Saturday, April 21, 2018
facebook

google plus


PG candidates asked to join allotted seats in three days

Development comes as HC dismisses petition challenging govt notification21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

FARIDKOT: After keeping the joining of around 500 MBBS and BDS doctors to their allotted medical and dental colleges for postgraduate (PG) courses under suspension for over two weeks, the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on Friday asked all of them to join the allotted seats in three days.

[ + read story ]

Balwant Garg

Tribune News Service

Faridkot, April 20

After keeping the joining of around 500 MBBS and BDS doctors to their allotted medical and dental colleges for postgraduate (PG) courses under suspension for over two weeks, the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on Friday asked all of them to join the allotted seats in three days.

The university also announced the schedule of the second round of counselling to fill all vacant seats of PG courses in the state.

All selected candidates will have join the allotted seats by April 23 and the second round of counselling would take place from April 24 to 26, said Dr Arvind Sharma, Registrar, BFUHS.

Earlier, on April 4, the BFUHS had put the joining of all candidates on hold. It had declined to issue the allotment letters to the candidates, who were allotted MD/MS/MDS seats in the first round of counselling.

The university had also postponed the second round of medical and dental counselling for an indefinite time after some candidates in government service in Punjab (PCMS) challenged the state government’s January 25 notification on fixing the eligibility criteria for PCMS doctors.

After these doctors challenged the notification in the High Court, the court on April 4 had issued the orders to keep the seat allotments in a sealed cover. The BFUHS was keeping the counselling under abeyance for the past two weeks.

Now after the High Court on Friday dismissed the petition of PCMS doctors, the BFUHS announced the dates of second round of counselling.

As the second round of counselling also hinges on the joining of the first round candidates, so it has now been fixed for April 24.

The PCMS doctors had challenged the January 25 notification about the eligibility criteria to get admission to PG courses for them.

As per the notification, a PCMS doctor must have completed four full years in a very difficult area or six years in a difficulty area or an appropriate combination of both to get an incentive of up to 30 per cent of marks in his score of the NEET-PG 2018 to get admission to PG course in Punjab. The incentive of marks is given at a rate of 10 per cent per year, maximum of three years.

The doctors with 2 years of service in PCMS challenged the notification, saying it is in conflict with the Regulations of Post Graduate Medical education.

Abhay Raj Singh, a doctor, claimed in the HC that he was eligible for an additional 20 per cent of marks scored by him in the NEET-PG examinations as he had served for 2 years in difficult and most difficult areas.

Aeronautical engineering college to start in August: Tech varsity VC

Aeronautical engineering college to start in August: Tech varsity VC

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: After the Punjab government decided to set up Punjab State Aeronautical Engineering College (PSAEC) in Patiala, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU) Vice-Chancellor Dr Mohan Paul Singh Ishar convened a meeting of officials of PSAEC and university here on Friday.

Fire destroys wheat on five acres in Barnala

Fire destroys wheat on five acres in Barnala

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BARNALA: Wheat crop on five acres and stubble on 110 acres were gutted in a fire that broke out in various villages of Barnala district.

9 agenda items passed at General House meeting

9 agenda items passed at General House meeting

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: The General House meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda convened on Friday turned into a war of words among the Mayor, councillors and civic body officers.

10 years on, dist Sports Dept sans permanent judo coach

10 years on, dist Sports Dept sans permanent judo coach

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: The district Sports Department has been without a permanent judo coach for the past 10 years.

Speed up lifting: DC to agencies

Speed up lifting: DC to agencies

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra on Friday directed procurement agencies to speed up lifting to avoid a glut-like situation at grain markets in the district.

Ujjwala scheme: 3K gas connections distributed

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Following the directions of the Central government, as many as 3,000 gas connections were distributed among the beneficiaries under the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan in the district.

204 get degrees during convocation

204 get degrees during convocation

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Baba Farid College organised its third convocation here on Thursday.

70 students attend session on RTI Act

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: The Regional Centre, Bathinda, of the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPA) Punjab organised a one-day RTI Act, 2005 awareness seminar at the Punjabi University Regional Centre on Friday.

‘Avoid steroids, follow healthy diet to prevent kidney diseases’

‘Avoid steroids, follow healthy diet to prevent kidney diseases’

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Addressing a press conference here on Friday, a team of renowned kidney transplant surgeons from the region talked about treatment and prevention of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

City-based judoka to represent country at Asian meet in Lebanon

City-based judoka to represent country at Asian meet in Lebanon

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Adding another feather to his cap, city-based judo player Harshdeep Singh Brar (20) has been selected to participate in the Junior Asian Judo Championship to be held in Lebanon in May.

City boy shines in Mumbai contest

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Bharat Ahuja, a third year student of the Department of Architecture at Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology (GZSCET), has been declared the first runner-up of the ‘Vivek Punjabi Visions Award 2018’ held in Mumbai this week.

Married woman ends life

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

Faridkot: A 27-year-old married woman committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her house in Dana Romana village under Kotkapura sadar police station here.

Information kiosk installed at Faridkot judicial complex

Information kiosk installed at Faridkot judicial complex

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

FARIDKOT: To help the litigants and general public in knowing the present status of a judicial case in different courts of Faridkot, District and Sessions Judge on Thursday inaugurated a digital info kiosk at the judicial complex here.

Bathinda DC unveils Rs 10,608-cr annual plan

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra on Wednesday released the annual credit plan of the district amounting to Rs 10,608 crore for 2018-19.

ENT surgeons from UK visit BFUHS

ENT surgeons from UK visit BFUHS

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

FARIDKOT: A team of doctors from the Medway NHS Foundation Trust, a public health benefit corporation in England, on Thursday visited Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) Faridkot.

Farmers told to use wheat straw as mulching material

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

MALOUT: The Horticulture Department has appealed to farmers to use wheat stubble as mulching material in orchards and vegetable fields to save environment.

Man arrested for forging verification documents

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: The Rama police arrested a shopkeeper from Phullokhari village on Thursday for forging police verification documents of labourers working at Guru Gobind Singh Refinery.

Admission to meritorious schools begins in state

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: The Society for Promotion of Quality Education for Poor and Meritorious Students of Punjab, Punjab School Education Board, has issued a notice announcing the registration for admission to Class XI in 10 meritorious schools based in Amritsar, Bathinda, Hakumat Singh Wala village in Ferozpur, Gurdaspur, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala and Ghabdhan village in Sangrur in the non-medical, medical and commerce streams and Talwara township for only girls in the commerce and humanities streams.

Mansa DC inspects wheat procurement centres

Mansa DC inspects wheat procurement centres

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, Deputy Commissioner, Mansa, on Thursday inspected the process of wheat procurement and lifting in the grain markets of Bhikhi and Budhlada in Mansa district.

Youth ends life

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: A 23-year-old youth has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Amarpura Basti.

Kathua rape: Cong activists hold protest for justice

Kathua rape: Cong activists hold protest for justice

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

MALOUT: Congress activists on Thursday hold a protest against the Central government by blocking the Abohar-Delhi national highway for a few minutes.

Sasti Rasoi closed in Goniana, Bhucho

Sasti Rasoi closed in Goniana, Bhucho

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: After a couple of months of its inception, the Sasti Rasoi in Goniana and Bhucho Mandi have been shut down.

Migrant farm labourers suffer as trains get delayed

Migrant farm labourers suffer as trains get delayed

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: Railway passengers are at the receiving end these days as a majority of the trains are running behind their scheduled timetable.

DEIC sees rise in children suffering from anaemia

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: Owing to rising awareness and screening of children affected by anaemia at government schools in the district, the number of patients at District Early Intervention Centre (DEIC) has increased manifold in the past two years.

Scarcity to end soon as water released into canal

Scarcity to end soon as water released into canal

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: The water shortage woes, which had hit the city due to Sirhind canal closure, may end soon as water has been released into the canal.

Last date for applying subsidy on green manure seeds is April 25

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab government is providing subsidy for improving the health of the soil by using green manure seeds.

Govt Rajindra College

Hotel management department grapples with shortage of staff

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: The hotel management department of Government Rajindra College is grappling with lack of infrastructure and staff.

11 items on agenda to be tabled todayGeneral House meeting

11 items on agenda to be tabled today

20 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

BATHINDA: A total of 11 agenda items worth Rs 3.25 crore will be discussed at the General House meetings of the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda on Friday.

Safety training programme held at GHTP

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: Our desire and endeavour is to ensure the safety of each person and machine.

Residents start indefinite protest over razing wall

Residents start indefinite protest over razing wall

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

MALOUT: Residents of Ajit Nagar here have started an indefinite protest against the local administration after it on Tuesday razed a wall to make way for the cremation ground from a street.

Discourage farmers from stubble burning: PPCB to Agri Dept

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

FARIDKOT: After it faced strong opposition from a farmers’ union post-paddy harvesting season last year, the Punjab Pollution Control Board is relying on the Agriculture Department to sensitise farmers to discourage wheat stubbles burning this time.

Civic body keen on development in private colonies

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda has scheduled to hold a general house meeting on April 20, but ironically no new development work agenda has been included in the meeting.

Panels fail to submit reports on issues

Panels fail to submit reports on issues

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: Nearly more than two weeks have gone since nine committees were constituted by the Mayor over various issues.

Technical glitch at RTA troubles visitors

Technical glitch at RTA troubles visitors

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: People visiting the Regional Transport Office are a harried lot as the Transport Department’s newly introduced software Vahan 4.

MC to remove illegal footpaths, ramps on 18 roads in city

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) has issued notices to remove illegal footpaths and ramps on 18 roads in the city.

Proposal for constructing girls’ hostel invited

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: District Welfare Officer (DWO) Sardool Singh has asked the authorities of Government Rajindra College to submit a proposal for constructing a girls' hostel for the facilitation of SC/ST category students under the Centrally-sponsored Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojana.

Patients of Civil Hospital can get diagnostic tests done at Advanced Cancer Institute

Patients of Civil Hospital can get diagnostic tests done at Advanced Cancer Institute

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: In a major relief to the suspected patients of cancer visiting the Bhai Mani Singh Civil Hospital, Advanced Cancer Institute has decided to extend them the facility of MRI and CT scan along with various other costly diagnostic tests.

Over 50% Bathinda cops are unfit, says medical report

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: More than 50 per cent of the cops in Bathinda district are unfit.

Rise in women addicts seeking treatment

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: A large number of women drug addicts are coming forward for medication at the drug de-addiction centre in the city.

VIVO IPL fan park comes to city this weekend

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: If you are a cricket fan then gear up to watch some real excited matches of the Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) on a giant-sized screen coupled with a stadium-like feel at the Cops Club ground here this coming weekend.

Court summons two policemen in illegal confinement, torture case

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

FARIDKOT: For allegedly torturing a person in the lock-up and forcing him to make a confession, the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Faridkot has summoned two head constables to face trial in a criminal case.

Farmers rue poor facilities at grain market

Farmers rue poor facilities at grain market

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: The district administration may be claiming that it has made all requisite arrangements for farmers’ convenience at the local grain market, but those who are staying there to safeguard their yield have a different story to tell.

  • SpectrumRise of the marathon runner

    Rise of the marathon runner

    Indians are lacing up and taking to the streets as marathon participation becomes a country-wide rage. As they surge, so do the numbers, year after year.

  • Mulk Raj Anand’s angst with ‘isms’

    A few years before he died, I happened to meet Mulk Raj Anand at Hauz Khas, New Delhi. Anand wondered aloud why I should have travelled a good distance to see him and asked me humorously whether Indian researchers would ever give up the three chachas of early Anglophone Indian writing, the other two being Raja Rao and RK Narayan.

  • When the will became a weapon

    Subedar Joginder Singh is a just-released Simarjit Singh-directed 1962 India-China War biopic. It has actor-singer Gippy Grewal in the lead with Aditi Grewal as his charming consort.

more Spectrum...
Move on a fast track

Move on a fast track

18 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM
Fashioning a dream vocationIn Conversation

Fashioning a dream vocation

18 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM
Skills to chisel your career

Skills to chisel your career

18 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM
Communication goes onlineCareer Compass: New-Age Media

Communication goes online

18 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM
more Jobs & Careers...