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

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Spurt in swine flu cases witnessed this year

The district witnessed more cases of swine flu this time as compared to the last couple of years. With this, the claims of the authorities concerned of having made appropriate preparations to tackle this deadly disease fall flat.

Updated on Apr 05, 2015 10:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Name mix-up: Newborns swappaed at Ludhiana hospital

In a scene straight out of a Bollywood comedy, two newborns got swapped by mistake at the Mother-Child Hospital, attached to Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital, here on Friday.

Updated on Apr 04, 2015 02:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Swine flu toll at 16, over 4 times of 2014

Despite the administration's tall claims of a full preparation to fight H1N1 influenza virus, the district witnessed more cases of swine flu as compared to last year and also a higher mortality rate.

Updated on Mar 31, 2015 06:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Rs 13.8 lakh goes 'missing' for 7 hrs from railway booking office

Saturday remained a hectic day for the officials and booking office clerks of the railway station as their morning started with the news of 'missing' `13.8 lakh from the booking office coffer. A lot of chaos was witnessed till 3 pm as there was no clue whether the money was stolen, has gone missing or has been misplaced.

Updated on Mar 29, 2015 11:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Use technology to stalk the stalker

When a girl steps outside her home, a fear follows her all the way. Increasing cases of rape, eve teasing and sexual harassment in public places has also triggered this fear in their minds.

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Updated on Mar 28, 2015 08:44 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Railway planning to outsource cleanliness work

In a bid to ensure cleanliness at the Ludhiana railway station, the authorities are planning to outsource the cleaning work. The railways is facing the shortage of staff, particularly the Class IV employees, so maintaining cleanliness at the station remains a Herculean task for them.

Updated on Mar 19, 2015 06:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Verka booths to provide quality products at Ludhiana govt hospitals soon

Now, patients and their relatives can get quality food and drink products at the government hospitals, as the Punjab Health System Corporation (PHSC) has decided to open Verka booths at sub-divisional and civil hospitals.

Updated on Mar 16, 2015 09:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana may soon get smoke-free status, as compliance study team gives positive report

Ludhiana district may soon get the status of smoke/tobacco-free district, as the team of doctors from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, has given a positive report for the compliance study conducted in Ludhiana, the sources stated.

Updated on Mar 16, 2015 09:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

IMA forms public grievances committee

Indian Medical Association (IMA), Punjab, has formed a public grievance committee to look into the complaints of the patients or their relatives regarding treatments in the hospitals or by the doctors. Dr Narotam Dewan, general and laparoscopic surgeon, Dewan Hospital and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Centre, Ludhiana, has been appointed as chairman of the committee.

Updated on Mar 15, 2015 08:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Despite complaints, no action taken to close tobacco vends near college, school

Though the district administration and health department had invited a team from the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh and State Tobacco Control Programme to get the status of smoke/tobacco free city for Ludhiana, the very basic rule of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) is being violated.

Updated on Mar 08, 2015 07:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

225 emergency cases reported at civil hospital on Holi

Police department's tall claims of being prepared to maintain law and peace in the city on Holi proved to be not enough to control the hooligans, as more than 255 emergency cases were reported in the Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital on Friday, including 99 Medico Legal Reports (MLR).

Updated on Mar 07, 2015 07:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Use herbal colours to avoid problems: Experts

Holi, the festival of colours, attracts all, especially kids but its after-effects make the people worried as every year a large number of people suffer from skin injuries or allergies caused by the chemical-based colours. Experts say that precautionary measures should be kept in mind to keep such problems at bay.

Updated on Mar 04, 2015 08:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Proposal to upgrade city railway station sought

Ludhiana railway station will be developed as a model station, as proposed in this budget and for this the divisional railway manager (DRM), Ferozepur division, Anuj Prakash, has asked the local authorities to send him a proposal for the same.

Updated on Feb 28, 2015 06:09 PM IST | By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Railway budget disappoints Ludhiana industrialists

The maiden railway budget of Union minister of railways Suresh Prabhu has failed to appease the industrialists of Ludhiana.

Updated on Feb 26, 2015 06:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Residents expect high from railway budget

The residents of Ludhiana have high expectations from the railway budget as they seek better facilities at the city railway station. The railway budget is to be presented in Lok Sabha on February 26.

Updated on Feb 24, 2015 11:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

No party seems stand united for MC polls in Raikot

With the split in the SAD-BJP and the Congress not contesting on any seat, no party seems stand united for the municipal council elections in Raikot.

Updated on Feb 20, 2015 07:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

No respite from contaminated water supply in Raikot

The issue of contaminated water supply in Raikot has been haunting the residents for years but despite making promises, the politicians have done nothing in this direction so far, say area residents.

Updated on Feb 17, 2015 07:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Teamwork missing in making district smoke free: Health dept

The process of declaring Ludhiana tobacco/smoke-free district is on the waiting list since August 2014, as the health department is not getting due co-operation from other departments.

Updated on Feb 11, 2015 04:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

City gets new passenger train to Chandigarh

The Ferozepur-Chandigarh Mail (train No. 14613/14) was flagged off here on Monday. The train will connect the city with Chandigarh as well as Ferozepur.

Updated on Feb 10, 2015 11:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Health department issues guidelines on swine flu

The health department has issued guidelines to the schools and colleges to avoid organising big gatherings to avoid the spread of swine flu.

Updated on Feb 09, 2015 08:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: ‘Power panel needs to honour its promises’

Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) chairman Romila Dubey and other members had to face resentment and anger from city industrialists in a public hearing meeting held to take suggestions on tariff revision held at the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) office at Ferozepur Road here on Friday.

Updated on Feb 07, 2015 01:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

CBI registers case against five railways staff in advertisement scam

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case against five railways officials, including station superintendent, Ludhiana, RK Sharma, in connection with the two-year old Rs 6.09 crore advertisement scam.

Updated on Jan 21, 2015 11:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Arrangements in place to deal with swine flu, states health department

The reports of samples of two H1N1 swine flu suspects from Ludhiana were found to be negative. District epidemiologist Dr Anil Verma said this here on Saturday, while confirming that no swine flu case has been reported from Ludhiana this year till now.

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Updated on Jan 18, 2015 08:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

To prevent mishaps, warning signs posted at railway station platforms

A middle-aged woman had a very narrow escape, as she fell on the platform while trying to catch the running train at city railway station on Monday. She only received minor injuries.

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Updated on Jan 14, 2015 03:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Kites string menace continues, 5 persons, 9 birds hurt

The kite flying tradition on the Lohri in city left many injured, even on the main roads, on Tuesday. These kite strings made travel on the roads difficult, especially for those who were on two wheelers. The children who were running to catch the kites, created chaos on the roads and hindered traffic

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Updated on Jan 14, 2015 12:43 PM IST
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Guidelines issued for eye camps, docs made more accountable

Punjab State National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB) has issued guidelines to be followed by organisers and doctors wanting to hold eye surgery camps in the state.

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Updated on Jan 12, 2015 04:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Power cut worries residents

Regular power cuts in the Focal Point area of the city, which includes domestic as well as industrial consumers on large scale, has made the people face tough time.

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Updated on Jan 10, 2015 09:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

City kids to wait for another week for pentavalent vaccine

The five-in-one vaccination-Pentavalent vaccine programme-was launched in the state on Wednesday, but kids in Ludhiana will have to wait for a few days to get this vaccination, as training of a few auxiliary nursing midwife’s (ANM’s) in urban area is pending.

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Updated on Jan 08, 2015 03:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

No psychiatrist at de-addiction centre

Patients are a harried lot in absence of permanent psychiatrist at the de-addiction centre of Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital.

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Updated on Jan 07, 2015 12:25 PM IST
None | By, Ludhiana

Trains running without fog-safety device

The trains running on branch lines, which are the secondary railway lines connected to the main lines, have not got the fog-safety device until now.

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Updated on Jan 03, 2015 07:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana
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