- 14th August, 2019 NYOOOZ
- City comes to a halt as entry, exit points blocked | Ludhiana NYOOOZ
However, normal life was affected as all government offices, commercial establishments and petrol pumps remained shut.
Various organisations of the Ravidas community had blocked the cityâs entry and exist points.
They sat on a dharna at Jalandhar Bypass, Samrala Chowk, Gill Chowk, Dhandari Kalan, Ferozepur Road, Sherpur Chowk, Metro Chowk, Ladhowal and Jodhewal Chowk where commuters were not allowed to pass.
Protesters slapped him in the presence of the police.
He added that the bandh remained by and large peaceful in the city.
- 12th August, 2019 NYOOOZ
- Epicurean delight | LUDHIANA
Chefâs âheritageâ food up for grabsLUDHIANA: Hotel Hyatt Regency, Ludhiana, in collaboration with Chef Sweety Singh is hosting Punjabi Heritage Food Festival.
A specially curated menu showcasing lost traditional recipes by renowned Chef Sweety Singh will be the highlight.
Chef Sweety Singh said: âAuthentic Punjabi food is not very heavy.
âPunjabi food is available everywhere in Ludhiana.
However, we are showcasing the lost recipes of Punjab, which our grandmothers used to cook,â he said.
- 2nd August, 2019 NYOOOZ
- Traffic comes to a standstill | LUDHIANA
Nikhil BhardwajTribune News ServiceLudhiana, August 1Heavy rain today brought the traffic movement to a standstill.
Every corner of the city witnessed huge traffic jams as vehicles crawled on the waterlogged streets.
With minimal presence of the traffic police, the traffic situation worsened at Pavilion Chowk, Haibowal Chowk, Shastri Nagar, Mata Rani Chowk, Clock Tower, Gill Chowk, Tajpur Road, Damoria Bridge, Old Sabzi Mandi, Ghumar Mandi and Basti Jodhewal.
The traffic lights were switched off at most places which worsened the traffic situation.
Sunita Khullar, who had come to pick up her child from the BCM Shastri Nagar Chowk, said her Activa scooter broke down near the school and she had called a mechanic to fix it.
- PAU conducts monthly training for farmers | Ludhiana NYOOOZ
Ludhiana, August 1The monthly training camp of Punjab Agricultural Universityâs (PAU) Kisan Club was held today, in which 260 farmers participated.
The training camp of womenâs wing of the club was organised at Karaudian village, in which 60 farm women participated.
TS Riar, associate director, threw light on training programmes to be conducted by PAU in August.
Rajan Aggarwal, soil and water engineering expert, provided tips on water harvesting.
- Road near City Centre caves in | Ludhiana NYOOOZ
While most roads and streets were under knee-deep water, part of a road, alongside the (now abandoned) City Centre project site, in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar colony of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) caved in after the soil underneath was washed away.
Some part of the berms, along the road in H-block (near Prem Vihar Chowk) developed wide cracks, indicating possibility of more damage after another spell of rain.
Though the City Centre project was abandoned more than 10 years ago, the large portion of dug-up area had become accident-prone.
Earlier also, houses situated along the project site had suffered damage due to road cave-in in the past few years.
An LIT official said the City Centre case was under litigation, so it was not possible to take up construction of a retaining wall.
- 1st August, 2019 NYOOOZ
- Tributes paid to Kargil martyrs | LUDHIANA
Our CorrespondentDoraha, July 31Tributes were paid today to the Kargil war heroes at function organised at Heavenly Palace, Doraha, for their selfless services towards the nation.
It was organised under the guidance of Anil K Monga, chairman of the Dream and Beauty Charitable Trust.
Residents and management of Heavenly Palace showed their gratitude by observing a two-minute silence and singing patriotic songs.
- 7th July, 2019 NYOOOZ
- Ludhiana jail inmate dies at PGI | Ludhiana NYOOOZ
Family members accuse Koom Kalan police of torture, cops deny chargeNikhil BhardwajTribune News ServiceLudhiana, July 6A 25-year-old inmate, lodged at the Central Jail, Ludhiana, for drug smuggling, died at the PGIMER, Chandigarh, under mysterious circumstances on Friday night.
He was arrested by the Koom Kalan police in June this year with 25-gram drug powder along with his aide Joginder.
Mahinderpal, grandfather of the deceased, said the Koom Kalan police nabbed his grandson on June 25 with drug powder.
Davinderpal Singh, SHO, Koom Kalan police station, said after Sunny was arrested by ASI Randhir Singh with drug powder on June 25, he was sent to jail the same day.
Since the inmate was a drug addict and was also suffering from hepatitis C, he was admitted to the jail hospital.
- 5th July, 2019 NYOOOZ
- Policy closes, leaves behind trail of illegal colonies | Ludhiana NYOOOZ
Kuldip BhatiaLudhiana, July 4The policy launched by the Punjab Government for regularistion of illegal colonies, which expired on June 30, has obviously failed to achieve the desired objective if the scant number of applications received by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) is any indication.
According to GLADA Estate Officer Sonam Chaudhry, of 2,000-odd identified illegal colonies under jurisdiction of GLADA, only 450 developers had come forward for regularisation of colonies while around 15,000 applications were received for compounding of plots/properties in unlicensed colonies.
In other words, even by conservative estimates more than 75 per cent developers of the illegal colonies chose not to avail of the opportunity to get their colonies regularised.
âThe government has been further asked to issue directions to the development authorities not to lodge criminal cases under the PAPRA Act against developers of illegal colonies if they had made 100 per cent payment of the compounding fee,â he added.
The developers also demanded that colonies where development works were to be carried out by the regulatory authority or those colonies where total plots had been sold be exempted from registration under the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) and for regularisation of plots and properties in unlicensed colonies the developers wanted the receipt for payment of composition fee to be considered as NOC.
- 16th June, 2019 NYOOOZ
- NGO distributes plants | LUDHIANA
Ludhiana, June 15With the rise in temperature, the young members of NGO Helping Army distributed plants as parsad outside Gurdwara Baba Deep Singh and Gurdwara Model Town extension.The NGO members distributed Neem, Amaltas and Cypress plants which are fast growing and help in bringing the temperature down.
The founder of NGO Helping Army, Sahibjot Singh Chawla, said that in PAU temperature is 37 degree Celsius but in other parts of city around 45 degree temperature was recorded.
- Vehicle drags man to death | LUDHIANA NYOOOZ
Our CorrespondentKhanna, June 15A man died after a vehicle dragged him along the road while he was changing the tyre of his car near Gurwara Sahib Mani Sahib Kottan on GT Road, near Khanna, on Saturday.
The deceased has been identified as Sukhdev Singh (49), a resident of Janakpuri Ludhiana.
As per the information, Sukhdev Singh was a newspaper supply agent and was returning towards Ludhiana after taking the supply from Chandigarh.
In the meantime, an unidentified vehicle, which was on high speed, hit Sukhdev and dragged him 15 feet away, resulting in his death on the spot.
SHO, Sadar Khanna, Baljinder Singh said the police have registered a case against an unidentified person and they were inquiring the matter.
- 12th June, 2019 NYOOOZ
- Training programme on statistical tools | LUDHIANA
Ludhiana, June 11A week-long training programme on statistical tools and database management kicked-off in the department of soil science, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), yesterday, under the ICAR NAHEP-CAAST project.
A total of 35 participants, including PhD scholars, MSc students, young faculty members and research fellows registered for the training programme.
The chief guest of the seminar, Dr DK Benbi, ICAR national professor, inspired the participants to learn statistical tools for giving value to the research.
In his welcome remarks, Dr OP Choudhary, HoD of soil science, said the training had been organised with generous support of the resource persons from the Indian Agricultural Statistical Research Institute (IASRI), New Delhi.
- 6th June, 2019 NYOOOZ
- Man caught with intoxicant tablets | LUDHIANA
Ludhiana, June 5The STF nabbed a man and recovered 1,620 intoxicant tablets from his possession.
The accused has been identified as Jagpinderjit Singh Monu, a resident of New Shakti Nagar, Tibba Road.
STF in-charge Harbans Singh said acting on a secret information, a naka was laid at Ramesh Nagar, where a scooter was intercepted.
During checking, 1,620 intoxicant tablets were recovered.
Harbans said these were banned medicines and the accused was on the way to deliver the consignment to his clients.
- 2nd April, 2019 NYOOOZ
- Parties get on their toes extending help ahead of polls | Ludhiana NYOOOZ
The AAP leaders had started their relay hunger strike on Saturday and it was continued on Sunday as well.
He said the sewerage remains choked in mostly those areas where residents throw anything inside sewerage system.
To show their support, leaders of Aam Aadmi Party have started a chain hunger strike against civic authorities on the issue.
Ludhiana: With parliamentary elections round the corner, political parties have become proactive in extending their support to residents.
He claimed they have started cleaning with the help of super suction machines and the results will be visible in a few days.
- New waiting rooms to come up at rly station | Ludhiana NYOOOZ
Ludhiana: Railway authorities are busy preparing a plan for increasing the seating capacity of waiting rooms at city railway station.Sources said, âRailways has contacted some professional architect to construct new waiting rooms and they will prepare the final proposal for the same to send to higher authorities for sanction.
Moreover, the engineering department officials have received some construction material from the northern railway board which will be used in construction work of the waiting rooms.âLudhiana railway station director, Abhinav Singla, said, âDevelopment plans are already under way to increase the seating capacity of the waiting rooms.âMeanwhile, Rajwinder Kaur, who was waiting for Shan-e- Punjab Express said, âRailways should renovate entire city railway station as it has not seen any major development plan from past forty years.â
- 31st March, 2019 NYOOOZ
- Another man dies crossing rly tracks, 5th death in 4 days | Ludhiana NYOOOZ
Railway Police have initiated proceedings under Section 174 of CrPC in the matter,â said GRP officials.Balbir Singh, in charge, Ludhiana GRP, said, âDespite several initiatives, there is stopping accidents at railway crossings.
Within a few days, railway security forces along with railway staff will launch a mass campaign to create awareness among passengers and commuters urging them not to cross tracks at unmanned crossings during arrival of trains.âPrevious deathsMarch 28| An 18-year-old youth, Deepak Kumar, was crushed under a passenger train at Sham Nagar railway crossing while attempting to cross the tracks in a hurryMarch 28 | A 28-year-old man from Goraya committed suicide by coming in front of a superfast train at a railway crossing in GorayaMarch 27 | A 50-year-old man was run over by a superfast train while crossing railway tracks at Gill railway crossingMarch 27 | A 40-year-old man was run over by a superfast train at Baddowal railway crossing
Ludhiana: In the fifth death in the past four days, a man died while crossing the railway tracks at an unmanned crossing at Dhandari Kalan on Saturday.The man, who is yet to be identified, was run over by a Delhi-bound superfast train as he failed to see the train coming, officials said.As soon the train hit the man, believed to be in his 20s, the loco-pilot stopped the train and conveyed the message to the control room of Government Railway Police (GRP).Manjit Singh, investigating officer, said, âA loco-pilot informed the control room on Saturday morning about the incident, following which a GRP party under my guidance visited the spot and initiated the proceedings.âIn the preliminary investigation, it has come to the fore that the man was trying to cross the track and did not see the train coming from the opposite side.âPolice officials have recovered some of the documents from the pocket of the deceased which further might help them in identifying the person.