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Friday, August 14, 2020

Raakhi Jagga


He lost his daughter 23 yrs ago, but keeps her memory alive with a convention on women’s issues every year
Fri, Aug 14, 2020

This year, the otherwise one-day convention went virtual for a fortnight, with over a lakh people attending the lectures.

Just an hour’s rain brings Ludhiana’s industrial focal point to its knees
Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Rajeev Jain, owner of Rajindra Engineers which makes bicycle parts, said, “Water entered the halls where manufacturing is done. Cartons of raw material have been damaged and exact damage will be assessed when water goes out of the factories.

Punjab govt allows temples to stay open till 1 am on Janmashtami
Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Temple managements are planning to give prasad in the form of toffees, mishri packets. They have not yet decided how to distribute ‘choorma prasad’, which is popularly made on Janmashtami.

Citing nurses’ strike, pvt hospital in Ludhiana refuses to admit Covid patients, increase beds
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Ludhiana has the maximum number of Covid patients in Punjab and has reported the maximum number of deaths due to the virus as well. Despite this, the district has been reeling under a shortage of ‘level 3’ beds (meant for critical patients).

Help pour in for mother of soldier killed in J&K in 1999
Sun, Aug 09, 2020

A video, which went viral on social media, has brought this dramatic change in the life of this mother of eight.

Covid positive patient dies at Faridkot, attendants allege medical negligence
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

Relatives of a 51-year-old positive patient have alleged that he was made to sit in a wheelchair for two hours. Later in isolation ward, his wife stayed overnight in the ward exposing herself to infection. Even a cousin wearing a PPE kit went to Covid ward for 20 minutes to see his patient.

In Punjab, govt school admissions register all time high — 13.48% more than last year
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

The maximum new admissions has happened in the pre-primary section — 97,460, an increase of 43.21 per cent compared to last year — with a total strength of 3.23 lakh students as compared to 2.25 lakh students in the last financial year.

Hero Cycles aims for 20% global market share by 2024, says its Cycle Valley production to start in Dec
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

The company which owns a 43 per cent share in the Indian market and 11 per cent share in the world has so far produced 167.35 million units of bicycles.

Ram Temple unites all political forces in Punjab
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

Apart from BJP, VHP and Bjarang dal leaders, even Congress and AAP leaders also welcomed foundation stone laying event.

Ludhiana to add 200 ICU beds for Covid care by end of this week
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Ludhiana once again reported maximum 222 cases in the state on Tuesday.

Day before Ram temple bhumi pujan in Ayodhya: Sweet shops get advance orders, hoardings urge public to perform puja at home
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Yashdeep Puri of the RSS Punjab unit, said, "RSS pracharak from North India has gone for this occasion, rest no one is going. We all will be praying here itself.”

Highest Covid cases, deaths, but Ludhiana had just one vacant ‘level 3’ bed on Sunday
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

District solely dependent on private hospitals when it comes to handling critical patients.

Half the Covid deaths in Punjab in last 8 days were in Ludhiana
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

This has raised a serious question mark on tertiary care facilities in Ludhiana as it is the only district in Punjab which has a tie-up with maximum private hospitals — seven.

Ludhiana industrial park row: 2 villages transfer 47 acres, one with 467 acres backs out
Sun, Aug 02, 2020

The 1,000 acres of land earmarked for the industrial park comes in villages Sekhowala, Salempur, Haider Nagar, Sailkiana and Machian Kalan.

Latest hotspot Ludhiana critically short of beds for critical Covid care
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Civil Surgeon says district plans to increase Level 3 beds to 1,000.

Punjab’s latest hotspot Ludhiana critically short of beds for critical Covid care
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Out of total 761 beds available for Covid care in the district (450 in government facilities and 311 in private), a major chunk -- 685 beds -- is for Level 1 and Level 2 patients. The remaining 76 beds for critical Covid care seem too less for the most thickly populated district of Punjab.

Covid deaths push Ludhiana’s only LPG crematorium to its limits
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Since April 18, Ramgarhia cremation ground in Ludhiana has seen cremations of 85 coronavirus patients. The crematorium has only one LPG chamber, which was set up four years back, but had remained unused till the pandemic outbreak.

Dalits fighting for panchayat land share protest again, 125 arrested
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Villagers have been protesting for the past 71 days, demanding their rights to do group farming on village panchayat land reserved for Dalits. They have been sitting on dharna in vacant agriculture fields since May 20.

In Faridkot, 200-bed govt medical college shares Covid load of 7 districts
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

A closer look at the inventory of the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital (GGSMCH) revealed that it shares load of critical patients from Bathinda, Mansa, Muktsar, Moga, Ferozepur, Fazilka and Faidkot.

In Bathinda, 17-year-old girl leads tractor march against farm ordinances
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Baldeep Kaur, who recently passed her Class 10 exams with 85 per cent marks, led the tractor march from her village with other farmers following her in their vehicles.

Punjab: Patient shifted from DMC dies, govt issues showcause
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

The family alleged that they had taken the patient to civil hospital after DMCH stated that they had a shortage of beds. In civil hospital, he could not get a ventilator.

Punjab: Over 62% drop in export of readymade garments
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Compared to exports worth Rs 29,008.41 crore done in April- June, 2019, the figure was was only Rs 10,955.42 crore in the same period this year.

Denied panchayat land for farming, Dalits of Sangrur village protest
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

On Friday, a large number of these protesters had also staged a dharna at the grain market of Sangrur defying Covid-19 guidelines. An FIR under the Disaster Management Act was lodged against Mukesh Malaud, president of ZPSC, members Gurmukh Singh, Bikkar Singh and 60 unidentified people

Punjab: On Raksha Bandhan eve, no Sunday lockdown for sweet shops
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

Wholesale and retail garment sellers had also recently raised the demand of lifting Sunday lockdown. However, this relaxation will be applicable only for halwais and essential services on August 2.

PSEB Class 12 Results: Mansa girl scores 449/450, but unsure of continuing studies
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

Simarjeet Kaur of Budhlada had taken Maths, Economics, Fine Arts as elective subjects apart from English, Punjabi and Environment Studies as compulsory subjects. She got full marks in Environment Studies, Punjabi while scoring one mark less in English in the boards.