Navjeevan Gopal


Punjab ‘extrotion’ case: Vigilance report puts role of ex-Sangrur SSP under scanner
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

According to the official, the analysis of financial trail, as detailed by the duo about having arranged money which was paid to policemen, and other investigations “clearly point towards extortion”.

Parkash Singh Badal advice to Amit Shah: Dispel insecurity among minorities
Fri, Jun 08, 2018

Amit Shah’s meeting with Badals comes in the backdrop of strained ties of BJP with some of its allies. A section of SAD leadership has been complaining that the BJP, which came to power in 2014 with an absolute majority, had not been giving due respect to the alliance partners.

Punjab: Speaker Rana KP Singh personally gave us plot allotment letters, say beneficiaries
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

The scheme, introduced when the SAD-BJP was in power, provided five marlas of land to Scheduled Caste families who do not have any land or their own home.

Inmates in Punjab jails can still give a buzz to minister
Wed, May 30, 2018

ADGP (Prisons) Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota said action was being taken against the jails officials found to be conniving with the inmates to smuggle mobile phones inside the jails.

Sidhu: Wife, son won’t take up government jobs offered to them
Sun, May 27, 2018

Navjot Singh Sidhu said his son called him on phone Saturday and told him to “call Sir (Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda) to inform his (Karan’s) decision that he cannot join.”

Navjot Singh Sidhu says son a legal officer by merit alone
Sat, May 26, 2018

While Karan Singh’s appointment came on Thursday, Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu was appointed the chairperson of Punjab Warehousing Corporation last month.

Ludhiana jailbreak: Probe indicts three jail officials  
Tue, May 22, 2018

Their movements, captured on the CCTV cameras in the jails, showed that they moved freely for nearly “one hour” inside the jail, before making their escape, said a source.

A look at rampant constructions plaguing Himachal
Sun, May 13, 2018

An Assistant Town Planner was recently shot dead while supervising a Supreme Court-mandated demolition of illegal structures in Kasauli.

Kasauli murder: The story of Narayani and how it came up
Sun, May 13, 2018

According to the plan submitted with the application for the guesthouse -- named after Singh's mother Narayani – the basement was demarcated as 'car parking' and the ground floor as dining space and kitchen.

Illegal construction: How it all began — A plea in NGT against a Himachal govt hotel
Mon, May 07, 2018

The NGT stayed the construction of the proposed hotel, which was to come up on the annexe area of Ross Common, an HPTDC property.

Concrete Jungle: Kasauli illegal construction
Mon, May 07, 2018

On April 17, the Supreme Court ordered demolition of unauthorised constructions at 13 hotels and guest houses in Kasauli Planning Area. A murder during the implementation of the order on May 1 raises several questions.

Kasauli official murder case: Three days on, cops start enforcing DM order on licensed firearms
Sun, May 06, 2018

However, it took four days for the police to act as policemen showed up at the hotels on Saturday, asking the owners of 13 hotels and guest houses to deposit the licensed weapons, while citing the May 2 order of the Solan DM.

Kasauli murder — In her last hours, the last words: ‘We are only following court orders’
Thu, May 03, 2018

Her’s was one of four teams that had moved out from a government guest house in Dharampur to carry out a Supreme Court order to demolish illegal constructions at hotels and guest houses in Kasauli, a hill town in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh.

Gurdaspur: Jail superintendent, deputy suspended after recovery of nine mobile phones from jail
Thu, May 03, 2018

A senior jail official present there had said that Gurdaspur jail was among the four jails in the state having proximity to residential areas from where phones and drugs could be thrown inside the jails.

Day after, demolition picks pace in Kasauli amid heavy security
Thu, May 03, 2018

Some hotel owners start razing illegal construction on their own

Illegal structures at Kasauli: Demolition comes to halt, slain officer’s kin call it ‘system failure’
Wed, May 02, 2018

There was a standoff between the officials and owners of Shivalik hotel and Narayani Guest House which culminated in Shail Bala’s murder. The demolition drive came to a grinding halt after Shail Bala was shot dead.

Woman officer heading SC-ordered demolition drive shot dead by hotel owner in Kasauli, accused on the run
Thu, May 03, 2018

A Public Works Department employee who was engaged by the administration among other PWD employees to clear the hotel rooms of belongings was also injured in the firing allegedly by Narayani hotel owner Vijay Thakur at about 2:33 pm.

Paddy ‘scam’ pits Punjab govt against Punjab National Bank
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

The PNB also approached Punjab police for registration of a case, alleging fraud/embezzlement of Rs 202 crore.

As many as 1547 mobile phones seized in Punjab jails in 2017
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Jail officials say that close proximity of at least four prisons to residential areas was among the factors leading to mobile phones making their way inside.

Day 1: Punjab Minister for jails gets a congrats call — from inside jail
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

After the “first-hand” experience” of the rampant use of mobile phones in Punjab prisons, Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa Wednesday kick-started a state-wide inspection with a surprise visit to the Central Jail in Patiala.