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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Raakhi Jagga


Ludhiana: Migrant workers start returning after running into sealed borders
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

While a few of them were able to cross over before the police clamped down, others had no option but to retrace their steps.

Coronavirus outbreak: 42-year-old domestic help is Punjab’s third victim, her locality in Ludhiana sealed
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

The patient was brought to the Patiala hospital at 1:30 am after she needed a ventilator for her acute respiratory distress syndrome. None of the 14 ventilators at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana were functioning.

With free ration supply, advance from employees, handful of migrant workers in Ludhiana stay put
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Ludhiana district has over 15 lakh migrant labourers working in factories, as daily wagers, domestic helps and also in the organised and unorganised sectors.

Amarinder’s announcement on industrial units: ‘Order a blunder, not practical,’ says industry
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Charanjeet Singh Vishwakarma, former president of United Cycles Parts and Manufacturers Association (UCPMA), said,"Who will be checking as to whether all are following safety norms or not? It shows lack of seriousness of Punjab government towards controlling a pandemic."

Punjab: After 277 km in 6 days, group of 16 labourers starts 600 km trudge to reach hometown
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

A group of 16 including two women and two toddlers reached Sadul Shahar around 11 am on Sunday – their sixth day on foot. As the borders were sealed, they entered through the forest area.

After 277 km in 6 days, group of 16 labourers starts 600 km trudge to reach hometown
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

"We didn't know that the borders had been sealed so we walked through the forest area. If the Rajasthan government can help us reach our village, it would be a great help. The past few days have been an ordeal for us.”

Order a blunder, not practical: Industry
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

"Just to favour one per cent of industry who have few pending orders, they have passed these orders. Arranging boarding, lodging and safety standards for all workers is not practical and where are we going to sell our product?," said Association of Focal Point Industries President.

Construction workers, daily wage earners in Punjab: What they get, what they don’t
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has announced financial aid of Rs 3000 to each registered construction worker in the state. Who will benefit?

From gurdwara that has emptied its golak, to a cop who tells women to train men in household chores: A look at what people are doing in Punjab
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

In Ludhiana, a hotelier Bittu Gumber has offered his hotel to doctors, nurses and other health professionals who are on duty at the civil hospital and are away from their homes. He has also offered to arrange food for them.

Punjab breathes clean, Ludhiana cleanest Indian city on two lockdown days
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Ludhiana, which is among the most polluted cities of the country, was the cleanest city of India on March 23 with air quality index (AQI) of 35, according to the data sourced from the central pollution control board (CPCB)’s app ‘Sameer’.

First COVID-19 case in Ludhiana, another in Hoshiarpur as Punjab tally touches 31
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Nawanshahr, which has been the epicentre of coronavirus cases in the state, reported no new case during the day.

Ludhiana woman who tested positive for COVID-19 did not travel abroad, health dept clarifies
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Although the health authorities had stated in the morning that she had a travel history of Spain, it was mentioned in the government's evening bulletin that she had no travel history and source of her infection was being studied.

Cops crack down on those violating curfew
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

In Ludhiana, while police made grocery stores, chemists shut shop by 2 pm, there was still traffic on the roads. Many youngsters were out on Pakhowal road and even in Model Town area, without helmets.

Jobless and forced to return home, unorganised workers ask: Who will compensate for loss of income?
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

India’s unorganised workers make up 82.7 per cent or 39.14 crores of the total 47.41 crore estimated employed persons, according to last NSSO Employment and Unemployment Survey, 2011-12.

Punjab government listens to its youth to help them get jobs, avoid drugs
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

The Punjab government has started a unique initiative which aims to reach out to the state’s youngsters and understand from them the problems plaguing their life.

Punjab: Man, woman who returned from Dubai on March 9 isolated in Barnala, colony sealed
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

The 60-year-old woman and 45-year-old man (unrelated) returned from Dubai on March 9. Both were admitted in hospital after complaining of chest pain Thursday evening, and their samples have been sent for testing.

Coronavirus scare: Panic buying in Ludhiana, other parts of state
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

“We were witnessing 10 to 20 per cent increase in sale in the past few days but Thursday people came in large numbers,” said Balwant Rai, the owner of the Mani Ram Balwant Rai store in the city.

In Punjab CM’s native place: ‘We eat simple food, breathe fresh air & barely leave the village, so we are not too scared’
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

“We do discuss the coronavirus every morning and evening after watching news channels and reading the papers. But our lives are going on as normal. We greet each as before and sit together, play cards,” says Major Singh.

Punjab: In CM’s native place, life goes on as before amid COVID-19 outbreak
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Asked if they avoid shaking hands or hugging, most of the villagers gathered at the 'Sathh' say no. But some say, “We believe in 'Sat Sri Akal'.”

Punjab: After Amritsar, Moga, one cop per village initiative implemented in Ferozepur
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

The 'village police officer' will maintain a record of the village and keep a check on festivals, cultural functions etc., apart from checking on anti-social elements. Ferozepur SSP Bhupinder Singh said, “The idea is to develop harmony between the people and police and get more details about them.”