It didn’t take long for senior district officials, who had participated in the launch of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, to forget their oath of keeping their surroundings clean. A day after Diwali, waste could be seen thrown on the roadside outside their houses in Officers’ Colony near Rakh Bagh.
Forty-eight cases of burns were reported from major hospitals across the city on Diwali night. Most of the patients were discharged after giving treatment and only a few were admitted.
Tension prevailed in Dhai Marla Colony of Shivpuri after some residents were attacked by a group after the former objected to Diwali ruckus being created by them on Thursday night. At least five persons were injured in the clash which allegedly involved firing of gunshots and the groups pelting each other with stones.
Residents of Raikot were forced to celebrate the festival of lights, Diwali, in darkness as there was no power supply in the area on Thursday night. The residents alleged that the power supply went off at 10.30 in the night, when everyone was enjoying the festival outside their houses.
After seeing a dip in noise pollution on Diwali over the past three years, the city went back to square one this year.
Despite several organisations and schoolchildren spreading awareness against use of firecrackers, high levels of noise pollution rocked the commercial, residential and sensitive zones of the city
Various organisations in the city celebrated Vishwakarma day on Friday. Baba Vishwakarma International Foundation celebrated the day by honouring 11 personalities of the city, who contributed for the welfare of the society, with 'Baba Vishkarma Rattan' award. The event was presided over by chief patron Krishan Kumar Bawa.
A sorcerer allegedly raped a nine-year-old girl on the pretext of treatment in the Hargobind Nagar area of Focal Point. The accused had allegedly told to parents of the victim that the girl was possessed by evil spirits.
Five days after a 23-year-old man went missing from Siar village, he was found murdered near Butahari village on Thursday. The body bore several injuries inflicted by sharp-edged weapons.
The noise of crackers during Diwali can have a terrifying effect on animals. This was stated by Kirti Dua, professor of veterinary medicine at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU).
Three city residents tested positive for dengue on Wednesday. The patients - a 19-year-old girl from Chander Nagar, 50-year-old woman from Bahadurke Road and 42-year-old woman from Jalandhar Bypass - are under treatment at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).
Days after the police booked a woman tutor and her two brothers for sexually assaulting her 14-year-old tenant and making explicit videos of the act, the victim's parents are frantic over the likelihood of the clips going viral.
A 30-year-old resident of Dev Nagar, Haibowal, committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his house on Tuesday evening.
In blatant disrespect for law and order, Jaspal Singh, the owner of Sharma Sweets in Model Town, not only denied giving samples of sweets to a team deputed by the deputy commissioner, but also locked the raiding team inside his eatery on Tuesday evening.
An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) and a head constable of economic offence (EO) wing of Ludhiana police commissionerate have been booked for allegedly extorting `2 lakh from an industrialist for helping him get back his jewellery that was confiscated by the police during his arrest.
A heavy traffic jam was witnessed on Tuesday when joint action committee of the Panchayat Union held a protest demonstration outside the mini-secretariat complex on Ferozepur road.