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84 fresh dengue cases in district; total count 622

84 fresh dengue cases in district; total count 622

Officials, however, claim with dip in temperatures, cases decline in dist06 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

BATHINDA:Contrary to the claims of the district Health Department, there is a sharp increase in dengue cases in the district.

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Tribune News Service

Bathinda, December 5

Contrary to the claims of the district Health Department, there is a sharp increase in dengue cases in the district. As many as 622 positive cases of dengue, which were 538 till two weeks ago, have been reported in the district this season so far. Officials of the Health Department said with a dip in temperatures there was a decline in the number of cases and only four to five dengue cases were reported in the district in the last one week.

Though the district Health Department officials claimed that there was a significant decline in the number of dengue patients in the district, the ground reality tells a different tale.

As per Health Department records, there were 538 confirmed dengue patients in the district as on November 23. After a lapse of around two weeks, the number has reached 622, registering an increase of 84 new dengue patients in just two weeks. Earlier in November, 38 fresh dengue cases surfaced in a single day in the district.

Talking to Bathinda Tribune, Civil Surgeon Amrik Singh Sandhu said, “As there has been a dip in temperatures, there has been a significant decline in the number of dengue patients in the district. After crossing the 150-mark in the district, no fresh malaria cases have been reported now. Our next focus is tackling Swine flu patients in the district as the H1N1 virus usually get active around this time.”

There is one confirmed death due to dengue recorded in the district this season. Another dengue patient is suspected to have died due to the virus (to be verified by the review committee).

Students seek justice for H’bad rape victim

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06 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

BATHINDA: Students and faculty members of the SSD Group of Girls’ Colleges carried out a candle march in solidarity with Hyderabad rape victim in the city.

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06 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

BATHINDA: District unit members of the Aam Aadmi Party staged a protest over the soaring onion price near Fire Brigade Chowk in the city on Thursday.

Chowk named after Guru Nanak sans repairs in Malout

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06 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

MALOUT: The district administration named the Bathinda Chowk after Guru Nanak Dev on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev recently, but the rotary is in a dilapidated condition.

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06 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

BATHINDA: The US team defeated Kenya 50-31 points during the ongoing special edition of the International Kabaddi Cup to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev here at the Multipurpose Sports Stadium here on Thursday.

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Lt Gen Repswal takes charge as Sapta Shakti Command chief

06 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

BATHINDA: Lt Gen KK Repswal has taken over the charge of Chief of Staff of Sapta Shakti Command on Wednesday.

Unemployed BEd teachers seek jobs

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06 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the TET Qualified Unemployed BEd Teachers’ Union carried out a protest march and burnt an effigy of the state government in the city on Thursday.

Murder case ‘cracked’ with arrest of two

06 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

BATHINDA: Two persons have been arrested in connection with a murder of a youth at Bhundar village, a couple of days ago.

In brief

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06 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

Bathinda: A man was crushed under a train on the Bathinda-Delhi railway line near Tungwali village in the district. The deceased has been identified as Inderjit Singh (55) of Tungwali village itself.

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05 Dec 2019 | 7:48 AM

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05 Dec 2019 | 7:48 AM

FARIDKOT: DC Kumar Saurabh Raj held a ‘janata darbar’ here on Wednesday.

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05 Dec 2019 | 7:48 AM

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05 Dec 2019 | 7:48 AM

BATHINDA: A day after Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh announced free police help to women safely home if they are stuck out between 9 pm and 6 am, district police officials have swung into action.

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04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

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Powercom staff seek 2-month salary

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04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the PSEB Employees’ Joint Forum staged a protest against the Powercom Department and the state government over payment of their salaries.

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Muktsar records nearly 100 dengue cases so far

04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

MUKTSAR: The number of dengue patients is increasing in Muktsar district. For instance, the count is nearing 100 in the district, which was 80 just a few days ago.

Forest Department workers protest delay in salaries, seek regular jobs

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04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Forest Department Workers’ Union staged a protest in front of the office of the district Forest Department in Thermal Colony here on Tuesday.

Physiotherapy recommended for differently-abled persons

Physiotherapy recommended for differently-abled persons

04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

BATHINDA: To mark International Day of Disabled Persons, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, organised a lecture on ‘Role of physiotherapy for differently-abled persons’.

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04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

Faridkot: The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed at Red Cross School for Special Children in Faridkot on Tuesday. Jyoti Singh Raj, chairperson of the Red Cross Society, was the chief guest.

DC directs Local Bodies to maintain cleanliness

04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

MANSA: Officiating Deputy Commissioner of Mansa Rajdeep Singh Brar on Tuesday directed the municipal bodies to ensure 100 per cent garbage collection in their areas for ensuring cleanliness.

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Despite shelter homes, destitute spend nights out in cold for alms

04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

BATHINDA: Despite the availability of free accommodation at night shelter homes, many destitute persons prefer to sleep on footpaths in the biting cold.

Specially abled youth bags national award

Specially abled youth bags national award

04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

BATHINDA: Yashveer Goyal, a hearing and speech impaired youth of the city, was conferred a national award in the ‘Role model’ category during a national-level function organised at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi by the Department of Empowerment, Ministry of Social Justice, GoI.

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04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

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