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In a major embarrassment, AAP uses photo of Cong minister on its campaign posters in Ludhiana

Brother-in-law of AAP candidate Simardeep Singh said a party supporter had printed these posters. He was told to include the picture of Faridkot AAP MP professor Sadhu Singh and other leaders. Due to similarity in names, he pasted the picture of the Congress leader.

Photo of Cabinet minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot (second from right) printed on the campaign poster of Aam Admi Party candidate.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 08:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra

Opposition sheltering rehri mafia in Ludhiana, alleges mayor

Refuting allegations levelled against LIP and its leaders, LIP president and MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains said the party leaders were just standing by the side of poor street vendors.

The civic body charges a composition fee for allotting space to street vendors on roadsides.(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 19, 2018 11:44 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Overflowing Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana damages crops over 22 acres

The farmers slammed the state government for making tall claims to save farmers in the state but doing nothing on the ground.

The farmers are now up in arms against the administration for its failure to clean the nullah before monsoon.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2018 02:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Punjab woman who accused DSP of rape,addiction push launches drive against drugs

Not hiding her face or name (withheld due to legal reasons), she appealed to drug addicts and others to complain against peddlers in their area.

(Representative image)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 11:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra

‘Mughal-era serai near Ludhiana to be ‘world-class’ wedding destination’

The serai got some recent fame after the 2006 movie Rang De Basanti or RDB was shot here.

Tourism minister Navjot Singh Sidhu with officials at Serai Lashkari Khan in Ludhiana district on Friday. It was built in 1867 by a Mughal general in Aurangzeb’s reign.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 12:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

No let-up in industrial waste influx into Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana

After the issue of pollution in water bodies of Punjab was raised by the National Green Tribunal, the state government initiated action and ₹995 crores were allocated for cleaning of the nullah.

Deputy commissioner Pradeep Agrawal with members of the state-level team during their visit to Buddha Nullah on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 01:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra

Ludhiana: Filled with Buddha Nullah water, AAP to ‘gift’ bottles to MLAs, MPs

Symbolic protest: Demand special session of the Vidhan Sabha over pollution of water bodies.

Aam Aadmi Party workers filling bottles with water from Budha Nullah at Gaunspur village in Ludhiana on Wednesday. The bottles were carried in a special vehicle (below) from the nullah.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2018 01:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Ludhiana plastic factory blaze: Families of 3 firemen still await compensation, jobs

MC secretary says file related to job provision is with state govt.

As many as 16 people, including nine firefighters, had died after the plastic factory near Suffiyan Chowk collapsed after catching fire on November 20 last year.(HT File)
Updated on May 12, 2018 11:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Congress MLAs from Ludhiana lash out at Sidhu’s tender ‘taboo’

In July, Sidhu had even suspended four superintending engineers in Ludhiana, Amritsar and Jalandhar for awarding single-bid tenders.

Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu(HT File)
Updated on Apr 19, 2018 11:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra

Taxing times: Now, pay fee for parking vehicles outside houses in 10 Punjab cities

Local bodies department notifies public parking policy for all municipal corporations; to come into effect by August 31

As per the policy, videography of violations will also be conducted and challans will be sent to the residents(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2018 10:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Swachh Bharat! 96-toilet target cut down to nine in Ludhiana

Before the Swachh Survekshan-2018, which was held in Ludhiana last month, the MC had also planned to install portable toilets at 40 different spots in the city, but failed to achieve its target. 

The types of toilets included pre-fabricated modular, mobile toilets, masonry toilets and Delhi urban art commission (DUAC) toilets(Representative image)
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 02:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

No paramilitary forces for Ludhiana MC polls as of now: Punjab election commissioner

For fair elections: Says the forces will be deployed only if the police department feels the pressure or recommends it; police commissioner working to identify sensitive booths.

State election commissioner Jagpal Singh Sandhu (extreme right) addressing the media at the Circuit House in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Updated on Feb 07, 2018 02:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

‘Japan ready to join hands to uplift local cycle industry’

Punjab director of industry and commerce says Japanese are even ready to invest in the Dhanansu cycle valley project of Ludhiana East.

Industrialist Onkar Singh Pahwa (left) speaking during a meeting in Ludhiana on Monday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 05, 2017 10:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: 75 firefighters for a city housing 16 lakh people

Among them, 35 are permanent staff, while 40 have been hired on contractual basis.

Besides being short-staffed, the Ludhiana fire department is also ill-equipped when it comes to safety gear.(HT File)
Updated on Dec 02, 2017 12:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Collapse of law: Who okayed the Ludhiana building? No one, says record

As for whether or not the owner applied for any fire safety certificate, officials from the MC wing said they are working on the rescue operation now and would be able to tell about that only later.

Manjeet Kaur, wife of deceased fireman Raj Kumar, inconsolable in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Nov 22, 2017 10:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra

Ludhiana factory collapse: 13 dead, Capt Amarinder announces Rs 10 lakh compensation

Firefighters were engaged in dousing the flames, when the structure in Ludhiana’s Sufiyan Chowk in Industrial Area collapsed.

A man prays for safety of those trapped in the debris at the mishap site in Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Nov 21, 2017 09:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByAneesha Sareen Kumar & Harsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Jalandhar, Amritsar MC polls in December, Ludhiana will have to wait, says Sidhu

“Chief minister will soon announce election dates for other municipal corporations/councils (except Ludhiana),” Sidhu said.

Local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu(HT Fil)
Published on Nov 11, 2017 03:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Day after Gurpurab, Ludhiana air quality index worsens

At 345, air quality of Ludhiana was the worst in Punjab.

A hazy Sunday! Youngsters crossing railway tracks as smog envelops the surroundings.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Nov 06, 2017 06:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Damp squib: Aspirants offered salaries below minimum wage at women’s job fair in Ludhiana

Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal promised jobs with salary between Rs 5,000 and Rs 1 lakh, but later says only trainees will get Rs 5,000 and others will get regular salaries.

Aspirants filling forms at job fair organised at district industry centre on Friday. Monthly minimum wage for unskilled workers is Rs 7,568.5, daily wage is Rs 291.5 and hourly wage is Rs 36.4.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Updated on Nov 04, 2017 04:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Vintage tractors: Soviet symbol of India’s Green Revolution

Some people even showed interest in buying the tractors, but the authorities said the tractors had just been brought for display.

Old Russian tractor displayed during the annual Saras Mela at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Thursday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Updated on Oct 05, 2017 09:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra

‘Straw burning won’t stop till govt gives alternate solution’: Farmers at Ludhiana’s Kisan Mela

Farmers claim that lack of subsidy, inefficient machinery are restricting them from dealing with straw in a sustainable manner; finance minister implores farmers not burn straw at Kisan Mela.

The straw burning has become a major environmental issue, the absence of any subsidy on farm machinery is restricting farmers from using them.(Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 23, 2017 03:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Punjab pollution control board clueless on Navjot Sidhu’s ‘lofty announcements’ on its behalf

Punjab local bodies minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu had said Rs 130 crore will be provided by the board for effluent treatment plants.

Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETP) machinery gathering dust at the plant site on Tajpur Road in Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Sep 10, 2017 05:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Punjab pollution control board to impose ban: Blowing pressure horn can land you in jail for 6 years

PPCB chairman Kahan Singh Pannu said a statewide ban will be issued starting October 1 keeping in view the noise pollution caused by pressure horns, and cracker-sound emitting devices installed in motorcycles, especially Royal Enfield Bullet. 

Anyone manufacturing, selling, purchasing, fitting and using these devices may also face a fine of ₹5,000 per day in line with the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Sep 09, 2017 10:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana
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