A puja was organised by the maintenance department of Dayanand Medical College and Hospitak and Hero DMC Heart Institute on the occasion of Vishwakarma Day on Friday. Following puja, langar was also organised for all the employees as well.
Despite repeated complaints about the garbage dump near the statues of five freedom fighters, including Bhagat Singh, Rajaguru, Sukhdev, Kartar Singh Sarabha and Shaheed Baba Bhan Singh, in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar in ward number 57, municipal corporation (MC) has failed to take any action to clean the area.
With a motive to provide good health and to decrease burden of medical expenses of poor people, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) Maha Sabha Ludhiana has started a free dispensary for the needy. The dispensary, which has been started in the community hall of Shaheed Baba Bhan Singh at Sunet, remains open for four days in a week and run with the help of volunteer doctors.
Following several complaints, the municipal corporation has located more than a hundred unauthorized residential structures in Labour Colony near the Kochar market. Though most of these encroachments have existed there for several years, civic officials did not bother to do anything about it.
Forty-eight cases of burns were reported from major hospitals across the city on Diwali night. Most of the patients were discharged after giving treatment and only a few were admitted.
Tension prevailed in Dhai Marla Colony of Shivpuri after some residents were attacked by a group after the former objected to Diwali ruckus being created by them on Thursday night. At least five persons were injured in the clash which allegedly involved firing of gunshots and the groups pelting each other with stones.
Residents of Raikot were forced to celebrate the festival of lights, Diwali, in darkness as there was no power supply in the area on Thursday night. The residents alleged that the power supply went off at 10.30 in the night, when everyone was enjoying the festival outside their houses.
It didn’t take long for senior district officials, who had participated in the launch of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, to forget their oath of keeping their surroundings clean. A day after Diwali, waste could be seen thrown on the roadside outside their houses in Officers’ Colony near Rakh Bagh.
After seeing a dip in noise pollution on Diwali over the past three years, the city went back to square one this year.
Despite several organisations and schoolchildren spreading awareness against use of firecrackers, high levels of noise pollution rocked the commercial, residential and sensitive zones of the city
Various organisations in the city celebrated Vishwakarma day on Friday. Baba Vishwakarma International Foundation celebrated the day by honouring 11 personalities of the city, who contributed for the welfare of the society, with 'Baba Vishkarma Rattan' award. The event was presided over by chief patron Krishan Kumar Bawa.
A sorcerer allegedly raped a nine-year-old girl on the pretext of treatment in the Hargobind Nagar area of Focal Point. The accused had allegedly told to parents of the victim that the girl was possessed by evil spirits.
Five days after a 23-year-old man went missing from Siar village, he was found murdered near Butahari village on Thursday. The body bore several injuries inflicted by sharp-edged weapons.
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday said Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) was and would ever remain an integral part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in future also.
A 30-year-old resident of Dev Nagar, Haibowal, committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his house on Tuesday evening.
The noise of crackers during Diwali can have a terrifying effect on animals. This was stated by Kirti Dua, professor of veterinary medicine at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU).