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Friday, February 21, 2020

Ludhiana: Stray dog dragged by auto, thrown from rooftop, 3 held

February 6, 2020 12:26:47 pm

Local residents found the dog bleeding with a broken jaw, fractured limbs and other injuries.

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Punjab: Farmers recall old-school hacks used to fight pests, and the damage they caused in the 60s

February 4, 2020 11:13:35 am

Talking about the regular locust attacks in the 60s, Jagmohan and other farmers from Punjab who witnessed them say that since there were no medicines available to ward off the pests, more primitive methods were used to keep them away.

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First locust swarm seen in Punjab border villages, neutralised

February 4, 2020 11:10:30 am

The swarm was seen in Bareka and Rupnagar villages of Fazilka district in a 3 km area. Farm land in these areas was sprayed for nine hours, starting Sunday night and continuing till the early hours of Monday.

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Nihang Singhs protest with swords at Moga police station, probe ordered

February 4, 2020 11:09:23 am

Police sources said Nihang Singhs protested at City South police station on January 31 after three men, who they alleged were drug peddlers and handed them over to police on January 30, were let off later in the night.

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Punjab farmers urged to transition to horticulture, grow more fruit

January 30, 2020 3:48:09 pm

In the past 10 years, the area under horticulture has increased by 48 per cent while output of crop has increased by 79 per cent and productivity has gone up 21 per cent, according to data procured from the department of horticulture.

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Grand Manor Homes CLU case: Suspended DSP moves court against minister Ashu; files criminal complaint

January 30, 2020 5:57:01 am

The case pertains to Grand Manor Homes, a residential project in Ishar Nagar in Ludhiana. With around 130 flats, the project was worth over Rs 70 crore.

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Juvenile home inmates upload selfie on Facebook, four booked

January 29, 2020 7:30:37 pm

The SHO said a written complaint was received from the observation home superintendent, stating that a smartphone was recovered from the four inmates.

Agri dept says no swarms in Punjab, but locust sightings keep farmers on tenterhooks

How farmers are fighting locusts: Beating empty utensils, squishing them manually

January 26, 2020 11:57:21 am

According to Punjab Agriculture Department officials, the locusts, popularly known as ‘Tiddi Dal’, have come from neighbouring Rajasthan, where they arrived from the desert area of Pakistan.

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Punjab: Freeing SGPC from Badals main target, says Sukhdev Singh

January 25, 2020 5:44:02 pm

“I will be meeting Home Minister Amit Shah with a delegation to press upon him to get SGPC polls conducted,” said Dhinds .

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Punjabi singer Moose Wala says he didn’t write or record Panj Goliyaan song

January 25, 2020 5:42:23 pm

A Ludhiana resident and RTI activist Kuldeep Singh Khaira had filed a complaint against Moose Wala and another singer Mankirt Aulakh alleging that singers have been promoting gun culture and violence.

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Ludhiana: Experts, stakeholders attend discussion at PAU on revival of village ponds

January 20, 2020 12:08:45 pm

Suresh Kumar, chief principal secretary to the CM, said the consultation will go a long way in creating an outline for restoration of village ponds and developing irrigation technology to conserve natural resources

138 and counting: Drive to plant Guru Nanak Sacred Forests continues with community push

January 20, 2020 12:08:14 pm

Guru Nanak Sacred Forests are being planted after tying up with educational institutions, village panchayats or government offices who agree to provide land for plantation.

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Ludhiana: Woman ‘set on fire’ 3 days before marriage dies; cops suspect self-immolation

January 19, 2020 9:04:26 am

Speaking to The Indian Express, Ludhiana police commissioner Rakesh Agrawal said that it was a ‘mysterious case’ and probe has been pointing towards self immolation.

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Punjab: Six days later, baby delivered on civil hospital floor dies

January 17, 2020 7:01:43 pm

Amandeep Kaur from village Baje Ke of Dharamkot, who had delivered a baby boy on floor in early hours on January 9, sat on protest with the body in her lap.

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Taksalis have a question for Sukhbir: What’s your contribution to Akali Dal

January 16, 2020 4:44:55 am

Party rebels on Wednesday questioned Sukhbir’s contribution that made him rise to the post of Punjab’s deputy CM and Akali Dal chief

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Ludhiana: ‘Set on fire’, woman battles for life, two booked for attempt to murder

January 16, 2020 3:16:02 am

The woman was allegedly set on fire by two masked men at her residence at 2.30 am Tuesday.

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Punjab woman set on fire three days before marriage, suffers 90 per cent burn injuries

January 15, 2020 10:17:11 am

The family alleged that they saw two masked men fleeing from the house. The police, however, said no one was seen entering the residence as per the CCTV footage.

On Maghi Mela Day-I, political slugfest over power tariff hike

On Maghi Mela Day-I, political slugfest over power tariff hike

January 15, 2020 4:00:55 am

While SAD blamed Congress of burdening the masses due to its poor handling of the matter, the ruling party blamed MoUs signed by the previous Akali government for the problem.

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Badals are not dictators… have panth’s blessings, says Sukhbir

January 15, 2020 4:02:30 am

SAD chief Sukhbir Badal came out all guns blazing at party rebels and targeting the Dhindsas in particular.

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Ludhiana: Teacher shoots self, police says she was depressed due to lone child moving abroad

January 14, 2020 3:22:48 am

The woman was a science teacher and was reportedly under depression after her only daughter had moved to Canada for studies.