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 ...

Punjab govt forms advisory group on higher education
28.02.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: On the directives of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the Punjab Government has constituted an advisory group of eminent academicians to work on a roadmap for reforms in Higher Education.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said the advisory group will ...

NCERT syllabus to be reduced by half: Prakash Javadekar
24.02.18 - TEAM PT

IN A BIG RELIEF to the school students, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday announced that from the 2019 academic session the NCERT syllabus will be reduced by half.
"At the stage of development of cognitive skills, students need to be given full freedom. I have ...

Tech. Education Minister Channi flips coin to decide on posting of lecturers
13.02.18 - TEAM PT

Punjab technical education minister Charanjit Singh Channi tossed himself into a controversy by flipping a coin to decide on posting of a lecturer, prompting the opposition parties to demand that he be removed from the ministry.
A video showing Technical Education Minister Charanjit ...

Brahm Mohindra goes all out attacking Centre’s NMC Bill, exhorts Punjab MPs to oppose it
National Medical Commission Bill
07.02.18 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH, February 7: Emerging as the first health minister of any state in the country to directly take upon the Centre’s proposed National Medical Commission (NMC) bill, tabled in Lok Sabha, Punjab Health Minister, Brahm Mohindra, today fired a missive to all members of Lok ...

Railways announce over 26,000 vacancies; here's how to apply
Indian railways ALP, Technician recruitment 2018
04.02.18 - Team PT

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) of the Indian Railways has begun inviting applications for the 26,502 posts of assistant loco pilot and technician. Interested candidates can apply on or before 5 March on RRB's official website.

Candidates who have completed matriculation/ SSLC with ITI/diploma of engineering ...

UGC NET 2018 : Exam date announced, pattern changed
22.01.18 - TEAM PT

The wait of the students is finally over as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the dates for the conduct of next UGC-NET 2018 for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) & Eligibility for Assistant Professor.

As per a notification issued by the CBSE in ...

40% of India’s rural youth can’t tell time, 36% don’t know India’s capital: ASER survey
16.01.18 - TEAM PT

India continued to fare poorly in the well-regarded Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) that measures overall learning level among Indian school students.

The number of students in rural India who have studied up to Class 8 has doubled in the past 10 years, but the ...

Fight against Drug-Abuse: Punjab Govt holds talk with VC’s of all Universities
28.12.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: As part of its fight against the menace of drug abuse, Government of Punjab here today held a meeting with the Vice Chancellors of all Govt. and Private Universities of Punjab and their representatives to take their views, suggestions and inputs on curbing the menace ...

Shocking scenes at medical college: Belly dancers perform, ambulance used to carry liquor
26.12.17 - TEAM PT

Russian belly dancers gyrate amid catcalls, doctors dance and booze flows freely. This is not a scene from a Bollywood potboiler or B Grade movies, but the premises of state-run Lala Lajpat Rai Medical College in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.      

The shocking incident came to ...

Now, Pb Govt says no Anganwadi Centre will be closed, but teachers will teach kids in these Centres
26.11.17 - PT Bureau

Teachers reject proposal, say they will teach only in schools
Chandigarh, November 26: Minutes after the Punjab government announced on Sunday that Anganwari workers have called off their stir and "no Anganwadi Centre in the state would be closed” while introducing pre-primary classes in government primary ...

Sikh bodies seething with rage, DSGMC sets 72 hour deadline, Gov Body head says 'respect your mother'
20.11.17 - PT Delhi Bureau

A SHARP CONFRONTATION is building up between Sikh organisations and those behind the change of name of Delhi's Dyal Singh College to Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya, with the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee setting a 72-hour deadline for reversing the decision and the SGPC strongly criticising ...

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