Covid positive; active cases are 189

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.

4 Jul 2022 8:34 am
Hoteliers object to 12% GST on rooms with up to 1k tariff

City hoteliers are up in arms against the recent decision of GST council to levy 12% GST on the hotel rooms having tariff of up to Rs 1,000.

4 Jul 2022 3:27 am
Police get 2-day custody of Bainss brother in rape case

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.

4 Jul 2022 3:26 am
Textile park row: Cong MLA Khaira visits Mattewara

Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Sunday visited Mattewara forest area where the much touted industrial project textile park has been planned by the state government.

4 Jul 2022 3:26 am
Residents of south constituency protest over power, water supply

The residents living in various localities falling under south constituency are reeling under power and water crisis for a long time.

4 Jul 2022 3:26 am
Weekly Covid cases increase by 40.4%

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.

4 Jul 2022 3:26 am
Textile park row: Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira visits Mattewara forest area

Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Sunday visited Mattewara forest area where the much touted industrial project Textile Park has been planned by the state government.

3 Jul 2022 8:41 pm
Ludhiana: MLA Simarjit Singh Bain's brother arrested in rape case

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.

3 Jul 2022 9:59 am
Man assaulted for filing police complaint, 38 booked

Daba police have booked 38 persons in an attempt to murder case after they allegedly assaulted a 26-year-old man with sharp-edged weapons near a gurdwara in Shimlapuri.

3 Jul 2022 8:28 am
CM Bhagwant Mann, Punjab AAP pay tributes to Gagandeep Singh Chadha

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.

3 Jul 2022 7:51 am
Punjab: 5-year-old daughter, mother found dead in Sangrur

A woman and her 5-year-old daughter were found dead inside their government house in Sangrur on Friday night and police are waiting for the autopsy report to verify the husband's claim of suicide.

3 Jul 2022 7:24 am
Bainss brother arrested in rape case

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.

3 Jul 2022 3:30 am
Faridkot resident booked for raping TikTok friend

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.

3 Jul 2022 3:30 am
Officials come out with another plan to dismantle 100-yr-old bridge

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.

3 Jul 2022 3:30 am
6 challaned for storing single-use plastic in shops

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.

3 Jul 2022 3:30 am
Bulldozers in, encroachers out: Structures along Buddha Nullah pave way for road

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.

3 Jul 2022 3:30 am
Acquaintance tries to extort 35L from railway official, booked

Ludhiana police have booked a resident of New BRS Nagar for allegedly demanding Rs 35 lakhs as extortion money from a railway official. The accused was identified as Jaswinder Singh Dhillon.

3 Jul 2022 3:29 am
Punjab: Lok Insaf Party chief's brother arrested in 'rape' case

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.

2 Jul 2022 5:39 pm
Punjab: Mother, her 5-year-old daughter found dead in Sangrur

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.

2 Jul 2022 12:19 pm
Another furnace industries association formed in dist

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.

2 Jul 2022 8:35 am
Devotees take out Jagannath rath yatras

Two rath yatras were taken out on Friday where Lord Jagannath moved out of the temple to give blessings to people.

2 Jul 2022 8:35 am
Callousness to be marked in officials service record

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).

2 Jul 2022 8:35 am
Mayor, MC chief agree to regularise class IV staff

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.

2 Jul 2022 8:35 am
Patwari, ASI booked for taking bribes

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.

2 Jul 2022 8:34 am
Awareness drive across Patiala regarding plastic ban

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.

2 Jul 2022 7:33 am
Punjab: Is BJP using poll to open wider talks with Akalis?

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

2 Jul 2022 7:29 am
Punjab: 3 arrested for Khalistan slogans on temple wall in Sangur

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.

2 Jul 2022 7:12 am
Punjab: Block development and panchayat officer had asked friend to drop suspected shooters in Bathinda

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.

2 Jul 2022 7:07 am
Punjab: Indian Medical Association threatens strike over doctors' arrest

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.

2 Jul 2022 6:56 am
Transport Nagar to get storm water drainage

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.

2 Jul 2022 3:28 am
Move to hike GST on pumps stumps bicycle industry

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%.

2 Jul 2022 3:27 am
Bizmen plan more protests over advance bill issue

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.

2 Jul 2022 3:27 am
11-year-old boy stabbed to death, killer nabbed

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.

2 Jul 2022 3:27 am
MC to use remote sensing data to track property tax defaulters

The Ludhiana municipal corporation has decided to take help of Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC) data to catch hold of defaulters who file wrong property tax assessment.

2 Jul 2022 3:27 am
Extortion calls by Bishnoi gang keep bugging Ludhiana traders

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

2 Jul 2022 3:27 am
Unable to meet PSERC chairman, bizmen paste demands poster

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.

1 Jul 2022 1:46 pm
Protesting bizmen paste list of demands at PSERC office

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).

1 Jul 2022 8:35 am