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Workshop on assembling computers held
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 24
The Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology (KIMT) organised a workshop on ‘Assembling of Computer Systems’. Mr Satbir Singh, Centre Manager and Mr Kanwaldeep Singh, Senior Marketing Executive, JetKing, explained various aspects related to the assembling of computer systems to the participants comprising MCA and BCA students.

Mr Satbir Singh explained that various components like processor, monitor, keyboard, HDD, FDD, RAM and mouse were required for the assembling of computers. He also focused on the uses and working principles of all these components. The students were also informed about various companies that manufactured the kits as also comparative analysis of costs of various options available in the market.

The faculty dwelt upon different factors that affected the cost and performance of computer systems and told the students as to which factors should be considered before deciding the configuration of computer systems. The students were also apprised with the latest technology trends in the field of computers.

Thereafter, a practical demonstration regarding the assembling of computer systems was given to the participating students. All components were shown to them and then the process of assembling the components was taken up till the computer became functional. In the end, points raised by the participants were answered.

Dr R.S.Gupta, Director, KIMT, expressed his gratitude to the faculty for sparing their valuable time and sharing their diverse and updated knowledge with the students. He also assured the students that more workshops and seminars will be organised in future as well, to keep them abreast with the latest technologies.



School holds exhibition
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, September 24
An exhibition, “Confluence of science, modernity and art”, was organised at Om Parkash Bansal Modern School, here yesterday.
The Fatehgarh Sahib district police chief, Mr S.K. Verma, inaugurated the exhibition.

Modernity was justified by commerce students, who made models on motorbikes, cars and buildings, with an emphasis on the consumer world. Science was highlighted through models on energy producing, windmills, etc. Geography and maths too were in the limelight, showing rocks, towers and special maze riddles.

Fine arts stole the  show where the creative minds created amazing world of scenery, paintings, etc. The chief guest called the exhibition awesome and mind blowing.



‘Cancel chambers of non-practising lawyers’

Ludhiana, September 24
More than 100 lawyers have demanded the cancellation of the allotment of chambers to the non-practising and taxation lawyers. They have submitted a representation in this regard to the president of the District Bar Association, Mr Naval Kishore Chhibber.

The representation claimed that a large number of non-practising advocates had got allotted the chambers in the Lawyers Chamber complex by misleading the association. They demanded that such allotments should be cancelled. — OC


Today is World Heart Day
Timely detection can prevent heart disease
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, September 24
While most of the focus on coronary artery disease (CAD) nowadays is on the treatment of severe CAD, mainly where the condition has already settled in, the stress ought to be laid on primary prevention of the disease by way of detecting the same in early stages.

According to the World Health Organisation, cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease and stroke, are the leading cause of death globally, killing more than 17 million people in 2005. Each year, 3.8 million men and 3.4 million women worldwide die from coronary heart diseases. Since 1990, more people have died from coronary heart disease than from any other cause.

Says Dr J. S.Gill of a heart care centre here, “In India, coronary heart disease is a major cause for concern. A recent global study on cardiac diseases by the WHO revealed that India has the highest number of deaths (over 1.5 million) from coronary heart disease throughout the world, followed by China where some 7.02 lakh lives were lost to heart disease.”

Focusing on the need of early detection of CAD, he observed that multi-slice CT Coronary Angiography with 64-slice technology is emerging as the most reliable non-invasive modality for the evaluation of heart disease.

“Impressive image quality and non-invasive nature of multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) angiography makes it a powerful tool in the evaluation of heart disease. CT Angiography (CTA) is an examination that uses X-rays to visualise blood flow in coronary arteries which supply blood to the heart. CT combines the use of X-rays with computerised analysis of the images. Beams of X-rays are passed from a rotating device through the heart from several different angles to create cross-sectional images, which then are assembled by computer into a three-dimensional picture of the heart.

He further says that methods of characterising (differentiating) the type of plaque in the arteries are being refined, so that ‘vulnerable’ plaques (blockages) that are more likely to rupture can be pinpointed for treatment, reducing the risk of heart attack.

Expressing similar views, Dr Gaurav Minocha, a consultant cardiologist at Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, remarked that a growing number of studies had suggested that 64 slice coronary CT angiography is highly accurate for the exclusion of significant coronary artery stenosis with negative predictive values of 98 to 100 per cent in comparison with invasive selective coronary angiography. This means that when the study is reported to be normal, it will be normal.



Shuttler in national team, but loses house
Jupinderjit Singh
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 24
Jubilation and distress have come knocking together on the doors of a noted Indian badminton player Raj Kumar here.
On one hand, the 15-year-old shuttler is on top of the world at being selected in the Junior Indian Team for the Asian Badminton Championship. On the other, his family has been forcibly evicted from the two-room accommodation in the Lal Bahadur Shastri Badminton Hall as part of securing the area for the Prime Minister’s scheduled visit on September 27.

Raj Kumar belongs to a humble but illustrious family. His elder brother, Harish Kumar, was India’s No. 2 in Badminton before he died in an accident in Kolkata two years ago.

His father, Babu Ram is posted as a caretaker of the badminton hall and well respected for his integrity and hard work which made it possible for him to reach this position after coming to the state as a migrant labourer. He was living in two rooms at a side of the hall for the round-the-clock care of the premises for the past over two decades.

Yet, a team of cops forced the family to shift out their belongings and move somewhere else. Though IG H S Dhillon and SSP A S Rai have assured they would sort out the problem, the family is in doldrums. They have been offered a room in Railway Colony but the family wonders what kind of threat they were posing to the PM.

Babu Ram and his son declined to comment on the issue, fearing some backlash, but sources close to them assert the police move has pricked them deep. Babu Ram has been staying here for over two decades and the security agencies can satisfy themselves by a thorough search of the house and restricting visitors but instead it ordered the family to move out.

The badminton hall has suffered severe damages in the past also because of its use as a polling booth and for temporarily accommodating cops coming to the city for duty regarding a visit by a VVIP or some major tournament in Guru Nanak Stadium.

However, it has happened for the first time that the family of Babu Ram has been thrown out.

Badminton players have termed the police action as a shabby treatment to the family of the ace badminton player, who has been selected purely on merit and hard work. Yet, his family has been shifted out with an impression that there presence can pose a threat to the PM’s visit.



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