Punjab Govt. has extended the tenure of Dr. Jaspal Singh Vice Chancellor of Panjabi University, Patiala for another two years for a third consecutive term. Official sources confirmed that the Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil who is the chancellor of Panjabi University Patiala has given his node to the proposal of the Punjab Govt. for extension in tenure of Dr. Jaspal Singh.
Dr. Jaspal Singh has already completed 6 years of his service with commitment and dedication setting a record of complete normalcy and academic environments in the Panjabi University. He was first appointed Vice Chancellor for three years with an another extension of the same tenure. With the third extension Dr. Jaspal Singh will be able to continue as Vice Chancellor till 2015.
In what is a career-best performance, Heena Sidhu won the 10 metre women’s air pistol World Cup gold in Munich on Sunday. The young Indian got the better of reigning world champion, Zorana Arunovic of Serbia to register the biggest triumph of her career. She thus became the third Indian shooter after Anjali Bhagwat (2003) and Gagan Narang (2008) to win a gold medal in a rifle/pistol event in World Cup finals.read more
Hi-tech lighting systems will replace the fancy or traditional lights for illuminating the Golden Temple complex during night.read more
The Punjab Revenue & Public relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia today said that at least 10 Congress MLAs in state were willing to join Shiromani Akali Dal before Lok Sabha elections after getting fully disillusioned from in efficient party leadership in state.
Interacting with media persons after inaugurating the office MLA SR Kaler here today, Majithia pointed out that after consecutive rejection by the people of Punjab, the Congress party leaders in Punjab was in total disarray and the back up being provided to corrupt leaders by Party high command has further worsened the situation resultantly most of its MLAs have got disheartened. He said that the lack luster performance of its MLAs in recent Vidhan Sabha session was an example of confusion as well frustration prevailing in congress camp. He said that Congress led UPA was all set to get bundled out in coming general elections and the situation of this party in Punjab was even more pitiable.
Replying a query regarding action against PCC President Partap Singh Bajwa for grabbing Shamlat deh land in Village Bharonjian, Majithia pointed out that there was no political vendetta rather he replied a question in Vidhan Sabha regarding this scam and stamp duty evasion was detected in audit of registration work. He categorically said that nobody would be allowed to grab the village common land to loot poor villagers and causing financial harm to Panchayats.He said that those Congress leaders were in habit of propagating empty coffers of state were actually responsible for evasion of stamp duty.
Majithia pointed out that he was quite confident for adequate youth representation in Lok sabha tickets as SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal has given two party tickets out of four tickets to youth leaders for ensuing Delhi Assembly elections.
Manpreet Singh Ayali, MLA and Maheshinder Singh Grewal, Advisor to Chief Minister were also present on the occasion.
During the Inauguration of the maiden Rural Science Congress of the country organised by Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Chief Minister of Punjab S. Parkash Singh Badal honoured Dr Zora Singh, Chancellor Desh Bhagat University. Badal praised the university lavishly for the contribution in the field of education. Chief Minister congratulated all the staff, students and all those associated with Desh Bhagat University in nourishing and developing it into an institution of excellence in the field of Education. He appreciated the efforts made by them to develop excellent educational hub in the heart of rural area. Pro Chancellor Desh Bhagat University Ms. Tajinder Kaur was the Guest of Honour on this occasion.read more