Friday, June 21, 2024

Editorial

Surface sinking beneath our feet

CHANDIGARH: The Underground Water Survey Report-2023 is out. It alerted about the alarming depletion of ground water which is the major resource in times of crisis across the country. The Report states that 27 per cent of 6533 blocks across the country underground water level depleted to the dangerous point.

Why doesn't any party make such an election manifesto?

General elections have started in India. BJP, Congress and all other national and provincial political parties have released their election manifestos. But apart from a few make-believe promises, there is nothing new in them.

Remembering last of the Lahore educated old guard Chief Engineer Mr. Bikram Singh Grewal on his 101st birthday

One of the finest technical educational institutions in North Western India, the Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh (PEC), celebrates its annual day in the second week of each year. The alumni of this institution meet every year under an umbrella organization Punjab Engineering College Old Students Association popularly known as PECOSA. Every year on the annual day one old student of its parent institution, the McLaggan College of Engineering Lahore, Mr. Bikram Singh Grewal (Born on February 15, 1923 – died on December 31, 2023).

India’s abrupt shut down of Shortwave transmissions

A brand new car loses half of its value when it gets out of the showroom. This is true of any big ticket item after it is sold. When the governments buy something, the money involved is not their’s, it is the tax payer’s money, not their own, that is why they don’t care. Decisions taken without debating the pros and cons of their consequences can be ruinous. This is what India recently did to its shortwave broadcasting services less than a decade ago.