Arjun Sharma

Arjun Sharma

Arjun Sharma is a staff reporter in Ludhiana. He writes on politics, agriculture and health.

Articles by Arjun Sharma
A view of haphazard growth buildings of unplanned city in Ludhiana.(Sikander Singh Chopra/HT Photo)
A view of haphazard growth buildings of unplanned city in Ludhiana.(Sikander Singh Chopra/HT Photo)

Ludhiana lone city from region on first smart list

Hindustan Times | By Harshraj Singh and Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2016 09:27 AM IST
Ludhiana is the only city from the region that has made it to the first list of 20 cities to be developed in 2016 under the smart city project.
Two months ago, three pregnant women died over three consecutive days (November 30, December 1 and December 2) at the Mother and Child Hospital (MCH) complex on the premises of the Ludhiana civil hospital.(HT Photo)
Two months ago, three pregnant women died over three consecutive days (November 30, December 1 and December 2) at the Mother and Child Hospital (MCH) complex on the premises of the Ludhiana civil hospital.(HT Photo)

Ludhiana pregnant women deaths: Inquiry report silent on cause

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2016 05:51 PM IST
Nearly two months after three pregnant women died over three consecutive days (November 30, December 1 and December 2) at the Mother and Child Hospital (MCH) complex on the premises of the Ludhiana civil hospital, the state health department’s inquiry report has failed to list the cause of the deaths. The report has also steered clear of fixing responsibility on any doctor or staff of the hospital.
A 23-year-old woman was killed allegedly by her father and two brothers for honour at Malsian Bajan village in Jagraon on January 1.(Representative Photo)
A 23-year-old woman was killed allegedly by her father and two brothers for honour at Malsian Bajan village in Jagraon on January 1.(Representative Photo)

23-yr-old woman killed for honour; father, brothers held

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2016 10:03 PM IST
A 23-year-old woman was killed allegedly by her father and two brothers for honour at Malsian Bajan village in Jagraon on January 1.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

Images of aircraft at Halwara airbase easily available on Net

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2016 07:10 PM IST
Easy access to images of vital installations, including the Halwara airbase, on the internet has raised questions about their safety. The terrorists who attacked the Pathankot airbase are suspected
Former vidhan sabha speaker Harnam Das Johar, 83, passed away on Sunday morning.(HT Photo)
Former vidhan sabha speaker Harnam Das Johar, 83, passed away on Sunday morning.(HT Photo)

Ex-speaker, senior Cong leader Johar passes away

HindustanTimes | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2016 06:38 PM IST
Former assembly speaker and senior Congress leader Harnam Das Johar passed away in Ludhiana on Sunday after a cardiac arrest.
Speeding and luxury cars have always proved to be a killer combination in the past. The recent case in which two youth died after colliding with speeding Audi is an addition to the past incidents that the traffic police have severely failed to stop.(Representational Photo/HT Photo)
Speeding and luxury cars have always proved to be a killer combination in the past. The recent case in which two youth died after colliding with speeding Audi is an addition to the past incidents that the traffic police have severely failed to stop.(Representational Photo/HT Photo)

Speeding cars cause major accidents; police fail to install lights

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2015 11:11 PM IST
Speeding and luxury cars have always proved to be a killer combination in the past. The recent case in which two youth died after colliding with speeding Audi is an addition to the past incidents that the traffic police have severely failed to stop.
Mother & Child Hospital in Ludhiana.(HT Photo)
Mother & Child Hospital in Ludhiana.(HT Photo)

Week after 3 deaths, Ludhiana civil hospital facing staff crunch

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2015 09:33 PM IST
The local civil hospital, which witnessed the death of three women last week, continues to grapple with staff shortage.
A meeting of health department functionaries taking place at civil hospital, Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)
A meeting of health department functionaries taking place at civil hospital, Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Health officials apathetic as Ludhiana hospital courts controversies

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2015 08:41 PM IST
Since the inauguration of Mother and Child Hospital on the premises of the Ludhiana civil hospital in November last year, it has been in the eye of controversy, the latest being the death of three women in three days, due to reaction of medicines.
Reacting to the deaths, the minister said it was not unusual that the three women died during treatment at the civil hospital as hundreds of safe deliveries took place at the hospital every month.(HT Photo)
Reacting to the deaths, the minister said it was not unusual that the three women died during treatment at the civil hospital as hundreds of safe deliveries took place at the hospital every month.(HT Photo)

Health min announces Rs 2-lakh compensation deceased women’s kin

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2015 11:39 PM IST
After the death of three women on three consecutive days, minister for health and family welfare Surjit Kumar Jyani on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the families.
An inquiry has already been ordered to verify the authenticity of drugs administered to these women.(HT Photo)
An inquiry has already been ordered to verify the authenticity of drugs administered to these women.(HT Photo)

Third woman dies in 3 days at Ludhiana hospital

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2015 07:02 PM IST
The government-run Mother Child Hospital (MCH), located on the premises of the civil hospital here, witnessed its third death in three days, with Amrita, 23, succumbing on Wednesday.
Relatives of the woman who died at the CMCH mourning outside the hospital in Ludhiana on Monday.(HT Photo)
Relatives of the woman who died at the CMCH mourning outside the hospital in Ludhiana on Monday.(HT Photo)

Ludhiana: Inquiry ordered as woman dies after being given injection

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2015 09:52 PM IST
An inquiry has been ordered into the death of a woman following a Caesarean delivery at the government-run Mother Child Hospital (MCH) on the civil hospital premises here, apparently because of the reaction caused by a painkiller injection.

Health dept limits its duty to create awareness on harms of tobacco

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2015 09:55 PM IST
Even as the health department has started an awareness campaign to educate people regarding ill effects of tobacco, it has not been able to rein in those offenders, who use these products openly at public places.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is investigating transactions of seven garment manufacturing companies in Ludhiana.(Representative Photo/Livemint)
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is investigating transactions of seven garment manufacturing companies in Ludhiana.(Representative Photo/Livemint)

ED to investigate Ludhiana garment-maker export fraud

Hindustan Times | By Sukhpreet Singh and Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2015 09:16 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is investigating transactions of seven garment manufacturing companies in Ludhiana for being part of a bogus export fraud of at least Rs 3 crore.

Even after first swine flu death, no guidelines issued

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2015 09:21 PM IST
The district health authorities are worried over the absence of guidelines that the health department was supposed to issue to all districts across the state even as the first death due to swine flu was reported in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Kanta Rani, the grandmother of Lavish Chhabra in Ludhiana.(J S Grewal/HT Photo)
Kanta Rani, the grandmother of Lavish Chhabra in Ludhiana.(J S Grewal/HT Photo)

Three-year-old’s kin accuse hospital of performing wrong ‘surgery’

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2015 08:35 PM IST
Three-year-old Lavish Chhabra, who could not speak properly did not know as to what would happen with him inside the operation theatre at Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital on Wednesday.

Rain spikes dengue fear, gives MC,health department sleepless nights

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2015 08:06 PM IST
Rain on Sunday has prompted the municipal corporation (MC) officials to issue guidelines to residents in view of the rising number of dengue cases in the district.

2-day-old girl child stolen from hospital by woman

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2015 10:35 PM IST
Dargahi Lal and Pushpa were the proud parents of a baby girl. However, their happiness turned into sadness after their two-day-old girl went missing from the Mother Child Hospital (MCH) of the civil hospital on Wednesday. Pushpa is in shock after a woman took her newly-born girl from her arms and never returned.

Mother-child tracker boon for Ludhiana's pregnant women

None | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2015 11:35 PM IST
Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS) launched by the Union health ministry has proved to be a boon for poor pregnant women in the district. The health department of the state is using the system to put a clamp on the mortality rate among pregnant women.

Goat sellers go online ahead of Bakr-Eid, to affect direct retail

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2015 07:35 PM IST
Setting a new trend, goats are being sold online this Bakri Eid. Members of the Muslim community can now avoid the crowded markets in the city. With only 10 days left for the festival, e-tailing websites are catching up fast among the community members.
Civic agencies have stepped up fogging efforts in view of the spike in dengue cases. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
Civic agencies have stepped up fogging efforts in view of the spike in dengue cases. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

Day after patient's death, 16 more dengue cases reported in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2015 10:07 PM IST
Even as the health department did not confirm that the patient at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) died due to dengue, 16 fresh cases of the mosquito-borne disease were reported from across the district on Sunday.

Dengue death a wake-up call for city

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2015 11:25 PM IST
Amid 41 new cases of dengue reported in Ludhiana, the first death due to disease occurred in the city on Saturday raising fears among the residents. However, doctors and experts claimed that mosquitoes causing dengue are breeding more at homes than on streets and elsewhere.

Juvenile home inmate suicide case: Family suspects foul play

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2015 04:24 PM IST
Family of the juvenile home inmate, who committed suicide on Tuesday morning, suspects foul play in his death.

Diarrheoa outbreak: Health department pressed into action

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2015 12:57 PM IST
With a sudden spurt of diarrheoa cases in Hargobind Nagar and adjoining areas, the health department has been pressed into action. Health officials also took water samples that residents claim has been contaminated due to a leaked sewerage line in the area.

Ludhiana: Dengue to sting residents hard in coming months

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2015 09:38 PM IST
The health department has predicted that dengue cases are likely to shoot up in the coming months of September and October. Despite the health department claims that it was making all efforts to curb the mosquito-borne diseases, 23 cases of dengue have so far been reported in Ludhiana.
HT Image
HT Image

Initiate steps to recharge depleting groundwater level: Bharti

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2015 11:45 PM IST
Union minister for water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti on Tuesday asked the Punjab government to take immediate steps to recharge the depleting groundwater level in the state before the situation turns critical in the coming years.
HT Image
HT Image

Ludhiana police ask commuters not to cover their faces

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2015 11:05 PM IST
In wake of the heightened alert over terror activities and the increase in crime, police have issued an order asking people not to cover their faces while commuting on city roads.

Authorities slumber sleep in Khanna over threat of dengue and malaria

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2015 08:55 PM IST
Accumulated water at several areas in Khanna, which is 40 km from Ludhiana, is a tell tale in itself as to how serious the administration and health department authorities are regarding control of dengue and malaria cases in areas except Ludhiana city.

Ludhiana bicycle industry seeks subsidy from Union govt

Hindustantimes.com | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2015 11:00 PM IST
Research on cheap bicycles for poor people from different states of the country could start soon. The industry in the city has asked the micro small and medium enterprises (MSME) and ministry of commerce and industry to provide subsidy so that a cycle could be procured for Rs 1,500.
Hero Cycles chairman OP Munjal. (HT File Photo)
Hero Cycles chairman OP Munjal. (HT File Photo)

Hero Cycles founder chairman OP Munjal dies in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2015 08:24 PM IST
Doyen of the cycle industry and Hero Cycles founder chairman OP Munjal passed away following a cardiac arrest here on Thursday morning. He was 86.
Punjab-BJP-chief-Kamal-Sharma-HT-Photo
Punjab-BJP-chief-Kamal-Sharma-HT-Photo

BJP on back foot, Dist Cong demands Sharma's resignation

Hindustan Times | By Arjun Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2015 08:30 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been left embarrassed and on back foot following registration of cases against four aides of state president of the party Kamal Sharma in drug smuggling and currency counterfeit cases. District Congress has also demanded that Sharma should resign immediately owing moral responsibility.
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