Sofi Ahsan


30 Pakistan nationals continue to languish in Amritsar jail
Sat, May 20, 2017

Jail records for Goonga and Shukla contain no address in Pakistan, but even those whose addresses are given face the same fate.

1971 war veteran’s wife wants govt to move ICJ
Fri, May 19, 2017

Her husband Havildar Dharam Pal Singh, a soldier of 4th Sikh Regiment, was declared killed in the 1971 Bangladesh War.

Haryana: HC seeks report on multiple plot allotment scam
Thu, May 18, 2017

The HUDA counsel informed the court that 1,797 cases of double allotment have been identified and 1,260 FIRs registered.

Jat stir violence 2016: Munak canal breach; HC asks ‘unwilling’ CBI to take over investigation
Wed, May 17, 2017

The incident had resulted in a severe water crisis in the national capital for around two weeks

Punjab police ‘force eviction’ of 3 youths from Kashmir
Tue, May 16, 2017

The police called the broker, who had helped them get accommodation, to remove them, said one of the youth

No law to bar Navjot Singh Sidhu from doing TV shows, says Punjab and Haryana HC
Fri, May 12, 2017

However, the judges said there had to be some self-ingrained discipline in public servants because people emulate them.

Chandigarh administration not Pakistan administration: HC
Thu, May 11, 2017

The court made these observations while citing examples of financial issues of Panjab University and other such conflicts between the Centre and the UT administration.

‘Preservation of body would not be first such case, Punjab tells HC
Sat, May 06, 2017

A single bench of the court in 2014 had given directions for the cremation of ‘clinically dead’ Ashutosh Maharaj but different appeals in the case has kept the issue alive

Chandigarh resident moves HC on stray dogs
Fri, May 05, 2017

The scheme for management of stray dogs includes various measures like vaccination and sterilisation of the stray dogs.

Punjab govt plans to integrate de-addiction, rehab centres
Wed, May 03, 2017

While hearing the state government’s counsel, the court observed that the state government can also involve semi-government organisations such as Red Cross in tackling the problem

Five PEC students to take part in US rocket science competition next month
Tue, May 02, 2017

Kashish was just 18 years old and in the first year of his bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2015 when he started work on design and fabrication of the hybrid-propellant rocket.

The Monday Interview: Had good campus placements… average salary package has gone up’
Mon, May 01, 2017

Director of the university, Professor Manoj Arora, in an email interview to Sofi Ahsan talks about the team and university’s future plans

Removal of corporate contribution cap has hit transparency, says CEC
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

He added that the amendment means that companies are not required now to show the names of political parties they have contributed to.

Punjab University evening studies faculty members resign from PUTA
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

The PU authorities claimed that most of the students behind the April 11 violence belonged to the evening studies department.

Central govt counsel tells SC: Issue of UGC grant to Panjab varsity to be finalised this week
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

The university, meanwhile, has responded to the queries raised by the UGC at the April 26 meeting between officials of PU and UGC.

Panjab University: V-C Arun Kumar Grover rules out rollback of fee hike, says can increase income slab for fee concession
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover bats for increase in number of seats in some courses and scholarships and request the alumni to sponsor university students among other changes.

Igniting Minds: Nobel laureate interacts with students from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Kornberg fields questions ranging form drug addiction to climate change from students.

‘India has talent to win Nobel, needs support from govt’
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Kornberg said it is up to the government to give sufficient emphasis on research and appreciate its benefits to the country.

PU fee hike: Student outfits protest outside university auditorium, raise slogans against VC
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

PU found a supporter in Nobel laureate Roger D Kornberg who said the university has been able to generate more funds internally than universities like Sandford and Harvard manage to do.

Sukhna Lake: Ten UP labourers develop skin allergy, weed removal stopped
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Contractor did not give workers any protective gear before entering water.

Panjab university financial crisis: Memorials got Rs 2,000 crore, PU Rs 20 core under SAD govt, says Manpreet Singh Badal
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Let me get white paper out first, once it is out, we will have to do something, said Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal

Panjab University financial crisis Varsity plans to generate funds with alumni support
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

On Tuesday, a former PU student, Dr Keval Krishan Tiwari from the US, contacted the university through e-mail and offered to finance the education of at least five students of the department.

PU campus violence: ‘Persuasive’ speaking style made Damanpreet SFS’s most prominent face
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Damanpreet is a postgraduate student of English in the university and has been one of the prominent faces of every campaign or protest that SFS has undertaken in the university

V-C says fee hike long-term solution, students disagree
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Grover said 1,100 times increase in the fee had been witnessed in only two courses like MBA and Chemical Engineering

PU restricts outsiders’ entry, beefs up security
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Only students and staff with proper identity proofs were allowed inside while many without identity cards were asked to return

Fee hike at PU: More support for students, new group calls for protests in Punjab
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Those released on Saturday ask: ‘Why are we being treated like criminals?’

There’s witch-hunt going on against our members: SFS
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

SFS members say there is a “deliberate attempt” being made to restrict the voice of students in universities and the action against SFS is part of the same campaign

NSUI walks out of student groups’ joint action committee
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

NSUI leaders on Friday addressed a press conference in front of the vice-chancellor’s office to clarify its stand on the violent protests that broke out in PU campus on Tuesday during the bandh called by JSAC

PU complaint said students raised slogans against state, cops slapped
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

“State means UGC, MHRD and their funding bodies," stated officiating chief security officer, Professor Ashwani Koul in his FIR

Panjab University sends report on ‘difficulties’ to Chancellor Hamid Ansari
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

“I have sent the report to the OSD to Chancellor and apprised him about the difficulties we have been facing,” Chada said.

No one in favour of fee hike, says Satya Pal Jain, Additional Solicitor General of Panjab University
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Jain said the student unions have their right to protest and express themselves but should not resort to violence as it diverts from the main motive of the protest.

At least 66 Panjab University students booked on sedition charges for protesting fee hike
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

With the police move triggering an outcry, a senior officer said late in the evening that the charges would be dropped if no “substantial evidence” is found.

Panjab University Fee hike: V-C Arun Kumar Grover floats idea to create part-time jobs on campus for students
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

“Students want the university to keep the libraries open 24 hours or till midnight. Who will man those libraries? So we can generate part-time jobs for students there.”

In a first, Jammu-Kashmir militants barge into cop’s home, warn his family
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

Officials said this is the first time that a senior officer’s home has been vandalised by militants.

One killed in J&K grenade attack
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

The grenade was lobbed over a CRPF vehicle deployed at Muran Chowk around 12.15 pm.

Cop peels off tint from vehicle of Kashmir University V-C, video goes viral
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

"Mr Aadil, you have not gone out of this colonial culture. It is no big deal but... escort agar saath hota tou he would be different," Professor Andrabi is heard telling the officer.