Navjeevan Gopal

Articles By Navjeevan Gopal

Punjab budget session: Akalis lead families of farm suicide victims in protest march to Assembly

SAD said the protest against the Congress government was held for 'going back on its promise it waive off all farm loans as well as give one government job and Rs 10 lakh compensation to families of suicide victims.'

SFJ has right to freedom of expression…if they cross the line, we will not tolerate it: New Punjab DGP

"Extradition is a longish process. It is legally cumbersome and protracted. In some cases, there are delays because the leaders have to be answerable to their constituencies," IPS officer Dinkar Gupta.

Punjab: In new DGP’s rise, brakes on top post aspirations of 21 IPS officers

Directions laid down by Supreme Court say that in all practicality those officers should be empanelled for DGP post who have clear two years of service left.

Kartarpur corridor: Centre asks Punjab to ensure timely handing over of land for ICP

Acquisition proceedings, according to officials, for the 4.25 kilometer of stretch up to the point where the proposed ICP is to come up, have started and about 58 acres of land of three villages has been identified for the acquisition for the proposed corridor project.

Alliances have failed badly, joint fronts don’t work: Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa

Things work if there is one party and one base, Dhindsa told The Indian Express on Wednesday, when contacted.

Punjab: Navjot Singh Sidhu plans shikaras, floating restaurants, water sports at Harike

Dal Lake-like shikaras, floating restaurants and hotels, rafting, canoeing and parasailing are among several major initiatives planned by Punjab Tourism minister Navjot Singh Sidhu at Harike and upstream Beas and Sutlej to develop the wetlands as major tourism attraction.

SC verdict, Punjab DGP Arora’s extension puts focus on ’86, ’87 batch officers

Senior most officers, including 1985-batch’s Md Mustafa, won’t have ‘clear two years of service’ as directed by the SC.

Kartarpur corridor: After a war over credit, now begins political blame game over work delay

The leadership of the newly-formed Shiromani Akali Dal (Taksali), a party formed by three breakaway Taksali Akali leaders, is also questioning the alleged delay, warning both Congerss and SAD-BJP alliance of a “heavy price” in the elections.

Dustbins with names of BJP leaders in Himachal raise a stink

An official of SJVN Limited, which is associated with the CSR initiatives, said that they only “funded the project” and had nothing to do with putting names on the dustbins.

As many await promised jobs, Punjab wants to know if parents of men killed in Iraq willing to work for govt

There are 27 families in Punjab who lost a member each in Iraq. An official said cases of 14 had been so far cleared for jobs, out of which some have already joined while the final process for others was on.

Kartarpur corridor: Punjab Assembly passes resolution, suggests land swap with Pakistan

The resolution was initially aimed at praising the efforts of the Punjab government and the Centre for opening a cross-border passage to facilitate Indian Sikh pilgrims in visiting the gurdwara on the banks of Ravi river in Pakistan.

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.

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