Sunday, December 06, 2020


Online Education Workshops exclusively for Hockey India Coaches, Umpires and Technical Officials

NEW DELHI: The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) has announced that they will be conducting another set of Online Education Workshops exclusively for the Hockey India Coaches, Umpires and Technical Officials in the month of December 2020, after having successfully organised similar workshops in July, August, September, October and November 2020. A group of 12-30 Coaches, Umpires and Technical Officials will be attending four AHF Online Education Workshops to be held this month, starting from Saturday, 5th December 2020.

Vijay Inder Singla inaugurates first of its kind biodiversity park in Bhawanigarh

SANGRUR: School Education and PWD minister Punjab Mr. Vijay Inder Singla today inaugurated the first of its kind biodiversity park in Bhawanigarh. Once a wasteland used as dump yard, the park spreading across 2.2 acres belongs to municipal committee Bhawanigarh and now has been developed by Forest Division Sangrur with an expenditure of 1.18 crore following the directions of Mr. Vijay Inder Singla. The cabinet minister has taken up the issue of development of bio-diversity park with ACS Forest Ravneet Kaur and PCCF (HOFF), Department of Forest and Wildlife Preservation, Punjab Jitendra Sharma, which resulted in development of first of its kind park in Bhawanigarh.

Voting underway for Kuwait parliamentary elections

 KUWAIT CITY:Voting was underway on Saturday for the parliamentary elections in Kuwait with 326 candidates running for 50 seats.
The voting process started at 8 a.m. and will proceed continue till 8 p.m., Xinhua news agency reported.

Cabinet Minister Vijay Inder Singla donates one month salary to farmers

CHANDIGARH: Punjab School Education Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla today donated his one-month salary for the sake of the farmers in these turbulent times, when they are protesting against draconian farm laws imposed by Union Government.

Punjab Government sets up state level award dedicated to Prof. Gurdial Singh's for his contribution to Punjabi Literature: Tript Bajwa

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has set up a state level award dedicated to Prof. Gurdial Singh for his contribution to Punjabi literature. In a statement issued here, Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Higher Education and Languages Minister said that the Punjab Government has set up the Best Literary Book Award (Translation) in the name of Prof. Gurdial Singh.

Bikram Rana, SLO, NSS Cell, Chandigasr awarded Order of Merit award

CHANDIGARH: Warriors of Chandigarh who fought against COVID 19 pandemic during its hey days are in high spirits. Spreading cheer all around is the news from the Glory of SKOCH Awards conferred in Online mode for "Order-of-Merit" at ZOOM platform on Monday. Around 500 participants across the country attended the function.

Statue of 1971 martyr in Dhaka University partially damaged by miscreants

Mamata to give 9.5 lakh free tabs to students in Bengal

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday that the state government will give free tabs to 9.5 lakh students in government schools and madrasas to facilitate online education in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sports kits distribution to youth clubs soon: Bindra

CHANDIGARH: “Punjab Youth Development Board will initiate sports kits distribution to youth clubs soon.” It was disclosed by Chairperson of the Board Er. Sukhwinder Singh Bindra in a meeting held at District Administrative Complex Mohali.

Punjabi University develops Announcement System at Public places for Deaf

PATIALA: Research Centre for Technology Development for Differently Abled Persons, Department of Computer Science, Punjabi University Patiala, to the best of the knowledge, being the first such centre in India is continuously working for the welfare of differently abled persons by developing software for making their lives better.

Vijay Inder Singla calls out at the hypocrisy of Parkash Singh Badal led SAD

CHANDIGARH: Punjab School Education and Public Works Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Thursday, lashed out at Shiromani Akali Dal leaders for politicizing the farmers protest and called out the hypocrisy of Parkash Singh Badal political opportunism. The cabinet minister said that Akali stalwart Parkash Singh Badal has not returned Padam Vibhushan with his own assent but it was the panic of losing political ground in Punjab which forced him to return the civilian award. He added that Badals, who had openly supported the new farm bills passed by Modi government, had suddenly taken U-turn over the issue fearing zeal of protesting farmers.

Punjab Languages Department announces Sahitya Ratna and Shormani Awards

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Languages Department has announced Sahitya Ratna and Shormani Awards for 18 different categories of Literature and Art. These awards were finalised in a meeting of the State Advisory Board chaired by the Punjab Higher Education and Languages Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa at Punjab Bhawan Chandigarh today.

Farmers demands about an MSP legislation will hit the economy hard

NEW DELHI: Farmers marched down the roads of the national capital opposing the three agricultural laws seeking a guarantee and a legislation on the Minimum Support Price (MSP). However, the Union government says that such a demand is impractical.

Google confirms to shut down 'Poly' 3D platform next year

SAN FRANCISCO: Google has made it official that it is going to shut down Poly, its 3D platform, next year.
In an email sent to Poly users, Google said the service will completely shut down on June 30, 2021, and will stop accepting uploads on April 30, 2021.

GHMC: Repolling underway in Old Malakpet division

HYDERABAD: Repolling got underway on Thursday in Old Malakpet division of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) amid tight security.
According to Telangana State Election Commission, polling in all 69 polling stations began at 7 a.m. and will continue till 6 p.m.

Mohali emerging as leading it player at Global level: Alok Shekhar

CHANDIGARH: Mohali which is rapidly developing into the next big IT hub in the State and the strong presence of IT giants such as Infosys, Software Technology Park of India (STPI), Quark city, Bestech Towers is a testimony to the city’s growing stature as a leading player in the IT sector at global level.

100% Motor vehicle tax exemption to state stage carriage & educational instituions' buses IN Punjab till Dec 31

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab cabinet on Wednesday approved 100 percent exemption from the Motor Vehicle tax for state stage carriage buses and buses of educational institutions/school/college buses till December 31, 2020, effective from March 23, to support private transport operators amid the Covid pandemic. The cabinet gave post-facto approval to the notification issued in June to exempt these vehicles from MV tax till May 19, 2020, and also okayed notification for further extension from May 20 to December 31, 2020.

Punjab Cabinet approves development of Amity university campus in Mohali

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved the establishment of a world-class university campus by the Amity Education Group in Mohali’s IT city, thus paving the way for the development of the area as a major educational hub.

Punjab government to convert 1377 more schools into smart schools: Vijay Inder Singla

CHANDIGARH: School education minister Punjab Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Tuesday, said that soon Punjab government is going to convert 1377 more schools into smart schools and Rs. 357.74 crore will be spent on the digitization of these schools.

UP govt slashes Covid testing rates

LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath government has brought down the rate of Covid-19 RT-PCR tests.

Important contribution of NRI society in development of education and health sector of Punjab: Dewan

CHANDIGARH: Manjit Singh Nijjar, Coordinator in the UK and NRI of the Year for the NRI Affairs Department of the Punjab Government, met Pawan Dewan, Chairman of the Punjab Large Industrial Development Board, at his office in Udyog Bhawan. In addition to Nijjar,Harjinder Singh Chahal, the head of the Indian Overseas Congress, Germany, was also honoured by Dewan.

Ayodhya saint has 7 demands, wants to end life

AYODHYA: In an unexpected development, Mahant Paramhans Das of Tapasvi Chhavni Ayodhya, has written a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind listing his seven demands.

Government Teachers' Union, Punjab to participate in ongoing farmers' protest at Delhi

NAWANSHAHR:A meeting of the presidium of Government Teachers' Union, Punjab was held under the chairmanship of state president Sukhwinder Singh Chahal. Disclosing this here today state general secretary Kuldeep Singh Daurka said that a contingent of the activists of Government Teachers' Union Punjab will leave Shambhu Border for Singhu Border in Delhi tomorrow at 4 pm to support the ongoing struggle of farmers against recently passed farm black laws.

Microsoft links Vietnamese hackers to cryptomining malware

NEW DELHI: Microsoft has revealed that Vietnamese government-backed hackers are deploying cryptocurrency-mining malware alongside their regular cyber-espionage toolkits.

UP journalist murder: Accused used sanitiser to set house on fire

BALRAMPUR (Uttar Pradesh): Three persons have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 35-year-old journalist and his friend, who died in a fire in his house. The accused had used alcohol-based sanitizer to burn the house so that the murder could look like an accident.

Punjab fully prepared to tackle possible 2nd wave of Covid: Vini Mahajan

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan on Monday said that the state government has made all necessary arrangements to prevent possible second wave of COVID-19. She also urged the people to follow the safety norms strictly and "Mask hi Vaccine hai" is  the mantra to defeat the pandemic till such time a vaccine is available.

NYC announces plan to reopen public schools

NEW YORK: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza have announced a plan to safely reopen school buildings for in-person classes with more rigorous testing protocols in place.

PU B.Ed Admissions 2020 for EWS from Dec. 1

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University, Chandigarh, on the basis of  instructions of Director, Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration has issued guidelines for B.Ed Admissions for Colleges of Education ,situated in Chandigarh only and affiliated to Panjab University .  

Covid-19 Cast Shadow as Khalsa Institutions Celebrate 551st Guru Nanak’s Parkash Purab

AMRITSAR: A colourful religious procession `Nagar Kirtan’ was today organized by Khalsa educational institutions under Khalsa College Governing Council (KCGC) to mark the 551st Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The Covid-19 cast a long shadow over the march as the participation was cut down from 30,000 students to bare minimum merely by the management in the scaled down ceremony.

Ireland to ease Covid-19 curbs from Dec 1

DUBLIN:  The Irish government has announced night that the current Level-5 or the highest Covid-19 restrictions will be lowered to Level-3 on December 1, with some special adjustments made for the upcoming Christmas holiday.

Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Punjab state open university to organise international webinar on vision of Jagat Guru Nanak Dev ji”

PATIALA:Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Punjab State Open University is organizing International Webinar on the topic “Significance of open University System: Realization of the vision of Jagat Guru Nanak Dev ji” on 29th November, 2020 .

Ahmed Patel's demise leaves many question marks in Rajasthan politics

JAIPUR: Ahmed Patel is no more and his sudden demise has left a number of questions unanswered in Rajasthan politics.
The raging question being discussed by one and all in political circles is who will replace Patel in the 3-member committee formed to address the political crisis which erupted soon after the former deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot launched a rebellion against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in July.

Pakistan joins Saudi-led initiative for digital cooperation

ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan has joined the Digital Cooperation Organisation (DCO), a Saudi-led initiative, aimed at promoting digital cooperation among member states, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced.

Australia's oldest museum to reopen after renovation

SYDNEY:The Australian Museum in Sydney, which is the oldest one in the country, will reopen on Saturday after a A$57.5 million renovation, with free general admission to the public till June 30, 2021.

Gian Sagar all set to welcome new MBBS students

PATIALA: The Gian Sagar Hospital run by the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust is all set to welcome new students of the MBBS course as counselling for medical college admissions at the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences has been completed.

Minister Tript Bajwa hands over appointment letters to four Social Education and Panchayat Officers on compassionate grounds

CHANDIGARH:The Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa today handed over appointment letters to four Social Education and Panchayat officers on compassionate grounds. Those who got appointment letters included Karanbir Singh, Prince Jindal and Monika Jindal, the fourth candidate Simrat Kaur was not present on the occasion and her appointment letter would be sent to her.

Dengue cases reach 7,928 in Laos

VIENTIANE:The dengue cases in Laos have reached 7,928 since January, along with 12 deaths, the Ministry of Health said.According to a report from Center of Information and Education for Health under Lao Ministry of Health on Thursday, the highest number of dengue patients were reported in Lao's capital Vientiane at 1,823.

Punjab Governor accepts resignation of VC Punjabi university Dr BS Ghuman

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore has accepted the resignation of Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala Dr. BS Ghuman.According to a spokesperson of Chief Minister’s Office Additional Chief Secretary Forests and Wildlife Ravneet Kaur has been given the charge of VC until further orders.

Delhi Minister Gopal Rai tests positive for Covid-19

NEW DELHI: Delhi Environment Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Gopal Rai on Thursday said he has tested positive for coronavirus infection. Rai suffered from corona-related symptoms after which he underwent a test which turned out to be positive. He is now in self-quarantine.

Nursing & Pharmacy Colleges to be opened under Dr. BR Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences in Mohal: Balbir Singh Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: Considering the prolonged demand of Mohali’s residents, State Government has approved the Nursing & Pharmacy Colleges under Dr. BR Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences in Mohali.