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HC refuses to interfere in admission process of Khalsa College

New Delhi: Delhi High Court has refused to entertain an appeal against its single judge decision allowing Delhi University’s Khalsa College to commence its admission process for this academic year under minority status. A vacation bench of justices V Kameswar Rao and I S Mehta said the appeal by a teacher who claims that if

Social activist held for begging near collectorate

Coimbatore: A social activist created aflutter near the District Collector’s office here, standing with a begging bowl, seeking alms, to protest against the state government’s ‘failure’ to allocate adequatec funds to state-run schools. ‘Periyar’ Mani sought money from the public to help the students of government schools, police said. He also displayed a banner which

Sushma welcomes home Indian boy Sonu

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday welcomed home Sonu, the Indian boy who went missing from Delhi six years ago and was traced in Bangladesh. “From Geeta to Gurpreet and now to Sonu! EAM @SushmaSwaraj welcomes the young boy Sonu home from Bangladesh,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted. Sonu arrived

Farm revival some way off despite a good monsoon: Ind-Ra

New Delhi: Farm recovery may be delayeddespite a favourable monsoon this year and India needs more such spells because drought in the last two years has created much more severe stress, the latest report from India Ratings and Research said. A complete recovery of the farm sector would require a strong improvement in productivity, yield,

Haryana to auction bonds worth Rs 775 cr under UDAY

Mumbai: Reserve Bank has said Haryana willplace special securities worth Rs 775 crore tomorrow, under the discoms’ financial restructuring scheme, UDAY. “Haryana government proposes to issue special securities of a notified amount of Rs 775 crore, under the Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojna Scheme (UDAY)”, RBI said in a release. RBI has invited bids from eligible

Sheena Bora case: HC asks CBI court to give approver’s confession to accused

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directeda CBI court trying the Sheena Bora murder case to furnish a copy of confession given by Shyamwar Rai, former driver of prime accused Indrani Mukherjea, to the co-accused Sanjeev Khanna. Rai, was the first accused to be arrested in the case in August 2015, taking the lid off


3D GPS maps developed to track Tour de France cyclists

Canberra: Australian scientists have developed a revolutionary 3D interactive map of Tour de France’s grueling course helping fans to track down their favourite cyclists. People will be able to interact with the ‘Doarama’ maps, developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and experience every hill climb and sprint, while “virtually” taking in


India’s first integrated defence communication network launched

New Delhi: India’s first integrated defence communication network was today launched here enabling the army, air force, navy and the Special Forces Command to share situational awareness for a faster decision-making process. The Defence Communication Network (DCN), a strategic, highly secure and scalable system, has a pan-India reach — from Ladakh to the North East


Allahabad HC denies alimony to divorced working woman

Lucknow: A lower court order directing payment of alimony to a divorced woman under the Domestic Violence Act has been set aside by the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on grounds that she was a working woman. The high court on Wednesday ruled that a working woman is not entitled to alimony under the


Wadali Brothers to appear on ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’

Mumbai: Sufi musicians Wadali Brothers — Puranchand Wadali and Piyarelal Wadali — will soon be seen on the popular comedy show “The Kapil Sharma Show”. The Wadali Brothers and Punjabi musician Lakhwinder Wadali on Wednesday shot an episode for the Sony Entertainment Television show here, read a statement. The episode, featuring the famed duo who


7-year-old girl raped, stabbed to death in Allahabad

Allahabad: A seven-year-old girl was stabbed to death three weeks after being raped by her 14-year-old neighbour, with the victim’s family blaming the relatives of the accused for the murder. The incident took place last night at Sikariha Chhata village under Mauaima police station area, 50 km from the city, SP Rajesh Srivastava said today.

Selfie with alleged rape survivor in Rajasthan sparks controversy

Jaipur: A selfie clicked by the member of Rajasthan State Commission for Women with a alleged rape survivor triggered the controversy prompting the chairperson of the commission to seek a written explanation. Interestingly, the Chairperson Suman Sharma is also in the selfie along with the member Somya Gurjar. The selfie was clicked by Gurjar on

World Bank commits USD 1 bn for solar projects in India

New Delhi: Multi-lateral lender World Banktoday announced funding support of USD 1 billion for expansion of solar power capacity in India. It also signed an agreement with the International Solar Alliance (ISA), consisting of 121 countries led by India, to collaborate on increasing solar energy use across the world, with a goal of mobilising USD


Being a youth icon is a huge responsibility: Virat Kohli 

New Delhi: He has not only earned the tag of being a swashbuckling batsman of the Indian cricket team but also that of a youth icon. Star player Virat Kohli says being a role model for others is a huge responsibility as it can “affect a lot of people”.Living under the constant public gaze is


CM for action against teachers not joining duty in remote areas

Shimla: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday said that strict action would be taken if the teachers don’t join duties in remote and far flung areas of the state. While addressing a public meeting at Samej in Pandra-Beesh area of Shimla district, Singh said the directions had been issued either to join at the place

‘Phillauri’ shoot wraps up with Punjab as final stopover

Mumbai: Fox Star Studios and Anushka Sharma’s home production “Phillauri” has wrapped up its shoot with Punjab being the final stopover. Filmed extensively in the picturesque and colourful state, the film stars Diljit Dusanjh, Suraj Sharma, Mehreen Pirzada and Anushka. Co-produced by Clean Slate Films — Anushka’s production banner with brother Karnesh Sharma — and


Indian-American physicist donates USD 11 million to UCLA

Washington: An Indian-American physicist has donated USD 11 million to University of California to establish a center devoted to advancing knowledge of the basic laws of nature, the largest donation in the history of the varsity. “I thank Mani Bhaumik for his philanthropic leadership and for believing in UCLA,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. The

India, Pak must decide pace, scope of dialogue on Kashmir: US

Washington: Asserting that India and Pakistan must engage in “direct dialogue” to reduce tensions, the US has said it is for the two countries to determine the pace, scope and character of talks on the Kashmir issue. “The normalisation of relations between Pakistan and India is vital to both countries and the region,” State Department


2 transgender women running for US Congress could make history

Los Angeles: Two transgender women have been selected by primary voters in Utah and Colorado to run for the US Congress in November. Democrats Misty Snow and Misty Plowright would make history if elected. Snow, 30, a Utah grocery store clerk, is running for the Senate while Plowright, 33, a Colorado army veteran and former


Power employees defy ESMA, proceed on two-day strike

Chandigarh: Defying ESMA, thousands of employees of state power distribution companies on Wednesday began a two-day strike to protest the outsourcing of operation and maintenance of 23 power sub-divisions in Haryana even as the state government claimed power supply was normal. Protesting employees raised slogans against the state government at various places for its decision