Top stories | Community | Crime | Business
Education | Health | Sports | Administration


‘Greed’ makes them occupy martyr’s house
Ludhiana, March 23
While the family already staying in the ancestral house of martyr Sukhdev here had already been posing problems for the representatives of an NGO preserving the memorial, now another family had come to live in the house.

Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru remembered
Ludhiana, March 23
Rich tributes were paid to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru at functions organised by several political, social and cultural bodies in the city. Floral tributes were offered at the statues of the three martyrs at Jagraon Bridge.
Tiny tots of Kiddies Paradise, dressed as freedom fighters, pay homage to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru Activists of the Active Anti-Corruption Group take a pledge to safeguard national unity and integrity after paying tributes to martyrs
Tiny tots of Kiddies Paradise, dressed as freedom fighters, pay homage to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Activists of the Active Anti-Corruption Group take a pledge to safeguard national unity and integrity after paying tributes to martyrs in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photos by IV


Cops in the dock in fraud case
Ludhiana, March 23
A magisterial inquiry into the mysterious shifting of Vinod Garg, accused in a Rs 20-crore fraud, from the Central Jail here to a private hospital has indicted an ASI and three other cops for negligence in duty.

Woman pushes man to death
Ludhiana, March 23
In a bizarre incident, a 45-year-old man was pushed to death by a 35-year-old woman in Sekhowal village in Basti Jodhewal police station area today afternoon. The deceased, Sheetal Dass, a migrant labourer died when the accused woman, Kanta Rani, pushed him from the bicycle he was riding. The man hit a wall which caused fatal injuries in his head.

Cricket fever takes its toll on other activities. Everyone sits glued before the TV screen and the general life comes to a halt. The city wears a deserted look and there is huge loss of business. But the surprising point is that no one seems to be seriously minding it.
  • Police and criminals
  • Too busy to protest
  • Going mobile
  • No respect for martyrs
  • Beauty contests
  • Getting hot
  • Political battlefield
  • Spying on others
  • Tailpiece


Slums to get amenities in phased manner
Ludhiana, March 23
After recommending de-notification of 57 urban slums on the periphery of the city, the Municipal Corporation is all set to provide basic amenities to the inhabitants of the remaining 152 settlements within the municipal limits in a phased manner.

Ms Alison Barrett, regional adviser, Cities Alliance, reviews projects for upgrading slums with MC Commissioner S.K. Sharma in Ludhiana. — Photo by I.V
Ms Alison Barrett, regional adviser, Cities Alliance, reviews projects for upgrading slums with MC Commissioner S.K. Sharma

Bid to encroach upon park
Ludhiana, March 23
Timely intervention by the area councillor, Mr Bhupinder Singh, and the Congress legislator, Mr Surinder Dawar, foiled an attempt by certain unscrupulous persons to encroach upon a public park near water reservoir on the Gill road here.

Rahul’s candidature hailed
Ludhiana, March 23
The Youth Congress has hailed the decision to field Rahul Gandhi from the Amethi Lok Sabha seat. Senior youth leader Amarjit Singh Tikka said today that the youth in the country had been galvanised into action after Rahul’s political baptism. Following the decision of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, one of the long-standing demands of the Youth Congress had been fulfilled, he added.

Workshop on soya products
Ludhiana, March 23
The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the Ludhiana chapter of the Association of Food Scientists and Technologists will organise a workshop on ‘Soya-enriched bakery and food products’ at the Department of Food Science and Technology, Punjab Agricultural University, on March 25.

2 killed in accident
Amloh, March 23
Two persons were killed and one was seriously wounded in a head-on collision between a scooter and a motor cycle on the Amloh-Mandi Gobindgarh road on Monday night.

Resentment over delay in DA merger
Ludhiana, March 23
Although nearly two months have elapsed since the Punjab Council of Ministers decided to merge DA/DR of its employees/pensioners with their basic pay/pension on the pattern of the Central Government, however, the notification to this effect was yet to be issued.


Man found murdered
Ludhiana, March 23
A middle-aged man was found murdered under mysterious circumstances in his house at Pratap Nagar today morning. The deceased, Bhim Sen, 45, was one of the two partners of a tractor parts manufacturing unit being run from his house. His body was found by his partner, Sunil Kumar, and a security guard around 3 am. The security guard found the main gate of the house open. He alerted Sunil. They called Bhim Sen by his name, but when he did not respond, they entered his room.

Bid to loot petrol station attendant
Ludhiana, March 23
Some motor-cycle borne robbers allegedly tried to snatch the bag containing the cash from an attendant at a filling station located near the busy Bhaiwala Chowk on the Ferozepor Road but fled when the attendant and one of his colleagues shouted for help last night.

Travel agent dupes man
Ludhiana, March 23
The Haibowal police has registered a case under Sections 406,420 and 506 of the IPC against Jatinder Kumar, a travel agent of Udham Singh Nagar. The case has been registered on the statement of Mr Ramesh Goel, a resident of New Tagore Nagar, Haibowal Kalan.


Hotels offering Navratra food

Ludhiana, March 22
Navratras are being celebrated in the city by a large number of believers. The Durga temple at the foot of the Jagraon bridge is drawing a huge rush. Other temples have also been decked up. Priests say that the number of devotees doubles during the nine days of Navratras. Shopkeepers selling coconuts and other fruits, flowers and red dupattas adorned with ‘gota’ are doing brisk business as people take these things as offerings to Goddess Durga. Since these items are in demand, their prices have shot up.

Chef Sadhanshu displays a special thali prepared for Navratras at a hotel in Ludhiana. — photo by IV

Chef Sadhanshu displays a special thali prepared for Navratras

Seminar on banking ombudsman
Ludhiana, March 23
A seminar was held at PNB Zonal Training Centre here to create awareness on the Banking Ombudsman Scheme, 2002. Mr S. Govindarajan, Banking Ombudsman, was the chief guest. Mr U.S. Bhargava, General Manager, Punjab National Bank, presided over the function. Executive Heads of local banks and customers participated in the seminar.

Bank branch opened



IGNOU to start two more MA courses
Ludhiana, March 23
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has decided to start several courses and programmes in its new academic session which will begin in July. The university will start MA courses in political science and history, M.Com and Bachelor’s degree in social work, for which its study centres at Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana, DAV College for Women, Amritsar, Doaba College, Jalandhar, MGDAV College, Bathinda, and the Department of Correspondence Courses, Punjabi University, Patiala, will be activated.

PTU lapse puts students in a spot
Ludhiana, March 23
It was a day of utter confusion for 12-odd first semester students of MSc (IT) of the Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology yesterday. While the students had to appear for their first examination, Punjab Technical University had not set up any examination centre for them in any institute of the city.

College teachers oppose shifting of plus two classes
Ludhiana, March 22
The Punjab Government's decision to shift plus two classes from colleges has drawn flak from college teachers, who have demanded continuation of the existing arrangement in which classes are held both in colleges and schools.

Programme for parents
Ludhiana, March 23
An orientation programme — A window to the world of toddlers — was held today at the local BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, in which parents of newly-admitted students took part.



World TB Day
Quacks treating TB patients in slums 
Ludhiana, March 23
Notwithstanding claims by the Health Department of providing free medicine to tuberculosis patients in the district through their directly observed treatment (DOT), thousands of TB patients living in slum areas near the Buddah Nullah are being treated by quacks.

2000 patients examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, March 23
To mark the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, a free medical check-up camp was organised at Mini Rose Garden, Kidwai Nagar here, today. Doctors from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital provided their services at the camp.

Rape victim operated
Ludhiana, March 23
Doctors at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital operated four-year-old rape victim after a number of philanthropists poured help in form of cash and kind for her treatment. Students and faculty of the Army Institute of Law, Mohali, today sent Rs 10,000 to the doctors.


A.K. Sharma is kho kho body chief
Ludhiana, March 23
Mr A.K. Sharma, Superintendent, Custom and Central Excise, was unanimously elected president of the Ludhiana District Kho Kho Association yesterday.



HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | National Capital |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |