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Ludhiana civic body heads for choppy waters as garbage-lifting company hands its notice

The company will continue to meet its obligations till February 4, after which the MC will be on its own
A civic body official said around 1,100 metric tonnes of garbage is generated in Ludhiana on a day-to-day basis.(HT File)
A civic body official said around 1,100 metric tonnes of garbage is generated in Ludhiana on a day-to-day basis.(HT File)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 11:03 PM IST
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Fuel theft: Ludhiana employees union comes in support of suspended employees; NGO seeks termination

While the employees’ union is demanding revocation of suspension orders, the members of an NGO, Yuva, staged a protest outside the MC’s Zone-D office on Friday, demanding termination of services of these employees
During the union’s protest over non-fulfilment of long-pending demands outside MC headquarters on Friday, they handed over a memorandum to mayor Balkar Sandhu, in which they also sought roll back of the suspension orders.(HT Photo)
During the union’s protest over non-fulfilment of long-pending demands outside MC headquarters on Friday, they handed over a memorandum to mayor Balkar Sandhu, in which they also sought roll back of the suspension orders.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 05, 2020 12:47 AM IST
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Despite spending crores, no respite from stray dog menace in Ludhiana

MC claims to have spent 4 crore and sterilised 50,000 dogs since 2015, when the project was started
Stray dogs roam the streets in Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Stray dogs roam the streets in Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Updated on Nov 06, 2020 11:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Amid rising Covid cases, Ludhiana MC restarts sanitisation drives

Eighteen jetting machines were flagged off from the circuit house
MC workers sanitising the Maya Nagar area in Ludhiana on Monday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
MC workers sanitising the Maya Nagar area in Ludhiana on Monday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 09:34 PM IST
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Ludhiana to get carcass disposal plant by Dec: Minister Ashu

Ashu, who visited the plant site at the Noorpur Bet area on Monday with mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, said it would ensure utilisation of animal carcasses in an effective pollution free environment
Cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu (second from right) and mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu next to him at the carcass disposal site.(HT Photo)
Cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu (second from right) and mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu next to him at the carcass disposal site.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 10:42 PM IST
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Ludhiana: Four-decade old storm sewer lines caused 4 road cave-ins in 3 years

The sewer line starting from Dugri which goes upto CRPF colony near Dugri canal bridge damaged an adjoining house in Dugri phase 2 for the second consecutive year last week
During monsoon, major road cave-in incidents are reported in the city(HT PHOTO)
During monsoon, major road cave-in incidents are reported in the city(HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 11, 2020 11:54 PM IST
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Ludhiana administration simplifies process to procure permission, passes

In order to get rid of the chaos and confusion over supply of groceries, the district administration has simplified the process of securing permissions and passes mandatory for the movement of essential commodities in the district. While chairing a meeting in this regard at Bachat Bhawan on Thursday, deputy commissioner (DC) Pradeep Kumar Agrawal said designated officials from different departments have been deputed to issue necessary permissions to citizens in order to expedite the process.
Locals make a beeline for a grocery shop in Ludhiana’s Sarabha Nagar on Thursday.)(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Locals make a beeline for a grocery shop in Ludhiana’s Sarabha Nagar on Thursday.)(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 26, 2020 10:48 PM IST
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Coronavirus outbreak: Ludhiana MC shuts open gyms, imposes restrictions on yoga sessions

Helpline number -- 0161-4085039 for residents to be operational from today; Directions issued to take up sanitisation processes at the entry of public parks and masks and gloves provided to the civic body staff
Open gym at Rakh Bagh in Ludhiana.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Open gym at Rakh Bagh in Ludhiana.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Updated on Mar 19, 2020 09:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Failure to take up projects:SAD-BJP alliance threatens agitation against Ludhiana civic body

Earlier, in January, the local bodies department had directed the MC to stop floating tenders for new projects till the civic body cleared the pending payment of contractors. 
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Published on Feb 25, 2020 11:04 PM IST
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Ludhiana MC establishes model vending zone near Old Sabzi Mandi

Apart from allotting space for vends at specific spots on roadsides, dustbins have also been placed near the vends and outside the shops
The Old Sabzi Mandi in Ludhiana.(HT Photo)
The Old Sabzi Mandi in Ludhiana.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 05, 2020 10:29 PM IST
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Ludhiana sees coldest December day in 5 yrs

The maximum temperature recorded in the city on Thursday was 9.8°C, making it the coldest December day since 2014. This was the day temperature, which plunged to 6.4°C by the evening. But, this was not the only record broken in this season as on Wednesday, the city had shivered at 8.
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Published on Dec 26, 2019 10:44 PM IST
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‘Illegal’ soil mining at Glada land, authorities caught unaware in Ludhiana

In what appears to be an apparent case of illegal soil mining on a piece of land owned by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (Glada) in Dugri area, municipal corporation (MC) machinery and staff were on Friday caught carrying out the unauthorised activity, allegedly at the behest of Congress councillor Reet Kaur’s husband Rupinder Sheela.
One of the MC trucks spotted at the site where illegal mining was being done in Ludhiana on Friday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/ht)
One of the MC trucks spotted at the site where illegal mining was being done in Ludhiana on Friday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/ht)
Published on Dec 20, 2019 11:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Now, you can swipe card to pay water, sewerage charges in Ludhiana

After facing glitches when the system was first introduced in Sept last year, MC gets 74 new POS machines
Payment by credit card(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Payment by credit card(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 17, 2019 11:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Ludhiana

Chatly’s building sealed: BJP, Cong leaders get into scuffle at Ludhiana mayor’s office

Chatly, in his defence, said that the CLU norms came into existence in 2005 while his building was established in 2001. The BJP leader added that he was ready to pay the fee but the MC should prove first that CLU charges are applicable on his building. “Until the MC is able to prove that, they must unseal the building,” he added
Published on Dec 16, 2019 10:19 PM IST
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Child Line, railway police rescue 13-year-old Moga girl from station

Was forcibly being taken to Rajasthan by a cousin, who was trying to get her married to an unidentified man and had already took 4,000 from him
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Published on Oct 17, 2019 11:14 PM IST
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Injured in accident, ex-councillor seeks FIR against mayor in Ludhiana

Seeking registration of an FIR against mayor Balkar Sandhu and municipal corporation (MC) commissioner Kanwalpreet Kaur Brar over their ‘failure’ to repair roads, former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councillor and general secretary of Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal, Sunil Mehra, on Thursday submitted a complaint with police commissioner Rakesh Agrawal.
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Published on Oct 10, 2019 11:00 PM IST
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Stray animal attack victims to get up to 1L relief

If pets are caught straying outside, they will be detained by MC, charging owners 100 for small animals and 200 for large animals per day
In case of stray dog attack, the MC will provide a compensation of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,000 for every puncture wound(HT PHOTO)
In case of stray dog attack, the MC will provide a compensation of 1,000 for every puncture wound(HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 24, 2019 11:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Opposition sheltering rehri mafia in Ludhiana, alleges mayor

Refuting allegations levelled against LIP and its leaders, LIP president and MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains said the party leaders were just standing by the side of poor street vendors.
The civic body charges a composition fee for allotting space to street vendors on roadsides.(HT Photo)
The civic body charges a composition fee for allotting space to street vendors on roadsides.(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 19, 2018 11:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Balkar Sandhu is Ludhiana mayor, Malhotra his deputy

The elections to the MC were held on February 24 and the results were declared on February 27
Balkar Singh Sandhu(HT Photo)
Balkar Singh Sandhu(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2018 09:14 PM IST
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