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Abhishek Bachchan, along with father Amitabh Bachchan, tested positive for coronavirus on July 11 and got admitted to Mumbai's Nanavati hospital. Amitabh was discharged on August 2 after testing negative for COVID-19.

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The central government on Wednesday transferred Sushant Singh Rajput's death case to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

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Miguel Herrán, who plays the young hacker Rio in Netflix show Money Heist, once featured in an Indian ad in 2015.

Technology

The training this time will, however, be held online due to international travel restrictions on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, DoT said in the memorandum.

At the Unpacked event, 2020 Samsung unveils five new products including its next-generation foldable smartphone dubbed Galaxy Z Fold2.

Samsung unveils Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Buds Live. Galaxy Watch3 is a next-generation smartwatch from the company bundled with lots of health and wellness features.

Ludhiana News

Ludhiana to add 200 ICU beds for Covid care by end of this week
Ludhiana to add 200 ICU beds for Covid care by end of this week

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

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

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

Crackdown on illicit liquor: 2 lakh litres of lahan seized near Sutlej
Crackdown on illicit liquor: 2 lakh litres of lahan seized near Sutlej

Police said that a raid was conducted at village Bholewal Jadid and at least 2 lakh liters of lahan (kacchi daaru) and 55 liters of illicit liquor was recovered. Two accused were arrested from the spot, while their five accomplices managed to escape.

Half the Covid deaths in Punjab in last 8 days were in Ludhiana
Half the Covid deaths in Punjab in last 8 days were in Ludhiana

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: Woman held for ‘beating up 8-yr-old grandson after tying him in chains’
Ludhiana: Woman held for ‘beating up 8-yr-old grandson after tying him in chains’

Police said that the child’s mother had died a few months ago at their village in Uttar Pradesh, following which he along with his sister lived with their maternal grandmother in Ludhiana. The child’s parents were divorced.

Over 14k govt schools offer English as optional medium, but few students opt for it
Over 14k govt schools offer English as optional medium, but few students opt for it

Punjabi language is the primary medium of instruction for all government schools from class 1 to 12.

Punjab’s latest hotspot Ludhiana critically short of beds for critical Covid care
Punjab’s latest hotspot Ludhiana critically short of beds for critical Covid care

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.

Afghan Sikhs leave their own country: What has come along, what they left behind
Afghan Sikhs leave their own country: What has come along, what they left behind

“It has been four months since the attack on March 25 but my daughter still trembles in fear. She screams in the night, gets nightmares and asks ‘why did they attack us?” says Malmeet Kaur (26), Poonam’s mother, who was born in Kabul.

In African swine fever outbreak in N-E, a ‘piggy’ jackpot for Punjab
In African swine fever outbreak in N-E, a ‘piggy’ jackpot for Punjab

The pigs were to be originally sent to the North East states, but the plan got derailed with the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in the Seven Sisters.

Punjab: Patient shifted from DMC dies, govt issues showcause
Punjab: Patient shifted from DMC dies, govt issues showcause

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.

Midday meal during pandemic: Punjab minister says grain, cooking cost distribution started for summer holidays
Midday meal during pandemic: Punjab minister says grain, cooking cost distribution started for summer holidays

“In the tough times due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, our government is ensuring delivery of foodgrains at the doorsteps and cooking cost in the banks accounts of the students,” said Punjab school education minister Vijay Inder Singla.

Punjab: Over 62% drop in export of readymade garments
Punjab: Over 62% drop in export of readymade garments

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.

4 PCS officers recover, raring to get back to work
4 PCS officers recover, raring to get back to work

ADC (Jagraon) Neeru Katyal Gupta, who tested positive on July 7, remained in Ludhiana’s DMCH till July 13 with mild symptoms.

Ludhiana: PAU campus closed after two employees test COVID-19 positive
Ludhiana: PAU campus closed after two employees test COVID-19 positive

As per the latest orders issued by the varsity registrar, the campus will remain completely closed till July 24 and only “essential field activities” will be allowed, following “instructions/guidelines to prevent spread of COVID-19”.

Man tied to tree, thrashed, garlanded with shoes at Ludhiana village; probe on
Man tied to tree, thrashed, garlanded with shoes at Ludhiana village; probe on

The police registered an FIR against the girl’s paternal uncle, neighbour and other unidentified villagers for allegedly humiliating and assaulting the man Friday late, after the videos of the incident went viral on social media.

Writing their exams in paddy fields, kirana shops, these students balance studies, work
Writing their exams in paddy fields, kirana shops, these students balance studies, work

Another boy wrote his paper while sitting in a kirana shop where he was helping his father. Likewise, students are posting pictures which show the conditions in which they are living.

Traders log into digital marketing courses to keep businesses going
Traders log into digital marketing courses to keep businesses going

Many industrialists are doing short courses in digital marketing. A batch of 33 industrialists have started a four weeks’ digital marketing course from July 2 till July 31 in Ludhiana.

A project that has green activists seeing red
A project that has green activists seeing red

A ‘cycle valley’ is already coming up adjacent to Mattewara forest, villagers, activists fear industrial park will further disturb ecology.

Barred from entering cantonment area since March-end, milk vendors to approach Bathinda DC for help
Barred from entering cantonment area since March-end, milk vendors to approach Bathinda DC for help

“We have been into the milk vending business for generations, we don’t know any other work. But coronavirus has put us in a tight spot. We used to supply milk at Rs 50 per kg in family quarters of the cantonment area for the past many years,” said one of the milk vendors of village Bibiwala.

In Amritsar, Covid claims every 20th patient, in Punjab every 40th
In Amritsar, Covid claims every 20th patient, in Punjab every 40th

One of the reasons behind Amritsar reporting most deaths is that the Government Medical College in the district acts as a referral centre for patients from other districts. The GMC has has a tertiary care facility available too.

Patiala: Five days on, man who brutally killed dog arrested, bailed out instantly
Patiala: Five days on, man who brutally killed dog arrested, bailed out instantly

On July 5, Manga Singh had allegedly thrashed a dog to death with bricks and sticks and dragged her with a motorbike, till she died. The dog had given birth to four puppies late on July 4.

1 IAS officer, 3 more PCS officers test positive in Punjab
1 IAS officer, 3 more PCS officers test positive in Punjab

A medical officer posted at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital has also tested positive, confirmed Civil Surgeon, Faridkot, Dr Rajinder Kumar. With this the total number of health workers testing positive in the state now stands at 54.

Dissidents elect RS MP Dhindsa as SAD chief; party cries ‘fraud’
Dissidents elect RS MP Dhindsa as SAD chief; party cries ‘fraud’

Currently, Ferozepur MP Sukhbir Singh Badal is the SAD president, his third consecutive term at the helm of the party founded in 1920.

Lawyer once booked under UAPA now defends other such accused
Lawyer once booked under UAPA now defends other such accused

Till now, he has represented around 70 people booked under UAPA in different courts of Punjab.

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