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Now the blind can become tech-savvy
Jalandhar, December 13
Innovation by students of Police DAV Public School is all set to make the visually impaired as tech-savvy as persons with normal eyesight. The students have produced a keyboard that not only punches letters in the computer like Braille but also makes it possible for the blind to read it on the screen as the computer is equipped with a special output device.

‘Over 70,000 Punjabis suffer from AIDS’
Jalandhar, December 13
“According to unofficial estimates, over 70,000 Punjabis are suffering from AIDS.” This was stated by philanthropist and NRI Dr Raghbir Singh Bains while talking to The Tribune.
More than half of the new HIV victims are in the age group of 15 to 24 years. — Dr Raghbir Singh Bains
More than half of the new HIV victims are in the age group of 15 to 24 years. — Dr Raghbir Singh Bains

Adampur shivers at 8.8 degrees
Jalandhar, December 13
Light showers lashed Jalandhar city this afternoon, bringing a considerable fall in the temperature. According to a defence spokesman, the minimum temperature recorded at Adampur airbase in Jalandhar district was 8.8ºC.

Fighting cold with bonfire
Fighting cold with bonfire



Vajra Corps’s mock drill from today
Jalandhar, December 13
Vajra Corps will conduct “Vajra Sahayata,” a mock exercise for tackling nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC)-related disasters for the civil administration on December 14 and 15 in Haripur firing ranges and Phagwara.

Staff strike at PTU
Jalandhar, December 13
Employees of Punjab Technical University today gave a call for indefinite strike on the campus here. The employees who have been working on contract for the past few years have been demanding their regularisation. The employees have been agitating on the issue for quite some time, but an advertisement for inviting applications for the post of driver sparked off their protest.

Man held with 31 passports
Jalandhar, December 13
Anti-fraud cell of the police conducted a raid at the office of a fake travel agent and arrested his servant, alongwith 31 passports and around Rs 2.77 lakh, here today. Talking to mediaperons, DSP (detective) RS Sandhu said the police had received information that Bhupinder Singh, who runs a ‘Manpower Consultancy’ in the Defence Colony.

Police officials show passports and money seized from a travel agent in Jalandhar on Thursday. —Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma
Police officials show passports and money seized from a travel agent in Jalandhar on Thursday.

A night for the husbands
Jalandhar, December 13
It was a fun-filled husband’s night organised at Gymkhana Club last weekend. The event began with a welcome song, ‘Are ho….O piya dil diya itne naaz se’, presented by Munmun, Gunjan and Kashish. The programme had songs from every era starting from 60s to the latest hits.

Rural docs get step-motherly treatment: Bhardwaj
Jalandhar, December 13
The statement of the health minister that 250 medical officers (MOs) will be recruited on contract and 150 specialists appointed on regular basis has come as a surprise for the doctors.

Crash-worthy coach inaugurated
Kapurthala, December 13
Sabita Gopal, general manager, Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, inaugurated the first crash-worthy coach at the RCF here on Wednesday.

Young World
Consumer awareness camp held
Jalandhar, December 13
A consumer awareness camp was organised for the staff of Delhi Public School. The thrust of the workshop was on facts related to various properties of oil and latest recommendations of food and nutrition experts about an ideal edible cooking oil.

St Soldier boys win silver at school nationals
Jalandhar, December 13
Deepanker Joshi and Jatinder Pal Singh, students of St Soldier Collegiate School, Lidran, have bagged the silver medal in the water polo event at the 53rd National School Games organised by the School Games Federation of India at Surat recently.

Minister lays 3 stones
Phagwara, December 13
Punjab technical education minister and local MLA Chaudhary Swarana Ram laid three foundation stones here on Tuesday.

Reliance launches micro SMS pack
Jalandhar, December 13
Keeping in view the festive seasons of Christmas and New Year, Reliance Communications has launched a “micro SMS pack of Rs 10” for its prepaid customers. The pack will have free 30 bundled local SMS with validity of 30 days. The scheme will be available on E-recharge price points as a promotional offer till January 31. — TNS

Mahajan joins as passport officer
Jalandhar, December 13
A.K. Mahajan joined as passport officer here on Tuesday in place of Amarjit Singh who has taken over as such at Amritsar, according to a press note.—TNS








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