Deepa Sharma Sood

Deepa Sharma Sood

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

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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, Ludhiana
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, Ludhiana
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
Students of Government Senior Secondary School, Ayali Khurd village attending smart class as school reopens after hiatus of seven months amid precautions.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Students of Government Senior Secondary School, Ayali Khurd village attending smart class as school reopens after hiatus of seven months amid precautions.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Sarpanches, NGOs lend helping hand, start sanitisation drive in Ludhiana’s rural schools

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 11:22 PM IST
Some schools were able to improve attendance by following SOPs.
Students coming out of the exam centre at the Bharat Nagar Chowk government school on Monday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Students coming out of the exam centre at the Bharat Nagar Chowk government school on Monday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

10 open school students miss exam due to PSEB ‘goof-up’

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 10:21 PM IST
The admit card issued to these students mentioned the examination time from 2 pm to 5.15 pm, however, the exam was conducted from 11 am to 2.15 pm at 20 examination centres in the district.
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52 govt schools in Ludhiana district get funds to install RO systems, water coolers

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 11:07 PM IST
Of the 52 schools that will get the potable water facility, 47 are in rural areas, while five lie in the urban part of the district
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Online counselling: Over 440 get admission in 11 PG courses at SCD Govt College, Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:25 PM IST
As many as 1,456 candidates had applied for the master’s degree programmes.
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Practice test on Dussehra: For students’ sake, Punjab SCERT to keep online link open till Monday

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:19 PM IST
These mock exams are being conducted via Google Forms and comprise five questions each from six subjects.
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1,799 candidates register online for admission to Ludhiana govt colleges

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 12:27 AM IST
The registration process concluded on Thursday
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Compartment exams: PSEB increases number of centres in Ludhiana to maintain social distancing

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 10:50 PM IST
As many as 4,981 candidates are expected to appear in the exams that will begin on Oct 26
Students of Government Smart School, PAU, moving the benches themselves on Monday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Students of Government Smart School, PAU, moving the benches themselves on Monday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Ludhiana govt schools reopen to tepid response after 7 months

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 11:43 PM IST
On the first day, a student turnout of 10 to 15% was seen in most schools with authorities stating that many parents were hesitant to send their wards, fearing infection.
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Admission to PG courses: Govt colleges in Ludhiana extend last date for registration to Oct 22

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 11:12 PM IST
As sixth semester results of BA and BSc were declared recently, college authorities expect more students to apply for admission
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No financial aid for Covid measures, Ludhiana govt schools left in the lurch

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 12:56 AM IST
Principals have been forced to spend from their pocket or use the institution's funds to sanitise the school premises
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Ludhiana: Punjab edu dept to hold practice tests for Classes 6 to 10

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 10:35 PM IST
Officials said this step has been taken after students didn’t fare well in the Punjab Achievement Survey held last month
NEET Result 2020. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
NEET Result 2020. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

NEET results 2020: Two girls from Ludhiana make it to top 300

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 04:38 PM IST
NEET results 2020: This year, the entrance exam was conducted on September 13, after getting postponed twice owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Principals of several government schools stated that they had made all preparations, such as sanitising the premises and taking parents’ consent, but decided against reopening the school after the minister released the video.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Principals of several government schools stated that they had made all preparations, such as sanitising the premises and taking parents’ consent, but decided against reopening the school after the minister released the video.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Unlock 5.0: Govt schools in Ludhiana remain closed amid confusion

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 01:09 AM IST
The minister had stated in a video that schools will reopen only after the situation has been thoroughly reviewed but the state government had already directed schools to start classes partially from October 15.
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Centre started to speed up delivery of parcels in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 10:35 PM IST
It has been started at the speed post centre near Ludhiana Railway Station
Over 70 cops have been housed in 15 classrooms and a hall of Government Senior Secondary School, Multipurpose, Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Over 70 cops have been housed in 15 classrooms and a hall of Government Senior Secondary School, Multipurpose, Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Where do we seat the students, asks Ludhiana school housing cops on Covid duty

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 11:13 PM IST
The school principal has already written to the police commissioner and informed the district education officer (secondary) regarding the problem.
Faculty members of DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, welcoming students back as the school reopened after seven months on Monday.(Gupreet Singh/HT)
Faculty members of DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, welcoming students back as the school reopened after seven months on Monday.(Gupreet Singh/HT)

Two pvt schools reopen for board classes in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2020 10:42 PM IST
It was mandatory for students visiting the schools to get written consent from their parents
The schools must ensure that children do not exchange masks or share food with each other.(HT file photo)
The schools must ensure that children do not exchange masks or share food with each other.(HT file photo)

Safety protocols: CBSE issues 55-page dossier to schools

By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Institutes come up with videos teaching students how to wear mask, sanitise hands frequently and follow social-distancing norms
The smart meters will have automatic sensors and in case of a tampering attempt, a complaint will be set to the control room.(HT Photo)
The smart meters will have automatic sensors and in case of a tampering attempt, a complaint will be set to the control room.(HT Photo)

80,000 establishments in Ludhiana’s Aggar Nagar to get smart meters

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 10:35 PM IST
Punjab State Power Corporation Limited has already floated tenders for the advanced metering systems.
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427 register for PG courses at Ludhiana’s SCD Govt college in 2 days

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 12:07 AM IST
As per the instructions from Panjab University, all admissions to postgraduate courses will be strictly on basis of results in graduation classes
Unprecedented disruption in demand due to closure of schools has left uniform shops, such as this one in Model Town, with large stocks of summer collection.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Unprecedented disruption in demand due to closure of schools has left uniform shops, such as this one in Model Town, with large stocks of summer collection.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

Ludhiana’s uniform traders see a ray of hope with schools reopening next week

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2020 11:48 PM IST
Several dealers were forced to lay off their employees and close their shops due to inability to pay rent and salaries
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Most Ludhiana schools to resume only for board classes

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 11:40 PM IST
The ministry of home affairs, under the guidelines issued for Unlock 5.0, allowed schools to reopen from October 15
Gurpreet Singh Wadhwa celebrating his achievement with his parents in Chandigarh on Monday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Gurpreet Singh Wadhwa celebrating his achievement with his parents in Chandigarh on Monday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

JEE Advanced 2020: Ludhiana’s Gurpreet secures AIR 23, next stop IIT Bombay

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2020 06:18 PM IST
19-year-old wants to pursue BTech in computer engineering after scoring 310 out of 398 marks in the examination held on September 27.
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No extension in online registration date for admission to meritorious schools of Punjab

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 10:31 PM IST
The last date for online registration was September 30.
Maple Bear Canadian Pre-School in Gurdev Nagar, wears a deserted look. There are around 150 pre-schools in Ludhiana and several new playways and daycare centres have come up in the last two years.(HT Photo)
Maple Bear Canadian Pre-School in Gurdev Nagar, wears a deserted look. There are around 150 pre-schools in Ludhiana and several new playways and daycare centres have come up in the last two years.(HT Photo)

Covid-19 impact: Many pre-schools shut down, leave teachers jobless in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 10:45 PM IST
Several pre-schools situated in Gurdev Nagar, South City, Pakhowal Road, Dugri, Civil Lines have closed down as they were unable to meet monthly expenses.
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Ludhiana: 104 government school students clear JEE Main

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 11:41 PM IST
The graph has gone up this year with 104 candidates clearing the JEE Main as last year only 60 passed the exam.
A resident using glue to seal a letter at the head post office in Ludhiana.(Gurpreet SIngh/HT)
A resident using glue to seal a letter at the head post office in Ludhiana.(Gurpreet SIngh/HT)

Use glue to seal letters instead of staplers, pins: Ludhiana post office staffers

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 12:01 AM IST
The staff deputed at the counters of the Ludhiana head post office keep suggesting to the public to use glue as stapled letters can be tampered with easily
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Ludhiana: Govt College building (east) work progressing at snail’s pace

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 10:21 PM IST
The authorities have released only Rs 1 crore instead of Rs 3 crore to the contractor this month.
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JEE Advanced 2020: Aspirants find maths lengthy, physics difficult

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 10:17 PM IST
The examination was held keeping in mind with all Covid-19 precautions.
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