Members of the Democratic Teachers' Front (DTF) at Punjabi University on Saturday strongly condemned the announcement made by Punjab education minister Sikander Singh Maluka that the construction of a residential school would take place only on the land available with Punjabi University.
Apart from strict departmental action, immediate legal action has been recommended against the alleged erring pharmacist of Government Rajindera Medical Hospital by the inquiry committee probing into allegations against him of extracting money from patients for past several months.
Taking a serious note of the purchase and supply of spurious herbs and medicines by the department of Ayurveda, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has sought a detail report from the Punjab health and family welfare department over the issue by March 24.
It seems Punjab director general of police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini is yet to take a lesson from the Supreme Court's strict stand against VIP culture. Though Saini had been on a two-day visit to Bathinda on Thursday and Friday, but commuters faced a tough time on the local roads due to heavy security arrangements on the route of the DGP's cavalcade.
In spite of criticism from different quarters, the Adarsh residential school will finally come up at the only available piece of land at Punjabi University.
Former Punjab chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) and former SAD MLA Surinder Singh Dhuri is in for more trouble as the court of additional sessions judge AB Batra here on Friday rejected his application for anticipatory bail. Dhuri, along with his wife and nephew, has been booked under section 61 of the Punjab Excise Act for selling liquor without permission.
Five books on science authored by former dean of student affairs, Punjabi University, an alumnus of Thapar University Kuldip Singh Dhir, were released during the 58th Department of Atomic Energy:Solid State Physics Symposium at Thapar University on Thursday.
The incidents of physical assault on security men, snatchings and robbery at automated teller machine (ATM) outlets in the state have become one of the major concerns for ATM users and bankers.
In a shocking incident, three youths, including two brothers, were killed in a road accident on Wednesday night at Nirwana, situated on the Punjab-Haryana border, while a woman was killed and 14 others were injured in Sangrur after a tyre of the maxi cab burst on Thursday.
The police department on Wednesday organised a special interactive session to motivate students for cooperation in 'Shaheedi Jor Mela'to be held here during the last week of December.
Dense fog has not only thrown normal life out of gear but it has also led to disruption in power supply in the state. All the four units of Lehra Mohabbat thermal plant tripped early morning on Wednesday following the tripping of 220 KV transmission lines due to dense fog in the area.
On the call given by the United Forum of Bank Unions comprising nine trade unions, all employees of private and public sector banks observed a strike demanding wage revision. The strike almost completely paralysed the banking operations and transactions worth crores remained pending.
Better late than never, the state government has finally woken up to take initiatives to improve the condition of government colleges which are presently in a complete state of neglect across the state.
Whether it is the effect of the candle march, door-to-door campaign, installation of several hoardings seeking justice for Vidhu Jain or the tormenting video of the small child crying for help going public on social media, but the government seems to have woken up and now planning to hand over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has asked Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) to lower the Punjab Civil Services (PCS) Examinations fee and cancel last Sunday's test for the recruitment of food and civil supplies inspectors. The fee, Rs 3,000 for general-category candidates, was exorbitant, and on Sunday, most candidates had failed to reach the examination centres because of massive traffic jams, said the party.