FATAL EDUCATION - The Deadly School
29.03.19 - PT Bureau

WHEN A SCHOOL teacher in Punjab allegedly slapped two female students, hit them with a stick and pulled one of them by the hair, the newspapers wasted no time in naming the Government High School, Immamgarh.

When students of government schools were found cleaning their ...

Indian Science Congress: Lovely now, but ‘Wouldn’t it be Loverly’ in the future?
14.01.19 - S Pal

In January 2018, just days before the 105th Indian Science Congress was to take off at the Osmania University, it was postponed. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to inaugurate the ISC on January 3, 2018, at Osmania University. The university was celebrating its centenary. The Indian ...

PM Modi to inaugurate 106th Indian Science Congress at LPU campus
24.12.18 - TEAM PT

Lovely Professional University (LPU), will host the 106th Indian Science Congress at its campus in Phagwara near Jalandhar from January 3 to 7, 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate this four-day mega event on theme ‘Future India: Science & Technology’. The PM will also ...

Need for enhancing the aptitude of youth for labour & occupation
15.10.18 - Darbara Singh Kahlon

THE NATIONS, political and financial guides and young generations which don't undergo qualitative and dynamic transformations, they lag behind miserably. Such backwardness generates huge problems and violent conflicts in their economic, social and political life. Many Asians, Africans, people living in South America and some ...

Capt Amarinder rejects any move to change the status, says Haryana can’t turn back the clock
30.07.18 - Team PT

Chandigarh, July 30: Rejecting outright any move to change the present status of Panjab University, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, saying his government was open to increasing the Grant-in-Aid for the University, through a mutually consultative ...

CBSE planning to release UGC NET 2018 result way sooner than expected
23.07.18 - TEAM PT

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) might be on the verge of creating a record of sorts, and this in the last year that the CBSE is conducting the University Grants Commission’ National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) exam.
According to a report in the ...

Higher Education Commission will be independent body: Government
23.07.18 - TEAM PT

JULY, 23: The Government today assured that the proposed Higher Education Commission would be an "independent" body and that rights of states would not be impunged.
"We are not converting it into a bureaucratic organisation… it will remain independent,” Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said ...

ICAI declares final CA, CPT 2018 result; here's how you can check it
20.07.18 - TEAM PT

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has today released the results of the Chartered Accountants final examination, foundation examination and Common Proficiency Test (CPT).
The results are available at the official websites icaiexam.icai.org, caresults.icai.org and icai.nic.in . The exams were held in May/ ...

HRD ministry gets trolled for granting 'Institution of Eminence' tag to non existent Jio Institute; issues clarification
09.07.18 - TEAM PT

IN A BID to improve the rankings of the Indian institutes globally, the Human Resource Development Ministry on Monday announced the name of six universities which have been selected for the Institute of Eminence status. Out of six, three are in the public sector and ...

Refusing to learn from history, and history books; condemned to repeating it, and them.
13.06.18 - Dr. Pyara Lal Garg

The Committee of Experts of History, set up by Punjab Government, for the review of the History books has raised another wide ranging controversy after it decided to withdraw the new books published by the Punjab School Education Board. The Committee in its meeting on ...

Facts & Controversy: Syllabus and Textbooks of History
09.05.18 - Dr. Pyara Lal Garg

POLITICAL SCENE HAS been heated to such an extent that Punjab politics has turned into a boiling cauldron during the natural heat of May, though some relief had been provided by nature but the temperature in the political arena that had refused to cool down ...

Sikh Preacher Dhadrianwala speaks about sarkari school. Katha-vachaks need to move beyond, talk politics.
18.04.18 - PT BUREAU

THIS IS WELL KNOWN Sikh preacher, Bhai Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale, speaking in village Jhunir of Mansa district on April 13. 
It is good to see a kathavachak, a preacher speaking about the politics of private schools and government-run schools. He seems cued in very well, and ...

Social Media and Online Predators
16.04.18 - USAMA KHILJI

IDEALLY, ONE SHOULD not have to worry about unwelcome advances, whether in a physical or online space; but as most — especially women — would testify, the reality is far from a world where unsolicited advances are non-existent. Equally alarming is the kind of overtures ...

Hitler, Modi and Gandhi: On the same page?
Shunning the architects of hate
21.03.18 - Rafia Zakaria

THE COVER OF the book is dark blue and the faces featured most prominently on it are those of Nelson Mandela and Narendra Modi. Those are not the only featured faces, however; right next to Modi and in front of Gandhi and next to Aung ...

Student Union Elections in Punjab Were Banned 33 Years Ago. It’s Time To Undo The Wrong.
09.03.18 - Dr. Balvinder Singh

Haryana will have student elections this year after 22 years. Why not Punjab?
AFTER A GAP of 22 years, Haryana will hold elections to students’ unions in its colleges and universities this year. In Punjab, student body elections on campuses were banned in 1984. It has ...

University College Miranpur celebrates Women’s Day
08.03.18 - TEAM PT

University College Miranpur under the supervision of its in-charge Prof. Mani InderPal Singh, celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8. Department of English of the college organized a special lecture on this occasion. Dr. Rupinder Kaur, Department of English, Punjabi University, Patiala was invited as ...

06.03.18 - TEAM PT

There was absolutely nothing before the Big Bang, according to British physicist Stephen Hawking, who explained what happened prior to the existence of our universe. The Big Bang theory proposes that a tiny speck of matter and energy began to grow, bringing about the birth ...

University of California honours Dr Khush with US Davis Medal
05.03.18 - TEAM PT

LUDHIANA: University of California (USA) selected Dr Gurdev Singh Khush, known as bringer of rice revolution in the world, for the prestigious 2018 US Davis Medal.
This Medal is the highest honour given by the University to those who have made exceptional and sustained contribution in ...

New UGC norm to be implemented; will effect SC/ST, OBC faculty reservation
02.03.18 - TEAM PT

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has accepted the University Grants Commission’s proposal to calculate reservations in teaching posts by department, instead of basing the quotas on the number of posts available at a university.
This could reduce the reservation for faculty from Scheduled Caste and ...

Panjab: Whetstone Of India’s Democracy
01.03.18 - Amandeep Sandhu

FOR HALF A CENTURY (from the 1920s to the 1960s), like a colossus, Master Tara Singh straddled the region, the society, the community we call Panjab. His life had immense highs and lows and his role in the making of modern Panjab and the history ...

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