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HindustanTimes Sat,27 Dec 2014

Ludhiana

Government stalls decision on zero VAT on bicycle industry

Following the dispute between industrial associations, the Punjab government has stalled the decision on zero value-added tax (VAT) on cycle industry. The government will make further announcement after holding a meeting with bicycle manufacturers and taking their response.

Wife hangs self as man elopes with another woman

A woman ended her life by hanging herself from a hook in her room on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. She was under depression from the past two days as her husband had eloped with one of his co-workers. The deceased has been identified as Pooja, 30, of Basti Abdullapur. She was living in a room on the third floor of a factory, where she and her husband Dalip Sahni worked.

Well-heeled girls overweight: Study

Girls in the age group of 10-16 years and who belong to the upper strata of society are overweight in comparison to those studying in government schools.

PAU playgrounds in state of neglect; students irked

Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) students interested in sports have a tough time pursuing their passion on the campus, as the university's playgrounds have been languishing in filth for so long.

Kite flying season approaching, administration indifferent to stop Chinese thread sale in city

With the chill making people wish for the early arrival of the festival of Lohri and the basant (spring) season, flying of kites emerges as a favoured pastime.

Now, city buses to have Wi-Fi, GPS services

With municipal corporation’s Ludhiana City Bus Service Limited (LCBSL) all set to return on the road from mid-January, residents will be able to enjoy advanced facilities as the buses will be connected with GPS system soon.

Passengers complain of overcharging at local bus stand

Thousands of passengers visiting the Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar Inter-state Bus Terminal here are a harried lot with shops and kiosks’ owners overcharging for eatables and other articles.

Regularisation policy crashes property rates

With only 17 out of nearly 2,400 unauthorised colonies in Ludhiana regularised for the past more than one year, the real estate sector in the city has taken a nosedive as the property prices in many parts of the city have come down heavily.

2014 a mixed bag of a year for state universities

Six days to the new year, HT brings to you a couple of highs and lows seen by two state universities Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) and Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), both of which are a cynosure for education and research for students and scholars from across the country.

Now, city buses to have Wi-Fi, GPS services

With municipal corportaion's Ludhiana City Bus Service Limited (LCBSL) all set to return on the road from mid-January, residents will be able to enjoy advanced facilities as the buses will be connected with GPS system soon.

Residents forced to pay above MRP to shop owners at bus stand

Thousands of passengers visiting the Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar Inter-state Bus Terminal here are a harried lot with shops and kiosks' owners overcharging for eatables and other articles.

MC moves proposal to install gates on streets

To resolve the issue of iron gates on the streets, the Municipal Corporation’s house has recently passed a proposal (under agenda of house meeting) regarding allowance of gates on public streets and it will be sent to government for final approval.

3 jump across buildings after failing to rob trader

In an incident that appeared a scene out of a Bollywood flick, a group of three snatchers jumped from one building to another in the old city area after a failed bid to rob a Malerkotla cloth merchant, Imran Hussain. The incident took place on Wednesday morning near Reikhi Cinema.

Boycott of de-addiction drug affecting patients

The boycott of use of de-addiction medicine, buprenorphine, by the members of Indian Psychiatrist Society, Punjab and Chandigarh branch, is affecting patients who are under treatment. The sudden stoppage of this medicine makes withdrawal of symptoms like body aches, loose motion, vomiting, loss of sleep, aggression violence, fit etc on patients.

City buses set to return on the roads in mid-January

Finally, after a gap of five months, city buses will return on road in mid-January, but municipal corporation’s Ludhiana City Bus Service Limited (LCBSL) will get income as low as nearly Rs. 125 per bus a day. A private firm has been selected to operate all 105 city buses and it has offered to pay Rs. 48 lakh per year to the LCBSL.
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