• Mandeep Sandhu who hails from Ludhiana won gold medal in the 52-kg category.
    May 23, 2015 21:18 IST

    Boxing: Ludhiana girl Mandeep Sandhu conquers the 'world'

    India's next Mary Kom is all of 16 and comes from a village in this district. Mandeep Kaur Sandhu, the girl from Chakar, on Saturday became world junior boxing champion.

  • water
    May 23, 2015 17:57 IST

    Ludhiana: Water woes galore with no MC house meet in sight

    As the house meeting of municipal corporation (MC) is not being organised, the common problems being faced by the residents are not being redressed.

  • Electricity
    May 23, 2015 17:44 IST

    Ludhiana: Hike in electricity charges irks industrialists

    Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Saturday stated that the policies of state government regarding taxes on electricity were affecting the industry, causing serious concerns for production in the state.

  • beat the heat
    May 22, 2015 23:05 IST

    Ludhiana: No respite from heat in near future

    Like this week that remained dotted with very hot days, the coming week will also sail in the same boat as per the meterological centre, Chandigarh. Throughout the week, the temperature will be above 40 degree Celsius and on May 28, it is likely to touch 45 degree mark. The forecast also expects cloudy days with possibility of rain or thundershowers on May 24 and 25.

  • Car Parking
    May 22, 2015 22:45 IST

    Parking woes on Mall road leaves residents peeved

    Commuters are a harried lot due to lack of parking arrangements in several commercial buildings on Mall road. Though some buildings have parking space in front of their structures, but most of times barricades can be seen installed to stop parking of vehicles.

  • Railways
    May 22, 2015 19:34 IST

    Passengers' feedback to be taken during 'railway facilitation fortnight'

    Railway is going to observe 'railway facilitation fortnight' from May 26 to June 9, under which officials would take feedback from the passengers.

  • Unsold wheat lying in Kotkapura grain market. HT Photo
    May 22, 2015 10:18 IST

    Punjab’s share of wheat in central pool dips 20%

    Due to inclement weather in the region since February that caused extensive damage to the wheat crop, Punjab’s share in wheat procured by agencies has dipped by around 20% over the last year.

  • Children being served the mid-day meal. HT Photo
    May 21, 2015 23:15 IST

    Aided schools asked to serve mid-day meal from July 1

    After government schools, now aided schools in Punjab are directed to start serving mid-day meal in their school from July 1. There are around 434 aided schools in Punjab, of which 58 are in Ludhiana, all are directed to serve mid-day meal after summer vacations in their schools.

  • Punjab Agricultural University-N, Ludhiana
    May 21, 2015 21:39 IST

    Punjab's pulse plan gets PAU excited

    As the Punjab government has announced a plan to spend `15 crore on making the state self-sufficient in pulses in two years, experts from Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) say that this will have not one but many benefits for agriculture.

  • Vegetable vendors
    May 21, 2015 20:32 IST

    Ludhiana: Unhygiene at new sabzi mandi concerns visitors

    Unhygienic conditions in the new sabzi mandi near Karabara Chowk, Ludhiana, pose threat to the health of the visitors as the mandi authorities seem to have turned a blind towards cleanliness.

  • A car owner
    May 21, 2015 19:22 IST

    Punjab govt flayed for hike in power, petrol, diesel prices

    Several industrial organisations as well as the Congress have lambasted the state government for imposing a cess on petrol and diesel as well as other taxes during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday evening.

  • hosiery and garment industry, knitwear, thread,
    May 21, 2015 19:12 IST

    Ludhiana: Hosiery industry gets a fillip with more buyers this time

    Hosiery manufacturers of Ludhiana are all set to mint money this season as the orders placed at the 'buyer seller meet' organised by different organisations recently have broken records of the last four years. The orders placed this time were at least 15-20 per cent more than what were placed during previous years.

  • May 20, 2015 22:17 IST

    Traders' body seeks monitoring panel to curb overcharging at parking lots

    Despite Punjab and Haryana high court (HC) orders, the municipal corporation (MC) has failed to form a monitoring committee to keep a check on fleecing of visitors and encroachments at the paid parking lots in the city.

  • The UNICEF Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
    May 20, 2015 19:31 IST

    Ludhiana: Hawas village to have cent per cent toilet facility soon

    Every household in Hawas village will have toilets by June 10 this year under Punjab Rural Water and Sanitation Sector Improvement Programme, which is covered under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

  • Children at a School listening to speech
    May 20, 2015 19:00 IST

    Sans benches, students of Sekhewal government school forced to sit on floor

    In absence of adequate benches, more than 400 students of Government Senior Secondary School, Sekhewal, are forced to sit on the floor every day. Despite sending request for the same to office of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Sarva Shikshs Abhiyan (SSA) in the last two years, the school authorities are yet to receive funds.