Little known facts about well-known
LUDHIANA, June 24 — Former Chief of Army Staff, General T.N. Raina, was educated at Ludhiana not by his choice but because his father Pandit
B.N. Raina was posted here as Head Postmaster located next to Bhadaur House. Similarly, the world-famous space scientist, Dr Satish
Dhawan, who glorifies India, studied here because his father was posted here as a Sessions Judge.
LUDHIANA, June 24 — A large number of people from all walks of life, including friends, villagers, defence personnel, politicians and officers from the district administration, paid tributes to Naik Bhagwant Singh of the 12 Sikh Regiment at a shardhanjali function held at Bhaiani Roran village, 25 km from here, today.
Ludhiana: a city that does country proud
MAYA Dass, a dhobi from the Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh, often says that if the cities of Chandigarh and Ludhiana were not there, thousands of bhaiyas from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh would have died of starvation. Ram Kishore, another dhobi, endorses what Maya Dass says.
New seed drill developed
LUDHIANA, June 24 — Paddy is one
of the major crops of Punjab. But its cultivation has caused severe
problems like lowering of the water-table. Efforts are being made to
shift some of the area under paddy cultivation to some other crops like
maize, soyabean and pulses. But the planting of these crops has been a
problem with the farmers. The existing seed drills are very popular for
sowing wheat but are unable to plant the crops where plant spacing has
to be maintained.
NCP criticises Tohra, AISSF
LUDHIANA, June 24 — The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has taken
strong exception to the remarks of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal
(SHSAD) president, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, and the all-India Sikh students federation, Mr Harminder Singh Gill, describing migrant workers
as ''second-class citizens'' and trying to create hatred among the local
people against migrant population.
Truck carrying coal overturns
LUDHIANA, June 24 — Traffic was disrupted on the Ferozepore road here today as a truck loaded with coal hit bifurcators and over turned, blocking three of the four lanes of the busy road.
LUDHIANA, June 24 — The city had another fine day today following a light drizzle in the morning lasting
Jagrata organisers disrupt traffic
LUDHIANA, June 24 — Traffic on one of the two lanes of the G.T. Road, opposite Chand Cinema, remains blocked since last morning because of a jagrata organised by a private outfit comprising residents of Chhawni Mohalla.