About 10 per cent schoolchildren, including those enrolled at anganwari centres, are suffering from severe anaemia in the district, reveal? data collected by the health department from April to June.
A whopping number of passports — 16,000 and no less — have not been dispatched from the regional passport office, Jalandhar, to applicants from Doaba region in the absence of passport booklets.
After the joint action committee of traders and industrialists in Jalandhar opposed the amendments in VAT (value added tax) Act the Punjab government that has now softened its stand on the issue assuring to annul the amendment.
In a first-of-its-kind in Punjab, the state health department will soon start a measles surveillance programme in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Polio Survey Project (NPSP) from September this year to eradicate the disease.
Even as the Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) has set up several tubewells in a rush to supply adequate drinking water in the city following a lot of hue and cry over the issue, not even a single chlorination dozer has been installed so far to ensure quality water to residents.
Miscreants continue to target the automated teller machines (ATMs) of Punjab National Bank (PNB) in the district, with the bank authorities refusing to learn any lessons from the past incidents.
Tension prevailed in Phagwara on Saturday when members of some religious organisations allegedly pelted stones at a mosque in the main market of the town to protest against the Baltal incident wherein locals and pilgrims had clashed recently following which the Amarnath yatra was suspended.
In violation of the specified guidelines and human rights, HIV-positive prisoners have been lodged separately at the Kapurthala Central Jail, one of the largest prisons in the state with a capacity of more than 4,000 inmates.
The Jalandhar commissionerate police will soon summon Punjabi singer Garry Sandhu, a friend of Ramneet Uppal 'Romy' who was convicted of murderous assault on Burundi student Yannick Nihangaza, for allegedly helping the convict flee outside India after he jumped the parole.
The Nurmahal police has added rape charge in the first information report registered against Bhupinder Singh, a resident of a Marnayian village in Hoshiarpur who was earlier booked for kidnapping a minor girl.
The Mehatpur police has booked leaders and activists of Naujwan Bharat Shaba and Kirti Kisan Union on charges of staging a dharna on Mehatpur –Jagraon road.
Taking a serious note of substandard food being repeatedly served to students at government schools in the district, Punjab education minister Daljit Singh Cheema on Thursday served a show-cause notice to the mid-day meal contractor seeking an explanation from him on the issue.
The Jalandhar police (rural) have come up with an innovative way to set up help desks which will be monitored through network of CCTV cameras for an effective addressal of complaints of people at police stations.
The special investigation team (SIT) looking into the case of Ramneet Singh Uppal 'Romy' (24), convicted for murderous assault on Burundi student Yannick Nihangaza, who fled out of the country after jumping parole, has claimed that the commissionerate police had immediately issued a lookout notice so that he could not fly abroad.
Under the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP), the state health department is set to launch the five-in-one Pentavalent vaccine for infants, administered to deal with diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, hepatitis-B and hib, from September onwards.