In a bid to improve the public transport system here, the Centre has sanctioned 50 buses for the city under its Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) Scheme.

The Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC) will launch the bus service and has identified 5 acre land near Ghalori Gate for setting up a bus depot. Though the MC had sought Rs 7 crore for setting up the depot, the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee approved Rs 3 crore.

Whenever a woman in Arnetu village conceives, she, instead of celebrating, goes into a depression with thoughts that the child may be born with a physical deformity.

This is the general fear among residents of this village, situated near the Ghaggar in the Patran sub-division of Patiala.

They opine that due of the industrial waste in the river, the ground water quality in their village has d

Ludhiana, September 18 Farmers queue up at 3 am to get seeds of PBW-550 at PAU counters

Patiala : More than 13,000 farmers who had applied for power connections for tube wells in the general category till March 1990 may be given connections by the end of March next by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB).

The farmers had applied for connections and had also got test reports with the PSEB by the end of March in 1990.

But the PSEB did not release connections as it was not in a position to bear the load due to power shortage.

The study pertaining to the thorough study of water, in reference to the quality in terms of sensory, physico-chemical and microbiological parameters, was undertaken in a model city Patiala of state of Punjab. The results indicate that the water samples collected from the different localities and various water sources viz.

Jangveer Singh

Punjab is set to introduce LED (light emitting diode) lighting in all five cities in the state, beginning from Ludhiana, even as the process of replacement of conventional lighting with CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) will start in a few months with Powercom, the state electricity utility, registering with the Bureau of Energy for this purpose.