Arjun Sharma is a staff reporter in Ludhiana. He writes on politics, agriculture and health.
Articles by Arjun Sharma
Updated on Aug 18, 2017 01:00 PM IST
Many industrial associations believe that the GST exemption to hilly states till 2027 will ruin the industry in Punjab.
Updated on Jul 25, 2017 09:59 AM IST
There are at least 300 churches in Ludhiana district, while 215 in the city area that come under the police commissionerate
Updated on Jul 20, 2017 09:49 PM IST
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.
Updated on Jul 14, 2017 11:22 AM IST
65-year-old man, nonagenarian woman die of diarrhoea symptoms; Health dept springs into action, surveys village
Updated on Jul 12, 2017 02:59 PM IST
The complaint has been filed with vice-chancellor Dr AS Nanda through an e-mail by a city-based resident, Kuldeep Singh Khaira.
Updated on Jul 01, 2017 08:36 PM IST
This comes over a month after first of the three illegal ultrasound machines used for sex determination was recovered in the city.
Updated on Jun 12, 2017 11:27 AM IST
Two scan centres were unearthed in Ludhiana - one on June 1 in Jammu colony and other on June 7 in Daad village.
Updated on Jun 04, 2017 12:32 AM IST
Updated on May 25, 2017 08:14 PM IST
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.
Updated on May 17, 2017 07:44 PM IST
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.
Updated on May 15, 2017 07:22 PM IST
Sukhdev was 23 years old when he was hanged by the British along with Bhagat Singh and Rajguru on March 23, 1931.
Updated on May 11, 2017 01:29 PM IST
Updated on May 10, 2017 01:37 PM IST
FITTING IN Served notice by DCP, cops head to get khaki low-waist pants, tight shirts altered
Updated on May 02, 2017 03:07 PM IST
These incidents have brought into focus the rampant violations of fire safety norms in factories and godowns, and the poor condition of fire wing.
Updated on Apr 30, 2017 10:07 AM IST
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.
Updated on Apr 27, 2017 07:29 PM IST
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
Updated on Apr 19, 2017 02:13 PM IST
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.
Updated on Apr 18, 2017 01:33 PM IST
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.
Updated on Apr 14, 2017 11:26 AM IST
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.
Updated on Apr 05, 2017 09:18 PM IST
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
Updated on Apr 05, 2017 02:42 PM IST
Updated on Mar 19, 2017 02:46 PM IST
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.
Updated on Mar 15, 2017 08:52 PM IST
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.
Updated on Mar 07, 2017 09:23 PM IST
Veterinary tourism seems to have finally arrived in the district, offering a ray of hope to suffering canines and their distressed NRI owners.
Updated on Mar 07, 2017 03:22 PM IST
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.
Updated on Feb 27, 2017 03:04 PM IST
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.
Updated on Feb 24, 2017 10:15 PM IST
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.
Updated on Feb 17, 2017 04:00 PM IST
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.
Updated on Jan 28, 2017 12:17 PM IST
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.
Published on Jan 24, 2017 08:42 PM IST