19042022-JTR-01.qxd 19-04-2022 00:12 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE CLOSE ASSOCIATE OF SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE DIES IN RAHON PAGE 2 Tara Singh Minhas (95), freedom fighter from Rahon, was cremated with full state honours on Monday. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF INSURANCE FOR SAFAI WORKERS Hoshiarpur: The Hoshiarpur Municipal Corporation has assured outsourced sanitation workers and sewermen of providing them an insurance cover. The assurance was made after a strike notice was issued by the sanitation workers. MC Commissioner Sandeep Singh, Mayor Surinder Kumar, Senior Deputy Mayor Praveen Saini, SE Rajinder Chopra, Executive Engineer Kuldeep Singh and Harpreet Singh held a meeting with the office-bearers of the Safai Karamcharis Association under the chairmanship of president Karanjot Adia. Kulwant Singh Saini, general secretary of the Employees Federation, Punjab, specially attended the meeting. In the meeting, the employees had given a notice of May 2 for the strike. On this, the MC Commissioner and the Mayor assured that the employees would be insured before April 27. OC 10 COVID CASES IN HOSHIARPUR Hoshiarpur: After a respite of several days, the district on Monday recorded 10 fresh cases of Covid-19. Samples from as many as 705 persons having flu-like symptoms were taken while the reports of 674 samples taken earlier came back from the lab. With the fresh infections, the tally of cases rose to 40,761. Besides, there are 17 active cases in the district. The death toll stands at 1,096. OC NARCOTICS SEIZED, FOUR ARRESTED Hoshiarpur: The district police have arrested four smugglers by recovering huge quantities of narcotics from them from different places during last 24 hours. The police of Bullowal police station have arrested Rajinder Kumar, alias Bangar, a resident of Fatehupar Niyada and recovered 260 gms of heroin from him. The police of city police station have arrested Rajesh Kumar, alias Raju, a resident of Deep Nagar and recovered 90 gms of intoxicating powder from him. Similarly, police of Model Town have arrested Sandeep Kumar, alias Deepu, a resident of Kamalpur and recovered a huge quantity of sedative bullets from him. While the police of Garhshankar have arrested Hussain Lal, alias Jeevan, a resident of Denowal Khurd and recovered 30 gms of intoxicating powder from him. OC TWO BOOKED FOR JUMPING PAROLE Hoshiarpur: Mahilpur Police have registered a case against two prisoners for not returning to jail after being released on parole. ASI Gurmail Singh has lodged a complaint with the police of Mahilpur. He told that Sudhir Thakur, a resident of Dehlar village, was sentenced to life imprisonment on November 20 in a murder case. He told that the accused did not return after which he was declared a proclaimed offender. Whereas in another case, Kuldeep Singh alias Sonu, a resident of Mahilpur was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and fined one lakh rupees in a case of smuggling. The accused had gone on parole but did not return on time. The police have booked the accused who has been declared a fugitive. OC JENNIFER ANISTON SEEKING HELP TO DEAL WITH INSOMNIA PAGE 3 The Friends alum revealed that she had turned to professional help after decades of dealing with insomnia. MAX 40°C | MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 39°C | MIN 18°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:59 PM DIVYANSH, MANURAJ CROWNED THE WINNERS OF IGT SEASON 9 Beatboxing & flautist duo from Jaipur and Bharatpur have been declared the winners talent-based reality show. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:54 AM No safety even at police station? Demand for SIT probe into Ravi Gill’s ‘murder’ in front of K’thala police station Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 18 The incident of alleged murder of Ravi Gill by pouring kerosene on him and setting him on fire right in front of the Kapurthala city police station on Thursday evening last has made the residents of the city feel insecure. If a man who has already lodged a complaint with the police station and has been granted security by a court can be killed when he is coming out of the police station, then nobody is safe in the city, feel the residents. The victim in the case was making rounds of the police station pleading that he was helping his wife quit forced prostitution and lead a respectable life with her two children. BJP district president Umesh Sharda has said, “Whatever has happened is very disgraceful and shows complete lawlessness. There cannot be an incident more shameful than this that a man was seeking protection for his Victim in the case made several rounds of the police station pleading that he was helping his wife quit forced prostitution. wife and he himself got killed that too when he had gone to the police station. I demand that an SIT be formed to probe the matter at the earliest so that all facts come out and justice can be given to the victim’s family.” Manit Malhotra, lawyer for the petitioner, said, “A notice of motion on our petition had already been issued even by the Punjab and Haryana High Mela to promote Kanjli wetland as tourist destination Tribune News Service Kapurthala, April 18 Additional Deputy Commissioner (Urban Development) Anupam Kler on Monday said the maiden Baisakhi Mela being organised by the Punjab Government at Kanjli Wetland on April 23 would help in redeveloping the wetland as a tourist destination for which the adequate arrangements are being made by the district administration. The fair will be held from 11 am to 9 pm with no entry fee for the general public. During a meeting with the administrative officials at the District Administrative Complex here today, she said during the ‘Baisakhi Mela’ where the Kanjli would not only be revived as a tourist destination, but also pull crowds with the entertainment of the people with the performances of renowned artistes, fancy dress competition and lucky coupon draw. The colourful programme will include fancy dress, giddha, bhangra, folk song and women’s fashion show for school and college children. Apart from this, magicians will also perform at the mela. Famous singers will entertain the audience during the fair and more than 50 stalls will be set up by various departments. She said the district administration would facilitate the people with prizes a through lucky coupon draw. Apart from this, pressure cookers, mobile phones, dinner sets will also be given to the general public by draw of lots through coupons. During the meeting SDM Dr Jai Inder Singh and senior officials of other departments were present. PAGE 4 Court on March 29. The petitioner had sought the registration of an FIR and protection of life alleging threats from the accused.” An FIR was registered, but no protection came for the couple. The deceased’s wife had alleged that she was forced into prostitution by the accused, Renu Pardhan, in lieu of financial help. She had alleged that he was blackmailing her by threatening her that her video in a compromising position would be made public if she would tell anyone about it. She alleged that she was forced to make sexual relations after which Rs 50,000 was extorted from different people. The petitioner couple had informed the police about the alleged threats well on time. Earlier, lawyer Malhotra had also filed an application before a Kapurthala court under Section 19 of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act on behalf of the couple for being kept in Protective Home and provided care and protection. The couple had alleged that the accused had come to know about the decision of quitting the forced prostitution and they had threatened that her entire family would be eliminated. She had also alleged that the accused were in possession of an illegal weapon. The court of Jasvir Singh, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kapurthala, held, “The applicant is a major. She is married and is having a minor son. There is no provision for sending the entire family of the applicant to protective home. So, at this stage, the applicant will remain under the care and custody of her husband at the address mentioned in the application by the applicant. However, to avoid any untoward incident endangering the life of the applicant and her family, as apprehended in the application, the SHO, Kapurthala city police station, is directed to keep surveillance of the residential address.” Now that her husband has died and has been cremated, the petitioner is also likely to seek compensation from the state through the court in the next hearing. TUESDAY | 19 APRIL 2022 | JALANDHAR Will focus on public centric policing: DIG Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 18 Having earlier served as the Jalandhar ACP the 2007, batch IPS officer S Boopathi has once again got posted in the district as DIG (Jalandhar Range). After taking charge, the DIG interacted with the officers, officials and other staff deployed in his office. He said he would strive for far more better police-public coordination and strengthening of cyber crime control activities. Besides public centric policing, other foremost priorities are to keep the law and order maintained as well as prevention of crime and keep a close vigil on illegal activities. The new DIG of Jalandhar Range has also served as DIG (Personnel) and DIG CM Security. Earlier to DIG rank, S Boopathi The new DIG said he would strive for far more better police-public coordination and strengthening of cyber crime control activities Boopathi has been AIG Vigilance Bureau, Punjab, Patiala SSP Moga SSP Khanna SSP , , and DCP in Ludhiana. He also served as SP Counter , Intelligence, Amritsar and ACP Jalandhar. Puranpur Gate firing case solved Robbers take away car at gunpoint from 2 gangs involved in extortion, murder & highway robbery busted; 4 held couple in city Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 18 Unidentified armed robbers snatched a Hyundai Creta from a couple near Johal market in Model Town area late Monday night. As per the cops, the robbers took away the car (PB08ED 5400) after its owner stepped out to buy something from a shop in Johal Market. They said the engine of the car was on and his wife was seated inside but pointing a pistol at her, they threatened the woman to not to make noise and took away the car. They said after covering 3-4 km, the woman was thrown out. The police have registered a case under section 379-B of the IPC and under various sections of the Arms Act has been registered against unknown persons. They said they were scrutinising CCTV footage to get clues in the case. Jalandhar, April 18 The rural police claimed to have solved the firing incident that took place on Saturday near the Puranpur Gate at Talhan in which a18-year-old was shot at by three youths. The police on Monday claimed that they have busted two groups involved in armed dacoity, extortion, murder and highway robbery. They said they have arrested four persons of these two gangs and recovered three country-made weapons and two vehicles. Swapan Sharma, SSP , Jalandhar Rural, said these gangs have been active since the last two years and operated in the general area of Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Firozpur, Ludhiana, Patiala and Nawanshahr. He said prompt action by the SHO led to the arrest of all three persons within 48 hours who were involved in the firing at Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was shot in the leg while he was driving a motorcycle along with his The accused in the custody of the Jalandhar rural police on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH brother at Talhan on Saturday. All three accused, namely Sahil, Avtar and Jatin, are in the age group of 18-20 years. They have several cases of armed robbery registered against them in the districts Jalandhar and Faridkot. Recently in another case, a Creta car was snatched by three armed robbers near Goraya on April 10, and on the same day this gang executed several snatchings in the same area. The kingpin of this gang, Ajmer Singh, has also been apprehended. Ajmer has 35 cases of murder, extortion and armed robbery registered against him in all districts surrounding Jalandhar. A country-made weapon and the Creta car has been recovered from him. “With the arrest of members these two gangs, the organised crime in the area will come to a standstill,” said SSP adding , that a database is being created on organised gangs involved in criminal activities such as contraband smuggling, extortion and dacoity. Sedentary lifestyle leading to rise in cases of fatty liver disease Healthy diet, exercise & keeping weight under control can improve liver health and reduce the scarring Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 18 Liver disease seems to have become a lifestyle disease in India with more cases of liver disorder being reported on a daily basis. While India is already one of worst affected developing countries infected by the hepatitis virus of all five kinds (hepatitis A, B, C, D and E), the increasing cases of both non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD), have further worsened the situation. Liver specialists say over 10 lakh new patients are diagnosed every year in India with chronic liver disease and still people are not sensitised about liver diseases and ways to prevent them. They said hepatitis C is the worst type of virus, which if detected on time, can be completely curable. However, if ignored, it can lead to cancer. “One third of liver cancers in India are caused by hepatitis C. There are about 300 million hepatitis cases world over,” they added. Experts further said as many as two lakh people have been screened in Punjab in the last five years for hepatitis C, of which 93 per cent have recovered. Besides, dedicated efforts are being taken to eliminate the disease by 2030. Comparing the cases of hepatitis B with NAFLD and AFLD, the doctors said while cases of hepatitis B are declining in the state, the cases of fatty liver are on the rise. Though no definite statistics are available, the doctors say they have been observing at least 100 -150 new patients with NAFLD every month and nearly 100-120 cases of AFLD, with patients being across age groups. They said while a few people have fatty liver due to other diseases such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), chronic hepatitis B, chronic hepatitis C or haemochromatosis (a genetic abnormality of iron storage), or reac- WHAT IS FATTY LIVER? WORLD LIVER DAY TODAY Fatty liver is a common condition caused by the storage of extra fat in the liver. Most people have no symptoms, and it doesn’t cause serious problems for them. In some cases, though, it can lead to liver damage. The good news is you can often prevent or even reverse fatty liver disease with lifestyle changes. As no obvious signs or symptoms of liver disease are felt until it is fairly advanced or the liver is damaged, doctors suggest regular check-ups and maintaining a good lifestyle to keep your liver healthy. E VERY year on April 19, World Liver Day is observed to raise awareness of liver-related disorders and diseases. The liver is the second largest and the most complex organ in the body, with the exception of the brain. It is a key player in your body’s digestive system. Everything you eat or drink, including medicine, passes through the liver. You cannot survive without liver. It is an organ which can be easily damaged if you don’t take good care of it. tions to drugs, however, NAFLD has become common and is seen in every third person in India. Experts further said that NAFLD and its more severe form, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), are due to accumulation of excess fat in the c m y b liver. But if not treated on time, it triggers inflammation, which can lead to the development of fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer. Besides, there are currently no effective treatments for NAFLD and NASH, and management relies on lifestyle changes such as weight loss and exercise. Throwing light on NAFLD and AFLD, Nawanshahrbased Dr Dinesh Verma, surgical specialist, said fatty liver condition occurs due to excessive build-up of fat which leads to scarring of liver. “In severe cases, the scarring can lead to liver failure. Among people who drink a lot of alcohol, the condition is known as alcoholic fatty liver disease, while among those who don’t drink or take it in insignificant amounts, its metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD), also known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease,” he said. He further said prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver in obese children aged 5–18 years is also rising. “People sometimes think it is hereditary, but it is genetic disease. It comes quicker to those with metabolic syndrome, like patients who are overweight, diabetic, and have hypertension, heart disease, cholesterol problems, thyroid and PCOD,” he added. Talking about its treatment, Dr Verma said the only thing which would help patients with NAFLD is change in lifestyle. “If they improve their lifestyle with exercise and diet, that itself is more than enough,” he added. Dr Amardeep Singh of Jalandhar said every third person in the district has a fatty liver. “In majority of the ultrasounds we do, even to diagnose other diseases, fatty liver is commonly found. But those having AFLD, they must understand that continued alcohol consumption can ruin their liver in more ways than one can imagine. It can damage the liver cell and leads to swelling and scarring,” he said. “On the other side, NAFLD is more of a lifestyle disease which is taking the shape of an epidemic, affecting approximately 25 to 30 per cent of the general population. The most serious concern of this disease is that it’s a silent disease as a person might not experience any symptoms, even as the disease progresses, therefore, regular check-ups are suggested” he added. He further said by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and adding foods like garlic, coffee, leeks, asparagus, and probiotics, one can easily prevent this disease from progressing.
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