15022018-LT-01.qxd 2/15/2018 12:19 AM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 15 FEBRUARY 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE PAU athletics meet Promoting culture Talent galore at PCTE Mehakpreet and Sehajdeep adjudged best athletes at 52nd Annual Athletics Meet of PAU. P4 Arsh Bains has been trying to promote Punjabi folk culture among the youth. P2 The Department of Fashion Design of PCTE organises a fashion show. P2 PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 22°C MIN 9°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 6:14 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 7:07 AM Woman, girl crushed by trucks Tribune News Service Girls celebrate Valentine’s Day with red balloons in Ludhiana on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Cops ensure a calm V-Day Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 14 Around 100 police personnel, including women, were deployed at all major points of the city today as Valentine’s Day passed off peacefully. Gurpreet Kaur Purewal, ADCP 3, while talking to The Tribune, said at all major points of the city, including Ghumar Mandi, Sarabha Nagar Kipps Market and “We are on duty till the time they all go to sleep,” said Purewal in a lighter vein. Meanwhile, it was observed ❝ Sexual harassment of girls is rarely witnessed on Valentine’s Day amid such tight security. Moreover, if we have to meet our loved ones and friends, we prefer to sit quietly in some restaurant or coffee shop, etc that there was not too much of craze on Valentine’s Day. Youngsters were seen sitting in restaurants or watching movies. “We are all grown-up. Sexual harassment of girls is rarely witnessed on Valentine’s Day as there are so many police nakas all around. Moreover, if we have to meet 2 held with heroin A youth had died of drug overdose Ludhiana, February 14 Following the death of a 32 year-old man allegedly due to overdose of heroin on Monday, the Special Task Force arrested two brothers and recovered 1-kg heroin from their possession. The suspects have been identified as Sonu and Malkit Singh of Razapur village in the district. Ludhiana STF in-charge Harbans Singh said a man, Sunny, of Model Colony on Rahon Road, had died due to overdose of heroin. Sunny had allegedly purchased the contraband for Rs 1,500 from the suspects. He injected heroin into his veins near a seeds farm in the Ladhowal area on February 12 and died on the spot, he added. ❞ GURLEEN, A BBA student Following a tip-off, the suspects were arrested while they were going from Noorpur village to Razapur on a bike. The police allegedly recovered 1-kg heroin from their possession and also impounded their bike, SI Jaspal Singh stated in the police complaint. “During interrogation, the suspects admitted that they had sold heroin to Sunny who died due to overdose,” claimed Harbans Singh. The Ladhowal Police have registered a case under Section 22-61-85 of the NDPS Act. Harbans Singh claimed that they had asked the police to add more sections to the charge sheet as heroin sold by them had led to Sunny’s death. — TNS SNIPPETS ~2.5 lakh stolen from car Ludhiana: A thief stole Rs 2.5 lakh in cash from a car after fooling its occupants near Deepak Cinema on Wednesday. The Salem Tabri police have initiated an investigation. A trader, Prince Batra, of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, said he went to the market near Deepak Cinema in his car. A man turned up there and told him that oil was leaking from his car. As Batra alighted from the car to check leakage, the man stole a bag, containing Rs 2.5 lakh, kept in the car. Inspector Vijay Kumar, SHO of Salem Tabri, said the police had been scanning footage of CCTV cameras to identify the thief. TNS Nine property owners booked Ludhiana: Continuing its drive against property owners, who are not getting verification of their tenants or workers done, the police have lodged nine cases in the district. A case under Section 188 of the IPC is being registered against the erring owners. Two such cases were registered at SBS Nagar. The owner of an ice-cream store had not submitted information about three of his servants. Another case has been registered against a property owner for not submitting information about migrants living in his “vehra” at Passi Nagar. The Dehlon police have booked a man for not submitting details of the migrants staying at his dhaba. Two similar cases have been registered against property owners at the Salem Tabri police station. One case each has been registered at Focal Point, Sadar, Division Number 5 and 8. TNS our loved ones and friends, instead of going here and there, we prefer to sit quietly in some restaurant or coffee shop, etc,” said Gurleen, a BBA student. Swati, a school student, said her exams were going on. “Even if we wished, we cannot have that fun because tomorrow, we have to take an exam. Valentine’s Day remained a low-key affair today,” said the student. Shopkeepers also feel with change in times, the thinking of youngsters has also changed. “Earlier, there used to be crowds at shops for getting Valentine gifts, including hearts, balloons, cards, flowers, etc, but now youngsters make purchases much in advance to avoid last-minute rush. And there is no opposition by hardliners as well,” said a shopkeeper at the Sarabha Nagar market. Ludhiana, February 14 A woman and a teenage girl were killed in separate accidents in the city yesterday. In the first mishap, a 15year-old girl was allegedly crushed under the wheels of a speeding truck at Jodhewal Basti Chowk. According to the police, the injured, Tarawanti, was taken to Civil Hospital where she succumbed to injuries. Tarawanti, along with his father and mother, was going to Shiv Mandir when the incident took place. On a complaint by the deceased’s father, Raju, a case under Section 279 and 304 A of the IPC has been registered against the truck driver. The driver, identified as Gurnam Singh of Gurdaspur district, has been arrested. In another incident, a 38year-old woman was killed in a similar accident near Sheetal Dharam Kanda, Meharban. Jaspal Singh and his wife Kulwant Kaur were returning home in Garhi Fazal village from Meharban Octroi when the bike they were riding was hit by a speeding truck. Jaspal Singh told the police that the truck driver allegedly hit his bike due to which his wife fell down and got crushed under the left wheel of the truck. Investigation officer Prem Chand said the injured woman was taken to Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, where the doctors declared her dead on arrival. Gogi disputes Mand’s claim of rejoining Cong Gurvinder Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 14 In a farcical turn of events today, former vice-chairman of the PPCC local bodies cell Gursimran Singh Mand was “expelled” from the Congress, shortly after he “joined” the party today. Mand, who had been part of the Manish Tiwari group, shared his photographs on the social media with MP Ranveet Bittu and MLA Bharat Bhushan Ashu giving him siropa, projecting that differences with him had been mended and now he was part of the Congress. Barely a couple of hours later, district Congress (urban) president Gurpreet Gogi issued a statement that ‘a person named Gursimran Singh Mand’ had not joined the Congress. Gogi stated that Mand had been involved in anti-Congress activities and was critical of the party. He had not joined the party. The district Congress (urban) chief apprised the MP and the MLA of anti-Congress background of Mand, and they agreed that Mand had no place in the Congress, said Gogi. However, later in the evening, in a tweet to Rahul Gandhi, Mand again tried to portray that what Gogi had stated was not true, as he had worked as vice-chairman of the Local Bodies cell of the PPCC. Mand was expelled from the Congress in 2014 for speaking against party president Partap Singh Bajwa. Later, he became vocal against the Congress after he joined AAP before the Assembly elections. However, he left AAP too. But when Ashu was asked about the ‘siropa’ given to the leader, he said Mand was honoured as a “voter”. Asked if he was part of the Congress, he avoided answering, saying that he definitely was a voter. Later, Mand said he had been a Congress man, and today Bittu and Ashu told him to be part of the ‘Ashu team’ and campaign rigorously for the party. He said even though he had not joined the Congress back formally, he had been working for the party for a year and now, he was ‘part of the Congress.’ Assault charge against ex-mayor’s son Ludhiana, February 14 A supporter of the Lok Insaaf Party has accused a former mayor’s son of ‘assaulting’ him with the handle of his revolver this afternoon. The LIP supporter, Parveen Goyal, an industrialist of SAS Nagar, accused Amanjot Singh Gohalwaria, son of former mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria, of attacking him here today. “When I returned from my factory this afternoon, I saw Amanjot Singh Gohalwaria tearing the posters of the LIP- AAP candidate. When I tried to stop him, he attacked me with the handle of his revolver. Amanjot also tried to shot me but his revolver misfired. I complained to the Shimlapuri police but no action was taken in this regard,” he alleged. Gohalwaria, whose wife is contesting the MC elections from Ward Number 41 on SAD ticket, resides close to his house, Goyal added. Meanwhile, the LIP MLA, Simarjit Singh Bains, claimed he had submitted a complaint to the Election Commission in this regard. Former mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria said the allegations were baseless as no one attacked Parveen Goyal. “The fact is that LIP-AAP supporters started arguing on the issue of hoardings. They tossed the turban of one of the residents. My son had no revolver as the weapons have been submitted at the police station following the implementation of the model code of conduct. They want to defame us by levelling false allegations.” — TNS Come exam time and students’ stress levels skyrocket. In a three-part series, Simmi Waraich discusses the way exam anxiety can impact students. It can manifest in physical and psychological symptoms, but students can learn how to deal with a panic attack. With active intervention, parents & teachers too can help to effectively reduce stress levels SIGNS OF EXAM STRESS? ANXIETY PHYSICAL LET’S MAKE IT FAIL ❚ Butterflies in the stomach clammy hands ❚ Fast heart rate ❚ Short, rapid breathing ❚ Feeling dizzy or lightheaded ❚ Nausea, upset stomach ❚ Cold Meena would get anxious before her exams. She would get headaches and at times even start vomiting. She had palpitations and was unable to focus. She managed to write her exams with great difficulty. The problem intensified prior to her Board exams. She would get fearful thoughts like: “What if I do badly? What if I do not get even 80 per cent?” Her parents reassured her that it was perfectly fine, but she felt very apprehensive. TESTINGTIMES PART-I NXIETY is a normal physiological reaction in response to a situation or an upcoming event. Some degree of anxiety is normal or expected before exams, a public-speaking event or an interview etc. However, it needs attention when it becomes excessive or maladaptive and interferes with the ability to appear for an exam or an interview. We live in times when there is a lot of competition between children and often pressure from parents and teachers who focus on academics excessively. This is to the detriment of the overall personality growth of the child. So judgements from others such as parents and /or teachers can cause stress as does linking one’s self esteem with good marks. For instance, a child thinking — “I’m a failure if I don’t do well” is linking his/her self esteem to marks. A recur are:”I’ll do badly, I will not get into a good college. I will let my family down. All my friends will look at me and wonder what happened to me...” So on and so forth. It leads to an endless cycle of worry and self doubt. It is these catastrophic negative cognitions or thoughts about oneself that make the anxiety spiral out of control. Here’s a list of ‘Unhelpful’ and ‘Helpful’ thoughts. — The writer is a psychiatrist based in Chandigarh AVOIDANCE PHYSICAL REACTIONS ❚ I may be weaker in mathematics than in other ❚ I’m terrible at maths ❚ I’m sure I’ll do badly ❚ If I do badly, everyone will be so disappointed NEGATIVE THOUGHTS c m y b ISTOCK HELPFUL UNHELPFUL FEAR BRAIN & ENDLESS WORRY CYCLE CYCLE OF ❚ Feeling irritiable or angry ❚ Crying often, mood swings GREEN THOUGHTS RED THOUGHTS Basically, when we are overtaken by anxiety our fear brain takes over. It begins to anticipate the worst or ‘catastrophise’ — that is to think about the worst that could happen. Feelings that EMOTIONAL ❚ I don’t think I’ll do well at all. What am I going to do? ❚ It’s too difficult. I can’t do this BEHAVIOURS DECREASED LEARNING & COPING subjects, but it’s okay ❚ Try your best and leave the rest to fate ❚ If I don’t do as well as I hope to, it’s okay. There’s always a next time and I still have the same abilities ❚ Let me try my best. In case I don’t do well, next time I can try again. It doesn’t define me as a person. I am still the same person I was ❚ It’s tough, so just do your best. Prepare and give it a good shot. That is what matters ❚ I may not do as well as my peers in academics, but I have my strengths MORE ANXIETY PHYSICAL REACTIONS The cycle of anxiety usually begins with physical reactions to fear, anxiety or worry such as inability to concentrate, rapid breathing, feeling of impending doom before test and/or dizziness. ILLUSTRATIONS: VISHU VERMA FORECAST
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