Vandana Singh

Vandana Singh

Vandana Singh is a chief content producer with the Hindustan Times and works on the Delhi desk.

Articles by Vandana Singh

PSPCL officials booked for causing death due to negligence

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2015 09:05 PM IST
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.
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Medical-Insurance

Punjab Medical Council says can't disclose registration fee

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2015 11:37 AM IST
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.
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Beautiful bounce back: Acid attack survivors now showstoppers

None | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2015 11:07 AM IST
Nine women who survived acid attack put their beautiful side on show on Saturday when they walked the ramp for charity.

Ludhiana: People using innovative ways to lower their electricity bills

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2015 02:33 PM IST
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.

Railways apathetic towards improving medical services: Pensioners

None | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2015 01:34 PM IST
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.

Garbage dump to welcome patients at new Mother Child Hospital

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2015 11:03 AM IST
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.

Ludhiana: Girls outnumber boys in reflective vision errors

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2015 11:34 AM IST
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.

DMCH, CMCH get notices for 'not following prescribed curriculum'

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2015 08:49 AM IST
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.”
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Ludhiana ammonia leak: 98 patients discharged, 115 still in hospitals

Hindustantimes.com | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2015 07:32 AM IST
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.
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Ammonia gas exposure with high concentration can lead to serious health complications

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2015 09:34 PM IST
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.
Railways
Railways

Now book tatkal tickets for AC, non-AC class separately

Reuters | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2015 08:26 PM IST
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.
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Railways

Railway may introduce door-to-door goods container delivery service for city industry

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2015 10:26 AM IST
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.
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Youngsters need to have strong will power to break trap of tobacco World No Tobacco Day

Hindustantimes.com | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2015 10:40 AM IST
Despite all laws and policies framed by government to stop tobacco use and its products among masses, youngsters are still falling in its trap.
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Boxing star Mandeep Kaur eyes Olympic gold

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2015 10:24 AM IST
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.
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Boxing: Ludhiana girl Mandeep Sandhu conquers the 'world'

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2015 09:21 AM IST
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.

Passengers' feedback to be taken during 'railway facilitation fortnight'

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2015 09:14 AM IST
Railway is going to observe 'railway facilitation fortnight' from May 26 to June 9, under which officials would take feedback from the passengers.
Medical-Insurance
Medical-Insurance

Punjab Medical Council warns doctors against observing strike

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2015 08:44 AM IST
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'.

9-yr-old undergoes treatment for deaddiction at civil hospital

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2015 11:32 AM IST
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.

Railways to create awareness on safety among passengers

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2015 09:01 AM IST
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 mercury soars, residents worry over unannounced power outages

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2015 12:47 PM IST
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, book rail tickets at private centres

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2015 10:04 AM IST
Now, passengers can reserve railway tickets at windows manned by staff of licensed agencies under the Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK) scheme.

Rat nibbling dead man is like rodents eating apples for health minister Jyani

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2015 07:37 PM IST
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”.

Railways asks govt to check blockade

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2015 10:02 AM IST
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.

Doctor strike spells trouble for patients

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2015 09:16 AM IST
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.
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Issues apropos infrastructure, staff upgrade at civil hospital discussed

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2015 12:49 PM IST
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.
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Online registration of food businesses gets poor response

UPDATED ON APR 21, 2015 03:47 PM IST
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.

Railway opts for buses to conduct special raids now

None | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2015 09:38 AM IST
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.

Indian Railways turns 162 today

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2015 09:59 AM IST
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.

Be alert, avoid allergens as harvesting on: Experts

None | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2015 11:00 AM IST
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.

Specialists doctors to protest for hike in salaries

Hindustan Times | By Vandana Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2015 11:34 AM IST
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.
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