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Tarsem Singh Deogan is a senior reporter at Ludhiana. He has 16 years of experience in journalism. He has covered all beats and now focuses on crime reporting.

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Kejriwal, Mann inaugurate 13 schools of eminence in Punjab

With these, the state now has 117 schools of eminence, which have smart classrooms, modern infrastructure and labs, and playgrounds having facilities for various sports.

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurating a School of Eminence in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 05:08 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

SKM terms ‘Zero FIR’ eyewash, to hold ‘mahapanchayat’ in Delhi on March 14

SKM, an umbrella body of 37 farm unions, in a meeting in Ludhiana, demanded that the FIR should have been registered against Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Haryana director general of police and state home minister.

Farm leader Harinder Singh Lakhowal addressing a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Mar 03, 2024 07:00 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Citing indiscipline, Ashu leaves Cong meeting mid-way, stuns ‘amigo’ Bittu

Bittu and other party leaders announced that he along with party leadership would give their arrest on March 5 before the office of commissioner of police in protest against the “false and politically motivated” FIR against him and senior leaders, including Bharat Bhushan Ashu and Sanjay Talwar

While leaving the venue, he said that party leaders practice all trades except discipline, which is a core characteristic for a politician. (HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 01, 2024 10:42 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: MP Bittu, 60 others booked for locking MC office

The others who were booked on Wednesday are former cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu, district Congress president and former MLA Sanjay Talwar and former deputy mayor Sham Sunder Arora

MP Ravneet Bittu (centre) along with former cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu (right) during a press conference in Ludhiana. (HT)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 11:33 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Panel recommends jammers in central jail to curb phone smuggling

he committee, which comprises district and sessions judge, commissioner of police, additional deputy commissioner (ADC) and superintendent of Ludhiana Central Jail, held a meeting on Tuesday and would send the assessment to the government

The committee also recommended increasing the number of CCTVs in the jail premises. (HT)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 05:24 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Free ration scheme ‘illegal’, says Ration depot holders in Punjab

The depot holders of Punjab stated that the state government cannot convert National Food Security Act wheat into flour and distribute it as the scheme of the Centre, which has 1.41 crore beneficiaries in Punjab

The ration depot holders said the scheme is “illegal and will affect their livelihood negatively”. (HT File Photo/ for representation)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:08 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

SKM to gherao Punjab BJP leaders’ residences from Feb 20: Rajewal

Bhartiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) chief Balbir Singh Rajewal on Sunday said the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of 37 farm unions, has decided to gherao residences of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office-bearers at district level from February 20 to 22

Bhartiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) chief Balbir Singh Rajewal on Sunday said the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of 37 farm unions, has decided to gherao residences of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office-bearers at district level from February 20 to 22.
Updated on Feb 19, 2024 06:42 AM IST

Ludhiana: Another embezzlement rocks Khanna Block Development and Panchayat Office

Lakhs of rupees transferred to various accounts using digital signatures of suspended BDPO; The complainant suspected the involvement of suspended BDPO and other employees of the office

After the embezzlement surfaced, numberdar Santokh Singh Benipal of Rohno Khurd Village of Khanna filed a complaint to chief minister Bhagwant Mann, senior superintendent of police (SSP, Vigilance Bureau), Ludhiana Range, and the deputy commissioner, Ludhiana, seeking a probe. (Getty image)
Updated on Feb 18, 2024 05:12 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Industry gives cold shoulder to bandh call, 90% operational

According to the industrialists, the whole industry of Ludhiana is facing a loss of ₹500 crore every day due to road blockages

HT Image
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 05:16 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Sahitya Academy award winning author Sukhjit passes away at 62

Balwinder Singh, brother of Sahitya Academy award winning author Sukhjit , said he was facing heart problems, and he was undergoing treatment. He was diagnosed with a heart ailment a few months ago. On Monday he was rushed to the PGIMER, Chandigarh, where he died.

Punjabi fiction writer Sukhjit, winner of the National Sahitya Academy Award for 2022, has passed away at the age of 62 following a brief illness on Monday. His demise sent shock waves in the literary circles. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 08:42 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Identify students, assign them community service: Ludhiana DC to police

Deputy commissioner found that the participating students had brazenly violated traffic rules and involving them in community service will help instil a sense of responsibility in them

Videos of the incident that went viral on social media showed school students hanging out of car windows , bursting crackers during unauthorised car rallies. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 10:37 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Rift within Punjab Congress widens as Navjot Sidhu misses convention in Samrala

Punjab Congress leader Navjot Sidhu’s supporters claim that he was not invited to the event, while PPCC president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring asserted that he voluntarily chose to stay away.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge during a public meeting at Samrala in Ludhiana on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 08:36 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Congress chief Kharge rallies behind farmers

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday extended his party’s support to farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ call, accusing the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government of “destroying” ‘kisan’ and ‘jawan’ in the 10 years of its regime.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge speaks during a public meeting, at Samrala in Ludhiana district, on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 08:16 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Bhagwant Mann, Arvind Kejriwal launch ‘Ghar Ghar Muft Ration’ scheme in Punjab

Under this scheme, beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act will get wheat or ‘atta’ (wheat flour) in bags at their doorsteps.

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann and Delhi chief minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal during the ‘Ghar Ghar Muft Ration’ at Amloh in Fatehgarh Sahib on Saturday. (HT)
Updated on Feb 11, 2024 07:18 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

AAP candidates for all 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab to be announced within fortnight: Bhagwant Mann

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann and his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal while addressing a gathering in Ludhiana appealed to the public to support AAP candidates to ensure a clean sweep in Punjab

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann said AAP would put out list of candidates for all 13 Lok Sabha seats in the state. (HT File)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 04:43 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

SCOs scam: Ludhiana police seek info on custodian of 80 missing files from GLADA

The police have also asked the GLADA officials why they did not report the matter of misplaced files to the police. The police also found that the accused involved in the multi-crore scam have used Manjit Singh alias Jassi, who was arrested on Thursday in connection with the case

Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP, investigation) Amandeep Singh Brar said that apart from the 28 files, the police have recovered stamps of GLADA officials from the accused. (Getty image)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 05:32 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Court acquits man of rape, pulls up cops for ‘shoddy’ probe

Khanna resident acquitted in rape case due to shoddy police investigation. Spent 14 months in jail. Court reprimands police. Detailed order awaited.

Court acquits man of rape, pulls up cops for ‘shoddy’ probe. (HT)
Updated on Feb 05, 2024 05:04 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana business organisations oppose budget, say MSMEs ignored

Harpal Singh Bhamber, head, FICO bicycle division, said that no special package for the bicycle Industry has been introduced even though India is the 2nd largest bicycle manufacturer in the world, after China

The industrialists said that the budget lacks technology upgrade scheme for the small and medium industry. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 01, 2024 10:50 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Bittu, Gogi indulge in a war of words

Both used unparliamentary words against each other in full public view. While chiding Congress and Bittu, Gogi said he will oppose any alliance with them (Congress) even in Chandigarh mayoral polls

Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu leading Tiranga Yatra in Ludhiana. (HT)
Updated on Jan 28, 2024 05:00 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Loan rejected over wrong CIBIL entry, Ludhiana bank penalised 20,000

Ludhiana bank had failed to forward info needed to update complainant’s cibil score, which resulted in his loan being rejected

District consumer commission orders the bank to pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20,000 to a Ludhiana resident. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 26, 2024 09:21 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana woman gets 20-year jail for forcing minor to keep rape secret

The 11-year-old minor had narrated her ordeal to the woman, who is her relative, but she asked her not to share the details with her parents

The court also slapped a <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 lakh fine on the convict in the 2022 case. (Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 26, 2024 09:12 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Arrest of two jail officials: After cue from ‘inside’, jail supdt wrote to police for probe in Ludhiana

Nandgarh said that in 2023, over 1000 mobile phones were recovered from the jail, which was a serious issue. He had written to commissioner of police Kuldeep Singh Chahal for further probe to find backward linkages of how inmates were able to access the phones and drugs inside the jail.

Arrest of two jail officials after cue from ‘inside’, jail superintendent wrote to police for probe in Ludhiana. (HT)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 05:54 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Two jail officials held for supplying drugs to inmates

The two assistant jail superintendents took money from family of prisoners through UPI for passing mobile, drugs to them, say police

Ludhiana: Two jail officials held for supplying drugs to inmates
Updated on Jan 24, 2024 05:18 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Piggy banks help slum children dream high

At least 2,000 slum children in the city are becoming self-reliant through the 'piggy bank project', which encourages them to save money for higher education. The project, initiated by the Nobel Foundation, has helped families survive during the lockdown. Students have saved up to ₹12,000 per year and receive extra marks in exams for saving money. Some students aspire to be doctors and police officers.

Children with their piggy banks at a makeshift school in Ludhiana. (HT)
Updated on Jan 21, 2024 10:46 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

D-Pharmacy certificates scam: Accused issued 700 certificates

Ravinder Pal Singh, senior superintendent of police (SSP, vigilance bureau) said the bureau will trace all the 700 people who acquired D-Pharmacy certificates. A total of 17 accused have been arrested so far in the scam

Accused issued 700 certificates in D-Pharmacy certificates scam. (HT)
Updated on Jan 20, 2024 05:06 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Sikh man exhibits rare handwritten Hindu scriptures

This one-of-its-kind exhibition is being held on January 20 and 21 at Geeta Mandir in Vikas Nagar in Ludhiana, coinciding with the consecration of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on January 22

Narinder Pal Singh, a Sikh man from Ludhiana, has attracted attention for his unique collection of 59 handwritten Hindu scriptures, including 238-year-old Ramcharitmanas. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2024 05:04 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Punjab and Haryana HC orders to shift all 258 MBBS students of Chintpurni Medical College to other institutes

The first writ petition was filed by 51 students in July 2023 and later a group of 65 students filed another writ petition.

The Punjab and Haryana high court ordered the National Medical Commission (NMC) and the Punjab government to shift all 258 students of Chintpurni Medical College in Pathankot to other colleges
Updated on Jan 17, 2024 09:00 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

2023 figures: 93% complaints at child and women cell resolved

Speaking about the findings, additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP, headquarters) Rupinder Kaur Bhatti, who is heading the child and women cell, said the cell received a total of 3,948 fresh complaints in 2023, while 588 were pending complaints from 2022

On December 31, 2023, the cell had only 301 pending complaints. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 17, 2024 08:36 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Fake D-Pharmacy certificates: Adesh varsity med supdt, principal among 4 in VB net

Accused involved in admitting ineligible students, issuing D-Pharmacy certificates fraudulently in connivance with registrars of state pharmacy council

The vigilance bureau (VB) on Monday arrested four more accused for allegedly admitting ineligible candidates and issuing D-Pharmacy certificates in a fraudulent manner in connivance with registrars and officials of Punjab State Pharmacy Council (PSPC) on Monday.
Updated on Jan 16, 2024 06:30 AM IST

Ex-jathedar’s disappearance, ‘murder’: Kaunke’s wife files complaint, wants action against 21 cops

After 31 years of mysterious disappearance and alleged murder of former Akal Takht jathedar Gurdev Singh Kaunke, his wife Gurmail Kaur filed a formal complaint with the Ludhiana rural police seeking a first information report (FIR) against at least 21 police personnel, including two former director generals of police (DGPs)

After 31 years of mysterious disappearance and alleged murder of former Akal Takht jathedar Gurdev Singh Kaunke, his wife Gurmail Kaur filed a formal complaint with the Ludhiana rural police seeking a first information report (FIR) against at least 21 police personnel, including two former director generals of police.
Updated on Jan 15, 2024 08:24 AM IST
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