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TACKLING SWINE FLU

All hospitals to have isolation corners

13 Dec 2017 | 1:59 AM

LUDHIANA: With nip in the air, the threat of swine flu looms large over the city. The Health Department is all geared up to tackle any situation. It will set up isolation corners at all hospitals to handle swine flu patients.

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Manav Mander

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 12

With nip in the air, the threat of swine flu looms large over the city. The Health Department is all geared up to tackle any situation. It will set up isolation corners at all hospitals to handle swine flu patients.

Fiftyfive confirmed cases (18 deaths) of swine flu have been reported in the district from January to date. Generally, swine flu spreads during winter but this year, a different trend was witnessed with swine flu marking its presence in the summers as well. According to the experts, the strain of virus has changed due to which it was active in the summers as well. But now, it is not clear whether the same strain will be there during winter or it will change again.

To handle swine flu patients, the Health Department has decided to set up isolation corners. Apart from Civil Hospital, such corners will also be set up at the subdivisional hospitals at Jagraon, Raikot Khanna and Samrala. Orders in this regard have been issued and these isolation corners will be ready in a week. Specialists will take care of these corners and patients will be examined by them only.

The District Epidemiologist, Dr Ramesh, said: “Pamphlets are being distributed in the high-risk areas and we are disseminating knowledge regarding the flu among people. We plan to nip the disease in the bud,” said Dr Ramesh. Two wards at Civil Hospital with six beds have been set up.

Industrialist, 65, immolates self

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

LUDHIANA: A 60-year-old industrialist, who manufactured wires for cotton carding machine, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his residence in Industrial Area.

BSNL staff go on two-day strike

BSNL staff go on two-day strike

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

LUDHIANA: Workers of all unions of non-executives and associations of executives of the BSNL, Ludhiana, today went on a two-day strike.

2 held with opium, heroin

2 held with opium, heroin

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

LUDHIANA: The police have nabbed two drug peddlers in separate cases and recovered heroin and opium from their possession.

Scientific probe in rape case stressed

Scientific probe in rape case stressed

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

LUDHIANA: A special session was today organised by the Ludhiana Commissionerate where discussions were held over investigation into rape cases.

3 get life term in murder case

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

LUDHIANA: Additional Sessions Judge Anjana has convicted Navtej Singh, alias Vicky, Parminder Singh and Pritpal Singh of Payal on the charge of murdering Satnam Singh over a money dispute.

Roadside dumps harry commuters

Roadside dumps harry commuters

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

LUDHIANA: The stretch connecting Pakhowal Road and Dugri Road, once clean and green, has now become the new victim of the MC apathy, due to garbage dumped at several points.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar residents protest LIT apathy

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar residents protest LIT apathy

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

LUDHIANA: Residents of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, a colony developed by Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), Pakhowal Road, here have raised a strong voice of protest against negligent attitude of the authorities towards pathetic condition of most of the main and feeder roads in the colony.

City reels under garbage stink

City reels under garbage stink

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

LUDHIANA: The government agencies may be making tall claims of maintaining a clean environment to promote the Swachh Bharat Campaign, but the city presents a different picture as far as the work at ground level is concerned.

Five trains cancelled, passengers a harried lot

Five trains cancelled, passengers a harried lot

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

LUDHIANA: Rail passengers were a harried lot, as five trains were cancelled and several others continued their erratic run.

PU to hold handwriting competition

PU to hold handwriting competition

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

DORAHA: To encourage students to prefer longhand over typing, the Youth Welfare Department of Panjab University is organising a handwriting competition for all affiliated/ constituent colleges, regional centres and departments of Panjab University.

Dairy centre trainees to be selected on Dec 22

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

PAYAL: Dilbagh Singh Hans, Bija Dairy Training Centre head, has informed that the process for the selection of candidates for various training courses has been initiated and final selection will be done on December 22.

Intermittent showers affect schools in Ahmedgarh

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

AHMEDGARH: The daily routine was seen upset at majority of educational institutes of the area following intermittent showers since yesterday.

Awareness programmeCollege Notes

Awareness programme

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

Ludhiana: Special cell for women, Ludhiana, and Youth Club, Khalsa College for Women, celebrated ‘16 days of activism against gender-based violence- an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls’.

Universal Health Coverage DaySCHOOL NOTES

Universal Health Coverage Day

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

Ludhiana: Ryan International School, Dugri, celebrated Universal Health Coverage Day on the school premises.

UCPMA delegation meets DETC, shares problems

UCPMA delegation meets DETC, shares problems

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

LUDHIANA: The delegation of United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association (UCPMA) today met Pawn Garg, Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner, under leadership of Inderjit Singh Navyug, president of UCPMA regarding VAT and GST refund.

Love flowers? Loosen up your purse strings

Love flowers? Loosen up your purse strings

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

LUDHIANA: Come winter and flowers are in full bloom.

JEs  protest, seek fixed basic pay at Khanna

JEs protest, seek fixed basic pay at Khanna

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

A circle-level rally was organised in front of sub-centre, Khanna, under Junior Engineer, Devinder Singh in which their state president Paramjit Singh, Council of Junior Engineers, participated along with other state officials of their union.

8-member panel to screen LIP MC poll candidates

8-member panel to screen LIP MC poll candidates

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

LUDHIANA: Lok Insaaf Party president Simarjit Singh Bains said the candidates for the MC elections in Ludhiana would be screened by an eight-member committee, which was constituted and announced at Circuit House here today.

Chinese delegation meets city bizmen

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

LUDHIANA: Delegation consisting five members from China Agricultural Machinery Distribution Association (CAMDA), China, visited and interacted with Industrialists of Ludhiana today.

FICO delegates visit Maruti plant

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

LUDHIANA: A delegation of Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organization (FICO) visited today Maruti Suzuki Limited, Gurgaon, for ‘Manufacturing Excellence Mission’ so that the delegates could understand the manufacturing of 15 models on the same line with over 150 variants.

City students skate their way to gloryNational Schools Roller Skating Competition

City students skate their way to glory

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

LUDHIANA: City skaters, who are taking part in the ongoing 63rd National School Games, being held at Shivganga Roller Skating Club, Belgaum, in Karnataka from December 10 to 13, have finished among medal winners during the first two-day proceedings.

Isru-based lad selected for football series in England

13 Dec 2017 | 1:22 AM

LUDHIANA: Fatehdeep Singh, Class V student of Nankana Sahib Public Senior Secondary School, Isru, has been selected for a football series to be held in England early next year.

Annual day functionsSCHOOL NOTES

Annual day functions

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

Ludhiana: Garden Valley International School, Machhiwara, organised the annual function amid great enthusiasm, vibrancy and elation on the school campus.

Student held under IT Act

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

LUDHIANA: The police have arrested a 22-year-old B Tech student for allegedly posting morphed images of a 19-year-old girl on social networking sites.

Man dies after car hits bike

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

LUDHIANA: A 43-year-old man was killed after his bike was allegedly hit by a car near Pawa Khakat village yesterday.

5 trains cancelled, many others delayed

5 trains cancelled, many others delayed

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

LUDHIANA: There seems to be no respite for rail travellers as operational constraints coupled with adverse weather conditions prevailing in the region are casting their shadow on rail traffic, which remains erratic.

Murder: Sharp shooter’s remand extended

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

KHANNA: The police remand for sharpshooter Hardeep Singh Shera and Ramandeep Singh allegedly involved in the killings of eight persons in the state, including Durga Parsad Gupta, Shiv Sena leader of Khanna, and Dera followers — father Satpal and son Ramesh — at Jagera, was extended by the court of Khanna.

‘Ensure school buses get way during protests’

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

LUDHIANA: To prevent harassment caused to schoolchildren, who remain stranded during road blockages due to protests and demonstrations, the Punjab State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights directed the Police Department and the district administration to ensure that a corridor be made for the smooth passage of school buses in the event of political, social and religious protests or demonstrations, on the lines of passage to ambulances.

Industry threatens to go on hunger strikePower Tariff Hike

Industry threatens to go on hunger strike

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

LUDHIANA: The local industry is up in arms against the present government regarding increase in power tariff.

257 attend heart check-up camp

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

SAMRALA: A free heart check-up camp was organised by Health Awareness Society here today.

‘Gulli danda’ most dominant weed in wheat crop: Expert

‘Gulli danda’ most dominant weed in wheat crop: Expert

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

LUDHIANA: The most noticeable weed of the wheat crop, which causes significant reductions in grain yield in the state, is ‘gulli danda’.

Punjab needs farsighted agri minister: Khaira

Punjab needs farsighted agri minister: Khaira

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

JAGRAON: The Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira today said, “The Congress has failed to live upto the expectations of farmers, who are disappointed from the state government led by Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh.

Civic body poll:SAD-BJP alliance to contest on 15 seats

Civic body poll:SAD-BJP alliance to contest on 15 seats

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

SAHNEWAL: The Shiromini Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will jointly contest in all the 15 Wards of the Sahnewal Nagar Council in the forthcoming civic elections.

IDPD delegation attends Nobel Prize ceremony

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

LUDHIANA: A seven-member delegation from Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) from different parts of the country, including Dr Arun Mitra, co-president, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), among others participated in the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in Oslo, Norway, on Sunday.

42 cases of illegal liquor recovered

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

KHANNA: The police claimed to have recovered 42 cases of illegal liquor and arrested one person in this connection.

Carcasses in vacant plot rile residents

Carcasses in vacant plot rile residents

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Hassled by disposal of carcasses, remains and fluids of dead domestic cattle in an open plot situated in thickly populated area falling under the jurisdiction of Municipal Council (MC), residents have now pinned hopes on office-bearers of the civic body for stopping the practice.

Experts discuss ways to combat waste material

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

LUDHIANA: Experts discussed about techniques, methods and approaches for reduction of waste during a programme titled “Waste management by Additive Manufacturing” that started at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College.

PAU signs agreement with industryPAU Notes

PAU signs agreement with industry

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

Ludhiana: Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has entered into an agreement with Amrik Agricultural Industries, Batala, for commercialisation of “PAU Cutter cum Spreader” technology.

Govt school students without winter uniform

Govt school students without winter uniform

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

LUDHIANA: Call it sheer negligence on the part of the state government that the students of government schools are attending classes without winter uniform.

GNDC develops implants with 3-D printing

GNDC develops implants with 3-D printing

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

LUDHIANA: Now, in case of broken bones or hip joints, the pre-sized rods or joint implants are available in the market.

Kin cremate both deceased

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

LUDHIANA: Two days after the death of two men due to asphyxiation at Hotel Grand Marian here, their families cremated them today.

Deaths in Sewer

Hotel owner gets interim bail

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

LUDHIANA: The court of Additional Sessions Judge JPS Khurmi today granted interim anticipatory bail to Grand Marian Hotel’s director-cum-secretary of the District Bar Association (DBA) Chetan Verma.

Richa Chadha comes clean on statements in media

Richa Chadha comes clean on statements in media

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

LUDHIANA: Bollywood actress Richa Chadha has denied having made any purported media statements that actresses in the film industry are sexually harassed.

Illegal Colonies

GLADA all set to crack the whip

12 Dec 2017 | 1:25 AM

LUDHIANA: After asking the revenue officials not to register title deeds and advising the power utility against issuing new power connections in around 1,000 illegal colonies located under its jurisdiction, the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) is now all set to take yet another step to save the gullible public from falling in the trap of unscrupulous developers.

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