25112020-JTR-01.qxd 11/24/2020 10:39 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 RESUMPTION OF TRAINS: RESIDENTS GET A BREATHER Traders engaged in hand tools, sports goods etc. a happy lot as their parcels, stuck for long, start arriving. FORECAST SHOWERS INBRIEF AWARENESS VAN FLAGGED OFF Jalandhar: Civil Surgeon Dr Gurinder Kaur Chawla on Tuesday flagged off an awareness van to sensitise people about various noncommunicable diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, heart diseases, cancer, stroke etc. Dr Chawla, accompanied by Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr Gurmeet Kaur Duggal, said the van would display videos on the LED and aware people on audio-visual address system. She said this van would reach out to various areas and villages of the district. She said people above 30 must undergo BP and diabetes tests regularly. To avoid non-communicable diseases, fast food, unhygienic street foods, alcohol, and tobacco must be avoided and physical exercise must be part of daily routine, she added. Prominent among present on the occasion included district epidemiologist Dr Satish Kumar and others. TNS DELHI CRIME BRINGS HOME FIRST INTERNATIONAL EMMY PAGE 3 ANUPA DAS WINS ~1 CRORE ON KAUN BANEGA CROREPATI Delhi Crime got the ultimate honour a show can aim for — the Best Drama Series at the International Emmys. MAX 17°C | MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 22°C | MIN 13°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:25 PM PAGE 4 Third week in a row, Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 12 has got one more crorepati in Chhattisgarh’s Anupa Das. SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:05 AM WEDNESDAY | 25 NOVEMBER 2020 | JALANDHAR Single mom wrestles odds to make a comeback after 7 yrs After facing a tumultuous personal life, international wrestler Gursharanpreet Kaur is now gearing up for World Cup When I Taran), I ❝daughterwent back home (Tarneverythingknew my and I were safe, but was WAY TO GO! numb. One night, my entire family cried over my situation. Watching us weep, my daughter also started crying. But my mother then encouraged me to get back on the mat and assured me that she would take care of my daughter. Subsequently, I dared to follow my intuition and took up the sport again. I left my daughter with my mother and my siblings and joined duty here at PAP. Hearing my plight, the then sports secretary, PAP, supported me on my comeback after a gap of nearly seven years. I played my first senior national championship in Gonda, in 2018... STORIES THAT INSPIRE Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 24 Comeback in sports has never been easy, especially for a single mother. However, if determined, anything can be achieved, believes, Gursharanpreet Kaur (36), an international wrestling player. Posted at Punjab Armed Police (PAP), Jalandhar, as SubInspector, Kaur, after suffering an unexpected turmoil in her personal life, made a comeback in the game last year. Before starting her second innings, her last bout on the mat was in 2012. With her extraordinary performances in several championships last year, she is now preparing for senior Wrestling World Cup to be ...I was 34 and all other girls were in their 20s, including Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat. I bagged the 5th spot in the championship. With mixed feelings, I came back home and started training myself and shredded 20-kg weight. Afterwards, most of my comeback championships were played in 2019. I even missed my brother's wedding for 'Crorepati Dangal' that was held in Panipat. I made my mark by clinching a gold. In the same year, my performance excelled in South Asian Games, India Police Games and I won three Bharat Kesari wrestling titles and Senior National championship. Gursharanpreet Kaur organised by the United World Wrestling Organisation in Serbia next month. Kaur was fuelled up for her comeback journey in 2017 after she left her in-laws’ home with her 1-year-old daughter, as she was given a choice either to choose her daughter or husband. She was even threatened by her husband that he would kill their daughter. Having already suffered enough atrocities in her married life for three years, for which she even bid adieu to her game, she didn’t want her little girl to face the same. Helpless, Gursharanpreet left her in-laws and moved back to her mother’s home in Tarn Taran. She got married in 2013 and her husband, a drug addict, was also a cop. The wrestler said: “My in-laws told me that they wanted to have a boy and when our daughter was born, they beat me and asked me to leave. It forced me to take a decision for myself and get myself out from numerous miseries.” Considering her daughter to be her biggest motivation, she wants to create history, so that women and young girls can look up to her. She was informed about her participation in the World Cup on Saturday and now, apart from improving her techniques, she has to reduce 10-kg weight to fit into the 72-kg bout. Unfortunately, amid her preparations to victory, she had to travel to Amritsar and Chandigarh for the hearings of the divorce case that her husband had filed against her. ❞ Back in 2000, she was admitted to the state police after her stellar performance in the inter-state athletics meet, where she participated in the hammer throw event. However, impressed with her strength and performance, one of the officers asked her to join wrestling. Cases to spike by Dec first week, say experts, advise caution C VID-19 PANDEMIC Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 24 Drastic increase in the number of Covid cases in the district has set alarm bells ringing. According to experts, this wave would be more severe and dangerous in the coming days as temperature will dip further. Hence, experts have warned everyone to be more cautious. Senior Medical Officer Dr AS Duggal said: “People are not at all serious, there is a kind of fatigue among them, but that doesn’t mean one should stop taking precautions. Deaths are increasing, cases are on the rise. We are expecting that the numbers will increase by the first week of December.” at all ❝People areisnotkind of serious. There a 60 DEATHS REPORTED IN LAST 24 DAYS Within a span of just 24 days, the district has reported a surge in deaths due to Covid-19. While 470 people had succumbed to the virus in the district till November 1, the toll increased to 538 on November 24. Similarly, the tally of positive cases surged by 1,967 cases in 24 days as 15,198 people were reportedly tested positive by November 1, whereas it spiked to 17,165 on November 24. Medical Officer Dr Kashmiri Lal said: “The number of deaths has increased this month as compared to previous days. The cases will increase in the winter months. Hence, proper precautions are necessary.” fatigue among them, but that doesn't mean one should stop taking precautions. Deaths are increasing and cases are on the rise. They didn't bother about taking appropriate measures during the festive season, which is why we are expecting another spurt. If we analyse, we are seeing more number of deaths than before. ❞ Dr AS Duggal, SMO “People didn’t bother about taking appropriate measures during the festive season, which is why we are expecting another spurt. If we analyse, we are seeing more number of deaths than before,” he said. 3 DIE, 94 FRESH CASES IN JALANDHAR He said if people have symptoms, they still don’t get tested because in case they test positive, they will have to be on rest for two weeks. “Here’s when they commit a mistake. What they do is, if they have symptoms, 25 TEST +VE IN HOSHIARPUR DISTRICT ROUND-UP The reports of 845 samples was received in the district on Tuesday, of which 25 new cases have surfaced taking the tally of Covid-19 cases to 6,821. Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said 1,708 new samples of people with suspected flu symptoms were taken on Tuesday, taking the total number of samples taken till date in the district to 1,87,398. According to reports received from the lab, 1,79,858 were negative, while 1,986 reports were still awaited and 133 were invalid. The number of deaths due to the virus is 244 in the district so far, while no Covid death was reported on Tuesday. The number of active cases is 201, while the number of patients recovered is 6,376. Of the 25 new positive cases, 18 are from Hoshiarpur city, while the rest are from various blocks of the district. OC As many as 94 Covid-19 cases were reported in the district on Tuesday, taking the district tally to 17,165. Apart from this, three deaths were also reported, taking the toll to 538. According to reports, total 3,57,353 samples have been collected in the district so far, of which 3,21,177 were negative and the results of 3,475 samples were still awaited. There are total 1,037 active cases in Jalandhar and 15,590 people have been discharged after being cured of the virus so far. TNS they just wait at home and rest. The lapse occurs when they feel better in four or five days and symptoms disappear. They go to work, meet people become potential carrier of the virus. Here is when the problem starts and we don’t know how many such carriers are roaming outside,” Dr Duggal said. “This is the issue that remains to be addressed. Also, we are seeing people dying of Covid who didn’t even have any comorbidity. I Samples collected Positive Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 24 As the coronavirus has started affecting lives, many people are looking for ways to regale themselves while keeping safe at the same time. In his pursuit to keep himself fit and engaged, Retd Indian Air Force pilot Air Vice Marshal Sarvjit Hothi has set up a farmhouse, almost 15 km away from the city, where he spends his day, rides his tractor, takes a stroll and tend to his hens. Hothi, who resides at Ranjit Nagar here, has established his farm on 1.75 acre land at Ballan village on the Pathankot road. Completely fenced from all sides and gated, he says he finds it a safe and secure place, where he can spend his entire day with his wife, Pearl. “We both come here in the morning, spend time doing landscaping and look after our fruit trees and vegetables. We enjoy basking in the winter sun. By evening, we push off and go back home,” he said, adding that he had been practising this since the past three months or so and has 17,165 Negative 3,21,177 Active cases 1,037 Discharged 15,590 Deaths 538 Results awaited have seen several cases. Young people, having no other problem, who got late in getting treatment have died. So, people should be aware enough to quickly act the moment they see any symptom,” he said. Amid pandemic, his farmhouse is a perfect getaway Deepkamal Kaur 3,57,353 Due to Covid scare, Air Vice Marshal Sarvjit Hothi (retd) finds it safe, secure to ride his tractor & do gardening 3,475 A Kapurthala-based pharmacist also raised the same concern. He said people come to him and ask him to give medicine that will treat their fever and flu-like symptoms. “When I ask them to go get tested, they simply deny say- One held from UP, three still at large DOUBLE MURDER Our Correspondent Since both children (a are we did ❝have muchourdo here. Ourson and daughter)tell ussettled abroad,because not to kids would often not to go out of the coronavirus scare. We also did not have any guest for a long time and there could be no party. One day, both of us decided to kill this boredom and hence, we began working and planning this farmhouse, which has added all that freshness in our lives. Air Vice Marshal Sarvjit Hothi, RETD INDIAN AIR FORCE PILOT ❞ managed to have plush green lawns and fresh vegetables to harvest daily. Having flown MiG-21 and MiG-23 aircraft for the defence forces for most of his life, Hothi says it was time to engage in some agricultural work. “It is perhaps because of the ‘Jatt’ factor in me that I am passionately enjoying my tractor rides. I have grown hundreds of fruit trees, including several varieties of mangoes, oranges, lemons, chikoos, guavas, bananas and litchis at my farm. From carrots to radish, cauliflowers, broccoli, chillies, turnips, tomatoes, lettuce and salad leaves, I have grown all vegetables, of course with the help of my gardeners,” he said. Hothi has also begun raising hens. “I just love their sound and the way they run around in the farm. They have started laying eggs. Next, I intend to keep bees and get fresh honey extracted from them.” His wife Pearl, who has set up a one-bedroom with drawing room and open kitchen apartment at the farm, says: c m y b “I enjoyed designing and setting up this small house away from the one in the city. We have not put any curtains, as I want to enjoy the natural light. Having made the kitchen workable, she said she even enjoys cooking her own lunch at the new house.” The couple adds: “Since both our children (a son and daughter) are settled abroad, we did not have much to do here. Our kids would often tell us not to go out because of the coronavirus scare. We also did not have any guest for a long time and there could be no party. One day, both of us decided to kill this boredom and hence, we began working and planning this farmhouse which has added all that freshness in our lives.” ing they won’t and in fact do treatment at home,” he said. Dr Duggal advises people to keep themselves warm and keep on having warm water and doing gargles to avoid suffering through severity of the disease. Hoshiarpur, November 24 The district police have nabbed an accused from Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh in connection with the double murder of two lawyers on the night of Diwali. The search for the main accused, the husband of the deceased woman lawyer, and his two accomplices is on in full swing. Disclosing this at a press conference, SSP Navjot Singh Mahal said the police arrested one of the alleged accused Rahul Kumar, alias Kapil Kumar, from Manglaur village in Bulandshahr district of UP The SSP told the . reporters that a special team was formed to investigate the matter under SP (Investigation) Ravinder Pal Singh Sandhu, including DSP Jagdish Raj Attri, Model Town SHO Karnail Singh and the CIA in-charge Shiv Kumar, to carry out an inves- tigation into the matter. The investigation revealed that on Diwali night, deceased lawyer’s husband Ashish Kushwaha, a resident of Noida, along with Sunil Kumar, Kapil Kumar and an unidentified accused had carried out the incident. An FIR under Sections 302, 201, 120B of the IPC has been registered by the Model Town police in this regard, on the complaint of Bhagwant Kishore’s son Sumnender Gupta. After this, teams led by DSP Prem Singh conducted raids at various places in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, during which accused Rahul Kumar alias Kapil Kumar was arrested. According to the SSP the , accused confessed that Ashish and Sia entered into an argument and Advocate Gupta was trying to strike a compromise between the two, but Ashish did not like Gupta’s intervention. So, he plotted to kill both of them with the help of his three continued on page 2
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