Deepa Sharma Sood

Deepa Sharma Sood

Deepa Sharma Sood, a senior correspondent in Ludhiana, reports on education and health.

Articles by Deepa Sharma Sood
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SCERT puts NTSE mock test question paper, answer key online

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:34 PM IST
The mock test was scheduled for Tuesday, but due to Bharat Bandh called by farmers, it was postponed to Wednesday
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Students won’t be forced to appear for exams physically: Ludhiana DEO

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 12:01 AM IST
State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) had instructed school principals to conduct offline exams for students of Classes 9 to 12 from December 7
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Ludhiana: PSEB extends last date to deposit registration, continuation fees for Classes 10 and 12 to Dec 16

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 11:48 PM IST
The fees is Rs 900 for Class 10 and Rs 1,350 for Class 12
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NTSE mock test: Fourteen students score above 90% marks

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 09:58 PM IST
Nandani and Himani Sharma from Government Senior Secondary School, Cemetery Road, scored 99 out of 100 marks.
Teachers conducting online and offline classes simultaneously at SCD Government College in Ludhiana on Thursday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Teachers conducting online and offline classes simultaneously at SCD Government College in Ludhiana on Thursday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

Final year UG, PG students in Ludhiana govt colleges return to class

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 09:57 PM IST
At SCD College, 40% students turned up while only 3-4 attended at GCG.
Even as candidates were wearing masks, they were not maintaining adequate distance while lining up outside the exam centre at Satnam Infosol, Threeke Road, on Sunday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Even as candidates were wearing masks, they were not maintaining adequate distance while lining up outside the exam centre at Satnam Infosol, Threeke Road, on Sunday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

CAT exam: Students line up outside exam centre in Ludhiana, many flout Covid safety norms

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 11:03 PM IST
As many as 600 candidates appeared for the Common Admission Test.
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Ludhiana: Confusion reigns over government school fees

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 10:42 PM IST
School heads say parents under false assumption that all charges have been waived.
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Ludhiana: SCERT to conduct exams for Classes 1 to 12 in December

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 11:01 PM IST
For Classes 1 to 8, the exams will be conducted online while students of Classes 9 to 12 students will appear at their respective schools
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ETT recruitment exam: Over 3,618 candidates to appear at 11 centres in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:11 PM IST
The exam is scheduled on November 29.
Covid testing being conducted at Punjab College of Technical Education in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HY)
Covid testing being conducted at Punjab College of Technical Education in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HY)

Reopening of institutions: Colleges affiliated to Punjab Technical University must get staff, students tested for Covid

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 10:34 PM IST
Several colleges have tied up with the health department to conduct the tests while others have decided to reopen only after coronavirus cases decline
Vendors have decided not to reopen their establishments as most passengers are carrying their own eatables.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Vendors have decided not to reopen their establishments as most passengers are carrying their own eatables.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Train services resume: Coolies, vendors struggle to make ends meet in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 10:10 PM IST
Few people are hiring coolies and opting to carry their own luggage to minimise chances of infection
To be hired as a lecturer in a college, a candidate has to either clear the National Eligibility Test (NET) or hold a PhD degree. For the post of an assistant professor, both PhD and NET are compulsory.(HT File Photo)
To be hired as a lecturer in a college, a candidate has to either clear the National Eligibility Test (NET) or hold a PhD degree. For the post of an assistant professor, both PhD and NET are compulsory.(HT File Photo)

84% of sanctioned faculty posts vacant in Ludhiana’s govt colleges

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2020 11:23 PM IST
In the absence of regular staff, the colleges largely depend on guest faculty members to take the classes, affecting the quality of education.
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992 primary schools in Ludhiana to get 1.19 cr to maintain hygiene

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 10:50 PM IST
School heads can utilise the grant to purchase first-aid kits, sanitisers, liquid soap dispensers and water campers
Just five students attending a class at SCD Govt College in Ludhiana on Friday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Just five students attending a class at SCD Govt College in Ludhiana on Friday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

Reopening of colleges in Ludhiana: Managements in a fix over PU, Punjab govt orders

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 10:36 PM IST
The state govt has allowed colleges to reopen from Nov 16 while PU has directed them to continue with online classes
Earlier, there was only one venue for the PU youth festival but this time it has been decided to conduct the fest at two colleges.(HT FILE)
Earlier, there was only one venue for the PU youth festival but this time it has been decided to conduct the fest at two colleges.(HT FILE)

Panjab University zonal youth and heritage fest to be held after final exams

UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 11:26 PM IST
This decision was taken up in a meeting held between the PU youth welfare director Nirmal Jaura and principals of Zone B at Ramgarhia Girls College on Tuesday
Residents purchasing crackers in Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Residents purchasing crackers in Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Ludhiana: Cracker sales go up a day before Diwali

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 01:34 AM IST
The wholesale dealers stated that though the footfall was comparatively lower than the previous years, they are still hopeful of clearing the stock by Saturday.
While dinner sets and cookware are popular as Diwali gifts, their sales are so far low.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
While dinner sets and cookware are popular as Diwali gifts, their sales are so far low.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Poor sales on Dhanteras dent hopes of utensil traders in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 12:41 AM IST
Shops have been stocked with a variety of kitchenware, but customers are few and far in between due to the economic crisis brought about by the pandemic, say shopkeepers.
A potter drying earthenware in the sun ahead of Diwali at Kumhar Gali, behind SDP College for Women, in Ludhiana on Thursday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
A potter drying earthenware in the sun ahead of Diwali at Kumhar Gali, behind SDP College for Women, in Ludhiana on Thursday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Traditional appeal of diyas still popular in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 11:26 PM IST
A dozen earthen pots are available for 10 in most markets; decorated and painted ones may cost anywhere between 30 and 40
A resident purchasing earthen pots at Hambran Road near KVM School in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
A resident purchasing earthen pots at Hambran Road near KVM School in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Throwing caution to the wind, residents throng markets in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 12:36 AM IST
At many places, safety protocols including social distancing and wearing masks are being ignored
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Pre-primary students in Ludhiana dist to be tested remotely

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 11:02 PM IST
Oral tests will be held between November 18 to 21 via calls or video conferencing
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Punjab Smart Connect Scheme: Over 14,148 Class 12 students in Ludhiana yet to receive smartphones

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 10:16 PM IST
Captain Amarinder Singh had launched a statewide Rs 92 crore Punjab Smart Connect Scheme that aimed at providing more than 1.73 lakh smartphones to Class 12 students by November.
As mehendi mania grips the city ahead of Karva Chauth, women were seen visiting henna stalls in various markets in Ludhiana on Monday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
As mehendi mania grips the city ahead of Karva Chauth, women were seen visiting henna stalls in various markets in Ludhiana on Monday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

A little less glitz on Karva Chauth in Ludhiana this year

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 10:35 PM IST
Mehendi artists in the city say that customers are either preferring visiting after appointment or getting home services.
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NTS exam: 4,000 students from Ludhiana dist register online

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 10:12 PM IST
Student who qualify are eligible for an annual scholarship of Rs 15,000 (Rs 1,250 per month) for two years (Classes 11 to 12) and Rs 2,000 per month at the undergraduate level
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1,529 govt schools in Ludhiana to get Rs 1.63 crore to set up youth, eco clubs

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 10:17 PM IST
Primary schools will get Rs 5,000 to operate youth and eco clubs, while middle schools can apply for an amount of up to Rs 15,000 and high and senior secondary school will get Rs 25,000.
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Ludhiana: Financial constraints of family due to pandemic driving schoolchildren to work

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 10:13 PM IST
The Covid-19 outbreak has resulted in a potential income loss to families forcing children to help them earn a livelihood.
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114 govt schools in rural areas of Ludhiana dist to get 9.5 lakh for construction of toilets

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 09:34 PM IST
183 toilets will be built; each school will get Rs 50,000 to construct one toilet
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Two Ludhiana girls clinch top spots in state-level painting contest

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2020 10:13 PM IST
Students had to make paintings on the life of Guru Tegh Bahadur.
Students undergoing thermal screening outside Government Senior Secondary School, Multipurpose, on Shingar Cinema Road in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Students undergoing thermal screening outside Government Senior Secondary School, Multipurpose, on Shingar Cinema Road in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

Samrala teacher’s infection report leaves parents jittery

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:22 AM IST
At the Multipurpose school, which opened on Wednesday, only 80 students turned up even as 280 parents gave consent earlier.
Students attending an orientation programme at Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Students attending an orientation programme at Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

Ludhiana edu dept holds orientation to get more students for NTSE coaching

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Over 200 Class 10 students had agreed to attend online coaching, but few turned up in the last 2 weeks
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