Navjeevan Gopal

Articles By Navjeevan Gopal

Punjabi diaspora puts investment in Pakistan side of Kartarpur corridor on hold

In January this year, British Sikh Association had signed a memorandum with Pakistani multinational conglomerate Hashoo Group for development of infrastructure on the Kartarpur Corridor.

Punjab plans compensation for victims of drug overdose

A proposal to this effect is ready and awaiting the nod of Chief Minister capt Amarinder Singh, a government functionary who knows about the development told The Indian Express.

Meanwhile in Haryana, BJP’s temple run to rope in devotees as members

Verma and his team, comprising local booth incharges, had a busy evening telling people, majority of whom were devotees visiting the temple, to dial a particular number to get One Time Password to set the process in motion for the party’s membership drive.

Soon, Punjab to get separate investigation, law and order police wings in all districts

In February this year, Punjab Cabinet revived the move and council of ministers led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh gave its nod to the creation of 4521 dedicated new posts for the Bureau of Investigation.

Explained: What is the Punjab Bureau of Investigation?

The Bureau of Investigation is to be assisted by legal and forensic support staff. It is tasked with focusing on heinous and serious criminal cases in a professional, scientific and time-bound manner, so as to ensure effective investigations and better conviction.

Under consideration in Punjab: Bullet-proof Land Cruiser no. 17 for CM’s security

The Congress government inherited 14 Land Cruiser vehicles from the previous SAD-BJP government and added two more to the fleet later. The latest Land Cruiser and its bullet-proofing will cost more than Rs 1.75 crore.

Under consideration: Bullet-proof Land Cruiser no. 17 for CM’s security

A government functionary said Motor Vehicle Board permission might be required to give clearance for the purchase of new Land Cruiser as it was beyond the sanctioned fleet of 14 such vehicles in CM’s security.

SSC seeks state help for security at exam centres

At national level, the exam would be conducted for approximately 38.69 lakh candidates at 337 venues in 146 cities.

Explained: What is Sikhs for Justice, pro-Khalistan group banned by Indian govt?

Sikhs for Justice: The secessionist campaign, called Referendum 2020, seeks to “liberate Punjab from Indian occupation”. Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a law graduate from Panjab University and currently an attorney at law in the US, is the face of SFJ and its legal adviser.

Ahead of Kartarpur Corridor meet, Home Ministry calls meeting to discuss setting up of police station

The meeting on Tuesday will “also discuss establishment of pilgrim facilitation centers” and opening of fire and medical facilities at PTB.

Punjab: Biggest ever haul puts spotlight on ‘new’ drug route, modus operandi

Punjab was rattled Sunday after Amritsar Customs Department seized 532 kg of suspected heroin worth over Rs 2,700 crore from a truck entering India from Pakistan through the trade route at the Attari border.

Fight against prescription drugs in Punjab: 33 awareness meetings with chemists, none in 8 districts

From April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2019, the police and anti-drug Special Task Force jointly seized over 1.35 crore pills and capsules.

Punjab drugs: 32% OOAT patients fall off radar, retention rate dip worries govt

An anti-drug campaign meeting involving top officials of Punjab government, held last month, deliberated upon the “retention rate of 68 per cent patients in OOAT centres”.

In Punjab, over three accused in drug cases walk out on bail every day

Accused in 296 NDPS cases got bail from Jan to March; Non-filing of challans in court major reason

Appointment of SGPC poll official: CM endorses 3 ex-judges — two linked to probes Akalis fume at

The SGPC elections, which as per laid down provisions are to be held every five years, have been due since 2016 after Supreme Court re-instated the 2011 house of SGPC in a verdict in September 2016.

Punjab clubs drug addicts with differently-abled for skill development courses

Earlier this month, the Punjab Cabinet decided to merge the Punjab Skill Development Mission with the Department of Employment Generation and Training to enhance the employability of the youth.

Fake encounter case: 4 cops jailed for life pardoned by Punjab Governor

In 1996, Punjab and Haryana High Court had directed the CBI to investigate the case after Harjit’s father, Mohinder Singh, approached the court with a petition for a CBI probe into kidnapping of his son.

Main accused in Bargari sacrilege case killed in jail, two inmates booked

A fact-finding committee, headed by ADGP (Prisons) Rohit Chaudhary, has been asked to submit a report within three days. There will also be a mandatory judicial inquest into the murder. 

To stop inmates from escaping, Punjab Police strengthens its SOP

To check such misadventures, the security wing of the Punjab Police has come up with novel set of guidelines that strengthen the Standard Operating Procedure followed for movement of prison inmates.

Explained: Punjab — A case of sacrilege and an IGP’s transfer mired in ‘ambiguity’

The protestors were sitting on a dharna to express anguish over the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib and two of them were killed in police firing at Behbal Kalan.