Raakhi Jagga


PPCB gives units a clean chit,power to be restored today
Thu, Feb 12, 2009

on the orders of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal,a team of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) conducted a formal verification of the 61 dyeing units to give them a clean chit.

Disgruntled Galib keen to contest from city
Wed, Feb 11, 2009

Although Congress has given enough signals to field Manish Tewari as the candidate from Ludhiana in the coming Lok Sabha elections...

Delay by PSEB takes spark out of rural electrification scheme
Mon, Feb 02, 2009

Delay by the Punjab State Electricity Board in the implementation of the Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikarn Yojana,has defeated the purpose for which the Rs 154.58-crore plan was launched.

With eye on elections,SAD gives breather to violators on NH-1
Sun, Feb 01, 2009

Residents and shopkeepers along the National Highway-1 scheduled roads can heave a sigh of relief as no action will be taken against any construction done before March 1996...

Kite flying leaves several birds injured
Sat, Jan 31, 2009

While Republic Day was celebrated in the city with high-flying kites dotting the sky,most residents were unaware that their short-term enjoyment caused injuries to several birds.

VAT move partially rolled back as traders’ protest
Sat, Jan 31, 2009

Faced with protests from the iron and steel industry from all across the state,Excise and Taxation Department of Punjab government today modified its two-day-old notification for the above industry.

Centre mulls driving schools for truckers
Fri, Jan 30, 2009

Of the total accidents taking place on roads,in 77 per cent of the cases truck drivers are at fault,so training them is a must.

No need for zero-discharge policy,says retd IIT engineer
Sun, Jan 25, 2009

Although the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) is advocating the zero-discharge policy for industries in Ludhiana,Dr V K Guha,a retired professor of chemical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT),Delhi,said it was not necessary.

Tenders for advertisement sites invited,Sr Deputy Mayor’s suggestions ignored
Sat, Jan 24, 2009

Despite Senior Deputy Mayor Parveen Bansal’s suggestion that separate tenders be invited for each item on the advertisement-rights’ list...

Project Elephant begins in state,10 elephants ‘micro-chipped’
Sat, Jan 24, 2009

After a delay of nearly two years,‘Project Elephant’ of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest has started in the state with the State Wildlife Department inserting “microchips” beneath the skin of 10 captive elephants in Ludhiana.

After a day’s respite,powercuts are back in state
Fri, Jan 23, 2009

Powercuts have returned to haunt the people of Punjab after a one-day breather. Though the duration was reduced from five hours to three hours on Thursday,the residents are disappointed over the shortlived luxury of 24-hour power supply.

Fancy lights to illuminate city roads before LS polls
Fri, Jan 23, 2009

Despite protests by Senior Deputy Mayor Parveen Bansal and Deputy Mayor Sunita Aggarwal,Ludhiana is set to see fancy lights worth Rs 6 crore lighting its roads. Orders for these have been placed and the work is likely to start in a few days.

Swearing-in brings relief from power cuts
Thu, Jan 22, 2009

The swearing-in of Sukhbir Singh Badal as Deputy Chief Minister on Wednesday brought a temporary relief for the residents from the continuous ordeal of power cuts.

MC to rein in city’s canine strength
Thu, Jan 22, 2009

After paying lip service to menace of stray animals in city,the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has finally decided to sterilise dogs and to inject them with anti-rabies vaccine.

MC commissioner hauls lax staff over the coals
Wed, Jan 21, 2009

“I need results and not written communication alone,” said MC Commissioner G.S Ghuman while presiding over a special meeting of the staff of building and roadways,town planning department and tehbazari department.

DFO to face probe for seeking bribe
Tue, Jan 20, 2009

District Forest Officer Mahavir Singh will face an inquiry for allegedly seeking bribe to give clearance to the construction of a hotel on forest land on the Ferozepur Road.

Focal Point area to get Rs 115 cr for development
Sun, Jan 18, 2009

Though the government has sanctioned Rs 115 crore for changing the skyline of the Focal Point area in the city,at the same time industrialists have also been asked to follow the norms.

New link road between Ferozepur Road and Pakhowal Road
Sun, Jan 18, 2009

The state government has sanctioned a Rs 100-crore plan proposed by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority.

Work on Lakkar bridge to begin soon: Mayor
Sat, Jan 17, 2009

Work at the Lakkar railway overbridge (ROB) will start within 10 days,said Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura on Friday.

Irrigation dept,DC at loggerheads over bills for Dhussi dam repairs
Fri, Jan 16, 2009

The Irrigation department in the state and the Deputy Commissioner (DC) are again at crossroads with the controversy on exacting the amount spent in the repair of the Dhussi dam in August 2008.

Dawar tries to mollify dissenting councillors
Thu, Jan 15, 2009

Though the councillors of Ludhiana East constituency are up in arms against former MLA Surinder Dawar,the latter says the development had taken him by surprise.

To streamline work in MC,mayor inspects offices
Thu, Jan 15, 2009

In A bid to streamline the working in all the municipal corporation’s zonal offices,Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura is busy checking the attendance of staff.

Councillors unhappy with Dawar,say he meddles in their affairs
Wed, Jan 14, 2009

After AICC spokesperson Manish Tewari gave an audience to despondent Congress councillors of Ludhiana east constituency,the elective members plan to meet Punjab Congress Affairs in-charge Mohsina Kidwai.

Bitter pill: Sugar prices soar,mills may stop production
Tue, Jan 13, 2009

With the prices of sugar having gone up from Rs 18 to Rs 23 per kg within a span of three months and no respite likely...

Senior deputy mayor’s objections fall on deaf ears,mayor goes ahead with his agenda
Sun, Jan 11, 2009

It seems all is not right between Mayor Hakam Singh and senior deputy mayor Parveen Bansal. In a recently held Finance and Contract Committee Meeting...

MC’s house tax move against 4 big units comes under cloud
Sat, Jan 10, 2009

MC House Tax branch today put up notice boards outside famous Thaper Agro and Thaper Food,Tapson Steels and Attar Singh and Sons.

MC decides to get tough with house
Fri, Jan 09, 2009

Taking a stern stand against the house-tax defaulters today,MC authorities decided to display boards outside the defaulters’ properties warning public not to buy such properties.

MC bends,to provide basic amenities in 216 illegal colonies
Fri, Jan 09, 2009

A total of 216 unauthorised colonies of Ludhiana district where development works stood standstill for more than 10 years,have finally got some relief.

Panic sets in as fuel supply runs dry
Fri, Jan 09, 2009

The second day of the strike by oil sector employees resulted in a crisis-like situation across the state. Most petrol pumps in the city had gone ‘dry’ with new supplies yet to reach the fuel stations.

With fire in the belly,he saved lives
Wed, Jan 07, 2009

The day is freshly etched on his mind as he saved 19 lives from the roof top of Navrang Tower which had caught fire in 2004.

Steep hike in fine raises rehri vendors’ hackles
Wed, Jan 07, 2009

In order to discourage the Rehri vendors to come to city roads,MC Commissioner has decided to hike their fine by three times.

MC may tinker with tender policy
Tue, Jan 06, 2009

Ludhiana Municipal Corporation authorities are likely to finalise a new policy for the tender system soon.

LIT complex to be auctioned as single unit with Rs 197 cr as reserve price
Tue, Jan 06, 2009

The commercial complex built by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust on 2.2 acres of land on the Rani Jhansi Road will be auctioned in a single chunk at a reserve price of Rs 197 crore.

Slices of history rotting in Punjab
Mon, Jan 05, 2009

Ludhiana's Clock Tower,popularly known as 'Ghanta Ghar',turned 102 last year. It was on October 18,1906,that Victoria Memorial Clock Tower,Ludhiana,was inaugurated by the then Lt Governor of Punjab,Sir Montgomery.

MC to arm indoor stadium with hi-tech facilities
Mon, Jan 05, 2009

The indoor stadium in Ludhiana is all set to be armed with the latest facilities-air conditioning and installation of elevators among others-as the Municipal Corporation...

Assembly panel to probe complaint against Gurjar
Sun, Jan 04, 2009

A privileges panel,constituted by Vidhan Sabha Speaker Nirmal Singh Kahlon,will now look into Mahilpur MLA Sohan Singh Thandal’s complaint...