Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday said his government will build 16 medical colleges in five years and the aspirants will no longer have to go to countries like Ukraine for medical education. This will raise the total number of medical colleges in the state to 25, transforming Punjab into a hub of medical education, he said chairing a meeting to review the status of the upcoming five medical colleges at Sangrur, SAS Nagar, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur and Malerkotla. Read: Students Should Fix Their Goals and Work Hard to Achieve Them: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla “The state has a glorious legacy of producing world-class doctors,” the chief minister said. Lamenting that none of the successive governments in the state focused on establishing quality medical colleges in Punjab, Mann said as a result of this, a large number of students have to go abroad for medical education. The chief minister said the students aspiring to pursue medical education will no longer have to go … [Read more...] about 16 New Medical Colleges to Be Set Up in Punjab: CM Bhagwant Mann
Any time the leaders of India and Pakistan (or China) are slated to attend a regional or multilateral event, the media and strategy community dive headlong into a high-decibel speculation about the possibility of a bilateral meeting. Though not formally confirmed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit at Samarkand, Uzbekistan in mid-September 2022, when India inter alia is to assume presidency of the organisation as well as host the 2023 summit. The newly minted Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is also expected to attend, triggering another round of ‘talkathon’. A similar speculation had ensued before the SCO summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (June 13-14 2019) which was attended by Modi and Sharif’s predecessor Imran Khan. No meeting eventually materialised, except for a brief exchange of pleasantries in the delegates’ lounge. That too was disclosed not by India but the Pakistani foreign minister. … [Read more...] about Will PM Modi and Shehbaz Sharif Meet on SCO Sidelines in Samarkand?