Navjeevan Gopal

Articles By Navjeevan Gopal

Alarm bells ringing for NDA & BJP ahead of 2019: Akali MP Naresh Gujral

Akali MP also said he felt it was important for the country to be led by NDA, but added, “However they need to get off from their high horse and start talking to regional parties”.

Goodwill gesture: Punjab to enhance yearly parole period of convicts to four months

The existing maximum parole of 84 days in a year could be availed twice, 42 days each in a year, or could be further split into four parole periods of 21 days each, said an official.

Chandigarh: SAD to seek forgivness for ‘any inadvertent mistakes’

SAD has faced sharp criticism for long now over desecration of Guru Granth Sahib in Bargari in 2015 and subsequent incidents of police firing on anti-desecration protesters, in which two protesters were killed in Behbal Kalan on October 14, 2015.

Amritsar train tragedy: In Feb, security committee backed proposal to put cameras on engines

The proposal came up and was discussed in the quarterly meeting of State Level Security Committee for Railways held on February 15.

Explained: The role of the 5 Sikh takhts, and the debate over a proposal for a 6th

A look at the significance of takhts, and both sides of the debate over a proposal for a 6th.

Acquittal of Bibi Jagir Kaur: Verdict bad in law, will move SC, says complainant

Kamaljeet Singh, the Begowal resident who claims to have married Jagir Kaur’s daughter Harpreet Kaur before her death, said that he had “sent a letter to Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice on July 12, seeking transfer of the case to some other bench.”

Punjab: Verdict puts spotlight on Jagir Kaur’s swinging political fortunes

A two-time Cabinet minister, Jagir Kaur could not contest 2017 Assembly elections because of her conviction by the special CBI court in Patiala in 2012 for conspiring to kidnap and cause her daughter’s miscarriage in 2000.

Amritsar grenade attack: 40 years ago, clash between Nirankaris, Sikh radicals pushed Punjab into dark days of terror

The 1978 clash is considered a watershed moment that subsequently pushed Punjab into the dark phase of terrorism and brought Sikh militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in spotlight.

Police firing case: Badal questioned, he says SIT is politically motivated

Drama ensued when SIT member IG Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh reached Badal’s residence at 2.30 pm and Badal insisted that SIT chairman Prabodh Kumar also come.

Kashmir youths who joined militancy should surrender: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat

The Army chief added, “The terrorists are local. They are not even trained. They are being made to join militant ranks through radicalisation and misinformation. They do not have any training and get killed in (a) few days, months.”

Punjab: Atleast 60 IAS officers to be poll observers in 5 states

A government functionary said that it was “unprecedented” that such a large number of IAS officers are going for election duty to other states simultaneously.

Amritsar train accident: SIT contemplates lie detector test on DMU loco pilot

The SIT has also been informed that the speedometer of the Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) train which mowed down 61 people to death and left scores of others injured stopped functioning after the accident.

Struggle within: Why SAD veterans are protesting about way party is run

Last week, a Lok Sabha MP quit all party posts, following a Rajya Sabha MP last month. What is it about? Can it matter to the long-time NDA constituent’s prospects in Punjab?

Never sought Sukhbir’s resignation: SAD core committee members

During core committee meeting, a member said, “Seeking resignation of party president and its acceptance, if the president resigns, was a lengthy procedure, involving SAD core committee, political affairs committee, and the SAD delegates."

Prime Minister hails farmer’s campaign against stubble burning

On October 15, The Indian Express reported on how Gurbachan stopped burning crop stubble almost two decades ago. And about how he has since persuaded at least 40 farmers in his village to put crop residue to good use in the fields.

Didn’t see, feel anything amiss during mishap near Amritsar, say passengers on same train

The train left Jalandhar an hour late on Monday, with the loco pilot blowing the horn continuously well ahead of approaching railway crossings. Policemen stood in clusters at vulnerable points near Jaura Phatak as train chugged into Amritsar railway station at 8.15 pm.

Sidhus say organisers issued repeated warnings; blame railways, allege conspiracy

Both Navjot Singh and Navjot Kaur told The Sunday Express separately that announcements were repeatedly made at the Dhobi Ghat Dussehra celebration asking people to beware of passing trains.

Amritsar train accident: Braked but couldn’t stop in time, sped after people threw stones, says train driver

This claim by the driver is at odds with eyewitness accounts, and the several videos of the incident circulating on social media.

Plot to attack Prakash Singh Badal: ‘Mastermind’ visited Punjab ahead of SAD rally

Punjab Police are working on the leads to trace and nab the men in Punjab with whom German may have been in touch.

How a Punjab farmer is showing the way in crop burning fight

Gurbachan (57) stopped burning stubble in the 40 acres that he farms with his brother Gurdev almost two decades ago in Burj Deva Singh village.