Jatinder Mahal is a staff correspondent. He covers Jalandhar, Kapurthala and SBS Nagar district for Hindustan Times.
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Shiromani Akali Dal chief accuses Capt Amarinder Singh of dancing to the Centre’s tunes ever since he came to power
While the name Samvidhan Chowk is being seen as tribute to BR Ambedkar, the Dalit icon and father of the Indian constitution, the latter is in memory of Ravidassia leader and Dera Sach Khand deputy head Ramanand Dass, who was shot dead in Austria in 2009.
In Kapurthala, of 521 sites where stubble burning has been detected, officials have visited only 194 till October 23. Record shows 107 violators have been fined Rs 2.8 lakh.
HIndustan Times, Jalandhar | ByJatinder Mahal
The robbers entered the bank branch at Kalra village with faces covered and opened fire before fleeing with the cash
Level-1 beds are for asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic patients; level-2 beds for mild to moderately symptomatic cases and level-3 is for critical patients needing ICU, ventilator, including pregnant and aged patients
There has also been a 91% increase in the amount of money that the MC has collected from water and sewerage bills from September 1 to October 6 this year. This year, Rs 3.4 crore was collected against Rs 1.8 crore in the corresponding period in 2019
His All India Rank (AIR) was 68; he had scored a 99.99 percentile in both exams conducted by the NTA in January and September
Hindustan Times | ByJatinder Mahal, Jalandhar
ByJatinder Mahal, Jalandhar
The Jalandhar health department was taking, on average, 5,000 samples per day for two weeks before the farmers’ protests broke out
The number of deaths at private hospitals has seen a spurt over the past month as previously, most such hospitals referred patients in acritical stage to the civil hospital
Jalandhar had identified 35,000 people and Kapurthala over 40,000 people with comorbidities such as fever, TB and non-communicable diseases in a survey in August. Most have not been tested.
Authorities in the district, which recorded 1,570 positive cases in the past one month, are struggling to curb the spread of the disease
ByJatinder Mahal, Kapurthala
Focus on JEE Advanced that National Testing Agency is holding on September 27 for admission to IITs
The district had 388 positive cases and 12 deaths till August 5, which have now shot up to 1,541 infections and 67 fatalities.
Hospitalised with wrist injury, Kusum Kumari says her father, a daily-wager, bought the smartphone for her only two months ago and couldn’t afford another one
In his inquiry report, assistant commissioner (grievances) Randeep Gill found that hospital had charged Rs 5,500 for the test on July 21; the government has fixed maximum charges for the test, including taxes, at Rs 2,400
The district has just one testing lab that has a capacity of 100-150 tests a day. This has led to a delay in tracing and shifting positive cases and increases the risk of virus spread
Urban areas have more cases than the rural segments. The rural police have issued 23,142 challans to people roaming in public places without a mask and collected Rs 1.1 crore fine
Only three govt medical colleges and Jalandhar civil hospital have 350 such beds for treating patients with severe infection; besides, some private care providers have the facility
A critical patient needs attention on ventilators equipped with two high-flow nasal oxygen therapy machines, multi-para monitors, pulse oximeters, infusion pumps and suction machines.
Hindustan Times, Kapurthala | ByJatinder Mahal
Police has taken immediate action, said deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Sundeep Singh and registered a case under Sections 429 IPC, 11(1) of Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, 1960
The availability of drugs with the addicts or shortage of medicines in de-addiction centres
Jalandhar was included in the smart city list in September 2016, but the MC has covered only 8% of the area with storm water drainage
Inquiry report handed over to health dept says government order capping expenses at Rs 2,400 is inclusive of all expenses, including taxes, so money charged by hospital for PPE kits holds no ground
Punjab warned of locust attack; Ferozepur on high alert, Jalandhar among five districts on threat list
Food and Agriculture Organisation says locust groups in neighbouring Pakistan and Rajasthan likely to fly towards the state owing to the wind direction
As elsewhere in the state, lockdown has seen a spike in smuggling as well as recovery. Police have recovered over 30,000 litre illicit liquor in the region this year
Pulls trigger with father’s licensed revolver after being pulled up for playing online game over phone for hours on Wednesday night
The new charges for private ambulances applicable in the district are a minimum of Rs 1,000 for the first 15km, after this, every additional km will cost between Rs 10 and Rs 15 depending on the type of the ambulance
A senior administration officer said last year, floods had affected 1 lakh persons, of which around 60% were farmers. He added that the government had provided compensation worth Rs 33 crore