Top stories | Community
Courts | Sports


Century-old Lakkar Bridge to be history
Demolition starts today
Ludhiana, April 27
A view of the 105 year-old Lakkar Pull that is to be dismantled The 105 year-old Lakkar Bridge, one of the Ludhiana’s most prominent landmarks that over the years has seen the city’s transformation from a small urban cluster to a flourishing industrial hub.
A view of the 105 year-old Lakkar Pull that is to be dismantled. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Old-timers get nostalgic

14 years on, rail overbridge not operational
Ludhiana, April 27
It is a clear reflection of the sad state of affairs in the municipal corporation that even after 14 years a civic project that was aimed at reducing traffic congestion in the city remains uncomplete.


Recounting glorious past
Ludhiana, April 27
Lakkar Bridge, a reminder of the British Raj, had a glorious past, as it was not only a major link between the old and new city but also a source of earning for many.

First-aid post set up by police
Ludhiana, April 27
With an objective to bringing down the increasing number of accidents and to provide immediate medical care to accident victims on the 90-km Ludhiana-Chandigarh highway, popularly known as the killer stretch, the police today set up a first-aid post at the Ramgarh police post. The first-aid post, equipped with ambulance, recovery van and a first-aid kit would work round the clock to rush the injured to nearby hospitals.

Patrolling goes eco-friendly
Ludhiana, April 27
In the first of its kind endeavour to encourage eco-friendly policing, nearly 40 male and 10 women cops were distributed bicycles at a special function held in the police lines here today. These cops have been deployed to patrol the congested areas of the city. As many as 50 bicycles that were gifted to the local police at cycle expo held last month were handed over to cops today. The DGP PS Gill was invited on this occasion who flagged off the cycles.

Parcel sent 6 months ago goes missing
Postal dept clueless, sender to move consumer court
Doraha, April 27
A parcel sent six months back to Canada has gone missing. A family of Mehdodan village near here is perturbed that their repeated pleas to the postal department over the missing parcel has fallen on deaf ears.

Travel agents under police gaze
Ludhiana, April 27
The police today inaugurated an anti-human trafficking cell to tackle increasing number of complaints of travel agents duping innocent youths on the pretext of sending them abroad.


Chemists peddling addictive drugs flourish despite raids
Ludhiana, April 26
The leniency shown by drug control officials to unlicensed godowns and wholesale pharmacies that illegally store and dispense unbilled habit-forming drugs in the city has permitted drug pushers to operate freely and fearlessly. Also, no action is taken against retail chemists who are dispensing addictive drugs without prescription.

A JCB machine removes earth for the construction of an underpass in Aggar Nagar, Ludhiana, on Wednesday After 8 months, work on underpass starts
Ludhiana, April 27
The construction work on the underpass in Aggar Nagar finally started today even as its foundation stone was laid eight months ago. The under path was expected to be operational by July this year.

A JCB machine removes earth for the construction of an underpass in Aggar Nagar, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Sangat Darshan
Akali councillor defies MC’s order
Ludhiana, April 27
Despite the fact that Municipal Corporation (MC) had debarred Simerjeet Singh Bains, a foe of the civic body Mayor, from holding Sangat Darshan at C Zone on Monday, the latter conducted the programme here on Wednesday with much fanfare.

MC officials give important meeting a miss
Councillors rap officials, had gone to attend sangat darshan of Mayor
Ludhiana, April 27
In a glaring example of how officials of the Municipal Corporation (MC) ignore public problems, key officials of the C zone remained away from an important meeting just because the civic body Mayor was holding a Sangat Darshan in their zone.

MC for regular road sampling
Ludhiana, April 27
To ensure quality control in construction of roads, the sub-committee of the building and roads (B&R) branch of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has decided to get regular sampling of the under construction roads done.

Family history, smoking main cause of heart attack: Expert
Ludhiana, April 27
As many as150 doctors affiliated to the National Integrated Medical Council (NIMA) attended a seminar on cardiology. The seminar was organised in association with Wellmax Superspeciality Hospital and Cardiac Institute.

From Schools

Sanitary workers meet Commissioner
Ludhiana, April 27
The sanitary workers union held a meeting with the Municipal Corporation (MC) Commissioner and requested him to stop political interference in their attendance.


Managing pests vital: Dr Swaminathan
Ludhiana, April 27
The foundation-laying ceremony is a small but significant function. This was stated by Dr MS Swaminathan, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and agricultural scientist of international repute, after laying the foundation stone of a state-of-the-art laboratory complex of pest bio-control on the research farm of PAU Department of Entomology here yesterday.

Vernacular teachers to elect state chief
Ludhiana, April 27
The Classical and Vernacular Teachers’ Union of Punjab is all set to elect its state president after the completion of its block-level polls earlier this month.

GLADA to allot 264 residential flats today
Ludhiana, April 27
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) will allot 144 two-bedroom (BHK) flats and another 120 single-room service apartments in Dugri Urban Estate, Phase II, through draw of lots today.

210 patients examined
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 27
Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a free medical check-up camp at Sangatpur Sodian village.

Farmers explore options in food processing
Ludhiana, April 27
A delegation of farmers today visited Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) to explore possibilities of setting up food processing industry at Jalgaon district, in Maharashtra.


Councillor's bail plea dismissed
Ludhiana, April 27
The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Raj Kumar Garg today dismissed the anticipatory bail application moved by councillor Rakesh Kumar Sharma of Shimla Colony, Kakowal, Ludhiana.

Mahajan XI defeat Pankaj XI
Ludhiana, April 27
Nikhil Chaudhary and Mayank Bhagria remained unconquered at 59 and 58 runs, respectively, while the former also scalped five victims to help Mahajan XI to defeat Pankaj XI by 31 runs in the Hot Weather Cricket Tournament (U-16) organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) at Satish Chander Dhawan Government College here today.

Basketball tourney
Ludhiana squad announced
Ludhiana, April 27
Gulgul Singh has been selected to lead the Ludhiana girl’s basketball squad in the Punjab Youth Basketball Championship for girls and boys scheduled to be held at Abohar from April 28 to May 1. This was informed by Teja Singh Dhaliwal, general secretary, Ludhiana Basketball Association.





| Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | E-mail |