26112021-JTR-01.qxd 11/25/2021 11:35 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE SC DEPARTMENT OF THE PPCC HOLDS RALLIES ACROSS STATE The SC Department has launched a series of state-wide rallies to express gratitude towards Punjab Government. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF 13 STUDENTS TEST COVID POSITIVE Talwara: A special Covid test camp was held at the Government Senior Secondary School on Thursday under the supervision of Medical Officer Dr Vishal. Dr Vishal said the reports of 13 schoolchildren were found positive yesterday, due to which four of teams have been sent to collect Covid test samples of school children, staff and mid-day meal workers for investigation. He said the samples of the people who came in contact with these children are also being taken by the Health Department teams and the school has been closed for ten days. On the occasion, he appealed to the people to use masks and sanitisers to protect against Covid. Apart from him health worker Yograj, Health Inspector Davinder Singh and nursing staff were present. OC 3 FRESH CASES SURFACE IN DIST Jalandhar: Three new Covid cases were reported from Jalandhar Thursday. With this the district Covid tally in Jalandhar on Thursday reached 63,475 cases. With no new Covid death today, the deceased tally remained at 497 today. As many as 61,945 people have recovered from Covid in the district while the number of active cases in Jalandhar is 33. Of the 18,14,609 samples collected in the district, so far, 16,79,489 samples have tested negative. Results of as many as 1,251 samples is yet awaited. No new case of Covid was reported positive from Kapurthala today, keeping the Covid tally at 17,866. No death from Covid was also reported at Kapurthala today either. TNS CAR PLUNGES INTO POND, ONE DIES Tanda Urmar: A youth returning to his village died after the car plunged into a pond last night in Dhadiala village. The deceased, Himanshu Anand alias Nanni, was returning to his village after buying goods for his shop. On the way, he went to drop his friend Harman Saini to his in-laws at Dhadiala village. While they were on the link road outside the village, he lost control over the car and it fell into a pond on the other side of the road. Harman somehow got out from the vehicle during the accident but Nanni drowned. Around 12 noon, the body of Nanni was fished out from the pond with the help of divers. OC CANTER RUNS OVER WOMAN’S LEGS Hoshiarpur: The police of Model Town police station have booked a truck driver in a case of an accident. Surinder Kaur (45), wife of Balwinder Singh, a resident of Mohalla Ram Nagar, Purhiran told police that on October 12, she had a fever and had gone to Shergarh on a motorcycyle with her brother Balveer Singh to get medicine. While they were returning, around 6:15 pm, near Bajwa Cold Store, their motorcycle slipped and they fell on the road. Meanwhile, a canter coming on the wrong side which was driven by Gulshan Kumar, a resident of Mohalla Katikawala, Banur, run over her legs. She was seriously injured and still undergoing treatment at the PGI, Chandigarh. A case has been registered against the canter driver under Sections 279, 337 and 338 of the IPC. OC PAGE 2 SUSHMITA SEN TO DON ROLE OF AN UNWILLING GANGSTER PAGE 3 AMITABH WELCOMES SHWETA BACHCHAN AND NAVYA NAVELI After emerging as one of the most gripping thrillers from India, Aarya is set to hit digital space with season 2. MAX 25°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET FRIDAY 6:25 PM PAGE 4 Amitabh Bachchan welcomed his daughter and his granddaughter on the sets of Kaun Banega Crorepati 13. SUNRISE SATURDAY 7:05 AM FRIDAY | 26 NOVEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR Tweet war flares up issue of protesting teachers As Kejriwal promises recruitments and promotions, Pargat says our education system better than Delhi Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 25 As election time is on and massive protests are being organised by the teacher unions seeking regularisation of jobs and salary hikes in front of the residence of Punjab Education Minister Pargat Singh in Mithapur here, a Tweet war has erupted between him and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. The issue seems to be taking a far more serious political turn with Kejriwal expected to arrive in Chandigarh on Saturday and meet the protesting teachers. The state government has all of a sudden come under a huge pressure because of the issue which has flared up all of a sudden. It all started after Kejriwal had on Tuesday given an eight-point guarantee for the teachers, including promising them recruitments and promotions, Pargat last evening took to Twitter to tell him: “Arvind Kejriwal ji, there is already a revolution going on in education in Punjab. It is another matter that you missed it. It is understandable for a Delhite whose interest in Punjab is aroused only around elections.” Pargat, who ahead of 2017 Assembly polls was at one point of time expected to Scuffle like scenes were witnessed on Thursday also as teachers tried to bypass cops preventing them from reaching outside the house of Education Minister Pargat Singh. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH join AAP along with Navjot Sidhu, immediately shot off five more tweets: “Punjab topped the country in school education in National Performance Grade Index. Delhi came sixth.” He even mentioned the five parameters on which Punjab was ahead of Delhi. Soon after, came his third tweet in which he talked of pupil-teacher ratio in Punjab being 24.5: 1 as compared to 35:1 in the national capital. His fourth tweet mentioned that his comparison of schools in Punjab and Delhi is not based on his personal opinion but on the facts coming from a national survey. His fifth one reads: “Punjabis have full faith on our government school system. In the last four years, the enrolment in pre-primary classes have risen from 1.93 lakh to 3.3 lakh.” The last one said: “You need not worry about our transfer policy of teachers. It is one of the best and the most transparent transfer policies in India which is fully online. Teachers get stations ‘WE WILL MEET DELHI CM ON NOV 27 IN CHANDIGARH’ ■ Leader of Unemployed B.Ed TET Pass Teachers Amandeep Sekha said that they were scheduled to meet Kejriwal on November 27 in Chandigarh. “Some of our leaders who were in contact with the AAP politicians have got an invite for the talks with the AAP national convener. So we will be in Chandigarh on Saturday,” he said ■ The leaders said the ongoing protest outside the residence of Pargat Singh had been put off to November 28. “Today, we were told by the minister’s PA that Pargat Singh is scheduled to meet the Finance Secretary on November 28. After that it will be decided about the budgetary allocation for new recruitments. So, we have returned to our site near Overhead Water Tank close to bus stand,” said Sekha of their choice sitting at home and it is done once in a year.” At this, Delhi CM also replied today: “The Punjab Education Minister is saying that Punjab is doing very well in schools and its teachers are very happy. So, all those who are satisfied with Punjab’s schools and its education system can vote for the Congress. But the Punjabis who want the education system as in Delhi can vote for AAP .” Meanwhile, scuffle like scenes were witnessed even today as teachers tried to bypass cops preventing them from getting outside the house of Pargat Singh. Union leaders Sandeep Gill, Sukhwinder Singh Dhilwan and Amandeep Sekha said the minister had been unable to keep his assurances for the past almost a month. If advertisements regarding 9,000 posts of social studies, Hindi and Punjabi are not released by November 28, then the minister’s residence would be gheraoed once again, they said. Meanwhile, Munish Fazilka and Jaswant Ghubaya continue to stay put atop the water tank in Jalandhar since October 29 onwards. A simultaneous hunger strike also continues by five other unemployed teachers. Lost her kin to protest, she couldn’t have left fight midway Operators unhappy Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 25 Four months after she lost her sister during the ongoing farmers’ protest, a Jalandharbased woman is all set to lead a women jatha to Delhi borders. On July 29, 2021, she lost her sister Ranjit Kaur (49) days after she returned from the Delhi border protests where she had gone to participate. On the morning of November 26, ie, tomorrow — the first year anniversary of the farmers’ protest — Jalandhar resident Pinde Bassi is all set to lead a women’s morcha from Jalandhar to the Singhu border. A resident of Gurunankpura in Jalandhar, Pinde Bassi is looking forward to the first anniversary of the Kisan Andolan which marks one-year-old fight of Punjab farmers against the three farm laws. While she is happy and triumphant over the PM’s recent announcement of the repeal of laws, she says the mor- City woman to lead all-women jatha to Singhu HEADING TO DELHI IN HORDES ON ANNIV ■ Farmers in hordes have began Pinde Bassi (in yellow suit), whose sister died on July 29 this year. cha will continue to get wholehearted support until farmers get it in writing that the laws have been repealed. Ranjit Kaur is also survived by her husband Manjit Singh, a daughter (married in Canada) and two sons one of whom pursues a private job in Chandigarh and the sec- ond is a basketball player. “My sister carried two households on her shoulders. Hers’ and mine. I am single. She was a huge support system to me. She had kids, an elderly mother-in-law and her husband who she took care of. Her husband also doesn’t keep well since her death. We heading to Delhi borders from Doaba. While 100 farmers of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) headed to Singhu on Thursday, many more tractors, trolleys and vehicles are also heading on Friday and others have been going all throughout the week. Farmers from Nakodar, Daduwal, Samrawan and Jandiala are heading to join November 26 anniversary at the Delhi borders. went to the Singhu morcha on July 14. Within days, she began having pain in her legs. We consulted doctors at the morcha and near the Singhu stage but she developed fever too. So we came back on 18. While she was recuperating in Punjab, I went back to attend the Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar because it was important for women leaders to be present there. On July 27 onwards, my sister’s condition deteriorated again. On July 29, she died,” Bassi shares as she breaks down. Bassi adds, “We are from a farming family. The future of our households depends on the repeal of the farm laws and the guarantee of the MSP My sis. ter’s life was lost during the morcha. But I haven’t stopped attending the morcha. It is imperative for our livelihoods. Earlier, I was among the few women joining the jathas from here. But in the course of the year, women have become quite aware and are joining the morcha in large numbers. Women have a huge stake in ensuring livelihoods. Our participation is very important. Tomorrow as well, women from Jalandhar, PAP Nakodar, Jan, diala and other villages near Jalandhar will be joining the jatha we are taking to Singhu. over ~100 cable fee Cable operators address a press conference in Jalandhar. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 25 After Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi ordered to slash the cable fee to just ~100, members of the Jalandhar Cable Operators Association today demanded that it must be kept at a minimum amount of ~130 plus GST levies which are the TRAI guidelines. Members led by Sunny Chopra, general secretary of the association, said, “As politi- cians keep talking about cable mafia, the common people start thinking of us as mafia where as we are simply the local ground cable operators. The real mafia includes the illegal distributors. As per the government and TRAI guidelines, only three types of people can deal with public in our trade – broadcaster, multi-system operator (MSO) and local ground cable operators. But the MSOs play foul and rope in continued on page 2 ‘PCOD, infertility crisis looming large among obese women’ Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 25 Sedentary lifestyle, excessive reliance on home junk food and wrong eating habits have lately resulted in several young women getting prone to polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) and hence infertility. The dieticians and experts across the city said it were the young women in the agegroup of 20-35 years, who most commonly visit the doctors for counselling these days. The common signs of PCOD are disturbance in their menstrual cycle, hormonal balance, weight gain, mood swings, water retention, hirsutism, acne and pregnancy-related issues. Shivali Malhotra, a nutritionist, says, “Most of my patients these days are young girls, who suffer from PCOD and are grossly overweight. We tell the girls not to fall for crash diets as it only gives temporary results, quick weight regain and depression. I do not tell them to completely wean off carbohydrates completely from their diet but just focus on having portion control, maintaining a good dietary regime, skipping all kind of refined carbohydrates and lifestyle changes. My mantra to such girls is ‘Eat carefully and burn cheerfully’. Infertility expert Dr Jasmine Dahiya too points out, KNOW ANTI-OBESITY DAY ■ Anti-Obesity Day (AOD) is observed in various parts of the world on November 26, with several healthcare organisations and leading media primarily in India and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries marking the day with activities to highlight how obesity is a public health hazard. ■ According to the WHO, being overweight and obese poses the fifth leading risk for global deaths. A person who's body mass index- the individual's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters - is greater than or equal to 25 is overweight. A person whose BMI is greater than or equal to 30 is considered to be obese. c m y b “PCOD has now gone down to girls who are just 15-17 years. Parents bring to me girls who are just in Class VII or VIII. They tell us that their daughters got periods in Class VI but never in Class VII and so on. The overuse of gadgets is to blame. Girls have a sedentary lifestyle, remain seated and occupied in front of screens. The worse is that PCOD takes all the beauty out of the girls with excessive hair growth and acne issues.” Some experts said it had become common for them to see patients, including women, who weigh over 200 kg and they need to carry special chairs along. Bariatric surgeon Dr G S Jammu said, “All those patients who are done with all sorts of other means to reduce their weight and cannot see any hope come to me for the surgery. Many of my patients also have co morbid conditions such as Type II diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, PCOD, snoring and sleep apnea etc. Recently, we operated upon a woman from Canada, who had visited every place for the treatment of obesity and PCOD. She was married for 15 years but could not conceive. As expected, after two years of gastric bypass surgery, she lost more than 50 kg of her extra weight and also conceived. Now, she even has a son and is leading a happy personal and professional life.”
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