Ludhiana

Malaika Goel gets silver in women's 10-m air pistol event

Malaika-GoelLudhiana, July 26 : Sixteen-year-old Malaika Goel brought laurels for India by winning a silver medal in women's 10-metre air pistol event during the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Malaika's coach Gurjeet Singh told ANI, "Malaika has been training with me since 2008 and today I feel immensely proud of her. This would not have been possible without her parent's support and hard work."

"Our main goal is Olympics and next month she will be going to Spain as well for the Asian Games," he added.

ABCD a symbol of Congress's corruption, each Alphabet stands for a scam: Modi

Narendra-ModiJagraon (Ludhiana), Feb. 23 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday said that ABCD had become a symbol of Congress's corruption in which, A stood for Adarsh Scam, B stood for Bofors Scam and C stood for Coal Scam respectively.

"The Congress's ABCD stands for A for Adarsh Scam, B for Bofors Scam and C for Coal Scam and so on. I'm surprised that the Congress is blaming opposition parties for corruption. All scams took place under the Congress rule, yet they point finger at us," said Modi, while addressing a rally in Ludhiana.

Man dies of swine flu in Punjab

Man dies of swine flu in PunjabLudhiana, Jan 29 - 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.

The deceased identified as Bharpur Singh, who originally hailed from Faridkot district, had come to Ludhiana to attend a family function and fell ill.

"Deceased had symptoms of like soar throat, running nose and high fever. We conducted tests and he was positive for H1N1 virus," said Ludhiana district's civil surgeon Ajay Sahni.

Punjab governments moves ahead on Ludhiana Metro project

Punjab governments moves ahead on Ludhiana Metro projectThe state government of Punjab is taking steps for the implementation of the ambitious Rs 10,300-crore Ludhiana Metro project in the city.

Punjab deputy chief minister(CM) Sukhbir Singh Badal has put the project on fast track and has also appointed Ludhiana Commissioner as managing director of Ludhiana Metro in order to ensure the speedy execution of the project. Mr. Sukhbir Badal presided over a meeting in Chandigarh that reviewed the progress on the project.

Badal Urges PM To Set Up Farm Science Institute In Ludhiana

Badal Urges PM To Set Up Farm Science Institute In LudhianaPunjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal urged Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to establish the proposed Borlaug Institute for South Asia at Ladhowal, in Punjab's Ludhiana region.

In a note to PM, Badal said that the Nobel laureate and father of the green revolution Norman E. Borlaug was intimately associated with Punjab.

Badal wrote that the funtionaries of Punjab Agricultural University (in Ludhiana) and many people of Punjab still memorize Borlaug with great honor and warmth.

Innovations in food processing help farmers in Punjab

Innovations in food processing help farmers in PunjabLudhiana, Jan 10 : 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.

Farmers, self-help groups and small entrepreneurs were invited to take a look and to adopt the technologies to process vegetables and fruits.

Case against Punjabi singer Mika for abusing journalist

MikaLudhiana (Punjab), Jan 8 : A case was filed Friday against Punjabi singer Mika, who misbehaved with a journalist and used abusive language against him while addressing a press conference in this Punjab city, police said.

"We have registered a case against Mika after getting a written complaint from a journalist of a news channel. I have ordered a probe into this incident and an appropriate action will be taken against Mika after the investigation," Senior Superintendent of Police Sukhchain Singh Gill told IANS.

As mercury dips further, Punjab farmers hope for a bumper wheat crop

As mercury dips further, Punjab farmers hope for a bumper wheat cropLudhiana, Jan 7 : The plummeting mercury accompanied by drizzle and fog in Punjab state may have been making things difficult for the common man, but it has delighted farmers, as they anticipate a higher yield of wheat this season.

According to agronomists, frost and foggy weather are favourable conditions for wheat. Presently, north India is reeling under cold wave.

Wheat is the major Rabi crop of north India. Punjab alone contributes 70 percent of the wheat in the granaries set up by the federal government.

Railways, Tamil Nadu advance in NBC

Railways, Tamil Nadu advance in NBC
Railways and Tamil Nadu have made into the semifinal of the 60th Senior National Basketball Championships after winning their respective matches at the Guru Nanak Stadium indoor arena in Ludhiana.

Tamil Nadu defeated Services 80-77 in a nail biting quarterfinal match in the men’s category to move into the last four. Hareesh Kumar, S Robinson and V Suresh Kumar scored 24, 21 and 12 points respectively for Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu was trailing 74-75 in the last two minutes of the match but Hareesh scored six points with two free throws to help his team to win the match.

Two held with 17 kg gold, diamonds in Punjab

Two held with 17 kg gold, diamonds in PunjabLudhiana, Dec 28 : Two people were arrested Monday after a heist in a jewellery shop in Punjab's largest city and 17 kg of gold, diamonds and cash were recovered from them, police said.

The theft in Forever Jewellers was noticed Sunday when the owner opened the shop.

Police arrested Sandeep, an employee of the shop, and his accomplice.

According to police, there were no signs of forced entry and all the locks were opened using keys. A security guard, outside the shop, had left the place unguarded for some time in the early hours Sunday.

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

CIPHET promotes small units of agro products among farmers, offers technical know-how in LudhianaLudhiana, Dec. 24 : 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.

Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) at Ludhiana is a major institution functioning under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

Advani says BJP enjoys immense support

Advani says BJP enjoys immense supportLudhiana, Dec 21 : 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.

Reacting on the developments in the BJP over the last couple of days, Advani said the BJP would emerge stronger.

"In the last two-three days stress was laid... there is immense support for the party in the country, for which everyone should work. This was clear from the developments of the last two-three days," Advani told reporters here on Sunday.

Migrant labour contributing to Punjab’s prosperity

Migrant labour contributing to Punjab’s prosperityLudhiana, Dec 14 : 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.

The labourers come from different parts of the country, including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh being the prominent ones. And, in Punjab, they find jobs in industries, construction and farms to have a better livelihood than in their native states.

Punjab State Assembly witnesses scuffle between Akali and Congress MLAs

Ludhiana-MapLudhiana, Dec. 8 : 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.

It all started when some Congress legislators moved towards Deputy Chief Minister and State''s Home Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal when he was replying to a Call Attention Motion on the State''s law and order situation.

Authorities were forced to impose curfew in Ludhiana following violent protests by sundry Sikh fora against the holding of a public discourse by a controversial religious cult leader.

Curfew relaxed in Ludhiana

Curfew relaxed in LudhianaLudhiana, Dec 8 - Curfew was relaxed Tuesday in Punjab's industrial hub Ludhiana as the city and the rest of the state remained normal in the last 24 hours, officials said.

The curfew has been relaxed from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. Tuesday.

The relaxation came after two days of violence Friday and Saturday followed by a full day of curfew Sunday.

People could be seen coming out of their homes and heading for work.

Mixed response to Punjab shutdown call, Ludhiana under curfew

Mixed response to Punjab shutdown call, Ludhiana under curfewChandigarh, Dec 7 - The Punjab shutdown call given by radical Sikh organisations to protest against Saturday's violence in Ludhiana evoked a mixed response in the state Monday.

Shops in most cities and towns across the state remained closed Monday and educational institutions at most places also remained shut or saw low attendance.

However, movement of vehicles on roads in cities and towns and highways remained normal. Railway traffic on the busy Amritsar-Ludhiana-Ambala section was also not affected till the afternoon.

Ludhiana tense as curfew continues

Ludhiana tense as curfew continuesLudhiana, Dec 6 - Ludhiana, Punjab's largest city and a major industrial hub, continued to remain tense Sunday morning as curfew continued in most parts of the city following two days of violence Friday and Saturday in different parts.

With radical Sikh organizations led by Damdami Taksal calling for a Ludhiana 'bandh' (shutdown) Sunday and continuing with their 'dharna' (protest) near Samrala crossing on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh highway, Punjab Police and para-military forces remained on high alert to maintain peace.

Curfew imposed in most parts of Ludhiana

CurfewLudhiana, Dec 5 : Curfew was imposed in most parts of Ludhiana late Saturday evening following the continuous violence since Thursday in this industrial city of Punjab, officials said.

Curfew was imposed in nine areas of Ludhiana - divisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7, Simlapuri, Focal point and Sahnewal - following the widespread violence Friday and Saturday.

Earlier, curfew was imposed in five police station areas of the town, 110 k, from Chandigarh, Friday and was relaxed in three of these divisions Saturday from 8.30 a. m. till 5 p. m.

Saturday's clash between police and Sikh protesters left one person dead and over 15 injured.(IANS)

Sikh organisations protest against Ashutosh Maharaj''s visit

sikh protestLudhiana, Dec 5 : 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.

Swami Ashutosh Maharaj, who heads an organisation named Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJSS), begins his visit to the city from today, and is proposed to hold a religious meeting in the city.

Several Sikh men gathered outside a Sikh shrine this morning, raising slogans and waving swords in the air.

The police arrested some protestors, who pelted stones at them.

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

Ludhiana authorities dispatch relief material for Punjab flood victims  Ludhiana, Dec 5 : 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.

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.

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