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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

Punjab, Haryana procure over 150 lakh tonnes wheat

May 1, 2012 at 6:34 PM

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.

Punjab to complete river cleaning project by 2013

April 27, 2012 at 10:34 PM

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.

Pakistani textile brand to open 200 stores in India

April 14, 2012 at 5:15 PM

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.

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Exhibition displays bouquet of colours, designs at Ludhiana shopping hub

April 7, 2012 at 2:50 PM

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.

15 child workers rescued in Delhi

April 5, 2012 at 7:13 PM

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.

15 child workers rescued in Delhi

April 5, 2012 at 5:28 PM

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.

Now Ranbir promotes football

April 5, 2012 at 12:56 PM

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.

Reduce dependence on foreign firms, says General Singh

March 30, 2012 at 1:45 PM

New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): Army Chief General V.K. Singh on Friday said that dependence on foreign firms must be reduced.

Six defence companies blacklisted: Antony

March 29, 2012 at 2:56 PM

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.

Friend of Indian Maoists Jan Myrdal ends visit to India

February 14, 2012 at 6:20 PM

New Delhi, Feb.14 (ANI): Jan Myrdal, the well-known communist writer and friend of Indian Maoists, concluded his visit to India on February 13th. He addressed gatherings of Maoist front organizations in Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ludhiana and Delhi during his visit between January 26 and February 13.

Scuffle breaks out over illegitimate votes in Ludhiana

January 30, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Ludhiana/Patiala, Jan 30 (ANI): A scuffle broke out between Bharatiya Janata Party and People's Party of Punjab (PPP) activists over vote buying accusations on Monday.

Brisk polling reported in Punjab and Uttarakhand

January 30, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Chandigarh/Dehradun, Jan.30 (ANI): Brisk polling was reported in the assembly constituencies of Punjab and Uttarakhand on Monday, despite the presence of heavy security.

Congress slams Akali Dal-BJP alliance in Punjab, says people ready for change

January 30, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Ludhiana/Patiala, Jan 30 (ANI): Slamming the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government in Punjab, Congress has said that the people are ready for change and want to get rid of the ruling alliance.

Nearly 65% voting in Punjab and 70% in Uttarakhand

January 30, 2012 at 7:56 PM

After concluding the voting in Manipur on Saturday, today voting exercise went on in two states - Punjab and Uttarakhand as a part of assembly election. According to official sources, as much as 65% of voting is registered in Punjab while the....

Nearly 65% voting in Punjab and 70% in Uttarakhand

January 30, 2012 at 7:56 PM

After concluding the voting in Manipur on Saturday, today voting exercise went on in two states - Punjab and Uttarakhand as a part of assembly election. According to official sources, as much as 65% of voting is registered in Punjab while the....

Brisk polling reported in Punjab and Uttarakhand

January 30, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Chandigarh/Dehradun, Jan.30 (ANI): Brisk polling was reported in the assembly constituencies of Punjab and Uttarakhand on Monday, despite the presence of heavy security.

Congress slams Akali Dal-BJP alliance in Punjab, says people ready for change

January 30, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Ludhiana/Patiala, Jan 30 (ANI): Slamming the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government in Punjab, Congress has said that the people are ready for change and want to get rid of the ruling alliance.

Amarinder Singh accuses SAD Govt. of poor governance

January 24, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Ludhiana/Amritsar, Jan 24 (ANI): Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Captain Amarinder Singh has accused the Parkash Singh Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Government for poor governance in the state.

Amarinder Singh accuses SAD Govt. of poor governance

January 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Ludhiana/Amritsar, Jan 24 (ANI): Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Captain Amarinder Singh has accused the Parkash Singh Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Government for poor governance in the state.

IT education to be made compulsory, says Sukhbir Singh Badal

January 22, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Ludhiana, Jan 22 (ANI): Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal, today said that IT based education would be made compulsory in the state with the motive to make rural youth more employable.

Congress accuses Akali Dal Government in Punjab of looting public money

January 21, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Ludhiana/Gurdaspur, Jan 21 (ANI): The Congress Party has blamed the ruling Akali Dal -BJP government in party in Punjab for the rampant unemployment in the state and accused it of looting public money.

Sweaters with party symbols, favourites in Punjab election season

January 19, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Ludhiana, Jan 19 (ANI): Ahead of the assembly elections in Punjab, the woollen industry of Ludhiana is catching up with the election fervor as manufacturers imprint party symbols on sweaters and jerseys in large numbers.

Sweaters with party symbols, favourites in Punjab election season

January 19, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Ludhiana, Jan 19 (ANI): Ahead of the assembly elections in Punjab, the woollen industry of Ludhiana is catching up with the election fervor as manufacturers imprint party symbols on sweaters and jerseys in large numbers.

Possibility of usage of drugs in poll-bound Punjab

January 15, 2012 at 8:14 PM

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): With assembly elections round the corner, there is a possibility of the usage of drugs in poll-bound Punjab. ccording to a senior official from the Narcotics Department, huge quantity of 'Dodachura of opium' is coming from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan to Punjab through the bordering districts.

Police seize huge cache of liquor in poll-bound Punjab

January 14, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Ludhiana/Bhatinda/Amritsar, Jan 14 (ANI): Police seized huge cache of liquor and arrested people involved in such nefarious activities on Saturday from various districts of Punjab, ahead of the assembly polls, scheduled to take place at the end of the month.

Election Commission guidelines hit poster business in Punjab

January 4, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Ludhiana, Jan 4 (ANI): Poster business in Ludhiana, Punjab has taken a beating after the Election Commission laid down strict guidelines to ensure that polls are conducted in a free and fair manner.

Family of Indian student welcome verdict of Australian court

December 23, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Ludhiana, Dec 23 (ANI): Family members of Indian student, Nitin Garg, who was murdered, expressed their contentment over the verdict of the Australian court that has sentenced the accused up to 13 years of imprisonment.

Fall in rupee's value slumps hosiery exports in Punjab

December 19, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Ludhiana, Dec 19 (ANI): The fall in value of rupee in the international market has dented the hosiery industry in Ludhiana.

Sushma lambasts Manmohan Singh over corruption, price rise

December 19, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Ludhiana, Dec 19 (ANI) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj launched an attack on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh over the government's perceived 'failure' in tackling the issues of graft and price rise.

Ludhiana has a school for children of women prisoners

November 3, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Ludhiana, Nov 3 (ANI): The creche and nursery school set up by the authorities of a women's prison in Ludhiana is providing education for children of prisoners to become educated and learned as any other child in the society.

Dengue fever cases on rise in Ludhiana

September 27, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Ludhiana, Sep 27 (ANI): Authorities in Ludhiana struggle to curb the alarmingly high cases of dengue fever.

Centre must withdrawn 2003 notification for SGPC elections: Amarinder Singh

September 3, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Ludhiana, Sep 3(ANI): Former Punjab Chief Minister captain Amarinder Singh has said that the Central government must withdraw the notification issued in 2003 which prevents Sehajdhari or non-baptised Sikhs from participating in the elections to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).

Don't want Congress to interfere in Sikh matters: Badal

September 2, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Ludhiana, Sep 2 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has asked the Congress-led Central Government to refrain from interfering in Sikh religious matters.

Support for Anna shows no signs of dwindling on day seven

August 22, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Kanpur/Amritsar/Keonjhar/Ranchi, Aug 22 (ANI): People from all walks of life came out in support of veteran social activist Anna Hazare, whose fast for a strong Lokpal Bill entered the seventh day on Monday.

Sikh cricket fan denied entry to lord's

July 25, 2011 at 11:43 AM

London, July 25 (ANI): Baptized Sikh cricket fan Gurdev Singh was denied access to the Lord's cricket ground on Sunday after he was found to be carrying a traditional Kirpan (dagger).

American delegation lauds Indian prison system during visit to Ludhiana

July 17, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Ludhiana, July 17 (ANI): A team of American police and social scientists, who are currently on a study tour of India, have praised the Indian prison system after visiting a jail here on Saturday.

Punjab reels under oppressive heat wave

May 31, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Ludhiana, May 31 (ANI): The continuous rise in mercury-level has reeled Punjab under oppressive heat wave.

Ludhiana's Sadar Police Station adjudged as best in India by UN affiliate

March 26, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Ludhiana, Mar 26(ANI): A police station in Ludhiana has been declared as the best in the country by Altus Global Alliance, which works with the United Nations (UN) for enhancing public safety measures.

Pune institute tested product working wonders on Ludhiana HIV/AIDS victims

March 5, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Ludhiana, Mar. 5 (ANI): A product tested by the Pune-based National Aids Research Institute (NARI), is reported to be working wonders on patients suffering from HIV-AIDS.

Excise duty on 130 items has Punjab manufacturers protesting

March 3, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Ludhiana, Mar 3 (ANI): The excise duty proposed to levied on 130 items by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Budget 2011-12, has not gone down well with the industrial sectors in Punjab.

World cup boosts Cricket merchandise sales in India

February 11, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Ludhiana, Feb 11 (ANI): World Cup fever has boosted the sales of cricket merchandise in India.

Punjab herbal firm claims to have found cure for HIV/AIDS

January 22, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Ludhiana, Jan 22(ANI): A herbal company in Punjab, Nixon Biotech Private Limited, has claimed to have found a herbal cure for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Derailment of freight train disrupts rail traffic in Ludhiana

December 8, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Ludhiana, Dec.8 (ANI): A freight train derailed causing hours of disruption for rail traffic here on Wednesday morning.

Derailment of freight train disrupts rail traffic in Ludhiana

December 8, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Ludhiana, Dec.8 (ANI): A freight train derailed causing hours of disruption for rail traffic here on Wednesday morning.

Ludhiana plays host to two-day Chrysanthemum exhibition

December 4, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Ludhiana, Dec.4 (ANI): A two-day flower exhibition was organized here, showcasing varieties of chrysanthemum.

Truckers' strike in India from December 5

November 27, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Ludhiana, Nov.27 (ANI): The All-India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), one of the largest bodies of truck operators in the country, declared an indefinite nationwide truckers' strike will be carried out across India on December 5 to focus on toll scam.

Punjab universities see increase in African student population

November 27, 2010 at 2:36 PM

Ludhiana (Punjab), Nov.27 (ANI): Foreign students, especially from Africa, are getting enrolled in large numbers for various courses offered by universities and educational institutions in Punjab.

Indian ethnic wear gets Pakistani touch at Ludhiana fashion show

November 12, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Ludhiana, Nov.12 (ANI): Designer Charu Parashar showcased unique Punjabi outfits in combination with Pakistani styles at a three-day long fashion extravaganza in Ludhiana.

Hosiery industry is doing brisk business in Ludhiana

September 23, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Ludhiana, Sep. 23 (ANI): The Hosiery industry is doing a brisk business here and has created a place for itself in domestic as well as foreign markets.

Major fire at power grid station in Ludhiana

September 12, 2010 at 4:10 PM

Ludhiana, Sep.13 (ANI): About 20 fire tenders had to be pressed into service here after a power grid station was up in flames on Saturday night.

Designer jewellery lures enthusiasts at an exhibition in Ludhiana

September 4, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Ludhiana, Sep 4 (ANI): Attractive designer jewellery pieces lured lifestyle enthusiasts at a jewellery exhibition here which concluded yesterday.

Gastroenteritis outbreak hits Ludhiana

September 1, 2010 at 3:02 PM

Ludhiana, Sep 1 (ANI): There has been a outbreak of gastroenteritis in Ludhiana and around 34 people have been admitted to local hospitals.

Punjab police recover arms from a canal

July 24, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Ludhiana, July 24 (ANI): The police recovered 21 magazines of AK-47 and ample quantity of bullets from a canal near Gurudwara Rara Sahib in Punjab's Ludhiana city.

Punjab police arrests four Sikh militants

July 19, 2010 at 12:57 PM

Chandigarh, July 19 (ANI): Police in Punjab arrested four Sikh militants, belonging to the banned Babbar Khalsa International extremist group and recovered arms and explosives from them in the state's Ludhiana District.

Dharmendra to quit politics

July 11, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Ludhiana, July 11 (ANI): Bollywood actor Dharmendra has said that he wanted to quit politics.

Snake smugglers arrested in Ludhiana

June 23, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Ludhiana, June 23 (ANI): A gang led by a doctor was arrested here on Tuesday for smuggling rare snakes.

Punjab farmers take to banana cultivation

June 22, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Ludhiana, June 22 (ANI): Banana cultivation is gaining popularity among the farmers in Punjab, as it is considered a viable and alternate crop than the typical wheat and rice.

Nitin Garg's family wants stringent punishment for accused Oz teen

June 18, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Ludhiana (Punjab), June 18 (ANI): The family members of Indian accountancy graduate Nitin Garg, who was stabbed to death in Melbourne earlier this year, want the teenaged Australian accused punished by law.

Government must reinstate us, say sacked AIDS workers

June 16, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Ludhiana, June 16 (ANI): Lashing out against the government's decision to sack them, AIDS outreach workers staged a highly charged agitation here on Tuesday.

Ludhiana textile mill destroyed by fire

June 14, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Ludhiana (Punjab), June 14 (ANI): Material worth millions was gutted after a major fire broke out at a textile mill here on Sunday.

Tie up with Nitish is not 'compulsion', says BJP leader Giriraj Singh

June 13, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Patna, June 13 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh on Sunday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by saying the BJP's tie-up with the Janata Dal (United) party was not a compulsion.

Punjab farmers face labour shortage

June 11, 2010 at 3:45 PM

Ludhiana, June 11 (ANI): With the shortage of migrant workers in Ludhiana, the farmers here are a worried lot and flock the railway station to find labourers to work in their fields.

Drugs worth millions seized in Ludhiana

April 14, 2010 at 12:02 PM

Ludhiana, Apr 14 (ANI): Special Branch and Anti-Narcotics Cell Police personnel in Ludhiana seized drugs worth 12.5 million and arrested a person, suspected of drug smuggling.

India crushes Pakistan in final match of World Cup Kabaddi 2010

April 12, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Ludhiana, April 12 (ANI): Indian Kabaddi players brought cheers to its fans across the country as it defeated its arch rival Pakistan by 58-24 score in the final match of the World Cup Kabaddi 2010 played here on Monday.

Golf gains popularity in Ludhiana

April 11, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Ludhiana, Apr 11 (ANI): Golf is gaining in popularity in Ludhiana, with the opening of new golf course.

Exhibition of luxury lifestyle items a major draw in Ludhiana

April 5, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Ludhiana, April 5 (ANI): The ongoing 'Luxury Lifestyle Showcase' in Ludhiana city is fascinating large number of people from small towns and different cities of the country.

Ludhiana businessman designs 'half scale' UAV

March 31, 2010 at 4:57 PM

Ludhiana, Mar. 31 (ANI): A Ludhiana-based businessman who started off with aero modelling as a hobby has designed a 'half scale' unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

13 of 29 Kabaddi players test positive in dope test by WADA

March 29, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Ludhiana, March 29 (ANI): In a major embarrassment to the Indian sports, at least 13 of the 29 Kabaddi players have tested positive during a tests conducted by officials of the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA) in Punjab state.

Water pump sales flow cash for manufacturers in Punjab

March 20, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Ludhiana, Mar 20(ANI): While declining water table in Punjab is causing worries to farmers and environmentalists, it has also become a major profit making opportunity for companies that manufacture submersible pumps.

Roof collapse in Ludhiana claims three lives

March 12, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Ludhiana, Mar 12(ANI): Three labourers died and nearly a dozen others were injured when the roof of a building under construction caved in Ludhiana on Friday.

Eye donation movement in Ludhiana

February 11, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Ludhiana, Feb 11 (ANI): Punarjot Eye Bank Society, a non-governmental organization in Ludhiana has been working towards generating awareness on eye donation in Punjab.

Swaminathan hails government's move to stop Bt brinjal cultivation

February 11, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Ludhiana, Feb 11 (ANI): Eminent agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan commended government's decision to defer the cultivation of the genetically modified (GM) Bt brinjal in the country.

Punjab for effective involvement of cooperative movement in agriculture sector

February 9, 2010 at 6:59 PM

Ludhiana, Feb 9(ANI): The Punjab Agricultural University recently organized a workshop in Ludhiana, which focused on making the cooperative movement in the state effective in agriculture sector.

'Dhaba Food Festival' revives traditional Punjab's Dhaba eateries

January 31, 2010 at 11:33 AM

Ludhiana, Jan 31 (ANI): To revive the traditional 'Dhaba', a star rated hotel in Ludhiana has organised a 12-day long feast aptly named 'Dhaba Food Festival'.

Centre would try to bring consensus on Bt Brinjal: Jairam Ramesh

January 29, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Chandigarh, Jan 28 (ANI): Union Minister of state for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh informed here on Friday that before taking a final decision on Bt Brinjal, his Ministry would try to bring a common consensus on the basis of public consultations across the country.

Punjab provides full advantage of national rural health mission to needy

January 26, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Ludhiana, Jan 26(ANI): Punjab Government is trying provide better health care facilities in rural areas of the state with the help of the National Rural Health Mission (NHRM).

Shawl sales multiply, industry flourishes in Amritsar

January 13, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Amritsar, Jan 13(ANI): With north India freezing with the onset of winter season, the over two centuries old Amritsar Shawl industry is experiencing a boom in the domestic as well as international market.

Border Security Force celebrate Lohri

January 13, 2010 at 6:46 PM

Jammu/ Ludhiana, Jan 13 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) personnel celebrated the 'Lohri' festival at the India-Pakistan border in Jammu here.

Heat convectors keep tigers warm at Ludhiana Zoo

January 13, 2010 at 12:39 PM

Ludhiana, Jan 13 (ANI): Tigers at the Tiger Safari Zoo in Ludhiana have been provided with blowers to keep them safe from the biting cold.

Innovations in food processing help farmers in Punjab

January 11, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Ludhiana, Jan 10(ANI): The Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), a premier institute of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in Ludhiana, recently unveiled the latest food processing technologies to produce green chilli powder, guava bars and peanut milk.

Indian students unsafe in Australia, says Nitin Garg's family

January 5, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Jagraon (Punjab), Jan 5 (ANI): The killing of Nitin Garg, a 21 year-old Indian student living in Australia has shocked his family members, who insist that the attack was racist in nature.

CIPHET promotes small units of agro products among farmers, offers technical know-how in Ludhi

December 24, 2009 at 8:48 PM

Ludhiana, Dec.24 (ANI): A premier institute of post harvest research in Punjab is promoting the setting-up of small units of agro products among farmers by providing them with technological know-how.

Punjab cashes in on international trade and investment tie-ups

December 21, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Ludhiana/ Amritsar, Dec 21 (ANI): Today's business environment in the country is favourable for both trade and investment, and Punjab is cashing in on this opportunity through international tie-ups and trade shows.

Advani says BJP enjoys immense support

December 21, 2009 at 12:43 PM

Ludhiana, Dec 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader L.K Advani has said that his party continued to enjoy immense support across the country, despite a change of guard.

Migrant labour contributing to Punjab's prosperity

December 15, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Ludhiana, Dec 14(ANI): Rapid urbanisation and industrialization in the 21st century has propelled a massive rural urban migration and labour mobility, and Punjab, which is among the fastest growing economies, has become an epicentre for the migrants looking for better job prospects.

Punjab State Assembly witnesses scuffle between Akali and Congress MLAs

December 8, 2009 at 6:24 PM

Ludhiana, Dec.8 (ANI): Legislators of ruling Akali Dal and the opposition Congress party got into scuffle with each other in the State assembly of Punjab over the racial violence in Ludhiana city.

Situation under control in Ludhiana, administration lifts curfew

December 8, 2009 at 4:52 PM

Ludhiana, Dec 8 (ANI): After three days of violent protests by radical Sikh outfits, the situation is under control here and returning to its usual, after the administration relaxed the curfew that had been imposed in the region.

Migrant labourers flee Ludhiana

December 8, 2009 at 1:43 PM

Ludhiana/Patna, Dec 8 (ANI): Following the failure of the state police to provide them with security after ethnic clashes, the skilled and unskilled migrant workers from other parts of India were seen leaving Ludhiana.

Sikhs burn effigy of controversial sect leader in Amritsar during Punjab Bandh

December 7, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Amritsar, Dec.7 (ANI): Supporting the public call to observe closure across Punjab, thousands of activists of various Sikhs organizations set ablaze effigy of Ashutosh Maharaj, the controversial sect leader, who heads the Nurmahal-based (near Jalandhar) Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan, on Monday.

Biker gang beaten up near Ludhiana

December 7, 2009 at 2:51 PM

Ludhiana, Dec 7 (ANI): Five miscreants, allegedly belonging to a biker gang, were thrashed by a furious mob near Ludhiana on Sunday.

Curfew enforced in Ludhiana following violent protests

December 6, 2009 at 9:55 PM

Ludhiana, Dec 6(ANI): Authorities imposed curfew in Ludhiana on Sunday following violence by a large number of Sikhs protesting the holding of a public discourse by Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan leader Ashutosh Maharaj.

Ludhiana: One killed and 12 injured in protest against Ashutosh Maharaj's visit

December 5, 2009 at 5:08 PM

Ludhiana, Dec 5 (ANI): One man was killed and twelve others were injured, when the police opened fire at the members of the protesting Sikh organisations. The protestors were pelting stones at the police.

Sikh organisations protest against Ashutosh Maharaj's visit

December 5, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Ludhiana, Dec 5 (ANI): The members of several Sikh outfits took to the streets here today, protesting against the arrival of a controversial religious leader Ashutosh Maharaj, who has not found favour with the Sikh groups for allegedly preaching against their religion.

Angry labourers block highway, burn vehicles in Ludhiana

December 4, 2009 at 3:19 PM

Ludhiana, Dec 4 (ANI): Hundreds of labourers blocked the Ludhiana-Ambala highway and burnt vehicles here today.

Police seize one kilo cocaine worth 100 million rupees from a couple in Ludhiana

November 27, 2009 at 8:48 PM

Ludhiana, Nov.27 (ANI): Punjab Police seized at least one kilogram of cocaine worth 100 million rupees from Sahnewal village in Ludhiana district of Punjab state on Friday (November 27).

Ludhiana Police seize three kilograms of heroin

November 22, 2009 at 1:31 PM

Ludhiana, Nov 22 (ANI): Police in Ludhiana have recovered three and a half kilograms of heroin from a fruit consignment.

'Sikhi'- Sikh way of life promoted in Ludhiana

November 16, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Ludhiana, Nov 16(ANI): A unique nation-wide initiative is underway to motivate the youth towards 'Sikhi', a way of life, which is based on the spiritual wisdom of Guru Granth Sahib.

Banana farming gaining popularity in Punjab

November 16, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Ludhiana, Nov 16(ANI): Diversification is the buzzword for progressive farmers in Punjab, and banana farming, which started in 2006, is now emerging as a 'viable' and alternate form of farming in the State.

House sparrows facing extinction in Punjab

November 15, 2009 at 4:24 PM

Ludhiana, Nov. 15 (ANI): Ornithologists and forest officers in Punjab have expressed concern over the dwindling population of some popular birds, including the house sparrow.

People can adopt wild animals in Punjab zoos

November 11, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Ludhiana, Nov. 11 (ANI): People in Punjab can now adopt wild animals and birds in major zoos of the state after the introduction of a new government scheme.

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