Top stories | Community | Crime


RTI activists lock up MC officials in office
Ludhiana, March 13
Fed up with the callous attitude of MC officials, two RTI Activists, Rohit Sabharwal and Arvind Sharma, staged a dharna and locked the office of Zonal Commissioner Devinder Singh for not providing them the required information for many applications filed under the Right to Information Act.
RTI activists (sitting on the floor) block the room of an MC official at Zone A office in Ludhiana on Thursday RTI activists (sitting on the floor) block the room of an MC official at Zone A office in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


DTO’s first online auction a success
Ludhiana, March 13
The first online auction of vanity numbers by the District Transport Office completed successfully and the number "0001" fetched Rs 5 lakh. It was on March 6 when the online auction of vanity numbers began by the DTO, Ludhiana.

Kidnapped boy rescued
Ludhiana, March 13
Panic spread after an 11-year-old boy was allegedly kidnapped by a cyclist from Tajpur Road near Bharat Box factory this afternoon. As per the latest information provided by the area residents, the boy was spotted in an unconscious state on the roadside near Bhamia village. He was rushed to a hospital.

Ex-minister’s kin commits suicide
Ludhiana, March 13
The 15-year-old girl, maternal granddaughter of former Health Minister and senior BJP leader Satpal Gosain, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her house in Dugri.

17-year-old boy stabbed to death
Ludhiana, March 13
In a shocking incident, a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death by a group of snatchers near the Jalandhar Bypass area last night. The victim has been identified as Sumit of Golden Vihar Colony.

Harassed by stalker, girl ends life
Ludhiana, March 13
A resident of Sarabha Nagar has been booked for stalking a girl to such an extent that that she committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her house in Dugri.

Patwari held for graft
Ludhiana, March 13
The flying squad of the Vigilance Department has nabbed a Patwari and his private employee while accepting a graft of Rs 5,000 from Mini-Secretariat here today.

Hosiery workers miffed at violation of labour laws
Ludhiana, March 13
Hosiery workers staged a protest at the railway station against violation of labour laws in hosiery units. The workers from different parts of the city also held a rally under the banner of the Hosiery Workers Union and raised slogans against the government.

Hosiery workers protest at the railway station In Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Hosiery workers protest at the railway station In Ludhiana


ludhiana votes 2014
poll code violation
Phoolka moves EC against SAD
Ludhiana, March 13
The election scene is hotting up in the Ludhiana constituency. HS Phoolka, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Ludhiana, today lodged a complaint with VK Singh, Election Commissioner (EC), Punjab, about the “blatant and flagrant” violation of the model code of conduct by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the Ludhiana constituency.

Posters of SAD-BJP candidate Manpreet Singh Ayali pasted on the wall of a pillar near Jagraon Bridge in Ludhiana
Posters of SAD-BJP candidate Manpreet Singh Ayali pasted on the wall of a pillar near Jagraon Bridge in Ludhiana. A Tribune photo

Poll effect: MC transfers officials
Ludhiana, March 13
Municipal Corporation has transferred three officials including one superintendent and two Inspectors from Zone A and Zone C respectively. The transfers were done due to alleged closeness of these officials with a sitting MLA and a strong contestant for Lok Sabha.

SAD-BJP nominee in favour of free wheat
Khamano, March 13
SAD-BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Fatehgarh Sahib Kulwant Singh said he will try his best to provide free wheat to the poor in the state. He was here to participate in an election rally organised by MLA of Bassi Pathana Nirmal Singh at Dana Mandi, Khamano.

Dist admn aims for 85% voting
Ludhiana, March 13
As the administration aims to register more than 85 per cent voting in the district, it has decided to rope in music and dance academies. The artists of Ishmeet Academy will make the youngsters aware to use their right to vote.

Dy CM to address party workers today
Khanna, March 13
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will address a party meeting of senior functionaries at Khanna, tomorrow.

World Kidney Day
Take care of kidneys with growing age, say docs
Ludhiana, March 13
On World Kidney Day today, doctors advise the people to take care of kidneys with growing age. Experts advise people to reduce salt intake and increase water intake with ageing as kidneys lose the ability to excrete salt and conserve water with age.
A walkathon organsied on World Kidney Day in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
A walkathon organsied on World Kidney Day in Ludhiana

Jagraon bus stand
Students clash with Roadways staff over buying tickets
Jagraon, March 13
A high drama was witnessed at the Jagraon bus stand yesterday afternoon when some youths claiming to be the college students allegedly clashed with Punjab Roadways employees.

5 college students suspended
Ludhiana, March 13
High drama was witnessed at the Government College for Girls after five students were suspended temporarily for using "derogatory" language against teachers during a farewell party.

Non-payment of salaries
Teachers to boycott exam duty
Ludhiana, March 13
Accusing government of not releasing salaries, the agitated teachers of government-aided private colleges have decided to boycott the duties of university examinations.

Flying squads go hi-tech to curb copying cases
Ludhiana, March 13
After coming across some cases of cheating in examinations by using the bluetooth device, the Education Department has finally issued flying squads to adopt hi-tech ways to curb the malpractice.

Online courses a hit with city youths
Ludhiana, March 13
Online courses are becoming very popular among youngsters in the city nowadays. Courses by world's top universities, available online, is helping city's youngsters to widen their academic prospects.

Coronation day of 7th sikh guru
SGPC chief appeals to observe Sikh Environment Day today
Ludhiana, March 13
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh appealed to observe March 14 as Sikh Environment Day. The president of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee said Sikhs around the world must plant trees and take concrete actions as a tribute to the nature-loving Guru Har Rai.

Residents educated on transmission of HIV
Ludhiana, March 13
An awareness rally was taken out today to make the masses aware of protecting children from the transmission of HIV from HIV+ parents under the Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PPTCT) programme. The PPTCT undertaken by the National AIDS Control Society.

Students take out an awareness rally in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Students take out an awareness rally in Ludhiana on Thursday

Dr Manjit gets Mahila Shakti award
Ludhiana, March 13
Dr Manjit Kaur has been given Mahila Shakti Shiromani Award by Antar Rashtriya Samrasta Manch during Indo-Nepal Cultural Harmony Summit Conference at Delhi. The award was bestowed upon Dr Kaur on the occasion of International Women's Day.

ACD warns printers
Ludhiana, March 13
The Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development), Ludhiana, Isha Kalia, has warned printing press owners to follow instructions of the Election Commission of India while publishing material related to elections.

Visit to Ludhiana Stock Exchange
The post graduate department of Shree Atam Vallabh Jain College, Ludhiana, organised an educational visit to Ludhiana Stock Exchange (LSE) under the supervision of Prof RishiKesh, head of the Department, to provide practical exposure to the students.

Kirtan darbar at GNPS
Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, organised a Kirtan darbar on its campus. The darbar was held to commemorate the 10th death anniversary of the founder general secretary of the GNPS Committee and founder managing director of the GS Auto International, Jagat Singh.

Medical camp
A free-of-cost dental and eye check-up camp was organised by NSS volunteers of Satguru Ram Singh Polytechnic College for Women during their seven-day NSS camp. The camp, held in association with the Punarjot Eye Bank Society, was inaugurated by principal Mohinderpal Singh.

CRI Pumps to honour farmers annually
The CRI Pumps, India’s leading pump manufacturing company, in partnership with various state-level agricultural universities will honour farmers from different parts of the country in recognition of their innovation and progressive agricultural methods.


Gang of thieves busted, five held
Ludhiana, March 13
With the arrest of five persons, the city police have claimed to have busted a gang of thieves, who were behind a series of theft incidents. Besides, the sharp-edged weapons, the Focal Point police have recovered 10 mobile phones, two motorcycles 1.700gm ganja from the possession of the accused.

Man arrested for raping girl
Samrala, March 13
The Samrala Police have arrested a person on the charge of raping a girl for about one year. In her statement to the police, the 28-year-old girl said she came to Mohali in search of job.

Couple goes missing, wife's body found in canal
Doraha, March 13
A married couple from Ward No. 1 of Chapera Basti of Doraha went missing this morning. Later, the body of the woman was found in the Sirhind Canal, following which the Doraha Police registered a case of murder.

Blind murder case solved, one arrested
Ludhiana, March 13
The police have claimed to have cracked the blind murder case of Mohd Fiaz with the arrest of a person. Mohd Fiaz’s body was found near Cheema Chowk three days ago. The accused has been identified as Mohd Sajaak.

Over 100 athletes take part in sports meet
Khamano, March 13
The 8th annual sports meet of the Cordia Group of Institutes, Sanghol, was held on the campus ground today. The meet was inaugurated by the chief guest, Dr Jamshed Ali Khan, Dean, College Development Council, Punjabi University, Patiala.




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