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Despite awareness drives, dengue cases on rise in city

Despite awareness drives, dengue cases on rise in city

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite the awareness campaigns against the spread of dengue and precautions, cases of dengue have started rising in the city.

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 18

Despite the awareness campaigns against the spread of dengue and precautions, cases of dengue have started rising in the city. The rapid spread of the disease is seen mostly before the onset of the winter season as the viral outbreak weakens with a fall in temperatures. But in the last few days, a jump has been seen in the number of persons suffering from dengue fever with 108 cases already having been reported from the district.

While the number of deaths due to dengue reported in the district is six, most of the cases happened in Ajnala. Despite best efforts by MC and Health Department officials to create awareness about dengue, its correct diagnosis and treatment, the authorities seem to have completely failed to check the spread of dengue. Ironically, Additional Deputy Commissioner Himanshu Aggarwal is also suffering from dengue.

The official data on patients at government-run hospitals claims the number of dengue patients so far this season is less as compared to last year. What is worrying is that the majority of patients are being treated at private hospitals. No official concerned from the Health Department seems to know the exact figure of dengue patients being treated in private hospitals.

DC forms vigil teams to check stubble burning

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Deputy Commissioner Shiv Dullar Singh Dhillon on Friday constituted vigil teams to check the burning of stubble in the district.

‘Crop residue burning not behind Delhi mess’

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Dr SS Marwaha, Chairman, Punjab Pollution Control Board PPCB, on Friday said there was no correlation between pollution and stubble burning in the state.

66K LED bulbs to light up city streets

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The government will spend Rs 34 crore on the LED street light project under the Smart City Scheme in the holy city.

Firing leaves one injured, eight booked

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: A firing incident in the Cantonment area left one person injured here late last evening.

Woman murdered, three booked

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police have booked a married woman and her alleged lovers on the charge of murdering her mother-in-law.

MC team visits illegal colony and buildings

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: A team led by senior officials of Town Planning wing of the Municipal Corporation visited illegal colony and some other buildings on the Batala road here on Friday.

Young entrepreneurs find a common platform to share their experiences

Young entrepreneurs find a common platform to share their experiences

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Amritsar Startups, an initiative by city-based young entrepreneur Rishab Mahajan, Statusbrew and City On Pedals hosted Thursday Meetup, a session of brainstorming and lively interactions between the community members, who take the lead to make the participants aware of the tips and tricks in the fields they specialise in.

Ajnala zone win soccer title in primary games

Ajnala zone win soccer title in primary games

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The district-level primary games began at Guru Nanak Stadium here on Friday.

Police rescue minor boy ‘kidnapped’ from Ludhiana

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The police on Friday rescued a minor boy who was allegedly kidnapped by a youth from Ludhiana and subjected to unnatural sex by the accused.

DAV students show talent in song contest

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: An inter-school national group song competition was organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Amritsar Central, under the leadership of parishad’s president Prof HS Walia at DAV International School.

Reasons for slowdown in economy highlighted

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, organised a lecture on ‘Economic Development in India: Past, Present and Future’ here on Friday.

10 booked in two gang-rape cases

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

TARN TARAN: The police have booked 10 persons in two incidents of gang-rape.

Fellowship for Dr Chanana

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

Amritsar: For recognition and contributions in the field of forensic medicine and toxicology, the governing council of Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology awarded PAFMAT fellowship to Dr Ashok Chanana.

2 booked for ‘trading’ certificate to get a job

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR:The police have booked two persons for fraud after one of them sold his matriculation certificate to the other.

2 more held in Rani Ka Bagh burglary

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR:The city police have arrested two more accused involved in a burglary which took place at the residence of a private school principal in Rani Ka Bagh area.

“My songs strike a chord both with 18-year-olds as well as 80-year-olds'

“My songs strike a chord both with 18-year-olds as well as 80-year-olds'

18 Oct 2019 | 2:52 PM

AMRITSAR: Says it’s time Bollywood industry makes way for independent, original music

‘Say No to Plastic’ rally to be flagged off today

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), the district administration, the Police Commissioner and the Municipal Corporation will jointly launch the state-level “Say No to Plastic” campaign here on tomorrow (October 18) morning.

Students meet DC, demand release of scholarship funds

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: A group of students belonging to Scheduled Castes are awaiting their degrees and detailed mark sheets as Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has refused to provide these.

Jail inmate injured in clash, fellow booked

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: An inmate at the Central Jail was seriously injured in a clash with a fellow prisoner here on Thursday.

Five booked for immigration fraud

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police booked five persons for immigration fraud here on Thursday.

Modi govt derailed country’s polito-economic system: CPI

Modi govt derailed country’s polito-economic system: CPI

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

TARN TARAN: CPI state general secretary Comrade Bant Singh Brar has alleged that the Union Government, under the leadership of Narendra Modi, has derailed the political, economic, cultural system of the country.

Techno-cultural festival Polaris begins at GNDU

Techno-cultural festival Polaris begins at GNDU

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: A three-day national-level annual techno-cultural festival “Polaris-2019” was inaugurated on Thursday on the ground of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Bhawan.

Health Dept raids sweet shops, takes 10 samples

Health Dept raids sweet shops, takes 10 samples

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: A team of officials of the food wing of the district Health Department on Thursday conducted an inspection of sweet shops in rural areas and collected 10 samples of various items from different shops.

Dengue spreads tentacles, count rises to 108 in district

Dengue spreads tentacles, count rises to 108 in district

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: Dengue count in the district has seen a sudden jump in the previous week.

Police book two for fraud

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have booked two persons for fraud after one of them sold his matriculation certificate to the other.

Police martyrs remembered

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: To mark Police Martyrs Day falling on October 21, the Amritsar rural as well as city police have organised week- long programmes.

3-day techno-fest begins today

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The department of computer engineering and technology of Guru Nanak Dev University is organising the 4th edition of their annual three-day national techno-cultural festival–‘POLARIS 2019’ from October 17 to 19.

Walmart gears up for festive season with new products

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Ahead of Diwali, Walmart has started wooing customers with exciting indigenous products and an exquisite range of festive merchandise.

Need to create awareness on measles stressed

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The district Health Department organised a workshop to create awareness about measles and rubella control.

Farmers urged not to burn stubble

Farmers urged not to burn stubble

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The Agriculture Department is taking the help of granthis at gurdwaras in rural areas to dissuade farmers from burning crop residue in fields.

Wheelchairs, artificial limbs distributed

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Electrification Corporation and Rotary Club organised a two-day free medical camp for people with disabilities and distributed wheelchairs and artificial limbs.

MoU signed with UK varsity on academic research projects

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University and the University of Wolverhampton, England, have entered into an agreement to provide more opportunities for faculty members and students to pursue academic research projects, faculty-student exchange programmes and to explore career opportunities in England.

Nagar kirtan gets warm welcome at Khadoor Sahib

Nagar kirtan gets warm welcome at Khadoor Sahib

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

TARN TARAN: Dedicating to the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, a nagar kirtan started from Kathmandu was given a warm welcome at Khadoor Sahib, 25 km from here, on Wednesday.

No lessons learnt, safety grills lie dismantled near Jaura Phatak

No lessons learnt, safety grills lie dismantled near Jaura Phatak

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The barricades near the Jaura Phatak railway tracks, which were put up to prevent people from crossing the tracks after the train tragedy that took place on Dasehra in which 59 people lost their lives, were found dismantled here on Wednesday.

Travelling length and breadth of country for love & peace

Travelling length and breadth of country for love & peace

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: “Most rallyists, who aim to cover the length and breadth of the country to explore and find meaning through their journey, start from mountains towards the sea, from the North to the South.

Cracker licence holders sub-letting kiosks: Assn chief

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: It is reliably learnt that those who recently got the rights to sell firecrackers in the retail market ahead of Diwali are reportedly subletting kiosks for a handsome amount.

Police carry out security checks at city bus stand

Police carry out security checks at city bus stand

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The police on Wednesday carried out security checks at the interstate bus terminus to thwart any untoward incident in view of the current the festival season.

Couple found dead at home; cop among three booked

Couple found dead at home; cop among three booked

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: In a shocking incident, a couple committed suicide in their house in Fairland colony located on the Majitha road here.

BRTS staff’s protest leaves commuters inconvenienced

BRTS staff’s protest leaves commuters inconvenienced

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Employees of the metro bus service, running under the Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) project, on Wednesday held a protest.

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