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Ludhiana civic polls: Migrant voters hold key to many wards, but no tickets for them from SAD-BJP
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

While Congress, AAP and LIP have given one ticket each to migrant candidates, this has not been done by SAD-BJP alliance that had migrant councilors in the previous house.

Ludhiana: Orchestra owner killed in pre-wedding function, police hunt for suspect
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

The incident occurred on February 16 during a shagun ceremony where the deceased along with members of his group had come to perform. An FIR has been lodged based on the statement of one Gurjan Singh, a member of the orchestra.

The law, penalty, and aid for acid attack cases
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Only since 2013 are there specific laws to deal with acid attack cases, while state governments are still to regularise compensation

Crack Maur blast case soon or hand it over to CBI: Congress MLA Harminder Jassi to police
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

The blast took place near the venue of Jassi’s election meeting in Maur Mandi of Bathinda district, killing his personal assistant Pritpal Singh Pali.

Inquiry indicts AAP’s MLA from Talwandi Sabo
Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Baljinder Kaur also happens to be the state president of AAP’s women wing and she has said that she will appeal to the Election Commission of India after getting a copy of the report.

Ludhiana civic polls: 50 per cent seats reserved for women, but male kin dominate poll show
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

To give more representation to women, 50 per cent of the seats have been reserved for them in the local body polls. Ludhiana has 95 wards and 40 seats have been reserved for women in general category by the Congress. The SAD and BJP have reserved 20 seats each for women candidates.

Maur Mandi bomb blast: A year later, statements by 4 witnesses point to Dera Sacha Sauda ‘link’
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

The Maur Mandi blast took place on January 31 around 8:30 pm soon after a poll rally of Congress MLA Harminder Singh Jassi whose daughter is married to Dera head Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s son Jasmeet Singh.

2017 Bathinda blast case: Four Dera followers record statements
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

The incident, which had happened four days before the Vidhan Sabha polls in Punjab, claimed seven lives and left  25 others injured.

Prepare for early elections, Sukhbir Singh Badal urges SAD workers
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

Once again Sukhbir Badal said that Congress had set the stage for re-imposing power bills on agriculture motors by installing meters at various grids.

After stir, Punjab State Electricity Board staff get last month’s salary
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

Devinder Goyal, general secretary of the association, said the PSPCL management had failed to take proactive measures on the financial front particularly to get subsidy amount released from Punjab government.

Killa Raipur fest concludes: Will take up agenda to bring back bullock cart races, says Navjot Singh Sidhu
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

Talking about the upcoming Municipal Corporation polls in Ludhiana, he said, “The Congress will win by a huge margin . Already, Punjab government has a plan worth Rs 1,540 crore for Ludhiana city under which several development works are to be done.

Dhindsa dismisses gangster Ravi Deol’s allegations against his relative
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

AAP demands action against SAD leader Cherry, Dhindsa alleges Congress conspiracy

Punjab: Kila Raipur games begin, minus bullock cart races
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

Games for physically challenged, deaf and mute, and senior citizens will also be organised.

Man attempts suicide on Facebook Live over land dispute
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

Throughout the video, he alleged that his taya (paternal uncle) got his father’s four acres of land transferred on his name fraudulently.

Union Budget 2018 not for small and medium sector: Punjab SAD councillor
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

"Over 50 per cent of the economy is being supported by MSMEs, but there was no mention about this sector," said Jagbir Singh Sokhi, president of Ludhiana sewing machine industry and also a SAD councillor.

2017 Bathinda blast: One year on, victims await justice, seek reimbursement of medical bills
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Seven persons, including five kids, had died, while 25 were injured in the blast.

DSP shoots himself dead during students’ stir
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

Student protesters to be booked for abetment to suicide, reason behind Baljinder Singh Sandhu’s sudden action still unclear

Gangster Vicky Gounder cremated amid tight security in Punjab
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Gounder’s father Mehal Singh and mother Balwant Kaur were not in a position to talk. Despite being named as a gangster, people in thousands came for his cremation.

No plans to charge farmers for tubewell power: Manpreet
Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Currently, the Punjab government directly pays power bills for tubewells owned by farmers to the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), which amounts to nearly Rs 6,000 crore per annum for nearly 14 lakh tubewells in the state

Ludhiana: City councillors rush to wrap up pending works ahead of MC polls
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Banners and posters have come up across the city greeting people about Lohri, Maghi, Republic Day and featuring party leaders seeking tickets from those wards.

Farmers’ protest continues on Day 2 despite rain
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Sukhdev Singh Kokrikalan, state general secretary of BKU(Ugrahan) said, “We continued our dharnas despite rains. Our members were sitting inside the tents thus giving a message to administration about our grudges.”

Sangrur village mourns its son martyred in J&K
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Mandeep was posted with the 22 Sikh Regiment. His mortal remains will arrive in the village on Sunday.

Two more black bucks die in Abohar sanctuary
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

The latest incident happened in village Khairpur. Ashok Bishnoi, wildlife officer of Abohar, said they had sent a team of doctors for treatment of animals, but both died by Wednesday early morning during treatment.

‘Assault’ by VHP workers: Woman refuses to go back to parents, sent to protective home
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

The woman had left her house on January 10 along with Kaleem and on January 13, they had gone to Bhagpat in UP to get their marriage registered in court.

SAD’s political conference: From Maghi Mela, Sukhbir vows to bounce back in 2019 Lok Sabha polls
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Attacks Congress government, says farm loan waiver a farce.

Maghi Mela: Congress, AAP have no plan, SAD gears up for conference
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Maghi Mela is organised to remember the sacrifice of 40 Sikh martyrs (Chalis Mukte) who had died fighting the Mughal army in 1705.

In Punjab loan waiver list: Congress leaders, their kin, and a Rs 3 surprise
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The beneficiaries at centre of farmer union protests.

Man, aides held for murder bid on his wife
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

According to the police, Sandeep Singh (24), who married Rompu (26) on February 14, 2017, hatched a conspiracy to kill his wife and make it look like a case of robbery and murder.

Punjab: Farm labourers take out rally, demand loan waiver
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

Farm labourers, including women, demanded that loan waiver for khet mazdoors should be done first.

Something better than nothing: Punjab farmers
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

In the first phase, loans of farmers having outstanding loans in cooperative societies are being waived. They say the burden has lessened but not gone altogether.

Punjab Chief Minister rolls out debt waiver, attacks farmer unions for ‘spreading lies’
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

AAP, BKU members organise separate protests, call debt waiver scheme an eyewash.

Punjab CM to kick off debt waiver exercise at Mansa today
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

Though the total number of beneficiaries was pegged at 10.25 lakh by the government, only 5.63 lakh farmers have been identified so far for the purpose.

Fire at Ludhiana garments factory, no casualty
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

After the last month’s fire at the polymers factory, firemen have been instructed not to enter a building on fire for the first 45 minutes and instead douse the flames from outside

Punjab: Three held for duping 36 farmers of Rs 1.57 crore
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

The accused have been identified as Satnam Singh, a commission agent, Star Khan and Harvinder Babbu.

Number of wards in Ludhiana MC increased from 75 to 95
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

While polls have been held for other municipal corporations in the state, elections in Ludhiana are likely to be held in late January or early February next year.

Thermal pant closure: Employees block Bathinda state highway, to hold gate rally today
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

POWER MINISTER Rana Gurjit Singh on Thursday justified closure of four units of Bathinda and two units of Ropar thermal plant as he said that no employee will be retrenched and they will be adjusted within the department.