Arjun Sharma is a staff reporter in Ludhiana. He writes on politics, agriculture and health.
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2017 03:32 PM IST
Congress has chosen a former SAD leader and a former NRI to contest against Bains brothers from Atam Nagar and Ludhiana (South) constituencies.
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2016 09:43 AM IST
The ongoing strike of laboratory technicians has crippled the medical testing services at Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital, where the number of medical tests conducted has reduced to only 200 from the earlier 1,200-1,500 daily. People from the city and remote areas were left in a tizzy after they were told that their medical tests would not be conducted.
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2016 01:21 PM IST
Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal’s government has been hit with a right to information (RTI) ‘bomb’ launched by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) revealing the details that no money was paid to the municipal corporation (MC) as monthly rent for installing 80 hoardings in Ludhiana, highlighting the achievements of the government.
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2016 11:40 AM IST
Twelve goats of Punjab’s Beetal breed have landed in the arid, cold desert of the Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir for a first-of-its-kind experiment to cross-breed with the local Purgi breed to produce a hybrid with high milk yield.
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2016 02:16 PM IST
Post demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, nearly 15 lakh migrant labourers working in different industries of Ludhiana are the worst hit.
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2016 11:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times takes a look at Punjab MLAs and their performance:
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2016 12:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times takes a look at Punjab MLAs and their performance:
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2016 03:23 PM IST
In this season of elections, posters of leaders across the city are a common sight. But at Jagraon Bridge, under the statues of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, political banner has been pasted.
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2016 03:19 PM IST
While the news of Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) campus for an industry seminar has brought cheers to traders, students on campus are not too happy as they have been asked to remain inside their hostels on Monday and Tuesday due to the visit.
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2016 08:30 PM IST
To counter the problem of cows and buffaloes swallowing nails and suffering health problems — and not giving enough milk — the veterinary university here has come up with a technique to put a magnet in the animal’s stomach. This will attract the nails and other such objects that the animals swallow when accidentally mixed in fodder or otherwise, which will be removed periodically, say experts at the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU).
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2016 01:13 PM IST
A year after a BRS Nagar resident received an electricity bill of Rs 2.80 lakh, he was in for another shock after he was served a bill of Rs 1.95 lakh this month.
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2016 12:26 PM IST
The historic mela at Chhapar village in Mandi Ahmadgarh turned into a political battleground with the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders trading charges against each other on Friday.
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2016 03:40 PM IST
With stray dogs ruling the roost even in the posh areas of the city and injuring residents in some of the cases, municipal corporation (MC) has sterilised nearly 17,500 in a project launched one-and-a-half year ago (February 2015).
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2016 02:01 PM IST
While verbal battle continues among the leaders of different political parties in the state, on the sidelines, an accessory war is underway here in the wake of upcoming assembly elections.
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2016 02:17 PM IST
In a national project that started two decades ago, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) has produced 58,454 calves through artificial insemination among cows in 112 villages (operational area) of Ludhiana district.
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2016 04:51 PM IST
More than 500 AAP volunteers and residents of villages in Sahnewal constituency gathered at Katana Sahib Gurdwara early on Saturday morning as one of the party’s youngest candidates kicked off his election campaign after paying his respects at the holy site.
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2016 03:22 PM IST
The audit report of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has nailed the organisation for not recovering power dues running into Rs 2.2 crore of four city-based companies. Though the corporation has won cases against defaulters, they were not able to recover dues so far. Corporation officials are also under the scanner.
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2016 10:31 AM IST
Promising to clear the value-added-tax (VAT) refund backlog in five months if his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was voted to power in the state, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked industrialists and traders to suggest other issues to include in the manifesto.
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2016 11:35 AM IST
Congress leader and chief of party’s manifesto committee on finance Manpreet Singh Badal on Tuesday said he was fine with in the appointment of Asha Kumari as party’s state affairs in-charge.
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2016 10:25 PM IST
Lack of basic amenities remained the main concern of residents during Jagraon residents chief Amarinder Singh’s Halke Vich Captain campaign at Jagraon on Wednesday.
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2016 11:26 PM IST
Two days after a Jujhar company private bus mowed down two minor sisters at Jagraon in this district, another crushed to death a fruit-seller on Wednesday.
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2016 02:29 PM IST
Ahead of the monsoon, the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) has come up with a unique solution to stop mosquito breeding during the dengue season – planting Azolla (aquatic fern) that covers the water surface and doesn’t allow mosquito breeding.
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2016 01:53 PM IST
The railway authorities, with the help of Punjab Agricultural University, have killed more than 10,000 rodents from Ludhiana and Jalandhar railway stations within a month.
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2016 10:08 AM IST
Two indigenous crossbred cows in Ludhiana have set a national record by producing 54.3 and 53.6 litres of milk, respectively, in a day, smashing the previous record of 53 litres set in 2010.
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2016 07:47 PM IST
Warming up to Akali Dal rebels Bains brothers, senior Congress leader Sunil Jakhar was in the city on Tuesday to express solidarity, a day after police resorted to cane charge on protesters led by them. One of the two brothers, Simarjit Bains, is still in police custody.
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2016 01:50 PM IST
Independent members of legislative assembly (MLA) Simarjit Singh Bains and Balwinder Singh Bains have been known for their arrests over protests on different issues.
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2016 03:20 PM IST
Manufacturing of woollens in the industrial city of Ludhiana is witnessing a change in trend as most of the new garment units are producing trousers and shirts.
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2016 10:48 PM IST
With 700 dog bite cases reported last year, the Ludhiana civil hospital is proving inadequate to deal with the situation. Time and again, shortage of anti- rabies vaccine at the hospital has forced the patients to go to private hospitals where they have to shell out exorbitant amounts.
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2016 07:42 PM IST
Putting the lives of thousands of residents at risk, the local health department has severely failed to follow the guidelines during checks or inspections of eateries and sweetmeat shops in the district.
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2016 10:08 PM IST
Holding the SAD-BJP government responsible for the “deplorable” condition of Dalits in the state, Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday said in case of the party coming to power, it would take special care of education of the community’s children.