Ludhiana

  • 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.

  • Jul 01, 2015 16:19 IST

    Garbage, garbage everywhere not a way so clean to cross

    Finally putting its foot down regarding the poor garbage collection system in the city, the municipal corporation (MC) has issued a notice to the A2Z group to terminate its services.

  • Students during Basant Panchami celebrations at their school
    Jun 30, 2015 22:21 IST

    New rooms constructed, still schools not fit to hold classes

    The construction work of 45 new classrooms across three government model schools might be complete but two of the schools continue to lack proper infrastructure.

  • Abuse
    Jun 30, 2015 22:03 IST

    Gang kidnapped 20 kids from Punjab in 3 years

    Arrested on Monday, Raju, alleged leader of a human-trafficking gang that threw children into begging after maiming them, has reportedly told the police that he kidnapped more than 20 children from Punjab in the past three years.

  • Stray dogs
    Jun 30, 2015 18:07 IST

    MC's sterilisation drive gives no respite from stray dog menace to city residents

    Even as the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MCL) has been able to sterilise 3,500 stray dogs out of the thousands present in Ludhiana, the menace of stray dogs is haunting the residents as dog-bite cases are still being reported from the city.

  • child begging
    Jun 30, 2015 16:35 IST

    Ludhiana: Forced into begging, 5 children rescued

    Punjab police on Tuesday claimed to have rescued five children following the arrest of a man who allegedly abducted them and forced them into begging. The accused, identified as Raju was nabbed near Dholewal Chowk. He allegedly used to push the children to beg after kidnapping them from various places, police said .

  • Electricity
    Jun 30, 2015 13:30 IST

    Ludhiana: People using innovative ways to lower their electricity bills

    Despite all efforts by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), power theft incidents are still coming to fire, as people have started opting new ways for stealing power.

  • Crimes against children
    Jun 29, 2015 23:05 IST

    Human trafficking gang busted in Ludhiana, 5 kids rescued

    The focal point police claimed to have busted a human trafficking gang that used to push children into begging after kidnapping them from other states and maiming them.Police also claimed to have arrested the gang kingpin, identified as Raju, from Dholewal area on Monday.

  • Arun Jaitley
    Jun 29, 2015 17:47 IST

    Ludhiana: Apex chamber appreciates measures taken by govt on black money

    Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry has appreciated the efforts of the government to curb 'black money' and making strict tax rules in which it would become difficult to accumulate unaccounted money.

  • Due to heavy rain commuters facing traffic jam on a Chandigarh road on Sunday.
    Jun 29, 2015 17:19 IST

    Traffic bottleneck near Atam Nagar Chowk haunts commuters

    Commuters are a harried lot due to private buses taking a halt in front of Preet Palace near Atam Nagar Chowk, which often leads to major traffic congestion. The authorities concerned are yet to take a stock of the situation.

  • crop
    Jun 29, 2015 13:07 IST

    'Rise in agricultural machinery burdening farming sector'

    To solve various concerns of farmers and farming sector, especially making farmers debt free, saving their money and addressing the unemployment amongst agricultural labour, which is intensifying with passage of time, experts from the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) suggest that both state and central government must avoid too many subsidies on agricultural machinery, as it is one of the core reasons behind these concerns.

  • Medical Insurance
    Jun 28, 2015 23:37 IST

    Railways apathetic towards improving medical services: Pensioners

    Northern Railway Pensioner Welfare Association has alleged that the railways has adopted lackadaisical attitude over their demands of improving the services at railway health unit, Ludhiana.

  • Arrest-handcuffs-P
    Jun 28, 2015 21:25 IST

    Arrested Youth Akali Dal leader commits suicide in Ludhiana

    A Youth Akali Dal (YAD) leader committed suicide by hanging himself from an exhaust fan in the bathroom of a hotel near the railway station here on Sunday.The deceased was identified as Santokh Singh Sukhana, 32, of Sukhana village near Raikot. He was facing a case of fraud and had been arrested by the Delhi police recently. Delhi cops had brought him here as part of the investigation and halted in the hotel.

  • Crimes against children
    Jun 28, 2015 20:26 IST

    'Sexual assault' victim's father alleges police inaction

    The father of a 14-year-old girl, who was allegedly abducted and raped recently, has alleged police inaction. He said a woman had abducted his daughter on June 25 and sold her to two boys, who raped her.