Langar held in mosque: ‘World hunger is a bigger issue’
Mon, Oct 12, 2015

We want to spread the message of communal harmony as well as give a call to fight world hunger, said the representatives of the four communities.

Punjab Agricultural University vice-chancellor says he’s not answerable for cotton crop damage
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Dr B S Dhillon asks our correspondent to leave premises when questioned about crop failure

Ludhiana: Rare London magazine cover featuring Sikh Sepoy to go under the hammer
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

The magazine called 'Picture Post' published by Hulton Press Limited, Shoe Lane in London features a sepoy Santa Singh who was one of the Sikh soldiers fighting with the 8th Army.

26 years on, Punjab says not ‘Eastern’ but Northern Goshawk is official bird
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Ornithologists say that there is no such bird as the Eastern Goshawk but there is a Eastern Chanting Goshawk which is a bird of prey endemic to Africa and has no connection to Punjab.

26 years on, Punjab says not ‘Eastern’ but Northern Goshawk is official bird
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Ornithologists say that there is no such bird as the Eastern Goshawk but there is a Eastern Chanting Goshawk which is a bird of prey endemic to Africa and has no connection to Punjab.

Whitefly attack: Farmers prefer BT cotton varieties, PAU develops none
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

Farmers have outright rejected PAU-developed cotton seeds and prefer red BT seeds sold by private players, many of which aren’t PAU-approved.

Youth Congress demands Tota, Dhillon resignation
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

At least 100 policemen were been deployed to prevent Congress protesters from reaching Singh’s residence.

Moga rape case: Panel head urges victim’s family to record statement
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

Arshdeep Kaur (13) died after being allegedly molested and pushed off from an Orbit bus co-owned by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on April 29.

He met militants without security, persuaded them to surrender
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

Sources said that Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal even met with Gurmeet Singh after he succeeded Beant Singh.

PAU students back bandh, boycott classes
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

PAU students also released a press statement in favour of the bandh.

After Aamir’s Dangal, Ludhiana village Gujjarwal in fray for Salman, Ajay Devgn flicks too
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

Gujjarwal village near Ludhiana seems to have become the favourite place for Bollywood, after Aamir Khan's 'Dangal', makers of Salman Khan's 'Sultan' also visited the village for location hunting.

Congress: No sign of Bajwa, Amarinder show all the way
Tue, Sep 29, 2015

In Bajwa’s absence, the Congress event was dominated by supporters of his bete noire in the part, Amritsar MP Captain Amarinder Singh.

Chhapar Political conference: CM Parkash Singh Badal hikes aid to cotton farmers to Rs 600 cr
Tue, Sep 29, 2015

Says Shiromani Akali Dal won’t tolerate injustice to farmers

Chhapar mela: Bajwa not invited to key Congress event, Jakhar to lead
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

The conference is being organised by the Khangura clan who are known Amarinder Singh loyalists and have chosen not to invite Bajwa.

At PAU’s Kisan Mela, a paen to kabaddi WC
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

Singer Harinder Sandhu praised the government for organising the world cup and giving due respect to kabaddi players.

Three guests skip PAU’s Kisan Mela, varsity V-C B S Dhillon made chief guest
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

Punjab Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki who was supposed to be the chief guest, along with Agriculture Minister Tota Singh and Education Minister Daljeet Singh Cheema failed to turn up at the venue.

PAU students protest potholed roads on campus
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

The students marched from their hostels demanding repairs to potholed roads. They assembled outside the office of vice-chancellor and raised slogans against the government and authorities.

Punjab: Ludhiana remembers soldier who led surprise attack after war had ended
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

When the attack was launched on the midnight of November 2, Darshan Singh from Ludhiana marched ahead even after landmines had ripped off a leg and an arm.

The risk of reason
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Rationalist groups in India fight not just superstitions, ‘godmen’, ‘ghosts’, ‘spirits’ or social injustice. As profiles of several across India show, threats are a constant presence.

‘In the end, all turn out to be man-made acts’
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Tarksheel takes its inspiration from Abraham Kovoor, an Indian professor and rationalist based in Sri Lanka, known for his work in exposing Indian and Sri Lankan ‘godmen’ and their paranormal activities.

Auditions of locals to be held in Ludhiana for smaller roles for Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

All set to begin his ‘Dangal’ in the villages of Ludhiana from September 22, Aamir Khan has already shortlisted almost 65 local Punjabi artists, who will be playing various roles in the film.

Meat ban: Ludhiana MC gets strict this year, even eggs pay the price
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

An EasyDay store in Mohar Singh Nagar was also booked because it was found to be selling frozen ‘Punjabi Tikka Chicken’ and because it kept vegetarian and non-vegetarian food in the same fridge.

GNDEC admission scam: Inquiry report says ‘enough proof’ against principal
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

The probe committee had been constituted by the secretary, Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training, on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

PAU proposes to demolish incomplete portion of renowned scientist’s project
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

The reason? The university cannot find anyone capable of completing the project.

Patriarchal mindset behind unequal pay for female actors: Aamir Khan
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Coming out in support of the female actors in Bollywood, superstar Aamir Khan spoke out on the recent controversy over the actresses being paid less than their male counterparts.

Dukhnivaran Sahib Gurdwara: Prayer hall thrown open to public, after 15 years of renovation
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

The hall derives inspiration from the Gurdwaras in San Jose, USA and Gravesend in UK.

Aamir Khan reaches Ludhiana; ‘Dangal’ shoot set to begin
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

All set to begin the shoot for his upcoming flick 'Dangal' in villages of Ludhiana, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan reached the city on Sunday (September 13).

Not proud of my celebrity status: AAP MP Bhagwant Mann
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Under fire for the recent controversy over a leaked audio tape, popular comedian-turned-politician AAP MP Bhagwant Mann says his statements are being misconstrued

Moga DSP murder case: Three convicts get consecutive life terms
Sat, Sep 12, 2015

The court has also ordered the convicts to pay a fine of Rs 1 lakh each, of which Rs 80,000 each would be given to the family of the two victims.

2012 double murder case: 3 years after DSP, woman murdered, six convicted
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

The case dates back to February 2012, when Gill and Kapila were found murdered at their friend’s farmhouse.

At Moga rally, Jakhar says ‘standing by Capt at every step’
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

The praise was reciprocated with Amarinder also speaking highly of his party colleague.

Stunned, speechless, say AAP trio named in Mann audio leak
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

In the audio tape, a voice allegedly that of Mann is heard calling the trio as ‘part of one group’ trying to ‘rule and run the AAP Punjab unit.

AAP member H S Phoolka – ‘Discipline supreme for AAP’
Mon, Sep 07, 2015

In an exclusive conversation with Divya Goyal, H S Phoolka tells why he was silent over suspension of two party MPs and other issues related to Punjab AAP

A little taller than a cricket stump, this man has been teaching for 27 years in Moga
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

Lal has been teaching mathematics for 27 years at his home. He doesn't even know the name of his condition that restricts his ability to walk and confines him to a wheelchair.

School near Indo-Pak border to be honoured
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

The school attracts students from even the neighbouring villages of Matam Nagar, Ram Singh Tehni and Hasta Kalan. Some even walk 7 km to get to this school.

A Gandhi inside his Punjab village, gangster outside
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

Gandhi from village Rasoolra of Khanna in district Ludhiana, unlike the man he was named after, became synonymous with violence.