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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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