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HindustanTimes Wed,17 Sep 2014

Ludhiana

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AAP urges city residentsto help flood victims

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Ludhiana, has appealed to the city residents to donate blankets and woolen garments for the flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir.

Shortage of river sand slowdowns construction work at three schools

The construction work at three government schools- Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU, Cemetery Road and Model Town in Ludhiana has been badly affected due to big shortage of river sand in the entire state.

Industry slams civic body for charging change in land use fee

Even though the state government has made complete change in change in land use (CLU) fee rules, the municipal corporation (MC), which is still following the old rule, has come under the attack from the city industry.

Residents take up garbage-lifting issue at Sukhbir's sangat darshan

After the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation and A2Z Group failed to ensure timely lifting of garbage from various dumpsites of late, residents took up the issue during the sangat darshan of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in Chandigarh recently.

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.
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