Arjun Sharma

Arjun Sharma is a staff reporter in Ludhiana. He writes on politics, agriculture and health.

Articles by Arjun Sharma

GST regime: Tax holiday to hilly states will ruin us, say Ludhiana industrialists

Many industrial associations believe that the GST exemption to hilly states till 2027 will ruin the industry in Punjab.
Vinod Thapar, chairman of Knitwear Club, said Punjab’s knitwear industry should also be given tax exemption.(HT File)
Vinod Thapar, chairman of Knitwear Club, said Punjab’s knitwear industry should also be given tax exemption.(HT File)
Updated on Aug 18, 2017 01:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Pastor’s murder in Punjab: Police team to patrol areas around Ludhiana churches

There are at least 300 churches in Ludhiana district, while 215 in the city area that come under the police commissionerate
Police on security duty as memorial service of pastor Sultan Masih, who was shot dead outside a church recently, took place at a church in Salem Tabri, Ludhiana, on Monday, July 24.(HT Photo)
Police on security duty as memorial service of pastor Sultan Masih, who was shot dead outside a church recently, took place at a church in Salem Tabri, Ludhiana, on Monday, July 24.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2017 09:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Panjab Agricultural University bars 4-wheelers on campus

A notice was circulated in all departments stating that no student will be allowed to bring four-wheelers from the upcoming semester, which will start in a week’s time.
Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2017 09:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Now, diarrhoea outbreak hits Saholi village in Sudhar; claims two lives

65­-year-­old man, nonagenarian woman die of diarrhoea symptoms; Health dept springs into action, surveys village
Health officials from Community Health Centre, Sudhar, interacting with residents; and water pipes running through the sewage water, at Saholi village in Sudhar near Ludhiana on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Health officials from Community Health Centre, Sudhar, interacting with residents; and water pipes running through the sewage water, at Saholi village in Sudhar near Ludhiana on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2017 11:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: GADVASU under lens over child working in canteen

The complaint has been filed with vice-chancellor Dr AS Nanda through an e-mail by a city-based resident, Kuldeep Singh Khaira.
A grab from a video clip showing the boy working at a canteen on the GADVASU campus in Ludhiana.
A grab from a video clip showing the boy working at a canteen on the GADVASU campus in Ludhiana.
Updated on Jul 12, 2017 02:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Illegal sex determination in Ludhiana: 1 month on, police fail to identify culprits

This comes over a month after first of the three illegal ultrasound machines used for sex determination was recovered in the city.
(HT Representative Image)
(HT Representative Image)
Updated on Jul 01, 2017 08:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Patients from Haryana lured to Ludhiana for illegal sex determination test: Police

Two scan centres were unearthed in Ludhiana - one on June 1 in Jammu colony and other on June 7 in Daad village.
(HT Representative Image)
(HT Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 12, 2017 11:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Tough stand on illegal mining sends sand prices soaring in Ludhiana

Experts say police action against illegal mining and overloading has increased the price of sand.(HT File Photo)
Experts say police action against illegal mining and overloading has increased the price of sand.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2017 12:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana MP Ravneet Bittu gets bullet-proof SUV after threat from radicals

On Wednesday evening, a bullet-proof Mitshubishi Montero reached Bittu’s residence here at civil lines. The vehicle was sent by the chief minister’s office as part of the upgraded security apparatus for the MP in the wake of “threat perception” to the leader.
Member of Parliament from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu with his official vehicle in Ludhiana on Thursday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Member of Parliament from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu with his official vehicle in Ludhiana on Thursday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Updated on May 25, 2017 08:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By

Jagraon DSP’s office fined 1.5 lakh for stealing power

This came to light when local PSPCL officials after receiving orders from the head office inspected 260 government offices during a week-long drive to find discrepancies in use of electricity.
(HT File Photo, for representation)
(HT File Photo, for representation)
Updated on May 17, 2017 07:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Sukhdev’s 110th birth anniversary: Two groups spar over claim of being freedom fighter’s kin

Sukhdev was 23 years old when he was hanged by the British along with Bhagat Singh and Rajguru on March 23, 1931.
(Third from left)Additional deputy commissioner Neeru Katyal Neeru presenting flowers on the statue of Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar at his ancestral in Naughara Mohalla, Ludhiana, on Monday.(Jagtinder Singh Frewal/HT Photo)
(Third from left)Additional deputy commissioner Neeru Katyal Neeru presenting flowers on the statue of Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar at his ancestral in Naughara Mohalla, Ludhiana, on Monday.(Jagtinder Singh Frewal/HT Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2017 07:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana man ‘trapped’ in Malaysia writes to President, PM for help

Shivam Arora(HT Photo)
Shivam Arora(HT Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2017 01:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Day after Ludhiana’s Dabangg cops get dressing down, they make a beeline for tailors

FITTING IN Served notice by DCP, cops head to get khaki low-waist pants, tight shirts altered
Policemen wearing low-waist pants with a tighter fit in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(JS Grewal/HT Photo)
Policemen wearing low-waist pants with a tighter fit in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(JS Grewal/HT Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2017 01:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Clogged lanes perfect recipe for disaster

These incidents have brought into focus the rampant violations of fire safety norms in factories and godowns, and the poor condition of fire wing.
A mini truck carrying goods stuck in a narrow street in Subhash Nagar area in Ludhiana.(Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times)
A mini truck carrying goods stuck in a narrow street in Subhash Nagar area in Ludhiana.(Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 02, 2017 03:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

5 years in waiting, Ludhiana fire wing yet to get modern equipment

Report sent to government in 2012 had sought equipment worth Rs 90.6 crore, including 23 gadgets such as water tenders, generators and fireproof suits.
Firefighters trying to douse the flames at DG Kapoor Spinning Mill near Basti Jodhewal Chowk. The textile factory caught fire due to a short circuit on Saturday.(JS Grewal/HT Photo)
Firefighters trying to douse the flames at DG Kapoor Spinning Mill near Basti Jodhewal Chowk. The textile factory caught fire due to a short circuit on Saturday.(JS Grewal/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2017 10:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Three desi Sahiwal calves born to ‘foreign’ cows at Ludhiana vet varsity

Success rate of procedure was 50%; scientists implanted embryos from Sahiwal cow in 8 abandoned Holstein Friesian cows, of which three calves were born while another cow is pregnant
Four of the eight embryos developed in the surrogates giving way to the birth of three calves..(Gurminder Singh/HT Photo)
Four of the eight embryos developed in the surrogates giving way to the birth of three calves..(Gurminder Singh/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2017 07:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

GADVASU recommends special mineral diet for Punjab’s dairy animals

After conducting a study on minerals in soil and plants across the state, the veterinary varsity here has submitted recommendations with the state government and has come out with special feed for cattle and other dairy animals in three zones of the state. 
A study was conducted along with Punjab Agricultural University after which impact of insecticides and pesticides on soil and resultantly on plants were brought out through scientific means.(HT File)
A study was conducted along with Punjab Agricultural University after which impact of insecticides and pesticides on soil and resultantly on plants were brought out through scientific means.(HT File)
Updated on Apr 19, 2017 02:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: High risk of waterborne illnesses in 32 govt schools

The students and staff of 32 government schools are at high risk of falling ill as they are consuming water that has failed the purity test. The water in these schools contains E. coli that can cause diarrhoea and gastroenteritis. Areas where samples failed the test include Payal, Machhiwara, Malaudh, Sudhar, Hathoor and Sahnewal. These schools draw their supply from the municipal council or the water supply department.
The water in these schools contains E. coli that can cause diarrhoea and gastroenteritis.(HT Photo)
The water in these schools contains E. coli that can cause diarrhoea and gastroenteritis.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2017 01:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Punjab is ‘safe haven’ for sex determination tests for Haryana

Eschewed sex ratio and a spate of female foeticide cases may have forced the Haryana government to crack the whip against illegal sex determination centres, but it has made several cities of Punjab a ‘safe haven’ for illegal prenatal scanning for the neighbouring state.
The health department team of the Haryana government conducted at least 22 raids during the past two years in different districts of Punjab where illegal scan centres were detected.(HT File Photo)
The health department team of the Haryana government conducted at least 22 raids during the past two years in different districts of Punjab where illegal scan centres were detected.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2017 11:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Head constable dies after suffering heart attack during argument over traffic violation

Family demands compensation and job for family member; cop suffered cardiac arrest during an argument with an ACP who was towing his car from outside police chief’s office on Tuesday
Family members of deceased police cop Suresh Kumar at Indira colony in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(JS Grewal/HT Photo)
Family members of deceased police cop Suresh Kumar at Indira colony in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(JS Grewal/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2017 09:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Made in Ludhiana: Vet varsity succeeds in creating freshwater pearls

Dr Abhed Pandey showing pearls developed inside mussels through surgery in GADVASU on Tuesday.(JS Grewal /HT)
Dr Abhed Pandey showing pearls developed inside mussels through surgery in GADVASU on Tuesday.(JS Grewal /HT)
Updated on Apr 05, 2017 02:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

New Ludhiana MC commissioner faces herculean task of making city ‘smart’

A far cry from the ‘smart city’ dream project, Ludhiana will prove to be a daunting challenge for incoming municipal corporation commissioner Jaskiran Singh who will assume office next week. A host of unresolved civic issues are crying for attention for far too long now. Outgoing MC commissioner Kanwalpreet Kaur Brar relieved office on Friday and will now take over as the deputy commissioner of Fatehgarh Sahib.
Political interference and lobbying have been major deterrents in the functioning of the MC.(HT File)
Political interference and lobbying have been major deterrents in the functioning of the MC.(HT File)
Updated on Mar 19, 2017 02:46 PM IST
Hinduatan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Who’s the boss of Congress and Captain in Punjab? Asha Kumari says she is

He is being hailed as the man who not only won Punjab but also has given the Congress a face-saver at the national level. And he will become the chief minister again Thursday. But Capt Amarinder Singh is not the boss. At least, that’s what Asha Kumari believes.
Asha Kumari(HT Photo)
Asha Kumari(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 15, 2017 08:52 PM IST
Hindustan times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Vet tourism: Mixie from Philippines will run again, thanks to GADVASU

Veterinary tourism seems to have finally arrived in the district, offering a ray of hope to suffering canines and their distressed NRI owners.
The golden retriever with its owners while being treated at GADVASU in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(Jagtinder Singh Grewal/HT Photo)
The golden retriever with its owners while being treated at GADVASU in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(Jagtinder Singh Grewal/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 07, 2017 09:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

13-year-old delivers baby in Ludhiana; man booked for rape

In a shocking incident, a 13-year-old on Sunday delivered a girl child in the restroom of a private hospital where she was allegedly taken by her family for treating stomach ache. Claiming to be unaware of the pregnancy, the victim’s family is now not ready to accept the newborn and their daughter.
Claiming to be unaware of the pregnancy, the victim’s family is now not ready to accept the newborn and their daughter.(Representative Image)
Claiming to be unaware of the pregnancy, the victim’s family is now not ready to accept the newborn and their daughter.(Representative Image)
Updated on Mar 07, 2017 03:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Smoking in public to invite a fine between Rs 50 and Rs 100 in Ludhiana

The district health department has planned to crack down on those violating the norms pertaining to the sale of tobacco in Ludhiana after principal secretary for health and family welfare department, Vini Mahajan, asked the health authorities to put a clamp on violators.
Smoking in public is rampant in Ludhiana with many people not adhering to the norms.(JS Grewal/HT)
Smoking in public is rampant in Ludhiana with many people not adhering to the norms.(JS Grewal/HT)
Updated on Feb 27, 2017 03:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Death of Ludhiana woman, newborn: Doctor booked, probe ordered

A doctor has been booked and an inquiry ordered into the post-delivery death of a woman and her newborn child allegedly due to the negligence of a Khanna-based private hospital, which has triggered protests by relatives of the deceased.
The police have registered a case against Dr Rosy Jain under Section 304 A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on Friday.(HT Representative Image)
The police have registered a case against Dr Rosy Jain under Section 304 A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on Friday.(HT Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 24, 2017 10:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Vet varsity to help boost goat farming in Punjab

After the success of its pilot project under which 12 beetle goats were sent to Ladakh, the veterinary varsity has decided to give further push to goat farming and improving the quality of breeds in Punjab.
Beetal, popularly called Amritsari, is the native goat breed of Punjab which is good for both milk and meat products.(HT File Photo)
Beetal, popularly called Amritsari, is the native goat breed of Punjab which is good for both milk and meat products.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2017 04:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

AAP a marriage procession without ‘dulha’: Sidhu

Targeting AAP for not having announced its chief ministerial candidate, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday described the party as a marriage procession without a bridegroom.
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu along with party leaders addressing a rally at Galib Kalan, Jagraon, in Ludhiana on Friday .(JS Grewal/HT Photo)
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu along with party leaders addressing a rally at Galib Kalan, Jagraon, in Ludhiana on Friday .(JS Grewal/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 28, 2017 12:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jagroan | By, Jagraon

Traffic congestion a major concern in trader’s hub

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Published on Jan 24, 2017 08:42 PM IST
By, Ludhiana
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