LUDHIANA

  • J&K floods: Ludhiana's hosiery industry fears heavy losses September 15, 2014

    Chandigarh: Ludhiana's famous hosiery industry fears heavy financial losses because of floods in Kashmir as it is not hopeful of receiving payments for the supply of woollen items to the floodravaged valley, now seeking support from the Centre to bail it out. "Ludhiana's hosiery industry is not hopeful of getting...
  • Punjab: Fire breaks out at wool factory in Ludhaina, 3 dead August 25, 2014

    Ludhiana: Three people on Monday died in a major fire that broke out in a wool factory in Ludhiana. Suraj, Raju and Chander were burnt alive inside a factory unit as the owner had locked it from outside, Station House Officer Maninder Bedi said. The cause of the fire is yet to...
  • Airtel launches 4G services on mobile in Kolkata June 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Bharti Airtel said on Tuesday it has launched 4G services on mobile in Kolkata with plans for prepaid customers starting at Rs 42. The company had launched 4G service in Kolkata in 2012 which could be accessed through only dongles. "With the roll out of Airtel 4G services on mobile, customers...
  • Ludhiana a tight 3way battle, AAP, Independent candidate frontrunners April 29, 2014

    Ludhiana: The industrial hub of Ludhiana is set for a tight threeway battle on April 30, when the constituency goes to polls. While there may be signs of a 'Modi wave' in many parts of the country, Ludhiana seems to be ignoring this wave. Ludhiana is a complex constituency divided in...
  • Manish Tewari cites health reasons for not contesting polls March 27, 2014

    Congress leader and Union Minister Manish Tewari has expressed his regret over not contesting Lok Sabha polls. He has cited health reasons for not being able to contest. "Wanted to contest from Ludhiana, have been working there for 5 years, because of personal reasons and health issues I told the...
  • Setback for Congress, Manish Tewari not to contest Lok Sabha polls March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In a setback to the Congress party, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari will not contest the Lok Sabha polls. A few days ago, Tewari agreed to contest polls and his name was doing the rounds for the Ludhiana seat. The Congress has fielded Ravneet Bittu from Ludhiana. He...
  • Cold conditions abate at some places in Punjab and Haryana January 14, 2014

    Chandigarh: Biting cold conditions sweeping Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh for the past several days on Tuesday abated at some places even as foggy conditions prevailed in the region. Chandigarh on Tuesday recorded a minimum of 8.6 degree C as compared to yesterday 6.9 degree C, the MeT said. In Haryana, Ambala registered...
  • Ludhiana bride injured in acid attack dies in Mumbai December 27, 2013

    Ludhiana/Mumbai: A 22yearold bride, who was injured after acid was thrown on her face on December 7, succumbed to her burns on Friday morning in Mumbai. The bride was injured in an acid attack just before her wedding while returning from a beauty parlour in Ludhiana. The bride was rushed...
  • India beat Pakistan to win Kabaddi World Cup title December 15, 2013

    Ludhiana: India beat archrivals Pakistan by nine points to win the Kabaddi World Cup final here on Saturday. The hosts were just two points (2321) ahead at halftime, but took the decisive lead as the secondhalf began. They eventually defeated their traditional rivals 4839. India and Pakistan will jointly host the next edition...
  • Ludhiana: Bride injured after boy throws acid on her face, 1 detained December 7, 2013

    Ludhiana: In a horrific case, a 22yearold bride has been injured after acid was thrown on her face just before her wedding while returning from a beauty parlour in Ludhiana. One person has been detained for questioning in the case. The 25yearold man who allegedly threw acid on her, escaped...
  • 'Fascist forces' in Gujarat coercing Punjabi farmers, says Manish Tewari November 10, 2013

    In a veiled attack on BJP, Union Minister Manish Tewari, on Sunday, claimed Punjabi farmers are being threatened and coerced to move out of Gujarat by the 'fascist forces' who are in power there. The Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting warned against the fascist forces, saying they pose a threat...
  • One person arrested in connection with the abduction of SAD leader October 31, 2013

    Hong Kong: Police have arrested one person in connection with the abduction of Akali leader Manmohan Singh Kheda. The accused was arrested from Ludhiana's Samrala. Kheda and two other people were kidnapped in Hong Kong. Police claim that all of them have been freed unharmed. Kheda had gone to Hong Kong...
  • Punjab launches night policing; becomes first Indian state to do so July 14, 2013

    Mohali: With a dedicated force of 4,000 personnel, Punjab on Sunday laid its claim to be the first state in the country to launch night policing scheme (NPS). Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is also the home minister, launched the scheme at the Khanpur Tpoint near here, 20 km...
  • Punjabi singer Nachhatar Gill booked for rape June 14, 2013

    Chandigarh: Police in Punjab's Ludhiana Thursday booked Punjabi singer Nachhatar Gill following a complaint by an aspiring model that he and his accomplices had raped her on the pretext of casting her in music videos and films. The case against Gill and his three accomplices has been registered by police following...
  • Ludhiana: Fire breaks out in camp office of Manish Tewari June 9, 2013

    Ludhiana: A fire broke on Sunday out in the camp office of Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari in Sarabha Nagar area here, causing minor damage to the office equipment. The incident took place around 11 am, a fire department official said. Two fire tenders of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation...
  • NHRC seeks report on selling of baby in Ludhiana through Facebook April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday sought reports from the Union Women and Child Ministry and police commissioners of Ludhiana and Delhi in connection with reports of a baby being sold thrice through a deal struck on 'Facebook'. The Commission, which took suo motu action on...
  • Ludhiana: Newborn boy sold through Facebook April 24, 2013

    Chandigarh: A woman who gave birth to a baby boy on April 3 at a Ludhiana nursing home was soon after the delivery, told that her baby had not survived. Her father had sold the newborn to one of the nurses in the nursing home for Rs 45,000 and a...
  • Ludhiana: Newborn boy sold for Rs 8 lakh through Facebook April 24, 2013

    Ludhiana: In a shocking incident, a newborn baby boy was sold to a Delhi businessman through Facebook in Ludhiana. The Delhi businessman bought the newborn boy for Rs 8 lakh in Ludhiana. The baby was allegedly sold by his grandfather Feroze Khan with the help of a nurse and another hospital...
  • Ludhiana: Four men beat up woman with iron rods April 17, 2013

    Ludhiana: In a shocking incident of public apathy, a woman was publicly beaten up with iron rods by four men in Ludhiana as people stood as mere spectators. The incident happened in broad daylight yet nobody stepped in to help the woman. What's even more shocking is that a video clip...
  • Punjab ASI shot dead by unknown persons on highway April 1, 2013

    Jalandhar: An assistant subinspector (ASI) was shot dead by unknown persons on Sunday evening on the JalandharLudhiana highway. Police claim that the ASI was shot at when he chased a few persons in a car for not stopping when he asked them to. The accused were in a white Verna car...
  • Ludhiana: 2 feared dead after truck rams into wall of a govt school March 15, 2013

    Ludhiana: Two school children are feared dead after a truck rammed into the boundary wall of a government primary school on Friday. Six children have been injured in the accident. The truck driver has been arrested. The tragedy struck the school in Jandiali near Ludhiana, Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana Division,...
  • Punjab: Police officer beaten up by Akali Dal leader December 25, 2012

    Ludhiana: A senior Punjab Police officer was allegedly beaten up by a leader of the state's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal's youth front in a brawl at a local hotel where the cop went to attend a Christmaseve party with three of his friends and their families. Assistant Inspector General of Police...
  • Ludhiana: 16 injured as school bus hits divider November 8, 2012

    Ludhiana: Sixteen students were injured after a school bus lost control, ran over a divider and turned upside down near Focal Point in Ludhiana on Thursday. The injured students were taken to a nearby hospital. Meanwhile, the driver's condition remains critical. "The bus hit the divider resulting in serious injuries...
  • Living it Up: Plastic surgery to look young October 20, 2012

    In this episode of Living it Up, we will bring you stories of people who chose plastic surgery to look young. ...
  • Ludhiana's small shop owners not scared of FDI October 3, 2012

    Ludhiana: The shop owners in Ludhiana in Punjab are confident that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multibrand retail will not affect them. CNNIBN travelled to Punjab's boom town Ludhiana to see if retailers and consumers there are wary of FDI or are ready to embrace it. Ludhiana is no stranger to...
  • Power failure: India Inc counts losses August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Twentyfour hours after India's worst power failure, India Inc is counting the cost. Punjab's industrial hub Ludhiana alone has posted a loss of Rs 200Rs 300 crore. For two consecutive days, as workers sat idle at the industrial units facing blackouts, the units which used power backup saw their...
  • Heavy rains lash North, power situation may ease July 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The North got a welcome break from the heat on Sunday as heavy rains lashed parts of it including the national capital over the weekend. Punjab and Haryana were 3 degrees Celsius below normal. Narnaul in Haryana received 36 millimetres of rain while Ludhiana received 51 millimetres of rainfall. Himachal...
  • Delay in luggage delivery, Airline to pay Rs 20,000 June 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Malaysian Airlines has been asked by a consumer forum New Delhi to pay Rs 20,000 to an advocate for making him travel all the way from Ludhiana to Delhi to collect his luggage, which the airline had delayed in delivering. The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum presided by...
  • Punjab: 17 devotees killed in accident near Moga May 7, 2012

    Moga: At least 17 people, including five women and five children, were killed early on Monday in a headon collision between a jeep and a truck near Punjab's Moga town, 170 km from Chandigarh, police said. The victims, who were devotees from Daulatpura village in Moga district, were returning from a...
  • Punjab DSP's body found near Ludhiana February 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The body of Balraj Singh Gill, a Deputy Superintendent of Police of Punjab Police, has been recovered at a farmhouse near Ludhiana. Gill's body was found along with a woman's body. Sources said that foul play is not being ruled out with the DSP's throat having been found...