Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: Punjab

More beds, new mattresses – Faridkot hospital was spruced up two days before minister’s visit

Punjab health minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra spent four hours at the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College & Hospital in Faridkot. The incident involving V-C Dr Raj Bahadur happened in the skin ward.

AAP defends Punjab minister after video shows him ‘humiliating’ medical college V-C 

Health Minister Jouramajra allegedly forced the V-C of a Faridkot medical college to lie on an ‘unclean’ bed during a visit. The ruling party said it was done with ‘good intentions'.

Punjab health minister under fire for making veteran surgeon lie down on dirty mattress

Chetan Singh Jouramajra was in a video clip seen forcing the Vice Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences to lie on a dirty mattress at a hospital during an inspection.

Punjab gets fifth advocate general in 10 months as Bhagwant Mann govt’s first pick resigns

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann told reporters Tuesday that senior advocate Vinod Ghai will replace Anmol Rattan Sidhu as the state’s advocate general.

‘Falsehood, devoid of facts’ — Punjab Police chief rebuts claims of deteriorating law & order

Data shows that while cases of murder, snatching and extremism reported to the police remain static, there was an increase in instances of extortion in Punjab after the killing of Sidhu Moose Wala.

New farm flashpoint in making? Why Modi govt’s MSP panel has Punjab govt, farm bodies on edge

Experts say future recommendations by the committee could lead to rejig of procurement system in states like Punjab, which may spark conflict between the AAP-governed state & Modi govt.

5 DGPs in 10 months — why Punjab Police ‘musical chairs’ has triggered alarm

Constant overhauls at a time when Punjab is facing major law & order challenges mean no senior officer in one position for over 3-4 months at a stretch. AAP plays down reshuffle.

Former WWE wrestler ‘The Great Khali’ accused of slapping Punjab toll booth employee

A purported video of the incident, however, does not show the former wrestler slapping the toll worker. According to police, no complaint has been filed by either side.

Punjab CM Mann set to remarry in Chandigarh. Kejriwal ‘special guest’, Sisodia likely to attend

The private ceremony will take place at his residence Thursday. According to reports, the 48-year-old will be marrying Dr Gurpreet Kaur, who is from Sangrur district.

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A woman walks past the logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), at its headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters

SEBI orders Indian credit agency Brickwork Ratings to shut down

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the credit rating agency due to repeated lapses in the functioning.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.