• 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.

  • 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.