20112021-JTR-01.qxd 11/19/2021 11:59 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE STUDENTS VOW TO TREAD ON PATH OF RIGHTEOUS CONDUCT PAGE 2 On the occasion of 552nd Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, various schools organised shabad kirtan and langar. MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF NO FRESH CASE REPORTED IN DIST Jalandhar: No new Covid case was reported in Jalandhar today. With this, the district Covid tally in Jalandhar today remained 63,457 cases. With no new Covid death today, the district deceased tally remained at 497. As many as 61,924 persons have recovered from Covid in the district while the number of active cases in Jalandhar is 36. Of the 18,01,474 samples collected in the district, so far, 16,65,817 samples have tested negative. Results of as many as 1,940 samples is yet awaited. TNS COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 0 63,457 0 1,497 61,924 36 No new case, no death in Kapurthala: No new PAGE 3 AKASH CHOUDHARY ALL SET FOR HIS TELEVISION DEBUT As the PM announced to revoke agri laws, cheer spread among celebs, who have been supporting farmers. MAX 26°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 8°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5:27 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:00 AM SATURDAY | 20 NOVEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR Farmers elated, but to stay put at Delhi borders REPEAL OF AGRI LAWSMSP, Electricity Bill & Lakhimpur Kheri incident needs to be addressed, say unions Aparna Banerji FARMERS HEAD TOWARDS DELHI Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 19 After Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday declared to repeal the three agri laws in the upcoming Winter session of Parliament (November 29 to December 23), a wave of jubilation spread among farmers who have been protesting against these laws for the last one year. While photographs and videos of farmers dancing and celebrating at Delhi border did the rounds on social media, activists of BKU (Rajewal) distributed laddoos in the district on the occasion. However, wary farmers said they would end the protest at Delhi (Singhu and Tikri borders) after getting a nod from the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha. As the news broke out, farmers started heading out in jathas towards Delhi to celebrate the occasion. Amarjot Singh Jandiala of the Bharti Kisan Union (Rajewal) distributed sweets and added that the the morcha would continue. Jandiala said, “The Cen- While many farmers, including those of the Bharti Kisan Union (Doaba) headed towards Singhu border today, some unions have schedules set until January for the farmers’ protest. A 500-member jatha of the Kisan Mazdoor Sagharsh Committee (KMSC) heads to Singhu daily, which will continue till the end of the month. Everyday, 15 people from each district go to Delhi. Farmers said a huge gathering on the lines of the one seen around the Republic Day this year is again expected to gather at Delhi borders in the coming days. NOT ALL ISSUES RESOLVED, SAYS BKU Joginder Singh Ugrahan and Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan, president and general secretary of BKU (EKTA-UGRAHAN) respectively, said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government had to bow before the historical peasant struggle, but still it has not affected any change in its policies designed for the infiltration of corporates in agrarian sector. The decision regarding the movement shall be taken after today’s announcement is implemented by the government. Besides these laws, the issues of MSP, PDS and the Electricity Bill 2020 are still pending. The PM’s announcement does not even touch upon these demands. They said further strategy would be devised after due consultations with the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha. << Farmers celebrate after the PM announced to repeal the three agri laws on Guru Nanak Dev’s Parkash Purb at Sultanpur Lodhi. tre has bowed infront of the grit and determination of farmers. It is a welcome move by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, however, the morcha is far from over yet. The protest has claimed lives of 700 farmers. It will continue as long as three farm laws are not formally repealed in Parliament. Till then all farm unions will continue to hold the fort at Delhi borders.” He said, “In view of the anniversary of farmers’ agitation on November 26, farmers will be heading to Singhu in hordes. Thousands of farmers will be at Delhi border when the Winter session of Parliament begins on November 29.” Salwinder Singh Jania, district chief, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, said “A total of 700 farmers lost their lives. There are 700 homes, which have lost their loved ones. They did not celebrate Diwali or Parkash Purb. Right now, our organisation is also not celebrating. We will consider it as a victory only when the agri laws are repealed in Parliament. Our morcha will continue as long as laws are not made to grant MSP to farmers. Similarly, 10 new cases, 1 death in Hoshiarpur: There has Devotees throng the Ber Sahib Gurdwara in Sultanpur Lodhi (Kapurthala) on the occasion of 552nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev; and (right) pious portraits depicting Gurdwara Ber Sahib being presented to the sangat on the occasion. PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH ‘Wild Himalayan Fig alternative to synthetic painkillers’ Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 19 A team of scholars conducted a study on ‘Wild Himalayan Fig’ and found that it has medicinal properties to cure pain. The ‘Wild Himalayan Fig’ is a popular fruit known as ‘Bedu’ in Kumaon region. It also has many other medicinal benefits, including curing skin diseases and infections. The research was carried out in collaboration with Lovely Professional University, Kumaon University, Ganpat University, Sharda University, Messina University (Italy), Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (Iran). The research was led by Dr Devesh Tiwari of the LPU. The study found that ‘Wild Himalayan Fig’, scientifically known as ‘Ficus Palmata’, contains two major components ‘psoralen’ and ‘rutin’. Psoralen helped to block an enzyme called ‘cyclooxygenase-2’ (COX-2), which is also blocked by pain relievers (diclofenac) and rutin helps in binding mu-opioid (morphine). Over a time period of three years, the researchers studied analgesic results of ‘Wild Himalayan Fig’, which were Sultanpur Lodhi: Unique pictures depicting pictorial images within Gurdwara Ber Sahib comprising the sacred Ber tree on the banks of holy Bein were distributed to the sangat on the occasion of the Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev on Friday. Some pictures also denoted Bhora Sahib, where the guru used to meditate, Sukhasan Asthan, palanquin, nishan sahib, domes, architectural marvels. These also carried the verses from the sacred hymns of the guru. Prepared by eminent lawyer Harpreet Sandhu, these were launched after performing “Ardaas” by the gurdwara management and later distributed as “Prasad” among devotees. Also a very meaningful brochure showcasing the historical shrine Gurdwara Ber Sahib, where in Guru Nanak Dev left his footprints during his life span compiled by Harpreet Sandhu was also distributed among the devotees with aim to spread the teachings of the guru. TNS Civic body seals entire multi-storey structure Tribune News Service WHAT THE STUDY REVEALS... ■ The study found that 'Wild Himalayan Fig', scientifically known as 'Ficus Palmata', contains two major components 'psoralen' and 'rutin'. Psoralen helps to block an enzyme called 'cyclooxygenase-2' (COX-2), which is also blocked by pain relievers (diclofenac) and rutin helps in binding mu-opioid (morphine). ■ Over a time period of three years, the researchers studied analgesic results of 'Wild Himalayan Fig', which were tested on experimental rats and through computer modelling. According to study, 'Wild Himalayan Fig' can be used as an ingredient in nutraceutical products with therapeutic values. tested on experimental rats and through computer modelling. According to study, ‘ Wild Himalayan Fig’ can be used as an ingredient in nutraceutical products with therapeutic values. the Electricity Bill 2020, should also be withdrawn and those who killed farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri should be punished. Unless the Centre addresses all these issues, which are causes for farm distress, we are not moving.” PICTURES OF BER SAHIB GURDWARA DISTRIBUTED In reverence positive case was reported positive in Kapurthala today as the Covid tally remained 17,864. No death from Covid was also reported in Kapurthala today either. TNS been a steep rise in the number of Covid cases today. As many as 10 new cases were reported in the district on Friday. With this, the total Covid tally in the district has reached 30,881cases. One person, a 63-year-old male of VPO Kullian Bala of Mand Bhander block died of Covid in Hoshiarpur today. With this, the district deceased tally has reached 990. OC PAGE 4 Akash, who is a former publicist turned model, is making his debut with Zee TV’s new show Bhagya Lakshmi. PHOTO:MALKIAT SINGH. FORECAST AND THE JOY MULTIPLIED WHEN PM MADE BIG ANNOUNCE MENT ❝Wild Himalayan Fig is a safe plantbased alternative to synthetic pain relievers, including aspirin and diclofenac. Traditionally, this fruit is used for curing backpain in rural areas. So far, there is no study available on the analgesic effects of ficus palmata. Our research is the first to establish the 'Wild Himalayan Fig' as a natural pain reliever. Dr Devesh Tiwari, LPU FACULTY Dr Tiwari said, “Wild Himalayan Fig is a safe plant-based alternative to synthetic pain relievers, including aspirin and diclofenac. Traditionally, this fruit is used for curing back- ❞ pain in rural areas. So far, there is no study available on the analgesic effects of ficus palmata. Our research is the first to establish the ‘Wild Himalayan Fig’ as a natural pain reliever.” c m y b Jalandhar, November 19 The Muncipal Corporation on Wednesday sealed an illegal multi-storey building on Ladowali Road. A team of the bulding branch of the MC, led by ATP Rajinder Sharma sealed the entire building. Earlier, an upper floor of the building was sealed by the authorities concerned. A fortnight ago, The Tribune had highlighted about gross irregularities in the said structure. Complaint Kuldip Singh had alleged violation of building bylaws and massive corruption in complaint submitted to the MC on October 23. He had alleged that the illegal commercial building was being constructed in violation of the laws of the Local Bodies Department. He also marked the complaint to the Chief Justice (Punjab and Haryana High Court); Lokpal; Chief Minister; Vigilance Bureau; Local Bodies Minister and Principal Secretary. Kuldip alleged that ‘Central Town’ was being constructed without obtaining Youth commits suicide as fiancé ditches him Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, November 19 Members of a Satour village family, who had sent their son’s fiancé to Canada after spending Rs 12 lakh on her, suffered a major setback when their younger son committed suicide. His family had spent ~12L to send her abroad The illegal building which was sealed on Wednesday by the Municipal Corporation in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH change of land use (CLU) and sans rear and front parking. He stated that the building was being constructed with utter disregard to floor area ratio (FRA) in connivance with the MC officials. The complainant mentioned that the multistoreyed building was being made after depositing false documents and maps. He alleged that the builder has caused massive loss to exchequer. Kuldip said, “Building’s ownership, registry, CLU, front and rear parking area, FRA and height approval should be probed.” Disturbed after being ditched by his fiancé and her family, he ended his life by hanging himself on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. On the complaint of the victim’s family, the Hariana police have registered a case against five accused, including the accused woman, her mother and sister, uncle and her aunt for abetting suicide. According to the information, Gurmail Singh, a resident of Satour village, has lodged a complaint with the police that his son Sukhrajdeep Singh, alias Jota, (23) did diploma in mechanical engineering after passing Class XII. According to him, Rani, a Continued on page 2
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