• Snag developed in a traffic light add to woes of commuters. JS Grewal/HT
    Apr 24, 2015 18:18 IST

    MC plans to install advanced traffic lights at 35 points in city

    To manage the traffic in a better way, the municipal corporation (MC) has planned to install synchronised and sensor-based traffic lights at 35 points in the city.

  • Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), a veterinary university in Ludhiana. HT Photo
    Apr 24, 2015 18:24 IST

    Save vultures from extinction: GADVASU expert

    In the last decade, vultures have nearly vanished from India and it is due to this reason they are listed by World Conservation Union as critically endangered, said Kirti Dua, incharge, wildlife centre of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) and professor of veterinary medicine, in a meeting held on the campus on Friday.

  • Punjab Agricultural University-N, Ludhiana
    Apr 23, 2015 20:16 IST

    Career counselling services at PAU's human development dept

    People mostly would not be aware of the fact that Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) also offers career counselling service which can be availed with an appointment on weekdays. This service, which began a few years ago on nominal charges, was the brainchild of the university's human development department which is a part of home science college.

  • Electricity
    Apr 23, 2015 20:21 IST

    Ludhiana: Unscheduled power cuts put govt schools in rural areas at disadvantage

    With the rise in the number of unscheduled power cuts, government schools in rural areas are having a tough time preparing mid-day meal for children, sending e-mails to the education department and teaching students in this hot weather. Sources said unscheduled power cuts of four to five hours are being imposed daily in various blocks of the district, including Sidhwan Bet, Machhiwara, Jagraon and Samrala.

  • Unsold wheat lying in Kotkapura grain market. HT Photo
    Apr 23, 2015 21:55 IST

    Farmers, commission agents protest against procurement agencies at Mullanpur

    A large number of farmers from Mullanpur and nearby villages came on a common platform and protested against the languid approach of various procurement agencies for not beginning with procurement at Mullanpur Mandi.

  • Stray dog
    Apr 23, 2015 21:59 IST

    7 yrs on, dog bylaws yet to be notified

    Around seven years after the municipal corporation (MC) adopted the 'dog bylaws', the municipal corporation (MC) is still waiting for notification of the laws from the local bodies department. With delay in notification of the bylaws, the MC is unable to start registration of pet dogs. Besides, with the civic body starting sterilisation of stray dogs, the staff is facing problems differentiating between pet and stray dogs.

  • Govt Girls H S school
    Apr 23, 2015 13:05 IST

    Ludhiana: Only 9 of 27 approved schools get funds

    Despite the state’s annual budget approving construction of additional toilets at 27 government schools in the district, a grant of Rs 10.6 lakh was released for only nine government primary schools last week.

  • murder
    Apr 22, 2015 21:36 IST

    Civil hospital authorities wake up after rodents gnaw at body

    After the incidence of mutilation of a body by rodents in the mortuary of Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital came to light, the authorities finally started maintenance work at the hospital to keep a check on such incidents in the future.

  • Protest
    Apr 22, 2015 19:15 IST

    Doctor strike spells trouble for patients

    A six-month pregnant woman, Manju, a resident of Tajpur Road, came for a regular check up at Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital on Wednesday at 10.45 am. While she was waiting for her turn, she came to know at 11am that doctors will see her after 1pm as they were going on a strike.

  • Government Primary School at Giaspura
    Apr 21, 2015 18:29 IST

    Work on new classrooms at three govt schools set to surpass another deadline

    The Public Works Department (PWD) will take one more month to complete the infrastructure augmentation work at three government model senior secondary schools in the city. The deadline, which had already been extended thrice in the past, is April 30.

  • waterlogged area in Ludhiana
    Apr 22, 2015 13:16 IST

    Broken drain covers on highway pose grave risk to commuters

    The lives of the commuters on national highway 1 are at risk as the covers of the storm sewerage alongside the road near Jalandhar bypass are damaged.

  • Tiger reserves
    Apr 22, 2015 13:46 IST

    Wildlife affected as sewer water enters Tiger Safari

    Wildlife and residents got badly affected as the sewer water entered Ludhiana zoo, including Tiger Safari, and nearby areas as the Sewage Treatment Plant at Bhattian stopped functioning on Monday. Due to which the tigers were kept inside cages and were not allowed to wander in the Tiger Safari.

  • Indian Judiciary
    Apr 21, 2015 20:41 IST

    Next hearing of bail plea of Bains brothers' on April 24

    The next hearing of the bail application of Bains brothers and their supporters will be held on April 24.

  • Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers offering a cap to rickshaw puller as their candidate goes to files nomination
    Apr 21, 2015 18:06 IST

    AAP demands action against drug peddlers who attacked party member

    Members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Ludhiana, along with activists of party's Punjab against drugs wing held a protest demonstration in front of office of deputy inspector general (DIG) of police against the drug peddlers who attacked Jaswinder Singh Khalsa.

  • Children at a School listening to speech
    Apr 21, 2015 18:25 IST

    Education dept to take over MC schools

    The municipal corporation (MC) is going to shift its schools as well as the 28 ETT teachers to the education department as the state government has recently directed the civic body to do so. Seven schools are running under the MC.