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Aman Skoda booked in another case of cheating

Bathinda: In a period of less than a week, infamous swindler Amandeep Kamboj (Aman Skoda) of Punnawala village in Fazilka district has been booked in a yet another case of duping in the name of his ‘high-connections’ with Punjab Police officials. In the latest case, Chamkaur Singh of Khosa Dal Singh Wala village at Mallanwala

Trump says may seek India’s help on ‘unstable’ Pak’s nukes

Washington: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump today hinted at seeking help from India and other nations to address the “problem” of what he described as a “semi-unstable” nuclear-armed Pakistan. Trump’s such a remarks came during a town-hall in Indianapolis in response to a question on how he would deal with countries like Pakistan which has

‘Need to strengthen India’s food policies’

New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairperson H.L.Dattu said on Thursday the country’s food policies need to be strengthened to make them more affective. “There are several food schemes such as the ‘Antodaya Yojna’ and many others like this. There has been no dearth in the number of policies and programmes in food issues.

Five injured in crude bomb explosion

Kozhikode: Five persons have been injured,two of them seriously, in a crude bomb explosion near Thiruvamparambu in the district, police said Thursday. The five were engaged in making crude bombs at a vacant place when the explosion took place around 9.30 PM yesterday, Nadapuram sub-Inspector Rajesh said. All of them have been admitted to Kozhikode

Two held for stealing dagger gifted to Nehru

New Delhi: Two sanitation workers at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, were arrested for stealing a dagger gifted to the former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru by Saudi Arabia, police said on Thursday. Ram Chander and Sandeep were arrested on Wednesday night for stealing the gold-coated dagger, which was recovered from them. The dagger was

Facebook profits triple in 2016 first quarter, stocks surge

Washington: Riding on advertisement growth, social media giant Facebook on Wednesday reported a stellar $1.5 billion first-quarter profit or 52 cents per share in 2016 — nearly triple of last year’s profits of $512 million in the same period. Better than expected results led to Facebook shares jump more than 9 percent in after-hours trading.

35 mn talked about Indian assembly polls on Facebook; BJP most discussed party

Kolkata: A whopping 35 million people across the globe took part in conversations on India’s state assembly elections on Facebook, from January 1 to April 1, according to the social networking site. “35 million people have engaged in conversations related to the India state assembly elections globally on Facebook (from 1st Jan to 1st April).

UN condemns killing of 12 Egyptians, 3 others in Libya

Tripoli: The United Nations’ Libya envoy has condemned the killing of 12 Egyptians and three Libyan nationals in a string of incidents in the central town of Bani Walid. “I strongly deplore these terrible killings and call on those with authority on the ground in Bani Walid to ensure that the incidents are investigated and

Commencement of work for Ambedkar memorial at Indu mill may get delayed

Mumbai: Given the strong objections to the ribbed like ‘Stupa’ structure design and large green spaces, there could be a further delay in commencement of the construction work of grand memorial of Babasaheb Ambedkar at Indu Mill compound here. Maharashtra Minister of Social Justice Rajkumar Badole today said some changes will have to be made

2 killed, 9 coal miners missing in China

Beijing: At least two persons were killed and nine others missing days after a coal mine they were working in was flooded in the country’s northwest Shaanxi Province. The accident took place on Monday at Zhaojin Coal Mine in Yaozhou District when 67 workers were in the shaft, 56 of them managed to escape and

No top Pakistani cricketer applies for position of head coach

Karachi: No top Pakistani cricketer has applied for the position of head coach of the national team with some prominent players including Mohsin Khan, Moin Khan and Aaqib Javed insisting they don’t want to waste their time on paperwork when the cricket board has already made up its mind to appoint a foreign coach. According

Pargat Singh’s polite ‘no’ to CPS post leaves SAD red-faced

Chandigarh: In what comes as a big embarrasment to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the party’s Jalandhar Cantonment MLA and former Indian hockey captain Pargat Singh has refused to take oath as Chief Parliamentary Secretary (CPS), scheduled to be administered by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal in Chandigarh on Thursday. A close associate of

‘India’s urbanisation likely to be 60 pc in 3 decades’

New Delhi: India’s urbanisation may double to over 60 per cent in 30 years assuming that economic growth remains at 7-9 per cent level, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya said on Wednesday. “Generally, the level of urbanisation is over 60 per cent in developed economies. It will take time for India to achieve that level.

Trump delivers ‘America first’ foreign policy speech

Washington: Republican frontrunner for the 2016 presidential campaign Donald Trump vowed to pursue an “America first” foreign policy in a speech delivered here. “My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people and American security above all else,” Trump said on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. “America first will be the major

Breakthrough eluded Delhi talks: Pakistan top official

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry said that there was no breakthrough in talks with his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar on his recent trip to New Delhi. The foreign secretary, who was in Delhi on Tuesday to attend the Heart of Asia Senior Officials’ meeting, held talks with his Indian counterpart on bilateral issues, including

Deepika equals world record at World Cup

Shanghai: Indian archer Deepika Kumari on Wednesday equalled the world record in women’s recurve event before helping the country to the mixed pair bronze play-off in the first stage of the Archery World Cup that got underway here. The former world No.1 and winner of two Commonwealth Games gold medals shot 686 in the 72-arrow

Saina, Sindhu advance in Badminton Asia C’ships

Wuhan (China): India’s Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu advanced to the second round, while Kidambi Srikanth and women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa crashed out of the Badminton Asia Championships here on Wednesday. Fifth seed Saina moved past Group A qualifying winner Fitriani Fitriani of Indonesia 21-16, 21-17 in 21 minutes.

Woman names baby ‘Jet Star’ after giving birth on flight

Canberra: A woman who gave birth on a Jetstar flight has named her son after the airline, the media reported on Thursday. Australia’s Fairfax Media said woman, Saw Ler Htu, gave birth during the flight from Singapore to Myanmar, with the help of the crew and three doctors on board the flight, and as way

Second phase of Bihar panchayat polls begins

Patna: The second of a ten-phase panchayat elections in Bihar began on Thursday to elect 27,514 posts of the three-tier rural administrative structure, officials said. “Polls began on a peaceful note amid tight security. There were no reports of violence during initial hour,” an official said. In the first phase of polls, one person was

Intense fires engulf ten villages in Nabha

Nabha: Owing to a windy storm raging in the area, intense fires engulfed wheat fields in several villages of the district on Wednesday evening.  As per latest reports, as of now, no information of any human casualty has come in. However, there are reports of severe losses to the wheat crop, and hay stacks, and animals