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Friday, 11 June 2021 | PNS

Drawing for construction of med colleges Ok’d

Chandigarh: Punjab Medical Education and Research Minister OP Soni on Thursday approved the drawings of new Government Medical Colleges being set up in the State. He directed the Public Works Department to start the tendering process for construction of these colleges in next two weeks, while setting the target to complete these buildings in next one and half years. Soni said that these medical colleges, to be constructed at approximate cost of Rs 1,500 crore, would be based on the latest design and technology.

HP CM plants saplings in ‘Nav Grah Vatika’

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur planted saplings of Butea frondosa koenex (Palash), Acacia catechu (Khair), Achyranthus aspera (Apamarg), Ficus religiosa (Peepal), Ficus glomerata (Gular), Prosopis spicigera (Shammi), Cynodon dactylon (Doob), Saccharum sylandricus (Kush) and Calotropis procera (Maddar) in ‘Nav Grah Vatika’ at Oak Over.

Singla asks Delhi Govt to learn from Punjab

Chandigarh: Punjab School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla said that the AAP led Delhi Government should learn from Punjab to efficiently implement the school education. The Minister said the Arvind Kejriwal Government has wasted the taxpayers’ money on advertising campaigns instead of investing the capital on infrastructural development of schools. Notably, Punjab has topped the latest edition of the Performance Grading Index (PGI) recently released by the Union HRD Ministry.

Contribution to HP Covid-19 Response Fund

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was presented a cheque of Rs 7,51,704 by Additional Chief Secretary MPP and Power RD Dhiman on behalf of employees of HP Power Transmission Corporation Limited towards HP COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund  on Thursday. Thanking for this noble gesture, Chief Minister said that this contribution would go a long way in helping the people in distress and need.

Selja hits out at Hry Govt on unemployment

Chandigarh: Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja said that BJP-JJP formed Government on the pretext of providing jobs to the youth, but instead of giving employment, it made them unemployed. “The government beat the slogan of giving jobs, but could not provide employment to a single youth, and this is the reason that today the unemployment rate of the state has reached 29 percent, whereas the Government is saying that they have given jobs to lakhs of youth,” she said.

Officer bearers of ex-servicemen wing announced

Chandigarh: SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal announced officer bearers of the party’s ex-servicemen wing after due consultations with the wing president Gurjinder Singh Sidhu and other senior leaders. The list also has names of District Presidents of the wing. SAD’s senior vice president Daljit Singh Cheema said that ex-servicemen associated with party since long time have been included in this list of officer bearers including former Minister Capt Balbir Singh Bath, Col (retd) Jaswant Singh Brar, and Capt Sardara Singh Nawanshahr have been appointed patrons.

More people join AAP

Chandigarh: Eminent personalities from Punjab are joining AAP ahead 2022 elections in the state. On Thursday, hundreds of leaders of the Shiromani Shaheed Baba Bachittar Singh Dal, former Sarpanch of Mullanpur, and a High Court lawyer along with several retired officials joined the party. Shiromani Shaheed Baba Bachittar Singh Dal president Karnail Singh Rathore, along with hundreds of his associates, joined the party. Surjit Singh, president Gurudwara Sikhi di Nyai, Bhai Mani Singh Shaheeda, Gurjeet Singh, president Youth Dal and Surinder Kaur Rathore, president of Punjab’s women's wing, also joined AAP.

State Editions

N’rangpur women duped of lakhs on loan plea

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Rape accused flees cops’ custody in Rourkela

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Brahmapur MLA distributes relief materials

21 June 2021 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

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BJP demands Baripada Rath Yatra

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Sunday Edition

Talktime | ‘pray I get to work with best actors’

20 June 2021 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

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20 June 2021 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

‘Actors like Raj Babbarji inspired me to be an actor'

20 June 2021 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Love you, dad

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Remembering Nawal el-Saadawi: A feminist icon

20 June 2021 | AK Ramakrishnan | Agenda

Self-Esteem: our core strength

20 June 2021 | Shobha Nihalani | Agenda