First swine flu death in Punjab
Chandigarh:Punjabs first death due to swine flu,this season,was reported from Ludhiana on Thursday. Jagjit Singh (45) who was admitted to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital,Ludhiana,on September 16,developed multiple complications,and died. We have asked for a detailed report from the hospital, said Dr Deepak Bhatia,project coordinator for integrated disease surveillance,Punjab.
Contempt case against SDM dropped
Chandigarh:The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday dropped the contempt proceedings against the Ludhiana sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) after accepting his unconditional apology.
PTU plans labs in every college
Jalandhar:In its 40th academic council meeting,Punjab Technical university (PTU) has proposed to establish a centre of excellence at each of its affiliated colleges.
State tourism dept holds workshop
Amritsar:Punjab Tourism Department on Thursday organised a one-day regional workshop with Asian Development Bank to bring together architects,engineers and other staff consultants and contractors working on the Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (IDIPT).
Decks cleared for new heads of Punjab PUs
Chandigarh:Decks were cleared on Thursday for the appointment of new chairmen and members of various boards and corporations as services of all incumbents have ended,a CMO spokesman said. Secretaries of concerned departments have been asked to look after the boards till further orders.
Phillaur given additional charges
Chandigarh:Governor Shivraj V Patil on Thursday allotted additional portfolios of Animal Husbandry,Fisheries,Dairy Development and Welfare of SC/BC to Cabinet Minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur,a spokesperson said.
Walker Khusbir Kaur honoured
Amritsar:Khalsa College Governing Council (KCGC) president Satyajit Singh Majithia on Thursday honoured international-fame Walker,Khushbir Kaur,during a special function at Khalsa College for Women (KCW) to felicitate sportspersons. He also inaugurated a new six-story block to house girls hostel,common rooms and an ultra-modern fashion designing workshop.