HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014


Awaiting salaries for 6 months, sewerage staff on the warpath

Agitated over not getting salaries for last six months, the employees of Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board staged a protest rally outside the office of Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) on Wednesday.

MC to fine A2Z for not lifting garbage

If A2Z group fails to lift garbage from the dumps within six hours after receiving any complaint, the municipal corporation (MC) will impose a fine on it.

Rail overbridge opens, project still incomplete

Though the southern bypass project has missed several deadlines, the railway overbridge at Dhuri Line railway crossing that is a part of the same project, was opened for the commuters here on Wednesday.

35-yr-old man found murdered in car

A body with severe injury marks was found in a car at Noorwala Road around 3am on Wednesday. The victim has been identified as Satpal Singh, 35, a resident of Bhoma village near the Meharban area. He was the driver of a container with an Ahmedgarh-based company and had gone on a tour 15 days ago.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Students to take pledge to clean up country

The students of all government schools in Ludhiana will take pledge to keep the environment neat and clean on Thursday.The initiative is a part of the Central government's programme, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, that will be celebrated on October 2- the birth anniversary of father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi.

J&K flood victim needs help for surgery

A Hamripur resident, who had gone to Jammu and Kashmir with a self-help group to sell their handmade pickle and jam at an exhibition, had returned with an injury in her leg and needs help for surgery.The patient, Meena, 21, has been admitted to Deepak Hospital in Ludhiana.

Kundanpuri govt school declared unsafe

After several years of studying at a school functioning in a crumbling building, 236 students of Government Primary School, Kundanpuri,have finally been shifted to the government school at 8B Chander Nagar School. The move comes after the district education officer (elementary) Gurjot Singh declared the 70-year-old building unsafe for use and ordered the school to shift its students.

MC address students on importance of cleanliness

 The municipal corporation (MC),as part of the Swachh Bharat Week, conducted an awareness programme at Government Senior Secondary School, Jawahar Nagar Camp, on Wednesday.

SAD mayor is biased: BJP councillors

Differences between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) have come to the fore in the Ludhiana municipal corporation (MC) as the BJP councillors accused mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria, who is SAD councillor, of adopting biased attitude.

First Anglo-Sikh war memorial in a shambles

A look at the broken slabs inscribed with words of valour of Sikh generals at the first Anglo-Sikh war memorial in Gora Hoor village near Aliwal, 40 km from Ludhiana, are a reflection of the hollow promises and salutations made by the political leaders of the state.

Cracker traders glum over sales turnaround

With the festive season having got off, a wholesale firecrackers market has been set up near the city's grain market but traders remain pessimistic about a buoyant turnover this time after a flat performance last year.

Four city cricketers to attend training meet in South Africa

As many as four cricketers of a city-based cricket academy, Nursery of Cricket, Centre for Excellence, have been selected to attend a twoweek training programme in Johannesburg, South Africa. As many as 43 cricketers from India will attend the 15-day camp that will begin on October 7 and conclude on October 21.

Family on vacation, burglars ransack house

A gang of burglars struck at a vacant house in the Durgapuri area of Haibowal and decamped with cash, jewellery and other valuables. The family was away to Sikkim on vacation.The incident came to the fore on Tuesday when the family members retuned and found the house ransacked.

ACs, gensets installed behind shops give residents tough time

Large exhaust fans, air-conditioners and generator sets installed at the backside of shops in the main market of Phase 1, Urban Estate, Dugri, are creating nuisance to residents of the locality.

Donating blood a healthy way to serve humanity, say doctors

Donating blood is considered a noble act, as it saves life in emergency. Besides, it also benefits the donor in terms of health. On this Voluntary Blood Donation Day that is observed across India on October 1 every year, doctors, blood banks and NGO’s have urged people to debunk the myths related to blood donation and work for the cause.
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