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Punjab Police withdraws 800 cops deployed with VIPs

Chandigarh:About 800 personnel deployed withVIPs, including politicians, have been withdrawn by the Punjab police following a review of the security cover provided to various protectees in the state. “About 800 police personnel have been withdrawn from various protectees. The security has been reviewed on the basis of threat perception, intelligence and norms,” a senior police

Teenager, who was injured in Maur blast, dies

Chandigarh: A 14-year-old boy, who hadsuffered serious injuries in Maur Mandi blast in Bathinda on January 31, died at a hospital in Ludhiana, officials said. Ankush Kumar breathed his last late yesterday night at DMC hospital where he was undergoing treatment, a Punjab government spokesperson said. With the death of Ankush, the death toll in

Man gets life term for raping 3-month-old baby

Hyderabad: A local court has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for raping a three-month-old baby in November 2015. L B Nagar Metropolitan Sessions Judge Sunita Kunchala on Wednesday convicted the 50-year-old accused, Padi Krishna, an electrician by profession, for kidnapping and raping the baby. The court awarded life imprisonment and imposed a fine of

Police begings probe into alleged molestation of woman

Bhubaneswar: The police today began investigating the alleged molestation of a working woman in a bus following a directive from Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Patnaik had tweeted last night that he had directed the Commissioner of Police to probe into the allegation made by the woman and take immediate action. The Chief Minister had

BJP MP demands strong action against those disrupting

New Delhi: A BJP MP today demanded strict action against those who interfere in the anti-militancy operations in Kashmir by pelting stones on the security forces engaged in encounters. During the Zero Hour in the Rajya Sabha, Shambhu Prasadji Tundiya cited the recent incident of Budgam in Kashmir where the security forces had to deal

Three medical students drown in Saryu river

Gonda (UP): Three paramedical students drowned in the Saryu river in Colonelganj area here today. Around 30 students of a local paramedical college had gone to Colonelganj Community Health Centre for training and were taking a stroll at the Saryu ghat when one of them slipped in the river, Colonelganj SDM Harishankar Lal Shukla said.

India’s longest highway tunnel set to open

Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir): India will set a benchmark in infrastructure when the country’s longest highway tunnel of 10.98 km opens between Udhampur and Ramban in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. To be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it will also be Asia’s first longest bi-directional tunnel with fully transverse ventilation system, according to

Chopper fares to Vaishnodevi shrine slashed

Jammu:Chopper services to the Vaishnodevishrine in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district will cost less from tomorrow as the Board governing the cave shrine has decided to slash helicopter fares. The one-way passenger fare for heli-travel between Katra and Sanjichhat will be Rs 1077 (inclusive of taxes) as against the existing fare of Rs 1170 per passenger

Kashmiri youth nabbed while trying to steal car

Jammu: A youth from south Kashmir was caught while attempting to steal a car in the heart of Jammu city and handed over to the police. The youth was trying to steal a Honda Amaze car in Ragunath Bazar area of the city when people raised an alarm as he tried drive away with the

‘Phillauri’ earns Rs 22 crore at the box office

Mumbai:Actress Anushka Sharma’s secondhome production “Phillauri” has collected a total of Rs 22.68 crore net since its release last week. Produced by Fox Star Studios and Clean Slate Films, the film was made at the cost of Rs 21 crore and had recovered Rs 12 crore from satellite and music rights before release. “Phillauri has

I must have done something right: SRK on Bollywood success

Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan says after spending25 years in Bollywood, he feels he must have done something good to achieve the life he leads today. The 51-year-old actor took to Twitter where he announced that he was present at the inauguration of a new VFX unit of his production house Red Chillies Entertainment for the

MP highlights menace of stray dogs & monkeys in Delhi

New Delhi: The menace of stray dogs and monkeys in the quarters for Members of Parliament here was highlighted in the Lok Sabha today, with an MP saying they are creating panic in many areas. Biju Janata Dal MP Kulamani Samal said the population of stray dogs and monkeys was growing so much in places

3 killed in Scorpio-Truck collision

Shahjahanpur: Three people were killed in a collision between a Scorpio and a truck near Salempur village on Etawah-Bareilly road, police said today. The accident took place late last night under Madnapur police station area when a speeding truck hit a Scorpio coming from the opposite direction. Rajpal Singh (74), Dinesh Trivedi (56) and Gaurav

Lawyers in western UP strike

Muzaffarnagar: The lawyers in western Uttar Pradesh today abstained from judicial work in protest against Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2017. “The lawyers in Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Bijnor, Meerut, Baghpat and Ghaziabad are observing one day strike against the Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2017 which bars advocates from holding agitation and makes them liable to compensate litigants if they

SC refuses urgent hearing on Ayodhya land dispute case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to accord an early hearing on a batch of civil appeals pertaining to the Ayodhya Ram Temple-Babri Masjid case. During the hearing, a bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar told BJP leader Subramanian Swamy that the court was made to believe that he was a party

Man thrashed for eloping with girl in Rajasthan

Jaipur: A 21-year-old man was tied to a tree and brutally beaten up allegedly by the family members of a girl with whom he had eloped two months back in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district, police said today. Police arrested six persons today in connection with the matter after the video of the incident went viral on

Gunmen kill property dealer’s minor son, injures father

Munger (Bihar):A five-year-old boy was killed and his property dealer father and a juice vendor were injured when gunmen on a motorbike fired on them at Bata chowk here in Munger district this morning. Superintendent of Police Ashish Bharti said that the incident occurred when Mahboob Alam, a property dealer, and his son Tabrez Alam

Johar thanks Gauri for designing his twins’ baby nursery

Mumbai: Karan Johar has thanked friend and interior decorator Gauri Khan for designing the baby nursery of his newly-born twins Yash and Roohi with love and care. Calling this new addition a “paradise” in his home, the 44-year-old director took to Twitter to express his gratitude to Gauri. “My baby nursery designed by @gaurikhan with

Thomas Chandy to be new minister

Thiruvananthapuram: Thomas Chandy, NCP MLA from Kuttanad, will be the new minister in the CPI(M)-led LDF ministry in Kerala, in place of A K Saseendran, who resigned as transport minister following allegations of a sleazy telephone conversation with a woman. The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the Left Democratic Front

Malaysian PM calls on Rajinikanth

Chennai: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his family members today met Tamil megastar Rajinikanth at his residence here. During their hour long “informal” meeting, they discussed among other things his film Kabali, a large part of which was shot in Malaysia. “It was a goodwill visit and I had invited them to my house.