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Dead twin calves delivered
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 4
In a unique operation the veterinarians of the Punjab Agricultural University delivered dead twin calves from a buffalo without any surgery. The operation was performed by a team of veterinarians led by Dr Prahlad Singh, assistant professor in the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics and comprising of Dr Avtar Singh Atwal and Dr Amandeep Singh Shan.

Scientists in the College of Veterinary Sciences said it was a unique case as the twins among the buffaloes are rarely found. But the special thing about the operation is that no surgery was performed and the doctors used lubricating agents and their own skills to extract out the twins. The buffalo was normal after the operation.

Dr Atwal and Dr Shan disclosed that on the night of May 30 a farmer from Dad village near here, Charanjit Singh Grewal approached them that his buffalo was having difficulties in delivering an oversized foetus. They said apparently it looked that the foetus was oversized. After examination they found that it was not just an oversized calf but the dead twin calves, which had to be taken out without any harm to the buffalo.

The veterinarians said later the post mortem was conducted by Dr Sood and Dr Kuldeep Gupta of the Veterinary Pathology Department. The doctors were astonished to find that the double twins had two heads in a single pericardium, fused liver of both the calves with fused gall bladder and only one spleen. Even the blood supply to both the calves was through common umbilicus. Both the calves were females.



Sayali lends glamour to NIFD convocation
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 4
Femina Miss India (World) Sayali Bhagat today launched degree/diploma programmes offered by Annamalai University in collaboration with the National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD) here. She released the prospectus for the course. She also visited the NIFD institute and interacted with students.

NIFD also held its annual convocation to award diplomas to the class of 2003. Amandeep Kaur of the textiles department was given an award for excellence in industry, exhibitions and for featuring in Femina, January 2004. Gurleen Dang got a trophy for making it to the top five in the lace n’ lingerie contest on the national level.

Honey Sharma who won ‘the best designer award’ in the contest organised by a magazine, “Grehshobha”, also received a trophy.

Karan Dhillon got an award for excellence in design and creativity, Ajit Singh as the most enterprising student, and Bindiya Paul for excellence in interior design.

Addressing the students, Sayali elaborated on the importance of the right kind of education.

Sayali is pursuing management studies from Mumbai University. She is a leading model with prestigious assignments to her credit. She has also been an athlete and has won various sports events.



Camping time for tiny tots
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 4
A summer camp has been organised at Little Wonders Playway School, Sundar Nagar. It will continue till the end of the month. Children will learn pop bhangra, western dance and Malwai gidha at the camp. Students of different age groups can take part in this camp, said Principal Mona Jain.

Summer camp: A summer camp was organised at Gupta Model School here from May 24 to June 4. The students were trained in painting pots, fabric painting, mural making and soft toys making etc. In addition to this, the students participated in plays and dance items. A yoga camp was also organised.

Dance fest: A summer dance festival is being organised at Saplings Nursery School, Rajguru Nagar. Mr Gaggun Bedi of Sparkling Pearlz Institute, Jalandhar will teach dances like Salsa, Jazz, Tequila, Spanish, Russian Ballet and others. There are different batches for women, children and couples.

‘Langar’ by students: Students from different schools organised a “langar” at Neemwala Chowk, Ward No. 50. They also arranged a chhbeel and distributed sweetened water to the passers-by. Shivam Ratra, Kashish Ratra, Sunny Chopra, Paru Chugh, Babloo Chopra, Kuldeep Singh and Rajeev Kumar participated with enthusiasm.

Movie, masti, magic: An eight-day movie, masti and magic workshop has been organised at Kangaroo Kids, Urban Estate, Phase-I, Dugri.The theme of the workshop is movies and the school has selected some of children’s movies. Each day, the children would be watching different clips of movies for 20 minutes.

Computer and painting camp: New Senior Secondary School here has organised a summer camp in computer science and painting. Fifteen students have been selected to attend the camp. Classes are held from 10 am to 12.30 pm. Computer education is being imparted by teachers of RICCS Computer Education. Painting is being taught by Ms Simta Gupta. The camp, that began on June 2, will continue till June 15. 



PCTE students excel

Ludhiana, June 4
Deepika Narang, Prabjot Singh, Arshpreet Khattra and Emika Oberoi of Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) have bagged 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th positions out of first 10 positions in BBA (fifth semester) examinations held by Punjab Technical University in December 2003.

Deepika Narang, student of BBA of Punjab College of Technical Education has bagged the first position and Prabjot Singh the 2nd. Arshpreet of PCTE and Sonu Dua of Apeejay Institute of Management, Jalandhar shared the third position in the university Emika of PCTE stood 8th in the university. — OC


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