The Chief Minister, in response to a question, said there was no harm in bringing the new Vice Chancellor of Panjab University in Chandigarh from the Benaras Hindu University. Top academicians can be from any state and there is nothing wrong in appointing them to universities in the other states, he added, when asked about the appointment of Prof. Raj Kumar, Dean and Head of Institute of Management Studies, BHU, as Panjab University VC.Read More →

By Subhash Jolly There are around 3000 units of Plywood manufacturing which are spread across different regions of our country. While raw material (timber) is being abundantly produced in Surplus regions like North India, West India. This over-produce of raw material actually subdues, reduces the procurement price in surplus regions. Moreover, even at subdued procurement prices, the units in surplus regions are not big enough in scale, to consume the total raw material being made available and most of it goes un-consumed, waste, sub-optimally utilised. The farmers, currently sell their produce through commission agents who take maximum benefit of this situation. But the farmers, dueRead More →

Prof Raj Kumar, presently Dean and Head of InstituteProf Raj Kumar, presently Dean and Head of Institute of Management Studies of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) appointed as new Vice Chancellor of Panjab University for three years. The appointment letter was issued by the Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu issued today according to to reports. The tenure of present Vice Chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover will end on July 22.Read More →

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today filed a chargesheet against Virbhadra Singh’s son Vikramaditya in a money laundering case in a Delhi court. Besides Vikramaditya, the former CM Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha, and four other includes Universal Apple Associate owner Chunni Lal Chauhan, Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) agent Anand Chauhan, two other co-accused, Prem Raj and Lawan Kumar were also alleged to be involved in the case. The Managing Director of Tarani Infrastructure Vakamulla Chandrasekhar and one Ram Prakash Bhatia were today also named as an accused by the ED in its chargesheet. The Special Judge has fixed the case for consideration of charges for July 24.  The agency allegedRead More →

Chandan Mitra the Editor of The Pioneer has joined the Trinamool Congress, the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said in a mega rally in Kolkata today. Mitra a two-time Rajya Sabha member of BJP had submitted his resignation from the party to BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday. He was a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha from August 2003 to 2009. He was said to be sidelined by PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah like many other BJP’s senior leaders.Read More →

After a marathon debate for 12 hours, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government won the no-confidence motion in the lower house of parliament on Friday. But besides the speech made by Rahul Gandhi and PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi has virtually become the center of attraction after he hugs the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rahul’s action not only become a point of discussion in the parliament but immediately all the social media platforms dominated by Rahul’s hug photographs. While Congress President giving an explanation for his action said that  “What Congress President Rahul Gandhi expressed today is a testament to the Congress philosophy over the last 132 years. WeRead More →

It’s Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s hug to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha went viral on social media rather any other serious issue like  Rafale deal during non confidence motion on social media platforms includes Facebook, Twitter and Instagram today. The Rafale aircraft deal was serious issue and required much more attention and specially after Rahul Gandhi levelled serious allegations during his speech in Lok Sabha. Both the  Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharama and French government denied Rahul’s allegations. Rahul Gandhi’s hug to PM Modi is much point of discussion on social media platforms which is still trending rather than Rafale deal. Whether it wasRead More →

Chandigarh, July 20 Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday urged the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take necessary steps for cadre protection of  Punjab in Chandigarh and his intervention to ensure that the fine balance in sharing of resources and officials in the Union Territory between the states of Punjab and Haryana is not allowed to be disturbed. The CM also urged the Home Minister to resolve the pending territorial dispute and restore Chandigarh to Punjab, being its legitimate original capital. Expressing concern over the constant effort seen over the past few years to disturb the `fine balance’ in sharing officers and otherRead More →

In a significant development, the Supreme Court Collegium again recommended the name of Justice K M Joseph’s for elevation of Apex Court judge. The Collegium’s decision was perceived as a set back to the central government which has opposed the move of the Collegium for the elevation of Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court Justice K.M. Joseph as Judge of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court Collegium comprising of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Justice, Dipak Misra said in its communiqué that “ We have carefully considered the observations made by the Law Minister in his letters dated 26th April, 2018 and 30th April,Read More →

Chandigarh, July 19 Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought the cooperation of his counterparts in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan, as well as the Union Home Minister to whom the Delhi Police reports, in controlling the cultivation and smuggling of narcotics and also ensuring that no safe havens are allowed to drug peddlers and smugglers in their respective regions. Besides Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the Chief Minister has written separate letters to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje about the drug problem.  Noting that drug abuse was seriously threateningRead More →