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Vietnam University accepts CGC Students for Study Exchange

MOHALI: Mohit Tayal and Mahima Thakur, 5th semester Computer science students of CGC Landran have been accepted for Study Exchange Program at FPT University Global, Vietnam.

Weight of school bags monitored regularly: HRD Minister

NEW DELHI:The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) regularly review and suggest schools, teachers and parents to reduce and monitor the weight of school bags carried by the students, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said on Thursday.

International Peace University Conferred Honorary D. Litt to Prof R K Uppal

MALOUT (Punjab) : Dr. Rajinder Kumar Uppal, a prolific writer, an outstanding academician and the more ingenious guide has won accolades not only in the academic field but also in the genre of research. Presently, he is serving as an associate professor of economics at DAV College, Malout (Punjab) and Principal Investigator of a UGC-Funded Major Research Project on Indian Banking.

Self defence training for girls in govt schools: HRD Minister

NEW DELHI:Concerned over the security of school girls, the Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said on Thursday that the girl students in government schools were being imparted self defence training under the 'Samagra Shiksha' programme.

Chidambaram violated bail condition on Day 1: Javadekar

NEW DELHI:Soon after senior Congress leader P. Chidmbaram on Thursday held his first press conference after spending 106 days in jail, the Centre hit out at the former Union Minister, claiming that he violated court orders on the very first day after getting bail.

Despite MHRD assurance on talks, DU teachers continue protest

NEW DELHI: Despite assurance by Ministry of Human Resource Development to hold talks, the agitating professors and teachers of Delhi University remained stationed outside the Vice-Chancellor's office, while security at the protest site was also beefed up on Thursday.

Rajasthan BJP, Congress state chiefs to share stage in UK

JAIPUR:Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and state Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot will share the dais with BJP state president Satish Poonia on Thursday in a special programme in the UK on Thursday.

MHRD officials to meet agitating DU teachers

NEW DELHI:Following a day-long massive protest against non-payment of salaries for several months to hundreds of Delhi University teachers, Ministry of Human Resource Development officials will now meet the Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) on Thursday evening to resolve the issue

Hinduja groups chairman meets capts Amarinder singh, offers transport & tech to adderess stubble burning

CHANDIGARH:The Hinduja Group on Wednesday offered to help Punjab in addressing the stubble burning problem by lifting all the paddy straw from the fields for use in ethanol plants.

NGT monitoring committee directs officials to give timeline report on solid waste management project and sewarage treatment plants

JALANDHAR:A monitoring committee of National Green Tribunal (NGT) led by Justice (Retired) Jasbir Singh, chairman along with its members SC Aggarwal, Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal and Babu Ram on Wednesday directed the officials of district administration and Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) to give the timeline report on the solid waste management project, Sewage Treatment Plants and others works, in the district.

S.Balbir Singh: An educationist, politician and humanitarian par excellence

CHANDIGARH: S.Balbir Singh was an unparalleled personality with virtues of an able educationist, scholar, competent politician, administrator and above all a true humanitarian. He revolutionized the educational set up of the region during his 35 year-tenure as the President of the Governing Council of Lyallpur Khalsa College. It was his ideology that proved to be an inspiration leading to Lyallpur Khalsa College achieving new heights and thus becoming today’s premier center of education. S. Balbir Singh was the first educationist to realize the importance and potential of Computer Science education in the whole region.

Prem Kumar Dhumal is back in action, still relevent in Himachal politics

HAMIRPUR (HP): After his defeat in the last assembly elections, Prof Prem Kumar Dhumal may be out of chief minister post and speculations were high about his political career. With assembly elections were over, the media has begun to speculate his future plans and his political options. He would give up his chief minister ambitions like many or he is pursuing the course that would help him achieve his ultimate goal. Political intelligentsia believes that he would continue to look for roles which may stepping-stones to the BJP next time also.  

Karnataka bypolls hold key to BJP survival in south

NEW DELHI:Today's bypolls to 15 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka are important on more than one count for the BJP and Congress alike. It is the only major state down south where the two national parties are in primary candidates for power.

Karnataka bypolls hold key to BJP survival in south

NEW DELHI:Today's bypolls to 15 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka are important on more than one count for the BJP and Congress alike. It is the only major state down south where the two national parties are in primary candidates for power.

Goa Minister apologises for OCI comment

PANAJI:Goa's Ports Minister Michael Lobo on Wednesday apologised for his comments expat Goans, accusing them of poisoning the minds of local residents, but also urged them against instigating people against development projects in the coastal state.

List of business in RS

NEW DELHI:The Thursday List of Business in the Rajya Sabha will see Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman move the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 for consideration and return. Also, papers will be tabled by several ministers and reports by Standing Committees will also be submitted.

Cabinet approved Punjab Water Regulation and Development Authority

CHANDIGARH: In a major initiative to check the depletion of ground water in the state, the Council of Ministers on Wednesday approved the creation of the Punjab Water Regulation and Development Authority, which will be empowered to issue directions on water extraction but will not be authorised to impose any restrictions or tariff on extraction of water for drinking, domestic and agriculture purposes.

Cabinet approves five-star hotel at Pragati Maidan

NEW DELHI:A five star hotel will soon come up at Pragati Maidan at a cost of Rs 611 crore, as the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved monetisation of 3.7 acres of land there for building the hotel.

Wrote to states, UTs on changes in IPC, CrPC: Shah

NEW DELHI:Not meant specifically for mob violence (lynching), but the Centre has written to the States and Union Territories (UTs) for suggestions on possible amendments to the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), Home Minister Amit Shah informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Punjab govt partners with wef to design pilot on shared, clean & electric mobility

CHANDIGARH:To combat the growing problem of environmental pollution in the state, the Punjab Government has partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to design a Public-Private pilot on shared, clean and electric mobility.

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