The anti-narcotic and anti-illicit liquor smuggling wing on Friday arrested a man and his son for running illegal LPG-gas filling station for autos. The police recovered 31 gas cylinders from their house and the motor used to fill the gas.
In absence of adequate police force during a drive to demolish illegal structures, the municipal corporation (MC) were pelted with stones by a strong mob, leaving several officials injured on Saturday.
Though the Ludhiana police have established a helpline for senior citizens (1090), but nothing else has been done to ensure the safety of elderly persons, especially that used to live alone, far from their family. Some of the past incidents of crime against elderly persons are enough to explain the seriousness of police about security of senior citizens.
Besides the facility of free surgery, cataract patients would now also get free spectacles after surgery at the hospitals which have signed an agreement with the health department under National Programme for Control of Blindness.
Officials at Ludhiana Central Jail, in a surprise check, recovered two mobile phones and sedative pills from jail inmates on late Thursday night. The jail officials got two cases registered at Division Number 7 police station in this context.
Reflecting the state of affairs in government hospitals, patients at the civil hospital here are being forced to take treatment on beds without bed sheets and blankets in the chilly weather. Patients complain that the hospital staff after refusing them bed sheets has asked them to bring their own, as the hospital is facing their shortage.
National Small Industries Corporation Limited, Ludhiana, organised an artificial limb distribution camp at Viklang Sahayata Kender in Rishi Nagar on Friday.
Due to chilly and foggy weather conditions, several private schools in the city have changed their timings. This news will bring a relief to the parents, students and teachers. Talking to Hindustan Times, Mona Singh, principal of Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, said, "In view of foggy weather, we have changed the school timings, from Friday the school will start at 9 am instead of 8.30 am.
The organisers of the All India Sahibzada Ajit Singh Hockey Championship, which is underway at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here, have decided to postpone the junior category event (Under-15), which was scheduled for December 21, 22.
A large number of dengue cases were reported from the district this season, and it was shocking that the district health department least bothered to take measures for preventing the disease from spreading, with all means available.
Delhi-based Earth Group is going to set up a township at Pakhowal Road on a piece of 75-acre land. The group has already started its social activities in the city.
A group of 11 students of Delhi Public School (DPS), Khanna, who were on an educational tour to UAE for Youth Earth Summit held at DPS, Sharjah, returned to the city on Thursday. The summit started on December 6 and continued till December 10.
Despite the health department mandating that a birth certificate be issued before discharging a mother and her newborn, the civil hospital authorities have failed to issue birth certificates even after six months in some cases. Consequently, numerous parents are complaining that they are facing harassment in getting new birth certificates or copies at the hospital.
Six meritorious schools will come up in the state by 2014. Chief minister Prakash Singh Badal said this on Wednesday while laying the foundation stone of the meritorious school in the boys' hostel of SCD Government College.
A women appealed for financial aid for the treatment of her one-month-old son who is admitted in the paediatric surgical ICU at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), Ludhiana.