On the call of Joint Action Committee of the representatives of Panjab and Chandigarh College teachers union (PCCTU) and the principal federation of aided College of Punjab and Chandigarh, the teaching and non-teaching employees of all colleges in Ludhiana sat on dharna in their respective colleges.
With the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation House set to meet after 10 months on Saturday, the councillors have started making their views on taxes clear and a distinction is visible across party lines.
Even as the government promised to release funds for paying long-pending pensions to the PRTC retirees last month, there are no signs of the issue getting resolved anytime soon.
Following the directions of the district education officer, nearly 46 students of classes 6 and 8 reached Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Raikot, to appear for mathematics and science Olympiad exam but had to face inconvenience as the exam was supposed to be held at GSSS, Halwara.
The kin of Jaswinder Kaur, 52, who was found murdered in a hosiery factory in Salem Tabri on Wednesday, have accused the factory owner of the murder. They staged a protest on the national highway, outside Salem Tabri police station by laying the victim’s body on the road, while demanding arrest of the factory owner, Harbans Singh.
After blacklisting the contractor Bhola and Co, the district administration is planning to conduct new auction for the multilevel parking lot at the mini-secretariat.
The Ludhiana Central jail staff seized smack, narcotic powder and 175 sedative pills from two inmates on Wednesday evening, after the accused were trying to smuggle the narcotics into the jail, after a court appearance. The contraband was hidden in their underwear and the police got wind of it, when the inmates struggled to walk into the jail.
With the arrival of fog in the district came harassment of thousands of passengers, with trains getting delayed due to the foggy weather conditions. The trains were running up to five hours late.
Despite the cold wave sweeping the region, there is no relief for students of Government Primary School, Kutcha Number 16, Field Ganj, which has been functioning without a roof, classrooms, toilets or drinking water since 1995.
Tall claims of police about night patrolling fell flat, as the burglars targeted 10 shops in bearing market near Jagraon Bridge area on Thursday late and decamped with cash and other valuables.
A 13-year-old girl was electrocuted after she came in contact with high-voltage wires while flying a kite on the terrace in Bahadurke village of Ladhowal on Thursday.
A man has lodged an FIR against his daughter-in-law and her mother for cheating and theft at the Sadar police station on Wednesday.
With winter showing no signs of abating and due to dense fog, several private schools in the city have decided to change their timings with some starting their daily session as late as 9am.
It is a protest that cost the residents of the area with localities like BRS Nagar, Ranchi Colony, Basant City, Tharike village and others a First Information Report (FIR) against them.
Students of four government schools whose buildings were declared unsafe this year would have to wait longer for classrooms as their schools are not among those selected for Central government grant.