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Residents to be educated about ways to check vector-borne & water-borne diseases: DC Ludhiana

Punjabi Politics
Deputy Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Agrawal today directed the officials of Health Department, Municipal Corporation, Nagar Councils/Committees to ensure that residents are educated and made aware about vector-borne and water-borne diseases, such as dengue, malaria, chikungunya, etc so that they can be kept under check. The Deputy Commissioner issued these directions while chairing a district level Dengue Monitoring Committee meeting under National Vector Borne Disease Control at Civil Surgeon Office, here today.

Bid to run over Ludhiana cop, clings to bonnet

Punjabi Politics
Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 11 In brazen disregard for law, an “underage” driver of a Mercedes car allegedly tried to run over a traffic policeman, forcing the latter to jump onto its bonnet to save himself, at Hero Bakery Chowk here on Wednesday.   The policeman suffered minor head injuries and was admitted to a private hospital. The driver fled the scene after the incident.  The police have impounded the car (PB-08-BL-0941) registered in the name of Rajesh Khaneja. ADCP (Traffic) Sukhpal Singh Brar said the incident took place around 6.30 pm when traffic wing’s Home Guard Surinder Singh tried to stop the car for jumping the red light. “The Home Guard on seeing the car driver jump the red light blocked its path. Instead of hal...

3 labourers electrocuted to death in Ludhiana; house owner booked

Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 8 Three labourers were electrocuted to death in New Punjabi Bagh here on Sundayafternoon, while they were applying plaster on the outer wall of a house. One labourer died after he came into contact with a high tension wires. The two others got a fatal shock when they attempted to save him. The deceased have been identified as Satranjan Rai, Mukesh, both from Uttar Pardesh, and Rakesh from Bihar. They were presently living in a rented accommodation in the Jodhewal area. Surendra Lamba, ADCP (Special Branch), said it was a clear case of negligence on the part of house owner Raju, who employed labourers for plastering the outer wall even as high tension wires passed nearby. A case under Section 304 (culpable homicide) of the IPC was register...

After surgery, Pak girl dies at Ludhiana hospital

Punjabi Politics
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 3 A five-and-a-half-year-old girl, whose family had brought her to India from Pakistan for treatment, died at a hospital here on Tuesday. The Pakistan girl, Zainab, had come to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital for treatment of a complicated congenital heart problem. “The girl was admitted to the hospital on June 26 and was operated on July 2 but she died this morning. She had a complicated congenital heart problem,” said a spokesperson for the DMCH. She had three holes in her heart and left side of her heart was not working. The family was recommended by Faisalabad’s Institute of Cardiology to take the girl to India for treatment, added the spokesperson. After the surgery the girl was kept in the Intensive Care Unit and the next 24 hours were criti

DSP accused of pushing Ludhiana girl into drugs suspended

Punjabi Politics
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 28 Acting on a directive from Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the Punjab Police have suspended the DSP at the centre of a controversy involving charges of pushing a Ludhiana girl into drugs abuse. A probe by a senior woman IPS officer has also been ordered into the allegations, according to a police spokesperson. Taking serious note of the allegations, and in view of the gravity of the charges, the Chief Minister had asked DGP Suresh Arora to ensure a proper inquiry into the matter and stern action against the DSP if found guilty. Anita Punj, Director PPA, Phillaur, has been directed to conduct a preliminary enquiry into the allegation and submit the report within a week, said the police spokesperson. The girl from Ludhiana had made the allegat...