Navjeevan Gopal


Curtains for SWAT team soon, fate of its elite commandos unclear
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has given in principle approval for the SOG, and suggested its personnel could be sent to Israel for training. The annual expenditure on it has been estimated at about Rs 5.7 crore

Shift Gujjar deras, step up security in Attari, MHA tells Punjab govt
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

According to a list available with the Punjab government, more than 15 Gujjar deras in three districts of Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Pathankot alone are situated in close proximity to the border.

Punjab likely to enhance punishment for giving false information in corruption cases
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

About three years after the Vigilance Bureau \suggested giving stricter punishment to anyone giving false information to public servants in corruption cases, Punjab government is likely to give its nod to the proposal for enhanced punishment.

Farmer suicide in Fatehgarh Sahib village: Family stares at void as debt kills all three male members in 8 years
Sun, Aug 06, 2017

All three suicides have been attributed to farm crisis and alleged exploitation by commission agents. Left behind in the family are Devinder’s mother, his wife and daughter Arshpreet, studying in Class II.

Simply put: 36 years on, a hijack lands back in dock
Mon, Jul 31, 2017

The hijackers were arrested on September 30, 1981 after Pakistani commandos entered the plane. There were no deaths or injuries. The men spent three years in a military prison, and were put on trial for the hijack in 1984. They were sentenced to life imprisonment on January 20, 1986.

Former Punjab CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal wants back penal rent she paid for overstay in official bungalow
Sat, Jul 29, 2017

Bhattal paid Rs 84 lakh to get no-dues certificate to be eligible to contest Feb 4 Assembly polls

How can V K Singh make such claims: Families lash out at govt
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

For the last three years, the families had been waiting with a hope that one day the fight will get over in Mosul and there will be some information about the missing men.

With AG’s backing, Sidhu’s ministry set to build strong case against four IAS officers
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Navjot Singh Sidhu had also said that four IAS officers who approved such tenders as MC Commissioners would also be chargesheeted for “alloting works worth Rs 500 out of Rs 800 crore through single bid tenders”.

Thirty-nine missing Indians in Iraq: After latest reports from Mosul, families question MEA claims
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

Kin were assured the missing men were in a prison; reports suggest it’s in ruins now.

To rev up revenue, Punjab may cut prices of fancy vehicle numbers
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

An official in the transport department said there have not been many takers for the number and there is a considerable backlog of the number across the state in different series of registration numbers in the past.

Finance department to take call on Advocate General retainership fee proposal sent by Home department
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

As per the terms and conditions sent by the Home department, AG is to be paid a retainership fee of Rs 2.5 lakh per month, revised from Rs 1.10 lakh retainership fee paid earlier, or the pay or allowances admissible to a cabinet minister.

36 years on, fresh trial begins: Two hijackers get interim bail
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

The Delhi High Court on May 18, 2017 vacated the trial court order. It ordered Section 82 CrPC proceedings against the absconding accused persons and summoned Tejinder and Satnam to appear and seek bail and face trial in the case

Sushma Swaraj calls families of Indians missing in Iraq for meeting
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

The family members said they received calls from Sushma’s private secretary Vijay P Dwivedi Friday. Devinder Singh, brother of one of the missing men Gobinder Singh, said this will be the 12th meeting with Sushma since the men, believed to have been abducted by IS militants on June 11, 2014, were reported missing.

CM-backed proposal to appoint OSD for AG blocked by Punjab Finance
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Sources told The Indian Express on Thursday that Finance Department had again declined to give its nod to the proposal while emphasising that the Home Department did not categorically respond to its observations and objections.

Panel probing desecration cases summons IG-rank officers
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Two protesters, who were part of the group protesting against the alleged desecration of Guru Granth Sahib, were killed in the firing incident.

News of Mosul reclaim from IS prompts kin of missing Punjabi men to call MEA
Mon, Jul 10, 2017

Gurpinder Kaur added: “They (MEA) had said they know the exact location of the abducted men and they already had a word with the Iraqi government (to rescue them after Mosul was freed). Now they are not ready to even admit that Iraqi forces have recaptured Mosul.”

Punjab’s Home Department pushes for an Officer on Special Duty for AG, Finance objects
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi was not available for comment despite repeated attempts. He did not respond to phone calls and text messages.

Police shake-up in Punjab: Anti-drugs STF chief gets more teeth
Sat, Jul 01, 2017

Additional Director General of Police Harpreet Singh Sidhu also made ADGP (border) ; state now has 11 DGPs

No one from public shows up to testify before desecration Ranjit Singh commission
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Set up on April 14 by the Amarinder Singh government, the Ranjit Singh Commission was given six months to probe the desecration cases of all religions. It was on May 20 that the Commission in its first advertisement in newspapers asked people to record their statements about desecration of any religious scripture belonging to any religion.

STF questions Moga SSP Rajjit Singh for 3 hours
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Rajjit was asked about posting of Inderjit during his tenure as Tarn Taran and Hoshiarpur SSP. Rajjit is learnt to have said that Inderjit was posted in Tarn Taran when he (Rajjit) headed the district as SSP.

SAD, Congress cause House ruckus, AAP MLA beams it on Facebook
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

AAP MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira added another dimension to the drama as he beamed the face-off live on Facebook for 4 minutes and 34 seconds.

SGPC nod to Operation Bluestar photo gallery, Bhindranwale picture to be put up first
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

The photo gallery will be set up at the basement of the Bluestar Memorial inside the Golden Temple complex. The memorial, which was thrown open in April 2013, was named as Gurdwara Yaadgar Shaheedan (Martyrs Memorial Gurdwara).

Sirsa encounter: Five minutes after gangsters stopped firing, cops stormed hideout
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

"Policemen found out that while two gangsters had committed suicide and the third one was battling for life due to gunshot injury,” Faridkot Senior Superintendent of Police Nanak Singh said

3 Punjab gangsters dead in encounter, police say they shot themselves
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Police of Punjab and Haryana claimed the three killed themselves after being cornered by their joint team at their “hideout”

As pressure mounts, govt unfazed: ‘Other states followed our cue’
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

The Captain Amarinder Singh government is likely to make the an announcement soon but farmers’ organisations and opposition parties are sceptical about the extent of the waiver planned

As waiver pressure mounts, Punjab says ‘other states followed our cue’
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

The Captain Amarinder Singh government is likely to make an announcement during the budget session of the Assembly that begins on June 14

Punjab considers policy for security, accommodation to former Chief Ministers
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

The Khattar government, which took over in October 2014, cited “high budget” and demands from various quarters to do away with the Cabinet rank given to Hooda.

Sushma Swaraj meets kin of 39 Indians missing in Iraq since 2014
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

The family members, who were meeting her for the first time since October 2016, wanted to know what efforts the government was taking to locate the missing men now that most of Mosul had been liberated

Parkash Singh Badal on KPS Gill’s death: One who is born has to die
Sun, May 28, 2017

Jo aata hai vo jaata bhi hai. Hamne bhi jaana hai, aapne bhi jaana hai (Everyone who is born has to die. I will also go. You will also go): Parkash Singh Badal

Canadian mission apologises to ex-CRPF officer, issues visa and ticket
Thu, May 25, 2017

Canadian envoy Nadir Patel had on Tuesday expressed “regret” at the inconvenience caused.

As Iraqi forces get set to reclaim Mosul, kin of missing Indians wait for answers
Mon, May 22, 2017

The men, who were working on construction sites in Mosul, are believed to have been abducted by IS militants on June 11, 2014.

Punjab: Terror module with links in Pakistan, Canada busted, two held
Mon, May 22, 2017

“The arrested terrorists were identified as Mann Singh (40) and Sher Singh (28) from Sri Hargobindpur (Gurdaspur) and Kartarpur (Jalandhar), respectively,” a Punjab government release said.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh ropes in RIL tax adviser with minister’s rank
Wed, May 17, 2017

Ex-IRS officer will be CM’s financial adviser

Punjab govt yet to come up with plan to abolish DTOs
Tue, May 16, 2017

Abolishing the post of DTOs and transferring the powers of DTOs to sub-divisional magistrates was one of the key decisions of Amarinder government in its first cabinet meeting on March 18.

Sparks fly on SYL; Punjab ready for ‘out-of-court’ deal, Haryana warns of ‘legal’ way if talks fail
Sat, May 13, 2017

Chairing the meeting, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh asks two states to talk it out

Punjab ready to cut deal on SYL, Haryana talks of legal way
Sat, May 13, 2017

Rajnath Singh, as per a press release by Punjab government, however, said if dialogues failed to yield results, the matter should be left to the courts to decide.