HCS mains exam postponed indefinitely
After much speculation, the Haryana Public Service Commission has indefinitely postponed main examination for the Haryana Civil Service (Executive branch) and other allied services which was scheduled to be held from June 5 to 15.
While the notice cited administrative reasons for postponing the exam, it is learnt that the snags in bilingual printing of question papers was leading to delay. The Commission’s notice said that new date, time and venue of the main exam will be announced later on.
However, the decision to postpone the exam indefinitely has come as a surprise for candidates preparing for them. “Many candidates have enrolled themselves in coaching classes while there are several who are employed and are on earned leave preparing for the exams. The decision is a setback for them,’’ said an aspirant.
Sources said the main exam for the HCS (Judicial) will be held in July and it is expected that the main exam for HCS (Executive Branch) and other allied services exam will be held thereafter.
Appalled at the condition of the drug de-addiction and rehabilitation centre at the Civil Hospital, Haryana Vidhan Sabha speaker Gian Chand Gupta directed hospital authorities to make changes with immediate effect. During his surprise visit, Gupta found that the psychiatric patients and those suffering from substance abuse are admitted in the same ward. There are eight to nine drug de-addiction centres in the district, out of which one is a government centre.
Police have arrested a Surat resident for repeatedly raping a minor girl and impregnating her. The accused identified as Ankit, 23, was arrested from Surat following a complaint by the 15-year-old girl. Before fleeing to Surat, he also threatened to kill her if she revealed the matter to anyone. The accused was brought from Surat and produced before a court that sent him to one-day police remand.
After dropping below 100 for the first time in 13 days on Monday, tricity's Covid-19 cases shot up to 140 on Tuesday. The daily cases rose across Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula. Chandigarh saw its tally jumping from 34 to 52 over the past 24 hours. In Mohali, the number rose from 33 to 46 and in Panchkula from 29 to 42.
A 35-year-old cab driver was shot dead by two persons who had hired his car near Khemkaran in Tarn Taran district on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as a resident of Khemkaran, Sher Masih. Station house officer Kanwaljit Singh Rai said the incident took place around 1pm when two unidentified men hired the victim's cab to reach Amritsar railway station. The deceased is survived by his wife and two children.
Panjab University senate on Tuesday approved the draft roster prepared by the varsity for the direct recruitment of associate professors, paving the way for initiation of recruitment process. The implementation of the reservation roster was pending for many years. Many senators appreciated PU's efforts to implement the roster. The recruitment roster for assistant professors has already been approved by the senate. PU now plans to go for the need-based recruitment of teachers.