The Role Of Civil Servants In Today’s Times
14.05.20 - K S Tomar

Bureaucrats may indulge in self petting on Civil Services Day every year during last week of April which may be unknown and irrelevant to common people in the country, though none can deny the bitter truth they do play an important role in the centre ...

Did Prof Honjo call you? Well, he finally called. Listen to him.
28.04.20 - kanwar manjit singh

NOBEL PRIZE did not do as much for Professor Tasuku Honjo, but finally fake news helped. Overnight, the 2018 co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine became a household name in India, with everybody and his uncle and nephew quoting Prof Honjo to ...

No need of lament for the Indo-Pak media
25.04.20 - Markandey Katju

Mediapersons in the Indian subcontinent are crying hoarse and are weeping and wailing over the curbs on media freedom and gagging of press freedom in both India and Pakistan.
In India many complain that they dare not question the government lest they lose their jobs ...

Hindustan Times censored his column; Ramchandra Guha decides to stop writing for them altogether
19.04.20 - Team PT

Historian Ramachandra Guha on Sunday said in a tweet that he would no longer be writing his fortnightly column in the Hindustan Times, explaining that the newspaper had decided not to publish his article about the Central government’s Central Vista project to reconstruct an iconic ...

PPSC recruitment 2020: Apply for 544 posts
27.03.20 - Team PT

The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) has invited applications for the post of headmaster or headmistress, principal and block primary education officer. A total of 544 vacancies are on offer. Interested candidates can apply at the official website, The last date to apply is ...

NTA UGC NET June 2020 application begins; check eligibility criteria, age limit
16.03.20 - Team PT

UGC NET June 2020 application process: The application process for the National Testing Agency (NTA) UGC NET June examination 2020 will begin from Monday, March 16, 2020. Interested candidates can apply through the official websites- or 

The National Eligibility Test (NET) is scheduled to ...

Urdu poetry is needed in this revolutionary era
10.02.20 - Markandey Katju

I have repeatedly said that the massive socio-economic problems of India (in which term I include Pakistan and Bangladesh, as I regard them as part of India, only temporarily separated) i.e. massive poverty, record unemployment, appalling child malnourishment, lack of proper healthcare and good education ...

Was Sharjeel Imam’s speech a crime?
26.01.20 - Markandey Katju

Sharjeel Imam, a student of JNU, gave a speech on 16th January, 2020 in Aligarh during an anti CAA protest meeting, asking people to cut off Assam and the North East from the rest of India. Consequently, the police of Delhi, UP, and Assam have ...

Jasmer Singh is dead. You don't know who he was? He was a Reader.
23.01.20 - A Tribute by Punjab Today

IN AN EPIC FANTASY written for today’s generation which is hard to wean off a screen and pulled into the world of books, a character, trying to understand the concept of horizon, asks, very straight-faced: "Is it like the end of an aisle of books?” 

Jasmer ...

What can offer a better climax than a dramatic court trial?
15.01.20 - Ayesha Tariq and Janhvi Prakash

THE INDIAN subcontinent is going through a painful turbulent transitional period in its history, a transition from feudal to modern society. In this period both law and literature can play an important role in getting over this transition, law by creating modern norms and destroying ...

Hindi or Urdu: which is the more powerful language?
05.01.20 - Markandey Katju

I have been castigated by many people for saying that Hindi is not the people’s language but an artificially created language, as if I had said something absurd, horrifying or blasphemous (see my article ‘Hindi was created by British to divide, it isn’t common man’s ...

JNU's protesting students deserve our full support
22.11.19 - Markandey Katju

The students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have been protesting against the fee hike for last three weeks. In my opinion, the recent JNU students protest should be supported by all right minded people throughout the country. 

There is no doubt that the hike in hostel ...

How I remember JNU and how it spoiled me for life
16.11.19 - By Ather Farouqui

I JOINED JNU in 1986 to pursue a part-time Diploma in Mass Media in Urdu. I hail from a sleepy town, Sikandrabad in district Buland Shahr, located some 60 kilometres from Delhi’s Kashmiri Gate Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT). I don’t think that in 1986 my ...

Do not push Punjab to another language-divide conflict
08.10.19 - IP SINGH*

Such was the simmering that it took just a comment from Union home minister Amit Shah for the Punjabi language pot to boil over. Shah may have "clarified” his stand, but the damage is done: ‘one nation, one language’ has stirred many demons from the ...

International Painting Competition based on Guru Nanak’s teachings
02.09.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh: To commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji, first guru of Sikhs, Punjab Today Foundation (PTF), a Punjab based NGO, is organizing an international painting competition. 
The main purpose of holding this event is to spread an awareness regarding Guru Nanak Dev’s ...

Punjab govt invites applications for PPSC Chairman and members
27.06.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh, June 27, The Punjab Government has invited applications to fill one vacancy of Chairman, one vacancy of Member (Non official) and one vacancy of Member (official), Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC). 

The last date for submitting the applications to the office of Secretary to Government ...

A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning
University Education in India
23.06.19 - Ramjot Sodhi

THE WRITTEN history of University education in India dates back to ancient times when the leading centres of learning like Takshashila (seventh century B.C.), Nalanda (fifth century A.D.), Vikramashila (eight century A.D.) etc. flourished and attracted scholars from various countries. The brightest minds of the ...

NTA to release UGC NET 2019 admit card on Monday
UGC NET 2019

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will soon to release the admit cards for the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) on Monday. Therefore, candidates should keep their eyes on the official website to download the hall tickets of UGC NET June exam.
As per the official notification, ...

Do you also want to know about RaGa’s missing M.A.?
"M. Phil. without first having an M.A.?"
15.04.19 - Dorab R Sopariwala

IN THE LAST couple of general elections, there has been a controversy about the educational qualifications and financial assets of Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani, who are due to face off for the second time in Amethi in a few ...

Vice President Naidu attending Jallianwala centenary amounts to disrespect: Prof Chaman Lal
13.04.19 - Chaman Lal

HISTORY IS SAID to repeat itself, first as a tragedy and then as a farce. This is happening hundred years later in case of Jallianwala Bagh centenary celebrations also. While British Parliament has discussed this event as matter raised by Indian background Parliament members and ...

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