|Thursday, February 10, 2000,
Tourist complex: The district administration has decided to beautify the Subhanpur Chowk on the G.T. Road near Subhanpur village, according to Mr V.K. Singh, Deputy Commissioner. A tourist complex will be constructed on the G.T. Road near the bridge over Kali Bein passing through the village.
Training course: The Department of Plant Breeding, Punjab Agricultural University, on Tuesday organised a national-level training course on plant breeding methodologies. The course was inaugurated by Dr G.S. Nanda, Director, Centre of Advanced Studies in Genetics and Plant Breeding. Food and fibre needs could be met by evolving high yielding and disease resistant varieties through new plant breeding techniques, he added.
Research fellow: Mr Balraj Pandit, a theatre personality and playwright has been appointed Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Punjab Development, Punjabi University, an official release said on Wednesday. Pandit had retired as Senior Lecturer from the Department of Theatre and Television of the university in October.
Lectures: The Department of History, Punjabi University, will organise a lecture on Partition of the Punjab and the Sikh leadership on February 14 at Senate Hall and a lecture on Concept of History on February 15 at Students Home of the university. Dr S.K. Gupta, Head of the Department of History, said on Wednesday that these lectures would be delivered by Dr V.N. Dutta, a noted historian and professor emeritus.
Designation changed: The designation of Dr Saroj Rani, Incharge, University Museum and Art Gallery, has been changed to Director, Punjabi University Museum and Art Gallery, a university release said on Wednesday.
Rare disease: A newborn baby which was having a rare disease subcutaneous fat necrosis of newborn was treated by Dr K.K. Lochan, Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatrics at the GMC. A departmental release on Wednesday said this newborn was presented in the emergency ward of Paediatrics Department with complaints of bluish discoloration of body and later had multiple swellings over its back. It said the baby was not having hyperecalcemia, which was a usual feature of this disease. The child was treated and discharged in satisfactory condition, it further added.
Music fest: The Department of Music, Punjabi University, will organise a two-day Annual Folk Music Festival on the university campus on February 22 and 23. Artists, ode-singers, actors, reciters and other folk performers will perform in the open arenas. This festival will be inaugurated by Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor. Giving this information, Dr Gurnam Singh, Head of the Department of Music, said on Wednesday that artists from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir would participate in the festival.
Punjab body: Mr Vineet Seth and Mr Kimti Lal has been elected president and general secretary, respectively, of the Punjab Civil Accounts Association of the Office of the Principal Accountant General(A and E), Punjab.
Dead: Mr Punoo Lal, a resident of Jamalpura Mohalla, died on Tuesday while he was offering prayers at Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara.
Rape bid: A youth, Bitto, reportedly attempted to rape a 14-year-old girl at Braham Nagar area here on Tuesday. According to the FIR, the suspect forcibly took the girl to his house and tried to rape her. On hearing girls cry people gathered near the suspects house, but the youth managed to escape. The police has launched a manhunt to apprehend the culprit.
Employees affiliated to the HUDA Joint Action Committee
held a demonstration in front of the HUDA office, here on
Tuesday, in protest against the non-acceptance of their
demands by the state government and HUDA authorities.
They also sat on a dharna and observed a fast to force
the authorities to accept their demands.
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