Ludhiana

  • Water logged road after rainfall in Ludhiana on Thursday. HT Photo
    Jul 05, 2015 18:14 IST

    People fear waterlogging in monsoon, MC pays no heed to problem

    Learning no lessons from the past problems, the municipal corporation (MC) has failed to shift the dump adjoining nullah near Damoria Bridge (railway under bridge), where water logging is a major problem during monsoon. Residents are worried as the monsoon has begun and the problem will arise again.

  • Judiciary symbollic photo
    Jul 05, 2015 17:38 IST

    Unsatisfied with MC's anti-encroachment drive, NGO to move HC

    After the Khanna Municipal Council (MC) failed to remove the encroachments on either side of GT Road, members of the NGO Lok Sewa Club have decided to move Punjab and Haryana high court to take action against the encroachers in GTB and Guru Amar Dass markets.

  • Nine women who survived acid attack participated in a charity event, titled 'Beautiful You', at Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana.
    Jul 05, 2015 11:06 IST

    Beautiful bounce back: Acid attack survivors now showstoppers

    Nine women who survived acid attack put their beautiful side on show on Saturday when they walked the ramp for charity.

  • dhussi bandhs situated on the banks of the Sutlej river
    Jul 04, 2015 21:38 IST

    Monsoons round the corner, work still on to repair dhussi bandhs

    Indifferent to the loss of lives, crops and property due to breaches caused by rains in dhussi bandhs situated on the banks of the Sutlej river, passing through almost a 100-kilometre stretch of the district, the state government has sanctioned only `4.97 crore for the repair and maintenance work at these bandhs, against the requisite estimate of `14.11 crore.

  • The contractor outside Elante Mall has only been fined Rs 1.5 lakh even as he has already siphoned off RS 40 lakh
    Jul 04, 2015 20:43 IST

    Visitors raise questions over conditions printed on parking slips

    No sooner the municipal corporation (MC) handed over five paid parking lots to contractors on Saturday, visitors started raising questions over slips being issued by the contractor at the Feroze Gandhi market. Although, the MC had announced the introduction of e-ticketing for parking of vehicles, the contractors are reportedly issuing slips with their own conditions printed on them.

  • Bad roads
    Jul 04, 2015 19:22 IST

    Potholed roads, garbage heaps lying for days irk Shastri Nagar residents

    Residents of Shastri Nagar expressed their annoyance against the municipal corporation (MC) for turning a blind eye to their demands and for ignoring the locality since long. Damaged roads, garbage heaps along roadside, non-functional streetlights, traffic snarls and lack of sanitation facilities are some of the problems, which have led to displeasure among residents.

  • Folk singer Ranjeet Kaur
    Jul 04, 2015 18:40 IST

    Punjab govt to bear folk singer Ranjeet Kaur's treatment expenses

    Punjab government has announced to bear the entire treatment expenses of folk singer Ranjeet Kaur, who is admitted at Guru Teg Bhadaur Hospital, Model Town, for the past few weeks due to severe infection in her gall bladder.

  • Punjab cabinet minister Madan Mohan Mittal
    Jul 03, 2015 18:48 IST

    Ludhiana industrialists to get exhibition centre soon: Madan Mohan Mittal

    A mass plantation drive was inaugurated by Punjab industry minister Madan Mohan Mittal and Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) chairman Manpreet Singh Chattwal at Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) complex, Focal Point, here on Friday.

  • Bus stands bears a deserted look as private buses suspend services on Saturday. Sameer Sehgal/HTHT
    Jul 03, 2015 18:31 IST

    Roadways staff awaiting arrears accuse treasury dept of irregularities

    Arrears of Punjab Roadways employees worth lakhs of rupees are pending for over a year with the state treasury department. Every time bills are forwarded for clearance, the treasury department rejects these on the pretext of certain objections, say roadways employees, adding they have been asked to grease the palms of the senior officials in order to get their bills cleared soon.

  • Visitors waiting outside Suvidha Centre in Ludhiana. JS Grewal/ HT
    Jul 03, 2015 18:24 IST

    Technical glitch brings Suwidha Centre functioning to halt

    Visitors at Suwidha Centre of municipal corporation (MC) were inconvenienced after server developed a snag on Thursday evening. The problem continued for long hours and the services were resumed on Friday afternoon.

  • World Bank
    Jul 02, 2015 18:36 IST

    Local industry hails World Bank funding for freight corridor to Kolkata

    The local industry has welcomed the decision of the Centre to take a step towards building a 1,840-km freight corridor from Ludhiana to Kolkata after the World Bank agreed to provide Rs 4,135 crore for the project on Wednesday.

  • Bus illustration
    Jul 02, 2015 18:27 IST

    Ludhiana: Hawkers rule the roost in pvt buses

    Despite strict guidelines from Regional Transport Authority (RTA), several private buses continue to allow hawkers inside their buses, even at busy junctions of the city.

  • Kurana
    Jul 01, 2015 23:00 IST

    Ludhiana: Vacation over, still no place to conduct classes

    With 13 classrooms of Government Senior Secondary School, Nurpur Bet, 17 km from here, having been declared unsafe by the public works department (PWD) three months ago, the school authorities are at their wits' end on where to hold the classes.

  • Unaware about the ill effects of the poisonous
    Jul 01, 2015 18:42 IST

    Work to clean Buddha Nullah delayed

    Monsoon is round the corner but the work to clean Buddha Nullah is not complete yet. Only 70 per cent of the cleaning work has been completed so far. Earlier, MC authorities had directed the staff concerned to complete the work by June 30 but they would take more time.

  • Punjab Agricultural University-N, Ludhiana
    Jul 01, 2015 18:32 IST

    Petrol pump at PAU non-operational for monthsPetrol pump at PAU non-operational for months

    : Citing hindrances in the “lengthy” process of licence renewal and various mandatory clearances from civil supplies, forest department, power and corporation among 14 departments, the petrol pump at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), which stopped operations four months ago, hasn't resumed its service so far.