Raakhi Jagga


GLADA waits for inauguration,commuters throw open Dugri bridge
Wed, Jun 03, 2009

While the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority officials were waiting for a formal inauguration of the Rs 1.25-crore Dugri Bridge along with the double road...

200 more unipoles set to dot the city roads
Wed, Jun 03, 2009

To earn more revenue,200 new unipoles are being installed at various city roads by the advertisement contractors.

Tipplers on a high as prices of top brands fall
Mon, Jun 01, 2009

It is party time for tipplers as with the foray of new players in the liquor trade,there has been a dip in the prices of a couple of brands as compared to the last year.

Senior deputy mayor smells rat in contract worth lakhs
Mon, Jun 01, 2009

The much-hyped work of road beautification being carried out by the Municipal Corporation by spending lakhs of rupees...

Won’t brook laxity,Giaspura tells zonal commissioners
Sat, May 30, 2009

Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura today told the zonal commissioners that they would be held responsible if water- borne disease broke out in any of the wards because of unfit supply of drinking water.

Engineers’ body pooh-poohs Sukhbir’s claim on power
Sat, May 30, 2009

The Punjab State Electricity Board Engineers Association today poo-poohed Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal’s claims that upcoming power projects would render the state free from power shortage in coming few years...

Garcha’s protest cools,LIT marks its territory in Karnail Singh Nagar
Sat, May 30, 2009

After raising a storm over Ludhiana Improvement Trust’s decision to demolish encroachment at an 8.8-acre plot of land in Karnail Singh Nagar in February,former SAD minister Jagdish Singh Garcha now seems out of steam.

Sidhwan Canal cleanliness drive kicks off finally
Fri, May 29, 2009

The long-awaited operation to clean out Sidhwan canal finally kicked off on Thursday. The work,being undertaken by the Canal Department is estimated to cost Rs 4.35 crore.

DC order no deterrent against dumping garbage in Nallah
Thu, May 28, 2009

After every two months,the deputy commissioner,Ludhiana,passes orders imposing a ban on throwing of solid waste into Sidhwan canal as well as Budha Nallah.

Punjabi spirit: Deeds underline stories of compassion
Thu, May 28, 2009

In troubled times,often a Samaritan emerges in the form of an angel who guides you to safe waters providing you the reassurance of better days ahead. Looking at the past instances...

Petrol pumps go dry,city comes to a standstill
Thu, May 28, 2009

In the aftermath of curfew,the city experienced fuel supply shortage. More than 20 petrol pumps in the city went dry as huge rush was reported from pumps across the district.

Projects come to a halt,residents say poll results to blame
Sat, May 23, 2009

As the tide turned in favour of the Congress this election,SAD-BJP councillors seem to be venting their anger on the voters.

No end in sight to long powercuts; overloading adds to PSEB woes
Fri, May 22, 2009

Unscheduled and incessant electricity outages paralysed the life of the residents of Model Gram,who witnessed a powercut for almost 24 hours due to a technical snag in a transformer.

Punjab goes green,reaps profits from organic wheat
Fri, May 22, 2009

While a majority of wheat farmers in Punjab and Haryana are ruing the loss of yield,all those who went for organic and natural farming this time are a happy lot.

Building bylaws given a go-by,mishaps a matter of time
Thu, May 21, 2009

Yesterday's fire at Aggarwal woollens showroom-cum-godown once again highlights the lackadaisical attitude of the Municipal Corporation’s building branch for not making residents adhere to the building bylaws.

Sensex surges,city investors look for bright days ahead
Tue, May 19, 2009

The stock market created history by jumping 2,110 points in a few minutes,thus,lighting the hope of investors for good days ahead.

Sidhwan Canal to be cleaned
Fri, May 15, 2009

Twenty years after it was built,the state government has given its nod to the cleaning of Sidhwan Canal,which flows from the city till Doraha.

Drinking water,ORS packs missing from polling booths
Thu, May 14, 2009

In violation of the Election Commission guidelines to provide drinking water and ORS packs on all polling booths,most of the booths in the city did not make any provision for these facilities.

The Greens
Wed, May 13, 2009

One and a half years ago,he was ridiculed for proposing the revival of the common effluent treatment plant in Focal Point.

High spirits despite checks
Wed, May 13, 2009

Come elections and it is raining liquor everywhere. Economy-class brands such as Bagpiper and Officer's Choice are the favourite items which voters are getting from different political parties.

Can’t take politics lightly any more,echo city youth
Sun, May 10, 2009

As the last phase of Lok Sabha elections draw nearer,the youth have resolved to exercise their voting right religiously-but this time it is more of a conscious choice.

MC installs 92 footlights in Tagore Nagar park
Thu, May 07, 2009

Against the norm of installing around 25 footlights in parks,this 3,200 square-yard park in Tagore Nagar has been dotted with 92 footlights,thus,causing wastage of power.

Three MC employees fined for denying info under RTI
Wed, May 06, 2009

The Punjab Information Commission today imposed a penalty of Rs 22,500 on three Municipal Corporation officers for their failure to provide information under Right to Information Act within the prescribed period of 30 days.

Jagmeet employs oratory skills to win over voters
Wed, May 06, 2009

Jagmeet Brar is known for his exceptional oratory skills and many believe this is the reason why despite a miserable winning record...

A shoppers’ paradise
Tue, May 05, 2009

A refugee camp in 1947,people who had migrated from Pakistan were allotted 35 square yards in the area to rebuild their lives.

Metro train for Ludhiana soon: PM
Mon, May 04, 2009

While the Municipal Corporation is clueless but Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh during his yesterday’s rally at Jalalabad said that the metro train project worth Rs 3,000 crore has already been sanctioned for Ludhiana.

Wait till after the elections for stray dog menace to subside
Wed, Apr 29, 2009

As stray dogs run loose in the city,the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation’s Rs 1.84-crore sterilisation programme has been put on hold till election code of conduct is in force.

Polls or not,water scarcity keeps city high and dry
Wed, Apr 29, 2009

Sufficient water is a dream in summers. The beginning of this summer has,however,been different. Due to no powercuts,tubewells are said to be running on schedule.

Wine seller serves water,upholds family tradition
Mon, Apr 27, 2009

For 73-year-old Mohan Lal Sharma,quenching the thirst of commuters is a source of immense satisfaction.

Pre-poll sop? Sugar price down by Rs 4
Sat, Apr 25, 2009

The government has finally taken notice of the spiralling sugar prices across the country.

After organic farming,it’s agro-tourism for this bureaucrat
Fri, Apr 24, 2009

For the past year and a half,Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner Y S Matta is doing organic farming on his 30 acres of land in Kalomajra village....

Low-profile candidates file papers,in style though
Fri, Apr 24, 2009

Thursday was the day of making a statement when it came to filing nominations. Unlike the SAD and Congress candidates who filed their papers in a style...

Contractor fined for axing trees
Thu, Apr 23, 2009

Following report published in Ludhiana Newsline on April 14,wild life conservator Parveen Kumar has fined the contractor undertaking the road widening project from Rara Sahib to Jagera village.

File goes ‘missing’ from MC office
Tue, Apr 21, 2009

Though MC Commissioner GS Ghuman and Municipal Town Planner Hemant Batra had admitted to the fact that the liquor vend in the BRS Nagar green belt needs to be shifted...

SAD remains a divided house
Tue, Apr 21, 2009

Despite repeated instructions by the SAD (B) President Sukhbir Singh Badal,it seems that SAD councillors have not learnt any lessons even in the times of elections.

A magic wand
Mon, Apr 20, 2009

Being an ayurvedic doctor,he ensures the wellbeing of others but as regards his own happiness,all he needs is a handful of colours...