Harshraj Singh is a staff reporter in Ludhiana. He covers civic issues and politics.
Articles by Harshraj Singh
Historical Chhapar Mela turns into political battleground: Political parties spar, allegations fly thick and fast
Hindustan Times, Chhapar (Ludhiana) | By Sumeer Singh, Amarpal Singh and Harshraj Singh, Chhapar (ludhiana)
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2017 11:33 AM IST
At the ruling Congress’ rally, blaming the SAD-BJP regime for bringing “economic terrorism” during its tenure in Punjab, local bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said, “The name of Badals’ family would be inscribed in black letters on the pages of history as it has indulged in loot of Punjab and its people.”
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2017 10:32 PM IST
In blatant disregard for the law, Congress leaders have splashed city roads with vinyl banners without MC approval
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2017 12:31 PM IST
Punjab and Haryana high court had on Thursday stayed demolition notice against illegal construction on sixth floor of the mall.
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2017 11:29 PM IST
Ludhiana’s urban development website publishes list of those who applied for low-cost houses, displaying their names, their father’s name and their Aadhaar numbers. Links were removed later but PDF files remained online on Tuesday, a day after being pointed out.
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2017 10:30 AM IST
The Fastway management has written to the chief commissioner of central excise and service tax, Chandigarh zone, saying that the complaint filed by Bains was false and the figures were twisted.
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2017 03:49 PM IST
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2017 03:32 PM IST
A 30-year-old man sustained injuries on the leg and arm after he lost balance of his motorocycle on the potholed Sua Road from Phullanwal to Jawaddi on Monday morning.
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2017 04:00 PM IST
On Tuesday, the staff of Shri Govind Gau Dham, one of the major gaushalas of the state, had also expressed displeasure against 5% GST on raw hide, asking the government to roll back its decision.
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2017 05:37 PM IST
According to a survey by the MC five years ago, there are 70,000 cattle in the dairy complexes. Of these, at least 50 cattle, mostly calves, die every day. Dead animals have reportedly not been lifted from some gaushalas (cow shelters) too, and the situation is bad in rural areas as well.
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2017 12:36 PM IST
On Sunday, 90 patients, including 33 children of aged group 0-10 visited the medical camp until 4 pm. Of them, 41 patients were suffering from diarrhoea while remaining patients were reeling under the fever, acidity and other health problems.
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2017 08:41 PM IST
Nine-year-old and three teenagers among those hospitalised; Makkar Colony and Samrat Colony residents complain of contaminated water; health team collects water samples for testing, examines 86 patients
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2017 10:23 AM IST
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2017 08:48 AM IST
Earlier posted as superintendents in various civic bodies in state, they were made secretaries ahead of assembly polls.
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2017 03:57 PM IST
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2017 12:27 PM IST
Unauthorised marriage palaces that were sealed last month on the directions of Punjab and Haryana high court have reportedly been unsealed, raising an eyebrow here and there.
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2017 11:46 AM IST
Tension gripped Rajiv Gandhi Colony on Friday morning after an infuriated mob started pelting stones on police and Ludhiana MC officials during an anti-encroachment drive in the city.
Hindustan times, Ludhiana | By Harshraj Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2017 01:59 PM IST
Validating the consistent claims of some street vendors that ‘rehri mafia’ is one of the main reasons behind the delay in setting-up of vending zones in the city, mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria admitted that such a mafia is indeed active in the city.
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2017 12:52 PM IST
In a first-of-its-kind initiative by an elected representative in the state, Dakha MLA and leader of the Opposition HS Phoolka introduced ‘MLA at your doorstep’. The mobile office was launched in Chak Kalan village and claims to redress public grievances and bring government services and schemes to the public at their doorstep.
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2017 12:28 PM IST
Another year, another crore will go towards desilting the Buddha Nullah. The Ludhiana MC cleared a budget of Rs 1,316 crore for the financial year 2017-18 on Saturday, of which Rs 1 crore was allotted to cleaning the drain into which solid waste, untreated sewage and industrial waste are dumped daily.
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2017 08:37 AM IST
A reality check reveals that most of the existing women councillors in the state are either fielded as dummy candidates by their male relatives or made it to the House because of the latter’s political influence. This is despite the fact that women constitute 49% of the total number of voters, and even outperformed men when it came to exercising their franchise in the recently held assembly polls.
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2017 09:11 PM IST
The nine-year-old labrador, who has been trained to detect explosives and is generally taken to search various places before the PM’s visit, underwent a surgery. A team led by Dr Arun Anand, associate professor at the university, took one-and-a-half hours to remove a tumour.
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2017 03:19 PM IST
Officials pushed and manhandled by members of welfare societies of Blocks C and H-1; Akali leader Harpreet Singh Bedi, lawyer Bhupinder Singh among those who tried disrupting procedure; work finished with help from police
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2017 02:18 PM IST
Just like previous years, it seems that in this financial year too municipal corporation (MC) will miss its budgetary target of generating income of Rs 4 crore from advertisements.
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2017 02:55 PM IST
A resident of Kila Raipur, Satinder Singh is a bullock cart jockey who owns four bulls and has won multiple medals in the races. He got inked, “Kitia bapu ne sab reejhan purian (My father has fulfilled all my wishes)” along with a bullock cart tattoo on his arm.
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2017 03:52 PM IST
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2017 12:16 PM IST
Three-and-half-year-old Eva, a female Gull Terrier and a pet passport holder of France, was unable to keep her injured leg on the ground for the past three months as she suffered from anterior cruciate ligament rupture, a knee injury that is also common in football and hockey players.
Hindustan Times, Dakha | By Harshraj Singh, Baddowal
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2017 01:56 PM IST
As farmers and NRIs, dressed in colourful clothes, marched in a battery of over 100 tractors across various villages in Dakha on Friday, the residents, including a large number of women, came on the roads to witness the spectacle.
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2016 01:26 PM IST
Ludhiana Improvement Trust’s (LIT) move to allot 73 plots to its employees, just before upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections, has triggered a controversy as some people have claimed that despite the orders of the Punjab and Haryana high court, LIT conducted a draw to allot plots to the employees in an illegal manner.
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2016 05:11 PM IST
Due to lack of coordination between MC’s operations and maintenance (O&M) cell and buildings and road (B&R) wing, the road in Basant Nagar has been constructed without repairing the damaged manholes.
Hindustan Times | By Harshraj Singh, Samrala
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2016 03:23 PM IST
With just two months left for the state to go to polls, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, attacked the Modi government’s demonetisation move claiming it was a scam of Rs 8 lakh crore at a rally in Samrala on Friday.