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
Renew X-10 cards by December 31
Hoshiarpur: The District Employment Officer Gurmel Singh said as per the directions of the Director Employment Generation, Skills and Training, all eligible candidates who had failed to get their registration (X-10) card renewed should apply for renewal before December 31. He said the candidates had to apply to the District Bureau of Employment and Trade, MSDC,in its office at 1st Floor in Government ITI Complex on Jalandhar Road, Hoshiarpur. Gurmel Singh said due to the lockdown the unemployed candidates could not renew their registration (X-10) card, in view of which, the department has given the candidates a chance till December 31. oc
‘Rs1k promise to empower women’
Hoshiarpur: A poster of the announcement to provide Rs 1, 000 per month in the account of every woman in Punjab was released in the office of Aam Aadmi Party’s assembly segment in-charge councillor Brahmashankar Jimpa. Appreciating the guarantee given by Kejriwal, Mr. Jimpa said every woman who would be above 18 years of age would be given Rs1,000 per month if AAP comes to power. He said this will be the biggest women empowerment scheme in the world. Rs 1,000 for each woman will be separate from the monthly old age pension, widow pension and handicapped pension or dependency pension already being received by women. oc
512 to get five marla plots
Hoshiarpur: As many as 512 beneficiaries have been identified for the allotment of 5 marla plots across 568 villages in Hoshiarpur district. The district level committee has accepted their applications thereby paving way for the allotment of land to them, said Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait here today. The DC said the administration has identified government lands in 568 villages which would be allotted to all these eligible beneficiaries. The verification process was already completed by the authorities concerned on a fast track mode. The administration has further intensified its efforts to provide the benefit of this scheme to needy and homeless people. Riyait said all out efforts were being made by the officials to complete the allotment process within stipulated time frame. OC
Women arrested with sedatives
Hoshiarpur: The Garhshankar police arrested a woman recovering 36 sedative injections from a plastic bag held by her during patrolling at the Beerampur road last night. She was identified as Seeta, a resident of Denowal village. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against her at the Garshankar police station. oc
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