The poor condition of Ludhiana’s Focal Point was highlighted by various industrialists during a meeting with Sumeet Jarangal, MD of Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC). President of Chairman of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU) Upkar Singh Ahuja highlighted the issues faced by the industry such as bad roads, sewerage cleaning, non-functional streetlights and improper dumping of garbage.
Updated on Dec 05, 2020 12:50 AM IST
Amarinder and Sidhu have not been on best of terms ever since he exited the state council of ministers after being divested of the local government department last year, but there are efforts lately from both leaders to break the ice.
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 07:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh |HT Correspondent
Here’s a list of the books that have kept me entertained over the last month
Published on Oct 18, 2020 07:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times |Seema Goswami
Shops shut, traffic hit in Punjab cities as people stay home in response to bandh call by farmer organisations; security up across the state
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 04:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Amritsar/Patiala |HT Correspondents
The body will assist enterprising farmer producer organisations in investing in projects for post-harvest infrastructure management and community farming assets with the help of the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund that the Centre had announced in August
Published on Sep 03, 2020 11:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | Brajendra K Parashar
MC house discusses few suggestions by the revenue generation panel, including funding from Mahila Bhawan in Sector 38 and revised license fee for permissions to grow hedges.
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Almost eight months after two trucks were impounded for illegal mining and breaking the norms laid by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), their drivers/owners were booked in Yamunanagar on Monday. The complainant, Om Dutt Sharma of Yamunanagar mining department, told the police that since then, no one has contacted the department about the vehicles and soon, the trucks will be auctioned.
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 11:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | HT Correspondent, Ambala
Come up with a comprehensive solution to deal with heavy rains
Published on Jul 20, 2020 08:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | HT Correspondent
Delhi University students had complained of data breach when admit cards were uploaded online, and female students say that they are still feeling unsafe and stressed out. Experts suggest how they can keep themselves calm.
Published on Jul 17, 2020 08:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times | , New DelhiAprajita Sharad (Inputs by Naina Arora and Ruchika Garg)
Cuts to impact municipal corporation, engineering department asked to focus only on ongoing development works, freeze on new hiring
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 02:02 AM IST
The Odisha government order also said employees need to ensure frequent hand washing (for minimum 20 seconds) during the office hours, especially after the use of washrooms.
Published on Jun 09, 2020 08:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar |Debabrata Mohanty
The Odisha government is in dire need of cash to meet Covid-19 related emergent expenditure and other committed expenditure .
Published on Jun 01, 2020 11:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar |Debabrata Mohanty| Edited by Sabir Hussain
The HC on March 2 had declared Sukhna Lake a legal entity and ordered the demolition of unauthorised as well as legal constructions in its catchment area within three months
Published on Mar 06, 2020 01:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandiagarh | HT Correspondent, Mohali
The project “Veteran Builders” was among 30-odd other projects of the builder, Suresh Kumar, where anomalies were found.
Published on Feb 06, 2020 12:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | , MohaliIdrees Bukhtiyar
Throwing an open challenge to the Patiala municipal corporation’s claims of carrying out development projects worth over ₹1,000 crore, former mayor Ajitpal Singh Kohli has come up with completely different figures procured from the civic body through the Right to Information Act.
Published on Feb 04, 2020 11:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | Navrajdeep Singh, Patiala
AMRITSAR The Punjab local government department has appointed a retired judge to probe the role of Amritsar municipal corporation officials in the 2018 Dussehra train tragedy in which 61 persons were killed. The five MC officials, three of whom have retired now, were chargesheeted in the departmental inquiry and were indicted in the magisterial probe too.
Published on Jan 23, 2020 10:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Amritsar | HT Correspondent
A member of the engineers’ council says they have requested the NGT to direct MC officials to remove the concrete and paver blocks fixed within one metre of trunks of trees to save them from perishing
Updated on Jan 19, 2020 10:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
Electricity bills in Mohali govt offices amounting to ₹42 crore have not been cleared
Updated on Jan 13, 2020 12:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | Hillary Victor, Mohali
The municipal corporation (MC) of Patiala has failed to set up an independent plastic management plant to treat the plastic and polythene waste of the city. With no concrete plan, the civic bodies in district have failed to implement complete ban on the use of polythene bags, which the state government had ordered back in 2011.
Published on Nov 30, 2019 10:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | HT Correspondent, Patiala
The new NTCA guidelines to catch such animals are progressive. They should now be applied for leopards too
Updated on Nov 28, 2019 07:56 PM IST
The deputy commissioner said that the purpose of issuing VIP cards to progressive farmers is to enhance their social status so that they can avail public services in government departments on priority basis.
Published on Oct 24, 2019 10:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | HT Correspondent, Sangrur
CPSEs have also been asked to build a portal by October 15 where delay in payments can be monitored on a regular basis, Sitharaman said after reviewing the capex plan of CPSEs.
Published on Sep 29, 2019 12:51 AM IST
New Delhi |Asit Ranjan Mishra
The central government on Thursday announced its decision to revamp large parts of Lutyens’ Delhi, which includes revamping or building a new Parliament House by 2022 and razing a number of buildings to construct an integrated complex to house all government departments and ministries.
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 09:38 PM IST
New Delhi | HT Correspondent
In 2017, local govt dept had drafted the bylaws and had directed the MC to pass it in House meet, but it is still pending
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 11:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh |Navrajdeep Singh
Gets nod after eight years, expected to begin by mid-November
Published on Sep 12, 2019 12:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mohali | , MohaliIdrees Bukhtiyar
The water supply and sanitation department continues to remain the biggest electricity bill defaulter in Mohali, with its dues mounting to ₹8.5 crore in the past three years. Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has now sent a registered notice to the department, asking it to clear the bills within two weeks, or face snapping of electricity supply.
Published on Aug 31, 2019 01:07 AM IST
Hillary Victor, Mohali
The Union government should also have focused on other sectors of economy, including real estate, steel industry and textiles, which are also facing a slump, say industry representatives.
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 10:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
Finance minister announced measures to arrest a fall in demand for automobiles. Latest Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) data reveals that overall retail sales in July had fallen by 6 per cent.
Updated on Jun 20, 2020 06:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent
A total of 7,400 people are employed by the three Ordinance factories in Pune district, i.e. Ordinance factory, Dehu road, Khadki Ammunition factory and High Explosives factory, Khadki. As of August 20, all these ordinance employees began a month-long strike
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 04:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Punw |HT Correspondent.
Under the Rights for Persons with Disabilities Act, workplaces are required to register their EOPs with the concerned commissioner for persons with disabilities and notify them after approval.
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 01:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Abhishek Dey