Friday, February 26, 2021


Punjab Sports Minister inaugurates 29th Senior National Men & Women Wushu Championship at Chandigarh University

CHANDIGARH/SAS NAGAR: The 29th Senior National Men & Women Wushu Championship 2021 kicked off to a flying start at the campus of Chandigarh University Gharuan. Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, Minister for Sports, Youth & NRI Affairs, Government of Punjab along with Bhupinder Singh Bajwa, President, Wushu Association of India (WAI) and Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University inaugurated the 29th Senior National Wushu Championship organized by Wushu Association of India.

Covid: PGI-Chandigarh witnesses 100% spike in 10 days

CHANDIGARH: With the mask down and mobility up, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) here has witnessed 100 per cent increase in Covid-19 patient load over past 10 days, doctors said on Friday.

Punjab government declares list of 2823 candidates under recruitment against 3704 master cadre posts: Vijay Inder Singla

CHANDIGARH: Punjab School Education Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla said that the Education Department, under the visionary stewardship of the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, has been striving hard to bring in qualitative improvement in school education as well as generating employment avenues for the educated youth. The School Education Minister, Vijay Inder Singla said that that the Education Recruitment Board, under the aegis of the Education Department, has released a list of as many as 2,823 candidates, who have been selected for recruitment against the 3,704 master cadre posts in the government schools. Mr. Singla and Secretary School Education Krishan Kumar also congratulated the selected candidates.

Punjab Government invites applications for appointment of Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has invited applications for the appointment of Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala. The Punjabi University, Patiala is an institution of excellence in higher learning and research. Punjabi University, Patiala established in 1962 is a premier institution of Punjab with more than 42,000 students and 60 teaching and research departments, 20 Regional Centres Neighbourhood Campus/Constituent Colleges and about 275 affiliated colleges.

SC Commission seeks action taken report from DPI in case of not awarding degrees to SC Students

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes sought action taken report from DPI (Higher Education) on February 28, 2021 in a case pertaining not to awarding degrees to SC students graduated under the Scholarship Scheme.

Go for BEST, reject Cong's feudal culture: PM in Puducherry

PUDUCHERRY: Virtually launching BJP's campaign for upcoming Assembly elections in Puducherry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged people to vote for NDA's good governance agenda and reject anti-development forces.

Shifting of posts of PTI teachers from middle schools is reprehensible:Kuldeep Daurka

NAWANSHAHR: The Punjab Education Department has issued orders to shift PTI teachers from Government Middle Schools to Block Primary Education Officer's Offices. This decision of the department has caused a consternation in the teachers' ranks. Expressing strong displeasure over the departmental decision, the state president of Government Teachers' Union, Punjab Sukhwinder Singh Chahal and general secretary Kuldeep Singh Daurka termed the termination of posts of 228 PTI teachers in the middle schools as a gross injustice to the students studying in the middle schools.

Common cadre of Punjab Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education and Research depts to be bifurcated

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave approval to the bifurcation of the common cadre of the departments of Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education & Research.

Two new Delhi HC judges take oath

NEW DELHI: Delhi High Court Chief Justice D.N. Patel on Wednesday administered oath to Jasmeet Singh and Amit Bansal as the Judges of the court.The oath-taking ceremony took place in the Chief Justice's Court in the presence of the other judges and the family members of Justices Singh and Bansal. With this, the working strength of the court has mounted to 32.

Rahul calls his day out with fishers in Kollam 'a dream'

KOLLAM(Kerala) : It was "a dream come true" said Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday after spending an hour in the sea on a boat with fishermen off the coast here in Kerala.

Senegal kicks off vaccination drive with China's vaccines

DAKAR:Senegal on Tuesday officially began the first phase of Covid-19 vaccination, taking a new step in the crusade against the pandemic.
Senegalese Minister of Health and Social Action Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in front of the press at his ministry, which symbolised the starting point of Senegal's vaccination campaign.

Biden appoints Kiran Ahuja to top personnel management job

NEW YORK: US President Joe Biden has appointed Kiran Ahuja, a civil rights lawyer and an advocate for Asians, to head the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Year after the pandemic hit, Agra limps back to normalcy

AGRA: Almost a year after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country, the Taj city is slowly limping back to normalcy, though the hospitality industry continues to struggle as foreign visitors are not coming due to the suspension of international flights.

Some people ruining, perverting education system, says SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday cited Madhya Pradesh's multi-crore Vyapam scam as it heard the Karnataka government plea challenging the bail granted to the main accused in the PU question paper leak case registered in 2016.

HP Cabinet decided to carry out amendments in Himachal Pradesh Municipal Corporation Act,1994

SHIMLA: The State Cabinet in its meeting held here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur decided to carry out amendments in Himachal Pradesh Municipal Corporation Act, 1994 and Himachal Pradesh Municipal Corporation Elections Rules, 2012. These amendments would pave way for conducting elections to Municipal Corporations on Party symbols, provide reservation for OBCs, provision of disqualification on grounds of defection, strengthen provisions of no-confidence motion etc.

Himachal to conduct municipal polls on party symbols

SHIMLA: he Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday decided to carry out amendments for conducting elections to the municipal corporations on party symbols, to provide reservation and making provision for disqualification on grounds of defection.

Unexpected inspection of children's homes by District and Sessions Judge

RAJPURA/PATIALA:  visits were conducted  at SOS Children Home, Rajpura and Children Home Patiala at Rajpura by Sh. Rajinder Aggarwal, Ld. District & Sessions Judge-cum- Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Patiala alongwith Madam Parminder Kaur, CJM/Secretary, DLSA Patiala.  Interaction was done with the children regarding their study, food and grievances/problems being faced by them. 

India, Mauritius sign trade agreement

NEW DELHI: India and Mauritius have signed a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) that provides an institutional mechanism to encourage and improve trade between the two countries.

As Covid cases spike in Punjab, CM orders curbs on indoor & outdoor gatherings from march 1

CHANDIGARH: Amid growing concern over the rising Covid trend in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered restriction on indoor gathering to 100 and outdoor to 200 persons from March 1, along with strict enforcement of mask/social distancing etc, with testing to be ramped to 30000 a day.

Bina Modi taking forward KK Modis vision of Giving back to the society

NEW DELHI: The $1.5 billion Modi enterprises has come a long way from 1930s moving away from the traditional business of the family to a diverse conglomerate of businesses, which includes Agro, speciality and performance chemicals, tobacco, pan masala, mouth fresheners, confectionary, retail, education, cosmetic, entertainment, direct selling, fashion travel and gourmet restaurants.

Imran Khan leaves for maiden Sri Lanka visit

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan left for a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka on Tuesday on the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa.

MoU signed for setting up innovation campus in Telangana

HYDERABAD: A one-of-its-kind Innovation Lab & Center of Excellence (ILCE) is proposed to be set up in Telangana with an investment of Rs 3,000 crore in the next 10 years.

Delhi govt starts eighth skill centre at ITI campus

NEW DELHI: The Education Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, said on Monday that post the Covid-19 pandemic, students will require more skills secure jobs.Sisodia said thisw while addressing a gathering of students during the inauguration of the eighth skill centre at the ITI campus in Jail road in association with the Sun Foundation

Unequal access to education worsened during Covid-19: Atishi

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party MLA Atishi Marlena on Monday said that the party-led Delhi government's initiatives on quality education and its unique approach for all sections of students are being recognised worldwide.

Delhi govt launches awareness drive to register workers

NEW DELHI: The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, said on Monday that around 10 lakh workers are working in the city of which only 1.31 lakh are registered under the Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, availing the benefits being provided by the Delhi government.

Chancellor Prof. Jagbir Singh inaugurated ‘Hind Di Chadar Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sikh History Section’ at CUPB Library

BATHINDA: Prof. Jagbir Singh, the new Chancellor of Central University of Punjab inaugurated ‘Hind Di Chadar Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur - Sikh History Section’ at University Library during his first visit to CUPB Ghudda Campus. The idea of establishing the ‘Sikh History Section‘ dedicated to 400th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji is the brainchild of Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari, which is inaugurated by CUPB Chancellor Prof. Jagbir Singh.

Punjab provides financial assistance to 19082 daughters by providing Rs. 39 crore:Dharamsot

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has provided Rs. 21,000 to the daughtersof the economically weaker section of the state on the occasion of their marriageas Shagun. Rs. 39 crore has been released to 19082 daughters of the state as financialassistance under the Ashirwad Scheme.

EdTech startups on a roll, bet big on India

NEW DELHI: With one of the youngest populations in the world and limited availability of good quality educational institutions and teachers, it is not surprising that education technology or EdTech will thrive in India. It will only get better as technology improves and teachers learn to use better tools to impart education to millions of students.

Vedantu acquires doubt solving app Instasolv

NEW DELHI: E-learning platform Vedantu on Monday announced it has acquired Instasolv, a doubt-solving app for students from Class 6 to 12 for science, mathematics, IITJEE and NEET, for an undisclosed sum.

Entire California school board resigns as video call goes viral

SAN FRANCISCO: All members of a northern California school board resigned after they were caught badmouthing parents in a video call that became viral.

PM launches 5 mega projects in Assam worth Rs 3,222 crore

GUWAHATI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday dedicated to the nation Rs 3,222 crore five mega gas and oil based projects and education in Assam.

Massive uproar in Bihar Assembly on Budget day

PATNA: Legislators of opposition parties staged a massive protest on the Budget day in the Bihar Assembly on Monday.

Reason for Sudden Spike in Laptop Prices

If you were contemplating purchasing a new laptop last year during the pandemic, you would have been left perplexed and bemused, and for a valid reason. The cost of laptops spiked, with some models seeing an increase of almost 30 percent! Laptop manufacturers were also left in a limbo because of the pandemic, as their shipments stalled for a number of weeks. 

Microsoft launches 'Surface Pro 7+' in India at Rs 83,999

NEW DELHI: Microsoft on Monday launched the Surface Pro 7+ detachable tablet computer in the Indian market at a starting price of Rs 83,999.

Chancellor Naveen Jindal commits Rs 1K Cr to expand O.P. Jindal Global Univ

NEW DELHI: Leading Indian industrialist and philanthropist and the founding Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), Naveen Jindal, has announced an elaborate investment plan of Rs 1,000 crore for sustained futuristic expansion of the University as per ‘JGU Vision 2030 for the next decade.

Wheat grass juice cures cancer and diabetes

KAPURTHALA: kapurthala Feb.21 Wheat Grass Juice which is popularly known to cure cancer has also the properties to cure diabetes and other ailments .

KMV's Dr. Madhumeet translated stories published by Sahitya Akademi: The National Academy of letters

JALANDHAR: Kanya Maha Vidyalaya- the Heritage & Autonomous the institution, Seat of Women Empowerment with Top National and State Rankings by India Today Survey of Best Colleges 2020 (various categories) & Outlook magazines. Madhumeet, Head, PG Department of English was felicitated by KMV Principal Prof.(Dr.) Atima Sharma Dwivedi as her translated stories was published by Sahitya Akademi in the book titled something Unspoken Too’. Dr. Madhumeet averred that most of the stories in this collection bear testimony to the unique aspect of art and craft through which one searches the hidden, unrevealed, mysterious and the unspoken all in an effort to understand the complexities of human motives and actions.

India is a multi-lingual boquet; Those who talk of one language one nation are anti nationals; Channi

CHANDIGARH: India is a beautiful bouquet of multiple languages and cultures in the different regions and those who are propagating the concept of one language one Nation are Anti Nationals. The Punjab Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi said this today at a function organised by the Punjab Kala Parishad on the occasion of 'International Mother Language Day'

Punjab Cultural Affairs Minister Channi announces Rs. 2 Crore budget provision for Punjab Kala Parishad

CHANDIGARH: India is a beautiful bouquet of multiple languages and cultures in the different regions and those who are propagating the concept of one language one Nation are Anti Nationals. The Punjab Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi said this today at a function organised by the Punjab Kala Parishad on the occasion of 'International Mother Language Day'.

K'taka CM shares best practices at NITI Aayog meet

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Saturday said that the state intends to set up a Scientific Marketing Intelligence Cell in order to shift focus on income based policy to increase farmers income.