Tuesday, March 09, 2021


Punjab CM launches schemes on Womens day to see Indian Women soon in Defence forces combat roles

CHANDIGARH:On a day when the state government announced free rides for women in government buses, Punjab on Monday celebrated the International Women’s day with a host of announcements and launch of a slew of projects aimed at empowering women, with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh expressing the hope that India will also soon see women taking on new challenges in defence forces combat units.

Rape accused lynched in UP

KANPUR (UTTAR PRADESH): A rape accused, who was brutally thrashed after being caught by the villagers in Sachendi area, has succumbed to injuries.

Schedule for RIMC entrance test announced

CHANDIGARH: The written entrance examination for admission to the Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun (Uttrakhand) for January, 2022 term will be conducted at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhawan, Sector-15, Chandigarh on June 5th, 2021 (Saturday).

Claims of Prisoner Balwinder Singh alleging assault by Nabha jail officials false, misleading and malicious

CHANDIGARH: Petitioner Balwinder Singh who accused one of the Deputy Superintendent of Prisons Gurpreet Singh of physical assault, in a video uploaded on social media, withdraws petition from High Court after no injury detected on Prisoner's body in medical report. Balwinder Singh uploaded a video on social media on March 3, 2021 alleging grave misconduct and physical assault by officials of Maximum Security Jail Nabha. Consequently, a Board of doctors conducted medical examination of prisoner, and nothing evident was found in his medical report. It has been found that the allegations were baseless, frivolous and were planned to malign the image of officers of prisons department. Hence, the petition could not stand before the Hon’ble High Court.

Educational secretary conducts motivational visit of Patiala schools

PATIALA: The Secretary School Education, Krishan Kumar, conducted motivational visit of Government Senior Secondary School, Fatehgarh Chhana, Government Primary and Senior Secondary Schools, Gajewas, Government High School, Mavi Kalan, Government High and primary Schools, Madanheri, on Saturday. He interacted with the school staff, students, SMCs, prominent personalities at different schools to take stock of the progress of " Mission shat Pratishat" and " Each One and Bring", currently in focus to achieve better results in the ensuing Board examinations as well as to increase enrollment.

2 farmers found dead in UP

KANPUR DEHAT: Two farmers were found dead in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur Dehat district.
The victims have been identified as Ram Shankar, 50, and Desh Raj Pal, 48, residents of Kuriyanpurwa and Madrapurwa under the Shivli Kotwali police area, respectively.

Gurugram college students protest, demand online exam

GURUGRAM: Hundreds of students of the Dronacharya Government College here staged a protest and blocked the road in front of the college on Friday, which led to huge traffic congestion on the stretch.

Man shoots self to implicate neighbours

NEW DELHI: A civil defence volunteer shot himself with a country-made pistol to implicate his neighbours with whom he had a fight few days ago in south Delhi's Neb Sarai, the police said on Thursday.

KCA Literary Festival 3rd Day-Punjabi as Medium of Civil Services Examinations Hailed

AMRITSAR: Hailing Punjabi as a language of medium in the Civil Services Examinations (CSE), senior retired IAS officer, writer and Member, Punjab Education Tribunal Jaspal Singh today asked the Punjabis worldwide to take proud in the progress and development of our mother tongue. He said he was one of the first candidates who chose Punjabi literature as subjects in CSE and found that Punjabi literature was a rich treasure trove of knowledge.

Mother and her boyfriend arrested after 1.5 years for murder of 2 kids

PATIALA:With the arrest of their mother Manjit Kaur and her lover Baljit Singh, police have cracked the one-and-a-half-year-old murder case of two minor siblings. The accused devised a plot to kill the children because they could interfere with their potential marriage plans .Further police said, Baljit had pushed  the two children into the Bhakra canal.

Dalit girl found raped, murdered in Aligarh

ALIGARH: The semi-naked body of a 17-year-old Dalit girl in a village in Aligarh, with signs of sexual assault and her skin peeled away from being dragged through the fields, has been found.

Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls freed

ABUJA: Hundreds of girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in Nigeria's Zamfara state last week, have been released, a local official confirmed on Tuesday.

Motor vehicle strike in Kerala partial

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The dawn to dusk statewide motor vehicle protest called by a joint protest committee in Kerala on Tuesday evoked a partial response.

Class X board exam in K'taka from June 21 to July 5

DHARWAD (KARNATAKA): Amid fears of rise in Covid-19 cases in the last couple of days, Karnataka Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar announced on Monday that the Class X (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) board examinations would be held in the state from June 21 to July 5, which is a week's difference compared to the tentative timetable that was announced last month.

Punjab Cabinet agree restructuring of excise and taxation,town and country planning,Medical education and various other sectors

CHANDIGARH:In a bid to bring far more efficiency, and streamline the functioning of Excise & Taxation, Town & Country Planning, Medical Education & Research and Rural Development and Panchayats, the Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved the restructuring plans of these four departments.

School Heads and Mentors Exhorted to Gear up for Mission Shat Pratishat

RAJPURA (PATIALA):Salinder Singh, Assistant Director, SCERT ( Trainings), Salinder Singh, while presiding over the  meeting of School heads, District Mentors and Block Mentors, members of Zila Sikhiya Sudhar team,  at Government Co-education  Sr. Sec. School, NTC, Rajpura town in Patiala  district , took stock of the  progress of their efforts being put in to accomplish " Mission Shat Pratishat" in the ensuing Board examinations.

Written examination for Revenue & Canal Patwari and Zilledar posts on May 2: Raman Bahl

CHANDIGARH: Punjab State Subordinate Service Selection Board would conduct written examination for 1152 posts of Revenue Patwari, Canal Patwari and Zilledar on 2nd May, 2021.

Justice Katju's expert opinion in Nirav Modi case "less than objective," says District Judge Samuel Gooze

LONDON: Even as the UK's West Minister's Magistrate court on Thursday cleared the decks for the extradition of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case, District Judge Samuel Gooze came down heavily on former Supreme Court Judge Markandey Katju, saying Gooze attached "little weight to Katju's "expert opinion" as it was "less than objective and reliable".

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.

Mazari youth shot dead, Phagwara police registers murder case

PHAGWARA: Some Unidentified armed assailants shot dead a Village Youth identified as DesRaj in his native Village Mazari near Banga late last night.He was immediately brought Civil Hospital Banga where he was declared brought dead.

Yogi govt to give tablets to 'Abhyuday' students

LUCKNOW: After launching free coaching for aspirants appearing in the competitive exams on February 16 under the 'Abhyuday' scheme, the Yogi Adityanath government has announced that it would provide tablet computers to some students selected under the scheme so that they can use digital resources to prepare for the examinations.

Prompt police action crucial for prelim inquery in cases violence against women: Deo

CHANDIGARH: Sensitizing police personnel on how to considerately respond to cases of violence against women and provide support and protection to the women, Ms. Gurpreet Deo, ADGP, Community Affairs Division and Public Grievances said that prompt police action in the cases of violence against women can prove to be imperative to easily crack such cases.

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.

Delhi HC issues notice to Sonia, Rahul in National Herald case

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on BJP lawmaker Subramanian Swamy's petition challenging the trial court order regarding summoning of documents and witnesses in the National Herald case.

FIR against 8 Twitter handles in Unnao case

LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has started cracking down on social media 'offenders' a big way.The Unnao police, on Sunday, lodged an FIR against eight Twitter handles and its users, including @themojostory run by senior journalist Barkha Dutt, on charges of spreading "misleading information" in connection with the recovery of the bodies of two minor girls in Baburha village of the district.

Karnataka CET examinations will be held on July 7 & 8

BENGALURU: Karnataka Examination Authority will conduct the Common Entrance Test (CET) for professional courses on July 7 and 8, Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan said on Saturday.

Rampaging students vandalise Patna properties

PATNA: A day after the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) cancelled the social science paper for Class 10, over 500 students went on rampage on Saturday morning in Patna's Boring Road area vandalising government and private properties leading to baton charging by police.

Punjab schools timing to change from Feb 22

CHANDIGARH: Punjab School Education Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Friday, said that the education department has changed timings of the Government, Aided and Private schools in the state which would take effect from February 22, 2021 onwards. Mr. Vijay Inder Singla said that from Monday onwards, the timings of the Primary schools would be from 9 AM-3 PM while those of the Middle/High/Senior Secondary schools would be from 9 AM-3:20 PM.

Punjab Cabinet okays 22 ADC urban development posts, amendment to rules to enable promotion of non-teaching clerical staff

CHANDIGARH: To bolster efficiency in the functioning of Urban Local Bodies, the Punjab Cabinet led by Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday approved the creation of 22 posts of Additional Deputy Commissioner (Urban Development) at all district headquarters in the state in place of Regional Deputy Directors.

13 turtles found dead in Sarsai Nawar lake in UP

ETAWAH (UTTAR PRADESH) :Around 13 turtles, belonging to an endangered species, have been found dead in the Sarsai Nawar lake of Etawah district, which was declared a Ramsar site last year.

Cremation of Unnao girls to take place on Friday

UNNAO(Uttar Pradesh): The cremation of the two girls, who were found dead in the field on Wednesday night, will be held on Friday.
The bodies of the girls were handed over to their families on Thursday night. The girls' viscera have been preserved for further examination, police said.

Zoom meet led to 'Toolkit', Disha sent it to Greta via Telegram: Delhi cops

NEW DELHI: Elaborating on the 'Toolkit' investigation, the Delhi Police on Monday said that on January 11, Nikita and Shantanu attended a virtual Zoom meeting organised by the Poetic Justice Foundation in which the modalities of the 'Global Day of Action' were worked out and based on the course of action decided in the meeting, Nikita Jacob, Shantanu, and Disha Ravi and others collaborated together to draft the 'Toolkit' document.

UP's 'Abhyudaya' scheme of free coaching for competitive exams begins Tuesday

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Monday, launched the 'Abhyudaya' scheme that will start free-of-cost coaching centres in the state.
The scheme aims to provide assistance to all such students who want to prepare for various competitive examinations but are unable to do due to their financial status.

Huge cache of arms recovered in J&K: Police

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Ramgarh's Jhang area in the Samba district, officials said.

Panjab University issues new guidelines for online exam of odd semesters-Feb 2021

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University has issued additional Instructions for Online Examinations of Odd Semesters – February 2021. Dr Jagat Bhushan, Controller of Examination informed that the USOL and Private Students appearing in the Morning Slot of examination i.e. 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM, are also required to upload the single pdf of answer sheet to the link given at the UG/PG websites of Panjab University along with an undertaking which is to be clicked while uploading the answer sheet online.

46 students awarded under Yuva Vigyan Puraskar scheme: CM

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, while presiding over Yuva Vigyan Puraskar function organised by Himachal Pradesh Science, Technology and Environment Council, here today said that present State Government had launched Yuva Vigyan Puraskar Scheme in 2018 to encourage the students to adopt science subject thereby motivating them towards research.

Education Department organises orientation workshop of district education officials

NAWANSHAHR: With a view to gearing up the District Education Officers, Deputy District Education Officers, Block
Nodal Officers, State Resource Persons District Mentors (ICT) and District Mentors( Coordination) to
prepare a meticulous plan to give a concrete shape to " Mission Shat Pratishat" at the ground level, a
two day 'Orientation Workshop' was organised under the aegis of State Council of Educational
research and Training.

CBI files chargesheet against accused of Chitrakoot (UP) and his wife in sexual abuse of Children

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation has today filed a charge sheet against an accused, resident of District Chitrakoot(Uttar Pradesh) and his wife before Competent Court at Banda(Uttar Pradesh) in the case related to sexual abuse of children.

Punjab seeks NCW's intervention on release of activist Nodeep

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Aruna Chaudhary on Thursday urged the National Commission for Women (NCW) to intervene for releasing Nodeep Kaur, a 23-year-old labour rights activist.

Punjab government will provide legal assistance to Nodeep Kaur

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary, on Thursday, urged the National Women Commission (NCW) to immediate intervene for releasing Nodeep Kaur, a 23-year-old member of the Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan from the state of Punjab, whose medical examination conducted after her arrest revealed injuries on her body and private parts. Nodeep Kaur was arrested on January 12 after she had participated in the peaceful farmer's protests at Kundli in Haryana.