Science and technology fill atmosphere at DAV College
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, November 20
A two-day science fair started at DAV College here today. Students displayed models based on the theme of “Science and technology for sustainable development.” The students successfully presented the ever-changing field of science through static and functional models.

As many as hundred models from the departments of physics, chemistry, mathematics, bio-technology, zoology, geography and food science technology form various colleges and schools were on display. One such model, which attracted the fancy of many students, was the aero-modelling display by NCC cadets of 1 Punjab Air Squadron, NCC, Jalandhar, from DAV College, Jalandhar. The model carried the motto of “Join NCC to be a part of the armed forces.”

In one of the functional models, students virtually brought to life the various war aircraft, including MiG 21, Mirage 2000, AN-32, Hawk-200 mk, RC Power, RC Glider, Senior Peace Maker and Speed models. “Our aim behind making these models is to make the youth aware of the aero functioning and various flying objects,” said cadet Kapil Sethi, a student of B.Sc (IT)-IInd year. Another functional model which received applaud from the students was “In-silico drug designing” made by students of HMV College, Jalandhar. Explaining their model, Rimpi, a student of M.Sc (bioinformatics)-IInd year said, “The model is designed keeping in mind the latest advancements in the field of drugs manufacturing. We have shown how drugs can be manufactured through computers. The model is already functional in some of the top pharma companies, including Ranbaxy and Cipla,” she said.

The fair was inaugurated by director-cum-principal, DAVIET, C.L. Kochhar. Addressing the students on the occasion, he said, “With this science fair the students would get an opportunity to show their hidden talent.”



Hope shines for slum-dwellers
Deepkamal Kaur
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, November 20
The dream of over 2,300 slum-dwellers of living in a pucca houses may soon get realised. After having remained caught in a cost escalation fiasco, the project to build houses for them is set to take off in 10 days’ time.

Earlier, the integrated housing slum development scheme, which falls in the ambit of the Government of India, was being shelved as the cost of one unit had gone up to Rs 2.24 lakh from the initial estimate of Rs 1.22 lakh.

“After the slow down, the contractors have again settled for Rs 1.64 crore and we are planning a quick commencement of construction work,” said mayor Rakesh Rathore.

“We are also planning a formal launch. The exact programme is yet to be finalised.

The launch venue will also be decided soon,” he said, adding that while earlier the overall cost for development of 11 slums falling in the first phase of construction work was coming close to Rs 12 crore, it will now be close to Rs 18 crore.

As per the plan, almost 80 per cent of the grant for the purpose was to come from the Centre, the state was to spend 10 per cent and the rest of it was to be shared by the municipal corporation and the beneficiaries themselves.

Now the MC’s share has increased as it will have to bear the increased costs. “The proposal was cleared at a recent meeting of the finance and audit committee. We want to start the execution of the project quickly because of the fluctuating price index,” said municipal superintending engineer (B&R) Kulwinder Singh.

Under the scheme, the slum-dwellers will get houses with kitchens, toilets, proper sewerage, roads and street light system. The first phase will cover slum areas falling in Kot Sadiq, Gurbachan Nagar, Khurla Kingra, Arjun Nagar, Navi Abadi Santokhpura, Qazi Mandi, Basti Peer Dad, Abadi Jallowali, Neevan Avtar Nagar, Sabowal and 
Santoshi Nagar.



Rs 1.75 lakh stolen from jeep
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, November 20
Certain miscreants robbed a jeep driver of Rs 1.75 lakh from near Namdev Chowk in broad daylight here today.

The incident occurred when jeep-borne persons Sukhwinder Singh, Jagdish Kumar and Bhiwani Singh, employees of a security agency, were carrying the money in a bag to Phagwara. They stopped near a petrol station as Sukhwinder Singh and Jagdish Kumar had some work there. According to driver Bhiwani Singh, an unidentified youth approached him saying that he had dropped some currency notes behind the vehicle. As the driver turned back, he found nothing but was shocked to notice the bag containing Rs 1.75 lakh missing from the jeep.

The trio then informed the police and lodged a complaint in this context. The police has registered a case at police station No 4 and started investigations.



97 cases of smuggled liquor seized

Jalandhar, November 20
The district police arrested two persons in a case of liquor smuggling and seized 97 cases from them late last night. The police impounded Indica and Qualis vehicles used in the liquor smuggling.

According to SHO Surinder Pal of Maqsudan police station, on a tip-off, a trap was laid at Reru village on the Jalandhar-Pathankot road to nab the smugglers. The smugglers were using the vehicles with fictitious registration numbers, he added.

As the police signalled the drivers to stop at the naka, they fled, leaving behind their vehicles. The liquor was being smuggled from Chandigarh to Jalandhar, he said. A case has been registered. — TNS



Traffic checks to go tighter
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, November 20
The district traffic police, in association with the Military Police, has launched a campaign against traffic violators.

In a press note issued here today, SP traffic Raj Pal Singh Sandhu said the city traffic police would now keep a tab on violators involved in rash driving, using pressure horns and black films in cars. “Stringent action would be taken against the violators within the cantonment limit, he added.



PTU-Caparo group pact to be dissolved
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, November 20
Punjab Technical University (PTU) has decided to go ahead with the withdrawal formalities in the PTU-Caparo group pact for the school of excellence that commenced last year.

An approval for the same came at a meeting of the board of governors (BoG) held this evening in Chandigarh. “The BoG has given a go ahead for carrying out all the legal formalities for dissolving the pact,” said PTU officials who attended the meeting.



Young World
CT School students win poster contest
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, November 20
Class V students Kavya Khurana and Ajayvir Singh of CT Public School participated in the state-level poster-making contest organised by the Bhakra-Beas Management Board on “Save electricity and conserve energy” at Chandigarh and won cash prizes of Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000, respectively, along with a certificate and a gift hamper from the Punjab government.

Indira remembered

Students of St Soldier Divine Public School, Mithu Basti, celebrated the birth anniversary of slain Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on Wednesday. A cultural programme in the memory of the woman of the millennium was held.

Flower show

An inter-house flower arrangement competition was organised in CT Public School in which students of the Lotus, Marigold, Rose and Jasmine houses participated. Students arranged flowers on the themes of “solace”, “survival”, “oasis”, and “whrilpool”. Flower arrangements were made in the categories of fresh flower arrangement, dry flower arrangements, foliage and mixed flower arrangement.

A rangoli-making competition on the themes of “festival” and “greh pravesh” was also organised simultaneously by students of classes VI to IX.

Table Manners Day

Tiny tots of classes I and II of St Soldier Divine Public School, Mithu Basti, celebrated Table Manners Day here on Thursday. Students were taught the use of spoons and forks. The students shared their tiffins and learnt table manners from their teachers.


As many as 17 students of the CT Group of Institutions bagged placements in ING Vysya Bank here on November 18. Students have been selected for the field and marketing branches at a package of Rs 1.8 lakh each.

Corporate relations and placements director Manhar Arora said, “The placements are a good sign for the present recruitment development.”

Annual day

Students of the Cambridge International School for Girls celebrated its fourth annual day on November 19. The three-day-long celebrations included dance items by tiny tots of the nursery wing. A special play “Jashan-e-Bachpan” was enacted on the dilemma of teenage among the children. Chief guest inspector-general, Jalandhar zone, Sanjeev Kalra, lauded the presentation of the children.

Exhibition held

Richa Sharma and Surneet, students of Police DAV Public School, secured the second position in the CBSE sahodya cluster inter-school science and maths exhibition held at Delhi Public School on November 15.

Drawing contest

NCC cadets of Apeejay School participated in a drawing competition on the topics, “Protect your environment” and “Drug De-addiction”, here on Wednesday. As many as 80 cadets took part in it. Principal Ranjana Sood distributed prizes among the winners.



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