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Two teachers to get ‘lifetime achievement’ award: Dr. Cheema

CHANDIGARH: The Education Department, Punjab, has adopted a novel approach towards honouring the teaching community. As a step in the direction of encouraging teachers to do even better, the department has decided to honour 2 teachers with the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award this time. Under the initiative, 1 teacher each from male and female categories would

Must Watch: AAP Punjab lands in fresh controversy

Attack on RSS leader: Arrested three accused sent to judicial custody

Jalandhar: Three suspects brought on production warrants in connection with murder of RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja has been sent to judicial custody on Wednesday, at Jalandhar. The police have produced them before the local court after police remand, from where the court did not extend their remand and sent to judicial custody. On Aug 25,

In a rush for office? Grab a quick, fun breakfast

New Delhi: In the fast-paced lifestyles and the morning rush to work, don’t forget to fill your stomach with a hearty breakfast. While it should be nutritional and tasty, it can be quick and easy to make too. Chef Gaurav Chadha, in-house chef of Dr. Oetker, has shared tips on how to prepare lip-smacking breakfast

NGT notice to Centre, Punjab on Ambuja Cement plant expansion

New Delhi: With a plea seeking quashing of Environmental Clearance (EC) for expansion of Ambuja Cements’ unit in Punjab’s Ropar district, the National Green Tribunal today sought the responses from the Centre and the state government. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Punjab

Powerful IED planted by Naxals seized in Sukma

Raipur: A powerful IED planted by Naxals was today recovered near an under-construction culvert in Chhattisgarh’s  Sukma district, police said. The Improvised Explosive Device (IED), weighing about 10 kg, was unearthed by a team of CRPF’s 217 battalion under Maraiguda police station limits when they were patrolling to ensure security to the under-construction Maraiguda-Golapalli road, a CRPF

Have tears of joy, now I can die in peace, says Mamata

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Tata Motors’ Nano project case as a “landmark victory”, adding she had “tears of joy” on learning about the decision and can now “die in peace”. The top court set aside the acquisition of land by the previous Left

Duterte to meet Obama over war on drugs

Manila: US President Barack Obama and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will meet next week amid international concern over a three-month-old crackdown on drugs that has claimed more than 2,000 lives, officials said on Wednesday. White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said on Monday that during a meeting on September 6 Obama was expected

Emraan hopes ‘Baadshaho’ turns out bigger than ‘Once Upon…’

Mumbai:  Actor Emraan Hashmi is hopefu lthat his forthcoming film “Baadshaho” will be a bigger hit than his earlier blockbuster “Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai”. Directed by Milan Luthria, “Baadshaho” stars Ajay Devgn and Emraan. The trio last worked together in “Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai” in 2010, which went on to become

Notorious gangster Goru Bacha brought on production warrant in Faridkot

Faridkot: The local police brought notorious gangsters Gorru Baccha in Faridkot, connection with Dev murder case in Faridkot. on

Two drug peddlers arrested, 200 intoxicating pills seized

Phagwara: A BJP activist and a woman were arrested on charges of drug peddling from Kotrani village, police said today. The accused have been identified as Harjit Singh alias Ladi and Sheela Rani. The duo was arrested last night after a tip-off that they were moving in a car in Kotrani village in search of

Rajapaksa’s brother indicted by anti-graft commission

Colombo: The brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was among eight persons against whom the Sri Lankan graft commission filed a corruption case today for causing a loss of nearly USD 75 million to the country. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, 67, was the powerful secretary to the Ministry of Defence under his brother’s rule. He and seven

Ladakh has suffered years of neglect: Buddhist monk

Leh: Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir has suffered from years of neglect from the central government and ministers from Delhi come and make sweet promises only to forget, a top Buddhist monk has said. Bhikkhu Sanghasena, founder and spiritual director of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre, made the remarks here on Tuesday evening in the

Technip India contributes Rs 23.64 lakh to Naam Foundation

Mumbai: Leading project management andengineering firm Technip India has contributed Rs 23.64 lakh to ‘Naam Foundation’, set up by noted actor Nana Patekar to support the drought affected people in Maharashtra. Patekar formed the NGO last year to address the problems of drought-hit farmers in 22 districts of Maharashtra facing water crisis since many years.

Comedian Jason Byrne to enthral Indian audiences

New Delhi: British comedian Jason Byrne will on Friday take to the stage in Bengaluru for his India debut here, and subsequently perform in Mumbai and Delhi. Byrne will perform at the MLR Whitefield, courtesy AGP World, producers of theatrical plays like “History Of India”, “Blame It On Yashraj”, “Bottoms Up”, “Two To Tango, Three

Let the late Russian’s family keep London silver: Yogeshwar

New Delhi:  Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt is not keen to collect the upgraded silver medal from 2012 London Olympics on humanitarian grounds given that the original second place finisher’s positive dope test came after his death. “Besik Kudukhov shandaar pehelwaan the (Besik Kudukhov was a magnificent wrestler). Unke mirtyu ke baad dope test mein fail

Five injured in lightning strike in Delhi

New Delhi: Five persons, including two women and as many children, today sustained minor burn injuries when they were struck by lightning during rain at Hiranke village in north west Delhi. The injured, identified as Kiran (37), her two sons — Himanshu (14) and Mohit (12), Sashi (30) and Jaikishan (35) had taken shelter in

Minimum wage: CITU accuses Centre of ‘misleading’ workers

New Delhi: Accusing the government of”misleading” workers, unions today said the central advisory board did not discuss any proposal of hiking minimum wage to Rs 350 per day as announced by the government yesterday and the meeting on Monday was inconclusive. “There was no proposal to hike minimum wage to Rs 350 per day. The

AI startup unites with IIIT to enrich research

New Delhi: Artificial Intelligence research startup Staqu has entered into a partnership with Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi to enrich research in the field. “It is an open and unconstrained partnership that aims to boost research in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning,” Staqu Technologies Co-founder and CEO Atul Rai said.

10 grams heroin seized :Man arrested

Pathankot:  A  man was arrested for allegedly carrying 10 grams of heroin Today. The accused has been identified as Manjeet