• 12th Class students
    Mar 30, 2015 19:52 IST

    Free crash course fails to attract students on Day 1

    The free crash-course classes started for Class-12 students at four government schools in the district received luke warm response on Monday. Reason - lack of communication.

  • almost 35%
    Mar 30, 2015 19:44 IST

    Speeding causes 70% of mishaps, yet admn slow to impose fine

    With speeding emerging as one of the main causes of deaths in road accidents in the city, finding a solution has to be the top priority for the administration and those involved in regulation of traffic.

  • Autorickshaws and taxis
    Mar 30, 2015 19:38 IST

    Three-wheelers flout HC norms, use taxi permits

    Bypassing orders of the high court that prohibited their registration, most of the auto-rickshaws, running on diesel are now using permits meant for taxis to ply in the city.

  • teacher
    Mar 30, 2015 19:31 IST

    Surprise check exposes poor school functioning

    Deputy district education officer (secondary), Charanjit Singh conducted surprise checks at two government schools on Monday and found four teachers absent from duty.

  • Execution by hanging
    Mar 29, 2015 19:49 IST

    31-year-old man ends life at Chhawni Mohalla

    A 31-year-old man allegedly commited suicide at his rented accommodation at Chhawni Mohalla on Sunday.The deceased, who has been identified as Vishal Kumar, was a safai worker at municipal corporation (MC).

  •  Earth Hour
    Mar 29, 2015 19:34 IST

    City observes Earth Hour with zeal

    Like each year, Earth Hour was observed from 8:30pm till 09:30pm on Saturday night in the city. Hotels, restaurants, NGOs and educational institutions were the part of this hour which remained dotted with switching off or dimming of lights and candle marches.

  • Dead body
    Mar 29, 2015 19:17 IST

    Three dead in separate road mishaps

    Three persons lost their lives in two road mishaps on Saturday evening.In the first incident, a man and her elderly mother lost their lives in a road mishap near Ghulati village on Payal-Rara Sahib road after a car rammed into their bike. The car driver is said to have lost control on the vehicle due to the dilapidated condition of the road.

  • Garbage
    Mar 29, 2015 18:58 IST

    Improper garbage lifting make residents harried lot

    As the garbage is not being lifted on time from the dumps in the city, the residents are at the receiving end. Foul smell emanates from the garbage dumps, making the surrounding unhygienic.

  • Cylce rally led Aam Aadmi Party. JS Grewal/HT Photo
    Mar 29, 2015 14:16 IST

    AAP starts 100-km cycle rally to protest against VIP culture

    A cycle rally led by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) senior party member HS Phoolka kick started from Ludhiana to Chandigarh on Sunday.

  • The Mines and Minerals Bill, 2011
    Mar 28, 2015 19:28 IST

    Conserve natural resources, suggest experts

    UGC-sponsored national seminar on conservation of natural resources was conducted at GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, on Saturday. The seminar started with speech by the chairman of the third technical session, aditional research director JS Dhiman, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

  • Delhi traffic
    Mar 28, 2015 19:23 IST

    Traffic jams due to auto-rickshaw menace common sight

    The unruly auto-rickshaw menace is yet another issue which has added to the city residents' woes. Most of the auto-rickshaws are ferrying passengers illegally without valid documents on the roads. Besides, reckless driving and abrupt stoppages by them in the middle of the roads cause accidents.

  • Herbal hookahs
    Mar 28, 2015 19:19 IST

    Hookahs not to smoke up city bars

    Deputy commissioner Rajat Agarwal ordered a ban on all hookah bars in the district under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPc). According to the official orders, no restaurant or hookah bars can offer hookah to the visitors. A strict action will be taken against the offenders under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

  • Blood sample-N
    Mar 28, 2015 19:05 IST

    LCET organises blood donation camp

    Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology (LCET), Katani Kalan, organised a blood donation camp on its premises here on Saturday.

  • Railways
    Mar 28, 2015 18:59 IST

    Rs 13.8 lakh goes 'missing' for 7 hrs from railway booking office

    Saturday remained a hectic day for the officials and booking office clerks of the railway station as their morning started with the news of 'missing' `13.8 lakh from the booking office coffer. A lot of chaos was witnessed till 3 pm as there was no clue whether the money was stolen, has gone missing or has been misplaced.

  • Trilokpuri
    Mar 28, 2015 18:45 IST

    Despite direction, iron gates remain closed during daytime, residents suffer

    Despite the directions of authorities concerned, the iron gates installed illegally in various areas across the city remain closed during the daytime due to which commuters as well as area residents are subjected to inconvenience. Even both the municipal corporation (MC) and Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) have failed to solve the issue of iron gates in their respective areas.