RELEASED: Vice-chancellor, Punjabi University, Swarn Singh Boparai released a book, “Public Economics”, authored by Dr Janak Raj Gupta, UGC Emeritus Fellow. Dr Gupta has been associated with the 12th Finance Commission. The book has an analysis of the issues which underline budgetary policies in general and Indian experience in particular.
WATER DAY: World Water Day was observed by students of Thapar University here on Thursday. Dr Abhijit Mukherjee, director of the university, inaugurated the programme marking the day by lighting the lamp. Keynote speaker Surinder Singh laid stress on the groundwater and surface-water recharge and judicious use of water. Events like poster presentation, water quiz, water sports were held.
CONNECT CABLE: Connect has launched its cable TV service here. It will be available through selected local cable operators in the region. The subscribers to the service will get 75 regular channels besides five prime channels of Connect TV.
DOCUMENTARIES: The department of journalism and mass communication, Punjabi University, here on Thursday released four documentaries: “Kal Ton Aaj”, “Mera Mul Pao”, “Mazdoor” and “Aastha Mein Dooba Andh Vishwas”, which have been made by the students. Dr Hari Singh Boparai, dean, social sciences, released the documentaries. Hiten Berry, channel head, PBC, Dr G.S Kang, dean, faculty of arts, and Charanjeet Chopra, producer from ETC channel, were present.
water Samples: A rapid action medical team today visited the Ragho Majra area of the town where some cases of suspected jaundice were reported. The team included district epidemiologist Ravinder Khaira, the medical officer of civil dispensary, Ragho Majra, two doctors of the city and Dr Y.S. Banga and the water supply engineer of the municipal corporation. The team visited all houses of the locality. Dr Gupta said 3,000 chlorine tablets were distributed among local residents. The team collected eight samples of water.
Jaundice case: Another case of jaundice has been detected in Dhoran village of Palampur subdivision. With this, the number of such patients has gone over 15. Darang, Dhoran, Chelian, Ghaneta and Boda villages have been the worst hit. Teams of the Health Department were regularly visiting the affected villages, claimed Dr J.S. Chandel Chief Medical Officer of Kangra.
Seminar: The department of Chemistry at Himachal Pradesh University is organising a two-day national seminar on “Recent trends in synthetic and polymer chemistry” from Friday. Organising secretary of the seminar M.S. Chauhan said research areas of the department, including synthetic and polymer chemistry, would be the main area of discussion. BARC additional director S.K. Kulshrestha will deliver the keynote address at the seminar.