HindustanTimes Wed,22 Oct 2014


Sukhbir envisions Ludhiana as developed city in 2015

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal on Friday envisioned that Ludhiana would be developed as the most clean and green city with upgraded infrastructure and basic amenities to the entire population of the state’s commercial capital.

Food inspector held for selling subsidised ration

Police arrested a food supply inspector and his aide for selling subsidised ration in the market instead of supplying it to ration depots on Thursday.

Labourer dies in blast at factory

A labourer died and another suffered injuries due to a blast in the air pollution plant (APP) of a factory at Focal Point Phase 5 on late Thursday night.

Ludhiana suicide: 2 DMCH doctors booked

The city police have booked two doctors of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in the suicide case of Dr Supriya, an MD (doctor of medicine) student at the college. She had committed suicide by hanging herself on September 29.

Speeding taxi rams into parked truck; 4 dead

Yet another recklessly driven taxi claimed lives of four female factory workers and left seven others injured on the Ludhiana-Bathinda highway near Jalaldiwal village on Wednesday morning. The deceased have been identified as Paramjit Kaur, Geeta, Neelam Rani and Rita, all residents of Jalaldiwal village.

Unauthorised juice stalls escape MC’s wrath

In yet another example of its pick and choose policy, the team of municipal corporation (MC) allegedly spared a few unauthorised stalls during an anti-encroachment drive on the premises of mini-secretariat on Thursday.

Cycle exporter’s unit sealed, ‘hawala’ racket suspected

Officials of the enforcement directorate (ED) have retrieved several emails pertaining to dubious transactions that were reportedly deleted by employees of a local bicycle parts manufacturing firm whose premises, located at Focal Point, were raided on Wednesday and later sealed.

Jamalpur killings: Victims' family get Rs. 2.5 lakh

Rajesh Bagha, chairman, Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission, on Thursday visited the family of Jamalpur shooting victims in Bhoapur village near Machhiwara and handed over a cheque for Rs. 2.5 lakh as compensation.

Dengue cases shoot up by over 30 in a week

With change in weather, dengue cases have seen a spurt over the past week. Of the total 73 dengue cases diagnosed in city hospitals this year, 32 were reported in the last week itself.

CII holds sessionwith UAE top officials

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Ludhiana Zonal Council, organised a session with the top officials from Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah, UAE, on Thursday.

'Sale of diesel cars declining'

The sale of diesel vehicles has decline for the past sometime due to decrease in petrol price and increasing price of diesel. The periodic cut in prices of petrol has made an impact on the car market in the country, leading to decline in the demand of diesel cars.

2 months on, school awaits grants to rebuild classrooms

Unsafe classrooms demolished at Government Primary School, Khul Gehna, 40km from here, two months ago, await grants to rebuild classrooms. In the meanwhile, 39 students are forced to sit in one classroom in which reusable material from the demolished structure such as iron rods and doors has been kept.

3 city docs out of job for 3 months

Effectively ensuring that three city doctors and another physician from Fazilka will be out of job for three-six months, the Punjab Medical Council (PMC) has suspended their registration.Dr Rama Sofat, Dr Amit Sofat and Dr Ruchika Sofat of Dr Rama Sofat Hospital, Civil lines, Ludhiana, have lost the right to practice for three months for violating norms of advertising in the media several times and for not heeding warnings against the practice.

Security sought for kin of 2 men slain in fake encounter

Raj Kumar Verka, vicechairman, National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC), on Wednesday directed the Ludhiana police to provide adequate security to the family of two brothers killed in an alleged fake encounter in Jamalpur on September 27.

Glitzy high-rises invite, but where is the parking space?

Entering or exiting the high-rise glitzy buildings in city is emerging to be a Herculean task, as neither the owners nor the planning mandarins in the civic authority thought it fit to think of the convenience of people who would either shop or work there. Yes indeed, the issue is car parking.

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