Sofi Ahsan


Provide data on slaughterhouses, meat shops: HC to Haryana Govt
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

A petition, filed by a gurdwara in Sirsa, had sought action against the slaughterhouses and meat shops running in the vicinity of the religious place, Haryana government tells the Punjab and Haryana High Court that it has shut all meat shops in Sirsa.

Rape survivor’s abortion plea: HC seeks opinion of doctors’ panel
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

A panel of two senior gynaecologists formed by PGI last week following the High Court directions in their report on Monday said the 21-year-old woman was in the 25th week of her pregnancy and the law prescribes a 20-week limit on abortions.

Plot to AJL reallotted illegally by Bhupinder Singh Hooda: ED to High Court
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

The Hooda government had allowed re-allotment of a plot in Sector 6 of Panchkula to AJL at a cost of Rs 59 lakh, including interest, in 2005 after the same had been denied by successive state governments since 1992.

Simply Put: Himalayan roadblocks in BRO’s path
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

India says Chinese road construction in the strategic Doklam plateau has serious security implications for it. But as India’s national auditor laid bare in a report submitted in March, New Delhi’s effort at building its own roads along the China border has been sputtering and inefficient

It is not for court to introduce personal ideas on morality, says HC
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

“It is not for this court in a protection petition to engage itself in social mores, norms and human behaviour or introduce personal ideas on morality,” Justice Rajiv Narain Raina of the Punjab and Haryana High Court observed.

High Court allows preservation of Ashutosh Maharaj’s body
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

A single bench of the court in 2014 had given directions for the cremation of ‘clinically dead’ Ashutosh Maharaj. The Sansthan had challenged the judgement saying the godman was in ‘samadhi’ (deep meditation) and would come out one day.

NIA court grants Pakistani witnesses 4 months to appear in Samjhauta case
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

Pakistan had last month sought more time to serve summons issued to its citizens for appearing before the court, which has recorded testimonies of 249 out of 299 witnesses.

It’s Haryana vs Haryana in High Court over conflict in jurisdiction
Sun, Jul 02, 2017

The case between HUDA and Haryana state in the High Court has been going on since September last year and is now listed for hearing in October.

Migration to main campus: Panjab University draws flak for giving admission via quota
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

While ruling that the court has already declared the university’s action as illegal, Justice Surinder Gupta has asked the varsity to pass an order forthwith on the migration of students in the fifth semester, slated to begin this year.

Punjab bid to bypass SC liquor curbs faces High Court huddle
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Punjab Assembly last week had passed an amendment in the Punjab Excise Act, 1914, by inserting clauses to differentiate notified places like hotels, restaurants and clubs from liquor vends to ensure the former establishments are allowed to supply the liquor, despite being within 500 metres of Highways

High Court stays order halting construction at Rajiv Gandhi Trust’s eye hospital site in Gurgaon
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

The Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) had earlier rejected the Trust’s application for Occupation Certificate and asked the Department of Development and Panchayats to take further steps required and also send an action taken report.

Joie De Vivre: Far away from home, Afghan students celebrate Eid to get a feel of nostalgia
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

“I am the host today. Around 10 of us will have lunch together. We have prepared some dishes today,” said Yasmeen, a BCA student at SD College in Sector 32 on the special occasion of Eid celebrations.

No DNA report yet, Punjab man’s body sent by Saudi Arabia lying at IGI for 5 months
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

A resident of Kotla Dhak village of Ludhiana district, Jaswinder had been working as a diesel mechanic in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Kharj province since 2013 and is reported to have died in a fire incident in his company-provided accommodation on November 27, 2015.

Punjab enhances annual grant to Panjab University by Rs 7 crore
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal described the university as a symbol of Punjab’s heritage and pride, and said despite facing “extreme constraint” on the resources, he proposed to enhance the grant to PU.

Haryana Police booked 15 Dalit protesters on sedition charge in Karnal
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

The protesters have alleged that the FIR names as accused all those who briefly met Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Karnal on April 24 to convey their demand for a “fair investigation” in the murder case.

HUDA nod in 2013 to give ad tax exemption to Metro caused Rs 150-crore loss to Haryana
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

The document specifically mentions that the committee recommended the approval for the proposal after the HUDA letter said that the Chief Minister himself has approved the exemption to RMGL on the pattern of Delhi Metro from paying taxes/charges/fee on advertisement being put on Metro assets for five years

Punjab and Haryana HC allows termination of pregnancy of rape victim, a minor
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

On June 1, her father moved the High Court saying the pregnancy had caused “mental anguish, agony and injury to the mental health” of his daughter and it should be allowed to be terminated

On offer in city: 16,100 seats across colleges and courses
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

As UT Administration has centralised the whole admission process of major courses this year, the beginning of a new academic session has many new things to offer.

Process of revoking NOC of Chintpurni medical college has begun, Punjab tells HC
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

The government had last month withdrawn the Essentiality Certificate, also called No Objection Certificate, of Gian Sagar Colleges and started the process of shifting students to other institutes.

Not so smart: Weather hot on LED boards, pleasant for IMD
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

LED screens installed by Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee show temperature reading at odds with India Meteorological Department recording.

Minor rape victim moves Punjab and Haryana HC seeking nod for abortion
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

The father of the Class XII student has moved the High Court on her behalf saying the pregnancy, which is a result of rape, is causing “mental anguish, agony and injury to the mental health” of his daughter

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.