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Deputy Commissioner calls for donations

Jalandhar: DC Ghanshyam Thori on Sunday called upon philanthropists to come forward to help the needy and underprivileged people in society during the prevailing crisis in wake of pandemic. The DC said that in wake of the prevailing health crisis, all philanthropic societies and people must come forward and join hands to help the needy. He said the philanthropists must donate generously in the district relief fund and assured that strenuous efforts were afoot to ensure that people did not face any sort of problem. He said that the district Red Cross Society had raised a Covid-19 relief fund and people could contribute in this fund in the bank account number 50100033127430, IFSC code HDFC 0001391, MICR code 144240009, HDFC Bank, through various online payment modes from their homes. The contribution in the district relief funds is exempted from Income Tax, he added. TNS

Girl (18) hangs herself to death

Jalandhar: An 18-year-old girl of Bast Sheikh reportedly hanged herself to death on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Shivani, a Class XII student. She was residing with her parents and two siblings. Her mother first spotted her and rushed her to the Tagore Hospital where doctors declared her brought dead. Assistant Sub-Inspector Nirmal Singh said they have sent the body to conduct the post-mortem. The ASI said family members of the girl stated that she was depressed from the four days. Inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC have been initiated by the police. TNS

KMV students excel in exams

Jalandhar: The result of MSc Fashion Designing semester III was outstanding for the students of KMV. Kanika Sharma bagged the first position by securing 453/525 marks, Simarjeet Kaur stood second with 441/525 marks and Anjali bagged third position with 431/525 marks. Principal Atima Sharma Dwivedi congratulated the students and the faculty of PG Department of Fashion Designing on this remarkable success and appreciated them for their hard work. She expressed confidence that the students ably guided and mentored by the extremely qualified and dedicated faculty will continue their journey of success in the future as well. TNS

Expert dwells on liver health

Hoshiarpur: “Amidst Covid pandemic, there has been a steep rise in liver diseases. Covid patients can face hepatitis and in some rare sick patients, the virus can even lead to liver failure which requires timely management.” Dr Sumeet Kainth, a consultant of hepatologist and gastroenterologis, said due to pandemic related movement restrictions, there has also been a rise in cases of obesity which leads to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. He said: “The liver is the most important organ of our body and it is our lifestyle and the way we treat our body that affect the health of our liver”. OC

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