Vandana Singh is a chief content producer with the Hindustan Times and works on the Delhi desk.
Articles by Vandana Singh
The Haibowal police have registered a first information report (FIR) against Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) officials for negligence that led to the death of Krishan Kumar, 40, after he came in contact with a high-tension electricity wire at his home.
Punjab Medical Council (PMC), a statuary body established under an act of law, has denied disclosing the amount it has collected as fees for new registrations or renewal of registrations of doctors under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The council also said it can't take any action against unregistered medical practitioners.
Nine women who survived acid attack put their beautiful side on show on Saturday when they walked the ramp for charity.
Despite all efforts by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), power theft incidents are still coming to fire, as people have started opting new ways for stealing power.
Northern Railway Pensioner Welfare Association has alleged that the railways has adopted lackadaisical attitude over their demands of improving the services at railway health unit, Ludhiana.
Patients visiting the newly built 30-bedded Government Mother Child Hospital (MCH) near Vardhman Mills on Chandigarh Road, are set to be welcomed by the stench of an illegal garbage dump right in front of the hospital.
A huge number of school students in Ludhiana have been found to be suffering from vision problems, which has highlighted the ill-effects of technology and unbalanced diet among children.
Punjab Medical Council (PMC) has issued show cause notices to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) and Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) for “not following the curriculum prescribed by the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences and not submitting the registration details of the doctors of the institutes.”
As many as 115 of the 213 patients who had been hospitalised after they inhaled ammonia that leaked from a tanker are still undergoing treatment in 10 government and private hospitals of Ludhiana. The rest were discharged on Saturday night and Sunday.
Ammonia gas which is also produced in the human body and is commonly found in nature, can be dangerous if the concentration of gas increases more than 50 PPM (Parts Per Million) in air or 35 PPM in water.
Indian Railways introduced changes in the tatkal tickets booking timings, as now Tatkal tickets for AC and non-AC class will be booked on separate timings. This change will be implemented from June 15, as per the circular issued by director passengers marketing, railway board.
In order to facilitate the biggest industrial city of Punjab, Railway may introduce door-to-door services to deliver goods container for the industrialists soon.
Despite all laws and policies framed by government to stop tobacco use and its products among masses, youngsters are still falling in its trap.
Local girl Mandeep Kaur Sandhu, 16, who won the gold medal in the Junior World Boxing Championship at Taipei (Taiwan) last week, eys the yellow metal in the 2020 Olympics. She wants to win it for the country and particularly for the man who opened the Sher-e-Punjab Sports Academy in her village, Chakar, in Ludhiana district.
India's next Mary Kom is all of 16 and comes from a village in this district. Mandeep Kaur Sandhu, the girl from Chakar, on Saturday became world junior boxing champion.
Railway is going to observe 'railway facilitation fortnight' from May 26 to June 9, under which officials would take feedback from the passengers.
The Punjab Medical Council (PMC) has warned the doctors in Punjab against going on strike. The move has come when the PCMS specialist doctors are already on strike since May 2 across the state by not offering special services (surgeries).The agitators call it 'work-to-rule'.
A nine-year-old boy was recently admitted to Lord Mahavira civil hospital for de-addiction, after his mother found him addicted to fluid usage that is used by the mechanics to fix punctures in tyres.
With the summer vacation round the corner, rush at the railway stations as well as in trains has started increasing so the railways has planned to make the passengers aware about the safety measures.
As the temperature is soaring up to more than 40° Celsius in the city, the electricity breakdown counting have also started increasing, thus making the residents and industrialists feel the heat.
Now, passengers can reserve railway tickets at windows manned by staff of licensed agencies under the Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK) scheme.
State health minister Surjeet Kumar Jyani in Friday compared the recent incident of a rat nibbling a dead man's face at the civil hospital mortuary to rodents “sneaking into a fridge at home and biting an apple”.
Concerned over the increasing trend of protests on rail tracks, Ferozepur divisional railway manager (DRM) Anuj Prakash has written to Punjab chief secretary Sarvesh Kaushal to stop agitators from blocking the rail traffic in public interest.
A six-month pregnant woman, Manju, a resident of Tajpur Road, came for a regular check up at Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital on Wednesday at 10.45 am. While she was waiting for her turn, she came to know at 11am that doctors will see her after 1pm as they were going on a strike.
Adviser of health and medical education to Punjab government Dr KK Talwar visited the Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital on Tuesday, and held a meeting with the senior officials and doctors.
The online licencing and registration of food businesses in the district has got very poor response till now. As per the officials concerned the reason behind this poor response is the extension of last dates for registration by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) again and again.
In order to catch more and more passengers travelling without ticket or on wrong tickets and also to increase the revenue of department, the railway department has decided to conduct more special raids. Earlier, chief inspectors of tickets (CIT) and travelling ticket examiners (TTE) used to conduct raid or inspections at various stations by travelling in trains. But, under the new system, the officials will hire a bus, and will visit various stations for checking. Under the old system, the station officials usually came to know that team was supposed to visit the station, and the purpose of sudden inspection was failed.
Today, as one of the world's largest railway networks is turning 162-years-old, people associated with the department can't help but feel overwhelmed. The first train of the Indian Railways was introduced from Mumbai to Thane on April 16, 1853.
With the change in weather and start of wheat harvesting season, the people who are prone to allergic diseases need to take precautionary measures to keep problems at bay, say medical experts.
Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Specialist Doctors Association has decided to observe a pen down strike and wear black badges in support of their demands regarding hike in salary and other allowances. They will wear black badges from April 15 onwards, and if government fails to redress their grievances, they would observe two-hour pen down strike on April 22, 25 and 28.