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Panjab University Student Polls
NSUI wins 3 seats; PUSU gets 1
07.09.17 - EKJOT SINGH
NSUI wins 3 seats; PUSU gets 1



The National Students Union of India(NSUI) student wing of the Congress party has won three posts of Panjab University's student polls.
 
NSUI has won three posts of polls, the results of which were declared on Thursday. Jashan Kamboj of the NSUI, who was elected as the president, won by 611 votes. The post of vice-president and general secretary was also won by the NSUI candidates.
 
The Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) won the position of joint secretary.
 
NSUI leader Jashan Kamboj was elected President, Karanvir S Mahal  the Vice President and Vani Sood Secretary of the council. The post of Joint Secretary was won by Panjab University Students Union's (PUSU) Karanbir S Randhawa.
 
Earlier it was neck-to-neck between NSUI and SFS. NSUI was leading on the president's post with 2,019 votes. The SFS was leading initially, but was later trailing at 1,665.

The polling began at 9:30am onwards in the morning.

This year, 15,666 students decided the fate of the student leaders. It was a three-cornered contest between Students For Society (SFS), National Students Union of India (NSUI) and Panjab University Student Union (PUSU).
 
CM of Punjab Captain Amarinder also congratulated NSUI for winning the polls.
 
The PUSU-led alliance had swept the polls in 2016 but is faction-ridden this time. Ironically, the party had made an alliance with a faction of the NSUI — NSUISF — last year. This time, however, both the NSUI factions got reunited and the Congress student wing, which stood fourth last year, was among the front-runners this time.
 
Voting was held on the PU campus amid tight security as well as for student councils in the respective affiliated colleges in Chandigarh.
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RELAX! ALL 30 WERE DERA PREMIS: The utter absence of any questions about the death of 30 people on the roads of a city reeking of wealth says something stinking about its conscience.

LET'S KILL PAASH: Dr Sumail Singh Sidhu unravels the layers of the latest row about the revolutionary poet’s work and asks why is Paash being summoned from the ashes to answer our allegations?

THE BLOODY VILLAIN OF PARTITION: As Radcliffe drew a line between India and Pakistan, resulting in 600,000 lives lost and 14 million displaced, we revisit the key question: Were the massacres avoidable, preventable?

A DOKLAM IN EVERY FIELD: Farmers not only produce food. They produce peace. And agitated farmers are no guarantee of a lasting peace. Not every danger lurks at Doklam. 
TO SUKHBIR SINGH BADAL, SINCE NO ONE ELSE WILL SAY IT: Speaking truth to power, and asking some tough questions to a party that refuses to behave like one. Does it even register the sense of a loss?

DECONSTRUCTING NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU: This is a duel -- pistols drawn, hands on hip, 20 steps across, aim taken, fingers on trigger. Right now, it looks like Amarinder has forgotten his gun home. Sidhu is itching to shoot. 

SURGICAL STRIKE YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT: Indian jawans killed everyone at this forward post of Pakistan and brought back seven bodies besides a trophy signed by Musharraf.

PUNJAB: AN IDEA IN SEARCH OF WORDS: The English writing on Punjab has constructed an urbane Punjabi universe. Punjab is more than a poster boy of progress or a renegade from the promise of modernity.
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Education minister launches mobile app for maintaining mid day meal record
07.09.17 - TEAM PT
Education minister launches mobile app for maintaining mid day meal record



CHANDIGARH: Taking another futuristic step, the Education Minister, Punjab, Aruna Chaudhary here today launched a novel and one of its kind Mid Day Meal (MDM) app to manage the data pertaining to mid day meal scheme.

Disclosing more details, the minister said that the Department of School Education, Punjab, has developed the software to manage MDM related data. The minister further divulged that the school teachers are required to maintain record of MDM related activities and as of now as many as 8-9 registers are being maintained for this purpose which consumes valuable time of teachers’ which is meant to be used for Teaching-Learning process. This technological advancement would help save the precious time of the teachers which would be devoted to the affairs academic.
Chaudhary also added that the MDM Scheme has been implemented for students studying in classes 1 to 8th in all the Government and Government Aided schools across the country as per the Ministry of Human Resource Development guidelines.

Prominent among others who were present during launching ceremony included Krishan Kumar, Secretary, Prashant Kumar Goel, Director General School Education, Tejinder Pal Singh Sandhu, Joint Secretary, Paramjit Singh, DPI (SE), Inderjit Singh, DPI (EE), Sukhdev Singh Kahlon, Director, SCERT.

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Most shared Punjab Today articles:

RELAX! ALL 30 WERE DERA PREMIS: The utter absence of any questions about the death of 30 people on the roads of a city reeking of wealth says something stinking about its conscience.

LET'S KILL PAASH: Dr Sumail Singh Sidhu unravels the layers of the latest row about the revolutionary poet’s work and asks why is Paash being summoned from the ashes to answer our allegations?

THE BLOODY VILLAIN OF PARTITION: As Radcliffe drew a line between India and Pakistan, resulting in 600,000 lives lost and 14 million displaced, we revisit the key question: Were the massacres avoidable, preventable?

A DOKLAM IN EVERY FIELD: Farmers not only produce food. They produce peace. And agitated farmers are no guarantee of a lasting peace. Not every danger lurks at Doklam. 
TO SUKHBIR SINGH BADAL, SINCE NO ONE ELSE WILL SAY IT: Speaking truth to power, and asking some tough questions to a party that refuses to behave like one. Does it even register the sense of a loss?

DECONSTRUCTING NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU: This is a duel -- pistols drawn, hands on hip, 20 steps across, aim taken, fingers on trigger. Right now, it looks like Amarinder has forgotten his gun home. Sidhu is itching to shoot. 

SURGICAL STRIKE YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT: Indian jawans killed everyone at this forward post of Pakistan and brought back seven bodies besides a trophy signed by Musharraf.

PUNJAB: AN IDEA IN SEARCH OF WORDS: The English writing on Punjab has constructed an urbane Punjabi universe. Punjab is more than a poster boy of progress or a renegade from the promise of modernity.
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Punjab Today believes in serious, engaging, narrative journalism at a time when mainstream media houses seem to have given up on long-form writing and news television has blurred or altogether erased the lines between news and slapstick entertainment. We at Punjab Today believe that readers such as yourself appreciate cerebral journalism, and would like you to hold us against the best international industry standards. Brickbats are welcome even more than bouquets, though an occasional pat on the back is always encouraging. Good journalism can be a lifeline in these uncertain times worldwide. You can support us in myriad ways. To begin with, by spreading word about us and forwarding this reportage. Stay engaged.

— Team PT




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STUDENTS’ INTERESTS TOP PRIORITY
Govt. invites suggestions for regulatory authority on higher education reforms
06.09.17 - TEAM PT
Govt. invites suggestions for regulatory authority on higher education reforms



CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government with a view to upgrade the standard of higher education and bring about transparency and accountability, the three member Cabinet committee set up by the Chief Minster Captain Amarinder Singh today held its maiden meeting with Chancellors and the Vice Chancellors of the private and government Universities. The meeting was presided over by the Medical Education Minister Brahm Mohindra, the other members of the committee Technical Education Minister Charqanjit Singh Channi, Higher Education Minister Aruna Chaudhary were also present.

Serious discussions were held in the meeting on the various aspects of the working of the future regulatory authority and development of higher education. Brahm Mohindra in the meeting said that the motive behind the formation of this body is to ensure the enforcement of all set norms and standards for all the government as well as the private institutes. He said that this meeting was called to collect the suggestions from all the stake holders.

The Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said that it is the need of the hour our private as well as government higher educational institutes must live up to the changing demands in the field of education as per needs of the industry. He said that the Congress has promised in its election manifesto to bring educational reforms by setting up of regulatory body.
On the sidelines of the meeting Channi while interacting with the media persons said that the committee members today discussed the various agenda items for the formation of the regulatory body with all the stakeholders and sought their written suggestions on the issue.

Higher Education Minister Aruna Chaudhry said that any decision with regard to formation of regulatory body would be taken keeping in view the interests and future perceptive of the students. She said that the prime motive of this body would not be a usurping the autonomy the educational institutes but to ensure the quality education and implementation of the set standards of the education.

Later in the day the delegation of private colleges under the leadership of Ashwani Sekhri and Inderjit Singh Zira also had detailed meeting with cabinet committee members and flagged their apprehensions and suggestions about the regulatory body.




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After Medical Dreams Were Killed
Dalit girl who argued against NEET in Supreme Court kills self
01.09.17 - TEAM PT
Dalit girl who argued against NEET in Supreme Court kills self



Seventeen-year-old medical aspirant Anita S decided to end her struggle on Friday, a few months after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition filed by her and a few other students against the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET).
 
Daughter of a daily wage labourer, Anitha, who belonged to the Scheduled Caste, would have qualified for a MBBS seat had admissions been held on the basis of Plus Two marks. She was reportedly dejected over not being able to join a medical college and ended her life when family members were away.
 
"Anitha was found hanging by one of her brothers in an inner hall in her house around 3 pm. She allegedly committed the act when her father and siblings were out for work. Family members rushed to her house, and lowered her to the ground before we arrived on the spot. We suspect that she was under depression since the court verdict came out." said K Karunanidhi, an inspector from Sendurai, who was one of the first to reach the house.
 
If admissions were made this year based on plus two marks then Anitha, a state board student from Tamil medium would have been the first doctor from her community in her entire village of Kuzhumur.
 
Anitha had scored 1,176 out of 1,200 marks in Class XII and had a cut off of 196.75 for medicine. But she got only 86 marks in the NEET examination. She could not secure MBBS seat as NEET score was the basis for medical counselling this year.
 
She even went to the Supreme Court last month seeking stay for NEET based admissions in the state run medical colleges saying it would shatter the aspirations of many rural students. But she chose to finally give up after admissions were made based on NEET this year.
 
The Supreme Court implead Anitha as a respondent against the petition filed by Nalini Chidambarama, advocate and wife of former union finance minister P Chidambaram. She had urged the Apex Court to direct the state government to admit students in the medical colleges based on NEET.
 
Her suicide sparked a few protests across Tamil Nadu by student organisations and representatives of Dalit parties.

In Chennai, several students were also taken in to custody over the protests and later released.

The daughter of a daily wage worker, Anita reportedly sank into depression after the Supreme Court dismissed the plea against NEET.
 
Medical college admissions in Tamil Nadu were conducted solely based on the Plus Two examination marks until last year. Though the Central government introduced NEET last year, Tamil Nadu was exempted from it. This year too, the State government sought exemption and the Legislative Assembly passed amendments to continue the existing practice in medical college admissions.

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman earlier said the Central government would support Tamil Nadu's ordinance, but in the Supreme Court the Centre changed its stand. The Supreme Court on August 22 directed the Tamil Nadu government to complete counselling process for medical admissions in the State on the basis of the NEET merit list by September 4.




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