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HindustanTimes Wed,17 Sep 2014

Ludhiana

Five-day pulse polio drive to be held from Sept 21

A massive pulse polio drive will be held in the city from September 21 to 25. Neeru Katyal, additional deputy commissioner (ADC) held a meeting with health and related officials in this regard and said, “Though India has been declared Polio-free by the World Health Organization, but still we can’t afford to be ignorant about the disease and should ensure that children upto 5 years get polio drops.”

Iodine deficiency survey kicks off; 554 samples to be collected

Students will now have to bring a pinch of salt in their lunch boxes to be handed over a health team. The exercise is part of the Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) Survey, which kicked off from Channan Devi Government School, Sabji Mandi, on Tuesday.

Diabetic? There’s a sugar-free alternative

Despite having MBA degree from Thapar University, Patiala, city-based Harmanpreet Singh, 30, and Harry Garg, 29, have jointly taken up cultivation of ‘stevia’ plants on five acre farmland in Patiala.

Dengue spreads in city with three more cases reported

Three more dengue cases were confirmed in the city on Tuesday, taking the total number of cases in city to 20.

Police yet to register FIR against erring staff of parking contractor

Even as the municipal corporation (MC) of Ludhiana sought registration of first information report (FIR) against the erring staff of contractor - Bhola and Co - for fleecing residents, the police, so far, have failed to take any action against them.

Patients suffer due to shortage of staff at health centres

As many as 150 patients visit the outpatient department (OPD) of community health centre (CHC), Sahnewal, on a daily-basis, but there is only one doctor to cater to all kind of patients there. And if there is any emergency operation, then OPD patients have to wait for the doctor.

System crash cripples PCR operations

If the city police get a threat call at its control room it will not be able to trace the source as the system collapsed 10 days ago. The hi-tech Police Control Room (PCR) system is not also being able to record the calls received and those made.

17-yr-old girl raped after being drugged, suspect at large


 A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a jeweller after rendering her unconscious by giving her sedative laced tea at his home.

Dengue rampant in citywith three more cases

Three more dengue cases were confirmed in the city on Tuesday, taking the total number of cases in state to 20. Three patients, a 40-year-male from Haibowal Kalan, admitted to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), a 42-year-old female from Laddowal admitted to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) and a 60-year-old male from Ferozepur, admitted to the DMCH, were tested positive for dengue fever.

Recruitment rally for Territorial Army from September 25-30

The 103-Infantry Battalion (TA) Sikh Light Infantry (LI) is organising a recruitment rally for soldier, general duty, soldier, tradesmen and clerk at their unit location at the GT road, Millerganj, Ludhiana, from 25 to 30 September.

Two BJP co-conveners expelled from party

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday expelled party co-conveners of local body cell Aman Kumar and Arun Kumar after they were allegedly found involved in anti-party activities.

Not paid for three months, MC staff continue stir

Municipal Karamchari Sanyukat Committee continued their protest for the fourth day on Tuesday with a large number of employees agitating against not receiving salary for the past three months.

Kashmir floods leave hosiery industry in limbo

Though floods have ravaged Kashmir, their repercussions are being felt across borders. Ludhiana's hosiery industry is one of those affected adversely by the catastrophe.

2 PAU professors transferred for failing to forecast weather

Punjab Agricultural University’s (PAU) school of climate change and agricultural meteorology has become a topic of discussion on the campus after two of its assistant professors got transfer orders on late Saturday evening for not being able to alert the higher authorities in the department about rainfall prediction on September 12 and 13, when mela took place.

Commercial activities rampant in residential areas; MC clueless

From schools, salons, gyms, grocery stores to small restaurants, the residential areas have become the hub of commercial activities, resulting in traffic jams, pollution and disturbance to the people living in these colonies.
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