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HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

Ludhiana

Power outages take away relief brought by rain

Though rain in the past two days has brought relief to residents from the scorching heat, power outages have left them at wits' end.

PAU scientist gets young scientist award

A PhD student of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), ZA Bhatt, has won the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Young Scientist Award of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for the year 2013.

IMA to protest in favour of docs at Arora Nursing Home

The Indian Medical Association (IMA), Ludhiana, will be holding a protest rally at Arora Nursing Home on Thursday. “The IMA will be protesting in favour of doctors at Arora Nursing Home,” said Dr Raj Kumar Sharma, president, IMA Ludhiana.

Sarah, Mritunjay continue their winning spree

Harvest Tennis Academy trainees Sarah Dev and Mritunjay Badola continued their fine run entering semifinals of the AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament at Harvest Tennis Academy in Jassowal on Wednesday.

Sand mafia tries to set mining officer’s car ablaze

The sand mafia that has been operating in Ludhiana and surrounding areas is getting bolder day by day and has started attacking police and mining officers, who try to check their illegal activities on the banks of Sutlej River.

Taxpayers harried by website snags

Taxpayers in the city are a harried lot these days as the income tax department’s website for filing tax returns is breaking down frequently due to heavy congestion.

Inmates in crowded prisons to be shifted to new jails: Thandal

Punjab jail minister Sohan Singh Thandal has the prison department was concerned about over-crowded jails. He said 50% work of new jails had been completed, and as soon as the construction was completed in a few months, prisoners would be shifted to four new jails.

Rape accused among 9 booked for attacking victim’s relatives

A Kakowal village resident, accused of rape, and his eight accomplices have been booked for allegedly assaulting the relatives of the rape victim.

Dangerous open pits causingmishaps, escape MC’s notice

With the municipal corporation (MC) turning a blind eye to pits and trenches dug up by telecom companies, mishaps continue in various areas of the city. On Monday, 10-year-old Subhash fell into one such pit near Chand Cinema, which was not evident due to waterlogging after the downpour. The boy suffered multiple injuries, thanks to MC’s indifference.

MC passes buck to residents even as water samples found unsafe

Despite water samples collected from Prakash Nagar, Jawaddi, and Sihora village being found unsafe for consumption, the municipal corporation (MC) continues to hold residents responsible for outbreak of diseases.

PM’s ideas on boosting agriculture hailed

Experts from Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) eulogised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech, at the 86th foundation day of Indian Council of Agriculture and Research (ICAR) held in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Months after carpeting, road starts wearing off

Cracks have started appearing on the newly-carpeted Ishmeet Singh Road. The premix layer has started coming off on the road around 200 metres away from the cremation ground of Model Town extension.

Govt comes out with sumptuous menu at school for meritorious

Fruits and salad will be part of the menu in the hostel mess of students of senior secondary residential school for meritorious students.

You can’t procure a  marriage certificate without paying bribe

Marriage registration process at Ludhiana district courts has come under the scanner as reports of fleecing of the applicants have been pouring in for some time.

Rainfall brings cheer to paddy farmers

The recent rains in the city came as a blessing for the farming community as majority of the farmers had failed to complete paddy transplantation so far.
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