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Tuesday, 18 February 2020 | PNS


Life springs from death again at PGIMER

Chandigarh: Sukhwinder Singh,  (27), an engineer from Sangrur in Punjab was hit by a speeding vehicle while going on his motorcycle near Kharar, causing him fatal head injuries on February 9. After the mishap, Sukhwinder was immediately rushed to a local civil hospital in Kharar and referred to PGIMER on February 10. But, nothing could reverse the precarious condition of Sukhwinder and after five days of struggle between life and death, Sukhwinder was declared brain-dead on February 14, said Prof. Vipin Koushal, nodal officer, ROTTO North, PGIMER. Following the family’s decision to donate his organs, the kidneys retrieved from the donor Sukhwinder were transplanted to two terminal patients suffering from end-stage debilitating kidney ailment and dependent on kidney dialysis for long. The corneas were also harvested, which on transplantation, restored the eyesight of two other patients, sustaining hope in four lives in all here at PGIMER. 

IIT Ropar organises short-term course

Ropar: Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar) has organized a short-term duration course of two months about Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) for Solid Waste Management in close association with Punjab State Council of Science & Technology. This course was launched to enhance the skilled workforce/manpower in the areas related to the environment conservation/ preservation especially at field level and restoring environmental quality for a sustainable future. 

Vehicle lifters gang busted, five held

Chandigarh: With the arrest of five persons in Karnal, Haryana Police has busted a vehicle lifters gang who had duped more than half-a-dozen people by posing themselves as employees of a finance company. Police has also recovered seven vehicles from them. A spokesperson said, during preliminary interrogation, the accused have confessed their involvement in six cases of vehicle theft. They had committed four incidents in district Karnal and two in Kuruksehtra. The accused gang members were arrested by the crime unit following a tip-off from Meerut road, Karnal. Those arrested were identified as Roop Chand of village Guniyana, Karnal, Sanjiv and Amit of Anjanthali in Karnal, Sandeep of Kakroi in Sonipat and Sonu of Nissing, Karnal. Police recovered five stolen bolero pick-up and two other vehicles from their possession.

Dev Samaj holds seminar-cum-workshop

Chandigarh: Dev Samaj College of Education (DSCE), Sector 36-B in association with College Development Council, Panjab University organized 'national seminar-cum-workshop on Humanizing Innovations in Teacher Education' at the college premises. Dr Agnese Dhillon, Principal, DSCE motivated the participating teachers to imbibe performing arts & moral values in their teaching. Prof. Nandita Singh, Department of Education, Panjab University emphasized on the importance of culturally rooted and embedded values, ethos, moral values etc to produce teachers.

IT By Design continues to grow its footprint

Chandigarh: IT By Design, a US-based IT infrastructure company, celebrated the inauguration of its 500-person office expansion in Chandigarh. The city MP  Kirron Kher inaugurated the new office. With over 36,000 square feet, the new IT By Design footprint is three times as large as the company’s former space. Sunny Kaila, CEO, IT by Design, attended the event along with a delegation of 25 CEOs of US based IT firms. The key purpose of inviting these CEOs, all representing US companies working with IT By Design, was to offer insight into foreign direct investment opportunities in the UT.

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