Tarsem Singh Deogan

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.

Articles by Tarsem Singh Deogan

Suicide-murder in Ludhiana: Constable abruptly left his post in agitated state

Ludhiana police officials, privy to the matter, said constable Simranjit Singh, murder accused, was supposed to be on patrolling duty on March 19, the day of the crime, and had been allotted an AK-47 rifle to discharge his duty

Sub-inspector Harpreet Singh, station house officer at the Haibowal police station, Ludhiana, said it was not clear why the murder accused constable took the extreme step, and they are waiting for him to regain consciousness. (HT FILE)
Sub-inspector Harpreet Singh, station house officer at the Haibowal police station, Ludhiana, said it was not clear why the murder accused constable took the extreme step, and they are waiting for him to regain consciousness. (HT FILE)
Published on Mar 22, 2022 12:25 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Canada car crash: Ludhiana couple unaware of their only son’s death

Mohit, a resident of Gujjar Colony at Rahon Road in Ludhiana, went to Canada on a study visa on January 1, 2021

Parents of Mohit Chauhan, 23, one of the victims of the road mishap in southern Ontario, Canada, on Saturday night, are unaware about the death of their only son. They have been told that Mohit is injured and admitted to a hospital there.
Parents of Mohit Chauhan, 23, one of the victims of the road mishap in southern Ontario, Canada, on Saturday night, are unaware about the death of their only son. They have been told that Mohit is injured and admitted to a hospital there.
Published on Mar 16, 2022 01:15 AM IST

80% candidates lost their security deposits in Ludhiana

As many as 139 out of the 175 candidates in the fray for the Punjab Assembly elections from Ludhiana district lost their security deposits as they failed to secure one-sixth of the total number of votes polled in their constituencies

One major reason for a large number of candidates losing their deposits is that the victors won by a huge margin in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
One major reason for a large number of candidates losing their deposits is that the victors won by a huge margin in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 13, 2022 02:42 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Punjab polls | Once a Congress stronghold, Payal swept by AAP juggernaut

In a major setback, Congress lost Payal, one of its strongest bastions, to the Aam Aadmi Party juggernaut in the Punjab assembly polls; Congress’ Lakhvir Singh Lakha lost to AAP’s Manwinder Singh Giaspura

This Congress stronghold, which sent former chief minister Beant Singh to the assembly four times and his son Tej Parkash Singh to the assembly two times, fell to the AAP with the party’s sitting MLA Lakhvir Singh Lakha losing to Manwinder Singh Giaspura in the 2022 Punjab assembly polls. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
This Congress stronghold, which sent former chief minister Beant Singh to the assembly four times and his son Tej Parkash Singh to the assembly two times, fell to the AAP with the party’s sitting MLA Lakhvir Singh Lakha losing to Manwinder Singh Giaspura in the 2022 Punjab assembly polls. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Mar 11, 2022 01:51 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana | 2 days to go for counting, but Punjab Police personnel still waiting for postal ballots

While several policemen have not received their postal ballots, six personnel have raised the matter, and filed a complaint with the election commission

 (PTIWhile several policemen have not received their postal ballots, six personnel have raised the matter, and filed a complaint with the election commission in Ludhiana.)
(PTIWhile several policemen have not received their postal ballots, six personnel have raised the matter, and filed a complaint with the election commission in Ludhiana.)
Published on Mar 08, 2022 02:34 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Women IPS officers who carry the mantle in Ludhiana

These women IPS officers in Ludhiana have chosen to tread the path seldom taken and lead from the front; they risk their lives to protect the vulnerable and the exalted values of freedom, and justice.

A 2017-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Pragya Jain is at present serving as additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP, industrial security, child and women cell) in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
A 2017-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Pragya Jain is at present serving as additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP, industrial security, child and women cell) in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 08, 2022 02:21 AM IST

Ludhiana: Bullock cart race cancelled after authorities intervene

Following the police intervention, the organisers tried to conduct the races in Uchha Pind of Khamano in Fatehgarh Sahib, but the district administration also stopped them as such events are banned

Posters regarding the bullock cart race in Mundian were pasted and being circulated in villages for the past one month and participants and locals had gathered at the spot on Friday morning. (HT file photo)
Posters regarding the bullock cart race in Mundian were pasted and being circulated in villages for the past one month and participants and locals had gathered at the spot on Friday morning. (HT file photo)
Updated on Mar 05, 2022 04:05 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

5,000 litre liquor smuggled into Ludhiana during Punjab polls: Police

Since the announcement of elections in Punjab, cops in Ludhiana have recovered 5,000 litre liquor and ₹1.69 crore unaccounted money, while the local unit of the special task force has recovered 7.2kg heroin from 10 people in eight different cases

Huge quantities of illegal liquor and assorted drugs were smuggled into the city during the Punjab polls, ostensibly by politicians hoping to sway voters, police said (HT Photo)
Huge quantities of illegal liquor and assorted drugs were smuggled into the city during the Punjab polls, ostensibly by politicians hoping to sway voters, police said (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 27, 2022 02:52 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana’s urban seats have not sent any woman MLA to assembly so far

The rural areas, meanwhile, have fared slightly better, managing to elect three women legislators so far – the first in 1957 from Jagraon, then in 2002 from Khanna and subsequently in 2017 from Jagraon.

Saravjit Kaur Manuke, who was fielded by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in 2017, got 61,521 votes, defeating her nearest rival, Congress minister Malkit Singh Dakha, by a whopping margin of 25,576 votes. (HT File)
Saravjit Kaur Manuke, who was fielded by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in 2017, got 61,521 votes, defeating her nearest rival, Congress minister Malkit Singh Dakha, by a whopping margin of 25,576 votes. (HT File)
Published on Feb 20, 2022 01:54 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Deep Sidhu cremated in Ludhiana; followers seek probe into accident

Various Sikh organisations attending the cremation raised slogans in favour of Khalistan; say it was not an accident, but a planned murder

Family members, friends and supporters gather to bid adieu to Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu in Ludhiana on Wednesday. (Gurpreet Singh/ Hindustan Times)
Family members, friends and supporters gather to bid adieu to Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu in Ludhiana on Wednesday. (Gurpreet Singh/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 17, 2022 04:26 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Mistaken identity: My name is Mukhwinder Singh but I am not a BJP candidate

Mukhwinder’s phones haven’t stopped ringing. From those congratulating him and wishing for his success to those angry with him for joining politics, Mukhwinder has been busy clarifying to all that he is not entering politics-- except that Mukhwinder is not a BJP candidate

Mukhwinder Singh, 60, found his pictures on the posters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), portraying him as the party candidate from Raja Sansi constituency of Amritsar. (HT Photo)
Mukhwinder Singh, 60, found his pictures on the posters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), portraying him as the party candidate from Raja Sansi constituency of Amritsar. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 16, 2022 01:28 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

26% polling stations Ludhiana in ‘critical category’

Ludhiana central is the worst-off with the maximum, 95, polling stations in critical category, followed by Atam Nagar

Security beefed-up in Atam Nagar area, one of the seats with a large number of critical category polling stations, ahead of Arvind Kejriwal’s road show in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Security beefed-up in Atam Nagar area, one of the seats with a large number of critical category polling stations, ahead of Arvind Kejriwal’s road show in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Published on Feb 16, 2022 12:33 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

‘Dead’ man booked for murder attempt in Ludhiana

In a recent FIR filed against Atam Nagar MLA Simarjit Singh Bains and his supporters in a murder attempt case, a ‘dead man’ identified as Baldev Raj of Model Town, Ludhiana, has been named as one of the accused

In a recent FIR registered against Atam Nagar MLA Simarjit Singh Bains and his supporters in a murder attempt case among other charges, a ‘dead man’ identified as Baldev Raj of Dr Ambedkar Nagar of Model Town, Ludhiana, has been named as one of the accused. (HT File Photo)
In a recent FIR registered against Atam Nagar MLA Simarjit Singh Bains and his supporters in a murder attempt case among other charges, a ‘dead man’ identified as Baldev Raj of Dr Ambedkar Nagar of Model Town, Ludhiana, has been named as one of the accused. (HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 15, 2022 02:26 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Punjab polls: Security ramped up in Ludhiana amid Amit Shah’s visit

Around 1,000 police personnel were deputed in and around the Daresi Ground in Ludhiana , along with additional Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) forces, effectively turning the area into an unpenetrable fortress in the wake of Amit Shah’s visit ahead of the Punjab polls

Around 30 minutes before the Union home minister Amit Shah’s arrival ahead of the Punjab polls, cops blocked traffic on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur Road, Jagraon Bridge, the stretch from Jagraon Bridge to Chand Cinema. (HT Photo)
Around 30 minutes before the Union home minister Amit Shah’s arrival ahead of the Punjab polls, cops blocked traffic on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur Road, Jagraon Bridge, the stretch from Jagraon Bridge to Chand Cinema. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 14, 2022 02:39 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Voice artistes in demand in election season

Voice artistes are a lot of demand these days as all political parties are approaching them for recording voice messages to be played during campaigning.

The voice messages are mostly played through loudspeakers fitted atop three-wheelers and e-rickshaws that take the rounds of the constituency. (HT FILE)
The voice messages are mostly played through loudspeakers fitted atop three-wheelers and e-rickshaws that take the rounds of the constituency. (HT FILE)
Published on Feb 13, 2022 01:49 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Punjab polls: Daily wager, 2 labourers throw down the gauntlet in Ludhiana

The three candidates – Karamjit Singh, a daily wager, who has filed his nomination from Dakha constituency in Ludhiana ; Major Singh of Kohara village, a construction labourer, who will contest the elections from Sahnewal constituency; and Sundar Lal, a labourer, who is contesting on a Samajwadi Party ticket from Ludhiana south – are banking on lower-income groups to take them to victory

Contesting the high-stakes polls from Dakha constituency, Karamjit Singh will be going up against two-time MLA Manpreet Singh Ayali, Congress’ Captain Sandeep Sandhu and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate KNS Kang. (HT Photo)
Contesting the high-stakes polls from Dakha constituency, Karamjit Singh will be going up against two-time MLA Manpreet Singh Ayali, Congress’ Captain Sandeep Sandhu and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate KNS Kang. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 12, 2022 01:28 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

In digital age, traditional modes of campaigning still popular among Ludhiana candidates

Candidates in Ludhiana say the traditional methods of campaigning help them reach to every single voter, even those who don’t have access to digital modes of communication

An auto rickshaw, fitted with loudspeakers, campaigning for Congress candidate Kamaljit Singh Karwal near Gill Chowk in Ludhiana on Thursday. (Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
An auto rickshaw, fitted with loudspeakers, campaigning for Congress candidate Kamaljit Singh Karwal near Gill Chowk in Ludhiana on Thursday. (Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Published on Feb 11, 2022 01:01 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana clash: Lok Insaaf Party chief Simarjeet Bains arrested amid high drama

Police seal Ludhiana court complex before taking MLA Simarjeet Bains in custody for clash that left 3 supporters of Congress’ Atam Nagar segment candidate injured

Lok Insaaf Party president and MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains being arrested from the Ludhiana district courts complex.
Lok Insaaf Party president and MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains being arrested from the Ludhiana district courts complex.
Published on Feb 09, 2022 02:20 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana-based numismatist’s unlikely connection with Queen Elizabeth II

Shiv Chander Sablok, Ludhiana-based numismatist, has his name in the Limca Book of Records for his Queen Elizabeth II-themed collection of currency, which includes 200 coins, currency notes and other items like postal stamps.

Ludhiana-based numismatist Shiv Chander Sablok’s name was added to the Limca Book of Records for his Queen Elizabeth II-themed collection of currency. (HT File)
Ludhiana-based numismatist Shiv Chander Sablok’s name was added to the Limca Book of Records for his Queen Elizabeth II-themed collection of currency. (HT File)
Published on Feb 06, 2022 12:10 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Despite ban, bullock-cart races continue unabated in Ludhiana’s rural areas

Animal rights’ activists claim that most events have the backing of political leaders who are trying to woo voters ahead of assembly elections

Screengrab of the video of the bullock-cart race that was held at Jandali village of Payal constituency on January 14 and 15, as per animal rights’ activists. (HT Photo)
Screengrab of the video of the bullock-cart race that was held at Jandali village of Payal constituency on January 14 and 15, as per animal rights’ activists. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 04, 2022 01:28 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana | Door-to-door verification of tenants puts landlords in a tight spot

The Ludhiana police said the majority of the locals had not had their tenants, domestic help and workers verified

The police had initiated the verification drive on January 23 in areas with a large migrant population, including Focal Point, Basti Jodhewal, Salem Tabri, Daba, Giaspura, Sahnewal, Dhandhari, Mundian and Jamalpur in Ludhiana. (Representative Image/HT File)
The police had initiated the verification drive on January 23 in areas with a large migrant population, including Focal Point, Basti Jodhewal, Salem Tabri, Daba, Giaspura, Sahnewal, Dhandhari, Mundian and Jamalpur in Ludhiana. (Representative Image/HT File)
Updated on Feb 01, 2022 02:55 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana police fully vaccinated, 92% of force, tops Punjab

Across the state, Punjab Police has vaccinated 89.66% of its force with two doses of the Covid vaccine. In Ludhiana, 98% police personnel have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 8% have received a booster dose as well.

Across Punjab, 98% personnel have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP, headquarters) said the Ludhiana police will soon achieve the 100% vaccination target. (REUTERS)
Across Punjab, 98% personnel have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP, headquarters) said the Ludhiana police will soon achieve the 100% vaccination target. (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 30, 2022 02:21 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Special drive ahead of Punjab elections: Ludhiana police nab 278 proclaimed offenders in two months

As many as 2,982 proclaimed offenders are yet to be caught. Some of them have been on the wanted list of Ludhiana police for over four decades

In the drive started on November 8, 2021, all police stations, police posts, special wings and investigation wings were asked to track down the proclaimed offenders wanted by the Ludhiana police. (HT File)
In the drive started on November 8, 2021, all police stations, police posts, special wings and investigation wings were asked to track down the proclaimed offenders wanted by the Ludhiana police. (HT File)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 12:40 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Security tightened after Ludhiana court complex blast

Though courts resumed on Friday, the spot where the bomb exploded was sealed by police personnel and other investigating agencies. All senior officers with the force were deputed at the court complex on security duty.

Though courts resumed on Friday, the spot where the bomb exploded was sealed by police personnel and other investigating agencies. All senior officers with the force were deputed at the court complex on security duty. (Gurpreet Singh/HT File)
Though courts resumed on Friday, the spot where the bomb exploded was sealed by police personnel and other investigating agencies. All senior officers with the force were deputed at the court complex on security duty. (Gurpreet Singh/HT File)
Published on Dec 25, 2021 04:05 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Bomber at Ludhiana district courts complex was former Punjab policeman: Probe

The suspect was identified as Gagandeep Singh alias Gaggi, of Mohalla Guru Teg Bahadur, Lalheri road of Khanna, a former policeman who was dismissed from service in 2019 after being arrested in a drug peddling case by the Ludhiana unit of the state’s Special Task Force

Heavy security arrangements deployed at the entrance of the Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Friday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT photo)
Heavy security arrangements deployed at the entrance of the Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Friday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT photo)
Updated on Dec 25, 2021 04:02 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana

Ludhiana court blast eyewitnesses recount horror

Until about noon, it was a regular day at the Ludhiana courts complex-- harried litigants walking along the corridors, advocates going about their work, some catching up with their colleagues over a cup of tea

Police cordoning off the Ludhiana court blast site on Thursday. (Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Police cordoning off the Ludhiana court blast site on Thursday. (Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Updated on Dec 24, 2021 02:55 AM IST
ByTarsem Singh Deogan & Harsimran Batra, Ludhiana

Blast rocks court, 1 dies in Ludhiana

The blast occurred at 12.22pm in a washroom on the second floor of the court building, which is right next to the district administrative complex and has a daily footfall of over 25,000 people.

Police cordoning off the Ludhiana court blast site on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Police cordoning off the Ludhiana court blast site on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 24, 2021 02:48 AM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar and Tarsem Singh Deogan, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana

Ludhiana court blast: Man killed might have been carrying the bomb, suspect cops

The deceased is the prime suspect of the blast, commissioner of police Gurpreet Bhullar said. 

Security personnel at the site after an explosion at the Ludhiana district court complex.(PTI)
Security personnel at the site after an explosion at the Ludhiana district court complex.(PTI)
Published on Dec 23, 2021 03:10 PM IST
By, | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Explosion inside Ludhiana district court complex; 1 dead, 5 injured

Police are now evacuating the court complex following the blast. Chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi will be going to Ludhiana, he said, soon after the blast. 

Two were killed in a blast in Ludhiana district court complex on Thursday. 
Two were killed in a blast in Ludhiana district court complex on Thursday. 
Published on Dec 23, 2021 01:05 PM IST
By, | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Ludhiana | Cops review security arrangements at places of worship

Amid rising sacrilege cases, the Ludhiana cops advised the local management committees of different places of worship to ramp up security and install CCTV cameras on the premises

The cops asked the management committees in Ludhiana to ensure the presence of a member of the committee or a priest in the sanctum sanctorum of places of worship at all times. (Representative Image/HT File)
The cops asked the management committees in Ludhiana to ensure the presence of a member of the committee or a priest in the sanctum sanctorum of places of worship at all times. (Representative Image/HT File)
Published on Dec 21, 2021 04:46 AM IST
By, Ludhiana
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