Navjeevan Gopal

Articles By Navjeevan Gopal

Stream area in parts of New Chandigarh should be protected under PLPA: Experts’ draft report

IISWC team revisited the PLPA areas in 12 villages in Mohali district after Forest dept’s request, raises red flag for builders

Centre grants Rs 15.78 crore for security infra at Dera Baba Nanak

The project includes construction of police station building (Type ‘H’), office of DSP counter intelligence and other staff of the Intelligence wing, dormitory accommodation for 150 police personnel and 50 residential flats.

Commutation of Rajoana’s death penalty: the story and the controversy

Balwant Singh Rajoana was convicted in the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh on August 31, 1995.

Haryana Assembly elections: In alliance revival, SAD seeks visibility, INLD bid to regain lost ground

In 2014, INLD and SAD had contested election in alliance with each other with INLD contesting on 88 seats and SAD on remaining two. However, both the parties fell out with each other more than two years ago as the SYL row reached a flashpoint.

New Chandigarh: Residential project ‘obstructs natural flow of Siswan river’, NGT seeks report from Punjab

Tribunal says that the report may be furnished by email within one month; SEIAA made nodal agency for compliance

Fresh twist: Not Friday, Punjab govt say they recovered a drone last month

A top officer of Punjab Police when contacted Thursday night had feigned ignorance about any recovery of any drone in August and about any communication by Punjab with Centre saying, “It is not in my knowledge”.

Counter intel top cop says one more ‘drone’ recovered in border areas of Punjab

DSP (counter intelligence) Balbir Singh, also claimed that the drones from Pakistan breached Punjab border in at least three villages to drop weapons.

Punjab: Two govt depts in tussle over service charge for outsourced manpower

Sources say that while finance department insists that any service provider, which provides manpower services to the government departments, charges 2.5 per cent as the service charge, the PESCO, the only government service provider, refuses to accept anything less than 10 per cent.

NSG proposes regional hub in Amritsar for North India

Nearly 140 acres of land will be required for an NSG hub at Amritsar. The NSG Headquarters has observed that aspects of availability of land and willingness of the state government to provide the same needs to be explored.

NSG proposes regional hub in Amritsar for North India

It also states that the location would provide “ideal conditions for execution of NSG operations owing to presence of an operational international airport (to enable airlift) and adequate lines of communication in the close proximity”.

Kartarpur Corridor: Punjab govt seeks Rs 39 crore one-time grant from Centre for security, infrastructure

Out of Rs 39.02 crore, Rs 18 crore was sought for setting up of facilitation centres, Rs 16.34 crore for security, Rs 2.88 crore for healthcare services and Rs 1.8 crore for fire safety equipment.

Kartarpur Corrdior: For alternate passage, Punjab govt transfers mortgaged land to LPAI

Through an order recently, Punjab Financial Commissioner Revenue KBS Sidhu transferred the 21 kanal of land, which includes land against which a loan was taken by a private individual from Oriental Bank of Commerce, Shukarpura branch, Batala.

J&K: Wildlife board nod to Gulmarg defence project

The proposed project in J&K includes installation of air defence and weaponry along with helipad construction. “Only radar system would be set up in the sanctuary area and all other basic infrastructure will be outside the wildlife area,” Gupta said.

Punjab: Road through Abohar sanctuary to have underpasses for wildlife

The unique sanctuary — owned entirely by private individuals or panchayats — is the natural habitat of the endangered blackbuck, the state animal of Punjab, and other wildlife.

Illegalities in bus route permits: Punjab transport dept starts issuing notices again, 110 firms under scanner

Punjab Transport Department had last year started issuing notices for illegal extensions, diversions and curtailment of routes and increase or decrease in trips as it introduced new transport policy last year.

To check stray cattle attack, Punjab Minister to depts: ‘How much money collected as cow cess’

The minister added that exercise would also reveal why despite there being a large number of gaushalas the stray cattle were still roaming on roads and causing accidents.

Behind drug menace in five North Western states — supply at doorstep, quick money: Study

The team considered only those drugs such as heroin, opium and ‘chitta’, which have been banned under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

532 kg heroin recovery case: ‘Key accused died in jail due to medical negligence’

Gurpinder, a diabetic patient, died in judicial custody on July 21 after his intermittent stay in Amritsar Central Jail since July. He was arrested by Customs after recovery of 532 kg heroin and 52 kg of mixed narcotics at Attari Integrated Check post.

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.