Posted on 25 February 2017 by GGS News
Chandigarh: After a temporary respite, cold weather conditions have revived at most places in Punjab and Haryana, with Adampur Saturday turning out to be the coldest place in both states at 4.7 degrees Celsius.
Adampur’s temperature was six degrees below the normal minimum while Bathinda too experienced a cold night at 6.9 degrees Celsius, the Met department said.
Amritsar (7.7 C), Ludhiana (9.6 C), Patiala (10.1 C), Pathankot (8 C), Halwara (8.2 C), Faridkot (7.5 C) and Gurdaspur (7.4 C) also recorded below normal minimum temperature.
Chandigarh registered a low of 10.1 degrees Celsius, which was within normal limits.
Ambala in Haryana recorded a low of 12.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal.
However, at most other places in Haryana, the low settled a few notches below normal range.
Hisar recorded a low of 9.2 degrees Celsius, down three notches against normal while Karnal experienced a cold night at 8.2 degrees Celsius, down by two notches, a Met Department official said here.
The minimum temperature at most places in the two states has been settling below normal limits during the past few days.
Posted on 25 February 2017 by GGS News
Chandigarh : The Punjab and Haryana high court has allowed the Punjab Vigilance Bureau to open a 2007 complaint against former sub divisional officer (SDO) of the Ludhiana municipal corporation whereby he was accused of amassing assets disproportionate to his known source of income.
The HC bench of justice Kuldip Singh was hearing a plea of Santosh Kumar, ex-SDO, who had approached court in 2007 alleging victimisation claiming that he had been probed several times but exonerated in each probe but VB had again initiated an inquiry. The HC had stayed proceedings on the complaint the same year. He retired in 2010.
In 2005-06, he was probed thrice for amassing alleged disproportionate assets but got a clean chit in every probe. He was accused of having a dairy farm on 2,000 yards and with 200 cows and tyre-tube factorywith annual turnover of Rs 2 crore. In the 2007 complaint, fresh allegations were levelled against him of having an apple orchard worth Rs 80 Lakh in Himachal Pradesh and starting a liquor unit with a cost of Rs 1 crore in Samrala, in which his wife was the managing director.
The bench said allegations of having dairy farm and tyre-tube factory had been already investigated. Hence, the same cannot be re-investigated . It said allegations of orchard and liquor unit are new which were never inquired. “The allegations are of amassing the properties worth crores and this court, at this stage, cannot say that the complaint is false and that the inquiry is malicious,” the bench said.
Posted on 17 February 2017 by GGS News
Mohali : Four persons, including three members of a family, were killed on Friday when their car collided with a Punjab Roadways bus at Gharuan, about 10 km from here.
The accident took place at around 8 AM near a private university in Kharar here, police said.
The Ludhiana-based family was going towards Chandigarh when their car rammed into a state roadways bus coming from the opposite direction, they said.
Four of the car occupants died on the spot, they added.
The car was badly damaged in the accident, police said, adding that it took quite an effort to retrieve the bodies.
The deceased were identified as Dalip Kumar, his wife Ranjana, their daughter Pooja and driver Harjit Singh, they said.PTI
Posted on 13 February 2017 by GGS News
At least 25 rocket launchers were found at an empty plot near Dehlon town on the Malerkotla-Ludhiana road near here.(ANI Photo)
Ludhiana : At least 25 rocket launchers were on Monday found at an empty plot near Dehlon town on the Malerkotla-Ludhiana road near here.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Bhupinder Singh said the rocket launchers were in the form of scrap.
The entire area had been cordoned off and a bomb disposal squad had been summoned, he said.
Police are investigating. PTI
Posted on 25 June 2016 by GGS News
Ludhiana, 25 June : Two days after the arrest of self- styled Hindu radical leader Amit Arora, another Shiv Sena leader -RD Puri – has been arrested for staging a shootout outside his office.
While he has been booked under various sections of the IPC and the Arms Act, efforts are afoot to nab his accomplices Anurag Pandit, Sumit Desuza and Mani Seera.
The case dates back to June, 2013, when Puri, then vice- chairman of Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray), had claimed that two youngsters riding a bike opened fire when he was sitting in his office located near Division No 3 area. He had then claimed that he had a narrow escape.
From the outset, the incident was shrouded in mystery but after a few days Puri’s security cover was strengthened.
DCP Dhruman Nimble said, “The accused has been arrested and confessed to have staged the incident. All this was done for getting more security personnel. Sources said that by adding more security staff, Puri wanted to project himself as a dynamic and radical Hindu leader.
Questions are being raised as to why RD Puri was not arrested then. Sources said that police officials were also probing the allegations that these self- styled leaders were operating as touts for cops.
On the other hand Amit Arora was rushed to the civil hospital last night after complained of chest pain. However, he was taken back to the police station following a medical check-up.
Posted on 04 June 2016 by GGS News
Ludhiana,(Amritpal Singh Sidhu) 04 JUNE : Aam Aadmi Party, Ludhiana is organizing career Counselling, personality development and awareness campaign for students with age more than 15 years. It will be held on Sunday dated 5th June at Rotary club, near Deepak Hospital, Ludhiana from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm.
Giving details about the programme, Ludhiana zone coordinator Col. C. M. Lakhanpal (Retd.) said that the programme is aimed to guide the prospective students for fields of their interest including Engineering, Medical, Law, Management, Civil Services, Defence Services, Fashion Designing, Agriculture, Languages, Hospitality, Accountancy and Immigration. The party will not charge any amount from any student and is free of cost.
Also, AAP strongly opposes the dictatorial order from Punjab Government asking the vacating Government teachers to go door to door to highlight the government policies and achievements. Col Lakhanpal said that it is misuse of the government machinery by the Akali-BJP government for meeting their vested political gains in the forthcoming Punjab elections. AAP wants the deployment of teachers for teaching activity only while the Akalis and BJP wanted to misuse the serving employees to meet their personal interests.
In this conference along with Col. CM Lakhanpal, Bravo sector coordinator Amritpal Singh and Charlie Sector coordinator Jagjiwan Dalla were also present.
Posted on 27 May 2016 by GGS News
Ludhian, (Amritpal Singh Sidhu) 27 May : HS Phoolka ,Senior Advocate attended the bhog of Bhai Bhupinder Singh at village Khasi Kalan at Ludhiana to express grief and solidarity with the family of Bhai Bhupinder Singh, his wife and two children.
The sacrifice of Bhai Bhupinder Singh will always be remembered. He gave his life protecting the rich Panthic traditions. Bhai Bhupinder Singh acted as a shield to save Bhai Ranjit Singh Dhandrianwale.
Posted on 07 May 2016 by GGS News
Ludhiana, 07 May : In a tragic incident, three people died after a massive fire broke out in a yarn factory situated at Bajra road in Ludhiana’s Meharban area on Friday night.
The fire was reported at 2 am. It took fire tenders four hours to douse the fire. Several factory workers were working the night shift when the fire engulfed the factory.
Three workers were unable to find any exit and succumbed to burn injuries. The deceased have been identified as Ashutosh alias Bunty, Satish and Prem – all natives of Bihar.
Posted on 28 April 2016 by GGS News
Ludhiana, 28 April : In a gruesome incident, a 26-year-old woman was gangraped and killed by three drunk men at her house located near Samrala Chowk here late last night.
The victim’s right arm was chopped off when she tried to resist. The accused after raping the victim attempted to gag her to death. Later, the accused threw her from the roof top of the house, killing her on the spot.
The victim, a mother of three daughters, was suffering from tuberculosis. She was married in Bihar and was visiting her parents, along with her youngest daughter, for treatment.
According to Station House Officer (SHO) of Division No. 7 police station Harpal Singh Grewal, all accused had been arrested. The trio had been booked for murder and rape. They were identified as Johar, Pappu, both from Bihar, and Balvir Singh, who is from Gurdaspur. They were working at a factory unit in Jodhewal Basti area and living as tenants in the victim’s house located in the EWS colony.
The incident took place last night when the victim’s parents had left home to attend a wedding. The victim’s 18-year-old younger brother decided to stay back at home.
According to the police, the trio thought that the victim was alone. They consumed liquor and entered her room. Before she could react, the trio overpowered the victim and tied her arms. They put cloth into her mouth so that she could not scream. Then they took her to the roof top.
In a statement to the police, the victim’s brother said at 1.30 am he heard some noise from the roof top. Later, he heard a loud thud following which he rushed outside the house only to find the blood-soaked body of his sister. The victim’s hand had been chopped off and her clothes were tattered.
The victim’s brother raised an alarm following which the accused tried to flee but the neighbours nabbed them. They thrashed the victims before the police arrived. The victim’s body was later sent to the Civil Hospital where a board of doctors conducted a post-mortem. The accused told the police that they were looking for an opportunity to establish physical relations with the victim.ANI
Posted on 19 March 2016 by GGS News