पंजाब में पानी में चलने वाली बसें होंगी नीलाम, करीब 9 करोड़ में खरीदी थी बादल सरकार ने

चंडीगढ़। पंजाब के स्थानीय निकाय मंत्री नवजोत सिंह सिद्धू  ने पूर्व बादल सरकार पर पंजाब के खजाने को लूटने का आरोप लगाया है। उन्होंने कहा कि पूर्व उपमुख्यमंत्री नवजोत सिद्धू ने अपनी जिद्द को पूरा करने के लिए पानी में बस चलाने का निर्णय लिया था, जिससे सकरकार को करीब 9 करोड़ रुपए का नुकसान उठाना पड़ा। सिद्धू ने कहा कि अब सुखबीर बादल की खरदी हुई पानी में चलने वाली बस नीलाम की जाएगी।वह आज यहां पत्रकार वार्ता को संबोधित कर रहे थे।

नवजोत सिद्धू ने कहा कि वह पंजाब को आर्थिक मंदी से निकालने के लिए हर संभव कोशिश कर रहे हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि अपनी जिद्द को पूरा करने के लिए सुखबीर बादल पानी वाली बस लेकर आए, और बसें चली नहीं, इन बसों पर 8 करोड़ 62 लाख खर्च हुआ है और कमाई हुई 70 हजार रुपये ही हुई। उन्होंने कहा कि पूरे खर्च का 5 प्रतिशत वापिस हुआ। कैबिनेट मंत्री ने कहा कि पिछली सरकार में सरकारी बसें घाटे में रहीं, जबकि बादल परिवार की बसें फायदे में रहीं। ऐसा क्या हो गया कि सरकारी बसें घाटे में रहीं, जबकि बादल परिवार की बसें फायदे में रहीं।

Creativity alone helps organisations succeed: Communication Professional

The Department of Public Relations (DPR), Panjab University and Chandigarh Chapter of Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) organised an interactive session with Mr Pushpinder Singh, the founder and Director of one of India’s leading advertising agencies, Saints and Warriors, Mumbai, here today.

Addressing the public relations and advertising professionals, Pushpinder Singh said that creativity is the key to profitability of any business, though they are no more than 1 percent of such agencies in the country engaged in creative work.

Though digital agencies have mushroomed in the country, hardly anyone is making profits except those engaged in digital media buying.

Responding to the question of future of Indian print media vis-à-vis advent of digital media, Pushpinder said that print media would survive in the country only because of huge niches and pockets of markets available for the print media to reach out, where vernacular media has succeeded.

The digital versions of newspapers have cropped up though none has any robust revenue model in place, which would continue to exist with the printed versions, he added.

CJ Singh, National Executive Vice President of PRCI underlined the need for result-oriented communication approach and strategies to benefit the stakeholders that any organisation intends to reach.

Renuka B. Salwan, Director Public Relations, and Vice Chairperson of Northern Region of PRCI, provided an overview of the PRCI in upgrading the skills of the PR professionals, and presented vote of thanks to the guest speaker.

Public Relations Council of India traction hour with Mr. Pushpinder Singh



Public Relations Council of India in association with Department of Public Relations, Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh is organising an interaction with Mr. Pushpinder Singh, Founder Director, Saints and Warriors, one of the India’s Leading Creative & Advertising Agencies at PU Guest House at 5:00pm today.

Government’s “deep disapproval” to WhatsApp and called for “necessary remedial measures” and “immediate action”

Hindu meals Withdrawn from Air Emirates

  • Most big airlines give this option for the sake of clarity for non-vegetarians who do not eat beef or pork.
  • Air India and Singapore Airlines have special meals titled ‘religious’ in their menu.

NEW DELHI: Dubai-based mega carrier Emirates is withdrawing “Hindu meal” — a popular option given by several international airlines for travellers to pre-book meals based on their religious beliefs — from its flights. The airline says its “Hindu customers can order in advance from a wide variety of regionally-inspired vegetarian and special meals catering to specific dietary requirements, in all classes of travel… (including) options of religious meals like Vegetarian Jain Meal, Indian Vegetarian Meal, Kosher meals and Non-Beef non-vegetarian options as well.”

Most big airlines give this option for the sake of clarity for non-vegetarians who do not eat beef or pork. Air India and Singapore Airlines have special meals titled ‘religious’ in their menu.

Emirates says: “Emirates will discontinue the Hindu meal option. We constantly review our offering, taking into consideration customer uptake and feedback… Food and drink form an integral part of any Emirates flight experience….” Among “religious meals”, Emirates ‘website lists Indian veg meal (AVML), Vegetarian Jain meal and Kosher meal.


Army arrested Lt. Col Singh in Imphal claims Wife

IMPHAL: The wife of a serving Lt Colonel who had reportedly accused his superiors of extortion and carrying out fake encounters sought help on Tuesday from Manipur police and social organisations for the safety of her husband, alleging that he was arrested by the Army without any warrant two days ago.

In an FIR lodged with the local police, Ranju Singh said an Army team led by a Lt Colonel picked up her husband, Lt. Col Dharamvir Singh of 3 Corps of Intelligence and Surveillance Unit (CISU), from his official quarters here at 6.30 am on Sunday. She said that the officers told Dharamvir that he was being taken into custody as per the direction of the commandant of 3 CISU.

Ranju said since she was not keeping well, she had sent the family’s help to get some medicines, but he was not allowed to move out of the Army complex. She added that she, along with her two children, later left the quarter to stay at a friend’s house. She feared that the Army might plant incriminating documents in her husband’s room.

Later in the evening, Ranju met the media at the Manipur Press Club to narrate the incident in detail. With her minor daughters by her side, she questioned the Army’s motive and said, “I am very worried and helpless.” When contacted, the Army said that it would come out with a clarification soon.

50-year-old woman schoolteacher was allegedly beheaded in Jharkhand’s Seraikela-Kharsawan

AMSHEDPUR: A 50-year-old woman schoolteacher was allegedly beheaded by a youth inside the campus of a government-run school in Jharkhand’s Seraikela-Kharsawan district on Tuesday, afternoon.

The accused then ran through the village streets with the severed head while threatening panicked bystanders, before getting arrested.

The teacher, Sukru Hessa, was overseeing a physical training session of students when the accused Hari Hembram — who is in his twenties — barged into the campus of Khaparsai Middle School while screaming at her. He pushed her on the ground, dragged her to a distance and attacked her with a dagger, witnesses said.

While Hessa died on the spot, Hembram fled with the chopped head and the murder weapon. He then ran around the village with the severed head, wielding the dagger at passersby for almost four hours before being held.

“We are yet to ascertain the motive behind the murder. The accused seemed to be deranged,” said Seraikela-Kharsawan SP Chandan Kumar Sinha. Hessa and Hembram were both residents of Khapsarai village, said cops.

Departments under me have provided employment to one crore youths : Gadkari


NEW DELHI: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday claimed that the departments under him have provided employment to one crore youths since the NDA government came to power in May 2014.

The minister, however, did not provide any data to support his claim. Speaking on the sidelines of an event to mark the 50th foundation day of WAPCOS, a public sector undertaking under the ministry of water resources, he said he was in the process of collecting data and statistics to support his claims.

His remarks came at the time when the opposition parties are attacking the Centre on the issue of employment generation and criticising PM Narendra Modi over his claim that his government had created lakhs of jobs. “What the PM has said is absolutely correct. My departments generate a lot of direct and indirect employment. One crore youths have been given employment,” he said.