PPP for change in name of Chandigarh International Airport
The members of the People's Party of Punjab on Sunday held a protest march demanding change of the name of the upcoming international terminal at SAS Nagar from the Chandigarh International Airport to the Shaheed-e-Azam International Airport.
After protest, the members went to the residence of SAS Nagar deputy commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu in Phase 5 and handed over a memorandum to him.
In a press statement, Kirat Singh, president, SAS Nagar youth wing of the PPP, said, "The state government should pursue the matter regarding changing the name to pay a tribute to our martyrs who fought for this country's freedom. Earlier, the state had proposed 'Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh International Airport' as the name of the airport. However, recently, a signboard was put up near the entrance of the airport saying 'Chandigarh International Airport'. The move has shocked all across the country, as our governments seem to have forgotten the martyrs."
Even though Mohali district rose by two spots from last year's ranking in the PSEB Class 10 exams, its pass percentage dropped from 99.91% to 99%. Last year, Mohali was placed 17th among the 23 districts. This year, it improved its standing to 15th, with Gurdaspur district bagging the top spot. As many as 9,401 students from 109 Mohali schools appeared in the exams and 9,307 passed.
A 32-year-old doctor allegedly ended his life by injecting himself with a paralytic drug used in anaesthesia at his rented accommodation in Phase 2 on Monday night. The doctor, who hailed from Rupnagar, was living alone in the rented house for the last three months and worked at a private hospital in Sector 34, Chandigarh. The autopsy will be conducted at the Phase-6 civil hospital on Wednesday.
A local court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Kalyani Singh, an accused in the murder of national-level shooter and lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh, alias Sippy Sidhu. Lodged in Model Jail, Sector 51, since June 21, Kalyani, 36, was produced in court via video conferencing. On Monday, she had applied for bail before a local court. Her plea will be taken up for hearing on July 8.
The UT administration's decision to appoint 33 medical officers (MOs) on deputation from Punjab, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh, and none from Haryana has not gone down well with the Haryana government. Highlighting its displeasure through a letter, the Haryana government has urged the UT administration to maintain the 60:40 ratio between Punjab and Haryana while filling up the vacant posts of MOs and dental surgeons. Till then, Haryana had not sent any panel of doctors.
In a major decision, the Panjab University senate on Tuesday approved the proposed fee hike in its teaching departments, regional centres and affiliated colleges for the 2022-23 session. A 5% increase in fee will be implemented for students of the ongoing batches. The fee hike, however, was met with opposition by some senators. The fee hikes over the past years have never gone down well with students.