Raakhi Jagga


Rs 50,000 stolen from pocket of BSP candidate
Sat, Apr 18, 2009

The nomination process started with a bang at the DC office in Ludhiana on Friday with Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Kehar Singh Ramgarhia (65) running around in a tizzy after a “pickpocket” literally emptied his pockets.

Trees axed illegally to widen road
Tue, Apr 14, 2009

In the garb of widening of road from Rara Sahib to Jagera village,nearly nine fully-grown trees with the height of over 100 feet have been axed without obtaining any formal nod from the Forest department.

Assets? This is a difficult question,says Ghubaya
Tue, Apr 14, 2009

SAD candidate from Ferozepur Sher Singh Ghubaya today filed his nomination papers.

Healing with faith
Mon, Apr 13, 2009

Though he is a doctor,he believes in faith healing more than his diagnosis and medicine.

Green drive put off till July in city
Sat, Apr 11, 2009

With the postponement of the much-hyped green drive of the Municipal Corporation till the monsoons,the tall claims of the civic body have fallen flat once again.

Finally,Sodhi offers support to Jagmeet
Fri, Apr 10, 2009

Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi,Congress MLA from Guruharsahai,today announced at a public rally that he was ready to support Lok Sabha candidate Jagmeet Singh Brar.

MC looks at new chlorination method
Wed, Apr 08, 2009

In order to provide better quality water to the city residents,gas chlorination is being considered by the Municipal Corporation authorities.

Khanna: Save water,our future generations will crave for it
Mon, Apr 06, 2009

Usually,environmental issues are at the bottom of the priority list of elected representatives,but Avinash Rai Khanna,BJP MP from Hoshairpur,claims to be different.

Brick kiln owners threaten to stop supply of bricks
Sat, Apr 04, 2009

More than 3,000 brick kiln owners of Punjab have decided to stop supply of bricks across the state from April 6 onwards if an FIR against some brick kiln owners is not quashed by then.

Demolished in 2008,four kiosks are back near Clock Tower
Thu, Apr 02, 2009

The Tehbazari wing of the Municipal Corporation had demolished six kiosks near the Clock Tower in January 2008. More than a year later...

Dyeing association raises Rs 3.15 cr to set up common effluent plant
Sun, Mar 29, 2009

It seems that 60 dyeing units located on Tajpur Road have finally realised the utility of setting up a common effluent treatment plant.

Sukhbir makes Ferozepur residents wait for hours
Sat, Mar 28, 2009

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal made thousands of people from more than 145 villages of Ferozepur wait for more than five hours at Bhasin Palace in Ferozepur Cantonment...

Nova bicycles down shutters on unit
Fri, Mar 27, 2009

Nova bicycles shut down its electroplating unit on Thursday rendering 177 employees jobless.

Maintenance another way of imposing incessant powercuts?
Thu, Mar 26, 2009

Although Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal promised 24-hour power supply from March 1,the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) officials have found a novel way to impose powercuts.

Who is ruining indoor stadium project?
Thu, Mar 19, 2009

Though Rs 16 crore has been spent so far,yet the fate of indoor stadium in the city hangs fire.

BSP announces candidates for Lok Sabha polls
Thu, Mar 19, 2009

Unlike previous Lok Sabha elections,Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) this time has fielded Brahmin,Jain and Jat Sikh candidates from Punjab.

Youth Dev Board head makes announcements,‘breaks code’
Thu, Mar 19, 2009

Chairman of the Punjab Youth Development Board Gurpreet Singh Raju Khanna here today announced that a new transport policy was “on the anvil”,as per which private bus owners would also have to issue special passes to students...

Interest-waiver sop a hit,MC earns Rs 5 cr from defaulters
Wed, Mar 18, 2009

Being an election year,everyone can take it easy including defaulters. The announcement of waiving the interest on water,sewer and house tax too has gone down well with the masses.

State earns Rs 100 cr from liquor vend applicants
Tue, Mar 17, 2009

The new excise policy received thumbs up from aspiring liquor contractors.

Here,drinking water is elixir of death
Mon, Mar 16, 2009

Everyday,Kotkapura Road residents,Vivek Sharma and his wife Neetu,get a 10-litre can filled from the Water Works office campus,after it closes.

Right moves
Mon, Mar 16, 2009

Being an engineer with the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL),he knows the importance of interpersonal communication. But for him,communicating with self is equally important. That is why Parveen Kumar,who is also a yoga teacher,is always in a fresh mood and keeps anger and stress at bay. Practicing this ancient form of exercise for the past […]

Election code of conduct holds up projects
Sun, Mar 15, 2009

Although the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation called for tenders of development projects worth Rs 80 crore on February 27,two days before the election code of conduct kicked in,work orders have not been issued yet.

After green signal from EC,Excise dept set for draw of lots for liquor vends
Sat, Mar 14, 2009

After getting a green signal from the Election Commission of India on Thursday evening,the Excise department is all set to conduct the draw of lots for over 7,000 liquor vends in the state.

MC contractors leave projects midway,residents a harassed lot
Wed, Mar 11, 2009

It is easy for politicians to announce developmental projects in the city but no one takes the accountability of completing them.

Two weeks after being sealed,house on MC land stands furnished
Fri, Mar 06, 2009

Building bylaws and rules continue to be thrown to the winds in the city.

Industry gives lukewarm response to Machiwara international airport proposal,realty sector optimistic
Thu, Mar 05, 2009

The decision of an international airport at Machiwara,35 kms from Ludhiana,has given a ray of hope to the villages on its periphery.

With code of conduct in place,‘overworked’ MC contractors heave a sigh of relief
Tue, Mar 03, 2009

With the enforcement of the code of conduct,tired MC contractors have heaved a sigh of relief. In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections,many tenders were called in the last two months.

For Sukhbir,cleaning Bathinda means a clean sweep for wife in LS polls
Mon, Mar 02, 2009

The cleaning of sewer lines in the city can wait for the time being. Reason: the only jet machine with the municipal corporation has been taken to Bathinda to clean the area.

Now,erring units want land to set up treatment plant
Sun, Mar 01, 2009

It seems that the breather in the form of temporary power connections to 60 dyeing units till March 31 is not enough.

Powercuts equal less MC income
Sat, Feb 28, 2009

Rs SIX crore is the total loss incurred by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation owing to powercuts throughout the year.

Last year targets not met,MC set to present Rs 652 cr budget for next
Fri, Feb 27, 2009

The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is all set to present a budget worth Rs 652.55 crore for the coming financial year 2009-10 in its budget meeting on February 28.

Rebuilding same road for years,civic body hits on final solution
Fri, Feb 27, 2009

More than 40 years after it was laid and after lakhs of rupees were spent on it,the Municipal Corporation has realised that the road leading to the bus stand needs to be re-laid,using a better technology.

Daughters from poor families making it big in Punjab
Thu, Feb 26, 2009

A few families from the lower income group in Punjab are setting the right examples,believing in the abilities of their girl child.

Daughters from poor families making it big in Punjab
Thu, Feb 26, 2009

At a time when the declining female sex ratio is Punjab is becoming a cause of concern,a few families are setting the right examples,believing in abilities of their girl child.

Old city to get new sewer lines
Wed, Feb 25, 2009

After a gap of 40 years,the old city’s sewer lines will be replaced. With this,the chronic problem of waterlogging and contaminated water supply in 20 colonies of the city will be solved.

Local Congress leaders identify ‘rebels’,seek their expulsion
Sun, Feb 22, 2009

Local Congress leaders seem to be up in arms against a few fellow party workers and leaders as they have chalked out a list of those “who can pose problems in the coming Lok Sabha elections”.