Arjun Sharma is a staff reporter in Ludhiana. He writes on politics, agriculture and health.
Articles by Arjun Sharma
Many industrial associations believe that the GST exemption to hilly states till 2027 will ruin the industry in Punjab.
There are at least 300 churches in Ludhiana district, while 215 in the city area that come under the police commissionerate
A notice was circulated in all departments stating that no student will be allowed to bring four-wheelers from the upcoming semester, which will start in a week’s time.
65-year-old man, nonagenarian woman die of diarrhoea symptoms; Health dept springs into action, surveys village
The complaint has been filed with vice-chancellor Dr AS Nanda through an e-mail by a city-based resident, Kuldeep Singh Khaira.
This comes over a month after first of the three illegal ultrasound machines used for sex determination was recovered in the city.
Two scan centres were unearthed in Ludhiana - one on June 1 in Jammu colony and other on June 7 in Daad village.
On Wednesday evening, a bullet-proof Mitshubishi Montero reached Bittu’s residence here at civil lines. The vehicle was sent by the chief minister’s office as part of the upgraded security apparatus for the MP in the wake of “threat perception” to the leader.
This came to light when local PSPCL officials after receiving orders from the head office inspected 260 government offices during a week-long drive to find discrepancies in use of electricity.
Sukhdev was 23 years old when he was hanged by the British along with Bhagat Singh and Rajguru on March 23, 1931.
FITTING IN Served notice by DCP, cops head to get khaki low-waist pants, tight shirts altered
These incidents have brought into focus the rampant violations of fire safety norms in factories and godowns, and the poor condition of fire wing.
Report sent to government in 2012 had sought equipment worth Rs 90.6 crore, including 23 gadgets such as water tenders, generators and fireproof suits.
Success rate of procedure was 50%; scientists implanted embryos from Sahiwal cow in 8 abandoned Holstein Friesian cows, of which three calves were born while another cow is pregnant
After conducting a study on minerals in soil and plants across the state, the veterinary varsity here has submitted recommendations with the state government and has come out with special feed for cattle and other dairy animals in three zones of the state.
The students and staff of 32 government schools are at high risk of falling ill as they are consuming water that has failed the purity test. The water in these schools contains E. coli that can cause diarrhoea and gastroenteritis. Areas where samples failed the test include Payal, Machhiwara, Malaudh, Sudhar, Hathoor and Sahnewal. These schools draw their supply from the municipal council or the water supply department.
Eschewed sex ratio and a spate of female foeticide cases may have forced the Haryana government to crack the whip against illegal sex determination centres, but it has made several cities of Punjab a ‘safe haven’ for illegal prenatal scanning for the neighbouring state.
Family demands compensation and job for family member; cop suffered cardiac arrest during an argument with an ACP who was towing his car from outside police chief’s office on Tuesday
A far cry from the ‘smart city’ dream project, Ludhiana will prove to be a daunting challenge for incoming municipal corporation commissioner Jaskiran Singh who will assume office next week. A host of unresolved civic issues are crying for attention for far too long now. Outgoing MC commissioner Kanwalpreet Kaur Brar relieved office on Friday and will now take over as the deputy commissioner of Fatehgarh Sahib.
He is being hailed as the man who not only won Punjab but also has given the Congress a face-saver at the national level. And he will become the chief minister again Thursday. But Capt Amarinder Singh is not the boss. At least, that’s what Asha Kumari believes.
Veterinary tourism seems to have finally arrived in the district, offering a ray of hope to suffering canines and their distressed NRI owners.
In a shocking incident, a 13-year-old on Sunday delivered a girl child in the restroom of a private hospital where she was allegedly taken by her family for treating stomach ache. Claiming to be unaware of the pregnancy, the victim’s family is now not ready to accept the newborn and their daughter.
The district health department has planned to crack down on those violating the norms pertaining to the sale of tobacco in Ludhiana after principal secretary for health and family welfare department, Vini Mahajan, asked the health authorities to put a clamp on violators.
A doctor has been booked and an inquiry ordered into the post-delivery death of a woman and her newborn child allegedly due to the negligence of a Khanna-based private hospital, which has triggered protests by relatives of the deceased.
After the success of its pilot project under which 12 beetle goats were sent to Ladakh, the veterinary varsity has decided to give further push to goat farming and improving the quality of breeds in Punjab.
Targeting AAP for not having announced its chief ministerial candidate, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday described the party as a marriage procession without a bridegroom.