Everything you need to know about Ludhiana: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Ludhiana: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Ludhiana, May 9 (ANI): A fire broke out the Umar Mandi restaurant in Ludhiana today.
Ludhiana, May 5 (ANI): Scores of protesters halted passenger trains in Ludhiana on Sunday to express their anger over a recent court order acquitting ruling Congress Party politician, Sajjan Kumar of rioting and murder charges during the 1984 anti-Sikh communal riots.
Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) Luxury Ayurvedic skin and body care brand Forest Essentials has inaugurated a retail store here.
Ludhiana, April 28 (ANI): Popular musical trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy enthralled fans at a live concert in Ludhiana, over the weekend.
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) Punjab Police have arrested three people, including a woman, in connection with the gang-rape of a teenaged girl, police said Thursday.
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) Taking note of complaints that students were being forced to attend classes in unsafe buildings of government schools in Punjab, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday sought a status report from the state government.
Ludhiana, April 18 (IANS) Punjab Police have arrested three men who allegedly assaulted a woman with iron rods and sticks earlier this month here, police said Thursday.
Ludhiana, April 17 (IANS) A woman was brutally assaulted with iron rods and sticks by a group of men in Punjab's Ludhiana district - people watched as she cried for help but little help was forthcoming.
Attari Border, April 11 (ANI): Even after one year since the multi-crore Integrated Check Post (ICP) came up at Attari Border, trade between India and Pakistan is yet to pick up.
Ludhiana, Apr 7 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari has said that an FM radio station in Ludhiana will be opened soon.
Ludhiana, Mar. 25 (ANI): Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari has said that the Food Security Bill, which has a provision of providing rice, wheat and other food grains at very cheap rates to the people, will soon become a reality.
Ludhiana, March 15 (IANS) At least three school children were killed when a rashly driven truck rammed into their school complex in Punjab Friday morning, police said.
Ludhiana, Mar 15 (ANI): Two school children were killed and five others injured when a truck crashed through the school boundary wall and hit them on the outskirts of Ludhiana today.
Chandigarh, March 11 (IANS) Police have arrested a pharmacist who used to conduct authenticity tests of drugs for international drug smugglers from Ludhiana in Punjab, police sources said.
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 11 (IANS) Punjab police have arrested a pharmacist who used to conduct authenticity tests of drugs for international drug smugglers from Ludhiana city late Sunday, police sources said.
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Tsunami survivor Deborah is making rapid strides in cycling and has emerged as one of India's best bet in the Asian Championships scheduled here March 7-17.
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) He's known as the King of Romance, thanks to his romantic sagas like "Kabhi Kabhie", "Silsila" and "Lamhe" and Valentine's Day is an apt time to pay tribute to Yash Chopra.
Ludhiana, Jan 29 (IANS) Swine flu scare has gripped this Punjab town as a middle-aged man died of the disease late Monday at a private hospital here, officials said.
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Pune-based Jasraj Joshi Sunday won Zee TV's "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012" at a grand finale here. He took home the trophy, a one-year contract with the channel and a bike.
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Jagjeet Kaur, a 30-year-old rape victim from Punjab, was frustrated after running from pillar to post for two years seeking justice. Finally, she landed in Delhi, beginning her hunger strike at Jantar Mantar, the tourist landmark in the centre of Delhi that has been the month-long epicenter of the protests against the Delhi gang-rape that she says inspired her to fight on.
Ludhiana, Jan.12 (ANI): A voluntary organisation in Ludhiana, Punjab, is dedicating this year's Lohri Festival to the girl child to raise awareness about issues such as female foeticide and infanticide.
New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): Following the death of the 23-year-old gang-rape victim, a martial arts trainer is giving self-defence lessons to young women in Delhi.
Ludhiana, Dec 31 (IANS) The Basketball Federation of India (BFI) will organise a two-day clinic for coaches starting Jan 1 at the Guru Nanak Dev Indoor Stadium here.
Chandigarh, Dec 28 (IANS) The 63rd Senior National Basketball Championship will be held at the Guru Nanak Dev Indoor Stadium in Ludhiana from Dec 28 to Jan 4.
Ludhiana, Dec 27 (IANS) A court here Thursday remanded three influential people to police custody till Dec 31 for allegedly assaulting a senior Punjab Police officer at a night club here Monday night.
Chandigarh, Dec 26 (IANS) The Punjab government Wednesday announced the setting up of a separate force for policing during the night hours amid the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) facing fire for its youth leaders being accused of assaulting a senior police officer.
Chandigarh, Dec 26 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) here Wednesday disowned their three youth leaders accused of assaulting a senior police officer and his NRI friend at a nightclub in Ludhiana.
Chandigarh, Dec 25 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday demanded immediate action against a Ludhiana-based leader of the Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal who allegedly assaulted a senior police officer at a night club in Ludhiana.
Chandigarh, Dec 23 (IANS) Farmers in agrarian state Punjab are richer by over Rs.16,028 crore with a bumper paddy crop this season, a state government spokesman said here Sunday.
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Ace designer Manish Arora, who has joined hands with ethnic women's wear brand BIBA to retail his label Indian by Manish Arora, says the new joint venture will make his clothes affordable and accessible for consumers in the country.
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Television heartthrob Gurmeet Choudhary found himself amid a health scare when he went breathless and complained of chest pain, while shooting for his show "Punar Vivah".
New Delhi, Dec. 12 (ANI): Teams from 16 countries, including men and women's teams from Canada, are in India competing in the annual Kabbadi World Cup Championship
Ludhiana, Dec 8 (IANS) Strongly backing the decision to allow FDI in retail, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said that it would benefit thousands of farmers in India by facilitating the introduction of latest technology and sophisticated equipment in the agriculture sector.
New Delhi, Dec. 8 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday took on Dr. Manmohan Singh, saying the economist Prime Minster is wrong on foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi band retail and alleged that his government has betrayed the nation.
Ludhiana, Dec 8 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday lauded Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, saying the latter is one of the most distinguished economist of the world.
Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit the Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana Saturday as the chief guest for its golden jubilee convocation.
Ludhiana, Dec 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will take part in the golden jubilee celebrations of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here Dec 8.
Bikaner, Nov 30 (IANS) Manju Wadhwa, eminent scientist, Department of Animal Nutrition, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University, Ludhiana, has been conferred the Fellow of Animal Nutrition Association award for her outstanding contribution to the field of animal nutrition.
Chandigarh, Nov 27 (IANS) With a record prize money of Rs.4.54 crore, including Rs.2 crore for the winner, the third World Cup Kabaddi, featuring a total of 23 teams, will begin at Bathinda Dec 1, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal announced here Tuesday.
Ludhiana, Nov. 27 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday sought a rethink on agricultural sector to ensure food security in the country.
New Delhi, Nov. 27 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a day visit to Punjab's Ludhiana city today during which he inaugurate an International Conference on 'Sustainable Agriculture for Food and Livelihood Security' as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Punjab Agricultural University.
New Delhi, Nov.27 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a day visit to Ludhiana tomorrow.
Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) From Punjab Police security moving around him and his family members with sophisticated weapons and close relationships with leading politicians from the state to major real estate and industrial investments ? liquor baron Ponty Chadha had strong connections with Punjab.
Ludhiana, Nov. 17 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Saturday described as extremely unfortunate the clash that took place inside the premises of Rakabganj Gurudwara in Delhi, and asked Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to have some patience and allow the probe into the matter to reach its logical conclusion.
Chandigarh, Nov 12 (IANS) Navnit Joshi, the promoter of satirist-actor Jaspal Bhatti's film "Power Cut", died Monday of injuries sustained in the Oct 25 accident that killed the famous satirist.
Ludhiana, Nov. 11 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Sunday suggested the civil society activists to avoid irresponsible and baseless allegations against anyone in the name of public discussion.
Ludhiana, Nov.5 (ANI): Indian bodybuilder Sangram Chougule bagged 'Mr. South Asia' title in the 'Ninth South Asian Bodybuilding Championship' held on Sunday in Ludhiana, Punjab.
Ludhiana, Nov.4 (ANI): Ludhiana in Punjab played host to the ninth edition of the South Asian Bodybuilding Championship, which witnessed the participation of some of the fittest men from the subcontinent.
Chandigarh, Nov 3 (IANS) Value Added Tax (VAT) assesses in Punjab will be now rated by the excise and taxation department and will be given priority services, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has said.
Ludhiana, Oct 30 (ANI): A fire broke out in a garment factory on Tuesday in Ludhiana, as fire fighters struggled to control the blaze and rescue those inside the factory.
Ludhiana/New Delhi, Oct. 28 (ANI): Supporters of newly appointed ministers celebrated across the country after Sunday's swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Manish Tewari, Congress spokesperson, was Sunday sworn in as minister of state.
Ludhiana, Oct 27 (ANI): Rakesh Kumar, a native of Ludhiana, created a new Guinness record by lifting 85 kilograms with his one ear and 20 kilograms weight with his one eye.
New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday condoled the passing away of satirist Jaspal Bhatti, and described him as a person who endeared himself to generations with his unique perspective on probity in public life.
Amritsar, Oct.22 (ANI): Activists sought justice for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims and held a photography exhibition here to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the tragedy.
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) In order to create awareness and urge people to make walking a habit, a multi-city walk for health will be organised in 11 cities of the country by a health care provider for people of all age groups.
Ludhiana, Oct 5 (ANI): Expressing disappointment with the Congress-led UPA Government's slew of reforms announced over the last one month, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Friday said trade unions would be staging a protest outside the Parliament on December 20 and also call for a two-day strike in the entire country on December 20 and 21 to oppose the move.
Rohtak (Haryana), Oct 5 (IANS) Three people were killed Friday when the New Delhi-Ludhiana Shatabdi Express ran over them while they were crossing the rail tracks in Haryana, police said.
Brussels, Oct 1 (IANS) Indian Sikh Jasbir Singh, whose wife and three children were found murdered last Friday in Brussels, has accused one of his colleagues for the crime, the EuAsiaNews reported.
Brussels, Sep 30 (IANS) A Sikh woman and her three children have been found dead in their home in Brussels.
Ludhiana, Sep 14 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Friday defended the government's decision to hike the price of diesel by Rupees five a litre, saying that this increase was essential for the economy.
Chandigarh, Sep 12 (IANS) At least five workers of a private factory were killed in Punjab's Khanna town Wednesday following an explosion in the solvent plant of the unit, police said.
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Want to own a Rohit Bal or JJ Valaya creation for just about Rs.5,000-Rs.6,000 ($100)? It's possible now with fashion house owner Pradeep Hirani getting intellectual property rights (IPR) from leading designers and then manufacturing the garments before retailing at his new outlet Karmik.
Ludhiana, Sept 1 (ANI): Dismissing the rumours of early general elections, the Congress party on Saturday lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), claiming that the latter is going through "seven-year itch."
Ludhiana, Aug 27 (IANS) The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Sep 4 will confer the degree of 'Doctor of Science' (honoris causa) on Tajikistan President Emomalii Rahmon, a senior university official said Monday.
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The sacred seven vows taken at Indian wedding have inspired a new range of gold jewellery. Titled "Azva", it was unveiled by the World Gold Council at the ongoing India International Jewellery Show here.
Chandigarh, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 30 senior police officers, including 11 district police chiefs, were transferred by the Punjab government Sunday, a spokesman of the chief minister's office said here.
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) National award-winning Punjabi film "Anhey Ghorey Da Daan" (Alms for the Blind Horse) will release across select cities Aug 10.
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) With a capacity for evaporation and condensation of one lakh litres of waste water per day, India's largest industrial solar plant became operational in Punjab's Ludhiana district Sunday, a minister said.
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh remembered legendary singer and grandfather Mukesh on his birth anniversary Sunday and says he feels blessed to be his grandson.
Lucknow, July 17 (IANS) A defence estates official was found dead under mysterious circumstances here Tuesday, police said.
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) The Ludhiana Metro project will soon roll out after Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday gave a go-ahead to the Rs.10,300 crore mass transport scheme.
Chandigarh, July 9 (IANS) A six-year-old boy who was kidnapped from Ludhiana Saturday, was recovered by the Haryana Police from Ambala city, 45 km from here, police said Monday.
Ludhiana/New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): Amid the ongoing row over former Congress MP Jagdish Tytler being included in the official delegation to the Olympics, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak (SGPC) President Avtar Singh Makkar on Sunday said that he would be writing a letter to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in protest of the former's inclusion.
Ludhiana (Punjab), July 1 (ANI): Officials in Ludhiana have failed to curb illegal sand mining on the banks of the River Sutlej that flows through the region.
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Singing reality show "Indian Idol" is in its sixth season and it has earned a huge fan following. Latest to enjoy the show is singing legend Lata Mangeshkar herself.
Jammu, June 28 (IANS) Unregistered pilgrims for the annual Amarnath yatra in the Jammu and Kashmir Himalayas are causing massive problems for the registered pilgrims and for the authorities, resulting in chaos, an official said.
Nagpur, June 27 (IANS) Hundreds of tribals living in the remote forests of Maharashtra's Yavatmal district rejoiced when fresh and cool water started gushing out in full force from a tubewell in the parched Nandgaon locality.
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) As if the "surprising" loss in January's assembly elections was not enough, the opposition Congress has been further decimated in Punjab by the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in the latest civic elections in the state this week.
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Football fanatics not only in Delhi but across the nation are gearing up for Sunday's much-awaited grand finale of the Pepsi T20 football tournament that will feature international sensation Didier Drogba.
Chandigarh, June 10 (IANS) An estimated 30-35 percent voter turnout was recorded in the municipal elections in Punjab Sunday till 2 p.m., officials said here. The ruling SAD-BJP combine is in power in the outgoing municipal council.
Ludhiana, May 24 (ANI): Ayurvedic antidote for Dengue that cleared trials last year is awaiting an official go- ahead from the state authorities to facilitate its over the counter sale.
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab has crossed the 125 lakh tonnes mark during the current season, state food and supplies department officials said here Friday.
Ludhiana, May 17 (ANI): Organisational apathy from Punjab Agro Foodgrains Corporation and lack of storage space has resulted in the loss of more two hundred thousands of sacks of wheat grains here, and the authorities are now planning to sell the rotting grains to breweries as buyers in the market have refused to buy the rotten wheat.
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Punjab Labour Minister Surjit Kumar Jayani Sunday said that the state government is launching new schemes to rehabilitate 1,959 child labourers who it rescued in the last one year.
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Having achieved a record wheat crop of over 120 lakh tonnes this season, Punjab farmers have become richer by Rs.14,110 crore.
Moga (Punjab), May 7 (IANS) At least 18 devotees, including six women and five children, were killed early Monday in a head-on collision between a jeep and a truck near Punjab's Moga town, police said. Eleven victims belonged to one family and six to another.
Moga (Punjab), May 7 (IANS) At least 17 people, including five women and five children, were killed early Monday in a head-on collision between a jeep and a truck near Punjab's Moga town, 170 km from Chandigarh, police said.
Noida, May 4 (IANS) The Mountain Dew Xtreme Tour has arrived here after finishing its first outing in Bangalore.
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab has crossed the 100 lakh tonnes mark during the current season, state food and supplies officials said here Friday.
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) India is a bigger-than-life experience, says Brazilian skateboarder Sandro Dias as he prepares to perform in the country for only the second time, adding that he hoped to return soon.
Chandigarh, May 1 (IANS) With the procurement season in full swing, government agencies in Punjab and Haryana have procured over 150 lakh tonnes of wheat, food and supplies officials said here Tuesday.
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) An ambitious Rs.2,332-crore project to clean the rivers of Punjab would be completed by December 2013, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here Friday.
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Pakistan-based fashion house Sefam, which already has a store in the capital's Greater Kailash market, is planning to expand its network in India with 200 stores in the next five years.
Ludhiana, Apr.7 (ANI): Designers from several parts of the country came under one roof to showcase a bouquet of colours and designs at a three-day exhibition here.
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Fifteen minors who were being taken to Ludhiana in Punjab as child labour were rescued Thursday from the Old Delhi Railway Station and five people, including one from Nepal, were arrested, police said.
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Fifteen minors who were being taken to Ludhiana in Punjab as child labour were rescued Thursday from the Old Delhi Railway Station and five accused, including one from Nepal, were arrested, police said.
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) After T20 cricket, T20 football is here! Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor, brand ambassador of Pepsi, has urged the youth to be part of the new sport format, which he feels could give a boost to football in the country.
New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): Army Chief General V.K. Singh on Friday said that dependence on foreign firms must be reduced.
New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K Antony on Thursday said that six companies - four foreign and two Indian - have been blacklisted from the defence procurement process for 10 years for alleged involvement in a multi-crore ordnance factory scam.